Technique Treats July

It was great to see Gail bring a card to class that she had made using the Sponging Technique from our Technique Treats#4 Lovely as a Tree that she won last month. She said the instructions were easy to follow and she was very pleased with her card. We thought she had done a great job too. Keep playing Gail!

So treat yourself and grab this months treat on Bokeh and Ghostng Techniques  using the by Sea Side Shore Stamp Set and have a play like Gail.

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So what do we offer you ask?

Our Deal.

On the 1st Saturday of each month & for only $AUD4.00, you will receive the following –

  • ·    List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • ·    Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • ·    Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • ·    Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • ·    Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • ·    Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update.

All delivered to your inbox. How easy is that. Gail has been very happy!  So why not bring some joy and challenges into your craft area and try out these Technique.

Many thanks to those who are already building their Tutorial books through their purchases. Enjoy this one too!





Technique Treats Sneak Peek.#6

For those of you who follow this blog you will know that today is the preview of our Technique Treats.

Now, I have been flat out with grandchildren, it being the school holidays here, so I am sending you off to Vicky’s blog for all the details. Time at the moment is limited.

Be sure to come back Saturday for the opportunity to purchase your copy, will be back on track then. Also be sure to pop by Friday to see what Crafty Creations have been up to the last two weeks.

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Thank you for your support and understanding.


Technique Treats June

Things going a bit slow today here on the “Sunny Coast” of Australia. We have had wild winds, endless heavy rain and hit and miss communications.

Despite the weather though it is a Happy Day.

We have a lucky WINNER!!! for our special comments on this months Catalogue launch. I am pleased to say, husband Bevan pulled the name out of the hat, and our lucky winner is Gail!! Well done Gail, just shows a comment or two on blogs can have beneficial effects. I will arrange for you to receive you FREE TUTORIAL!!  Thanks to all those who visited and commented.  It was a record number of visits, hope you all come back again and better luck next time.

I haven’t made many Split Negative cards so found this Tutorial a good way to refresh my June TTown memory on what an effective way it is to showcase a stamp or effect. Traditionally done in black and white I wanted to extend things a bit and made a female card using Basic Black and Melon Mambo Inks. You can choose your favorite  colours when making from the tutorial.

All 4 cards are made featuring the Traveler Stamp Set.

Cards using Spotlighting in my past have been mostly nature based and centered on birds or flowers so again using the Traveler Set was a move away from the norm. Vicky has extended it even further with additional techniques we  have covered in past tutorials.

This is what tutorials challenge you to do and Gail said it well in her comment.

“I would love to win a Free Technique Treat, it might help me get out of my comfort zone & help me to do something different”

This is what we bring to you each month, a chance to do something different.


If this is your first visit you can still purchase the previous months by clicking on their Buy button.

If you are interested but don’t want to use  PayPal  please Contact me to make alternate arrangements for purchase and Payments.

Happy Stamping Naomi!

Thank you, for stopping bye.

Technique Treats Preview

This little image says it all. Oh Happy Day!  there are two reasons for happiness today,

Firstly we have the new catalogue on line. Yeah! Just click on the Find Your Inspiration new image on the right hand side to go straight to my shop and see what delights await you.

A veritable rainbow of colours and stamps in designs to please everyone.

Now just because we SW_nextmonth_May3116think you are all special there is a free offer further down the page in Technique Treats

Read on!


Secondly I am pleased to offer you our 5th Technique treat that will go live on Saturday. Nearly half a year and we have been so pleased with your response. I know you are enjoying these tutorials as much as Vicki and I have fun in creating them. Your booklet is starting to swell by now. By the end of the year it will be impressive and a great resource!

If you are new to this blog pop over to the Technique treats page to see what we are offering each month and by purchasing past months you can catch up.

This month we have used the Traveler Stamp Set  and brought you detailed instructions on the Spot Lighting and Split Negative Techniques.


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June Technique Treats #5

And  Last but certainly not least Vicki and I, in order to celebrate the New Catalogue, have decided to offer you a FREE tutorial.

All you need to do is leave a comment below or on Vicki’s blog as to why you would like to win a Free Tutorial for this month. That’s it simple.

Just let us know which Technique Treat tutorial you would prefer or if no choice made we will send to the lucky winner this months.

We will announce the winner on Saturdays Launch. Get in quick for your chance to win!

Good Luck. Naomi

Soaring Love


As promised in my February Newsletter I have created a card featuring a stamping off technique or Repetition Stamping.  Another terms for this Technique would be first and second generation, with this example having 5 generations. In this card the technique has been used to give an illusion of movement as the plane takes flight. The idea did come from Tracie St Lewis on Pinterest.

I created the card by making a background with Sponging and Aqua Painters to create the sky then stamped directly onto the dry background in Archival Ink.

Added the greeting from the same stamp set “Sky is the Limit” and a few jewels and card done. Apart from the drying this technique gives a quick effective card, with minimal supplies. Think bikes, cars, old gramophones, running bunnies for Easter. Let the imagination run riot.

Pop over here for the tutorial.         Soaring Love

Technique Treats

For those who have been following this blog and those that receive my newsletter you will be aware that today is the day the first Technique Treat goes live.

Vicky and I have chosen to use the delightful Rose Wonder stamp set with two techniques, Aqua painters and Re-inkers.

Even if you don’t have Rose Wonder, these techniques can be used with an number of similar sets or flower stamps.

I encourage you to pop over to the Technique Treat page

While you are here remember that time is running out as the Sky’s The Limit and these two lovely items will no longer be available free with any purchase from any Stampin’ Up Catalogue to the value of $90.00 AUS after the 15th February. Get yours while you still can.

You can see Sky’s the limit in “Birthday Boy” and “Soaring Love”

Happy Stamping!

Technique Treats Launch

Get the most out of your stamps by learning new techniques!

This is a great day for both Vicky and  I. This day has been in the planning and talking stages for so long that it seems like it was never going to get off the ground, but we’re  happy to say – 3 days to launch!

Don’t know what we’re talking about. Then please read on.

“Technique Treats”

We’re pretty excited at our new venture and  doing a happy dance as this is the first of our Technique Treats which will now be available for purchase the first Saturday of each month. This has been months in the making and come about because of our love for techniques.

These Treats will teach you how to get the most out of your stamps and supplies. We even include a layout for you to create your own Technique Book which includes a list of products used for each technique and a separate page for your samples.

Inspiration delivered to your inbox!

Each Technique Treat  will highlight 2 different techniques used on 4 cards but using one stamp set. Each month we will be showcasing a different stamp set.

Techniques for this month:-

  • How to build a Technique Book
  • Re-Inkers
  • Aqua Painter


  • Step-by-step colour instructions for each card.
  • All the hard work is done for you!
  • Keep up to date with current trends
  • Inspiration! You will be amazed at how easy it is!
  • Technique Book designed to keep you coming back again and again
  • Technique Book for future reference

For only $AUD4.00 you will receive a PDF file to create containing.

  • A list of supplies required to complete 4 cards
  • Measurements for each card – Metric and Imperial
  • Step-by-step instructions required for each card
  • Technique Tutorial with step-by step instructions
  • Cover sheet for your technique book
  • Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book, for you to update each month.

Love learning new techniques? Want to get the most of your stamps? Not sure how to do techniques? Want to revisit a technique but you have forgotten how?
Then join us on Saturday when we launch our first Treat using the

“Rose Wonder” Stamp set and “Rose Garden Thinlit Dies

Rose Wonder