Beautiful Shapes Facebook Live Friday

Beautiful Shapes….I just love these hexagons, for the past week or two I have been working on an English Paper Piecing quilt using hexagons. Using up lots of little scrapes of fabric left over from face masks I was making over the last couple of years.

Whenever I do a watercolour card I usually have practice pieces or pieces I wasn’t happy with. Instead of throwing them away you could cut then up using dies…leaves, flowers or hexagons and use to create other interesting projects.

So for my ‘Live’ this week I created hexagons using the Beautiful Shapes Dies

A card made using left over watercolour pieces cut into hexigons using the Beautiful Shape Dies by Stampin' Up!

The sentiment is from the Happiness Abounds Stamp set and the dies I used to cut it out is from the Stylish Shapes Dies. I sat the sentiment on top of a vellum circle as it got lost a little with the background DSP- Perfectly Penciled and coloured Hexagons.

Below is my quilt…it’s now twice the size…great while watching TV.

YouTube Video

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

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Facebook Live Friday – Heart of Home Suite

Hi and welcome today to my Blog. Yesterday on my Facebook Live I created this card using products from the Heart of Home Suite by Stampin’ Up!®. This suite is one of the many products coming in the 2022 Jan-Jun Mini Catalogue.

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Measurements Used…

  • Card Base Misty Moonlight: 10.5 x 29.9cm, score at 14.9cm
  • Mat basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • DSP: 9.7 x 14.1cm
  • Card Insert Basic White: 10 x 14.4cm
  • Sentiment Strip: Shimmery White: 1 x 10.5cm
  • Stamped image Shimmery White: 7 x 10.5cm
  • Leaves Pear Pizzazz – scrap

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Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you have enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Stampin’ Up! products used in today’s Project

All products used are listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store

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Video Friday – What to do with old Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper..

Hi, How are your School Holiday’s going?

This week I have done nothing …well it seems like it!

I haven’t been able to Blog all week…why! Running around for the kids and for the husband as well…..and..

I have been working on “Photo Albums”……

Making the actual albums, using up discontinued Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Papers and chipboard and making them into albums..

I have made 2 this week.

The first one a simple album as this was the first I’d ever made and I had these photo’s I had taken from old photos my Dad had from when he and Mum were dating.

For this album I need a few sheets of DSP and cardstock…


And the second one became bigger than Ben-Hur!

 I decided to do a 18 x 18 cm (7 x 7 “) album and I only had A4 paper…not a good move.

You need 30 x 30cm cardstock to make your life easier…anyway kept on working on it. Found some YouTube Tutorials on it and just kept playing…

Hope you enjoy these videos…of my playing around with paper week!


Video Friday…Embossing Paste

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows and to Video Friday..

 Today I thought I would share with you another video by Stampin’ Up! about another new product from their Annual Catalogue.

Embossing Paste

This looks like so much fun and is definitely going to be on my next order. Here are some beautiful cards found in the 2017 – 2018 Annual Catalogue using the Embossing Paste.annual17_p176a




 In the background of each of these Cards you can see the texture created by using the Embossing Paste.

So what do you need to get stared….they can all be found on page 201 of your Catalogue or click on the pictures below to go directly to my store.



OH!….Don’t forget you may also want some re-inkers to colour the paste!






Video Friday – Glossy Paper-Alcohol Ink Blending

Hi and Welcome to another Video Friday!

On Tuesday I was having my usual Facebook fix when I came upon this great card by Maria Willis.

blogger-image--196932548I love the vibrant colours that she has used, it just brought this big smile across my face. I had to find out more about how Maria had achieved this card, so followed the links to here Blog –

 “Cardbomb”. Please go and check it out….this one is now on my “Favorite Blogs” list…..

So Click HERE

or here is the link

This card was created as part of a Blog Hop for Creating Kindness (around the world) International Design Team.

Maria says “If I had to describe my stamping style in one word… I think I would choose, “Techniques.” I absolutely love to experiment with Stampin’ Up! products and I love to try new techniques.”

Maria’s blog sounds like one I’m going to be visiting on a regular bases.

So I had to give this a try……


As you can see it was a bit messy….and Maria does say at one point that if you don’t want to spray everything with ink cover it up….I should have listened to that part. LOL….

I have ink everywhere including ME!

But it was so much fun …I kept on going…I think I ended up with about 8 pieces…some good and some are just ready for the bin.

BUT…don’t be too quick to throw in the trash as once its dry and when you trim down may end up with something pretty amazing.

The card stock used is the NEW Glossy White Cardstock 144241 and I cut the sheet into quarters.

To get the beautiful, bright and vibrant colours on the Glossy White Cardstock, Maria mixed rubbing alcohol with Stampin’ Up! Ink refills. This also gave some wonderful blending effects as well.

Maria goes through a couple of different techniques and I’m sure like me you can’t wait to get hold of some Rubbing Alcohol and have a go yourself..

Well here’s how my card turned out…


I think it looks good …don’t you?

So here’s the video…enjoy, can’t wait to see what you end up with.



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

Video Friday – Love Today All-Inclusive Planner Kit

Hi and welcome to today’s Video Friday….

Today I wanted to share with  you another NEW product that Stampin’ Up! have released in the new Catalogue and that is their planner.

It comes in a Kit form so you can put it together in the configuration that works best for you.


As you can see there is a lot in the Kit

This planner really excited me when I first heard about it because not only is it beautiful, its easy to use and I knew I could get a lot of use from it. I love the month at a glance as I can see quickly what I have planned and then the week on a two page spread allows me to break it all down to tasks. All my tasks I have colour coded for example if its written in Purple then I know its a business task, if in red then a personal task. This allows me to see at a glace what I have planed for my day.


 You could also use your planner to make notes about activities/holidays etc to use in your Memory Keeping Albums – Stampin’ Up! Memories and More.

All the pages are a good quality paper so you can even stamp on them and the planner comes with stickers to decorate your pages or highlight events. There are also Pocket pages to add photos, post it notes to add those extra notes on and 2 pocket sleeves to add shopping list or cards to be sent…..there is so much in this planner


I’m sure you will love it…..Here is a video to tell you more about this fantastic product.

If you are interested in ordering one of these Planners for yourself go to my Store HERE

Guess what you can also purchase a Refill Kit that has everything in it except the binder

Have FUN Planning your new Planner


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

Video Friday

It’s Friday and time for another Video…

Stampin’ Up! have added to YouTube some beautiful video on some of there new products…..and this video I just had to share it with you …its so , so cute!

It would be great for so many Baby / kids presents and cards too!

So get the chocolate and your Catalogue….turn to page 108

OK…feeling relaxed and ready….

This set is called

“A Little Wild” 

comes in Wood- Mount 143671 or Clear- Mount 144344

or you can Purchase as a Bundle as it also has matching Dies

Bundle Wood- Mount 145327 or Clear – Mount 145328


I hope you have enjoyed this Video, I don’t have any photos to share as I haven’t received my Bundle as yet

Remember the links above will take you to my store and if you live in Australia I would love it if you shopped with me.

Have a wonderful day!



Video Friday……Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

Hi and welcome to Video Friday..

Today I thought I would share with you a video  by Stampin’ Up! on one of the best tool you can every by or invest in….

I say invest because its not a cheap item, it is a BIG ticket item…but it is worth every cent.

BSBS1The video will tell you about how the Big Shot works and the many accessories that go with it. If you CLICK on the picture above it will take you to “My Shop” where you can purchase yours today if you live in Australia.

To give you a little hint…with the soon to be released Annual Catalogue there will be a lot more dies available to go with some of the new Stamp sets and having this tool will save you time on Fussy Cutting. Some of the cards I have created using the Big Shot are…







Video Friday on a Sunday……

Hi and welcome to Video Friday on a Sunday..

Sorry this wasn’t done and posted on Friday….it has taken me a little while to get up the nerve and make this video. i have made a few now but I’m always concerned about getting it all right and this one I managed to do in one take….Woo Hooo!

This Video is on the card I post earlier in the week, so here is a reminder of what it looks like.


And here is the video



Video Friday- Birthday Bright project Kit

Welcome to Butterflys and Bows!

I hope you all had a wonderful and Blessed Easter.

And not too many Easter Eggs!

Here in Australia we also have school holidays at the moment and over Easter my boys and I (my husband had to stay home because of work), traveled to Mudgee to visit my parents. My father turned 80 last February and we hadn’t had a chance as yet to celebrate.

It was a lovely day, lunch at a beautiful Winery with family and friends to help celebrate.


The Video I want to share with you today is another by Stampin’ Up! highlighting one of their many Kits. This one is from the Occasions Catalogue on page 13..Its a fun little kit making up into 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs and 12 Gift Tags.

Now this Kit does not include the stamp set required, Birthday Bright, nor the ink pads and adhesives.



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