Petal Promenade by Stampin’ Up!

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

I have never been big on using a lot of the Designer Series Papers but this year Stampin’ Up! have brought out some beautiful papers. There are two that I really like Share What you Love Specialty designer Series Paper and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

This week I have been playing with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 146913, making Post-it Note Holders for a stall/display that is part of a Art Expo.

What do you think…CUTE!

The Petal Promenade paper is a photographic design paper, floral on one side and marble or textured design on the other. There are 6 designs in all and you get 2 of each design. Two of the papers have smaller elements that can be cut down for note cards or other projects. I have used the smaller elements which are 7.6cm (3″) square and stamped in the center using sentiments from Ribbon of Courage 143855 and Colorful Seasons 143726.

Thanks for reading my post this week…I will try and get a tutorial done soon on this project. I really recommend you to look at this paper it is stunning and more so in real life. You can purchase it through my store by clicking on the links above. Have a wonderful day…Keep on Stampin’

Here is a Tutorial of my Post-it Note Holder



Thank You, Colour Your Season

Thank You……Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Another beautiful stamp from the “Colour Your Season Bundle”..I love the playfulness of the leaves and can imagine the wind blowing then along. In a country town I grew up in there is a big park and many large trees…every Autumn the gardeners racked the leaves into big mounds and it was so much fun jumping into them or hiding under the leaves to scare one of my sisters.

Its wonderful when making cards like this can bring back so many wonderful memories…

This card is one of those cards that wasn’t quite working the way I wanted and then it all fell into place, different from what was originally planed and better then what I thought.

This quote I think sums it up…

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun…..Mary Lou Cook

And ‘Yes’, there were mistakes, experimenting but most of all….. it was fun!

The leaves have been stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in black, then watercoloured. Starting with the lightest colour and working towards the darkest. Watercolouring is something I always struggle with….but this time I took it slowly, dried with the heat gun before adding the next colour and I think that’s the secret to not ending up with a ‘MUD’ of colour.

I made this card as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge # 145

To see all the stunning cards made by the Global Design Team and the other entries then Click HERE

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Blog post, Thank you for visiting.


Animal Outing, Global Design Project #142 – Sketch Challenge

It’s been a while since the last Global Design Project Challenge I have participated in….

I have decided to get into it again…

so here it is….

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge #142

To see this challenge and the beautiful cards made by the design team click HERE

For this challenge I decided to use…

Animal Outing from Stampin’ Up!

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146600Also available in Wood Mount

Watercolour Rhino from Animal Outing

I stamped the Rhino image onto water colour paper using the Stamparatus 148187 making sure the image was clean and crisp by stamping it twice. So easy…knowing I can re-stamp the image getting it perfectly. Then with the Stampin’ Pads and Blender Pens I coloured this cute Rhino using  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Petal Pink & Balmy Blue. Finishing it off with the bird in Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Very Vintage 146801 (Stampin’ Rewards), stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock.

The Petal Burst Embossing Folder gives beautiful texture to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Two small notches on either side of the card to hold the Linen Thread in place and finished with a bow to the side of the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this card,

all the products used will be listed below with links to my store.


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

Delightful Detail Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Delightful Detail Suite….

 Stampin’ Up! have made a winner here!….At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this suite.

I loved the beautiful detailed lace like laser cut papers – Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper 146907

Delicately detailed laser-cut sheets. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. Can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts.

* 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Coordinating colours: Very Vanilla, Whisper White

With this suite they have added a simple but elegant Stamp set – Detailed With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146606

Within the suite there are other products as well and well worth looking at, but today I am just concentrating on these 2 products.

In my Class……

In my class last night we made 3 cards using these products.

The first card we made used the card front panels from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

These panels team with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes 146911.

The best way to attach the laser cut paper to your card is by sponging Multi- Purpose Glue onto the back of your paper using a piece of sponge. To do this lay your paper onto your silicone mat, squeeze out some glue onto a corner of the mat and then pounce the sponge into the glue and gentle pounce the sponge over the paper. Working quickly and gently lift the paper and attach to card front pressing down all the edges. Afterwards keep your sponge in a snap lock bag so it doesn’t dry out as quick and it can use it again.

Here are the other cards made in the class….

Card No:2

With this card we used the large 30 x 30cm (12 x 12″) sheet of laser cut paper. The paper was cut down to a 11 x 15cm (41/4 x 6″) then laying it over the card mat (Not Glued), we worked out what sections needed to be cut away, keeping the removed section to add to the inside of the card. When the laser cut paper is adhered to the card mat let it overhang on the edges and then trim away.

The left over piece was sponged in Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad 147142 as were all the edges on card front mat, inside mat and sentiment.

The final card made was this beautiful vintage feel card.

Don’t throw away any of the off cuts…here we used the off cuts pieced together to help from the sentiment. So simple and so effective.

The stamp set used here is from the Stampin’ Rewards…Very Vintage Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146801

The sentiment was stamped onto the oval and the doily stamp was stamped off before stamping onto the oval.

This set you can earn when you Host a Workshop or spend $250 or more…to find out more Click HERE or contact me

*This host stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards.

Card Sizes used…

The last measurements used on the last two cards are.

Card No:2 – Card Base 10.5 x 29 cm, scored at 14.5cm

 Front Mat and Inside Mat – 10 x 14 cm

Card No :3 – 14.5 cm x 21 cm

Front Mate 10 x14 cm

To see a Video showcasing the Delightful Detail Suite Click HERE

Thank you for reading my post, if you have any questions please contact me.

Below you will find links to all the products used

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

Love what you do….Share what you Love

Love what you do….Share what you Love…

Isn’t it wonderful when you have something that you Love to do and brings so much enjoyment to be able to share it with others.

Stampin’ Up! LOVE what they do…and I LOVE what I do and when I love something I want to share it with others and that is what Stampin’ Up! is all about.

The Statement of My Heart Photopolymer Single Stamp is FREE in the Gotta Have it all Bundle.

Today I have been playing with……

“SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE”……Gotta Have It All Bundle 149812

Only available as a Bundle until 31st May 2018

There has been a card that I have been wanting to do for a long time and its my version of another card I had seen. The card its self is made out of vellum and the insert is made using a piece of  Share What You Love Designer Series Paper. The paper under the velum needed to be bright and bold to show through but still allow the embossed image to be the hero of the card. 

How was this card made…

  • The velum is cut at 29cm x 10.5 cm and scored at 14.5 cm
  • The DSP is cut smaller than the vellum 8.5 cm x 24 cm and scored at 12 cm
  • Stamp and heat emboss the image and sentiment in White Embossing Powder
  • Adhere DSP insert to inside of card leaving approx 1 cm around all 4 sides. I used snail and the print of the paper camouflaged the adhesive.

  • Inside the insert add a piece of Whisper Whit cardstock 6.5cm x 10.5 cm to be able to write a greeting.

Tips of Heat Embossing on Vellum

  • Use the Embossing Buddy on the vellum to remove any static and oils from your hands being left on the surface of your vellum.
  • Before heating make sure you give your card a good flick on the back to remove any excess powder, I always keep a paint brush handy to remove those little bits of powder that don’t want to move.
  • Heat you heat gun before using on card.
  • Be careful not to overheat the vellum, keep the heat gun moving over your work.
  •  Heating the embossing powder from underneath the vellum can give you a better result. When heating the embossing powder from above, the powder can tend to blow off.


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Share What You Love by Stampin’ Up!

Exclusive Bundles for Every Crafter

Stampin’ Up! has created the perfect bundles for you to share the love to everyone!

The Share What You Love Suite Early Release is our tribute to all of the wonderful people who have made—and continue to make—Stampin’ Up! what it is today.

Stampin’ Up! have put together 3 different bundles to suit everyone and to suit everyone’s ability.

Join us in celebrating the good times with our exclusive Statement of My Heart Single Stamp, which is available only during early release.

Change is in the air…….and it’s all great!

Change is in the air……and Stampin’ Up! are making some big changes in their colours…..and its all great!


It’s always good to keep things fresh and alive…I’m loving all these colours.

Its sad to some of the old colours go but a couple of old colours have returned…..

along with the colour revamp, Stampin’ Up! have redesigned the Stampin’ Pads making them easier to get into…

The Ink cases will be..

  • Less confusing to open. Opening the ink pad case is more simple and intuitive – just insert your thumb in the “LIP” at the front of the case and lift it to open.
  • Have a tighter fit between the lid and the base.
  • Be stackable – ability to stack the cases makes them easier to store and transport
  • Included improved labels and stickers

Also improvement to the Ink..

We added defoamer to the ink ingredients because we noticed that our old ink would sometimes bubble (especially on new
pads and with lighter colours). When this happened, the ink wasn’t as even and smooth when stamped as we’d like to see it.

The added defoamer will..

  • Reduce ink bubbles
    • Help you get an even coating of ink on the stamp
    • Help the stamped image have a smoother, solid look

If you wish to receive a copy of the new Catalogue when released please contact me..

(There will be a small fee to cover postage costs of $5)

Australia ONLY





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!