Dandelion Wishes from Stampin’ Up!

Who still picks Dandelions and makes a wish…I do!

Stampin’ Up! have in the Annual Catalogue the loveliest stamp set – Dandelion Wishes 146747.

There is so much to love about this simple but wonderful stamp. The sentiments are beautifully worded and the I love the font.

 

Today I made a short video which shows how I have used this stamp set, 7 Stampin’ Pads from the Brights Collection and the Stamparatus 148187 to create a card I have been wanting to do for a while.

The colours I have used are inspired from a screen saver on my tablet and they look awesome together. The Stamparatus allows multiple layers of colour to be stamped keeping everything in the same position, a tool worth investing in. 

On the finished card I used Clear Rhinestones and coloured them with Stampin’ Up! Blends – Bermuda Bay, Mango Melody and Highland Heather ( The last two will be found in the soon to be released Holiday Catalogue)

Thank you for reading my Blog today and watching my video. Please leave a comment would love to hear from you. Any questions please just ask….

All products used will be listed below and linked to my Store

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Petal Promenade by Stampin’ Up!

What is your favorite Designer Series Paper in the 2018-19 Annual Catalogue?

I have never been big on using a lot of the Designer Series Papers but this year Stampin’ Up! have brought out some beautiful papers. There are two that I really like Share What you Love Specialty designer Series Paper and Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper.

This week I have been playing with the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 146913, making Post-it Note Holders for a stall/display that is part of a Art Expo.

What do you think…CUTE!

The Petal Promenade paper is a photographic design paper, floral on one side and marble or textured design on the other. There are 6 designs in all and you get 2 of each design. Two of the papers have smaller elements that can be cut down for note cards or other projects. I have used the smaller elements which are 7.6cm (3″) square and stamped in the center using sentiments from Ribbon of Courage 143855 and Colorful Seasons 143726.

Thanks for reading my post this week…I will try and get a tutorial done soon on this project. I really recommend you to look at this paper it is stunning and more so in real life. You can purchase it through my store by clicking on the links above. Have a wonderful day…Keep on Stampin’

Here is a Tutorial of my Post-it Note Holder

 

 

Thank You, Colour Your Season

Thank You……Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Another beautiful stamp from the “Colour Your Season Bundle”..I love the playfulness of the leaves and can imagine the wind blowing then along. In a country town I grew up in there is a big park and many large trees…every Autumn the gardeners racked the leaves into big mounds and it was so much fun jumping into them or hiding under the leaves to scare one of my sisters.

Its wonderful when making cards like this can bring back so many wonderful memories…

This card is one of those cards that wasn’t quite working the way I wanted and then it all fell into place, different from what was originally planed and better then what I thought.

This quote I think sums it up…

Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun…..Mary Lou Cook

And ‘Yes’, there were mistakes, experimenting but most of all….. it was fun!

The leaves have been stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed in black, then watercoloured. Starting with the lightest colour and working towards the darkest. Watercolouring is something I always struggle with….but this time I took it slowly, dried with the heat gun before adding the next colour and I think that’s the secret to not ending up with a ‘MUD’ of colour.

I made this card as part of the Global Design Project Colour Challenge # 145

To see all the stunning cards made by the Global Design Team and the other entries then Click HERE

I hope you have enjoyed today’s Blog post, Thank you for visiting.

 

Colour Your Season from Stampin’ Up!

Every now and then Stampin Up! release a ‘Limited Time’ product…its only available for one month and then its gone…..

You have to be quick because once they run out….its gone, no more….FINISHED!

Colour Your Season is this product…..Only available for the month of August

   

The great things is it comes as a Bundle, Blended Seasons – Stamps and Thinlet Dies 140804-Clear 104803- Wooden.

Blended Seasons Stamp Set, an exclusive 10-piece wood- or clear-mount stamp set with images for every season! Stitched Season Framelits Dies, a coordinating stitched die that includes stitching on both the positive and negative images!

Stampin’ Up! have also added a NEW range of Watercolour Pencils in 10 new colours! 149014

Note: These Watercolor Pencils may be available in a future publication.

While the Blended Seasons Stamp Set works great with the Watercolor Pencils, it also works well with our other colouring tools too, such as the Aqua Painter, Brusho, Blender Pens and more!

  

    

   

I used a range of watercolour pencils from both assortments 1 & 2. Images coloured and the blended with Blender Pens

Pearls were coloured with Stampin’ Up! Blends.

A list of Available product used in the above cards will be listed below. Blended Season Bundle, Blended Season Stamp set, Stitched Seasons and Watercolour Pencils Assortment 2 will not be abailable until 1st August – 31st August, while stocks last……

Thanks for reading my Blog   

 

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Global Design Project 144 | CASE the Designer

This week the Challenge set by Global Design Project is to CASE the designer, Charlet Mallett.

CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit

I love the way Charlet has put her card together, its simple and very effective.

To see other cards made by the GDP team using Charlet’s card as inspiration then click HERE

All of the products I used in my card are from the Nature’s Poem Suite found on page 142 of the Stampin’ Up! 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.

I love the way my card turned out, I made a few small changes by adding a mat behind the Designer Series Paper and that just because I love mats…I love them behind photos and on my cards because I think it frames the card. The mat is very subtle as its the same colour as the card but I have added texture by using the new Subtle Embossing Folder 143706. And when they say subtle it is very subtle….It gives the paper a linen weave look. I also used the same folder on the piece of white cardstock on the front of the card. I think this embossing folder is going to become a favorite of mine, so watch out you may see a lot more of it.

The stamp set I used on this card is called Rooted in Nature and can be purchased as part of a bundle with Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies 148353 – ClearWooden 148352. This set has 16 rubber stamps depicting trees, leaves and the end of a log – the rings. Along with these there are 6 sentiments that work beautifully with all of these elements.

 The beautiful paper used is also from this suite and is called Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 146338. I love how these papers work so well together and there are 9 coordinating colours in the cardstock.

I finished my card off with one of the stunning leaves from the Leaves Trinkets 146343 and a piece of Crumb Cake twine from Natural Twine 146342 ,tied to the copper leaf and the ends frayed.

This card was fun to do and I will be sharing this card with the girls attending this months Card Class.

If you also love this beautiful Designer Series Paper – Nature’s Poem, you can purchase it as part of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Promotion. Only for the month of July.

Thank You for reading my Blog, below you will find a list of all the products used in this card with links to my On-line Store

 

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

Wow! Wow! Wow! It’s Free!

WOW!

If you have been thinking about joining me in my Stampin’ Up! travels then NOW is the time.

 

YES! you heard right Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to all new recruits

That’s $117 of stamp pads for FREE!

 

If you JOIN my team between 1–31 July 2018 not only will you get your Starter Kit for $169 (With $235 of Product), you will also have a Colour Family of Ink Pads of your chose for FREE!

Colour is what helps me express my creativity and Stampin’ Up! offers 53 colours! Colour can help you express your creativity too!

This is a great way to get started…and its only for a limited time. If you live in Australia you can Join my team today, and get a colour family of your own.

 

Love It..Live It..Share It..

Global Design Project 143 – Theme Challenge

We all have things that we love – family, friends, pets, hobbies…

and I think that Stampin’ Up! Mission – Statement of the Heart says it all for us involved in Stampin’ Up!….Global Design Project has asked ‘We would love to see you share what makes you live for stamping and creativity!’

I love doing craft and over the years have done many different types of crafts. There is always one thing that remains with all that I do is ‘I love to share’ …..

To share by giving to others or through teaching what I love.

I also love to do Jigsaw’s….I have done since I was a child doing them on the table-tennis table.

They help me in times I’m stressed and want to just chill out!

This card allows the recipient to put the jigsaw together to find the Birthday message for them.

This card incorporates two of these……making a card which I’m going to send to a family member and a Jigsaw.

How was this card made…..

This could not have been made without the Stamparatus 148187.

Other Products used..

 Healing Hugs 146530

Picture Perfect Birthday 145519

 Love You to Pieces Bundle 148396

 

Both the card base and card front needs to be stamped identically so then the card base becomes the ground for the jigsaw. So by using the Stamparatus and grid paper you can get perfect placement.

Purple Line – Card Base, Blue Line – Card Front

Once the card and card fronts are stamped add mat to back of card front with lots of adhesive to hold it all together.

Position Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies onto card Front and attached mat – run through with the Big Shot cutting the jigsaw pieces.

Attach the card front/mat to front of card base matching the stamped images.

A Vellum envelope was made using the Envelope Punch Board 133774 to hold the Jigsaw Pieces.

 

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post and I hope you have enjoyed it.

All the products used are listed below with links to my store.

 

 

 

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Animal Outing, Global Design Project #142 – Sketch Challenge

It’s been a while since the last Global Design Project Challenge I have participated in….

I have decided to get into it again…

so here it is….

The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a Sketch Challenge #142

To see this challenge and the beautiful cards made by the design team click HERE

For this challenge I decided to use…

Animal Outing from Stampin’ Up!

Animal Outing Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146600Also available in Wood Mount

Watercolour Rhino from Animal Outing

I stamped the Rhino image onto water colour paper using the Stamparatus 148187 making sure the image was clean and crisp by stamping it twice. So easy…knowing I can re-stamp the image getting it perfectly. Then with the Stampin’ Pads and Blender Pens I coloured this cute Rhino using  Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Petal Pink & Balmy Blue. Finishing it off with the bird in Balmy Blue, Bermuda Bay & Pear Pizzazz.

The Happy Birthday sentiment comes from Very Vintage 146801 (Stampin’ Rewards), stamped in VersaMark, heat embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder onto Basic Black Cardstock.

The Petal Burst Embossing Folder gives beautiful texture to the Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Two small notches on either side of the card to hold the Linen Thread in place and finished with a bow to the side of the sentiment.

I hope you have enjoyed reading about this card,

all the products used will be listed below with links to my store.

 

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

Delightful Detail Suite by Stampin’ Up!

Delightful Detail Suite….

 Stampin’ Up! have made a winner here!….At first I wasn’t sure what to think of this suite.

I loved the beautiful detailed lace like laser cut papers – Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper 146907

Delicately detailed laser-cut sheets. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. Can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts.

* 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Coordinating colours: Very Vanilla, Whisper White

With this suite they have added a simple but elegant Stamp set – Detailed With Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146606

Within the suite there are other products as well and well worth looking at, but today I am just concentrating on these 2 products.

In my Class……

In my class last night we made 3 cards using these products.

The first card we made used the card front panels from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper.

These panels team with the Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes 146911.

The best way to attach the laser cut paper to your card is by sponging Multi- Purpose Glue onto the back of your paper using a piece of sponge. To do this lay your paper onto your silicone mat, squeeze out some glue onto a corner of the mat and then pounce the sponge into the glue and gentle pounce the sponge over the paper. Working quickly and gently lift the paper and attach to card front pressing down all the edges. Afterwards keep your sponge in a snap lock bag so it doesn’t dry out as quick and it can use it again.

Here are the other cards made in the class….

Card No:2

With this card we used the large 30 x 30cm (12 x 12″) sheet of laser cut paper. The paper was cut down to a 11 x 15cm (41/4 x 6″) then laying it over the card mat (Not Glued), we worked out what sections needed to be cut away, keeping the removed section to add to the inside of the card. When the laser cut paper is adhered to the card mat let it overhang on the edges and then trim away.

The left over piece was sponged in Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad 147142 as were all the edges on card front mat, inside mat and sentiment.

The final card made was this beautiful vintage feel card.

Don’t throw away any of the off cuts…here we used the off cuts pieced together to help from the sentiment. So simple and so effective.

The stamp set used here is from the Stampin’ Rewards…Very Vintage Clear-Mount Stamp Set 146801

The sentiment was stamped onto the oval and the doily stamp was stamped off before stamping onto the oval.

This set you can earn when you Host a Workshop or spend $250 or more…to find out more Click HERE or contact me

*This host stamp set is only available with Stampin’ Rewards.

Card Sizes used…

The last measurements used on the last two cards are.

Card No:2 – Card Base 10.5 x 29 cm, scored at 14.5cm

 Front Mat and Inside Mat – 10 x 14 cm

Card No :3 – 14.5 cm x 21 cm

Front Mate 10 x14 cm

To see a Video showcasing the Delightful Detail Suite Click HERE

Thank you for reading my post, if you have any questions please contact me.

Below you will find links to all the products used

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

The count down is on!

The count down is on….the NEW Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue will be available on the 1st June in 3 days time.

Order your copy today by contacting me! (Australia Only)

A sneak peek to a New stamp set…

‘Enjoy Life’ is a fun photopolymer stamp set with lots of silhouette images and some great sentiments. This makes a good stamp set to use on projects for male or female, young or old.

On this card I created a ‘Brusho’ background on watercolour paper.

Using the Stamparatus I was able to stamp the images on the background, going back and re-stamping until the image and sentiment was fully covered.

This is a simple card to create and I am sure you will enjoy using the ‘Enjoy Life’ stamps as much as I do.