Friday, November 15, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Toile Tidings Suite

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up!Artisan Design Team Blog Hop, where this month we are all about the beautifully festive Toile Tidings Suite.


This suite is traditional in its Garden Green and Real Red colours. The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper features traditional toile designs, the Toile Christmas Stamp Set has the gorgeous Cardinal Bird combined with sophisticated seasonal greetings and then the Tidings All Around Stamp set and coordinating dies have fun wreath tidings of comfort and joy to everyone! Combined with the two stamp sets in this suite and DSP is the beautiful and stunning Toile Tidings Gift Wrap, two gorgeous matching ribbons and cute embellishments. There is so much to love in this amazing suite!


One thing that really stuck out to me in this amazing suite is the stunning wreath die from the
All-Around Wreath Dies that coordinate with the Tidings All Around Stamp Set. I've got three different projects for you today with three different looks on creating with the wreath die.


My first project uses the wreath die cut from Water Colour paper and then 'coloured' over with Garden Green Ink and an Aqua Painter. I love the mottled look to the wreath with the variations of colour, from the lightest shade of Garden Green to the full strength. Once the wreath was dry I painted over Clear Wink of Stella to add to the shimmery and festive feel of the card.

Layered with the watercolour wreath is the wreath image, from the Tidings All Around Stamp Set,  embossed in Gold Stampin' Emboss powder on Shimmery White Cardstock, a Vellum Die Cut Wreath and then the watercolour Wreath on top. Don't you just love soft and pretty look?


The second project for today again layers the wreath die cut but this time I've embossed the top layer with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder. This just give the die cut some added texture and dimension. How cute does the wreath look with some of the Cherry Cobbler Rhinestones from the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels? Very Christmassy! Layer the wreath with some embossed vellum and some Gold Glimmer die cuts and you have one gorgeous project.


The last project is a gorgeous little gift box using the Gold Mini Pizza Boxes. These Pizza Boxes are so stunning and will make any gift look so extra. I've layered three different colours here for the wreath die cuts - Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Garden Green. On the top layer, using a sponge dauber, swipe the edges with Versamark Ink and then heat emboss some Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder over that.  Slide the belly band off with all the layers and then you'll be able to get to the gift inside.


I've stuck with the same elements, embellishments and trim for all three projects for a coordinated look. The sentiment banner just screamed out to me to use with the chalkboard technique and adding things like Linen Thread and Gold Glimmer Paper always add to that 'special' look. These projects I've created today would even make for a fun 'extra special' class or some projects for a customer/demo crafting day.


Its amazing how that we all are using the same products yet we all have created something very different from each other. So make sure that you hop on now to Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. for her super amazing projects. I think I say this every time but you will not be disappointed with what she has for you today. That girl is just amazing!!!

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/11/artisan-nov-fb/



If you want to see some other projects using the Toile Tidings suite check out my post Here.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

TGIF Challenges | #TGIFC237 Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Today I'm playing along and entering my card in the challenge over at TGIF Challenges | TGIF #237. I've not had much motivation to create the last few weeks. What I find what helps me to get out of a crafting slump is to participate in a challenge or two. And what better way to help get those creative ideas flowing is with a sketch challenge.


Don't you just love this sketch from TGIF??!! It has a basic design element and then it gives you so much room to do what you feel lead to create. 

I've decided to turn the sketch vertical and go for a Christmas inspired creation. I've pulled out the super cute #Elfie Stamp Set from the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue. This is such a fun stamp set and fabulous for colouring!!


Because I've used bright and bold colours on the elf image I thought that it would pair well with a crisp white base layer. Too many colours on a card can sometimes be a hot mess. I've combined with the white a little bit of the Cherry Cobbler DSP from the Night Before Christmas 6" x 6" pack. Just enough pattern to not take over.


To create a snow fall look on the Whisper White, I've splattered Clear Wink of Stella and then  added a few of the Snowflake Sequins. Just a little bit of something to break up the white background and to add to the Christmas feel. 

I've then finished the card off with one of the sentiments from the #Elfie Stamp set and some Whisper White Baker's Twine and some Silver Metallic Thread. Super cute and Super fun! 

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Saturday, November 2, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Christmas Time is Here



Hello stamping friends! Welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. We have a special treat for you by having our second  blog hop for the stunning Christmastime is Here Suite that is now available for purchase now for Stampin' Up! Customers.

We hope you’re ready to make this holiday season magical with the beautiful Christmastime is Here Suite. This exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you need to share love, joy, and creativity this holiday season.


These are my projects from the first hop we had using this suite, which you can see all the details about these here. How beautiful are the traditional red and green colours and when teamed with the gold trim and embellishments the suite is just AMAZING!!!!!

These are all the amazing products that you can get in the Christmastime is Here suite -


Either use the suite bundle item number (#153947) to order all the products from the suite or use the individual items numbers to individually order any of the suite products.
  • #153947 Christmas Time is Here Suite Bundle $195.25AUD | $236.00 NZD
  • #153944 Christmas Rose Bundle $106.00 AUD | $128.50
  • #152431 Christmas Rose Stamp Set $66.00 AUD | $80.00 NZD
  • #152156 Gold Shimmer Ribbon $12.25 AUD | $14.75 NZD
  • #152155 Gold Glitter Enamel Dots $14.00 AUD | $16.75 NZD
  • #152154 Christmas Time is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper $25.00 AUD | $30.00 NZD - Coordinates with
    Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Gold Foil.
  • #152159 Charming Rose Bracelet $38.00 AUD | $46.00 NZD (Charming Rose Bracelet is gold in colour; it is not gold in material).
  • #152144 Rose Dies $52.00 AUD | $63.00 NZD
This suite is perfect to use beyond the Holiday Season and the images from the gorgeous stamp set is perfect to use for other occasions like birthdays, thank-yous, sympathy cards. It can be used for anything really.

I've used the stamp set, dies and some of the embellishments for a Birthday card and a gorgeous gift box. I've wanted to colour in the rose image since I first got my hands on this suite and that is what I've done for you today.


I've given the rose a whole different look by first stamping and embossing it with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on water colour paper. The rose image I've coloured it with an Aqua Painter and Flirty Flamingo Ink.


The Holly berries looked like the Australian Wattle when it's in full bloom in Spring. The bright little 'wattle' flowers just pop right off the card when coloured with Crushed Curry Ink.


Because the big rose image is so bold and has so much going on the card really doesn't need much to accent it. Some Linen Thread, a piece of the Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots and some Rhinestone Basic Jewels. So pretty!


I've used nearly all of the same elements on this Kraft Pillow Gift Box. The rose image looks just as amazing die cut and placed on a 3-D item as it does on a card.


Finish the box off with some ribbon and trim and this will be one well received gift box. I know that if someone gave me a gift box decorated like this I would just love it!


I do hope that I've shown you today that this suite can be used to Christmas and beyond and it's not just for the Holiday season.

Products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite will be available while supplies last ONLY.  The clock is ticking FAST on this AMAZING Suite and you need to place your order as quickly as possible. When it's gone, it's GONE! Contact me today to see how you can order your suite products or click on the Christmastime is Here image below to order straight from my website.


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Now on to the super amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. Stesha's creativity just blows me away each and every time and this hop is no exception. So click on the next button below to see her projects and then go and follow the whole hop around for all the fabulous inspiration using this suite. If you were on the fence in purchasing this suite you wont be now after see all these gorgeous creations!

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/11/christmastime2/


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Friday, October 18, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Christmas Gleaming

Hello there stamping friends. Welcome to this months Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. ...And then it was October!! So crazy to think that this year is going so fast. Each month the very talented and creative ADT bring you inspiration from all over the globe, so get comfortable and have a ton of fun hopping along with us.


Today we are sharing projects using product bundles from the Suites in the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. These bundles are either a stamp set and a set of dies or a stamp set and coordinating punches. My projects today are using the Christmas Gleaming Bundle which consists of a stamp set and a double punch pack.


The brief for this months projects was to create projects that take them out of the suite colours for a new look. I've attempted to do that today with some softer colours for a light and soft look.


My first card started with a Pool Party sponged edge on Whisper White cardstock and then over that I splattered some water over the sponged edges. I then embossed the sponged layer with the Subtle 3D embossing folder for some added texture.


I embossed the ornaments with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and then, using an Aqua Painter, I coloured each ornament in using Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Inks. The ornaments are then layered around the edges of the card. The card is then finished off with the sentiments from the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set and some of the gorgeous copper stars from the Star Designer Elements Embellishments. If you've not used the Star Designer Elements before you should, they are stunning!


My second card uses a lot of the same products and colours as the first card but I've changed it up for a whole different look. This time I've used Pool Party cardstock as the base layer with a Stitched Nested Label die cut and then ran both these pieces together to be embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder. Don't you just love the gorgeous, soft texture that this embossing folder gives? It goes with nearly every projects. So versatile!


Again I've also stamped and embossed the ornaments with White Stampin' Emboss Powder and again I've coloured each ornament in using an Aqua Painter but for this card the placement of the ornaments is made to look like they are hanging. When the ornaments are combined with the Brightly Gleaming Foil Elements they really get that soft Christmas feel. How gorgeous would your Christmas tree look decorated in these colours? I know I would love it!! Would be super pretty!

Click on the colour name to see all the Stampin' Up! products in that colour.

I do hope that I've given you some more inspiration using the Christmas Gleaming Bundle. Use the projects in the Stampin' Up! catalogues as your inspiration and then change up the ideas in different colours for a whole different look. Using different colours away from the suggested colours in the catalogue really gives a whiole different spin to the stamp bundle.

Click on the next button below to hop on to Stesha Bloodhart over in the U.S. to see her take on the Gather Together Bundle. Stesha makes amazing projects and this one will not disappoint! And make sure that you check out the whole hop for all the amazing projects and creative ideas! There is lots to see!

https://stampinhoot.com/2019/10/artisan-oct-fb/




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Just Add Ink #479 | Colour Challenge

Hello stamping friends! It's Friday again so that means it's new challenge day over at Just Add Ink. We have a gorgeous colour combo for you that almost has a summer vibe to it. It 


I've used this weeks colours for a non-traditional Christmas Card incorperating the So Many Stars Bundle and the new Basic Pattern Decorative Masks all from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.


I've started with Coastal Cabana as my base layer and then used the dots pattern from the Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. I've used Embossing Paste with the mask here but it also looks fabulous when you sponge ink through maks as well. 


I've used Pear Pizzazz for the Swirl Star die cut and then layered it with some Vellum die cut stars as well, all from the Stitched Stars Dies that coordinates with the So Many Stars stamp set.


I've then finished off the card layerin two of the sentiments from the So Many Stars stamp set. I've added a scattering of some of the sequins from the Snowflake Sequins to embellish around the card, combined with some of the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels.

While this isn't your traditional looking Christmas card the Stars and embellishments really give it a fun and festive look.

 What comes to mind when you see these challenge colours? Can't wait to see what you create with them. 

Make sure you check out all the amazing inspiration from the rest of the JAI design team for this challenge over at the Just Add Ink Blog. Want to play along? All the details are on the JAI blog. With such gorgeous colours for this challenge, what will you create?

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

TGIF Challenges | #TGIF233 Sketch Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to my blog. Today I'm playing along and entering my card in the challenge over at TGIF Challenges | TGIF #233. It's been a few weeks since I've posted on here with my kids school holidays and then I wasn't feeling 100%, it made it difficult to get in the craft room and get creative. The kids are back at school and I'm feeling heaps better so this weeks challenge over at TGIF really helped to get those creative ideas flowing.

http://tgifchallenges.blogspot.com/2019/10/tgif233-sketch-challenge.html

TGIF Challenges have a fabulous sketch challenge and I may have taken the sketch a little too literally. Which is not like me at all. I usually change up a sketch challenge and go a little rogue. The stripes and the flowers were just calling out for a black and white striped background with a big, bold flower from, still my favourite, Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.


I'm such a sucker for a striped background and the Black and White stripe is such a classic look and it goes with just about anything. I cut 15 strips of cardstock measuring 1cm x 10.1cm and then adhered them onto a cardstock base in the black and white stripe pattern. Over that I added a Gold Stampin' Emboss splatter  to give the stripes a 'modern' look.


Over the stripes I thought the gorgeous magnolia would be the perfect addition to the beautiful background. According to the all knowing Google, pink is one of the most common colours for magnolia blossoms. Don't you just love that big pink blossom against the black and white? Such a gorgeous contrast.

Stampin’ Blends used:
  • Magnolia: Rococo Rose Dark ; Rococo Rose Light; Flirty Flamingo Light
  • Leaves: Mossy Meadow Dark; Mossy Meadow Light
  • Branch: Crumb Cake Dark; Crumb Cake Light

Because the striped background and the magnolia blossom are so striking, I felt the card didn't need much else other than the Hello sentiment, a little bit of ribbon and a light scattering of embellishments to finish it off.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Christmastime is Here



Hello there stamping friends. A big welcome to you today for our very special Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop showcasing the amazing, very limited edition, Christmastime is Here Suite. You may have joined me from fellow Aussie an friend, Narelle Farrugia, or you have just started the hop with me here. Either way you are in for a Christmas Rose Festive Treat.

Christmas has come early this year and we hope you’re ready to make this Christmas season magical with this beautifully stunning suite. The Christmastime is Here Suite is an exclusive, limited-time collection of festive, floral coordinating products has everything you and your customers need to share love, joy, and creativity this Christmas season.
 
Below is all the products that are in this amazing suite with all the prices. From 1st Oct - 31st Oct 2019 you can only get these products if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, during the demonstrator preorder and then from 1st November the customer sales period begins to order while stocks last.


Here is all the information you need to order the products from the Christmastime Is Here Suite. Either use the suite bundle item number (#153947) to order all the products from the suite or use the individual items numbers to individually order any of the suite products.
  • #153947 Christmas Time is Here Suite Bundle $195.25AUD | $236.00 NZD
  • #153944 Christmas Rose Bundle $106.00 AUD | $128.50
  • #152431 Christmas Rose Stamp Set $66.00 AUD | $80.00 NZD
  • #152156 Gold Shimmer Ribbon $12.25 AUD | $14.75 NZD
  • #152155 Gold Glitter Enamel Dots $14.00 AUD | $16.75 NZD
  • #152154 Christmas Time is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper $25.00 AUD | $30.00 NZD - Coordinates with
    Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Poppy Parade, Gold Foil.
  • #152159 Charming Rose Bracelet $38.00 AUD | $46.00 NZD (Charming Rose Bracelet is gold in colour; it is not gold in material).
  • #152144 Rose Dies $52.00 AUD | $63.00 NZD
  •  Demonstrator Preorder Limits Apply
  • Limit one per demonstrator for non-consumable items (e.g. Christmas Rose Stamp Set, Charming Rose Bracelet, etc).
  • Limit two per demonstrator for consumable items (e.g. Gold 1/4" (6.4 mm) Shimmer Ribbon, Gold Glitter Enamel Dots and Christmastime Is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper).
 So many products and so much versatility! The possibilities are endless.


This super stunning and oh so beautiful suite is perfect for the New/Beginner Crafter all the way up to the Avid cardmaker and stamper.

 For the New/Beginner crafter - Use the stamp set and the Designer Series Paper for a clean and simple look. If you are wanting to use this suite for your Christmas cards keep the design simple and then it will be easy to reproduce a large quantity.

For the Avid Crafter - Put your creativity to the test, and challenge yourself to use all of the included products. Try to demonstrate all the creative possibilities with the Christmastime Is Here Suite.

 I've got three projects for you today, two cards and a little gift box, using the Gold Mini Pizza Boxes from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.


My first card really showcases the beautiful, dramatic Christmas Rose image that is one of the designs in the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper. This rose in the DSP is the same size as the stamp image so you can die cut the DSP with the Rose Dies. Less fussy cutting! Yay!!!!


Once the rose image has been die cut I ran the pieces through the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder to add some texture to the DSP pieces. Before adhering the die cut pieces to the card I first added a gold embossed splatter and then adhered the DSP pieces on to the Shimmery White Cardstock and raised them up with Dimensionals. The raise pieces really accentuate the DSP and create a beautiful contrast against the Shimmery White cardstock. Add the Gold Glitter Enamel Dots randomly in the open spaces and finish the card off with some cardstock die cuts, contrasting DSP, Gold Shimmery Ribbon and a sentiment from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set.


My second card uses two of the DSP patterns for a contrasting base layer. Accented with the DSP base layer is one of the dies layered under the Gold Shimmer Ribbon. I love the beauty of the rose stamped image and it looks stunning just stamped as is and then heat embossed with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder. The image has been stamped on Shimmery White and then I added a layer of Clear Wink of Stella for more sparkle. It's hard to see in the photo but the shimmer is stunning with the extra layer of sparkle. It really adds to the festive feel to the project.


Finish the card off with the gorgeous Gold Glimmer Enamel Dots, Linen Thread and a sentiment from the Christmas Rose Stamp Set.


Last, and by no means least, is the gorgeous decorated Gold Mini Pizza Box. Have you seen these gorgeous Gold Mini Pizza Boxes? The shiny mini boxes team up perfectly with the rich, regal like colours and the gold foil accents in the Christmastime is Here Specialty Designer Series Paper.


Layer the Christmastime is Here Specialty DSP, Vellum, Die Cut Pieces, Gold Shimmer Ribbon, Braided Linen Thread and a sentiment and you have a beautifully decorated gift box for that extra special gift. Aren't the 'bigger' gifts in the smaller boxes? Ha! You then need a beautifully decorated gift box for that 'big' gift. With all the different elements and layering you can do with the Christmastime is Here Suite, these products make it prefect for the avid crafter to make avid projects.

Just a reminder that Stampin' Up! demonstrators have exclusive, early access to the Christmastime Is Here Suite. If you are a customer and want to get your hands on this beautiful suite early, contact me TODAY here about becoming a demonstrator and you can have these products in your starter kit.

Get some more of that Christmastime, festive spirit with the fabulous projects from the fabulously amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. Click on the next button to Stesha's blog and then make sure you follow all the links around for all the stunning projects and for all the amazing inspiration with this suite.


https://stampinhoot.com/2019/10/christmastime1/



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