Category Archives: Birthday cards

Looking for some crafting fun and ‘me’ time

I have updated this month’s calendar as well as some of the major upcoming events. Some of my most popular events are scheduled for the coming months. Check them out. Which is your favourite creative class? 16 August 2019 Friday Better Than Hallmark Creative Class Time: 7 – 9pm Location: at my in-home workshop, Salisbury… Read More »

May class updates

This month is just whizzing by and already my class weekend is fact approaching. I still have a couple of vacancies for each of these creative classes. RSVP as soon as possible as I will be commencing the cut out Friday morning. Sunday’s class featuring Everything is Rosy Product Medley is one of the best… Read More »

March Technique Teaser Creative Class – Masculine Cards

AN UPDATE It has been a bit slow online at the moment as my website was compromised and still has not been fully repaired. But the site is completely safe to browse. It was down for over a week. Am working on updating the website to resolve the outstanding issues. Hence why this post is… Read More »

Upcoming card making classes in Brisbane

Check out this month’s card making classes It is time to book your place for this month’s event.  This weekend there are three class options available.  Friday’s classes feature a waterfall card which is so much fun to make.  I have even used this waterfall mechanism on scrapbooking pages.  Sunday’s class features the really popular… Read More »

Masculine Birthday Card – Mission Impossible or was it?

What makes a ‘good’ Masculine Birthday card I have to say that the answer to this question is probably determined by your personal taste.  But your design is also often influenced by the intended receiver of the card as well.  But these guidelines always work for masculine cards: geometric designs, earthy colours, outdoors subjects, hobbies, interactive… Read More »

Have you found any hidden gems in the new catalogue?

We all have our favourite go-to stamp sets, papers, colours and embellishments that we use all the time.  But do you ever find a hidden gem in the catalogue that you had previously not noticed? Well, this cute framed art piece uses one of those hidden gems – Pick a Pennant Stamp Set with an alphabet (small size stamps), two different pennants and some cute images.  This project is a good example of how to use your supplies to make a unique handmade gift.

How can I pick a favourite product from the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue?

So which is my favourite product from Stampin’ Up!’s brand new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue? What an impossible question but for June’s Global Stampers Blog Hop Challenge, I chose to feature the Serene Garden Stamp Set and coordinating Garden Scene Framelits Dies to create a gorgeous feminine birthday card. Check it out.

Sweet Soiree Diamond Fold Card

Check out how to create this beautiful fancy fold diamond fold card featuring the Sweet Soiree Designer Series Specialty Paper. Live video tutorial available to follow along step by step. This DSP is only available until the end of May 2018.

Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Fancy Fold Card

Check out the free video tutorial featuring the Lovely Floral Dynamic Embossing Folder Gatefold Easel Card (that is a mouthful!). The unique patterned pearlised paper used in this card is an absolute feature. The DSP and embossing folder are part of a limited time early release bundle containing FREE products that you will not want to miss.

We Must Celebrate Easter – Global Stampers Blog Hop

We Must Celebrate Easter Card   Do you ever have to create a card but you didn’t have any of the ingredients you need?  Well, that was me for this project.  The April Global Stampers challenge was ‘Easter’.  In our family Easter is big but I don’t own any Easter stamp sets and only own… Read More »

Springtime Foils Specialty DSP is my favourite Sale-a-Bration product

Global Stampers Favourite Sale-a-Bration Product March Blog Hop – Springtime Foils Specialty DSP I get asked all the time which is my favourite FREEBIE from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.  Up until the second Sale-a-Bration (SAB) release late last month, it was the Party Pandas stamp set – but not anymore.  I love the versatility of the 12″ x… Read More »

Let’s get going with all the news for February, including upcoming cardmaking classes Brisbane

What’s the goss? Hullo, hullo, hullo,  I am back!  Well, a lot has been happening.  Unfortunately, I had a stay in hospital but am now home taking everything a little slowly.  I am still answering emails and phone calls, completing the occasional post, and slowly catching up on work.  I even did a surprise relatively… Read More »

Coffee Break DSP is just perfect for a masculine birthday card and is now 25% off!

Coffee Break DSP solves the masculine birthday card dilemma Designing masculine birthday cards seems to challenge even the most experienced card makers.  We worry about the colours (can’t be too pretty), we worry about keeping it simple (can’t be too ‘frilly’ or have too much bling) and it can’t be super cute.  Or do we… Read More »

How to WOW your friends with handmade cards

I have released my latest round of card making classes.  They will be so much fun, especially if you like getting a bit inky.  We are focusing on creating amazing backgrounds this month, hence the name Background Glory.  Each background is simple to replicate once you know how and just uses some very basic ingredients.… Read More »

Multipurpose adhesive sheets are the secret ingredient for this project

How to make the Happy Birthday Thinlits pop even more This is the third and final card in the series (the first in the series can be found here, the second in the series can be found here).  It is another super Quick and Easy card.  So what makes this one special? Tip: Die cut… Read More »