Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sweet Cupcake Shaker Card - May Card Technique Class

Yes it has been awhile since I last posted. That is because I have been away on holidays in Merimbula, Sydney and a fabulous time in the Northern Territory getting to know Darwin, Kakadu and Katherine. Home again now and with one week of long service leave remaining it is time to get back into a routine.

This week is my Technique classes week. This month we are creating Shaker Cards in my classes. These are a fun card for anyone of any age to receive. Below is one of my class samples.

Class dates if you are interested in attending are -

Thursday May 25 at 7.30pm
Friday May 26 at 10am
Saturday May 27 at 1.30pm
Tuesday May 30 at 10am

Class fee is $20 and includes all materials. Please bring a paper trimmer.

To book email me  -
Classes are held in Mt Waverley (Melbourne eastern suburb)

I'll be back soon, thanks for visiting.


Sunday, April 2, 2017

Stampin'Up! Paisley & Posies Card

Here is another stamp set I have finally managed to get around to anointing with ink!This one is the Paisley stamp set which first featured in the 2016 Holiday catalogue and carried over with the Occasions 2017 catalogue.

 I took my inspiration for this design from this pin I saved on Pinterest 

I made the stamped paisley panel larger and changed the colours to Pool Party, Sweet Sugar Plum, Mint Macaron and Perfect Plum. The stamped panels were raised with Dimensionals onto a Whisper White matt, which was also raised on Dimensionals when added to the folded Thick Whisper White card.

Accents were added by the addition of the Whisper White Bakers twine and Enamel shapes in co-ordinating colours to match the inks used.

See you again in a few days if I get time before Stampin'Up! On Stage in Sydney this week!




Friday, March 31, 2017

Goodbye Sale-a-bration!

Yes it is time to say goodbye to Sale-a-bration for another year. Today is the last day to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration product bonus offers and joining offer. You have until midnight tonight to make your orders or make that decision to join Stampin'Up! and enjoy all the lovely perks that go with being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator.

As my farewell to Sale-a-bration here are two of my most recent cards made using Sale-a-bration products. The first card uses my favourite Sale-a-bration stamp set Hey Chick.

A very different layout for me but I am very pleased with this card and how it turned out. Love the Petal Burst embossing folder from the Annual catalogue.

My second card features my favourite Sale-a-bration Designer Series Paper Inside the Lines.

I had a very relaxing time using the watercolour pencils to colour and then watercolour wash this picture. Colouring in is a very peaceful past time. the sentiment comes from Banners for You and the outline stamp has a matching framelit in the Bunch of Banners framelits dies.

I hope you enjoyed the 2017 Sale-a-bration offerings and we will all look forward to seeing what is on offer in 2018. Well as demonstrator I will find out in November this year!



Thursday, March 30, 2017

Stampin'Up! Remarkable You Card

The Remarkable You stamp set is another set I have had sitting on my desk awaiting ink since this time last year when I chose it as one of my free stamp sets for recruiting during Sale-a-bration. I decided to get it as I had an idea for one of my classes using this set but unfortunately that class never eventuated.

So my challenge continues -  to use all the stamps on my desk before the next new Annual catalogue is released. I have seen many versions of watercolour pencil backgrounds so decided to give that technique a try and incorporate the Remarkable You stamp set as well.

The aim is to randomly scribble the watercolour pencils across your neutral card then blend the colour with blender pen or aquapainter.  Once dry stamp your chosen image over the top using Staz -On black ink.

The added bling is the silver metallic shapes, my new go to for when I want a bit of something extra on my cards.

I will definitely be giving this technique another try in the future. Have you tried it yet?

Wishing you a terrific day!


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Stampin'Up! Super Duper Cards

As demonstrators with Stampin'Up! one of the benefits we receive is a magazine titled Stampin'Success. This magazine comes out quarterly and is brimming with fabulous ideas on how to use Stampin'Up! stamps, dies and embellishments. I really enjoy reading it and trying out some of the card designs in each edition.

Last quarter there was a card featured using the Super Duper stamp set from the Occasions catalogue. Here is my CASE of it.

It is a great layout and very suitable for the boys in our lives. The colours are Dapper Denim and Peekaboo Peach. I then created the same card design in  different colours - Emerald Envy and Sweet Sugar Plum. This card design would look terrific in so many different colour combinations.

The enamel shapes add that little bit of extra pizzaz to the card. Did you know they are available in metallic like the gold ones on the first card and in the 2016-2018 In Colours as well as in the Brights, Regals and Subtles colour families. They come in packs of 100 shapes for the metallics and the other colour ways come in packs of 200 shapes.

The Stampin'Up! demonstrator publication is so helpful and full of so many brilliant ideas each month that if you made every item featured you would have over 30 new cards in your stash! This is another of the terrific perks of being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator!

Have a fun day creating!



Sunday, March 26, 2017

Falling in Love Designer Series Paper Quick and Pretty Cards

My intention when I made these cards was to create congratulations cards for new grandparents. I have received some lovely cards from friends to celebrate the arrival of our new grand daughter. I love the Falling in Love papers, they are so pretty and the pink and blue prints are perfect for boy and girl congrats cards. As a bonus these cards are very quick and easy to create.

My last post featured the elegant Falling in Love embellishments and here they are again along with the Lace Doilies also from the Falling in Love Suite of products.  The doilies are versatile as they are Very Vanilla on one side and Whisper White on the other.

The Congratulations stamp is from the So in Love stamp set. All these products are in the Occasions catalogue.

Inks used are the co-ordinating colours from the papers for the girl card Blushing Bride and for the boy card Soft Sky.

I am now prepared for our next set of friends to become grandparents!




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