Sunday, 27 November 2016

ESAD Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop - A Day at the Beach

Hi guys and welcome to another fantastic blog hop with the ESAD girls. Wow, I've done a few of these now and always have such a blast. I love to hop around with you all and check out all the talented creations, and I know this time will be know different.

Whether you are a regular visitor or have just arrived from the super amazing Kelly Kent, I just want to say Hey and I hope you like what I have to share with you today.

This Holiday Catalogue really has been awesome and there is so much that I love from it, and this set is no different. The only thing is, that this is my first play with it!?!? I know shocking lol.

I had this idea to pair the sentiment from our Tin of Tags stamps with the Day at the Beach set. I thought it would be a fun way to play on the sentiment Warm Wishes!!

My little black and gold banners are actually pieces of washi tape that I stuck on itself and then snipped out the flagged ends.

Now it's time for you to carry on hopping over to Jackie Noble's blog and check out her beautiful work!!

Have a fantastic week and Happy Crafting,


3. Chloe Evans  YOU ARE HERE
11. Delys Cram 

Monday, 21 November 2016

Happy Online Extravaganza Day!!

Today's the say of our big, one week only sale and I wanted to share something that I made for you all. No it's not a card!!

Yesterday I shared the list with you all and I don't know about you but I'm not really a list person. I like to be able to browse all the items on sale, so I made a list that is more pleasing for us visual people!!

Remember that some items are retiring and only while stocks last. So be quick, head to my STORE and grab yourself or maybe your friends some bargains too!!

Happy Crafting,

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Online Extravaganza starts TOMORROW!!

 Happy Sunday guys!! I hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend so far and finding a little bit of time to get some R&R in.

As promised, I'm back to give you all the low down on the upcoming Online Extravaganza . With savings up to 40% and 24-hour sales with new products on the first and last day of this event. For one-week only, 21-28 November, there will be amazing discounts that no one will want to miss. Not to mention at this time of year everyone could use a little help checking a few things off their Christmas gift list.

See below every item that will be on sale, starting tomorrow. 

So don't wait around too long. Make your list today and then pop over to my SHOP first thing tomorrow so not to miss out on these amazing deals. I know I'll be getting up that little bit earlier!! And if you order is under $250, then why not sure my hostess code:UHUBKCAN, to earn yourself a little reward from me too!!

Happy shopping,

Friday, 18 November 2016

TGIF #82 Inspiration Challenge - Holly Berry Happieness

Welcome back to another challenge from the awesome group from TGIF. Today we do have a great inspiration photo for you all, which did have me a little stumped at first.
Now you have to remember here in Australia we are actually in spring and heading towards summer so the autumn leaves inspiration photo did get me thinking. So i looked at all my stamp set wondering what leaves did I have when I suddenly noticed the Holly Berry Happiness stamp set. Holly leaves would be perfect!!

Now, I'm not sure the card turned at as well as I had pictured, as I think black embossing would have really made the images pop, but I do kinda like the white. Maybe if I have some time tonight, I'll try the card again with black embossing and see whether it does make a difference.

After embossing all the images I used my aqau painter to colour them. This is such a great technique and you don't even really have to be any good at colouing as the embossed lines keep the colour from bleeding.

I of course couldn't resist using the stitched framelits again for this card. Those dies really are amazing. The sentiment came from the Tin of Tag set, which goes to show, is not just for tags!!

Well that's it for me today. Please find some time to pop over to the TGIF blog and take a peek at what the other DT's have been up to. I know you will love all their designs too!!

Oh and make sure you check in with me again on Sunday as I have a big news to share with you all. Starting on Monday we have a HUGE Online Extravaganza. Lot's of goodies with up to 40% off. I will put up the list on Sunday, so you can have your order ready to place first thing Monday morning. Take it from me, I know things will sell out very fast!!

Happy Crafting,

Product List 

Just Add Ink #337 - Hey, Chick.

Well it feels like forever since I took part in a challenge with the Just Add Ink team. I've been so busy with everything else happening that the time has flown by. Anyway, I'm back and super excited with this weeks challenge. We have three options of items to use on your card and we want you to just pick two of them. Couldn't get nay easier right!!
  I absolutely love the card I made and it's using some new product from the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. I decide to use a diecut, the stitched framelits, and Designer Series Paper.

As soon as I saw the chickens in the new Hey, Chick stamp set I new I had to have them. There are three different types of chickens plus a little egg and some fun sentiments. I think it's going to be a very popular set come this January.

I embossed the chicken with black embossing powder and then I used my aqua painters to colour her in, with So Saffron, Pink Pirouette and Calypso Coral. Adding a little Smokey Slate around the outside of the chicken makes it pop just that little bit more.

I adore our new Stitched Shape Framelits and really think they just add that perfect finishing touch. I can guarantee, you will be seeing a lots more "stitching" on my cards to come!!

That's it from me today. I really do hope you will pop over and visit all the other DT's blogs, there really are some amazing creations this week. And don't forget to take part too, so I can pop over and visit you!!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, 11 November 2016

Onstage Display Cards Day 3 - Lift Me Up

Yeah it's Friday and day 3 of my Onstage Display samples. Today both cards are from the Lift Me Up stamp set and matching dies. The first one is a little more vintage then my usual style, but it's my Phileas Fogg card:

It's very soft and feminine and because I was looking for that 1700's vintage feel, I used Very Vanilla and added some sponging and stitching.

How much easier will it be to achieve that gorgeous stitching look with out new Stitched Framelits. I just checked my delivery and they should be here today... Squeal!!

The colours I've chosen for the balloons, Blushing Bride, Rose Red and Wisteria Wonder, are also some of my less favourite but they really work well together and I always like to be pushed outside of my comfort zone. It's like a little mini challenge.

Ok so on to my next one. This card couldn't be more different to my first one. It's so bold and bright and the colours really pop against the black die cut.

I just love the how you can layer cardstock or patterned paper behind this balloon and it really is easy to do. The panels fit perfectly, without them overlapping at all.

I decided to use clear embossing powder and heat set my floating balloons. I wanted them to be more for texture rather then visual and I think that worked perfectly. When you catch them in the light they really are shiny.

Lastly, my card needed a sentiment and I had no idea where it was going to go at first. After some thinking I decided to go for a bit of gold embossing on the main card. Now this is always scary to do, especially when you have the whole card put together already. But I do love to stamp on the edge and so I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig and it all came together perfectly.... Phew!!

 Would you like your very own copy of the new Occasions Catalogue?? I actually received 5 copies at onstage as part of Prize Patrol and I've decided to offering them out to the first 5 people who place a $50 order through my online store. Unfortunately this offer is only available to Australian residents.

And don't forget I still have a few of the Pop Up bins available too. So head on over to my shop place a $50 order today and you will receive a copy of the Occasions Catalogue and also a pop up bin. But this is only for the first 5 orders, so be quick and order today!! Oh remember to check out the 25% off stamps that are currently on sale too!!

Happy Crafting,

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Onstage Display Cards Day 2 - Lift Me Up

Welcome back to day 2 of my share-fest. Today I'm sharing samples using the Lift Me Up stamp set and the matching framelits but only one of them is actually a card?!?

Let's start with the card first.
 Now when I first received this set, I loved all the hot air balloons in the set. They are so vintage and reminded me of one of my favourite Jules Verne books, Around the world in 80 days.

I then opened up the framelits and I was instantly in love with this gorgeous, intricate hot air balloon die. Whats even more exciting, is that there are other dies in the set that look like a curved band and these are for cutting paper and layering behind the balloon, which is what I did for this card.

I used some scraps of the Cupcakes and Carousel DSP and layered them behind the black die cut. Those clever peeps over at head office really do think of everything!!

Ok, so now for the non card that I made. Once I had started cutting a few of the gorgeous balloon die cuts, I instantly knew it would make a fantastic mobile for a little boy's room and that's exactly what I did.
 Gosh, this little stunner was hard to photograph. It would not stay still for a moment!! But I really was thrilled with how it turned out and I think it got a few "wow's" at Onstage too.

 To make the balloons, I cut three from each colour and used the fine tip glue pen to stick them together. I threaded cotton through the middle and then added a few of the die cut Dazzling Diamonds clouds to the top and bottom. Finally finished it all off with a pair of silver bells at the end of the cotton. These make a gorgeous sound in the breeze and they also add a little bit of weight to the mobile.

Now if you would like your own copy of the new Occasions catalogue, then please send me an email with you postal address and come the middle of Dec I will pop on in the post for you. Australian address only.

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Onstage Display cards Day 1 - Lift Me Up and Carousel Birthday

I really am thrilled to finally be able to share the two stamp sets that I received from Stampin' Up! for my Display stamper duties, Lift Me Up and Carousel Birthday. Both are absolutely gorgeous and I had so many idea on how to use them.

Each day this week, I'll share two samples from the 15 that I have created... ohh it's getting exciting now!!

First up, is a card using the gorgeous Lift Me Up stamp set and it's coordinating framelits:

Can I just say that this sentiment "Sending smiles across the miles" is going to be my most used sentiment ever. Of course I adore the sentiment itself, but the font and layout is just perfect. I literally swooned when I saw this sentiment!!

How cute is this card. The paper 'Cupcakes and Carousels' pairs perfectly with this stamp set and the colours are so fresh even though the patterns have such a vintage, retro feel to them.

I love all the little clouds and the balloons that have matching framelits. It makes my job super easy!!

Ok so my next design to share with you, is a card made using the other stamp set that I received which is the 'Carousel Birthday' set.

These two sets really do pair well together and I think you see that with the DSP and Embellishment kit. Anyway, here is my second card for today:

Out of all the samples I made, this was the one I just loved the most. It's so soft and girly and would be perfect for a little princesses birthday.

Now before you ask, no there isn't a framelit for the gorgeous little carousel horse. I did actually fussy cut it out. It really wasn't too hard and it does look fantastic on the card.

I used an aqua painter to colour in the horse, this time around but I'm pretty excited about out new watercolour pencils that are coming out in the catty too. They would be perfect for this sort of fine, detailed stamp.

Well that's it for me today. Make sure you check back in tomorrow for Day Two of the Sample reveal, as I have so much more to share with you yet!!

Happy Crafting