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!

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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?

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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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.


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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop | Stampin' Up! Tags Tags Tags

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to this months Stamping Sunday Blog Hop. We've got lots of fun creations for you with the Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle from the 2019 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.


This amazing stamp set and Trio of Tags Dies make it so easy to accent your projects.
No matter the occasion or the season, use the Tags Tags Tags Stamp Set to create matching tags for your projects. These greetings are so cute; they'd look super sweet on treat packaging and cards too!

For either Halloween, Chistmas or Valentines Day you've got the upcoming Seasons and Holidays  covered. 

I've used the Christmas stamps and picked my favourite image of the three stamps to give you three different projects using these gorgeous tags. I've got two gift tags and one small, but super easy to create 3-D project.


I'm just loving the image heat embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder on Basic Black cardstock so I've used the Seasons Greeting Tag the same on all three projects.

First up is a gift tag c/ombining the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the wreath die cut from the All-Around Wreath Dies. Super fun and super festive. 


Next is, again, the Wrapped in Plaid DSP with the Seasons Greetings Tag for a quick gift tag. Creating something quick and easy helps if you have to make lots of tags for all of your gifts. Emboss the tag base for an added luxe look and team it up with some Gold Glimmer Paper to add to that special Christmas look.


Last is a super cute party favour, or could even be a place setting at your next Christmas event. Keep with the Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce colour theme for that traditional Christmas look. Add some small chocolates or treats in your mini 'treat bag' for that something extra special. How cute is the little bow with the Jingle Bell added to the top to hold it the treat bag together. 

I do hope that I've given you some inspiration using the Tags, Tags, Tags Bundle. How fun,bright and Christmassy do they look? Super cute if you ask me! 

If you have enjoyed my projects for you today be sure to share this blog hop with your crafty friends

Next up on the hop is Sara Levin in the U. S. Be sure to click on her name to see her amazing creations and follow the hop around for inspiration from all over thew world.


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Friday, September 20, 2019

Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop | Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome to the September Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! Wait, What?? September?? Where has this year gone?


This month we are all about the amazing Designer Series Paper from the 2019 - 2020 Stampin' Up Annual Catalogue to coincide with the current Designer Series Paper Promotion that runs till 30th September - Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE.

My project today uses the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper for a traditional 12" x 12" scrapbook page. I thought the Follow Your Art DSP and the coordinating It Starts with Art Stamp Set and the Arts and Crafts Dies would be perfect for a 2019 Artisan Design Team commemoration scrapbook page. Stampin' Up! make it so easy to create themed projects by using products from a coordinating suite.

 I haven't made a scrapbook page for a long time but really enjoyed making this one to remember such a special time in my life. My papercrafting journey started nearly 20 years ago with scrapbooking but then it shifted to stamping and card making when I found Stampin' Up! products.


Because the DSP has lots of patterns and colours I wanted to start with a Whisper White 12" x12" base. Over that I die cut quite a few of the button strip die to create the texture button background. Once all the buttons were in adhered down, using the Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker I splattered the ink across the page. This adds a fun look and breaks up the white background.


I used a 1" x 4" piece of each of the DSP patterns to run down the length of the page. Then using the Take Your Pick tool, poked holes down the strips of DSP for a bit of hand sewing using the Calypso Coral Linen Thread from the coordinating Follow your Art Embellishment Kit. Just for something different and to add that bit of something, something, I sewed a portion from the top and then a portion from the bottom and then met them together on the page to tie them into a bow. Super cute, right?
 

Down the side of my DSP strips I accented it with the 'lace' die, die cut out of Coastal Cabana cardstock and then added two torn layers of the Follow Your Art DSP. The photo is then embellished with some more of the Follow Your Art DSP and some of the OH SO CUTE embellishments from the Follow your Art Embellishment Kit.


All finished off with some more dies and embellishments from the Arts & Crafts Dies and the Follow your Art Embellishment Kit. And really for a page like this all it needs is the simple 'Follow Your Art' sentiment that fits perfectly to the theme of my page. It really says it all.
 

I do hope that I've given you some inspiration with my project today, stepping away from my usual cards and venturing back into some traditional scrapbooking. 

Just remember the fabulous DSP promotion, Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE. Contact me today for more information on this amazing promotion.

Next up is the amazing, amazing Stesha Bloodhart in the U.S. She gets me every time with her out of this world projects and what she has for you today will not disappoint. Click on the next button to Stesha's blog and then make sure you follow all the links around for all the stunning projects with all the AMAZING Stampin' Up! DSP!!!


https://stampinhoot.com/2019/09/artisan-sep-fb/




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Friday, September 13, 2019

Just Add Ink #474 | Colour Challenge

Hello there stamping friends! Welcome! It's Friday again so that means it's new challenge day over at Just Add Ink. We have a super pretty colour challenge that just screams leaves and flowers to me.

https://just-add-ink.blogspot.com/2019/09/just-add-ink-474colour.html

I've pulled out the hostess stamp set Believe You Can that I've had for a little while now and thought it needed some ink love. I had originally wanted to use my aqua painters to water colour the images but I wasn't happy with the way the card was tuning out so I opted for the Stampin' Blends Alcohol Markers instead.


I stamped the image in Memento Black Ink on Whisper White Thick cardstock and then coloured the flowers and leaves with the Stampin' Blends markers. Once coloured in I die cut the image with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies.

Before adhering the 'thank you' image to the card, I first covered the card front with a Gold Stampin' Emboss splatter and then over that a Blackberry Bliss splatter. Over the 'splatters' I layered some of the Sahara Sand Woven Threads Trim, a piece of Rococo Rose In Colour 6" x 6" DSP embossed with the Subtle 3D embossing folder, Rococo Rose Scalloped Linen Ribbon, Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim and the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread from the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack. I just love layering different ribbon and trims that aren't 'meant' to go together.


I've finished the card off with some of the pink sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment. I'm just loving the contrast of the challenge colours against the crisp, fresh Whisper White.

What comes to mind when you see the 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? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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