May 14, 2019

Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday blog hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to Kelly's Stamping Friends Birthday blog hop!!! And a big happy birthday to Kelly!!!! You may have arrived from Jan's Blog or you may be just starting, either way, there's 23 blogs to visit! 

I decided to use the Swirly Birds Stamp Set and coordinating framelits - they've gather a little dust as I haven't used them for a while. I confess, I had a little search around on the internet for ideas, and I was inspired by a card by Jackie Bolhuis.

I ended up creating 3 cards of the same basic layout, but they show a beginner, casual and avid level of the design.

The Beginner Card -  single layer card using the stamping off technique off for lighter shade of the Fresh Fig Ink for the flower base, the swirly part of the flower was Fresh Fig ink, and the leaves are Tranquil Tide ink.

The Casual Card - same technique for flowers, just everything has been stamped on a whisper white layer of card and tranquil tide card which were cut with the rectangle framelits.

The Avid Card - I've added extra layers of tranquil tide & whisper white card for sentiment, used a framelit to cut extra detail for flowers, and added a little bling with the Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins.

Which one is your favourite?

Well, once again happy birthday Kelly! Thank you for arranging your Birthday Blog Hop and to continue on the hop, please visit Melissa next.

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ps: Below is the full list of who is partying with us today:

1 Kelly Kent -
2 Shannon Kissane
3 Tina Gillespie
4 Monique Fielder
5 Leonie Stuart
6 Michelle Strazds
7 Mandy Depiazzi
8 Rochelle Blok
9 Narelle Simm
10 Catherine Creer
11 Lou Kitzelman
12 Sandra Collett
13 Sharon Dalton
14 Denise Buetler
15 Siobhan Fitzsimmons
16 Jan McQueen
17 Richelle Fletcher
18 Melissa Gifford
19 Rachael Lewsley -
20 Nicole Wilson
21 Julia Quinn
22 Sheila Pybus
23 Leonie Schroder's-birthday-blog-hop/

Apr 30, 2019

Everything is Rosy Product Release


Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up! are releasing a gorgeous new product range called Everything is Rosy Product Medley.

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

And here's some samples of what you could make:


How pretty is this product medley!?!?! If you would like to order it, it's available only in May! Yes, only available from 1-31st May 2019 so you will need to contact me or order online asap.

Apr 28, 2019

ESAD So Long Old Favourites Blog Hop

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to my little addition to the ESAD April 2019 So Long Favourites Blog Hop! You may be following the hop and be coming from Sandra's blog or if you are just starting, then there's a loop of 25 Australian & New Zealander Stampin' Up! demonstrator blogs to visit!! So much inspiration and soooo many ideas!

This blog hop is, as the name suggests, focusing on saying goodbye to quite a few different products in the 2018-19 Idea Book & Catalogue and also the Occasions Catalogue.

Many, many favourites are going but it is always exciting to see the new products coming in! (And yes, I've had a sneak peek - it's a perk of being a demo!)

Anyway, here's my projects for the hop.. I thought I'd showcase the Marbled Background stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die.

The first 2 projects were both stamped with black ink on the Marbled Background Stamp onto White Glossy cardstock (which is also retiring). Colour added by sponging Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig ink - both retiring In Colors - onto the glossy card. Simple rectangle layers (cut on my retiring trimmer, boohoo I'm going to miss recommending this trimmer, but there's been too many production issues for it to continue).

For my last card, I sponged Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide ink directly onto the Marbled background stamp and stamped onto Whisper White Card, simple layers to lift the colour, and I diecut the Happy Birthday thinlit in Tranquil Tide card. My first tranquil tide sample that matched the first 2 samples was way too dark!!

Please continue to hop around and visit Rose's blog next.

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If you are interested in finding out more about ESAD - read the blurb below and send me an email.

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Here's the full list of bloggers, in case you get lost, or you need to make a fresh cuppa tea, or you get so inspired, you need to rush away and create something ;)

Blog hop participant list:

Apr 17, 2019

Hello there's a new baby!

Hi Everyone,

So I'm playing catch up with some blogging and thought I'd share a card I made for the March #simplestamping Challenge from Stampin' Up!

This month's theme was wedding/funeral/new baby, and you could use ribbon in addition to stamps, ink and paper.

My take on a watercolour wash

And whilst I was feeling inspired (and had some time at my craft desk), I designed this card for a cutie pie our friends' recently welcomed to the world.

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Apr 16, 2019

What's Retiring??

Hi Everyone,

Well the retiring list has been released today!! Many stamps are saying goodbye, including a long time favourite for many people Lovely as a Tree! This stamp has been around for as long as I have been a demonstrator and then some!!

To order your Last-Chance Products, click on the image below

 Shop Online

And add the hostess code if your order is less than $250: SUBGBTBU

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I have also uploaded a pdf version of the lists if you prefer to print a hard copy out - Last-Chance Products List

Please remember:
* These products are now only available whilst stocks last
* There is no minimum spend
* Stampin' Up! may discount products on or after May 9th depending on quantities available - however if there's something you'd really like, I'd suggest to order straight away so you don't miss out.
* Last-Chance product promotion will run until 3rd June
* Order Deadlines: Phone/Email 3rd June 2019 - 6pm to me, online 3rd June 9.50pm (converted to WA times for you)

Edited to add: there's also a carry over flyer here as there are some stamp sets retiring in their current format BUT returning in the new cling format.

Apr 8, 2019

What we made at my March Class

Hi Everyone,

Life is as always, fast paced! And I seem to be playing a constant game of catchup! And unfortunately, it means I neglect my blog!

These are the cards that we made at my March Card Class, I wanted to showcase a simple layout and the rectangle framelits which still are one of my favourite additions this year!

Some people straightened the layers on this first design. I used the subtle embossing folder to add some texture to the light blue/pink layer (although I had a few different folders out for the class to use)

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Mar 17, 2019

Hello... is this thing on?

Hi Everyone,

It's been a long time between crafty posts and I apologise! I've shared a few random posts on my insta and facebook pages but if I tell the truth, I just haven't had the time to actually blog! And it's kind of a relief to know it's still here and working 🤣

Anyway, a few changes on the home front and it means potentially more crafting time and therefore returning to semi-regular blogging!! Yay!!

So starting off with 2 cards using the Brusho powders...

This one is on whisper white card... And spritzed with isocol alcohol, just to see if it works... Mixed results, it's a lot more subtle than spritzing with water, the alcohol obviously dries a lot quicker. I realise this photo isn't the best but i'

And this one is on glossy white card, spritzed with water..... and left to dry overnight (it was very wet! I may have sprayed too much water, forgetting just how little the glossy paper will absorb). This is a much better photo! Just taken in the day time, it's just plain old daylight, no lighting effects.

The sentiments are cut with the "Well Written" framelits and adhered with the fine tip glue pen! Each rectangle layer is cut with the new rectangle framelits - these have got to be one of my absolute favourite new items!!!! You may be able to just pick out the stitched detail just in from the edge of the rectangle.

I promise to be back with more cards in the very near future! I just had my first class for the year on Friday night, so once I've photographed them, I'll share them with you!

Bye for now,