Saturday, April 16, 2016

You're Sublime card - On Stage Swap

Here is my swap for On Stage using the You're Sublime stamp set. I somehow ended up with this set last year when I made a boo boo with one of my orders. I have no idea what I was ordering as no other codes for anything I might have wanted appear to be near this set and it was not a stamp set on my very long wish list. My team have challenged me through the year to create with it so I took that onboard and decided to use it for my On Stage swap.

Pinterest came to the rescue again and gave me some inspiration when I did a search for cards made using You're Sublime. This card by Allison Okamitsu was my favourite so I switched around the background and DSPstamp and CASE'd my version of Allison's card.

For the background I used the photopolymer stamp set "Chalk Lines" 135005. Because it is a clear stamp set it is so easy to line up the lines and get a great image happening. No need for a stamp positioner! I inked the stamp with Pacific Point ink and stamped the first image then restamped without reinking to get the lighter image. My folded card base is thick Whisper White cardstock.

The crab was stamped in Versafine ink then coloured in with Real Red marker and then a second image was stamped on Real Red card and the body cut out and adhered to the original image with Dimensionals. Always make sure to add a rim of colour to any areas underneath as there is nothing worse than seeing a bit of white card showing out underneath the raised image section.

Some burlap ribbon and a piece of torn Go Wild DSP paperstack and my swap was done!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Perpetual Calendar Pillow Gifts for On Stage Local on the Gold Coast!

On Stage is happening worldwide this weekend and Stampin'Up! demonstrators all across the globe are heading off to one of the many On Stage Stampin'Up! events being held. In The South Pacific region we had the options of booking into Auckland, Sydney or the Gold Coast for On Stage Local. The main On Stage Live event is on in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I have opted to head up to the Gold Coast for a weekend of fun, news, make and takes using new products from the new 2016 Annual Catalogue, and catching up with all my good demonstrator friends.

I am sharing an apartment with three of my great Stampin'Up! friends and we have all made pillow gifts for each other. I used some inspiration from Sam Hammond Donald for my gifts. I love Pinterest and I have saved so many ideas and it is great to put some of those saves to good use! You can see Samantha's version here.

I had to mix up my version a bit as some the products used in Sam's creation have retired. Basically it is the same, I've rejigged the sentiment, the tag topper punch and the patterned papers. So here is my version of Sam's tag box using the Perpetual Calendar stamp Set.

Inside the box are 10 tags stamped using Brights ink colours and the various background stamps from Perpetual Calendar 137167.

And here are a few of the tags closeup. The sentiments come from the set Honeycomb Hello 134075.

So we fly up to the Gold Coast tomorrow and in the evening I have an invitation to the Centre Stage event which is for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We have business training followed by a delicious three course dinner. A great day to look forward to!

Pop back and see what my roomies come up with for their pillow gifts!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Card Technique Class - Bendi Card

Here is the card we will be learning how to create in my classes this month. It's called a Bendi or Bendy card depending on which web page you go searching. You may have seen this card already on my blog. I posted this photo back in December/January when I made it for my daughter's birthday.

My home renovations are now fully completed so I can get back into full swing with classes for this year.

April class dates are as follows :-

Thursday April 28th at 7.30pm
Friday April 29th at 10am
Saturday April 30th at 1.30pm
Tuesday May 3rd at 10am

Class fee - $25 includes all materials and printed instruction sheet.

Class size is for 8 attendees. Please email me at to book your place.

I'm looking forward to teaching you how to make a couple of these lovely cards in class.



Thursday, March 31, 2016

Goodbye Sale-a-bration 2016

Sadly Sale-a-bration ends today for another year. No more free stamp sets and products...... but you do have until midnight tonight to get a last minute order in and get yourself one or two more free exclusive Sale-a-bration products.

And here is one last Sale-a-bration card to share with you. This one is going to one of my class ladies who dropped by with some yummy Easter treats last weekend.

The stamp set used is "What I Love" and for a $90 order you can have the set for free. I have stamped only one of the flower images as I wanted to create a quick card. You can see the full set of images below. The colours used are Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive.

The "thankyou" script comes from the same stamp set. I've used my new favourite punch again on this card, the washi label punch. I trimmed off the end of each punched shape and trimmed down the white piece ever so slightly to overlay it on the Old Olive punched piece.

If you'd like to make an order visit my online store by clicking on the Shop Now tab to the right of this post.

Only 9 more months until Sale-a-bration is with us again!!!!



Friday, March 18, 2016

Sale-a-bration Glitter Tape Card

Hi There! I'm back in the groove again after several weeks/months of being very limited in my time to be creative. If you follow my blog you will know why.

So to celebrate my craft area being fully functional and me having some time to be creative I sat down last night and created this card using the very gorgeous glitter tapes you can receive for free during Sale-a-bration. I took my inspiration from a card done by Stampin'Up! that featured in this quarters Stampin'Up! Demonstrator magazine Stampin'Success.

A very quick card to create, as you know that is my kind of card! I placed glitter tape onto Whisper White card then punched it out using the Washi Label punch. Attached them to my card, Shimmery White, along with a sentiment stamped and punched out using the same punch, added sequins and linen thread and card done!

The tapes are so glittery and they are tearable and you can receive all 3 rolls for FREE when you make a $90 Aust Stampin'Up! order during Sale-a-bration. One thing though, you only have until March 31st to get your order in as that is when Sale-a-bration is all over for another year.

Now this afternoon I made two more cards, one is the original design by Stampin'Up! which I CASE'd  and as I was onto a good thing I made another one to show off more lovely Designer Series papers. So the one below is the CASE'd card. The DSP is from a paper stack - Pretty Petals, which here in Australia is on the Weekly Deals List.

And this one is the extra one I made. You could make a whole swag of these in one go and give them away as a gift to someone in a pretty little gift box. The DSP here is also a paper stack - Cherry on Top.

It is so nice to be back playing with my stamps again! Plus today I ran my first class for the year so that felt really great too. We did the Cottage Greetings Card Kit which was so quick and easy to create. Love it!

So please remember Sale-a-bration will be ending soon. If you'd like to get the glitter tape as your free gift pop over to my online store and make an order now. Click on the "Shop Now" Tab at the right of this post or click on the items below.



Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Eureka Stampers Sale-a-bration Halfway Happiness Blog Hop


Welcome to our Eureka Stampers Blog Hop to celebrate the midway mark of Stampin'Up!'s 2016 Sale-a-bration, where you reap the rewards!

You may be at the start here on my blog or you have come from my amazingly talented downline Simone Bartrum's blog. Eureka Stampers are Simone's team of fabulous papercrafters and as Simone's upline I am lucky enough to be able to join in the fun of this blog hop. Sit back enjoy the wonderful projects the team have to share with you and most of all be inspired to create and make the most of Sale-a-bration!

I have not had much time in recent weeks to put ink to card as we are renovating our kitchen plus I am in the midst of selling my Mum's home and rehousing all her belongings ( a lot have ended up here at my place ). So it was good to have a reason to sit down and christen some of my new Sale-a-bration stamp sets and try out a new technique I'd seen in a recent papercrafting magazine.

My cards needed to be quick and easy as limited space and time to work with. My first card uses a technique that many of you will be familiar with  - Resist technique but this one uses watered down ink from your stamp pad or reinkers.

The stamp set is my favourite Sale-a-bration set - Botanicals for You 141234. You can earn this set and others for free by making a $90 Aust Stampin'Up! order during Sale-a-bration which is running until March 31. The resist technique is quite easy, all you need is to clear emboss your stamped image, then smoosh some ink onto your Stampin'Up! inkpad lid, spray a bit of water in with the ink to dilute it. Take a paint brush and brush over your embossed image until you have the depth of colour you desire. Allow to dry, rub over with a tissue to remove ink from the embossed image and then fix to your card front. Easy peasy!!!!!

I used Stampin'Up! glimmer card for my card matt. It does not buckle when damp and gives you the glimmer sparkle through the coloured impression. A few rhinestones to the flower centres and my card was done.

The card front was matted onto Basic Black card and then adhered to Whisper White Thick card for the base.

My other project for you is really easy! This card uses two of the Sale-a-bration offerings - Perfect Pairings 141258 stamp set and Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper 141022.

A lovely simple card to create when you are in need of a card in a hurry! All you have to do is cut your four card matts, stamp your greeting and adhere it all to your folded Whisper White thick card. Add your embellishments, for mine I added sequin hearts from the Brights sequin collection, and you are done! Toooo easy!

I think this dandelion paper is divine! Make a whole bunch of cards at one time and your birthday card needs will be covered. There are some lovely designs in the Wildflower Fields 12x12 papers so you can cover both male and female cards with this card layout and these papers.

As with all Sale-a-bration exclusive items they are not for sale you can only get them by making a $90 Stampin'Up! order during Sale-a-bration. So come March 31 they will be gone. To add to the fun of Sale-a-bration, there are two new Sale-a-bration products being released on Feb 16, a glitter washi tape set and a new stamp set so make sure you check them out. I am so looking forward to getting my hands on the washi tape!!!!! You can view the catalogue by clicking on the Sale-a-bration Catalogue here. If you'd like to make an order click on the "Shop Now" banner at the top right of this page.

Now it is time to send you off to the next wonderful creation at the gorgeous Rose Packer's blog "Creative Roses Stamping". Enjoy and thanks for visiting our blog hop! Hope you are having a great Sale-a-bration!

This way to Rose's blog!

Back to Simone's blog!



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