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
Want to get the most out of your precious stamping supplies?
Why not purchase this tutorial and double the use of your dies, thinlits and framelits.
This month we show you how to Embossing with Dies and Negative Dies. Two techniques that will instantly double what you can do with dies.
The stamp sets used are Totally Trees and Lovely as a Tree – a much loved stamp set. If it’s not in your collection then think about including it as it is so versatile and brings any card to life, with delightful nature scenes or individual trees.
Head over to here and order your copy now!
As a lot of card classes close for the Summer Break but you can keep crafting with these tutorials and surprise your demonstrator with your new found skills.
Demonstrators who need to prepare for the coming year can find their classes here all prepared. What are you waiting for, your turn now!!
Before I leave I want to say a BIG SPECIAL THANK YOU to those who have purchase or otherwise enjoyed our tutorials. It has been our pleasure creating them for you and we hope that you can continue to get pleasure from our tutorials in 2017 as well.
Stay tuned for exciting times in 2017.
CHEERS TO YOU!!
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Create with love. Naomi
I had to look up the International timeline today to make sure somewhere in the world it is Saturday!! Because SATURDAY, 1st of the month, is when you lucky people can purchase our delightful Techniques Treats . I missed yesterday here in Australia but better ‘late then never’ as the saying goes. Apologies to those of you who checked in yesterday.
As you can see by the image we are bringing you two great techniques that are highlighted in Christmas cards. Certainly international cards need to be in the post very soon to reach your loved ones in time for the Happy Holiday.
We bring you the Faux Silk and Faux Stitching this month together with the stamp sets Reason for the Season and Embellished Ornaments.
As we always seek to listen to what our customers want and make any necessary changes we are happy to assure you that you are welcome to use these in classes and demonstrations. In fact they are ideal as all the work is done for you!
Just read the list of benefits to see why I say that! Follow the precise instructions, make your demonstration card, cut your kits, then on the class day just set up your iPad and refer to the PDF if necessary, no more need for notes. How simple and a fantastic time saver!
Let us know how you get on, or better yet send us some pics of your classes and we will post on Pinterest.
Here we are as promised. I think Vicki and I have been burning the candle at both ends to get this delightful treats to you today, as promised.
Some of the more senior viewers of this blog may well remember the Torn Paper Technique but for others it will be new. Whichever set you belong to you will find new ways to enliven your cards or scrap booking pages by following our detailed instructions.
As this month sees the launch of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue we have teamed the Faux Linen Techniques and Torn Papers with the A Day at the Beach Stamp Set from the new range. It is the same set I used here.
For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas is all about family, fun times, the beach, keeping out of the sun and digging in the sand. This set is just perfect for expressing a hot Christmas or just a fun time. Tearing paper and making Linen looking papers just adds to the fun off making your surprising cards.
There is a bonus this month as you get 4 technique sheets this time as we found it hard to confine ourselves to just using the Techniques one way each.
Many thanks to those of you who have benefited from our previous Techniques, make sure you tell your friends that you are on to a good thing!!
Pop back during the month to see more from the Christmas Catalogue, using some of the previous Techniques . Drop us a line if there is a technique you would like us to showcase as well. We are more than happy for any feed back you give.
Bye for now.
Off to organise next weeks card class.
Are YOU wondering what’s happened? Yes! At This time of the month usually Vicki and I have a sneak peek for our 1st Saturday of the month Technique Treats but circumstances have prevented it for this month. Not to worry though we will have it all for you on Saturday, the first day of the month. At least we hope so, computers being what they are.
I can tell you that we will be showcasing the Torn Paper Technique and Faux Linen, together with the Day at The Beach stamp set from the New Holiday Catalogue. It’s one of the benefits of being a demonstrator, getting products in a preorder so we get an extra month to play with them before Christmas.
But hey you can order yours on 01/09/2016 ——– tomorrow!!!
So to add some colour to this blog I’m showing you a card from our 6th Technique Treat using the Bokeh Technique and the Sea Side Shore stamp set. One great thing about our Technique Treats is that you can start at the first one at any time or just start with this Saturday.
Happy Stamping ladies.
Hi There, Pleased you have returned to secure your Treat for this month. As discussed in my last post we are bringing you two great techniques, Emboss Resist and Double Embossing.
Have you seen those lovely floral cards that have an opaque white soft look about them? Well odds on they are made with the Emboss Resist technique so purchase you copy and you can master this easily. As well you get two methods of double embossing, one using two folders direct onto the card stock and one where you can create a frame. Now for $4.00 that’s what I call value.
You also get:
- · List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
- · Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
- · Step-by-step instructions required for each card with images
- · 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
This month we have used the Gift from the Garden Stamp set, see those cut pots in the image, aren’t they sweet and there’s gloves and gumboots too in the set. So much fun to use. If you don’t have the stamp sets and want to do exactly as we have. (After all, time is precious and why reinvent the wheel when we have done all the work for you) you can purchase it from here.
Hi everyone, hope your world is a happy place at the moment. Mine is as I have another beautiful Technique for you to try, coming Saturday.
This month we have used one of my favorites, “Gift from the Garden” Stamp Set. I have had it for a while now and was delighted to see it return in the 2016 catalogue. We have teamed it with Double Embossing & Emboss Resist which have meant we have created some delightful cards for you to play with, from bold black and white to subtle colours and brilliant riots of colour.
Here’s the sneak peek to wet your appetites.
Do you remember a while ago Gail won a competition here? Well I am pleased to say she has been making the cards and bringing them to class to show us. She said she found the tutorials easy to follow and would recommend the tutorials to anyone interested in learning new techniques. Thank you for sharing your cards with the class Gail.
Now before this computer shuts down again will go.
A while ago I watched a Stage Presentation on the new Designer Series papers called Serene Scenery, a 6X6 paper Pack and fell in love.
If all I had seen was the display in the catalogue I would probably have passed them bye but am SO glad I purchased them. In real life they are just beautiful. Now because I love the images so much I was in danger of a case of the DSP Hoarding Bug hitting me so have taken matters into hand.
It’s so easy to create a delightful super quick card. The paper, one stamp set, Wetlands and done and what’s more it looks super. Even if I do say so myself!
It looks like I spent ages creating the background with numerous inks!
That’s what’s great about DSP. With a little imagination your card can be super too!
That’s why we bring you Pretty Paper Patterns each month.
An perfect opportunity to beat the DSP Hoarding Bug from attacking you and using up your lovely papers. We supply the imagination and a card sketch as well. This Saturday is the release of our July Tutorial for the Pretty Paper Patterns so be sure to pop back and grab your copy.
Get a head start and grab last months today.
Take Care Naomi.
Do you make a card and know that while it’s pretty it’s a bit lifeless? This was one of those that I shared in May on a post on Inlaying DSP.
Sure it was OK but look what I have done to it now!!
We have been working on our Techniques Pages and this month we featured the Bokeh Technique and Ghosting.
So I was delighted when I purchased the very pretty Serene Scenery DSP pack and found some sheets with the technique already there.
I gently removed the Rose and Sentiment. Gave the leafs and sentiment a bit of colour with the Aqua pen and some Old Olive, mounted the DSP on to an Old Olive Card Base and replaced the elements. Voila a new more vibrant card.
See how effectively this Technique can be used! You can make your own backgrounds now and look as professional as this image, or just purchase the DSP.
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.
Thank you for your support and understanding.