Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Fathers Day cuteness

Father's Day is the beginning of September here in New Zealand but we had a delayed celebration for my Dad.  His favourite colour is green so I used a new colour called Shaded Spruce and one of my favourite new stamp sets called Postcard Pals.

This set is perfect for colouring with Stampin' Blends (alcohol markers) as I have done here.  I've also used the bottlecap die from the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits dies to create a masculine embellishment with the word 'Dad'.  

For my Father-in-law's card I actually used a Christmas set from the new Holiday Catalogue called So Santa.  By colouring it in non-Christmas colours and covering up the holly on his hat, he doesn't look like Santa.  That makes this set a whole lot more versatile for me.

I'll be looking forward to colouring him in Christmas colours to make him a Santa again soon.  

First card
Cardstock: Shaded Spruce, Whisper White, Woodgrain DSP
Stamps: Postcard Pals, Pick A Pennant 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Whisper White Craft, Stampin' Blends (various)
Dies: Celebrate You Thinlits, Bottles & Bubbles Framelits, Layering Circles

Second card
Cardstock: Blueberry Bushel, Whisper White, Best Route DSP
Stamps: So Santa, Thoughtful Banners. 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blueberry Bushel, Stampin' Blends (various)

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Holiday Catalogue Swaps

Part of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator means you can partake in 'swaps'.  Swaps are where we design and make a card, then make enough of those cards for each person on the swap list.  Then we meet up and swap our cards with each person for one they've made.  It's a great way to meet new demonstrators and we bring home a great selection of cards or other projects which we can share with you.  

Here is the card I designed and made:

I felt that the Woodgrain Designer Series Paper looked like wet sand and by stamping my sentiment in coordinating ink, it looks like writing in the sand.

Check out my video to see all the other wonderful swaps I received in return: