I thought I would give you all a more exact recipe for turning your Shimmer Paint into a mist/spray. There are lots of videos and blog posts about this if you want to do some more research. Recipe:Small spray bottle (about 60 ml or 2 oz)Shimmer Paint – colour of your choiceReinker – colour of choice Rubbing alcohol*Empty syringe*Eye Dropper** Items can be purchased from a chemist/pharmacy Method: Use a syringe or tip 30 ml (1 oz) of rubbing alcohol into… Read more »

I made this card with Mothers’ Day in mind. The photo doesn’t do it justice, but try it for yourself and see how you go. It’s a bit hard to see but there is a heart shape that is cut down the middle and 2 little slit half circles that interlock to keep it all together.I got the template and instructions from Mirkwood and then set about making it mine 🙂 Recipe:Card – Confetti White & a scrap of Pink… Read more »

This gorgeous set of stamps is being sold by Stampin’ Up! with $2 from each sale being donated to Breast Cancer Research. It is such a worthy cause and I’m sure all of us know someone or know of someone who has succumbed to this terrible disease. We may also know of those who are survivors and that is due to research over many years.I am going to do my bit to support this worthy cause. This is what I’ll… Read more »

My Mother’s Day Wish List Is it Mother’s Day already?  Just say it isn’t so. I cook, clean, and carpool; So busy…on the go! What relaxes me and brings me joy, besides my family? Stamping and creating…that’s what brings me glee! I don’t want a vacuum, a blender, or a toaster, I don’t want to take a trip to ride a roller coaster. I don’t want expensive perfumes, gems, or furs, I don’t even want you to buy a designer… Read more »

This will be my last Christmas card share for a little while. Do I hear a collective sigh of relief 🙂I just love the Ornament punch so while I had it out I thought I’d make another Christmas card. At least doing them early and a few at a time, I hope to have enough in my stash come Christmas. Sounds like a good idea – I wonder if it will work out?Recipe:Card – Whisper White; Cherry CobblerDesigner Series Paper:… Read more »

I have another Christmas card share with you today. Pop back to my post where I shared an Easter card I’d done using punches for the rabbit. Have a close look at his body and that’s the ornament punch used in a different way. When you look to purchase a punch always try and imagine other ways of using the punch so that you really get value for money. The Stampin’ Up! punches are great. They all have the new… Read more »

 Last week I had 2 lovely little girls in my Stamp-A-Stack class. They made these lovely carrot boxes which hold those tiny Easter Eggs in them. Mind you I don’t know how longe the eggs actually lasted. I have to thank Valita for this project. Please head on over to her site and have a look at how these lovely little boxes were made. Valita’s Designs and Fresh Folds. Make sure you check out the rest of her awesome designs… Read more »

I’m afraid the photo of this card doesn’t do it justice, but I think you can see the effect (or imagine it )Recipe:Textured Impression Embossing folder – Elegant BouquetOrnament PunchCard – Whisper White; Cherry CobblerRibbon – Whisper WhiteStampin’ Write Marker – Cherry CobblerCrystal EffectsShimmer Paint – Frost WhiteMethod:Run the Whisper White and the Cherry Cobbler card stock through the Big Shot with the Elegant Bouquet folderColour the centres of the flowers with Cherry Cobbler markerUse the ornament punch to punch… Read more »

I know, you don’t even want to start thinking about next Christmas when we haven’t even had Easter yet 🙂 I’m in a card making group with a lovely lot of ladies. One of our swaps each month is to make 2 Christmas cards – 1 for a partner and a different one to upload to the group photos for inspiration.. So below you see one of the cards I’m uploading to the group site, to hopefully give others some… Read more »

I made this cute little box for a bit of fun and to give myself a challenge in terms of drawing it up. The original template can be found here. I altered the template by putting flaps on each end giving you an enclosed box. The only trouble I had was getting the Maltesers to stay in the little cellophane bag. It was very late or early depending on your perspective (2am EST Australia) and just a couple of these… Read more »