Heartfelt Blooms

The Latte Girls are using the gorgeous Heartfelt Blooms stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure. The Heartfelt Blooms  is a new type of stamp set from Stampin’ Up! and forms part of their Distinktive range which lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth. You just need to ink the surface of the stamp, lightly to give a perfect photographic image. Please enjoy the inspiration the Latte Girls bring to you with the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set…. Read more »

Painted Harvest Sketch Challenge

Today I made a card, the Painted Harvest Sketch Challenge. Now, this was a sketch challenge for the Latte Girls Team and we had a month to participate. I finally got my card finished tonight. I have struggled this week with numbness in my left hand apparently caused by a restricted nerve in my arm. Why restricted? It’s the way I sleep. I have slept the same way all my life except when I was pregnant with my twins. Now I… Read more »

Mini Handbag Sweet Soirée

Today we make this Mini Handbag Sweet Soirée using the stamps and Framelits from the Sweet Soirée Bundle and some of the Sweet Soirée Specialty Designer Series Paper. It’s a fun little project which could be made for any young person to carry their precious things in. Mini Handbag Sweet Soirée Bag 1 This was my prototype so to speak and after ironing out some glitches was ready to photograph and display. I’ve used Berry Burst and Marina Mist inks and Whisper White… Read more »

Brusho Crystal Colour Technique 3

Today we use Brusho like a paint pallet for our Brusho Crystal Colour Technique 3 video. It’s a quick and easy technique with easy clean up using a paper towel. Brusho Crystal Colour Technique 3 Card 1 The floral piece from the Petal Palette Bundle is stamped in Versamark and heat set with White Stampin’ Emboss. We mix the Brusho up on our Silicon Craft Mat and paint the pieces of the flower. Here’s a closer look at the central image:… Read more »

Sale-a-bration Kick Off Blog Hop

Welcome to another RemARkably Creative Blog Hop. This one is truly international, so join in and hop along to see all the Sale-a-bration Kick Off Blog Hop projects we have for you. Here’s my Sale-a-bration Kick Off Blog Hop Card: I’ve used Heartfelt Blooms which is a new type of stamp from Stampin’ Up! and it produces photographic type images when stamped. For this reason I decided to stamp in Basic Gray Archival Ink or both the image and sentiment. I’ve used… Read more »

Mini Gable Box

There are these great Mini Gable Boxes available in the Occasions Catalogue. Very easy to put together and fantastic for a range of gifts, treat and occasions.Use them as they are or dress them up as I have done. Here’s my Mini Gable Box: I’ve put it through the Big Shot with one of the Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. There are 2 folders in this set, one is more floral and this one with petals. I just left the Mini… Read more »

Artsy Watercolor Technique

This Artsy Watercolor Technique is another in my series on quick and easy techniques. It doesn’t need many supplies and your card front will look amazing. here’s my original sample of the Artsy Watercolor Technique. Artsy Watercolor Technique Basic Tools Used: Stamp Sets – Touches of Texture and Flourishing Phrases Watercolor Paper Card – as desired Ink – to match card and Basic Black Archival Ink Tools – Stampin’ Spritzer Here’s the inside of the card: I’ve used the same flower image… 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 »

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 »

ESAD Blog Hop – Stampin’ Blends Oh this ESAD Blog Hop – Stampin’ Blends will rock your socks I’m sure. Be sure to hop around all the blogs so you don’t miss any inspiration. I’ve used Copper Stampin’ Emboss Powder with Versamark to stamp my image from Birthday Blooms. Now, I’m no Stampin’ Blends or colouring expert but honestly these Stampin’ Blends make it easy to colour. I have used the Thick Whisper White Card, then Bermuda Bay, Copper Foil and… Read more »