Thursday, April 2, 2020

COLOURED PENCILS - CREATING KINDNESS BLOG HOP


Well hello to you all!  I hope you are staying safe and healthy as the world grapples with Covid19.  New Zealand is presently in complete lockdown so being able to participate in this months Creating Kindness blog hop is a very welcome distraction to everything going on.  We are blessed to be joined this month by guest designer Liz Yuille as we explore coloured pencils!!


Many of you will know that colouring is my first love.  All too often though, I tend to go overboard and show off.  Today I kept it very simple with this single layer card and let the colouring be the star of the show.


I love a good sunset, so set about recreating one with Stampin' Up!'s Watercolour Pencils in a spotlight.  I didn't add any water to the pencils, but left them natural.  I first stamped my images in Memento Black ink and then used a large Circle Die as a template for my night sky, gently drawing around it with a pencil before colouring in.


It's a very simple card and it took me all my time not to add anything more to it.  I do like how it turned out though!  Click on the button below to visit our next designer, Sara Levin of the Artful Inker!


Blog Hop Participants
1.       Liz Yuille - Guest Designer – UK
2.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
3.       Tanya Boser – USA
4.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
5.       Marcy Denning – Canada
6.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
7.       Jay Soriano – UK
8.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
9.       Sara Levin - USA

10.   Jenny Hall – USA

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, April 1, 2020

SERIOUSLY THE BEST CLASS TO GO

With the Covid19 crisis affecting us all worldwide, I have designed a class that will bring a little rainbow of happiness to everyone who needs it!  This class features the mainly sentiment stamp set "Seriously The Best" available in the January-June Mini Catalogue.  I also feature ideas on how to use those small stamps we often have in sets.
  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, HERE.



Price - $67.25 Plus Postage (Size 2 Bag $4.50, add $3.90 for rural delivery)
  • Seriously The Best Stamp Set valued at $40.00
  • Glitter Enamel Dots valued at $14.75
  • 1 Packet Mini Dimensionals valued at $7.25
  • 3m Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon valued at $5.25
  • 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:
  • Memento Tuxedo Black, Highland Heather, Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Versamark Inks
  • Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy & White Embossing Powder
  • Sponges, Brayer or Ink Blending Brushes
  • Post-it Notes or Masking Tape
  • Adhesives
Class registration is open until the 7th April.  Class contents will then be ordered.  We normally ask that you please allow two weeks to receive your Class to Go, however given the current crisis, please allow a little more time.  New Zealand Only Please.  Payment instructions will be given on registration.



Thursday, March 19, 2020

ORNATE GARDEN - PAULA'FIED

Do I have a treat for you today!  If you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator then you may already have a delicious suite called Ornate Garden in your hot little hands.  As a customer, this is a suite of products that you will be able to order from me in April.  What makes it so special is that it is an early release of product available in the 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue which will be released in June!!


I love the Retro feel and colours of this suite even though it actually doesn't suit my own style.  But I don't let that stop me from purchasing product.  I look at ways I can fit these products to suit projects or even Paula'fy them as I have done with today's card.


I adore the large floral image from the set Ornate Style because I can colour it!! I broke out my Stampin' Blends and created an "almost" no line art piece.  I could have gone a little lighter on the outline, but I do like that you can subtly see it.


I kept my colour pallet soft and feminine and a little unusual!  I just mixed colours together I thought would look good.  I certainly wasn't trying for realistic.


I also sponged two diagonal corners of my card base just to frame these pretty flowers.  I wanted the flowers to be the hero on this card so I left off all additional forms of embellishment, such as ribbons, twine or bling.  My finished card is so my style!  Clean, minimal fussy layers and fairly modern.  Hope you like it too!

The Ornate Garden Suite of products will be available for purchase to customers from 1st April, 2020.

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!

Sunday, March 15, 2020

TIMELESS TULIPS CLASS TO GO

 Alisa has designed a beautiful class for you floral lovers out there!  The Timeless Tulips Class to Go has you covered no matter the occasion.  Alisa has chosen a very feminine colour pallet of pinks and greens and will show you how to achieve a quick watercolour look with a bonus video!
  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, HERE.


Price - $95.00 Plus Postage (Size 2 Bag $4.50, add $3.90 for rural delivery)
  • Timeless Tulip Stamp Set valued at $38.00
  • Tulip Builder Punch valued at $38.00
  • Fluid Watercolour Paper valued at $19.00
  • 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:
  • Granny Apple Green, Garden Green, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Pool Party Inks
  • Aqua Painter
  • Adhesive & Dimensionals
Class registration will be open until the 22nd March.  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.

This class is now closed.

Friday, March 13, 2020

TGIFC SKETCH CHALLENGE #255


Happy Friday everyone!  Each Friday the TGIF team bring you a new challenge to play along with.  This week we have a great sketch challenge to entice you.  If you would like to play, just click on the #tgifc255 banner below to go to the Challenge site and upload your artwork to share.


I broke out a new to me stamp set called Morning Star for this challenge.  It was a set I was resisting although not very well, as it turns out!  I am so glad I got it now and am going to be showcasing this very card in a facebook live on 14th March, 3pm NZST HERE.  It would be wonderful if you could join me to see how I made this card following the sketch!



I have used a brand new product called Gilded Gems on this card, which will be available for customers to purchase in April.  I can honestly say these are my new favourite bling!


I hope you feel inspired to play along this week and don't forget to check out my Facebook Live class tomorrow!  Make sure you "Like" my Facebook page so you don't miss any other classes I do in the future!

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!