Crafty Creations February 2nd

Hi all!

Have you  been reading some negative comments about this stamp set and dies that it’s too difficult?  Well we used the Let The Good Times Roll and Thrill Ride Pop Up and our little  group proved today that that is so wrong. Everyone managed to complete their card in the 2 hrs allotted.

Mind you I did do a fair amount of prep, stamping and cutting out the cars, balloons, presents, flags and banners. Just as well I did because we had 6 of our regular team, 2 new ladies and one marvelous young man and his carer.

His name was Ben and he was delighted to create the card for his Mum. We even found an “I love you Mum” stamp in the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set.  We weren’t able to take a photo of Ben’s card as he became a bit tired and left when he had completed his card. Well done Ben. Hope to see you again.

For the front of the card we used the Lift Me Up stamp set so that half the class could be working on the front of the card and the others on the insert. We tied it in with a air balloon above the roller coaster.

So if today is your day why not have a go yourselves. The children I have given this card too have loved it and the older young at heart as well.

Take care, travel safe till next post

Naomi alias Nanny Stamp


Class return for 2018

One thing that hasn’t changed for 2018 is my Crafty Creations Classes at the Caloundra Community Center in Queensland Australia. We are a small group, with one new lady, of 11 women who meet every Friday to have fun, make a card or craft item and then share a cuppa at Myrtles Pantry. 

Tomorrow is Australia Day so no cards but these are our creations for last week.  We used the free stamp set Heartfelt blooms from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue.

 The stamp was inked up with Cherry Cobbler before randomly stamping  on Whisper White CS. Then we cut it into 3 unequal parts and mounted it on to Basic Black CS. A  piece of Emerald Envy Ribbon was tied across the front with matching bow before being adhered to Emerald Envy CS.

To complete the card the sentiment from the same stamp set was inked in Emerald Envy then run through the big shot with the Stitched Oval Framelit and using Sticky dots tucked under the bow.  Just a few pearls finished the card. 

January 2017 001

Jan 19 2018

This stamp set is the first for Stampin’ Up! using their new line of Distinktive Stamps (Patent Pending) which are stamps that lay down the inks at different levels to get a photographic image.

Some tips on using these stamps can be found here, just click the words Stamping With Photo Realistic Stamps(1)

Where has she been?

No where really, just taking some thinking, sorting, weekend away and general malaise time plus I think I have won the Guinness Book of Records for procrastination several times over. OK now put up your hands if you are a procrastinator as well! I know I’m not alone.

Some of you have been waiting for the Crafty Creations class cards so here are some. More next post.

In no special order some images from August and September.  One of the class favorites was the Christmas Note Pad and matching pen using the Be Merry DSP, from the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue. I know we have the Holiday Catalogue – Creativity Delivered – out now but don’t forget some of the lovelies in the annual one as well.

Next month is an opportunity to receive for FREE a pack of DSP when you order 3 pkts or more. To get you started  there is an example of use with the Fresh Forals Paper stack and the Label Me Pretty Stamp.


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Now before time is out and child minding arrives  I will go. It is the school holidays and Nanna is in demand.

Come back to see the rest of them. Soon

Cheers Naomi.

PS You can also see them at the Caloundra Community Facebook Page.


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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Crafty Creations 23rd June

We certainly had some fun playing with the Embossing paste on Friday.  As you can see quiet an assembly line happening. Two Big Shots, 1 Cuttle bug, 1 Embossing station and a water bath for cleaning.  Thank goodness we had the big room.

June Crafty LadiesAs usual not a full crew but just as well with all the cutting and drying needed. In Whisper White:- 1 large Flower, 3 Branches, 3 Small flowers, 3 Medium flowers, 2 Autumn leaves. In Basic Black:- 2 Autumn Leaves, all from the Seasonal layers Thinlit Dies.  The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for a long time, that’s for sure.

We didn’t experiment with colours but just practiced with the embossing paste for today. Colouring later!

Paste Flowers

Irma added a sentiment, the original didn’t have a sentiment,  and used some coloured diamenties to highlight her card.   The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for sure.

Every one managed to create a finished card despite dealing with a new technique!

Well done ladies.

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Big Shot

Glue Dots

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Stampin’ Up! Colours 2017-2018

Todays post comes direct from Vicky Wright at Sunshinecards-Creations

She has generously shared with all her team and others so thought you might like it too.
Thanks Vicky.


Vicky Wright, Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator

Today’s post is a little different in that I had organized a document for myself to keep all Stampin-Up-Retired-In-Coloumy colour codes in one place.  I don’t know about you but I had them everywhere & was sick of trying to find them when required.  I must say a big thank you to those lovely people who do the codes each year & share, share & share.  They are so very helpful.  Your work never goes unappreciative.

I then expanded the form to include a box to tick off when you have purchased Card, Ink Pads, Refills & Markers.  Again, a huge thank you to the lovely people for giving us the Codes.  I didn’t use any one particular code as I sort of selected the ones that I thought were closest to the Stampin’ Up! colours.

After playing with the form & tweaking it heaps, I have finally emailed it…

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Crafty Creations 16th June

The days have been a bit cold here. Down to 21 Degrees. I know for people in really cold places, Canada, some of USA, Europe that is laughable but for us it’s nippy, jumper time for the locals.

What better way to add to our warmth than by creating a card that says just that. At this point I have no idea who came up with the first jumper/cardigan using the Cable Knit Dynamic EF as there are lots of images on Pinterest etc. Enough to say thanks to all those who have created with this folder.

Now my girls were spoilt as they had a choice, a male or female and surprise surprise more males chosen than females.

Relatively simple card but very effective. We used Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Fresh Fig CS for the jumper and Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Fresh Florals DSP for the Cardigan.


The Pink Piroutte was embossed then marked at the center  and a  V taken out of the neck and lined with a Delicate White Doily cut to fit. Unfortunately the crimping tool is no longer available but that’s what was used for the band in Very Vanilla. Happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous SS was stamped onto Very Vanilla then cut using the the Sweet and Sassy framelits. A circle was cut at the neck of the folded base card before the Embossed front was adhered. The flowers were in Fresh fig using the flowers from The Bloomin Heart Thinlits. Some pretty pearls completed the jumper.


The cardigan was a little more fiddly as the DSP was adhered to the center of the base card WW before cutting a neck circle. After embossing the Crumb Cake it was cut in half, pieces put together back to back , then a large triangle from the bottom and a smaller triangle taken out of the top. When opened out this formed the front of the cardigan. This was adhered to the DSP and again using the paper  crimper, bands were added.

cardigan template

A small pocket was made with a tiny handkerchief popping out.  Using the Badges and Banners SS, the sentiment was stamped on WW and punched with the Duet Banner punch. The final addition of  a button completed the card. It was threaded with some twine or in a very small sliver of paper. jumpers

Enjoy till next time

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Swirly Birds Meets Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Remember that training session a few weeks ago that I mentioned a couple blogs back? Well that was the place I made this little card.

The original was cased from the new Catalogue —-fabulous Catalogue isn’t it?


Don’t be the last to have such fabulous ideas and creativity at your finger tips.

The original image on page 10 was the inspiration combined with pge 171 but the end was ..well …pink and white with a dash of green

It was started off by creating a background with Sweet Sugar Plum on Shimmery White White CS using the Watercolour technique, with the Aqua painter and Sweet Sugar plum.

Then I added the Swirly Die Cuts, cutting off the overlaps on edges. Stamped Hello There from Pieces and Patterns Stamps and also the flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and adhered to the card.

For more details head to Vicky’s Blog for a tutorial.

Thanks again Vicky for being a great up line.

Scribbles meets Happy Birthday

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Proud Moment – Daughters 50th

We have just returned from a lovely lunch and now the card is safely in her hands I can let you see it.

It’s 50yrs since her arrival on planet earth and during that time eggs and chooks have featured on many occasions. from being a youngster, collecting eggs to owning her own chooks, not to mention that her Great Grandma was called Googa Nanny. (Googa as in Egg)

So I thought the Hey Chicks was a natural go to and besides they are cute. . I did CASE some help from Bronwyn Eastley’ s tutorial, who  is a bit of  master at these Z fold cards.

Products used include:

Front of card with the Free Sale-A-Bration Hey Chick stamp SetAvant Garden  Stamp set, for the flowers and the Any Occassions Stamp Set which forms the banners. Other details are from Serene Scenery DSP, Gift from the Garden Stamp Set, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, and White Chalk Stampin’ Marker.

The wire fence is the fantastic Hexagon Dynamic Textured EF.

Front of card standing.


Closed card


Opened out.


Back view.


Details of pockets, we wrote on each of the cards.


Sale sign, shelf and the Naughty chook in the garden. Note all the front chooks have party hats but the back chooks are running late and not at the party yet.

Hope you have enjoyed this little display. I had great fun fussy cutting it all out.

Of course daughter was delighted!

Happy Creating!

Naomi Connolly.

Technique Treats February 2017

Thanks for your patience this month and this delayed posting.

Finally, after much ado you are able to purchase this months Technique Treat. Hopefully you will have as much fun as I have had creating these delightful Techniques. They can be a bit messy but Hey! that’s part of the fun!

We have teamed the delicate looking “Falling in Love” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue,  with Marbled Papers, one using  Shaving Cream  the other Marbles, you can’t go wrong.

This set just begs to be used for all those occasions requiring a special look such as wedding, engagement, anniversary or a  gift for your best friend.

We have our usual 4 cards for you to make but this month  3 techniques, one using Foam Shaving Cream and two for the Marbles, or sinkers or anything round.


Thank you for all your lovely comments from the last  tutorial using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and we would love to hear how you may have used them, whether for yourself or a class.

Cheers, have fun