30 December 2012

Two-step Stamping

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I made this card using the Stippled Blossoms set as well as the Itty Bitty Banners and Bordering on Romance sets.  I love two-step stamping and Stippled Blossoms is a set which is especially suited to this technique.  This is one of the cards that we will be making at my next stamp-a-stack on the last Saturday of January.  Please contact me to book.

24 December 2012

Merry Christmas

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I've been thinking of trying this technique since the Holiday catalogue was released and I finally tried it out.  I stamped some snowflakes onto Midnight Muse cardstock using the new Illuminate Ink from Stampin' Up!.  Since it's a pigment ink, I thought that I'd be able to emboss with it, so I tried it using clear embossing powder and it worked!  You can't see the sparkle in the photo, but those snowflakes look amazing.  The tag was die cut using the Lots of Tags set and the silver glimmer paper.  I then punched the greeting using the Extra Large Oval punch.  The ribbon is Whisper White Organza ribbon.  To make all the snowflakes pop, I put some Basic Rhinestones in the middle.

Have a Merry Christmas everyone.

22 December 2012

Emboss Resist

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This beautiful card was made after seeing a very similar card in Paper Crafter's Library.  I've used the Snowflake Soiree and Petite Pairs stamp sets.  The main panel started off as a Whisper White piece of card stock, but once I'd embossed the snoflakes, I sponged over it using Baja Breeze.  I then added Iridescent Ice (because you can never have enough sparkle at this time of year).  The sentiment is on a panel die cut from the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I then added Basic Rhinestones to the centre of each snowflake and to the sentiment panel.

21 December 2012

Christmas Glimmer

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I CASEd this card from Marelle Taylor who made a very similar card using Whisper White on Whisper White card stock.  I used Midnight Muse as my card base and a Midnight Muse Stitched Satin Ribbon.  The sentiment is from Snowflake Soiree.  I love the glimmer paper which is currently available in the three colours I've used on the card - Red, White and Champagne.  I punched the glimmer paper out using the 1-1/4" square punch and the Whisper White pieces were punched out using the Postage Stamp punch. The little windows on each of the Whisper White panels were punched using the Merry Minis punch pack.  I then added three Basic Rhinestones under the sentiment.

19 December 2012

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I made this card for some of my family and friends.  I've used Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler as the colour theme.  The patterned paper is from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack.  The little ornaments were punched out using the Merry Mini punches and the Champagne Glimmer Paper.  The greeting is from Bells & Boughs which is probably my favourite Christmas stamp set this year.

07 December 2012

Christmas class crackers

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I made these as a gift to all the ladies that attended my class a couple of weeks ago.  It was the last class of the year, so I wanted to make it a bit more special.  Inside, I placed little chocolates for everyone.

I made the crackers using Cherry Cobbler card stock, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Champagne Glimmer paper, Mixed Medley hostess set and Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

02 December 2012

Cupcake birthday

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I CASEd this card from a card made by Connie Stewart (a demonstrator in the US).  I thought it was so cute, so I made it for my friend's daughter.  I changed a couple of things such as the cherries and the awning, which she made using the Rosettes die, but I used the Scallop edge punch and Simply Scored.

Paper and Card Stock: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: Early Espresso, Raspberry Ripple, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Create a Cupcake
Punches: Scallop Edge, Word Window, Cupcake Builder
Other: Frost White Shimmer Paint, Simply Scored

01 December 2012

Stampin' Trimmer

The new Stampin' Trimmer is now available.  This new design is exclusive to Stampin' Up! so you won't see these benefits in a trimmer anywhere else.  Wider base, sturdier construction, longer cutting track, grids and measurements that won't wear off, even a handy storage compartment.  Contact me to place your order.

Watch this video to find out more

17 November 2012


Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is a layout of the day Ben and I spent in Assisi.  It was the first day on our tour that we had really lovely weather, which is why I've used such bright colours.  In the last two photos, I've highlighted the use of Dazzling Details, which is a new product being sold by Stampin' Up!  It leaves a nice glossy finish and it's perfect to highlight details such as flower petals and (in this case) the title of the page.

Paper: Daffodil Delight Card Stock, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango Card Stock;
Accessories: Dazzling Details, Bitty Buttons, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon Lucky Limeade, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Daffodil Delight, Pearl Basic Jewels, Paper Daisies, Tangerine Tango Marker, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Full Heart Punch, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Sizzlits Dies (retired), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.

16 November 2012

Make and take

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is the make and take we made at the party last week.  That beautiful tulle ribbon is only available until January 2013 and comes in three colours - Cherry Cobbler (used above), Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.

Stamps: Four Frames, Bright Blossoms, Elements of Style
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 3-1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch

Simply Sent App

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

Stampin' Up! released a new app for Apple* users yesterday.  It's free and it's really easy to use.  It's called Simply Sent.  It's actually designed to help you make digital cards that you can then share on social media or email to your family or friends.  Here, I've used it to make a scrapbook page.  It's only my first attempt, so it's only a very simple page, but I can already see the possibilities.

Click here to access the app

*Unfortunately the app is not yet available for Android devices, but hopefully soon.

11 November 2012

Faux cushion technique

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I first saw this technique on Pinterest - note how the top of the card looks like a couch cushion?  I've used the Diagonal Scoring Plate at 1-1/2" intervals and then placed some Basic Pearl Jewels on each cross-over.

The beautiful paper at the bottom of the card is from the Festival of Prints DSP (only available until 31 January 2013).  The ribbon is the Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon and the greeting is from Petite Pairs.

10 November 2012

Heartfelt Stampin' Up! event - Sydney

I've just spent the day at Stampin' Up!'s Heartfelt event in Sydney.  The day was just about perfect.  I caught up with some old friends, made some new friends and learnt some amazing new techniques.  It was wonderful to see all the demonstrations.  I love being a part of the Stampin' Up! family.

09 November 2012

Christmas gift tag box

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This was the second lucky door prize I had at the party on Sunday.  I put 4 gift cards with envelopes into an embellished box.  The gift cards were 6" x 3" pieces of cardstock, folded in half.  I then put a piece of DSP on them, some Glimmer paper and a greeting.  I covered the box in DSP and decorated the front, then I sprayed the box with a mixture of Shimmer Paint and Isocol.

Stamps: Mixed Medley, Merry Minis
Paper: Whisper White, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Red and White Glimmer Paper
Ink: Gumball Green
Punches: Merry Minis, 3/4" circle punch, 1-1/4" scallop circle punch
Accessories: Basic Jewels - Rhinestones, Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Paint

Papillon Potpourri treat box

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I made this treat box as a lucky door prize for a workshop that I had on Sunday.  I'm really loving the Papillon Potpourri stamp set along with the matching Elegant Butterfly punch.  What do you think of this colour combination - Melon Mambo and Pretty In Pink?  The greeting is from the Mixed Medley hostess stamp set and the Victoria Crochet Trim holds it all together.

21 October 2012

Simple card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This was the other card we made at yesterday's stamp-a-stack.  It uses the beautiful 3/8" stitched satin ribbon which is currently free with any purchase of $60.

The butterflies are stamped in Calypso Coral - inked once and then stamped three times to get the three different shades.

While the Christmas card we made took a while, this card was really quick and easy to make.


Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Summer Starfruit; Whisper White;
Ink: Calypso Coral;
Stamps: Parlor Prints background stamp, Papillon Potpourri, Mixed Medley;
Punch: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle;
Ribbon: Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon

19 October 2012

Christmas Diamond Fold Card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is one of the cards that we will be making at tomorrow's stamp-a-stack.  I've used the diamond fold technique as I thought that it would make a Christmas card really stand out from the norm.  I'd love to know what you think, so please leave a comment.

Card stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Champagne Glimmer Paper;
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green;
Stamps: Snowflake Soiree, Bells & Boughs;
DSP: Be of Good Cheer;
Punches: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Circle;
Tools: Blender Pen, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Sponge Daubers

18 October 2012

Sweets for the Sweet

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

The Sweets for the Sweet stamp set is so cute, and perfect for children's cards.  I made this for a special three year old girl.


Cardstock and Ink: Calypso Coral, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight;
Stamp sets: Sweets for the Sweet, Mixed Medley;
Patterned Paper: Designer Series Paper Stacks (Subtles collection);
Other: 3/16" Brights Brads, 3/16" Metallic Brads, 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon in Whisper White

14 October 2012


Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I made this rosette for a friend who is in hospital, hoping to brighten up her day.


Card stock: Rich Razzleberry, Summer Smooches DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Stamps: Papillon Potpourri
Punches: 2-1/2" Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, Elegant Butterfly

12 October 2012

Diamond wedding card

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

My brother asked me to make a card for him to take to a wedding in Bali in a couple of months.  I thought I'd try something a bit different to the traditional card fold and made a diamond fold card.


Stamps: Petite Pairs, Twitter Pated
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Designer Series Paper Stacks - Riding Hood Red, Twitterpated
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red
Big Shot: Floral Frames Framelits die
Punch: 2-3/8" Scallop Circle
Other: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

04 October 2012

World's Greatest

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is the other card we made at my stamp-a-stack last Saturday.  We used Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo and Whisper White card stock, Melon Mambo ink, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon and a Designer Ribbon slide from the Holiday Catalogue.  The base card is embossed with the Lacy Brocade folder (also from the Holiday Catalogue).  The stamp is not in a set - just the one on it's own and is called World's Greatest.

01 October 2012

Christmas Joy

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is one of the cards we made at my stamp-a-stack on Saturday.  I've used Not Quite Navy, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations card stock.  The core'dination was embossed using the Holiday Frame and then sanded down to reveal the core of the card stock which is a lighter shade of the Cherry Cobbler.  The stamps are from Joyous Celebrations.

It's Spool Time

Spend $60 between now and the end of October and receive your choice of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.  Spend $300 and receive all 5 colours.  To place an order, contact me on lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au or 0410 343 470.

24 September 2012

GIANT Craft Sale

We're having our annual GIANT craft sale on 13 October 2012.

Lots of pre-loved items will be looking for new homes, so come along and grab a bargain.

When:  13 October 2012 9am to noon.
Where:  Kings Langley Scout Hall, James Cook Drive, Kings Langley (behind the Community Centre next to Kings Langley shopping centre)

You will find lots of stamps, ribbons, paper and embellishments as well as morning tea (for a gold coin donation).

22 September 2012


Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

It's my 5th wedding anniversary today.  According to a book I found, that means that the traditional gift is wood.  Instead of buying a present made out of wood, I made this card with a woodgrain panel.  I used the Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on the Early Espresso Core'dinations card stock.  I then mounted it on some Cherry Cobbler card stock and wrapped some Early Espresso bakers' twine around it.

16 September 2012

Step by Step Challenge

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is the page that I made for Home and Scrapped's September Step by Step challenge. I've used the Subtles DSP Stack and the Pretty Postage stamp set. The colours are Rose Red, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi.

14 September 2012

Core'dinations Cardstock

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

On the focal point of this card, I've embossed the Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock with the Lacy Brocade Embossing folder then gave it a light sand to reveal the inside layer of cardstock. Imagine how amazing this would look using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder. I'm yet to try the other two colours - Cherry Cobbler and Gumball Green, but I'm sure they would make a lovely Christmas card.

13 September 2012

Double Happiness

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I made this page using a lot of the new products in the main catalogue. I really love the new Quint-Essential Flower stamp which goes with so many of our punches (see the top left hand corner). To make the title, I stamped the image from the Apothecary Arts set and used a blender pen to colour in the flowers around the outside. The lantern on the bottom right hand corner was cut out from one of my photos.


Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Whisper White;
DSP: Summer Smooches;
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Real Red;
Dies: Scallop Envelope Bigz, Labels Collection Framelits;
Stamps: Apothecary Art, Loving Thoughts, Bright Blossoms, Quint-Essential Flower;
Punches: 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle, 1" Circle, Elegant Butterfly;
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Brights Glimmer Brads

09 September 2012


Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I know it seems early, but with only 107 days to go, it's time to start making Christmas cards! I received my box of goodies from the new catalogues on Friday so I spent the weekend trying them out. I've used the beautiful Holiday Frame Textured Embossing folder and Joyous Celebrations stamp set (both from the Holiday Catalogue) to make this card. Then I added some Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine and a small Rhinestone jewel. The colours used are Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White.

06 September 2012

Annual Catalogue Shares

I'm running 10 different shares from the new Annual Catalogue, allowing you to have a sample of the embellishments at a fraction of the cost.

Please contact me on lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au if you would like to buy any or all of the shares!

1. 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon 1.82m of each of the 5 colours $15.95 5 shares
2. 3/8” Ruffled Ribbon 1.82m of each of the 5 colours $16.95 5 shares
3. 3/8” Designer Printed Brads 2 each in 5 colours $ 3.50 4 shares
4. In Colour Dahlias 1 each in 5 colours $ 3.50 4 shares
5. Glimmer Brads: Basics & Brights 2 each in 10 colours $ 4.50 4 shares
6. 3/16” Brads: Brights, Regals, Neutrals, Subtles:
5 each in 24 colours $11.95 4 shares
7. Designer Buttons: Subtles, Neutrals, Brights, Regals
1 each of 3 designs in 24 colours $15.95 4 shares
8. Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons 2 each of 3 designs $ 2.50 4 shares
9. Neutrals Designer Buttons 2 each of 3 designs $ 2.25 4 shares
10. Bitty Buttons 4 each in 4 shapes $ 2.25 4 shares

For 1 share in each, only pay $70 (save $9.30).

02 September 2012

New catalogues

There are two gorgeous new catalogues that are now live. This is the Holiday catalogue which you can find here.

This is the Annual Catalogue. You can have a look here. We have 5 great new in-colours, lots of new stamp sets and so many accessories.

If you prefer your catalogues in the flesh (so to speak), I can reserve a copy for you. The Holiday catalogue is free. The Annual catalogue is $5. Postage to anywhere in Australia is $10. I will refund the purchase price if you place an order of $50 or more during September.

I'm looking forward to showing you some great projects using some of my new goodies, so stay tuned.

31 August 2012

Pocket Silhouettes

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is one of the cards we made at last Saturday's Stamp-a-Stack. It showcases two retiring stamp sets: Pocket Silhouettes and Three Little Words. You have two hours to email lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au with your order from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue. I will be placing one last order at 9pm. If you would like to order anything, please email me before then.

Best Wishes

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This card showcases the beautiful satin ribbon which is retiring tonight. Only 3 hours to go before I place my last order from this catalogue. I will need to receive your order by 9pm if you would like anything. Please email your order to lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au.


Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This page is the result of a Mystery page challenge that I took part in at Home and Scrapped. All of the Designer Series Paper on this page is retiring tonight.

I'll be placing one last order at 9pm, so please send an email to lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au with your order by then if you would like anything before it's gone for good.

27 August 2012

Say 'goodbye' to Paisley Petals

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This gorgeous Designer Series Paper - Paisley Petals is being discontinued. You only have until Friday to order. Usually $18.95, it's currently available for $11.95 - that's 40% off. Contact me on lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au to order.

25 August 2012

Triple Time Stamping

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

We made this card at my stamp-a-stack this afternoon. The 4 lovely ladies and I had a ball stamping today. This card contains the retiring stamp set Cottage Garden as well as the retiring Real Red Satin Ribbon.

12 August 2012

Hello Lucerne

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

Love this Designer Series Paper (Paisley Petals) which retires at the end of this month. The Posy Punch Hostess Set (the stamp set used to stamp the flowers and the 'Hello' bottom left of photo group) is also retiring. If you would like to order the Paper, or host a workshop to earn the stamp set, contact me on lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au before it's too late.

06 August 2012

Old meets new

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I've used some retiring items and some new items for this card. The retiring Big Top Birthday Designer Series Paper makes a great backdrop for a birthday card - especially a child's birthday. The stamp set is Memorable Moments which will be available from 1 September. I've also used the big shot's Framelits Labels Collection which will be carried over to the annual catalogue. All the cardstock and ink colours are from the Big Top Birthday DSP.

02 August 2012

Starter Kit

You can now buy the starter kit from anywhere in Australia by clicking here. The starter kit gives you $235 value for just $169. It's completely customisable, so you can choose anything you like to the value of $235 and just pay $169. Best of all, you'll automatically be a member of Stampers Anonymous - a fun, friendly, fabulous team and you'll start receiving discounts straight away.

Lion Monument - Lucerne

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

One of my favourite scrapbooking sites, Home and Scrapped just had a build-a-page challenge, where 1 different person would provide a different step each day for 7 days. I took part and made this page using the retiring (sniff, sniff) Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper. I've also used Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Pretty In Pink Cardstock, Marina Mist Stampin' Write Marker, Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons and an Antique Brad. The letters were cut using the Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Die.

01 August 2012

Going, Going....

Check out the retirement lists. They are only available until stocks last and some of these will sell quickly. Send me an email at lorna.casha@optusnet.com.au to order.

29 July 2012

Scented embossing powder

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

I've used cherry scented embossing powder on the cherries in this card, which I made for my husband's birthday in June. The cherries still smell like cherries a month after they were embossed.

18 July 2012

My business page on Facebook

I've just set up a new page on Facebook.  Feel free to 'like' it through the link below.

Looking forward to seeing you there.


14 July 2012


Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

This is me captaining a small boat on Lake Lucerne in 2008.  My niece's colour combination of Tempting Turquoise, Silver and Whisper White (see previous post) worked well for a nautical theme.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Silver Glimmer Paper;
Stampin' Marker: Tempting Turquoise;
Stamp Set: Happiness Shared;
Accessories: Fleurettes II, Aqua Fine Supernova Stampin' Glitter, Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels;
Big Shot Dies: Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlits Dies, Framelits Dies.

07 July 2012

Craft day with Nakita

Created by Lorna Images ©1990-2012 Stampin' Up!®

My 7-year-old niece, Nakita came over last week.  She wanted to make a special card for her teacher and asked me to help her.  I came up with this design, but she chose all the colours and stamps.  I think she did pretty well.


Stamp Sets: Mixed Bunch, Posy Punch, Tagtastic
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper;
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Real Red;
Punches: Fancy Flower, Blossom;
Tools: Big Shot, Simply Scored Scoring Tool;
Dies: Framelits


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