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. 
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