Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Onstage Live Swaps - Snow is Glistening Stamp Set

I love Onstage. I love the catching up with old friends and making new ones. And the best way to do that is by making a swap.

So for those who don't know, a swap is a card front or 3D item that you make in bulk, which you then swap with other demos. I made 50 swaps to take with me to Orlando and i swapped them with 50 demo's. Which meant I brought 50 totally different cards home/ How cool is that!

I decided that I wanted to use the brand new, Snow is Glistening stamp set with the coordinating Snowfall Thinlit dies.

Honestly this set is absolutely beautiful and my photo's really don't show just how shimmery my card is:

I recently ordered the shimmer paints in Bright Copper and Frosted White and I have been wanting to play with them. I added a few drops of the shimmer paint to one of our spritzers and filled the rest with alcohol. This means that when I sprayed the cardstock the alcohol evaporates immediately and so it dries super fast.

I used one of the metal snowflake thinlit dies as a stencil and spritzed the shimmer paint to make my background. It really is stunning and so soft and glittery.

Now I know most people in Australia will say that snowflakes on Christmas cards aren't really traditional here, but the sentiment I used isn't actually themed for Christmas and so you could send this gorgeous card to anyone for any reason.

So once I got the hang of mixing my shimmer paints, I then decided to try changing the colours. Easy Peasy!! I added a few drops of reinker (the more drops, the darker the colour. I used about 4x for my shade), with a few drops of Frosted white shimmer paint and then filled the rest with Alcohol, and this was what I got:

Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana. Aren't they beautiful! I really couldn't decide which was my favourite and when I was swapping my card with others, they couldn't decide either.

Now of you would like to order the Snow is Glistening stamp set or the Snowfall thinlets, just pop over to MY STORE. Remember that this bundle is only available until Nov 30th or while stocks last. So please don't miss out!

Thank you for visiting and Happy Crafting,
Chlo x

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Orlando Onstage Report - Centre Stage and Onstage Live

What can I say but WOW!!! What an amazing week I've had. I honestly can't believe that after all the planning and the prep Onstage has been and gone and I am already back home in Australia.

Those of you who follow my Facebook Page (Find it HERE) will have already been sharing the journey with me, but I also wanted to post my adventures here too, for those who may not have seen it.


CentreStage was amazing. I checked into the convention centre at 12pm and collected my gorgeous bag and all my ribbons for my lanyard. I was so excited to see my Silver Elite title ribbon and my CentreStage Attendee ribbon, but that wasn't the only surprise. I had also received a ribbon for level one in Leadership. I had no idea I would be receiving that.

I caught the bus to Epcot to spend the day with 100's of other Silver Elite and above demo's. I was so lucky to be Adopted by two gorgeous American demos, Sandy Hancock and Carol Nordquist. They both really looked after me all day and well into the evening. Stampin' Up! had put on a dessert platter in the evening plus Karaoke. My goodness those demo's could sing. I got home around 9pm and couldn't believe what an amazing day I had had, and the fun was only just beginning!!

Onstage Live:

Ok so this is about to get very photo heavy...

All I'm going to say about this is... YOU... MUST... GO... TO.... ONE!!!

If you are a demo and have never been to an onstage event, you need to make it your goal this year to attend one. The information, friendships, resources and of course the freebies, make this an experience every Stampin' Up! Demonstrator should have. I learn so much one these 1 day or 3 day events that it totally makes it worth wild. I have made friends with some of the biggest demo's around, i have gained so much information and knowledge that it makes the cost Priceless!!

And if you aren't a demo yet, why not? Whether you would love a permanent discount off everything you purchase, or would like to earn an income to help pay some bills. I joined for the friendship and the like minded people, who are as crazy about craft as I am. The fact that I can go to these events is really the icing on the cake!!

So If you have every even, for one moment thought about becoming a demo, please, please, please, contact me and let us talk about it. I can answer any questions and support you the whole way. My crazy Closet Crafters would love to welcome you to our family!! and talking about my team, here is a few photo's of some of my girls who went off to attend the Onstage Local event in Brisbane:

Phew.... what a week. Thank you so much for dropping by and for continuing to support my business. You guys mean the world to me. I have come home with lots of ideas, so look out 2019, I'm coming for you!!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Especially for you - Botanical Bliss

Don't you just love Pinterest? I know I do. It awesome for ideas, suggestions and just a wealth of things to make and do that makes my little crafty heart sing.

I had seen this pretty card on Pinterest, using a different companies stamps and I thought ohhh I wonder how I can make this with my stamps... and here it is:

Cute hey! I have to admit it was nice to step away from Christmas for a minute and remember all the lovely stamps we still have in the Annual Catalogue. But in saying that I do think this card design may appear in my next Christmas card!

I've used the lovely pearlescent paper from the Frosted Florals DSP and paired that with the flower stamp and sentiment from Botanical Bliss, my new fav.

The pattern paper gave me the colour combo for colouring in my flower and I used our Blends in Highland Heather and Mint Macaroon, with some Crumb Cake for the leaves and a little Pineapple Punch for the centre.
As always if you would like to order any of the products you have seen here today, please head over to my STORE and place your order. Oh and don't forget to you my Hostess Code, as it helps me to be able to give away freebies and offer specials.

Happy Crafting,

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