Sending a Smile Your Way

I did today’s card a few weeks ago & hadn’t realised that it hadn’t been posted.  In fact, it was created when I first received my pre-order.  I am a little happy with the final result, although it is not what I started out to create but hey that happens.  Who hasn’t created a card that looks completely different to what you started out doing?

I’ve used the gorgeous “Love & Affection” Stamp Set along with a Blender Pen to colour my main flower.  The main part of the card has been sponged with Peach Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach & Sweet Sugarplum Inks with a Stampin’ Sponge.

I stamped the large flower direct onto a piece of Whisper White Circle in Sweet Sugarplum & then randomly stamped smaller flowers & leaves around the circle.  I stamped the same large flower onto a scrap of Whisper White Card in Sweet Sugarplum, coloured it with the Blender Pen before fussy cutting & adhering over the top of the matching flower with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

The circle was then adhered to the sponged card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to create more cards using the Sponging Technique, be sure to click on our Technique Treats Page.

To grab a Free Tutorial  to create your own card, please click on the link above the photo.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


150. Sending a Smile Your Way – Love & Affection


Update for today’s Post

A lot of you are having troubles downloading today’s tutorial.

I am not sure what happened but I have been having issues with the internet & my pc for a little time now.  In saying that, it has been amended & the download is ok.

I do apologise for the inconvenience.

Have a lovely day.

149. Congratulations – Best Birds


Thinking of You

I thought I would share with you a card I did some time ago to highlight our Technique TreatsSponging but never got round to sharing it.

To create my card I sponged Watermelon Wonder, Hello Honey & Tip Top Taupe Inks directly onto a piece of Whisper White Card. I then spritzed water over the top with a Stampin’ Sprizter.  The trees from “Lovely as a Tree” were stamped directly over the top using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

I then layered the sponged card onto a piece of Tip Top Taupe Card before layering direct onto a piece of Whisper White. The sentiment was stamped direct onto the Whisper White in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

A piece of Linen Thread was wrapped twice around the card tying a small bow before being layered onto Base Card – Watermelon Wonder.

It’s a very simple card but one with a bit of a punch, I think.008-(3)wm-blog

Hello Honey has since been retired but you could subsitite the colour for Delighful Dijon or Crushed Curry.

Don’t forget, you are able to purchase this Technique from our Technique Teats Page to create 4 more cards using the Sponging Technique & “Lovely as a Tree” Stamp Set.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Swiry Bird Bundle

By now you have probably gathered I have lots of lovely new “stuff” to play with.  In saying20160613_085917_resizedwm-b that I was very restraint in placing my first order much to my dismay but happy with what I did order.

For my card today I used the Swirly Bird Bundle (pre-order) which includes the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  Gotta love it when SU! have great bundles.

#1---JuneYou have probably guessed by now that I used the same Card Sketch I used for my card on Monday, although it does look entirely different to that layout.  Amazing what can happen when you change out stamp sets & colours.  I wanted to show you how to use the same sketch but get an entirely different result.

I did my Sentiment on the pc & printed it up on  scrap piece of Very Vanilla.  I am still looking for my “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set plus 1 or 2 Punches.  No doubt they will turn up, fingers crossed!

Be sure to check back in on Friday as I have another idea using the same layout!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




152. Safe Journey – Swirly Bird


Technique Treats – June

G’day Stampers,

I’m very late with our Treats today – heaps of trouble with my internet but have managed to fix it.  Hope your all survived the weather last night & today.  I think we were on the edge of it although it was fairly heavy.  I think the Bay got most of it.  We even ended up down the beach again this morning much to the delight of Belle.

My winner for our Free Tutorial of their choice is Kathy.  Congratulations Kathy & thank you for your lovely comment.  I will be in touch to see which Tutorial you would like.

Our Techniques this month concentrates on Split Negative (which is traditionally done in5  June - TT black  & white) but we have stepped out of the box this month with our colours.  The 2nd technique is Spotlighting.  Again, a great one to play around & create with.  This month our cards have used the “Traveler” Stamp Set.

As with all Techniques, June will certainly take you out of your comfort zone.  I know they did with me, as they are a little different to what I normally do.

To purchase your Treat this month, head on over to the Technique Page.  If you don’t have PayPal, then please email me to arrange payment via Direct Debit.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


Happy Birthday To You

Today’s post is sort of a case from another I shared 2months ago.  It is also to remind youApril-TT that Technique Treats this month is Sponging & Heat Embossing which we’ve paired up with “Lovey as a Tree“.  Two very easy techniques but 2 with a very big WOW!

I’ve used 2 colours that I would not normally put together & are way out of my comfort zone, but you know what – I am loving them.  Just a small reminder that Hello Honey is one of the In-Colours that will be retiring at the end of the month along with Timeless Textures Stamp Set from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  I will be honest with you as I am not a big fan of Hello Honey but each time I use it, especially with Black, I love it!

Anyhow, I would love to hear what you think about my card today.  Don’t forget to click on the link below to grab your free tutorial to create your own card.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


140. Happy Birthday to You – Timeless Texture



My card today is one I saw on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago & thought I would give it ago 4  May - TTusing all Stampin’ Up! products.  Thank you Julie for your inspiration.  I love the final result although it is very bright & way out of my comfort zone, but hey that is the great thing about creating & trying new things.

I’ve used Timeless Texture from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue which is due to retire at the end of the month so be quick to get in while you can.  The greeting/sentiment is from Perfect Pairings which was part of SAB 2016 where you could earn it for FREE.

Don’t forget, Sponging & Heat Embossing are our Technique Treats this month, so if you would like to learn how to do these techniques, then pop on over to the Techniques Treats Page to purchase them.  Even if you know how to do the techniques why not refresh your memory.

To create your own card, please click on the link above the photo to grab your free tutorial.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’


141. Congrats – Timeless Texture


Thinking of You

Thank you once again for visiting my blog.  It is very much appreciated.  I do hope you are enjoying the Free Tutorials, Technique Treats & the Pretty Pattern Papers Tutorials.

Today’s card is another from a Technique Class we did some time ago.  We played with the Reflection or Mirror Image Technique & created a card perfect for the male which could easily be changed into a Birthday Card, just change the greeting.

I love the soft look of the card as it is a very peaceful one.  To add a little bit more dimension, I’ve scored down the right hand side of the card using my Simply Scored Scoring Tool – love this board!

Until next time, Happy Stampin’




Birthday Wishes

Crikey, I didn’t realise that I hadn’t shared so many cards with you.

Today’s card is another I did in a Technique Class at my home way back in February.  The ladies wanted to do a little Sponging & to learn how to use the Decorative Masks – we all have them sitting in the back of our cupboards just waiting to see the light of day again!

I’ve actually used one of the Happy Patterns Decorative Masks & matched it up with the Elegant Dots Embossing Folder.

Don’t forget both the Embossing Folder & Decorative Mask are on the “Retirement List” so best to grab them now.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’



Technique Treats #4 – May

Once again, thank you to everyone who has been purchasing our Technique Treats.  We’re pleased to hear that you are loving them as much as we are creating them.4  May - TT

Today is our sneak peak for May.  This month we concentrate on the gorgeous Stamp Set “Lovely as a Tree” & create 4 lovely cards for the males in your life playing with Sponging & Heat Embossing.  We also have a bonus tutorial for anyone who purchases the Treats.

Included in this month’s Treat –

  • How to build a Technique Book
  • Sponging
  • Heat Embossing

Benefits –

  • Step-by-step colour instructions for each card
  • All the hard work is done for you
  • Keep up to date with the current trends
  • Inspiration! You will be amazed at how easy it is
  • How to create a Technique Book designed to keep you coming back again & again
  • Technique Samples Page & Tutorial for future reference

We would love for you to join us so be sure to click on the “Technique Treats” Page to find out it all works & to purchase your Treat which will go live this Saturday.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’