Crafty Creations February 16th Epic Celebrations

This week the class was divided into two groups, with each group working on a different card. I decided to do this as the stamps from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue are so beautiful  but some take a while with double stamping and showcasing different techniques.  Our class time was running out and nothing spoils a good crafting session than feeling under pressure to hurriedly stamp and pass things on. 

One group worked on the Lots of Lavender and one with the Epic Celebration, both from the S-A-B catalogue and available FREE with purchase of  $90.00 worth of products from here.

They made an Eclipse card using the Happy Birthday Die and the Epic Celebrations.  Quiet a delicate operation as there are many little pieces to glue back into the card and as sometimes happens it didn’t all go to plan. But as you can see all the cards look great. One has the Happy Birthday removed and not replaced and one has the Happy Birthday recut in Bermuda Bay.


This was the original and so much fun to make.

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Our second card featured the Lots of Lavender and 3 ladies made this one.

It required some double stamping and embossing with the Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folder which is tucked into the side of page 23 in the Occasions Catalogue.

They will all swap next week, so come back then and see what the two groups have done.

Even though I email images to each member before the class sometimes just seeing the real article gives off more ideas of how the stamp set can be used so we will see if we have any new creative ideas appear next week.

Till then Naomi.

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Crafty’s Box of Doughnuts

Whilst these little treats really do look good enough to eat that’s not what we need to do with them. Valentines day is round the corner but not prominently celebrated in my Crafty Creations group so most ladies opted for Happy Birthday.

We had one Valentine and a contrasting blue set for a ladies husband’s birthday. They tell  me he does have a sweet tooth!

I think the tasty delights made us all hungry as we thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon tea at our favorite coffee shop after class.

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I do give thanks to Connie Tumm from Pinterest for the inspiration a long time ago.

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Some of the products used are retired but I’m sure that if you are attempting this you will be able to substitute something else.  The doughnuts were popped up on dimensionals, Then they were covered with acetate so you could make it into a shaker card if you liked. The Whisper White frame was popped up as well.

You may have the right size punches unfortunately I didn’t. Although I did use a ½” punch for the centers. Have fun and leave me a pic on my Facebook Page if you make one.


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Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

Crafty Creations February 2nd

Hi all!

Have you  been reading some negative comments about this stamp set and dies that it’s too difficult?  Well we used the Let The Good Times Roll and Thrill Ride Pop Up and our little  group proved today that that is so wrong. Everyone managed to complete their card in the 2 hrs allotted.

Mind you I did do a fair amount of prep, stamping and cutting out the cars, balloons, presents, flags and banners. Just as well I did because we had 6 of our regular team, 2 new ladies and one marvelous young man and his carer.

His name was Ben and he was delighted to create the card for his Mum. We even found an “I love you Mum” stamp in the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.  We weren’t able to take a photo of Ben’s card as he became a bit tired and left when he had completed his card. Well done Ben. Hope to see you again.

For the front of the card we used the Lift Me Up stamp set so that half the class could be working on the front of the card and the others on the insert. We tied it in with a air balloon above the roller coaster.

So if today is your day why not have a go yourselves. The children I have given this card too have loved it and the older young at heart as well.

Take care, travel safe till next post

Naomi alias Nanny Stamp


Cases – where are they?

Just a little reminder that these great little beauties have been left out of the catalogues but are still available.

What else can you do with them besides store your stamps in them .

Here are some ideas.

Perfect for

A tool kit

A magnetic note book holder (Thanks to Linda Parker)


Storage for pens/pencils/write markers. Thanks Joyce for image.


Refill cases for all your reinkers. Thanks Lynn Schiefelbein


If you’d like to purchase some just click on the links under the images.

I have just made some recycled shelves for my stamp cases and have used some new ones for  my new Blender Pens , Pearls, and various glitter dots.

What other uses can you think of for these little guys?

Till next week



Class return for 2018

One thing that hasn’t changed for 2018 is my Crafty Creations Classes at the Caloundra Community Center in Queensland Australia. We are a small group, with one new lady, of 11 women who meet every Friday to have fun, make a card or craft item and then share a cuppa at Myrtles Pantry. 

Tomorrow is Australia Day so no cards but these are our creations for last week.  We used the free stamp set Heartfelt blooms from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

 The stamp was inked up with Cherry Cobbler before randomly stamping  on Whisper White CS. Then we cut it into 3 unequal parts and mounted it on to Basic Black CS. A  piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon was tied across the front with matching bow before being adhered to Emerald Envy CS.

To complete the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was inked in Emerald Envy then run through the big shot with the Stitched Oval Framelit and using Sticky dots tucked under the bow.  Just a few pearls finished the card. 

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This stamp set is the first for Stampin’ Up! using their new line of Distinktive Stamps (Patent Pending) which are stamps that lay down the inks at different levels to get a photographic image.

Some tips on using these stamps can be found here, just click the words Stamping With Photo Realistic Stamps(1)

Where has she been?

No where really, just taking some thinking, sorting, weekend away and general malaise time plus I think I have won the Guinness Book of Records for procrastination several times over. OK now put up your hands if you are a procrastinator as well! I know I’m not alone.

Some of you have been waiting for the Crafty Creations class cards so here are some. More next post.

In no special order some images from August and September.  One of the class favorites was the Christmas Note Pad and matching pen using the Be Merry DSP, from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. I know we have the Holiday Catalogue – Creativity Delivered – out now but don’t forget some of the lovelies in the annual one as well.

Next month is an opportunity to receive for FREE a pack of DSP when you order 3 pkts or more. To get you started  there is an example of use with the Fresh Forals Paper stack and the Label Me Pretty Stamp.


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Now before time is out and child minding arrives  I will go. It is the school holidays and Nanna is in demand.

Come back to see the rest of them. Soon

Cheers Naomi.

PS You can also see them at the Caloundra Community Facebook Page.


Crafty Creations July 14th

This card was a request, by the group, to try a reflection technique. Immediatley the “Lovely as a Tree’ stamp set came to mind.

One of the things with community groups is that there are always new members and others moving on so whilst some had used this technique for half it was new and the others happy to have a refresher.

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We used  Dapper Denim ink and card stock for the predominant colour,  and created the image on Very Vanilla CS. After using the window sheet to transfer the image below the trees we then over stamped the top trees in Crushed Curry, to create Autumn tones and shadows. . Whilst waiting for the ink to be perfectly dry the greeting on a torn piece of vellum was stamped with Stazon.

The accents I created for the ladies before hand by punching out tiny dots from Dapper Denim then filling them with our retired Glossy Accents – called liquid glass in other products.

Then the sponging began. We used Old Olive, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky  and Smokey Slate.  The water was completed with the waves from  High Tide and the sky with the birds from the same set.  Add the sentiment, a touch of Wink of Stella on the water and all done. For a first attempt  I think they have all turned out rather well.

Happy crafting


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Crafty Creations June Umbrellas

Sometimes a play  with ink, paper and water can result in completely different out come to the one intended.

That’s exactly what happened with the background to this card. I was spritzing some Whisper White card stock with a mix of Tranquil Tide and Pool Party but wasn’t happy with the result till I turned it over and loved the effect. I called it Reverse Water Wash!

So happily I copied this card in the catalogue as did the Crafty Creators on Friday.


You may notice that the group image has a different yellow umbrella. That’s because the demonstrator – me – left  the Daffodil Delight CS at home. We improvised by using our Blender Pens with the Daffodil Ink.

Of course using water and ink means the original can never be copied so we have  a great variety of rainy backgrounds in our cards.  First we spritzed the Whisper White with water, just in the center, then Spritzed the combined Tranquil Tide and Pool Party,
wiping sides of paper to keep colours in the middle.

The amount of saturation with ink determined the depth of colour on the under side.  We helped the drying process along with the Heat Gun. We also dyed the twine with the Daffodil ink to match.

The group is planning to play at home during the week so am excited to see what they create using the same technique. I must do one with the Colorful Seasons stamp set soon, I can see the background now with leaves scattered around and all those lovely autumn colors.

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Till next time

Happy crafting Naomi

Supplies used.

Glue Dots


Crafty Creations 23rd June

We certainly had some fun playing with the Embossing paste on Friday.  As you can see quiet an assembly line happening. Two Big Shots, 1 Cuttle bug, 1 Embossing station and a water bath for cleaning.  Thank goodness we had the big room.

June Crafty LadiesAs usual not a full crew but just as well with all the cutting and drying needed. In Whisper White:- 1 large Flower, 3 Branches, 3 Small flowers, 3 Medium flowers, 2 Autumn leaves. In Basic Black:- 2 Autumn Leaves, all from the Seasonal layers Thinlit Dies.  The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for a long time, that’s for sure.

We didn’t experiment with colours but just practiced with the embossing paste for today. Colouring later!

Paste Flowers

Irma added a sentiment, the original didn’t have a sentiment,  and used some coloured diamenties to highlight her card.   The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for sure.

Every one managed to create a finished card despite dealing with a new technique!

Well done ladies.

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Big Shot

Glue Dots

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Stampin’ Up! Colours 2017-2018

Todays post comes direct from Vicky Wright at Sunshinecards-Creations

She has generously shared with all her team and others so thought you might like it too.
Thanks Vicky.


Vicky Wright, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator

Today’s post is a little different in that I had organized a document for myself to keep all Stampin-Up-Retired-In-Coloumy colour codes in one place.  I don’t know about you but I had them everywhere & was sick of trying to find them when required.  I must say a big thank you to those lovely people who do the codes each year & share, share & share.  They are so very helpful.  Your work never goes unappreciative.

I then expanded the form to include a box to tick off when you have purchased Card, Ink Pads, Refills & Markers.  Again, a huge thank you to the lovely people for giving us the Codes.  I didn’t use any one particular code as I sort of selected the ones that I thought were closest to the Stampin’ Up! colours.

After playing with the form & tweaking it heaps, I have finally emailed it…

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