CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS CAMPER CARD This is the sample of the Carols of Christmas Bundle versatility:  a friendship card with a camping theme! It’s still just right for the holidays here in Australia where it will soon be summer. Looks great, doesn’t it? It just shows you how you need to keep an open mind about your stamp sets and ensure you use them as much as you can. Most are more versatile than you realise. Have a play. Carols… Read more »

Time To Celebrate Shaker Note Card Today we’re celebrating birthdays with Time To Celebrate Shaker Note Card which could also be used for Christmas or other celebrations by just changing the colours. The Note Cards are an ideal way to make this card and are on SALE at the moment. Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes #131527 are Price: Normally $10.50 NOW $8.93 Psst–do you want to know the easiest way to make a card? Start with Note Cards & Envelopes. They’re ready for… Read more »

Spooky Cat Today’s post is brought to you by Spooky Cat which you can purchase as a bundle. So I have a card share for you today using the Spooky Cat Bundle. Perhaps this will entice you to make something with the Spooky Cat Designer Series Paper too. Here’s a look at the bundle: Now my card today uses this stamp set and the Spooky Cat Designer Series Paper. Here’s my card: Now for someone who doesn’t like cats (they don’t like me and… 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 »

This week’s Quick and Easy card is Easy Eastern Palace. It does require some use of the Big Shot, however I suggest if you’re making one card make a few and just change the sentiments as you stamp. Easy Eastern Palace Can you see the embossed image on the Fresh Fig card? It’s made with the Softly Falling Textured Impressions Folder. I I’m sure you have many tamps with sentiments on them so make a few of the medallions in… Read more »


Today we have a great line up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand sharing projects made with NEW products from the Holiday Catalogue which went live on 1st September. Haven’t got yours yet and you live in Australia? Contact me for your FREE copy. ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop These beautiful acetate boxes are available in the Holiday Catalogue and are a fantastic idea for a gift with hand-made cards inside. Do you know someone who… Read more »


Today I have a change of pace and am heading back to a watercolor technique with Thinking Watercolor. This is a very easy technique which doesn’t require many supplies and could be used for any type of card. Thinking Watercolor I will be making a video tutorial on this technique soon so you will be able to see how easy it is to do. Here’s how to make the card: Cut A4 card (Bermuda Bay) in 1/2 then score at 10.5cm… Read more »

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste

Rose Wonder Embossing Paste This Rose Wonder Embossing Paste card is the result of sprinkling on Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder to wet Embossing Paste, allowing it to dry and then heat setting it. The technique allows for a lot of scope and draws interest to the background whilst not diminishing the effects of other elements on the card. You can see how to achieve this technique here. I love the way the Rose allows the gold embossing paste pattern to… Read more »

Layered Die Cuts

Layered Die Cuts Today’s video and blog post show how I Layered Die Cuts for a really interesting effect on a card front suitable for anyone really. Here’s my completed card: Now, although I’ve added ribbon and rhinestone jewels to the front, you could easily add some stamping say from Timeless Textures to make it look more masculine. Add a strip of Black Shimmer or some Burlap Ribbon  or Linen Thread for a totally different look. Try using the Wood… Read more »

Rainbow Embossing Paste

Rainbow Embossing Paste There is no end to the number of techniques you can employ with Embossing Paste. Today it is Rainbow Embossing Paste and I show you how to achieve a lovely background effect. We use Sponge Daubers and ink pads and have a bit of fun. Here’s the card I made using the background created in the video: Watch the video to see how to create this effect: Don’t miss another technique. Subscribe today. Thank you for subscribing…. Read more »