Carols of Christmas


Welcome Stampers, This is a sneak peek of a Stamp Set that will be available for purchase in the holiday catalogue. As a Demonstrator you can pre-order this bundle until end of July. The pre-order is happening "NOW"! By purchasing the set and the thinlits as a bundle you can save 10%. 
One of the many perks to becoming a Demonstrator is being able to get your hands on this Bundle first. 
With Stampin'Up! Christmas has come early - if you sign up in July, you'll get  the essentials gift pack as a added bonus which includes this great Stamp Set, as well as some essentials, a clear block, grid paper, Snail tape and more! Feel free to message me if you would like more information on becoming a Demonstrator! 

Customers will be able to purchase the bundle starting august 1st, which is still a whole month before the catalogue goes live.  Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I always send handmade cards to my family and friends. I love Christmas in July as it gives me a head start on my cards for chrissy. 


I am holding a Christmas In July Workshop using this set 
on Saturday the 29th of July.
1-4pm Cost: $25
Limited places available - Please contact me via phone or email to reserve your place.
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Global Design Project #GDP 095 - Theme Challenge Kids!


                                               
         
Welcome to the Global Design Project #GDP095This week everyone is having a blast with the theme "Kids". What comes to your mind when you think of this theme? 
            I know for most Kids this week marks the end of the School Holidays...




For me it's about lots of fun times with my beautiful Grandkids. My Granddaughter Alyssa has finally got her cast off this week which is really exciting because it means she can go back to school to see all her friends after having almost 2months off. 
              Lissy you're such a little trooper and  we are so proud of you.



                                          Lissy with her bright pink cast 
                                  


Love every minute spent with My Grandkids.  

Enough boasting! Now For my card this week I have used my favourite patterned paper- Birthday Memories DSP from Stampin'Up!. It's Fun and I tots adore the little Racoon.

                                                         My Card 


I love that you can cut out the images by hand (Fussy Cut) or use the dies that co-ordinate with the stamp set. The DSP has so many uses and co ordinates with some really cool coloured Cardstock as well.  A little trick I did was to remove the stitching from the Cherry Cobbler Double Stitched ribbon as I wanted a plain strip of red ribbon to match the Layering Circles Framelit. I hope you have as much fun as I have using this cute paper..
                                    
                                      Another Card using the DSP


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Global Design Project #093 - Beautiful You



Hello fellow crafters and welcome to my blog. Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project Colour Challenge, it's such a pretty colour combination don't you think! 


Firstly I would like to send out a very big Happy Birthday to the Super Talented and awesome Louise Sharp for today. I hope you are really spoilt as you deserve to be. This amazing person gives so much & asks for nothing in return. You are a true "GEM" 

Well I have to say it's extremely cold here in Bathurst this week, which is great crafting weather - Cosy indoors with a beautiful fire going. It's been predicted that we may even get some snow as it's going to get down to minus 7. Can't wait to be able to build me a little Snowman... 

My Card 


For my card I used the "BEAUTIFUL YOU" stamp set from Stampin' Up! it features 3 different sketched poses along with 8 different sentiments and is such a versatile little set. I coloured mine using a Aquapainter as I wanted a really soft look but this set even includes a watercolour stamp which means no colouring skills needed for those who say they can't colour in. 
Colouring is so on trend right now, so to make things a little easier
I've included a video from Stampin' Up! showing how you can use the fabulous new watercolour pencils to get different effects.  I would love to get some feedback, so please feel free to comment as to what you think. If you would like to order any of the project used in my card, you can order at my on-line shop. Just click the shop button on the right hand side of the page. 


SupplY List:  
Shimmery White and Berry Burst cardstock, Stitched Framelits, Black Archival ink, a drop of pool party,Berry Burst & Lemon Lime twist ink, Aquapainter, Berry Burst finely woven ribbon and black Bakers Twine. 

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Global Design Project #091 - Guy Greetings

          
        This week the Global Design Project is all about a 'Theme Challenge.'
With the theme being about WHEELS I thought I would make a start on my Father's Day stash of cards. I must admit I still get stumped when it comes to the "Man Card". I'm really not kidding. Most people know I love all things pretty and a little bit of bling and you definitely don't use your typical supplies when it comes to male card.


I have to say the first stamp set that came to mind was Guy Greetings Stamp set from Stampin'Up! as it has a fabulous old car which goes with the wheels theme. 


 I used Crushed Curry, Basic Black & Whisper White as my colour combo.
The Image has been stamped in Basic Black ink and using my whisper white water colour pencil I added white highlights to the car and wheels which really pops on the Crushed Curry Cardstock. To create a 3D effect I cut out the car and popped it using Dimensionals. This was a fairly easy card with not a lot of fancy schmancy but I love how it's turned out. If you are in Australia you can purchase anything I have used to make this card just by clicking my Shop online button. 



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Global Design Project #089 Colour Challenge





This week the Global Design Project is all about colour and is also the week were one lucky person will be selected to be a Guest Designer for the next colour challenge. 



For my creation this week I have made a card which is clean and simple using the required colour theme of Basic Black, Old Olive and Calypso Coral. I wanted to create a softness for the background colour, so using Calypso Coral Cardstock I heat embossed in white the word stamp in the Rose Wonder stamp set from Stampin"Up! I then smudged my white craft ink over it and sanded the edges to soften the background. A little tip I learnt some time ago. I love how it came out. 



The picture is not the best as I'm yet to find my camera, after moving house. I still have loads of boxes to unpack but I guess housework never done for crafters right!
For some added dimension I layered the rose and leaf then glued it to the DSP. The Sentiment is from the new Daisy Delight stamp set and was perfect for my card. For the finishing touch I added some Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon. 
Thanks for stopping by....

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Aim for Alaska Blog-Hop



Hi and welcome to the Aim for Alaska Blog Hop. Thanks for coming by and having a look at the Sneak Peek I have made using the beautiful Eastern Palace Suite from Stampin' Up!
A group of demonstrators have come together to showcase some of the fantastic products that will be available to purchase when the new Annual Catalogue goes live on the 1st June 2017. You may have arrived here from Jenny Hall from the  USA.
All of the Blog Hop demonstrators are part of a group aiming to achieve the yearly incentive trip which will be to "yep you guessed it" ALASKA! 

I am so excited to be joining this hop and sharing my sneak peek project with you. 


My Project
I created a gift bag and Card to match! 



The Eastern Palace Suite is packed with Eastern- inspired opulence
The beautiful Gold Vinyl stickers and the Mini Tassles Assortment pack will add style to any project. This Suite also includes the Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies and can be purchased as a bundle. In my sneak peek I have also used the beautiful Designer Series paper. To create the colour difference in the centre of the card I layered 3 pieces of the in-colours Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig and Dapper Denim. the sentiment was stamped in Dapper Denim. to create a touch of elegance I added some Gold Ribbon.
Next on the hop is the lovely and talented  Sue Vine from Australia.

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Random Acts of Kindness



It great when we receive something other then Bills or loads of advertising (Junk mail) in our letter box. Today I have completed some cards for a "RAK" Group which stands for Random Acts of Kindness. This is were you send send a card or something special to someone to say thank you or that you are thinking about them. The theme for Kylie Bertucci's  May group was encouragement.

     I received something very special from two very beautiful people in my life (Louise Sharp & the wonderful and inspiring Kylie Bertucci) this week. It made me realise that there are really some wonderful people in the world who encourage and inspire others with all they do. I will to send them a little thank you in return.



My card for the "RAK" this week was inspired by the COE of Stampin' Up! Sarah Douglas who reminded me of a technique I learnt sometime ago and don't often use. I tots love it when Sara goes live on Facebook to inspire us and brings something old to the something new.  Why not go and check out Sara's creation.





I just want to add that stamping with a group of friends is magical, as Shelli said "it like icing on a cake!" You talk, you laugh, You share, while creating some beautiful handmade projects that you can give to that some one special who goes the extra mile for you as well as allowing you to feel a great sense of achievement. Being a demonstrator has been life changing for me. Thank you Stampin' Up! because over the years I have made truly amazing and wonderful friendships.
If you want to join my team for some really exciting fun times - please email me or click on the link at the side of my blog. I would love to hear from you.


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Tranquil Tulips Sneak Peek


Hi, today I'm sharing a sneak peek from the 2017-2018 Stampin" Up! Annual Catalogue. It is just one of the awesome Hostess Set you can earn for yourself. I stamped the tulips in Melon Mambo (One of my fav Colours) and the stems in Wild Wasabi. Yep I even did some fussy cutting too. Tots love the 3d effect. 

Subscribe to my email for your very own copy of the New Catalogue. 



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Global Design Project #GDP083 - Theme Challenge


Welcome to my blog.  It has been some time since I've played along to a challenge as I have been busy packing up a house and moving. My Hubby and I made the decision to move the beautiful township of Bathurst, west of the blue Mountains. It is famous for Gold Mining  and the Mount Panorama Race Circuit.  We love it here and are looking forward to making lots of new friends. 

Our move went well however, it did take a little longer than expected for the house to be finished. This left me with all my belonging including all my craft stuff being packed in a storage shed for more than six months. I did beg hubby to leave my craft room to last but he insisted on packing it first as it was going to be a mammoth task. I knew I shouldn't have listened to him. LOL


My Card



This week's Challenge is all about Sparkles and Bling and who doesn't love a bit of bling. My Grandson is turning 7 years old this week and loves Dinosaurs so I made his Birthday card using the No Bones About It ( Stamp set from Stampin'Up) and added a little bling using the Red Glimmer paper for the circle and the number. Thanks for stopping by!

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