Tuesday, 30 September 2014

12 Weeks of Christmas ideas program starts tomorrow!

This program is a free gift to my mailing list subscribers.

Each week for 12 weeks you will receive an email containing a project idea for a Christmas card, gift, tag or wrapping, along with a list of supplies and the instructions to make it.

Weeks 1-5 will be Christmas cards, 6-9 will be Christmas gifts, and 10-12 will be bags/wrappings or tags.

Subscribe now so you don't miss out!

Monday, 29 September 2014

12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas starts this week!

The year is flying by, and it's hard to believe but it's time to start thinking about Christmas! If you need some ideas and inspiration for Christmas craft projects, then you will like the 12 Weeks of Christmas program.

People on my mailing list will receive a weekly email with a Christmas project idea, starting Wednesday October 1, for 12 weeks. There will be ideas for cards, gifts, bags/wraps and tags.

This program has been popular in previous years, so if you are not on my mailing list, then just click on the button in the sidebar so you won't miss out.

Happy Christmas Crafting!

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

My Favourite Things from Stampin' Up's 2014 Christmas Catalogue

The new Christmas catalogue has been available for a few days now, and you can download a PDF version for yourself here.

If you prefer a printed copy, you can drop by and pick one up with your next order, or send me an email or text message and I'll post one out to you.

As a Stampin Up Demo I get to preview each new catalogue early, and order things early to play with them before the catalogue "goes live". That's the theory anyway, but sometimes I don't have the chance to play with new products before they become available to everyone.

But I've seen lots of fabulous ideas using the new Christmas products on my Facebook groups and on Pinterest as well as blogs of other Stampin Up Demonstrators.

So in alphabetical order, here are my favourite things in the new catalogue:

1. Bright & Beautiful stamp set - 8 stamps, Wood $56.95, Clear $42.95
I know snowflakes aren't exactly Australian, but I've seen gorgeous cards and 3D ornaments made with these, they look especially beautiful embossed in gold embossing powder.

The star framelit dies match up with these too.
2. Christmas Bauble wood mount stamp, $18.95

Definitely one for colouring.

3. Festival of Trees photopolymer stamp set bundle - 13 stamps plus tree punch, $48.95. The stamp set on it's own is $27.95 and the punch is $29.95.

4. Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper Stack $11.95 for a pad of 48 sheets of patterned paper 6 1/2" x 4 1/2".
 Very traditional Christmas colours.

5. Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer stamp set bundle - 9 stamps plus framelits, $74.50. The stamp set on it's own is $44.95 and the framelits set of dies is $42.95.
Well these are the ones I've got, so hopefully I'll share some projects made using these soon.

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Watercolouring Bloom With Hope

Sorry for my absence from blogging, other things have been happening, so updating the blog has fallen down the priority list of things to do.

Today I'm sharing a card using the Bloom With Hope Hostess set from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue. I've stamped the flower onto Whisper White cardstock with StazOn black ink, and watercoloured it using my aqua painter and Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey inks. The card base is Lost Lagoon and the ribbon is the lovely 1/8" Basic Black taffeta ribbon. The splats at the top of the card are from Gorgeous Grunge, using Lost Lagoon ink.

I saw this card on Pinterest with a different sentiment. Lisa Poe is the original designer, and it was featured on Heather Van Looy's blog.