Freshly Brewed Birthdays

Welcome to another Blog Hop with the Latte Girls sharing Freshly Brewed Birthdays inspiration and I’m sure the other girls have something special to inspire you. Freshly Brewed Birthdays Birthday’s are special and I like to make special cards for special people to remind them they’re valued and their birthday is an occasion to celebrate. I decided to use Birthday Blooms and some Watercolor Paper. I’ve actually done some Faux Watercolouring here and used an old favourite – the Pansy Punch… Read more »

My post is a little later today as I did two posts yesterday. Here’s a Painted Harvest Easy treat bag for you to make for your FREE download today. Now, remember this is just an idea and you could use it with any Designer Series Paper (DSP) and stamp set. Take the idea and make it your own in a short while. It makes a lovely ‘little’ gift for a friend or colleague. Painted Harvest Easy  This is a wonderfully versatile… Read more »

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Today we have a great line up of Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from Australia and New Zealand sharing projects made with NEW products from the Holiday Catalogue which went live on 1st September. Haven’t got yours yet and you live in Australia? Contact me for your FREE copy. ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop These beautiful acetate boxes are available in the Holiday Catalogue and are a fantastic idea for a gift with hand-made cards inside. Do you know someone who… Read more »

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 »

It’s time for another Latte Girls’ Blog Hop and this week we’re bringing you a Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. Haven’t got your catalogue yet? Live in Australia? Click the image below to get your FREE Holiday Catalogue from me. Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek Now, make sure you visit the other blogs in the hop: Leonie Narelle Now the Holiday Catalogue goes live on Friday, 1st September 2017 and you will just love all the beautiful NEW and CURRENT products featured. It… Read more »

Today, I’m aware of the fact that life is better than I deserve, which is saying something these days. The world is full of pain and suffering, hardship and turmoil, disappointment and regret. So the fact that I can be thankful and mean it is, in its own way, a small miracle. So, here’s my card for today: Thankful Painted Harvest I’m learning there is a responsibility that comes with privilege. That I am blessed to bless. Gifted to give. I am not lucky,… Read more »

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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 »

Wood Words I have a couple of friends undergoing treatment for various cancers at the moment and I decided I’d make this card using Wood Words Stamp Set and Wood Textured designer Series Paper Stack. I used the Basic Black Archival ink as I used Ink Pads and a Blender Pen to colour the flowers, leaves and flower centres. The Archival Inks are perfect for this technique. Here’s my card: I understand it may be a bit difficult to see the… 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 »