One Sheet Wonder

I am so behind in my Blog, so please forgive me…..

Last month for my Monthly Card Class I decided to do Christmas Cards..

using the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper.

I wanted something a bit different and I wanted to give the class something a little more advanced.

As I normally pre-cut everything for them.

So in my search on Pinterest. I came across One Sheet Wonder…

now this is something I have never done but it was something I’ve wanted to do.

 I found a site where the designer used a 6″ square of paper and I loved the ideas.

The site is called “Poetic Artistry”, and her cards looked great.

so I hope Julee Tilman doesn’t mind but I CASED her beautiful work…

click HERE to go to Julee’s page.

All the information on how to make these cards are on this site.

 I did change one of the cards a little to suit me and the products I had.

Also the charms are from last years Holiday Catalogue and are no longer available.

The Dazzling Diamonds Paper stars I sponged with Crumb Cake Ink,

as they needed to be dulled a little and it added to the aged affect.

The embossing folder is also no longer available and I didn’t have another I thought suitable.

I used the Tin of Tags and Oh, What Fun stamp sets.

I am very pleased how these cards turned out and I think so was my class.





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Global Design Project #052 | CASE the Designer

What a week…..

I have been sick all week with end of winter Flu/Tonsilites

but the best news of the week has been ….

Robert (my No: 3 son) has been chosen to be the next School Captain.

So proud of him.


But to the task at hand……

This week Global Design Project have given us another Challenge “CASE the Designer”

and it’s none other than the talented Teneale Williams.

I just love her cards…they are so beautiful.


I really like the layout of this card, so I have taken my inspiration from there.


For this card I have used the Cookie Cutter Bundle.

A great set for adults and children…a great way to get them involved in making this years Christmas cards

for family and friends.

Its a simple Stamp Set with some great images for Christmas and includes a Builder  Punch, which makes cutting out so easy..

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Father Christmas – ESAD 2016 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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The New 2016 Holiday Catalogue has just been released….have you seen or even had a try of some of the wonderful new products as yet?

Through this Blog Hop you will find many wonderful ways in which you can use these products….

If you have just arrived from Kathryn Ruddick’s Blog or are starting this adventure with me ,I would like to welcome you and say…..

“Hi and I hope you enjoy this experience”

 Make sure to click each link to see all of the wonderful creations.

Who doesn’t love a great Santa?

I love Christmas and I love Santa.

My parents every Christmas Eve would gather my sisters and I together

and read to us “Twas the Night Before Christmas”

by Clement Clarke Moore

So I love the traditional Santa decided below

“He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a pedler just opening his pack.
His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself.”
This year Stampin’ Up! have given a wonderfully traditional Santa and I couldn’t resit
purchasing this stamp set.
So here is my card using this the “Father Christmas Stamps”
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I wanted to achieve the old world charm of this stamp set.
So I have used  Crumb Cake and Always Artichoke as my card stock. The images were all stamped in Early Espresso.
In stamping the top and base of this card the “Stamp-a-ma-jig” became my best friend in lining
everything up nicely.
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Using a Blender Pen and Always Artichoke Stamp Pad I traced around the
finer scroll lines in the boarders top and bottom.
Santa was then coloured in softly to allow the fine detail of the stamp to come through.
The edges of the layers of card stock was sponged in Early Espresso and Always Artichoke
to add to that Aged Old Charm.
I hope you have enjoyed my part in this Blog Hop.
Make sure you check out this next blog from Carolina Evans
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  2. Libby Dyson
  3. Nicole Wilson
  4. Rachael Lewsley
  5. Cathy Pinchbeck
  6. Kelly Kent
  7. Leonie Schroder
  8. Delys Cram
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Richelle Fletcher
  11. Barbara Williams
  12. PapillonPapercraft
  13. Kathryn Ruddick
  14. Michele Jutrisa – You are HERE
  15. Carolina Evans
  16. Liv Ingle
  17. Rochelle Blok
  18. Emily Campbell
  19. Samantha White
  20. Andrea Buckland
  21. Maree McIntosh
  22. Renee Lynch
  23. Peta Stephen
  24. Jackie Noble
  25. Alisa Tilsner


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Tin of Tags Project Kit

I love a GOOD project

and better still I love one that is easy to put together and can be shared or used.

This year in the Holiday Catalogue Stampin’ Up have given us another

great Tag Kit.

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There are 30 tags, 3 of each design to make and they come in a great little Red Tin to keep them in until Christmas.

Gather with friends and have  your Demonstrator (“Me”) bring the extra supplies.

Or make it on your own with these additional products…….

Tin of Tags Stamp Set

Ink Pads- Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Old Olive, and Real Red

Adhesives –  Fine-Tip Glue pen, Glue Dots , Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I will be announcing a little later on my Events page of an upcoming workshop with this kit..

so stay tuned!

Merry Mice….and Global Design Project #050

Who feels like Christmas is just around the corner and is sneaking up on us?

I do!

Recently one of my friends posted on Facebook how many Fridays until Christmas….

and that was scary!

I haven’t even started thinking about gifts or anything as yet……

but Stampin’ Up! has……

and look what they have coming out on the 1st September

 the new

“Holiday Catalogue”.

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Global Design Project have given us this week a “Sketch Challenge”

And I thought why not give you a sneak peak at one of the new Stamp Sets from the Catalogue,

using the challenge. So here’s the Challenge.

sketch Challenge GDPAre you ready for it….


Isn’t it cute…its called “Merry Mice”

This is such a cute set and really great if you enjoy colouring in.

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So using the Blender Pens and the Stamp Pads I spent a lovely afternoon

colouring in and bring these little guys to life…..

Here are all three  cards for you to enjoy

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Now if you would like a your own copy of the “Holiday Catalogue” then just contact me

and I will get one into the post to you.



My Life through out December

Where are your Christmas photos?
Last year I started a Project Life Christmas Album about all the things I did in December leading up to Christmas…..

In all I probably only did 20 pages (one day a page)…this year I have been very busy and by tomorrow will have done nearly every day for December…WOW!
Here are some of the pages completed.

Project Life 1

All is calm, all is bright……Global Design Project #GDP013

Global design project have set us another beautiful challenge…

and this week its a colour challange

GDP013 Colour ChallengeIts so much fun…you should give it on this link to find out more…..HERE

Today I have been having so much fun..a friend came over and we talked and made cards all day.

I think we did more talking than card making, so great to catch up.


So here is my card…very simple. Lots of layers..tearing…singing..keeping calm..mmmm. Not sure on that one but fun YES!

Come and JOIN us on Global Design Project

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Embellished Ornaments and Global Design Project #GDP012

This next challenge with GDP  is ‘CASE the Designer’…. CASE-ing the amazingly talented Brian King!

(CASED/Copied from GDP)…….LOL!

How does this challenge work?

There are many definitions of CASE (Copy And Steal Everything, Copy And Share Everything), but in this situation the definition is

Copy And Selectively Edit. This means you can be inspired by ANYTHING on this card. What inspires you in this card to make it your own, what will you copy and what will you edit?

Here are some ideas of what you could be inspired by –

Theme – Winter or Christmas

Layout – The layers with the diagonal slope

Colours – Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Whisper White (or you could use colours that are similar, doesn’t have to be exactly the same)

Stamp set – Snow Place

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Now, I have to make something clear…for years I have been a “Scrapbooker” and have always considered myself “Clean and Simple”

But it seems lately with cards I’m doing a bit more “Grunge to Antique” Now this is not always easy….I have also discovered I like to see what I can do with colour.


with this challenge I have playing with a few ideas…not sure what to do the colours ….but …they complement each other but do they blend?

So I tried a few different ideas out, not happy with what I’d done but kept playing because I had this idea. Then, the other day while having a peak on Pinterest,

I found a card done similarly to the effect I wanted to achieve.

Here is what I came up with.


I inked the stamp with Pool Party and then sponged (using daubers) on the lower half with Coastal Cabana (Discontinued), working towards the bottom of stamp with Bermuda Bay

and adding Cherry Cobbler to the tip and some to highlight the center decoration.

I then gave a light mist with water and stamped onto Shimmery White paper.

What I learnt from what Hermine Koster did on her card (Pinterest) was to go around the edges with a marker to highlight them.

I tried using black but found it too dark so with the Basic Gray Stampin’ Write, I very lightly went around the edges and white areas in the stamped image. Then with my Aqua Painter and watered down ink I added some splatters.

The sentiment was inked up with Pool Party and lower edges of the 3 “script” words touched with Cherry Cobbler.

I am really pleased with how this card has turned out..and my wonderful Husband (my GREATEST critic) has also agreed that he likes it too.

Now if you want to have a go at this Challenge and the challenges in the coming weeks then check out Global Design Projects HERE


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All Yea Faithful – Global Design Project #GDP011

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in every store
And the prettiest sight to see is the
Is the projects that will be
On the G-D-P!
Did you sing it? I hope so!
GDP011 Theme - ChristmasThis is the challenge this week by GDP…….
and sing, yes I do and I love to sing for my Lord, Jesus Christ.
And what’s a better time to raise our voices to him but at Christmas time in celebration of his birth.
Not sure if this is a great card…or not. But I had a very stressful day yesterday with the thought of having to drive to
Sydney today to pick up one son from Hospital and not being able to be at home to help another son get ready for his Yr 10 Formal.
So I put this card together …….
Music – because I love singing to Christ and through him I can sing
Christmas Balls – because I love decorating the Christmas Tree.
Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus – JESUS is the REASON for the SEASON.
A bit of Gold – to remind us he is KING

“Home for Christmas” and Global Design Project #GDP008

“Home for Christmas….Hand-drawn imagery, evokes the nostalgic feelings of Christmas past.”

This is how Stampin’ Up! have described this Designer Series Paper and how true that is.

As soon as I saw this paper I could see myself as a little girl enjoying Christmas.

I love the Deer’s and I found Rudolf with his Red Nose. There’s Santa “Round and Jolly with sacks full of presents” and Christmas Tree’s decorated with presents too!

Its such a beautiful and tradition paper series…so I decided to use it for my GDP this week.

I’m running a class using this paper so why not use the “Case the Designer” as one of the class cards. Case the designerI love the card Kylie has done so keeping to the same layout here is my card for this weeks challenge.


I did say I found “Rudolf”

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