Crafty Creations 22nd July

We have Rachel Zmolik to thank for this weeks card. She made several cards using the new Shooting Star and Sliding Star Framelit Dies , then as happens with Pinterest  Gail discovered it and requested we make one. Always happy to oblige.

We changed it a bit, adding the sun from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set, a couple of birds, a greeting and an coloured tree.

Bike and sheltering tree
Sheltering Tree and Swirly Birds

We used some buttons behind each of the wheels so they were hidden well but still allowed the bike to move along the curve. Because they all used different inks the cards have a unique individual look. The two cards on the left have their card fronts mounted on green backgrounds – a happy mistake that turned out well when the stamping was started on the wrong piece of card stock!  My little birds on the top card are there to cover an extra dob of ink that crept into the wrong place! I love that about card making. Mistakes are easily rectified and sometimes add more to the card as does the sun on the top left hand card and the sponged background. It look great.

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Thanks for stopping bye. More next Friday.

Crafty Creations July 15th

Well done! Well done! Well done!

What more can be said. Today my group of ladies excelled themselves and created a slider card, not a single but a DOUBLE!

Of course I won’t say it went without a hitch or two but they all managed to finish enough to maybe add some finer details at home later. Just a bit of homework!!

Look what they made!!

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Some ladies chose to bring their own stamps, Ducks, Teddy Bears and Flowers sprinkled amongst the Birthday Cakes. !!

It is  a small card when closed and with space on the back for a message.

And in case you were wondering.

Base 5½ “x 8½”
2  pieces Whisper White 2¼ x 3¼  – inside
2 pieces contrast 2½ x3 ½ (Emerald Envy)
2″ x 3″ Whisper white    – front
2¼ x 3¼ Contrast for front (Emerald Envy)
4″ x 6″ DSP
2½” x 4″ back panel. – greeting
Score base at 2¾ and 5½ and 8¼

For the example card these are the  products used:

Crafty Creations July 8th

Just a small group today with school holidays snapping up some of our Nan’s, others just on holiday, and one sick lady. Get well soon.

We made a start on Christmas with these two cards. Both use the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. A very versatile set that has numerous applications, just search Pinterest to see what I mean. This is where I found my second card, using the Hearth and Home Thinlit, when I was running out of time and inspiration.  Not to mention that I just love the crisp simplicity and falling snow. Thanks to Peggy for her inspiration.


Items used.

Supply List

 The Originals.

Crafty Creations July 1st

Wow half way through the year!                              Starting Christmas cards soon!

We will be glad when the elections are over and we can move back to the larger room. Pr-elections have been held at the Community Center for the past three weeks. In the meeting room the light and cramped space does make card making a bit difficult. This week I had to go in one door, through the children’s playground and in the side door to help the ladies at the end of the table. Talk about get your exercise!

We made two different cards over two weeks so we could take our time stamping with the Watercolor  Wings and Lotus Blossom (R)  stamp sets.  These are two or three step stamping sets that give depth and colour to the images and are only restricted in design by imagination!!

So I think we have all done a splendid job and risen to the occasion with laughs and positive attitude.


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Back to normal next week. When we will be making a slider card!

Bye Naomi


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.


Crafty Creations June 17

As promised I said I’d show you what the talented ladies made at the Caloundra Community Center today.

As you can see from the images there were varied coloured inks used as well as differing sentiments but Hey! they all look great. It may not show but two people added a Wink of Stella to add some shine to their moon and stars as well.

Everyone agrees that this stamp set Lovely as a Tree is one that’s very versatile.

As we were sponging, there were some “This isn’t looking right!” “Mine doesn’t look like yours!” “I’ve mucked it up again!”  and I’d say “Just keep sponging, it will be OK!” and sure enough once we stamped the trees the ladies could see how it all comes together and were pleased with their, in some cases, first attempt at sponging.

If you would like to know more go to the Technique Treats Page and choose the first Tutorial on Sponging and Re-inkers.

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Well done! Hope to see more sponging on your cards ladies!

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


Never say Die.

After much thinking, password changes, new account set ups, etc I have managed to circumvent the broken USB port to get photos to you.  This is an example of their work with one participant managing  to decorate her bag and has done a lovely job, inside and out. I’m sure the others will receive similar treatment during the week.


Because we only had the handles to finish we had time to create another card.

We made this sweet card that was cased from Carolyn King who made a Tutorial for Mother’s Day using the Retired Birthday Bouquet DSP, in a one sheet wonder class.

Thank you for your  inspiration. It is one thing I admire with Stampin’ Up! members that they are a very generous lot of people and always ready to share, encourage and teach others. Crafty Creations June

Glad the system is up an running again. After all I have Pretty Paper Patterns and Techniques Treats I need to bring to you, with lots of images to upload.

Keep Stamping Naomi.






Crafty Creations June 10th

We have had a very long session last week at Crafty Creations and the ladies didn’t manage to finish their bags. Fortunately yesterday they did.

(Unfortunately my USB port has decided to crash so no Crafty Creation Images)

It’s always a challenge trying something new and these bags were made entirely by the participants. From cutting, scoring ,glueing and decorating. I think they have all done marvelously.

These two images show the basic bag with pocket on outside for stamps and the inside with Cards, Envelopes and a pen holder.

Using the same instructions I made this little number, with a variation in the handle  and  the pen holder.

They are fun to make and are great gifts. How about a Christmas card set, or a First baby with a set of cute Thank you cards?  The cards filling this  bag are the cards I created for our Pretty paper Patterns Sketch#2

In this second bag I have used Whisper White thick CS as the base with Pop of Pink DSP and Botanical Builder Framelit Die set for the flowers. The handle is 3 rows of Melon Mambo thick twine plaited and knotted through the eyelet holes.

For free tutorial click here.

Crafty Creations May 13th

Hi ladies, Just a heads up for no blog yesterday.I’m afraid I have temporarily (I hope) misplaced my camera and so no image from class.

Hope fully it will turn up at the Center Monday.

For others these are the second set in our ibbb card set.

I will be away next week but week after we will do a little bag to hold the cards, envelopes, pen and stamps in.

These are my set .IMG_20160503_154043Enjoy, hopefully will have other images later.