Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

How Versatile is Sale-a-Bration’s Wonderful World Bundle

Five simple Wonderful World Bundle cards using minimal supplies One of my favs from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue is the Wonderful World DSP and the co-ordinating Wonderful World Stamp Set. I have to say when I originally saw this patterned paper I thought it might be a bit ‘too sweet” for my taste but I knew… Read More »

Celebrate Today Magnet Board Kit

Yesterday was the perfect crafting day – stinking hot and humid. So the air-conditioner went on full bore. I did have other plans but the Celebrate Today Magnetic Board Kit was still out on my desk from my Facebook Live on Monday night. And all of sudden, I was smitten. I couldn’t wait to create.… Read More »

Twenty Handmade Cards in Eighty Minutes!

Is it possible to create 20 lovely Handmade Cards in 80 minutes? Yes, it is ….. if you use the right products. As you may know, I had a couple of accidents in 2021 and had been out of crafting for most of the year. So I was unable to make any Christmas cards but… Read More »

In the Moment Slimline Card

I am loving the In the Moment Stamp Set Every time a new catalogue is released, I fall in love with one stamp set in particular and want to create lots of different projects using that set – creativity abounds……. For the 2022 Mini Catalogue (Jan-June), the In the Moment Stamp Set is that stamp… Read More »

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle

I love the innovation that Stampin’ Up! brings to cardmaking and scrapbooking. And the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle just blows me away! You can quickly cut out stamped images for a single project or create multiples of the same project with ease. It is an absolute WOW! And this bundle comes with a 10% discount –… Read More »

Dandy Garden Layering Circles Card Tutorial

Video Tutorial Circle Layering cards are all the rage at the moment but I decided to step it up a little by adding an additional sequence. Most circle layering cards only feature two patterns, not the three. And to fit all three full patterns it was time to feature a slimline card design. And the… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! Capture the Good Scrapbooking Layout

Stampin’ Up! Capture the Good Stamp Set Scrapbooking Layout This layout is a little different for me but I love it – especially the ‘timber work in the side borders. The Stampin’ Up! Capture the Good Stamp Set is featured. It was originally designed as the 2019 December Scrapbooking kit for my ‘From Picture to… Read More »

See a Silhouette Suite super cute scrapbook layout

See a silhouette suite by stampin’ up! geometric double page layout LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS LAYOUT featuring the See a Silhouette Suite by Stampin’ Up! Perfect for that little OCD streak in me. The bright colourful patterns just WOW me and they are so easy to work with. One side of the patterned See a… Read More »

Rooted in Nature Scrapbooking Layout

Are you into memory keeping? I am. Each month I create a double page scrapbooking layout kit for my Picture to Page Creative Class, held on the first Friday of the month. This layout features the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set, which has matching dies. My next comment is like saying you have a favourite… Read More »

Masculine Scrapbook Layout featuring Geared Up Garage Bundle

Why is it so hard to create masculine layouts – or is it? I haven’t created too many masculine scrapbooking layouts and I am not sure why. They are easy enough to create – remove the bling and tizz and use earthy colours and you are there. They are so easy to create that I… Read More »

Global Stampers Sketch Challenge – Frosted Floral Specialty DSP

Check out this month’s Global Stamper’s Challenge featuring the gorgeous Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper. This patterned paper coordinates perfectly with the matching bundle, First Frost (10% off).

First Frost Handmade Card with Watercolour Background – Global Stampers

I love creating projects using different techniques and products, which means that I am always stretching myself. For October’s Global Stampers Colour Challenge I featured Stampin’ Up!’s First Frost Stamp set with Granny Apple Green, Blackberry Bliss and Crushed Curry.

Wishing You Well Stamp Set – my favourite product from the new Christmas catalogue

Wishing You Well Stamp – a sleeping giant of the new Christmas Catalogue   It is that time of the year when we start thinking Christmas – well if you are like me, that is.  I know there are still three and a half months to go but I have some holidays coming up so… Read More »

My Favourite Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue is…..

All the Good Things I am not really sure why I love the All the Good Things stamp set, but I do.  When the Big Brown Box (BBB) arrived with my first order from the 2018 Annual Catalogue, this was the first stamp set I pulled out and started to play with.  And there were quite a few choices… Read More »

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum 3D projects – July Global Stampers Challenge

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum Global Stampers Challenge This month’s Global Stampers’ Blog Hop Challenge is a 3 D project.  I sometimes struggle with 3 D projects – not always does something creative quickly pop into my head and this month it was no different.  But I do always have a soft spot for candles and… Read More »