Jul 24, 2017

Bears on the brain today!

Hi Everyone,

Today on our ESAD group, some crazy lady aka me! set a challenge to make a card using Alaskan animals as our inspiration.... The reason for Alaska? Well that's the destination of the next Stampin' Up! Incentive trip!

Well, here's what I came up with:

Below is the punch art idea is from pinterest, but I'm not sure who the original person was and all the links I tried bounced around to different people. (If you are publishing any of your work online, this is where watermarking your photos is handy so any work can be referenced back to you!)

foxy builder punch art -- look at all you can do!  buy at StampingElan.com

And then because I was thinking of bears and also wanting to join in a challenge today, I dug out the very old My Favorite Teddy stamp set and made these 2 cards...

The layouts for the card were inspired by page 114 of the 2017-18 Idea Book, it's actually a Christmas card layout! I hope this also meets the criteria for the CASEing the Catalogue challenge #CTC138 as I'm going to enter it there! 

Jul 20, 2017

My Crafty Kids

Hi Everyone,

Over the school holidays, my kids and I got a bit crafty and made some cards.... On one day we actually had 4 generations stamping and crafting togther as my mum, sister, niece and nana all came over.

This is my proud mumy brag time as my girls made these cards by themselves - I didn't have anything to do with the layouts, just helped with some of the punching or trimming (mainly to reduce any wastage, they both love my Stampin' Up! trimmer and can easily use it).

Cards by Miss 9

Cards by Miss 10
What do you think? I'm a bit biased, but I'm proud of their work.

Jul 14, 2017

Some customer orders...

Hi Everyone,

Today I thought I'd share some of the custom orders I've done recently:

Colours: Real Red, Crumb Cake & Whisper White
Standard C6 card

Colours: Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight & Whisper White
Larger A5 card
Colours: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper
Larger A5 Card so lots of people could sign inside the card

Colours: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Real Red & Whisper White
Larger A5 card
This was for a work colleague who has a sense of humor & worked in the furniture department

Custom orders are available anytime and a massive range of colours, styles etc! And it can be more than cards, I can do invites, personalised scrapbooking pages, journals, anything that could be paper or card related.

Have a great day!

Jul 12, 2017

Current Stampin' Up! Promotions!

Hi Everyone,

So you probably know by now that the new 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue has been released! However, I am a little late in letting you know about some promotions that are now available!

Firstly - BONUS DAYS! I love this offer that was first introduced in Australia last year - for every $90 you spend, you will receive a $9 coupon to use on your August order.

For the full flyer, please click here.

We also have a sneak peek release of a stamp & die set from the Holiday Catalogue, you can view the full flyer here


And if you have ever thought about joining Stampin' Up!, during July, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack, which includes Paper Snips, Grid Paper, 2x D Blocks, Snail adhesive & a bone folder! (total value: $86) AND you will also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (as featured above) for FREE (that's an extra $35 worth of product)!!

If you would like to know more about joining my team, please email me, or have a look at my Join my team page!

Jul 11, 2017

July School Holiday Class

Hi Everyone,

Last week, I held a kids' card making class and this is what we made:

Puppy punch art - Circle punches, scalloped oval (retired), oval (retired), heart (retired) 

I didn't get photos of all the cards the kids made of the second card, I've only got my sample but the kids were able to choose a different colour for the Happy Birthday sentiment and the stars, everyone kept the layout the same (although I did notice some punched some extra stars and adhere them inside their card.

Happy Birthday Thinlit, Star punch (retired)
We also tested some double sided adhesive paper, and whilst it was thick to run through big shot , it was fantastic having the adhesive already on the back of the sentiment once it was diecut!

Jul 9, 2017

ESAD Blog Hop - 2017-17 Catalogue Favourites

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to an ESAD Blog Hop - this time it's based on our favourites from the newly released 2017-18 Idea Book and Catalogue. If you are already on the hop, you will have just seen Megan's creations! And if you are just joining the hop, there's 25 Aussie and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators showing you their new catalogue favourties! 

I have a few favourites, and quite a long wishlist, but I did manage to narrow it down to create these cards for you today.

So starting with my favourite stamp set - Fairy Celebration:

Cardstock & Markers used: Whisper White (standand and thick), Garden Green, Pink Pirouette & Wisteria Wonder.
Ink: Black Archival Ink

For my next card, I remembered a technique called Inset Embossing... You punch out some shapes, in this case, 1" & 1/2"circles, glue them onto your base, let it dry and then run through the Big Shot with your choice of embossing folders (this one is called Softly Falling).

Cardstock & Markers: Whisper White (standard and thick), Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant

Then this card, I used the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die and the same technique for the background. I used the Balloon Punch and the Seaside embossing folder. 

Notice the new In Colors, they are Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Powder Pink - I totally loved these new colours as soon as I saw them!

And just in case you are wondering, this is what ESAD is all about:

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Now it's time to continue the hop, off to Carly's Blog.

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And in case you are doing the hop in segments or get lost, here's the whole list of participants:

Jul 7, 2017

Fairy Latch Cards

Hi Everyone, 

A quick play with my Fairy Celebrations stamp set and some leftover kits from a class resulted in these cards:

This was a leftover Christmas card! Although I did add a doily:

A short and basic post from me today, I need to take full advantage of having the house to myself for a few hours as it's smack bang in the middle of our school holidays!

Thanks for looking,