How to Tie the Perfect Bow

Do you love bows on your cards but can never figure out how to hold your tongue in the right position when tying them, or feel like you need another hand and STILL can’t get them to sit right?

A couple of years back I created a video to show you just how to get the perfect bow.

This card is also from a few years back, but you could quite easily use the same layout and perhaps substitute the decorations for the new Photopolymer Tree Stamp Set and matching Punch. Perhaps using some of the beautiful new Satin Ribbons we have now.

Bow Card

Here is the video I created showing you the bow, with a handy tool I made using Chipboard and the Word Window Punch.

Just before you leave, I’d like to remind you that we are now half way through the Pick a Pack of Paper Promotion, and if you’ve been thinking of joining Stampin’ Up! either for a Business, or just to save yourself some $$, I’d love for you to think about joining my team.

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