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Hello there Full of Love

Hello crafty friends, I got inky with a stamp set from the new catalogue this afternoon - I think this stamp set may be a "hidden gem" as it's not part of a suite or bundle; for me line outline graphics and simple sentiments stood out in the Full of Love stamp set. I decided to step this card up by adding layers and embossing - after colouring with Pale Papaya, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia & Soft Succulent Stampin Blends and cutting the focal image with the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies I dry embossed the background with the Stitched Greenery Die , and wow what a difference this made! I cut 2 additional circles and glued all 3 together to raise the focal stamped image - nice and solid for postage. For some signature bling I added Simply Elegant Trim behind the embossed sentiment, and finished with Rhinestones . Thanks for visiting today,  I truly appreciate your support, it inspires me to keep crafting and helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel run
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Flowering Fields with the All Star Tutorial Team

Hello crafters, a new month, means a new All Star Tutorial. This month we are showcasing the  Flowering Fields suite  from the Jan-June 2022 Mini Catalogue. The All Star Tutorial Design Team not only design a Tutorial Project that’s exclusive but we also each design an additional project to share here for further inspiration. I was intending to have Tulips for my wedding flowers, one thing lead to another and I had to change  my floral arrangement, so today I decided to make my card with hot pink Tulips that I fell in love with all those years ago. After cutting the dies in Polished Pink and creating the tulips I added subtle shades using both Light and Dark Stampin' Blends. I stamped and cut the sentiment and embossed the background layer, then positioned with the stems and tulips, using dimensional to hold things in place. Then I worked in the leaves. Lastly I added some Rhinestones for bling and a coordinating bow to even the colour top to bottom. Flowering Fields Inspiration Be

Color Fusers Blog Hop May 2022

Hello crafters, welcome to this month's Color Fusers Monthly Blog Hop! This month, our colors include Pacific Point, Balmy Blue & Crumb Cake. At first a was a little stumped, the I say sky and beach, which led me to the On the Horizon stamp set for my card. I started by stamping the plants, followed by the sentiment and then positioned the birds between to be an extension of the sentiment. Next I applied Balmy Blue with a Blender Brush down to the plants, leaving taking care not to go to the edge of the card front. To create the ocean I tore a strip of paper and placed over the sky and lightly applied Pacific Point with the Blending Brush, then I moved the torn paper and repeated several times moving towards the base of the plants. I applied Crumb Cake in the same manner as the ocean near the base of the plants and then just blended towards the bottom of the card leaving the edges free of colour. I splattered a little Crumb Cake by flicking the tip of my Stampin Write Marker wi

#simplestamping with Sweet Songbirds

Hello crafty Friends, I hope you are having an enjoyable Easter. After some catch ups with friends and family over the extended weekend I managed some time in the my craft studio with a per-order item from the upcoming 2022-2023 Annual Catalogue - the  Sweet Songbirds Bundle . The stamp set comes with a coordinating punch to cut your sweet songbird, I used 3 of the new In Colors in my design - stamping with Sweet Sorbet , card base of Starry Sky and a pop of Parakeet Party. I changed my wings up to make the bird look like she is flying, using the "chest piece" as the big wing, and the wing for the background wing. After stamping the musical notes I added some Black & White twine (retiring soon) and some Rhinestone Gems. Both the Bundle and the featured colours are available to customers from 3rd May 2022 - can't wait til then, no problem - if you join you get can get access to these and other pre-order times immediately! Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed

Coming soon! 2022-2024 In Colors

It's that time of the year..... the new catalogue this May means the 2020-2022 In colors are retiring and the 2022-2024 In Colors are launched.  A big welcome to: Sweet Sorbet, Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide, Starry Sky and Orchid Oasis These colors just look fabulous together, don't they? I unpacked my pre-order this morning and have been busy labelling and re-organising my inks, Blends and cardstock - now it's time to get inky! Thanks for visiting today, stay tuned for inspiration and tips this month.  I truly appreciate your support, it inspires me to keep crafting and helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel running. If you live in Australia and don't already have a Demonstrator I'd love to be yours.  Look what's on offer from the All Star Tutorial Bundle this Month! The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received  (please allow for time zone differences) Purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$21 no matter where you are in the world (no product purchase

Color Fusers Blog Hop April 2022

Hello crafters, welcome to this month's Color Fusers Monthly Blog Hop! This month, our colors include Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive & Bumblebee.  I must admit, with the exception of when the 2020-22 In Colors were released, Bumblebee has not been used very much in my colour palette, I'm not really a "yellow kinda gal", and this is what I love about colour challenges, they make you look outside your normal range of go-to colours. I started by stamping the leave image from the soon to be retiring  Free as a Bird  stamp setnaround the edge of the card front, using 1st and 2nd generation stamping to give Crumb Cake a variation of shades. Then for the background I applied a light layer of Bermuda Bay with a Blending Brush, then overlaid with the Dot Mask from the Basic Pattern Decorative Mask set and applied another layer of Bermuda Bay, before moving the mask and applying Bumblebee to create a dappled sunlight look. I also added a little Craft White to soften som