Stamp a stack

Have you attended one of my stamp a stacks? Ever wondered what they are about and what you do there?

This video show 3 cards made in a stamp a stack using the fabulous set Balloon Celebrations.

A stamp a stack is a class where uou make, generally, 12 cards. 3 different designs. 4 cards of each design. It’s a great way to build up your supply of cards.


A stamp a stack card.

What else would you like to see?

Fun Friday

I’m on a bit of a roll now with my posting. I’m sharing 2 cards today using the same set, Marquee Messages. One created by my daughter and the other by me.

Here’s a creation from my 8 year old for one of her classmates this year. She has some serious card making potential. I just wish she would take a bit more time to make sure the images are stamped properly but she IS only 8. You have to love how great the No Bones About It set is.

Here I created a card using the same set Hannah did, Marquee Messages. Simple card but very effective.

Do you find you use the same sets over and over again or do you like using different sets all the time?

ESAD bloghop sale-a-bration

Today is my birthday so the perfect day to celebrate some fun and versatile stamp sets from the ocassion and sale-a-bration catalogues.

We have some really amazing products in this year’s sale-a-bration catalogue. I’ve created these 2 cards using the same sketch. One card using the occasions catalogue products and another using the sale-a-bration set

We have some fabulous bloggers in the ESAD group. Thanks for your great post Nicole.

This card was created for my daughter, Lisa, who turned 7 on New Year’s Eve. We tell her she is lucky that she gets fireworks on her birthday every year. This year we gave her the first Harry Potter book because she has seen her 3 sisters read them, role play about the books and be slightly obsessed about them. So in keeping with the theme of her birthday I created a card using the ….. set which is perfect for the Harry Potter theme.

One of my daughter’s has a friend whose birthday it is today as well so Jasmine also received a card from me because we a birthday buddies.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep hopping and if you get lost don’t forget to follow the list below.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight (me)
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

Craft retreat

Each year I run two craft retreats. Ever wanted to spend a whole weekend crafting and eating amazing food? My craft retreat is for you. The next one is coming up in April (27th to 29th) and will be a fabulous time away as always.

Each retreat we have regulars come back and newbies arrive and everyone is always so welcoming and friendly. It is such a great atmosphere.

Here’s alittle snapshot of the retreat and what you can expect from the April retreat.

Everyone had a beautiful name tag. Some people used them as accents on projects or kept them with their others from previous years.

I always take a few jackets and even a knee rug because I ALWAYS get cold. If you always get hot make sure you ask to be positioned under the air con. All rooms (craft and sleeping) are air conditioned.

Kirsten’s project space. She had ideas from pinterest she wanted to created and achieved all her craft retreat goals by going in with a plan.

Everyone busy making things. Don’t we all take too much “stuff” to these things. I think the 3 people who created the most scrapbook pages or cards were those who didn’t bring much and had things a little planned out. Kits made or bought. Something to think about for those of you who bring everything.

Of course there has to be a kind of tricky card to complete. Stay tuned for the video of this card.

The retreat cost, $260, covers all food (morning and afternoon tea, main meals as well as supper) and accommodation, welcome pack, gifts, prizes and between 3 and 5 make and takes. Registration is essential and deposits or a payment plan are required to be in place by the end of January. Some ladies pay their retreat off at $25 per fortnight. Please contact me for more information on registration and payment.

We would love to see you there and enjoy your company for the weekend.

Reflection cards part 1

Starting with the card with no video I will show you some fabulous cards we made at our recent technique class.

The reflection technique is one of those stunning techniques which look really tricky but are in fact extremely easy to do.

I love this set. Pretty Kitty has been on my list for a long time but I have always made other purchases but I borrowed it off one of my team members then ordered it straight away. How cute is this card?

ESAD Blends bloghop

I’ve always been a massive fan of alcohol markers. One of the benefits of our markers is the are colour matches with their blending buddy. It’s takes the guess work away and you don’t have to decide which colours you’re going to buy to go with which.

Welcome from Monique‘s blog. Thanks for your fabulous work Monique.

I have created some cards for this bloghop and I used my recent technique class as inspiration for these cards. Remember to use the cards you love as inspiration for new cards.

These pens blend really well. The key is more ink rather than less. Here is my reflection card inspiration.

My next blends card.

Many years ago I created a similar card for a stamp-a-stack but I love the detail the pens offer. I’ve included it below so you can see how effective both versions are. I am pressed for time constantly but using a design you know works is very helpful in cutting down time wasting.

Hints for using blends:

Make sure you go back over your image with the lighter colour to ensure everything is blended well. Use a circular motion so the colours all blend well together.

Use smaller amounts of the dark colour. You can always add more.

Flick with your brush end.

Use the small end for detailed, smaller areas.

Next you off to Maree. Enjoy her delightful creations and if you get lost please use the links below to make sure you get around to everyone.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Rachael Lewsley
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Nerida Carter
  6. Jessie Holton
  7. Kristel Rimmer
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Amity Knight
  11. Maree McIntosh
  12. Leonie Schroder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Kelly Kent
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Fi Cobbin