Ellen Hutson – Penny Black Mix it Up Challenge!


Today is so exciting for me because I get to play at the Ellen Hutson Mix-it-Up Challenge and I’m sharing, not one but TWO cards that I’ve made using some fabulous Penny Black and Essentials by Ellen products.  You can find the challenge here at The Ellen Hutson Classroom and if you join in you have a chance to WIN a $50 gift certificate (you can find the deets at the challenge site)!

Oh My Goodness - Detail

Oh My Goodness – Detail

Oh My Goodness

Oh My Goodness

Thank You - Detail

Thank You – Detail

Thank You

Thank You

I’ve linked all the products that I used below and I can’t wait to see how you are inspired by these two fabulous companies!


Oh My Goodness – Other Supplies:  Copics E000,00,11,25,31,33,50. R02, 20. RV02,04. BG11,13. T2. C5,7,9. T2. BV00. YG03,17. Y17.  Prismacolor Pencils – Process Red, Warm Grey 20%, Deco Pink, Blush Pink, Crimson Lake, White.

Thank You – Other Supplies: American Craft’s Cardstock – Concrete

Video : Home Grown at Altenew

Today I’m sharing at the Altenew blog and it’s all about the one layer (and playing with the MISTI… so so excited!).  I filmed the process so you can watch and I gotta say that using the MISTI made making this card a breeze!

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

Home Grown - Detail - Altenew blog


Home Grown - Altenew blog

I’ve linked the Altenew products below or you can find them HERE.  Have a great and crafty day!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – White, Black, Warm Grey 50, 20%, Cool Grey 20, 70%, Canary Yellow, Jasmine, Yellow Ochre, Yellowed Orange, Spanish Orange, Pale Vermilion, Pale Sage, Moss Green, Apple Green, Dark Green, Light Cerulean Blue, Copenhagen Blue, Grench Grey 70%, Dark Umber, Parma Violet, Mulberry, Violet.

Avery Elle – Stamper’s Challenge!

I was lucky to be asked to join the Avery Elle ‘Geek Love’ Stamper’s Challenge for the Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine.  This is an uber cute stamp set and I (heart) the matching die set too!

Here are the two cards that I made, I think I was trying to channel my ‘inner’ Laura Bassen on the little girl card, for some reason lately I’ve been avoiding blending, so here I thought I would give it a try Doublestick Heaven style…   and I still have a ways to go lol, thanks for the inspiration Laura!

Adorkable - Details

Adorkable – Details



Awesome - Detail

Awesome – Detail



Thanks for your visit today!


Other Supplies:  AdorkableAvery Elle Elle-ments dies – Geek Love.  American Crafts Cardstock – Lemon, Cherry, Charcoal, Ocean.  Copics – E000,00,11,25,31,33,50.  R22,05. W4. C5,9. B000,91,95,97. 0.

Other Supplies – Awesome :  Copics  E000,00,25,29,31,33,50. R02,20,22. B000,02. Y11,21. G40. YG03. T0.

Video : I need more masculine cards!

Why is it that as my girly stash of cards grows every day and the masculine one dwindles…    couldn’t we just give the girly cards to the guys, we all know they hardly even look at them (except for our other halves of course who know just how much money – maybe…  we spend and wouldn’t dare not to have just one ooh or aaah when they open their card) lol!

Today I made one for the stash, it’s for Scrapbook Boutique and using some fab Mama Elephant products, I filmed as I created so that you could watch the process.

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

happy happy - Detail

happy happy – Detail

happy happy

happy happy

You can find all these over at Scrapbook Boutique or linked below.  Hugs,


Other Supplies:  Cardstock – American Crafts – Coffee

Keeping it CAS!

Feeling in the need for a very clean & simple design today and I had some help along the way with some slapstick Penny Black stamps.  Originally I was going to cut off the edges of the flowers along the card base but when it came to the crunch I just couldn’t do it.

Thinking of You - Detail

Thinking of You – Detail

Thinking of You

Thinking of You

Loved having you stop by,


Other Supplies:  Copics – BV00,02,08. BG11.  Prismacolor Pencils – Olive Green, Moss Green, Yellow Chartreuse.

Altenew focus Mini Blossoms

If you know me then you know that I adore making floral cards and this new set called Mini Blossoms from Altenew is brilliant! And today I have the pleasure of sharing three cards with you,  I’ve added my pics here but if you are wanting a little more detail on these cards you can head over to Altenew blog.  Also I have an extra video today, So enjoy!

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

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Special - Detail copy

Special copy

So Beautiful - Detail copy So Beautiful copy

All the supplies I used are linked below,  Hope you have a great and crafty day!


Hello – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps – Mini Blossoms, You Are.

You are so Special – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – Mini Blossoms.  American Crafts Cardstock – Taffy, Kale, Pool.

So Beautiful – Other Supplies: Altenew Stamps – Mini Blossoms.

Altenew & Freckled Fawn Collaboration Hop & Giveaway!

Today I am so excited as I am part of a collaboration blog hop with Altenew and Freckled Fawn.   Now, you should have arrived here from Megan Anderson’s blog and if you missed that, then you can start at the very beginning at the Altenew Blog.  So, today I had heaps of fun making my card and that was because I couldn’t resist this coral coloured resin glittery heart cloud (all that goodness in just one embellie) and my whole card was based on it!

Best (1) copy Best (2) copy


Lots of opportunities to win today as there are two Freckled Fawn January Release kits ‘CAPTURE’ valued at $27 and  two $30 Altenew gift certificates up for grabs. The winners will be picked randomly along the blog hop and comments must be left by Tuesday January 26th 2016 at 11.59am EST.  The Winners will be announced on the Freckled Fawn and Altenew blogs on January 28th.

So Lets Get Hopping:

From here you are off to visit Candi Billman, and here is a full list of the participants,

Thanks for joining us, hope you are having some hopping fun!


Other Supplies:  Freckled Fawn Enamel Dots – Warm. Copics – R02,22. YG00,03. 0. Y11,21.

Video : Penny Black Cat Love!

One of my fave colouring techniques with Prismas is using them direct to design paper, and today I felt like colouring so I did just that!  I decided to film as I created so you can watch the process.

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

Love - Detail

Love – Detail



Thanks so much for stopping by today,


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – White, Black, Eggshell, Pale Sage, Kelly Green, Goldenrod, Blush Pink, Process Red, Peach Beige, Chocolate, French Grey 70%.  Paper Pad – Crate Paper Maggie Holmes.  Wink of Stella – Clear. Glass Seed Beads – Gold (00557)

Altenew January 2016 Release, Blog Hop & Giveaway!

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I’m so excited to be taking part in Altenew’s 2016 January release  and blog hop, if you arrived here from Anna Kossakovskaya’s blog you are exactly where you should be.  We will be releasing 10 new stamp sets. Unfortunately the two stamp sets that Marika designed won’t be released this month, but we will be releasing them in February.

For my first card today I used the fabulous apple from the new Teacher’s Rule stamp set and created a bit of texture by swiping the ink across the stamp and I just love how it turned out (especially with these new specialty papers from Altenew).

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I got all ‘retro’ with my second card and had the best fun copic colouring these swirls from You Are and popped up a big  Super Script sentiment on some kraft and called it done.

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My final card is truly a CAS design and I thought it would be fun to create a whole set of these using the images and sentiments from Way Too Sweet, they would come together in no time at all!

So Sweet - Detail So Sweet

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 Friday January 22nd 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 Friday January 22nd (AEST) and I will announce the winner here on my blog.

As I am the last hop on the blog it’s back to Altenew so that you can leave your comment for your chance to win.  Thanks so much for visiting and I hope you have had a blast on this hop!

Edited to add GIVEAWAY WINNER!


Congratulations Holly, Please email Altenew at winner@altenew.com to claim your prize with a subject line :January 2016 Release winner from Therese’s Blog


Awesome – Other Supplies:  Altenew Stamps – You Are.  AC Cardstock – Brown Sugar.  Copics – 0. E50,99. Y17,26.  BG11.

Being so Sweet – Other Supplies Altenew Stamps – Way too Sweet.  Prismacolor Pencils – White, Process Red. American Crafts cardstock – Robin’s Egg, Taffy.

InspirationAltenew Stamps – Teacher’s Rule.  Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Sienna Brown, Crimson Red, Limepeel.  Polychromos – Chrome Green Opaque.

Video : Molotow masking at Scrapbook Boutique!

Today at Scrapbook Boutique I am smooshing!  Love this technique but wanted to push the boundaries a little further so out came my new Molotow Masking Pen and you get to  watch the process as I have a video showing how this card came together.

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

Awesome - Detail

Awesome – Detail



You can find all these goodies linked below or you can head to Scrapbook Boutique!


Other Supplies:  Prismacolor Pencils – Warm Grey 20, 70%, Black.