Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Emboss Resist with Watercolour for a gorgeous background

I'm offering the Tin of Tags as a class next month and my co-ordinating stamp set arrived this week.  It has both great sentiments and a couple of simple and cute images like the snowflakes you see on this card.  I really wanted to create a emboss resist watercoloured background with this as I think it looks like Christmas magic :-)

I used a piece of Shimmery White cardstock for my main card front as it holds watercolour quite well.  I stamped the snowflake in Versamark and then poured over my Embossing powder in white (although clear would work equally well for this).  Once heat embossed I used my Island Indigo ink with an aqua painter to create a wash over the whole background, leaving a small border all around.  And thats it for the background!  Its pretty easy but so effective!

I've included a product list below should you wish to order any of these products for yourself!


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Monday, 24 October 2016

Getting into Project Life

It has been said that our generation is the most photographed generation of all... and yet it has also been said that in 10 years it is unlikely that there will be many photos of us at all!  Why? Because we have so many digital images of ourselves on our devices that we don't think to have them printed out and we don't value them the way we once did with actual film. (You can read more about this trend HERE)  Both Scrapbooking and Memory Keeping seek to change this!  

Personally I go between both traditional scrapbooking and Project Life.  I might still create a traditional page with a special photo (or photos) but when I need to catch up and move FAST, then its Project Life to the rescue for me! 

I have another of my Project Life classes coming up this weekend and you're invited!   You might know that I love the process of documenting life events big and small.... and I use both traditional scrapbooking and Project Life to achieve this. In fact i started my whole Papercraft journey when I discovered Scrapbooking back in around 2004.... who knew where it would lead for me?   One of the things that I love the most is the fact that Scrapbooking (or Memory Keeping) helps me focus on the things that are really important, and it is so rewarding to get those photos OFF my phone, camera and computer, and into albums to be enjoyed and experienced all over again. 

Here's a video to help explain when Project Life is about.....

This class is for anyone who:

  • wants to find out what Project Life is all about
  • has tried PL before but is after some new tips
  •  and ideas
  • Wants to have time to work on your pages
  • Wants to check out some of the NEW kits from our newly released catalogue!

Come along and learn more about this awesome Memory Keeping system. If you have photos on your phone or computer, lets get them OFF there and into albums to enjoy them.  The class will be $15 and includes instructions and tips, use of all my Project Life materials and accessories, plus 2-3 page protectors to work with. All materials and light refreshments provided. You just need to bring your own 6"x4" photos you wish to work with.... usually around 20 photos is a good number.  

To book in click HERE 

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Fancy Frost Speciality DSP for an elegant Christmas card

I just realised this week that I haven't used much of my Fancy Frost DSP from our current Holiday Catalogue... so I pulled it out and used it to make this elegant Christmas card.  What I love about it is that it could be used for a non-Christmas card too... change the greeting and it would work beautifully for weddings or even anniversaries.  I love silver and white together... they always say classy and elegant to me!

The sentiment is from the "Star of Light" stamp set (one of our most popular sets in this year's Holiday catalogue) and I heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. The glitter ribbon is from the 2-pack in the Holiday catalogue... I need to order some more of that as I have already almost made my way through the first pack... its so useful!  And the leaves are cut with the Flourish Thinlit dies through my Big Shot embossing machine.... They are probably my favourite thinlits in the Annual Catalogue this year.... i use them all the time!

If you are in Australia and would like to order the items you need to create this card, you will find the product list below. Or you can visit my Online Store.  Enjoy!  

Friday, 21 October 2016

Video Tutorial: Merry Tags Copper card

If you've been following my blog for a while you will know that I am currently having a love affair with black and copper.  I just adore the way these colours work together and the dramatic look they create. For today's card I used just a few elements to keep it relatively simple, but again the effect of black and copper together creates such a dramatic look.

I've included a product list for you below, and thought you might like to see a quick tutorial of how I put this card together. If you are in Australia and need to order any of these products, you can speak with your StampinUp demonstrator, or if you don't have one already, please feel free to order your products through my ONLINE STORE.

Here's the Video tutorial:

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Thursday, 20 October 2016

Merry Tags Shaker Card!

Who doesn't love a shaker card?  And the "Merry Tags" framelit dies really lend themselves to this style of card.  I think a few of these for extra special friends at Christmas would be lovely! 

I embossed the crumb cake background with the Pine Bough textured embossing folder.  Then I added my shaker - I cut a piece of acetate (our Window Sheets) to the same size as the circular tags so that I could add the green Mica Flakes in behind.  I have found shaker cards so much easier to create now that we have the new Foam Adhesive strips available.  I've included a full product list below so that you can have everything you need to create your own shaker cards if you wish. 

I'm thinking a video tutorial on how to create this shaker might be in order... what do you think??

Here's a close up of my shaker ornament.....

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Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Presents and Pinecones Reindeer Card

A quick and simple post for you today....  showing off a quick and simple card. I am really loving Emerald Envy this Christmas season... its such a lovely green!  I used the lovely Presents and Pinecones DSP pack on this card too... and that paper happens to be in our DSP special this month! If you love patterned paper you will love the special!

I've popped a product list below for you.  If you are in Australia, and wish to purchase any of these items just click on the picture and you will be taken to the Online Store.  Enjoy today's card, and I'll be back with more very soon!

Linda x

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