You are simply…WONDERFUL

“You are simply Wonderful” what a beautiful statement and something I know we would love to hear.

This stamp ‘Grow & Bloom’, is from the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue. You can purchase this as a Bundle with the Budding Blooms Dies with a 10% discount.

The flowers I have coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends – Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral, Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green and Poppy Parade. All of these colours ‘POP’ against the black.

The sentiment – You are simply Wonderful’ was Heat embossed using Stampin’ Up! White Embossing Powder onto a strip of Basic Black cardstock. The flowers were then attached to the back of the strip.

I have also used the Buffalo Check Stamp for my background and have stamped it multiple times at different angles using Momento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock. This gives it a country grunge look.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products they will be available as of the 4th June and can be found on my On-Line Store. Any questions or you would like a catalogue please contact me.

Last-Chance Products


There are ONLY 3 days left……
Select products from the 2019 occasions catalogue and 2018–2019 annual catalogue are retiring—and this is the last chance for you to get them!
Stampin’ Up! have released some of the Last Chance Products at a DISCOUNT price.

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Sailing Home…

I have had so much fun with the ‘Come Sail Away’ Suite by Stampin’ Up! These cards I played with water colour back grounds. I made about 6 water colour pieces trying to get two that I liked.

Both of these backgrounds were done with lots of water and re-inkers.

The card above I used Pacific Point and Coastal Cabana Re-inkers.

The colours used on this card were Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana with Rock Salt sprinkled over the top. The salt adsorbs the ink and this has left the pink spots.

How did I do the water colour…

  • I do most of my colouring were there is a lot of water used in a foil baking tray lined with paper towel.
  • Cut water colour paper to the size required 9.7cm x 13.7cm
  • spray water all over water colour paper.
  • Add a few drops of lightest re-inker first and the only a couple of the darker re-inker.
  • Spray again with water and move the ink around by turning water colour paper around.
  • I found I had to move quickly because as soon as I added the ink to paper it wanted to adsorb and that left the darker spots.
  • Allow to dry.

I used Blends to colour the lighthouse, anchor, and compass. In colours Pool Party Combo, Bermuda Bay Combo, Daffodil Delight Light, Smoky Slate Light and Sahara Sans Combo.


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All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 4th June 2019.

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TGIF Challenge #tgifc213

Its another Challenge and I have never done a challenge with TGIF and their Challenge is all about ‘Gingham Gala’. I love this DSP and it was one of the products from the last Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalogue.

Click on the Challenge image below and go over to TGIF and have a look at the amazing projects their Design Team have done to inspire us.

I decided with this card to team the old with the new… Gingham Gale with Stampin’ Up! ‘Bloom and Grow Bundle’. The Bloom and Grow stamps and Dies are two of the new products that are in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

“Bloom and Grow’ is a wonderful set if you love to colour, all those beautiful flowers and what better to colour with but with Stampin’ Up! Blends.

There are 13 Photopolymer stamps made up of 5 sentiment stamps, 3 large floral swags and 5 small stamps. The ‘Budding Blooms’ Dies have 10 pieces – 3 that cut around the 3 swags, 4 to match the 4 smaller stamps, 1 that cuts 3 small flowers and 2 scallop lengths.

How I made this card…..

  • Card Base -Whisper White cut 14.5 x 21cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Front – Highland Heather Gingham Gala cut at 10 x 14cm, adhere to Card Base.
  • Whisper White circle cut using the Stitched Shapes and stamp the sentiment. Adhere to card front.
  • On a large scrap of Whisper White Cardstock stamp the largest of the swags and the Leaf/Berry Branch stamp twice with Momento Ink.
  • Coloured the images with Blends – Highland Heather, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody. NB: Only need to colour one end of the second swag.
  • Cut the swags and Leaf/Berry using the dies
  • Using dimensionals attach one of the swags to the left side of the stitched circle. Because the swag does not follow the curve of the circle I added the 2 small leaf branches. They are tucked under the swag and come out following the arc of the circle and adhered with Multi Purpose Glue.
  • Cut down the 2nd swag and add just under the stitched circle.
  • Add a small bow.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products they will be available as of the 4th June. Any questions or you would like a catalogue please contact me via my contact form

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Set Sail….

‘Set Sail in the Direction of your Dreams’ ….Wow! What a wonderful sentiment and what better way to be guided through life but by a light house.

This is such a simple card to make and that’s because of the beautiful Designer Series Paper that Stampin’ Up! have designed for this range.

The Smooth Sailing Dies are also a great item and purchasing them with the Sailing Home Stamp set as a Bundle gives you the bonus of a 10% discount. The dies in the set cuts the anchor, light house, compass, 2 yachts, stitched banner and a stitched label. Plus there are some other extras stirring wheel, length of rope, rope knot, compass needles – all of which also has embossing and seaweed.

Keeping this short and sweet today…I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products they will be available as of the 4th June. Any questions or you would like a catalogue please contact me via my contact form.

Just Add Ink- #458

“Now you only have to choose ONE letter! “……The letter I have chosen is ‘Y’ for ‘Yacht’.

This is going to be a interesting challenge to see what everyone comes up with. S To see what the Design Team and other entree’s have done click on the badge above to go ‘Just Add Ink’ Blog.

‘Yacht’

Here’s another ‘Sneak Peak’ to another of the new Suites in the 2019-2020 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue – ‘Come Sail Away’. This suit includes some great products – Sailing Home stamp set, Smooth Sailing Dies, High seas Embossing Folder, Come sail Away Designer Series Paper, Come Sail Away Memories and More Card Pack, Bakers Twine and Sail Away Trinkets.

I know you will love this suite especially if you love the outdoors and the water.

The focus of this card is the oval medallion, which I have distressed to add an aged affect. I did this by –

  • Stamping the Yacht and bird images in Soft Suede Stampin’ Ink onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.
  • Cut out the image using the Layering Ovals.
  • Scrunching up the oval into a ball. Gently unfold the oval and sponge Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pad lightly onto the folds.
  • Then stamp the compass image on the oval using the Crumb Cake Stampin’ Pads and making sure that I stamped of some of the ink before stamping.

Thank you for reading my Blog.

If you ‘Live in Australia’ and would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue let me know and I will get one to you.

All the products used in this card will be available as from the 4th June. If you have any questions or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.

Global Design Project #190- Sketch Challenge

Good Morning and thanks for dropping by to my Blog.

Have you seen the challenge this week by Global Design Team it’s this beautiful Sketch ‘Click’ on the image below and to visit Global Design Project. The Design team have some great examples using this sketch and while your there have a look at the other entry’s for the challenge.

My Card…. Bird Ballad Suite by Stampin’ Up!

I have decided to use the beautiful Bird Ballad Suite by Stampin’ Up! for this card. At the moment it is my favorite range of product in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and a lot of fun to colour.

  • Bird Ballad designer Series Paper
  • Free as a Bird Stamps

These products will be found in the New Catalogue that will be released on the 4th June 2019. If you live in Australia and would like a copy, let me know and I will get one to you.

OR…

‘Join my Team’ Pay $169 and get $315 in Value (includes $80 of business tools and $285 Product) to find out more contact me or go to the ‘Join The Fun’ page HERE!

How to make my card…

  • Card Base – Pool Party 13 x 26cm, scored at 13cm.
  • Mat -Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper (DSP) 12 x 12cm -Yellow Bird Feet.
  • Card Front– Whisper White Cardstock 12 x12cm. Stamp Bird Image and ONLY COLOUR FEET AND GROUND using Crumb Cake Duo Blends and Pumpkin Pie Dark Blend. Also stamp your sentiment, I used the Stamparatus to get it nice and straight.
  • Trim– 8mm x 10.5cm – Blue & Yellow flower Paper (reverse side to Yellow). Using a piece of the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper Boarder lengths cut to 10.5cm colour with Calypso Coral Dark Blend and adhere to DSP. Adhere to Whisper White Card front across the un-coloured bird.
  • Adhere card front (Whisper White) to the Mat (DSP) and attach to Card Base
  • Stamped the bird onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock with Momento Black Ink and coloured with Blends in Pool Party Duo, Daffodil Delight Duo, Calypso Coral Duo and Pumpkin Pie Dark. Fussy cut around the body removing the legs. Attach mini dimenionals and adhere over the top of the bird on the card front.

This was a fun card to make, I hope you enjoyed it.

Thank You for reading my Blog. If you have any questions about the products used or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.
All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 2nd June 2019.

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Bird Ballad meets Hugs from Shelli

I love it when a card idea comes together with ease.

The Bird Ballard Designer Series Paper coordinates with the stamps in the ‘Hugs with Shelli’ kit. You will be making cards with the stamp set long after the kit has gone.

The ‘Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin kit is only available till the end of the month or while stocks last. So grab it now!

Thank You for reading my Blog. If you have any questions about the products used or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.
All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 2nd June 2019.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Just Add Ink #457…”Sketch”

What do you do when your stuck for ideas…find a challenge! That’s what I have done today….well I think it found me really. Came across a post from Just Add Ink on Facebook and it was for this great ‘Sketch’ Challenge…..so why not!

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When you have finished reading my Blog go and have a look at the Just Add Ink Blog and give the challenge a go, its a lot of fun. Also the Just Add Iink Designer Team have some wonderful examples of what you can create using this ‘Sketch’. Just click on their badge above to go to their Blog.

How did I use this Sketch…

As I haven’t had a chance to play with any of the new products in Stampin’ Up! 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, I thought I’d give them ago today.

The stamp set I used is called ‘Free as a Bird’, it’s part of the ‘Bird Ballad Suite’ and aren’t these birds cute? I love them. The suite also has this amazing Designer Series Paper, the designs and colours are stunning. The Nested Label Dies are going to be a must and you will be able to purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle.

The stamped image I coloured using Stampin’ Up! Blends in the colours – Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Calypso Coral Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede. These colours are the same ones used in the Designer Series Paper.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about my card as much I have enjoyed showing it to you. If you ‘Live in Australia’ and would like a copy of the 2019-2020 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue let me know and I will get one to you.

If you have any questions about the products used or would like to ‘Join my Team’ then please contact me.
All available products will be listed below and link to my On-Line Store. Other products used will be available from 2nd June 2019.

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl – Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Its here….now is the time to order your ‘Hugs from Shelli”

Today is the 15th May….I know, your all saying “we know this……so what?”
Well, today is my sisters birthday, that’s good to know…right!
But is that what is so important about today….yesss..but today is also the FIRST day you can place an order for the ‘Hugs from Shelli’ Paper Pumpkin Kit.
Well I’ve been talking about this in class and sharing on line and the day is now HERE.
Now for those that attend my class…yes I stayed up until midnight and ordered our kits…there on their way…YAY!
This kit will only be available here in Australia for ONE MONTH or UNTIL STOCKS SELL OUT!
So you really do need to place your order soon..
So why do you need this kit….it’s beautiful, its designed by Shelli – Co-founder of Stampin’ Up!, its excessive… I could go on..
This kit you can do at home at your own pace, in your own time. All you need besides the kit is ‘D’ Acrylic Block…everything else is there. It even comes with all the instructions to put the cards together….You don’t even need me to hold your hand..but I will if you want.

So grab yourself one of these kits…and maybe one for a friend. Its great to craft with others. I still have 2 spots left if you want to attend a class and just make 4 of the cards for $22 (check out my Events or contact me) Or buy the kit through me and come along for FREE and that’s only $37…What a saving!
** Don’t forget you do need that acrylic Block…118485 $14 AU
To order your own Kit go to my Online Store…
https://www3.stampinup.com/…/3…/shelli-kit-by-paper-pumpkin…