Thursday, 12 January 2017

Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper Ideas and Samples

Do you love colouring in designs?  It is such a relaxing past time and with the new Water color pencils offered in the Occasions Catalogue you can take these along to colour whenever you feel like it. 

Stampin' Up!® has this beautiful set of 12 x 12 one sided colouring paper as a FREE offering when you make a purchase of $90 or more during Sale-A-Bration.

Take a look at this quick video to see a variety of ways you could use the paper and then let your imagination go wild.
                     

                                                                              

This paper coordinates really well with one of my favourite stamp sets from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue, and that is......

Dragonfly Dreams #142924
 but the joy continues as you can get coordinating Thinlits dies and save 10% by purchasing the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle #144728.

You can view the new catalogue here, or request one and I will post it to you. 
The catalogue items are available until May 31, 2017, but if you order before March 31 you can take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion of 1 free item for each $90 you spend.

I've had a couple of water colour card classes this week and we all enjoyed the colouring. I really loved that each person's card turned out with it's own personality.

This is the card I made for the sample.


We used the new Water Colour Pencils from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue with an Aqua Painter. You can also use a Blender Pen to blend the colour if you prefer more control.

The lace at the base is actually a stamp - one of the free sets from the SAB catalogue - Delicate Details. this has been heat embossed with white embossing powder and is very realistic.

The greeting is made with 2 stamps from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set  positioned together on a clear block and stamped onto vellum.

If you live in Australia and would like to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion you can order at my on-line store. While you are there don't forget to look at the Clearance Rack for even more bargains.

Give colouring a try - it is so relaxing and I know you will love it. If you would like some instruction I am having a special water colouring class on January 24th. Contact me if you are interested in attending. Learn to colour like a pro!

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting



Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping? 

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Monday, 2 January 2017

Pretty Flowers With Stampin Up Envelope Paper

Do you ever just feel like sitting and folding papers? Then these flowers are perfect for that, and as a bonus Stampin' Up!® has the Envelope Paper heavily discounted on the Close Out Sale.
Bad news is the sale finishes tomorrow, so if you want to stock up, head on over to my on-line store or select the image:

https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/categorypage.aspx?categoryid=30600&utm_source=olo&utm_medium=main-ad&utm_campaign=new-olo-homepage

You'll find a heading: Close Out Paper and that's where you'll see all the lovely papers on sale or retiring. Don't forget to add the Host Code to your order!

These origami style flowers can be made in many different ways - I made mine for Christmas - use coloured papers or spritz them or simply add glitter for those who love a bit of bling. I used the Neutrals Envelope Paper Pack plus some gold and silver glitter from Stampin Up. The lighter weight paper makes folding easier, but still gives you firm flowers.

Most people make the flowers with just 5 petals but I decided to add more petals and I love the result. Just ensure that you have an odd number of petals. The only slight drawback is that the central hole is then larger and so requires a diamante or pearl or other embellishment to cover it over. No problems for me as my stash is quite adequate. 


I've made this with lots of colour and some hand stamped papers as well - a gorgeous everlasting gift for someone special. 
The stems are made with wire wrapped in florists tape, and I used the large floral shape from the Blossom Punch to cover the join at the base. 

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting




Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping? 



If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.



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Sunday, 1 January 2017

Dragon Fly Dreams With A Little Bokeh

Hi and Happy New Year for 2017.

I've been a little quiet on my blog this last month, as I've been enjoying some family time, a little interstate travel, Christmas and New Year. Now, however it is time to wow you all with some samples from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue that will be on sale from January 4th. If you would like a catalogue please request one from my Demonstrator website fill in your request in the contact form and I'll send it to you. 

The new Occasions Catalogue is full of fabulous BUNDLES. You save 10% when purchasing 2 products in a bundle and  one of the first Bundles I purchased was the Dragon Fly Bundle consisting of The Dragonfly Dreams stamp set (#142924) and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (#142749) 
Dragonfly Bundle number is 144728.

I combined stamping, die cutting and Designer Series paper together for this card.


One of my favourite Designer Series Papers is the Serene Scenery 15.2 cm square Paper Stack. In this card I used the bokeh image as the main background to my card. I stamped the Dragonfly in Old Olive and then stamped it off to produce a lighter image. Don't you just love the delicate lines in this stamped image?

I cut the Black dragonfly from Black Glimmer Paper. You can see how it shimmers in the detail photo below.


I added a greeting from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set - love that script, and stamped that using Memento Black on Thick Whisper White card stock. This was a bit stark against the rest of the card so I used my usual method of softening and area by stamping off a part image (dragonfly) and sponging very lightly around the edges. I matted the greeting with Black Glimmer paper and raised it on Dimensionals. The dragonfly is also raised with Dimensionals


This particular card is a Pop Up Twist Card with a base of Thick Whisper White.
I hope you like my first sample from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. Pop back often to see more samples. You are going to love this catalogue - it is so diverse and so gorgeous. 

Until Next Time

Happy Crafting



With the launch of the new Occasions Catalogue you will find lots of items to go on your Wish Lists.
AND...
Sale A Bration goes hand in hand with this catalogue (and don't forget the Annual Catalogue) and you will once again be able to earn FREE Stampin' Up! items with every $90 you spend.

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  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have. 



Monday, 28 November 2016

Stampin Up Extravaganza - Final Day Sale



Today is the final day of Stampin' Up!'s Extravaganza Sale and the fabulous discounts will finish tonight.
If you own a Big Shot and don't have a Magnetic platform, today is your lucky day.

You can save a massive 35%. This platform is one of my favourite additions to my Big Shot(s) - yes I own a few and I really need them all!
Don't forget to check out all the other bargains for the week while you take a look at the products Stampin' Up! has on sale. 

Here are today's Special Extravaganza Items:


Order at my On-line Store today only





  Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping? 

If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.


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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Santa's Sleigh Bundle from Stampin' Up! - Let's Step It Up.

I've been playing and creating a lot with the Santa's Sleigh Bundle these last couple of weeks. It is very versatile and today's cards are a step up from the simple card I showed in the last post.

 I made 2 cards today - this time I kept the tree cut out, embossed it with the Softly Falling embossing folder (Stampin' Up!) and raised it on dimensionals to one side of the cut out. 
The reindeer is cut from the very beautiful Copper Foil paper and this shape is raised on Foam Adhesive Strips, cut to length to support the shape. I used these foam strips as they are slightly higher than dimensions and I wanted a 3-D effect of varying levels for this card.


The background seemed a little bare so I grabbed my old trusty favourite set, Gorgeous Grunge to randomly stamp in Night of Navy ink. 

And would you believe it? I adhered the inside Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card to the wrong side, and I used Fast Fuse. Oh no! 
However it was all fixed with using the heat tool to soften the glue and gently prising the card apart. Do just a little bit at a time and peel the card off slowly. It does work and although it leaves a sticky residue, this can be removed when cooled using the Adhesive Eraser. Such a handy tool.

I hope you enjoy the card and will remember my hint for those little mistakes that occasionally happen.
You can see the items I used in the following grid.

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Until Next Time

Happy Crafting


You are welcome to place orders at my on-line store:
 

Stampin Up On-line Extravaganza - First Time In Australia

I'm excited to give you information on this great sale that Stampin' Up! is having for the first time in Australia, this coming week. 
It is called an On-Line Extravaganza, but you can also just email or phone your order to me and I can submit that for you if you prefer.  The most efficient way is to do an on-line order, That way if items sell out quickly you will know and be able to adjust your order.


Many of the items are on sale for the full week, but as an extra bonus we have 2 special 24 hour sales:
the first being on the opening day, Monday November 21. You need to use the bundle numbers to get the special prices, not the numbers in the catalogues. 


Use the item codes advertised in the above pdf to be sure to get your super discounts.
Products are available while stocks last so don't delay placing your orders for these bargains. 
Christmas is coming and you may be looking for stocking fillers or crafty gifts for special friends and family. Buy now while they are reduced up to 40%.


If you are looking for a hobby, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator will be of interest to you. 

Contact me or find more information on my Stampin' Up! Website.

You can join my team on-line. I will be delighted to mentor and guide you as you get started.






Thursday, 17 November 2016

Stampin' Up!'s Santa's Sleigh Christmas Tree Card

The next card I made using the Santa's Sleigh Bundle created by Stampin' Up! uses the simple outline of the Christmas tree.

This card was inspired by one created by Dawn Olchefske (a demonstrator from the USA) I loved the simplicity of the card and that it is quite rustic. 

My card uses A4 Crumb Cake card stock for both the card base and the frame of the tree. The bonus here is that I still have a tree cut out to use on another card. 


I cut the tree using one of the Thinlits  from the Santa's Sleigh Bundle prior to passing it through the Big Shot in the Softly Falling embossing folder. It's always a good idea to cut before you emboss. 

Then I used strips of varying thicknesses of paper from the Warmth and Cheer Paper Stack. This is a great little stack of papers - 48 sheets in 12 double sided designs - and it goes perfectly with Crumb Cake card stock. You can use any width strips and it looks even better if you vary the width and place them on an angle. 

I added a banner greeting and tied some Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine in a simple bow.


 Thanks for looking and I hope you enjoy this card.

Do you like what you see and think you'd like to earn some extra income from stamping?  
 
If you are looking for a hobby with discounted product, a part or full time job, working from home and at your own pace, AND you love craft, then you should consider doing what I do. It is fun and rewarding.
 
  See more information on my website or contact me with questions you may have.

Until Next Time,
Happy Stamping,


You can order from this list of supplies at my on-line store if you  reside in Australia or it's Territories.


Saturday, 12 November 2016

Stampin' Up! Stamps on Sale

Don't you just love a bargain? I do and Stampin' Up! are treating us to a great bargain on selected stamp sets on sale for November 1 - 30 only.

You can save 25% - that's a quarter of the price! on these sets and to add to the delight you will find they coordinate beautifully with a new release:-

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.

Here are the details. Get yours while they are still available.

You can order on-line at my store and your products will be mailed directly to you. Regular postage and handling applies ($5.95 or 5% of the order total, whichever is the larger amount)

Use my November Host Code  4NAZ6HDW and have a chance to receive additional product of your choice.
Don't like on-line ordering? Just email or phone me your order and I will place it for you.