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Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Die Cut Storage

Well I dont have this many dies.... or do I???.... MMWUUAHHH! just jokes. But this has got to be a much better idea than having them all tossed into a box which is my current method of organisation and surprisingly isnt working LOL. I just like the fact that you can flick through and see all the sets. Maybe over the hols I might be able to organise this way :)
I must get onto doing some more videos myself. Unfortunately I am unwell and trying not to talk too much in order to get better.. sore throats a killer... :)

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Stampin Up How To- Christmas Card & Autumn Leaves

Yep! Christmas! I know its early but by the way this year is passing by it will be hear again in no time. Here is a cute card from Stampin up :)

I also love to visit this site. Originally I would have probably passed on the leaves diecuts but it is amazing how seeing a technique used can change your opinion. These look great! I also have some Tim Holtz Bigz Leaves which could do with the same texturing.

Sunday, 29 July 2012

Hint for Clear Cling Stamps

So excited went and collected my new cricut!!! and have been cutting up a treat LOL so will have to charge up the video camera and get into some more how to videos :)

I have to say I am a fan of Stampin ups clear stamps. I find them so much easier to store and use but from time to time I do have trouble with the smaller ones staying on the acrylic block. I found this utube clip and plan on givig it a try but if you have any ideas I would love to hear them :)

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Sharing Some Cards

Just have to start off by saying a big thankyou to Overstock.com where I purchased my Cricut. They have sent an email telling me that they are going to refund my money. Fantastic News!! I now have a little more "bob"to put on my layby of the Cricut 2 at the local scrap shp at Claremont Woo Hoo!!!

Made a few cards this weekend and thought its about time I shared LOL.
For this one I used a cloud embossing folder and then wiped my white pigment ink pad over it to make the clouds white. I then used the back of the plane and the label and stamp from my new dienamics aeroplane set followed by some glue and glitter.

I was really happy with the next one. I found some really pretty Kaisercraft papers and used my Very Vintage Stampin around wheel across the front twice to leave a spot for my stamped sentiment. Wrapped some ribbon and cut a few banners that I glossy accented to the front with some linen thread. I found a few little flowers and pearls in the stash that I added to the banners. The Stamp is from the hostess set - Perfect Words.
:)

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Two Tone Stampin

Highlighting a technique from one of the many wonderful you tube channels I subscribe to :)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Friday, 29 June 2012

More great Dienamics!

Being a sucker for flowers I love it when new flowers like this come out!

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Mustache

These are all the rage at the moment and Vadeler has ther bestest idea!!

Thursday, 21 June 2012

Beer Card

With Fathers Day coming up this could make a cute idea :) LOL

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Cricut Birthday Cake Card

(I scanned this in plastic if your wondering about those reddish lines :)

Friday, 15 June 2012

Swing card

Found another great card by Dawn on the WWW. I really have to give making these a go. Doing the final edit on some more videos so will get onto uploading them over the weekend. Until then....enjoy

Thursday, 14 June 2012

House Card

Trying a few things out for the people at Provo Craft about the Cricut. In the meantime here is a Video How To I managed before the dramas :)

I made this really cute card using the Wild Card Cartridge. The cartridge allows you to cut the cards, envelopes and liners as well as many different phrases and icons that can be used in assembly. Here is a picture of the finished card. I used stampin up stamps, inks and markers as well :)

This is the Cricut Cartridge that I absolutely LOVE :)
and here is my little video of how it all came together.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Many Thanks Card


A lovely share from Julie Davidson I just love how she has used the lace ribbon punch!

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Cookie Monster

Now who doesnt love the characters from Sesame St. Espec the cookie monster!!!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Doubling your ink pads!

Paper Party!!! :)

During May, join the Paper Party and earn FREE Designer Series Paper !Choose from a wide variety of designs and colours available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue and 2012 Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue.
You  get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three-no limit!
New demonstrators who join Stampin' Up! in May will get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper every month from June through December 2012!
Contact me or visit my demonstrator site for more details :)

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Camera Card

Excuse the ol voice in this one. Recorded it over Easter when I had the Flu :)

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Cute Circle Trim Card

Just another share from the big wild world of internet surfing.  I been busy over the weekend putting the finishing touches on my sisters guest book and using the cricut to assist me which has saved sooo much time its unbelieveable! will share the little collection during the week as I am not quite done yet :)


Sunday, 15 April 2012

Altered Whiteboard

I bought one of these little whiteboards a little time ago and finally got around to altering it. Quite happy with the results :)

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Video How To "Umbrella Card''

Yay the video editing software works!! and I have made another change to the title to match the new blog. Enjoy :)

Friday, 6 April 2012

Petite Purse

This is really cute I wonder if it might be coming our way later in the year??

Monday, 2 April 2012

Die Cuts

Got some new dienamics recently and heres a look at what I did with them :)

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Making small Roses

Another incredibly busy week and I am really looking forward to this coming weekend as I am attending a CM mega party and get to crop and create for a few hours this Saturday!! Its also good to see what other wonderful products there are to play with out there.

My tip for this week is a simple one for all the scrapbookers out there! BACKUP! Yes thats right time to save a copy of all those memorable moments onto disk or the good old brick. I had a heart stopping moment the other night when I started up my main computer and it flashed blank for ages and didnt look like i was going to start up properly. Talk about panic! so I am in the process of save save save and if you havent done it for a while now is the time.

I didnt add a sketch Wednesday but would like to draw your attention to many of the fantastic online challenge sites around that you can take part in. My favourites at the moment are Just add Ink, Freshly Made Sketches and  Friday Mashup. They are all great sites and its lovely to see how welcoming the site members are as they leave lovely comments on your cards!

And finally another freat find on the internet and guess what??? yep its all about flowers LOL

Monday, 19 March 2012

Markers and Blender Pens

Ever wanted to know how to get that watercolour look with the Stampin up Markers and the blender pen. Well here is a video (another great find) that demonstrates it for you and I love the look! Hope you do to!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Brayering

I was given two different brayers recently and wasnt sure how to give them some use. So I did a bit of googling and stumbled upon a whole other world of brayering!! Oh my Gosh!!! I have included a video for you took look at and if you need further inspiration for this technique then you just HAVE to visit Michelle Zindorf's Blog and check out some of her tutorials...AMAZING stuff :)

Thursday, 15 March 2012

293: What's on the Web

Cute idea considering that we are on the cusp of the winter plague........ the dreaded old flu season!! so happy I have been healthy so far quite a few friends have been down for the count pretty early this year :(

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

295: Tuesday Tip

I had to laugh on Saturday had a few friends over and we all had a shocking time tying that perfect bow so a little reminder on how to make bows is definately needed LOL!

Monday, 12 March 2012

296: Product Review

It has been a huge week!! I had to take time otherwise spent on the blog and invest it into my job. I never said bloggin daily was going to be easy LOL but I am here now! A shocking thing happened after a workshop yesterday! My friggin Big Shot handle snapped off!! It was bent after a good workout at work when some of the kiddies tried to sandwich something incorrectly and had been fine of late then started making this terrible sound before TWAANNG!!! Have been in contact with the company to see if I can purchase the said part that buckled under pressure so fingers crossed. I had gotten to the point where I had been using it every time I scrapped. Has anyone else had this happen? I was a bit lost today when I sat down to make some cards :(

I have been getting into using the punches as well. I am growing fonder of punched pieces. It the past I felt that punch art was really daggy but with all of the great punch styles coming out its looking much more classy. With Easter around the corner I felt it would be a great time to share a clip from one of my favourite utube channels. I plan on mashing this up with the kids at work so that the Big EB has somewhere to put the eggs !! :)

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Inking and embossing


I have a few crafters workshop stencils aboutt he place but you could also use and of the "reliefs"left over after you have sent a cartridge through your bigshot to create you own original look. I am going to attempt the inking technique for my scrapbook page this week.



What's on the Web
Well anything that this wonderfully creative lady does is fantastic and along with my love of flowers this is a how to must that I just had to share with you all.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

315: Tuesday Tip

I was going about without a bone folder for years and have to agree!!

Monday, 20 February 2012

316: Product Review

Stampin up glitter and heat and stick powder can give awesome results. Here is a little video on one way in which to use them.


Saturday, 18 February 2012

318:What's Scrapbooking

Not scrapbooking this weekend but am working on a off the page project for my sisters wedding so apologies to my blog visitors. Will upload some pics when I am done only have a few extra little bits to add :)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

320: Whats on the Web

There is a buzz felt in the USA that I wish was felt the same way here. Maybe its just because I am not on the mainland but I kinda get the feeling that scrapbooking and stamping doesnt have the same enthusiasm as it did a decade ago. I used to frequent the papercraft and craft and quilt shows which were so much fun and I am definately flying over to Melbourne this year for one.. maybe two of them this year (hopefully coinciding with AFL so I can drag an unsuspecting husband along with me LOL) I do love being a demonstrator for such a great company and I equally enjoy the enthusiasm of the girls out at Image Plus at Claremont who have the greatest scrap shop EVER!

So when it comes time to see whats new I stalk the old You Tube to see updates of the Craft Hobby Association shows that occur in Summer and Winter in the states.

The best site this year for viewing was at paperclipping4u so if you are after some previewed fun this it the go to place. I also posted my favourite vid :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

322: Tuesday Tip

I havent used a lot of the masking technique so I have been looking around and found this little gem on Utube. Plan on giving this ago over the weekend seeing as though I am back at work after a wonderful holiday :)

Monday, 13 February 2012

323: Product Review

Spritz sprays produce a shimmer when sprayed onto cardstock and paper items.
There are many manufacturers of these products. Stampin up produce 4 available in the catalogue but what if I were to tell you that you could produce your own in any of the Stampin up colours to easily match any of your creations!! Well you can!! I got this awesome fact from frenchiestamps.com

All you need is the stampin up reinker of choice, some Stampin up Frost White shimmer paint 116854 alchohol solution and an empty mister. Pour alchohol solution into the mister add three drops of shimmer paint, three of reinker and attached the lid. Give it a great shake to make sure that all the solution has blended together and WALA!! Tailor made Stampin up smooch spritz!!!

Sunday, 12 February 2012

324: Video How to

Remember the stocking stamp punch that I Product reviewed on Monday well.... here is a fabulous little dancing card in a football theme that makes use of that very product!!!

Saturday, 11 February 2012

325: Whats Scrapbooking

You can change the whole look of a page just by using your stamps for the background!!

Thursday, 9 February 2012

327: Whats on the Web

I was visiting Julie Davidson's Blog and came across this fabulous idea!! Its an apple made from rosettes!! How friggin cool is this!! I wonder also if the Bigz die featured in the Stampin up video will be on its way to Oz real soon too :) I have added the video for you to take a peek at as well.


Tuesday, 7 February 2012

329: Tuesday Tip

Wood mounted or acrylic there are some simple things to remember when looking after your stamps.

Always make sure to clean your rubber stamps before storing away   

Use a rubber stamp cleaner to clean your stamps. I always use  Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Scrub and Mist. The stamp scrub is great it has a wet and dry side. You spray mist onto the wet for a clean and then rub on the dry for a final clean. Works an absolute treat.

Dont have a scrub and mist. A damp cloth will work as well. Many of my friends also use baby wipes.

Store your stamps in the stampin up boxes that they have come in or store them flat in draws or plastic boxes. Standing on a shelf is great too! you will be able to see your favourite stamps easily.

Ensure your stamps are kept clear of hot and cold extremes. Room Temperature is best.

Monday, 6 February 2012

330: Product Review

I have to admit when I first saw the stocking punch I thought "how much use would I get out of a christmas stocking punch" well wasnt I just a little stamping naive LOL! I did a little searching and will never look at my punch the same way again. Everything from baby booties, hobby horses, baby tops and football socks. I have a special project to share with you later in the week using this punch set but in the meantime did a little search and came up with a collage of images to get your creative juices flowing in the meantime.
Just a little reminder too... this punch will only be available through the summer mini and not brought into the main catalogue so if you want to get your hands on this little baby you will need to act fast :)

331 Video How To

Saturday, 4 February 2012

332: Whats Scrapbooking

I used my tansparent flowers to frame up the photo in this layout. This is my little nephew a cheeky little monkey would love to know what thought was crossing his mind in this one LOL.

Friday, 3 February 2012

Acetate Flowers

Todays technique is using stamped acetate to make an embellishment. You will need to use versamark ink to ensure a strong and lasting image. The stamp set I have used is the Stampin Up Baroque Motifs Set. I stamped a selection of the images straight onto a piece of acetate that I saved from some packaging.

I then took my five petal punch and punched the shapes from the acetate piece. The fact that the two shapes contrast only provides more of a unique effect.



Finally I attached a button to the centre of each acetate flower. This is a really simple technique that anybody can try and tomorrow I will post a layout where I have used this little embellishments. Hope you have fun giving this technique a try :)



Thursday, 2 February 2012

334: Whats on the Web

I love making flowers! there are so many ways to create them and I plan on having a make and take at 10am on Sat the 25th February called 'Flowers Five Ways'so if you would like to come along send an email to let me know :) everyones welcome :) and if you are too far away to take part keep your eye out for all step by step instructions included on purchase kits and orders page.
So during my browsing I cam across... wait for it.... yes another way of making flowers which looks awesome and am sharing the link here so that you too can play !!

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

336: Tuesday Tip

How should you store you classic ink pads?
I always heard to store any ink pad upside down so that the ink is always ready on the surface BUT... did you know that the classic Stampin Ink Pads were designed so that the pad was upside down when closed? So they should be stored with this label facing up.

Now this only applies to classic ink pads. I continue to store my stampin spots, distress inks, and others upside down.

Stampin Up have an excellent storage system for classic ink pads. It holds 48 as well as the re-inkers. There is an extender kit also available should you have more that what the first tier can manage.

So if you feel in the mood to organise your space contact me to order one straight to your door :)

Monday, 30 January 2012

337: Product Review

Stampin Ups five petal punch is Fab. I use it to make my own flowers by cutting out several from pattern paper. Spritzing with water and connecting together with a brad.

I also like to use it to creat a window in small notecards like I have here in this little gift set.

The other wonderful thing about the punch is that it can save you a LOT of time. Many of the floral sets in the catalogue match perfectly with the punch so cutting out is a breeze and anything that saves time is a great friend of mine!!! Remember I didnt have the punch when I made these but now could easily fly through quite a few sets YAHOO!!

338: Video How To

A day late I know... just doing a bit of catch up this morning :) My video how to today is about using the treat cups to creat a valentines card. (or card for that special someone)

Saturday, 28 January 2012

339: What's Scrapbooking

This layout is the first page of a Family History album I really want to get started on this year. I used the circle punch for the photos. I may have to add a few more leaves as I couldnt find the photos of my nieces and nephew that I really liked...lol typical..

Thursday, 26 January 2012

341: What's On The Web

No doubt you've heard me blabbing on about Tim Holtz at some stage on my Blog. I have been collecting a few of his products here and there over the last year or two in my fav colours - broken china, fire brick red and picket fence... yeah I know white isnt technically a colour... I have the few items scattered and housed in different storage containers but when I saw his storage case earlier this month I got excited and started saving for it.  I dont know that I am all that interested personally in the trinket and paper cases but the one that would fit all the inks, embossing, distressing, crackle...well different story ..LOL

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

343: Tuesday Tip

Everytime I stamp or scrap I sponge and ink the edges of things. What I have found is that I end up with a container full of inked up sponges etc and have no clue as to what colour goes with what ink pad. I saw another demonstrator online who had used a storage drawer set up. She placed her sponges in well labelled drawers and could easily find the sponge to match.

The only problem I face is room. I use a small desk for work and hobby and I really cant afford the space to have lots of storage containers hanging around taking up space on what little room I have. I house my classic ink pads in a plastic crate which is shelved unless I am using them. So instead I have made use of a Tim Holtz tool. All the sponges connect to the ink tool via velcro so I went out and bought myself some dots and attached one to the back of the Ink pad. This way when I have finished inking I can just attach the sponge to the ink pad and I know where it is for next time.

With the sponges attached the ink pads dont sit perfectly but its a little price to pay in my individual case.




How do you organise your sponges etc??

ooops!

Just realised the Video How to didnt go live.. so if you checked by scroll down or select from post menu to the right. Sorry about that folks :)

Monday, 23 January 2012

344: Product Review

The Colour Coach

This tool in invaluable when it comes to choosing and matching colours to be used on your projects.
The set includes all of the available colours Stampin up has to offer and these can be seen in the picture below..I Love Then ALL!! The first few cards in the colour coach take you through an explanation of colour theory. You can also view some important information here in a PDF

To make the most of Stampin' Up!'s Color Coach, it helps if you have some basic understanding of color principles. Download the Color Theory Training documents via the link above to get a greater understanding of how colors work, and how you can create beautiful color combinations with your Color Coach!

On the reverse side of each card is where it gets even more exciting!! With the colour named at top it gives you additional information such as the dynamic duo for monotonal projects, creative colour combinations that include a balanced combination with a power pair already sorted for you along with a matching accent colour and finally a sweet set that gives you yet another colour combination using other core colours. This is the perfect tool for everyone new to cardmaking or not!! There are even some blank cards so that you can create some of your very own combinations!
In summary, the new Stampin' Up! Color Coach

■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener so you can uclip your cards and see them side by side for colour matching

■ Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards

■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors

■ Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"

Sunday, 22 January 2012

345: Video How To

Hi readers!! :) Today's How To Video will show you how to make a lovely little card using those little tiny stamps that sometimes come with your stamp sets. In the past I probably would have looked over these and never given them any use at all but that view has changed with the look you can get by putting them all into an array !! I have a set of itty bitty snowflake stamps as well so am going to make up a set of wintery looking stamps using the same technique. Happy Viewing!!


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Friday, 20 January 2012

Transparent Tags

I really enjoy making these transparent tags. I hope you do to. Come back and see how I used it on my scrapbooking page tomorrow! :)

Thursday, 19 January 2012

348: Whats on the Web

I am a subscriber to this Utube Channel and I LOVE what she creates. This is a super way to dress up those old flat boring cheap napkins!!!!! LOL My next dinner will be way posh LOL!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge

Just add ink are celebrating there 100th Birthday with a challenge that inlcudes just adding crowns! Here is my contribution (sorry about the pic) :) They have challenges each week you should definately join in :)

Card Patterns Sketch Challenge

HerĂ©'s an entry I submitted to Card Patterns Sketch Challenge I have used the retired elegant Soire pattern paper from stampin up, chocolate chip ink and New stamp from the "You are Loved"stamp set. There are so many great challenge sites on the web ! I am having a blast during my holidays!

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

350: Tuesday Tip

Last week I gave you some hints about Stampin Write Markers this week I am going to give you a simple tip for using these when stamping. One way to use them is to colour straight onto your stamp. This is particularly using if you want to stamp various colours all at once. I usually use Stampin Write markers on smaller stamps only because I am slow at colouring and I am sure the ink would all be dry before I finished LOL.

First decide on your stamp design and the Stampin Write colours you would like to use.
Begin colouring the sections of the stamp as desired


 When done with the colouring stamp your image as you would normally.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

352: Video How Too

I saw some bookmarks a while back that had these little owls as toppers. These will make the cutest back to school bookmarks for my work besties ;) I have teamed them with the paper kit available in the Summer mini catalogue. They just need a bit of ribbon attached to finish them off.


Saturday, 14 January 2012

353: What's Scrapbooking


Pink and Black were the colours of the day and the perfect backdrop for my ribbon diecut!! In case you were wondering I do all of my scrapbooking in 8x11. I used to be a 12x12 gal but the albums are so big they poke out of my bookcase so I made the switch and never looked back :)

Do you like to scrapbook or are you more of a cards person?

Friday, 13 January 2012

Ribbon Die Cuts

This technique is really effective and you can get so many different looks depending upon the ribbon material or die that you use.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

355: What's on the Web

Doing my usual surfing around for the Wednesday spot and came across a ripper of an idea created by Angel Dee an Independent Stampin up Demonstrator and member of the Angels Group. I love a bit of tongue in check naughtiness and Angel has created just that!! I can wait til I collect the extra punches and try these out myself!! I have a friend who would LOVE this!!! too friggin cute!!! You can find her blog HERE


Tuesday, 10 January 2012

357: Tuesday Tip

I absolutely love the Stampin Write Markers and use them all the time. The markers feature a fine tip for details and writing and a brush tip for wider colour applications. They are acid and xylene free water based dye ink markers. The markers are offered in all of Stampin Up's awesome colours so you can easily colour coordinate projects. There are lots of cool ways to use these markers however, I found out something quite interesting the other day that I thought I would share with you all this Tuesday Tip!


I never realised (I am blonde BTW) that at each end of the marker there is a line, one thin and one thick, to indicate the brush/tip side. I am constantly taking the end of the marker only to find I have the wrong one so this piece of information will come incredibly handy...DOH!! The other thing I learnt is that these markers are refillable so knowing that the life of the marker can be extended when verging on empty was a celebratory moment!! To refill you need a pair of tweezers and the corresponding ink refill (same that is used for the Stampin up ink pads) You gently pry out the nib and add a few drop into the tube of the marker and insert the nib back in.

The Stampin Write markers from the brights, subtles, regals and neutrals can be purchased separately for $5.75 each or as a colour set for $54.95 (10 Markers) Neutral is $43.95 (8 markers). The new incolour sets are $27.95 (5 markers).


Monday, 9 January 2012

358: Product Review

Ok confession coming... when I first saw all the owls appearing in layouts and cards I thought What the!!.... then they started to grow on me so much so that when I first saw this little fellow prior to becoming a demonstrator I just had to have him straight away! Once pieced together he make the most adorable little owl. As a handy tip I managed to get myself some adhesive back cardstock and this made it sooo simple to put him together and attach to a card or layout. BUT... the fun doesn't stop there with this fantastic punch with a bit of tweaking here and there you can create all sorts of combinations. Here are a few that I cased and modified for my own personal use. If you would like to purchase the punch you can do so through me and I can have it delivered straight to your door!!

I love my little doggie!!!!
What combination have you come up with?? Share your link :)

Artastic Challenge

I feel like I used to have all the time in the world to participate in online challenges so I am taking the opportunity to revisit some of those I love while I am on holidays and Artastic is one of them. When I saw the painting this layout instantly came to me. I did create it digitally and very happy with the result. I can just print (as it is in A4) and add to my album :) happy days. Here is my layout "guitar" for this months Jan challenge. I was inspired by the colours and the olden day feel of the painting along with the instruments.
Credit to the following digi creators who's kits I used :)
Trish Jones - Artistry
Sarah Barber
Carrie Stephens Paper and stamped border.
C Barber - Whatever Journal Pad

Sunday, 8 January 2012

359: Video How To

Today my video how is about fancy little homemade storage boxes that you can use to decorate your office desk. I initially made these for markers before learning that they needed to be stored horizontally so they now house my glitter tubes instead..YAY!!



Saturday, 7 January 2012

360: What's Scrapbooking

I am generally going to make something on Technique Friday and then 'show off' a scrapbooking page that uses the technique/creation. I have been on about trying to get pages finished and this is just the motivation I need to get a 2012 album finished!  I have used the handmade rosettes on this layout on two of the rosettes.  I was lucky enough to have a go at the new Creative Memories cutting system when a good friend came over to visit. I journal on all my pages and this is often hidden. In this case there is a tag that slides in behind the photo.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Punched Border Rosette

Today I am going to show you how to make a grogeous litttle punched border rosette!! These are so cool and look great on any project.

Thursday, 5 January 2012

362: What's on the Web

There are so many talented people around the world!! I just love browsing for new ideas and inspiration. I found these adorable little pyramid boxes created by Kate Pullen. There is a link to instructions and a downloadable template to create the boxes which can be found HERE but I have also included the pics below. They would make great party favours, or after dinner treats boxes at a dinner party!


Tuesday, 3 January 2012

364: Paper Flowers

I have noticed that there are many fabulous paper flower die cuts on the market these days but what happens if you dont have a big shot (?? why havent you bought one yet!! LOL I can help you with that!!) Yes I know that they are a big investment (You would use it ALOT trust me) but you can achieve the paper flowers very easily without nothing more than a pencil, pair of scissors, toothpicks, hot glue gun, pattern paper and a lot of patience LOL! I have been trialing it out myself and have made all these little beauties...by hand!!!.... I even impressed myself!!!

If you also want to attempt the AMAZING!! then I have put together a little video for you to show you how :)

Monday, 2 January 2012

365: Waterfall Cards

When I first saw these I thought they were terribly difficult to make so I took on the challenge and with a few minor mishaps managed to create a working model! I used Meloin Mambo Cardstock, real red ink and the new You are Loved stamp set from the Summer Mini. The pattern papers were from the "stash" :) Just doing up some instructions to share.


Do you have any hints and tips for making this card?
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