Saturday, 25 May 2019

Video Tutorial: How to create a cool Salted Background!


This week's tutorial features a very cool background technique.... this is the Salted Background, and its a lot of fun to do.  It is quite similar to the Rice Background Technique I did a few weeks back (to see that video click HERE) but I particular wanted to use Salt today because its perfect for this really atmospheric look behind the "treescape" here. 

The Lovely as a Tree stamp set has been with us for many years now.  But the day has finally come when it has been retired.  This beautiful set will no longer be in our new catalogue (to be released on the 4th June) and in fact, here in Australia it has already sold out completely.  Instead, if you love trees you will love our Rooted in Nature stamp set too.

I hope you enjoy my video today!


Monday, 20 May 2019

Last day for a great deal! Plus a County/shabby chic card with Wood Words


Today I am sharing with you a gorgeous but very simple card that I created last night.  Im using a set called "Wood Words" and yep... its on our current retiring list!  So this set is one of many that is saying goodbye forever on the 3rd June.  My favourite stamp in the set is this large flowery stamp, and here I stamped it in Versamark ink over the corners of the Wood Textures DSP (also retiring!) Then I embossed it with white embossing powder, and added a sentiment from the same stamp set on my centre circle.

The card has a shabby chic feel I think... don't you??



I've included a product list for you below should you wish to purchase any of these items while they are still available.  Dont forget to check out the retiring product list AND the clearance rack!

And one more thing while its still available.... today is the LAST DAY to get a very special price on membershp to the Master Stamper program!  What is Master Stamper??  Its a fabulous online program where you get access to exclusive instructional videos each and every week with lots of great projects, inspiration and techniques!  Here's the official list of what you get...

  • Videos featuring Weekly projects with PDF's to download and keep
  • A gallery to share your art
  • No ads or chatter
  • Facebook group available
  • Over 250 projects with clear step-by-step instructions!
We have several top demonstrators from around the world sharing exclusive tutorials with you each week.... and Im really excited to be part of the team! 


But you do need to be a member to be part of it. And today is the last day to give it a try at a special price.... right now you can get the first 2 months for the price of one!  Click HERE to sign up... normal pricing is $15usd per month, but today is the last day to get the first 2 months for $15usd.   It doesn't matter where in the world you are... you can be part of the Master Stamper program!

Or you can click this button... 


Im really excited to have lots of my crafting friends join me over there! If you have any questions, please CONTACT ME. 



And enjoy this card today!


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Saturday, 18 May 2019

Video Tutorial: Good Morning Magnolia gold embossed and Whitewashed



A couple of weeks ago I posted the above card on my Instagram and Facebook business pages.  To say that it got a great response would be an understatement!  By far my most "liked" post ever on Instagram..... and the responses on Facebook were also overwhelming.  I have lost count of how many people asked me to do a video tutorial.... and so, for your viewing pleasure, I am posting it today.

I do this with a small amount of embarrassment as its truly a very simple card.  But I hope you will still enjoy the video  I've used the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set... please bear in mind that this will not be available until the release of our new catalogue (unless you are a demonstrator, in which you can get your hands on it now).  So you'll be able to purchase this gorgeous stamp set from June 4th onwards.  Of course you can get your hands on the Embossing supplies, white ink and other products right now.  Click the SHOP NOW button to visit the Online Store.

On to the video....



Monday, 13 May 2019

The Retiring List is heating up... get them before they are gone!


Have you checked out this year's Retiring List yet??  Every year I have people contact me after the retirement list has ended, looking for items.  And I have to say "I'm so sorry, but NO, that item has now been discontinued".  Every. Single. Year.

So dont be THAT PERSON!  Be sure to click HERE to head over to the Online Store, and check out the Last Chance items before they are gone!  I have included here a list of items already discontinued, but dont worry... there's still lots left! But the moral of the story is to check out what is there right now, and make sure that you grab the things you want.

Whilst you are there, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack for some awesome bargains!

The following list covers all the items that have already sold out from the Annual Catalogue...

P7 - Notes of Kindness Card kit refill
P30 - Pretty Kitty stamp set (clear)
P30 - Bella and Friends stamp set (clear)
P36 - Best Bunny photopolymer bundle
P49 - Postcard Pals stamp set (clear)
P89 - Sweet Baby bundle (clear)
P89 - Sweet Baby stamp set (clear)
p90 - Fairy Celebration stamp set (clear)
P134 - Artisically Asian stamp set (clear)
P146 - Country Living' stamp set (clear)
P148 - Lovely as a Tree (clear AND wood)
P156 - Timeless Textures stamp set (clear)
P160 - Sweet Storybook Photopolymer stamp set and bundle
P172 - Hardwood Stamp set (clear)
P172 - Post Script stamp set (clear)
P172 - Marbled stamp set (clear)
P182 - New Colour kit Stampin Write Markers
P183 - Ink Refills - Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Fresh Fig
P193 - Cello bags (2" x 8")
P194 - Delightfully Details M&M You can make it collection
P194 - Faux Leather Album (12" x 12")
P194 - Kraft Album (6" x 8")
P200 - Calypso Coral Ombre Ribbon
P208 - Trimmer Scoring Blades
P208 - Trimmer Replacement mats
P209 - Envelope Punch board
P210 - Circle punches - 1&1/4", 1 7 3/4", 1 & 1/8"
P212 - Bunny Builder Punch
P213 - Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
P221 - Replacement Standard cutting pads, Magnetic Platform, Big Shot Platform
All the above items have SOLD OUT! But dont panic.. you can still get lots of your favourite items on the Last Chance items list... so make sure you check it out!

And the following list is those items that have sold out from the Occasions Catalogue...

P8 - Hey Love you can Make it Collection
P11 - Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon
P21 - Incredible Like you Project Kit
P26 - Happiness Blooms Memories and More Cards & Envelopes
P47 - Dear Doily Bundle
P47 - Doily Builder Dies

Be sure to check them out! 

Linda D


Friday, 10 May 2019

Video Tutorial: Everything is Rosy Eclipse Card


For those that have been following along for a long while you will already know that I do love me a good eclipse card!  And our new Everything is Rosy product medley gave me the perfect opportunity to  create this style of card yet again.  Not to mention the fact that our awesome Large Letters Framelit dies are on the retiring list!  If you have been looking at these framelits then may I suggest that you grab them before they retire at the end of this catalogue!  Officially that is the 3rd June, but of course all retiring items are only available until then unless they sell out first.  If it was me, I dont think I would wait until the last day.... just in case!

Rather than just talk about my process of making this card, I have put together a video tutorial for you. After all, its Friday!  I try to post a video every Friday when I can.  I call it "Fancy Friday"... but whatever you call it, its a great day to check out the video!



I hope you love it!  (If you do, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel so that you dont miss my videos when I post them!)

Linda D



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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Mother's Day Class with the Everything is Rosy product Medley.



This month Stampin'Up released a very beautiful new suite of products.  It's called "Everything is Rosy", and its absolutely gorgeous!  I received mine on my doorstep yesterday morning, and couldn't wait to open it up..... but I promised my Facebook followers that I would open it with them via live video, so that meant I had to wait!  If you would like to see the live unboxing and watch me make my first couple of projects with it, then click HERE.   Here are the cards I made on the video....



And then yesterday afternoon I sat down to create the frame that you see at the top of this post.  We are going to make it together at my Mother's Day class and afternoon tea this coming Saturday and I do still have 2 spots left.  Here are the details:

Date: Saturday May 11th
Time: 2pm
Cost: $35
Class includes all supplies and afternoon tea.


I'd love you to join us... to book your spot, please email me by clicking HERE.

Even if you cant make the class, you can still purchase the Everything is Rosy product medley.  It costs $139 for the whole suite, and it is simply beautiful!  The big thing to know is that it is only available in May, and only whilst stocks last.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

To order head over to the ONLINE STORE. All you need is your credit card..... items are mailed anywhere in Australia and sent directly to your door! 

I know you will love this gorgeous bundle of products!!!


Linda D


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Sunday, 5 May 2019

Introducing Master Stamper and a special Introductory Offer for you!


I am excited to announce my collaboration in a brand new project.... from this month I am a joining the design team over at Master Stamper!  Master Stamper is a great resource for fabulous ideas with Stampin'Up products and fantastic for those wanting to improve their stamping too.  Its a gated online community with lots of perks!  Here's a list of just some of what you will find inside Master Stamper....


  • Videos featuring Weekly projects with PDF's to download and keep
  • A gallery to share your art
  • No ads or chatter
  • Facebook group available
  • Over 250 projects with clear step-by-step instructions!


The card shown at the top of this page is a sneaky look at the project that I have designed for Master Stamper this month.  To see the whole project and check out the tutorial you'd have to be a member of Master Stamper. 

Subscription to Master Stamper is normally $14.97 usd per month and you can cancel anytime.  But right now you can get in on the Introductory Mother's Day offer of $14.97usd for the first TWO MONTHS, and then its $14.97 per month after that.  If you would like to join us over at Master Stamper, then you just need to click HERE to head over to the Paypal site to subscribe.  Don't forget that our Mother's Day special will only run until the 19th May so get in quick to take up a great deal!

Or you can click here:



I'm excited to work with Ann and the Master Stamper team!  Dont forget you can be part of Master Stamper no matter where you are in the world!  Paypal will automatically sort out the monthly fee in your own currency.  Im looking forward to seeing you there!

Linda D




Friday, 3 May 2019

Fancy Friday Video Tutorial: Showcasing the Needlepoint Nook Suite of Products





Today's Fancy Friday video showcases the very beautiful Needlepoint Nook suite of products, which is one of the gorgeous suites in our current Occasions catalogue (2019).  However it is soon to retire, and I didnt want to let it go without making a video tutorial to show you how lovely it is.

There are several outstanding features to this suite.  The stamps are our "DistINKtive" style of stamps... they give multi-toned images with just one impression.  In the case of the flowers in the cards above you can see the embroidered detail in the images.  The framelits also offer some lovely features... my personal favourite is the stitched detail created by the die I used on the background of this stamp.  And you can see the beautiful photographic detail in the DSP too... it really does look like embroidery!

So I've made my video today using this suite, and I do hope you enjoy it. Remember, if you wish to purchase any of these items you can click the SHOP NOW button to visit the Online store... or you can click the items you are interested in from the list below too. Items are delivered straight to your door, anywhere in Australia!

I'll be back with more for you soon!

Here's the video:




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Thursday, 2 May 2019

More Magnolia Magnificance with the Magnolia Lane Bundle


I've always loved Magnolias... there is just something majestic and elegant about them.  And now we have a magnificent new suite of products coming in our upcoming Annual Catalogue that will allow us to add them to our projects!  Today I used the dies from the bundle to create this gorgeous life-like magnolia, and I used it as an accent on my card.  The card base and envelope are partner products from the bundle.... as are the Memories and More cards that co-ordinate. I used one of them in the centre of my card (the So Saffron striped piece).    The "Hello" is from the co-ordinating stamp set, which is called "Good Morning Magnolia".

I believe that these lovely items are going to be super popular in our forthcoming catalogue... you'll be able to order them from June 4th.



Ive been posting a few new projects with this bundle on my Facebook Page and Instagram accounts.  Im also planning a couple of Video Tutorials on my YouTube channel.  I'd love to see you in any of those places... and you'll love it too if you want to see more of these gorgeous products!

See you soon!

Linda D

Saturday, 27 April 2019

Video Tutorial: Layered Foil butterflies with the Beauty Abounds bundle



Welcome to this week's video tutorial!  I really love this type of watercoloured background, and so I wanted to create a tutorial to show you how I did it.  Not to mention that I get to show off these gorgeous butterfly dies.  They are available in our current Occasions catalogue, AND will also be available in the upcoming new Annual Catalogue (due out June 4th, 2019).  But here's what you need to know.... if you want the thinlits AND the matching stamp set, they are available right now as a bundle.  That means that when you purchase the bundle you save 10% off the retail price. However, in the new catalogue these will be sold as separate items... not a bundle. So you will be paying 10% more for them after June 4th.  If you know you want them, then its a good time to get them now!

I originally made this card in the green tones you see above... in my video today I created the same card in the yellow/orange tones.  I like them both... its hard to pick a favourite!  In the photo below you can see how shiny these foils look when layered together.  Its a gorgeous combination!





Below you will find my tutorial.   I hope you enjoy it, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you won't miss any of my tutorials when I post them!

Have a great weekend!

Linda D