• 2019 Craft Retreat,  Sale-A-Bration,  Video

    Sale-A-Bration Craft Retreat

    Do you want to run away for a weekend of fun and crafting?  You’re invited to my Sale-A-Bration Craft retreat in January 2020!

    What a great way to unwind post-Christmas!

    Here’s a short video where I show and tell you a little more about it. I really hope you can join us! 

    Our Retreat venue

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    Happy Stamping

    Angela 😀

  • Birthday Cards,  Bundles,  Stamp Sets,  Thank You Cards,  Video

    Magnolia Lane Cards Bundle

    Check out everything you can get in this gorgeous Magnolia Lane Cards bundle. You can get everything for just $77.50 with one code 152868 or get items individually.
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    Remember that every $50 spend earns you 1 entry into my $50 gift voucher draw on 1 Sept. 
    PLUS… Every order will receive a card and surprise gift from me!
     
    Happy Stamping 
    Angela 
  • Bundles,  Masculine Cards

    Come Sail Away

    Last week we had fun creating this set of four masculine cards and envelopes using a variety of masking and heat embossing techniques. I love this Sailing Home bundle! It’s such a wonderful set.

    Remember to dress up your envelope, it’s as easy as stamping it!

    The four cards we made were inspired by Angela Meiritz-Reid who is a 2019 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Team Member. Her designs incorporated the Come Sail Away Memories and More card pack.

    The backgrounds on my cards used a retired stencil with embossing paste, spritzing with ink and shimmer paint, sponging and using a textured embossing folder.

    On this card, I used embossing paste with a drop of Night of Navy Ink and applied it through the mask using a SU spatula. To speed up the drying process, I used the heat tool.

    The lighthouse is stamped on vellum using versamark ink and heat embossed in white. The greeting is from the Perennial Birthday stamp set and the rope image was stamped off to add that extra bit of character.

    The edges have been distressed to add extra texture.

    For the background of this card, I filled a Stampin’ Spritzer with Isocol rubbing alcohol, a drop of night of navy ink and a drizzle of Champagne Mist shimmer paint and gave it a good shake.

    To get the uneven softened edge on top and bottom, I tore scrap paper and placed it on top of the background stripes mask then sprayed through the mask using the spritzer mix.

    The seaweed is from this lovely bundle and is cut out in night of navy and the anchor is heat embossed in silver on silver foil. The backers twine is looped and knotted through the anchor.

    The yachts and birds are stamped in night of navy.

    For this card I used the corrugated 3D textured embossing folder and tore the top and bottom edge for more texture. The birds were simply stamped and the light house was stamped in night of navy ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder then cut out with the lighthouse die.

    I also attached some silver metallic thread behind the light house. The ships wheel is glued on the front of the light house using tombo liquid glue. I  used the bakers twine on the anchor and unravelled the ends slightly for more texture.

    I then attached the anchor simply by using a glue dot.

    On this card I simply sponged through the mask to create the background. The seaweed and ships wheel are cut out using the dies, the large yacht is stamped in night of navy on vellum and heat embossed with clear heat embossing powder.

    It’s attached with double side tape. The small yacht and bird are stamped. The rhinestone on the ships wheel was coloured using a night of navy Stampin’ Blend marker.

    The greeting and label is also from the Come Sail Away bundle.

    I hope you like the Sailing Home bundle as much as I do. It’s such a versatile suite and is available in my store. If you’re in Australia, please shop with me.

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    If you’d like to join us for classes, please have a look at my class schedule.

    Happy Stamping,

    Angela

  • Handy Hints,  Video

    Tip of the week – Ruche your ribbon

    Did you know that you can ruche your ribbon using a heat gun?

    How lovely is this effect using your heat gun with Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon?

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    Please use this month’s host code to receive your bonus surprise gift and handmade card from me.

    If you found this tip useful, please share this video as it may help someone else when working with ribbon and their heat gun.

    Happy stamping,

    Angela

  • Designer Series Paper

    Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper

    I love this gorgeous DSP, it’s one of my favourites and reminds me of Monet’s paintings.

    The Perennial Essence Designer Series Paper features hand-painted impressionistic imagery in rich colours.

    There’s so much you can do with it. It’s beautiful on cards, as décor in a frame and it’s perfect for scrapbooking.

    Please use this months host code when shopping with me and you will receive a bonus surprise gift and handmade card.

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    If you need help with an order please feel free to contact me.

    Happy Stamping,

    Angela

  • Project Kits

    Looking Up card kit

    Create these beautiful all-occasion cards in minutes using the Looking Up Card Kit. Perfect for new crafters, busy crafters or crafters on the go.

    Makes 15 cards and you get the Looking Up Stamp Set to keep!

    This kit makes an awesome present too!

    What's in the kit?
    • Set of 7 photopolymer stamps and a clear acrylic block
    • 15 card bases: 3 each of 5 designs
    • 15 printed envelopes
    • Ink spot and embellishments
    Have a closer look and get some tips...
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    Please use this month’s host code if you would like to order this fantastic kit online or contact me to help you with an order.

    Happy stamping,

    Angela