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Another card with the In The Country Stamp Set. This one also coloured with pencils. If you missed the last 2 head back a couple of posts.

I think this one is my favourite. I don’t colour a lot but I actually enjoyed colouring this one.

This stamp set is one available for Sale-A-Bration with your orders over $90 AUD.

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I have another card from my recent play with the In The Country stamp set that is available as one of the Sale-A-Bration choices with your orders over $90 AUD.

I coloured this with the Watercolour Pencils like the last one I shared. If you missed that card just head back a couple of posts.

I wanted to go for a different layout with this card and diecut the image with a large circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies. And also cut the piece of DSP with the curved die from the Around The Bend Dies.

I will share another card with this set so watch out for that soon.

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I have been playing around with colouring in the past week. I will say it’s not my favourite thing to do. I really need to work at it. I did have fun just playing and colouring with the new In The Country stamp set.

I have several cards to share with you but I will spread them out.

Here is the first card.

The In The Country stamp set is a free bonus choice available for Sale-A-Bration with orders over $90 AUD.

I like with the stamp sets to colour you have the shading areas so it helps to “highlight” these areas when you are colouring. Certainly helpful when you are not so strong at colouring.

The paper is from the Favored Flowers paper pack also as a Free Sale-A-Bration choice with orders over $90 AUD order. It is very gorgeous paper.

Sale-A-Bration starts on January 5th until 28th February. There are so many additional choices too you can make so I hope you check those out and add those in when you order.

Hope you get some time to create and maybe even colour soon. I will be back shortly to share more colouring with you shortly.


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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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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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You have probably seen the Fitting Florets Suite around now. It is all so gorgeous. I had to play with it. And I pulled out an old fold that I haven’t done in a while – A Panel Fold Card.

Here it is for you.

And it folds flat for you to post.

You can catch how to create one on the video below. (If you are receiving this blog update by email and the video is not showing, head to the blog post and view it there).

The Fitting Florets Suite will be available to order in November. The Framed Florets Bundle (Stamps and Dies) will be carried over in to the January-June Mini Catalogue but the gorgeous Fitting Florets paper and the Gold Swirl Gems won’t be so you will want to grab that early. I will tell you more about this soon.

But … You could get this earlier. As Demonstrators we can order it now. And if you have considered joining Stampin’ Up! what better way than joining now (also with the extra bonus you get this month) AND you can order it now. Because we can’t wait for these things right. 🙂

Here are the measurements.


Card base: 21cm x 14.8cm   Score on the long side at 5cm and 8cm.  Turn card 180’ – Score at 5cm and 8cm on the other side.

                   8 ½” x 5 ½”  Score on the long side at 2” and 3 1/8”. Turn card 180’ – Score at 2” and 3 1/8” on the other side.

Designer Series Paper strips:

For sides – 4.7cm x 14.4cm @ 2 pieces

                   1 7/8” x 5 3/8”  @ 2 pieces

For centre – 4.7cm x 14.4cm @ 1 piece

                     1 7/8 x 5 3/8” @1 piece

Front Panel – 10.4cm x 8.8cm    3 ½” x 3 1/8”

White mat – 10cm x 8.4cm      3 3/8” x 3”

I hope you get to make one.

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Happy Crafting,


Catalogues, Stampin' Up!


There are some special new dies this month. I especially like the Stampin’ Up! Tree Trimmings Dies. I loved the Trimming the Tree stamp set when I first saw it in the Annual Catalogue and having the dies now (only for this month) is a real bonus.

See how you have the sweet ornaments. Also the bow diecut. There is a different version of the bow too and some pot dies.

You can easily lift the detail branches in this particular tree die with the spatula end of the Take Your Pick Tool.

Now I say these dies are only available for this month as they are part of the Perfect Partners Promotion for September. These dies and 5 others are available just for this month.

So if you are not a huge fan of cutting with scissors you may want to get these die sets for your stamps. And you get those extra details too.

Get the Trimming the Tree Bundle and save 10%. It is $82.75 AUD.

You can buy them separately too.

Head over to my store -> HERE and pop your order in this week for them. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ OR contact me and I can help you order them.

These are the other dies sets available. Be sure to check them all out.

Happy Crafting,


Catalogues, Techniques, Weekly Deals


Wednesday’s WOW! #140 – Pearlized Dots.

This is so cool. You can create your own shiny, pearly dots or lines with the Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics.

See them below.

The Pearlized Enamel Effects Basics come in 3 little bottles (1oz or 29.5g each), in Red, Black and White lacquer.

With them you can create some really special elements for your projects.

  • Outline your stamped images to add some extra depth.
  • Add extra details like dots or lines.
  • Add detail to part of a stamped image or other embellishment piece.
  • Write words to give a “raised” effect.
  • Draw shapes like stars or hearts.

Here are some ideas how to use them.

Add little dots around the wreath to create little “berries”.

Add the white to the end of the Textural Elements or similar to make a shiny surface.

How would you use it?

A bonus this week is the Pearlized Enamel Effects is on the Weekly Deals. So you can get it at a discounted price of $24.30 for the 3 bottles. This price is only until Thursday though.

Need to grab some and in Australia?

Head to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: 6PPKEPZJ

Or Contact me directly and I can add it for you.

Now off to grab some so you can add some “Pearly” effects.

Have a great day,


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Wednesday’s WOW! #140 – Ways to use the Embossing Paste.

Have you used the Embossing Paste? I have to admit I haven’t nearly enough. If you like adding that extra texture to your projects then this paste would be just the thing.

Let’s see how to use it.

The Embossing Paste comes in little tubs. 4oz or 1.18ml. You can get it in Matte finish or Shimmery White which has a little sparkle.

With a little spatula you can scrape on your paste. Use it directly on your projects to add texture or use it through a mask for an effective pattern. There are masks available but you could also use a diecut shape on Foil Sheet or acetate to apply the paste through it.

Leave it to dry for some time before completing the project or you can use the Heat Tool gently to speed up the process.

See the effect with the different masks available. Apply it all over or just in sections for your project. Be sure to wash off your masks straight away.

Try colouring the paste.

In a small container mix together drops of reinker to a little paste. The more reinker, the more intense the colour is. Then apply the paste as you would.

This project below uses a diecut shape using the Aspen Tree Dies. The shape was cut in Silver Foil as this is more rigid than card. Apply some Embossing Paste adding the coloured paste to the lower section and then add some plain paste to the top section. It adds some lovely texture.

It is hard to see in the photo clearly sorry. Project created by Stampin’ Up! artists.

You can find the Paste in my store.

For the Matte Embossing Paste ($14.00 AUD), See it -> HERE.

For the Shimmery Embossing Paste ($15.75 AUD), See it -> HERE.

Go and grab some and add texture to your next project.

Shop in store at the above links or contact me directly and I am happy to help you out.

Have a great day,


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This card is a great way of showing both sides of the lovely Splendid Day Specialty Designer Series Paper. It would work well with any paper. Do you find it hard to choose which side to use sometimes??

I have also used the Go To Greetings Stamp Set for the sentiment. They really are my “go-to” sentiment set at the moment. This is punched out with the Double Oval Punch. I added some diecut leaves from the Splendid Stems Dies.

Now for the measurements to make your own. You can show off both sides of paper or it’s a great way of using up scrap pieces.


Card base 21cm x 14.8cm Scored at 10.5cm

                   8 ½” x 5 ½” Scored at 4 ¼”

Fresh Freesia card mat    9.9cm x 14.2cm    4” x 5 ¼”

White card    9.5cm x 13.8cm       3 ¾” x 4 7/8”

DSP pieces @2    4.4cm x 13.2cm   Cut at 5cm

                               1 5/8” x 4 ½”  Cut at 2”

Lay out the pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) on to the front of the white card.  With a short piece then a long piece next to it. Then below these, a long piece with short piece next to it.  It doesn’t matter which order though.

Flip the 2 small DSP pieces over to show the other side.  Adhere these to the white card.

Then assemble the card on to the card mat and on to the card base. Add your sentiment or embellishments as you like.

Hope you get to make one yourself.

If you need any supplies and in Australia jump over to my store -> HERE. Please use the Host Code: DK3ZG2DU.

Or contact me directly and I can help you with your order of if you have any questions at all about your crafting.

Don’t forget too Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end very soon. Be sure to choose your bonus gift.

Have a great day,