Simple Stems

One of lovely team members popped up a Sketch Challenge for us in our team group the other day.

Here’s my creation.  Colours I don’t normally use either!


Here’s a closer look at the flowers


AND I even made you a video to show you how I did it!

Card Recipe:

All products from Stampin’ Up!

  • Stamp Sets: Simple Stems, Amazing Family, Hardwood
  • Ink: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi
  • Card: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi
  • Tools: Big Shot, Circle Framelits
  • Embellishments: Large Rhinestones


Pom Pom Flower Video

After posting my gift tag on my blog (and on Facebook) the other day, I had a couple of requests to see how I made the flower.

So here it is :)

Hope you enjoy it.


Burlap and Blooms

Have you seen the beautiful Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath on page 15 yet?

Very attractive wreath wouldn’t you say?

Here’s a closer look at it :)



Wouldn’t this be cool in your house, or to give as a gift, either in it’s kit form or completed?

You can order it online, or simply email me :)


You are Awesome MDS Card

It’s been awhile since I’ve had a play with MDS.  I was actually lucky enough to win a Download and Class last week, so have used some of the stamps that were included in the download.  The download was Hello Perfection.

Here’s my card, I printed out the front panel, layered it on Whisper White, and the mounted it on Strawberry Slush card base.  I then use the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the Awesome word and used tiny pieces of Dimensionals to mount it to the card front, and of course lashed out on some bling bling.


To show you how quick and simple it was to create the card front (5 min job) I made a video for you :)


Let me know what you think :)

Colouring Tutorials

I’ve been up to a few things lately, creating video’s for a trial Virtual Party held on Facebook was one of them.

I’ve decided to share the video content that was shown on the night, so you can get an idea of what they are like.

These video’s feature the use of Blender Pens and Aqua Painters and how to use them for colouring on Watercolour Paper.

I hope you enjoy them.


Blender Pen & Aqua Painter

Blender Pen Colouring

Aqua Painter Colouring

Card Samples

And finally, here’s a graphic for you to pin to Pinterest so you can find these tutorials again easily.

Colouring Tutorial-001

MDS Quick Tip – Printing

Printing was getting me very frustrated when I started making the card fronts to turn into hybrids.  I could only get one per page and would have to print it out, turn the card over, turn it upside down etc etc to get 4 on one piece of paper.

Purely by accident, I discovered a way to do it YAY me!!

Here’s a quick video to show you how, so you can avoid the frustration.


Tea for Two MDS Card

As you can see, I’ve been playing with MDS for Scrapbook Layouts, but a friend asked what about cards?

So I whipped this up for her :)


I created the top panel with MDS using the Tea For Two Easel Calendar Template, I then printed it out, layered it onto Whisper White card, then onto a Pacific Point card base (PP matched my print out better)

Karen then asked if I could do a walk through video. Of course! No Problems :)

Here it is :)

I hope you have fun creating along with me :)