Saturday, 25 March 2017

Video Tutorial: Dragonfly Easel Card

Since I posted this card here on my blog back on the 3rd February, I have been inundated with requests for instructions or measurements.... so here they are.  Today's video tutorial will show you how easy it is to recreate this card.

If you are after a product list you can visit the original post HERE.

I hope you enjoy the video below and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel if you would like to see more cards. Right now I have nearly 100 videos on there featuring all kinds of techniques and ideas.  And there are many more to come!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for March 2017 - Last Call for Sale-A-Bration!

Welcome to the Thailand Achievers Blog Hop for March 2017.  This month we are showcasing our Sale-A-Bration items because it's our last chance to do it! Yep, that's right, SAB 2017 is almost over! So that means its your last chance to take up these products before they are retired.  And who doesn't love something for free!??  You get to choose a free SAB product for every $90 you spend here in Australia..... so if you are ordering soon... now's your chance!

For my projects today I chose to use our fabulous Glimmer Paper Assortment pack (still available here in Australia), plus the super-cute "Hey Chick" stamp set that includes these awesome chicken images.  Can you guess which chicken has been the most popular with my customers?  Yep... its the one that has become affectionately known as the "crazy chicken" - the one on the left in my pic above. I coloured my egg cartons with Spritzers and re-inkers in co-ordinating colours to the glimmer paper colours, then used my watercolour pencils to colour the chickens.  I think these would be awesome for Easter with some chocky eggs inside... what do you think??

I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these for yourself.  As well as a list of all the other Blog Hoppers today... to see the other awesome projects by this talented group of stampers just click on the names in order to be taken to the next blog.

BREAKING NEWS!  Just today StampinUp Australia have released 8 MORE SAB ITEMS... that means 8 more items that you can get for free with a $90 order. Just choose which one you would like (in addition to the other SAB items) Bear in mind that some of the SAB products have already sold out in other markets, and may do so here as well.  So don't delay if there is something that you want. Here is a list of the new items you can choose from:

And HERE is a link to the original Sale-A-Bration items, or click HERE to view the second release!

Here is the list of awesome Bloggers to check out lots of SAB ideas...
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Monday, 20 March 2017

The Reflection Technique is our class technique of the month :-)

Each and every month I offer technique classes in my home studio.  It's usually the second week of the month, and most months there is something new to show.  Its hard to believe that I am still offering NEW techniques (well new to our classes anyway) even after being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator here in Australia for over 10 years!  

This month's technique is not a new technique by any means, but I've never offered it in a technique class before now.  It's called the Reflection technique... and the reason is obvious: this technique shows you how to get a reflection of your main image on your cardstock.  We will be making 3 projects at class this week.... and I know you are going to love them all.  The card you see above is one of our projects.  

Some stamp sets lend themselves to this technique more than others... and the "Beautiful You" stamp set that you see in today's card is a really great example.  I created a reflection of the girl with the umbrella.... I think the soft colours make this card work well.  If you would like to see how I did it, come along to class this week!  I run classes most weeks here in my home studio on the beautiful Central Coast, NSW.   Here are the details:

Tuesday 21st March @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 22nd March  @ 11.15am
Cost: $25

If you would like to book in to class click HERE and let me know you are coming as numbers are limited!  I hope to see you at a class soon! (Visit the Class and Event schedule tab above if you would like to see what else is coming up!)

Friday, 17 March 2017

Falling in Love DSP for soft romantic cards

I have a "thing" for burlap and lace. Actually we call burlap "hessian" here in Australia.  I remember exactly when I fell in love with this combination. It was on the 2013 Stampin'Up! incentive trip to Sale Lake City.  That year we had an above average number of demonstrators achieve the trip.  So many of us were so excited to visit Stampin'Up's head office in Utah as well as experience the wonder of the US convention.  We were treated to a over a week of amazing hospitality.  The theme of our pillow gifts was burlap... each gift was wrapped in hessian, or hessian bags, or hessian ribbon.

On the very last night, they treated us to an amazing dinner that was held on a real working ranch.  Our tables were set up in a newer part of the stables and everything was so beautifully decorated.... mainly with burlap and lace.  Here are a few photos....

Such an amazing experience... but my point is, this is where my love affair with burlap (hessian) and lace began!

So today I created a card with some lovely soft romantic elements.. including burlap and lace trim.  The beautiful background paper is from the "Falling in Love" DSP pack, and I've added some stamping on the taupe panel with the "Delicate Details" Sale-A-Bration set (Im going to really miss that one!), and then my burlap and lace pieces. I tied a little knot on one side of the lace with some linen thread. The diecut word and butterfly are cut from Copper Foil.  I've included a product list below if you would like to purchase any of these items for yourself.  Or you can visit my Online Store by clicking HERE.

Here is a close up to better show off the detail on the card...


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Monday, 13 March 2017

Why didn't I think of that? "Make a Medallion" paired with the Moroccan DSP

I've been having a lovely play with all the new Sale-A-Bration releases lately, and today I wanted to show you a card I created today with the "Make-a-Medallion" stamp set.  Because its a SAB set, that means that you cant buy it, but it IS available as a free item when you place a $90 order.  The other important thing to know about SAB is that its only running for 2 more weeks... so get your skates on if you plan to pick them up before they discontinue on March 31st!

I was inspired to make this card after seeing one designed by Monica Gale in the UK.... her projects are exquisite, and last week she showed a lovely card where she had paired the Make a Medallion set with the Moroccan Paper pack.  Why didn't I think of that???  Of course they work together.... the medallion/mandala type images are everywhere in Moroccan culture and it just makes sense!  Click HERE if you would like to see Monica's beautiful card.

I've included a product list for you below.  If you wish to purchase any of these items you can either click on the image of the one you want, or you can visit the Online Store by clicking HERE.  I hope you enjoy today's card, and I'll be back with more soon :-)

Linda x

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Video Tutorial: Vintage card with Special Reason and Glimmer paper!

A couple of weeks back I posted this card to my blog, and since then I've had several requests for either measurements or instructions. So today I made a video tutorial to show you how its done, and I do hope you enjoy it.

You're Welcome :-)

Have an awesome day! (Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to my Youtube channel if you'd like to see other videos as I create them! That way you won't miss anything)

(PS... this is the first time I've done a Youtube tutorial and been brave enough to put my face on there too. Im not sure why I've avoided this step... but Im guessing its time to step up and just be myself. )

Tuesday, 7 March 2017

Thank you cards with Emboss Resist and Glimmer

As you might know, Stampin'Up! recently released a second round of Sale-A-Bration free products here in Australia.  You'll see quite a few of them used in my recently posts here on the blog, but my personal favourite is the Glimmer Paper Assortment pack (143831) and today I am showing off all three colours for you to check out.

The colours as shown are Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugar plum... and as you can see they pair beautifully with the Inks and cardstock of the same hues.  I made these 3 cards this morning to say thank you to some lovely people and i really enjoyed making them :-)

I've used the "World of Thanks" background stamp as my embossed background, and then I sponged the inks over the top. I added a strip of glimmer paper to each card, and a little SAB ribbon and an embossed oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelit pack (145372).  As you can see, you don't need much of the glimmer to make a big impact!

I hope you enjoy these little cards today... they were fun to create!

Linda x

Sale-A-Bration Thank you cards

Today I am showing off a card I made a while back and just realised today that I never actually got around to posting it!  I used two different Sale-a-Bration stamp sets to create this card, and it came together very simply.

To begin with this is a one layer card, so the amount of cutting up you need to do is minimal.  Just half a sheet of Crumb Cake A4 and you are done!  Then I embossed the "Thank you" sentiment with Gold Embossing powder.  The Avant Garden flowers are stamped in Watermelon Wonder ink, although some are "full strength" whilst others are "stamped off".  I used a little more gold embossing in the centre of the flowers.  Added some leaves and THATS IT!

Dont forget these Sale-A-Bration stamp sets are only available with a $90+ order.  But only until the end of March!

For such a simple card, I love the result. I've included a product list below for you, but you can see you really don't need much to create this card! Enjoy x


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