Freshly Brewed Projects – Spring is Coming …

Welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls ..


This week the theme is ‘Spring is Coming’ and I’ve got this sweet little Gift Set of Cards using the Touches of Texture Stamp Set.


This sweet little Gift Box holds 4 Notecard and Envelopes and is held closed by belly Band.


I’ve made all four cards the same and just coloured each one differently and the colours used are all from the new 2016-2018 In Colour Set. NotesofTexture3

Each Notecard has it’s own envelope and has the flower spring on the front and the floral lace strip on the back as shown above.

Here’s each of the cards with the different colours ..


I had a lot of fun doing these cards and love how they turned out and make the perfect set and a great gift for someone that needs a little thank you or for someone who needs to send some thank you’s!

Now dont forget to pop over to Libby’s blog and see what she’s made for this week’s Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls.


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Christmas Pocket

Good Afternoon!

It’s a busy day here today – preparing for a Class tomorrow and another on Thursday!

Have you ordered your Thoughtful Branches Bundle yet?

Remember it’s only available during August and I have another project today using it – this time it’s a Christmas Themed project …


I’ve teamed my Thoughtful Branches Bundle up with the Mini Treat Bag dies and created this cute little pocket card.  It fits a note card in there perfectly!


The decorative border on the card is from the Flourish Thinlit Dies and the sentiment is from Wonderous Wreath stamp set.  It’s a fun project to do and one we did as a make and take at Jocelyn’s party earlier in the month.


Here’s a close up of the card for you – it really is a fun little project to do and I’d love to come and share it with you!  Simply invite a few friends over and we’ll make some sweet Christmas projects – I’ll even bring the Tim Tams!

Dont forget my 10 Year Celebration Offers … 

For the 10 days from 21st August to 31st August I’m offering …

  • 10% off all Bundles
  • 10% off the Big Shot Machine
  • 10% off Big Shot Platforms (Magnetic Platform & the New Big Shot Platform)

You’ll still earn Latte Rewards on your orders so you’ll get your discount this month and your rewards to spend next month as well!  Plus all order will go in the draw to win the wonderful Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit!


All orders and payment must be received by 6pm on 31st August and you’ll need to email or ring your orders through so I can apply your discount.

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Totally Trees

Good Afternoon … I hope you are well and keeping warm on this chilly afternoon.

Of course my oldest wanted to go shopping but not until it had started to get cooler today oh and after it started raining!  Now to warm up again!

Today I have another sneak peek for you … and a little celebratory offer for the rest of August!

First, the sneak peek ….


I had a couple of more Catalogue Requests and I’ve been popping a little card inside with them all featuring a new stamp set or product and thought I’d give Totally Trees an inking.  If you love trees and seasons and different types of trees then you’ll love this set!

This card is done on one of our Crumb Cake Note Cards and I whipped 6 of these up quite quickly – there’s even a stamp for those falling leaves!

AutumnLeavesTYKraft I’m not sure why I love trees so much but I do – maybe it’s a heritage thing as my maiden name means Green Tree in Dutch or maybe it my love of nature – either way I had to have this set!   AutumnLeavesTYWW2

This one was done on the Whisper White Note Card and it gives a little different look just by changing the base card.  This set is so versatile and it includes 27 stamps so its great value for money too!  It’s even got pinecones, berries, snow, a bird and some stars as well.

Now I mentioned a little Celebratory Offer didnt I?  Well yesterday was my 10 Year Anniversary with Stampin Up!

It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years but it has and over those ten years I’ve been blessed in so many ways from extra income for my family and being able to stay at home for the girls to Incentive Trips and beautiful friendships with many demonstrators world wide. I was blessed to fulfil one of my dreams which was to attend a Stampin’ Up! Convention in USA and actually meet some of those dear friends in person!

To be able to share my passion for card-making and papercraft with you is a blessing in itself so I wanted to celebrate in a way that blesses people back as my ‘thank you’!

So here’s the offer …

For the 10 days from 21st August to 31st August I’m offering …

  • 10% off all Bundles
  • 10% off the Big Shot Machine
  • 10% off Big Shot Platforms (Magnetic Platform & the New Big Shot Platform)

You’ll still earn Latte Rewards on your orders so you’ll get your discount this month and your rewards to spend next month as well!  Plus all order will go in the draw to win the wonderful Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit!


All orders and payment must be received by 6pm on 31st August and you’ll need to email or ring your orders through so I can apply your discount.

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Let’s start celebrating!!

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Splatter Branches

Good Morning and what a cool one it is here this morning – very different from yesterday!

Today I’m having my Thoughtful Branches class as I had to reschedule from last week when I was unwell.  I’m grateful I have a job and understanding customers that allows me to do that when I need to.

Today I have a sweet little card which came from a framed item I’ve made as a gift …


This card is super dooper easy – the hardest thing was working out what colours to use with the splatter stamp!  Here I’ve used Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay but you could use any colours at all – it can be customised for who you were giving it to and using their favourite colours.

I will admit though that the cutting up and placing of the dimensionals behind the tree can be fiddly but I do think it’s worth the effort.

Now remember the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available during August so you’ll need to get your order in by 31st August!

Click to order now!

Did you earn Bonus Day’s Coupons in July?  They too need to be redeemed by 31st August. You can redeem them online or contact me with your order and your coupon codes and I can put that through for you!


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Holiday Sneak Peek – Beary Merry Christmas

Good Morning!

It’s Friday and today anyone would think it was Spring here today! Mind you with tomorrow’s forecast I’m sure we’ll know it’s still Winter! It’s crazy weather is it not?

Today I’ve got a sneak peek from the new Holiday Catalogue for you.  It uses the new Stamp Set Cookie Cutter Christmas  …


How gorgeous is this little bear?  So so sweet and this set is bundled with our new Cookie Cutter Punch.  You’ll love how versatile this set is as it comes with a Santa, Reindeer and Gingerbread man stamp as well plus all sorts of ‘sweet’ elements!

The background patterned paper is from the Candy Lane Christmas Designer Series Paper pack – so many gorgeous new designs in that pack!

Now have you requested your copy of the Holiday Catalogue yet? The first lot have been posted and if you request one this week you may just get this sweet little card in with your Catalogue!   To request a catalogue simply click here

Want to see all these gorgeous new Holiday products and make some cool projects?  I’m having a Holiday Catalogue Launch – here are the details …

Holiday Catalogue Launch

Date: Sunday, 28th August

Time: 2pm

Cost: FREE!

Click here to RSVP

Now I must get back to preparing for my Latte Girls Celebration on Sunday – it’s my 10th Stampaversary!

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Freshly Brewed “Baby” Projects


Welcome to another week of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls – this week we have some Baby themed projects for you.

We have many products we can use for Babies and today I thought I’d share a couple of sweet cards using Made with Love stamp set ..

I love this set as they images are so sweet as are the sentiments and I’ve made two cards for you today.


This is my little baby boy card.  I love the softness of the soft sky which led to the soft colouring of the images.   How nice is the Silver Glitter Ribbon?  I was surprised and how soft it is for a glitter ribbon and so easy to get a lovely bow.


This is my sweet little Baby Girl card – again using soft colouring for the images.   I’ve used Sweet Sugarplum for my card base as thats the other colour this gorgeous Gllitter Ribbon comes in.  So lovely and sparkly!

Now you wont find this ribbon in the Annual Catalogue as it’s a little sneak peek from me for the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.  You’ll get both the Silver and Sweet Sugarplum in the Combo pack – how good is that?!?

I do hope you like today’s cards as I loved making them.  Now it’s time to hop over and see what Libby and Narelle have created for today’s Blog Hop.

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What Will You Stamp – Touches of Texture

Welcome to another challenge from What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog!  This week we are designing with Touches of Texutre …


I love this set!  It has flowers, textures, leaves, a bee and a dragonfly and the images can be stamped in a 2 step set or you can simply colour the line images – the choice is yours!

In my last Techniques 2 Go Class I showed different ways to use the awesome Stampin’ Write Markers.  You can purchase this class here.

Here’s my card ..


I’ve stamped my flower onto Water Colour Paper and then coloured with my Stampin’ Write Markers and blended with the Blender Pen.  My little Bee also has a touch of Clear Wink of Stella on his wings.

Hope you liked my card today and if you’d like to know more about colouring with markers be sure to contact me to arrange your class whether it be online or in person.

Dont forget to pop over to the What Will You Stamp Challenge Blog and see all the lovely creations created by the Design Team.

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Birthday Llama

So yesterday was my hubby’s Birthday.  He has a thing about Llama’s.

Personally, I dont see what it is about Llama’s but they are everywhere at the moment. Although I see their value on farms to keep foxes and such away.  I mean if you knew something was going to spit and stomp on you you’d stay right away from it wouldnt you?

Here’s his Birthday Card …


I added some Turquoise and Cucumber Thick baker’s twine around the burlap and frayed the ends to give it a Peruvian K’eperina feel.

Now when I purchased the Birthday Fiesta I told him he’d be getting Llama Birthday Cards, Llama Father’s Day and Llama Christmas just so I’d get my money’s worth!

I couldnt go past Llama-fying the inside …LlamaBirthdayInside

I did have a little fun doing the inside – ok so they are a little comical here.

He did like his card and now I just have to work out what to do for Father’s day which is like 3 weeks away!

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Thoughtful Lilacs

Have you ever looked at something or smelt something and it’s taken you back immediately to when you were younger and brought back all sorts of memories?

Well that’s what happened when I saw the ‘dotty’ stamp in the Thoughtful Branches set.


Well, ok, maybe it was designed to go with the three trees but when I saw it I was immediately drawn to a time when we lived in Pendle Hill and mum had this gorgeous Lilac tree (South African Lilac maybe?) outside our back door.  Mind you, at times, you had to be careful going down those steps as it had a tendency to hum from all the bees it attracted!

I needed some Thank You’s this week so this is what I created …


I made a bundle of these so if you’ve placed an order in the past week or so you’ll probably be finding one of these in your mailbox sometime soon (depending on Australia Post!).

These are super fun to make and a sweet size and you can actually get three card bases from one A4 sheet and if you pop them in a regular C6 Envelope you’ll still pay regular postage!

Want to make some like this?  why not arrange your own Stampin’ Up! Party and I’ll show you how to make these. Or maybe you’d prefer to come along to one of my Thoughtful Branches classes?  Either way, contact me and we will arrange a date for you!

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Thoughtful Thumping

Did I get your attention with that title?

No I’m not promoting violence. I don’t mean regular thumping (like punch someone) I  am talking about the Stampin’ Write Marker Technique Thumping!

Last month’s Technique Class we used our Markers but this wasnt one of our Techniques we covered so next month (September)  I’ll do more Marker Techniques and include Thumping.

Here’s a sample of the Thumping Technique using Thoughtful Branches …


How nice did this card turn out?  It’s easy, it’s quick and just a little pretty.   I must say this set of stamps makes lovely cards like this super easy.

This will be one of the cards we make in my Thoughtful Branches classes this month.  You can check out all my events and classes here.

If you’d like to learn more ways to use your Stampin’ Write Markers you may like to register for my September Technique Class here.

Dont have any Markers?  Check out all the details of my Marker Club to help you get the full set and get some extra free products in the process.

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Freshly Brewed Blooms

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls …


This week’s theme is “Flowers and Blooms”

With this month’s promotion I really couldnt go past using the Thoughtful Branches bundle for my card.  I love this set and love all the versatility of it with all the trees, flowers and accents.

I loved making this card for a sample for my Stamp Club last weekend ..


This one actually turned out a lot easier than I’d anticipated.

I added a splatter of Crumb Cake to the Pink Pirouette layer to help make the flower pop and give some depth. I’ve also added another Sweet Sugarplum layer behind the flowers and offset it slightly to give the card and flowers a little more depth.


I’ve also added some of the smallest Basic Jewel Pearls to the flower head to give it a touch of elegance.

I love this Bundle and have designed a class to make all sorts of lovely projects with it and would love for you to come along –

  • Saturday, 13th August at 1.30pm – click here to RSVP 
  • Friday, 19th August at 10.30am – click here to RSVP  
  • Class Cost is $25 or Free when you purchase the bundle (or spend $90)

I do hope you like today’s card and as Narelle is away this week it’s just Libby and myself for today’s blog hop.  So pop over her blog by clicking the button below and see her gorgeous project.


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What will You Stamp – Party with Cake

Welcome back – hope you had a wonderful weekend!

It’s Monday so it’s time for another challenge from What Will You Stamp and this week we are designing with Party with Cake ..


This set is awesome for lots of cool birthday greetings as well as the little elements that comes with it.

Here’s my card …


This card was fun to make and the first one at my new desk and layout.  I must say it’s all so much easier when everything, including tools, stamp sets, inks and papers and cardstock are all at an arm’s length!   The idea came rather quickly to me and I just had to work out what Designer Series Paper Pack to use and then just use the colours that coordinate.

I’ve even decorated the inside ..


I love that I worked out how I can get that Ombre look by using my Stampin’ Write Markers which I showed in my Techniques to Go Class last month and the Glimmer Paper is perfect for sparkly balloons!

Thanks for stopping by today now be sure you hop over to the What Will you Stamp Blog and see what the other ladies have created.  I’d love for you to create with Party with Cake and enter it into this week’s challenge.

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Make a Wish

Hello and Welcome!

Last month’s Birthday Club we used the super versatile Biggest Birthday Ever Bundle and here’s one of the cards we made ..


This was a super fun and easy card to make and everyone enjoyed making this one.

The patterned paper comes from the 2015-2017 In Colour Designer Series Paper Stack – such a versatile paper pack to have with 40 sheets of 12×12 papers for less than $1 a sheet!

The candles are stamped in Pool Party with Wisteria Wonder Polka Dots, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder.

Such a fun card to make and great for any age and especially if you need one whipped up in a hurry.

The July Birthday Club tutorials are available now via my Classes 2 Go Store or as a class by mail.

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Misted Marker Background

Welcome and thanks for stopping by.

Recently, I had my latest Techniques to Go Class and I showed different ways to use our Stampin’ Write Markers.


Our markers come in In Colour Sets or Family sets. You can also get the full set of markers (excluding the In Colour sets) in the Many Marvelous Markers set.  This set of markers works out the best way to get your markers however it is a high cost for the initial outlay so I’ve decided to offer a Marker Club.

Marker Club 

For a regular monthly commitment of just $50 per month over 5 months you can join my Marker Club. Each month you’ll receive a family pack of markers and in the Fifth and last month you’ll receive …

  • Neutrals Family markers
  • Blender Pens (3)
  • Marker Case (will hold all 48 markers!)
  • Hostess Set of your choice

In addition to your set of markers each month you’ll also receive 2 free Tutorials using a different marker technique each month and a surprise gift from me!

Here’s one of the cards we made in the Technique 2 Go Class ..


This was a fun and easy technique using the Markers, Blocks and Spritzers.   It gives a lovely soft background doesn’t it?  and the perfect background for my sandpipers!

So what are you waiting for?  Click here and Join my Marker Club today! If you join now, in August, you’ll have your full set by Christmas and the Marker Case and Hostess Set can be your Christmas present from you … or Santa!

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Stampin’ Techniques 101 – Add a Ribbon

A new month already?  Must be time for another Stamping Techniques 101 Blog Hop!


I love these blog hops as they are designed for the new stamper to learn some quick and easy techniques to add to your stamping knowledge and know how.

Today’s technique is “Adding a ribbon”.

Now I know that this doesnt sound like a technique but it is a way to add to your cards.  Just by adding that bow or knot to a card can take it from nice to nooooice!

Here’s a couple to show you the difference it can make …

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Here I’ve used the very lovely Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack and the Thinking of You comes from the Time of Year set which is a set available to Hostesses only.  While the card on the left is nice the one on the right, with the addition of the ribbon and bow,  is lovely and just that little bit special.

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For these two I’ve again used the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack but this time I’ve stamped the verse from Isaiah (Rose Wonder Stamp Set) then cut it out and the layers with the Layered Squares Thinlits – this made this card super quick and easy.

Now I’d run out of the Burlap Ribbon I wanted to use so ’emulated’ it by using strands of Linen Thread and popped on a Linen Thread bow.  I think this one is my favourite as I love the look of the Linen thread, two patterned papers from the one pack and of course, the verse from Isaiah 41.

I do hope you’ve liked my cards today and I’ve shown you that by adding a ribbon or some twine and maybe a bow it steps a card up so much that anyone who receives the card will love it.

Now dont forget to pop around and see what all the other ladies have created this month – I’ve no doubt you’ll be amazed.

Your next stop is with Erna so enjoy your trip to the Netherlands and see what she’s created ..


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Freshly Brewed Projects – Thoughtful Branches

Welcome … it’s time for another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls ..


This week we are doing something special … we are using the Thoughtful Branches Bundle as it’s new and only available during August!

Check it out …

How delightful is this bundle … Its got trees, stump, branches, flowers, leaves, birds and even an apple for the teacher!   Check out all those stamps and all those sentiments!  Now you can buy the items separately if you want to but they are also available as a bundle for just $90.75 – even less if you earned Bonus Days Coupons in July!

This bundle is so lovely and so very versatile – there are many many cards available for inspiration on Pinterest but I thought I’d share something a little different ..


How cute is this little Hedgehog?  This idea came from Judy Strickling – a demonstrator from USA.  He’s too cute not to share isnt he?

Now I am featuring this bundle this month in my parties so if you’d like to create this card – or any other card I share with this set be sure to contact me early to book your party.

I’m also having two classes this month and you’ll get the class for free when you purchase the bundle – otherwise the class will be $25.  I’ll be running them on 13th and 19th August so be sure to book in early.

Also, when you purchase your bundle from me you’ll receive a bonus set of tutorials for 4 sweet projects.  These projects are in addition to the ones I’ll be teaching in my Thoughtful Branches Class.

Click here to RSVP – my class will be available in person at my place or as an online class.

Now I know that Libby and Narelle have had fun playing with this bundle too so be sure to hop over and see what they’ve created.

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What will You Stamp with Foxy Friends

It’s time for another new challenge from What will You Stamp ..


this week the focus set is Foxy Friends!  Now when I first saw this set and punch I thought wow thats cut but seriously, all the critters people are making with it is astounding!

I couldnt work out what I wanted to do at first and as we breed Ragdoll kitties I opted to go with this Foxy-Kitty card … FoxKittyFriend-WWYS75

I needed something quick and easy as I’m in the middle of rearranging my crafting area and teeing it up with the A Little Foxy DSP Stack made choosing colours easy.  The little Flirty Flamingo Enamel heart sets it off perfectly.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the What will You Stamp Challenge Blog to enter your creation and see what the other girls on the Design Team created.

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Freshly Brewed Projects – Christmas in July

Good Afternoon!

It’s time for another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls ..


This week it’s Christmas in July!

I do love Christmas and everything it means and I do love that some of our Christmas sets from last years Annual and Holiday Catalogues went into our current Annual Catalogue.  You know why?  because now I have a chance to use them if I hadnt used them last year! It’s true … you see a stamp set and think how lovely it is and you have to have it and sadly it doesnt see ink or cardstock.

So now, before the new Holiday Catalogue arrives, I thought what better time to ink one up for today’s project.


Today’s card uses the lovely new This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper pack and the lovely Peaceful Pines Stamp Set.

You’ll love this Specialty Paper pack as it contains 24 sheets – yes 24 sheets of sweet traditional Christmas designs and colours all for just $22.75! That’s less than $1 per sheet!

Now today’s card also uses this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge ..

I love creating from Sketch Challenges as you can get lots of different looks just by changing the stamp set and/or papers used.

Now its time to see what Libby and Narelle have created this week.  Simply click their names or the buttons below to hop over and see their gorgeous Christmas creations.

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