Sunday, 31 July 2016

Traditional Christmas card with Thoughtful Branches from Stampin'Up!

I've been playing around with a few different designs for my upcoming Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks this week.... here is another that I created this morning.  Im using the "Thoughtful Branches" bundle (available in August) and the "The Christmas" speciality DSP.  These work so well together, and I like the traditional look to this card.

I hope you love it too!

If you'd like to come to class this week, please note I've changed the times around a little due to school commitments....

Tuesday 2nd August @ 11am

Wednesday 3rd August @ 7.30pm

Cost is $20 and includes all materials and preparation to make 6 Christmas cards plus light refreshments. 

To book your spot, please contact me by clicking HERE

AND DONT FORGET! Today is the LAST DAY of the Bonus Days Promotion where you get a $9 voucher for every $90 order.  So make sure you get in before 11.50pm tonight to take advantage of it! 

Friday, 29 July 2016

Changes to next week's class schedule - Christmas Stamp-A-Stacks

My class schedule is relatively consistent in that I normally hold classes on Tuesday evenings, and
Wednesday daytime.  Next week (first week of August) I need to change the schedule slightly due to school commitments.  SO... this means that I'll be switching the days around as follows:

The daytime class will be held on Tuesday 2nd August at 11am, and the evening class will be held on Wednesday evening 3rd August at 7.30pm.  I am hopeful that people will still be able to make these times.  On Tuesday night I have parent-teacher night for my son, and on Wednesday during the day there is a special award ceremony and my daughter is being given an award. Both events are important to the kids and I really want to be there.

I am so lucky to have a job that allows me the flexibility to change my schedule to suit our family!  Thanks so much for your understanding!

The card you see above is one of our designs we will be making... it features the gorgeous new "Thoughtful Branches" bundle and is only available for the month of August.  So I am excited to use it a lot in classes this coming month!  As always in a Stamp-A-Stack we will make 6 cards (three each of 2 different designs) for a cost of $20.  All materials and refreshments are provided.  If you would like to book in then contact me to let me know by clicking HERE.

Dates: Tuesday 2nd August @ 11am


Wednesday 3rd August @ 7.30pm

Cost $20. All materials and refreshments provided. 

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Watercolour and Sunshine Wishes

Yesterday I was chatting to a friend who isn't feeling so great this week, and I thought this would be a great card to cheer her up!

I applied re-inkers (Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay) on to a wet clear block and then sprayed a bit more water to really mix the colours the way I wanted (helped a little with an aqua pen).  Then I slid my panel of watercolour paper onto the block to get this great background effect.  My favourite thing about this technique is that you never know what result you are going to get and it turns out different every time! :-)  In this case the Bermuda Bay ink turned a dramatic green when mixed with the Daffodil.... it almost looks like Emerald Envy to me!

The heart is cut from gold foil using the Sunshine Wishes framelits, and the sentiment is from the "Weather Together" stamp set - stamped in Emerald Envy ink.

Yes it was a simple card, but I love watercoloured backgrounds so much, and I think you don't need to add a lot else!

Here are my supplies if you are in Australia and would like to order your own....

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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Who's up for a Ribbon Share?

It's ribbon share time again. We have so many gorgeous new ribbons in our fabulous new catalogue, but I have to say that these gorgeous Ruched ribbons in the latest In-Color range really grabbed my attention.   They are easy to tie and look great with all our co-ordinating papers and inks.

I'm offering quarter-shares of these... what that means is that you'll received a quarter of each roll of the 5 colours in the range and thats a great way to get all 5 colours for a fraction of the price of buying complete rolls!

A quarter share works out to be just over 2.25m of each colour... plenty to work with for your paper projects without going overboard.  For $20 per share (including postage) they will be mailed out to you anywhere in Australia.

There are initially 4 spots in the first share, so CONTACT ME if you'd like to be part of it.  I will look at opening more shares if we have more interested parties.  I'll close it off on the 10th August.

Don't forget we also only have a few days left to take advantage of the July Bonus Days promotion.... for every $90 order you place you will receive a $9 voucher from Stampin'Up to spend on anything you like in August.  To order visit the ONLINE STORE.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Pink + Black + Gold + Flourishing Phrases for high drama

There is something about the contrast between hot pink and black that is just so dramatic!  Here I have teamed Melon Mambo with Basic Black and added the gold embossed panel from the "Pop of Pink" DSP pack.   It was a simple card to create, but I loved how it turned out.  The flourish thinlits are so exquisite and delicate, and they have become my favourite thinlits in my collection... at least for the moment!

Here are the products I used to make this card (if you are in Australia and wish to make one too, you can order them through my online store)  Don't forget our "BONUS DAYS" promotion is running right now.... for each $90 order you place in July you earn a $9 voucher to spend in August!

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Thursday, 21 July 2016

Serene Scenery DSP from Stampin'Up! makes gorgeously simple cards!

I love this new DSP pack.. its called "Serene Scenery" and it is 48 sheets of fabulous "real life" photos to use on your cards.  I simply added a stamp ("You are my") and a die cut word ("Sunshine"), mounted it on a piece of Old Olive cardstock and called it a card!

Sometimes, simple is just what you want!  (And if you are in Australia, and would like to order what you need to make this card, click on the pictures below.....)

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Saturday, 16 July 2016

Video Tutorial: How to use Sponge Brayers to create a gorgeous Ombre effect

Today's video tutorial shows off a gorgeous technique with the new Sponge Brayers from Stampin'Up!  I have to tell you I was not so sure about them, especially after they retired the Speedball brayer.  The old rubber brayer and I were not always friends... it took me a while to warm up to it, but once I finally got the hang of it... I was hooked. And then, of course they discontinued it.

I wasn't sure if the sponge brayers would work well as a replacement, but I can tell you, after just a short while, I have become a fan.  You'll see when you watch the video that they are easy to use, and you can either build up even colour or you can create an Ombre effect as I did here.

By the way, the cards above are the ones I sent out to thank my online orderers from June... if you placed an order last month via the Online Store, your gifts are on their way!

Enjoy the video!


Friday, 15 July 2016

Thoughtful Branches coming your way in August 2016!

I was very excited to receive the "Thoughtful Branches" bundle on my doorstep this morning! This gorgeous new bundle of stamps and framelits is new from Stampin'Up and will be available from August 2nd until the end of August... yep this is an exclusive bundle available only for the month of August!

To celebrate its release, I will be adding lots of cool projects that I make with it over the coming weeks.  And in August I also have a class based around this bundle....

Tuesday 16th August @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 17th August @ 11am
Cost will be $30 OR if you are buying the bundle your class is only $10. 

Remember... customers cant order these until August 2nd. If you are a Stampin'Up Demonstrator, you can order them now. (If you're not a demonstrator but would like more information, please click HERE to request an information pack)

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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Slider Cards.... so fun to make!

And I have a class coming up with these this coming week.  Here are two of the projects we are making... cost of the class is $25 and all materials are supplied.

My classes run on the Central Coast and beginners are welcome.  Right now this class is almost full for the Wednesday slot, but I do still have spots available on the Tuesday evening.

Tuesday July 12th @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 13th July @ 11am (1 spot left)

If you would like to see a little video clip of a slider card in action you can see it on my FACEBOOK BUSINESS PAGE ... just scroll down a little to see the video :-)

To book your spot, click HERE

Friday, 8 July 2016

Irresistibly Floral papers from Stampin'Up! Totally gorgeous and easy to use!

If you've EVER struggled to find the right coloured paper to match a project, then struggle no more! Enter the Irresistibly Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper!  This beautiful paper is covered with clear embossed designs, ready for you to sponge, brayer or spritz in your choice of colours, so you get a perfect match every time!

You can order it here in the Online Store... or you can come along to my upcoming class to try it for yourself! Click HERE to see the upcoming class schedule!

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