Wednesday, 26 September 2018

12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas starts next week!


Every year I send out a series of tutorials called the 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas.

Once per week, for the next 12 weeks leading up to Christmas, I will send you a free Christmas project that you can make. There will be cards, gifts, bags, tags and wraps.

The first one will be sent on Wednesday October 3rd at 1pm Adelaide time.

I'm happy to share these ideas with you, but they are only for members of my mailing list. So if you're not on my mailing list by next Wednesday, you won't get these fantastic ideas.

To get on my mailing list, please fill out the form below.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Surfing Santa for The Artful Stampers blog hop

Hi,

Thanks for stopping by today. It's time for another Artful Stampers team blog hop, and this time the theme is non-traditional Christmas colours.

Here's my card:


I think this qualifies as non-traditional Christmas colours - don't you agree?

I love Santa in his board shorts - much more appropriate for us in Australia as Christmas is in our summer season.

To make this card I used the cute So Santa stamp set from the Holiday catalogue, together with the Under the Sea Framelits and the Pinewood Planks embossing folder from the Annual catalogue.

I stamped surfing Santa with black StazOn ink on Shimmery White cardstock and die cut a stitched square from the Stitched Shapes Framelits. I put some drops of ink refills onto a laminated sheet and picked up the colours using my Aqua Painters and coloured in the image. When that was dry I matted it onto a square of Pool Party cardstock cut with one of the Layering Squares Framelits. I sponged the edges with Soft Suede ink.

I die cut the net from the Under the Sea Framelits out of Soft Suede cardstock, and the sand dollars out of Vellum cardstock. I then sponged the edges of the vellum pieces with Soft Suede ink. I used the Pinewood Planks Dynamic embossing folder to emboss a piece of Sahara Sand cardstock, then dragged the Sahara Sand stamp pad across the embossing to add colour and show up the gorgeous texture.

I stamped the sentiment on a scrap of Shimmery White and matted it onto a strip of Pool Party. Then I arranged all of the elements on the card and stuck them all down, using Dimensionals for Santa and the greeting.

I enjoyed making this card and included it as one of the cards in this week's card class featuring this stamp set.

If you'd like to make this card and need some supplies, I've listed the supplies I've used below.

Here are links to the other team members who are joining in today's blog hop:

Annette Sullivan
Anna Foster
Nicole Wilson
Alisa Tilsner
Tina Hewett - you are here!

Here are the supplies - click on any of the images to be taken to my online shop.
Product List
I hope you enjoyed hopping and shopping today.

Happy Stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

A Few Favourites from the Holiday Catalogue for the Artful Stampers Blog Hop



Hi,

Thanks for stopping by. Today I'm a part of the Artful Stampers Holiday Catalogue blog hop where we are showcasing a favourite product or two.

I have quite a few favourites from the new Holiday Catalogue, which I'll be showing over the coming weeks. This card has a few things that caught my eye on my first look through the catalogue...


I absolutely adore the Detailed Deer thinlits dies, which are available separately or as part of the Dashing Deer bundle. The Swirls & Curls embossing folder was another early favourite. I like the colour combination of gold, red and white together, and this is what I've used here.

Another favourite is Shimmer Paint! We have 4 colours to choose from, and I've used Vegas Gold here, applied to the embossed white panel with a sponge dauber.

I stamped the greeting in Real Red ink and die cut it using one of the dies in the Bunch of Banners set. I die cut it again in Gold Foil, using just the outline part.

I finished off the deer with a tiny bow of Real Red Solid Ribbon, and a Red Rhinestone. Tip: I put a mini glue dot on the deer's neck to hold the ribbon while I tied the bow.

The card base is Real Red cardstock.

Here are the others joining in the blog hop today, be sure to check out their creations!

Alisa Tilsner
Anna Foster
Tina Hewett - you are here
Jane Riches
Annette Sullivan
Nicole Wilson

Here is a list of supplies I used to create my card. If you'd like to purchase any, just click on the images to be taken straight to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,
Tina

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Blended Seasons Autumn Leaves card for Go for Greece Blog Hop


Hi,
It's time for another blog hop for Stampin' Up Demonstrators who are working towards earning the incentive trip to Greece - wouldn't that be wonderful?
I've created another card using the gorgeous bundle that's available until August 31st or while stocks last.

I wish you could see this card in real life, it's tricky to photograph a sparkly card without fancy lighting.
I stamped the autumn leaves using black StazOn ink onto Shimmery White cardstock, and coloured them using the Watercolour Pencils assortment 2. I smoothed out the colouring with an Aqua Painter filled with water. Then I cut out the centre of the panel using one of the label dies in the set, and raised this on the mat using foam Dimensionals. The extra leaves are a die from the set, and I've added Wink of Stella to them to add a little sparkle. 


The greeting is from the set as well, and I stamped it onto a strip of Shimmery White cardstock and punched it using the Everyday Label punch.
The Shimmery White art piece is then layered onto Real Red cardstock on a Mango Melody card base.

Here's the list of everyone joining in on the hop today, check out what everyone's been doing.

If you'd like to make this card, here are the supplies you'll need:

Product List
To order supplies, click on the images to be taken to my online shop.

Happy hopping and stamping,
Tina