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.

June 14th CC

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


CC July14 Reflection

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Technique Treats – Delay

Hello there,
If you have arrived here because today is the normal launch Saturday for our Technique Treats then I am sorry to have to say we have had a delay this month.
My partner, Vicky Wright at Sunshine Cards and Creations has had a little trip to hospital and whilst she is home now is not up to her full steam yet.

I’m sure you all wish her a speedy recovery and  I hope you will all pop back, maybe tomorrow.

I have been uplifted by your support and purchases recently and am saddened that we have had this delay as both Vicki and I know the importance of regularity and commitment and aim to bring you a good product.

In having said that Life happens and we are but frail humans at the end of the day, so I Thank you for your support, understanding and patience.

We are bringing you Foam Marbling and Marble Marbling this month and the cards are so lovely you will want to get yours hands on this technique fast. Your classes will love them.

Fun and laughter is created as well as lovely cards.

Not wanting to send you away empty handed, here’s a little sneak peek.

Will be back soon. 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

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.


Sneak Peek and Weekly Deals

Welcome to Wednesday,

Soon going to have to blog every day, so much happening in my crafting world. Again I have two happy occurrences. Firstly our Sneak Peek.A big thank you too those who purchased last months  Technique Treats  I hope you are excited at this months offer too.


This month our focus has been on the very elegant “Birthday Blooms” Stamp Set from the 2016 Occasions Catalogue.  In creating these cards for you we have focused on Using Vellum and the Stained Glass Technique.

As, with most floral stamp sets, these can be used for many different occasions but, can you see the little tag on bottom LHS, this set is just perfect for Mother’s Day (which in Australia is celebrated the 1st Sunday in May).

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  2nd April when we post our April Treat using the “Birthday Blooms” Stamp showcasing the Vellum and Stained Glass Window Techniques.


OK have you read down this far?  Excellent because now you can see the Weekly Deals for this week.

No challenge as I have decided to keep challenge to fortnightly so please come back next week to see what’s on offer. See you then. Bye!


Shaver Cream Landscape

Hope you all Lauren 2016had a Happy  Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate!  We had a great time with an Easter Egg hunt and a virtual Happy Easter with all the Tassie Relatives. How cute is this one. Our youngest Grandaughter  Lauren in her Bunny Suit.

OK! Enough frivolity. The other week when I was doing the challenge cards one of the Shaver Cream Papers just begged me to create a landscape. So I did. I used the  In The Meadow Stamp Set with Stazon.  For me the motion in the lower part of the card just seemed to compliment the swirls at the bottom of the mountain. Then blue happened for the sky. I popped in a little bit of foreground, added the sentiment on Vellum and tucked ends under. To make it pop I placed it onto Basic Black card stock.  How simple is that.

Shaver Cream

It is a fun technique and can have some happy surprises like this one

Enjoy your last holiday day.


Irresistible Butterflys

Do you still have some  Irresistibly Yours DSP paper to use? I do, so decided to combined some with my favorite butterflies.

I used So Saffron Ink to sponge the DSP, mounted it on to So Saffron Card Stock then cut three 3¾cm strips from So Saffron Card Stock to go under this which were glued to the Whisper White card stock that was embossed with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder and mounted on to more So Saffron Card Stock. What a sentence still following?

I cut out the Whisper White Card stock on the Big Shot with the Butterflies Thinlit Die and then a finer one in vellum, keeping it intact,  which was then glued under the top one. Gently curved the wings, popped it onto the DSP with sticky dots and attached rhinestones to finish.

The sentiment from Butterfly Basics was stamped in So Saffron then punched with the Scallop Oval and attached with dimensionals.

Butterfly 2

Products used and remember buying the Butterfly Basics bundle saves you 15% which you can spend on something else!!

Happy Crafting!!