Masked Leaves using Paisley and Posies from Stampin’ Up!

Good Afternoon

I have another card for you this afternoon using the Paisley and Posies Stamp Set.  This time its for the guys and I’ve done some more masking.

This will be one of the cards that we’ll be doing in tomorrow’s Paisley & Posies Class plus it’s today’s free Latte Project Sheet!

As you can see, today’s masking is a little different to the masking I did in my last post.  Masking cards the way I’ve done today is quick and easy and gives more dimension to your cards.

I hope you like today’s project and make sure you grab that free download!

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Miss You ….

Good Afternoon!

Well after a day and a bit with no internet at home I am back!  I hope you liked both the Blog Hops I was in yesterday and clicked through to see what the other ladies had made – if not, it’s ok – you can do it after you’re finished with this post!

Do you have friends that have moved away or maybe their circumstances have changed and you just want them to know that you miss them and are thinking of them?  Well there’s no better way to do that than to send a handmade card and today’s card is perfect to tell someone you miss them …


This is one of the cards included in my Totally Trees Stamps To Go Kit.   It’s quick and easy and suitable for both female and male friends and family.

I am loving the Totally Trees stamp set and creating with it – there’s lots of elements as well as the trees in the set and it actually has 27 stamps in that set so it’s great value at just $45 – that’s less than $2 per stamp!

I know when you get this set you’ll love it too!

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World Card Making Day

Good Evening 🙂

Yes I know yesterday was World Card Making Day but I’ve spread it over the whole long weekend to ensure we cover all the timezone! My story and I’m sticking to it!

Today I hosted my first Card Buffet and I must say we all had fun creating and chatting and searching for a small photopolymer stamp!

One of the cards that was a favourite today was this one 3leavebdayThis was one of the cards from September’s Birthday Club Class and uses the Flourish Thinlits and the sentiment is from Butterfly Basics.

It’s a great card for the guys although I do know some ladies that would like this for their birthday too!

It’s rather quick and easy and the little touch of Copper Metallic Thread gives it a little pizzazz.

3leavebday2Now I have another Card Buffet Session tomorrow which starts at 11am and would love for you to come along and make some cards to send for World Card Making Day plus help raise some funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Don’t forget the bonus World Card Making Day specials – hurry they finish 5th October!


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Stamps to Go … in the Mail

Good Afternoon … wow I had a few things to share this morning didnt I?  I hope you like the great specials we have for this month – I know I do!

In celebration of World Card Making Day I have something new for you that I think you’ll like.  It’s Stamps To Go which is a new monthly offering from me.  Each month I’ll select one Stamp Set to offer as the Focus Set and offer a special bundle with it – it will include the stamp set plus one or two other items and with the bonus of 4 project tutorials.


This month the Stamp Set is Totally Trees …

Here’s one of the cards …


Your tutorials will include …

  • full measurements for cutting your pieces for all four projects,
  • full step by step instructions
  • full list of all products used
  • instructions for any techniques used (this month you’ll get Baby Wipe Technique)
  • plus one bonus project!

This month’s Totally Trees Stamps To Go bundle is just $75.00 and will include …

  • Totally Trees Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack
  • Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon
  • Tutorials for 4 Projects
  • Bonus Project Tutorial
  • Free shipping

This is a month by month Kit – you simply sign up for the month’s you want to and there’s no need to commit to three months or six months unless you want to.

If you do wish to purchase them quarterly or six monthly you’ll get these great rewards …

  • Purchase 3 months in a row and receive a free Hostess Set of your choice,
  • Purchase 6 months in a row and receive a $50 Gift Voucher

Simply contact me today to arrange your Totally Trees Stamps To Go Kit.

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Freshly Brewed Guy Projects

Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls ..


This week we are sharing projects made for the guys in our lives.  Now I did consider the blog title of “Freshly ‘He’brewed Projects from the Latte Girls”  but decided with the one above.

I want to introduce you to a new friend …

The Moroccan Suite!  I am loving this Suite and not sure why I havent created with it before – maybe because of all the other cool stuff in the Catalogues!  I love the rich colours, the style and the images and I’m sure you will too!

As I was flicking through the Catalogue looking for inspiration for this post this suite caught my eye and it’s perfect for cards for the guys in our lives.

Here’s my card …


This card is fairly quick and easy … the only tricky part was lining up the pattern on the base card but once I worked out the trick it turned out to be quick and easy.

If you are doing the pattern I made on the base card simply line up the top of the clear mount stamp to be just under the centre circle of the previous stamping and you will have perfect placement.  Easy right?

You could swap out the sentiment for any occasion on this card so it could be for birthdays,  thank you or get wells – whatever you like. The sentiment on today’s card comes from the Mixed Borders Stamp Set.

Now lets hop over and see what Libby and Narelle have created this week!

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Thoughtful Branches – Last Day!

Well today is the day!

Lots of things finishing … like winter! Yay – I’m rather excited about that let me tell you  and to celebrate the last day of Winter I’ve created this ‘leaving’ card …


I know … I can hear you groaning but I’ve gotta say how much I love how this card turned out!  It is also being posted today to my Dad for Father’s Day.  I thought that sentiment very fitting.

I’ve stamped my leaves using the Baby Wipe Technique and then used the baby wipe to swipe over another piece of cardstock to create my cut out leaves.  It worked a treat!  I’ll be doing the Baby Wipe Technique in my September Techniques To-Go class so be sure you book in for that one.

Now I mentioned some things were finishing today and they’d be …

  • Bonus Days Coupon redemption
  • Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and Thinlit Dies.

Here’s a slideshow of my Thoughtful Branches Projects in case you missed any …

Did you earn a Bonus Day’s Coupon in July?  Have you spent it yet?  If you havent be sure to shop online and redeem it or contact me with your order and give me your code so I can redeem it for you.

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Dont forget to check back this afternoon for this week’s Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls!

Tomorrow it’s Spring [Yay!] and I’ll have links for the new Holiday Catalogue so you can download it and go shopping!

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Swirly Seas

Happy Sunday!

Well what  a fun day today was!  I held my Catalogue Launch for the New Annual Catalogue and we had lots of fun going through the catalogue and finding some lovely new stamps and products to fall in love with.

We had fun making a couple projects using new products and viewing some of the samples I’ve made.  One of my samples was this card that I made using the new Swirly Bird Stamp set …

GpBBoatI love the versatility of this stamp set – so many possibilities – flowers, boats, kites and so much more.  This card was also made for this week’s colour challenge over at the Global Project Design Blog …

I quite like how my card turned out. I originally had the top panel straight but quite like how it looks on an angle.

I also have a little tip for you – if you want to sponge or brayer the area the framelit diecut covers where I have my ‘sea’ be sure to keep the piece you cut the streams from …

diecutmaskThen use your sponge brayer to fill the area with colour then your ‘waves’ will fit perfectly over the top!

The sentiment and banner come from the stamp set Thoughtful Banners – another new set from the New Catalogue!

I hope you like today’s card and if you havent arranged your own copy of the Catalogue as yet be sure to contact me and I’ll send one to you – free!

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Going Global Concertina Card

Good Evening!

Hope you had a lovely weekend and today was a good one!

For this week’s What Will You Stamp we are using Going Global Stamp Set


This is one of my favourite sets from the Occasions Catalogue and it’s one that sadly wont be going into the new Annual Catalogue so if you like it too you’d best contact me to order yours – you’ll want to grab the paper stack and embossing folder as well!

Here’s what I made …


I loved designing this little concertina album.  I designed it so it could be used as a brag book for dad or maybe a little travel album.  This one here is a little encouragement folder for someone special.

It opens like this …


Wouldn’t this make a sweet little gift?

The Going Global set is so very versatile and great for many different cards – be sure you hope over to the What Will You Stamp Blog and see what the other ladies have done. I’d love to see what you create so why not play along too – simply add your picture and link to the What Will You Stamp Blog and the winners will be announced next week.

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Freshly Brewed Projects – For the Guys

Good Afternoon and welcome to another Weekly release of Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls …


This week our theme is “For the Guys” and it just so happens that I made a male card for my Techniques To Go class so perfect for today’s Freshly Brewed Project.


This month’s technique was Layered Stamping and this is a lovely Triple Layer Card using Vintage Leaves.  All the instructions plus video tutorials are included in the Technique Class To Go.

You could even do this technique with patterned paper for an even quicker card! Here’s the same card standing up …



Now be sure to pop over to the other’s who are participating this week …

We also have this card that was created by the lovely Barbara Laine


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