cards, Classes, Masculine, Techniques


In this class discover some fun techniques you can use on those hard to make Cards for the boys This is Part 1 of some fun techniques we will be trying out.  Later parts will happen in the coming months in my Technique Series.

This class will look at 2 different techniques.  Create a sampler to test it out and then create a card with each technique.

The sampler and instructions you can keep and build up in a notebook or folder to refer back to regularly.

Class includes card kits and basic instructions.

Can’t make it?  Grab the Class to Go.  (See below).

WHEN: Friday 24th March 10am or Saturday 25th March 2pm in the studio

COST: $25. 

BYO: Scissors and adhesives and Paper Trimmer if you have one.

RSVP: Wednesday 22nd


Can’t make the class or at a distance? No problem.  Grab the Class to Go.

Includes card kits for the cards and samplers and Basic instructions.

Stamped images are not included but you can substitute with what you have for the images.  The important part is the techniques to try.

COST: $25 includes postage

RSVP: Friday 24th March.

Payment can be made by Cash (in class) or Paypal or Bank Transfer.

I look forward to sharing these cards with you.


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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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Another card with the Adventurous Journey. I have loved this stamp set. Really! It’s a great one for the boys cards – or the adventurer.

I have used the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper which is an awesome pack of paper. It is a Host Rewards item from the current Mini Catalogue that you can redeem with your orders. It has paper suitable for Christmas, birthdays, Halloween even but suitable for lots of occasions.

The kayaker was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

I have more with this set that I will share with you over time so watch out for them.

As always if you need supplies and in Australia I would love to serve you. You can pop by my store -> HERE and check it out. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or contact me directly and I can add your order for you.

Thank You for your support. Even just stopping by my blog and checking out my projects is always so nice. And you can “follow” along to be sure to get my updates if you haven’t already. Save you stopping by to see if there are posts. Just check that tab in the right hand column on my blog.

Hope you have a great day.


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I have been playing a lot with the Adventurous Journey stamp set lately. It’s such a great one for the boys cards. It was fun to use this in class last week too.

I wanted to try something a little different. I have noticed Book Binding Fold cards around and thought that would work well.

Here is the card.

The outside.

The kayaker was coloured with the Stampin’ Blends. For the sentiment I stamped the words on the Balmy Blue card and Crushed Curry Card. Then diecut them with the long sentiment die in the Sending Dies. It was easy to just trim them down.

I find that a lot easier than trying to squeeze a sentiment on a thin strip of card.

The paper is from the Celebrate Everything Designer Series Paper pack which is a Host Reward in the Mini Catalogue. It’s great paper by the way. It has such a range of colours and prints. Why not take a closer look at it.

This is the inside.

I think I will just have to put together a video soon for it. So stay tuned on that.

If you need any supplies to create your next project I love to serve you. Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or contact me directly.

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Fun, Bright and Full of Adventure with the Adventurous Journey Stamp Set.

Whether it’s for Father’s Day or birthday, create some fun cards for the menfolk.

I know these cards can be hard to make right!!

In this class you will create 4 projects including a Fun Fold.



COST: $52 (plus postage).

– the Adventurous Journey Stamp Set
– Card Kits
– instructions
PLUS a pack of Brushed Metallic Dots (valued at $15.75).

Register by Wednesday 24th August.


Fri August 26th 10am and 7pm

Create 3 projects. Includes all materials.

COST: 2 Options

– $52 includes Stamp Set and Metallic Dots (4 card kits)
– Class Only $25 (3 cards only)

RSVP: Wednesday 24th August

Hope you can join in so you can make these great cards for the boys in your life.


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Do you have trouble creating those “manly” type cards?? I know people tell me they do often.

The For the Guys Kit is a great kit for those “manly” cards. Let’s check it out.

The For the Guys Kit includes –

* For the Guys Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Acrylic stamp block
* Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin’ Spot
* Designed projects
* Step-by-step instructions
* Pre-cut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 10 cards: 5 each of 2 designs
* Folded card size: 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ (14 x 10.8 cm)
* 10 printed envelopes
* Adhesive to complete projects

Great value at just $33 AUD.

These are the card samples. Of course you can change the sentiment for your particular occasion.

The For the Guys Stamp set is a great one to keep for so many cards later.

With BOGO kits this month you can buy 2 and get 50% off the second one OR buy one and get a different one for the second one. Either way, it’s awesome value.

You can grab the For the Guys Kit in my store -> HERE.

You can check out all the other kits there while you are at it. There are kits for the young ones, some gorgeous kits for your friends and some lovely Thinking of You ones for those thoughtful cards. Even Christmas ones to put away for later in the year.

Check them out.

If you are in Australia and would like to grab one of these head to the link just above. Please use the Host Code: 46HJZACA.

Or you can contact me directly.

Have a great day,


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I have been playing with the Let’s Set Sail stamps and punch recently. Today we had fun using these in class. I thought I would share with you one of the cards which was quite popular.

It’s a simple card really and just cutting off the front of the card at half way.

Let's Set Sail Half Fold card

This is the inside.

I am loving the circle diecut using the Beautiful Shapes Dies. Do you notice the squiggle embossed line around the edge? It gives your images a fun effect. It layers well with one of the Layering Circles Dies too.

I love that the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper co-ordinates so well with the stamps and dies too.

The paper is running out very soon. Be sure to grab it.

In Australia? You can stop by my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 4SEB3FCV. Or you can contact me directly.

Don’t miss out on the Last Chance items from the retiring Annual Catalogue. There are only days left.

Have a great weekend,


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The Let’s Set Sail is a great bundle for those “male” cards. If you are local come along to class Or grab the Class By Mail.


Local people can attend the Face-to-Face Let’s Set Sail Class in the studio.

Here is a sneak of what we will be making. 

WHEN: Friday April 29th at 10am or 7pm.

COST: $25 for 3 cards or Free Class with order over $35.

BYO: Scissors and adhesives

In the studio in East Corrimal

Please RSVP by Wednesday 27th.

Book early to reserve your seat by dropping me a Reply email. 


Wherever you are in Australia you can join in the Let’s Set Sail Class By Mail.  

Create 4 fun cards that might just work for those hard to make “manly” cards.

Includes Card Kits for 4 different cards. Check out the sneak peek of one of them. (You can see some other’s above.

Option 1
Receive the Let’s Set Sail Stamp Set
Cost: $34 with the card kits.

Option 2
Receive the Stamp Set and the Sailboat Builder Punch with the card kits.
Cost: $60

To create these cards you will need a Black ink like Memento Ink.  Also Night of Navy Pacific Point, Calypso Coral and Poppy Parade Class ink.  Or your own ink of a Navy Blue, light Blue, orange and red or similar. 

Cost includes Stampin’ Up! Shipping and Handling.

Pick up if local or $9.55 Postage to send to you.

Register by Friday April 29th by replying to this email. I will contact you with payment details.

Let me know ASAP.


cards, Catalogues, Masculine, Sale-A-Bration


Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end.  3 months fly by so quickly!  For our Sale-A-Bration Sunday I thought we would take a look at the Well Dressed Stamp set.  These stamps will add style and class for those men’s cards.  They can even give a little cheeky style too.

Here is the Well Dressed Stamp set.

What about some samples courtesy of Stampin’ Up! artists.

Now there is ONLY 2 DAYS LEFT for Sale-A-Bration.  Still time to get your last orders in to grab this set or any other of the Sale-A-Bration choices with your qualifying order amount.  The Well Dressed Set is available for orders over $90.

Head over to my store now and shop away.  (Australian residents only) The store is open 24/7.

Head -> HERE.  After you order your products you can then select your Sale-A-Bration choice.

Don’t forget though if you have a large wish list it would be greater value for your to JOIN Stampin’ Up!.  Be sure to click on the tab at the top of my blog to find out more about that.  Reminder too that when you join you will also get the Paper Cutter, Paper Sampler and extra Stamp set of your choice.

Happy Shopping,



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This weekend it’s all about the Sailing Home Bundle in my classes and on my blog here.  So I think it’s a good time to have a closer look at the full Come Sail Away Suite for Sunday Suites today.

This is a really great suite for those hard-to-make men’s cards.  Let’s face it.  We all struggle with them.  While it might be boats and sailing there are some other fun elements.  Let’s have a look.

You can make some of the samples above and lots more with any or all of the Suite products below.

The Come Sail Away Suite can be ordered with just one item code making shopping so much easier. #152175  $165.25 AUD

or you can pick just one or 2 of the items.

I wanted to show you a couple of the products in closer detail.

The Memories and More Card pack features maritime images.  It has 50 double-sized cards and they come in 2 different sizes. 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm) and 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm) sizes.  I love the single-sided laser-cut specialty cards.  See them below.

There is also some sticker sheets included too.  Don’t just think of the these card packs for scrapbooking.  They are great for cards as well.

You have to check out the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. 

The prints show really don’t show it justice to be honest.  There are some great nautical prints.  Check the video below the paper image.

Now you need to see this High Seas 3D Embossing Folder closer.  It is like waves.  Great with this bundle.  Available now for $17 AUD #149577 (You can order it in store in the link below)

You get a really good idea of this embossing folder in the Soft Suede sample below.  And by the way the card above that uses one of the diecut cards from the Memories and More pack.

What do you think of this bundle.  I can tell you everyone has loved using them in class this weekend.  … And they may have added it to their orders. 🙂

You can grab the Come Sail Away Suite with just one item code or grab one or two items.  Shop in my store now -> HERE.

Please use the Host Code: VA9WC4CZ

This weekend order the Sailing Home Bundle (stamps and dies $88 AUD) and receive the tutorials and the card kits for the 3 cards we have been making in class this weekend.  You can see them in an earlier post.  Also, receive 2 additional metres of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine. If you order the full Suite I will also send you out the Card kits and tutorials.

You will also be eligible for the Tutorial Bundle as a Thank you this month.  This contains 12 exclusive projects from Demonstrators around the world of which I am a part of.  (These are not using the Sailing Home Bundle).

Thanks for visiting me today to see these great products.  I hope you can use them for the men in your life.