Category: Cards

Stampin Up – Best Thoughts

From the moment I saw this Hostess set and the example in the Catalogue (page 180 -181) I knew that I HAD to have it! (i know – there is soon much I have to have!!! Lol).

It is such a classic stamp. A huge flower and some thoughtful sentiments. But it’s so easy to make it stylish and on trend with some of new products.
I teamed this stamp with background papers from the Neutrals DSP – those metallics are brilliant – I could have a whole pad of them alone. And even though I wasn’t so keen on the Go Wild designer paper stack – I can see its potential for so much.  A little bit of bling from some Gold Metallic Thread and Metallic Sequins really sets it off don’t you think?
I coloured the stamp with Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi markers, stamped on whisper white, and the lightly coloured the petals with Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride markers.
I am super happy with the result.  What do you think?
Happy Crafting!
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Stampin’ Up! Watercolour Wings

Ok…I think I have ALL of the butterflies available in the catalogue now!

I have no idea what it is – but I must have a thing for butterflies, because every time I see them, I just HAVE to have them!

The best part about our new Watercolour Wings stamp set is the available colour combinations. You can make any butterfly imaginable!

I have found that stamping darker colours on the wing edges makes for a better bolder butterfly, as well as using the stamping off technique for the main body of the butterfly.

I teamed this one with our brilliant new 6″ x 6″ Brick Wall embossing folder for the background.  This also looks great when you highlight the ‘mortar’ in the bricks.

A few vines and roses from the Floral Wings Stamp set (yes, it has another butterfly – told you I was a sucker) and some Gold thread and I was finally happy with the look.

Have a play and see what you can come up with!

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Four feathers

This card was very popular last night at class. Everybody loved it, which is funny, because I wasn’t so sure :-/

Gorgeous grunge was whipped out again to add a bit extra to this card. Stamped images of feathers in Blackberry bliss were spritzed with a bit of water while wet to create the blurred background. I then stamped on to vellum and used white embossing powder for the feathers. 
Blรฎng it all up with a gold button, some sequins and my all time favourite linen thread and you’re done!
Simple and effective and can be used as a masculine as well as a feminine card….now to try it in grey and black tones!
And today is the last day of Saleabration – if you still have a wishlist, you still have time to click on my shop online button and place your order…Once they are gone, they’re gone for good!
We had some very popular items from Saleabration that are already sold out!
I would love to hear what your favourite product was this year!

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Your Perfect Day with Something Borrowed!

I made this gorgeous card for my amazing grandparents who celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary today.
What an amazing achievement!!!
Such an achievement deserves an equally amazing card, don’t you think?!
This card was CASEd and changed slightly from Angela Lorenz, who was more than happy to share with me.  You can see her amazing work over on her blog here.
I have used the Something Borrowed Designer Paper and embellishments from the Occasions Catalogue as well as some stamps from Your Perfect Day and Big News.
I made a matching envelope using the Envelope Punch Board to.
I love that all our paper and extras match, so designing something like this is easy peasy.
Gold heat embossing on the sentiment and envelope as well as some brushed gold card stock as a mat really makes everything sing.
I would love to hear your feedback, so please leave me a comment ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy Crafting everyone!!

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Funky snapshot cards

I had quite a bit of fun creating these funky cards using our Snapshot and Hi There stamp sets, as well as the On Film Framelits.

I was trying to create something that perhaps the younger generation could relate to – so I made them in ‘boy’ and ‘girl’ type colours.  I was really pleased with how they turned out. I used Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush and Daffodil delight for the blue card, and Black, Real red and crushed curry for the red card. I used blenders to colour in the little camera…..its soooo cute!
I would love to hear what you think, so feel free to leave a comment or show me your creations ๐Ÿ™‚
Happy crafting!

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Perfect Blend

Hi all, 

Just a quick post to show you one of my recent creations. 
I have had my eye on the Perfect Blend set for quite a while now and had happened to order it just in time for a friend’s birthday. 
We love sharing a good coffee, so it seemed very appropriate!
I did CASE most of the card from Pinterest, but swapped the colours for what I had on hand and added some more Gorgeous Grunge Splashes to the background ( I cannot tell you how much I Love gorgeous Grunge for adding that little bit ‘extra’ to a background ).
My friend loved the card too!
What do you think?

Irresistibly Yours Butterfly Basics

Here is a card I that we have been making at classes this week.

It is using the butterfly basics stamp set and the Irresistably Yours DSP from Saleabration.
Now that paper is not much to look at in the catalogue. In fact I have had a few people say they didn’t like it from what they saw in the catty, but when they used it in class and understood what it was – they fell in love!!!…This paper is GORGEOUS! 
It is white on white and pre embossed so you can just add colour ( or leave it plain ). Colour it anyway you want – spritz, ink, sponge or dauber!!! It makes a beautiful, quick and easy addition to spice up any card.
It also happens to fall into the Casing the Catty Challenge again this week of using some Saleabration DSP. Take a look at all the gorgeous creations HERE.  I am really enjoying playing along.
So what are you waiting for….every $90 earns you a free item from Saleabration. You can shop online and have the items delivered directly to your door anywhere in Australia….
So jump on board and play along ๐Ÿ™‚

Bokeh Technique

I have been seeing this technique around A LOT lately and have been dying to try it.

I finally got the chance and I think it makes a fantastic background – especially for male cards to liven them up a little.
I will definately be doing a class on this, so keep an eye out in my newsletters for further information.
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The bokeh technique is a lighting effect for photographs, but it’s very easy to replicate on a card.

I have entered this card into the Casing the Catty (CTC) Challenge. It’s my first challenge! You can find out more about CTC Here

have also used one of our Saleabration sets that you can earn for FREE with with every $90 purchase! How awesome is that!!
Happy crafting everyone ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Blendabilities

Hi all,

I just had to share these gorgeous cards with you, coloured using our Blendabilities. 
Whilst the stamped image is not Stampin’ Up! – the rest is. And this little girl is a great way to practice your colouring skills and blending and shades of light and dark.  I have had plenty of practice on our Blended Bloom stamp, but this was nice for something different.
I have tried a few techniques with blending. I feel they are different than copics in that I don’t put a layer of the lightest colour first. I start with my dark shade and blend out from there.
Don’t be discouraged if at first your colouring doesn’t seem quite right! The great thing is they look awesome with little effort – but practice, practice, practice and you get the hang of it! 
And right now you can earn Blendabilites FREE with Saleabration! 
Happy Colouring everyone ๐Ÿ˜‰

Butterfly Basics

Wow, it’s been a long time between posts!

Christmas has been SUPER busy with lots of creating of the baking kind being done.
The kids always love making a ginger bread house and then smashing it on Christmas Day.
I did manage to get a little creating done using one of our new upcoming products ‘Butterfly Basics’. It was one of those sets that I went Ooohhhhh, aaahhhhhhh over and knew I had to get it first! Love the perks of being a demo!! 
So here’s what I created with it. It’s a bit hard to see, but those petals have been coloured with our watercolour markers in a couple of shades – crisp cantaloupe and calypso coral.

Remember – only a few more days to purchase from the holiday catalogue, and then all of the fun begins with our new Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration!