Crayon Resist…

After a couple of requests on how to do this Technique, please find below a short tutorial.  This is a very basic tutorial, as I find this is easiest to understand both for myself and class.

Supplies –

  • Cardstock – White Glossy
  • Ink – StazOn
  • Stamp Set – Seaside
  • SU Woder Crayons
  • Sponge/Brayer
  • Tissues

 Instructions –

  1.  Stamp image/s onto glossy cardstock using Basic Black or Staz-On Stamp Pad
  2. Allow to dry
  3. Using a white or light coloured Wax Crayon, colour in or highlight any areas you wish to remain white
  4. Sponge or brayer ink over the stamped images, using multiple or single colours
  5. Once dry, buff off using a tissue
  6. Embellish card



G’Day Stampers,

This is one of the cards we did in our Technique class today – “Rock n Roll” – Tutorial below….

The colours – YoYo Yellow – is way out of my comfort zone, but hey you have to try these colours & surprise, surprise, I quiet like the end result!

Again, I’ve not stampes a greeting.  This way, you can either include a greeting just prior to posting or leave blank.

Closed –
Open –

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Always
Ink – YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Whisper White, YoYo Yellow, Chocolate Chip
DSP – Chocolate Chip
Punches – Eyelet Border
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Glue-Dots
Non-SU – Rhinestones

Instructions –

1. Stamp image onto light-coloured ink pad

2. Press edges of stamp in a rolling motion onto darker ink pad, being careful not to ink the centre of the stamp

Tip –
Always use the lightest coloured ink first to avoid getting dark ink on your light ink pad

Until next time, Enjoy!

Brayering – Basic

G’Day Stampers,
I have a small wee Tutorial/Technique to share with you today
Brayering – Basic
Supplies –
Stamp Set
Scrap Paper
Instructions –
  1. Ink Brayer with ink, ensuring you roll in one direction, usually away from you
  2. If required, repeat until roller is fully inked
  3. Ensuring scrap paper is under your cardstock, roll Brayer onto your card
  4. Decorate & complete Card
Tip –
  • Do not roll Brayer back & forth on ink pad, as you will be only inkin 1/4 of your surface
  • Scrap paper is required as you will be rolling off both ends/sides of your cardstock
Very easy simple technique!
Until next time, have a practice

Wedding Card….

Hi Stampers,

As I’ve just completed an Invitation Package & as part of my “Thank You” to my Customers, I design a Congratulations card.  I usually make the cards in the colours of their invitations and very similar to their designs, etc. 
I knew I wanted to use Stampin’ Up!’s “Always” Stamp Set, and am very happy with the outcome.
View # 1 –
Close Up –
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Always
Ink – Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Card Stock – Chocolate Chip
Punches – 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – Anywhere Glue, Heat Gun, Embossing Powder – Clear, 
Taffetta Ribbon – Very Vanilla, SU Dimensionals
Non-SU – Cardstock – Pearl

To emboss this card –
1.    Rub Stampin’ Buddy over cardstock
2.    Stamp image with Versamark, then stamp image using Chocolate Chip
3.    Stamp image onto cardstock
4.    Using heat gun, heat image until colour changes
5.    Adhere to Card
6.    Embellish Card

Tip – There is no need to purchase a heap of embossing powders in all colours, Stampin’ Up’s Versamark & their great embossing powders of Gold, Silver, Black, White & Clear is all you will ever require! 
The results show & speak for themselves & are out of this world!

Why not have a go! 
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me as I am only too happy to help you out!

Challenge – C4C18

Let’s have some fun!  Polka Dots Fun!
This is the weekly Challenge set by Crazy 4 Challenges!
Design a card/project using Polka Dots. 
My take of it is below.  See below for the link to their website, more details & samples.

Supplies –
Cardstock – Whisper White
DSP – Patterns DSP – Pink Pirouette
Punches – Scallop Edge, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4″ Circle
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Ribbon, Pencil & Rubber, Uni-Ball Gel Pen

 I saw this in a magazine a long time ago & it has always been at the back of my mind.  I have never seen one on the internet or if there is, I have not come across one before.  I’ve made a simple tutorial if you are interested in trying one.

Tutorial for Baby Dress –
Instructions –

Dress –
1. Cut Whisper White Cardstock – 4” x 6 “
2. Score card in half
3. Measure halfway along fold
4. Using 1 ¼” Circle Punch, punch small ½ circle for neck
5. Measure down 1 ½” from top of card
6. Measure in ½” from edge, cut – sleeves
7. Repeat Steps 6 & 7 for other side
8. Using a pencil, rule a line starting from where the cut finishes to the bottom of outside of card
There should now be a small slant running down the length of the card
9. Using scissors, cut from bottom to the top – where the cut for the sleeve finishes
10. Repeat Steps 8 & 9 for other side
11. Will now start to look like the shape of a dress
12. Erase pencil lines

Overlay –
1. Cut DSP 4” x 6”
2. Starting from underneath the sleeves, match up against Cardstock, rule shape & cut –
3. Top will be small than bottom
4. Using Scallop Edge, punch hemline – Hem should be about ½” shorter than Card
5. Apply adhesive on DSP & adhere to Card in line with the sleeves
6. Attach matching Ribbon & tie bow
7. Cut small pocket from DSP
8. Apply Faux Sewing along edge of pocket using Uni-Ball Gel Pen
9. Adhere to dress

To give a different look –
 Attach a flower, Brads or Buttons instead of bow
 Place a small row of Rhinestones along the top, running from sleeve to sleeve
 Add another layer – opposite side of DSP or something entirely different – Translucent

The List is endless, but I kept mine very clean and simple on purpose!

If you would like to play along all you have to do is create a card/project and upload it to your blog and/or to your SCS Gallery using the keyword C4C18.  Don’t forget to go to to upload your card, so as everyone else can see it too.

Until next time, have a great night


 I have finally managed to finish off the tutorial for the long notebook I posted Here!  I did have it all written up, but had not taken any photos.
Note – You will find I have used both metric & standard measurements for this tutorial! Whatever was easiest!

Supplies Required –
Cardstock – Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink – Going Gray, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Stamp Set – 5th Avenue
Punches – Scallop Oval, Oval
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Sprinkles, Uni-Ball Gel Pen, Grosgrain Ribbon – Kiwi Kiss
 Magnet

Instructions –
Cover – as per photo
1. Cut Cardstock – 17cm x 27cm
2. On the 27cm side, score up from bottom – 8cm
3. On the 17cm side, score at ½”, 3 ½” & 3 5/8”
4. Starting from bottom score line, score at 4”
5. Fold score lines
Pocket – as per photo
1. Cut along ½” LHS score line to bottom of line
2. Cut along LHS score line to ½” score line
3. Cut along RHS bottom score line to 2nd score line – Spine
4. Cut “V” shape both side from bottom line
5. Fold along score lines in towards inside of cover
6. Adhere flaps
7. Decorate/Embellish as required
Notebook – as per photo
1. Cut Kiwi Kiss – 2 ¾” x 1 ¼”
2. Score Kiwi Kiss at 2 ½” x 1”
3. Fold along score lines
4. Adhere to top of notebook, ensuring that the score lines fit firmly against the spine of the notebook
5. Cut DSP 2 5/8” x 1 1/8”
6. Adhere to Kiwi Kiss
7. Apply snail adhesive to spine & back of cover
8. Adhere notebook to back cover
9. Decorate/ Embellish top of notebook as required
Labels – as per photos
1. Type Labels on PC & print onto Whisper White
2. Using Oval Punch, punch Whisper white
3. Using Scallop Oval, punch 2 pieces of Kiwi Kiss
4. Adhere Whisper White to Kiwi Kiss
5. Adhere “Receipt” Label to inside pocket
6. Adhere “Shopping List” Label to outside cover
Cover – as per photo
1. Cut Kiwi Kiss 2 ½” x 7 ½”

2. Cut DSP – 2 3/8” x 7 3/8”
3. Adhere DSP to Kiwi Kiss
4. Attach ribbon across centre of cover , ensuring there is enough either side to tie a bow/knot
5. Adhere Kiwi Kiss to Baja Breeze
6. Stamp 5th Avenue onto Whisper White
7. Cut flowers & adhere to cover of notebook as required

TipAdhere magnet to back cover if required for fridge – shopping list always at hand!
If you have trouble understanding, please do not hesitate to contact me



Heat Embossing…

Please find below a very easy simple Tutorial.

Heat Embossing

Instructions –
1. Place your card stock in a Powder Pal Tray or over a large piece of scrap paper
2. Rub the Embossing Buddy across the card that you are going to emboss – this keeps the powder from sticking anywhere but on the ink
3. Stamp the image with Craft, Versamark or Embossing Ink
4. Pour powder onto the inked image, ensuring the image is coated completely
5. Shake off or brush off excess powder into the tray & funnel excess back into the container
6. Heat the stamped image only, until such time as the powder changes to a shinny liquid and rises
7. Allow embossed image to cool

I will post a couple of photos tmw stepping you through it.  In the meantime if you have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Give it a go!  You will be very happy with how easy it is & what the end result will look like.


Calendar Class 2010…

Hi All,

I did forget to mention that I am doing 2 extra classes in January for a Calendar 2010 – as per samples.  These have magnets on the back for putting on the fridge.

When booking your spot, could you please let me know which one you would prefer to do, so that I can ensure I have ordered enough stock.

Calendar 2010
My Place
46 Sir Joseph Banks Drive
Golden Beach

Date 18 January 2010
Time 10.00am – 12.00pm
Date  22 January 2010
Time 7.30 – 10pm
Cost $10.00

Colour Preference
# 14 “Circle Circus” Stamp Set
# 15a – “Great Friend” Stamp Set” – Mini-Catalgue – Retired
# 24d – “Always” Stamp Set

For those living out of town or unable to make it to either of the classes and would still like to make one.  This is available via email or post for $15.00 

Included in all Kits
Full instruction with photos

Does not include –
Stamp Sets
Dazzling Diamonds
Snail Adhesive
SU Dimensionals
2-Way Glue

If you do not have the stamp sets, please let me know or if you prefer to purchase, plese do not hesitate to contact me

Look forward to hearing from you!  This class will be heaps of fun!

PS  A Tutorial will be posted on the blog for this calendar but until the end of Frnruary!

5 Minute Card

Hello World!

It is a couple of days since my last posting, but I have been in Brissie & now trying to organise myself for a new street market the local council are starting for the Christmas Holidays!
After not doing any markets for over 4 years, I forgot how much prep is required, but I am slowly getting there – I think, maybe! Anyhow, who says I can’t panic at the last moment!
This is a card I did some time ago, but thought I would post it to give you all a look-see!

Supplies –

Cardstock – Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla
Stamp Set – Embrace Life
Ink – Perfect Plum
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Ribbon – Non-SU

Instructions –
Stamp the flower randomly onto the 2nd layer – Certainly Celery

Cut the3rd layer – Very Vanilla – into 3 equal pieces
Using Perfect Plum Stamp Pad, stamp leaves onto each piece of the 3 pieces of Very Vanilla, ensuring they are in the middle of each piece
Tie Ribbon around the bottom of a piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock
Leaving a small edge around the Very Vanilla & allowing Certainly Celery to show through adhere to middle of 2nd layer
Adhere the other 2 pieces to either side of the middle piece
Leaving a small edge, adhere the 2nd layer – Certainly Celery – to the top of the Card – Perfect Plum

If you don’t understand the tutorial, please do not hesitate to email me & I will only be too happy to explain
Happy Stampin’


I have finally managed to do tutorial for the “Rock ‘n’ Roll” method I used on the butterfly below.

Using 2 ink colours, this technique adds extra dimension to your solid stamped images
 Instructions for Rock ‘n’ Roll

Supplies Required –

Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Punpkin Pie
DSP – Non-SU
Ink – Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Punches – 1 3/8” Circle, 1 ¼” Circle
Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds, 2-Way Glue, Rhinestones – Non-SU, Acetate, Dimensionals

Instructions –
1. Using the Bashful Blue ink pad (lighter colour), ink your image
2. Using your same image, ink the edges with the Chocolate Chip (darker colour) by rolling the edges of the stamp onto the ink pad
3. If done properly, the darker coloured ink should appear around the outer edges of the stamp, while the lighter colour ink will still be showing on the inside
4. Stamp your image onto your cardstock
5. If required, repeat above steps
6. Using scissors, cut around stamped image
7. Complete your project

1. Prior to stamping the image onto my card, I will sometimes blow onto the stamp so as to moisten the ink a little. This ensures that this ink is still moist
2. Practice on a scrap piece of cardstock or paper until such time as you are happy with your result

Until next time when I will post instructions for the Note Book!