Sunday, 16 February 2014

Stampin' Up! Occasional Catty ESAD Blog Hop - Card in a Box


Morning, morning, morning!! It's raining and blowing a gale here in Northern NSW, but don't worry it's a perfect day for a blog hop.... Yippee.

Today me and the ESAD girls are hopping our way through the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue. The catty itself is gorgeous so I know you'll be blown away by all the beautiful creations the girls have come up with.

Whether you have just arrived after viewing Liv's awesome creations or come to me as a frequent visitor, Hi, Hello and Welcome!!

OK, today I'm sharing another card in a box (I know, I know. Honestly it's an addiction) that I made for Mr 4's birthday, using the new Retro Fresh papers, the Just Sayin' stamps with the matching Word Bubble framelits. I have also changed the measurement of this CIAB to make it a little wider in the front and thinner on the sides, just to mix it up a little lol.


 Here's a close up of all the "filling":


Mr 4 LOVED it!! He said it's the best birthday card ever!!! How can you top that for praise.



Now for those of you who don't know what ESAD means, here's a little explanation:

ESAD
stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an
on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up!
demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and
wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD
Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge,
ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each
other.

So if
you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand,
then please feel free to leave
me a comment with your Email address and I'll contact you with
information on how to join our wonderful group.

That's it from me today. It's now time for you to grab a cuppa and hop on over to Kathryn's amazing creations.

Have fun,
Chlo

Ingredients

Stamps: Sketched Birthday, Just Sayin' and Banner Blast (SAB)
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana and Tangerine Tango
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar
DSP: Retro Fresh
Other: Word Bubble Framelits, Banner Punch (SAB), Bakers Twine, Champagne Glimmer CS, Scallop Circle Punch and Star framelit from the Circle Thinlits.


1.  Jenny Hayward

2.  Libby Dyson
Happy watercolor

3.  Yvonne Walker
Peaceful Petals

4.  Emily Campbell

5.  Delys Cram

6.  Gail Kirby

7.  Monique Fielder

8.  Sharlene Meyer

9.  Amity Knight

10.  Clare McIlhatton

11.  Ann Gelach

12.  Andrea Buckland

13.  Narelle Hoggard

14.  Keryn Campbell

15.  Sally Williams

16.  Liv Ingle

17.  Chloe Evans - YIPPEE HERE YOU ARE!!!

18.  Kathryn Ruddick

19.  Nikki Sadler

20.  Kelly Kent

21.  Alisha Watson

22.  Dianne Dunk

23.  Debbie Lamb

24.  Paula Reid

25.  Angela Harders

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Card in a Box - Baby Card

Morning everyone, today I have got a beauty of a card to share with you all. I'm not sure if you have seen the recent trend of Cards in a Box that seem to be all over Pinterest at the moment. Well I had to make a very special card for my friend who's just had a gorgeous baby girl. So I decided this would be perfect.





It's such a gorgeous card and can be decorated in so many different way too. Oh and did I mention it's really easy to make. Honestly it is!! The hardest part is trying to decide how to decorate it and what to use. My craft room currently looks like a hoard of two year olds got in there.

It also folds flat and fits in a normal size envelop. Just have to remember not to stick anything too far over the sides, otherwise they stick out too much.


There are lots of tutorials for this type of card, but a lot of the American ones are too big for our standard Aussie size envelop. I found this awesome tutorial from fellow Australian Demo, Tanya Bell. Her Card in a Box is absolutely beautiful and well worth popping over to take a look.

I really must point out a few SAB Sneak Peeks that I've used on this card. Firstly I have to point out that this beautiful paper is the SAB DSP called Sweet Sorbet. It's just such gorgeous paper and I can't seem to stop using it. The second sneak peek, is the little "Baby" banner I used. I have used the Banner Blast outline stamp (1 of 6 super cute little banner stamps) and the coordinating banner punch to cut it out with. The word "Baby" I got from another stamp set and I just lined them both up using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Well that's it for today. Only 2 more days until SAB starts and I'm so excited. I do still have a few dates available if you would like to book a workshop with me. Also if you would like a copy of the SAB catty or any of our catalogues pleased don't hesitate to contact me, if you don't already have a local demo.

Have Fun,
Chlo

Ingredients

Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Itty Bitty Banner, Papillon Potpourri, Banner Blast and Tiny Tags (R)
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party and Sahara Sand
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Sahara Sand and Pool Party
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Other: Banner Punch, Boho Blossom, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Small Heart Punch Little Leaves die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Silver Glimmer, Hearts a Flutter Framelits and Rhinestones.

Friday, 24 January 2014

ESAD Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop - Heartfelt Banner


 Morning, morning!! And welcome to another ESAD Blog Hop. Today we are going crazy for Sale-A-Bration (SAB), which starts in 4 days time (28 Jan - 31 March) - Woo Hoo!!!

So I am stop number 7 on the Hop, which means you may have started here with me, or hopped on over from Leonie's beautiful creation. Man, that women is Talented with a capital "T".

Anyway, today I wanted to share the gorgeous Heartfelt Banner kit, that you could earn for free with a $90 order (not including postage). The kit is beautiful and includes everything you could need to make it. I decided I wanted to 'Step' mine up a little by adding some stamping and also some letters to spell out the word Family. Be warned, this banner was very hard to photograph so I had to take a lot of pictures!!!









It's it cute. I could so totally see this being used in a little girls room. I  used a SAB stamp set called Petal Parade to stamp on each of the canvas pennants to add a bit more detail and the little rosettes are the new SAB DSP called Sweet Sorbet . Oh and I decided to use the little clothes pegs to actually peg my photos on, so I can change them any time. A banner for all year around :-)

Well that's all from me today. It's now time for you to Hop on over to Amity to see what amazing creation she has been making. All the ESAD girls are an awesome bunch and so very creative, I just love being part of the group. Don't know what ESAD stands for:

ESAD stands for "Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators" and it is an on-line group just for Australian and New Zealand Stampin' Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends, and wonderful blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship, and we're always there to help and support each other.

So if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand, then please feel free to leave me a comment with your Email address and I'll contact you with information on how to join our wonderful group.

Have Fun,
Chlo
 






7.  Chloe Evans  ---- YOU ARE HERE




11.  Delys Cram



14.  Paula Reid





Friday, 10 January 2014

See Ya Later - SAB Sneak Peek

Is it me or are kids cards really hard to make? Oh and make it a boys card and that's it for me usually.

Ahhhh, but that was until I came across this awesome card on Pinterest, from fellow Demo, Paula over at Staminantics. She made this card for the colour challenge at Just Add Ink and I knew I would have to CASE it.

Here is my version:


I told you it was brilliant. So simple and could be used for any age and the colours changed to suit anybody. Pure genius if you ask me!!!

And did you notice today's SAB Sneak Peek? The stamped sentiment comes from the set "See Ya Later". This set has 4 sentiments in all and each one is a keeper.

And that reminds me, if you would like a copy of the SAB catty and don't already have a demo, then pop me an email and I'll get one in the post to you :-)

Have Fun,
Chlo

Ingredients
Stamps: Memorable Moments and See Ya Later
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist and Night of Navy
Cardstock: Whisper White, Marina Mist and Night of Navy
Other: Wisteria Wonder Chevron Ribbon and Hemp Twine

Wednesday, 8 January 2014

A little something for Mum

Today's card I made especially for my Mum. Not for any particular reason, other then that I miss her and I know how much she loves receiving my cards.

She doesn't live here in Australia, in fact none of our family does. She actually lives 6 months of the year in India and then the other 6 months is spent all over the UK and Europe. She's a bit of a jet setter. In fact I haven't seen her in almost two years and I can't wait for her to come out and visit this April. I've already started counting down the days.

So here is the special card, for my lovely Mum:


I used more of that beautiful DSP that will be FREE in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. Honestly, it's so gorgeous I've already started to hoard it! And the lattice die cut frame is actually from the Simply Sent card kit, called Simply Fabulous.

The stamps are from " Love You More" set which is only available for a few more weeks (27th Jan to be exact) Don't miss out on getting yourself some of these gorgeous stamps.

So my card is winging it's way to my Mum as we speak. Hopefully the post in India is all up to date and she should receive it soon. I always think it's so lovely to receive happy "for no reason at all" mail, I might just do it more often!

Have Fun,
Chlo

Ingredients
Stamps: Love You More
Cardstock: Sahara Sand and Whisper White
Ink: Calypso Coral and Versamark
DSP: Sweet Sorbet
Other: White Embossing Powder, Simply Fabulous and Stretch Ruffled Ribbon.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Port Hole Card

So lately I have been busy working on my post for the upcoming ESAD Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop, that is kicking off on 24th Jan at 10am. I really love all the offering for SAB this year and think you'll be just as excited as me when you get to see them. Oh and the reminds me, if you would like a copy of the SAB catty and don't already have a demo, them pop me an email and I'll get one in the post to you :-)

Anyway back to today's post... I wanted to share one of the cards we have been making in Class this month.





It's such a cute card and has been getting lots of Ahh's when I show it off. It also has a lovely swing to it if you get a bit of rhythm going when you open and shut it. Trust me, it's almost hypnotic.

I used the Circle Thinlit (Honestly one the best things I've ever purchased!) and my circle Framelits to make a port hole in the middle of the flip flop circle part. That's obviously the technical term for it!! This way you can get nice clear hole all the way through the middle for you heart, butterfly, star or whatever else you choose, to turn freely.

Now the butterfly card is a case, but for the life of me I can't find out where from. Once I find it I'll update and give credit!!  Ah here it is Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek.



Such a simple card but really gives a wow factor. So much so in fact, you really don't need to add to much more to it.

Have Fun,
Chlo

Ingredients

Stamps: Delightful Dozen and Happiest Birthday Wishes (R)
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Pink Pirouette
Ink: Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral
DSP: Silver Glimmer and Brights DSP Stack.
Other: Circle Thinlits, Small Heart Punch, Circle Framelits, Elegant butterfly Punch and Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Love You More

As soon as I saw the sentiment in the new "Whole lot of Love" promotion stamps, I knew this was the set for me.

In my house we say "Love YOU more" all the time to each other, so of course it was a no brainer that I would have to get it. Of course I would NEED it lol. But I also loved the little globe, the arrows and the little bird too (which I used on my Freshly Made Sketches Challenge card). I knew the little globe would look gorgeous in a circle thinlit card and I was totally right!! Here is my card closed...


And now opened...


Man I love these Thinlit cards. They really turn a great card into an amazing card with very little effort.

I heat embossed "Love you More" with whisper white powder as I really wanted the sentiment to "pop" off the page. I also remembered to punch out a heart and add some red Glimmer paper behind it before sticking the DSP down.


The globe stamp actually has this phrase attached to it, but I used a little of my trusty masking tape to cover it which prevented me from inking it up when I was stamping the globe. I then did the same thing again, but covered up the globe when i inked the sentiment for my "inside" message.


Of course I had to add a little bit of bling, so decided to finish it off with one of the Frosted Embellishments that are in the current Holiday Catty. They are sooo sparkly in real life and can be used for anytime, not just for Christmas.

Now the only problem I have, is that I love this card so much I don't want to give it away!!!

Have fun,
Chlo

Ingredients
Stamps: Love You More,
Ink: Pool Party, Early Espresso, Real Red and Versamark
Cardstock: Pool Party, Early Espresso and Whisper White
DSP: Brights Paper Stacks
Other: Perfect Pennant Die, Circle Thinlits, Linen Thread, Red Glimmer paper, Frosted Embellishments, White Embossing Powder and heart framelit from Hearts a Flutter.