Monday, 23 October 2017

Video Tutorial: Eclipse Card for Breast Cancer Awareness

As it is October, I thought it fitting that this card was designed with Breast Cancer Awareness in mind.  Eclipse cards are extremely popular right now, and this card has a beautiful message of hope.

Originally I recorded this as a Facebook Live video on my Facebook Business Page.  But you can also watch it here in this Youtube video.  The tutorial shows you how to make this simple card, and I hope you enjoy it.

Here is the video:

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Copper Reindeer gets the Mixed Metallics Washi treatment!

If this card looks a little familiar, thats probably because I made a very similar card last year that I really loved.  That one was in Red and White washi, with a Dazzling Diamonds glimmer reindeer... click HERE to see it.  This year I've redone it with the Mixed Metallics trend.... so my washi tape is all kinds of metallic bling, and I've paired it with a copper reindeer this time. I have to say Im pretty happy with the result.... Mr Reindeer looks very shiny and regal in copper don't you think??

Let's just say that the best cards are often the simplest :-)

I've included a product list below for you should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself.  I also used the Timeless Textures stamp set for the little dotty grunge background stamp.  The sentiment however came from the "Merry Patterns" stamp set... which is a current "gift with purchase" when you are putting an order through of $450 or more (or a workshop hostess would also receive that set for free for group orders over $450 aud.

Im still having technical difficulties with uploading videos to my computer, so I'll be doing something live over on my Facebook business page in the next day or so.  If you haven't already... head over there and hit the "like" button so that you see when I am live!


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Monday, 16 October 2017

Feeling of Christmas in Grey and Silver

Today I was preparing for a larger class that I will be running in the Hunter Valley later in the week and I chose this little silver and grey card as one of my designs.  I've done a few cards with this "Feeling of Christmas" stamp set, but my favourite thing to do with it so far is to get out my white gel pen and colour it in!  Not only does the white pen highlight the design, but it looks so soft against this Smoky Slate grey.  Add a touch of silver and you have a simple but beautiful card!  I've included a product list of what you need to make this card at the bottom of this post.  The white gel pen is not from Stampin'Up however.. you can buy it at your local craft store. It is a Uniball Broad Tip pen.

I did a video recently showing how to do white gel pen colouring and you can watch it HERE.  And below are a couple of other cards that I did a few weeks back, with the same Feeling of Christmas set but in different colours.  As you can see, they all look great... its up to you to decide how you want to do it.  Enjoy! 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Video Tutorial: How to make a Quilted Pizza Box

Today we are making quilted pizza boxes!  I actually created this video earlier this week as a Facebook Live video... I do these on my Facebook Business page from time to time (if you are not a follower of my page click HERE to visit and then make sure you hit the "like" button), and they seem to be very popular.  But this week I became even more reliant on the Facebook videos because I've been unable to upload videos from my phone to my computer.... so I used the Facebook live format instead.

Technology is a wonderful thing..... when it works..... sigh.

But I simply HAD to show you how to make these cute little boxes.  I love them!  Today's version shows off the gorgeous Quilted Christmas suite and you will love it too!

So check out the video... its a little longer than I would normally do, but I'm sure you will enjoy the project.  And don't forget to make yourself a cuppa to share with me whilst you are watching!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Eclipse Cards are hot right now! Come to class and see why!

It's the second week of the month and that means we are doing Technique classes this week.   The technique this month is the "Eclipse Card technique".  If you've been checking out blogs and Pinterest boards of late you may have notice these cards.... they really are quite stunning and are yet quite simple to create.

So this week we will be making 3 lovely projects and you are seeing one of them here on this page.  I've used the Night in Bethlehem stamp set as my focus set, and I love how it turned out. I actually borrowed this idea from a card I saw online by the very clever Randi Collins who is a demonstrator in the US.  My card is quite similar to hers although I've put my own spin on it of course :-)

Class times are as follows: 

Tuesday evening @ 7.30pm
Wednesday daytime @ 11.15am

All materials, tuition and refreshments provided for a cost of $25

If you would like to join us click HERE to reserve your spot. At time of writing there are still a couple of spots available in each class. 

I hope to see you there!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Eclipse Card for a Wedding

If this card looks familiar... it was inspired by the previous card on my blog (click HERE to see it).  Same colours, same simple embossing. However this card has been given the "Eclipse" treatment.... and I really like the result!  This card would be great for a wedding or anniversary... and it really does have that "wow" factor!

The Eclipse Technique is all the rage right now... I am seeing these cards everywhere!  And there is no limit to the different ways you can do them.  But they are LOTS of fun to make... so much so that I decided to make the Eclipse technique our class technique this month.  I have two classes (details and times below) and you can choose between the evening and the daytime time slot.

If you would like to join us for one of my classes please contact me by clicking HERE and book your spot.  Classes are held at my home in Narara, and the address will be supplied after booking.

Class details:

Cost : $25

Tuesday 10th October @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 11th October @ 11.15am.

All materials and refreshments provided. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Embossed Elegance for a simple wedding card

Today I pulled out an old favourite stampset because its been a while since I used it.   This lovely flower  can be used in so many ways, but I wanted to just emboss it today.  I used a base cardstock of Sahara Sand, and embossed the image in silver.  I added a little black and white ribbon for drama (and of course a strip of Silver glimmer paper to set it off).  The sentiment is also embossed and comes from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.

I actually really love this simple card!  Here's a closer shot:

I've included a product list below if you would like to purchase any of these items for yourself... just click on the image of the product you are interested in. Or click HERE to visit the Online Store... items are shipped straight to you, anywhere in Australia.

I'll be back again soon!

Linda D x

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Mixing Metallics and Musical Season for a beautiful Combination

One of my favourites in our latest Holiday catalogue (2017) is the Musical Season suite... you'll find it on page 25.  I love both the images in the stamp set AND the matching framelits (yes they are a bundle!) and I think what I love most is that this set is not limited to Christmas. Music lovers will find uses for this one all year round.

Today I have teamed it with our Merry Music DSP and champagne foil.  This was one of our class cards this week and i think you'll agree... its a beautiful card.  The girls all loved it last night and went home with 3 each of these (plus the one in the previous blog post!).

I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself... just click on the ones you want and you will be taken directly to my Online Store. Items are shipped straight to you.... anywhere in Australia!

Back with more for you soon!

Linda D x

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Still spots left for tonight's Stamp-A-Stack.... here's one of our cards

I have a rough class schedule that I stick to almost every month (unless something major gets in the way).... and it goes like this:
First week of the month = Stamp-A-Stack classes
Second week of the month = Technique classes
Third week of the month I run an all-day card workshop in the Hunter Valley
Forth week of the month is either Stamp Clubs or Product focus classes

This schedule has worked well for me over time, and it helps me plan each month - and it helps my customers as they know what to expect.  This is of course the first week of October which means that tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow are my Stamp-A-Stack classes.  This type of class allows people to come and make 6 cards (2 different designs, 3 of each) for only $20... and they are really popular at this time of year as we are currently making Christmas cards.  If you would like to book into tonight's class I do have spots (but the daytime class tomorrow is full).  Just let me know that you would like to attend by contacting me HERE.

The card above is one of the two designs we will be making in this week's classes... come along and enjoy making it with me.  The design is mostly white-on-white.. with just a little navy... although I have to say it almost looks black in my photo. And of course there is (as always) just a touch of bling :-)

Linda D x

Monday, 2 October 2017

Silver and Black Christmas

As you are by now well aware, I am a fan of bling!  Any chance to put something sparkly in my creations and I am all over it!  This simple little card today is a good example... I've used some of our Merry Music DSP and put it together with a silver snowflake (cut in half behind the centre banner), a silver embossed sentiment, and a strip of Silver glimmer paper.

I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself... don't forget to check out the current specials in the Online Store too!

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