March International Blog Highlights – Thank You

Hi and Welcome to my Blog post today

For today’s card I have used two of my favorite Stampin’ Up! ® products… the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle from the 2020 Mini Catalogue and the Pigment Sprinkles from the Annual Catalogue.

The Pigment Sprinkles gives you such beautiful intense colour by adding more pigment. If you don’t need to have the colour so intense use less pigment, more water and blot some of the the colour away.

I just love the colour…so it’s bright and beautiful, the way I like it.

The Peaceful Poppies Suite is……

beautiful, stunning and worth investing in if you haven’t already. This card I have used the Peaceful Moments Dies and the Painted Poppies Stamps.

In the Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle you get everything …. and you only need to use one ordering number, too easy.

Painted Poppies Suite Bundle 153938

If you don’t want it all you can just purchase individual pieces. Just remember with purchasing the bundles you get the 10% discount.

Now I know your asking what colour combo’s did I use with the Pigment Sprinkles..

So here they are.

This the stamping of the back ground I used Granny Apple Green and Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Pad.

The sentiment is from the Little Ladybug Host Cling Stamp Set, which you can earn by Hosting a  “Party” with sales over $500.

The sentiment’ Thank You” was stamped in Versamark onto Basic Black cardstock and embossed with White Embossing Powder.

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for February Theme- Thank you.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

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February International Blog Highlights – Thank You

Hi and welcome to my Blog.

INDIA

Beautiful, Bright and Vibrant

One day I’d love to go and explore India’s love of COLOUR.

For the time being I am enjoying India through the camera lens of a friend who travels to India often. Her photos are always so bright and vibrant with colour, from beautiful Blue or Turquoise doorways. To ladies dancing in the streets wearing bright Sari’s in pinks, reds, blues and greens.

There use of mosaics and intricate decorations of their forts, temples and palaces are amazing.

The colours of India are the inspiration for my card.

Making this card was a bit of an experiment.

  1. How was I going to create the back ground.
  2. I wanted to create a mosaic type image

So I tried two different techniques using the same Stampin’ Up!® Products.

Products used

How did I create this card..

Firstly, I tried Colouring the Shimmery White Cardstock using Pigment Sprinkles..Stampin’ Up!®.

**Shimmery White Cardstock is a good alternative to using Watercolour paper.

  1. Sprayed card stock with water and sprinkled both colours on, adding more water to get the colour to move and cover the area. With this technique there is more movement and deeper colour where the Pigment Sprinkles touch the cardstock.
  2. Mix Rubbing Alcohol with the Pigment Sprinkles in a Spritzer bottle and spray card stock…one colour from each side. This gave a even and brighter finish.

I love how they both turned out but the intensity of the colours used with Rubbing alcohol sprayed onto the cardstock really gave me the look I was after.

To bring back some of the Bermuda Bay into the back ground (that was lost a little when spraying the two colours), I mixed the embossing past with 2 drops of Re-Inker.

Working quickly ( as the paste drys very quick) I layered the mask on top of my card front and with a pallet Knife spread the past over the top.

I decided to create the coloured cardstock for the flourish the same way as I created the background using the Mango Melody and Melon Mambo

The sentiment “thank You, so very much” is from the Flourishing Phrases Cling-Mount Stamp Set and was embossed on Basic Black cardstock with White Embossing Powder.

All that’s left to do is put this card together..

Measurements used….

  • Card Base – Melon Mambo 21 x 14.5cm, scored at 10.5cm
  • Card Mat – Bermuda Bay 10 x 14cm
  • Card Front trimmed to 9.7 x 13.7 cm

The colours of India have truly inspired me

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for February Theme- Thank you.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

Thank you for stopping by and reading my Blog. I hope you’ve enjoyed my projects & that you’re inspired to get crafty!  

Please see the links below to grab any of these products from my Online Shop

 If you would like a copy of the NEW  Mini Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue then fill in the form found in the link on the right of your screen and I will post one to you. Or click on the links below for the PDF Copy.

 

 

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January International Blog Highlights – Thank You

“Thank you!”

These are two words that over the last couple of months we here in Australia have all said more than once to the most amazing group of men and women. Who have work tirelessly to protect our homes and business. In each state we call them something different but here in NSW they are the brave men and women of the RFS- Rural Fire Service. They have walked away from their jobs, homes and families, they have missed out on Christmas, New Year and family times to fight the worst fires we have seen for many years. Some have also lost there own homes and there lives.

These fires go from Queensland all the way down the coast of NSW and into Victoria. There are Fires in the Mountains and down into the valleys.

We can’t thank these wonderful people enough.

The words on this card says it all…

‘We can’t Thank you Enough’

This card was a fun card to make using a ‘One Sheet Wonder’ method of stamping inspired by Ruth Trice.

You can get 4 cards from this sheet of A4 Whisper White cardstock.

The Stampin’ Up!® stamp sets and Dies used are

  • Beautiful Friendship
  • So Sentimental Bundle from the NEW Mini Catalogue
  • Basic Pattern Decorative Masks. The masks are still available as it has been carried over.

The Stampin’ Up!® Stampin’ Pads and Cardstock are

  • Whisper White Cardstock
  • Gorgeous Grape
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Poppy Parade
  • Pineapple Punch
  • Mint Macaron
  • Love Lipstick
  • We can’t forget the sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

 

I have added my card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for January Theme- Thank you.

  

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

Thank you for visiting me on my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it and found some inspiration for your next project.

All products used are listed below and are linked to my On-Line Store.

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You make me smile, Friend

Have you ever had an idea, that just rolled around in your head until you tried it ?

I have had this idea rolling around in my head for a few weeks…..

Bright intense colours blending into one another, with some sort of design over the top. Well my head was spinning for a couple of weeks with these ideas, working out how I could do it.

The trick is when you get these ideas run with it, play and have some fun. It may not work the first time you try it, but then it just may.

This card was made using Stampin’ Up!® Products

  • Pigment Sprinkles
  • Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
  • White Craft Ink
  • Shimmery White Cardstock

I was so pleased with the way my idea came together I made another 2 cards.

The Stampin’ Up!® stamp sets and Dies used are

  • Bloom & Grow Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Beautiful Day Cling-Mount Stamp Set 
  • Well Said Cling Stamp Set
  • Well Written Dies.

CLICK HERE TO SEE ALL THE PRODUCTS USED

* From here you can add all of these items to your order or remove the tick from the box of those items you don’t require.

 

I have added my first card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights for October.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, you can VOTE for for your favorite 5 cards by clicking on the little hearts.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below ….. just make sure one of those votes is for me (LOL!)

Thank you for visiting me on my Blog, I hope you have enjoyed it and found some inspiration for your next project. Remember to drop in on my FaceBook page in the coming days for my ‘FIRST LIVE’.

Also over the next few days pop over to my Facebook page for a FB Live where I will show you how I made this card.

 

Beautiful Friendship

Beautiful Friendship stamps 149252 by Stampin’ Up! are a must to have in your stamp stash. They are simple to use and so easy to build up  a beautiful arrangement of flowers for any occasion.

Today I have paired it up with one of the sentiments from the Strong & Beautiful stamps 148732. I used this set because it is a a very girly sort of card and I want to build someone else up as well as myself.

The other day I took a tumble and besides my body being a bit sore so was my pride and self thoughts about myself. I wanted to remind myself that I am also ‘Resilient, strong and beautiful’…..as we all are.

Tips and Tricks…

The ‘Beautiful Friendship’ Stamps are a Distinktive and Photopolymer stamps ….so there are some tips to remember when using them.

  • Use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199 under your work to give you a nice clear image.
  • If your Stampin’ Pad is new and very juicy use a Clear block to push some of the ink on your pad to one side. By using less ink you get a clear image and all those details will show up.
  • If your stamps are ‘New’ – never used…Ink them up and stamp off onto a piece of scrap paper and clean the a couple of times. This removes any residue on the surface of your stamps and will help also in achieving that perfect image.
  • The Clear Epoxy Droplets I used I coloured with my Stampin’ Blends…..you can customise them to suit your project.
  • I only used one side of the Timeless Label Punch 149516 punch… to do this you cut your card stock to the width of the punch and then thread it through from the top and then out through the slot where you would normally place your cardstock.

 

I have added this card to Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up!® Blog Highlights.

Go and have a look at all the amazing cards made, then please VOTE for for your favorite 5.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

Thanks for reading my post I hope you found this helpful and encourages you to give the ‘Beautiful Friendship’ stamp set a try. If your interested in any of the products I used they will be listed below and linked to my On-Line Store. Any questions about the products, then please contact me.

 

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Everything Amazing…

Everything Amazing…….’Wishing you an AMAZING Birthday, You will do AMAZING Things and You are an AMAZING Friend’….It make’s my heart sing when I tell someone how AMAZING they are and Stampin’ Up! have made it easy to do this with this stamp set.

This is one of those stamp sets that you may miss. It is recommended to use with the Stamparatus but because it is a photopolymer you can see through it to line up the sentiments.

You are an Amazing Friend

On Saturday 27th July, I ran ‘Southern Highlands Cardmaking Day’ ….. This was a Demonstrator Only Event and it was so much fun. It’s great to get together with others that have the same interest in crafting – Card making. It’s great to share ideas, experiences and to learn together.

For $169 you can get a Starter Kit with $235 worth of Product….like the one below or customise it to suite yourself…

If your interested in finding out more about Stampin’ Up! and you live in Australia then contact me. OR Sign Up today and JOIN MY TEAM HERE

Everyone a Mystery Bag Challenge. Everyone received the Everything Amazing stamp set, a piece of See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper 149443, co-ordinating cardstock, a length of Crinkle Seam Binding Ribbon 149444 and either some Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets 148583.

This was not an easy challenge but most people came up with some great ideas. Well since I gave them the challenge I thought I’d better have one for them to see as an example. I’m really please with how this turned out…What do you think?

If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

I hope you have enjoyed reading my Blog. If your interested in these products they will be listed below and linked to my On-Line Store. Any questions about the products, then please contact me.

 

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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.

If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

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.

Autumn Leaves

Autumn in Moss Vale, one of the beautiful towns in the Southern Highlands of NSW and where I live. The Southern Highlands is know for the beautiful gardens in Spring and the stunning colours of Autumn.

My card was inspired by those beautiful leaves that as soon as the cool winds touch them, they turn into golds, reds and rusts.

Colourful Seasons stamps and coordinating Seasonal Layers dies by Stampin’ Up! was the perfect match of this card.

What I used…

  • A mix of Brusho colours on wet watercolour paper – Moss Green, Prussian Blue and Brilliant Red, mixed together gives an array of beautiful Autumn tones.
  • Once completely dry use the skeleton leaf die to cut the leaves.
  • Add some copper highlights with Copper Embossing Powder by wiping VersaMark in couple of places on the leaf. Use the corner of the pad so you don’t get it all over the leaf.
  • Card Front- add a wash of Yellow Brusho on the watercolour paper and let dry.
  • The sentiment and a single leaf stamped in Cherry Cobbler using the Stampartus to make sure you get a nice clean image.
  • The card front was then adhered to a Cherry Cobbler mat and a Tranquil Tide card base.
  • Glue Dots adhere the leaves to the card front so they look like they have just fallen from those trees in the main street of Moss Vale.
  • Inside the card is a Very Vanilla Panel stamped with the leaf image down the right hand side.

If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

All the products used will be listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. If you have any questions about my card or the products used please contact me.

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Top Ten Winners Blog Hop -April

Thank you to all the lovely people that for voted for me. It is wonderful to be a part of ‘Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights Top Ten Winners Blog Hop’ again.

For you, Amazing Friend

Last week I watched a video by Jennifer Mcguire Faux Textured Metal Paper with Perfect Pearls….I love her videos and techniques. Now she didn’t use any Stampin’ Up! products in her cards and so I wondered if I could do something similar but using our wonderful products.

So what do Stampin’ Up! have that I can use-

  • Cardstock – Yes, Whisper White. Masked off the white area with low tac painter’s masking tape. Later Changed this to Thick Whisper White…
  • Inks – Yes, Stampin’ Pad Flirty Flamingo and Poppy Parade. Brayered these colours on using the Sponge Brayers, Flirty Flamingo at the top and Poppy Parade at the bottom. These colours blend beautifully together.
  • Perfect Perls – ‘NO’, Stampin’ Up! don’t have that but we do have the Champagne Shimmer Paint. I tried to sponge it on with a dauber but it removed the colour I just brayered onto my card front…OOP’s…
  • Start again…This time I mixed it with some Rubbing Alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer and sprayed it on….‘NOPE’ … looked OK but the card stock is too thin.
  • This time I tried it with Thick Whisper White cardstock ……Looks great! It doesn’t have a metal look but it does have a nice sparkly look.
  • Embossing folders -Yes, have those….choose my current favorite ‘Country Floral Embossing Folder’. Put this through gently, as I didn’t want to spray the card stock with water and ruin the colour again!. I only had to touch up a couple of spots where the cardstock cracked a little.
  • The card from was adhered to a Calypso Coral mat – where the Flirty Flamingo & Poppy Parade blends it is so close to Calypso Coral and was the better match as a mat. This is then attached to the card base in Poppy Parade.
  • Inside the card is a somple Whisper White panel to write on.
  • All that’s left to do is add my sentiment…The word ‘Amazing’ comes from the Celebrate You Thinlits 146840 in the Annual Catalogue, was cut out in Basic Black. ‘For You’ & ‘Friend’ is part of the Well Said 148796 stamps in the Occasions Catalogue, were stamped in Poppy Parade on Whisper White.

To sum it all up…

This was a simple card to make…the products used by Jennifer could easily be swapped out for products that Stampin’ Up! have in their range. All the products I have used will be listed below along with links back to my On-Line Store so you can easily purchase them yourself. If you have any questions please contact me.


Thank you for visiting, I hope you have enjoyed my Blog post today. Below is the list of the others taking part in this Blog Hop. Click on the link to see each one and remember…. leave a comment so we know you visited.

NB. Some of the products used may be in the Last-Chance Products and they will only be available until 3 June or while stocks last. The Country Floral Embossing Folder was from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and is at present unavailable.

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Just a bit of Romance…

It’s so nice when there is a bit of romance in the air.

This is a simple card to make with just a little stamping, some cardstock, two ink pads, Embossing folder, framelits and ribbon….plus a couple of tools.

So what did I use…..

  • Petal Palette stamps 145788
  • Wonderful Floral Framelits 148529
  • Lace Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder 148530
  • Cardstock – Night of Navy, Petal Pink, Garden Green and inside Whisper White
  • Ink Pads – Night of Navy & Whisper White Craft Ink
  • Petal Pink/Whisper White Variegated Ribbon 148776

How….

  • Night of Navy Card Base cut at 10.5 x 29 cm, scored at 14.5
  • Petal Pink cut 2 (one for inside) 9.7 x 13.7cm.
  • Night of Navy cut 1 at 9.5 x 13.5cm – run through Big Shot with the Lace Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing Folder. Using a sponge or dauber lightly rub Whisper White craft ink over the raised embossing to highlight. Adhere to Petal Pink cardstock
  • Whisper White (inside card) cut 9.5 x 13.5cm, stamp ‘Congratulations’ from Petal Palette stamps with Night of Navy Ink. Attach the Whisper White to other Petal Pink panel and adhere to inside of card.
  • With a scrap of Petal Pink approx 8 x8 cm stamp the sentiment in Night of Night Ink and run through the Big Shot with the Tag Die from the Wonderful Floral Framelits
  • Cut 3 sets of leaves in Garden Green cardstock using the leaf die from Wonderful Floral Framelits
  • Wrap a length of ribbon around card front tying in a bow on the left side.
  • Add dimensionals to back of tag and adhere to front panel, using Multi Purpose Glue adhere the leaves tucking then under the tag. I added some mini dimensionals to a couple of leaves to sit them up a little.
  • Add dimensionals to back of card front and attach to card base.

If you LOVE this card then please VOTE for me on Kylie Bertucci’s International Stampin’ Up! Blog Highlights.

To make it easy for you to find where to vote click on the image below…you get to vote for 5 of your favorite cards – just make sure one of them is mine (LOL!)

All the products used will be listed below and linked back to my On-Line Store. If you have any questions about my card or the products used please contact me.

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