Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Kelly's Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Happy Birthday Gorgeous

What a great way to kick of a Wednesday, with a Blog Hop and this hop is going to be a corker!! Today, I and 23 other Stampin' Up! demo's are hopping together to celebrate Kelly Kent's, (This lady is one amazing card making) 5 years with Stampin' Up!

There really are some super stars on this list and you may have just hopped along from one of them, the awesome Richelle Fletcher. Gosh, wasn't her creations outstanding. But now it's over to me and today I wanted to share a very easy card that I whipped up while I was on a craft retreat this past weekend. I used the new Happy Birthday thinlit that you guy's will be able to order as of tomorrow!!!

It's such a fun card and I think it would be awesome in huge range of different colours. In fact I plan to make up a few more and have them in my spares box ready for kid's birthday parties that my children get invited to.

And how gorgeous are those colours together! They just happened to come about when I was packing  some colours away and I stacked these together. I love it when inspiration just appears from no where.

So as from tomorrow the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue is live for all to buy from and I for one can't wait!! Please make sure when you purchase you new goodies, to use my Hostess code which can be found on the right hand side, to earn yourself a little Thank You gift!!

Ok, it's now time for you to continue on the hop and jump on over to Rachael Lewsley's blog and check out what she has been up too. Crafting up a storm I'm sure!!

Happy Crafting,

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Monday, 29 May 2017

Missing Mojo Monday - Jar of Love

Welcome back to another Missing Mojo Monday Post.

So while the mojo is on holiday for an extended amount of time I obviously still have to get my craft on, even when I don't feel like it. I still have Design Team commitments and card classes to get organized for, so what do you do at these times. Well this is when I start digging through my current and old catalogues and look for inspiration or cards to CASE. CASE stands for Copy And Share Everything.

So the card on the left is from the Stampin' Up! catalogue and my card is the one below:

My Jar of Love set really hasn't seen as much love as it should have and I'm so glad to see it carry over to the new annual catalogue. So when I saw this little fishy card and thought, well that looks easy enough to CASE and even though I had planned to copy it completely, I still couldn't help changing it up just little.

So even thought my card is almost the same I don't find leaving white space that easy so on my card I embossed my background with our fantastic brick wall folder. I really love the effect that little folder has on a card.

And so there you had it. Another card made, just in time for a class too and do you know what? This was the card they loved most of all. Sometimes a smart design is better then a fancy one.

So Missing Mojo tip number 2 - Pull out your old catties and start having a look through. Maybe you can find a design that you like which you can change up the stamps sets or maybe you have the stamps and just want to CASE the original design. Either way you gotta just get creating!!

Happy Crafting,

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Friday, 26 May 2017

TGIF #109 Spotlight Challenge Rochelle Blok - Santa's Sleigh

So this week is not actually my week for the TGIF crew but when I realised that it was a spotlight challenge and this month we were CASing my beautiful and extremely talented friend Rochelle Blok, how could I not take part.

I have always known how amazing Rochelle's creations are and this year Stampin' Up! also agreed and she was picked to serve on the Artisan Design Team. She seriously has so much talent and I suddenly thought, OMG how do you compete against!!

So after taking another look through her blog )I'm a regular visitor and if you aren't you really need to be) I noticed that Rochelle loves to add heaps of texture, layers and different elements. She also loves to add a bit of stitching, whether this is machine, hand or faux. So with that in mind, this is what I created:

Now, I do know that even though it's got a bit chilly here at home, I know we still have a while before Christmas, but I actually had this idea in my head for a while.

When I first flicked through the new Wood Textures paper, I instantly loved the look of the white washed wood pattern and it made me think of a Nordic winter. So with that and Rochelle's style, my card came together.

Now I want to point out my hand stitched edge that I have, bordering my card. Yes you heard me right I used my piercing tool and a ruler. measured out each hole and then hand stitched using our gorgeous copper thread. In fact I went around twice as one strand wasn't enough. it took almost an hour to do but I love the effect I got.

So now it's you turn to have a go at CASing Rochelle. She has so many beautiful cards to choose from that we are all really spoilt for choice. I can't wait to see which one you pick!

Happy Crafting,

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Just Add Ink #361 Theme Challenge - Lovely Friends

As promised I am now back with another card using not only the stamp set from the Lovely Friends bundle but also the amazing framelits too. Now these stamps are gorgeous and totally rock on their own, but the framelits are outstanding and so much fun.

My card was created for the Just Add Ink challenge, which this week is a just add watercolour, washi or flowers.

I have been playing with the Smooshing technique that Narelle Farrugia used a few weeks ago on another card and I loved it. It still gives this great watercolour look but you have a little more control over it, if that makes sense. Anyway, here's my card:

I used two different colours, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist, for my Smooshing and even though I did follow Betsy Veldman's Smooshing technique, I changed it slightly as I didn't actually put my cardstock face down onto the acetate. Instead i flipped it and I put my acetate face down onto the cardstock instead. I found that this way I had more control with being able to see exactly where the ink was moving too.

Ok so now I'll show you the inside:

Isn't that amazing!! It's so clever and just looks fantastic. The framelits cut the cardstock with all the folds and slits in the right places and they are so easy to pop together. I did find that you will need some extra strong tape to stick it together because after opening and closing it a a few times (or in my case lots of times, because I was so pleased with it) they can come apart.

 So which two will you choose for this weeks challenge? I can't wait to see all the amazing creations that I know you guys will come up with.

Happy Crafting,

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