Inkspired Blog hop #70 - Confetti Celebration

Welcome to the 70th Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have come from Nicole, I'm sure she has inspired you with her stunning card.
I'm totally in love with the sketches that Teneale creates for us and again this week is no different.

This weeks sketch.
This week didn't quite go to plan. (Really).
With family coming over to enjoy a swim and BBQ lunch I was rushing to get the photos taken for the blog before light was lost. During the photo-shot I smelt Smoke. Panic set in and everyone was rushed out of the house and the local Fire Brigade was call.

The Aircon had been checked last week as it wasn't working and I have to admit, that I thought it was the cause of the fire. This is what I told the Fire Brigade "THE ROOF IS ON FIRE". I was reassured that the crew was on their way. I began checking everyone was out and accounted for.  Next was the moving of the cars, Out onto the street. The smell and smoke was getting stronger and stronger. I kept reassuring everyone it only a house and it could be rebuilt. " Really" my heart didn't feel as reassured. LOL

My little brother "The Hero " Johnny decided to take another quick look and discovered that the stove was left on and the Photographer "ME"  Had placed the DS paper on the Gas cook top that was still on. Within 5 mins the Fire Brigade had arrived and a very embarrassed "Me" had to explain my story.
All ended well!   Anyways onto this week's card. Even this I couldn't decide on,so I made three of them.  

First Card

I really love this set and felt it was perfect for the Sketch as it had a star. The sketch can be moved or added to as it's only a guide to help us create. I had seen this set used before (I think it was in one of the Stampin' Up! Magazines. I added the Gingham ribbon and changed the colour.
I have also had a play with some of the New product from the Occasions Catalogue that's now live. Love this one its super AWESOME.

Card Number 2

This is the second card that I made using the Magical Day Stamp set and the Myths & Magic DSP on page 37. It's super cute. Love it.

Card Number 3

This set is really one of my favourites. Its called the Fruit Basket and the paper is called Tutti Frutti DSP. It also comes with a itty bitty punch set. Tots Love it. There is just so much fantastic stuff to chose from this time. If you would like a catalogue email me and I'll get it out to you..  

The paper that caused all the problem!!!!!
A big Thanks to the NSW Fire Brigade for the quick response and reassurance. 
They do an amazing JOB. 

next up is the super talented Allison. can't wait to see what she has created for us!

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Global Design Project # 119 Home For The Holidays

                    Hi Bloggers, today I'm sharing the card with you that I have made for the
                                             Global Design Project -

The spirit of holidays brings hope & exciting new beginnings! As we step into a New Year I wish you all a super -duper fun filled year loaded with happiness, success & prosperity.

I'm excited to be able share my card with you as the 3D Eclipse card is the hottest technique right now and for good reason - They are super easy and might I add "Addictive too!

Any die cuts will do for this technique but I have found the Large Letters and Numbers Framelits are ideal. I have seen this technique done lots of different ways and I have wanted to give it ago for a while now. You can create your own background by stamping a image or keep it simple by using any of the lovely Designer Series Paper from Stampin'Up!

How Too:
  • I started with a Piece of the Year of Cheer Speciality DSP as it was perfect for this little number. As I mentioned before you can create your own background if you wish.
  • Line up your letters to create your word - or in the case of my card (the Numbers) and run them through the Big shot. Remember to keep the centre bits from the zero and the number 8. You'll see why later. 
  • I also used a piece of Silver Foil and ran the numbers through again and Whisper White x 3.  The Whisper White was used to created depth to the numbers by gluing the 3 layers together.
  • Using the same coloured colour base (Bermuda Bay) and a sponge daub add hints of colour to the DSP.
  • Apply foam adhesive strips to the back of the Silver foil numbers and stick back to the card front.  Now glue down the centre piece for the zero and the number 8 to give continuity to the numbers.
  • I used a piece of the new Whisper White 1/4" (6.4mm) Organza Ribbon which can be found in the up coming 2018 Occasions Catalogue on page 23 "Love it" and ran my dauber inked in Bermuda Bay across it to colour it the same as the base cardstock. 
  • Embellish and you're done!
  • Year of Cheer Speciality Paper is perfect for this fun technique  not only because it is super lovely but it's thick which is perfect for this technique.

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Inkspired Blog hop #69 - This Little Piggy's Christmas

Welcome to the 69th Inkspired Blog-Hop!
You may have come from Renee, I'm sure she has inspired you with her stunning card.
I'm totally in love with the sketches that Teneale creates for us and this week is no different.

Here is the sketch!
This week I have used the "This Little Piggy Stamp set from Stampin'Up! I won this set at one of the Stampin'Up! events a little while ago and haven't used it that often. For my Christmas Card this year I wanted to create a little humour and my little piggy was perfect. This little piggy is so adorable and so is his friends in the set! Using the sketch I've framed him using the Stitched Square framelits and added a santa hat using the season's punch. For the sentiment I used the Merry christmas wording from the Merry Patterns Stamp set. I did have a little trouble creating the little scallops. I used the Square scallop framelits and couldn't remember how to create a longer strip "Which I might add I have done before"... 

My Card

 Thanks for Hopping by, Next up is Allison

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Global Design Project # GDP113 Fruit Basket - Sweetest Friend!

Hi Bloggers, today I'm sharing the card with you that I have made for the 

Work commitments haven't given much time to Craft recently but last weekend I took timeout to attended OnStage which was being held in Melbourne and on the Gold Coast. I tots love attending these Events as we get to see lots of Up coming Products. So the card I have made is a Sneak Peek of the Fruit Basket Bundle. 

products I really love these colours used in the Challenge but never expected them to work so well with this little bundle. It just shows that with Stampin'Up! it's easy to get creative.The Tutti-Fruitte Suite includes the Fruit basket Stamp Set, the Itty Bitty Punches ( Pack of 4) and a load of other goodie that all coordinate with it. If you would like to be one of the first to get your hands on the New Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration Brochure, all you need to do is sign up for my News Letter. If you have been thinking of Joining Stampin'Up! " there is no better time  then during Sale-A-Bration" Freebie+++

How cute is this little set?
I have used some of the DSP and stamped some of the fruits using the Itty Bitty Punches to layer the fruit in the bowel. I know " Shock I know- but I even  enjoyed fussy cutting out some of the small pieces of fruit on the paper. LOL
I'm sending this card to a very special friend to say thanks for always being there to help me out. I hope she likes it! I wanted to keep it clean and simple. I do love how the colours came together on this card using the fruits.

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Sweet little Somebunny

Today I am showcasing a little Sneak Peek of a cute little bunny from the Occasions Catalogue available 3rd January, 2018. One of the "perks" of being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator is being able to attend our OnStage events twice a year. Last weekend  I got to spend time with my Stampin' Buddies (Tickled Pink Stampers) and the super amazing Louise Sharp on the Gold Coast for the OnStage training event. 

We had a great time celebrating our achievements, seeing the new products available in the new 2018 Occasions catalogue and the Sale -a- Bration brochure. We watched demonstrations, made some "Make & Take" ( played with the new products)  made lots of new friends and fun memories. Best of all is Prize Patrol were we got to win Stamps set coming up in the new Catalogue. 
I was hoping and praying I would win this cute little set!
Happy Times.

How cute is this fluffy little bunny? I just love this Sweet Little Somebunny Stamp Set and it can be yours when the NEW Occasions Catalogue goes live on the 3rd of January, 2018. 

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Seasonal Chums!

There really is so much inspiration for making your Christmas Cards this year in the 2017 Holiday Catalogue that it's not hard to get creative, making awesome handmade Chrissy Cards for all your Family & Friends! Don't forget the Catalogue is fantastic for ideas and provides lots of inspiration on how to use the products with lots of samples for you! I love the little Reindeer that is part of the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set which can be found on page 47
of the Holiday Catalogue.  
                                                 It's so darn cute!

 Here's another card I made using the same little Deer. It was a challenge from the Tickle Pink Team but the template actually came from the Global Design Team Challenge #90. 
Another product that I love is the Stitch framelits. They come in a set and include Squares, Circles and ovals. I kept both of the cards Clean and simple.
The DSP ( Designer Series Paper) is from page 5 of the catalogue Quilted  Christmas. There is some much in the catalogue that's here really is something for everyone. 
To colour the little Deer I used a blender pen and just pick up colour from my ink pads! 

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Holiday Catalogue # Christmas quilt # Baby Card !

The New Holiday Catalogue from Stampin’ Up! was launched on the 1st September. As a Demonstrator, I’ve have got to play with all the new items / products  since August and the Quilted Christmas Bundle is just one of my fav’s. I have made two cards to show just how versatile this little set is. It really is lots of fun and you can create so many different combinations and different cards. It doesn’t just have to be for a Christmas Card set!

Christmas Quilt Card
Here is the first card I made with the set. I have taken a piece of the coordinating DSP (Quilted Christmas) and the Quilted Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and run it through the Big Shot.  I also took a piece of the Green coloured DSP from the same pack and die-cut the Quilted Star from the set. I then stamped the Quilted Star shape from the Photopolymer 16 piece Christmas Quilt Stamp set in 3 colours – Real Red, Garden Green and the new in- colour Lemon Lime Twist. I then layered these pieces onto Whisper White and real Red Cardstock. I added the Stitched ribbon by removing the white from it and add our linen Thread to create a small  bow to match the little wooden heart. The little heart embellishment comes from the Hearts and Stars elements on page 196 of the main Annual Catalogue. The Merry Christmas sentiment comes from another awesome stamp set called (Star of light) stamped in Real red.

Baby Girl Card
The second card I have made using the Quilted Christmas is this beautiful Baby Girl Card. Firstly I took a piece of shimmery white cardstock and a piece of the multipurpose Adhesive sheet and run it through the big shot using the single square die-cut from the set. This created the base for me to work from. I also took another piece of Shimmery white cardstock and embossed it using the Quilted Top Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Sample of Quilt Patterns

After I created the quilt stitching affected on the cardstock I ran it through the big shot again this time using the Star builder square die. This created the pieces from around the edge of my card. I used a sheet of the powder pink (Fresh Florals DSP) to create the star in the middle. You need to cut the piece twice once on 1 side then turn it over and cut another. Once I layered the middle star pieces on the card I ran it back through the Big Shot to create the stitch line. The Something for Baby sentiment was stamped in crumb cake and comes from the Baby Bear Stamp Set out of the main catalogue.
I really hope you enjoy creating cards with this set as much as I have!

If you would like a copy of the New Holiday Catalogue and don’t have a current Demonstrator please sent me an email and I post it out for you!
If you subscribe to my Blog and News letter I will send you a little kit of the Baby Card. Policy does not allow me to Stamp the Sentiment but all others pieces will be included.  
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