Sunday, 2 August 2015

Beautiful Backgrounds with Masks

I love our Decorative Masks... for between $5 and $10 you can choose a pack of beautiful masks to suit your style! The one I have used on this card is from the Happy Patterns mask pack (details below) and this 3d look is so easy to achieve!

I placed the mask over my piece of Calypso Coral cardstock, and sponged over the entire area with Calypso Coral ink. Once finished I removed  the mask, and then repositioned slightly off from the original positioning. Then I sponged over it again, but this time in White ink.  The result is a shadow effect... and it literally appears to jump off the page!  Then you can go ahead and make up your card as usual.

I find that the 3d effect works best with a medium shade of cardstock.. not too light, and not too dark. The shadows show up best if you stick to a medium shade.

I hope you like this card today!  I've popped all the products used in the showcase below. If you'd like to make cards like this one for yourself... come to a class with me (schedule above) OR book in a workshop at your place. Thats the best way to get some products for free and have lots of fun learning something new with friends. :-)

Or if you live anywhere in Australia you can purchase any product through my ONLINE STORE and have it delivered to your door for a small charge.

Click HERE to send me a message!

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Friday, 31 July 2015

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack next week... a few spots left!

Im expecting next week's Christmas Stamp-a-Stack to either book out or be very close to it... so if you are thinking you'd like to get a jump on your Christmas cards this year, then this is your chance! I only have a couple of spots left in each timeslot.  We'll be making 6 cards, 3 each of the 2 designs you see here.  Cost to make these 6 cards is $20, and that includes all your materials and refreshments too.

There are always two class times to suit both those that work during the day, and those that have daytimes free.  Classes are held on the Central Coast, NSW.

Tuesday 4th August @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 5th August @ 11am

If you have booked yet, then click HERE to RSVP.

I look forward to seeing you!

Linda x

PS... The idea to use the "Kinda Eclectic" starburst as the candlelight on the blue card was not my idea!  I CASEd it from the very clever card created by Vicky Hayes.. who is one of the members of Stampin'Up's Artisan Design team... isn't that a clever idea??

Wednesday, 29 July 2015

This week's Weekly Deals from Stampin'Up! - July 29th 2015

Here they are... this week's Weekly Deals from Stampin'Up... but in limited numbers at these prices.  So make sure you click the "Shop now" button and pick the ones you want.  And see? There's those lovely "Fun Frames" embossing folders that I used on the card above.... ... I love them so get them while the price is down!  (This is actually the card that was the prototype for my Hawaii swaps this year... I ended up changing the colours, but I still like this yellow version ("Hello Honey" is the name of this cardstock colour)  

Sunday, 26 July 2015

An oldie but a goodie... the Swallowtail stamp and the Emboss resist technique

Even though its been in our catalogue for several runs now, I still love the Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  I've seen it used so many different ways, and it still floats my boat :-)  But one of my favourite ways to use it is embossed and then sponged over... so thats the emboss resist technique.

This time I wanted to try out a new colour combo of Tip Top Taupe, Mint Macaron and  Blackberry Bliss.  I used the taupe as the base cardstock, and then embossed my butterfly with white Embossing Powder.  I sponged the Mint in the centre of the butterfly, and then used the Blackberry on the outside of its' wings.

The washi Tape is from the current Incolor Washi selection, and I used a thin strip of Gold Glimmer paper to finish off the card.  The sentiment is from the set "Awesomely Artistic", but of course you can use any sentiment you choose. 

I hope you enjoy this simple card today! 

Linda x

Below are the supplies if you'd like to make it yourself... or click HERE to visit the store.  

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Thursday, 23 July 2015

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for July!

Hello and welcome to not only my blog but the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for July 2015.  The blog hop is a chance for some of the GV achievers to showcase their work.  I'm excited to be doing this for another round, and have something to show you again this month.  And even more excited to work with this talented group of designers!

This month the theme is "Colour Me New" and that means we are showcasing some of Stampin'Up's gorgeous new In Color range. The new colour range are these lovely shades:

This month we were required to use at least two of these colours in our project.. and we could combine them with other colours if we wished. For my card I've used 2 new colours... "Mint Macaron" and "Cucumber Crush", and teamed them up with Night of Navy. I used the new "Color Me Irresistible" Designer Series Paper, and sponged over it with a combination of the Mint and the Navy, then used the Cucumber on the edges of the butterfly.  The lace is also in the Mint. I adore the new "Watercolor Wings" stamps and framelits.. I LOVE that I can cut those butterflies out so quickly rather than doing it by hand. It saves so much time!

[By the way Im also doing a Ribbon Share with the above lace ribbons... click HERE for more details]

So here is my card:

I hope you enjoyed my card today... I enjoyed making it.  Stop by again... or you can visit my Facebook Business page if you'd like to see my other creations. I also make video tutorials regularly, so check those out too.  Click HERE for the link to my Youtube channel.

Here are the basic products I've used if you'd like to order them for yourself!

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To see the next blog in our hop, click on the name below mine in the list below:

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

This Week's Weekly Deals - July 22nd

Here you go guys... this week's WEEKLY DEALS!  To order these discounted items, click HERE to visit the store and have them delivered to anywhere in Australia for a low postage charge!

Check the store every Wednesday to see what new specials are on offer.. and don't forget that these prices only last for a limited number of items.  So if you have your eyes on something in particular, grab it while you can!

And come back tomorrow to see all the lovely creations on the Grand Achievers Blog Hop!

Monday, 20 July 2015

July Stamp Club projects with the Gift Bag Punch Board

This month I am using the Gift Bag Punch Board to create a this cute box that contains several of our Notecards.... Im only showing you the outside of the box at the moment - I may show you the cards on my Business Facebook page later on.

Its a simple but (I think) very classy set and I cant wait to make it with the girls.

The DSP is the English Garden pack, and the cardstock colours are Lost Lagoon and Crumb Cake.

I'll be back later in the week as we are doing another Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop... check back on Thursday morning if you'd like to see what the girls have been up to this month!

Don't forget to visit and "LIKE" my Facebook page if you'd like to see more of my creations and ideas.  Or if you'd like to GO SHOPPING for your own products then click HERE to visit the online store!

Here is a list of some of the products I used to create today's set.

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Wednesday, 15 July 2015

You've got This - Simple Watercolouring

Returning today to a new favourite stamp set from our new Annual Catalogue.  I love this stamp set to create simple but beautiful watercoloured images. And the gorgeous cross-hatched stamp in the background is actually part of the same set.  How simple!

In the meantime I thought you'd like to see this weeks WEEKLY DEALS! Don't forget that they only last until sold out so if there is something you'd like, hop over to the ONLINE STORE and grab them while you can! (And there are some great ones this week too!)

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Below are the products I used to put this card together... enjoy the card and I'll be back with more soon. :-)

Linda x

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Monday, 13 July 2015

Ribbon Share anyone?

I'm running a ribbon share with the new Incolor Lace Trim and am calling for interested parties to be in it.  This year's 5 new colours are gorgeous, and of course you can buy them in inks, cardstock, and various embellishments. But its the Lace Trim that people have been asking me to run a share for... here are the options for you:

Quarter share:  If you'd like 1/4 of each roll of each colour you will receive approximately 1.15m of each.  The cost to receive these in all the colours will be $15 (includes shipping)

Half Share: If you'd like 1/2 of each roll of each colour you will receive approximately 2.3m of each. The cost to receive these in all the colours will be $25 (free shipping)

I will bundle up the shares and distribute out to each person that has registered to receive them. To be part of the share click HERE to email me and let me know. You can be anywhere in Australia and I will get them to you for the prices listed above.

There are so many uses for these lace ribbons... they are soft and I love working with them!   I know you're going to love them too!

Big Shot Basics and Beyond

Whether you've had your Big Shot for a while, or have just begun your Big Shot Journey.... this is a great class to learn more about your awesome machine. We'll be learning everything from the basics through to more advanced Big Shot tricks.  Come along and make several lovely projects whilst you learn more about your machine  

Or if you don't have a Big Shot machine this is a great way to learn and make an informed decision. 

The cost is $10 is you purchased your Big Shot from me (or are about to) and $25 for everyone else. 

Im sure i'll be able to show you something new! 


Tuesday 25th August @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 26th August @ 11am

To book your spot click HERE or contact me on my mobile 0412 375 552
Classes are held in my home on the Central Coast, OR if you'd like me to come to you I will travel anywhere in the Hunter, Central Coast or Sydney Metro areas.