I am sharing a card today that was created for one of our Technique Treats #8 – “Faux Linen” – 2 ways where we used the lovely stamp set “A Day at the Beach” which is from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue.

I’ve done lots of sponging – moon, waves & sand.  The dolphin, thongs & ball have been coloured with Inks & Blender Pen. I’ve adhered them to the Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I’ve used the Faux Linen Technique on the Basic Black Background.

There is so much potential with the lovely little stamp set.

If you want to create more cards using this great technique, be sure to head on over to the “Technique Treats” Page.

Don’t forget, tomorrow is the release of our November Treats.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’








With Christmas just around the corner, we made a start on our Christmas Cards in Crafty Creations this arvo.  As it is purely a volunteer class, I003a---blog am able to get more use out of some of my retired stamp sets, DSP, etc.  Each week we try & do a small technique & this week it was Heat Embossing.

We created a card similar to this one in one our Technique Classes last year.  It has been changed around a little for today’s class.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Special Season (Retired)
  • Ink – Versamark
  • Cardstock – Whisper White, Pool Party
  • Framelits – Ovals Collection
  • Ribbon- Island Indigo (Retired)
  • Embossing Folder – Pretty Print (Retired)
  • Accessories – Stampin’ Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Embossing Powder – Silver, Glue Dots

Measurements –

  • Base Card Pool Party         8 ¼” x 5 7/8” or 21cm x 15cm
  • Layer 1   Whisper White    3 7/8” x 5 5 5/8” or 10cm x 14.5cm
  • Layer 2   DSP                        2 ¼” x 3 7/8” or 6cm x 10cm
  • Layer 3   Pool Party            4 ¾” x 3 ¾” or 9cm  x 12cm
  • Layer 4   Whisper White    4 ¾” x 3 ¾” or 9cm  x 12cm

Tutorial –

  1. Run Layer 1 – Whisper White through BS using Pretty Print EF
  2. Adhere DSP to bottom part of embossed piece
  3. Adhere piece of Ribbon across join tucking ends & adhere to Base Card – Pool Party
  4. Stamp tree image onto Layer 4 – Whisper White with Versamark & Heat Emboss with Silver EP
  5. Cut out with Large Oval Framelits by running through BS
  6. Run Layer 3 – Pool Party through BS prior to adhering embossed tree on top
  7. Adhere to Base Card with Stampin’ Dimensionals top part & Adhesive bottom part
  8. Tie small bow & adhere with Glue Dot
  9. Randomly adhere Rhinestones to tree

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




SUO Challenge # 104

While trying to get all my stuff ready for Crafty Creations on Friday, I found a bit of Whisper White Card & decided I would create a card for the lovely Bronwen.  As I was happily creating, I remembered seeing a challenge over at SUO Challenges a couple of days ago which I think it fits, fingers crossed!!!!  The challenge calls for our card to be “Clean & Simple” .

As with most of my cards, the final result is not what I saw in my mind, but I am really happy with it.  I just love the touches of Rich Razzleberry & Coastal Cabana with lots of White showing through.006a-fb

My flowers have been coloured using Rich Razzleberry & Coastal Cabana Blendabilities & then little white dots added with the Stampin’ Chalk Marker.  If you don’t have the Marker, you could also use the White Gel Pen.  The flowers were then punched out with the Pansy Punch.

A strip of Rich Razzleberry DSP has been cut from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks, a strip of Coastal Cabana adhered down both sides before adhering to a piece of Whisper White Card.  The whole piece has then been adhered to the Base Card – Whisper White.

Two of the flowers have been adhered to the Base Card with Multipurpose Glue, while the middle flower is popped up with a Stampin’ Dimensional & a small Pearl Basic Jewel popped in the centre of each flower.

I stamped “Thank You” onto scrap Whisper White Card in Rich Razzleberry Ink, cut it out with the matching Framelit by running through the Big Shot & adhered one side to the card.


Thank you for a great challenge.  I did try to leave a comment, but somehow the site wouldn’t allow it.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Supplies used to create this card –

Embossing Folders

029 (2)Today’s card is another we did in our Technique Class – Embossing Folders.  There are so many ways of using your EF instead of just running it through the Big Shot.  In our class we create 2 cards as well as a sample to take home for your Technique Books.

Next time you dig out your Folders to use on a card, look at it & try & use it a different way.  It will open up a whole new world for you & you will look at your Folders in a different light.

Our Stamp Set was Polka-Dot & Pieces.  Once which I think I purchased in error & had never used, but I love it.  So many possibilities!

In our card today we didn’t actually run our Folder through the Big Shot, instead we sponged different colours inks around the flat side of the folder, sprayed a little water & then pressed it flat onto our card.  Perfect for a background!  The fun part about this was that everyone had a different background, even though we used the same technique!  When I demonstrated the technique, I even got a different background to the one in today’s card.

EFIn fact, I didn’t even do this Technique on Watercolour Paper, it was done on our ordinary Whisper White CS.  I wanted to see how different it would be to use the Whisper White CS & what result I would get.  I must say I am happy with it!


Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Supplies used for this card –

Tunnel Card

In our Technique Class a couple of weeks ago, we created a fun Tunnel Card.  I was really surprised at how easy it was to create.  In fact, the hardest part was trying to think how to do the middle of it.  You can see the front of the card below in the last post.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Kinda Eclectic #2

Today’s card share is our 2nd card from a couple of weeks ago.043a

Instead of a Fancy Fold for the Base Card, I decided it would be a little different if we did a different fold for the inside. It is a bit of a “WOW” when you open the card & something that the receiver would not be expecting.

We again applied the Technique – Faux Canvas or Linen onto our card.

If you haven’t tried this technique, give it a go as it can be a little addictive.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Products used to create this card –

Kinda Eclectic

At our Technique Class a couple of weeks ago, we did the great Technique – Faux Canvas.  What a fun & relaxing arvo we had creating our cards. 019a

We used the great stamp set – Kind Eclectic. There are so many fantastic cards over the internet using this set that you can’t help but like it or in my case love it!  So many ideas, so little time!

To learn how to create a card or project with this technique, be sure to click on the page “Technique Tutorials“.  I will be adding more tutorials for techniques we have covered in our class as time goes.

For the inside of my card, I stamped images using Lost Lagoon, Tangerine Tango & Wild Wasabi Inks direct onto Very Vanilla CS before adhering to inside of Base Card – Wild Wasabi.

016aUntil next time, Happy Stampin’


Products used to create this card-

Fabulous Florets

Our card we created last week in Crafty Creations was one I found on Pinterest some time ago.   051

As you are probably aware, this is my volunteer class which meets every Friday at the Caloundra Community Centre.   It is also a great way for me to use some of my favourite retired stamp sets & DSP.  Love it when I get more use out of them.  Mind you, they are usually sold at the class which sometimes puts some of my future classes in a spin, but we get there in the end.  Selling them at the class just means they are going to homes that I know are going to use them as much as me.

For the inside, I stamped the large leaf image direct onto Very Vanilla Cardstock with Wild Wasabi Ink & adhered to the Base Card – Pumpkin Pie.

050To grab your own tutorial for the card, please click on the link to download & print.

Fabulous Florets – Grandmother

Until next time, have a great day!








Thank You

G’day Stampers,

Today’s cards are the ones I created for my “Thank You” cards for my customers for July.  I love these simple, easy little cards.  All created in  the 005a2014-2015 In Colours of Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe plus Whisper White.

I originally saw a card using the “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits on Pinterest & for some reason it stuff in my head.  I am not sure if I saved I to create at a later stage, but if you click on the link, it will take you to the one I got my inspiration from.  Thank you so much for sharing your lovely card.

With the Tutorial below, when creating your card, substitute the Pistachio Pudding for the other In Colours.  I have only listed Pistachio Pudding.

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set  –  Itty Bitty Banners
  • Cardstock  –  Whisper White
  • Ink  –  Pistachio Pudding
  • Embosslits  –  Beautiful Wings
  • Embossing Folder – Lovely Lace
  • Framelits  –  Bitty Banners
  • Accessories  –  Pearls, Snail

Measurements –

  • Base Card  –  Whisper White              7” x 5 ½’ or 18cm x 14cm
  • Layer 1  –  Pistachio Pudding              4 7/8” x 2 7/8” or 12.5cm x 7.5cm
  • Layer 2  –  Whisper White                   4 ¾” x 2 ¾” or 12cm x 7cm
  • Layer 3  –  Pistachio Pudding              2 ½” x 2 ½” or 6.5cm x 6.5cm
  • Scrap Whisper White                          Enough for Greeting

Tutorial –

  1. Emboss Layer 2 – Whisper White by running through BS using EF Lovely Lace
  2. Adhere to Layer 1 – Pistachio Pudding prior to adhering to Base Card – Whisper White
  3. Run Layer 3 – Pistachio Pudding through BS using Beautiful Wings Embosslits
  4. Adhere Butterflies to top of card with Multipurpose Glue
  5. Adhere Pearls to centre of each Butterfly
  6. Stamp “Thank You” onto scrap Whisper White in Pistachio Pudding Ink prior to running through BS with corresponding Framelit
  7. Adhere to Base Card with Multipurpose Glue

2 of each colour was created


Products used –

By clicking on the photos below, you will be taken to my shop to purchase the product

Thinking of You

I had use for another “Thinking of You” card last week & decided to use the gorgeous Stamp Set – Wetlands. 20140631aI took my inspiration from a technique class we did a couple of weeks ago & played with colours until such time as I was happy with the result.

Mind you, half way through the card, I was not a happy person & chopped & changed it about 3 times  I nearly gave up about a number of times.   It is amazing once you add layering, a little twine, Shimmer & a Greeting how it starts to evolve & come together before your eyes.

It is a very simple card, but that is what I was aiming for.  I only hope it is well received.

20140630aFor the inside, I stamped the Reed image a couple of times direct onto Whisper White Cardstock in Crumb Cake Ink prior to layering onto Soft Sky & finally to the inside of the card.

Yep, you can see I started to write prior to taking a photo.

Please click onto the link below to download a copy of the tutorial

Wetlands – Thinking of You

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


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