Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Kellys Celebration Anniversary Hop




Happy 5 Year Stampin' Up! anniversary to the amazing Kelly Kent.

This hop is in celebration of my dear friend who I have been lucky to have met through this awesome hobby of ours! 

You have come on over from Deborah's page

It is all about celebrations/ happy so I thought I would post a card of a recent birthday that we went to using some new products with some retiring products.... 




I also taught this card in a recent card class....
I can not believe that I had actually never done a box card in any classes of mine!!!
I love making them so I am not sure why??
I think there has always been other cool techniques to teach.
  • Stamps: Fabulous Flamingo
  • Ink:  Memento, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
  • Card: Whisper White, Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Silver Glimmer and Pop of Paradise DSP
  • Tools: Large Numbers Framelits with the bigshot and the new Pretty Label Punch
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals and Flirty Flamingo Ruched Ribbon

Kelly has such an amazing lineup of people joining her on his anniversary celebration that there are two hops to look at... one super popular lady!




Next from my project is Josie's so be sure to go and check out what happy project she has come up with!


https://josie-dean.com/2017/05/30/kellys-stamping-friends-blog-hop


List of Participants:
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Monique Fielder
  4. Narelle Farrugia
  5. Wendy Hodkinson
  6. Deborah Harris
  7. Nicole Wilson - YOU ARE HERE!
  8. Josie Dean
  9. Elizabeth Gross
  10. Rachel Palmieri
  11. Cheryl Algie
  12. Kristel Rimmer
  13. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  14. Mandy Depiazzi
  15. Fi Cobbin
  16. Nicole Goding
  17. Holly Stene
  18. Claudia Ausborn
  19. Julia Quinn
  20. Jan McQueen
  21. Sara Levin
  22. Carolina Evans
  23. Tamra Davis
  24. Narelle Simm
  25. Jenny Hall

Monday, 29 May 2017

What Will You Stamp? 118 WWYS118

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 118.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

This weeks set is Urban District and yes another one that its the first time I have cracked it out its packet.


I made are super, super simple dad card.



Just two colours Very Vanilla and Basic Black!
Feeling a bit sad that it hasn't stuck around long.
Our Fathers Day in Australia is actually in September so would make a wonderful set for that.
  • Stamps: Urban District
  • Ink:  Basic Black
  • Card: Very Vanilla, Urban Underground DSP
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Urban Underground Embellishments


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Sunday, 28 May 2017

ESAD 2017/18 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek



Welcome to another wonderful ESAD blog hop! I am so lucky to be in this group of talented demonstrators and I hope that you enjoy all the gorgeous new sneak peeks of the beautiful goodies coming in a couple of days!

You may have just started with myself as you are at the beginning of the hop or you may have come all the way around from Rebecca's Page



I thought that I would use one of the new upcoming Hostess Sets alongside two of the new In Colours..... isn't it just beautiful?






  • Stamps: Tranquil Tulips
  • Ink:  Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Card: Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White and Fresh Florals DSP stack
  • Tools: Oh My Stars embossing folder with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals and 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon in Berry Burst

Keeping with the gorgeous new In colours I'm a member of a RAK group and sent out some cards at the end of last month and here was a few of them



Just by mixing up where the colours sit makes the look of each card different.


This set is very versatile and it includes the angel policy stamp which is a bonus!






  • Stamps: Crafting Forever
  • Ink:  Memento, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig and Berry Burst
  • Card: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Silver Foil
  • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Sweet & Sassy Framelits and the Seaside Embossing folder with the bigshot machine.
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals, Burlap Ribbon

Next up is my gorgeous and very clever friend Lou




https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/2017/05/esad-201718-annual-catalogue-sneak-peek.html



Blog Hop Participants:

1. Nicole Wilson YOU ARE HERE!

































     




Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Colour INKspiration 10


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which now has over 1300 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You have hopped from the lovely Mel's page


This is another gorgeous Autumn colour theme but I did something a bit different with it.
My most disliked colour is in this particular challenge.... that it is most definitely a challenge...

Here is what I finally came up with..



I used the swiping technique for the background and an old RAC card that I had in my wallet cut up into different sized pieces.

The bird I cut in the smoky slate then glued a piece of Dijon to the back and fussy cut it out.
I then cut another bird in Cajun and pieced the smaller pieces back into the bird for a bit of colour.



  • Stamps: Best Birds
  • Ink: Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate
  • Card: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon, Cajun Craze and Smoky Slate
  • Tools: Birds and Blooms Thinlits & Stitched Shapes Framelits with the bigshot
  • Embelishments: Dimensionals & In Colour Doiley flipped to the white side


https://creativerosesstamping.wordpress.com/?p=2569







Hop around to Rose's project and prepare to be wowed!

Monday, 15 May 2017

What Will You Stamp 116 #WWYS116

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 116.
I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

This weeks set is Vertical Greetings and I must admit I have only just purchased this set!




You can never have too many birthday cards so that is what I did with it!





I am really enjoying making bright and bold cards.
Using the pictures from a particular set on the background makes it look not so plain.
The picture was coloured with stampin' write markers and stamped onto the whisper white cardstock.
  • Stamps: Vertical Greetings
  • Ink:  Lemon Lime Twist (coming next month), Emerald Envy, Early espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point.
  • Card: Whisper White, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy and Festive Birthday DSP
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals, Glitter Enamel Dots (coming next month) and Wink of Stella


To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Colour INKspiration #09


What is Colour INKspiraton? – a Facebook based bi-monthly colour challenge.
Anyone with Facebook can join in.  You don’t need a blog and you don’t need to be a demonstrator.
I have joined in these challenges and love them as Colour challenges for me are actually a real challenge.
 Click here to join the Facebook page which has over 1300 members and see what it’s all about.

Here’s some of the basic details about the challenge –
The Colour INKspiration Crew! consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin’ Up! ® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.
Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7 pm (AEDT), a new colour swatch will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each challenge with a blog hop.
Then you have a 12 day period to upload your own creations using the colours provided.
If you have a blog, feel free to link back to it, but all entries will be via Facebook.  The design team will select 5 projects to be ‘design team picks’ and then the Facebook group will select an overall winner from this shortlist.

You hopped on over from Rebeccas page


Now this colour combo looked a bit like gerberas to me so I made some 3D ones.... Then the internet was flooded with them so I went back to the drawing board and made a card with some on. I really didn't want to use new product just yet but this is what came into my head so I went with it.




I hope you are enjoying these colour challenges as I am surely challenged each fortnight which is wonderful as I love a bit of a challenge



  • Stamps: Daisy Delight and sentiment from Wood Words (upcoming Annual Catalogue)
  • Card: Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party and Whisper White
  • Ink: Dapper Denim, Cherry Cobbler & Pool Party
  • Tools: Stylish Stems framelits with the bigshot and Daisy Punch (upcoming Annual Catalogue)
  • Embelishments: Clear Faceted Gems (upcoming Annual Catalogue) & Dimensionals



https://mypapercraftjourney.com/2017/05/10/colour-inkspiration-09/






    Now to go and see what my gorgeous friend Kelly has done with these colours

    Monday, 8 May 2017

    What Will You Stamp? WWYS#115

    What Will you Stamp Challenge number 115.
    I hope that you like what I can come up with for these awesome challenges.
    I hope more of you join in with these great stampset challenges as they are fun!

    This weeks set is Beautiful You!! Gorgeous


    This is such a beautiful set and I must admit I haven't used it nearly as much as I would have liked.

    I thought I would use it very simply this week with a little paper piecing.



    There are a couple of sneak peeks from the upcoming annual catalogue in this card as well.....
    Can you spot them??
    • Stamps: Beautiful You
    • Ink:  Memento Black
    • Card: Whisper White, Dapper Denim, Colour Theory DSP Stack (avail 1 June)
    • Tools:  Seasonal Layers Thinlits (avail 1 June)  with the bigshot.
    • Embellishments: Dimensionals, 3/8" Ruched Dapper Denim Ribbon


    To See the other cards in these challenges or to enter in this challenge head on over to