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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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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