Zoo Crew – Live with Michele

Today my card I have created to give to friend that has just become a first time Grandmother.

I thought the Lama from the Zoo Crew Suite was a must for this card, with her sitting there busy knitting away….maybe creating something fun for a new baby.

I stamped the Lama with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and coloured it using Stampin’ Up! Blends.

When layering the Designer series Paper I felt it needed a bit of a lift, the two pieces of DSP with a white background was just too similar and needed to be a little different. A good way to change this with out completely changing the paper is to colour it. There are many ways you can colour your DSP and for this card I used the Lemon Lolly Blends. By using the Brush Nib end of your blend, colour the DSP – making sure you use the side of the brush not the point.

How to make this card…

If you get lost for ideas on card layouts, check out places like Pinterest. Here you can find lots of ideas by searching ‘Card Templates’ or ‘Card Sketches’. CardMaps and MojoSketch on Pinterest. I have a board on my Pinterest site called ‘Card Templates’ were I have saved card ideas. Sometimes I use these ideas when I’m feeling a bit lost for an idea or need some inspiration. When you do use an idea that not your own and share on Social Media (etc), then give credit to Where or Who inspired you.

Cutting Measurements

Card Base Boho Blue4 ¼ x 11”, score @ 5 ½”10.5 x 29.9cm, score @ 14.9cm
Card Mat Basic White4 x 5 ¼”10 x 14.4cm
Card FrontBoho Blue3⅞ x 5⅛”9.7 x 14.1cm
DSP 1¼ x 4¼”3 x 11cm
DSP  ¾ x 4″ 2 x 11cm
 DSP  2 x 2 5 x 5cm
Circle 2½”Vellum3 x 3″7.5 x 7.5cm
Sentimentbasic White2 x 4″ (scrap)5 x 10cm 9Scrap)

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Moving Along – Welcome Baby

Hi and welcome today to my Blog.

On yesterdays Facebook Live I made this card using the Stampin’ Up! ® Moving Along Stamp set. This card was created using masking and creating a background with the NEW Stampin’ Up! Blending Brushes.

Moving Along by Stampin' Up!

This card is a simple card to make and only uses a few Products. If you missed catching the Facebook Live yesterday, it has now been up loaded to my YouTube Channel….You can follow me HERE

Measurements Used…

  • Card Base – Basic White 10.5 x 29.8cm, score at 14.9cm ( Imperial -Letter 4¼ x 11″, score at 5½”)
  • Card Front – Basic White 10 x 14.4 cm ( Imperial -Letter 4 x 5¼”)
  • Scrap of Soft Seafoam Cardstock for 3 Leafs
  • Scraps of Dafodil Delight for 2- 3 flowers

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Just a little pair of Overalls

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

Did you see Wednesday’s Facebook Live? I made the most adorable little pair of overalls using the Best Dressed Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalogue.

These are so easy to make and I am sure you will have fun making them.


The video below goes through all the products you will need.


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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.


Stampin’ Up! Stamparatus

About a week ago a box from Stampin’ Up! arrived on my door step and I was so excited….I new what was in that box and I have been waiting for this since the beginning of the year.

My Stamparatus

This was so exciting….now what will I do, what will I make. I pulled out the Baby Bear 141859 stamp set. This is a stamp set I love but have only used once before as its a 3 set stamp and was never really happy with what I had stamped with just using the blocks and trying to line everything up.

So played with just stamping the Baby Bear image over and over, just to get the hang of it. Still need to stand up to get everything lined up, but that’s OK because once you have it set up once and if your making multiples of the same card its all set.

Stampin’ Up! have made 3 YouTube Video’s on how to use and they are worth while watching just to see what you can do. Below are the links to these videos.

Precision Placement – https://youtu.be/kSCoGyNLNd4

Aligning with Red Rubber Stamps – https://youtu.be/xWt-_YdYJfc

Creating Patterns with the Hinge-Step Technique – https://youtu.be/NfwgdoUReLQ


What did I end up making with the Baby Bear

Here I have used the Stamparatus in two different ways…

The first was to create the wording down the side of the card, this took a bit of time and playing around as I wanted the two lines to be in two different colours and also spaced evenly between top to bottom of the card.

To do this, I treated it as if it was a 2 step stamp. Each phrase was on each plate (the Stamparatus comes with 2 plates). Once positioned on each plate I held them up together to see if the phrases were in the correct position and then did a test run. When the position was correct it was just a matter of stamping the first phrase down the side of the card by moving the plate down the hinge. Then repeating it again with the second plate and using a different colour ink.

 Baby Bear image was stamped on the other side of the card again using the Stamparatus and 3 step stamping.

To finished the card I used the Eclipse Technique to frame the bear.


Hope you enjoy my card. If you have any questions please contact me.
Below are links to all the products used in this card. The Stamparatus will be available later in the year.


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Moon Baby….a little something


I just wanted to show you a card I did last week for a card swap using the same sponging technique I used on another cards.

Remember this one…


A simple and I think a very effective card, simple to do.

With a little Resist Embossing  before the sponging was applied.

And here it is.


This card only has two layers…the card base and the sponged strip.

You can Find a PDF tutorial HERE





Who likes to colour in?

Hi guys, welcome again to my Blog.

I hope you have a lovely weekend, I did. On saturday night we had “Carols at the Lake”.

I live near a beautiful little town called Mittagong and its in the Southern highlands about an hour from Sydney. In not far the center of town we have lake called Lake Alexandra. Were there’s ducks, turtles and other wild bird life…..its a man made lake. It was used for water for the engines hauling coal to Fitzroy Iron Mines over 100 years ago. A very pretty spot with bush surrounding it….every second year we have carols down at the lake and it is so wonderful.

Setting Up at lake Alexandra- Carols at the Lake 2016

Anyway now I’m completely off track…who likes to colour in?

In January Stampin’ Up! will be releasing their new Occasions Catalogue and in this they have re-introduced watercolour pencils. Isn’t that wonderful…I couldn’t wait to get my hands on them. So I made sure I ordered them in my pre-order. You see as I demonstrator you get to order the new product early. So if your interested in joining me then that’s one of the bonus you get…

So I also had to get a stamp to colour in…..I couldn’t resist it. Its so cute!

We all love babies don’t we…I do and now my boys are all growing up. I’m allowed to think they are cute because I can just hand them back..

Opps….off track again!

Think I’d better show you what I have been playing with today.


This is such simple cards.

  • I used the Basic Black (Archival Ink) and stamped the image into Shimmery White card stock. Allow the ink to dry or heat set with a heat gun.
  • With water colour pencil I lightly coloured the areas where I wanted colour and then went over with a Blender Pen.
  • I went back over some of the areas again to add highlights and again blender in with the Blender Pen
  • I like to leave some white space so I haven’t filled in all the areas with colour.



Global Design Project #064 | CASE the Designer

At last a day I could sit down and make a card…

this week has been one of those weeks driving the boys around.

This week we are CASE-ing Connie Collins.

Have I ever told you that Blue is my favorite colour and its so fresh looking teamed up with the yellow.

I have wanted to do something in this combination for a while now and teamed with the spots reminds me so much of a country garden.


So today I’m going to Case this great colour combination…


The Stampin’ Up! stamp set is called “Baby Bear” and this is the first time I have used it. Its one of those “WOW” stamps and I loved the way it came out.

The Bear is a three step Stamp, this means you have 3 stamps you layer on top of each other to achieve the finished effect.

You can either  stamp off your stamps to get lighter tones of one colour or do as I have done and used three different yellows, starting with the lightest and working up to the darkest. The bow I stamped off and then stamped full strength with the second stamp (only a two step)

I used the largest scalloped square from the Layering Square Framelits, as he only just fits. I then cut a large square to go under him..

I think he’s so cute….don’t you!


Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Welcome Baby……..

This week I was asked to make a card to give to a New Arrival.

His name is “Fox”

and as my friend had seen the Foxy Friends Stamp Set,

she requested I use that.


Isn’t he cute!

And so much fun to do.