Introducing Sweet Paper Travellers

I am so excited to present Sweet Paper Travellers, a tour to the UK for paper crafters.

Whilst it’s been quiet here on the blog, I’ve been beavering away in the background, planning this tour.

YOU are invited to join this fully escorted group, being inspired by art, craft and history in the UK.

The tour will commence in Edinburgh, meander through the picturesque Lakes District, and finish in London at the biggest paper craft show in the UK – Crafting at Ally Pally – formerly known as the Big Stamp and Scrapbooking Show. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Numbers are strictly limited! Don’t miss out!

Register your interest at carolyn@alphatravel.com.au or 03 9500 9895

I hope you can join me!

As a Travel Advisor at Alpha Travel, I am planning and organising this tour.

Joy and Peace

May you experience the love, joy and peace which the Christ Child brings. This is God’s gift to us 🎁

Thank you for your support and encouragement this year! I have really appreciated you taking the time to stop by 🌹

Have a lovely Christmas celebration with those you hold dear.

With best wishes

Carolyn xx

Aussie Christmas 9

Good morning! These are the final cards in my Aussie Christmas card series. I have really appreciated your interest and comments 💜 I hope you can check back later in the week when I share some very special mail! 😉

Kaleidacolor inkpad Autumn Leaves + Stamp-It Blackboy Christmas stamp and sentiment + fine detail black/white embossing powder.

The sentiment has been inked up with the same inkpad. The secret to getting this to stamp clearly is just a light spritz before stamping.

Thanks for joining me today. See you soon 🌷

Aussie Christmas 5

Hello! I had never noticed gum flowers until I came to live in Melbourne. They are so pretty and dainty. A gum flower starts today’s card…

Cotton blend paper + Hero Arts stamp Pearl Strings Bold Prints + Distress Ink Peeled Paint (sponged over background stamp) + Stamp-It stamp Gum Flower + Distress Markers Peeled Paint, Barn Door and Fired Brick + fine detail gold embossing powder + Poppystamps die Christmas Frame.

Thanks for joining me today! 🌷

Aussie Christmas 4

Hello! The starting point for this card was the Australia shape, an ancient stencil/mask I’ve had since my childhood! After colouring the cotton blend paper with Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves, I put the mask down and dabbed dry Cowabunga Copper (Magicals – see below) all around it.

Kaleidacolor Autumn Leaves + Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals Cowabunga Copper (set is Totally 80’s) + childhood Australia shape + Ultimate Crafts dies Ironbark Branch and Merry Christmas Swirl + Hero Arts stamp Pearl Strings Bold Prints + Ultimate Crafts Antiquity embossing folder + fine detail copper embossing powder + X-press it gold glitter tape. 

I love how this one turned out!

Thanks for joining me today 🦋

Aussie Christmas 3

Hello! The starting point for this card was the alcohol ink background. I imagined it as an outback scene with the greens and browns of the bush. It just happened that the clouds have a silver lining!

Alcohol inks + Yupo paper + Cheery Lynn Designs Windmill + My Favourite Things Dienamics Stitched Square Frames + Stamp-It sentiment + Distress Ink Peeled Paint.

Thanks for looking! Have a great day 🌹