ANZAC DAY What is ANZAC Day? ANZAC Day – 25 April – is probably Australia’s most important national occasion. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War. What does ANZAC stand for? ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. The soldiers in those forces quickly became known as ANZACs, and the pride they took in that name endures to this day. Why is this… Read more »

Vellum Stamp Layering Video Vellum Stamp Layering Video – this video will show you how using just one ink colour and layering your images can give you quite a bit of depth and alternate colours in your project. You can use this technique with any multi-step stamping set and it would work particularly well with clear mount or wood mount stamps as well as the photopolymer stamps. Watch the video to see how easy it is:  I hope you don’t… Read more »

Splattering Technique Video Splattering Technique Video – this video will showcase several forms of splattering to create backgrounds for your card making or other paper craft projects. I used the paint brush or toothbrush splattering as a background to this card which I have made for a friend. I used Berry Burst and Fresh Fig which are 2017 – 2019 In Colors. I’ve then used Sheltering Tree to ‘make a picture’ with Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Fresh… Read more »

Generational Stamping Video Generational Stamping Video or Stamping Off Technique is such an easy technique and is also fun to do when creating your own backgrounds for your stamping. Watch the video to see how easy this technique is to do: Don’t want to miss another episode on my You Tube Chanel? Subscribe today. Thanks. Great technique, isn’t it? I do hope you have a try and let me know how it works out for you. Email me a photo of… Read more »

Thumping Technique Video Thumping Technique Video – this is quite an easy technique which has been done before , however I thought I’d do it with a current stamp set. It is quite effective and can give your solid image stamps a littler different look. Here’s my sample card: This is the Floral Phrases Stamp Set and will be my ‘thank you’ customer cards for April. Here’s the video: I hope you liked the video and it’s the first in my… Read more »

Bunny Box  Bunny Box (Video) is made with the Gift Bag Punch Board and Layering Ovals with a couple of punches as well. I do apologise for the length of the Video, but I wanted to show you all steps. Once you’ve made one the others will follow very quickly. The Blushing Bride Box was my prototype so there are a few blemishes, shall we say. However, by the time I got to the Soft Sky one in the Video I… Read more »

Easter Gift Box Today’s post is an Easter Gift Box which could be used as a gift for any occasion really. Now this Easter Gift Box is also a bag so you can make it to suit your needs.  It’s a quick and simple gift to make and would also be good for markets and vendor fairs. This box is quick and easy and you can make it with or without Designer Series Paper (Patterned Paper). Watch the Video for… Read more »

Easter Gift Bag with the Gift Bag Punch Board This Easter Gift Bag made with the Gift Bag Punch Board is quick and easy to make and will be a treat treasured by those who receive it. Just add a tag or card and you’re set. You could fit quite a bit in this Gift Bag such as chocolates, Easter eggs or a larger egg or other gift for any occasion. I hope you enjoyed that video and subscribe to my… Read more »

Rainbow Watercolour Background I’ve already shown you one version of how to do a Rainbow Watercolour Background but today I bring you another or alternative way to achieve this background. This is a much easier way to achieve a Rainbow Watercolour Background than the technique I brought to you last week. Watch the video to see how easy it is: Now, did you go and raid some poor child’s art supplies or rush off to the dollar store to purchase… Read more »

Marker Watercolour Background Don’t you just love a quick and easy background to enhance your card making? Marker Watercolour Background is just one such technique, that you need to try. I’ve used the 2016 – 2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers of Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim for the background on this card. I added a layer of Sweet Sugarplum behind the Shimmery White background piece and I think it gives the whole card a 3D effect. A… Read more »