Video : Altenew – CAS Lotus flower!

Today I have a video to share with you for Altenew using the beautiful Lotus flower stamp set, and I’m not sure if you have noticed it yet but I just can’t get enough of the Spicy Yogurt cardstock…   isn’t it fab!

You can see my video here or Watch it in HD at Yotube.

Altenew - Lotus - Oriental Orchid - Succulents copy

Altenew - Lotus - Oriental Orchid - Succulents copy

I’ve linked all the products below or you can find them at Altenew.  Hope you are having a fabulous day.


Other Supplies:  Altenew – Lotus

Video : Cards 4 Men – Using Patterned Paper

Today I’m using patterned paper in my Cards 4 MenUsing Images series.  Not my usual ‘go to’ product for masculine cards but today I can share with you how I make it work.

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

Lostinpaper - Cards 4 Men Using patterned paper (video).

Congratulations – Detail

Lostinpaper - Cards 4 Men Using patterned paper (video).


Having heaps of crafty fun here at the moment, I hope I’ll get a chance to share some of it with you very soon.  Hugs,


Other Supplies:  Copics – E31,33,50. 0. Y11,21. B000,02,91. T2. W0,2,4,7. C9. R11,14,20,22. Y17.

Video : Shaking that Ice Cream!

Time for a VERY clean & simple shaker today, I’ve used the Penny Black ice cream die and I just love how easy this came together.  This card could easily be changed up, a coloured background, shaking the whole thing, partial shaking…  Anyhoo, I filmed as I created so you can watch the process.

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

Lostinpaper - Penny Black pillow box creative die - ice cream shaker CAS card (video)

Happy Birthday – Detail

Lostinpaper - Penny Black pillow box creative die - ice cream shaker CAS card (video)

Happy Birthday

Hope you are having the most incredible day,


Other Supplies:  Martha Stewart crystal (sprinkles inside the shaker)  Copic Markers – E31,53. R22. RV10. B000.

Video : Fairy Fun at Scrapbook Boutique!

Time for another shaker card and lots of different fab companies used to create this one today for Scrapbook Boutique.  I had so much fun making my own starry background and you can see how I did this in my video below.

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

Magical Day - Detail

Magical Day – Detail

Magical Day

Magical Day

You can find all these products linked below or at Scrapbook Boutique.  Have a fun and crafty day,


Other Supplies:  Copics – E000,00,31,33,50. V12. YG13. T0. 0. B01.

Altenew Focus Post – Painted Rose three times over!

Hiya, today I have a focus post for Altenew and that means you get to see three cards all created using the same stamp set.  It’s another fab layering flower set which we know Altenew does so well, this one is called Painted Rose.

  When I saw this set I just knew that I had to do at least one ‘red rose’ card, and the crisp inks didn’t let me down.  Don’t you just love the subtle recycled look of the Spicy Yogurt cardstock, I already know that I am going to have to ‘stock up’ on this one.

Altenew Painted Rose Oriental Orchid card

Altenew Painted Rose Oriental Orchid card

And for an easy to mass produce (especially if you have one of them MISTIs)  here’s a quick and easy ‘Save the Date’ card, which could be stamped in any colour or in gold…  silver….   well, you know where I’m going with this.

Altenew Painted Rose Save the Date - Detail copy

Altenew Painted Rose Save the Date copy

And did I say just one ‘red’ rose card, well, I did make it two.   This version is a little different to the first with a watercoloury painted rose look.

Altenew - Painted Roses watercolor card - Detail copy

Altenew - Painted Roses watercolor card copy

So why not head over to the Altenew blog for some more deets on these cards as well as lots more inspiration from the rest of the team with this fabulous new release.  Hugs,


So Beautiful – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – Painted Rose.

Save the Date – Other Supplies:   Altenew – Painted Rose, From the Desk Of , Lotus  / Red heart Sprinkle.
You Amaze Me – Other Supplies:  Altenew – Painted Rose

Altenew – May 2016 Release, Bloghop & Giveaway (Video)!


I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 May release and blog hop, and if you arrived here from Sveta Fotinia’s blog then you are exactly where you need to be.  Today we will be releasing 16 stamp sets and 10 dies and to be honest I just couldn’t stop making cards with this release, it’s so wonderful!  So this is a very photo heavy post, and the fun deets are there if you scroll on down, have FUN!

Here is my first card for today,

mr & mrs - Detail copy

Time for a CAS tone on tone background using those fabulous gray inks and the pale gray cardstock from Altenew.  I used the new Dahlia Blossoms layering stamp set and stamped out my own sentiment with the Calligraphy Alpha (I wish my handwriting was this beautiful).

mr & mrs copy

I decided to film as I created this card to show just how easy it came together.

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

And for my second and fave card for this release I have used new flower set called Spring Daisy, but instead of being a daisy I have coloured them as gerberas on my design.  Yes, they are my favourite flowers and I think it’s because they are so bright and fun. I embossed the sentiment and it’s from the Dahlia Blossoms set, and added some pale gray and woodgrain cardstock for a bit of punch.

Altenew Daisy flowers coloured as Gerberas

Altenew Daisy flowers coloured as Gerberas

And for my final set of cards I used the Best Dad and Best Mom sets which are both very special sets because if you buy them  before June 19th Altenew will donate 20% of the profits to an internation charity organization, the Zakat Foundation, to support seniors in need.  This is another great way for you to show the support an the love of our crafting communtiy!   I also used some sentiments from the Beautiful Quotes stamp set, which I thought worked perfectly with these wonderful images.

Altenew Best Dad cards with Beautiful Quotes and Best Mom CAS retro style set of cards Best Dad - Book copy Best Dad - Cup - Detail copy Best Dad - Cup copy Best Dad - Smile - Detail copy Best Dad - Smile copy


Now, to the good stuff and onto the Prizes and there are
two ways to win!


To celebrate this release, Altenew is giving away $50 gift certificate to three lucky winners.  Please leave a comment on the Altenew blog  for your chance to win!  You have until Thursday May 19th, 11:59pm EST to leave your comments.

Also I will randomly choose a winner from the comments left on this post (only one per person) to win a $30 gift certificate to the Altenew online store,  you have until midnight Thursday May 19th (AEST) and I will announce the winners here on this blog post Friday May 20th.

>>>>> Therese <<<<<

From here you are off to YANA’s incredible blog.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER,


Congratulations Lolita D, Please email Altenew at to claim your prize with a subject line :May 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog


Mr & Mrs – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps –  Dahlia Blossoms / Calligraphy Alpha

Full Bloom – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps – Spring Daisy / Dahlia Blossoms.  Copics –

Best Dad – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – Beautiful Quotes. Cardstock – Kraft / AC’s Powder / AC’s Kale.  Prismacolor Pencils – White / French Grey 50% / Cool Grey 20, 50%.

Time for another Challenge at Scrapbook Boutique Bloghop & Giveaway!

Welcome back, it’s time for the new challenge at Scrapbook Boutique, that means it’s also time for  a blog hop…    so of course more wonderful prizes to be won! Today you should have arrived here from Lynn’s fabulous blog.

For your chance to WIN a $10 store voucher, just leave a comment at each blog along the hop, you have until midday 17th May (you must have an Australian or NZ address to be eligible) and the winner will be announced at the Scrapbook Boutique blog 

Also for all the deets on how to join this month’s challenge and have the chance to WIN a $30 gift voucher stop by Scrapbook Boutique blog, you have until the end of May to join us!

Here is the inspiration for this month’s Moodboard challenge…


So we are in the pinks again and this time I’ve got the most gorgeous image from Stamping Bella, and she just had to have a gold glittery dress (looks fabulous IRL), probably because I want one myself, I just don’t have anywhere to wear it…

Sweet Life - Detail

Sweet Life – Detail

Sweet Life

Sweet Life

From here you are heading to the Scrapbook Boutique Blog, thanks for joining us, it’s been heaps of fun!


Other Supplies:  Copic Markers – 0. E000,00,11,25,33,50. T0,2. BV20. Y21,26. YG91,93. R83. RV00,10.

Video : Va Va Voom – more Prismacolor Penny Black fun!

Va Va Voom alright, I’m sure this is how I look on my scooter…  well, maybe not, a little more protective gear and less of a high heel for sure lol.

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

Va Va Voom - Detail

Va Va Voom – Detail

Va Va Voom

Va Va Voom

See you again real soon, actually it’s tomorrow, for the start of the new challenge with Scrapbook Boutique and here’s a little warning, there’ll be lots of glitter!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – White / Black / Cool Grey 50, 70% / Warm Grey 10, 20, 70% / French Grey 70% / Chocolate / Dark Umber / Ginger Root / Limepeel / Olive Green / Moss Green / Sap Green Light / Pale Sage / Jade Green / Muted Turquoise / Aquamarine / Light Cerulean Blue / Cloud Blue / Violet Blue / Ultramarine / Crimson Red / Crimson Lake / Poppy Red / Light Peach / Peach / Goldenrod / Jasmine.  White Gel Pen.

An Inktense coloured Penny Black Mother’s Day Cat?

Big hugs to all mother’s (and especially mine) today, it’s time to celebrate and remember you.  This is a publication share and I know that normally cat’s don’t feature on Mother’s Day cards very often,  I couldn’t resist this little cutie!

Beautiful Mother - Detail

Beautiful Mother – Detail

Beautiful Mother

Beautiful Mother

Gotta say, I have a big blog week coming up so sit back and brace yourself! It all starts with a video tomorrow sharing some more Penny Black goodness, I can’t wait to see you then.  Hugs


Other Supplies:  Stamps – Altenew – Beautiful Lady.  Inktense Pencils – Mustard, Saddle Brown, Sienna Gold, Tan, Sepia Ink, Neutral Grey, Ink Black, Hooker’s Green, Apple Green.

Video : Cards4Men – Using Images: Creating a Shadow with Prismacolor Pencils.

Back today with another Cards4Men video and today it’s all about the shadow, a ‘By Request’ video (yes, this is for you Ange).  I’ve used Prismacolor Pencils on this card but you could apply this technique to any kind of medium…  I just find pencils are the easiest for me to blend out.  But with practice, anything is possible (well, nearly lol.)  Remember, after all, it’s just paper!

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

Dude - Detail

Dude – Detail

I had so much fun colouring this character, I’ve got a new set of Polychromos pencils, but for some reason headed to my Prismas again.  I know that I am just going to have to venture there soon…



…it’s just so much is happening around here, I’m moving my room around, I have a new computer, with a new computer program, new office 365 as well as a new video editing program, so needless to say, BIG learning curves happening here on the coast, and with lots of cards to make (wish me luck)!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Black / French Grey 20, 90% / Warm Grey 20% / Cool Grey 70% / Burnt Ochre / Dark Brown / Jasmine / Poppy Red / Crimson Red.