Give Thanks

Give Thanks When we Give Thanks we think of Thanksgiving Day which is a national holiday celebrated in Canada, the United States, some of the Caribbean islands, and Liberia. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Similarly named festival holidays occur in Germany and Japan. Thanksgiving is celebrated on the second Monday of October in Canada and on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States, and around the same part of the year in other places. Although Thanksgiving has historical roots in… Read more »

Give Thanks

It’s at this time of year we Give Thanks for all that we have and receive. Today’s card is a ‘Thank You’ card which can be used for you to Give Thanks. As my ‘thank you’ gift to you there is a free tutorial for this card which you can download. Give Thanks You could easily turn this into a Masculine Christmas card with its non fussy look. Make it in Spring or Autumn/Fall colours to celebrate those seasons or use… Read more »

Today’s Video is on Painted Harvest Tips. Now this is a beautiful stamp set available in the Holiday Catalogue and is just right for now in Australia as all the Sunflowers start to bloom. Painted Harvest Tips This is the first card I made for today’s video using Painted Harvest. It is done on Very Vanilla, then Cajun Craze which is adhered to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips. Like my Bow? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s Linen Thread. Just love Linen… Read more »

My post is a little later today as I did two posts yesterday. Here’s a Painted Harvest Easy treat bag for you to make for your FREE download today. Now, remember this is just an idea and you could use it with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamp set. Take the idea and make it your own in a short while. It makes a lovely ‘little’ gift for a friend or colleague. Painted Harvest Easy  This is a wonderfully versatile… Read more »

Yesterday I brought you a a Video Tutorial on an quick and easy background using rubber/elastic bands and ink pads.Today I bring you a Marker Background using rubber/elastic bands and Stampin’ Write Markers. Marker Background So you can see how in the above card I have just made a partial background and added some sponged colour. Watch the video to see how I achieved this easy Marker Background: Thank you for subscribing to my channel. I appreciate your support CARD… Read more »

Freshly Brewed with Hostess Sets Well. I’m back. Telstra still haven’t sorted my Internet or a home phone so I’m making do with mobile data which is quite expensive. However, I’m pleased to have unpacked enough and sorted enough to continue hopping along with the Latte Girls in their weekly Blog Hop. Today we’re bringing you Freshly Brewed with Hostess Sets. Make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop: Leonie Narelle This week I’ve used the Hostess Set which… Read more »

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card In this post I share how to make a Stamped Edge Gatefold Card using Floral Phrases on Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink and Berry Burst Ink. Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help position the images. Here’s a closer look at the card with out the ribbon embellishment or belly band: The card open reveals the sentiment stamped inside: Watch the video to see how I made it: Videos three times a week. Don’t misss another one…. Read more »

Layering Masks 1

Layering Masks Today we’re doing something a little different with the masks we’ve been using with the Embossing Paste. Layering Masks shows you how to use two different coloured inks with two different masks to create unique backgrounds for your cards. Here’s the card made from the first sample shown in the video: Don’t miss any more techniques. Subscribe today. Thank you for subscribing, I really appreciate your support This card uses Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide and is… Read more »

Freshly Brewed Fresh Florals Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re bringing you Freshly Brewed Fresh Florals. This Designer Series Paper is like a wash over it so parts of the design are faded out while other parts are more defined. It’s beautiful paper as you can see in the image above (if you click on the image it will take you to my online store). I’m always running out of ‘Thank You’ cards so… Read more »

Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste 1

Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste Oh this Embossing Paste is so much fun. Today’s technique is Heat Embossing with Embossing Paste. It’s quick and easy and delivers an unique effect every time. Here is a sample, from the video, which I’ve made into a card: This one features Silver Emboss Powder over the Embossing Paste and it has been left to dry over night before heat setting. (It’s winter here in Australia therefore things take longer to dry.) Watch the… Read more »