Wednesday, 10 October 2018

All is Bright Christmas Card for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop


It's time for another blog hop, this time with Kylie's Demonstrator Training group.

Have you started your Christmas cards yet? Would you believe I started mine in August? Today's card is one that showcases a couple of products from the gorgeous All is Bright suite from the Holiday Catalogue.

I get together with a couple of my friends on a monthly basis to make cards, and this is one we made recently but I hadn't blogged yet. The card has a few folds in it and it opens up like this:

The paper from the All is Bright pack is just gorgeous, and really you don' have to add much else to the card, as the paper does all the work.

I stamped the greeting from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in Versamark and heat embossed gold embossing powder on it. Then I stamped a couple of the holly images in Call Me Clover, one of the new shades of green. A few red rhinestones adds a little bling and that's it! It's just a matter of cutting and assembling the layers, which is the easy part.

Here is the list of blogs to hop along today, it's huge, so grab a cuppa!

If you'd like to get some supplies to make this card, please go to my online shop by clicking on the images below.

Product List
Thanks for dropping by my blog today!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

World Cardmaking Day Sale - Kits on special


I've been looking at the list of goodies on sale for this week only, and thought I would give you some more details about a couple of the kits.

I've made up cards from the Lots of Happy and Soft Sayings card kits.

Here is a photo of the cards in the Lots of Happy card kit.
I made them up more or less according to the instructions, and using the Watercolor Pencils that come in the kit to colour in the images.

The kit has 4 sets of each card, so I decided to do a variation, using some Stampin' Blends to colour in the images.
I also changed the sentiments around for one of the cards. You can change it up even more if you like.

This kit is all inclusive, which means it contains the stamp set, a clear block, a mini ink pad, watercolour pencils, foam Stampin' Dimensionals, ribbon and vellum leaves, and envelopes to match. It is great as a starter kit for someone just learning stamping, and makes a great gift.

Why not start your Christmas shopping early and save some money too?

The Soft Sayings Card Kit also makes 20 cards, but this time you make 2 of each of 10 designs.


With this kit I decided to just use a couple of my favourite sentiments from the included stamp set, and change it up a bit. I've been sending these as thank you cards for customer orders, so you may have received one.

Some of the die cuts are made from glimmer paper, and add are lovely and sparkly. The photo really doesn't do them justice.

This kit is even easier to make up than the Lots of Happy card kit as there's no colouring in to do, only stamping. The stamp set has some nice floral line images that you can use on other cards as well.

I enjoyed making up these cards, as they are different to what I normally do, and I don't have to think too much!

Here are all of the items on special. To order, just click on the images to go straight to my online shop.

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

24 Hours to go to the first 12 Weeks of Christmas idea!

It starts tomorrow!

My email series of tutorials, starting with Christmas cards, starts in just 24 hours! You don't want to miss this one.

I've joined with a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to share tutorials for Christmas cards, gifts, bags, tags and wraps, and there are some fantastic ideas coming.

If you're not on my mailing list, you won't get the free tutorials, as I won't be sharing the ideas on my blog or anywhere else.

So sign up in the big purple box in the sidebar:  ------->

Happy Stamping,

Celebrate World Card Making Day!


It's World Card Making Day on October 6, and to celebrate, Stampin' Up! is having a sale with a selection of stamps, envelopes and essentials available at a discount for this week ONLY.

Here is a PDF you can download and print out:
Or, just go to my ONLINE SHOP and see what's on special.

I also have a new Online Shopping code for this week: FTM2EZST

If you use the code in your online order you will get a bonus freebie from me.

Happy Shopping and Stamping!

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas starts next week!

Every year I send out a series of tutorials called the 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas.

Once per week, for the next 12 weeks leading up to Christmas, I will send you a free Christmas project that you can make. There will be cards, gifts, bags, tags and wraps.

The first one will be sent on Wednesday October 3rd at 1pm Adelaide time.

I'm happy to share these ideas with you, but they are only for members of my mailing list. So if you're not on my mailing list by next Wednesday, you won't get these fantastic ideas.

To get on my mailing list, please fill out the form below.

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Surfing Santa for The Artful Stampers blog hop


Thanks for stopping by today. It's time for another Artful Stampers team blog hop, and this time the theme is non-traditional Christmas colours.

Here's my card:

I think this qualifies as non-traditional Christmas colours - don't you agree?

I love Santa in his board shorts - much more appropriate for us in Australia as Christmas is in our summer season.

To make this card I used the cute So Santa stamp set from the Holiday catalogue, together with the Under the Sea Framelits and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder from the Annual catalogue.

I stamped surfing Santa with black StazOn ink on Shimmery White cardstock and die cut a stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I put some drops of ink refills onto a laminated sheet and picked up the colours using my Aqua Painters and coloured in the image. When that was dry I matted it onto a square of Pool Party cardstock cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

I die cut the net from the Under the Sea Framelits out of Soft Suede cardstock, and the sand dollars out of Vellum cardstock. I then sponged the edges of the vellum pieces with Soft Suede ink. I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder to emboss a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, then dragged the Sahara Sand stamp pad across the embossing to add colour and show up the gorgeous texture.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Shimmery White and matted it onto a strip of Pool Party. Then I arranged all of the elements on the card and stuck them all down, using Dimensionals for Santa and the greeting.

I enjoyed making this card and included it as one of the cards in this week's card class featuring this stamp set.

If you'd like to make this card and need some supplies, I've listed the supplies I've used below.

Here are links to the other team members who are joining in today's blog hop:

Annette Sullivan
Anna Foster
Nicole Wilson
Alisa Tilsner
Tina Hewett - you are here!

Here are the supplies - click on any of the images to be taken to my online shop.
Product List
I hope you enjoyed hopping and shopping today.

Happy Stamping,