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Beachy Little Christmas

I really love the fact that we have a Christmas stamp set perfectly suited to our Australian December climate!

This card was featured at my recent class.  I added the gold foil, stamped the gold embossed sentiment and then the white embossed tree.  Once they were heat set I added the extra shell images in Crumb Cake.

Any questions please let me know.  Supplies are listed below!

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A month of scrapbooking – day 2

Here we are at day 2 of my own scrapbooking challenge…“to complete an unfinished layout or create a new one from scratch every day for the next 30 days”.  Check out this first post here to get some more information on my children’s scrapbooks *day one* 

Today I’ve simply added dates to a layout that was completed (fun fact – this is a redo layout, I hated the first one I had done).  I know I’m only sharing 3 of my 4 kids here, my son’s page is quite different, I’ll be back with that one tomorrow.

These pages basically do use lots of Stampin’ Up! items but aside from the Very Vanilla and Early Espresso cardstock they are all retired 🙁

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Cards for Piper – look for the helpers.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my Mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers.  You will always find people who are helping’.” – Fred Rogers.


You can help to spread some love to a young lady currently going through a rough patch.  At the age of 14 there is so much more that she should be doing rather than hospital stays and painful tests and treatments!

Steph and I have worked on many launch events together and we have often directed a lot of our energy towards various charities.  This time we want to show Piper that people care through the power of paper craft.

Piper and her family are dear friends to Steph and her family.  As it is a small world it is also not surprising to know that I went to high school with Piper’s Dad!

At our launch event I had made a fabric covered canvas with plenty of pegs to attach handmade cards to. Steph had designed four gorgeous cards for our guests to make for Piper with a gold coin donation.  Piper will be given the display board and cards to have to brighten her room (her favourite colour is yellow) and the gold coins to buy a little something for herself.

It’s never too late to contribute.  Make a card and write your message to Piper and either drop it off to me or send it to me

48 Lancewood Drive

Albany Creek 4035

and I’ll get it to Piper ASAP.

Never underestimate the thrill of snail mail!

Thank you to all those who have already contributed!




Beachy Christmas

I was so excited to see the new stamp set “Beachy Little Christmas” in the new Holiday Catalogue, I always love having a Christmas set that suits our summer festive season and I look forward to using it as much as possible.
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This is the design I created for launch.  I love colouring with our Watercolour Pencils.  I’ve stamped the design with Memento Ink on Watercolour paper and then blended the pencils with a blender pen.  Don’t forget to add a light outline in grey around your image to help to add some dimension.

To add more interest to your embossed background add some ink directly to your embossing folder.  For my card I added the ink onto the side of the embossing folder where the design would emboss down into the cardstock, this helped to shade the wood grain and make it look even more realistic.

I hope you like this set as much as I do!
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Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Christmas Inspiration!

For a card maker September is the perfect time to start making your Christmas cards.  The brand new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is now here and it is full of Christmas inspiration, just like this card that I have copied here (you’ll find one very similar in the catalogue). This was one of the cards we made at our launch…

This is a very easy card to make.  Use Shimmer White yardstick (it is more tolerant when watercolouring than Whisper White.

Start by patting the card stock with your Embossing Buddy (to reduce static on your paper) then stamp the “Merry Christmas” sentiment with Versamark and add White Embossing Powder and heat set. On scrap paper stamp the “from our family to yours” part of the stamp with Calypso Coral and trim it down (this will be added to your card front, I popped mine up on dimensionals, the mini dimensionals are perfect for this).

Do a wash of Calypso Coral with your Aquapainter, allow to dry and then stamp the snowflake image with Calypso Coral.  Add diecuts from the new framelit set, the fine tip glue pen is perfect.  Add some rhinestones. Done!
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Our recent launch day!

The new Stampin’ Up! catalogue has been released and we had an awesome day with a bunch of lovely ladies to welcome some fabulous new products into our crafty lives.

As always Food Fx Catering were there to nourish us with their phenomenal treats.

I was responsible for four of the cards we made, they were a collection of ideas I had copied from others and my own designs….

And then these were Steph’s

Thank you so much to all those who joined us, we couldn’t have a business without you.  If you missed out then I hope you can join us next time (hopefully we will be able to hold them more often as the hall are in the process of installing air conditioning!)


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