Sunday, May 29, 2016
Watch as I put together the medium Cards in the "Oh Happy Day" all-inclusive card kit, available from my store from June 1st.
Friday, May 27, 2016
I enjoy having a day using up "leftovers" for my own personal projects when I need a gift for that special someone. It's fun re-visiting old stamps and punches, ribbons and trim and seeing what I can come up with.
I am giving away a notecard wallet for all my June customers!
To receive your wallet from me, please remember not to check the "no contact" option when you place your order, so I can contact you to post out your gift.
This wallet fits the notecards and envelopes perfectly, and will hold 6 single layer cards and 6 envelopes!
Once you have received your wallet, you can use it as a template to make more of these.
The score lines for the wallet are :
2", turn 90 degrees
2 1/2", turn
3 3/4 "
Now turn back 90 degrees in the opposite direction and score at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4" to make the spine.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
The Balloon Celebration Stamp Set lends itself to lovely soft images: here I have simply pierced the edges of the card with a paper piercer to add to the ethereal feel .
Balloon Celebration #140675
Balloon Bouquet Punch # 140609
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Here is a sneak peek of the new stamp set and punch combo, that will be available in my store on June 1st.
Sunday, May 22, 2016
Here is a nifty card organiser made with the gift box punch board. I have changed the design to incorporate a taller, more sturdy box to hold items on your desk.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Swallowtail is retiring! This is such a beautiful stamp. Watch the video to see some suggestions on how to use it.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Check back on June first to see the new catalogue live on my blog. I will also be doing a catalogue walkthrough for you on Youtube on the Aussie Stampers Channel.
Try these new inking techniques : the results are always surprising, and you get a slightly different result every time.
This technique uses rock salt, water, and Shimmery White Cardstock.
Here is a different technique using painters tape and going direct to stamp pad.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Copic colouring! Sweetbriar Rose is another retiring stamp set. Note the shading using both warm greys and cool greys in copic colours.
I have chosen to frame the mauve version and mounted it on Old Olive and Wisteria Wonder Card stock.
Shadow: W00 W1 W3.
Stamen : Y18 Y19.
Flowers BV0000 BV 11 BV13 BV17.
Leaves: Stampin'Up! Blendabilities (now retired) Old olive, light medium and dark, plus copic G20.
The pink version has been mounted onto Melon Mambo and Old Olive Cardstock.
Shadow: C1 C3 C5 R0000.
Stamen: Y00 Y21 Y23 Y26.
Flowers R0000 RV 02 RV13 RV21 RV06.
Leaves: G20 YG03 YG23.
Sunday, May 15, 2016
I have been filming and assembling the "Oh Happy Day" card kit today. It is an all-inclusive Kit and I have nick-named it the "most amazing card kit ever" as I had so much fun putting it together, and the designs are gorgeous! There are 4 different sizes of cards and envelopes, and there are 2 styles of fun-fold: A heart-shaped tri-fold card, and a matchbook card, as well as a medium and large sized regular card design. There are a total of 20 cards in the kit!
It will be available on June 1st in the new catalogue.
Here is a technique you may not have seen before: Embossed envelopes and how to make a seal for the back of the envelope. The Retiring stamp set is the Hostess Set "A Whole Lot Of Lovely."
Saturday, May 14, 2016
In this video I show you some of my favourite retiring stamp sets and how to make pretty cards with them. I used Crystal effects to make the glossy hearts in this one.
The Stamp set is "Hot Diggity Dog."
In this video I show you how to put together the heart fold cards in the "Oh Happy Day" Card kit which will be available on June 1st in my store. The kit is all-inclusive , so the only extras I needed were some mini glue dots.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Here are 4 of the 5 boxes / bags that I exhibited in the Gallery.
The 5th box was too large to get a photo of with the limited space I had to photograph it, but you can see it in the final shot with the entire suite.
I named my exhibit "Autumn Gifts," as the boxes are intended be used as gift boxes (the belly bands slip off so you can pop a gift inside).
I couldn't finish without showing you the yummy food that was catered for the event. (We were served delicious wines as well.)