Ahoy There

I thought I would share with you one of the cards created from our Technique Treats #6 where we used the gorgeous Stamp Set “Seaside Shore” along with the coordinating “By the Shore” DSP and the coordinating Seaside Textured EF.  You can see more ideas on Page 92 & 93 of the 2016 Annual Catalogue.

For my card I used the Ghosting Technique along with the lovely new Dapper Denim In Colour.

Tips for when playing with the Ghosting Technique

  • The more the VersaMark is slightly dried, the better your resist image will be
  • If using Glossy Card, stamp the main image with Staz-On Ink or Archival Ink

Benefits of Technique Treats –

  • Learn new Techniques at your own pace & in the comfort of your home
  • Perfect for the SU! Demonstrators for Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • List of Supplies required to complete each card
  • Measurements for all 4 cards – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-Step photo instructions
  • 2 x Stamping Techniques with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book


  1. Randomly stamp images direct onto B – Very Vanilla in VersaMark Ink. The VersaMark will resist the sponged direct over top
  2. With Stamping Sponge, sponge Soft Sky & Mint Macaron Inks over top
  3. Continue sponging until card is covered & you are happy with the amount sponged
  4. With a soft Tissue, carefully buff card. The Ink over the VersaMark will rub off
  5. Stamp Solid Image over top in Dapper Denim Ink or leave as is
  6. Layer onto A – Calypso Coral
  7. Adhere to Technique Sample Page

To create more cards using this Technique, why not head on over to the Technique Treats Page & purchase the Tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Christmas Wishes

I’m still plugging along with my Christmas Cards & must say that now I have created a few, I am slowly getting into them.

My card today started out as a case from the Annual Catalogue but again, took a mind of its own.  Looking at it now, it is nothing like the one on Page 26.

I’ve used the lovely Holly Textured EF, along with the cute Holly Berry Happiness Bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, plus a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Rhinestones & Baker’s Twine.  I’ve teamed the Whisper White with Pool Party, Crushed Curry & Chocolate Chip, which I must admit I would never have teamed up together but am loving the colours!

To grab your Free Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





CPC64 – Thank You So Much

I’ve actually managed to create a card for a challenge over at Craft Project Central where the challenge was to create a card using the great sketch they have.  Thank you ladies for a20161016_091707_resized-blo great challenge!

I usually do challenges but most of the time completely forget to post them.  As I needed a couple of Thank You Cards, this was the perfect way to get them done.

I decided to play around with colours I don’t usually go for but in saying that I’m really happy with them & how the card come out!  Sometimes you get an idea in your head & the finished project is nothing like you imagined it to be.

Why not head over to Craft Project Central & play along.

Don’t forget by clicking on the link above the photo, you will be able to download your Free Tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Happy 18th

About 2 weeks ago I was asked to create a couple of 18th Birthday Cards for a few people.  Funny how they all came at once.

Today is the one I posted to the lovely Karen.  It was a special card for one of her models who loves everything girly.  So I set about trying to think of something a little different & trying not to use Pinks.

I cut a piece of Chocolate Chip Card into the shape of a bag & set about decorating it.  A piece of Bashful Blue Taffeta Ribbon (retired) was adhered to the front to look like a handle.  Parisian Breeze DSP (retired) was cut into the same shape as the “Bag” & adhered to the Chocolate Chip Card.  I cut another of the same DSP into the shape of the “Flap” & layered it over the top.

The “18” was cut a number of times from scrap Whisper White Card using the “Little Numbers” Framelits (retired) & layered together.  I then cut another set of “18” from Marina Mist Card & layered on top.  A piece of scrap Whisper White was cut from the Layered Circles Framelits & adhered to a scallop circle of Chocolate Chip, “Flap” with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I tied a small bow from the same Ribbon & adhered it to one side of the “Ribbon Handle” with a Mini Glue Dot.  I repeated the same for the “E” using the “Little Letters” Framelits, except this time I adhered it to a piece of Whisper White Baker’s Twine before tying around the Ribbon.

To add a bit of bling, I decided to adhered small Rhinestones to the top of the “18” as well as the “E“.  The bag instantly come “alive”!

The “Happy Birthday” from “Crazy about You” Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Whisper White Card in Chocolate Chip Ink, adhered to a piece of Chocolate Chip Card, cut into a Banner Shape one end & adhered to the Card Front.

Don’t forget, you could create the same card using current supplies.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’






Pretty Pattern Papers – October

G’day Stampers,

Today is the launch of our new “Pretty Pattern Papers” Tutorials.  This month we are getting ready for Christmas.

We’ve played with the lovely “This Christmas” Speciality DSP, Page 27 (Ideas) & Page 172 of the Annual Catalogue.  Along with the DSP, we’ve used lots of lovely Christmas Stamps – “Holly Berry Happiness Bundle” from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, “Peace This Christmas” which coordinates with the DSP & “Reason for the Season“.

Don’t forget, in the Tutorial, you receive a Sketch, List of Products, Measurements (Metric & Imperial) & Instructions.  It is a way to get you to use up that lovely stash of Paper you have sitting in your cupboard. This is the perfect time to make a start on your Christmas Cards.

Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.  You can also check out this Christmas Card I created last week using this DSP.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Merry Christmas

I’ve been trying to create my Christmas Cards in time for 1 December as I have set myself a goal to have them in the mail by 1 December…..  Maybe wishful thinking but hey, I have to start somewhere.

My card today started out nothing like it finished but I am really happy with it.  I let the gorgeous “This Christmas” Speciality DSP be the star of the “show”.  I’ve combined it up with the lovely little bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue“Holiday Berry” Stamp Set & the “Holly Berry” Builder Punch.

To finish my card I scattered a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the Oval.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’







Washi Wednesday

G’day Stampers,

I didn’t make it last Wednesday, a couple of things happened & it sort of went to the back burner, so today we’re back!

My card today has been created with retired Washi Tape, but you could always replace it with the lovely “Candy Lane” Page 5, “Warmth & Cheer“, Page 13, or the “Presents & Pinecones“, Page 20 of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

I created a simple Christmas Card, although it sure didn’t start out that way.  Once I had decided on the Tape, I knew I wanted to keep it simple & let the Tape speak for itself.  Sometimes it is best to keep things simple.

To grab your free tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




What is it?

G’day Stampers,

A little something different today.  I am sharing with you a card I did a few months ago which has been sitting on my desk waiting patiently to be posted.  I’ve kept it blank for the moment & will stamp a greeting on the front once the occasion happens.

This is my version of a “Magic Card” or is it a “Sliding Card“?  It could be a “Magic Sliding Card“.  I’m not too sure but will let you decide for yourself.

I layed a piece of DSP over a piece of Whisper White Card,  cut a circle in the centre of both pieces using the Layered Circle Framelits.  I cut a frame using the same Framelit & a size larger from Bermuda Bay Card & set it aside.  Also set aside the piece that you cut from the centre.  This is your front DSP.

So that the DSP Images would match, I then placed the piece with the Circle cut from the middle, matched the images & drew a circle onto the 2nd piece of DSP with a Pencil.  Once I002-2blog had done that, I then very carefully cut the DSP down to the size I wanted still ensuring that the images matched, side to side & top & bottom..

I randomly stamped the birds across both pieces of DSP in Early Espresso Ink not too worried if they matched or not.  I randomly stamped the Reeds along the bottom of the front DSP in Crumb Cake Ink before layering onto a piece of Whisper White Card & layering the Frame around the cut out circle.

For the Base Card, I cut & scored a piece of Bermuda Bay to the size I wanted, cut a circle in the front with the same circle Framelit as the DSP, adhered the extra piece of DSP from the front ensuring the DSP Images matched in & adhered the card together before layering the Front DSP to the top ensuring it all matched.

For the Inside, I  created a little tab from scrap Whisper White Card, punched a small hole with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch, threaded through Linen Thread & adhered the tab to the top of a piece of Whisper White Card before layering 1 piece of the DSP over the Whisper White ensuring the bottom of the tab could not be seen.

I sure hope this is not too confusing as it has been a long time since creating it.  I think I will have to create another just to refresh my memory.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’






Happy Birthday Gail

My card today is one that has been getting around the Internet of late, well not my card but others like it.  It was created for a birthday last month.

I cut a piece of Playful Palette DSP to size & decided where I wanted the fold to be.  Once I had decided on the fold, I cut in about 2″ & simply folded & scored the DSP from the middle of the cut to each corner, ensuring that the fold was nice & sharp.

The DSP was the layered onto a piece of Card (which I didn’t realise at the time is a piece of my wedding card stock, thinking it was Cucumber Crush Card) & then onto the Base Card – Basic Black.

I stamped the large butterfly from Watercolor Wings onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla Card in Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum & Memento Tuxedo Back Inks before cutting out with the matching Bold Butterfly Framelits & adhering to the centre fold of the Card Front with a Mini Glue Dot.

The greeting is from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set & was stamped onto a piece of scrap Very Vanilla Card in Cucumber Crush Ink, the frame in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched with the matching Duet Banner Punch before popping onto the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I love this DSP but was finding it hard to use.  Now that I’ve cut into it, I seem to heading for this Stack all the time.

Don’t forget, this is a great way to use up some of that DSP sitting on your shelves in the cupboard.  Why not head over to our Pretty Pattern Papers Page to see more ways of using DSP.  The Tutorials are also a great source for SU! Demonstrators who hold Classes, Workshops or Demonstrations.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’





Look Who’s Turning….

…40!  Happy 40th Birthday Trish.

My cousin turned the big 40 a couple of weeks ago, so I thought it the perfect time to try & attempt to create a “Twist & Pop” Card for her.  I took my inspiration from a card I found on Pinterest but found a Tutorial to create the card.  Unfortunately, I am unable to find the post, but thank you so20160915_134615_resizedfb much for your tutorial.

I used the lovely “Blooms & Bliss” DSP, “Number of Years”, “Thoughtful Banners ” & the “Watercolour Wings” Stamp Sets.   Along with the Stamp Sets, I used the Layered Oval Framelits & the Large Numbers Framelits (which go with the Number of Years Stamp Set).

Stampin’ Up! make it so easy for you when using DSP as they list the matching Colours.  I used Sahara Sand, Island Indigo & Whisper White Card, along with Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Island Indigo & Mint Macaron Inks.

Tips –

  • Ensure your score lines are burnished really well with a Bone Folder so that they are easy to fold
  • You may need to help your fold a little the first time you close your card

If you haven’t created one of these cards, be sure you do as they are very easy & lots of fun.  I don’t think this will be the last one I create.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’