Mini Cups…

… of Ferrero Rochers.  Now who doesn’t love these gorgeous yummy chocolates?  I can’t have them in my house as they would not last 5 minutes.  Lets face it – I LOVE chocolate…..

I found this idea on Pinterst sometime ago but didn’t keep the link, so thank you very much for your inspiration & tutorial.  I’m sure if you googled them, they would come up.  I think I saw a tutorial along the way on You Tube using the Envelope Punch Board but I didn’t use that.  I also made my own spin on them including little doilies or saucers.

As I’ve mentioned I did a Christmas Fair a couple of weeks ago & these were another item very popular with the public.  I also gave them to a group of ladies when we went out for lunch a week or so ago.

These ladies I had not seen since our days in Darwin while in the Navy together.  It was like we had only seen each other yesterday as our conversations carried on where we left off all those years ago.  It is fantastic to have great friends but if you haven’t been in the forces, the friendships formed cannot be truly understood.

Anyhow, I am off the track – Along with “This Christmas” Speciality Paper for my cups, I’ve used the lovely little Stamp Set “Holy Berry Happiness” Bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue and the greeting from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set.  The little doilies/saucers were created using the “Layering Circles” Framelits.

Aren’t they just too cute?

Until next time, Enjoy!

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Merry Christmas

I had a stall at the local Christmas Fair 2 weeks ago.  Wow, talk about being organised & so well set up.  I couldn’t believe it.  Thank you so much to John & the team.  Thank you to Wendy, Irene & their volunteers who help set up Santa’s Workshop for the kids – they loved it.

I like to create packs of 3 x 3 Gift Cards for Christmas & find they are very popular.  This year I decided to use the new “Holly Berry Happiness” Bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  The packs have 6 cards & envelopes in each.

I stamped the Holly Image direct onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Garden Green Ink.  The “Merry Christmas” is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” & was stamped in Chocolate Chip Ink. 

The bow was stamped in Real Red Ink direct onto scraps of Real Red Card before punching with the coordinating Holly Punch & adhering to the Holly with a Stampin’ Dimensional.

The piece was then layered onto the Base Card of Real Red.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Here’s to Cheers

I have a short post for you today but one using the great little “Here’s to Cheers” Bundle, Page 39 from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

I created a heap of these tags, bundled them up into packs of 4 for the Christmas Fair I 20161220_130752_resizedblogdid a couple of weeks ago.  Much to my surprise they proved very popular & even received a couple of orders for more.  I had the bottle on display (cased from the Catalogue) along with the packs of Tags sitting on my table. Orders come in for Wine Bottles to be created the same as the display bottle.  Much to my dismay I forgot to take photos as they were all different.

To create my Tags, I basically followed the “Cheerful Tags” Framelit Dies & then worked in the colours of Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold Foil along with Ribbons, some of which have been retired.

I can see myself using this Bundle a lot more & for other occasions.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Technique Treats – December

G’day Stampers,

Only 22 more sleeps for Christmas!  Where does the time go?

Once again, thank you to everyone who continually purchases our Treats.  It is very much appreciated & always happy to hear your feedback, especially how much you are enjoying them.  Gail M says “Thank you so much.  I can happily say I am now a “Technique Junkie”.

Christmas Cards are on the list again this month, although you could easily use the techniques on scrapbook pages or any 3-D projects you may have on your desk.  We are playing with 2 Stamp Sets – “Lovey as a Tree” & “Totally Trees” with this one being from the 2016-2016 Holiday Catalogue.    You could easily use what sets you have in your stash.  Embossing with Dies & Negative Die Cutting are the fun techniques we’ve used!

As we’ve a lot of queries asking if SU! Demonstrators could use them for classes, etc.  The answer is now a big “YES”!  We love that you can use them for your classes!  All the work is done for you!

Just for $AUD4.00, you receive the following –

  • List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

Inspiration delivered to your Inbox!

To purchase this month’s treats or past treats, please click on the Technique Page.

 Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Closeout Sale

As well as being the 1st day of summer here in Oz, it is the very first day of the Closeoout Sale by Stampin’ Up!

By clicking on the photo below, you will be able to check out all the exciting products in the sale.  Some have been reduced, some are tiring AND a couple of products that have been retired but are on the list.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Merry Christmas

Not long now until Christmas!

When the 2016 Holiday Catalogue first come out, a card on Page 3 popped out at me.  As I 20161105_133418_resizedinsidon’t have the stamp set they used, I do have my favourite “A Day at the Beach“, which I payed with to create my version.

I am a lover of non-traditional Christmas & I think this card is Australia to a “T”.  It will be in my part of the world anyhow.  I am spending part of Christmas Day on the beach.  Where will you spending your day?

For a free tutorial on how I created my “Shaker” Card, please click on the link above the card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Pretty Pattern Papers – November

G’day Stampers,

November still sees us creating Christmas Cards using DSP.  This month we are playing with the lovely & gorgeous “Serene Scenery” DSP Stack.

We also get to play with the “Swirly Bird” Bundle (Stamp Set & Framelits), “Reason for the Season” Stamp Set & the “Holly Berry Happiness” Bundle (Stamp Set & Punch) from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

Included in your Tutorial is the Sketch (which may used over & over again), Instructions, List of Products & Measurements (Metric & Imperial).  Throughout the month, I will be creating more cards using this lovely paper, so be sure to pop back to check them out.

We hope you will join us this month.  To purchase your Tutorial, please click on the Pretty Pattern Papers Page.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Happy Birthday

I created my card about 2 months ago when I first saw the fantastic “A Day at the Beach” Stamp Set in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.  It has images of a By Jingo (Icy Pole, Paddle Pop, etc), Thongs, Hat, Sunnies, etc all of which I think are very Beachy & Aussie!  I have so many ideas that I can’t seem to get them down on card quick enough.

Today’s card is one that sort of popped into my head immediately on seeing the Stamps.  It is a “Shaker Card” but with some of the stamps from the set – Sun, Thongs & By Jingo Images & represents our summers here in OZ.

I punched 3 circles into a piece of Whisper White Card with the 1″ Circle Punch before adhering a piece of Window Sheet behind each circle.

To create my Shakers I applied the great new Foam Adhesive Strips around each circle & filled them up with lots of bling, eg Sequin Trim, Sequins & even sand from the beach.

This piece was then adhered to a piece of Daffodil Delight Card & then to the Base Card – Whisper White.

I stamped “Happy Birthday” from “Crazy About You” Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink direct onto Whisper White, layered it onto a piece of Rich Razzleberry before adhering across a section of the Card Front.

For the images I used my Blender Pen, Shimmer White Card & Memento Tuxedo Ink.  The Sun – Daffodil Delight Ink, Thongs – Flirty Flamingo & Rich Razzleberry Inks & the By Jingo – Daffodil Delight & Rich Razleberry Inks.  Each image was fussy cut & adhered to the circles.

To complete the card I popped a couple of small Rhinestones to each of my Thongs as well as the Card Front.

I will admit it is a little different but I’m happy with it!  I would like to know what you think about it too!

Until next time,

Happy Stampin’

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Christmas Wishes

I’m still plugging along with my Christmas Cards & must say that now I have created a few, I am slowly getting into them.

My card today started out as a case from the Annual Catalogue but again, took a mind of its own.  Looking at it now, it is nothing like the one on Page 26.

I’ve used the lovely Holly Textured EF, along with the cute Holly Berry Happiness Bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, plus a little bit of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, Rhinestones & Baker’s Twine.  I’ve teamed the Whisper White with Pool Party, Crushed Curry & Chocolate Chip, which I must admit I would never have teamed up together but am loving the colours!

To grab your Free Tutorial, click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Merry Christmas

I’ve been trying to create my Christmas Cards in time for 1 December as I have set myself a goal to have them in the mail by 1 December…..  Maybe wishful thinking but hey, I have to start somewhere.

My card today started out nothing like it finished but I am really happy with it.  I let the gorgeous “This Christmas” Speciality DSP be the star of the “show”.  I’ve combined it up with the lovely little bundle from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue“Holiday Berry” Stamp Set & the “Holly Berry” Builder Punch.

To finish my card I scattered a couple of Rhinestone Basic Jewels around the Oval.

To grab your free tutorial, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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