Welcome back to my third in my series on the Lucky Elephant stamp set. The notion that elephants bring good luck has a long history. The elephant is a symbol of strength, power, stability and wisdom. Elephant statues are popular worldwide. It is common superstition that an elephant carving or picture should always face the door if you want to bring good luck into the house. There are different opinions as to if the elephant trunk should be up or down…. Read more »

This gorgeous pink elephant is easy to achieve with some Versamark and Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad and a bit of Washi Tape. It’s easy to achieve, watch the video and see how. This elephant brings back some favourite childhood memories of going to the Zoo. Plus when I was in Asia I saw lots of elephants, however they weren’t as glamorous as this one. Here’s the card from the video. I think the Washi Tape just makes this… Read more »

  Have you seen this gorgeous elephant in the Occasions Catalogue? This is Part 1 of my series on Lucky Elephant stamp set. This one is done with Stampin’ Write Markers and I have a Video to show you how I did it. Isn’t he just gorgeous? He reminds me of the Elephant rides we used to have at Taronga Zoo way back when I was a child. It’s an easy technique and I think you’ll agree it looks good…. Read more »

I am often asked about what should be in your Basic Tool Kit, so I decided to do a quick Video on what you should have when you go to a class or crop. These items will be very handy for whatever event you attend. If you have them ready, you can just pop them in your bag and go. All these items are available from Stampin’ Up! and you can order them from my Online Store. Paper trimmer Adhesives… Read more »

I’ve made this video to show you just how easy it is to Join Stampin’ Up! I’ve tried out some new software to make this video and believe me joining Stampin’ Up! is a breeze compared to the software. However, I must say it made the upload process, so much faster. Anyway, please take a few minutes to watch the Video. So in the video you found out just how easy is it to join Stampin’ UP!? AND what is… Read more »

Today I have another technique using Watercolor Pencils and I hope you give it a try as you can achieve some really beautiful results. <> The pencil needs to be quite damp but not dripping wet. I ended up mounting these on the same colour as the pencil I used in the video and then adding Stampin’ Dimensionals to the coloured piece and adhered that to the front of my card. I’ve used the same image to stamp on the… Read more »

This is a fantastic tool which should be in every paper crafters stash. It’s great for embossing, cutting with framelits and thinlit dies etc. Watch my video and see what it’s all about. Now, when you buy the Big Shot it comes with the Platform and Thinlit Die Adapter plus 2 Clear Cutting Plates. Would you like to have your very own Big Shot?  The best way to buy the Big Shot at present is to Join and Save 20%… Read more »

“Silent gratitude isn’t much use to anyone” G.B. Stern Freshly Brewed with Thanks Freshly Brewed with Thanks is what the Latte Girls Team is looking at today. So let’s start out correctly and let me say ‘thank you’ for visiting my blog today and looking at my work. I’d also like to thank you for visiting the other blogs in the hop today. Saying thank you – it’s everyday etiquette and a simple courtesy that takes just a moment. It costs… Read more »

Global Design Project 069 Colour Challenge This project is for the Global Design Project 069 Colour Challenge. Make sure you visit to see the inspiration provided by the design team and the other participants in the challenge. I CASed this from the Occasions Catalogue (page 50) and used it as part of the ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) Blog Hop last Sunday. You can see the original at the bottom of this post. I had so many comments on it and requests… Read more »

I don’t actually have a card for you today but thought I’d bring you this quick Video on the Stampin’ Up! trimmer and Adhesive Remover. Both indispensable tools for the paper crafter. This really is a fantastic product, one which you can’t do without. That’s it for today. I’ll try to bring you some more episodes of ‘Tool Tile’ in the future so you’re better informed about Stampin’ Up!’s great products. If you decide these tools would be useful in… Read more »