Thursday, 11 February 2016

Balloon Jelly Beans anyone?

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I've been busy this month making birthday cards and wedding anniversary cards - I needed 18 cards this month!

I decided to make two of this design - easier to stamp two as you need to clean the stamp between colour changes.  One is being sent within NZ and the other to my nephew in Canada.

 For the shape of my jar I've used a stencil I created from the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit.
Can you spot the difference between the two cards - and its not the colour of the Jelly Beans :)

Stamp Set - Balloon Builder, Suite Sayings
Card Stock - Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink - Real Red, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Momento Black

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Monday, 8 February 2016

A Party without Cake is just a Meeting

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For those of you in New Zealand I hope you've enjoyed the long weekend.

I really love this sentiment from Party Wishes - from now on all birthdays MUST have a cake :)

I wanted my candles to have a bit of a 'spark' so I've used the Gold Dazzling Diamonds.  You could also use the Gold Wink of Stella (at the time of making the card I hadn't purchased it but I have it now.)

Stamp Set - Party Wishes
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink - Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Momento Black
DSP - It's My Party
Other - Party Punch Pack, Dimensionals, Mint Macron/Basic Black Bakers Twine, Gold Glitz Dazzling Diamonds, Banner Triple Banner Punch

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Saturday, 6 February 2016

Celebrating Silver

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Today my brother and sister-in-law are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary - hope you guys are having a great day - you are very special to us.

When I first saw this bundle in the new Occasions Catalogue I knew I needed it (not want lol).  It's great having some decent sized numbers and coordinating framelits along with an image that can be used with the number or on its own - very versatile.

Stamp Set - Number of Years
Card Stock - Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink - Marina Mist, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Night of Navy, VersaMark
Other - Large Numbers Frameltis and Little Numbers Thinlits, Silver Embossing Powder

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Thursday, 4 February 2016

Stepping out of my comfort zone - Timeless Textures

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For today's card I'm stepping out of my comfort zone a bit - this is not my normal style of card but it just seemed to work with this stamp set.

 This is a new set in the Occasions Catalogue called Timeless Textures.  It really lends itself to these colours and style.  Can you spot the five little pearls on the card?
This set only has images so I've used sentiments from Awesomely Artistic and Butterfly Basics to compliment it.

Stamp Set - Timeless Textures, Butterfly Basics, Awesomely Artistic
Card Stock - Rose Red, Very Vanilla
Ink - Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Other - Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits, Pearls, Dimensionals

This card was for a friend and fellow demo who is celebrating her birthday today.

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Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Happy 10th Wedding Anniversary

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Hope the 'back to school' is going well for those of you with kids :)  My husband is going back to school on Tuesday - he is starting a 20 week Certificate in Cookery and today we went shopping for all his equipment and uniform.  I am so looking forward to see what he creates and I believe they are allowed to bring their creations home.  We already have a line of 'guinea pigs' waiting to trial his creations :)

Today's card is for our friends who are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary :).  I'm so glad that in the new catalogue there is a stamp set that is just perfect for such occasions as I am in need of creating 5 wedding anniversary cards this month!

The '10' is stamped with VersaMark then heat embossed with gold.  I cut the 'th' out of gold foil but it was the wrong gold.  Another way of getting around this is to ink a scrap piece of Whisper White with VersaMark then heat embossed it in gold.  You then have a sheet of gold embossed paper ready to cut out your 'th' to coordinate with the numbers :)

Stamp Set - Number of Years
Card Stock - Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White
Ink - Old Olive, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Blushing Bride, Elegant Eggplant, VersaMark
Other - Large Numbers Framelits, Little Numbers, Gold Embossing Powder, Dimensionals

I hope you've had a lovely day and dinner out to celebrate this wonderful milestone - congratulations.

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Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Up, up and away with Balloon Celebration

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One of my fellow team mates celebrated her birthday the other day and this is the card I sent her - it even arrived on the right day (thanks NZ Post).

I've been stepping out of my comfort zone lately and been using more colours from the Subtles range and I must say they are warming on me.  Normally I gravitate to the Brights so be prepared to see more Subtles used in my upcoming projects.  Do you have a colour family that you shy away from?

Don't you just love this sentiment?  I think it's really cool and you can change what you are drinking - tea, coffee, hot chocolate and Champagne - to suit the occasion.

Stamp Set - Balloon Celebration
Card Stock - Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink - Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Momento Black
Other - Balloon Bouquet Punch

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Monday, 1 February 2016

Creative Inkers Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop 2016

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Welcome to the Creative Inkers Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogue Blog Hop for 2016.  You may have arrived from Jacque's blog or just joined my page.

My project today is the Enjoy the Little Things Project Kit on page 33 of the Occasions Catalogue.  I've been a bit slow off the mark in buying kits so this is my first one and I LOVED it.  I had so much fun creating the 13 different projects that are interchangeable to be displayed on the easel which is also included in the kit.

This one is my favourite design.

I made the kit up as per the instructions which were really easy to follow.  I did make one addition and that is to the 'Be Brave' display - I added a piece of Bermuda Bay behind the piece of fabric.  All the pieces are die cut so you just have to 'push' them out of the sheet.  One thing I did do which I think helped was sort all the pieces before I started into 13 different little plastic bags - this way I knew I had the correct pieces for each display.

The kit includes the chalkboard easel, all the die cut pieces and embellishments to create these beautiful displays.  You will need to supply the stamp set "Enjoy the Little Things", the following ink pads - Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Mossy Meadow, Soft Suede, Tangelo Twist, Watermelon Wonder and Basic Black Archival and adhesive.

I used a mixture of adhesives - Fast Fuse for adhering the fabric on 'Be Brave', Crystal Effects for adhering the wooden embellishments, Fine Tip Glue Pen for the fine letters and sequins.

Purchase the kit and gather some friends together - I will supply the extra supplies to complete the project or if you have the inks purchase the kit, stamp set and an 'H' clear block and you will be eligible to choose a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and make it on your own.

I hope my project has inspired you to purchase this kit - it looks great sitting on a breakfast bar.  Please leave me a comment as I love to hear from you.  My 'comments' link is at the bottom of my post just below the photo of Yellowbear.

It's now time to hop on over to see what creation Jan has in store for us.


Blog Participants
Rebecca Palmer

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