Quick Gift Wallet

Today’s post is another idea for gift giving for any occasion but I focus on Christmas. Quick Gift Wallet is about a very quick project with few supplies and it only takes about 5 minutes to make, if that. You could make a bunch of these and place cash inside and your gifts are sorted. Here’s the first Quick Gift Wallet I made using Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. The small punched out circle acts as the closure for the… 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 »

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 »

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop - Year of Cheer Suite 3

Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Year of Cheer Suite Welcome to another Latte Girls Blog Hop and this time we’re sharing inspiration on Freshly Brewed Projects Blog Hop – Year of Cheer Suite. This is a great suite which could be used for Weddings, Engagements, Anniversaries, New Year, Christmas etc. Join the Latte Girls on their Blog Hop today: Leonie Schroder Libby Dyson – You are here Narelle Fasulo Sandie Morthern My project uses the suite to make boxes and… 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 »

Quick Gift Card Holder

With the lead up to Christmas and all that means with family and friends, I’m going to add my Facebook Love videos here from earlier in the week on a Thursday. Now, look who I met yesterday. The newest member of the ‘Dyson’ Family. Meet Jacob with his very proud Gran. Quick Gift Card Holder This is the first one I made using the Merry Little Labels stamp set and Everyday Label Punch. I’ve used the Holly Berry Builder Punch… Read more »

Faux Metal Technique

Today I’m bringing you a fun technique which will make your cards look amazing. The Faux Metal Technique is quick and easy to do with almost any stamp image. Today I have used it with a Christmas card and quite like how the Silver turned out. How do you like the little star in the corner? Today’s video shows you how I make the card as well as how to do the technique. So watch the video and see how I… Read more »

Watercolor Smoosh

Welcome to another Thursday Video. Today we’re playing with the technique I have called Watercolor Smoosh. It’s lots of fun but you may get a bit inky. You wouldn’t be having fun if you didn’t get inky, right? Watercolor Smoosh Now on the video I didn’t have finished cards to show but said I’d add them to my post, so here is the one done on the Glossy Card card with the Watercolor Smoosh one on the baking paper. I love the… Read more »

Do You Repeat?

Weird question, I hear you say. Do You Repeat? Well honestly I couldn’t think of what else to call this post. I’ve done some repeat stamping to show how I featured it as part of a colour combo challenge at Colour Inkspirations. It is a Facebook Group. It’s open to anyone who would like to participate in a colour combination challenges. You don’t need a blog or web site, just go to the group and see what the current challenge is…. Read more »

Watercolor Embossing Folder

Watercolor Embossing This Watercolor Embossing is a fun technique. You can use both sides of your embossing folder to yield two different looks. Clean up is easy and you don’t need much in the way of equipment to do the technique. The card below was one I made from the embossed side of the Embossing Folder, Petal Burst which I used. I speak in the video of how to tell the difference between the embossed and debossed sides of your embossing… Read more »