Best Birds · Birds & Blooms Thinlits

Farewell to Best Birds

Today I am showcasing yet another of my favourite stamp sets and matching dies (Best Birds stamps and Birds & Blooms Dies) which are retiring and only available whilst stocks last or until 3 June. You can see full details of each of these and many more here. Visit my online shop (link below) before… Continue reading Farewell to Best Birds

Best Birds · Birds & Blooms Thinlits · Brayer · Healing Hugs · Sea of Textures · Splitcoaststampers Challenge · Watercolouring

Best Birds for the Color Challenge

Here is a recent color challenge at Splitcoaststampers. Click on the link to find out more about it. Here are the colours ... Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Pacific Point ... and here is my card. Tips: Use a Sponge Brayer on a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to create the background of Pacific Point and… Continue reading Best Birds for the Color Challenge

Best Birds · Birds & Blooms Thinlits · Birthdays · Faux Watercolour · Merry Christmas to All · Splitcoaststampers Challenge · Stitched Shapes Framelits

Faux Watercolour with Best Birds

At a recent class, we used an old technique known as Faux Watercolour. It is quite simple - just ink your stamp, lightly spritz with water and stamp on watercolour paper. Here is one of my samples: Tips: For the background, I mixed some Merry Merlot ink and Rubbing Alcohol in a spritzer and lightly… Continue reading Faux Watercolour with Best Birds

Best Birds · Masculine

Best Birds Masculine Card with FREE PDF

Do you find it difficult to create a masculine card? Today, I have a quick and easy card that fits the bill perfectly. Tips: Supplies: Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla Stamp Set: Best Birds Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake Accessories: Linen Thread, Burlap Ribbon, Blender Pen, Dimensionals.… Continue reading Best Birds Masculine Card with FREE PDF

Best Birds · Birthdays · Christmas · Christmas Pines · Classes · Everyday Label Punch · Label Me Pretty · Layering Circles · Layering Ovals · Leaf Punch · Painted Harvest · Promotions

Flowers, Acorns and Christmas with Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest

The Painted Harvest stamp set in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue is so versatile as participants in one of my recent classes found out. Card 1: Tips: The Painted Autumn DSP provides the perfect background for these Elegant Eggplant flowers. Supplies: Cardstock: Thick Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Painted Autumn DSP Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Perfect… Continue reading Flowers, Acorns and Christmas with Stampin’ Up! Painted Harvest

Best Birds · Classes · Classic Label Punch · Clean and Simple · Diagonal Stripe · Happy Birthday Gorgeous · Mirror Image · Quick and Easy Cards · Reflection · Sponging

Sponged Backgrounds to add WOW to your card

The theme for my class last week was 'Sponged Backgrounds'. With some ink pads, sponges and a few stamps, you can quickly create spectacular cards. I must thank Michelle Zindorf and Paula Dobson for providing great inspiration for sponged and brayered backgrounds. Here is one of the cards we created. Tips: This is an example… Continue reading Sponged Backgrounds to add WOW to your card