• Cards,  Classes

    Embossing Technique

    I had a fun weekend with my monthly craft class on Saturday where I taught a great embossing technique. Then Sunday was spent creating samples for Extravaganza later this month. Embossing Technique I found a gorgeous card I wanted to case from Jennifer Frost, one of the Stampin’ Up!® Artisan designers. But she hadn’t explained how she did the embossing in her post. A little Googling and I had the answer!

  • Cards,  Classes,  In my Opinion

    Your handmade masterpiece

    I’m wild about you! And helping you to create your own handmade masterpiece. When I give a handmade card it carries with it the thought and love that went into making it, my friends and relatives have drawers full as they can’t bear to throw them out! I know all the reasons why you’re not making cards and I’ve been there, I just know that once you’re here, you’ll love it just as much as me! Why not come along and give it a try? Wild about flowers too I’m just starting a new love, flowers. There are so many lovely handmade cards on Pinterest using flowers that I am falling in…

  • Cards,  Classes,  Promotion

    Bring Back Birthday Cards

    By now you’ve probably have heard about the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign started by Shannon West from Stampin’ Up!®. Shannon has been sending cards to anyone who asks for one with the hashtag #imbringbirthdaysback on the envelope. Now, so many people love the idea that Stampin’ Up! is releasing a stamp of the hashtag. Wow, this is huge! We all love receiving birthday wishes from family and friends on our special day but the number of cards we send and receive is dwindling as people take to social media to send the well wishes. It takes a bit more planning and thought to send a card and that’s what this campaign is about,…

  • 3D Projects,  Classes

    Cute Little Tiny Treat Boxes

    I just love the cute Tiny Treat Boxes, they come pre-cut ready to assemble made from strong Kraft card. We decorated these in the January class and filled them with wrapped chocolates, yum! Perfect presentation for a small gift like a piece of jewellery or as a little thank you with the chocolates, great also for Valentines, so many ways to decorate these tiny treat boxes and they’re ready in a flash 🙂     Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog  

  • Classes

    Italian Almond Biscuits

    I made these really cute and yummy biscuits and served them at card class Wednesday night. Everyone loved them and asked for the recipe so I thought you’d enjoy them too.   Italian Almond Biscuits (makes 30) 2 Tbsp flour 1 ¼ cups caster sugar 2 ¼ cups ground almonds 2 tsp ground cinnamon Grated rind and juice 1 lemon 2 large egg whites About ¼ cup icing sugar for dusting Stir togetherthe flour, sugar, ground almonds, cinnamon, lemon juice and rind. In a clean bowl, beat the egg whites until they form stiff peaks but are not dry. Gently fold the flour and sugar mixture into the egg whites. Roll…