Video : Altenew Focus Post – Be Strong!

Today at the Altenew Blog I have a focus post featuring the new Be Strong stamp set.  That means you get to see three different cards made using this set and for fun I put together a video showing how I created the ‘Be You’ design.







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

You can find all the products I used linked below or you can head to Altenew and find them there.  I hope you enjoyed the focus on this fabulous stamp set, there are really so many possibilities, it a seriously fun set!  Have a great day!

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Party – Other Supplies:  Altenew Artist Markers – R302 / R304 / B201 / B313 / G702 / G715.  Copics – Y13,21 / T2 / R14 / BG10.

Yea! – Other Supplies:  Altenew Artist Markers – R304 / R318 / G702 / G715 / B201 / B204 / B227 / B313. Copics – Y11,17,21,32 / 0 / C1 / YR00,24 / E99 / RV10 / BV00.  Prismacolor Pencils – Warm Grey 10% /  French Grey 90%.

Be You – Other Supplies:  Altenew Mini Ink Cubes – Bamboo / Parrot / Olive / Sunkissed / Orange Cream.

Video : Easy Zig Watercolour with Altenew!


Today I have a video at Altenew and I decided to colour this beautiful flower from the Floral Frame set with some Zigs.  I am really enjoying these pens and they truly make ‘watercolouring’ a breeze.

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



Head on over here to the Altenew blog for more deets!  Hope you are having a great day.  Hugs,

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Other Supplies:  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Light Green / Deep Green / Lilac / Violet / Deep Violet / Dark Gray.

Video : Altenew November 2016 Release!

altenewbloghop_nov152016I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 November release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Jennifer McGuire’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 16 stamp sets and 8 dies!

I decided to create a video today to show you just how amazing these new products are…    there were so many great sets that I actually had trouble deciding what to create.

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






Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are two ways to win!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificates to THREE lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win.  You have until Monday November 21st, 11:59pm ET to leave your comments. The winners will be announced on the Altenew blog on Tuesday November 22nd.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one comment per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Sunday November 20th (ADST) and I will announce the winner here on this blog post Monday November 21st.

PROMOTION:  Place an order with Altenew and recieve a FREE You Make Me Happy Stamp Set!  No need to add to cart, limit one per customer, while supplies last.  No minimum purchase!  Offer ends on Thursday 11/17,2016 at 11:59pm ET.

Here’s the Hop list!


Debby Hughes

Wanda Guess

Lydia Evans

Yana Smakula

Amy Gray

Kathy Racoosin

Agnieszka Malyszek

Lisa Spangler

Marika Rahtu

Jennifer McGuire

Therese Calvird

Joni Nina Andaya

Sandy Allnock

Svitlana Shayevich

May Sukyong Park

Laura Bassen

From here you are off to Joni Nina Andaya’s wonderful blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you are having heaps of fun on this hop!

Edited to add the lucky winner!


Congratulations Ann Kulseth, Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :November 2016 Release winner from Therese’s BlogTherese signature 2

Cup of Thanks – Other Supplies – Altenew Stamps – Vintage Teacup.  Watercolour Cardstock. Zig Clean color Real Brush Pens – Lemon Yellow / Bright Yellow / Pale Green / Deep Green / Light Green / Turquoise Green / Light Gray / Light Pink / Light Blue / Cobalt Blue / Lilac. Black Foam Tape.

Sending Love & Hugs – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps – Adore You / Hello Sunshine.   Watercolour Cardstock.  Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens – Pale Pink / Flesh Color / Mid Green / Olive Green / Green Gray / Beige / Light Carmine.  Liquid Glue.

Video : 2016 Same but Different Same but Different Christmas Card Series – No.1 – Wreaths (Six Cards)!

I’m so excited to be back this year with my Same but Different Christmas Card Series.  If you were here last year then you know that this series can contain many different ideas / themes / styles…  well, almost as long as it is the ‘Same but Different’ .

Today I thought I would kick things off with a theme, so lots of different products and every card unique but all with a similar theme and colour palette, all to make creating so much quicker and easier.

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













I’ll be back every week over the next 5 weeks to share another ‘Same but Different’ video with 6 new cards each week!  Looking forward to  seeing you back here for the next installment, Hugs

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Other Supplies:   Lifestyle Crafts – Washi Shape & Tape – Silver / Black Fun Foam / Silver Sprinkles

50th Wedding Anniversary – Publication

This card is a little different for me, it has a few more layers than usual, but it just kind of felt right when I was making it so I just went with it.  This was published by the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine where the call was cards for a special occasion.

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Happy 50th

And…  just in case you are missing me…  I’m on holidays with my family at the moment, 4WD’ing on the World heritage listed Fraser Island, so no doubt I’ll be out on a beach in the sun somewhere for sure.
Catch you when I’m back, Hugs

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Other Supplies: Versamark Ink / Sprinkle Berry – Toffee Sprinkles

Video : Altenew August Inspiration Challenge

This month at the Altenew blog  you can take inspiration from this photo, these flamingos totally amazed me when I saw them at the Jersey Zoo and I hope they can inspire you too!



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

Lostinpaper - Altenew Lotus - Best Mom August Challenge Inspiration (1) copy

Lostinpaper - Altenew Lotus - Best Mom August Challenge Inspiration (1) copy

Still having some watercolour fun around here, I thought it was the perfect compliment to these fab flamingos, I can’t wait to see your take on the inspiration!  For all the deets and to join in the fun at this month’s challenge you can head over to the Altenew Blog.



Other Supplies:  Gansai Tambi – 32 Red / 35 Carmine Red / 20 Black / 53 Green.

Video : It’s all about the CASE – Marion!

‘It’s all about the CASE’  today and I’m so happy to be inspired by my friend Marion from Made Marion.  You can find the link to her amazing card HERE,  I totally love her clean & simple style and use of bright colours, she never fails to inspire me!

Marion's Card
Marion’s Card

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

Lostinpaper - It's all about the CASE Marion - Stampendous - Ranunculus / Altenew - Birthday Greetings - Flower card (video)
Happy Birthday – Detail
Lostinpaper - It's all about the CASE Marion - Stampendous - Ranunculus / Altenew - Birthday Greetings - Flower card (video)
Happy Birthday

So happy you could stop by for a visit today, see you again real soon!


Other Supplies:  Stamps – Stampendous – Ranunculus. Tombow Dual Brush Markers – 055 / 098 / 133 / 243 / 623 / 636 / 743 / 755 / 856 / 873 / 993 / N79.