Brusho meets Petal Palette from Stampin’ Up!

From this years Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue, I have two favorite products…

Brusho and Petal Passion Suite by Stampin’ Up!.

I love the free form effects you can achieve with Brusho by adding water to the areas you want colour and then add the Brusho and let dry. With this technique you do need to things slowly and let each colour dry before doing the next colour.

So how did I use the Brusho..

  • With a piece of Shimmery White cardstock, clear embossed the image all over
  • Using Aqua painter add water to one bunch of flowers at a time, making sure not to get water on the leaves. Sprinkle Brusho on to the wet area, you may need to add extra water to areas missed or dried to get colour moving. Do this to all flowers.
  • When the flowers are dried brush off any excess Brusho with dry brush. Then repeat process but with the leaves – adding water and Brusho, let dry.
Card …

Card base is Night of Navy, with a layer of Old Olive and the Shimmery White adhered on top.

The Happy Birthday Sentiment comes from the Rose Wonder stamp set and stamped in Night of Navy. This was stamped onto a piece of Shimmery White cardstock and one end flagged.

A twist of Gold thread under the tag held in place with two dimensionals.


Thank you for reading, I hope you like this card and if you have any questions please contact me.

You will find links to all products used listed below to my store


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Global Design Project #120 – CASE the Designer

Global Design Project #120 – CASE the Designer

This is the first Global Design Project Challenge for 2018 and this week we are Casing one of the Design Team Members- Krista Frattin.

What does it mean to CASE….

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

To see what the other design team have done for this challenge go to Global Design Project there are some very beautiful cards.

  For this card I have used products from Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue – Petal Passion Suite on page 22.

This is a simple card to make, it is just layering the different elements on top of one another and adding texture by using different types of cardstock e.g. Vellum, foil and watercolour papers.

How to……

  • The Watercolour Paper was coloured with the Brusho Crystal Colour – Prussian Blue and Red, stamped with the bird image and cut with the matching thinlits.
  • The frame was made by using two of the square Stitched framelits  – placing the smaller one inside the larger and running it through the Big Shot.
  • All the elements were layered on top of each other, finishing with the vellum banner threaded over and under the frame

  • The inside of the card was finished with a sheet of Whisper White cardstock and stamped with a leaf image in Basic Black (stamped off to lighten ) and Old Olive Ink.


Thanks for stopping by today…if you have any questions about this card or any of the products used please contact me.


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Brusho Butterflies -Beautiful Day from Stampin’ Up!

Brusho Butterflies

Brusho 144101 is a fantastic product that Stampin’ Up have added to their 2018 Occasions Catalogue and are great to get a simple but vibrant water wash.

Between Christmas and new year I visited my parents in Mudgee and spent some time with my sister in her art studio on her farm and what an amazing time we had.

Playing with Brusho and coming up with different effects.

Here are a few photo’s, as you can see we had fun!

When I got home to Moss Vale I couldn’t wait to make some cards out of what I created.

So here is the first one “Brusho Butterflies”

What is Brusho®?

Brusho is watercolour Ink Crystals – mixed with water to make watercolour washes and designs. Sprinkle directly on water wash paper and watch the colour burst.

How to use..

There are many ways to use Brusho, the few I have tried so far are-

  • Mix with water on a palette
  • Add water to watercolour paper and sprinkle on top
  • Sprinkle on paper first and then add water via spray bottle


Don’t remove the powder may become airborne and you will have colour everywhere.

Poke 1-3 holes into the lid and use like a salt shaker.

Make sure your work area is clear of anything you don’t want colour on.


Here is a quick video showing how I made the front of this card.

Products used

(click on product No. and you will be taken to My Store)

Brusho 144101

Shimmery White Cardstock 121717

Dapper Denim Cardstock 141419

Daffodil Delight Cardstock 121680

Versa Mark 102283

Embossing Powder Clear 109130

Aqua Painter 103954

Stampin’ Spritzer 126185


Hope you have enjoy my video and I would love to here from you on what you think.

If you live in Australia and require a copy of the Occasions Catalogue along with the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue just contact me and I will get one to you as soon as possible.
Remember when you spend $90 you get a product from the Sale-A-Brations Catalogue for free!

Petal Passion Suite by Stampin’ Up!

 Stampin’ Up! have excelled themselves with the Petal Passion Suite, all the products blend together beautifully.

The card I have made today shows three products from the Petal Passion Suite.

Petal Palette Stamp Set 145785

Petals & More Thinlits Dies 145655

Or purchase together as a bundle and save 10%..

Petal Palette Bundle 145974 (c) 145973 (w)

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper 145589

This card is similar to the one made the other day but with added elements from the petal Passion Suite.

The Petal Palette Stamp Set 145788 (c) 145785 (w) is made up of 15 rubber stamps. Seven being the beautiful imagery of plants, a bird and texture stamp, along with eight great sentiments.

The Petals & More Thinlits Dies 145655 is made up of 10 dies, 4 of which match and cut the stamped images. There is a banner Die to use with some of the sentiments and 5 dies which compliment the stamps. You can purchase the stamps and dies individually or as a bundle and save 10%. I would suggest purchasing the bundle because they are so beautiful together and I think you would regret one with out the other.

The Petal Passion designer Series Paper 14589 consists of 12 sheets (2 of each), handpainted watercolour designs in shades of black and white.

How to make this card..

Products used..

Petal Palette Bundle 145974

Rose Wonder Stamp Set 140697

Petal Passion Designer Series Paper (DSP) 145589 – cut at 12 x 8.2 cm

Whisper White Note card and Envelope 131527

So Saffron Cardstock 108611 – scrap approx 6 x 6 cm

Whisper White Cardstock – cut at 11.6 x 7.8 mm 106549

Vellum Cardstock 106584 – cut at 12 x 3 cm

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931

Watercolour Pencils 141709 – Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Blender Pen 102845

*Note- the basics of this card is the same of similar to what I did on the last card (With Sympathy)

  • Stamp floral image onto Left-hand side of Whisper White Cardstock in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. We will be using the left over Whisper White Cardstock on the card so be careful to where you stamp the image.
  • Using the Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzelberry watercolour pencil colour in the flowers with the Rich Razzelberry around the edges. Blend with the Blender Pen, blending the two colours together and to get a water colour effect.
  • The leaves are coloured using a single colour Old Olive, place the colour at the base of the leaf and with the Blender Pen blend the colour out to the tips.
  • Stamp the bird image onto a scrap of So Saffron cardstock and colour using the Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point and Whisper White for highlights. Blend these together with the blender pen.
  • With the Thinlits cut out the flowers, making sure you take care with the Whisper White Cardstock. Also cut the bird image with the matching die.
  • Cut the lattice die in the vellum.
  • With the large branch/leaf stamp stamp image on the Whisper White cardstock
  • Attach the Whisper White to the DSP mat and attach to the card front.
  • Place snail on the back of the lattice and adhere to card front. Most of the snail is hidden under the flowers.
  • Place dimensionals on the back of flower element and offset (to show DSP coming through)
  • With snail adhere the bird sitting onto a branch.

Thank you for reading my Blog I hope you have enjoyed looking at my card. If you have any questions about the products I have used, please contact me.



With Sympathy…

With Sympathy….

This card “With Sympathy” is a special order and a card I have enjoyed making even though its for a time of sadness.

I have used the Petal Palette Bundle 145974 for this card and the sentiment comes from Rose Wonder 140697.

The Petal Palette Bundle is available to be ordered “NOW!” from the Occasions Catalogue…if you live in Australia and would like a copy contact me and I will send you a copy,

along with the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

The Passion Petal Suite is probably my favorite from the keep a watch out as I know I will be making lots from this set.

 How to Make this Card..

Products used.. Petal Palette Bundle 145974

Rose Wonder Stamp Set 140697

Whisper White Note card and Envelope 131527

So Saffron Cardstock cut at 12 x 8.2 mm 108611

Whisper White Cardstock cut at 11.6 x 7.8 mm 106549

Whisper White 6.4 mm Organza Ribbon 145590 (NEW)

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad 140931

Watercolour Pencils 141709 – Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive and Real Red

Blender Pen 102845


  • Stamp floral image onto righthand side of Whisper White Cardstock in Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad. We want to use the left over Whisper White Cardstock on the card so be careful to where you stamp the image.
  • Using the Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzelberry watercolour pencil colour in the flowers with the Rich Razzelberry around the edges. Blend with the Blender Pen, blending the two colours together and to get a water colour effect.
  • Do the same on the leaves with Old Olive and a little of the Real Red…don’t use to much Real Red, as it will take over the Old Olive. Blend the colours together.

  • Then with the Thinlit Dyes cut out the flower image and put to one side.
  • Stamp the With Sympathy sentiment also in Basic Black onto the left side of where we cut the Flowers from.
  • Attach the Whisper White Cardstock to the So Saffron Cardstock using snail adhesive – card front
  • Wrap Organza Ribbon around card front and tie in a bow.
  • Place dimentionals in to back of Floral embellishment and slightly offset over the top of where it was diecut from.

This card is a easy card to make and very effective….later I will post another card made similar to this one but with a few more elements.

I hope you like my card and if you have any Questions please contact me. I will get back to you as soon as I can, will be away until 5th January 2018.


Merry Christmas and New Year 2017/2018

I would like to wish you all a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2017

I hope your Christmas is full of Joy and Hope.

The images below were taken at an event I was part of at my Church in Mittagong. For two days we depicted the streets of Bethlehem leading to the Stable and to the Birth of Jesus.

So I hope your Christmas is CHRIST filled this year..

I would also like to share with you a pick of some of my favorite cards I have made in 2017.

I hope you will join me in 2018 as we look at more at what we can make using Stampin’ Up! product.

Thank You for all your support and looking forward to a wonderful New Year 2018

Christmas Packaging with Stampin Up!

Christmas what a beautiful time of the year…

I love Christmas…don’t you?

In the last class for the year I decided we would make great little Christmas gift boxes for those small but still important gifts.

We made 3 projects…no cards, but 3 easy to make “Gift Boxes” using Stampin’ Up! Tags and Trimmings Bundle 146062 and the Gift Bag Punch board 135862


The boxes where then decorated using the stamps and Thinlits from the Tags and Trimmings Bundle and Designer Series Papers from Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 & Merry Music Specialty DSP 144623.

How to Make….

Christmas Stocking

Stocking and pillow box back was cut from Cherry Cobbler card stock, a 1/8 hole was punched in the back of Pillow box to attach a folded and knotted length of Quilted Christmas Ribbon 144620 to be used as a hanger.It is a lot easier putting the ribbon in now than after stocking is completed.

Fold and burnish the side tabs on back panel, also the bottom tab and gently shape the top of stocking. Add Tear and tape to side tabs on back panel as well as bottom tab.

Remove Tear and Tape backing, carefully match the corners at top and adhere down, doing one side at a time.

Burnish, fold over and adhere other side (Sorry forgot the ribbon in these pictures)

Remove backing of tab and gentle fold into box and burnish with bone folder to inside of stocking.

To decorate we using the Snow flake paper from the Merry Little Christmas DSP for the cuff, heal and toe of stocking attached with Multi Purpose Glue. I also adhered the gold pom pom trim to back of cuff before attaching to stocking front.

Bell and Pom Pom Trim was cut from Gold Foil Paper. Two leaves and the large button was stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and cut using the Thinlits. These then where layered using glue dots …large leaf coming from behind the bell with the smaller leaf on opposite side and at the front. Large button on top with a small bow in Red/white Twisted bakers Twine (Discontinued)

Pillow Box

Cut two back panels from Crumb Cake cardstock and remove the log tab from each panel and side tabs only from one panel.

Fold in the scoring lines and Tear and Tape and this time when you join the panels together you need to top and tail them

You can see here the notched one is at the top the other at the bottom. Join other side and gently fold in the tops and bottoms of box.

With the pillow box to decorate I cut a strip of Merry Music Specialty DSP 6 x 15cm. Tear along both edges removing approx .5cm from each side. This is then wrapped around the box and adhered with snail. Wrap the Jute Twine 144625 around the box twice and tie off in a knot. Using the tag from the stamp set I added two leaves and a small button and tied onto the Twine with Red/white bakers twine.

Gift Bag

With a 15 cm x 30cm piece of DSP from the Merry Little Christmas DSP 144621 Score down one long side 2.5cm and fold this is the top of the bag.

Follow the instructions on the Gift Bag Punch board 135862 to make the large gift bag. Fold and adhere bag together.

The Gift Box, I wanted to be more of a Santa Sack so instead of making handles I just threaded the Jute Twine 144625 through the holes and knotted at the front, the bow and tags where then attached at the knot.

The Whisper White tag is only approx 3 cm in width, because the bag is so small it didn’t need a wide tag. I just folded a bow shape and added the Gold sequence at the back and wrapped White bakers twine around the center where the knot would be. I used a glue dot to hold in place on the tag and then using the tails to tie to the jute knot on the bag.Finish off by adding another two leaves and button with the Glue dots.

Hope you have enjoyed my projects we did last night, it was a great way to finish off the year.

Here we all are WISHING each other a MERRY CHRISTMAS

This was at the start of the evening….before the fun began!

If you have any questions please just contact me…All items used with links to my shop will be below

Make sure you pop over to my SHOP and check out some of the SALES we have happening at the moment with the Year-end Sales Event.

There are Discontinued Items and Retiring Items from the Holiday Catalogue….so HERE’S! Your chance don’t miss out before they are gone.

Merry Christmas






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Heartfelt Blooms from Stampin’ Up!

Do you like to play with new products before anyone else? I do…

Today I played with a new product from the 2018 Sale-A-Bration catalogue – Heartfelt Blooms

The Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues start on the 2nd January 2018…Order it now so you can start planing what you would like….

and when you spend $90 (before shipping and handling) you get to choose a FREE item from Sale-A-Bration catalogue.

PLUS, New to this year(2018)…

Earn even bigger rewards when you spend $180 (before shipping and handling)

One of the many advantages of Joining my Team is…

You get to try the new products a month before release. Sale-A-Bration time is also the best time to Join as a Demonstrator yourself. Because you can receive the standard $235 worth of Product for only $169….and you can choose 2 additional Free Stamp sets…WOW!!

Contact me if you would like the catalogues sent to you and if you are interested in Joining my Team

Tonight I have had a quick play with one of the stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue “Heartfelt Blooms”..

Now as I said this was a very quick play …all I used was two stamps from the set, two Stampin’ Pads – Powder Pink & Fresh Fig and Very Vanilla Note Cards and Envelopes.

As well as stamping the image on the card front I also stamped the corner of the envelope. A very quick Card, you could stamp a stack of these in no time at all.

So contact me and for your copies of the catalogues and JOIN my team.

Celebrate the Season – Global Design Project #115

There are only a couple of days until December and the count down for Christmas is happening..

This weekend I’m hoping to get the tree up and decorated, if I can get my boys involved as I love taking photos of them decorating the tree. Maybe if I get the girlfriends helping out, they may do something…How is the shopping going, got it all done?…..  I still have lots of shopping to do. Do you have any ideas for a 22yr, 21yr and 16yr old boys? The only one I have done is the 18 yr old….

I LOVE Christmas…I love giving gifts and I love receiving them as well.

But what I love best is celebrating the Birth of Jesus Christ with family and friends.

Today’s Card….

This week Global Design Project have a Theme Challenge – Christmas.

To see all the projects done by the design team follow the CLICK on the picture below.

At this time of year its not hard to do a Christmas card as we are all making heaps to send to all our friends…how are they coming along, you getting yours done?

I wanted to do something a bit different and this morning when I was having a bit of a clean up in my office…(this is something I have to do all the time as I have inherited my Dad’s hording gene). I found a picture of a card I found in a magazine years ago…and I mean years ago. I find these things tear them out and then forget about them.

Back to the card….

The stamp set I used is Stampin’ Up! Tag & Trimmings 144832 and the Designer Series Paper comes from the Christmas Around the World DSP Collection 144629.

I will add links below for all the other products used found in my Online Store.

This is a easy, simple card to make…its just a three fold card but one end is curved to add some interest. Have added the measurements below..The Nut Cracker was fussy cut and attached with some Mini Dimensionals.

To keep the card closed nicely I added a small magnet to the inside…if I had thought about this more the magnet would have been added before the Designer Series Paper (gray snow flakes and under the Celebrate the Season. The inside of the card I added a panel with just some stamped snow flakes and the sentiment from the front of the card.

Hope you like my card, if you have any questions please just contact me as I would love to hear from you.

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Tags and Trimming from Stampin’ Up!

Is there a stamp set you pass over when going through the catalogue?

Is there a stamp set that because its paired up with another product you never think of using in a separate way to how it’s been shown?


Tags & Trimmings 144832 (Clear) from Stampin’ Up! is one of those sets for me.

I purchased this stamp set as a bundle with Trim your Stocking Thinlit Dies 146062 (Clear), not thinking I would use it for a card. I may have passed over it if was a stand-alone stamp set.

This set of stamps is not full of images…but rather it has individual elements that can be grouped to form an image.

I will be using Tags and Trimming to make a card for the Global Design Challenge this week –

Global Design Project 114 | Sketch Challenge

To see this weeks challenge and the Design teams examples click HERE

I love this very “Clean and Simple” look, and wanted to reflect this in my card.


How did I do this.

For this card I have used the two Holly Leaves and the Berry stamp to make my own all over patterned paper. Which was then cut down to 6 squares measuring 2.5 x 2.5cm each, the inks used are Old Olive and Real Red.

What to remember when stamping ….
  • Keep the leaves close together but still leaving some white space. Use the berries to fill in some space that maybe a little too big. I started with a piece of Whisper White cardstock larger than what I required, 10 x 14 cm.
The next steps are…
  • After stamping the larger piece of card stock then choose an area that is 5 x 7.5 cm that you are happy with. This then gets cut down to the 6 squares.
  • Adhere your squares onto the first mat, in this case the Real Red cardstock – which again is larger than required and is trimmed down to my finished size. Its like doing a jigsaw puzzle make sure you have them in the right position before gluing down.
  • Do the same with the next mat, have this cut larger than what you need so you can trim down to the size you want.
  • Wrap some Whisper White Bakers Twine around this panel and finish of with a small bow.
  • The sentiment used comes from “Oh, What Fun” 140386 a carry-over stamp set from a previous year. This is stamped in Basic Black, just under where the panel will go.
  • Attach Whisper White card front to the Real Red mat and adhere to the card base.
  • Add dimentionals to the back of the front panel and attach to card.
  • Add a little bling with Wink of Stella to the leaves.

Hope you have enjoyed my card and I hope you give it a try. If you have any questions please contact me, I would love to hear from you.

Below I have added all the products used and links to “My Store”


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