Sunday, 24 April 2016

Can You Case It #117 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to a new week and a new challenge with the Can You Case It team. This week we have a colour challenge, which at first I had no idea how I was going to do it:

Even though the colours are all fairly easy and as most of you will have noticed, I love to use a lot of black and white/cream in my cards usually, however Stampin' Up! didn't actually have a peach colour... Well that was until now!!

After attending Onstage last weekend and getting to see the new annual catty, we were also able to check out the new 2016-2018 In-colours and low and behold we have a new colour called Peekaboo Peach.
Now I don't actually have the new colours in my hot little hands just yet, but I did get hold of the in-colour markers and a few little pieces of cardstock, which was just enough to use as accent colours on my card this week.

 The main design of my card was really inspired by my own swap card that I made for Onstage, plus I was also curious to see if you could watercolour with the archival black, which it turns out, you can!

Now it's you turn to head on over and take part in our challenge this week. I'm so excited to see what gorgeous creation you come up with!!

Happy Crafting,

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Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Onstage 2016 Sydney - Part Two

Hooray, the silence has been lifted and we can show and tell to our hearts content!!

Ok so I'm guessing you will be wanting to see us receiving the new catty well here are the pics.

Though I can't show you whats inside, all I can say is the catty is absolutely gorgeous and full of fantastic double page spreads with lots of ideas. The guys behind the designs this year, really have been on fire.

We got to make three different cards during make and takes. One of the cards is a cute little fold out card that is one of the designs available in one of the new card kits. Think Watercolour Wishes but bright, bold and colourful.

We also got lots of freebies!! I came home with three free stamp sets, a bag, new in-colour markers, two stamp pads, and of course heaps and heaps of fantastic swaps!! I can't wait to look through all the amazing creations that my fellow crafters have come up with. 

 And lastly I always come home so inspired and recharged. Brimming with ideas and inspiration and that's why I go to Convention as many times as I can... I've already booked my annual leave for Onstage Live Brisbane in November!!

Happy Crafting,

Monday, 18 April 2016

Onstage 2016 Sydney - Part One

Wow what a fantastic weekend I have had in Sydney for the Onstage Local Stampin' Up! event. It was so much fun spending the weekend with some of my marvelous team, catching up with old friends and always making new ones.

We swapped, we ate, we crafted and we obviously Oohhhed and Aahhhed over the new Annual Catalogue (OMG you guys are in for a real treat!!) It really was just the best couple of days.

Now I know you are all super eager to see some of the new goodies, but unfortunately we have been sworn to secrecy until tomorrow morning, so while you are waiting for the Sneak peek post, I thought I would quickly share the little team gifts I whipped up for my gorgeous Closet Crafters:

My team colour just happens to be my favorite colour (funny that!!) which is mint green or in SU colours, that would be Pool Party or the retired Coastal Cabana. So I had to decorate my little jar to include that colour and the gorgeous Pool Party Glitter Ribbon was perfect for that!!

Inside my little jar was a few Convention survival tools - Chewing Gum, chocolate, lollies, post-it note (for sticking in the new catty) and a blinged up lanyards. I also had made some cute little keyrings that have our team name on them with a little pair of scissors, an envelop and a heart charm.

Oh and I mustn't forget the amazing team shirts that my beautiful friend and team mate Kim Fehon from Kims Paper Kraft made for us. We looked fantastic and I'm so thankful that she found the time in her super busy schedule to get them done. Thanks Kim xx

Well that's it for today, make sure you check back in tomorrow to see lots of the sneak peek goodies I wasn't allowed to share today... oh and incase you where wondering, the new catty is ... AWESOME!!

Happy Crafting,

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Friday, 15 April 2016

TGIF Challenge - Inspiration Challenge

Oh my goodness, with all the excitement of traveling to Sydney for Stampin' Up! OnStage, I almost forgot that it's time for a card from the TGIF guys. This week we have an inspirational thought and it's one that is so easy, I expect to see you all give it ago!

So what's a girl to do when the card is all about sparkle?!?! I literally just grabbed everything I could find and brought it to the table and then went crazy lol:

Now this card was actually made with a particular person in mind, who's one of my all time favourite Stampin' Up! Idols plus I remembered it was her birthday on Saturday, so I thought I'll be able to hand delivery this one in person. And because I adore this gorgeous girl I wanted to make something super special.

I actually used a technique that I saw Patty Bennett do a few weeks ago with the Fluttering Embossing Folder. I used the flourish from First Sight and stamped it over and over on the raised side of the embossed paper in Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand. It really gives such an effective finish, that Patty is so clever!!

Well, now that you've stopped by and visited, why not pop on over to the TGIF blog and see what all the other gorgeous, talented guys have been up to. And make sure you take some time this weekend to take part with us!!

Happy Crafting,

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