Saturday, April 16, 2016

You're Sublime card - On Stage Swap

Here is my swap for On Stage using the You're Sublime stamp set. I somehow ended up with this set last year when I made a boo boo with one of my orders. I have no idea what I was ordering as no other codes for anything I might have wanted appear to be near this set and it was not a stamp set on my very long wish list. My team have challenged me through the year to create with it so I took that onboard and decided to use it for my On Stage swap.

Pinterest came to the rescue again and gave me some inspiration when I did a search for cards made using You're Sublime. This card by Allison Okamitsu was my favourite so I switched around the background and DSPstamp and CASE'd my version of Allison's card.

For the background I used the photopolymer stamp set "Chalk Lines" 135005. Because it is a clear stamp set it is so easy to line up the lines and get a great image happening. No need for a stamp positioner! I inked the stamp with Pacific Point ink and stamped the first image then restamped without reinking to get the lighter image. My folded card base is thick Whisper White cardstock.

The crab was stamped in Versafine ink then coloured in with Real Red marker and then a second image was stamped on Real Red card and the body cut out and adhered to the original image with Dimensionals. Always make sure to add a rim of colour to any areas underneath as there is nothing worse than seeing a bit of white card showing out underneath the raised image section.

Some burlap ribbon and a piece of torn Go Wild DSP paperstack and my swap was done!


Thursday, April 14, 2016

Perpetual Calendar Pillow Gifts for On Stage Local on the Gold Coast!

On Stage is happening worldwide this weekend and Stampin'Up! demonstrators all across the globe are heading off to one of the many On Stage Stampin'Up! events being held. In The South Pacific region we had the options of booking into Auckland, Sydney or the Gold Coast for On Stage Local. The main On Stage Live event is on in Salt Lake City, Utah.  I have opted to head up to the Gold Coast for a weekend of fun, news, make and takes using new products from the new 2016 Annual Catalogue, and catching up with all my good demonstrator friends.

I am sharing an apartment with three of my great Stampin'Up! friends and we have all made pillow gifts for each other. I used some inspiration from Sam Hammond Donald for my gifts. I love Pinterest and I have saved so many ideas and it is great to put some of those saves to good use! You can see Samantha's version here.

I had to mix up my version a bit as some the products used in Sam's creation have retired. Basically it is the same, I've rejigged the sentiment, the tag topper punch and the patterned papers. So here is my version of Sam's tag box using the Perpetual Calendar stamp Set.

Inside the box are 10 tags stamped using Brights ink colours and the various background stamps from Perpetual Calendar 137167.

And here are a few of the tags closeup. The sentiments come from the set Honeycomb Hello 134075.

So we fly up to the Gold Coast tomorrow and in the evening I have an invitation to the Centre Stage event which is for Silver Elite and above demonstrators. We have business training followed by a delicious three course dinner. A great day to look forward to!

Pop back and see what my roomies come up with for their pillow gifts!


Sunday, April 3, 2016

April Card Technique Class - Bendi Card

Here is the card we will be learning how to create in my classes this month. It's called a Bendi or Bendy card depending on which web page you go searching. You may have seen this card already on my blog. I posted this photo back in December/January when I made it for my daughter's birthday.

My home renovations are now fully completed so I can get back into full swing with classes for this year.

April class dates are as follows :-

Thursday April 28th at 7.30pm
Friday April 29th at 10am
Saturday April 30th at 1.30pm
Tuesday May 3rd at 10am

Class fee - $25 includes all materials and printed instruction sheet.

Class size is for 8 attendees. Please email me at to book your place.

I'm looking forward to teaching you how to make a couple of these lovely cards in class.




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