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,


Monday, 2 November 2020

Poinsettia Place Tutorial Bundle is Here!

 I'm so excited to be part of the Create Together Stampers group of Stampin' Up Demonstrators, bringing you our first monthly tutorial bundle using the gorgeous Poinsettia Place suite of products.

Poinsettia Place Tutorial bundle

We have 12 tutorials featuring different products from the suite, which includes:

All the tutorials come with measurements and photos of the projects, with step-by-step instructions and a list of supplies needed.

The Poinsettia Place Tutorial Bundle is a gift from me when you place a $50 order with me from 1 - 30 November 2020.

Alternatively you can purchase all 12 tutorials for just $20.


When you check out you will be taken to the page to download the tutorial

Happy stamping,


Monday, 19 October 2020

Scenic cards using My Meadow stamp set from Stampin' Up!



Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I thought I would share one of my past classes using the versatile My Meadow stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I teach cardmaking in my studio fortnightly on Mondays and Thursdays and charge $25 per class, which includes all materials except for adhesives.

Here are the cards and instructions to make them:

Card 1 - Landscape with Bridge


Thick Whisper White card base: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Crumb Cake: 14.3cm x 10cm
Whisper White: 13.8cm x 9.5cm


  1. I used second generation stamping for the green landscape, water and the clouds so as not to be too dark. Start by stamping the stream blobby image in Balmy blue, just off centre of the Whisper White panel. Stamp a couple of times to create a ripple effect.
  2. Stamp one or two of the other bloggy shapes in Balmy Blue to create the widening of the stream towards the bottom of the panel.
  3. Create the green landscape by first making a horizon with the straighter of the blobby shapes, then fill in the landscape to the edge of the stream. Use Garden Green ink, stamped off each time. Overlap the shapes to fill in the gaps.
  4. Stamp the little rock shapes in Gray Granite along the edge of the stream where there are white gaps. Use first and second generation stamping.
  5. Stamp the bridge in Crumb Cake ink so that it is over the stream on the horizon.
  6. Stamp the trees in Soft Suede ink on both sides of the stream. Stamp the leaf clusters in Garden Green and Shaded Spruce ink on the trees.
  7. Stamp the birds in Basic Gray ink in the sky. Stamp the clouds in second generation in Balmy Blue ink.
  8. Sponge the edge of the panel in Crumb Cake ink using a dauber. Adhere to the Crumb Cake panel and to the card front.

Card 2 - Gazebo scene


Crumb Cake card base: 14.3cm x 21cm scored and folded to 14.3cm x 10.5cm
Balmy Blue: 5-1/4" x 3-3/4"
Watercolour Paper: 5" x 3-1/2"


  1. Stamp the gazebo in Gray Granite ink on the watercolour paper about one third up from the bottom. Stamp the tall tree in Soft Suede ink to the left of the gazebo. Stamp the group of shorter trees in Soft Suede ink to the right of the gazebo.
  2. Stamp the small straight blob image in Garden Green ink on either side of the gazebo to create a horizon. Stamp several times around the gazebo. Use a wet Water Painter to carefully smooth out the grassy area on either side of the gazebo, carefully avoiding the tree trunks. When dry, stamp the little cluster of grass a few times in the grassy area to give a bit more texture.
  3. Stamp the flowing water blobby image in Balmy Blue ink underneath the green grass several times. Use a wet Water Painter to smooth the lines a little.
  4. Stamp the little rocks in Gray Granite along the edge of the grass to represent a rocky shore. Stamp a few times with Crumb Cake ink for colour variation.
  5. Stamp the leaf clusters in Shaded Spruce ink in the trees Use first and second generation stamping. Dab a Water Painter brush on the leaves to make them look more "painted".
  6. Stamp the cloud image several times in Seaside Spray ink in the sky area. Swipe a clear block on the Seaside Spray stamp pad to pick up some ink. Wet the sky area on the art panel with your Water Painter. Then water down the ink on the block with the brush and lightly wash over the sky area. Let dry.
  7. Put the art panel in the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder and run it through a die cutting machine. This gives the look of canvas.
  8. Adhere the art panel to the Balmy Blue mat. Use foam tape to adhere the matted panel to the card front.

Card 3 - Wheelbarrow


Thick Whisper White card base: A5 (14.8cm x 21cm) scored and folded to 14.8cm x 10.5cm
Sahara Sand: 14.3cm x 10cm
Seaside Spray: 10cm x 7cm
Whisper White: 10cm x 7cm


  1. Die cut an oval from Whisper White cardstock and a slightly larger scalloped oval from Seaside Spray cardstock.
  2. Emboss the Sahara Sand panel with the Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder in a die cutting machine. Lightly swipe the Sahara sand ink pad over the embossed panel to apply ink to some of the raised areas.
  3. Stamp the grass in Garden Green ink on the white oval. Stamp the single tree trunk in Soft Suede to the left of the oval. Stamp the wheelbarrow frame in Soft Suede ink on the grass area. Stamp the wheelbarrow tub in Sahara Sand ink on the frame. Stamp the flowers in Daffodil Delight ink on top of the wheelbarrow. Stamp the corresponding leaves in Shaded Spruce ink.
  4. Stamp the leaf cluster a few times on the tree trunk in Garden Green ink and a few times in Shaded Spruce ink to give colour variation. Stamp the birds in Basic Gray ink and the clouds in Seaside Spray, second generation.
  5. Adhere the brick embossed panel to the card front. Adhere the stamped oval to the scalloped mat. Use foam Dimensionals to adhere to the card front.

Here are the supplies needed to make these cards. If you would like to place an order, just click on any of the images to go to my online shop. If you use the current host code I will send you a hand made card and a small gift as a thank you for your order.


Product List

Happy stamping,