A Charming Winter Release at Purple Onion Designs!

Stacey Yacula has the most adorable images and the new release at Purple Onion Designs is no disappointment.  It really is A Charming Winter, and today I mix it up a little with some other fun stamps and make a CAS one layer(ish) card!

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You get to SAVE as well because Michele is offering the entire collection (16 images) and three bonus sentiments for a discounted price of $75 until November 5th.  Don’t forget to check them out here!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Merry Christmas – Detail

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

For more Stacey Yacula inspiration head on over and see what my other teamies have been up to at the Purple Onion Designs Blog!

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Other Supplies: Purple Onion Designs – A Charming Winter – Mary.  Prismacolor Pencils – Black, Spanish Orange, Yellow Ochre, Apple Green, Spring Green, True Blue, Sky Blue Light, Light Cerulean Blue, Copenhagen Blue, Peacock Blue, Crimson Red, Carmine Red, Yellowed Orange, Burnt Ochre, Goldenrod, Warm Grey 20%, French Grey 50, 70%.

Embossing Paste & Die Stencils (video)!

Back with another card in my Addicted to Die Cutting series.  Today it’s time to create a stencil with a die cut, so so easy to do.  Another great way to extend your products and have ‘pastey’ fun at the same time!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Hello

It’s a busy week this week, I’ll be back with some Stacey Yacula Charming Winter inspiration tomorrow!  So I hope to see you then, Hugs

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Other Supplies:  SBB Cardstock – Banana. Yellow Sequins

Happy Combi Birthday at Scrapbook Boutique (video)!

Hi there today I have a quick and easy masculine card for Scrapbook  Boutique.  I adore this fab set from Avery Elle as we are a ‘Combi’ family, it actually came ‘with’ my husband, what a bonus!  Since then it’s been around his family and now back again, here is our baby,

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You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Happy Birthday – Detail

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday

 I’ve listed all the links to the products below or you can head on over to Scrapbook Boutique and go shopping yourself.

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Other Supplies:   Prismacolor Pencils – Cool Grey 20,50%. Sky Blue Light.

5th Annual Caring Hearts Card Drive!

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The Caring Hearts Card Drive is all about collecting Christmas Cards

to give to the elderly who live in nursing homes.

The drive is run by Vera Yates and Jennifer McGuire in the US and there are two Canadian ladies also distributing to nursing homes throughout Canada.

My amazing blog friend Linda Langes is the Australian contact for all the Aussie card makers

who would like to be a part of this wonderful event.

Your cards will go to nursing homes throughout Australia.

Here are all the details from Vera’s blog -

Christmas is about family, kindness, and joy. During this time many of the elderly who live in nursing homes can feel lonely and be missing their families. Wouldn’t it be awesome if we could bring a smile to their faces & brighten their holiday season simply by sharing our love of card making? A simple gesture to let them know that they are not forgotten.

We all love making cards and what’s better than knowing our creations can bring a smile to others, right? 

A few important details:

  • This card drive will be going until November 28, 2014. We need to receive your card by November 28, 2014.
  •  Please make the cards for Christmas or Holiday Wishes. Anyone can send a card, your children, church group, scout troops, etc.
  • All cards need to have a message inside (it can be stamped or hand written).
  • Please sign your name on the card and where you are from.
  • Please include an envelope for each card and please don’t seal the envelope.
  • Please stick to just cards -standard size with a matching envelope.
  • And please don’t use any pins (for safety reasons).
  • This is totally optional but if you’d like to include $1 or $2 to help with shipping, it’ll be much appreciated. We cover the shipping cost ourselves, with no sponsor, so any donation toward shipping would help tremendously.

Australian card makers please mail your cards to -

    Linda Langes

    c/o Gilston State School

    588 Worongary Rd

    GILSTON  QLD  4211

  • In each package, PLEASE include THIS SUBMISSION FORM This helps us in keeping track for prizes! For each card you send, you will get a chance to win.  So the more cards you send, the better your chances.

To thank you for your generosity in supporting this drive, there are some amazing prizes.

There will be many winners and remember… the more cards you send the better your chances :)

Head over to Vera’s Blog to see the awesome list of prizes!

Please feel free to share about this card drive. We really appreciate your support & generosity. Let’s rock this card drive and bring Christmas joy to as many nursing homes as we can!! Thank you.

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Just for You at Purple Onion Designs!

I love to colour and when the images are this cute, I love to colour even more!  I was just playing around with my new Plain Small Block Stamp for Purple Onion Designs and this is what I created.  Hope you like it!

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Just for You – Detail

Just for You

Just for You

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself.

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Other Supplies:  POD stamp – Plain Small Block.  Prismacolor Pencils – Sand, Spanish Orange, Beige, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Sienna Brown, Terra Cotta, French Grey 20,50,70%, Goldenrod, Cool Grey 50%, Light Peach, Light Cerulean Blue, White, Black, Burnt Ochre, Warm Grey 20,70%, Spring Green.

A Charming Winter Giveaway at Purple Onion Designs!

Some exciting news! Stacey Yacula has a gorgeous new collection of stamps being released by Purple Onion Designs, on Wednesday 29th October! The collection is called ‘A Charming Winter’, and includes 16 new stamps.
And the designs are beautiful, I’ll bet you can’t wait to see them!
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Purple Onion Designs and Stacey are having a give-away, with the chance to win the entire ‘A Charming Winter’ collection! The give-away is running from today, till Sunday 26th October, and a winner will be announced on Monday 27th October on their blogs.
If you’d like to be in with a chance to win, pop over to both blogs, and follow the instructions there:
Good luck, I’ll be back tomorrow with some more POD goodness!
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Video Blog Hop for TAWS & your chance to WIN!

I’m so excited to be part of the TAWS Video Blog Hop today & that means that you have a chance to WIN!

HOW TO WIN: If you want the chance to win a free mini set, just hop around and watch all the videos! While you watch, keep a pen handy! We all have hidden pumpkins in our videos that spell out a phrase.

Once you know that phrase, email Chrissie at harvestmoonpapiere@gmail.com the phrase with your name and one participant will be randomly chosen to win In Stitches!

The hop will last through the weekend, so you have plenty of time to watch the videos and learn some new techniques. You have until 11:59 pm (Mountain Time) on October 26 to get your email in to win. The winner will be announced on the TAWS blog by Saturday, November 8.

You can join in the hop here Watch it at Youtube.

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Sneak Peek

 If you get lost, you can view the entire list on the TAWS Blog.  Have fun hopping!

SORRY Guys, the video is all sorted now……

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Other Supplies:  Copics 0. T0.  Art Glitter – White Satin.

Watercolouring with Distress Inks for Purple Onion Designs (video)!

Here today with a video for Purple Onion Designs and with such a fab image  I thought it would be great to add some watercolour using Distress Inks.  This is such a fun technique and so easy too!

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Fun in the Sun – Detail

Fun in the Sun

Fun in the Sun

You can find all the products that I used linked below or head on over to Purple Onion Designs and check out the stamps for yourself!

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Other Supplies:  Distress Markers – Pumice Stone, Peacock Feathers, Gathered Twigs.

Inlaid die cutting at Addicted to Die Cutting (video)!

It’s time for another card in my Addicted to Die Cutting series and this is one of my favourite ways of using dies for sure!  And once you get your head around this technique it’s really very simple and so much fun too.

You can see my video here or Watch it at Youtube.

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Happy Birthday – Detail

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Happy Birthday

I’ll be back on Wednesday with another card for Purple Onion Designs and look forward to seeing you then.

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Other supplies:  Cardstock – SBB Melon, Ocean. Pokie tool.

Stamper’s Challenge – Mists & Stencils!

Back with another Stamper’s Challenge for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine.  This time I had a blast playing with some wonderful Memory Box Stencils and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.  Here are the results!

Love how this gold panel turned out, I used a brush to paint white cardstock with the gold glimmer mist, who would have thought it would come out sooo sparkly!

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For You – Detail

For You

For You

Thanks for stopping by today,

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Other Supplies:  PTI – Button. Gold Twine. Palette knife. Cardstock – Granite.