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My Favourites for 2013

Here's a selection of my favourite projects for 2013.  
This was the year that MDS (My Digital Studio) was introduced to Australia and for me it was all about learning how to combine SU digital stamps and punches with my Silhouette Cameo (electronic cutter) - a match made in Heaven, particularly when you're stretched for time! So, it isn't any surprise that 8 out of the 12 projects featured in this blog post have been influenced by this little obsession of mine.
I hope you enjoy this little trip down memory lane.  I'd love to know which project is your favourite.












Just Add Ink have a link up this week (until the 8th January 10pm AEST) to share your favourite project for 2013.  If I had to choose, I think I'd go with the card I made in July for my friend's 50th Birthday.  It's a combination of MDS (digital punches) e-cutting, stamping and watercolouring.

Thanks for stopping by, Happy New Year!


A Clam Shell Pop-Up Card - Colours of January for SUO 87

SUO 87 Colours of January is the theme for the latest challenge at SUO Challenges. When you think about the month of January, what colours spring to mind?  For me it's all about the Summer Holiday Break so I went in search of a beachy colour combo in my 'Colour' Board on Pinterest.

I loved this colour combo from Design Seeds and matched it up with some SU Colours that I thought would suit the theme.


There's a real mix of digital and traditional die cutting, stamping etc.used in the making of this card so I thought you might like to know how it all came together -
Mini Tutorial 1.  Download the 'Anchors Away' Digital Kit from Stampin' Up! ® into MDS (My Digital Studio).  I chose the seahorse and clam shell 'stamps' and then exported these files into my Silhouette Studio


2.  Once they are in your e-cutter 'program', convert them into cutting files.  Re-size the seahorse to suit your project and make a card base from the clam shell (Please no…

Coffee Cup Tutorial and Template

Coffee Cup Card
addINKtive designs
Created by: Bronwyn Eastley

Stamp Set: Patterned Occasions (SAB)
Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers – Tangerine Tango, Pool Party (PP), Island Indigo
Card Stock: Sahara Sand (SS), Whisper White (WW), Tangerine Tango (TT), Island Indigo (II)
Accessories: Coffee Cup Template, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (DSP) and Tangerine Tango Ribbon, 1 ¼” and 1 3/8” Circle Punches, 1 ¾” Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Bone Folder

Instructions for Making the Coffee Cup Card (RHS) –
1. Print out the template onto an A4 sheet of SS and WW. Alternatively, you could trace the images onto a piece of plastic sheeting using a permanent fine line marker and trace around them. Cut out one card base in SS a lid from WW and a cozy from DSP.
2. Using your bone folder, make a crease in the lid across the middle section and glue to the top of the card front.
3. Attach the DSP coffee cozy onto the middle section of the cup and adhere two rows of TT ribbon to the top …

Christmas Owl Gift Bag

It's been way too long between posts but December has been a whirlwind month and rather 'epic'.  I won't bore you with the details but needless to say there hasn't been much paper crafting happening lately! 

This is just a quick post to show you a project that I should have shared before Christmas.  I found the idea on Pinterest (www.stamping with erica.blogspot.com) and CASED the little birthday owl gift bags and made a Christmas Owl Gift Bag using similar SU Products.

It was quick and easy and a great idea for owl lovers.


By the Seashore - a Non -Traditional Christmas Card for SUO 85

Ok ... so this is a little 'out there' but it certainly does fit the challenge requirements at SUO 85 (in more ways than one) to make a non-traditional Christmas card or paper craft project.

Non-traditional can mean non-Christmas stamps, colours or both. I went with pretty much non-traditional everything but sea shells are certainly more appropriate for our Aussie Christmas than sleighs and snowflakes!

SUO 85 - Non-Traditional Christmas

This was some random idea that came into my head and completely overtook my original idea for this challenge.  I'll have to put that one on hold for another day as I am in the middle of the craziest time of the year as a teacher. Portfolios, reports and end of year programs, celebrations etc, have taken over most of my time and I am really hanging out for the Summer break. Did I mention that our school is about to get a major renovation make over too? ... and oh yeah, I'm also acting Principal amongst the chaos of working full time on a…