Birthday Balloon

This  card was part of my Swaps for the New  Catalogue and will also double as my class card this week. With so much happening in the Stampin’ Up! World this month it’s good to be able to get value and maximum time for effort expended, whilst at the same time creating beautiful cards and bringing smiles to my happy stampers.

I have a little sheet that is added with the swap which includes all the products used that I have included at the bottom of this blog. One great thing with this card is that the colours can be swapped around really easily. Next week I will show you how the ladies at class have done just that, thanks to the matching of Stampin’ Up! products and the Colour Theory DSP.


Happy Birthday CCThe Happy Birthday template is really easy to use and I have highlighted the bottom half with Wink of Stella but it doesn’t show on the image.  The inspiration for this card, as I explained in a previous blog,  came from the new Catalogue I just changed it about a bit.

Just loving the New Catalogue. Remember you can purchase from my store by clicking on the image and time of night or day, providing you reside in Australia.

Project for Swaps

As  always

Happy Crafting, Stay safe and thanks for stopping bye.



Stitched Framelits are back.

Do you remember these? They were launched a while ago and met with so much success that Stampin’ Up! were unable to meet demands.

Good news is they are back in supply as of Monday 16th January.

 blog-stitchedJust to demonstrate how quick an  effective these little frames can be I have added a card I created with them.

I used the Watercolour Pencils to scribble over some embossed Card Stock. Then coloured with a just damp Aqua Painters then cut the squares, making frames. Simple!

For a free tutorial click below.



 For more details of how to use your Watercolor Pencils check out the tutorials at our Technique Treats Page Tutorial #12


A Little Nest.

So much to do and so little time, so a quick post hoping that you have all had a safe and Happy Christmas.  Crafty Creations  are on holidays but just to keep in touch and keep your creative juices flowing I’m sharing this little toddlers card.

Can you identify which stamp set the little nest is from? How many guessed the Swirly Birds Set. Well done you!

The papers are Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. Inks used Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo and Basic Grey for the nest.2nd-birthday

The embossed background used  the Seaside EF, a versatile folder, not just for sea themed cards!!   Love the Layering Oval Dies, makes framing so quick and easy. The sentiment was from a free retired Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, Party Pants. Getting these free stamps sets is a quick way to build up your supply. You are all so lucky to be able to do that soon.

Number 2 is a Large Number Framelit and the little suit Something for Baby SS and Baby’s First Framelits. All topped off by some flowers using the Blooming Heart Thinlits and dotted with some black pearls.

Get ready for the NEW YEAR.

I am, lots of organising and sorting so can have a super year.  Cheers Naomi


40th Celebrations

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and are enjoying the lull between now and the New Year. I am in crafting mode as all other work on hold. As promised to self I am busy sorting stamps so stay posted as there will be some bargains coming soon. And that’s not even a New Years Resolution!!

In between time I have been playing – serious play- with the new So in Love Bundle. It is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue available for order  January 4th. (If you don’t have your copy yet and would like one just contact me)

I had an order for a 40th Birshiny-so-in-lovethday card and knew this delicate set would suit just perfectly.

My card base was  Whisper White, then a layer of Blushing Bride, followed by  Whisper White CS with a layer of Falling in Love DSP across the bottom two thirds. I then ran this through the Big Shot with the new Falling Petals Textured EF – mind you I think they look like hearts, not petals. The little hearts suited my card perfectly.

I cut the flowers from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, with the So Detailed Thinlit Die making sure I had the glitter side down on my cutting plate with the die on the backing paper. This way the cut works best and I had no trouble with the detailed cutting.

There is a thick border section to the die that I placed on my join and covered with White  Organza ribbon.

Using the Larinside-sio-in-lovege Number Framelits I glued a Pretty In Pink CS one over a Whisper White CS One, setting just off center, to give a shadow effect then coloured them in Wink of Stella Clear.  These were popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was the retired sentiment.

To complete the front of the card card I added a tiny heart from the Owl Builder to the front of the bow.

Inside I again used the So Detailed Thinlit Die  as an embossing folder this time,(Technique Treats #11) .

To finish the card I highlighted the embossing with Wink of Stella,  added my verse and card complete.

Hope you enjoy it.  Just one of the may delights that are in the new catalogue. Stay tuned for more ideas coming soon.

Stay Safe Naomi.


Crafty Creations Friday 16th December

It was our last week for the term on Friday and so we closed with a secret project. I love the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit Die and have wanted to make a luminary with it for ages. So now was the perfect opportunity.

We used the Thick Whisper White CS and Vellum with the retired Sleigh Ride Edgelits and the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set. 


With the room lights were out they did glow beautifully and the little fake candles last a long time. So that you can turn them on and off the bow and Sentiment were made as a separate piece and attached with velcro.

I have just about worn out the die making them for friends, once they saw them it was a “I want one!” catch cry. Hope you like them as much as the class did.

We were fortunate in being hosted at Irmas for a break up coffee and a chat after class. So a big thank you to Irma and the class for all their well wishes, gifts and support.

See you all in 2017.  Naomi Connolly

Rescue Remedy

I was having a Christmas Card marathon and then my Stampin’ Up! order arrived.

Happy Day!  Along with goodies for the girls,  I ordered  the Stitched from the Heart Framelits., our November Special with %25 off selected stamps as well. I had (as we all do now and then) just made a blob of ink in the wrong place and was Grrrring at myself when inspiration struck.

I grabbed the framelits, some This Christmas DSP owland proceeded to mix and match and this is what resulted. I was quiet happy at the rescue and who would know!  The stitched impression is right next to the edge and very fine. Matching perfectly with the Layering Circles and Ovals.

Remember it’s not the only way to get a stitched effect. Check out our Technique Treats #10 for Faux Stitching.

“Waste not want not!” my Mother said.

Bye catch you next time.




What’s Happening in November?

Just wanted to let you know. New Framelits Coming In November!!

On November the 1st a  new set of Framelits that is going to be in next years catalog is being release.  THESE ARE REALLY AWESOME.  They match the current Ovals, Squares and Circles perfectly. I know I will be ordering them.  Here is a short video from Stampin’ Up! so you can see them better:
Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart.


Just to make it super special these are the stamp sets  being offered at 25% off. Must be one in there for everyone at least!

Be sure to check your catalogue as some have matching dies, no discount sorry.

Supply List

 Happy browsing

Crafty Creations Washi Tape

Well girls! That was fun and how exciting are these lovely cards.

I do have to credit Craftyperson for the first card idea.

Crafty Creations

Our first card was made by using the Large leaf  from  the Botanical Builder Framelit Die, to create a window in the Basic Black CS.  Washi Tape was layered on to a separate piece of card stock then glued behind the leaf. The Left hand side  was cut with the long leaf die.

This was then popped up highlighting the Washi tape. This was  then adhered onto Whisper White CS and  3 small flowers and Words from Expression Natural Elements glued with sticky dots to the front.

Supply List

 Our second card the girls used their own Washi Tape and a couple of tiny butterflies
They all look great and colourful.
Well done!!

Crafty Creations 18th March

Pleased to see our two new ladies enjoyed themselves enough to return this week.  Well done Ladies.

Having had a couple requests for other uses with the Envelope Board besides Envelopes and with Easter fast approaching it seemed an ideal time to make a box. There have been many examples of this bag in a box on  so I won’t name names today, just a thank you to all who post there.
We used the Have A Cuppa DSP and the Friends and Flowers Bundle for the Rabbit. Bunny feet were from Flower Flair Framelits  and the small oval punch. The tail is the tiny flower in the Botanical Builders Framelits. The 1” punch worked  for the head and rear end.
 The ears were colour in Pink Pirouette and the greeting just one I happened to have.

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Birthday Boy

Sunburst Birthdaywm
Sunburst Matao Birthday

My grandson recently turned  6  and he is a delight to us all. We had been teasing him about having had so many toys at Christmas he wouldn’t need any more. The second time the subject came up he responded, in a gentle voice

“That’s OK Nanny and Poppy if you can’t get me one I don’t mind BECAUSE it’s my birthday and I get to choose dinner. Fish and Chips!!! “

If only we were all so easily pleased!

It goes without saying  we had a lovely evening by the waters edge eating our fish and chips and a swim for the boys.

Bullcock Beach Caloundra as the sun sets.
Bullcock Beach Caloundra, as the sun sets.

Of course he received a present and this card, and the verse  that goes with it.

This time I have made a tutorial to make the blog read quicker, for all us busy people.

Happy Birthday Tutorial