Friday, 30 August 2019

Inksomniacs Blog Hop! A little Simple Stamping challenge with the Beautiful Friendship stamp set!

Howdy and welcome to our team Blog Hop this month!  You might have just hopped from Courtenay Heuston's blog and her lovely elegant card :) Our theme this time is "Simple Stamping".... and let me tell you, its more of a challenge than it sounds!  The problem is we are all long time stampers and cardmakers.... and we are very used to adding all kinds of embellishments and fluff on our cards.. not to mention using tools of every description!  Stampin'Up has been running a competition for their demonstrators, and each month they have challenged us to do a "simple stamping" card... using only the items they tell us. This month its just "stamps, ink and paper".  Sound easy right??

I noticed quite a few of us in the hop found this challenging! The urge to add MORE is always there... believe me... THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!

So today I've created a couple of little card sets just using "Stamps, Ink and Paper", and despite my discomfort, I really love them!  Maybe I should be doing more "simple stamping" projects!  And the best bit is that if you are new, you will find this a fabulous way to get started with stamping... with just the bare minimum of supplies needed.

The first one I think looks very like a Hydrangea.... which is what I was going for.  I used Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Pear Pizazz inks.

And the second one reminds me of a cottage garden:

I used the same 3 inks for that one, plus So Saffron, and Coastal Cabana.   I really love how quickly they came together.

Finally I thought it would be nice to make a little video to show you how simple stamping can look really beautiful.  Click the picture below to watch the video.

Enjoy our blog hop today, and I hope that you will stop by again.  To visit our next blogger, the awesome Sue Allen,  click the NEXT button:

Can't wait to see what Sue has come up with!

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Video Tutorial: Introducing the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate!

Today's card is a little different because I decided to use the fabulous Mercury Glass Designer Acetate as my card base!  There's a few little tricks to be awesome of when you use this acetate, so I thought I'd make a little video to show you how to use it. 

These products will be available from next week, September 4th, and you can purchase them by clicking the SHOP NOW button anytime from the 4th onwards. 

I really like how the card turned out, and hope you'll enjoy the video!

Sunday, 25 August 2019

The Sign up for my Christmas Paper and Ribbons Shares is now open! (Australian Customers only!)

Its been a little while since I did paper or ribbon shares, but after having a couple of requests for them, I think its high time for more!  And with our sparkly new Holiday catalogue coming out next month, its the perfect time!  The new Designer Series Paper packs and ribbons are gorgeous!

But I understand that it can be hard when you want all the papers, and all the ribbons, but you find your budget a little tight.  Thats where Paper and Ribbons shares can help!  A share allows you to get a sample of each of the papers listed.  I've included all the details on each share below... they are separate so you can choose to be in one or the other, or both! You just need to send me an email by clicking HERE, and let me know your preference. I will then send you an invoice for payment.  Here's the calendar:

Sunday August 25th: Share sign ups are OPEN.... Click HERE to tell me which shares you want (and how many). If you want both, there is a discounted price to be part of both.  Once I have your email to confirm your order I will send you an invoice. You will not be confirmed until payment is made.

Tuesday September 3rd: Last day to sign up and final payment due!

Wednesday September 4th: New Holiday catalogue release date!  I'll order all the products that day, and they'll be delivered to me.

Week beginning 9th September: I should have all the papers and ribbon early this week. By the end of the week I will have them all bundled up ready to mail.

Week beginning 16th September: During this week you should receive your new papers and/or ribbons! Yay!!!

Christmas DSP Share: (Photos to come)

There are 6 different Christmas paper packs in our new Holiday catalogue.  For all 6 packs it would cost you $140, but I am charging $40 per person to receive a 1/4 share of all the packs, and includes shipping and handling as well.  PLEASE NOTE: I have not included the Autumn or Halloween papers in this share, but if you would like those, I am happy to add them on for an additional $10.

Here are the included papers:

  • Toile Tidings

  • Wrapped in Plaid (showing front and back)

  • Let it Snow

  • Night Before Christmas (showing front and back)

  • Brightly Gleaming

  • Feels like Frost (showing front and back)

Christmas DSP share cost: $40 including shipping and handling (does not include Autumn or Halloween papers)

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon Share: (Ribbons pictured at the top of this post)

There are 9 different ribbon packs/rolls in the Holiday catalogue.  The total rrp of all the ribbons is $123.25, and I am offering a 1/4 share of each ribbon for a total of $35, which includes shipping and handling.  I have included ALL the Holiday Catalogue ribbons in this share, as they are all beautiful and all really versatile.

Here are the ribbons included:

  • Garden Green 3/8" Double Stitched Ribbon
  • Real Red 1" Ruched Ribbon
  • Shaded Spruce/Gold 3/8" Striped Ribbon
  • Real Red 1/8" Curly Ribbon
  • Cherry Cobbler 3/8" Diagonal Striped Ribbon 
  • 1/2" Classic Weave Ribbon
  • Seaside Spray 1/4" Metallic Ribbon
  • Come to Gather Ribbon combo pack 
  • Basic Black 3/8" Scalloped Edge Ribbon

Holiday Catalogue Ribbon share cost:  $35 including shipping and handling

If you would like BOTH ribbons and papers the total will be $70! (if you wish to also receive the Autumn and Halloween papers that will be an additional $10)  Just let me know in your email so I know to order them! 

CLICK HERE to be part of the share, and be clear which one you wish to be part of: Ribbons, Papers or BOTH! I'll invoice you once I receive your request. 

Any questions please contact me!

Linda D

Friday, 23 August 2019

Video Tutorial: Feels like Frost Easy Shaker Card!

Today we are making Shaker Cards!  This is a really great card because its easy, but looks amazing! I used our brand new Feels Like Frost suite of products, and i hope you'll agree that these designs are stunning!

To see how I made them, or to make one yourself, click on the video link below!

And don't forget if you need to purchase any items you can click on the SHOP NOW button on this page!

Have fun!

Monday, 19 August 2019

Video Tutorial: Scene Building with the Snow Front Stamp set

Today I have created a great tutorial to show you how to build a scene with the gorgeous soon-to-be-released stamp set called "Snow Front".  I've done scene building with the Waterfront stamp set in the past, and you can get similar effect with "Snow Front" as well, however I used a couple of different techniques today to product the effect you see above.

I made the tag first, and liked it so much I decided to create a card as well. In the video I show them in that order too.... and I hope you will agree that the result is stunning.  The video is longer than I usually make, but I think its worth it!

I've included a product list below for those that wish to purchase any of these items. The Snow Front stamp set however will not be available until September 4th, but everything else used is available right now.  And you can create with the Waterfront set in the same way.

Here is the video link.....I hope you enjoy it:

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Saturday, 17 August 2019

Very Versailles meets Pressed Petals Specialty DSP

Today I am playing with one of my favourite stamp sets out of our latest catalogue... the very beautiful "Very Versailles" set. Ive been using this set a lot as it makes beautiful Vintage cards.  Click HERE to see another card created with this beautiful set.

I combined it here with the Pressed Petals Specialty DSP, and I think you'll agree this goes together to create a gorgeous Vintage-feel card.  I've included a product list below should you wish to create your own antique style project.

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Friday, 16 August 2019

Video Tutorial: Mulitcoloured flowers with the new Pigment Sprinkles!

Today's video tutorial features our amazing new Pigment Sprinkles, which you will find in our current Annual Catalogue.  How much FUN are these to play with???!!  I used them for my technique classes this month and we had a ton of fun!

The sprinkles (AKA Watercolor Crystals) come in 6 ultra intense colours, and the best bit? They co-ordinate perfectly with some of the colours in our Brights colour family. Here are the 6 colours:

Bermuda Bay
Melon Mambo
Mango Melody
Granny Apple Green
Daffodil Delight
Gorgeous Grape

In my video I've given a few tips on using these awesome powders. They activate when you add water... giving you a multitude of different ways to play with them!  Today I chose to use them with pre-embossed images... this means that the colours swirl around the embossed images and give you lots of different colours in the process.  If you wish to purchase any of these Stampin'Up products use the SHOP NOW button on this page.

Check out the video below to see what I mean.... and of course be sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel to see lots more techniques and ideas! 

Have a fantastic day!

Linda D

Monday, 12 August 2019

The Pressed Petals Specialty Paper is perfect for Vintage-style cards

Happy Monday!

This past weekend I cracked open my pack of Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and WOW!  Its so pretty!  If you are wondering what makes this paper so special its actually a couple of things... yes, its beeautifully detailed, and has lots of Vintage-inspired designs.  Its a lighter weight paper, perfect for all kinds of projects.  But the best thing?  Its double the size of the normal packs! So instead of 12 sheets in a pack, you get 24!!!  This makes it EXCELLENT value!  There are 6 different designs (front and back), and you get 4 full 12' x 12" sheets of each design!

There's also a good variety of colour.  The main colours seem to be the pinky/purply shades, but here on my card today I chose the Navy/Crumb cake combo. Its a very simple card.... I let the paper do most of the work, and just added a few details.   A yellow circle behind the sentiment to bring out the flower centres.  I embossed my sentiment with White embossing powder on Navy cardstock to make it stand out. I added some leaves cut from Gold glimmer paper, and added a little lace ribbon for that extra Vintage touch.  And thats pretty much it!  But I think you will agree its a lovely card. With that paper.. its hard to go wrong!

Here's a close up:

I've included my product list below so that you can shop for any of these (or other) items if you wish.  If you click on a product it takes you directly to my Online Store.  Have a wonderful week!

Linda D

ps If you would like to see me making some awesome projects live, be on my Facebook page at 8pm  (AEST) Monday nights to watch!

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