Sunday, 4 October 2015

Awesomely Artistic - Spotlight Technique

Hi there

I've just realised I haven't shown you the second card we made at card class last month!  (here's a link to the first card in case you missed it)

I'm really loving the versatility of Awesomely Artistic.  Here we've used it for the Spotlight Technique (CASED from Iina).  All the images are stamped in Smoky Slate and then one area is restamped and coloured in.

Did you notice the new embellishment we used?  They're called White Perfect Accents and can be found on page 161 of the Annual Catalogue.


Stamp - Awesomely Artistic, Endless Birthday Wishes
Card Stock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder
DSP - Neutrals Color Collection
Ink - Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Cumcumber Crush, Daffodil Delight
Other - 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" Circle Punch, White Perfect Accents, Blender Pens, Dimensionals

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Sunday, 27 September 2015

World Card Making Day - Saturday 3rd October

Hi there

I hope you've had a great weekend enjoying the beautiful weather.

Next Saturday (3rd October) is World Card Making Day.  This year I thought I'd have an open home from 2:00 - 4:00pm where you could pop in and make a card for yourself and then we could make some cards for Ronald McDonald House Charity (RMHC).  Stampin; Up! donates time and money to support RMHC.  This year's RMHC stamp set is Sprinkles of Life and for every set sold Stampin' Up! donates $3.50 to RMHC.

So if you're available and would like to come please email me so I know how many kits to prepare.  Please RSVP by Thursday night.

I look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Butterfly Basics - Colouring with Blender Pens

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Here we are at the end of another week - I hope to get some more crafting in this weekend and have a play with some of my stamp sets and accessories that haven't seen much ink or use lately.  Last weekend I used some challenges for inspiration (and motivation) so I may just do some more of that.  What gets your inspiration going?

Today's post is a birthday card for one of my team members - it's a special birthday - which means a special card is needed.

I find colouring in images very relaxing and this set is great for that.  You get such different finished products each time even though it's the same image.  For this card I've used the Shimmery White on the front rather than Whisper White as it's really good for watercolouring.  My ink pads became my palette and with the help of my blender pen I coloured in the image.  I start with the lighter colours then add the dark colours for accent.

After cutting out the Butterfly I layered another cut out of vellum behind the card stock for strength and a lovely visual finish.  The finishing touch - some basic pearls.

Stamp Set - Butterfly Basics
Card Stock - Shimmery White, Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Vellum
Ink - Momento Black, Perfect Plum, Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive
Other - Bold Butterfly Framelits, Butterflies Thinlits, Basic Pearls, Blender Pens

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Monday, 21 September 2015

Butterfly Basics Challenge Card

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It's ages since I participated in a 'challenge' - so today's card is a sketch challenge and a colour challenge  rolled into one.  For the sketch I've gone with one from Freshly Made Sketches - #204 and for my colour combo I've used ColorQ - #308 - although I have changed a few of the colours as I didn't have them.  The original colours were Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy and Soft Sky which I've changed to Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Island Indigo and Pool Party.  That's the great thing with a challenge - it gives you a starting point.  I've also flipped the sketch 90 degrees.

Stamp set - Butterfly Basics
Ink - Momento Black, Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Island Indigo and Pool Party
Card Stock - Shimmery White, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Whisper White

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Sunday, 13 September 2015

ESAD Blog Hop - All Ye Faithful

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Welcome to the ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop.  You may have arrived from Libby's blog or just joined my page.  I've chosen to showcase my favourite stamp set from the Holiday catalogue - All Ye Faithful.  First up is a card using Vellum Card Stock and my favourite technique - heat embossing.

I then stepped it up for a team swap last month by colouring the images in.  (this was also one of our cards from card class).

I've coloured it from behind using ink and blender pens.  And here's the inside - this image was stamped using the new Archival Basic Black ink.

Stamp set - All Ye Faithful
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Vellum Card Stock
Ink - Basic Black, Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant
Other - Black and Gold Embossing Powder, PL Cards and Labels Framelits, Blender Pens

My next card also has two variations - plain or stained glass window look.  This second card was for our wider team swap yesterday.  By the time I'd sponged 25 of these my arm was sore!

I've gone with non-traditional colours for this one - Island Indigo, Rose Red and Pear Pizzaz

I sponged the top section with Soft Sky then went over the top with Island Indigo and finally added Pear Pizzazz to the remaining section.

The panel measures 11.5cm x 7.5cm with the mat 12cm x 8cm for the top card and then 10.5cm x 7cm - cut into three (each being 3.5cm wide).  The mat for this one is 11cm x 7.5cm.

Stamp Set - All Ye Faithful
Card Stock - Island Indigo, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Black, Soft Sky, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Other - Sponges

I hope you've enjoyed your visit to my blog.  Do leave me a comment as I'd love to hear from you - which card is your favourite?

Now it's time to hop on over to Keryn's blog

So what is ESAD?  ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is a Facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you're a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address and I'll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

1. Libby Dyson 2. Paula Reid 3. Keryn Campbell 4. Carly Middleton 5. Rachael Lewsley 6. Narelle Fasulo 7. Emily Campbell 8. Emma Palonek 9. Jo Weedon10. Rebecca Scurr 11. Andrea Buckland 12. Rochelle Blok 13. Kathryn Ruddick 14. Monique Fielder  15. Bernie Collins 16. Liv Ingle 17. Sally Williams 18. Ria Kaire 19. Delys Cram 20. Jessica Williams 21. Lou Kitzelman 22. Barbara Williams 23. Kelly Kent 24. Jenny Hayward

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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Sprinkles of Life - Who loves Ice Cream?

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Who loves ice cream and what is your favourite flavour?  Mine is Rum and Raisin from Ollies Ice Cream Parlour in Royal Oak.  With summer just around the corner there will be a few evening walks in this direction!

My ice cream below is a triple scoop - mint, strawberry and chocolate - using the Sprinkles of Life stamp set.  This set also has a co-ordinating punch which makes cutting out the 'scoops' easy.  The only cutting I needed to do was the ice cream cone.

Don't forget that for every Sprinkles of Life stamp set sold Stampin' Up! donate $3.50 to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Stamp Set - Sprinkles of Life, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock - Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink - Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake
DSP - Cherry on Top Paper Stack
Other - Banner Triple Punch, Tree Builder Punch

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Sunday, 6 September 2015

All Ye Faithful - Manger style

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Yesterday I held a workshop with 10 lovely ladies - we had a great time crafting (and talking).  The card I taught was CASED from Chris Slogar - check out her blog.  I fell in love with this layout as soon as I saw it and just had to recreate it.  Thanks Chris for doing all the hard work :)

I gave the ladies the option to have 'Mary and Joseph' plain or they could colour them in with blender pens.

I stamped the Hardwood stamp with Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock for the roof then cut the two beams using the new Hearth and Home Thinlit die. 

Stamp Set - All Ye Faithful, Hardwood
Card Stock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Ink - Basic Black Archival, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (Marina Mist, Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey)
Other - Lucky Star Embossing Folder, Star Framelits (the smallest frame), Hearth and Home Thinlit, Banner Triple Punch, Gold Metalic Thread, Gold Glimmer Paper, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

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