Friday, June 22, 2018

ANIMAL OUTING

The Animal Outing stamp set is perfect for colouring with Stampin Blends.  For these projects I used both the Note Cards & Envelopes and Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes.  These handy packs make creating quick cards a doddle!

My Giraffe card is made using the Narrow Note Cards.  I used my Crumb Cake Blend marker to dot a wee border around the outside just to break up the white space.  I wanted my envelope to coordinate with the card.  What better way than to put giraffe print on the flap!  To do this, I created a mask out of Vellum card using the Animal Friends Thinlit dies.   I sponged Daffodil Delight ink all over the flap, then I sponged Crumb Cake ink through the vellum mask to make the giraffe spots!


How cute is this Hippo?!!  I used the Note Cards & Envelopes to create this little guy.  A little background sponging was done before I added my fussy cut Hippo over the top with Dimensionals.  I actually didn't have the Animal Friends Thinlts when I created this card, but he was easy enough to cut around that it didn't matter.


Did you know that if you live in New Zealand, you can purchase all the products I have used to create these cute Note Cards through me?  Just click on any one of the product pictures below to check out my online store!  Your first purchase will see you receive an invitation to my exclusive VIP Facebook group.  Every purchase will get a personal thank you in the mail!  Use the current Host Code, A4HHNRYP, and get even more rewards!  I would love to be your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

VARIED VASES - STAMP TO SHARE BLOG HOP


And another month rolls around for the Stamp to Share Design Team.......where is this year going?!!  On the bright side, we are hopping with brand new bundles now the 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue is live!  If you live in New Zealand and don't have a catalogue yet, I would love to get one in your hands!  Just click "Contact Me", or you can download a copy right now by clicking the catalogue picture on the right hand side bar.

This month we are focusing on the Varied Vases bundle, which carries a punch instead of dies, for all you punch lovers out there.  I have used a great card layout by my good friend, Jacque Williams.  A few extra folds and lots more layers than I normally use, but I love how it turned out.


Can you see all the lovely texture and stitching on this card?  I have used a new die set called Stitched Labels Framelits.  On the bottom white layer, I used the new Big Shot Embossing Mat to emboss with my framelit rather than cut.  LOVE it and the fact I can get more than one use out of the framelit!

I used the fabulous running stitch around the outside of the top mat to frame my Orchid, vases and sentiment.  I am just rather a little excited about this die!



The colour scheme of my card was kept quite simple to show off the two new colours I have used on it - Gray Granite and Highland Heather.  I think this is going to be a new favourite combination of mine!

Now it gives me great please to send you on to my lovely friend Amy Koenders in the US.  I can't wait to see what she has created using this lovely bundle!


Amy Koenders - USA
Cathy Caines - Canada
Caroline van der Straaten - Netherlands
Monica Gale - UK
Nadine Koller - Germany
Paula Dobson - New Zealand

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please use the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

SHARING THE LOVE - STAMP TO SHARE BLOG HOP


During May, Stampin' Up! have a fabulous promotion of brand new product for customers with the Share What You Love Suite.  You can choose from three different bundles depending on your budget!


From left to right:  Just Getting Started Bundle - $119.75, A little More, Please Bundle - $192.50, Gotta Have It All Bundle - $268.28 and a bonus bundle of the new In Colours Ink Pads - $70.75.  Use the May Host Code: Q976363Z when you Shop Online with me!

The Stamp to Share Design Team are excited to share their fabulous ideas to show just why you need this gorgeous suite in your stash!

I never have enough Thank You cards in my stash, so I used the smallest flower in the Love What You Do stamp set to create a wreath in which to frame the Thank You sentiment.  I used a template in my Stamparatus as a guide for my stamping, so the wreath is perfectly symmetrical!  If you aren't confident in your colouring skills, then you can do what I did and use the watercolor images in the set to "colour" in your flowers.  I love the rustic look.



I carried the same flower images and colours to the inside of my card as well.  Copper embossing and edged ribbon added just a touch of bling and sparkle to the card.

To continue on round the hop simply click the "next" button below to visit with my good friend and incredibly talented artist, Rochelle Blok in Australia!


Amy Koenders - USA
Barbara Becker - Austria
Cathy Caines - Canada
Caroline van der Straaten - Netherlands
Paula Dobson - New Zealand
Rochelle Blok - Australia

All products used in these projects are listed below.  Click on the pictures below to shop 24/7!
If you live New Zealand, I would love to be your Demonstrator! When you shop Online with me, please use the current host code (in my side bar) and allow Demonstrator contact, so I can invite you to my exclusive VIP Facebook Group and thank you properly with the gift of a card when you place an order.