Guest Artist – Mary-Jane

Today I’m sharing another of the fabulous Shoe Box Swaps my team created at a recent gathering.  This pretty design is by the lovely Mary-Jane – I love it for it’s pretty simplicity!

Isn’t the colour combo so bright and refreshing? Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry & Garden Green.  Thanks for the lovely project Mary-Jane!

Stamps: Garden in Bloom
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Basic Black

Last chance to book for class this Saturday! Book now!
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Stepped Up Birthday Memories

Phew, we have made it to Monday, and that means we have survived jazz exam season for my daughters!  It is so great to see them working hard towards a goal and enjoying themselves along the way – we are really proud of how they both danced. I won’t however miss all of the extra weekend practices – it has certainly made our lives very full the last few months! We get a breather for several weeks before it all starts again for Miss 10’s ballet exams!

A couple of weeks ago I shared this make n take from our OnStage event, and promised I would share a stepped up version of the same card – well, here it is:

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Extra layers, more stamping, the addition of enamel shapes – it all adds up to a more layered, and interesting card.

Stamps: Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pacific Point, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White, Colour Theory DSP, Birthday Memories DSP
Other: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Enamel Shapes, Ticket Tear Border Punch


Shaving Foam Technique Classes

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Learn 2 great ways to use shaving foam to create unique backgrounds for your projects.  It’ll be great messy fun! Learn the technique, complete a sample for your reference sheet and then create a great project

DATE: Saturday 1 July
TIME: 1.30pm
COST: $15 ($30 for the catch-up option)  

(Catch-up option will include Shaving Foam & Faux Tearing Techniques)


DATE: Thursday 6 July
TIME: 10am
COST: $15 

Embossed Years

I have been having a great time experimenting with the new Embossing Paste from the Annual Catalogue.  I have used texture type products in the past but they took ages to dry, were messy and had limited applications, BUT this paste is different!  It dries SO quick – literally 5 minutes and you are good to go! I have mixed colours, added Dazzling Diamonds, used it with masks, spread on by hand, blended with it….so many great options!

This card is CASE’d from our recent demonstrator magazine – I love all the layers and details to it!
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This is also the first time I have used the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate even though it was in the last catalogue and has been sitting on my shelf for almost a year!!  I can’t believe I have wasted so many opportunities to use this awesome product – it’s gold print on one side & silver on the other – what’s  not to love!

Stamps: Number of Years, Orange Blossom
Ink: Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzleberry Reinker
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Whisper White, Powder Pink, Vellum, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate
Other: Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, Mini Gold Sequin Trim, Linen Thread, Lots of Labels Framelits, Big Shot


June Colour Your World Blog Hop – Lovely Inside & Out


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And just like that another month has ticked over and it’s time for another Colour Your World Blog Hop!  This month we have a lovely colourful inspiration for you

I love how bright and happy this combination is – it just shouts Summer to me (which is great as it’s the middle of Winter here in New Zealand!) I did have trouble translating the combo to a project though. I created 2 cards, but I’m not sure I love either of them.  Let me know what you think!

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The Lovely Inside and Out Stamp Set is so versatile – that burst image can be a flower, fireworks, even a New Zealand Pohutukawa (I’ll share a project showing this soon).  For both of my cards I used it as a flower, and the second project is actually a CASE of the catalogue – I just switched in this months colour combo!

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Did you know YOU can now join in our colour challenge each month?  Head over and check out our Colour Your World Challenge Group here, and then get creating – we would love to see what you create with this months scheme!

Well that’s it for me this month – be sure to hop around the world and check out all of the other great projects to inspire your crafting.  You can start with the lovely Sam Hammond in the UK.

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

Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Ink: Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker
Cardstock: Berry Burst, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Whisper White
Other: Big Shot, Lovely Words Thinlits, Glitter Enamel Dots, Decorative Border Ribbon Punch