Friday, 8 January 2021

The Berry Best - Sweet Strawberry and Berry Blessings

Happy New Year guys and here's to the start of my year on the Artisan Design Team!!!

Firstly I want to say Thank You and Farewell to the out going Artisans. I really admire all of the Artisans that have been on the team previously and can not thank them enough for all their ideas and creativity. Plus you guys have been an outstanding bunch of enablers too FYI!!!

Now to share the 2021 team and I am completely blown away with the sheer talent this year. Still pinching myself that my little old face is on this graphic.
 
Gee whizz, I have my work cut out for me to keep up with these creative gods. But I do love a good challenge and so today I'm sharing two cards (as it has been a while since I last shared 😉).
 
With the start of Sale-a-Bration plus the new January - June Mini Catalogue, I  wanted to create a card with what is currently my most favourite bundle. I say currently as I'm pretty sure that will change on a weekly basis as I'm smitten over this new catalogue. Anyway back to today's cards:


I can't get enough of the Sweet Strawberry Suite in the Mini catalogue. It reminds me of warm sunny days, strawberries and cream tea's, picnic's in the park... you get the idea. Plus did I mention it has a punch!! Yep say no more.

And what I really love about this bundle is, it has another coordinating stamp and some paper in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue that you can earn for free!! The bundle in the Sale-a-Bration catalogue is called Berry Blessings and includes images of raspberries and blueberries. Plus in the usual, Stampin' Up! style, the Strawberry Builder Punch actually punches out some of the strawberries found in the designer series paper. These two bundles really do have it all.

If you would like your very own copy of the new January-June Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogue and don't already have a demonstrator, then please pop me an EMAIL with your address and I will send one out to you (Australian postal addresses only)
 
So boys and girls, strap on your seat belts and come along on a wonderful and hopefully inspiring ride with me as I head off on my Artisan adventures!
 
Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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Saturday, 14 November 2020

Bigger then the Ocean - Whale Done

Happy Saturday guys and welcome back to the blog. Today I have a card that I created as part of a Mystery Stamping challenge that I set up in the Direct2SU Facebook page, that myself and my fellow council members run for demo's in the South Pacific that don't have Uplines and are direct to Stampin' Up!.

So what is Mystery Stamping? Well it's something that I hadn't heard of before either but it was so much fun. Someone gives you the dimensions of the cardstock and a list product that you need to create the card and then you go away and make a card using those instructions. It's so much fun as each card comes out completely differently depending on your own interpretation and this was the card I created for that challenge.

I have been wanting to use the Whale of a Time pattern paper for so long. It has so many beautiful pieces in it, that I think you could choose any piece your card would be stunning.

Can we just take a minute to talk about this new Seabed 3D embossing folder. It, is STUNNING and it doesn't matter how many times I use it, it pretty much takes my breath away each time. This folder is one of those must have folders and I promise you, it will never leave you stash. It really is a keeper!

Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend and get some craft time in,
Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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Friday, 13 November 2020

Happy 21st Birthday - Well Worded Dies

I don't often get the chance to make really girly girl cards. My daughter is a bit of a footy head and pink isn't her thing. However, my besties daughter just turned 21 and she loves pink. In fact her birthday party colour theme was pink and rose gold, so I obviously had to make a card that matched.
This card is so stunning in real life and it is full of techniques. From the watercolour washed hearts, to the glimmer embossed paste background stencil, this card is just full of sparkle and magic.
I absolutely love the Brushed Foil cardstock that is currently in the Holiday Catalogue. It's got just the slightest hint of a brushed pattern on it and so bright and shiny but the real magic, is that even after going through the Stampin' Cut and Emboss machine, it never picks up any of the patterns from your scratched plates. I just love that!

Sometimes its just so much fun going all out and creating with your heart... until you have to clean up afterwards that is!

Happy Crafting and Cleaning,
Chlo





Wednesday, 11 November 2020

Peace to You and Yours - Peace & Joy

I can't believe it's only 6 weeks until Christmas and I'm not at all ready yet. I keep telling myself I must get my families card in the UK sent and yet another weeks has passed by and they are still sitting on my desk. Why is it harder to write in cards then it is creating them?

The card I wanted to share with you today is one that I created a few weeks ago. I had this idea of a snowy dark sky with glittery trees and so I got out my inks, my blending brushes and set to work.

 The background tree dies from the Home Together set was perfect for this card and I love how we have two different slopes that can be layered together. I would have loved to have used some white glimmer cardstock, but instead I swished my Wink of Stella over the trees, to make them look like snow.

The white splatters in the background (which if you follow my Instagram page, you'll know caused me a bit of a problem..) were created by mixing some white craft reinker with our frost shimmer paint and then using a paint brush to flick it across the background. it gives a really lovely snow effect.

I finished the card of with the "Peace" word die and coordinating stamped sentiment from the Peace and Joy Bundle.

Now to actually sit down and fill out the cards and send them on their happy way!

Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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