Friday, October 21, 2016

Just Add Ink #334 - Just Add Inspiration

Happy Friday to you and thank you for stopping by! Today there is a new challenge over at Just Add Ink. Its an Inspiration Pic chosen by fellow JAI team memeber, Di Barnes.

It says to me rustic, wooden elements and masculine. So I've tried to incorporate some of those elements for a Masculine birthday card also trying to use some of the colours from the pic too.

Click to see all Stampin' Up!'s products in that colour

The wooden herringbone DSP is from the Serene Scenery DSP paper stack which has stunning photographic artwork for a life like looking DSP.  There are 4 each of 12 double-sided designs in 6"x6", so I'm sure there is something in the DSP stack that will tickle your fancy.

I've then used the colours Dapper Denim and Watermelon Wonder for the rest of the design elements of the card. I think it is a masculine looking card, even with a bit of ribbon and sewing on it, what do you think?

 I hope that you join us this week at Just Add Ink! We love to see everyone of your creations each week and your take on the challenge!

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

TGIF Challenges #77 - Christmas Pines Sketch

Hello and welcome! There's a new challenge over at TGIF Challenges and this week its a sketch challenge. It's fairly straight forward but has room for lots of interpretation and creativity.

I've gone with a Christmas Card for you today using Stampin' Up!'s Christmas Pines stamp set and framelits. I thought it would be great to start with some strips of Gold Glimmer paper. Gold Glimmer and Christmas cards seem to go hand in hand. Well they do for me.

I've pulled out my all time favourite embossing folder, Softly Falling. I love the beautiful pattern of this embossing folder and I love to use it all year round, not just for Christmas Creations.

I've stamped the 'Noel' on to vellum with Versamark and then embossed it with Gold Stampin' Embossing Powder. Loving the gold look on the vellum and it's just another element that makes it look 'Chrismassy'.

All finished off with those super cute Mini Jingle Bells and the Pine Branches for some fun textures and elements.

I hope you’ll check out the rest of the inspiration from the design team and then play along with our fun sketch. Would love to see your creations!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, October 7, 2016

Just Add Ink #332 - Just Add a Colour Combo

Hello! I hope you've had a fabulous week and a getting ready for the weekend. My kiddies have had their first week back at school for term 4 and we are back in the swing of things. The two week break seems like a distant memory already. I did feel a bit sorry for my kids though as they didn't get to do to much as I was fighting off a cough, cold and generally feeling unwell, that is still hanging around. Might have to do something special with them this weekend to make up for it.

Its a new Friday and an new challenge over at Just Add Ink. Its a fabulous colour challenge to definitely get you thinking. Well it got me thinking that's for sure. The Pumpkin Pie colour threw me a little but I got something made. Phew!
I had another play with the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and co-ordinating framelits. This was one of those cards that the idea came to me as I was drifting off to sleep. I do that often. Maybe I should have a note book on my bedside table to help me remember the ideas in the morning.

I've started by sponging the Shimmery White layer with Blushing Bride but only sponging up the layer half way. I still wanted a little bit of the white to show through at the top.

I've then used  'Sweet'  word from the Cupcake Cutout framelits to repeatedly glue on the Shimmery White layer for a 'Sweet' background. I've then flicked the Gold Wink of Stella over top of that for another added element to the card.

I've then used the stamp set for some triple-step stamping for the cupcake using Blushing Bride and the Memento Black stamp pad. I like to use the Memento with the photopolymer stamps as it doesn't stain the photopolymer like the Basic Black Archival Ink does.

I didn't want too much of the Pumpkin Pie colour on the card. I felt because its such a bright and overpowering colour too much of it would detract from the overall look of the card. I wasn't sure how I was going to tie in the Pumpkin Pie colour for this colour combo and then like a light bulb went off in my head, I remembered there are Pumpkin Pie sequins in the Brights Sequin Assortment. I love using the Metallic Sequin Assortment but always forget about the Brights Assortment. Bingo! Pumpkin Pie sorted!

A bit of a 'Happy Birthday' sentiment, Gold Metallic Thread and some Daffodil Delight DSP to bring it all together. Now to write a message to my niece who turned 12 this week. Shh! Don't tell her. I still have to give it to her on Sunday. I don't think her parents read my blog.  If they do,"Happy Birthday Jem!"

For all the details on this weeks challenge and for more fabulous creations from the Just Add Ink Design Team, click here and I hope we see you play along this week.

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Saturday, October 1, 2016

Stampin' Up!® World Card Making Day Blog Hop

How exciting!!!!! TODAY is World Card Making Day or for the young people (or the young at heart) WCMD. Today is the day to get out your crafting supplies and make a card for someone, pop it in the post and let someone know that you are thinking of them. Lets get more cards and letters in the mail and less bills.

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog - Rochelle Blok in Melbourne, Australia and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you'll see 21 amazing projects all up.

Today I've pulled out some products that I haven't used for a while and thought needed to come out of hiding. These are the Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the Bold Butterfly Framlits and the Butterflies Thinlits. I think that when the Stampin' Up!® Holiday Catalogue comes out we sometimes forget about some of the fabulous products in the Annual Catalogue.

I started with a water colour wash layer of Bermuda Bay on Shimmery White cardstock. I so love that shimmery white and I use it that much that it has now been my go to white, except for male/boys cards. The men don't always appreciate the shimmer as much as I do!  I use and aqua painter to get the colour on the card stock as I find this gets the best coverage. I also don't 'paint' the colour on as such I tend to dab the colour on. Starting in the top left corner I repeatedly dab the colour across the cardstock and then once I've reached the right hand side I then dab the colour back to the left in a back and forth motion all the way to the bottom. I find doing it this way you get the variation in colour and it gives it more of a water colour look.

I did two 'coats' of the Bermuda Bay and then flicked Gold Wink of Stella across the top. More sparkle and shimmer!

Once the Bermuda Bay layer was dry, well I thought it was dry, I put it through the Fluttering Embossing folder for some more embellishment and texture. The cardstock wasn't as dry as I thought it was when I ran it through the Big Shot and most of the antenna on the butterflies cracked. I had a bit more of a look at what had happened and decided not to start over and in actual fact I liked the effect the cracked cardstock had given and that the cracking also defined the antenna a little more. What is the saying 'There's never any mistakes in crafting..." or something like that!

It is then all finished off with a circle of some of the Pop of Pink DSP, a layer of vellum, the gorgeous Burlap ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Metallic Thread, Metal Rimmed Pearls and some White Perfect Accents.

So why not now get your craft on today, make a card or two and get those cards in the post! I hope that I've inspired you today to get creation!

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Rochelle Blok, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Thanks So Much for Stopping By!

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To celebrate WCMD Stampin' Up!® have some select card making supplies on sale from today till 5th Oct. Check out what is on offer here or go straight to my online store to see the range.

Celebrate World Card Making Day with up to 25% off select Stampin' Up!® Card Making Essentials

As well as being the Australian Rules Football Grand Final something else amazing is happening today! Its World Card Making Day! WOOHOO!

Do you remember the last time you received a card in the mail? In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out to the person who receives it. Sending a card is a small gesture that shows just how much you care about that special someone in your life. With World Card Making Day today, celebrate by making and sending a handmade card to someone who could use a little recognition, love, or just a boost (which is anyone, really!). In celebration of World Card Making Day, from 1-5 October, you can save up to 25% on Stampin' Up!card making essentials that can be used to share your love all year long! 

Stock up on these Stampin' Up!® card making staples from my online store
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ItemDescriptionDiscountRetail PriceSale Price
1383462015-2017 In Color A4 Card stock15%$14 AUD/$17 NZD$11.90 AUD/$14.45 NZD
1414342016-2018 In Color A4 Card stock15%$14 AUD/$17 NZD$11.90 AUD/$14.45 NZD
1416972015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper25%$19.25 AUD/$23.50 NZD$14.44 AUD/$17.63 NZD
1416982016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper25%$19.25 AUD/$23.50 NZD$14.44 AUD/$17.63 NZD
133774Envelope Punch Board25%$32 AUD/$39 NZD$24 AUD/$29.25 NZD
141651Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit25%$47 AUD/$57 NZD$35.25 AUD/$42.75 NZD
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$11 AUD/$13 NZDFREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

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Remeber this promotion MUST end 5th October so get your bagains NOW!
Lets celebrate World Card Making Day today, get yourself some bargains make a card or two, and get them in the post TODAY! Let's get less bills in the mail and more cards and letters. 

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Monday, September 26, 2016

Stamp Review Crew | Host Set Bonus Hop

Hello and welcome to an extra Stamp Review Crew hop for this month. We are having a special hop for you today to show you all the fabulous Host Sets that are on offer for you from the Annual and Holiday Catalogues. there are 8 different Host sets so there will be lots of different creations for you.

If you are joining us for the first time we are a group of International Stampin' Up! demonstrators that usually show one stamp set at a time, every first and third Monday's of the month, with the exception of this Bonus Hop today. Be sure to make your way around the hop by click the next button at the bottom of each post. If you get lost along the way click on the banner at the top of each post and that will lead you to the list of hoppers so you can continue on your merry way.

I was instantly drawn to the gorgeous little creatures in the Love you Lots Set for two reasons.
1.They are super cute and 2. They are fabulous to add some colour to, one of my crafting passions. Yay!

I've created 4 cards for you today with all the same design but just changing the little animals from the set.  They are very 'clean' from they way that I normally create but I really love the clean lines and the less is more look.

I stamped the images with Stazon and then using and aqua painted picked up the colour from the lid of the ink pad and then added some colour.

Super cute! Right??!!!

If you want to get your hands on some of these Host Sets you can either have a 'party' with me (Australian Residents Only) and have $250 + in sales to qualify or place an order for Stampin' Up! products $250 or more and you can get one of these sets without having a 'party'.You can email me to place and order or you can order straight from my online store HERE  Please contact me for more information and I'd love to help you TODAY!

Next on the hop is wonderful Tanya Boser over in the US. Click the next button below to see what fabulous creations she has made or if you are hopping in reverse click the previous button to hop back to fellow Aussie, Kelly Kent and her amazing creations. What a creative crew we have!!!
Tanya Boser
Kelly Kent
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Friday, September 23, 2016

TGIF #74 - Sewing & Stitches

Happy Friyay everyone!! The weekend is nearly upon us and it a perfect time to take a time-out crafting for this weeks challenge over at TGIF Challenges!
This week is a technique challenge and I hope that you play along.

It's all about sewing! You can break out the Singer, try your hand at the Faux Stitching technique or do what I did - hand sewing with the old needle and thread. I was going to use the machine for this one but I wanted to sew with the Gold Metallic thread and I find it sews better with hand stitching. It is a little more time consuming but I found it quite relaxing to sew the stitches through.

I've got another creation for you using the Star of Light stamp set. This is just a fabulous set and the creative possibilities are endless with these stamps. If you are still deciding what stamp set to get for your Christmas cards this year, I would say this is the set to get. Whats even better is there is heaps of ideas on Pinterest and Google. You'll never be stuck for an idea with this one.

When I pull out this set I always start singing (not it key that's for sure, HA!) or humming the tune to the Christmas Carol, "We Three Kings ". Especially the chorus "O star of wonder, start of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light." So its only fitting (well I think so) that this goes perfectly with sheet music DSP from the This Christmas Specialty DSP.

I had originally thought to do the Chalkboard Technique with this card but thought it would look more special with the touches of gold! And if you follow me you know I love my gold accents.


I hope you like my sewing creation for you this week! It's time get your craft on and link up your sewing creation with us here! Looking forward to seeing your sewing and stitches.

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