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 one.no 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.

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 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

 

Technique Treats June

Things going a bit slow today here on the “Sunny Coast” of Australia. We have had wild winds, endless heavy rain and hit and miss communications.

Despite the weather though it is a Happy Day.

We have a lucky WINNER!!! for our special comments on this months Catalogue launch. I am pleased to say, husband Bevan pulled the name out of the hat, and our lucky winner is Gail!! Well done Gail, just shows a comment or two on blogs can have beneficial effects. I will arrange for you to receive you FREE TUTORIAL!!  Thanks to all those who visited and commented.  It was a record number of visits, hope you all come back again and better luck next time.

I haven’t made many Split Negative cards so found this Tutorial a good way to refresh my June TTown memory on what an effective way it is to showcase a stamp or effect. Traditionally done in black and white I wanted to extend things a bit and made a female card using Basic Black and Melon Mambo Inks. You can choose your favorite  colours when making from the tutorial.

All 4 cards are made featuring the Traveler Stamp Set.

Cards using Spotlighting in my past have been mostly nature based and centered on birds or flowers so again using the Traveler Set was a move away from the norm. Vicky has extended it even further with additional techniques we  have covered in past tutorials.

This is what tutorials challenge you to do and Gail said it well in her comment.

“I would love to win a Free Technique Treat, it might help me get out of my comfort zone & help me to do something different”

This is what we bring to you each month, a chance to do something different.

Remember:

If this is your first visit you can still purchase the previous months by clicking on their Buy button.

If you are interested but don’t want to use  PayPal  please Contact me to make alternate arrangements for purchase and Payments.

Happy Stamping Naomi!

Thank you, for stopping bye.

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This little image says it all. Oh Happy Day!  there are two reasons for happiness today,

Firstly we have the new catalogue on line. Yeah! Just click on the Find Your Inspiration new image on the right hand side to go straight to my shop and see what delights await you.

A veritable rainbow of colours and stamps in designs to please everyone.

Now just because we SW_nextmonth_May3116think you are all special there is a free offer further down the page in Technique Treats

Read on!

 

Secondly I am pleased to offer you our 5th Technique treat that will go live on Saturday. Nearly half a year and we have been so pleased with your response. I know you are enjoying these tutorials as much as Vicki and I have fun in creating them. Your booklet is starting to swell by now. By the end of the year it will be impressive and a great resource!

If you are new to this blog pop over to the Technique treats page to see what we are offering each month and by purchasing past months you can catch up.

This month we have used the Traveler Stamp Set  and brought you detailed instructions on the Spot Lighting and Split Negative Techniques.

WIN FREE TUTORIAL!!

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And  Last but certainly not least Vicki and I, in order to celebrate the New Catalogue, have decided to offer you a FREE tutorial.

All you need to do is leave a comment below or on Vicki’s blog as to why you would like to win a Free Tutorial for this month. That’s it simple.

Just let us know which Technique Treat tutorial you would prefer or if no choice made we will send to the lucky winner this months.

We will announce the winner on Saturdays Launch. Get in quick for your chance to win!

Good Luck. Naomi

Inlay DSP

I was having a little play earlier in the week and though I have had this set for a while now have only really used it for our first Technique Class.

I had the black outline already from the Rose Garden Thinlit Die and just added the pieced inlay from Botanical Gardens DSP.  I found the fine tip glue pen great for this. It is a bit hard to see in the image but the center was filled in with the reverse side of the DSP to add some depth.

The edges of the Rose were outlined with the Wink of Stella  and all the leaves were filled in completely and of course this makes it all shine, like rain on the bloom in the garden.  As many another has said the images just don’t captured the glow.You need to buy one and try for yourself.

The sentiment I stamped in Archival Black and cut out with punch, mounted on a scallop oval and popped it up.

The addition of some jewels and candy dots completed the card. If you like the little candy dots make sure you order some now as they are retiring.

Take care till next time.

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May Technique Treats.

What now?

Usually I would showcase the Weekly Deals on a Wednesday but like many other products it has retired. Speaking of which there are still bargains to be had HERE for Stamps and HERE for other products.

But there is still some exciting happenings. Vicky and I have created our 4th Technique Treat. This time showcasing the very versatile and timeless Lovely as a Tree.  The  Techniques Featured are Sponging and Heat Embossing.  Both beautiful Techniques that work well on numerous cards.

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Thank you to those who have been enjoying these Tutorial and I encourage those of you who are hesitating to just give it a go and purchase this one as you won’t be disappointed. They are all beautiful cards and techniques that you can use over and over, even if I do say so myself.

So pop over to HERE and get yours NOW! No more procrastinating! Creating awaits!

Good luck.  Naomi C.

Today’s the day.

Yes! Our April Technique Treats are awaiting you.Excited, We are!!

This stamp set Birthday Blooms just lends itself so perfectly to the Stained Glass technique, elevating the stamp set to a new level and wait till you see the vellum butterflies. You are going to want to grab your set.

Your friends will be awe struck when you make a card for them using this technique. Bearing in mind that there are 4 cards to be made for each kit,  plus two  Techniques, this month Vellum and Stained Glass. Together with instructions and index delivered to your inbox all making for great value for just $4.00.

So pop over to the Technique Treats Page and grab your PDF and start creating.

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If this is your first visit you can still purchase the previous months by clicking on their Buy button.

If you are interested but don’t want to use  PayPal  please Contact me to make alternate arrangements for purchase and Payments.

Happy Stamping Naomi!

Thank you, for stopping 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.

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

Enjoy your last holiday day.

Bye.

Weekly Deals March

That time of the week again but I do have a little treat for you as well. Vicki has kindly posted this delightful card complete with tutorial.

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It features the Shaving cream technique from our Technique treats March Offer.

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Why not head over to Sunshine Cards and Creations to see more details .

Now what’s on offer this week. Some beautiful papers, a must have square punch and you can never have enough Gold Ribbon.

Why no pop over to my shop now and grab a bargain.

Sale: $21.00

Price: $28.00

Sale: $15.75

Price: $21.00

Sale: $6.56

Price: $8.75

Happy Crafting Everyone.
Take Care Naomi.
PS   “Remember be yourself because everyone else is taken.”

Technique Treats Launch

Get the most out of your stamps by learning new techniques!

This is a great day for both Vicky and  I. This day has been in the planning and talking stages for so long that it seems like it was never going to get off the ground, but we’re  happy to say – 3 days to launch!

Don’t know what we’re talking about. Then please read on.

“Technique Treats”

We’re pretty excited at our new venture and  doing a happy dance as this is the first of our Technique Treats which will now be available for purchase the first Saturday of each month. This has been months in the making and come about because of our love for techniques.

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

Benefits:-

  • 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 when we launch our first Treat using the

“Rose Wonder” Stamp set and “Rose Garden Thinlit Dies

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