Wednesday, 22 January 2020

Saleabration Coordination

Sale-a-bration Coordination now that's a mouthful. What's not hard is seeing how much easier to use and better these fabulous free Sale-a-bration items are with their purchasable coordinating product.  

If you haven't heard Sale-a-bration is now on and if you haven't seen it already
the brochure is available to view online or you can request a copy from me. 

Now Stampin' Up! are releasing exclusive co-ordinating product to go along with some of the free items in this catalogue and in the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.

Get a closer look at these great products in this video below:

Co-ordinating product will be available 4 February - 31 March 2020 or whilst supplies last.

Saturday, 18 January 2020

Yesterday we visited the zoo and we said hello to the meerkats. The Gang Were All Meer and I enjoyed watching their funny little antics.

You can choose 'The Gang's All Meer' stamp set for free during Sale-a-bration when you spend $110, and why wouldn't you?  They're so adorable.

I bought two teeny tiny meerkat figurines that are going to be my mascots during sale-a-bration (and beyond). Meet Meeka and Scout my meerkat buddies. 

Contact me to place your order and get your free 'The Gang's All Meer' stamp set now.

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Bedroom door hanger

Today I made my horse loving daughter a new sign for her bedroom door. I created a pocket and some interchangeable messages to slide in, to keep with her idea that she came up for the current one which she made had out of paper. The one she made was getting a bit tired so it was time for a new one.

I used the retired Little Letters dies and the stamp set called 'Let it Ride'. I used masking and sponging to create the sky behind the horses.  The horses were coloured with my Stampin' Blends - Soft Suede for the larger horse and Crumb Cake for the horse head.

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Kerchief Card Kit by Stampin' Up!

Sale-a-bration is now on and one of the FREE items you can choose from when you spend $110 is the Kerchief Card Kit.  The kit makes 8 gorgeous bandanna-inspired cards - 4 of each pattern. 

Check out my video below to see these beautiful cards and how I put them together:

I hope you choose the Kerchief Card Kit for free with your next order.  If you are local and would like a copy of the new Mini Catalogue or the Sale-a-bration Catalogue please contact me.  

Links to the digital copies of the catalogues are in the sidebar.  

Happy Sale-a-bration everyone!

Friday, 3 January 2020

Sale-A-Bration Starts Today!

Sale-a-bration starts today and as always there are lots of fantastic choices to choose from.  Simply spend $110 to choose 1 free item. Plus see below for other ways to benefit during Sale-a-bration - the best time of year. 

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Silhouette Scenes birthday

Yesterday was my youngest Daughter's birthday.  One of her favourite things to do is to swing on her rope ladder and trapeze attached to our big old plum tree.  

So when deciding on what to do for her birthday card, I knew the Silhouette Scenes stamp set was perfect.  
I didn't have the See A Silhouette Designers Series Paper, though I should order some because its fantastic - I love the bright colours - so I sponged the background for this card instead.

I used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Mango Melody with a touch of Grapefruit Grove.  Once I'd sponged it, I flicked a little bit of water over it with my aqua painter.

To get the dark solid image I used my Stamparatus so that I could stamp the image, then re-ink and stamp it a second time in exactly the same spot.

For the tree branch, I used the branch from the Colorful Seasons stamp set and then I used the leaf image from the Rooted In Nature stamp set.  I was able to use my Stamparatus again to line these up just where I wanted them and I also double stamped these to get the depth of colour.   

Tip: I used my imaging sheet from my old stamp-a-ma-jig to get the placement perfect but you can use a piece of Window Sheet to do the same thing.  Making sure the ink is dry, lay the sheet on top of your stamped image, place the stamp where you think it should go (on top of the sheet) and pick it up on your Stamparatus plate.  Ink it up and stamp it down on the clear sheet.  You'll be able to see where it will stamp on your card and if its not quite in the right spot, carefully move the card underneath until its in the right spot. Clean the clear sheet and repeat if you want to be doubly sure.  Once you're happy with the placement, then you can take the clear sheet away and stamp with confidence.

I added a very thin black mat to give depth and contrast to the sponged piece and then mounted it on a Whisper White card base.

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps: See A Silhouette, Colorful Seasons, Rooted in Nature, Big Day (sentiment - retired)
Ink: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mango Melody, Grapefruit Grove, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: Stamping sponges, Aqua painter, Stamparatus