Sweet chocolate treat for class attendees

For all my in person classes I like to make a little treat for each person. They are usually some sort of food item, usually chocolate, that I like to pretty up a little bit. 

Last week's were these cadbury breakaway chocolate biscuits . The come in a pack of 6 from my local supermarket and are individually wrapped. I simply went with the purple colour of the wrapper and added some daisy fun! 

I used stamped 2 of each of the 2 sizes of daisies in highland heather ink and punched them out. The larger on white cardstock and the smaller on highland heather cardstock. 

I simply layered them together then added a few dimensionals to add some height. Then I added them to a circle base also in highland heather. Topped off with some bling of course!

I was rather pleased with how they turned out! 

If you live in Perth and would like some crafty time why not come along to one of my classes. My full class schedule can be found HERE  or by clicking on classes at the top of this page. 

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Gleaming Christmas pouch

This time of the year I am always looking for sweet packaging ideas as I start thinking about Christmas gifts for family and friends. 

I saw this beautiful bag on Pootles blog and made one of my own. They are really quite roomy for stashing all sorts of fun gifts. 

I used my very much loved Brightly Gleaming paper then added some punched ornaments using the same paper. The sentiment comes from the Lots of Cheer stamp set in the annual catalogue. 

Why not make a bunch of these yourself? They are quick and easy - and best of all fun!

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Butterflies a plenty

I have had this Butterfly Beauty die for some time now and haven't had a chance to play with it but now that I have I am totally addicted.

I was inspired by cards on Pinterest where they have layered the two butterfly dies over each other which I thought was a lovely idea. Because all the butterflies are on the one die it is really easy to cut them out and layer them. No fiddly bits to put together!

Here I have used Rococo Rose and Petal Pink, I think they really compliment each other. The pop of I used the stitched rectangles dies to create the boarders with the white panel in the centre for contrast.  

A simple sentiment and the card was complete!  

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24 hour stamp sale - 15% off selected stamp sets. ONE DAY ONLY

Today, 23rd October is a big day! For 24 hours only enjoy a 15% discount. This sale will be over at midnight, so don't miss out! 

See the full list of stamp sets HERE  

Shop online HERE

Don't miss out! Sale starts 9pm Perth time TONIGHT and ends 8.50pm WEDNESDAY 

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Way to go (Auckland Onstage sample)

Today's card is one that I made as part of my presentation at Auckland Onstage but it didn't make the final cut! Not because I didn't love it, just because I ended up with too many samples. 

I used the stitched and the nested oval dies to create the wreath base then added leaves and flowers from the frosted bouquet and the bouuquet bunch dies. I was trying to make it look like Australian wattle.  

The letter 'w' is die cut once in night of navy and once in daffodil delight then layered slightly off centre to create a shadow effect. I added some rhinestones for a bit of bling.

The sentiment  is from the Praiseworthy Prose stamp set, I love these dictionary style stamps. 

I have used the subtle embossing folder as the base layer - I love to use the same cardstock to give it layers and texture without the distraction of another colour.   

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And just like that we are back!

Hello all, a HUGE thank you for your patience while my blog disappeared - I felt so lost without it!

After deciding that I wasn't going to get my old blog back I spent the whole day yesterday trying to set up a new blog I finally heard back from Blogger - and they reinstated my blog -  just like that! I didn't know whether to laugh or cry (so I did both!)

So I am back! I have a heap of projects to share with you so stay tuned.

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More Thank you cards

I don't know about you but I never seem to have enough thank you cards on hand and I certainly don't send them anywhere near as much as I should. Sometimes just saying thank you isn't enough so it is nice to be able to have a sweet card to share. 

This card is so easy to duplicate and mass produce to make sure you always have a thank you card on hand. You can change up your embossing folders too which can change the look quite dramatically.  

The base is Terracotta Tile one of our in colours for 2019-2021. It is a beautiful colour. The circle panel is die cut from the Woven Threads DSP. I have then layered more die cuts and added the sentiment. I also added a heart epoxy droplet which I coloured with a marker to match.  

The thank you sentiment comes from the Modern Heart stamp set.  

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Brightly Gleaming Copper tin

As promised I am showing you another copper tin project this time using the brightly gleaming dsp which I just adore. This paper has beautiful copper elements so it matches perfectly with the copper tea tin. I have made a batch of these for Christmas gifts this year. 

Sorry the photo is slightly wonky - the photographer must have been having a bad day! Or as usual she took it in a hurry!  

I used night of navy and copper - these shapes are punched out of the dsp and copper foil sheets using the gleaming ornaments punch pack. It is a set of 2 punches just perfect for all your Christmas projects. 

And see the copper accent I have added behind the shapes? That is the copper trim ribbon from the annual catalogue. If you gently pull it apart it creates a beautiful mesh effect which I thought looked fun. 

Why not grab a few of these tins for your Christmas gifts, they certainly have the wow factor! 

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