Sunday, May 20, 2018

Share What You Love in Copper

I think the Share What you Love Suite just gets prettier every time I play with it! This was a quick and simple one, using a tried and true layout. I think it's pretty much impossible to make a bad card using these products! I've added a touch of copper to this card. I think it complements the Mint Macaron and Rich Razzleberry really well.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Tarnished Foil Technique

In my Technique Classes, as well as Black Ice, we will be making this card with the Tarnished Foil technique.
I still have a couple of spots left on Wednesday 23rd May if you'd like to join us!

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Silver 1/8" Ribbon


Thursday, May 17, 2018

CCMC510 Lilypad Lake

It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at
This week is a sketch challenge, and this is the sketch we had to work with:

I have yet another sneak peek for you today! I was lucky enough to get my hands on some brand new products from our upcoming Annual Catalogue and I've used a few of them here.
  • Sneak Peek Alert! I've used some new dies called Lakeside and the co-ordinating Lilypad Lake stamp set (available as a bundle in our new Catalogue on June 1)
  • I've used a new colour (Gray Granite), a couple of current colours (Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz)and a retiring colour (Island Indigo) on this card
  • I've done lots of sponging with a dauber to soften the edges and deepen the tone of the cardstock
  • The background has been embossed with the Seaside Textured Impressions folder
I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Black Ice Technique

I am teaching the Black Ice Technique in my classes next week (22nd and 23rd May) and this is one of the cards we are making

If you want to try this technique at home, you’ll need Foil Sheets (I used copper, but you can also use silver or gold). Try not to touch the foil sheet as you might get fingerprint marks. Also Basic Black Archival ink, Versamark ink, Clear embossing powder, the Stamp set of your choice and a Heat Tool
1. Cut foil sheet to size, and using the inkpad ‘direct to paper’ technique, gently swipe/drag your Basic Black inkpad down the length of the foil piece (tip: use a dab of snail to hold foil piece to your gridpaper to stop it moving around)
2. Stamp your image in Basic Black Archival ink onto the foil piece. Allow to dry (or use heat tool) 3. Use the Versamark inkpad ‘direct to paper’ technique, to VERY LIGHTLY swipe down the length of the foil piece
4. Sprinkle with clear embossing powder, tip off excess and set with heat tool. (tip: if you have been too heavy-handed with the Versamark, lightly dust off some embossing powder before heating it)
5. You can also colour the final result with Blends

I believe Melissa Kerman is the originator of this technique.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother's Day!

Here in Australia we are celebrating Mother's Day today. Of course a couple of handmade cards were in order for the special Mums in my life!
I used my Stamparatus to make a couple of wreath cards, varying only the colour scheme. Above is Flirty Flamingo and Petal Pink (a new colour). Below is Sweet Sugarplum (retiring colour), Rich Razzleberry and Fresh Fig.
The greens I've used are Mint Macaron (returning colour) and Soft Sea Foam (new colour)

I stamped the 'base' of my wreath in Soft Sea Foam, using the Stamparatus and a template, and then hand-stamped the extra flowers and leaves by hand. I used the largest round bold flower for the base layer. The sentiment is a sneak peak of a new set called Itty Bitty Greetings.
I've also used the new Artisan Pearls, and some pretty ribbons to add a finishing touch.

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