Thursday, 27 August 2015

Latest Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop... Welcome!



I am loving being part of these Blog Hops! I've started to look forward to them every month.  The best bit for me is when they go live and I can scroll through the blogs of all the girls taking part and see what amazing things they have created!

Everyone who achieves the Grand Vacation from Stampin'Up is welcome to be part of the hop. Not everyone can do it every month (a lot more achievers have earned the trips than are able to take part in the hop) but you will notice some repeat appearances from various people... as well as some new faces this month. The hop is open this time to demonstrators all over the world who have also earned the next trip.

This month's theme is nice and simple... we are doing a "Holiday catalogue Sneak Peek".  As you know I've been putting up "sneak peeks" all month anyway, so its an excuse to do another one.



Even though I have several favourite stamp sets from this new catalogue, this one is the leader of the pack... its called "Lighthearted Leaves".  I am seriously in love with it.  And there are quite a few reasons why... its just pretty, for starters. But its also a design that can be used year round.. and for a variety of situations. It could be anything from thanks to birthday to sympathy. So its really versatile. I also love that you can use it for lots of different techniques... like colouring as I've done here. But it also looks great embossed.  And lets not forget that they match the Leaf Framelits in the main catalogue either!

The card base is Sahara Sand. I used the 6"x6" "Winter Wonderland" vellum stack for the stripey strip at the bottom of the card, and added some of our Sahara Sand lace above that. I wrapped the silver cording Trim around the card and tied a bow. Then I cut a silver circle from a piece of foil paper, and embossed it with the new "Woodland" embossing folder. The leaf itself is stamped in Elegant Eggplant ink, on Perfect Plum cardstock. I cut it out with the matching framelit (MUCH easier than trying to cut it by hand!) and then coloured some of the leaf with my Whisper White ink applied with Blender Pens.  The final touch is one of our new Iced Rhinestons.... I love them! It added that final bit of bling!

The really exciting news is that our new Holiday catalogue will be released NEXT WEEK! So you will be able to order anything from it from September 1st.  To order just click the SHOP NOW button on this page and you'll be taken to my store. You can have your order delivered straight to you, anywhere in Australia, for a low postage charge.

Here's a closer look at the detail of the card....


To work your way through this Blog Hop you just click on the name of the person next on the list below.

Thanks for visiting my blog today... don't forget you can also see more of what I've been up to on my Facebook Business page :-)  Enjoy the hop!








14 comments:

Dena Rekow said...

Purple!!! You are so clever! I love it! Thanks for sharing!

toocoolstamping said...

I absolutely adore this card! Thanks for sharing!

Shannean Moncrieff said...

Gorgeous card Linda - I love every aspect of it - the layers, the colours and the contrast of the chalky white and bling. Yum!

Carol Read Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator said...

I too love this set and what you did here is so cool! I'm going to definately have to try this! Great Card

Ann Craig said...

Gorgeous, creative, stunning - just love the card and the techniques you have combined. So far I have resisted this set as I have plenty of leaves, but guess what I'll be doing later this afternoon - another order!

Phyllis Shepherd said...

Absolutely fabulous use of product!!! Love it!!!

stamphappy said...

Wonderful use of that stamp set! Much more than just autumn. xx

Rosalie Desmond said...

What a lovely card.

Linda Higgins said...

Thanks so much everyone! Really glad you stopped by and checked out my card today! xxx

Kristine John said...

This is one of my favorite stamp sets as well. The fact that you used PURPLE??!!! It's my favorite, favorite now. I love all of the elements you added. Beautiful card!

Nadine said...

I love it. Beautiful card!

Claudia Perry said...

STUNNING! I absolutely love this card!

Janneke de Jong said...

This card is amazing!

Vanessa Webb said...

Linda this is beautiful! Love the purple, the silver.......White watercolouring....everything!