Pretty Paper Patterns August

Winter is almost over here, and my birthday has come and gone, but you can still take advantage of some quick cards by purchasing this months Pretty Paper Patterns, featuring A Little Foxy DSP and make some birthday cards for your friends.


Of course you can also use the template provided and use any DSP to create your own spectacular cards. Just pop over here to purchase for $3.20(AUD) all the instructions to create 3 cards, including measurements in both metric and imperial. How good is that!

Speaking of DSP I created this little fella using the By the Shore DSP and the new stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue, Day at the Beach.  (Sneak Peek )

You and Me

This stamp set is a going to be a great little addition to your collection. Whether you call them thongs-Australia,  jangles – New Zealand, slops – South Africa, tsinelas – Philippines,  zori –Japan, and various translations of flip flops in many other countries, I am happy we have some to use.

I can see some lovely Christmas cards already, Santa on the surfboard and thongs on the beach! Tinsel in the Palm Tree and bucket and spade underneath!  We have a hot Christmas here in Queensland, so this is perfect for us. Not to forget the hat, dolphin, umbrella, ice pole, and there’s more in the set. Roll on September so you can get your own.

Make sure you pop over here to get your PPP for this month.

Bye Naomi

Crafty Creations July

Apologies to all those who tuned in on Friday to see what the girls from Crafty Creations have been up too.I had been having a busy weekend and lots of unexplained computer issues. Not only that but phone wouldn’t let me send my pictures either!!. All sorted now after changing passwords etc etc.

Last week we were a small class but a happy one. One thing about retired ladies they do manage to go away a fair bit -which is something we all want to do on retiring- but it does make for fluctuating classes. A feast or a famine!

They accepted the challenge of their double curtain fold with gusto along with trepidation. But once they got the cut correct and the folds happening the whole thing fell into place.

I think the versatility of this fold is great. A fantastic way to use up your DSP  – Check here for more ideas on using DSP  I had a fun time making all the card  examples for the group, but I think this one is my favorite.

Surprise card

 It uses the Swirly Birds Bundle and retired DSP  and the Thoughtful Banners bundle. banners.

Supply List

 Hopefully all is going well now and I will log in later this week with another Swirly Bird variation. One you won’t have seen on Pinterest.!
Bye Naomi

Pretty Paper Patterns – July

“The best laid plans of mice and men often go astray!” as said by Robert Burns in his poem “To a Mouse”  which brings me to an apology for not delivering this blog on Friday as promised.

Vicki and I always manage to have the Pretty Paper Patterns created and ready for you but sometimes the wide world of the web puts a problem in our way or as the saying goes a “Spanner in the works” first recorded from   P. G. Wodehouse’s Right Ho, Jeeves, 1934. My spanner was big but all good now.

4.  JulyThis month the papers are from the new In Colors 2016-2018 Papers and the Envelope liners 2016-2018 in Colors. I have teamed them with the very cute  Lots of Love Hostess set. That can be yours when you spend $250 in my store or host a workshop with combined sales to that value.

When purchasing the Pretty Paper Patterns you receive a sketch, full instructions to 3 cards, all items used with ordering codes, and measurements in both metric and inches.  All for the tiny price of $3.80.

How good is that!!

The sketch and ideas are very convertible to any DSP or image you have. Just swap the images for a flower or boat and you are done.

OK I’ve managed my bit now pop over here and do your bit!

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.

Enjoying DSP

By now most people are enjoying the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. I hope you have your copy!

One of the many things I love are all the new DSP papers. For those who are familiar with my humble blog you will have noticed a bit of Pop of Pink splattered here and there and today’s card is no exception.

I created this little cutie a while ago but wanted to share it with you as it features an Elephant and a Mouse which is from Love You lots  Stamp Set. He is one of the set that you can choose as an exclusive hostess only gift when you host a party or workshop.  I  think they are rather cute and the papers just make him shine.

To see more of what can be done using DSP head over here to the Pretty Paper Patterns Page.

June Blog

Thanks for stopping bye and remember you can obtain a catalogue from me, by phone or email or pop over to my shop.

Or better still host a Stampin’ Up ! Party and get this great little stamp set for yourself and a FREE catalogue.

Details are on the Web.



Pretty Paper Patterns June

Today’s Pretty Paper Patterns Tutorial is one that’s sure to please everyone. Mostly because it is so easy to switch out the papers we used to ones in the new catalogue.. If you want something COOL and Eclectic then choose Floral Boutique DSP, if you like something BOLD that will POP then choose Pop of Pink DSP,  perhaps you are more the Nature type then choose Serene Scenery DSP.

Do you have some small pieces of a favorite DSP that you are keeping for that special card? Well that card will be here!  Your papers will fit in beautifully.  We have used the Go Wild Paper Stack which is now retired but you may have some pieces still.

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No matter what DSP you choose I guarantee that you can make these cards with it.

Remember there are 4 cards and a sketch, all measurements in both centimeters and inches are provided, together with instructions on creating the cards and  a list of supplies needed.

Pop over here to grab your tutorial now.



Click on the images below to purchase these papers along with your tutorial from my store. Happy Shopping


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.


Crafty Creations April 29th

Thanks to the inspiration from Stampin’ Up! promotion for #imbringingbirthdaysback, today at Crafty Creations we made these two card. Next week we will make the next two in the set and then create a card holder/purse to put them in as a gift set.

What a great idea Shannon West had to promote the delightful cards we all create. I agree never mind sending text messages, emails or online greetings on Facebook. Nothing beats a personal hand made greeting card. Lets all adopt the hashtag greeting.

Get your stamp here and add it to all your envelopes.

Some ladies weren’t able to be at Crafty’s today. Get well soon ladies! But those that were there enjoyed stamping and coloring the birthday cake from Endless Birthday Wishes.  Adding some DSP  scraps and greetings, a little bling and ribbon completed their cards.

Then they made matching envelopes.  Well done once again!

Crafty Creations April 29


Supply List

Crafty birthday
The Originals

Crafty Creation 1st April

Happy April Fools day!

We didn’t make fools of ourselves today but we did have fun. We used the Acrylic Stamping Block technique.

With this Technique, often, once the ink is applied to the handle it is lightly spritzed with water to give a soft water colour effect. I wanted a more dynamic, spotted effect for the sand and sea so we dabbed the ink direct onto the handle and then straight onto the paper.

For my card I chose some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP – Designer Series Paper and the Wetlands Stamp Set. For the inks I used Soft Sky and So Saffron, stamping the birds and greeting in Archival Black.

Crafty Creations Wetlands

As the Ladies used some of their own products they created  some varied effects but they are all

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These are the products used if you are interested in purchasing them.

Just click on the product below!