Zip Lock Bag Watercolouring – GDP # 076

Welcome back to my Blog..

Yes, I know 2 blogs in one day….pick yourself up……

I’ve been playing!

And I have completed another card for the Global Design project Challenge where we are CASing Kylie Bertucci


Tonight I have been playing with a Watercolouring technique I saw on a Facebook Live video by Alisa Tilsner

called “Zip Lock Bag Watercolouring”.

It was a lot of fun and a bit messy but then Alisa did warn it was messy.

Here is what I came up with…I think I still need some practice.


I’m keeping this short as I need to get some beauty sleep, off to Sydney tomorrow to the craft show at Rosehill Racecourse.


Its simlar to two other watercolour techniques except this one uses a “Snaplock bag”, Ink and water.




Global Design Project 076 | Case the Designer

Hi and Welcome,

to this weeks challenge from the Global Design Project.

This week we are CASing Kylie Bertucci….

I love the simplicity of her cards, they are always every bold and sticking.


Just a reminder or if your new to my Blog here is what CASE means-

 CASE a project you can Copy And Selectively Edit – so take what you like from the design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set – the colours, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own.

Here is my CASE of Kylie’s card, I have gone with the design of her card. I love the full length panel, with just a slight trim along the edges. I have added an extra matte to tie the theme of the card together.

The Designer Series Paper and Balloon Adventure Stamp Set comes from the Occasions Catalogue.

I hope you enjoy my card.


The inside of the card is simple with a Birthday sentiment and Balloon.



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

Balloon Pop-up Box

Tomorrow is my Father’s 80th Birthday…

I won’t get to see him tomorrow but I will at Easter when we head to his place to celebrate his Birthday.

So today I spent the day making him a card to pop into the mail…its running a bit late but I don’t think he will mind once he see’s it.

This is a card I saw earlier this week from another Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and I loved the “FUN” of the card.

Now I am going to write up some instructions for this card but it will have to wait until Tuesday. As they are a little complicated.

Otherwise look up “Ink Responsibly” as she has done a video on this card.

You may need to watch a couple of times and I did make a prototype before I made the card.

I have added a video below so you can see the finished product as pictures don”t show it to the best advantage.


I have used products from the Party Animal Suite…..

Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Balloon Adventures Stamps and Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon.

I added the Large numbers Framelits, Glimmer Paper, a strip of Vellum plus matching cardstock.

I reason behind the vellum is so you can still see the numbers and I didn’t want printed paper to take away from the balloons.

Here’s a video on the card…


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Watercolour Flowers – Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03

Welcome to my Blog

Thanks for joining me again today, hope you will enjoy my card.

The card I have for you today is a card I have entered into the 3rd Colour INKspiration Challenge #CI03 and this fortnight it is a beach theme.

16508773_10207375924871262_6247849161172652504_nThese colours are so beautiful together,…..can’t you hear the waves crashing on the beach.

For this Card I used a watercolour technique called “Smooching”.

Earlier in the week I did another card with a very simlar technique where I put colour onto an Acrylic block sprayed with water and then placed water colourpaper over the top and pressed down.

The paper was larger than the block so I got a boarder around it. As you can see in the photo below.


This time it was done a little differently…

To colour my background I had a piece of Window sheet larger than the watercolour paper.

I added colour with the Stampin’ Write markers to the window sheet and spritzed with water, until the water and ink beaded.

Then very carefully and quickly flip over and place onto of the watercolour paper.

Rub the window sheet moving the colour around a little.

I did a practice run on a scrap of watercolour paper to make sure the colours mixed well…you don’t want to end up with “MUD”.

You can’t really see but I used Peakaboo Peach at the bottom and Marina Mist at the top.

Once dry I layered stamps from different stamp sets on top.

In Soft Sky I stamped the ink splatter from Awesomely the Marina Mist has been watered down with the water colouring the Soft Sky shows up.

I had one idea in mind when I started but have ended up with something very different.

This is where my ideas changed ….at this point I decided to add some flowers and I wanted a watercolour look to them.

I used the Penned and painted Stamp set for the flowers. This is a 3 step stamp set but I didn’t used the outline stamps. I wanted a soft watercolour feel.

I inked up the first stamp and stamped off before stamping the first part of my flower and then inked the second part in full strength  I did this with all the flowers and leaves.

Once that was all completed the edges were sponged in the Soft Sky and then in Marina Mist.

The Birthday Sentiment was taken from Balloon Adventures from the Occasions catalogue and Stamped in Soft Suede. the framelit was from the Rose Garden Thinlits and sponged around the edges in soft Sky and marina Mist. With a bit of Bakers Twine wrapped around and the sentiment sitting on top held up with Dimensionals.

The card is in Marina Mist with matting in Peakaboo Peach and Whisper White.


This was a fun card to make and I didn’t have to be a watercolour artist…

Stampin’ Up! did for me.


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Who’s your Everyday Hero?

He’s able to leap tall buildings in a single bound..

is it a bird, is it a plane..



Another new stamp set by Stampin’ Up!

“Everyday Hero”


This is one of those fun sets..

Your EVERYDAY HERO could be your Dad or your Mum, your brother or sister or it could be a friend. This stamp set covers it all. It gives you 2 different body images (one standing the other flying), a male head or female and as you can see a few background images as well.

This stamp set would be great for a teenagers Birthday…Boy or Girl.

I have added a bit of fun to the card by making it into a spinner card and giving it a “comic” feel.

This is stamp set in another set that will be available on 4th January in the Occasions Catalogue.

Here is a short video of it working, I hope you enjoy.


Coffee and Cards

Starting from Tuesday the 26th July I will be holding a Coffee and Card morning every Tuesday

between 10 -12 pm.Cost is $8 to make one card and $12 for two cards.

This is a great way to have a go at making a card and to make new friends.
Everything will be prepared for you, so there will be no fuss.

There will be a little bit of stamping and punching out your design.
Hopefully lots of laughter and chatter because I love a good chat…

come and join me would love to meet you

or catch up with you if I haven’t seen you for a while.
Here is our first cards you can make….

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give me a call and book a seat…looking forward to hearing from you..

see you there!


My Furry Friend

Winter is here and we may get some snow today, possibly too windy.

And I am finding it hard to go into my workroom as it doesn’t get much warmth from the heater.

Anyway I have dragged up self into my room and I have been having fun making these cute little Furry Friends

with the “Foxy Friends Stamp Set” and punch.

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I just think these are so cute. I couldn’t stop making them, I made 8…..

now I have to make the others.

You should give them a go….if you are interested in attending a class give me a call

or leave me a message.

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Swirly Bird Stamp Set + Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

Have you seen the NEW Catalogue as yet?
If you haven’t have a look, there’s a link to it on the bar above or click HERE
Yesterday I had my Launch Party and I posted some photos of my displays.
Over the coming days I will show you some of the samples I made for my
Today I’d like you to meet my cute little Owl made from the
Swirly Bird Stamp Set
Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies

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This cute little guy was CASed from Melissa Bychowski Davies.
He is so “Cute”, I needed a card for a family member’s 70th Birthday and I’m sure he’ll love it.
Another card I made using this set was this card….I had to put on my embroidery’s “Hat” for this one.
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It has taken me a little while to get my head around this set but it is a lot of fun….CapturemAs you can see from the Catalogue page there is still so much more you can do with this.
And I sure as the weeks go on I’ll have more to show you.


Just Add Ink #311 Masking

This week the challenge is “MASKING”

The word “Masking ” means to cover with a mask or to conceal.

On my card I have stamped an image on the card and then covered it and stamped again so that I have an overlapping image.

Let me explain this in steps.

Step !. Stamp image onto card stock


Step 2. Stamp same image on a piece of paper…I like to use a  “Post-it Notes” as this has some sticky on the back to hold it down


Step 3. Cut out the image on the post-it note staying close to the edge of the image or just on the inside of image.

Step 4. Layer your Post-It Note™ image over the image on your cardstock.


Step 5.Stamp your second image over your mask.


This image will appear to be in the background or as I have done here at the

side but coming from behind the first image


This allows you get two images overlapping without all the added lines you would get if

you just stamped two images on top of each other.

Here is my completed card..


I love the colours in Hydrangeas, its one of my favorite flowers…

also because they are easy to grow and I usually manage to kill most plants.

I have stamped on to Stampin’ Up! Shimmer paper using Stazon Black and

then water coloured the image with 8 different colours.

Trying to achieve a simlar colours to the ones I used to grown at my back door.


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Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge

Global Design Challenge has thrown out there another challenge…..

and its a Sketch Challenge by Teneale Williams.

Did you see the winners from last week…

if you haven’t HERE is the Link

Hope you get a chance to have a look as there were some wonderful cards entered.

Back to this weeks challenge – Sketch Challenge

Sketch Challenge

I decided to use the papers from the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and

teamed it up with Balloon Celebration Stamp Set and Balloon Bouquet Punch.


The reverse of the balloon paper is this lovely little spot print,

so I’ve added the Blushing Bride in my matting to add contrast to the Mint Macaron.

The lace Dollie just peeks out between the two boarders in the banner.

The team on Global Design Challenge has asked whats our favorite Challenge.

I don’t think I have a favorite…I like them all. They all tend to make me think…just some

a little harder than others.

This particular one was simple as I knew what range of papers I wanted to use..once i choose what paper

then it just flowed from that.

Go have a look and give Global Design Challenge a go…

its so much FUN!

And that’s what I like is FUN.