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It’s been another busy year of crafting here. Thanks for following me along.

I thought I would take a few minutes and share my favourite projects from the past year. So come on a little journey with me. And click on the heading of the project to take you back to the original post and read more about them. Even catch the video of many of them.

Friendly Hello Fun Fold

I loved this gorgeous Friendly Hello Paper available for Sale-A-Bration in January. And this is great fold to show both sides of the gorgeous paper. (Must try that again).

Driving By Slider Card

This was a great stamp set to create a Slider card. But you can try this with any of your stamps. What about that Sunshine and Rainbows paper. So bright and Happy. 🙂

Waves of Inspiration (Moon Effect)

I have loved creating with the Waves of Inspiration stamp set and I was so excited when I discovered how to create the moon effect with the stamps.

Half Fold Let’s Set Sail

Let’s face it – Male cards are hard to make aren’t they?? We had a great Masculine Cards Class earlier in the year. The Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch were fun to use.

Wild and Sweet Watercolouring

The Wild and Sweet Stamp set was one of my top picks from the new catalogue in May. I don’t do a lot of colouring but I loved colouring this cute Koala. I shared some tips colouring this image in the video for this card.

Tunnel Cards with Hues of Happiness

The Hues of Happiness was another of my top picks from the catalogue. I think many people also loved this suite. The Tunnel cards I created with this has been very popular.

Winter Crafternoon with Cup of Tea Bundle

The most popular event this year with the Winter Crafternoon. It was such a fun time crafting together followed by a Devonshire Tea. Watch out for more events in the new year.

A Pocket Card with Cup of Tea Bundle

Christmas Lights Diagonal Fold

Another very popular Fun Fold from this year was the Diagonal Fold Card with the Christmas Lights Bundle. Lots of people have shared their versions with me which has been so great.

Hello Hippest Hippos Half Fold Easel Card

Is there a theme here with Fun Folds that are my favourite projects for the year. I do love a Fun Fold card. This one was the Half Fold Easel Card with the Hippest Hippos Stamp set for Sale-A-Bration.

Adventurous Journey for the adventurer

Another great stamp set for the Male cards or the adventurer is the Adventurous Journey stamp set. We had a great class with this stamp set.

Merriest Moments Candle for the 12 Days of Christmas series

It was great to be part of a collaboration to share you some fantastic Christmas projects. I kicked the 12 days series off with my project, A candle with the Merriest Moments stamps and dies. You just have to go back to that post and start the 12 Days of Christmas to check out all the projects.

I hope you have enjoyed looking back at these projects. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming year.

To lots of creating in 2022. Come and join in with me and follow along.


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Time is running out to get your Christmas cards made but here is a quick idea for you with a little extra WOW!

Grab some paper I have used the Fitting Florets Designer Series Paper. There is not much time left for this paper so don’t miss out on it. I have shared it a lot and I know you will love it.

Layer this on to a card mat then on to your card.

Dress it up with a large sentiment and frame it. I have used the Framed Florets Dies. Add some texture with the Textured Elements and some soft ribbon.

Quick and Fancy.

Hope this helps you with your last minute Christmas creating.


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Christmas is getting closer and I’m sure you are getting frantic. Well I am anyway. Still haven’t finished the Christmas shopping – and as for cards …

Anyway, if you are in a rush but you need a speedy little treat bag for someone then I have one to share with you today. These are just the size for some chocolates or jewellery or even a Gift Card.

I shared the Snowflake Vellum bags I created for my class attendees on my Facebook last week. And everyone loved them. I thought I would put together a video to show you just how easy they are to make so you can whip up some yourself.

These are the Snowflake Vellum Treat Bags if you missed them on Facebook and Instagram.

Now here is the little bag created with the Storybook Gnomes Designer Series Paper.

The Gift Tag is one we created in class at our Tags and More class last week. I just thought it would work well with this paper. It uses the Merriest Moments Stamp set and the dies. Unfortunately the stamp set is now sold out.

These bags were inspired by ones I saw on my lovely friends Sam’s blog on Pootles. I couldn’t find the original when I went back to them. I did change these a little. But if you haven’t checked out Pootles yet you really should. Sam has some quick, easy gift bags and treat holders to create. You can find Pootles -> HERE.

You can catch the video here or now on Youtube.

Do you want to make your own?

Here are the measurements for you.


Designer Series Paper – 19cm x 13.5cm     7 ½” x 5 ¼”

Score on the long side at 6cm, 9cm, 15cm, 18cm

                                        2 3/8”, 3 ½”, 5 7/8” and 7”

Score on the short side at 10.5cm     4 1/8”

I hope you like these little bags. Believe me when I say they are really quick to create.

If you need any supplies and you are in Australia head over to my store. I would love to help you out.

Head to my Online store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4T4CRRTK

Or contact me directly.

Thank You for your order.

Happy Stamping,


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Our Christmas is (usually) hot and sunny. We will see what this year turns out to be considering the weather lately …

Today’s card is one for our Aussie Christmas. Or for those in a warm, sunny climate at this time of year.

We are forgetting the snowmen and snowflakes and going for all things beachy.

The Stamps used were Christmas Lights, Waves of Inspiration and Friends are Like Seashells. The sentiment is from Inspired Thoughts. The paper is the Celebrate Everything Paper Pack.

This card was inspired by one I saw searching online but now I can’t remember who sorry.

What do you think?

Hope your week goes awesome. And you get those Christmas preparations done. I need to hit the shops tomorrow to finish (or get close…)


It might be getting late to get your Christmas deliveries in but you can still order.

Still lots reduced from the Last Chance List and the Clearance Rack.

You can shop in my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4T4CRRTK or contact me directly.


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Wednesday’s WOW! #143 – How to create Luminescence to your “lights”.

Here’s a different effect for your Baubles or Ornament type stamps to give that glow (luminescence).

Stamp them on a coloured card rather than white. Then with a Sponge Dauber and White Ink add a little white over them. This would work well with Embossed images preferably. How cool!

While I’m not showing you here how to do it you can see the effect.

This particular project uses the Family and Friends stamp set.

Hope you get to try it yourself.

Happy Stamping,


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Head over to my store -> HERE

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My local Wollongong crafters. Our last Christmas class in on this week.

It’s a Christmas Tags and More Class.

Create 6 tags (2 each of 3 designs) plus a Treat Box.

Here is a sneak.

It’s all happening in my studio in East Corrimal

WHEN: Thursday 8th 7pm


Friday 9th 10am.

COST: $25

Please RSVP by Thursday morning.

I look forward to seeing you there.


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This past week I put out a Colour Inspiration in my Facebook GroupYou can join the group -> HERE

This was the inspiration.

The colours from this that I could see where Petal Pink, Poppy Parade, Soft Succulent, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray.

I used all but the Balmy Blue. (It could even be more Smoky Slate).

This was the card I created. I share the making of it on an Instagram Reel yesterday if you caught it.

I used the Merriest Moments Stamp Set and the Dies.

Why not have a go at the colour inspiration yourself. And share it with me. I always love to see others creations. You can email me or head over to my Facebook Group and share it there.

Need some supplies and you are in Australia? I would love to serve you. Head to my Online Store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: JCBE3B2U

Or contact me directly and I can help you.

Happy Crafting.


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This card brought back fun memories. When I was young I spent a lot of time on the beach creating sandmen. Big mounds of sand and I collected seaweed for their hair and decorated them with shells and stuck sticks for arms. So much fun.

A few weeks ago for our “Summery” Christmas class we created this card with the Snowman Magic Bundle. It was such fun to create it.

The background is using the Oceanfront Stamp Set. The paper is the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper.

Isn’t it fun?? 🙂

I’m thinking though with the way the weather has been here we will be needing to make snowmen at Christmas time. Crazy weather!

Let me help you with your creating supplies? If you are in Australia you can stop by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: JCBE3B2U

Or contact me directly. I would love to help you out.

Happy Crafting,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #142 – Creating Partial Snowflakes.

Snowflakes are not typical for our warm, Summery Christmas. For some reason though many people still love them on their cards. I think it is the soft, magical effect.

These snowflakes created with the Frosted Flurry Dies are something different though. They add these partial snowflakes to your Christmas projects.

They are very simple and easy effect.

Diecut them and just gently lift the edges. Use the spatula end from the Take Your Pick Tool or use the Paper Piercer. It’s a cool effect with those slightly raised edges and adds just another dimension to your projects. With the Joyful Flurry Stamp Set you have added snowflakes but the sentiments are so soft and “magical”.

Check out these samples with this Joyful Flurry Bundle.

These are created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

This is the Frosted Flurry Dies.

We have the Joyful Flurry Bundle.

Getting them together will save 10% and you can use those lovely sentiments and have added stamped snowflakes on your projects.

If you need these Dies or even the Bundle you can jump over to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code:JCBE3B2U

Or you can contact me directly.

Happy Crafting,


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It’s a Bonus project for you today for our 12 Days of Christmas. You thought it was all over. 🙂

Today’s Bonus Project is a Shadow Box Card.

You can find out how to make this Shadow Box card -> HERE.

This card would be great for any occasion not just Christmas.

Looking for some supplies to get you creating and you are in Australia?

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Contact me directly. I would love to serve you.

Happy Crafting,