The Great Welly Paper Caper – Sweet Home

As promised I am back with the final installment of Great Welly Paper Caper classes!  The final class was taken by this years guest tutor Leigh Bourne, and she chose to feature the Sweet Home bundle with this super cute ensemble!


I love how this sweet card & house could be used for any occasion and easily switched up with different colours too!


I love how Leigh kept the card simple, but still added extra little details for depth – like the bunting stamped in the background of the card!  Thanks so much for being our guest this year Leigh!


Stamps:  Sweet Home, Oh, Happy Day
Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe
Other: Big Shot, Home Sweet Home Thinlit Dies, Rhinestones

Check out this cute bundle here:



Great Welly Paper Caper – Moroccan Nights Take 2

Got to love the first day of the working week when it’s a Tuesday!  We had a fabulous long weekend – 2 afternoons at the beach, some gardening, Xmas & birthday shopping, dinner out – lots of great stuff crammed into 3 days!  This week will be a busy one with lots to prepare for OnStage in Brisbane next week, stock to make for the Waterloo School Christmas Cottage on 16 November, and an assignment to write!

As promised here is the second class from The Great Welly Paper Caper.  This great class was designed and taught by Paula Dobson who is my wonderful co-host for The Great Welly Paper Caper!
Paula’s first project was this gorgeous mini Stepper Box featuring the striking the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  How cute is it with just the 2 little step boxes:
This was such a popular project with everyone exclaiming about how easy it was once you knew how!  I can guarantee that a lot more of these will be getting made in the run-up to Christmas!

Paula is well known for her sponging techniques so it was no surprise that her second project would feature one of these.  In this case it was this lovely watercolour emboss resist technique:
I’ll be back later in the week with projects from the 3rd & final class from the weekend!  In the meantime, don’t forget that you still have a few days to get yourself some free Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3 Get 1 Free Promotion!




Stamps: Moroccan Nights, Perfectly Wrapped
Cardstock: Emerald Envy, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Dapper Denim, Watercolour Paper, Moroccan DSP
Ink: Delightful Dijon, Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Cajun Craze, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlit Dies, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon


The Great Welly Paper Caper Moroccan Nights

An absolutely wonderful time was had by all at this years The Great Welly Paper Caper retreat.  This was the 5th year we have run this event and every year it just keeps getting better.  A huge amount of work goes into organising the event, planning classes, preparing all the materials etc but it is all worth it for the amount of fun we all have!  Here we all are at the end of the weekend looking tired but happy!  If you would like to join us at next years Great Welly Paper Caper, write 18-20 August in your diary now!


This years theme was based around the Moroccan Nights stamp set (which everyone received on arrival at camp) and so 2 of the weekends 3 classes were based around using the set to it’s maximum potential.  As I was researching Moroccan themed parties to inspire this years treat table, one theme kept popping up – decorative tea light holders so that was the inspiration for my class.

The first project was  – you guessed it – tea light holders!  Featuring heat embossing, jars & glass paint:
These were such fun to make, and everyone received quite different results depending on how much they stamped their jar and what thickness of paint they added.  The second project of my class was still inspired by the tea light holders – the gold embossing & ‘clear’ nature of glass inspired this card featuring window sheet:
The last project was just a bright easy design to bring the pink & blue colours together – in this case Melon Mambo & Dapper Denim – but still sticking with the gold embossing theme.

Well that’s it for my projects from this years camp – I’ll be back to share one of the other classes projects with you soon!

Stamps: Moroccan Nights, Timeless Love, Rose Wonder
Cardstock: Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Gold Foil, Window Sheet
Ink: Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist, Basic Black, Versamark
Other: Heat Tool, Gold Embossing Powder, Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon, Jar, Glass Paint



Colour Your World Header

Yep, it’s already time for another Colour Your World Blog Hop where you get to hop around the world and be inspired by our great colour combo! You may have come from the wonderful Sophie Prestrelle in France or you might be just starting the hop here – either way you can use the list at the end of this post to navigate around all 7 blogs!


Now I will admit to being a little bit stumped with this months combination of colours!  It took me quite a while to think up something that I thought would work, and in the end the trick was to add plenty of white, and keep each of the colours to a minimum.


In the end I was happy with this clean, graphic look.  I stamped the same greeting from the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set repeatedly on Whisper White using each of the colours.  The rest of the card was kept simple to make the colours feature.  A quick gift box finished off this great birthday ensemble!


I love these little White Gift Boxes from the Holiday Catalogue!  They make gift giving so easy and there are so many options for decorating them!  The little Bakers Twine tassel adds a fun finishing touch.perfectly-wrapped-box_cyw_magpiecreates

That’s it from me this month!  I can’t wait for you to see everyone else’s great projects too, so get hopping over to the see Sam Hammond!

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Alison Solven – Canada
Alisa Tilsner – Australia
Patsy Waggoner -USA
Sophie Prestrelle – France
Sharlene Meyer- New Zealand  <<<—– You Are Here
Sam Hammond – UK
Barbara Meyer – Austria


Pretty Kitty

Friday = The Great Welly Paper Caper!  So excited to head off soon and start setting up.  This event is such great fun and we look forward to it every year.  If you want to see what we get up to over the weekend, I will be updating my Facebook page so be sure to follow along!

Today’s card is one from my Great Kids Class featuring the Foxy Friends stamp set.  I went for a more feminine look for this card, but you could easily mix it up with different colours to suit just about anyone!

What you can’t see with this card is the fun pop-up inside it, using the Patty Pop-up Thinlit Dies – great fun for kids cards!  How cute is this little kitty?!

Stamps: Foxy Friends
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Ink: Smoky Slate, Sahara Sand, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red
Other: Big Shot, Layering Ovals Framelit Dies, Fox Builder Punch, Party Pop-Up Thinlit Dies, Pearls