I’m back to trying some challenges this week and thought this WWYS Challenge #92 // Star of Light would be a good one to do. I just love this stamp set but haven’t had much time to play with it. I shared a card yesterday and decided to make another using different colours. Here’s my card today: I’ve used Elegant Eggplant, Smoky Slate and Silver Glimmer Paper along with Whisper White.I’ve added a rhinestone to the centre of the stars. The background… Read more »

This week’s Freebie Friday features The Star of Light bundle. This is a lovely bundle and is appropriate for many occasions, not just Christmas. However, today’s card is a Christmas Card. So here’s all the important information: Card base: Pool Party 4 ¼” x 11”, scored at 5 ½” Pool Party: scrap about 2-1/2” x 2-1/2” Layer #1: Smoky Slate 4” x 5-1/4” Layer #2: Whisper White 3-3/4” x 5” Glimmer Paper: scraps 4” x 3-1/2” plus two about 1”… Read more »

Today I’m going to show you how I used Stampin’ Up!’s Thick Whisper White Card to make a Note and Pencil Box all in one. Now this would make a lovely gift, especially for busy people who like to keep their post – it or note cubes together with a pen for quick notes and access. You could even add a yearly calendar to the front instead of the sentiment or image. Watch the video or scroll down for the… Read more »

Look at this wonderful gift from my friend and team member, Kay Jacob. Kay gave it to me at On Stage Live in Brisbane earlier in the month. Kay has used Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon on the outside to make the package pretty. There is a whole card on the front of this pouch which is beautifully made using the Rose Wonder Bundle and some ink and daubers. Kay has used the Kraft Rope Trim from the Holiday Catalogue. This… Read more »

This week’s Freebie Friday is a card which is designed for a Celebration such as a Birthday but could be used for any celebration including Christmas and New Year. When I give you these tutorials I’m hoping you’re thinking ‘outside the box’ with which occasions they may be suitable for, not just the occasion I present. Whisper White Card Stock: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”; 4” x 5 1/4” Elegant Eggplant Card Stock: 2” x 2” Silver Foil: 3” x 3”… Read more »

Back again to share our Make ‘n’ Takes from On Stage Live in Brisbane, November 2016. We were fortunate enough to ‘play’ with many new product bundles in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue which starts for customers on 4th January 2017 along with the Sale-A-Bration Brochure which ends on 31st March 2017. Now you can receive a new Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Brochure right to your door by: Holding a workshop in your home in December or January Bringing your friends… Read more »

Have you ever heard: “Good Leaders Recognize People; Great Leaders Appreciate Them”. Well the business leader who orders my cards, certainly believes in this ethos. Every leader of people understands that recognising employees when they are deserving is motivating to the employee. Often, that recognition is associated with a monetary reward – a gift certificate, a pay raise, a bonus cheque, or best of all, a promotion. While there is nothing wrong with any these rewards, what differentiates great leaders from… Read more »

I had a business owner contact me for an order of cards which she wanted to send out to some team leaders. I decided to use the Thoughtful Branches Bundle as the basis of the cards and just made the card base and sentiment a different colour. It’s amazing the depth you can gain by stamping the image full strength and then lifting up and moving ever so slightly either left or right and stamping down again. That’s what I… Read more »

A couple of months ago, the Latte Girls Team had a card swap featuring the Thoughtful Branches Bundle. I shared my card front at the time and here it is made into a full card. It’s a beautiful and versatile bundle which is available while stocks last. This card from was made by Barbara Laine. I added it to an Emerald Envy card base. Barbara has combined her design with the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack and the Woodgrain… Read more »

Card 1 – Happy Birthday Today’s Tip Thursday is a very quick and easy one. I’m just going to show you how to make these cute little daisies which I have used on my cards. I’ve used 2 sheets of 6″ x 6″ Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack to make 3 cards. I have 2 birthday cards and 1 thank you card. I’ve used the Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Rose Garden Thinlit Dies which no longer… Read more »