Friday, March 15, 2019

OUT OF THIS WORLD - #tgifc203


It's Friday and you know what that means?!!  A brand new TGIF Challenge!  #tgifc203 is simply out of this world!


I had fun with this challenge by getting super inky!  Using Watercolour paper, an Aqua Painter and a few reinkers, I went to town and got lots of colour splashed down before covering it all back up again with Night of Navy ink!  It really did look like a hot mess until I added the white watercolour paint splatters and then it turned into a night sky!  This is also known as the Galaxy Technique.


This card is inspired by my daughter who sets goals and achieves them.  Dreams a dream and makes it a reality.  I love her fearlessness in doing things regardless of what might stand in her way, hence the sentiment on this card.  She is the fearless Lion and I am the protective Mama Bear!

I look forward to seeing what you come up with for this challenge.  You can upload your creations on the TGIF page HERE.

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Friday, March 8, 2019

A TOUCH OF METAL - CREATING KINDNESS BLOG & VIDEO HOP


Well hello there and welcome to the March Creating Kindness Blog Hop.  This month we are going all metallic on you and we are also joined by guest designer, and my former Artisan teammate, Sylwia Schreck.  We are so lucky to have her playing along with us!  The team have come up with so many ways to add "a touch of metal" to your projects. 


Did you know that you can heat emboss on tins and other non porous surfaces and not just cards?  The tin being my touch of metal! 


The Stampin' Up! Copper Tea Tins are the perfect size for a gift of chocolate and I used the chocolate stamp from the Sweetest Thing stamp set to decorate my tin.  Click the video below to see how I have created it.  Watch it on YouTube and take the video hop as well!  If you like what you see, give it the thumbs up and subscribe to my channel so you don't miss a thing!


No gift is complete without a card.  I carried the same theme over and added my "touch of metal" by using a strip of Copper Foil Sheet across my card.  I love that the Tea Room ribbon also has a touch of metal threaded through it!


I thought this month might be a bit of a challenge for me but I have ended up being able to use quite a few metallic items on two very simple projects! 

Next up on the hop is my lovely team mate, Sara Levin, in the US.  I wonder what her "touch of metal" will be?


Blog Hop Participants
1.       Sylwia Schreck - Guest Designer – Germany
2.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
3.       Jay Soriano – UK
4.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
5.       Charlet Mallett - USA
6.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
7.       Sara Levin - USA
8.       Marcy Denning – Canada

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Friday, February 22, 2019

CATCH OF THE DAY! - FANCY FRIDAY BLOG HOP

It's Fancy Friday and we are show casing our favourite Occasions Catalogue products today.  We are a group of past and present Artisans who love to craft together and bring you inspiration on the last Friday of every month.

I have to admit, I am partial to a good "Guy" stamp set or bundle.  While I am not a keen fisherman (fisherperson?) myself, I certainly love eating them!  The Best Catch bundle is perfect for quite a few  men in my life and had me channeling my inner watercolour artist!


I created the background on Shimmery White cardstock by "painting" a combination of Pool Party and Coastal Cabana inks on my largest Clear Block and then spritzing with water and laying my paper directly on top to get this cool watery effect.  Once dry, I stamped random bubbles in the same inks.
I Googled Rainbow Trout to see what colours I could paint this little fella and love how he turned out!  I painted the Fly in the same colours and using the Catch of the Day thinlits, I was able to layer these on my background in a flash.  Adding a few Iridescent Sequins finished this beauty.


Next up on this magical mystery tour is the amazing, divine and incredibly talented Rochelle Blok in Australia.
If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!