Sick of these dragonflies yet? I’m not :)

While researching different watercolour cards I came across this one by Chantal.  I still prefer Chantal’s version however here is the one we have been making at my recent classes. You can ink up the stripe background stamp and then spritz water directly onto the stamp before stamping onto the paper (in this case it isContinue reading “Sick of these dragonflies yet? I’m not :)”

Big Shot Basics!

How much do you love your Big Shot?  I adore mine, well actually I have two 🙂  I would have thought that I was quite competent at using them but it seems I wasn’t! So let’s go back to basics….the Bigz dies are simply a die between two cutting plates.  I can do that! EmbossingContinue reading “Big Shot Basics!”

Looks pretty innocent right?

What’s the first thing you think when you look at this flower… Innocence? Beauty? Pretty? For me I remember a day of trying to get this flower just right.  I did. I’m stubborn. But it took a lot of harm to a lot of paper to get it to look like this.  I was going forContinue reading “Looks pretty innocent right?”

Inexpensive, but not cheap!

I think the gift packaging and the card should be as personalised to the recipient as the gift itself.  Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to give gifts that make an impression immediately, this affordable bag pictured is simply purchased from a dollar store, the addition of a beautiful tag made with the Bouquet Bigz DieContinue reading “Inexpensive, but not cheap!”

Christmas Countdown – Project 35

Here is a very cute basket that uses the Scallop Envelope from the Big Shot.  I really love it the Christmas colours (Holly Jolly DSP has been used here), I also think it would be great for Easter as I think it would be awesome filled up with Easter treats! Here it is from theContinue reading “Christmas Countdown – Project 35”

Christmas Countdown – Project 85

In 2011 I was excited to finally host a Christmas in July celebration, it had been something I had wanted to do for a long time! Each adult guest was required to bring one small gift of less than $20 for their designated recipient.  The gifts were all fantastic.  The Secret Santa was deliberately drawn soContinue reading “Christmas Countdown – Project 85”

Christmas Countdown – Project 92

How are you finding this refresh of my blog posts? I hope it is helping you to be inspired for Christmas! I have made heaps of these Santa Boxes, as you can see they use the Big Shot Top Note Die, along with the Fancy Favour Box.  I have used some of the retired BlushContinue reading “Christmas Countdown – Project 92”

Christmas Countdown – Project 96

Last year I would add a Christmas Card to each of my cardmaking sessions, that way my customers all had a jump start to their stash at the end of the year.  Here is one of those cards, this one is great as not only is it quick and easy it also uses a set thatContinue reading “Christmas Countdown – Project 96”

Big Shot Advent Activity Calendar using a Big Shot and lots of lovely Stampin’ Up! product!

Here is my version of an Advent Activity Calendar…. The idea is that you pop a little activity into each of the pockets in the countdown to Christmas.  I am going to put different things like trips to visit the Christmas lights, treasure hunts for candy canes and making gingerbread in mine.  I am not goingContinue reading “Big Shot Advent Activity Calendar using a Big Shot and lots of lovely Stampin’ Up! product!”

Christmas Wreath

I am so in love with the Designer Rosette Bigz XL die (page 194 Main Catalogue) for the Big Shot that is exclusive to Stampin’ Up!  Along with the Silicone Craft Sheet  (page 31 Holiday Catalogue) and a hot glue gun you have super easy Rosette’s, making a project like this extremely easy. I was trying to makeContinue reading “Christmas Wreath”