Friday, October 9, 2020



Welcome back to another week at TGIF.  We have a sketch challenge for you this week and I must say, it is very reminiscent of a card style you may have seen about 6 or 7 years ago.  I couldn't get those large scallops out of my head to begin with lol.  We would love to have you play along too.  Just click on the Challenge banner below to join us and upload your own work of art into our gallery.

I haven't really got into making my Christmas cards yet. I recently received the beautiful Poinsettia Petals bundle from Stampin' Up! which I hadn't taken for a test drive, so I was determined to use it for this challenge.

It would have been easy to do a red Poinsettia but I do like a bit of white on white.  I ended up stamping on Vellum and heat embossing my images with White embossing powder.  It's a very soft look but I love it.  The gold hoop was actually an after thought and I had to half pull my card apart to get it on there, but it fits the sketch perfectly.  Just wish I had thought about it a little earlier!

Keeping with the white and gold theme, I added Gold foil (no scallops!) to the top and bottom of my central panel and finished with the addition of the Gilded Gems.  I gold embossed the sentiment on Real Red card and then fussy cut that for the bold pop of colour through the middle of my card.  Hope you like it too!

Thursday, October 1, 2020


Welcome to this months Creating Kindness blog hop with guest designer Monica Formosa.  We are looking at Embossing with a Twist as our theme and I have used two different types of embossing on my project today.

My twist are the delicious Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays I used for my background, Citron and Teal  They have such a lovely shimmer to them.  Something I have had in my stash FOREVER and not used.  This gorgeous We Are Memory Keepers Faceted embossing folder shows up the shimmer beautifully!

The second lot of embossing I did was on the birthday sentiment.  Nothing fancy, just your standard heat embossing white powder on black card.  The sentiment and die cut are from the Simon Says Stamp Sending Happy Thoughts bundle.

I also considered throwing some embossing paste on there as well but managed to resist temptation!  What is you favourite embossing technique?  Click on the next button below to visit with Jenny Hall and see what her twist will be!

Blog Hop Participants

1.       Monica Formosa - Guest Designer – Australia

2.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia

3.       Liz Yuille - UK

4.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands

5.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand

6.       Jenny Hall – USA

7.       Jay Soriano – UK

8.    Sara Levin - USA


Everyone loves Snowflakes but you don't have to live in a cold climate to enjoy them too.  This month Alisa and I are celebrating snowflakes in our own Stampin' Down Under style with the fabulous Snowflake Wishes stamp set as our core set.

Every month, Alisa and I release a new PDF full of ideas for you.  You get six classes featuring the same core stamp set, 3 from each of us, in PDF format.  This class can be purchased no matter where you live in the world and be done in the comfort of your own home.  If you missed any of our past classes, you can find them HERE.  We love that so many of you want to do our classes!  Thank you!

Once you check out, please read the download instructions carefully as you will be redirected to the PDF.