Saturday, 31 December 2016

Owl Builder Christmas Card

I have always wanted to make a cute little card with Christmas owls sitting on a branch.

The branch and holly leaves were made using some dies from memory box, and the rest of the card was made using Stampin Up products as shown in the below supply list.

You will notice that I used many different SU punches to make up the owls instead of just using the original owl builder punch. The reason for this, is I just wanted my owls to look a little different from the original owl.

I used the owl builder punch for the owl background shape, the heart punch for the eye background, the 3/4" circle punch for the belly, the raindrop from the tree builder punch for the beak, and the smallest shape from the blossom petals builder punch to make the owl wings.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Foxy Friends Christmas Card

Today I am sharing a Christmas card which uses the "Foxy Friends" stamp set and the coordinating "Foxy Builder" punch to make Rudolf the red nosed reindeer. My sentiment is from the "Good Greetings" stamp set.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Botanical Blooms Card

There are many flower stamps sets to choose from in the annual catalogue, and the "Botanical Blooms" stamp set is by far my favourite. I will be sharing a few different cards that I have made using this stamp set over the coming months, which range from a simple card through to cards that are a little more difficult to make.

I wanted to give the card a slight grungy look, so I used the "French Foliage" stamp set to achieve the result I was after. I think both these stamps sets work really well together and I love the colour combination I used.

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Detailed Floral Thinlits Engagement Card

I have made a few cards using the "detailed floral thinlits dies", which I will share over the coming months. I think these dies are perfect for making engagement and wedding cards as the finish is elegant.

In my supply list, I tried to include both the stamp sets that I used, but they were not available for me to select, so I have listed the digital version of the stamp sets instead, just to show which stamps were used.

Sunday, 13 November 2016

Christmas Pines Card

I'm in love with the "Christmas Pines" stamp set and the coordinating thinlits dies. I love how natural this set is, and it really represents an Aussie Christmas. The sentiment I chose is from an old stamp set called "Christmas Punch" which retired quite a few years ago.

Saturday, 12 November 2016

Christmas Jar of Love Card

The "Jar of Love" stamp set and coordinating thinlit dies are by far my favourite bundle in the annual catalogue. These jars are so versatile and they really do make the perfect shaker card. I have made many jar cards, and will share them over the coming weeks.

Today's card is a simple snowflake shaker card which is filled with 5 small snowflakes with rhinestones in the center and some "Diamond Dust" by Floracraft.

Sunday, 6 November 2016

Botanical Builder Birthday Card

The "Botanical Blooms" stamp set along with the coordinating "Botanical Builder" framelits are definitely my favourite flower set in the current catalogue. I have made many cards using this set and will share them with you over the coming months, the one below was the easiest and quickest one to do.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Weather Together Compassionate Card

The below card was made for one of my club nights. I had a request to make a card using both the "Weather Together" and "Love You Lots" stamp sets. After a little bit of thought, I decided to make a shaker card with the two stamp sets.....after all, who doesn't love an interactive card!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Painter's Palette Christmas Card

When I first laid my eyes on the "Painter's Palette" stamp set, I knew it was one I had to buy. To be honest, I really only like the easel out of the whole stamp set, I am not that fussed on the rest of the stamps. I knew I could create some nice cards with the easel and the below card is my first one.

I wanted to create an artist theme for my card, so I needed to come up with an artist's palette and paintbrush to really set my scene. I punched small circles in a range of colours (the same colours as in the picture) and added a white perfect accent (without the white backing) to each colour, which made my colours look wet and glossy.....just like paint.

I am really happy with the end result and can't wait to make a few more cards using the easel.

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Joy to the World Christmas Card

Over the coming weeks I will be sharing many Christmas cards with you.

I wanted to come up with a design using the large letter framelits as I haven't used these dies as yet. I decided to make a Christmas flower using the "Reason for the Season" stamp set and coordinating punch to use as the letter "O". Now there are not many 3 or 4 letter Christmas words to choose from that have the letter "O" in them. The two that came to my mind were "joy" or "noel" and as you can see, I decided to use the word "joy".

Lucky for me I purchased the "Jolly Christmas" stamp set last year, so I was able to use the "to the world" stamp which was the perfect sentiment for my card. Lastly, I added some rhinestones in various sizes to finish off the card.

Supply List

Friday, 21 October 2016

Candy Cane Lane Christmas Birdhouse Card

I am sharing a card that I made using the "Candy Cane Lane" DSP. This is my favourite Christmas paper in the holiday catalogue. I fussy cut around one of the houses from the paper, which took a little time and was quite fiddly to do.

The card was based on a previous birdhouse card I made some time ago which you can view here. I enjoyed putting this card together and am very happy with the end result.

Supply List

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Spinner Shaker Card Tutorial

Christmas is just around the corner..... and I have finally finished my new "Spinner Shaker Card" tutorial for the occasion, please visit my Etsy Shop for more details.

I have spent countless hours over the last couple of weeks testing and perfecting my design and am thrilled with the end result.

The card can be made to suit many different occasions, such as a birthday, halloween and even engagements and weddings. I hope to make a birthday and wedding card with this tutorial soon, so please check back later to see my creations.

Supply List

Cascade Cards

I think this style of card suits those special occasions, such as weddings, engagements, anniversaries and important birthdays, like a 18th, 21st, or 40th etc.

You can find my instructions on how to make these cascade cards under "My Tutorials" at the bottom of the page. Please note the measurements are for Australian paper sizes only (not American).

I made this Christmas cascade card in one of my upline classes.

Here are two more examples for 40th Birthdays! 

Saturday, 1 October 2016

Beautiful Bright Handmade Gerbera Flowers

I am sharing some bright coloured handmade gerbera flowers in a black vase that I made some time ago using Shelley Bohan's tutorial. Unfortunately Shelley's blog no longer exists, so no one will be able to view her tutorial anymore.

The guess the best thing about handmade flowers, is they will never die and you can choose a colour that suits your decor.

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

A Starry Christmas

Today's theme is stars, stars and more stars.....

I wanted to share 3 Christmas cards all made using different star stamps or dies. The below card was cased from Jenni Pauli. I kept the style very similar, however my card is a different size and I used a different sentiment and star stamps.

I cased this card from Chris Slogar. I used the same colours, but changed the stamps, sentiment, doily, embellished trim and the way it was arranged.

I was inspired by Lisa Johnson's card for this one. Lisa is not a SU demonstrator, so no Stampin Up products were used to make her card. My challenge was to achieve a similar result, but using Stampin Up products instead.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Christmas Fancy Favour Box

I have many of the retired Stampin Up dies and wanted to show a nice Christmas Box made using the "Fancy Favour" XL bigz die. This box is a really good size to fill up with some yummy Christmas treats and give to someone special.

Monday, 26 September 2016

White Christmas Cards

The card below was cased from Valarie Moody. I really like the style and colours so much, that I decided to keep mine very similar. I did use a different sentiment and snowflake stamps, and also added a wood snowflake embellishment to jazz it up a little more.

I got the idea for this card from Tara Bazata, she no longer does stampin up, so I cannot supply a link for you to view her work. I did change some of the colours and the embellishments that were used.