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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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When I was playing with the Hippest Hippos stamps and dies a few weeks ago I thought the centre of the goggles looked liked the “old school” phones.

You know the ones many of us grew up with that had the cord hanging off and you couldn’t take your phone anywhere. Even having to talk to friends right in among the family …

Those were the days. Anyway I had to create these hippos with their phones.

I created a Half Fold Easel card for it. I had a lot of leftover bits too to put the card together. The sentiment is cut with one of the Beautiful Shapes Dies.

And just a note they are not outside right. How can you talk outside unless you have a long cord … (For some reason I put the plants on there but hey, they can be indoor plants). 🙂

This is it front on.

Side on so you can see the Easel part.

It folds flat easily to post out.

What do you think??

A Half Fold Easel Card is quite easy. Cut the right hand section off of the front of the card base. On the left hand section score it at half way. You can decorate as you like. Just have a piece on the left hand side at the bottom to help the easel part stand up.

Less than a week to get the Hippos and the dies for Sale-A-Bration. Have you got them yet? Don’t miss out on them.

If you are in Australia and still need to grab your Sale-A-Bration bonus gifts then I would love to serve you. Head to my store to order online -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU

Or contact me directly.

Have a good day,


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For today’s card we have the Hippest Hippos Stamp Set. I wanted to use the Picture This Dies.

With the Picture This Dies I added some different pieces of pretty Happiness of Hues Paper and also added texture with some co-ordinating card embossed with different folders (Bark 3D, Splatters and the Gingham Folders)

I like the fun, bright colours in this card. And that hippo … You can’t help but smile when you see him.

And … You really are the best too so don’t forget that.

The Hippest Hippos Stamp set is one you can pick with your qualifying orders over $90 AUD for Sale-A-Bration. The Hippo Dies you can select with another $90.

There are lots of other choices though too. Even some catalogue choices. Have you checked them out?

You can view all the Sale-A-Bration choices online -> HERE.

Need Supplies for your crafting and you are in Australia? You can order through my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU Or contact me directly. I love to help you.

Happy Stamping,


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I shared a card recently with the Hippest Hippo Stamp set with a similar layout.

This time I went Starry Sky colour. But isn’t she the cutest in her little tutu. 🙂

To diecut the edge of the Starry Sky Designer Series Paper piece I used the Basic Borders Dies. The Starry Sky card was embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.

The sentiment was from Sending Smiles Stamp set and diecut with the Sending Dies.

Have you picked the Hippest Hippo Stamp set as one of your bonus picks for Sale-A-Bration? It’s a fun one.

This set can be picked for orders over $90. There is also the Hippo Dies that are a great addition for the stamp set. You can pick that for $90 order too. Of course there are other great choices too.

If you are needing to stock up on your crafty supplies and you are in Australia I would love to serve you. You can head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER Or contact me directly.

Have a great day,


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I shared this card on Facebook the other day with the Hippest Hippos stamp set and the Hippos Dies and just have to share it with you now. This card just makes me smile. 🙂

My snorkelling hippos are swimming with their Green Turtle Friend.

The top scallop water edge is from the Scalloped Contours Dies. The clouds are from the Wave Dies. The sentiment strip is from the Sending Dies. The rest you can find in the Hippos Dies. It’s great how all these dies come together to create a fun scene.

The turtle is from the Whale Done set.

Be sure to grab the Hippest Hippos stamp set now. And you might like to get the Hippos Dies to be able to dress them up.

They are both available only in July and August during Sale-A-Bration or While Supplies Last. (Which could be very quickly).

They are available as one of your bonus free picks for orders over $90 AUD for either the stamp set or the Hippos dies. So to get both you order over $180 AUD and then have fun!

Or you could choose any of the other great picks. Have you checked them all out yet?

You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices -> HERE.

If you want to add one of these to your order when you shop online just add them at Checkout.

In Australia? Shop -> HERE. Please use the Host Code 99CMHTER. I love to serve you.

Or Contact me directly.


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Wednesday’s WOW! #138 – Check out the Hippest Hippos.

Some cute little hippos are in town. I couldn’t help but tell you about them for our Wednesday’s WOW! this week.

Hippest Hippos and the Hippo Dies are available for Sale-A-Bration. You can choose each one with orders over $90 AUD.

The Hippest Hippos stamp set is really cool. But let’s really take a moment to notice the Hippo Dies though.

See them in the video below.

You can dress up your hippos to be really well …hip. Create a snorkelling hippo, a hippo splashing about in a tub, or walking along in the rain, maybe a dancing hippo, or just a sweet little hippo sending you some love. It’s lots of fun.

Check out these samples from Stampin’ Up! artists.

Aren’t they cute?

And just a note on that sunrays card. It is stamped with the Rays of Light Background stamp, then each sunray is cut along the lines. Some are lifted up and some are even cut out. Pretty cool idea!

So are you going to add the Hippos to your next qualifying order??

They would be fun cards for lots of different occasions.

In Australia and need to order? You can head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER

Or if you prefer contact me directly my email or phone.

Happy Wednesday,


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Isn’t the Hippest Hippos Set for Sale-A-Bration so cute??

The Hippo Dies that go with them just take it to another level. But today I’m not showing the dies. Let’s just have a simple card with the Hippest Hippos. I have pulled out the 2022 In Colors too using the 2022 In Color Designer Series Paper.

The card mat was embossed with the Bark 3D Embossing Folder.

I created a different edge from the 2022-2024 In Color paper with the Basic Borders Dies. The leafy stem is from the Splendid Stems Dies.

Have you checked out all the bonus picks for Sale-A-Bration?

There are lots of lovelies.

Pick an item as your free gift with orders over $90 or $180. Hippest Hippos are just one of them.

In Australia and need your crafty supplies?

Head to my store -> HERE and you can place your order. Please use the Host Code: 99CMHTER.

Or if you prefer you can contact me directly.

Have a happy, hippo day,