Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Stampin' Up! Flourish Thinlits and Project Life!

What's there NOT to love about Stampin' Up! Project Life kits???  The cards are totally divine and the kits are so much fun, easy to do, and really make scrapbooking a breeze!!  And did you know, you can also use those oh so beautiful cards for cardmaking too??

And so, for the challenge at Just Add Ink this week, the challenge is to use Project Life!!
Click here to see some amazing and beautiful projects from the design team - you'll love them all!!

For this delicious card, all I've added is a greeting from Butterfly Basics, and some wonderful Flourish Thinlits for extra special pizzazz!!  What a beautiful card, and it shows of the gorgeous Project Life card from the Hello Lovely Kit to perfection!!

If you want to see this same Project Life kit used for scrapbooking and to see some more of the totally beeeeutiful cards and accessories, check these blog posts  HERE and HERE.

Team Projects at our recent get together.

Here are some of the gorgeous projects we created at our last team get together!!
We used the glorious Detailed Floral Dies and the coordinating stamp set Floral Phrases.

We used some of the divine Floral Boutique DSP inside our gatefold card.

And we then made some cute Christmas Cards using Christmas Pines.

If you would love to join in the fun with us at our monthly team gathering, ask me how!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

SUO - My Hero in Primary Colours

Hello and welcome to another Challenge for SUO - Stampin' Up! Only.  This time we are focusing on Primary Colours - Red, Yellow and Blue - my choices were Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim.  And I've made my husband a 'hero' card for Fathers Day which is coming up this Sunday here in Australia.  I've used the great Ronald Macdonald House Charities stamp set My Hero and the coordinating Badge punch.  

I'm on the team at SUO!

The starburst comes from Kinda Eclectic - I've used this starburst for so many cards in so many ways!!!  I've also highlighted the badge with the yummy gold Wink of Stella pen and added a couple of gorgeous brights sequins!!  I also stamped the badge again on some Daffodil Delight card, and then punched the #1 with the 1/2" circle punch just to make that piece the star of the show!

Now, I hope you've been inspired!!  Grab your primary colours and start creating and join in the fun with us over at SUO - if you click on the graphic you'll see the rest of the awesome projects from the whole design team - and you'll be inspired I'm sure!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

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A Warm Christmas with Christmas Pines

We are almost at the end of winter here - Spring begins on the 1st of September and already the weather is warmer (not that it really gets cold where I live!!  We rarely get below 8 degrees celsius on the Sunshine Coast Queensland Australia!!)

With the warmer weather comes thoughts of balmy summer nights and days sitting at the beach enjoying the breeze - and we have Christmas in summer too!!  

So the lovely Christmas Pines set in our new catalogue spoke to me of rattling palm trees and ferns - so tropical and warm.  And Paperless Post have set a challenge to create a Christmas Card with a summer twist!!   You can see their Christmas Card page HERE.

About the only thing I DON'T do for Christmas Cards is snowman - purely because I've ONLY ever seen snow twice in my life!!!  However, these lovely days are getting longer, so we are heading down to the beach for our afternoon walk more often and looking at the sunset and stars - and that's the look I've gone for with my Summery Christmas Card........
so what do you think?

I've used our new bundle of Christmas Pines and Pretty Pines thinlits - I have wonderful memories of creating pinecone centrepieces for Christmas as a child!!  I love this stamp set, and the greetings in it are totally wonderful too.  I've heat embossing some leaves with Old Olive, and cut our some more from cardstock to sit over the top.  I've added some sequin baubles to hang from the fronds too. The stars are heat embossed with clear and I've given a lovely Dapper Denim wash for the background.  This card could be an image of the sun sparkling on the water OR an evening sky under the palms.  Did you see that too?

Stampin' Up! Banners for You

We made a whole heap of these cards last week at the Nursing Home class - teaching watercolouring, and creating welcome cards for new residents all at once.
I've used the lovely flower from You've Got This; the lovely corner images from Helping Me Grow; and the banner and that lovely image at the top and bottom of the card from Banners For You.

I've used Kraft cardstock, Shimmery White (fantastic to do watercolouring on), Soft Suede for the image mat, and then coloured with Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry and Rose Red.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Stampin' Up! Artistic Expressions this week on CTC#93

Hello again for Sunday Night hopping!!  Blog Hopping that is -  with our awesome CASEing the CATTY team where we inspire you with our interpretations of projects in our Catalogue through Copying and Selectively Editing.  
This week we are looking at the HUGE Artistic Expressions Chapter  which has a totally amazing array of choices!!


And, as I was SO overwhelmed with choices AND I ran out of time, I've totally CASED this lovely little card featuring Tuscan Vineyard.  I absolutely adore this bunch of grapes and I'm sure this card in the catalogue really encouraged me to purchase this stamp set!!

So here's my little version.  The only difference is the black bakers twine rather than the Elegant Eggplant.  I love the idea of leaving white space when painting, but I think I might have to practice a little!!  My card is not as beautifully painted as the one in the catalogue BUT, I still love it and I think it looks totally gorgeous!!  I'm glad I had a go at CASEing this card.... and I think I might try again soon!!

Now it's time for you to continue your Sunday hopping fun!!  You can go in reverse to see Joyful Judy, or forwards to see Stunning Simone.  Enjoy!!


And if you've been inspired, have a go at our monthly challenge and join in the fun.  We love to see your creations too!!

See you next week!!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness sneak peek!!

I think the cluster of holly berries and leaves is just GORJUS for Christmas - and so this new stamp set and coordinating punch were totally on my wish list when I saw the new Holiday Catalogue which starts on the 1st September!!  I've used the super useful Swirly Scribbles thinlits for my wreath and added a few lovely embellishments.... what do you think?

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines with Jar of Love

Isn't this the cutest idea?  I CASED this card from our new Holiday Catalogue which goes live on 1st September!!  If you would like your copy of the new Holiday Catalogue - let me know!

I've used the greeting and background stars from Christmas Pines stamp set - and the tree comes from Thoughtful Branches (again - what an amazing stamp set!!)

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Stampin' Up! Star of Light sneak peek

Are you excited for our upcoming Holiday Catalogue?  Are you ready to start your Christmas crafting?  Let me inspired you in the next few days with some gorgeous projects and products from our new Holiday Catalogue which goes live on 1st September!!

This lovely bundle is Star of Light stamp set and the coordinating Starlight Thinlits - just beeeeutiful!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines - sneak peek

I've been exploring with our new Holiday Catalogue which starts on September 1st.  Are you ready for your Christmas Crafting yet?  There are some beautiful goodies to inspire you in this catalogue!!  

Stay tuned for the next few days to see some more goodies!!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Stampin' Up! CASEing the Catty #92 Everyday Occasions

Hello and welcome to our Inspirational Sunday Night Blog Hop!!  This week we are again exploring the amazing chapter for Everyday Occasions - pages 66-91, 

and my card is inspired by the card at the bottom of page 87.

Once again, I've used the wonderful Thoughtful Branches stamp set - and changed the colours to suit the Pop of Pink Washi tape.   

Now it's time for you to continue along on your blog hop and make sure you see all of the amazing projects from our whole team!!  You can use the button below to keep going, and then you can use the Challenge button to join in the fun and add your project to our monthly challenge!!  We love to see your awesome creations!!

And for the complete list of the whole team, be sure to head on over to our blog!!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Holly Berry Happiness Sneak Peek

We have our Holiday Catalogue coming out next month!!  Would you like a copy of the catalogue?  Be sure to let me know, and I'll send one out to you.  

I've had a little play with the Holly Berry Happiness set - and it's lovely!!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Brushwork Alphabet in Cherry Cobbler and Gold

This is a special card I was asked to create for a lovely young couple - I love using the Brushwork Alphabet for the personalised touch!!  It works a treat!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

White Thoughtful Branches

This is quite a simple card - but oh so elegant I think!!  I've used Thoughtful Branches (again) and added a strip of white embossed with Seaside embossing folder in the background.

This is a card celebrating the gift of marriage and long time love.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Foxy Friends - always Cute and Cuddly

Hello!!  We are inspiring you with Cute and Cuddly this week with our SUO (Stampin' Up! Only) challenge!!  And here's my version of Cute and Cuddly!!  I just could not go past the lovely Foxy punch and created these two little cuties under the tree from Thoughtful Branches (love this bundle!!)

I'm on the team at SUO!

My greeting comes from Badges and Banners with it's great coordinating Banner Punch

So how about jumping in and joining in the fun this week and create your Cute and Cuddly entry for our challenge - there are so many awesome stamp sets in our Stampin' Up! collection that this challenge will be a breeze!!

Monday, August 15, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Scrapbooking

You would know by now that I've been having a great time playing with this Thoughtful Banners Bundle - well, here's another project using it - and I've coloured the title with my markers and left out one of the words of the greeting to make it more suitable for my page.

I've used lots of banners of Pop of Pink DSP here on my page - but there's no pink to be seen - the reverse side of all the papers is black and white only - awesome!!

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches in CTC#91 Birthday Chapter

Hello again for our Sunday Night Blog Hop!  What a fabulous way to enjoy the end of a marvellous weekend, and we hope you are enjoying the hop - keep going all around the team and you'll be inspired over and over again!!

This week, we are sharing some more inspiration and CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) from the Birthdays chapter of our Annual Catalogue - pages 10 - 25.

I've been inspired this week by this card to the left of the Festive Birthday Suite on page 10.  I've kept the layout the same, and the colours a bit similar, but I've used my favourite bundle of the moment - Thoughtful Branches.  I've used the lovely craft white ink for the background stamping - just the same as the card I've used for inspiration.  I love the trees stamped on the banner and the card with first and second generation stamping - I think it looks really atmospheric!!

This second card is far more graphic - using the white craft ink again in the background, and some of the Pop of Pink DSP to mat the greeting.  This is not my usual style, and I do like the trees card better!!!

And you know what?  This card fits perfectly into the challenge at TGIF this week!!  

Now it's time for you to continue hopping around the team, and then to create your project and share it in our monthly challenge!!  We love to see your creations!!


For the complete list of the design team, you can use this link.

And we will see you again next week as we hop around the catalogue!!

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