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I have another card to share with you today using the Brusho Crystal Colours. I shared one yesterday. If you missed it just pop back a post.

This card was created a little differently to the one  I shared yesterday. Let me tell you about it.

Firstly on Shimmery White card you will heat emboss your butterfly.  If you are not familiar with heat embossing.  Rub over your card with the Stampin’ Buddy.  Ink up your image (I used the butterfly from Beautiful Day), with Versamark.  Stamp the butterfly on your card and tip over some White Embossing Powder.  Clear Embossing Powder would work as well.  Heat the image with the Heat Tool to melt the powder.  I LOVE heat embossing.  That is what drew me in to stamping all those years ago.  It never gets old.

With the Aquapainter, wash over the butterfly going outside the lines too.  Sprinkle over the Blue Brusho Crystal – and watch it dissolve and spread.  That’s almost as magic as Heat Embossing.  You may like to add some more Brusho to add more colour or wash over more water.  Just see what it looks like.  Let it dry.

** I made a similar card a little while ago and even did a video back then. (It’s not a great one – still learning in that aspect).  If you want to head back to see that card and maybe catch the video, then head back to this post -> HERE.

To finish the card, I layered it on a piece of the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper.  Before adhering it down on to the Balmy Blue card mat I tied around some Black Baker’s Twine.  Then added the “friend” from the Well-Written Framelits.

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I have been having lots of fun playing with the Brusho Crystal Colours lately.  I will show you some of the projects over the next week or 2 but today I want to tell you about this week’s class for the local Peeps.  And I have a special offer for the Brushos this week whether you come to the class or not.


The Brusho Crystal Colours are magical to work with.  Just add water and you have incredible backgrounds and colours.

This weekend’s class we will be creating magic.  These are the 2 cards we will make.

Along with these 2 fun cards we are making we will try out a few more ways to use them.
All materials included.  Bring your own scissors and adhesives.

Friday 9th February 10am
Saturday 10th February 2pm. 
WHERE: East Corrimal.  (address given when you reply).
COST: $15
RSVP: Wednesday 7th February.


For next weekend only (available if you come to the class or not) Receive 15% off the price. RRP is $52    Take  off $7.80    Weekend price = $44.20 (+S&H).  This is for Australian residents only.  Special not available in store.  Contact me directly.  

Places are limited for class so let me know ASAP.

Have a great week,


cards, Catalogues, Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!


It is an exciting time on the Stampin’ Up! Calendar! The 2018 Occasions Catalogue starts today along with Sale-A-Bration.  So many wonderful, gorgeous new products.  I am still having trouble deciding on what some of my favourite products are but I will share a few with you.

In no particular order:

– Petal Passion Suite: This is an absolutely gorgeous suite.  (It might even be my Number 1!).

The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous.  It might be all black and white prints but it is all very striking – and you can colour it with sponges and ink or with the markers if you get bored with that.

The Stamp set and dies are beautiful.  Really.  I think a must have! Whether it’s the whole suite or pick out the stamps and dies bundle or the paper.

– Beautiful Day set.  Ok maybe this is Number #2.  I LOVE THIS! I can’t wait to play with it.  It has a striking butterfly stamp and flower stamp. Plus, you can team it with the new Brusho Crystal Colour powders for some fun colouring effects.


– Charming Cafe Bundle.  The stamps and dies work together to make some fun cards.  They work great to make Tri-fold cards.  I have been playing with this bundle lately so I will show you them soon.

– Cake Soiree  So many Options with this bundle for weddings or birthdays.  I love the intricate dies.

– Birthday Wit. What a fun set this is.


– Berry Burst Metallic Edge ribbon

– Whisper White Organza Ribbon.  So soft and easy to tie bows with.

You can now view the catalogues online – and order!!! 

Remember, It’s Sale-A-Bration time too so you can pick something Free for every $90 order. I will tell you more about that tomorrow.  For now go and see the Catalogues.

For the Occasions Catalogue Head to my store -> HERE.

For Sale-A-Bration Head to my store -> HERE.

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Happy Shopping,