Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Oh My Goodness – Birthday Memories DSP features in my favourite project ever (LOL)

  I think I might have fallen in love with Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper Is it inappropriate to fall in love with gorgeous products?  I am not sure whether it is but certainly I do have a love affair with this bundle. For my regular readers you know that I love doing framed samplers… 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 »

Urban Underground DSP Layout with a Twist

Urban Underground DSP March Kit ‘From Picture to Page’ Creative Class on 3 March 2017. Tutorial and tips and tricks included. RSVP essential.

Delicate Details Delivers a Delicious Deal during Sale-a-Bration

Delicate Details Stamp Set by Stampin’ Up! can pack a punch! I think that the Delicate Details Stamp Set from the Sale-a-Bration Catalogue is one of those sets that can be easily overlooked.  When I first looked at it, I though ‘a bit blah’, it won;t be a favourite and added it to my stash… Read More »

Dragonfly Dreams – sometimes simple just does it

Dragonfly Dreams sparkles I needed a special thank you card.  Ever since I saw the Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, I have had this card in mind.  The embossing folder creates such a beautiful texture (which sadly does not show up in this image).  My idea was to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock,… Read More »

Beautiful You Watercolour Tile Sneak Peek

Beautiful You and Mediterranean Moments just work together Sometimes I have a creative blitz and I can’t wait to make a project – and this was one of those projects.  I have been playing around stamping on glazed tiles using Stazon but it was too fiddly to enjoy.  I changed the type of tile I… Read More »

Simple handmade cards can still wow!

Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue Launch I am now heading into the busiest part of the Stampin’ Up! season. There is lots to do as I try to share as much as I can to inspire everyone in the leadup to Christmas.  Last Saturday and Sunday were my Christmas launches.  They were so much fun and… Read More »

Just an opportunity for a Design Change

What happens when you make a mistake? Is it just time of a Design Change? I do lots of classes each month and one of the most frustrating challenge for my attendees is what to do when something goes wrong.   And yes, in cardmaking, papercrafting, memory keeping and probably any creative pursuits, things go… Read More »

Another Thoughtful Branches handmade card – have you got yours yet?

  Limited Edition Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Dies I am having a bit of a shift in what are my favourite Stampin’ Up! colours.  Coming back in vogue for me are Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.  And I have now added an addition to the combination – Mint Macaron. This window card has the… Read More »

Top 10 secrets for keeping your crafting ‘stuff’ in tip top condition

Top 10 secrets for keeping your crafting ‘stuff’ in tip top condition So have you ever wondered how the experts keep their crafting ‘stuff’ in tip top condition. Well, here are my secrets which I have gleaned over twenty-five years of papercrafting. Clear Blocks: Keep your Stampin’ Up! clear mount blocks clean by using hand… Read More »