cards, Techniques


Wednesday’s WOW #101.  Today I wanted to show you a little tip with colouring your images and how to create depth.

Firstly though.  Last Wednesday I had a little Giveaway.  Congratulations to Lynne C for winning the Little Ladybug Stamp set.  I will be in touch with you soon.

Back to our WOW!

I recently created this card with the retiring Accented Blooms set.  I wanted to give this a little ink up one more time before it retires.  It’s been a while since I have played with it.

I coloured it with the Stampin’ Blends.  I cut the white card with the Stitched Rectangles Dies But I added a little “new” with the Ornate Layers Dies by cutting the Calypso Coral card mat.

But this is what I wanted to show you.  You can give the appearance of depth to your image in a very simple way. Take a closer look below.

When I finished colouring I outlined the image with a lighter colour Stampin’ Blends.  This one I used the Light Pool Party.  I have used Light Smoky Slate at times too and even Petal Pink.  It just depends on the look you want.

I hope you try that trick next time you colour your images.

Thanks for visiting me.

Have an awesome day wherever you are.


Catalogues, Classes, Stampin' Up!


You have heard about the Stamparatus but not sure really what it is about?  If you are a Wollongong local then come and see and play with it at this week’s class.  You will be amazed!

These are the cards you will make along with seeing some other fun ways to use it.

CARD FRIDAY CLASS – Ways with the Stamparatus

WHEN: Friday 22nd at 10am or 7pm.
COST: $15  $5 extra to use my adhesives.
BYO: Scissors and adhesives. If you have a Stamparatus already bring it along.
PLEASE RSVP: Wednesday 20th.

Look forward to seeing you for this class.  You can join us for any class each fortnight though.


cards, Cards by Mail, Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


Look at these cards for Card Class this week?  

Here are the details.  Of course if you can’t make it because of a clash with times OR you are too far away then Grab the CLASS TO GO!

Friday Oct 13th 10am or Saturday Oct 14th 2pm. Christmas Card class.  

Create 3  special Christmas cards. (1 of each card).  $20   

BYO: Scissors and adhesives.  

Please RSVP:  Thursday 12th. 

Can’t make it?? Why not grab the CLASS TO GO.  Cost: $20 

Does not include stamped images.  You can substitute the stamps or order them separately.




3D projects, Personal Ramblings, Stampin' Up!, Tutorials


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I have been on a secret project the last few weeks.  I am so excited and honoured to be a part of it and I am glad I can now share it with you.  A group of demonstrators have put together some awesome tutorial projects for you all to raise money for this special family. Madonna is a former demonstrator and a friend and I have followed along with their struggles right from the beginning. Let me share a little bit about their story from her Mum Madonna….

Lara was born on the 5th of November 2008. The fourth child of Mark and Madonna. She was different to her siblings. She looked different…she had twisted feet….she didn’t cry like the other babies. She didn’t move like them either. However, after a week in the nicu we were released to go home, with a paediatrician’s words ringing in our heads “She may or may not be normal, depending of if she does or does not reach developmental milestones.” She was given a diagnosis of Cerebral palsy at 5 months during a hospital stint to correct a floppy voicebox. During that stay she was also put on naso-gastric feeding (a tube down the nose and into her tummy). By one she had started having seizures and had a number of other “foibles”.
Over the last seven and a bit years Lara has had many hospital stays with a number of illnesses. She has been diagnosed as having a “life-limited” condition. We do not know what that means. We do know that she is unable to talk or walk. She cannot communicate via traditional words or even gestures as her ability to control her limbs is very limited. What she does do is convey her love through her eyes. She verbalises some sounds and is very quick to moan and whinge if she wants to be moved or has a full nappy!

Lara has a plethora of drugs each day to keep her seizure activity stable. This is mostly successful but a simple cold can be enough to put us in hospital for a little visit due to her compromised immunity and poor lung function. She needs to be moved into different positions to help her manage her secretions and to prevent pressure areas.

One of the items we are looking at fundraising for over the next few months is a better pressure mattress for Lara’s bed. She has a hospital bed that we are able to manoeuvre into various positions for her (tilt, height etc) but the mattress is very simple and we use an egg shell topper at the moment to assist in the pressure management. We (actually, Mark..mostly) move her from side to side during the night to alleviate the risk of pressure areas. An appropriate mattress can help with those risks.

We are so grateful to all of you for always being willing to put your hands up to help us to Help Lara. She is a delight and a blessing. If you have ever gazed into the depths of her gorgeous blue eyes you would understand she is a special little person in more ways than just her diagnoses.


If you want to read more about Lara’s Life you can visit her Facebook page HERE. 

So will you help us out?  You can from anywhere in the world.


For $15 you will receive 15 projects each day for 15 days! That’s $1 per tutorial!  All the money goes directly to help get this family this special mattress.  Let’s help give them a good night sleep.

This fundraiser runs from 1st May to the 15th May.  You can join at any time during that time and still receive all the tutorials.

Drop me a comment and I will get back to you with the payment details (by bank deposit or Paypal) and to add you to the special Facebook group where you will access the tutorials.  If you haven’t got Facebook but want to join in then please let me know that too. 🙂

Here is a sneak of my project coming up soon.


So let’s do this.  I am joining in as I want to get all these great tutorials but more importantly help this lovely family.