Wired Ribbon Bow Today I’m bringing you a quick tutorial on Wired Ribbon Bow and how I tie it. It’s just one way I have found works to tie a plain bow around a card box, or gift. Have a look at what Stampin’ Up! have done with their ribbon: Looks great, doesn’t it? It’s so easy to use this ribbon and therefore so way to use up and make gifts look extra special. The gifts don’t have to be for… Read more »

Today’s Video tutorial is on the Velveteen Technique. It’s difficult to see the result in the photos but this technique is definitely worth a try. I just love Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp set and it looks great with the Velveteen Technique with the Marbled Background Stamp. Watch the Video to see how I did this technique: Did you like the video? If you found it helpful, please subscribe to my channel by clicking below. Thank you for your support. It means a… Read more »

It’s my great pleasure to be able to join this Fall RemARKably Creative Blog Tour today with international Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Make sure you visit each blog in the Blog Tour to be inspired with projects using products from the current Holiday Catalogue. Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour Now, this Fall RemARKabky Creative Blog Tour should fill yo u full of inspiration for the coming season. Make sure you check out all the blogs.  This is my ‘Fall’ card. I… Read more »

Give Thanks

It’s at this time of year we Give Thanks for all that we have and receive. Today’s card is a ‘Thank You’ card which can be used for you to Give Thanks. As my ‘thank you’ gift to you there is a free tutorial for this card which you can download. Give Thanks You could easily turn this into a Masculine Christmas card with its non fussy look. Make it in Spring or Autumn/Fall colours to celebrate those seasons or use… Read more »

Today I’m bringing you a Watercolor Technique Sentiments video tutorial. Now I have done this before, some time ago and thought I’d do another using current colours and give you a couple of extra tips to save product when making your projects Watercolor Technique Sentiments So, I demonstrate with the large floral stamp from Birthday Blooms, however you could use any stamp which suits the occasion. The sentiments in this stamp set also suit a number of occasions. It’s a good… Read more »

Billie Bows are named after my friend Billie Moan who ‘invented’ them. Billie is a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in U.S.A. and she has her own video on how to make these. I thought I’d have a try at making them and do a video of my attempt. Billie Bows Here’s the close up I show at the beginning of the video and it’s made from loops of Linen Thread: All those wonderful loops give the bows such fullness and add… Read more »

Faux Tearing 1

Today I’m bringing you another technique. This one is quite easy and is called Faux Tearing. It gives the impression of torn layers on your card but in fact you only have one layer. Faux Tearing So, I decided to make some Christmas Cards with this technique and you’ll be surprised at how easy it is and how the technique adds depth to your card. Here’s my sample card: See those hills in the background? Does it look like I have… Read more »

Today’s Video is on Painted Harvest Tips. Now this is a beautiful stamp set available in the Holiday Catalogue and is just right for now in Australia as all the Sunflowers start to bloom. Painted Harvest Tips This is the first card I made for today’s video using Painted Harvest. It is done on Very Vanilla, then Cajun Craze which is adhered to the card base with Foam Adhesive Strips. Like my Bow? It’s Stampin’ Up!’s Linen Thread. Just love Linen… 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 »

Yesterday I brought you a a Video Tutorial on an quick and easy background using rubber/elastic bands and ink pads.Today I bring you a Marker Background using rubber/elastic bands and Stampin’ Write Markers. Marker Background So you can see how in the above card I have just made a partial background and added some sponged colour. Watch the video to see how I achieved this easy Marker Background: Thank you for subscribing to my channel. I appreciate your support CARD… Read more »