Freshly Brewed Blog Hop using Watercolor Pencils Can you believe it? Our first Blog Hop for 2017!! Amazing and we celebrate with a new Occasions Catalogue and a Sale-A-Bration Brochure!! Too many good things. Welcome to 2017 and weekly Blog Hops from The Latte Girls Team. These posts will go live every Wednesday at 5pm (AEDT) and I hope you join us as we share inspiration on a theme each week. This week we are using one of my NEW… Read more »

It’s January 4th and the release of Stampin’ UP!’s 2017 Occasions Catalogue, the start of Sale-A-Bration 2017 and the availability of Stampin’ UP!s new watercolor pencils. To celebrate I am hosting a 3 month water-colour club for $90.00 each month of Sale-a-bration (January, February, March). Each month the club will include A $90 spend through my Online store or you can order through me (whichever you prefer) of Stampin’ UP! product. January Details I suggest for month 1 (January) you… Read more »

This is the last of the Tip Thursday’s not just for 2016 but probably forever. I will be loading Videos more often in 2017, so I hope you join me then. In order to do that click on the banner below and follow the instructions on the banner. (Clicking will open YouTube in a separate window) So today’s video shows you how to use Decorative Masks for Embossing and Debossing using your Silicon Craft Sheet and your Big Shot. Here’s the… Read more »

So, today’s tip is about water colouring on Stampin’ Up!s watercolor paper with a spritzer and inks. I had a lot of fun making this card and the technique is very easy. Now here’s the card without the spritzing and no layers. An easy card to use as a Make and Take at a workshop. This set teams nicely with Awesomely Artistic and I used the dragonfly from that set to stamp inside the card and on the front and… Read more »

This week I have a different card using the wonderful Christmas Pines set. It will be the last of the Christmas Cards for this year. If you haven’t got them made by now, contact me to buy some at $4 each – includes envelope; plus postage to you. (Australia Only) Whisper White: 5 1/4” x 4” Real Red: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4” Emerald Envy: 3” x 3” Gold Sheet: 3” x 3”   Fold Real… Read more »

Today’s Tip Thursday is a really cool tip which allows you to use both sides of some of your favourite photopolymer stamps. So I really hope you give it a try.   This is the card and for those of you who use metric here’s what you need to know Very Vanilla card is half A4  21cm x 14.8cm) scored at 10.5cm Layer 1 is 7.5cm x 10.2cm Layer 2 is 7.2cm x 9.9cm Layer 3 (Gold) is 6.9cm x… Read more »

Did you notice the new banner? Did you notice the new title? OK so I just changed the words around but this is what I’ve decided to name my new free posts each Friday. This week we’re using the wonderful Christmas Pines set and Candy Cane Designer Series Paper Crumb Cake 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 , Score at 2 1/8 & 6 3/8 Chocolate Chip: (2) 5 1/4 x 3, scrap Candy Cane DSP: (2) 5 x 2 3/4… Read more »

This week’s Tip Thursday is all about quick projects to make for gifts. Often the go to gift is chocolate or sweets of some sort, so why not use your craft supplies to make a quick little package that personalises the gift?   Now I shared one of these projects yesterday, so I’ll give you the measurements today and a video for you to watch for the instructions if you want them. Note Imperial measurements in blue are only approximate… 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 »