I have a video for you today which looks at a Background Technique which is quick and easy and takes few supplies. Background Technique Yes, the front of the card is Watercolor Paper stamped with Basic Grey Archival Ink and they coloured using Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Old Olive ink pads and a Blender Pen.  However, I want you to look at the background, behind the Well piece. Don’t recognise the stamp? That because it’s not a stamp… Read more »

Here’s another of my quick and easy cards with a FREE tutorial. This stamp set will be available from my Online Store on 1st September 2017. So it’s a sneak peek. Easy Painted Harvest Easy Painted Harvest could be changed to accommodate any stamp set really. It works on the rule of odd numbers – odd number of flowers (3); odd number of Linen Thread strands (3); odd number of dotted stamp images (7) and odd number of sentiment pieces… Read more »

Today I’m continuing with the masculine theme and bringing you Birthday Wood Textures. I’ve used the Wood Textures DSP Stack to create this card and then added the sentiment as an embellishment. Birthday Wood Textures INSTRUCTIONS: Cut your A4 card in half to gain a card base and then score and fold in the centre. Sponge around the front of your card using a sponge and your chosen ink. Cut your DSP 0.5cm smaller on each side Measure the long side… Read more »

High Tide Dad

For The Guys Hello and welcome to another Freshly Brewed Blog Hop with the Latte Girls. This week we’re looking at projects ‘For The Guys’ as in Australia it’s Fathers’ Day soon. Make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop this week: Leonie Narelle Now Stampin’ Up! have so many products suitable for making ‘For The Guys’ projects with and today I have made a card and a box to place something special in – could be movie… Read more »

Easy Beautiful You Today I’m introducing you to a new segment on my Blog – Quick and Easy Cards. Each Monday I will focus on 1 card which you can make in about 10  minutes. Today’s is Easy Beautiful You . Now I have presented a number of cards using Beautiful You in the past and I’m showing you another idea today which hopefully is a step it up card from the normal easy cards but it shouldn’t take you any… Read more »

Masculine Gift Bag This post shows you how to make a Masculine Gift Bag using the Gift Bag Punch Board. Now, it does use some retired product which can easily be swapped for current product. Current product is listed below under Products. INSTRUCTIONS: Instead of using a button, try punching a circle with a 1/2″ Circle Punch from dark card stock and then using your Paper Piercing Tool to pierce to holes and then threading the Linen Thread through the… Read more »

DAD Card Today I’m bringing you a DAD Card. Fathers’ Day here in Australia is only about a month away and it’s never too early to get those cards made for those special people in your life. Now, I made this video some time ago when my friend Leonie and I were going to start a tutorial group, however other things got in the way and we didn’t move forward with the idea. So, I decided to share these unearthed… Read more »

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card

Stamped Edge Gatefold Card In this post I share how to make a Stamped Edge Gatefold Card using Floral Phrases on Whisper White with Night of Navy Ink and Berry Burst Ink. Use a Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to help position the images. Here’s a closer look at the card with out the ribbon embellishment or belly band: The card open reveals the sentiment stamped inside: Watch the video to see how I made it: Videos three times a week. Don’t misss another one…. 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 »

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 »