Shine Bright on a Sunday!

I’ve got a quick share today, this is a card that was published with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine for a feature that they had on guess what?……     yes, I’ll bet you guessed it, light bulbs!

Shine Bright - Detail
Shine Bright – Detail
Shine Bright
Shine Bright

I’m heading off to work now, what are you doing with your Sunday arvo?


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Black, Cool Grey 20, 50%, Poppy Red, Crimson Red, Lemon Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Yellowed Orange, Orange, Powder Blue, Light Cerulean Blue, Lilac, Parma Violet, Violet, Imperial Violet, Yellow Chartreuse, Spring Green. Zing Lemon Embossing Powder.

It’s Darling at Scrapbook Boutique (video)!

Hey there, I’m back with another video for Scrapbook Boutique and it’s some more colouring today.  Honestly, these Art Impressions images really make me smile and even more so when I get to colour them!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Darling - Detail
Darling – Detail

 I’ve listed all the links to the products below or you can head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and go shopping yourself.


Other Supplies: Copics –  0.  E000,00,29,31,33,37,49,50,53. W2. T0. R02,20,22,29. RV17. G40. YG91,95. Y11,21,26. YR24.

Just in Time for Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone!

I made these cards months ago as they were for a publication call with the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, but I think they are my favourite Chrissy cards for this year.  I really like the simplicity of the first and then the bokeh colours, well they kinda make me smile, especially with the shimmer of the sequins.  I hope that today you find a smile and get to spend some time with some fun people and of course eat-a-plenty!

Christmas parcels - 1 Detail
Christmas parcels – 1 Detail
Christmas parcels - 1
Christmas parcels – 1

(For this call we had to make a card that had two versions one that was simple and easy to reproduce and a more complex version for special friends & family)

Christmas parcels - 2 Detail
Christmas parcels – 2 Detail
Christmas parcels - 2
Christmas parcels – 2

Hope you have a wonderful day, whatever it is that you are doing,

Hugs & Love


Other Supplies:  Clear & Pink Sequins

Toy Soldiers for Christmas at Purple Onion Designs (video).

Today I got to play with these fab Toy Soldiers from Purple Onion Designs and they really are awesome and so much fun to colour. I decided to film as I created so you can see the process if you want.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Toy Soldiers - Detail
Toy Soldiers – Detail
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself.


Other Supplies:   Copics – 0. E000,00,25,31. T0. C5,7,9. B95,97. R02,05,20,27. Y21,26.

Dad, my hero!

This is a ‘must have’ set from Paper Smooches, how much fun is this cute little Superman, and so great to colour too.  I was lucky enough to have this card published and now it’s travelling with my Mum to give to Dad today.

Happy Father’s day Dad, I love you!

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dad – Detail

Thanks for stopping by,


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Canary, Powder, Dandelion.  Copics – E000,00,11,25,29,33,49. B21,24,97. Y11,21. R05,27.

Time for Graffiti at Cards4Men (video)!

One of my all time faves when it comes to masculine cards is the Graffiti technique.  It may be because I get to make a real mess and join up heaps of different stamps sets (which I love to do).  Hope you are having fun with this mini series, I know I’m having a blast making it!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Graffiti Birthday - Detail
Graffiti Birthday – Detail
Graffiti Birthday
Graffiti Birthday

Until next time,


Other Supplies:  My Minds Eye Enamel Dots – Memorable “I’m With” / Notable “Cute”.

Cards4Men – Celebrate Colour Blocking (video)!

Here is my next card in my Cards4Men mini series and like I’ve been saying it’s all about being bold and bright and cas….   colour blocking is perfect on a masculine card and a great way to use up those scraps of cardstock (because you know if you use them up it means you can go shopping again, really!).

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Celebrate - Detail
Celebrate – Detail

I’ll be back…    I promise!


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – Chocolate, Melon.

Stretch you Stamps Ombre!

Today I found a few minutes to try Laura’s ombre background technique. I adore gingham, especially on baby cards so thought that the ombre style would be perfect especially with this fab onesie die cut from Paper Smooches.

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hello – Detail

Have a great weekend, I’m sure to be back real soon!


Other Supplies:

Introducing Cards4Men and it’s Super (video)!

Welcome to my mini series Cards4Men!  I’m so excited to finally have some ‘me’ time to create this as it was on my to do list this year and guess what, it’s July already, go figure.   So I went to my card stash the other day and I really had no masculine cards to speak of so, opportunity seized and voila a card mini series was born.

When it comes to Cards4Men here are a few basic tips that work for me…

  • keep it simple
  • make it bold & bright
  • use graphic design
  • humour (they love this)
  • and keep it simple
  • use dedicated masculine stamp sets
  • use plain fonts
  • avoid bling, lace & ribbon (usually)
  • and did I say keep it simple

I thought I would start with a fun card using some Super stamps from Paper Smooches, these images can be used for men young and old, and they are fun to boot!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

Super - Detail
Super – Detail

Hope to see you soon for the next installment.


Other Supplies:  Copics – E000,00,25,29,33.  B21,24. Y35. R05.

Time for a new Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique Bloghop & Giveaway!

Welcome back, it’s time for the new challenge at Scrapbook Boutique, that means it’s also time for  a blog hop…    so of course more wonderful prizes to be won!  You should have arrived here from  Sue’s  fab blog!

For your chance to WIN a $10 store voucher, just leave a comment at each blog along the hop, you have until midday 17th July (you must have an Australian address to be eligible) and the winner will be announced at the Scrapbook Boutique blog 

And for all the deets on how to join this month’s challenge and have the chance to WIN a $30 gift voucher stop by Scrapbook Boutique blog, you have until the end of July to join us!

Here is the inspiration for this month’s challenge…


I had so much fun playing with these Paper Smooches stamps, and Scripty Sayings is definitely a new fave!

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Enjoy – Detail

From here you are heading to the Scrapbook Boutique Blog, thanks for joining us, it’s been heaps of fun!

ETA:  I would like to share this card with the current challenge at Paper Smooches which is Anything Goes…  I thought I’d missed the deadline, doh!


Other Supplies:  Copics E25,31,33,49. YR00,12,24.