Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Birthday Easel Card

When you need a card to really make an impact, one of the ways I have found to do this is to make a special Easel Card. Have you ever made one with a shaped front? I tried making one with a star shape I cut out myself and was so pleased with the result. You could use other shapes too of course but I wanted my hubby to feel as though he was a star this year :) so I chose the obvious shape for that! Lol! 

It was fun to make and you can make one like this to be much more elaborate. One day maybe I'll get round to making a more eleborate card, but masculine cards just don' lend themselves to lots of flowers and frills, do they. He he!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

New puppy

Just thought you might like to meet our newest little pet :) We brought him home today and he is tiny. He weights only 605gm and is full of fun.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010


Lighthouses have always fascinated me. They evoke strength, solitude, steadfastness and power to me. They have a job to do that is important, and people at sea who ignore them do so at their own peril. I was able to attend a card class this week and Jen had this lovely image as one of her card class cards. I missed out on this set when it was first offered by Stampin' Up! unfortunately. I had fun using water colour pencils to bring t to life though :)

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

New Ideas Book and Catalogue from Stampin' Up!

Stampin' Up! has a new Ideas Book and Catalogue! And you can order from it, beginning TODAY! Can you tell I am rather pleased about that? Lol! I have a wish list as long as my arm so will definitely be ordering soon. If you live in Australia and would like to place an order too just go to SusanSalutations and contact me to organise your own parcel of goodies to be sent straight to your door :)

You can browse the catalogue online too. Click on the catalogue picture in the side bar and you will be taken straight to the PDF so you can start making your Wish List right away. Enjoy!

Faux Suede Flower

Have you tried out the Faux Suede Technique? It is really easy to make some paper that looks and feels like soft suede! I made this flower and placed it on a card recently. It makes people want to touch it and find out how the technique works. So I made a tutorial for you to see just how to make your own faux suede. Let me know if you try it!

Acrylic Stamp Assembly

Are you new to acrylic stamps? I made a little video showing you how to assemble the Stampin' Up! ones if you would like to see it. Sometimes a visual is better than reading instructions, hey.