It’s my great pleasure to be able to join this Fall RemARKably Creative Blog Tour today with international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Make sure you visit each blog in the Blog Tour to be inspired with projects using products from the current Holiday Catalogue. Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour Now, this Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour should fill yo u full of inspiration for the coming season. Make sure you check out all the blogs.  This is my ‘Fall’ card. I… Read more »

Today I’m bringing you a Watercolor Technique Sentiments video tutorial. Now I have done this before, some time ago and thought I’d do another using current colours and give you a couple of extra tips to save product when making your projects Watercolor Technique Sentiments So, I demonstrate with the large floral stamp from Birthday Blooms, however you could use any stamp which suits the occasion. The sentiments in this stamp set also suit a number of occasions. It’s a good… Read more »

Billie Bows are named after my friend Billie Moan who ‘invented’ them. Billie is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in U.S.A. and she has her own video on how to make these. I thought I’d have a try at making them and do a video of my attempt. Billie Bows Here’s the close up I show at the beginning of the video and it’s made from loops of Linen Thread: All those wonderful loops give the bows such fullness and add… 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 »

Holiday Friday As promised, I will bring you a holiday project each Friday for the remainder of 2017. So Holiday Friday this week is a card my class attendees will be making tomorrow in class. It uses the Carols Of Christmas Bundle. So here’s today’s card and it is Christmas themed for my first Holiday Friday post: This one is fairly easy but does require some scoring which can be done either with your Stampin’ Trimmer (give the cutting mat 1/4… Read more »

Faux Tearing 1

Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer. Faux Tearing So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card: See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have… 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 »

Scrapbook - Paste, Glitter and Ink

Scrapbook – Paste, Glitter and Ink This post features Scrapbook – Paste, Glitter and Ink, sharing a layout using Embossing Paste, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and some Inks sponged on. I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out but it was definitely worth a try and far exceeded my expectations. Here is the layout: This page features my lovely Daughter In Law, Peta, with her cheeky nephew, Hunter. Having a selfie. Watch the video to see how I achieved… Read more »

Stained Glass Dragonfly

Stained Glass Dragonfly Stained Glass Dragonfly Today I bring you another card made in a class recently. This class had a focus on Watercolor Pencil Techniques and we only just touched the surface of all the techniques you can do with Watercolor Pencils. So this technique is the Stained Glass Technique. Here is my card: The card base is Basic Black and then we have sandwiched a piece of Vellum and Whisper White together and then adhered it to the… Read more »

Glossy Faux Watercoloring

Glossy Faux Watercoloring You will love this technique. It is messy but easy and will produce two very different background pieces for you to use. Here is one of my Glossy Faux Watercoloring cards made using this technique. I had so much fun playing with this technique but be warned you could have stained fingers and finger nails after the process so if that worries you consider wearing some latex gloves to protect you hands. Watch the video to find… Read more »