Thursday, 19 September 2019

Video Tutorial: So Many Stars Copper and Mercury Glass card




Today my video tutorial is by popular demand! After I uploaded this shiny pink-and-copper card to my Instagram and Facebook pages, there were several requests for a video, and so this is the result.  I love how this card turned out, and I hope you will enjoy it (and the video) too.  And you will love how easy it is to recreate!



Click below to view the video tutorial:


Monday, 16 September 2019

Video Tutorial: So Many Stars Shiny Christmas card



Today's card came about because I was preparing for a workshop last weekend, and as I usually do, I asked the hostess whether she had a colour preference.  She wanted Christmas, but preferred Black, and maybe red, and maybe grey.  As many of you would know, this was a little outside my comfort zone.... but I do love a good challenge!  So this is the card I came up with, and thankfully she loved it!  Phew!



In fact everyone at the workshop loved it, and it proved easy to make for all ages.  So I thought it would make a great video.... if you enjoy it please let me know!

Here is the video...


Monday, 9 September 2019

Video Tutorial: Snowy Night card with the new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint!



Remember Puff Paint?  I remember being fascinated by it as a kid, and thinking that it was a really fun thing to play with. Well guess what!  I've been playing with it this week and its still fun!

My video today gives you some great tips on using it, and this card came together pretty quickly.  I am just loving all the fun new things in this awesome new catalogue. If you are in Australia and you wish to purchase any of these items (or other Stampin'Up products), then click HERE to visit the online store 24 hours a day!

Have a great day, and enjoy the video:


Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Happy new Holiday Catalogue! (plus a fab new DSP Special too!)


Hello and welcome to a brand new Holiday Catalogue!  Today we are celebrating with all things sparkly and shiny.... and you are going to love this new catalogue!  I have been busy making lots and lots of beautiful things with these latest products.... and I have so much to show you!

Click HERE for a link to the Online Catalogue.... or contact me if you don't have your very own hard copy of this gorgeous new catalogue. (Australian customers only)  Im happy to send you one for free!

As if that wasn't enough, we also have a fabulous special on selected Designer Series Paper packs.... that starts today too!!! 


Here is a full list of all the paper packs in the deal...



I think its going to be a great day!  I hope you enjoy all these lovely goodies. 

Any questions, please contact me!

Linda D

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Video Tutorial: Black and Copper Embossed Magnolia card



Today's video tutorial features the gorgeous Magnolia 3d embossing folder.... and yes, you may have seen me use that one before (check it out HERE).  I think that the new 3d embossing folders from our latest Annual Catalogue are all awesome... they leave a really lovely deeply embossed image.  But there is a bit of a trick as the thickness of these new folders has changed (due to a new manufacturer) and so we are also popping them through with the new 3d Embossing folder plate:


(Item no is 149658, and the cost in Australia is $17.50 aud)  I've included the instructions for the "sandwich" to use in the video.  Basically its just your base platform, folder with paper inside, and the blue plate on top. So NO clear cutting plates.  Never "force" items through your die cutting machine! If you are using the correct sandwich, it will go through comfortably.

I am also using our gorgeous new Celestial Copper ink.... this will be available from tomorrow, September 4th.  The Delicata metallic inks are simply beautiful.... they come in Gold, Silver and the copper, and I am loving them already!!!

So on to the video.... I think you are going to LOVE this creation today! I've also included a product list below so that you can easily find the supplies to make this card... and if you are in Australia you can also purchase by clicking on what you want.

Enjoy the video:







Product List





Monday, 2 September 2019

Sneak Peek: Getting addicted again with the Snow Front stamp set!





Want quick and easy cards for Christmas??  The new Snow Front stamp set is your friend!  This lovely new set will be out on September 4th, and here in Australia it will cost $38 aud.  Already I have used it to make a lot of lovely cards... and even though we dont "do" cold Christmas here in Australia, it can be used in so many ways!

For example, you can see in the right hand side card above that I have created a scene with no snow or Christmas at all... just a lovely water scene, and you could use that card all year round!



Having said that, I don't mind a little bit of Christmas winter in my cards (and when we are struggling through a stifling hot Summer I sure could do with a bit of cold inspiration!).  After all, we still grew up with Christmas specials on television that featured snow and snowmen and all things Wintery.  So its not completely foreign to us.  But Im finding that by using the Snow Front stamp set in different ways I can cater to various needs, Winter or not.

And Im sure my Michigan family wont mind either!

Linda D

Sunday, 1 September 2019

Reminder: Only 2 days left to order your Ribbon and/or Paper shares!


Yes I posted about this before... but Im posting again today in case you missed it! September 3rd is the final day to sign up for either a ribbon or a paper share from our brand new Holiday catalogue (or both!)  The picture above and below show the ribbons in the share and all the details are below....



Its been a little while since I did paper or ribbon shares, but after having a couple of requests for them, I think its high time for more!  And with our sparkly new Holiday catalogue coming out next month, its the perfect time!  The new Designer Series Paper packs and ribbons are gorgeous!

But I understand that it can be hard when you want all the papers, and all the ribbons, but you find your budget a little tight.  Thats where Paper and Ribbons shares can help!  A share allows you to get a sample of each of the papers listed.  I've included all the details on each share below... they are separate so you can choose to be in one or the other, or both! You just need to send me an email by clicking HERE, and let me know your preference. I will then send you an invoice for payment.  Here's the calendar:

Sunday August 25th: Share sign ups are OPEN.... Click HERE to tell me which shares you want (and how many). If you want both, there is a discounted price to be part of both.  Once I have your email to confirm your order I will send you an invoice. You will not be confirmed until payment is made.

Tuesday September 3rd: Last day to sign up and final payment due!

Wednesday September 4th: New Holiday catalogue release date!  I'll order all the products that day, and they'll be delivered to me.

Week beginning 9th September: I should have all the papers and ribbon early this week. By the end of the week I will have them all bundled up ready to mail.

Week beginning 16th September: During this week you should receive your new papers and/or ribbons! Yay!!!

Christmas DSP Share: (Photos to come)

There are 6 different Christmas paper packs in our new Holiday catalogue.  For all 6 packs it would cost you $140, but I am charging $40 per person to receive a 1/4 share of all the packs, and includes shipping and handling as well.  PLEASE NOTE: I have not included the Autumn or Halloween papers in this share, but if you would like those, I am happy to add them on for an additional $10.

Here are the included papers:

  • Toile Tidings

  • Wrapped in Plaid (showing front and back)


  • Let it Snow

  • Night Before Christmas (showing front and back)


  • Brightly Gleaming

  • Feels like Frost (showing front and back)



Christmas DSP share cost: $40 including shipping and handling (does not include Autumn or Halloween papers)

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon Share: (Ribbons pictured at the top of this post)

There are 9 different ribbon packs/rolls in the Holiday catalogue.  The total rrp of all the ribbons is $123.25, and I am offering a 1/4 share of each ribbon for a total of $35, which includes shipping and handling.  I have included ALL the Holiday Catalogue ribbons in this share, as they are all beautiful and all really versatile.

Here are the ribbons included:

  • Garden Green 3/8" Double Stitched Ribbon
  • Real Red 1" Ruched Ribbon
  • Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon
  • Real Red 1/8" Curly Ribbon
  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Diagonal Striped Ribbon 
  • 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Seaside Spray 1/4" Metallic Ribbon
  • Come to Gather Ribbon combo pack 
  • Basic Black 3/8" Scalloped Edge Ribbon

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon share cost:  $35 including shipping and handling

If you would like BOTH ribbons and papers the total will be $70! (if you wish to also receive the Autumn and Halloween papers that will be an additional $10)  Just let me know in your email so I know to order them! 


CLICK HERE to be part of the share, and be clear which one you wish to be part of: Ribbons, Papers or BOTH! I'll invoice you once I receive your request. 

Any questions please contact me!

Linda D

Friday, 30 August 2019

Inksomniacs Blog Hop! A little Simple Stamping challenge with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set!


Howdy and welcome to our team Blog Hop this month!  You might have just hopped from Courtenay Heuston's blog and her lovely elegant card :) Our theme this time is "Simple Stamping".... and let me tell you, its more of a challenge than it sounds!  The problem is we are all long time stampers and cardmakers.... and we are very used to adding all kinds of embellishments and fluff on our cards.. not to mention using tools of every description!  Stampin'Up has been running a competition for their demonstrators, and each month they have challenged us to do a "simple stamping" card... using only the items they tell us. This month its just "stamps, ink and paper".  Sound easy right??

I noticed quite a few of us in the hop found this challenging! The urge to add MORE is always there... believe me... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

So today I've created a couple of little card sets just using "Stamps, Ink and Paper", and despite my discomfort, I really love them!  Maybe I should be doing more "simple stamping" projects!  And the best bit is that if you are new, you will find this a fabulous way to get started with stamping... with just the bare minimum of supplies needed.



The first one I think looks very like a Hydrangea.... which is what I was going for.  I used Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Pear Pizazz inks.

And the second one reminds me of a cottage garden:


I used the same 3 inks for that one, plus So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana.   I really love how quickly they came together.



Finally I thought it would be nice to make a little video to show you how simple stamping can look really beautiful.  Click the picture below to watch the video.



Enjoy our blog hop today, and I hope that you will stop by again.  To visit our next blogger, the awesome Sue Allen,  click the NEXT button:


Can't wait to see what Sue has come up with!

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Video Tutorial: Introducing the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!


Today's card is a little different because I decided to use the fabulous Mercury Glass Designer Acetate as my card base!  There's a few little tricks to be awesome of when you use this acetate, so I thought I'd make a little video to show you how to use it. 

These products will be available from next week, September 4th, and you can purchase them by clicking the SHOP NOW button anytime from the 4th onwards. 

I really like how the card turned out, and hope you'll enjoy the video!


Sunday, 25 August 2019

The Sign up for my Christmas Paper and Ribbons Shares is now open! (Australian Customers only!)



Its been a little while since I did paper or ribbon shares, but after having a couple of requests for them, I think its high time for more!  And with our sparkly new Holiday catalogue coming out next month, its the perfect time!  The new Designer Series Paper packs and ribbons are gorgeous!

But I understand that it can be hard when you want all the papers, and all the ribbons, but you find your budget a little tight.  Thats where Paper and Ribbons shares can help!  A share allows you to get a sample of each of the papers listed.  I've included all the details on each share below... they are separate so you can choose to be in one or the other, or both! You just need to send me an email by clicking HERE, and let me know your preference. I will then send you an invoice for payment.  Here's the calendar:

Sunday August 25th: Share sign ups are OPEN.... Click HERE to tell me which shares you want (and how many). If you want both, there is a discounted price to be part of both.  Once I have your email to confirm your order I will send you an invoice. You will not be confirmed until payment is made.

Tuesday September 3rd: Last day to sign up and final payment due!

Wednesday September 4th: New Holiday catalogue release date!  I'll order all the products that day, and they'll be delivered to me.

Week beginning 9th September: I should have all the papers and ribbon early this week. By the end of the week I will have them all bundled up ready to mail.

Week beginning 16th September: During this week you should receive your new papers and/or ribbons! Yay!!!

Christmas DSP Share: (Photos to come)

There are 6 different Christmas paper packs in our new Holiday catalogue.  For all 6 packs it would cost you $140, but I am charging $40 per person to receive a 1/4 share of all the packs, and includes shipping and handling as well.  PLEASE NOTE: I have not included the Autumn or Halloween papers in this share, but if you would like those, I am happy to add them on for an additional $10.

Here are the included papers:

  • Toile Tidings

  • Wrapped in Plaid (showing front and back)


  • Let it Snow

  • Night Before Christmas (showing front and back)


  • Brightly Gleaming

  • Feels like Frost (showing front and back)



Christmas DSP share cost: $40 including shipping and handling (does not include Autumn or Halloween papers)

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon Share: (Ribbons pictured at the top of this post)

There are 9 different ribbon packs/rolls in the Holiday catalogue.  The total rrp of all the ribbons is $123.25, and I am offering a 1/4 share of each ribbon for a total of $35, which includes shipping and handling.  I have included ALL the Holiday Catalogue ribbons in this share, as they are all beautiful and all really versatile.

Here are the ribbons included:

  • Garden Green 3/8" Double Stitched Ribbon
  • Real Red 1" Ruched Ribbon
  • Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon
  • Real Red 1/8" Curly Ribbon
  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Diagonal Striped Ribbon 
  • 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Seaside Spray 1/4" Metallic Ribbon
  • Come to Gather Ribbon combo pack 
  • Basic Black 3/8" Scalloped Edge Ribbon

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon share cost:  $35 including shipping and handling

If you would like BOTH ribbons and papers the total will be $70! (if you wish to also receive the Autumn and Halloween papers that will be an additional $10)  Just let me know in your email so I know to order them! 


CLICK HERE to be part of the share, and be clear which one you wish to be part of: Ribbons, Papers or BOTH! I'll invoice you once I receive your request. 

Any questions please contact me!

Linda D