Saturday, 26 November 2022

Video Tutorial: Magical Masking Techniques! Let's CraftAlong together!


Welcome to our CraftAlong for November... today I went live to show you a fabulous Layered Masking Landscape and hopefully show you how easy these are to do! 

To watch the video click the video link below:

Did you love what we created and would like access to more fabulous Masking tutorials?  Then you are in luck.. you can purchase the tutorials for the other projects shown in this video by using the PURCHASE NOW button below:


Of course as always if you placed an order with me in October you will not need to place an order for the tutoraisl as you will receive them for free. Likewise if you are in my team you will not need to purchase them. Keep an eye on your inbox over the next day or two!

For those that would like to receive a Supply pack (and the tutorials) for the December CraftAlong be sure to get your order of $60 or more in by the end of November! 

I really hope you enjoyed this month's theme and I am excited to show you even more awesome projects next month!

Here are the cards you'll be making with the tutorials included for $20aud this month:

I hope you love them all!  I am excited to share them with you!

Linda D

Friday, 25 November 2022

Welcome to the November Video Hop - Let's make a Christmas Treat Bag (Video Tutorial)

 Hello friends!

I hope this post finds you well and happy.  Today I am excited to be part of a Video Hop with the Global Video Hop team.  Our theme this month is Christmas Papercrafts and for my video I created this fun Christmas Treat Bag and the video below shows you exactly how to make it yourself. Measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the video, and its a pretty easy project. 

Dont forget when you've watched the video below you can view the next video in the hop... just click "More" below my video on YouTube and you will see the description.  The next video to watch is by Elodie Tanchaud from France. 

Enjoy the video and the bags! 

Happy Stamping!

Linda D

Monday, 21 November 2022

Our November CraftAlong event is coming up - Saturday 26th November!


Hello friends!

It's almost that time of the month again.... yep, another CraftAlong is headed your way!

What is CraftAlong I hear you ask?  Well each month I do a fabulous CraftAlong video live on YouTube and my Facebook page.  Anyone can watch, and if you choose you can make the project together with me... hence the name "CraftAlong"!  Our next CraftAlong is scheduled for Saturday 26th November at 2pm (Sydney Time) and I would love to see you there!

This month our theme is "Magical Masking" - and we will be making a fabulous masked creation.  I have sent out the Supply Packs to everyone who ordered over $60 with me last month (October) but even if you don't have the supply pack you can still make our project.  

Here are the items you will need to create the project:

  • Majestic Mountain dies (Dont worry - if you don't own these I will show another way to get a similar effect)
  • Any small label die of your choice for the sentiment (I used one of the Stylish Shapes banners)
  • Masking Paper (If you don't have our masking paper you can also use copy paper and post it notes - I'll show how to use these in the video too)
  • Stamps - your choice of a small sentiment stamp that will fit on the previously mentioned label die
  • Blending Brushes
  • Ink colours - Night of Navy, Orchid Oasis, Polished Pink (Note if you do not have these exact colours you can use any combination of Darker blues, purples and pinks to get a similar effect)
  • Cardstock - Basic White thick (for the card base), Night of Navy and Shimmery White (or Basic White) 
  • Adhesives of choice - Tombow, Seal or tape. Dimensionals
  • Optional - White Pigment ink
  • Other - pencil and eraser

During the live video I will also show you lots of other card samples made with different masking techniques - and if you wish you will be able to purchase the tutorials to make them.  Of course if you would like to purchase any of the tutorials from previous months those are still available too... head up to the "Tutorials for Sale" page at the top of this blog. 

And don't forget that if you place an order of $60 or more with me this month (November) you will receive the supply pack and tutorials for my December CraftAlong.  Details of next month's CraftAlong will be announced soon. To go shopping use the SHOP NOW button on this page. 

Im excited to get crafty with you this coming Saturday!

Linda D

Tuesday, 8 November 2022

Welcome to the November Tutorial bundle!


Welcome to our latest tutorial bundle.  Each month we produce a fabulous booklet of written tutorials, complete with measurements and full instructions. This month we have created 15 beautiful projects using lots of different embossing techniques... and I know you will love them!

How do you get your hands on this awesome Tutorial bundle??

There are two ways to get it:

1. Place an order with me during November for $60 or more worth of Stampin'Up products. To head to the online store click the Shop Now button on this page. 

2. You can purchase the tutorial bundle for $25 aud.  Here is the button to click to make your purchase:


Here is the sneak peek picture of my project:

If you are looking for lots of new ways to use embossing in your projects you will love this bundle!

Monday, 31 October 2022

Its the last day to Join in on a great deal!


Let's be honest.  Joining Stampin'Up is always a good deal.  But just for today, its even better!  If you are in Australia, here's the basics that you need to know... 

  • Pay $169, and you get to choose $283 worth of products of your choice, with free shipping
  • Continue to receive a minimum of 20% discount on every order you place as long as you remain a demonstrator
  • No lock in contract, you can drop at any time
  • Early access to new products
  • Training events available
  • Access to a fabulous community of crafters who love what you do
  • You get to be part of my awesome INKsomniacs team of crafty people
Sound good? Of course it does!  CONTACT ME today to get any information you need. Or if you are ready to jump in, click the Join my Team button at the top of this page. 

But this great deal ends TODAY!

Dont miss it. 

Linda D

Monday, 24 October 2022

The October CraftAlong video tutorials are up! Let's make Easel cards together!


If you love making paper projects with a twist, then this is for you!  On Saturday I held my latest CraftAlong live on YouTube, and we made the beautiful Calendar Easel card you see below:

If you would like to make it yourself you are more than welcome to watch the video tutorial below:

But this card is just the start of what you can do with Easel cards.  I also have video tutorials available to make all the following cards:

                                            Reverse Easel Card

                                            Double Easel Card

Tea Light Easel Card

Diamond Easel Card

Twisted Easel Card

If you love these cards and would love to make them.... I have these options to get your hands on them:

1. If you placed an order with me last month (September) of over $60 you would have received a supply pack from me to make the Calendar Easel card and you will also receive the video tutorials and measurements to make all of the above cards. You dont need to do anything... just keep an eye on your inbox. 

2. If you are in my team you will also receive the video tutorials and measurements for the cards.  You dont have to do anything either... I love having you in my team and this is my way of saying thank you!

3. If you didnt qualify to receive the videos and measurements for free, dont worry... you can still purchase them if you wish. The cost is $20, and all you need to do is click the purchase now button below which will take you to PayPal to make payment. The videos will be delivered to your inbox.  

Thanks so much for all the wonderful feedback I have received on my CraftAlong events!  I hope to see you at one soon!


Thursday, 20 October 2022

Welcome to the Scrapbooking Global blog hop for October....Let's play with Geometric Shapes!


Welcome to our Blog Hop this month!  This month the blog hop is led and inspired by Mai Chapelain. 

For this month, Mai chose the theme "Geometric Shapes" and so I had to show you the Hexagon Page I created earlier this month.  

I used the gorgeous Texture Chic Specialty DSP for the hexagons, and you will find these Hexagon Shapes in the Beautiful Shapes dies.  The background stamping was done in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen inks, and I used the grunge stamps from the Texture Chic stamp set. It's a great collection!

The main stamped image is from a set called "Reason to Smile".  I love using big words on my layouts and I look for large letter stamps that will work. 

I hope you enjoy my layout today... and that you will check out the other participants in this hop.  You can select them from the list below, or you can click the "Next" Button:

Monday, 17 October 2022

Join us for our October CraftAlong Event this Saturday (22nd). Let's make a Fun Fold card together!


Hello friends and welcome! 

This coming Saturday, 22nd October, we have our next CraftAlong event coming up.  I'll be getting started at 2pm (Sydney time) and you are welcome to watch as we make a fun craft project.  You can craft along with me (as the name suggests) or you can just watch. Or if you are are not available at that time you can also watch the replay. 

Here is the link to the YouTube video: (Just click at the appropriate time)

Last month I did a survey in my Private VIP group on Facebook and asked what kinds of themes you would like to see at future CraftAlong events. The top answer? Fun fold cards! So this time we are doing a fun type of card - Easel cards.  There are so many types of Easel cards - I have chosen a bunch of them to showcase for you, but the main one we will be making on the day is a Calendar easel card. Its actually very simple to create but you will love it... and it makes a fabulous gift.  

Those people that ordered over $60 with me in September are receiving a supply pack to make the project with everything you need to make it just like mine. But don't worry if you don't have the supply pack.. you can still make the project with items you have at home. However I have put together a list of items that I have used... substitute with your own items as needed. 

For the project I created here are the items used:

Balmy Blue Cardstock (Card base measures 28cm x 10.5cm.  You will also need an additional piece that measures 13.5cm x 10.5cm)

Awash in Beauty DSP - 1 piece that measures 10cm x 13.5cm. A second piece that measures 9.5cm x 12.5cm)

I also die-cut several flower and leaf shapes from the DSP as the dies match some of the images on the paper. I used one larger flower and 2 smaller flowers - and some leaves.  This photo shows the ones I used:

(And also give you a sneak peek of the project!)

Basic White Cardstock - 1 label piece for your sentiment. I used the Scalloped Contour dies.  Additionally cut the large lattice die from the Organic Beauty Dies.  I also made this cut with an Adhesive sheet attached - I will show how to do this on the live tutorial

Polished Pink Cardstock - 1 piece that measures 8cm x 8cm.  I also cut a larger Scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped contour dies for the front of my easel

Silver Foil - die cut a leaf shape from the Organic Beauty Dies

You will need a sentiment of your choice to fit on the label.  I stamped this sentiment in Polished Pink ink but you could choose any colour that co-ordinates with your DSP colours. 

Adhesives - Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-purpose glue, Adhesive sheets

Additional:  Post-it notes (7.5cm x 7.5cm which is 3" x 3") and a 2023 tab calendar (I bought mine online via ebay)

I am so looking forward to making this project with you... and I know you will love it too!

See you soon!

Linda D


Thursday, 13 October 2022

The October Tutorial Bundle is here - Seasonal Fun Fold cards (with a Twist!)

Hello friends! 

If you are looking for tutorials for fabulous fun fold cards... then this post is for you! This month's tutorial bundle (which is a collection of written tutorials created by 14 talented demonstrators from around the world) is all about FUN FOLD CARDS!  You are going to LOVE it. 

I've included a sneak peek above of my card in the bundle. Here is the group of demonstrators I am working with:

Everyone loves a great fun fold card right??  Here is a sneak peek of mine:

To purchase this bundle, including my project, click the button below:


OR if you place an order with me over $60 this month for Stampin'Up products you will receive the bundle for free!

I know you will love this month's bundle.... grab it now!

 Linda D

Saturday, 24 September 2022

Welcome to the September CraftAlong event with Watercolour Techniques!


Hello and welcome to our CraftAlong even this month!  Today in our live video session we made this card together and I taught how to do "No-Line Watercolouring".  Our theme this month is colouring images with Watercolour and I have featured a number of different watercolouring techniques.  Our Classic inks are water-based and therefore they are PERFECT for all kinds of watercolouring. 

If you missed the video, dont worry - you can watch the replay!

Those that placed orders of $60 or more with me in August would have received a packet of supplies that allow you to craft along with me this month. Those customers will also receive free of charge the bundle of tutorials I have prepared showing lots of different ways to use watercolouring in your projects. Additionally if you are in my team you will also receive this bundle of tutorials free of charge. 

If thats not you, never fear! You are also welcome to purchase these tutorials for $20aud if you wish. I've included a button below which will direct you to PayPal for payment.  The tutorials will be available to you once payment is made.  This also includes not only 5 different tutorials (with step-by-step instructions) showing different techniques, but also a PDF with full measurement for 9 different projects featured.  And the PDF has the measurements in both metric and imperial... so I've got you covered! 


To see all the tutorial cards scroll down below...

I really hope you enjoy crafting with me this month!  Dont forget that all orders placed with me for $60+ of Stampin'Up products this month (September) will qualify you to receive the supply pack for the October event!  More details on this event in my newsletter next week with the October theme, but I can tell you that the date will be October 22nd @2pm.  Pop it in your diary! 

See you on a live event real soon!  

Linda D

Here are the cards included in the tutorials, with step-by-step instructions on how to do the different watercolour types:

No Line Watercolouring in Purple

Watercolouring a Waterproof image

How to use Watercolour shapes

Painted Poppy images

Colouring with Black Embossing 

Colouring with White embossing

Simple watercolour with the OceanFront set

Building a scene with the Oceanfront stamp set