This week the Latte Girls are looking at flowers. I just love flowers, well all the ones which don’t make me sneeze or itch. Some are just glorious from afar and all make me smile and smiling is good for the soul and it confuses other people. Anyway enough of that and onto today’s projects: I just love the Detailed Floral Thinlit Dies which I combined with stamps from the photopolymer stamp set Mixed Borders to make my projects today…. Read more »

This week’s Freebie Friday is Jar of Love using the Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder. Now, when you use this folder, use the standard platform and 1 cutting plate and make sure you have the fold of the folder going through the Big Shot as it rolls through, not the open edges of the folder. Hope that makes sense? Whisper White: 3 3/4″ x 5″ scrap for flowers and jar Crushed Curry: 4″ x 5 1/4″ Tangerine Tango: 5… Read more »

Welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop. I just love these as you see so much awe inspiring creativity and this is brought to you by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from the South Pacific. Make sure you visit all the blogs in the hop and leave a comment where you can. Here’s my first project. It’s 3D and uses Paisleys & Posies which is a Photopolymer Stamp Set which allows your creative talent to shine. I made a framed art work (don’t… Read more »

There is a very exciting challenge this week – casing the wonderful Tanja Kolar.  Tanja is a much loved member of the Global Design Project Challenge team. Here’s her challenge to CASE: Isn’t this a lovely card to CASE. Mine’s a little different and I hope you like it. I have continued with my Water Colouring and used Flirty Flaming with Emerald Envy. So the ‘bunch’ of flowers are stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and coloured with Flirty Flamingo on… Read more »

This is such a gorgeous bundle, I can’t stop using it. I promise I’ll do something different during the week including a sneak peek from the new Holiday Catalogue which goes live on September 1st. I’ve done a huge amount of cleaning up and cleaning in my Craft Studio, after 3 months away it was looking very tardy. I have a lovely bundle of retired and some current ribbons which I’m going to bag up and send out in my… Read more »

WWYS Challenge #71 // Falling Flowers. Isn’t this a lovely stamp set? You can bundle it with May Flowers Framelit Dies as a gorgeous bundle. I have done some Emboss Resist and watercolour today for this card. I really enjoyed making this card with Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum on Shimmery White card. The Magnetic Platform ensures the dies stay in place while cutting, however one of my pieces of card was warped because of the water… Read more »

The Latte Girls are sharing Mothers’ Day ideas with you today. Make sure you check out the wonderful inspiration on the other blogs in the hop. You’ll be amazed. Here’s one of my projects for this week: Most Mums have lots to do and keep mental lists in their heads. However, under the cover of this A4 pad is a planner for each day or by the week if Mum needs it. I have prettied up the front using the… Read more »

The new Autumn – Winter Mini Catalogue will launch on 1st April and there are some fantastic new products. One of them is a new flower punch – Punch Blossom. This is the punch I have used for this tutorial as I think it makes some very life like flowers for you to use on all types of projects. I think it looks very life like. It’s easy to do, it just takes a little patience and time. SUPPLIES Punch… Read more »

Recipe: ·        1″x12″ strip of patterned paper ·        1 x 1-1/4″  Circle ·        Strong Adhesive ·        Eyelet Border Punch ·        Paper Crimper ·        Brad or Button for centre. Method: ·        Punch eyelet border along strip of 12 x 1″ patterned paper ·        Crimp the strip of patterned paper – run it through the crimper about 4 times to make the strip quite pliable to work with ·        Cut circle from base cardstock and cover with strong adhesive – about 1… Read more »