Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Top Tip Tuesday - Glitter Enamel Dots

It's Tuesday and I thought I'd share a top tip with you all today.

I love taking the stickiness away from stickers and in this case, our gorgeous Glitter Enamel Dots. It means I can add a dimensional to them to turn a flat sticker into a raised sentiment or even put them into a shaker card, like I did with the dots!

 This suite, 'How Sweet it is', is absolutely beautiful and perfect for kids birthday cards. I know I'll be making a few extra cards with this kit for all the upcoming parties my three will be heading to this year! 

Happy Crafting,

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Wednesday, 9 January 2019

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop - Butterfly Gala

It's been a while since I joined a Blog Hop and I have been meaning to join in with Kylie Bertucci's for ages. Well today is the day. There are quite a few blogs on this hop, so whether you hopped along from one of the other talented demos are one of my regulars, Hello and thank you for popping by!

So today I wanted to share a really quick and easy card using the Butterfly Gala stamp set and the gorgeous coordinating designer series paper that is actually a Sale-a-Bration Freebie:

What a cute card and it is just so easy!! I cut a card front from the Botanical Butterflies patterned paper and using  my Blends, I very roughly just added colour to all the butterflies. I pretty much broke every rule in when it came to colouring in those gorgeous butterflies. I used my brush end, I coloured outside the lines and I didn't even try to blend the two colours. Just goes to show that sometimes you need to step outside of the box!

I heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder and just popped it up on a couple of dimensionals. And that is all there is too it. Very quick, very simple and you can make about from one piece of paper. Now that's what I call easy!!

If you would to buy any of these gorgeous products and you live here in Australia and don't already have a demo, then I would love to help you with that. Just pop me an Email or head to my store !!
Thanks for "hopping" in and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Blog Hop.

Happy Crafting,

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Monday, 7 January 2019

Blends and Butterflies Are Made For Each Other - Butterfly Gala

I saw this gorgeous card (which you can see HERE) by Emma Goddard, The Coastal Crafter, the other day and I absolutely loved it. I loved how you had used the Blends to give her butterflies two different shades without the usual blending. I also just loved her colour pallet too. This is my CASE of Emma's card:

After making her card, I decided I wanted to do the same technique again, with the butterflies but change the card design and that is how my card was made:

It's just such a crisp, clean card and I think the colours just sing together. I also love using my Blends in a different way too.

Did you also notice the two little scored lines in the card. This is one of my favourite techniques. I just use the score blade on my trimmer and added to gentle score lines. It's so easy to do and I just like the elegant of it.

Now, don't forget you can purchase all this items at any time through my Online Store which is open 24/7, just for your conveniences !

Happy Crafting,

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Saturday, 5 January 2019

NEW Stampin' Blends Class January 2019 - Humming Along

I'm absolutely loving these school holidays and the fact I've been able to get into my craftroom more then usual, which means I've been able to get ahead on my classes for the next few months.

One class which I'll be rerunning this year is my very popular Blends Class. The girls have absolutely loved the class last year and I have a whole heap of new crafters signing up to attend this years class too.

My first class of the year is always a very easy card, just so I can teach the ladies the very basics of colouring and blending. Here are the two cards we will be making in January:

 I received the Humming Along stamp set at Onstage and I was so excited with it because I knew it would be a perfect set for people just trying out colouring with our amazing Blends.

I really love the line work on this little hummingbird and couldn't wait to start colouring him in. I suddenly wasn't sure exactly what colours hummingbirds are. I know they are a bright metallic blue and green but when I suddenly came to adding it on him, I wasn't sure where to start. So I did a quick Google search on hummingbirds and used that as my inspiration.

The colours on the Hibiscus came from my very own plant that sits in my front garden. Hibiscus come in so many colours that you really can't go wrong. Just remember, when adding depth or the darker shaded area, to think where you would actually see those deeper colours on a flower.

If you have started using our amazing Blends markers, I really urge you to give it a try. You honestly do get better with more practice and if your aren't sure which colours to get first, take a look at which stamp sets you have to colour and decide from there. Most people have flower stamps and so I always think you can never go wrong with a green and a pink combo!!

Happy Crafting,

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