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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