Thursday, August 6, 2020

FRIENDSHIP - A CREATING KINDNESS BLOG HOP

 

Today, I am not only joining in a blog hop with my amazing team mates from Creating Kindness, but I also have a video for you showing my design process.  We are also being joined by guest designer Linda van Wely whose design ideas heavily influenced my cards today!


I changed things up a bit from my normal top hinge card and tried a round card for a change with lots of die cuts and ink blending with Distress Oxide inks.


I love these cute Goats from the Stampin' Up! stamp set "Way to Goat".  I love any cute image I can colour with alcohol markers!


Our blog and video hop is all about Friendship this month and I made this card especially for an international friend battling health issues.  I know she will get a kick out of this and it is a little different to your normal "get well" kinda card!  I have a video for you showing my design process below.  You can also check it out on You Tube and follow the video hop there!


Make sure you take the whole blog hop to see the gorgeous ideas my talented team mates have come up with to celebrate Friendship.  Next up is Danielle Bennenk.

Blog Hop Participants

1.       Linda van Wely - Guest Designer – Netherlands

2.       Marcy Denning – Canada

3.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia

4.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand

5.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands

6.       Jay Soriano – UK

7.       Sara Levin - USA

8.       Liz Yuille - UK


Saturday, August 1, 2020

JAR OF FLOWERS - AUGUST STAMPIN' DOWN UNDER CLASS

Do you ever look at a stamp set and think "this isn't for me"?  This months class is sure to make you wonder how you ever did without the Jar of Flowers stamp set, our core product this month.

Every month, Alisa and I release a new PDF full of ideas for you.  You get six classes featuring the same core stamp set, 3 from each of us, in PDF format.  This class can be purchased no matter where you live in the world and be done in the comfort of your own home.  If you missed any of our past classes, you can find them HERE.  We love that so many of you want to do our classes!  Thank you!




Once you check out, please read the download instructions carefully as you will be redirected to the PDF.


Friday, July 31, 2020

PHOTO INSPIRATION AT TGIF CHALLENGES!


Welcome back to a new week of inspiration at TGIFC!  This is all about taking inspiration from the photo below.  What inspires you about this?


I love anything plaid, so my main focus was that, but I also love Sunflowers and Stampin' Up! have a gorgeous selection in the catalogue right now!  For my projects I started off with just one piece of Whisper White card.  I used the sunflower image from Jar of Flowers and stamped right down the middle in Early Espresso ink.  I coloured the images using the following Stampin' Blend Combos: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Soft Suede and then cut this card in half right through the middle of the flowers!


On this first card, I stamped a plaid pattern in the same ink colours before adding strips of glimmer paper to the stamped, cut artwork.  I layered this on the plaid card base with Dimensionals.


I used the Best Plaid Builder Dies to create the plaid pattern on the second card, giving it a much more dimensional look. I completed this card with strips of Early Espresso and Soft Suede card before tying off Linen Twine in a bow.  I think it lends the card a lovely rustic feel!


I hope you will find time to play along with us this week and TGIFC275.  Simply click on the inspiration photo at the top of this post to go to the TGIF website and enter your masterpiece!

Friday, July 17, 2020

SNOW FRONT SILHOUETTES - TGIFC273


I hope you are sitting down because this is my first blog post in like...........forever!  I think my TGIF team mates had given up on me too.  Sometimes, we just have to take a step back and just breathe. I am back now so lets dive right in to this weeks TGIF challenge!


I was always going to love this challenge.  Silhouettes are one of my most favourite cards to make.  It also turned out to be the perfect chance to use two stamp sets that haven't seen much ink, Waterfront and Snow Front by Stampin' Up!.


I have a free tutorial pdf download for you explaining how I made this card HERE or check out the FREE TUTORIALS tab at the top of this page for this and more ideas!


I hope this will inspire you to play along with us at TGIF this week.  To enter your own Silhouette masterpiece simply click on the #tfigc273 banner at the top of this post.  See you there!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

WAY TO GOAT - JULY STAMPIN' DOWN UNDER CLASS

July's pdf class from Alisa and I is all about cuteness!   The Way To Goat stamp set is our core product this month and I just can't pick a favourite image!  I love the fun sentiments too.  

Each month, you get six classes featuring the same core stamp set, 3 from each of us, in PDF format.  This can be purchased no matter where you live in the world and be done in the comfort of your own home.  If you missed any of our past classes, you can find them HERE.  We love that so many of you want to do our classes!  Thank you!




Once you check out, please read the download instructions carefully as you will be redirected to the PDF.


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

TASTEFUL TOUCHES - JUNE STAMPIN' DOWN UNDER CLASS


Our latest Stampin' Down Under class for June is now here and we are focusing on the stunning new stamp set, Tasteful Touches, for all our projects.  Each month, you get six classes featuring the same core stamp set, 3 from each of us, in PDF format.  This can be purchased no matter where you live in the world and be done in the comfort of your own home.  If you missed any of our past classes, you can find them HERE.  We love that so many of you want to do our classes!  Thank you!



This pretty set gets the whole works from each of us!  Watercolour, Blends and Ink Blending.  If this rocks your boat then these are the classes for you!

Once you check out, please read the download instructions carefully as you will be redirected to the PDF.



Friday, May 1, 2020

ORNATE GARDEN - MAY STAMPIN' DOWN UNDER CLASS

Alisa and I are shaking things up a bit here at Stampin' Down Under by offering our classes to the whole world and not just our own countries.  We love that so many of you want to do our classes!  Each month, we will bring you six classes featuring the same core stamp set, 3 from each of us, in PDF format.  This can be purchased no matter where you live in the world and be done in the comfort of your own home.  If you missed any of our past classes, you can find them HERE.

This month we feature the beautiful Ornate Style stamp set.  We each bring our own styles to the projects so there is a little something for everyone!



Once you check out, please read the download instructions carefully as you will be redirected to the PDF.