Monday, September 17, 2012


Tags base was crumbcake cardstock.  Adhered to that was the brown sheet of candlelight designer series paper and it was embossed with the lacy brocade folder and then sanded to show that detail.  Leaves were moulded and they were fussy cuts from the french foliage stamp set, the sentiment was from the christmas from the heart stamp set and tied up with the crumbcake taffeta ribbon.  A little victorian lace to add detail.


This is made from our kraft boxes which come in packs of 4 for $5.95NZ.  The bottom box has had panels of core'dinations cardstock which has been embossed with the woodgrain folder and sanded for texture.  the top two are matted with candlelight christmas designer series paper.  A window has been cut with the designer punch and a new flourish frame has been pressed in versamark and embossed in gold to take it from silver to gold to co-ordinate. The bird is made from the elegant bird die in champagne glimmer paper double layer for the wings to give them more body and the body of the bird has 2 layers of white cardstock inside the glimmer paper.  The bird is nestled into some early espresso tulle.  I think the rest is self explainatory.   


This bag was so easy I wanted the base to be 5" x 3" a decent size to hold a worthwhile gift.
Take a sheet of designer series paper 12x12 and scor at 3 1/2" and 8 1/2" one way and turn and scor at 4 1/2" and 7 1/2" the other way.  From the 4 corner sections cut away all but 1/2" from the scor line.  mitre cut into the scor line from the 1/2" and seal down that 1/2" seam top and bottom to the body of the bag which is the front and back.   the side panels are now adhered with sticky strip to the sealed seam.  From the piece you cut out of the corners punch out 4 blossom punch flowers & brad them together. Spray with water, scrunch up one flower at a time until it is all scrunched, then open it gently till you are happy with the look. Cut out a holiday framelet for the closure fold in half, put a ribbon through for the handles and attach to the back half of the topper.  Sticky strip that back part to the bag and pinch the sides and close the top of the bag & velcro close the bag. 


This is a very large tag made from a corrugated cardboard carton flap.  Tore off some of the top layer to expose the corrugations.  Painted it with stazon white re-inker lightly to make it shabby chic.  The moulded flowers are from watercolour winter stamp set, and the frame is the designer frames rectangular one with the sentiment from Beautiful season.  The little bee on the corner of the tag is from natures walk.


This was made with the new Oval Accent bigz die which I used card covered with candlelight specialty designer paper and then embossed it after I cut it and sanded off the high spots, layered on an apothecary accent framelet which was also embossed for texture, then a designer oval frame which had been torn around the outside and punched out of the centre.  The textured moulded flowers were made using the gel pen and a piercing mat to curve the petals. 


As you know I had a demonstraton at this recent event which was so much fun and I promised that I would blog the projects

Saturday, July 14, 2012


This was from a recent class .  We brayered crumbcake over the vintage wallpaper folder prior to embossing, then sponged with baja breeze, old olive then early espresso.  Then dried it off and dabbed versamark on it & gold embossed.  The faux stitching went through both the whisper white & the mat to give deep textured faux stitching.  A first attempt & it was fun. At each stage of the process from the brayered folder embossing look, to each of the sponged colours it looked as though it would make a great card. 

Monday, July 2, 2012


These super cute boxes are inspired by the lovely Rachael Knight who gave me a basket of 2 blue & 2 pink as a gift swap after convention.  I just love them and we will be making them at our next class.   The flower on the front two is the crysanthamum and the back pink one is the scallop flower.   Ooh imagine them filled with chocolate.   

Monday, June 18, 2012


This card I demonstrated at our team training on saturday so it is a sneak preview to my next class of what we could be doing.     The scoops are featuring shimmer paint, and the top one our gorgeous chocolate coloured glitter. The card colour is naturals ivory and on that pretty in pink and the designer series paper is the early espresso from the paper stack neutrals, a great pack such a good way to buy it and every so useful.  Everything matches when you can get the card, designer series paper, ribbon, ink pads, marker pens, all in the same colours.   Stampin' Up!Ⓡ has a huge range of co-ordinating products.  If you would like to order some, please do not hesitate to email or phone me and I will organise it for you.

Monday, June 11, 2012


This is my take on a WOW from convention in Canberra.  I am teaching it at my next class. If you are keen to attend let me know. It will be July 15th or 20th.  A nice easy to make treat holder this has a bag of Hersheys kisses in it, but it could be anything.

Sunday, May 27, 2012


This is an easy way to make a lovely shaped window with the decorative label punch.  See the plan Vertically the centre is the decorative label simple punch out, then either side of that a half a label is punched to widen it, and then turn the punch landscape and take a sligher off the top and bottom and there it is. We made a card today at class using this technique and the girls wanted the template.  I got it off the net but honestly I cannot remember where, thanks to some clever lady I was able to share it.

Friday, May 25, 2012


This was a challenge as my daughter in law is a fabulous card maker.  Card base is Night of Navy. A white top note die cut is in the centre for writing on and I stamped Happy Birthday on it.  The front top note is card covered with heavy tinfoil and die cut.  I then rubbed it with a dauber and stazon black to give it a more metal look. The word happy is stamped with the Simple Alphabet die cut from the big shop I love these letters. I used the silver cardboard lid from a takeaway foil container. Silver brads and on the right to further hold the band of silver glimmer paper. Silver brads to stud the top note and I think it will fit the bill.  My baby is now 39 OMG I feel old, and he has the gorgeous baby twins on my first scrapbook page below. I am so fortunate.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


This was from a class last night May 15 2012
This is my grandson Zane who is 8.  He loves Metallica and is learning to play guitar and drums
It was a fun page too and zane was sporting a new spikey hairdo.


I went to my friend Jacque who ran a class on 

scrapbooking and she does amazing pages.  I am
starting to get the scrapbooking bug, they are so nice to look at and the photos are special which makes it all worth while.

My baby twin grandchildren at 10 months of age.- sooooo cute!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Stampin' Up!Ⓡ have changed the starter kit, so now it's even easier to join and take advantage of the opportunities it offers.  From 1 May, Stampin' Up!Ⓡ offers a fully customisable Starter Kit for new demonstrators at a new lower price of $189! This will give you the perfect start to your business--your way!  and so affordable.

When you join Stampin' Up!Ⓡ, the choice is yours to put together a kit with any of the current high-quality products--choose up to $285 worth of any Stampin' Up!Ⓡ products! You'll also receive a business supplies pack (valued at $90) to create a kit with a total value of $375 that is sent to you free of any freight.    
It is a great business and even if you are a hobby crafter you can join and take it at your own pace.
You get lots of support from me and Stampin' Up!Ⓡ.  We have events at a local, regional and international level which you are welcome to attend, and you do what you enjoy doing. 

Contact me via email and I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions and I would welcome you into my team.


By request I have decided to share my swap I have made for convention.  Due to time constraints I have only made enough to share with the team I am going with and one for Stampin' up!Ⓡ as they tend to put most of the swaps on bulletin boards and the attendees can take lots of photos.

The swap is a box containing a notepad A6 size, and a pencil which I stamped with the tiny tags flower.
The box features the new framelets, and the butterfly die is cut out in velum and also designer paper to layer it. Hope you like it.

Monday, March 26, 2012


This one is for Mirriel, this card we did at our last craft day which was Mum's 90th birthday and she likes pretty cards, flowers, no sponging or vintage.  It was hard but someone has to do it.  White panel was embossed with polka dots folder, take note was the panel under the flowers.  Fabulous flowerettes were the flowers, rhinestones in the centre. kraft card and taffeta ribbon. This card was cased from a very talented Narelle from Australia, she makes the most amazing cards. Thanks Narelle for all your inspiration.