Category Archives: Birthday cards

Global Stampers – Projects from around the World

It has been a big week this week with my team Crafty Party on yesterday.  But today is all about travelling the world and visiting other talented stampers to see their projects using products from the just released catalogue.  In case you missed my project from the Global Stampers challenge, it can be found here.… Read More »

May Global Stampers Challenge – new In-Colors

May Global Stampers Challenge If you follow my blog regularly you will know that over the past two days I have showcased my entry for the May Global Stampers Challenge – a mini accordion album featuring the Eastern Palace Starter bundle.  A fabulous short YouTube video Eastern Elegance Mini Album Preview can be found here.  Whilst… Read More »

Upcoming Card Classes – One Sheet Wonder or Gender Neutral Cards

21 April 2017       Friday Better than Hallmark/Just Cards Creative Class – Gender Neutral Cards (two sessions) Time: 10am-12md ($17) and 7pm- 9pm  ($17)     Location: at my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects:  These cards are gender neutral, no flowers, bling or pastels – can be used for both males and females.  I love cards like… Read More »

Dragonfly Dreams water wash clear block background technique

Water Wash Background technique Sometimes handmade cards can appear to be difficult to recreate but this one is really ‘easy peasy’.  This card was also one of the projects for my Better than Hallmark Creative Class last month.  It uses a simple water wash clear block background technique. Apply colour onto your clear block (Block… Read More »

Collage Stamping Technique featuring Dragonfly Dreams bundle

Collage Stamping Technique Dragonfly Dreams has proved to be one of the most popular bundles from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue and it is certainly a favourite of mine.  This was one of the projects that I designed for the Better than Hallmark class last Friday night and features the Collage Stamping Technique.  The card does look… Read More »

Global Stampers March Challenge: Last chance to earn Sale-a-Bration products

Sale-a-Bration coming to a close: On Saturday I featured my entry in the Global Stampers Challenge which featured the Hey Chick Stamp Set.  The Global Stampers’ challenge for March was any project using a product from Sale-a-Bration.  This was such a timely challenge as there are oh so few days left of Sale-a-Bration (SAB) which ends… Read More »

Hey Chick Shaker Card – March Global Stampers Challenge

Hey Chick Shaker Card This shaker card was created for the March Global Stampers Challenge.  I wanted to use the Hey Chick stamp set, another FREE stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.  This stamp set has been one of the most popular – in fact, it sold out within a few days but has now been… Read More »

The Oh So Delicate Dragonfly Dreams March Creative Class

Dragonfly Dreams featuring background techniques -Better than Hallmark Creative Class The Dragonfly Dreams bundle is featured at my technique Creative Class.  Time: 10am-12md ($17) and 7pm- 9pm  ($17)  Friday 24 March 2017  (this class has been rescheduled).  The class will be at my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects: three technique class featuring backgrounds (stamped, sponged and watercoloured)… Read More »

New February classes released today

Two new February Classes for Cardmaking just released I am asked regularly how to take your cardmaking to another level – the answer is my Creative Classes for Cardmakers.  Classes allow you to play with all the fabulous new products, learn how to use them properly as well as all those tips and tricks to… Read More »

Paisleys & Posies are making a comeback

Paisleys & Posies – Global Stampers Challenge I grew up with Paisley prints being in fashion.   And they are making a big comeback – everywhere I look I see Paisley – paisley pyjamas, paisley tablecloths, blouses and quilt covers.  And I love it all, so I was very excited to see the Paisleys &… Read More »

Jar of Love Bundle Creative Class

  Jar of Love Bundle September Technique Teaser Creative Class – Sunday 18 September I have been dying to use this bundle in a class.  When I first saw it in the 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, I couldn’t wait to use it – but I got a little waylaid on the way with lots… Read More »

Pretty Kitty Birthday Card

A special Pretty Kitty I don’t get to play too often as I am always preparing projects for classes or special events.  But I needed a special card for a friend – it had to be special because the recipient is a talented cardmaker who always creates the most divine cards for me for my birthday.… Read More »

Thoughtful Branches Notecard Set

Thoughtful Branches Notecard Set Technique Teasers Creative Class Time: 1-5pm   Sunday 21 August 2016 Location: at my in-home workshop, Salisbury Brisbane    Cost: ($26)     Required:  your basic kit. Recommended adhesives for the class: Fine Tip Glue Pen and Foam Adhesive Strips. Five gorgeous matching notecards (all the same size) + envelopes featuring the… Read More »

Serene Scenery Creative Class for August

Serene Scenery Better than Hallmark Creative Class 19 August 2016  Friday Time: 10am-12md or 7-9pm   Cost:  (see details below)    Location: at my in-home workshop, Salisbury   Required:  basic kit#  Project details will be provided as soon as possible. As soon as I saw this DSP, I fell in love with it – couldn’t wait to create… Read More »

Love You Lots – are you ready for a cuteness overload?

Love you Lots Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! Sometimes you fall in love with a stamp set even though it is not really ‘your style’.   This is one of those stamp sets.   The deciding factor was its innate cuteness, that all knowing smug smile.  And I also needed a cute card for my… Read More »