Category Archives: Speciality Cards

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 »

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 »

Everyone has a need for an ‘Everyday Hero stamp set’ in their craft room

The stamp set for the Everyday Hero in your life Stampin’ Up! is all about stamp sets and every new catalogue is full of them.  I make a list of my favourites but this one, Everyday Hero, certainly jumped out for me.  I couldn’t wait to create a card using this set.  It is pretty versatile as it… Read More »

Santa’s Sleigh Z Fold Card

Santa’s Sleigh Z Fold Card for Christmas This is another project from my Christmas Extravaganza Creative Class.   It is a CASE from Kelly Kent.  Sorry that this card was not posted in time for Christmas but there was a glitch in the scheduling  of the post.  The Santa’s Sleigh is on the carry-over list… Read More »

Cookie Cutter Christmas never-ending card

Cookie Cutter Christmas the most popular bundle in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue As you know I have been away on holidays these last few weeks. When I arrived home, I had received some fabulous handmade Christmas cards. One of my favourites was by Astrid Bealing, a member of my team of demonstrators, the Crafty Paper Bees.… Read More »

Seasonal Bells wedding favours tutorial

Seasonal Bells wedding favours tutorial These are so sophisticated and would be lovely as table decorations and wedding favours.  Whilst the Seasonal Bells Stamp Set is primarily a Christmas stamp set, it does a couple of gorgeous wedding images. You will be create these whilst I am away – looking forward to seeing what you… Read More »

Handmade Christmas gifts – my Christmas Extravaganza is here

Looking for fabulous handmade Christmas gifts, this is the solution These projects are so good that you won’t want to part with them.  But if you are strong, after this creative class you will have the following to share: Christmas Sampler featuring Santa’s Sleigh bundle (made to fit the 9x 9″ Ikea frame) ‘Z’ fold… Read More »

October Global Stampers thank you cards

Thank You Cards from around the globe From around the globe come some great thank you cards.  Whilst we all had the same theme ‘thank you cards’, we all went in a different direction.  My card was posted a couple of day ago.   I thought that I would feature a thank you gift – an… Read More »

Merry Mice come alive for Christmas!

Merry Mice Better than Hallmark/Just Cards Creative Class Time: 10am-12md Friday 21 October 2016 ($16) and 7pm- 9pm  ($16 as a special offer, free with a qualifying order night class only)     Location: my studio workshop, Salisbury   Required: basic kit# Projects:  Two cards featuring Stampin’ Up!’s Merry Mice Stamp Set – featured techniques – colouring with… Read More »

Paisleys & Posies Global Stampers September Challenge Inspiration

Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set Global Challenge One of the many things that I love about Global Challenges is seeing how the same design rules – in this case Rich Razzleberry, Mint Macaron and Delightful Dijon featuring the Paisleys & Posies Stamp Set (or similar stamp set) can lead to such different interpretation of the… Read More »

I am back – Santa’s Sleigh is coming to town!

Santa’s Sleigh Christmas Card Yes, I am back crafting – more on that in another post.  I just love this card featuring the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set and coordinating Framelits.  I had this design in my head and the card actually turned out like I pictured it (in the middle of the night – need more sleep, me… Read More »

Flourishing Phrases Better than Hallmark September Creative Class

Flourishing Phrases September Better than Hallmark  Creative Class I really have been spoilt for choice as to what to showcase in my classes – I am running out of classes but not wonderful products.  This is another of my favourites from the 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue, Flourishing Phrases Bundle. As always the sentiments can be… 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 »

Global Stampers – four fabulous projects to ‘warm’ you up for Christmas

August Global Stampers projects A couple of days ago I promised I would share some more fabulous projects from my colleagues from Global Stampers.   Global Stampers is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the globe who share projects and inspiration.  The theme for August is Christmas is Coming —–  eeek!  In the world… Read More »

Naughty or Nice? Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies

Are you on the Santa’s Naughty or Nice list? Detailed Santa Thinlits I hope I am on his ‘Nice list’.  It is Global Stamper’s Challenge time – the challenge this month was to create a Sneak Peek project from the new Holiday Catalogue (to be released on 1 September 2016).    As soon as I… Read More »