Saturday, 10 April 2021

Video Tutorial: Embossed Seashells Facebook Live


Hello friends! 

Last night I created this beautiful card live over on my Facebook Page, and I was so happy with how it turned out.  I was going through my list of Retiring Products, and noticed that two of my favourites are on the hit list.... the beautiful Chamgpagne Foil paper, and our fabulous sponge brayers. Both items are products that I have loved to play with, and I will miss them very much!  But luckily we have lots of new things to replace them with, and Im sure I will get over it in time!

So I decided to use them in last night's video, and this card was the result. I've reposted the video on YouTube as well, so if you would like to see me make the card, click the link below.  

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Video Tutorial: Easy Peasy Butterfly Shaker Card


Today I have a fun video tutorial for you, and its easy too!  How great does this butterfly die set look in a shaker card??  I love it.  All the details are in the video below... just click the picture at the end of this post. 

Here's the two cards I ended up with:

If you have questions, be sure to contact me by clicking HERE.  Or to go shopping, use the SHOP NOW button on this page or click HERE

Here is the video... enjoy! 

Saturday, 27 March 2021

Video Tutorial: Baby Wipe Butterfly Card


Hello friends!

I hope you are all well today!  For today's video I have played around with an old technique... it's called the Baby Wipe Technique and its super easy!  Ive also used quite a few of our retiring products on this card... some of the colours, for example. And the Sentiment is from our Good Morning Magnolia stamp set - also retiring. 

If you haven't already checked out the Retiring product list, you'll want to get over there and do it! There are some fabulous bargains and things are selling out quickly!  HERE is the link to the store. 

To see the video, click the picture link below... and enjoy!

Friday, 26 March 2021

March Online Specialty class features these gorgeous Sand and Sea products and is open to register NOW


Welcome to my latest Online Specialty Class!  This month we are making great 3 projects and I'll be working with the gorgeous Sand and Sea Suite.  PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE DOING THE TUTORIAL + CLASS PACK OPTION, YOU DO NOT NEED TO OWN THESE PRODUCTS TO DO THE CLASS!  There will be 2 cards PLUS a gorgeous  little gift box - which would easily make a beautiful gift ready to be filled with whatever you like!

Of course Im not giving away all my secrets today... that would be telling!   But I think you will really love these projects.  I've posted just a "sneak peek" of the projects above - so you can get an idea of the colours and style of what we are making.  The main colours are So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand and Seaside Spray. 

There are two options to register:

1. Tutorial Only - $20

No matter where you are in the world you are welcome to purchase the "Tutorial Only" option. I have set up a Paypal button for this. You will get the link to the video tutorial, and can follow the instructions using whatever stamps and products you have in your stash, and at a time to suit you! (Please note I have used products from the Sand and Sea suite). The cost for this option is $20aud. I have set up a Paypal button for this below. Or you can contact me to make payment.
2. Class pack and Tutorial.
If you are in Australia and would like me to send out the materials to make these projects as well as the video tutorial showing how to put it together then all you need to do is place an order of $50 or more with me through my ONLINE STORE and when you check out be sure to use the Host Code AJVFZSP3. This Host Code will identify that you wish to be part of the class so that I can send the materials out. Click the SHOP NOW button to go shopping!

The video link will be sent to you by email within 48 hours of placing your order. This Online Class option will be open to register until Thursday April 1st, 2021, OR until sold out. Class packs will all be in the mail by Tuesday 6th April if not earlier.

Please note that the materials sent out will include the die cut or punched shapes needed for this project.... all you need to do is stamp and assemble it together. (You do not have to own the stamp sets I have used - you can substitute with any suitable sentiment stamps you have in your collection) Here is my Recommended list of items to help you put the projects together:

Suggested Inks:
Sahara Sand, Flirty Flamingo, Seaside Spray, So Saffron, Blushing Bride (or similar colours will suffice)
Optional: Misty Moonlight ink, Wink of Stella glitter brush

Suggested Adhesvies:
Seal or Seal +
Tombow Multipurpose glue
Tear and Tape
Mini Glue Dots

Scissors (To cut ribbon)

And here's the best bit.... you can add anything you like to your order (as long as you use the host code AJVFZSP3 when checking out)... and that includes sale or clearance items, or items from any current catalogue.

I hope you will join me for this Online class this month... and that you enjoy these gorgeous projects! I think you will love them! Feel free to CONTACT ME if you have any questions at all.

Linda D x

Monday, 22 March 2021

Video Tutorial - Smooshed Re-Inker Resist Background Technique


Hello Friends!  Today I wanted to show you are super fun background technique.  I actually created this card last Friday night on my Private Facebook group... and the response there and on my other social media has been huge!  So I have been requested many times to create a video tutorial for this card... and so here it is!  The link is below. 

The reason I created this card in the first place is simple.... I was wanting to use some of our Retiring Incolors.  Each and every year, people are sad when they miss out on the retiring colours... particularly the re-inkers.  They are always amongst the first items to sell out.  And so if you have the inks for any of these colours.... please do yourself a big favour and order them NOW.  Dont wait until they are on the retiring list on Thursday 25th March!  Get them now even if you choose something that is currently backordered. At least you will be able to get it... and that will complete your collection and allow you to keep stamping with these colours for years to come. 

You'll find these colours (on this card I have used Pretty Peacock and Seaside Spray) in the Online Store... head over there to grab them while you can!

Click the picture below to view the video and I really hope you'll give this technique a go!

Linda D

Friday, 12 March 2021

Video Tutorial - Taking the Emboss Resist Technique to the next Level!


Today I created a YouTube tutorial that further explores one of my all-time favourite techniques..... emboss resist!  To see how I made this lovely one-layer card click the picture below for the YouTube tutorial.  

I used the gorgeous Butterfly Brilliance stamp set for this creation and I think it worked beautifully.  Dont forget the Butterfly Brilliance bundle is available now... click the SHOP NOW button if you are in Australia and would like to go shopping! 

Monday, 8 March 2021

Video Tutorial: Emboss Resist with White Ink


Hello friends!

Today I am popping in to share a live video I did on YouTube last night. I go live on my YouTube channel every Sunday night (Sydney time) and last night I was playing around with Blending Brushes and white ink.  One of the two cards I made is shown above.... I think it turned out really soft and pretty.   The stamp set I used is called "Dragonfly Garden" and it also has a matching punch! 

You can click the picture below to view the video.... Enjoy!

Sunday, 7 March 2021

FREE Online Class - your gift when you purchase the Butterfly Brilliance bundle

 Hey Friends!  

I love a good freebie, don't you??   This month I have something really cool for you.  Stampin'Up have just released the Butterfly Brilliance collection... and it is pretty much as the name suggests: lots of gorgeous butterflies in stamps, dies and papers for you to create pretty much anything!  I love butterflies... they work for so many different kinds of occasions and there are just so many different techniques that you can do with them!  In my last post I posted a YouTube tutorial to introduce this gorgeous bundle to you so definitely check that one out if you would like to see the whole suite!  Here's a pic of what is in the entire collection:

Of course you can pick and choose which items you wish to purchase.... for example the DSP is only $20 and its divine!  The Natural Touch woodgrain paper is 2 12" x 12" sheets, and its only $8.75. You can purchase the stamps and dies separately if you wish, but if you buy the bundle (stamps and dies together) the price is $96.25 (10% off!). 

OR you can buy the entire collection of all 4 products for $125.  

This month only I am also offering a free Online class for anyone who buys the bundle (stamps and dies) or the collection.  You will need the stamps and dies to do the class.  But the awesome thing about Online classes is that I send you all the paper and embellishment supplies needed to do the class... and you can do the projects at a time to suit you.  There's also a video tutorial to take you through the projects, step by step.  I've had fabulous feedback from people who have done the classes.... they love them!  

Here's a sneak peek of the cards in this class: 

And here's a list of recommended items that you will need to have:

Die Cutting machine to use with the dies

Inks - Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party. (Or use similar colours if you have them. Black can also be a good substitute on some of the cards)

Adhesives - Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Seal or Tombow adhesive

Scissors - for ribbon and for paper

Optional - Banners Pick a Punch (or you can use scissors if you dont have this)

Other - Blending Brushes or sponge/sponge daubers

I'll be sending out the first round of supply kits by the end of this week, and the video tutorial around the same time.  If you have already purchased the Butterfly Brilliance bundle from me you will automatically receive the class. 

If you have questions, please ask! 

I hope you love this class AND this beautiful bundle of products! 

Linda D x

Friday, 26 February 2021

Video Tutorial: Introducing the new Butterfly Bouquet Suite of products!


 Hello friends! I am back with another video for you today.  We have this awesome new suite of products - the Butterfly Bouquet suite - coming out next week.   As a demonstrator I was able to get my hands on these products early, and that gave me a chance to play with them so I can show you how awesome they are!  Im showcasing the whole suite in my video today, and I made this simple but pretty card.  

How beautiful are the colours in this DSP?? Just gorgeous! 

Dont forget if you would like to order these items you can do so from 2nd March (that's only next week!).  To order you can click the SHOP NOW button OR you can contact me directly by clicking HERE.  In the meantime, I hope you enjoy the video... comment and let me know what you think of this new suite!  And dont forget to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel for more ideas and inspiration! 

Click the picture below to view the video:

Monday, 22 February 2021

Quick Tip Video: Using your Wink of Stella Glitter Brush


Hello friends!

I had a lovely customer recently ask me to product a video showing how to set up and use the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush.... so here we go!  Wink of Stella is one of those products that is a great addition to your papercrafting.  You can use it to add that little bit of "wow" to almost any project! I find I use it a lot.  

On my card today I used it on the Dragonfly's wings, and also on the tops of the dandelions in the background. But its really hard to see!  Here's a closeup to show the dragonfly better...

The background paper is the beautiful "Oh so Ombre" SAB DSP... free right now with a $90 order (but only until the end of February 2021!).  I also used the Dandy laser cut paper from our current Mini Catalogue... its so fun to use!  As is the Wink of Stella on this card. 

However, when you first get your Wink of Stella brush its not always clear how to set it up.... there's a couple of little tricks to get it to work.  So I made this little video and I hope you find it useful. 

Click the video link below to watch it.... and Enjoy!

Linda D