Friday, January 17, 2020

Happy Birthday to You - tgifc247


As a card maker, I never have enough Birthday cards so I was really excited about this weeks challenge.  TGIFC247 is all about Birthdays!!  Woop!  The team have created some real beauties for you and we would love for you to share your creations with us too.  Just click on the Birthday banner below to go to the challenge site and join in.


I have used a super cute new bundle called Bonanza Buddies to create this simple card.  Apart from some die cuts and an extra layer on my card base, there are no other embellishments on this card making it super easy for anyone to create, even a beginner!


Simple cards are always a challenge for me.  It takes me all my time NOT to throw an entire catalogue of product on them!


As simple as this card is, it is chocka full of Ca-ute!!  Have you got a simple and cute card you want to share with us?  Then head to the TGIFC website and join us!

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!

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

HONEY BEE CLASS TO GO

The second Stampin' Down Under Class to Go for January is now available for purchase!  This gorgeous Honey Bee Class to Go has been designed by Alisa and it is a stunner!  Each Class to Go we offer contains a product bundle, project kits and PDF instructions for you to do in the comfort of your own home, when it suits you! 


Price - $97.75 Plus Postage (Size 2 Bag $4.50, add $3.90 for rural delivery)
  • Honey Bee Stamp Set valued at $42.00
  • Detailed Bee Dies valued at $55.00
  • Basic Rhinestones valued at $10.50
  • 6 FREE Envelopes valued at $2.80
  • Card Class to create 6 Cards (2 each of 3 designs) valued at $18
  • Instructions in PDF format emailed to you valued at $10
  • Postage from Warehouse to me is FREE valued at $5.95
If you have any of the above products you can exchange for something else or perhaps you would like to add to the order to achieve SAB rewards.  Just let me know in section two of the form below.

You will also need:
  • Stazon Black, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody Ink
  • Wink of Stellar (optional)
  • Adhesive & Dimensionals
Class registration will be open 15th - 22nd of January.  Class contents will then be ordered, please allow two weeks to receive your Class to Go.  New Zealand Only Please.  Payment instructions will be given on registration.

NOTE:
If you live in Australia and would like to purchase the Class to Go, please head to Alisa's blog HERE.


Friday, January 3, 2020

NEW YEAR, NEW COLOUR COMBO CHALLENGE #tgifc245


HAPPY 2020 to you all!  Welcome to the first TGIF challenge for the new year!  It just so happens to be a colour challenge and we would love it if you joined in with your projects too.  Simply click on the banner below to go to the challenge site and upload your project photo!


I don't mind admitting it was a rather hard challenge simply because Rich Razzleberry and Blackberry Bliss are very very similar in colour.  But that is the aim of a challenge, right?


I broke out my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and sponges for this one.  Using Rich Razzleberry as my main colour, I sponged the ink over the mask from top to bottom of my Very Vanilla card, the heaviest concentration of ink at the top.


I then moved my masked slightly and sponged again.  I repeated that once more to create the dimensional look to the masking.  I removed the mask and sponged more ink across the top of my card to really darken it.  The mat of Very Vanilla behind this piece makes it pop against the Rich Razzleberry card base.


My sentiment was a double banger with one piece heat embossed and the other a stacked die.  I love the boldness of it against the delicate background.  So begins the replenishment of Birthday cards for the year!

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!

UNDER MY UMBRELLA CLASS TO GO

The Stampin' Down Under team, Alisa Tilsner and myself are delighted to be offering a new type of class for 2020.  Every month we will each design a "Class to Go" featuring three projects.  If you live in New Zealand, simply place your order with me and I will send you all the kits and tutorials to make those projects.  If you live in Australia, you will place your order with Alisa.


Price - $86.75 Plus Postage (Size 2 Bag $4.50, add $3.90 for rural delivery)
  • Under My Umbrella Stamp Set valued at $34.00
  • Umbrella Builder Punch valued at $38.00
  • Peaceful Poppies Sequins valued at $14.75
  • White Bakers Twine valued at $7.25
  • 6 FREE Envelopes valued at $2.80
  • Card Class to create 6 Cards (2 each of 3 designs) valued at $18
  • Instructions in PDF format emailed to you valued at $10
  • Postage from Warehouse to me is FREE valued at $5.95
If you have any of the above products you can exchange for something else.  Just let me know in section two of the form below.

You will also need:
  • Stampin Blends Combos: Poppy Parade and Smoky Slate
  • Stampin Blends Singles: Pool Party Dark, Calypso Coral Light, Basic Black Light
  • Color Lifter
  • Memento Black Ink, Pool Party Ink, Basic Grey Ink
  • Versamark, White Embossing Powder
  • Adhesive & Dimensionals
Class registration will be open until the 10th of January.  Class contents will then be ordered, please allow two weeks to receive your Class to Go.  New Zealand Only Please.  Payment instructions will be given on registration.

NOTE:
If you live in Australia and would like to purchase the Class to Go, please head to Alisa's blog HERE.

It's Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time right now, so if you would like to bump your order up to reach $110 and earn a FREE SAB item (excluding 12" x12" Paper), please add it to the form.

 


OUTER SPACE - CREATING KINDNESS BLOG HOP


Welcome to the very first blog and video hop from the Creating Kindness team for 2020.  We have a great theme this month - Outer Space.  I kept thinking it was "Out of this World" (too much eggnog?) but it means the same thing in the end!  We are delighted to be joined by our guest designer this month Sharni Haines from Australia!


I had really limited supplies for this theme, but I did have a new stamp set called Mountain Air that just happened to have a moon in it.  It was a small one, so that presented a challenge in itself, but one thing I really love to do is repeat stamp an image.  You can see my process in the video below or watch it on YouTube HERE.  If you haven't already subscribed, please do so you can see more of my video's when I post them.


Using the Stamparatus makes repeat stamping a doddle!  You get a perfectly spaced image everytime.  Being slightly *ahem* OCD, the symmetry of the images just makes my heart sing!



When you see how easy it is to use just one image to create unique cards, you will be searching through your stamp stash to see what works often!  Next up on our Outer Space is my very good friend Lou Kitzelman!


Blog Hop Participants
1.       SharniHaines - Guest Designer – Australia
2.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
3.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
4.       Jay Soriano – UK
5.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
6.       Marcy Denning – Canada
7.       Jenny Hall – USA
8.    Cheryll Miller - 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!

Monday, December 30, 2019

JAPANESE INSPIRED - 2020 SAB

Starting January 3rd, 2020, Stampin' Up!'s annual Sale-A-Bration (SAB) period begins!  For a period of three months, you can earn FREE product for every $110 order increment you purchase from any current Stampin' Up! Catalogue.  That is great news, cause on the same day, the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue goes live as well, giving you even more choice to compliment your craft stash.


I have used two new FREE SAB product choices to create this pretty Japanese inspired card.  The Lily Impressions DSP is a level one SAB choice and a purchase over $110 will get that for you FREE.  The beautiful stamped images all belong to the Power of Hope stamp set.  The Vellum overlay has been embossed with the Stone 3D Embossing Folder.  These two products are bundled together for a level two product choice at a $220 product purchase.


I very rarely use DSP on my cards, but this gorgeous paper has the most beautiful colours in it and I pulled these colours to use on my the artwork.  The Lillie compliment the theme as well!

Starting 2020, Alisa and I have a brand new initiative starting - Classes to Go!  I am first up and my class will be available January 3rd to Australia and New Zealand residents through their respective Demonstrator.  Here's a sneak peek for you!


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!