Friday, February 15, 2019


The TGIF Team have a great challenge for you for #tgifc199 - showcase your favourite Sale-A-Bration product - and we would love it if you shared it with us too!   Just click on the picture below to head on over to our blog to upload your project photo.

When I first saw the Lovely Lattice stamp set it was just begging to be watercoloured.  This lovely stamp set is a FREE choice when you purchase $110 NZD in Stampin' Up! products.  Just click the Shopping Cart button at the top of my blog to get started.  

I first stamped my Shimmery White Card in Versamark ink before heat setting with Gold Embossing Powder.  This is a great way to keep colour inside the lines if watercolouring scares you!  I then really diluted my ink colours a lot before coloring around the outside of my image.  I wanted a really soft and dreamy look to the background.

Once that was dry (you can speed that up with your Heat Tool), I then coloured in the gorgeous floral images with more intense ink colours, using less water.  If you want your colours to mix, then add them one after the other while they are still wet.  If you want a more separated look, apply one colour at time, drying in between.  That is how I got the distinct separation between my yellows and reds.
I then used just a portion of the same colouring techniques on the inside of my card as well.

So what is your favourite SAB product?  SAB still has another month and a half to run and starting today, we now have even more product choices with the 2nd Release going live.  Exciting!!
I hope this inspires you to create with your SAB products!  Visit the TGIF blog to share with us!

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!

Friday, February 8, 2019


I am absolutely delighted that my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Louise Sharp, is joining the Creating Kindness blog hop this month as our guest designer.  I think everything Louise makes is a masterpiece!  Make sure you go visit with her to see for yourself.
This month, we are celebrating birthdays!

I have to be honest and tell you that when I saw the Bloom By Bloom stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I was totally underwhelmed and I didn't purchase first.  Well, my opinion has done a complete U turn.  It is a wonderful stamp set filled with solid images that lend themselves to many different techniques.  They also layer up on a single layer card beautifully!  Keeping my card fairly simple with just stamps, ink and paper, I had fun choosing the colours I would use and then deciding the placement of the images.  With the exception of a layered die cut, there are no other embellishments on this card.  Watch my You Tube video below to see the card design in process and please subscribe if you like what you see!

I actually made two of these cards, one with black die cuts and one with white.  Which is your favourite?

Click on the button below to visit with the ever talented Jay Soriano in the UK.  I can't wait to see what he has designed for us.

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Louise Sharp – Guest Designer - Australia
2.       Jenny Hall – USA
3.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
4.       Paula Dobson  - New Zealand
5.       Jay Soriano – UK
6.       Marcy Denning - Canada
7.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
8.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
9.       Jerim Dickins – UK
10.   Sara Levin – USA
11.   Carolynn Sander - Canada
12.   Charlet Mallett - USA

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!

Friday, February 1, 2019

FRIENDS LIKE YOU - #tgifc197

The TGIF Team are back this week with a fun, bright colour challenge #tgifc197 which, I might add, really put me to the test as I am a Neutrals/Regals kinda gal normally!

I am not a huge lover of Yellow, especially really bright Yellow's like Pineapple Punch.  Still, I found a way to tone it down a watercolouring and mixing my own colours from this palette.

I broke out my Postcard Pals stamp set, cause I love these super cute images and have hardly used it!  It lends itself to watercolour beautifully.  The only other colour I added to my card was Crumb Cake, otherwise I was true to the challenge.

The sentiment is from a great Sale-A-Bration (SAB) set called "Part of my Story" and is a FREE SAB selection when you spend $110 NZD.  Just click the Shopping Cart button (top of my sidebar) to get started.  This read "let's get together.............& giggle", which I stamped on the inside of my card.

To break up all the white space I had going on, I used the gorgeous new Rectangle Stitched Framelits around the outside of my card, but also to cut out a frame around my coloured image.

I hope you feel inspired to give this great colour challenge a try with your own design.  You can upload your card for us to see at TGIFC197 and you might just get picked as our winner for the week!  Good Luck!

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!