I thought I’d share with you a fantastic children’s activity that’s fairly inexpensive to make. I’ve been making these for a while with children of all ages and they absolutely love them. SUPPLIES: Stamp set – Mixed Bunch Punch – Blossom; 2 small circles Ink – Stazon Jet Black Washi Tape or 1cm strips of DSP Card of choice Cello bags Adhesive – Tombow glue Non- Stampin’ Up! – permanent black marker – wooden clothes peg with spring – joggle… Read more »

Have you ever had an idea in your head about a card and even a mental picture of what it should look like? Well that’s what happened with this card. However, it hasn’t turned out anything like the mental picture. As I say to many: “There’s never any mistakes or errors or even disasters, only creations.” (OK, some disasters can’t be retrieved but may be able to be used for something else as every bit of card has 2 sides)… Read more »

Well, I expect you’re wondering what happened to posts last week? I have a really good reason for not posting – I was moving my small craft room downstairs into what used to be a rumpus room, then a games room which was used once a year. It’s now set up as my studio come class room. I couldn’t believe how much stuff I had all crammed into a small bedroom. I just need to collect some special shelving for… Read more »

I shared this card last Sunday as part of the ESAD (“Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators”) blog hop. It’s the first time I’ve used the Framelits – Dressed Up. I enjoyed making the card and received many lovely comments – thank you. I’ve decided to make another card using the Dressed Up Framelits and have included a tutorial for you. If you have this set, I hope you have as much fun playing with it as I do. If you don’t… Read more »

Blooming with Kindness meets Perfectly Penned Last week I shared this card which was made for the challenge at Sunny Challenges and Creations (you still have a few days to enter). I received many emails asking me how I made the card. No, I didn’t hand cut the flowers. So, I decided to make this weeks tutorial about how to make this card. I have actually made a set of 4 cards. SUPPLIES:Card – Whisper White – Base cut at… Read more »

 I’m Here for You Just a quick tutorial for today. Very easy and you could use the design for any number of occasions.  This card started life as a Get Well card but I changed my mind in mid creation. I’ll do a Get Well card next. SUPPLIES: Card Very Vanilla – card base and a piece 7.5cm x 8.5cm Old Olive – 9.5cm x 14cm Pretty in Pink – 8.5cm x 13.5cm Stamp set – Blooming with KindnessInk –… Read more »

In April I’m attending a market day and so I’m busy making all sorts of things for my stall. I was asked to provide a raffle prize, so this is what I came up with. It’s easy to make and would make a wonderful gift for any occasion. I hope you like it.SUPPLIES:Card – Pool Party, Whisper White and Window SheetInk – Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party and Island IndigoStamps – Everything Eleanor, Workshop Words and Pretty Petites (SAB product)Designer Series… Read more »

I’m running a bit late with this week’s tutorial. However, I’m sure you’ll find it useful. I find lots of friends and relatives are always asking for copies of photos which I burn to a CD. This week’s tutorial shows you how you can make a quick and cost effective holder for the lucky recipient.    This is what it will look like completed SUPPLIES: Stamps – Vintage Verses (Sale-a-bration 2013) Designer Series Paper (DSP) – Sycamore Street Card –… Read more »

Tuesday Tutorial – Box in a Bag  This is so cute and could be made for any number of occasions. It’s also very easy and quick to make. SUPPLIES: Card – cut 14 x 9.5cm (51/2″x33/4″); then 2 pieces cut 1.5 x 28cm (1/2″x11″)  and some scrap DSP – cut at 7.5 x 27.8cm (3″x11″) Ribbon – cut at 20cm (8″) Sticky Strip Scallop Oval Punch White Signo Gel Pen I used Pretty in Pink; Tea for Two DSP and… Read more »

 More Amore & Core’Dinations Well this week’s tutorial is a very easy one. On Sunday I’m giving 30 ladies the products to make this card. It’s for a fundraiser called ‘Afternoon Teal’ and is to raise money for Ovarian Cancer. I am donating all the product plus 10% of sales. SUPPLIES:Card – Pool Party, Very Vanilla and Core’dinations Primrose PetalsDesigner Series Speciality Paper – More AmoreBig Shot – Framelits – Labels Collection and Textured Embossing Folder – HexagonRibbon – Primrose… Read more »