Tuesday, 26 January 2021

Dragonflies and Dandelions for card class

Dandy Garden card class cards


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

After having a little break over Christmas and New Year my card making classes have started up again in the studio.

Today I'm sharing the cards we made in the first class for the year, using the Dandy Garden suite of products from Stampin' Up! This is a huge suite, and includes 2 stamp sets one die set, one punch, Designer Series Paper, Laser-cut Paper, Memories & More Cards & Envelopes, embellishments and trim.

For the first card I used one of the printed card bases from the Dandy Garden Memories & More Cards & Envelopes pack. The yellow background is already on the card front and is repeated on the envelope flap. I stamped the dandelion image in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock and used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour in the flowers. I die cut the image with one of the Stitched Rectangle dies. I then matted the stamped panel onto a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock and wrapped around some of the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim and tied a bow.

The small dragonflies are punched from Mossy Meadow cardstock using the Dragonflies punch, and then I added the detail with a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker. I used Mini Glue Dots to attach these to the card front.

For the second card I used one of the stamps from the Garden Wishes stamp set to create a repeating pattern on the white panel, which was then matted with Mossy Meadow cardstock. The large die cuts are from the Dandy Wishes dies. I also used the Dandelions 3D embossing folder (from the Annual Catalogue) to emboss the smaller white panels. The greeting is from the Butterfly Wishes stamp set, and the ovals were cut with the new Double Oval Punch from the Annual Catalogue.

For the third card I created the blue panel by applying ink with our new Blending Brushes. The ink colours I used are Pacific Point, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. Then once the inked panel was dry I stamped the dandelion image in Versamark ink and heat set white embossing powder on it. The dragonfly was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on white and punched out with the Dragonflies punch. I coloured it using Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party Stampin' Blends alcohol markers. The white layer behind the inked panel has been embossed with the Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder. The greeting is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and is punched out with the Classic Label punch.

If you'd like to make these cards and need supplies, here is a list of supplies I used.

Product List
Heat Tool

Happy Stamping,


Tuesday, 5 January 2021

Sale-a-bration Starts Today! Here's How to Make the Most of it!


Happy New Year!

To Kick off 2021, Stampin' Up! is having a Sale-a-bration from 5 January until 28 February. There are 3 parts to this promotion, something for shoppers, hosts and new team members.


You will receive a FREE gift with every $90 spent. Choose your gift from the Sale-a-bration brochure. These are exclusive gifts and won't be available in future catalogues. Two of the items are Level 2 and are free with a $180 spend. There is no limit to the amount of gifts you can earn.


Stampin' Rewards kick in with orders over $250, whether they are placed for a Host at a party or gathering, or whether they are placed as an individual.With a large or group order of $500 or more, the Punch Party stamp set is an additional free gift.


If you love just about everything in the catalogue like I do, then the best value is the Starter Kit. For $169 you get to choose $235 in product from any current catalogue, including the new mini catalogue. Plus you will receive a bonus 5 packs of 6" x 6" paper FREE!

2021 January to June mini catalogue

Speaking of which, the new 2021 January - June mini catalogue is now available!

If you live in Australia and would like to shop with me, request a catalogue HERE.

Download a PDF copy here.

There are lots of goodies in there, my favourites are the Sand & Sea Suite and the Floating and Fluttering bundle. 

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Happy stamping,


Sunday, 6 December 2020

Giant Year-end Closeout starts December 8

year end closeout

It's that time of year again!

The list of retiring items from the August - December 2020 mini catalogue (aka Christmas/Holiday catalogue) is out and the sale starts on Tuesday December 8 Sydney Australia time.

I was surprised to find that most things from the mini catalogue are retiring, and not much is carrying over. :(

If you wish to download the retiring list, here is a link to the PDF

To download the list of items carrying over, here is a link to the PDF

There's still time to get some goodies before Christmas, so hurry on over to my online shop!

If you order online and use the current host code A7P3V4VP, you'll get bonus freebies from me.

Happy shopping,



Wednesday, 4 November 2020

Christmas Cards featuring the In The Pines stamp set and die bundle from Stampin' Up!


In the Pines card class cards

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Here are the cards from my latest class held in my studio. I was inspired by UK Stampin' Up Demonstrators Barry and Jay for 2 of the cards.

Here is the first card

There is quite a bit of sponging on the central panel, I used Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy to create the colours on a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock. The long strip on the side is a piece of Thick Whisper White cardstock that has been embossed with the Pinewood Planks 3D embossing folder, then lightly sponged with Memento black on the raised areas.

A bit of ribbon, twine and Iridescent Pearls finish off the card.

For the second card

I used my favourite Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder for the background, embossing a piece of Whisper White first in the folder, then sponging Gorgeous Grape and Balmy Blue ink on the embossed areas. The white tree is from the die set in the bundle, and the greeting is from Itty Bitty Christmas.

Here is the third card

On the Shaded Spruce card front I stamped the dotty image in Versamark ink all around the edges to give a bit of texture to the plain colour. The central white piece has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, and matted onto black. The trees are stamped using Shaded Spruce and Garden Green ink, and the trunks coloured in using a Soft Suede marker. I die cut 3 of the trees in Vellum cardstock and adhered them with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. A few rhinestones and a linen bow finish off the card.

Everyone enjoyed making these cards, learning different sponging techniques.

Here is a list of supplies I used to make these cards. If you need any of these then just click on the image to go to my online shop. 

Product List

Happy Stamping,