Saturday, 27 April 2019

Video Tutorial: Layered Foil butterflies with the Beauty Abounds bundle

Welcome to this week's video tutorial!  I really love this type of watercoloured background, and so I wanted to create a tutorial to show you how I did it.  Not to mention that I get to show off these gorgeous butterfly dies.  They are available in our current Occasions catalogue, AND will also be available in the upcoming new Annual Catalogue (due out June 4th, 2019).  But here's what you need to know.... if you want the thinlits AND the matching stamp set, they are available right now as a bundle.  That means that when you purchase the bundle you save 10% off the retail price. However, in the new catalogue these will be sold as separate items... not a bundle. So you will be paying 10% more for them after June 4th.  If you know you want them, then its a good time to get them now!

I originally made this card in the green tones you see above... in my video today I created the same card in the yellow/orange tones.  I like them both... its hard to pick a favourite!  In the photo below you can see how shiny these foils look when layered together.  Its a gorgeous combination!

Below you will find my tutorial.   I hope you enjoy it, and don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you won't miss any of my tutorials when I post them!

Have a great weekend!

Linda D

Sunday, 21 April 2019

Sneak Peek at the Magnolia Lane Suite from the upcoming 2019 Stampin'Up catalogue!

Hello crafting friends!  I wanted to give you all a little "sneak peek" today.  Its something simple and beautiful at the same time.... I've used just a few elements from the Magnolia Lane Suite to create this lovely card and envelope.

I've used a 3" x 4" card from the Magnolia Lane Memories and More card kit, which of course fits perfectly inside the silver embossed rectangles on the card bases in the matching Card and Envelope pack.  The envelopes come with those lovely envelope liners in the pack.  I then added the word "Thanks" stamped with Mossy Meadow ink on whisper white cardstock and punched with the new Timeless Label punch.  The twine is from the co-ordinating Magnolia Lane ribbon combo pack.  Of course I had to add a small strip of silver glimmer paper because... well.... glimmer.

This whole project took approximately 5 minutes to make! It would be perfect if you need a quick card in a hurry.... and the result is stunning - Im sure you will agree.

These items will be released in our brand new Annual Catalogue which is due out June 4th 2019.  If you are in Australia, and you dont already have a demonstrator, then I would love to send one to you.  You just need to CONTACT ME and let me know that you would like one... my mailing will be going out around the 8th May, so I expect the catalogues to start arriving mid May.  To be in this mailing run, please contact me before the end of April.

You will see me posting quite a few new sneak peeks over the coming weeks, so the best place to see all that I post is on my Facebook Business Page... hop over there and hit the "LIKE" button so you don't miss them!

Linda D

Friday, 19 April 2019

Video Tutorial: Touches of Texture card using White Gel pen colouring

Happy Friday everyone!  That means its time for this week's video tutorial, and today we are putting our white gel pens to work!  This is not a new technique... in fact I have done a video on this before. (Click HERE to see a video of tips when using White Gel Pen colouring) But I really wanted to get the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set out since this one is on the retiring list and won't be around much longer!  (To see what else is retiring click HERE and check out the Last-Chance list!)

The DSP I have used in this card is also retiring... its the "Share what you Love" Specialty Designer Series Paper, and it features cardstock-weight paper, which has glossy embossing-like touches on one side. This paper pack is also a DOUBLE pack... so you get 12 x 24 sheets of amazing-ness!  That makes it really good value, and will last you for a very long time.  I've included the product list for the card below so that you know exactly what you need if you choose to make it yourself.

The sentiment is also from a retiring Hostess set "Very Vintage".  (To purchase hostess sets you need to be putting through a minimum $250 order)  And the Tea Room copper edged ribbons are also being discontinued.

Here is the video for you...

Product List

Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Our 2019 Retirement list is up today!!! Get the details here!

Click over to the Online Store by clicking the SHOP NOW button!  There you will find all our retiring products listed for this year!  You can order them from right now! 

Please note: there are some stamp sets on the retiring list that are actually NOT retiring... instead they are listed there because they are changing to CLING format, and will no longer be available in wood or clear mount.  Here is the list of these items:

Pop of Petals
Label Me Pretty
Special Celebrations
Itty Bitty Greetings
Botanical Bliss
This Little Piggy
Flourishing Phrases
Stitched All Around
Hold on to Hope
Peaceful Place
Barn Door
Accented Blooms
Birthday Backgrounds
Perennial Birthday
Dashing Deer
Winter Woods
Kindness & Compassion
Dandelion Wishes
Healing Hugs
Sorry for Everything
Love You to Pieces
Tropical Chic
Bee Thankful
Animal Outing
Little Elephant
Beautiful You
Painted Glass
Little Twinkle
Beautiful Day
Magical Mermaid
First Frost
Rooted in Nature
Country Road
Lilypad Lake
Sea of Textures
Artisan Textures
Gallery Grunge
Bokeh Dots
Crafting Forever

One last thing.... items on the retirement list are available until June 3rd UNLESS SOLD OUT BEFOREHAND!  Every year there are items that sell out super fast, and here are my guesses as to what you may need to pounce on quickly to be sure you get them....

ALL Incolor items from the 2017-2019 Incolor range... ESPECIALLY the re-inkers for those ink pads.  Here are the 5 colours...
Lemon Lime Twist
Tranquil Tide
Fresh Fig
Berry Burst
Powder Pink

Stampin'Trimmer cutting blades (as the trimmer is being discontinued)  A new trimmer is in development, and I hope to have details for you soon. 

The Circle Punches listed

The Big Shot embossing mats

Please note that even though the Big Shot is being retired Stampin'Up do have a new die cutting tool arriving on the scene, and you will still be able to use your framelits and dies that you have now.  So dont panic! Everything will still work! 

Any questions??  Email me!   

Dont forget our new 2019-2020 catalogue is out soon! If you are in Australia and don't have a demonstrator please message me!  I can include you on my mailing list to receive a new catalogue in the mail for free!  And trust me.... this new catalogue is THE BOMB!  You are going to love it!

Have a great day guys!

Linda D

Tuesday, 9 April 2019

Video Tutorial: Watercoloured Card with the Rice Background technique

Normally I post a "Fancy Friday" video tutorial on a (you guessed it) FRIDAY!  But this week I am off to Stampin'Up's Onstage training event in New Zealand and so on Friday I will be in Auckland having fun with a bunch of my Stampin' Friends.  But I didnt want to leave you hanging... so I decided this week you wouldn't mind if I posted my video early!

Of course this isn't the first watercoloured card I have done with the fabulous Waterfront stamp set.
(You can click HERE or HERE to see a couple of examples)  However it IS the first time I had used the Rice technique and I loved how it turned out!  So it became this week's video.... to watch it just click on the video link below:

You dont need many supplies for this card.... I've included a product list below.  And for the rice... you can use any old rice you have sitting in the kitchen cupboard.  To purchase these products (or any other Stampin'Up products) just click over to the ONLINE STORE.  All you need is a credit card and an Australian address to have the products sent to!

Product List

Monday, 8 April 2019

Happy Bloom by Bloom card with our Gingham Gala DSP!

Just a quick post for you today.... I created this little card the other night.  I was actually supposed to be cleaning my craft desk.... and as so often happens I come across scraps or partly-done pieces that speak to me and suddenly Im creating instead of cleaning.... anyone else relate???

In this case I found the background piece with "a little note" stamped down the side. I had been demonstrating the Stamparatus "step technique" and had this piece left over. Then there was a piece of the gingham I put them together, and added the flowers from the Bloom by Bloom stamp set, and a little Granny Apple Green ribbon tied in a knot.  Voila!  A card is made!

Ive just ordered my Stampin' Storage, and expect it to arrive tomorrow.... so if you would like to see me open it up and show how to configure it, I'll be doing that live on my Facebook Business Page. Click over to the page and hit the "like" button so that you will know when I go live.

Im getting ready to go to Auckland for the release of the new catalogue, so I'll be posting lots of new stuff on my business page too!  Be there to see whats new!

Enjoy the card today!

Linda D

Friday, 5 April 2019

Fancy Friday Video Tutorial - Masculine Card featuring the Classic Garage Bundle

Hello everyone! Im back with this week's Fancy Friday video for you.... this week we are making a Masculine Card featuring an awesome set from our current Occasions Catalogue... the Classic Garage bundle!  I've also used the Stamparatus "Step Technique" to create a fabulous background for me card.... and if you havent seen how to do the step technique, its definitely worth a look!

Ive made these cards several times now for a number of different groups... and every time, everyone just loves them!  So be sure to watch the video... Im sure you will love this little card too!

Dont forget if there is anything you would like to purchase, click the SHOP NOW button to be taken to the Online Store. Items are shipped directly to you, no matter where you are in Australia!  You just need  your credit card, and its easy peasy!

Without further ado, here is the video... I hope you enjoy it!

Linda D

Monday, 1 April 2019

Storage by Stampin'Up is out TODAY - 1st April 2019!

Hello crafters!  Today I have something really exciting to share with you!  As of today, Stampin'Up is offering a storage solution to rock your craft rooms!  Introducing Storage by Stampin'Up!  It's modular and totally customisable... so you can design it to fit your space and your personal style.

To get a really good look at the options and prices, hop over to the ONLINE STORE and check it out!  As soon as mine arrives I plan to do a little video to show you how I have configured it.  And of course show you a "before and after" so that you can see how much difference it makes to my organisation in my craft room.

Alternatively I've posted the flyer below (note these prices are in Australian dollars):