Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #10

The challenge for this month’s blog was to use Holiday Catalogue products. I fell in love with the ‘Most Wonderful Time’ product medley when I saw it. I loved the DSP. The medley comes with stamps, paper, dies and accessories for making multiple cards.     I have started working on some cards, using  Old […]

Elizabeth’s curvy keepsakes gift box

On the weekend I was at Stamp Camp and one of our challenges was to use ‘Brightly gleaming’ DSP to create a Christmas card or 3D item. I decided to use the Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies to make some boxes from the DSP. I cut the DSP into strips and ran it through the […]

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #9; Colour Challenge

The challenge this month was to use up to five colours – Grapefruit Grove, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, Balmy Blue and Basic Grey.  I have actually come up with two very different cards – both totally out of my comfort zone! I usually like my cards to have dimension – whether it is diamantés or die […]

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #8

This month we were given the challenge of making a card based on a sketch. I decided to use the ‘It’s starts with Art’ bundle for this. The colours were a little outside my comfort zone, but there is nothing like stretching yourself!!! I used Calypso Coral  as the base and added some of the […]

Horse Sampler

I have been teaching piano for many, many years and one of the most difficult things is saying goodbye to students whom you have taught for 13+ years. You get to know them as they mature over the years and follow their challenges through their schooling. One of my students has just finished up and […]

Stampers Anonymous Blog #7

The challenge this month was to use three of the new colours to design a project. My three assigned colours were Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose and Seaside Spray I also used the beautiful new Perennial Essence DSP for my cards. For the first card, the base was Pretty Peacock. I then attached a piece of […]

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #6

As I looked at my retiring stamp sets, I decided that I had not used ‘Needle and Thread’ enough!! This is such a pretty set and I don’t think I have even begun to explore the breadth of possibilities for its use!! The ‘Needlepoint Nook’ Suite caught my eye when I saw it demonstrated at […]

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #5

As I prepare to head off to Sharon’s first Stamp Camp this weekend, I realised that my card had to be up on Sunday so, in the midst of a busy week, I decided to do a very simple card. The brief this time was a sketch and I decided to do some very simple […]

Stampers Anonymous Blog Hop #3

  I was a little concerned about signing up for this blog as I was unsure what I should do and was struggling to get inspiration!! As I thought about the brief – using three of the ribbon colours, basic black and whisper white, I remembered this beautiful Botanical Butterfly  DSP.  This sheet is so […]

January Project: Day 30: Needlepoint Nook

I bought this after seeing it demonstrated at OnStage in Melbourne. I am an avid embroiderer and love making all sorts of handcrafts so it appealed to me. The Needlepoint Nook DSP looks like it is 3D. The dies are beautiful. Some of them have a lovely stitched look like the one I used this […]