Sunday, 30 December 2018

Butterfly Beauty meets Dandelion Wishes

Welcome to the last Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for 2018 - where has the year gone!  Today we have the pleasure of casing the lovely Meg Loven from, you may be familiar with her blog LovenStamps

Our task as always is to find inspiration from one of our special guests creations and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit), I chose the below creation from Meg:


Here's my creation:


I drew inspiration from the detailed die cuts, embossing and circular sentiment. This is my first play with the Butterfly Beauty Thinlet Dies (available from 3rd January in the 2019 Occasions catalogue), and I'm a fan, they are gorgeous, and layer beautifully... and I do love layers!


I trimmed down the die cuts and only used 3 of the butterflies instead of all 5, here's a quick clip of how I created this project




Get comfortable and work your way through the list below to see all the amazing creations  inspired by Meg, 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'm sure there will also be some more sneak peeks from the Occasions Catalogue too! You are currently visiting Sue Vine at MissPinksCraftSpot


Stamp sets & Framelits: Butterfly Beauty Framelits (available 3rd January 2019 from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue), Dandelion Wishes, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, Soft Sea Foam
Embellishments: Layered Leaves Dymanic Embossing Folder, Iridescent Sequin Assortment


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, 27 December 2018

#simplestamping with Beauty Abounds

During OnStage, a new fun social media campaign called #simplestamping was announced. The campaign will focus on simple projects to show that a card doesn't have to be complicated, it's all about showing that card making can be as easy—and fun—as you crate! Perfect for all, from new crafters,  right through to avid.

My project today uses 3 stamps from the Beauty Abounds stamp set - the beautiful flourish, and 2 of the sentiments - "thanks" for the card, and "for you" on the matching envelope.



I really enjoyed stripping my thinking "back to basics", and this doesn't mean that you can't dress things up, the I also stamped the mini envelope using the same gorgeous flourish and with the "for you" sentiment.


I will admit I was tempted to add a little bling, hahaha, I do love my bling, but I held firm and fought the temptation, here's a quick clip of my creation:




Stamp sets & Framelits: Beauty Abounds (available in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue)
Ink: Memento Black
Cardstock: Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes



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. 
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

 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. 


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.

Monday, 24 December 2018

Merry Christmas to All #WWYS 200

To all my followers and visitors, I'd like to wish you a safe and Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.
This week the What Will You Stamp? team are show casing the Merry Christmas to All stamp set.
 Merry Christmas to All

The project today was quite quick to make, and I was super excited to find the Stitched Seasons Framelits on the Clearance rack here in Australia, so took the opportunity to make use of these gorgeous dies again - if you missed out before, don't now - they are a fabulous set of framelits


The gold embossed sentiment looks divine cut with these framelits, and for a touch of shimmery bling I sprayed Gold Shimmer paint on the Swirls and Curls embossed background.

Head over and check out the projects with this set from the Design Team, we would love you to participate in our weekly challenges at What Will You Stamp? why not play along with this week - We'd love to see what you create!   


Ink: Versamark and Gold embossing powder
Cardstock: Whisper White
Embellishments: 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

 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. 


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.

Sunday, 9 December 2018

How to make a hand crafted Christmas Bell Ornament

Do you ever see something and just have to give it a go? Well, that happened for me yesterday when I saw a Facebook post from Céline Sérougne in the Demonstrator Planning Place that had a tutorial link to some amazing paper craft Christmas Ornaments made by Janas Paperdreams, so much so that I just had to give these a try, and here is what I created.



How awesome are these, and it only takes a 10 cm (or 4 inch) square piece of Designer Series Paper or card stock to create your own. You could make your ornament any size, as long as you use a start with a perfect square, the other item I noted is that it's a good idea to have an embellishment that has some weight, this helps your ornament to hang nicely on the tree.


I've used the Joyous Noel Suite for the above creation, Snowflakes & Stars Wire Embellishments look lovely combined with the Merry Merlot & Copper ribbon with Joyous Noel Specialty DSP.



For this one I stamped Pool Party Cardstock using Coastal Cabana and Star of Light, I used a Snowflake Trinket that retired last week as my weighed embellishment and Polka Dot Tulle ribbon.

I've made a few now (I just can't stop, I love them so much). The Designer Series Paper ornament is easier to fold, but with a little patience you can also create your ornament using cardstock - as cardstock is a heavier weight to the paper it takes a little more "persistence" to do the secondary folds, but is totally possible.

As Jana's tutorial is in German, I decided to make my own for those who would prefer  English, as these ornaments are just to wonderful for anyone to miss out on making!




Stampset: Star of Light
Cardstock or DSP: Pool Party, Joyous Noel
Embellishments: Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Snowflake Trinkets (retired), Merry Merlot & Copper RibbonSnowflakes & Stars Wire Elements, & thread or twine
Tools: Stampin' Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper-Piercing Tool


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

 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. 


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.