How many times have you looked for a birthday card and couldn’t find just the right one? Making your own hand-made birthday cards is the answer or you could contact me to buy one. Today I have a card using a particular technique from my March Technique Class. This card uses one of the all time Stampin’ Up! favourites – Lovely As A Tree. I have it in wood mount. It’s such a versatile stamp set. You can use it… Read more »

  I said I’d do a video tutorial for Barbara who contacted me via email recently. This is the Emboss Resist Watercolour Technique, which is just  so easy and makes your card look wonderful. Who would you like to say thank you to? The cards featured in today’s post were mailed out to customers yesterday and each card had a small gift inside as well. So today I have a video tutorial for you and I will put all the… Read more »

So, how many people do you actually thank? So many people come into our lives and help us with big and small things. Do you thank them? Here’s my version of some shadow masking which was part of my technique class last Saturday. We used the stamp sets Awesomely Artistic and What I Love with the In Colours of Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Delightful Dijon. The label is cut using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelit Dies and… Read more »

Don’t you just love a birthday card with an interesting technique? On Saturday I held my monthly technique class. This month was using different masking techniques. So, with that in mind I designed a card suitable for the current Global Design Project Challenge. This week’s challenge is a colour challenge. I added the white so I could show off some balloons. Make sure you pop on over and look at all the inspiration the design team have come up with… Read more »

Here’s another sample from January’s Technique Class. This card uses the Emboss Resist Technique with added water and colour. I just love this stamp set and the Rose Garden Thinlits which go with it. This is such a beautiful technique and is so easy when you use the Shimmery White Card. I’ve also used Versamark and White Emboss Powder. The sentiment and the image for inside the card and the outside of the envelope both come from the Rose Wonder Photopolymer… Read more »

I started monthly technique classes and this was one of the samples I made using the Emboss Resist and Watercolour Technique. The ladies loved the class and the technique. What do you think of the card? I simply love this bundle – the Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Rose Garden Thinit Dies. It’s very versatile and has some wonderful sentiments as well. The sentiment is stamped in Versamark on Basic Black and I used White Emboss Powder before… Read more »

The new Rose Wonder and Rose Garden Bundle are truly wonderful, both from the Occasions Catalogue.  This is another card made at our team meeting last week with Leonie. When you run the card through your Big Shot, then use the new Big Shot Die Brush to remove all the pieces and it’s ready to colour with daubers. I used the  single flower stamp which matches the single flower die cut on the front of the card, to stamp 3 images… Read more »

The Occasions Catalogue has some wonderful bundles available for 15% less than if you purchased the products individually. This is one such bundle called Rose Wonder Photopolymer Bundle. I have used it here with a type of Emboss Resist and Water Colour Technique where I have stamped the image with Versamark and embossed it with White Emboss Powder then misted well with water and dropped reinker into the image with an Aqua Painter. It’s a lovely technique which is full… Read more »

Above is the card I made for the video below showing just how I achieved this look with some water colouring using Stampin’ Emboss Powder and an Aqua Painter. This time I’ve used Pool Party and Island Indigo as my ‘blues’ and Mossy Meadow for the leaves. Don’t forget, this set is only available in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. You may choose this set free with any A$90 purchase from the Annual Catalogue and/or Occasions Catalogue. Thank you for stopping by today… Read more »

Well it’s a bright sunny morning as I write this post. Just a golden day in summer in Australia. I thought I’d share this card which is made using the photopolymer stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, called What I Love and the sentiment stamp set is from Perfect Pairings, also from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. We’ve had some fairly wet and inclement weather recently which has allowed me to ‘play’ in my craft studio and catch up on some reading…. Read more »