Monday, October 22, 2018


I am laying heaps of love on my Stampin' Blends at the moment, especially as my second Blends Club has started, and I have used them again on this Blue Santa.  The Signs of Santa stamp set has to be my most favourite out of this years Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.  Not only is he cute, but he is large enough, all the images are really, to colour with ease.  No really fiddly, piddly bits!

 I have partially heat embossed the background on my card before using my sponge brayers to create an ombre look over top.  The Sheet Music stamp looks patchy - that was on purpose!  I simply pressed the stamp in places with my fingers tips to transfer the ink rather than using a solid block.  I did it this way to give it a more frosty look.

I have added Dazzling Diamonds to the snow, his hat and belt buckle by dipping a cotton bud in Multipurpose Liquid Glue and swiping over the areas I wanted to dazzle. This helped keep the glue thin enough that it doesn't remain tacky through the glitter.  Just watch for any fluffy bits!

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

16 - NO, MAKE THAT 60!

Have you ever heard an old song called Sixteen Candles?  My dearest friend recently celebrated a milestone 60th birthday, but all I could hear in my head was that song!!  That was enough to give me the inspiration I needed for her birthday card though! 

I can't tell you how happy I was with the outcome!  There is 60 candles on this card front - I know, cause I counted a gazillion times to make absolutely sure!  But only one stamp image, masked multiple times, was used to create it.

I used Stampin' Blends to colour the entire card front and they were a dream to use!  I love the sentiment on the front - talk about understatement haha!

This was a labour of love.  It took me two days to complete, mainly because of the sheer number of candles that had to be stamped and masked, but totally worth the effort!

Do you wish you could colour with Stampin Blends?  I have just started a Blends Club and if you live in New Zealand, you can join in too.  I will show you tips and tricks to achieve great results like those above.  Just message me if you would like the details.

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Thursday, October 11, 2018


Welcome to the Stamp to Share Blog Hop for October.  We are so excited to bring you ideas and inspiration using the First Frost bundle of products.

I find myself gravitating more toward floral images these days, not sure why as I am not exactly a keen gardener, and this bundle of products stole my heart as soon as I saw them.  I have a wedding to attend soon and I knew this set would be perfect for such an occasion.  I don't know the wedding parties colours, so I went for an elegant black and white theme instead.

For some reason, I like making cards at the moment that are really hard to photograph!  Didn't think that through too carefully, did I?!  Can you see that very subtle shimmer on some of the background plants?  It looks stunning in real like and to achieve that look, I simply stamped in Versamark, heat set with clear embossing powder, sprinkled over Dazzling Diamonds and then heat set again.

I hope the happy couple like that card I made for them.  For more inspiration, click on the next button below to visit with my friend Rochelle Blok in Australia!

Blog Roll:
Amy Koenders
Moira Mcllroy
Nadine K├Âller
Paula Dobson - You are here!
Rochelle Blok

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
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