Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge 1

Hello, it’s time for a challenge – the Global Design Project #117 Colour Challenge, in fact. Some gorgeous colours this week. Mind you aren’t they all gorgeous? The Stampin’ Up! colours that is. Now, while I have your attention, please make sure you visit the Global Design Challenge Blog to see the design team inspiration. While you’re there check out the projects of the other entrants in the challenge. Now, I bet you thought I’d make a Christmas card, didn’t you?… Read more »

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop - Inked Embossing Folders

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Inked Embossing Folders It’s Wednesday which means another Latte Girls Blog Hop. This week it’s Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Inked Embossing Folders. This is a fun technique which adds interest and depth to your projects when you use Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. Make sure you check out what the other Latte Girls have to offer: Leonie Schroder Libby Dyson – You are here Narelle Fasulo Sandie Morthern Here’s my Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop… Read more »

Watercolor Technique with Markers

Today’s technique video is Watercolor Technique with Markers. This technique leaves you with a sort of soft smudged image leading to an arty effect on your card fronts. It’s not for everyone but it’s worth a try and all you need are a couple of Stampin’ Write Markers, some Watercolor Paper and a stamp set. I’ve used one of the images from Thoughts and Prayers, twice. I’ve stamped the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink. I used the stamp image on… Read more »

Peace Card

Today’s Quick & Easy Card Tutorial with FREE download is a Peace Card. I think you’ll quite enjoy making it and it would be suitable for the men in your life.  EDIT: Free shipping runs from 11 December 12.01 am (AET) to 11 December 11.59 pm (AET). Monday, 11 December receive free shipping on all Stampin’ Up! orders. One last chance for this exciting offer before the Christmas season! Stampin’ Up! are offering free shipping for 24 hours only. It uses three stamp… Read more »

Global Design Project #116 CASE the Designer 1

This week’s challenge is Global Design Project #116 CASE the Designer. It’s a great design and I hope you have time to visit the blog and see the Design Team Inspiration and take a look at the other challenges who have participated. Here’s the Design: Isn’t that just so pretty? I really like it. My card is a bit out there I think. I was setting up Christmas Decorations around the house. (Oh why did we bring so many decorations with… Read more »

Cheeky Cookie Cutter Card

So, I pulled out the Cookie Cutter stamp set the other day and decided to make a card. However, when it came to stamping the insert and the envelope it became a Cheeky Cookie Cutter Card. I think what I did was a bit of fun, anyway … Cheeky Cookie Cutter Card Recipe: Card Base is Real Red 29.7 cm x 10.5 cm or 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored and folded at 14.85 cm or 5 1/2″ Layer 1 of Whisper White… Read more »

Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop - Stained Glass

Hello and welcome! I’m really excited about being on this International Design Team. For this month we’re doing Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop – Stained Glass. This is a really easy technique which yields amazing results and with few supplies. Here’s how you do it: Stamp onto Vellum with Versamark and heat set with your chosen Stampin’ Emboss Powder on setting 1 Turn the Vellum to the wrong side and colour Turn back to correct side and you’re done. Make… Read more »

Monochromatic Charm

It’s time for a Technique as it’s Tuesday and it’s Video time. I hope you have 10 minutes to spare as that’s all it will take for you to make this Monochromatic Charm card and you can make one or a few for many different occasions. doesn’t it look great? Now I know I said Monochromatic and it is as White is technically not a colour it’s a hue. (White is the lightest hue and is achromatic (having no hue), because it fully… Read more »

Bethlehem Skyline

Now we’re into December the Monday FREE tutorial download will move into Christmas mode. Today’s card is Bethlehem Skyline. It’s a bit different to my usual cards but I’m sure you’ll enjoy having a try at making one. Bethlehem Skyline This card uses Stampin’ Sponges to add colour. You can use 1 sponge and cut it into four so you have one wedge for each colour. This is a really fun technique, so take your time. Remember to add small light… Read more »

GDP #115 - Christmas Joy 1

At this time of year there’s a lot of Christmas Joy going around. None so much as the joy shown on a child’s face when they see Santa. So my project for GDP #115 – Christmas Joy features the jolly man in the red suit courtesy of Stampin’ Blends. I’ve used the Father Christmas stamp set which is a vintage type set available in clear and wood mount. I’ve also distressed the edges of the Old Olive and Thick Whisper White… Read more »