Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kelly's Stamping Friends - Birthday Blog Hop



Happy Birthday to my gorgeous friend Kelly Kent!
If I had never taken up this hobby I would never have met her! I'm so glad that I have found great friends with Stampin' Up! (I just wish we all lived closer for more crafty times together)

You have hopped on over from the best hugger in Stampin' Up! that I have ever met, the lovely Monique Fielder

I made this card for Kelly (hopefully she has it before the hop!)






The idea came from two demo friends who made me a gorgeous coffee tag card and posted it to me as I couldn't make onstage last November over east.
Thankyou Vicki McBride and Sue Arthur you two are just gorgeous x

I made this card with one whole sheet of cardstock for the base and matted each panel with cardstock and DSP. I think the Share What You Love Specialty DSP in the middle of the card was gorgeous enough without adding any more stamping!

I really hope Kelly loves her card and has an amazing birthday.


  • Stamps: Love What You Do, (Kelly's name was the Make a difference stampset) and sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet
  • Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry, Stayz On and Old Olive
  • Card: Whisper White, Berry Burst, Blackberry Bliss, Old Olive and Share What You Love Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Stitched Circles Framelits & Petals and More Thinlits with the big shot
  • Embelishments:  Dimensionals, White Bakers Twine, Ruffled Berry Burst Ribbon, Pearlized Doily, Share What You Love pearls and wink of stella

https://hightreeshousesite.wordpress.com/2018/05/15/kellys-stamping-friends-birthday-blog-hop




Thursday, 10 May 2018

TGIF Challenge 158 #TGIF158




It has been an incredibly long time since I have joined in this great challenge page and I saw it was a colour challenge this week and these are awesome!




One of my valued customers (and friends) had a very special birthday this week.
I couldn't resist making her a pop up slider card. 
I haven't made one of these in about a year so it was the perfect opportunity.



Here it is closed


and opened right up to see the sentiments inside the card.
Since it is only 3 colours the flowers have been second generation stamped (stamped off) for the lighter shade of the berry burst.
I used a sponge dauber to do the numbers.

  • Stamps: Number of Years & Eclectic Expressions
  • Ink:  Memento, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist
  • Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist & Petal Passion DSP 
  • Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits & Stitched Framelits with the Bigshot as well as the Scalloped tag topper & Classic Label Punches
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals, Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon & Glitter Enamel Dots
  • #TGIF158 


To See the other cards in this challenge head on over to
http://www.tgifchallenges.blogspot.com.au

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Colour INKspiration 33 #CI33


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 1850 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.

How stunning was Nikki's card?
I love Lift Me Up.

Colour INKspiration 33



Pretty pic for inspiration but challenging colours for me!
I have rarely used Always Artichoke over the 7 and 1/2 years I have been a demonstrator. Funnily the times I have used it has been the past few months and it was starting to grow on me..... now it is retiring... oh well there are some more amazing colours coming and returning colours!


These colours were perfect for a male style of card.
I grabbed the awesome One Wild Ride set which hasn't seen ink for a while and made an easel card. Again I haven't made one of these for a while either.
It is nice to recycle folds and card types.



Five colours together is a real challenge and to get the balance right is just as hard.


I did do a bit of fussy cutting in this card which I find very therapeutic.
(plus I don't own all the framelits that are in the catalogue)

  • Stamps: One Wild Ride
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke & Marina Mist
  • Card: Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Always Artichoke, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand
  • Tools: Layering Oval Framelits with the bigshot and Best Badge & Decorative Ribbon Border Punches
  • Embelishments:  Dimensionals and Enamel Shapes



https://denitawright.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/colour-inkspiration-ci33.html




Hop on over to Denita's gorgeous card!

Global Design Project 137 #GDP137




This weeks project for Global Design Project is a colour challenge.
I don't do these challenges a lot as I have lots of cards to make each week but I really do enjoy them when I can get a spare minute to create.



I am designing a simple card for Card and Coffee next week at Dome Waikiki as this is more a beginner class/ get together.




This card can be stepped up even more than this simple design.
The black makes the colours really show.

These are some of my favourite colours! I love bright bold colours.

  • Stampset: Falling Flowers
  • Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party
  • Card:  Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White
  • Tools: May Flowers & Stitched Squares Framelits with the bigshot, Clear Embossing Powder, Pool Party, Melon Mambo and Lemon Lime Twist Stampin' Write Markers and a paper piercing tool
  • Embellishments:  Dimensionals
  • #GDP137
To visit the other projects visit
http://www.global-design-project.com/



Monday, 7 May 2018

What Will You Stamp 167? #WWYS167

What Will you Stamp Challenge number 167.
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 is such a detailed set paired up with the dies.
In Australia this coming weekend is our mothers day so I thought I would make a mothers day card.



 
I love the new in colours and how bright and bold they are! If you didn't know me, I love bold and bright colours!
Repeating the little kitchen cut pieces over the background is great to give a textured embossed look.

  • Stamps: Apron of Love
  • Ink:  Blueberry Bushel & Lovely Lipstick
  • Card: Whisper White, Blueberry Bushel, Lovely Lipstick, Pineapple Punch and Silver Foil
  • Tools: Apron Builder Framelits & stitched oval framelits with the Big Shot
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals & 1/8" Silver Ribbon 



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

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Share What You Love Suite Hop



I had a little message on Thursday asking if I would like to be in a little hop on Sunday.
Of course I said yes!
Why wouldn't you when it is with other amazing demonstrators who I have had the pleasure to get to know over the years?

The brief was basically what you have on your desk at the moment.... we are pretty much all playing with the gorgeous Share What You Love Suite.
You have made your way over from Libby Dyson.

Here are my finished cards.





This is a window type box card (well that's what I am calling it) I saw something like it and for the life of me I can not find it again so I made up my own measurements. 
It folds down flat to fit in our envelopes too so that is a bonus!

  • Stamps: Love What You Do and sentiment from Hand Delivered
  • Ink:  Memento and Blackberry Bliss
  • Card: Blackberry Bliss, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry, Share What You Love DSP and Delightfully Detailed Laser- Cut Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Layering Circles Framelits and Layered Leaves Embossing Folder with the bigshot and Classic Label Punch
  • Embellishments: Dimensionals and Wink of Stella


My demo friend Leonie Schroder (Stamp-a-latte) made a gorgeous card the other day so I decided to slightly change it and again use my most favourite colour ever and I am ever so happy that it is returning - Blackberry Bliss!




It does photograph pretty dark and it is hard to show the gorgeous texture in the background but believe me when I say it is most definitely there!

  • Stamps: Love What You Do
  • Ink:  Grapefruit Grove, Stayz On, Blackberry Bliss & Rich Razzleberry 
  • Card: Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Share What You Love Specialty DSP
  • Tools: Floral Petal Pair Embossing Folder with the bigshot
  • Embellishments: Wink of Stella & 1/8" Black Cord
I hope you are enjoying this little hop pop on over to Ann Craig to check out her awesome project.

These items are on a pre-order at the moment and there are 3 levels

https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/149804/just-getting-started-bundle?dbwsdemoid=4004927
Just Getting Started Bundle
149804
Price: $98.75

There’s beauty in the basics. This bundle has everything a new crafter needs to start stamping and experiencing the joy of creativity.

Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Quantity: 13 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e, h

Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
* 40 sheets
* A4
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Grapefruit Grove
* Acid free

Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Old Olive
* Acid free

Clear Block E
* 3-7/16" x 4-7/16" (8.7 x 11.3 cm)

Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes
* 20 cards and envelopes
* Card size: 5" x 3-1/2" (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
* Envelope size: 5-1/8" x 3-5/8" (13 x 9.2 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free



https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/149808/a-little-more,-please-bundle?demoid=4004927
A Little More, Please Bundle
149808
Price: $159.75

Keep your creativity coming with this bundle for crafters looking to hone their skills. These items will help you push your creative boundaries without pushing you over the edge.

Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Quantity: 13 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e, h

Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Quantity: 143 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, g

Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
* 40 sheets
* A4
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Share What You Love A4 Cardstock Pack
* 24 sheets: 6 each of 4 colors
* A4
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Pearlized Doilies
* White doilies with pearlized finish
* 24 doilies
* 2-7/8" (7.3 cm)

Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Grapefruit Grove
* Acid free

Rich Razzleberry 1/4" (6.4 mm) Velvet Ribbon
* 10 yards (9.1 m)
* Rich Razzleberry

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
* 100 pieces

Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes
* 40 envelopes
* 5-3/4" x 4-3/8" (14.6 x 11.1 cm)

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
Kit includes:
* 4 large labels
* 8 small labels
* 8 yards Tranquil Tide Baker's Twine
* 8 yards pearlized thread
* 8 silver adhesive-backed roses
* 8 silver paper clips
* 8 Grapefruit Grove paper clips
* Designer box, 6" x 4-3/4" x 1" (15.2 x 12.1 x 2.5 cm)

https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/product/149812/gotta-have-it-all-bundle?demoid=4004927
Gotta Have It All Bundle
149812
Price: $222.75

The perfect bundle for passionate papercrafters who want to have it all. Enjoy more ways to share your love of stamping.

Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Quantity: 13 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e, h

Make A Difference Photopolymer Stamp Set
* Quantity: 143 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, g

Very Vanilla A4 Cardstock
* 40 sheets
* A4
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Share What You Love A4 Cardstock Pack
* 24 sheets: 6 each of 4 colors
* A4

Pearlized Doilies
* White doilies with pearlized finish
* 24 doilies
* 2-7/8" (7.3 cm)

Share What You Love 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) Specialty Designer Series Paper
* 24 sheets
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)

Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
* Fast drying, dye-based ink
* Grapefruit Grove
* Acid free

Rich Razzleberry 1/4" (6.4 mm) Velvet Ribbon
* 10 yards (9.1 m)
* Rich Razzleberry

Share What You Love Artisan Pearls
* 100 pieces

Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
* 4-1/2" x 6-3/16" (11.4 x 15.7 cm)

Statement of My Heart Photopolymer Single Stamp
* Quantity: 1 photopolymer stamp
* Suggested clear block (sold separately): e

Very Vanilla C6 Envelopes
* 40 envelopes
* 5-3/4" x 4-3/8" (14.6 x 11.1 cm)

Share What You Love Embellishment Kit
Kit includes:
* 4 large labels
* 8 small labels
* 8 yards Tranquil Tide Baker's Twine
* 8 yards pearlized thread
* 8 silver adhesive-backed roses
* 8 silver paper clips
* 8 Grapefruit Grove paper clips
* Designer box, 6" x 4-3/4" x 1" (15.2 x 12.1 x 2.5 cm)


Here is the whole list of hoppers