Sunday, 18 November 2018

Beauty Abounds | Crazy Crafter Blog Hop with special guest Dena Rekow

Welcome to todays Crazy Crafter Special Guest Blog Hop, we have the great pleasure to be CASEing Dena Rekow from the United States, I love Dena's creations and tutorials - you many have visited her at The Creativity Cave.

 Country Home by Stampin' Up!

When I saw Dena's card, I fell in love with the double stamping, and decided to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) this element. Here's what I was inspired to create...


I don't normally post projects from an upcoming catalogue so early (in this case the Occasions Catalogue, pre order available to Demonstrations from 5th Dec, and customer purchases from 3rd January 2019), but I got sooooo excited with my weekend delivery  of Product Purchase Premiere from OnStage I couldn't resist.


This stamp set is called Beauty Abounds, and is a bundle with an absolutely gorgeous butterfly die cut (stay tuned for projects with that - there will be many, it's stunning).

After stamping using Crumb cake colour select parts of the stamped images with Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam and Melon Mambo using an Aqua Painter, then apply a soft layer of shimmer using Vegas Gold (I mixed with a little rubbing alcohol). I love my bling, so a little Metallic Thread and Pearls later and my card was finished.



Get comfortable and work your way through the list below to see all the amazing creations  inspired by Dena, I can't wait to see what the rest of the team has to show you, don't miss out on any of these blog posts today as I know you are going to get inspiration! You are currently visiting Sue Vine at MissPinksCraftSpot


Stamp sets & Framelits: Beauty Abounds (available in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue)
Ink: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, Melon Mambo
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Gold Foil-edged Cards and Envelopes
Embellishments: Gold Metallic Thread, Metallic Pearls, Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint


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 wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for 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

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Have you heard? I've joined 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
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Swirls with Snowflake Showcase

I adore flourishes, swirls, curls and snowflakes, so when I saw the Snowflake Snowflake promotion purchasing the Snowfall Thinlets was a must as there is a die that combines all these!



I think it took me longer to choose my colour combination, that to create this card, I usually gravitate to cool colours for snowflake themed cards, but decided to create this with a warmer feel.

After cutting the swirly snowflake flourish, I stamped the sentiment and gold embossed, then added the background stamping in So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather & Soft Sea Foam, finishing by adding a warm glow behind the die cut by sponging So Saffron, then popping the die cut on using mini dimensionals.  Using the Foil edged card gives a touch of elegance with no work at all!




Stamp sets & Framelits: Snow is Glistening stamp set & Snowfall Thinlets (see the entire suite below)
Ink: So Saffron, Flirty Flamingo, Highland Heather, Soft Sea Foam, VersaMark, Gold 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. 


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 wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for 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 team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


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. 
Have you heard? I've joined 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.




Friday, 16 November 2018

Sending Dandelion Wishes

Happy Friday, so glad it is the end of the working week for me, whilst is was shorter than normal it seemed realllllly long - don't you just hate those types of weeks!

I'm having my own celebration of the week being done by breaking out a new stamp set for me - Dandelion Wishes and playing along with the team at the Global Design Project with their CASE the Designer Challenge.

 #GDP164

I adore Louise's creations (not to mention there is usually a touch of pink which is always pleasing to my eye), so I just had to take the challenge.



I know this isn't the first time this set has been combined with Boekh Dots, but I had to do it, I love the effect and combination of the two sets. I took up the challenge of CASEing a stamped background, but instead of using a large background stamp, I opted to repeatedly stamp a small image, and used Petal Pink - it's more of a peachy pink than a pink pink, but it's still pink!



The combination of Petal Pink and Crumb Cake layers looks lovely, add a bow with some Linen Thread and you are done! There are lots of other pastel colour combinations that look fab with natural colours too, Mint Macaroon, and Soft Sea Foam come to mind immediately, how many can you think of?

Stamp sets & Framelits: Dandelion Wishes & Bokeh Dots
Ink: Crumb Cake, Petal Pink 
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Petal Pink
Embellishments: Linen Thread


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 wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for 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 team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


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. 


Have you heard? I've joined 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.

For a limited time! 

Order before November 30th so you don't miss out



Thursday, 15 November 2018

Snow is Glistening with Stampin Friends

How quickly time flys... especially when you have been preparing and attending OnStage - what an event this year! Enough about that for now anyway, it's time for the Christmas edition of the Stampin Friends Blog Hop, I'm certain you will gain some crafty Christmas inspiration

I love snowflakes, so the Snow is Glistening limited edition stamp set was an absolute must for me, here's what I've created for you:


One of the things that drew me to Stampin' Up! was the coordinating items, these Gold Foiled cards and envelopes are just lovely and add instant elegance to your projects. To add to the coordination, I used Gold Embossing powder on both the tree and the tags.


The Scalloped Tag Topper Punch makes creating tags a breeze, here's just a couple of options for you - Gold & Gold, or if you prefer a little more colour add some traditional Real Read and Garden Green.


To make the tree pop, just a a layer of colour behind the embossed image and you are done.

Take your time and continue around all to Stampin Friends creation, I'm sure you will find Christmas inspiration from 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 set: Snow is Glistening (available while stocks last or til Nov 30th)
Ink: VersaMark, Garden Green
Cardstock: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Gold Foiled Card & Envelope Pack



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 wish list for the Holiday Catalogue long?....

Now is a GREAT time to join Stampin' Up! and pick $235 of any products from the catalogue you like in your starter kit for $169,
OR

Starting 1 October, grab your limited-time Starter Kit option available in Australia called the Ready, Set, Starter Kit. The kit contains a set of pre-determined products, which include the suggested Starter Kit, Stampin' Up! apron, collapsible bin and a $50 AUD coupon code which you get to spend on any items of your choice. With this option your get a total of $285 of products for $169 plus your own Stampin' Up apron and collapsible bin, click here for 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 team - Ink Obsession, why not JOIN NOW


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. 


Have you heard? I've joined 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.

AND
Coming soon for a limited time! 

Don't miss out, place your order by November 30th