Crafty Creations August 26th

Here I am,  back again. We had a fantastic time in Melbourne. Head over here to see what my grandson Finley Coll got up to with the Tigers (Richmond) footy club. He was a little champ we are all so proud of him. With many thanks to the Channel 7 Sunrise team and the Richmond footy Club.

Tuesday I had my first Workshop, we did have fun (didn’t we ladies). More on that in a future post. So I needed a quick effective card for today and came up with this.

Autumn Leaves2

Today we used the Wet Ones Technique together with the Lovely as a Tree stamp set. The Card Stock was Soft Suede, Peekaboo Peach and Whisper White. The technique is quiet simple really.

Just drop a few dots of reinkers randomly on to a double folded  layer of Wet Ones (baby wipes). This provides a multi coloured stamp pad. Randomly stamp the large oak leaf over the Whisper White CS. Then fill in any smaller gaps with the small leaf. Stamp 3 more leaves and fussy cut out. We also used this technique to tie and cut the ribbon. Thanks Vicki for the link.

Behind the leaves is some retired vellum.

August 26 crafty creations

Thanks for stopping bye.


Sponging Blitz.

Sometimes there’s a part of me that is just not satisfied with my cards.

I have made these for our Crafty Creations on Friday but let me talk you through my personal dissatisfaction with each moon

This was my  first card. I didn’t put in a moon and not happy with the trees overlapping each other at the bottom Right Hand corner. To me they are looking squashed and not shadowy enough.

Good moon CC

 2nd attempt.

Happy with this before I sliced it. Then didn’t like the bulge on the side of the moon. It would have been fine but a gremlin managed to make a blob on the card (not that easy to see here but under the diamentie below the moon and under the sentiment). Wet ones, sneaky glue or a weeing gecko have a lot to answer for!! I wanted to use an elongated sentiment not an oval one and It wouldn’t cover it all.

So to take 3 Lovely as a Tree CC

So not to be put off and still striving for personal satisfaction I had another go. After all the inks were still on the desk. Now this is fine but in the spirit of this Blog I could have made a better moon and more dappled sky.  My Right hand tree seems to have been made slightly too narrow and is disappearing off the card compared to second card.

Must say I am loving the new In colours Dapper Denim  – the sky and the Emerald Envy – front grass. Have you purchased yours yet?

Our first Technique Treats Tutorial uses sponging and this same stamp set.

Lets see what the girls can come up with at  Crafty Creations on Friday.

Be sure to return and check them out.

Bye Naomi


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.

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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