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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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 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 »
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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 »
Happy Birthday Thinlits always add the WOW! I wanted to make a series of cards using the same (or similar) design, same ingredients, but still come up with a completely different style of card. Yesterday’s card had a floral theme, but I am not necessarily big on floral themes. I try to tailor my cards… Read More »
Global Stampers Blog Hop goes floral It is that exciting time of the month when Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world join together for a Blog Hop challenge and this month’s challenge is going floral. It was the perfect opportunity to use one of my favourites from the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue (p.86-87) – Whole… Read More »