A tutorial! Sponge brayer on vellum with a stencil!

This card has been my most popular one on Pinterest and a tutorial was well overdue! Here’s a slightly updated version of the card… For this card I have used inks in colours Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie (you could also use Peekaboo Peach) and Flirty Flamingo.  I’ve cut a stencil with the Detailed Floral ThinlitContinue reading “A tutorial! Sponge brayer on vellum with a stencil!”

With Sympathy.

Unfortunately sympathy cards are needed every now and again.  I don’t enjoy knowing they are necessary but I’m grateful for the opportunity to show my respects. Sadly I’ve had the need to make one and here is what I’ve come up with.  I think it will be lovely in other colour combinations and I’ll makeContinue reading “With Sympathy.”

Birthday Wishes

Today I’m sharing another card made with a 30th birthday in mind.  I think this card is special enough for any milestone birthday.  The gold dots are actually an foil on acetate overlay, if you use it showing the other side they look silver.  I’ve used adhesive underneath the Bermuda bay section and under theContinue reading “Birthday Wishes”

Remember 30?

I was recently asked if I would make a card on a friend’s behalf.  As I had the time I decided to challenge myself and see what I could come up with.  The card was going to be the bigger A5 style that I rarely make and so I find much harder. Pinterest was greatContinue reading “Remember 30?”

Product Spotlight – the Precision Base Plate

Have you noticed all the intricate framelits we have now?  Detailed butterflys, dragonflys and flowers are a beautiful addition to your creations but if they take a long time to cut it may feel like they are not worth using. We now have the precision base plate and the difference it makes to cutting aContinue reading “Product Spotlight – the Precision Base Plate”

Do more of what makes you happy!

A big stash of incomplete cards were found during my recent studio tidy up – tonight I had the chance to make them all up, I’ve decided they’re the perfect cards to send out to my downline to show my appreciation of their support to me and my business. The flower stamp had retired sinceContinue reading “Do more of what makes you happy!”

#imbringingbirthdaysback aka I’m bringing birthdays back!

Shannon West is one of the Stampin’ Up Head Office employees over in the United States.  She is also a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator (as many of the Head Office employees are) and at the beginning of 2016 she carved her own stamp (#imbringingbirthdaysback) and made a promise to herself to send out more birthday cardsContinue reading “#imbringingbirthdaysback aka I’m bringing birthdays back!”

The year of the wedding!

This year some very special family members are getting married! It is so super exciting and I’ve already made their card (thanks to a friend coming over who was also making wedding cards and therefore got me inspired.)   This card also works in silver but as you can see I’ve made it with ShimmerContinue reading “The year of the wedding!”

More watercolouring, more inside the lines!

Inspiration for cardmaking is everywhere you look. I liked a layout we did on a card sample at OnStage in Brisbane recently.  This card uses Calypso Coral cardstock and the Inside the Lines designer series paper.  We got a sneaky play with the watercolour pencils and I was instantly hooked. For my card I changedContinue reading “More watercolouring, more inside the lines!”

A new class for 2017!

Check your inboxes!  A new class has been scheduled for Monday night, we will focus on techniques with watercolour! More class information can be found here! Please send me an email to join my mailing list, it is the best way to learn about upcoming classes and current specials, I’d love the chance to interactContinue reading “A new class for 2017!”