Sunday, April 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Fun!

 I love this little card, though I have to admit there is not one bit of stamping on it - strange I know
I used the sketch over at JAI this week, which was a lot of fun.






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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Happy 50th....




 It was a friends surprise 50th yesterday, and I really wanted to make a fun shaker card, so I cased the card from Jans creative corner and changed it up to make it more me. First up I made it without the coastal cabana background paper I had created, BUT I didn't like it so I pulled the whole thing apart just to add the coastal cabana background paper.  It really needed it.  BUT be warned - I don't recommend pulling it apart when its a shaker card - all the sequins went everywhere lol.  Am seriously considering buying the we r memory keepers fusion tool, just for this alone :)

This was the background I had created with a stencil, gelli plate, brayer and coastal cabana ink, which I had shown you in a previous post
it had been sitting on my desk taunting me to be used.





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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Retirement List is here....

Below is a fun video to watch on a heap of ideas using our soon to be retired items - its only 2 minutes or so long so take the time with a cuppa and have a look. 

Can't believe its that time of year already, and I am sad to see some of my faves going, but such is life as a Stampin' Up! fan.
Upside is though new fun products are coming my and your way woo hoo.

   


Hit my shopping cart below to take you to my online store and start shopping!!
We have some fabulous discounts - but to find them you need hit the retiring items link

Have fun and happy shopping.

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Monday, April 20, 2015

GOING GOING GONE.......

Can't believe it - Its that time of the year!   The Stampin' Up! Retirement list will be out !

Get your order in EARLY EARLY EARLY so you don't miss out.

TUESDAY 21st April

Check out my online store late tonight to see what will be going.  Remember things sell super FAST so get your orders in early.
Click below to take you to my store.

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Sunday, April 19, 2015

You're a star...

My niece had a wonderful report this past week - we are so super proud of her, she is in year 10 and puts in so much effort, she is really focused on her end goal.
So I thought I would make her a card, to let her know how proud of her I am.

I pulled out my new gelli plate to create the background for this card, I used coastal cabana reinker 
and got two very different effects
Here is the first generation stamping result

and here is the second generation result - I love both but have used this one below for my card this week 


Here is the card:


And a close up of the background..


This week I am entering this card into two stamping challenges


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Stamps: Pictogram punches
Punches: circles 13/4" and 11/4", star punch from set of 3
Cardstock: Whisper white, Coastal cabana
Template:  Prima bubbles
Embellishments: Coastal cabana twine, coastal cabana button and sequins.
Other:  Gelli Plate, Brayer.

Gelli plate crossed with Stampin' Up! reinkers

Back again with another card for you today.  Its a card design I have used previously HERE (yep my own) for a bokeh technique.   But today I have used the gelli plate and Stampin' Up!s marina mist reinker along with Stampin' Up!s star stencil to create the background on this card.

Here is my card:



 A close up of the star.  The celebration sentiment is from the Project Life stamp set 
called Remember This.

Also you can see a chevron pattern - I used it to add texture to my card, I used embossing paste and a chevron stencil to create that.   Just gives the card a little more dimension.





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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hello Love x gelli plate x gelatos

So you all know now that I got my gelatos and gelli plate yesterday.  Well I had to have a play with them straight away (yep less housework done but oh well)!

Anyway I kept it really simple as it was my first time using these items so was a little hesitant.

I was in awe of the gelatos.  I have taken a couple of up close photos just to show you the shimmer on the cardstock, it is beautiful.

Here is my card:


 So what did I do?  I used two gelatos on my gelli plate and using my fingers I blended them then gave it a small spritz.
I then popped a checkerboard stencil over the top to leave the imprint.
I pulle the stencil off and then popped my cardstock on top of my gelli plate.
The result was this background.
How shimmery is it and muted and soft - am in love.

 another close up of the shimmer - hopefully you can see it well :)

and the hostess set I used on my card. 

Tomorrow I will be back and I will show you a card using the gelli plate and Stampin' Up! reinkers.

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Something new to try....

I have been intrigued with some new items (well new to me lol) in the marketplace lately.

SO I thought I would get some to try?
What are they?

Faber Castell Gelatos and a Geli plate!

Now the gelli plates come in all sorts of sizes - but as I mostly wanted it for project life and cards I will start with the 5 x7 size and see how I go.
I added some embossing paste and gesso to that order so I cannot wait to have a play.

I have to say I ordered this on Wed night (nearly Thurs morning lol) and it was to come from Perth, and yay it got to Adelaide this morning - so thank you Australia Post this time you did an awesome job.   If anyone wants to know where I purchased these from at good prices please email me :)

Stay tuned....





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Thursday, April 16, 2015

A Celebration banner with a twist....

Don't you love party banners?  I love them!  


I have a banner to share with you today with a 
TWIST!

These banners are actually treat holders - Yep!  Once you have finished your party at the end of it you can just snip the ribbon and take home a part of the banner which can be filled with treats. 

Imagine:
Birthdays:  fill with sweets, large decorated cookies as party bags for your childs friends.

Hens night - the banner can be given as a present to the bride - filled by each guest with something ahem (naughty or nice)

Kitchen tea:  Gift cards can be popped in them instead of presents and then given to the bride to be - she can then go and shop for all the essentials.

Baby shower:  again gift cards for the mum to be, or if the mum to be wants to give out gifts, how about each one filled with a fancy iced cookie in a baby shape of course for each person who attended.

The ideas are ENDLESS...

a mini tutorial will also follow.....





 Mini Tutorial









All that is left to do is fill the treat holders and hang up on your wall or mantle 

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Unique birthday

I am feeling creative this week, must be the weather, I tend not to make cards so much throughout the summer, but as soon as the weather changes, boom I get itchy hands and just can't wait to get all inky.


I am joining in with another challenge this week, over at Mojo Monday, again, its been years since I have done one of their challenges, but as I sit here at 1am in the morning, inspiration has hit me!

 Check out the sketch we had to work with Here

and here is my card.



I was tidying my craft room this week and came across a whole heap of my minds eye 6 x 6 paper pads.  The designer paper I chose today went perfectly with the stamp set from Stampin' Up! called butterfly basics.



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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Coffee with friends?

Coffee with friends?  Its always nice to find that time, but it rarely comes around in my busy life lol.

SO today its on a card!

I followed the colour challenge from JAI this week which was the following:


Melon mambo was hard for me to incorporate this week so I coloured the gemstones with my melon mambo stampin' write markers - hopefully its enough for the challenge this week but if not I am still happy with my card





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The heart background panel - see how I did that in the below video - I just added coordinating blackberry bliss heart punchies in spots to give it depth.



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