This is the Spotlight Technique with a twist. Instead of using a circle, I’ve used a rectangle to ‘spotlight’ various aspects of the stamping. I made two similar cards. See if you can spot the difference. These cards use the Sprinkles Of Life Photopolymer set which also has a co-ordinating punch in the Tree Builder Punch which I will feature over the coming days. For every purchase of this set, A$3 goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities here in Australia… Read more »

You knew you could change the size of the Square Pillow Box Thinlit Die and make it a long rectangle didn’t you? You didn’t? Well here’s a video to show you how. Here are the measurements: Width of your card stock or Designer Series Paper needs to be 11.7cm or 4 5/8″ Length – any you wish will work Now don’t forget the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies comes with lots of little pieces you can use to make your… Read more »

Hello and welcome to Holiday Catalogue launch today. Do you have yours? You can start ordering from it today and it has some amazing products plus great kits as well. Now today’s post is a tip on how to line up the Poinsettia stamps from Reason For The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set so you can stamp and then punch without too much fiddling. You’ll get a Poinsettia which you can make as large or small as you like and here’s… Read more »

I shared a soccer card the other day so thought I’d better do a card for the girls. This card is quite simple and features some embossing in White Embossing powder. I’ve stamped the inside and the envelope, using the same stamp but Melon Mambo ink. Same card but made landscape and you can see the stamping both inside the card and on the envelope. I’ve stamped the sentiment first and then punched it out using the Scallop Oval Punch…. Read more »

Many people have trouble tying a great bow. So, I decided today to share with you a quick and easy way to tie a bow which is fool-proof for both tying a bow to add to a card or for tying onto a gift. Well that’s it for today’s post. I hope you’ve found it useful. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you come back again soon to see what else I have to share. If you… Read more »

Isn’t this flower just wonderful? My friend Leonie made a similar card a while back and I thought I needed to try the technique too. It’s apparently called the ‘Pulled Colour’ Technique. You stamp your image and then using an Aqua Painter you pull the colour from the ink to colour you image. I probably could have left a bit more white space inside the image, however as a first attempt, I’m fairly pleased with it. I did go in… Read more »

It is winter here in Australia and whilst we can have some gorgeous sunny days many have very cold starts and very crisp, cold nights. I was inspired by Linda Geater to make this card. She shared one on a forum we’re on together and she kindly shared the instructions. I used Lovely As A Tree stamp set for the trees and the image inside the card and on the outside of the envelope. For the fence I used the… Read more »

Did I tell you I made a few of these? I stamped with Stazon and then used ink and my Aqua Painter to colour the images. I used the butterfly stamp which comes with the set to stamp on the outside of the envelope and inside the card. I also love how you can use punches to layer sentiments. The card is the size of a normal C6 card but opens up . It just gives a bit of difference to the… Read more »

Do you get the feeling I may like butterflies? (Oh and owls but that’s another story). I love this photopolymer stamp set for its versatility and how you can just change something a bit and get a totally different look. This card was stamped with Stazon then water coloured using an Aqua Painter and re-inkers. I placed just a couple of drops of re-inker in the lid of the stamp pads and dipped the Aqua Painter in to get the… Read more »

Turn Over Cuff Gift Bag

Gift Bag Punch Board Video Tutorials Day 6 Turn Over Cuff Gift Bag The Gift Bag Punch Board is just so versatile. Today I have a video tutorial on how to make a Turn Over Cuff Gift Bag. All quite easy as the video tutorial will show. Measurements: Cut Designer Series Paper to 10″ x 10″ for a Small bag Score along one edge at between 2″ and 2 3/4″ – this is the turn over cuff This is an… Read more »