Monday, 21 January 2019

Introducing Wonderful Romance

The working week is upon me, and much to my dismay I didn't get much crafting achieved over the weekend.... I did spend a day shopping in search of shoes, but that is another story, and it didn't have a happy ending for my wardrobe, but did for my credit card, lol.

Speaking of shoes, I do have a thing for them, some would possible say a "romance", so when I had no luck with a shoe purchase, I opted for the next best thing, stamping! and used the Wonderful Romance stamp set for the first time (Wonderful Romance with me and shoes, there is a description, and lets not get started on handbags, hahaha)



The lay out of my card was inspired by this weeks Freshly Made Sketches challenge, I really enjoyed the square shape:

 FMS371

After Copper embossing the design on my mini note card, I applied Mint Macaron and Highland Heather with an aqua painter, then die cut before sponging a little Crumb Cake on the edges. To continue with the rustic theme, I ruffed up the edges of my Mint Macaron layer, then wrapped Copper Metallic Thread around the layers before adhering to the Soft Suede base.  I also sponged the edge of the sentiment die cut, isn't it gorgeous, it's from the coordinating thinlets.



And there you have it, a mini note card measuring 9.9 x 9.9 cm, by using this measurement you can create 3 cards out of 1 piece of A4 card stock.

Ink: Mint Macaron, Highland Heather, VersaMark, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Cardstock: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Soft Suede
Embellishments: Copper Metallic Thread, Copper embossing powder


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


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Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

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Thursday, 17 January 2019

All about Love with Stampin Friends

Hello Friends,wWelcome to the first 2019 Stampin Friends Blog hop. It's great to be back hopping with the group...especially with all the beautiful new stamps and products available in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, not to mention the Sale-A-Bration, January is a fabulously crafty time of year! 

Our theme is month is "All About Love", I immediately thought of hearts, and I was lucky enough to receive my order containing the Meant to Be Bundle just in time to be able to create for this theme - here's my Love inspired creations:


I did have a couple of change of plans with the projects, mainly being due to be spoilt for choice with gorgeous heart stamps and oh my.... the coordinating Be Mine heart framelits, so many to choose from.

I finally decided on the floral edged heart stamp, as it had a coordinating edge stamp, which was perfect for the gift box in my project. A Diamond Box seemed perfect for this months theme, after all, diamonds are associated with Love.



After Silver embossing the stamping, I used an Blender Pen to apply Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz to the design, then added a layer of shimmer paint to the heart.

Here's a close up of the matching card to complete the set. Repeat stamping is a great way to add interest to a card, I stamped the sentiment with Melon Mambo, then added a plain Whisper White Layer - I am loving the straight scalloped edge die, and what a bonus that is also has the stitched detail... Love! I also added a little metallic thread above the stitching for a little extra bling, then added a matching heart to complete.


Take your time and continue around all to Stampin Friends, I'm sure you will find more love themed inspiration from the all the projects they have created for you, you're currently visiting Sue Vine at MissPinksCraftSpot, all you need to do is click on the next name to move along:


Stamp sets & Framelits: Meant to Be Stamp Set, Be Mine Framelits - purchase as a bundle and SAVE 10% and also earn your self a FREE Sale-A-Bration item
Ink: VersaMark, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, 
Embellishments: Silver Metallic Thread, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Silver Embossing Powder


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


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And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my group - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW

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When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Look what's on offer from the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.

Sunday, 13 January 2019

Celebrate with #GDP171

Wow, what a crazy weekend, I haven't accomplished much of what I set out, but after way too many hours I finally have a new phone, and have it all set up (fingers crossed anyway), I'm sure it's not supposed to be as hard as the day I just had with phone providers!

So now I get to craft, yay! and I found that the way I'm feeling right about now is very much reflected in my card, and also for the theme for the Global Design Project 

 #GDP171

Here's what I've created:



I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits for the first time, soooo many sizes to choose from in one set, and double stitching! A great way to create a frame for your design... I am in love!

After I got over my excitement of the framelit frame, it was back to stamping, the 3 tone sentiment was created by first masking the lower portion of the stamp so that only Celebrate would be inked, then using a dauber, sponging with Pinapple Punch first, then carefully applying Lovely Lipstick at the top and Call me Clover on the bottom, leaving a strip of Pineapple Punch in the middle.



Stamp sets & Framelits: Picture Perfect Birthday, Rectangle Stitched Framelits
Ink: Call Me Clover, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch, Blueberry Bushel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Call Me Clover



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Is your list for the Occasions Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $315 of product from as little as $169, your choice of any products in the Annual and Occasions catalogue for your Starter Kit, click HERE for more details.



And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my group - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW

 Join Ink Obsession today

When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Look what's on offer from the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.

Thursday, 10 January 2019

#simplestamping with Lovely Lattice

I took up the #simplestamping challenge again today. This creation only uses 1 ink and 1 Stamp Set, and me being me I decided to add a little embellishment by way of Ribbon, and also took full advantage of the Silver Foiled Cards.


The Sale-A-Bration Lovely Lattice stamp set holds its own with the detail of the stitching and fine lattice in the background, perfect for a #simplestamping card.


As you know, I love my bling, so one of my "to to" staples at the moment is the foiled edge cards & envelopes - today the silver to compliment the Highland Heather organza ribbon, another item you can reward yourself with during Sale-A-Bration.

Here's a quick stop motion clip of making this card:


Stamp sets & Framelits: Lovely Lattice (earn as a free Sale-A-Bration reward)
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Silver Foil-edged Cards and Envelopes
Embellishments: Organdy Ribbon Combo pack (earn as a free Sale-A-Bration reward)


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. If you live in Australia and don't already have a demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


I would love to update you when I create a post. If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
Is your list for the Occasions Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $315 of product from as little as $169, your choice of any products in the Annual and Occasions catalogue for your Starter Kit, click HERE for more details.



And enjoy 20% discount on future purchases = more crafting supplies for less $$$ - such an amazing offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my group - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW

 Join Ink Obsession today

When shopping  remember to use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me  - Learn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 


Look what's on offer from the Tutorial Bundle Team! 

Take a look at this month's Sneak Peek - lots of inspiration to get you creating



Each of the 12 tutorials have been created by top Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world and include measurements in both metric (cm) and imperial (inches). The step by step instructions and supply lists will help you learn new techniques and re-create these beautiful creations.

You can purchase the PDF tutorial for AU$20 no matter where you are in the world
(no product purchase required)

The PDF will be emailed to you upon payment being received 
(please allow for time zone differences)

If you are currently a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator, these tutorials are a great source for ideas using current products, taking the hassle out of preparing for classes.