Sunday, 23 April 2017

ESAD Retirement List Blog Hop

https://cardsbycarly.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/stampin-up-retirement-blog/



Welcome from Kirrkie's blog.
I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.




I am really sad to see these products retiring so soon and this set has sold out in Clear mount in Australia.



Our nephew turned 16 last week, he works in a hardware store so this set was the perfect set to use for his card.... where did that time go? He also got his L plates, congratulations Noah x

My husband also had a big birthday the week before and I made another side waterfall card for him.
He loved it!





I really love this set and I don't think I will ever part with it as its brilliant for man cards.



Items used for both sets of cards

  • Stamps: Nailed It and Birthday Bright
  • Ink:  Memento, Delightful Dijon, Real Red
  • Card: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Real Red, Urban Underground Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer, Silver Foil
  • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Large Numbers Framelits, Build It Framelits and Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals  

Next on this amazing hop of talented people is Carly.


https://cardsbycarly.wordpress.com/2017/04/23/stampin-up-retirement-blog/




     





Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Colour INKspiration #07


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which has over 1000 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have come from the ever so talented Rebecca's page


These colours are gorgeous.
I went simple this week and used project life on a card.
This is how it worked out


I tried every which way to place everything on this card and found it a little bit of a challenge.
This was the best layout for it.

  • Stamps: Special Reason
  • Card: Whisper White, Tip Top Taupe, Pink Pirouette, Mint Macaron, Silver Foil
  • Ink: Pink Pirouette
  • Tools: Stitched Oval & Layering Oval Framelits, Stylish Stems, and petal burst embossing folder with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Gold faceted Gems and Celebrate Everyday Project Life card

https://narellefarrugia.com/?p=5910



Now pop on over to visit Narelle and her amazing project.

Monday, 10 April 2017

What Will You Stamp? WWYS#111

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 111.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!
I missed last week as I didn't have the set....

This weeks set is Weather Together



I have had it sitting there for a while on the shelf, unloved and unused.
I don't know why??



I think I might post this to a friend who has had a pretty rough trot lately.

It is a little difficult to see but I randomly placed silver foil into the raindrops for a little difference to my card.
  • Stamps: Weather Together
  • Ink:  Memento Black
  • Card: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Urban Underground Specialty DSP, Silver Foil, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Bermuda Bay
  • Tools: Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker & Umbrella Weather Framelits with the bigshot.
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Wink of Stella in gold and clear


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Sunday, 26 March 2017

What Will You Stamp? WWYS#109

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 109.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

This weeks set is Balloon Adventures




I really wanted to make a side waterfall card for my girls class tonight so I sat and measured and fiddled all night last Monday night to get something to work. I watched Bibi Camerons YouTube tutorial just so I could see her layout but my measurements are totally different to hers.



Here are a series of pics of the card as the tab on the right is pulled.





I really hope you like it, I am sure my girls will when they do class tonight :-)
The card does open also so you can write a message on the inside for the recipient.


  • Stamps: Balloon Adventures
  • Ink:  Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point and Memento Black
  • Card: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Tip Top Taupe, Pacific Point and Party Animal DSP
  • Tools: Scorer on the Trimmer, Balloon Pop Up Thinlits dies with the bigshot, 1" circle punch and 1/8" handheld circle punch
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Thick Black Bakers Twine


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Colour INKspiration #06


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which has over 1000 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have come from the awesome Bronwyn Eastley's Blog

 



My Gosh these colours are gorgeous, but then again all the colours each fortnight have been amazing!

I had a totally different idea in my head to what I actually made.
Here it is anyway.


One of the families from school is leaving this week which is super sad as their son has been in my daughters class for the past 2 and a bit years.
I made this card and box (with a little gift) for his mum.



I am sure she loved it. They will be dearly missed.

The flower has been stamped off 2 times with the base layer, 1 with the next layer and the top outline layer was directly stamped.


  • Stamps: Penned & Painted
  • Card: Night of Navy, Pool Party and Whisper White
  • Ink: Calypso Coral and Night of Navy
  • Tools: Envelope Punch Board and Layering Circles framelits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Gold Metallic Foil Doilies, white Lace Doily, Dimensionals, gold wink of stella and Gold Ribbon from Saleabration

http://stampinpals.blogspot.com.au/2017/03/jars-of-love-ci06.html




Hop on over to Rachel to see what gorgeous project she made this week.


                Monday, 20 March 2017

                What Will You Stamp? WWYS #108

                What Will you Stamp Challenge number 108.
                I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
                I had last week off as I didn't have the stampset and I really missed doing it!

                Dragonfly Dreams



                This is another set I was lucky enough to get before onstage to have a play with!
                I don't think I will ever part with it....

                This is the card I made just using the Bees and the background stamp.


                It is really sparkly in real life.

                I made a rectangle mask and used sponge daubers with the Crushed Curry and Delightful Dijon to make the background colour then I put the Crumb Cake ink pad to the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions folder and pressed to the card to get the hexagon shapes on the background.
                A nice and simple CAS card.


                • Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
                • Ink:  Crushed Curry, Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake and Memento
                • Card: Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Gold Glimmer Paper
                • Tools: Mask (made from a sheet of whisper white) Detailed Dragonflies Thinlits Dies with the bigshot and Hexagon Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder
                • Embellishments: Dimensionals


                To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

                Wednesday, 15 March 2017

                Global Design Project #078

                Feeling a little creative today so I grabbed the sketch from Global Design Project and had a play with it.


                I have seen so many dome style cards lately I thought I would make one myself.... but I made it so it was a bit like a bendy card so it lays flat when posting.

                This is what I came up with... I surprised myself!!



                Perfect for a wedding or an engagement card.



                The side view there is only a small bend in the front.


                Front fully open to show underneath the heart cut out.




                • Stamps: So In Love
                • Card:  Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Falling in Love DSP and Silver Glimmer Paper
                • Ink: Blushing Bride
                • Tools: So Detailed Thinlits and Sweet and Sassy Framelits with the Bigshot
                • Embellishments:  Dimensionals
                • #GDP078
                To visit the other projects visit
                http://www.global-design-project.com/