Tuesday, 12 March 2019

All That You Are for Kylie's Demonstrator Training Group Blog Hop

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Today I'm joining in with another blog hop with Kylie's awesome Demonstrator Training group. There's lots to see today, so be sure to check out everyone's blog.

I had a new customer ask me about how to use vellum on cards, so I created a class showing different ways of using vellum, including embossing and colouring.

I used the gorgeous large floral image from the All That You Are stamp set and inked it up in Versamark before stamping it on the Vellum Cardstock. I then sprinkled on white embossing powder and heat set it with my heat tool. The Vellum cardstock is a thicker vellum and can take the heat from the heat tool without warping, as long as you don't hold the heat tool too close or in one spot for too long.

Then I used Stampin' Blends alcohol markers to colour in the image on the back of the vellum. I used Light and Dark Lovely Lipstick, Light and Dark Mossy Meadow and Dark Daffodil Delight. Tip: if you do a whoopsie and go a bit over the line with your colouring, you can use the Colour Lifter to remove the colour so it doesn't show on the front.

I'm really happy with how the colouring turned out, it's much smoother than using regular brush markers.

Here's the finished card:

I matted the vellum piece onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, using a few Mini Glue Dots behind the coloured flowers to anchor it in place. I also used a strip of Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon to hold the vellum to the mat by wrapping it around both layers and adhering it to the back. I then used Multi-purpose Liquid Glue to adhere the the matted panel to the Lovely Lipstick card base.

To finish off the card I stamped the Happy Birthday greeting in Lovely Lipstick ink onto an offcut strip of Whisper White and used Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere it to the ribbon.

I hope you enjoy hopping around today to see all the lovely ideas everyone is sharing. Here is the list:

Here is a list of the supplies I used to make this card. If you need anything, just click on the image and you will be taken to my online shop.
Product List
Happy Stamping,

Saturday, 19 January 2019

Lovely Lattice Easel Card for the Joy of Sets January Blog Hop

 Hi there,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I'm participating for the first time in the Joy of Sets blog hop, and the theme for January is to make an easel fold card using something we have received free.

With Stampin' Up's Sale-a-Bration promotion on at the moment, I may have received one or two freebies with my orders. 😊

For my contribution I decided to use the Lovely Lattice stamp set, which has a gorgeous large floral image which can be coloured using your favourite medium. If you are in Australia you can get this stamp set for free with a $90 order of anything from the Annual Catalogue or the new Occasions Catalogue.

I decided to do a bit of watercolouring for this one, using my Aqua Painters to pick up ink from the lid of the ink pads. The colours I used are Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive and Pacific Point.

I first stamped the image with StazOn ink onto Shimmery White cardstock, which is great for watercolouring. For the watercolouring I applied a light shade (ie watered down) first, then painted over areas with more ink to give some depth. I finished off a couple of the flower centres by colouring them in with a Daffodil Delight marker.

Once the colouring was done and dry I stamped the sentiment from the Humming Along stamp set in Pacific Point ink. The watercolour panel was matted onto a piece of Pacific Point and then onto the easel front piece.

On the inside of the card I matted another piece of Shimmery White onto Pacific Point so it matched the outside. I stamped the short lacy strip onto a strip of Shimmery White in Pacific Point ink and matted that onto a wider strip of Pacific Point cardstock. This strip was then mounted with foam Dimensionals about 1/3 down from the top (of the inside) to provide the means for helping the easel to stand up.

Here are the measurements of the pieces:
Thick Whisper White card base: 29.6cm x 10.5cm, scored on the long side at 7.4cm and 14.8cm
Thick Whisper White easel piece: 14.8cm x 10.5cm 
Pacific Point: 2 pieces 13.8cm x 9.5cm
Shimmery White: 2 pieces 13.3cm x 9cm

OK, so now it's onto the next blog in the hop to see what Vicki Milyard has created. Click on the purple Next arrow to go there. Or click on the Previous arrow to go to Jane Allmark's blog. Have fun!

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Here are the supplies I used to make this card. If you'd like to order anything, just click on the image to go to my online shop.

Product List
Happy Stamping,

Thursday, 3 January 2019

New Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Catalogues from Stampin' Up!

Click on the image to download a PDF of the 2019 Occasions Catalogue.
Click on the image to download a PDF of the 2019 Sale-a-Bration Catalogue.

It's an exciting time of year as not only is there a brand new catalogue with lots of gorgeous goodies in it, but it's the time of year when you can get lots of freebies during Sale-a-Bration!

Here's how Sale-a-Bration works:

For each $90 or $180 you spend on Stampin' Up! goodies in either the Occasions catalogue or the Annual catalogue, you get to choose an item from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue.
Host rewards get a boost during Sale-a-Bration too! Just gather a few friends to stamp, collect orders and you can get even more freebies!

And the best special of all is the Joining Special. There are 2 options this year:
Join for $169 and receive $315 (that's $80 more than usual) worth of Stampin' Up products as well as business supplies; or
Join for $210, get $315 in Stampin' Up products, business supplies, and the amazing Craft & Carry Tote.
Demonstrators were able to pre-order this tote in November, but they were all sold out in about 2 weeks. It's a fantastic tote, and I believe it will be very popular. The only way to get it is by joining as a Demonstrator during Sale-a-Bration, and if you want one, I wouldn't wait too long, as they might be gone before the end of Sale-a-Bration!

If you're ready to join, here's a link to Join my team of Aussie Crafters!

Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

How to use and care for the new cling stamps from Stampin' Up!

Happy New Year!

Stampin' Up's Occasions Catalogue starts on January 3, and introduces all new red rubber Cling stamps, that actually cling to the blocks and won't fall off!

Here is a video from Stampin' Up! on how to attach the labels to the new stamps, and how to care for them.

These will eventually replace all the "clear mount" red rubber stamps, as well as the wood mount stamps. So we will be left with photopolymer stamps that are see-through, and red rubber cling stamps. Hopefully that will be less confusing for people.

I'm excited by the new stamps as I prefer the red rubber stamps to the photopolymer, and I like to put the labels on the back of my stamps so I can see which way the image is - especially for greeting stamps.

Happy stamping,

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Year End Closeout and Clearance Rack Refresh

To make way for new exciting products coming in 2019, many of the stamps, dies and accessories in the Holiday catalogue are retiring on January 2.

Here is a link to the Closeout list, with discounts of 15 - 50% on some items. Please note that some items on the Closeout list will be available next year, they are either on special, or are part of a bundle in the Holiday catalogue (and won’t be available in a bundle next year).

For example, the Dashing Deer stamp set and Detailed Deer dies are currently available as a bundle as such is 10% cheaper than purchasing them separately.

Here is a link to the Holiday Catalogue Carryover list, which is a lot shorter than the retiring list.
I’m sad to see Beautiful Baubles and Peaceful Poinsettias retiring, they were great bundles that I used in recent classes.



The Closeout list contains a couple of items from the Annual Catalogue that are on special but not retiring:

Big Shot Embossing Mats

These are fantastic as they will help you create embossed backgrounds using any of your dies, whether they are basic shapes, or detailed dies. Here's an example using one of the dies in the Stained Glass dies set to create a border at the top and bottom of the card.

The other item that is continuing is the versatile Red Rhinestones.


Stampin' Up have also added more products to the Clearance Rack


The Clearance Rack, which contains retired stock, has been refreshed this week with more items added, at good discounts.

If you missed out on the Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies when they were available in August, they are now on the Clearance Rack for just $34.20. The set includes 3 double-stitched nested label dies, plus detailed leaf and flourish dies. 

Here are a few of my favourites on the Clearance Rack:

To order, just click on any image to go straight to my online shop.

Happy shopping,