Friday, 19 January 2018

Free Sale-a-Bration stamps!

Hi, and welcome back to my blog.

Today I have been playing with 3 new sets that you can't actually purchase. They are all free stamp sets you can choose from the Sale-a-bration catalogue when you purchase $90 of product or more. They are all super cute and work well together on this birthday card. The three sets are "Amazing You", "Party Panda" and "Happy Wishes"!

My inspiration for this card came from a fellow Crazy Crafter, Carolina Evans. I decided to CASE her idea of cropping the pandas with a circle punch and colouring the background with ink and sponges. I also loved how one of her pandas was juggling with the new sequins too. 

Here is the card I created using all 3 of these (must have) sets.

If you like this card, please be sure to vote for my card by following this link

And checking out the other cool creations from the Crazy Crafters!!

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration and Occasions

Hi and welcome back to my blog.

Today the Crazy Crafters have got together to show case some new sets and products from the Occasions catalogue and Sale -a-brations catalogue. Make sure you check out all the amazing creations by the team. I guarantee you will be inspired to create something yourself!!

The card I created for this hop uses a set from the new Occasions catalogue, titled "Fortunate to Know You".

 I have played with this set heaps and stumbled across a card by American demo, Tami White. It was sooo gorgeous I decided to case it.

I stamped the images using memento black ink. I coloured the images using the new Stampin' Blends to create some depth on the cute fortune cookies and the little love heart. I seriously love this set!! I was able to use the blends to also create a slight shadow below the box and fortune cookies. Not sure if you can really see it from the photograph but it definitely adds depth to the images and helps them to look like they are really sitting on a surface (rather then just floating around on the white space). To do this technique I used the Stampin' Blends lifter pen, pictured below. This pen helps to lighten up colours or even erase mistakes with the colours if you go over a line (for example). In this instance, i used the pen in a different way. I used the smokey slate (dark) pen to colour the end of the lifter pen, then quickly colour below the chinese take out box, chopsticks and the fortune cookies. Like I said, the effect is subtle but effective. This technique ensured the colour was ever so slight and not too dark below the images. 

For the heart, I coloured using the dark and light Calypso Coral
and for the cookies I used Daffodil Delight (light and dark) to create the tone.
The chopsticks were coloured using Cherry Cobbler, dark and light
Finally, I used the Pool Party dark and light Stampin' Blends to colour the sentiment (top right).
This card was really easy and simple to make and it was great to be able to use the blends once again to play. 

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other inspirational creations from the Crazy Crafters.

Monday, 8 January 2018

Crazy Crafter's Weekly Highlights - Sweet Little Something

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

It is that time of the year that every Stampin' Up! demo loves. "Sale-a-Bration"!.

Yes, probably the best time of the year to join SU as you get so many extras and freebies (who doesn't like getting stuff for free- especially when it's crafting supplies).

So, I have a couple of favourites from the new Occasions catalogue and I have been playing with them heaps. I absolutely love the new set called "Sweet Little Something". It's a 3 step stamp and produces the most cute bunny. Perfect for Easter cards or baby cards :)

Now isn't it adorable - I absolutely fell in love with this set when I saw it - and of course had to have it. I have played with different colours and the effects are pretty cute.

So without further ado, here are the cards I made using this cute set.

I love this cute bunny, it looks really adorable using pumpkin pie as one of the three colours in this card. The little flowers in the background are also adorable and come in 3 sizes to create this sweet background.

If you like my card, don't forget to vote by following this link 

and also checking out the other amazing creations by the Crazy Crafters. Until next time, happy crafting!

Friday, 22 December 2017

Dabbling with new SU products!

Hi everyone, for those of you who are not demonstrators you may not have seen some of these awesome new stamp sets.

I made a couple of new cards using these cool sets.

The cute red lantern was created using the new "color me happy" stamp set. I coloured it using the new blendabilities. The fortune cookies, Chinese take away box, and chopsticks were from a new stamp set which will be available in the new 2018 Occassions catalogue.  It is called 'Fortune to Know You". This set is adorable and has sweet sentiments to accompany it.

There are so many amazing new free sets you can redeem for every $90 you spend with saleabration just around the corner too! A very exciting time to join SU if you have been on the fence about whether to join. Who wouldn't want to join now and order these goodies before 2018!!! If you live in Australia contact me to find out how.

Well, signing off for now.

Happy stamping!

Friday, 3 November 2017

Stampin' Blends have arrived!

The new Stampin' Blends have arrived and available to purchase now. You too can colour like a pro with these rich alcohol based markers. They are available in a dark and light tone so you can blend and create brilliant depth in your shading. 

Contact me now for more information and to place your order!

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Crazy Crafters Team Highlights

Hi everyone,

I thought I'd join in with this weeks team highlights. Since the new stampin' blends arrived I've been madly colouring! I really love the rich colours and the dark and light shade for beautiful blending. These markers blend beautifully because they are alcohol markers!

I store my markers in 2 dvd cases that lay flat on my shelf so the ink remains even and doesn't run.

So here are the 2 projects I've been working on. I used the rose wonder stamp set as it's a very large image and perfect for colouring. I also used memento black in for the outline as this ink does not run when working with the stampin blends. I used old olive for the leaves in both cards and some of the new foil snowflakes as the background in card 1. For card 2 i used the burlap ribbon.
For the rose in card 1 i used rich razzleberry and for card 2 i used calypso coral.

If you like my entries then please click the link below and vote for my cards!!

These markers are amazing to blend with. They will be available from November.

The new stamp set 'color me happy' is also great to stamp and colour with the new markers.  Here are a few samples i made with this set.
And here are some more examples of blending using some older sets.

Thanks for visiting today. I hope I've inspired you to get colouring with the new stampin' blends and don't forget to vote.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Crazy Crafters October Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to my blog.

Now it's been almost a year since joining in with a Crazy Crafter's blog hop and I do feel guilty but life has been hectic. I went back to work full time at the start of the year and there is never enough time in the day to do much of anything. But alas, it is September school holidays and so I thought I should try and get back into it. I trawled through Pinterest and found a card i would CASE.  This card was created by Katy Harrison.

This card is just so beautiful and eclectic - I love it and really enjoyed Cas(e)ing it too.

So below is my take on the card -

and so I couldn't stop there, and made another version of this card.

Apologies about the quality of the photos - I took these pics at night and they are not the best quality. Hopefully you get the idea and can see how I have created an innovation of Katy's original card.

Thanks so much for taking a look - don't forget to keep hopping through to see all the amazing creations from the other Crazy Crafter's.

Here is a list of products I used:

  • melon mambo, sweet sugarplum and fresh fig ink
  • foil snowflakes
  • swirly birds (stamp set)
  • dragonfly dreams (stamp set) and detailed dragonfly thinlits
  • mini dimensionals and fine-tip glue pen
  • whisper white cardstock
  • washi tape (retired)
  • stampin trimmer

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