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I couldn’t help myself!

While I was still playing with the Special Reason stamp set and watercolour pencils I made myself another card. This time I used Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie. Again I just love this stamp set, I keep going back to pick it up when I’m making a card. Does that happen to you when you are crafting? I’m the same with colour combinations as well, once I start on a particular combo I keep going back to it!!

I head back to work in a few times days time and I’m not sure I’m ready for it, I’m hoping to keep up with regular posting. Are you enjoying me posting regularly?

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Love Sparkles Thank You

In November I attended  Stampin’ Up! Onstage here in Brisbane, it was 3 days of hanging out with friends (old and new) who love to craft as much as me and talk about all things paper, ink and stamps. I was lucky enough to win one of the prize patrol prizes. It was a stamp set called Love Sparkles, it’s pretty cute but has sat neglected on my shelf since returning home.

I thought it was time for it to get off the shelf and get inked, I chose to use the Thank You stamp as it fitted perfectly in one of the medium oval stitched shape framelits {did you read yesterday you can buy them again now??} I think it turned out really pretty, I love the soft colours together and this sheet of DSP is really versatile it comes out of the Falling in Love pack.

Do you recognise what other stamp set I have used? Yes I know I just can’t help myself. It’s the small flower out of the Special Reason stamp set, I had no idea when I purchased it just how much I was going to love it! You can’t tell in the photo I have some Wink of Stella on the centers of the flowers.

I’m pretty happy with how my photo turned out as well, I have finally found a perfect spot to take photo’s. I have been seen traipsing around the yard in search of the perfect location {quiet often mumbling}. But yesterday I was taking some photo’s of kids toys for sale in the backroom and the lighting was great, there was no wind blowing the card over and no blue tinge! {which have been my recent photographic issues} Winning….well for now anyway let hope it’s as good tomorrow when I photograph the next card!

What do you think have you noticed my photo’s are getting better?

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Watercolouring a solid image!

So Alisa Tilsner posted a facebook live video the other day about watercolouring a solid image and it turned out divine! She used the Special Reason’s stamp set which you may have noticed I am very fond of, so of course I had to give it a go! I’m so glad I did as it was so much fun and turned out so pretty!!

I’m not sure I have ever said it about waercolouring before but I really enjoyed it, I’m really not one to colour in but this was seriously very easy to do as the watercolour pencils are so creamy and you barely need to touch them with water and they blend like a dream!

Want to learn how to make do it? Come to my technique class on 6th February at 7.30pm,  you’ll learn this and another 2 techniques! Hope to see you here.

Stay cool today it’s a scorcher here, I plan to hang out in my aircon and craft as much as possible. What’s the weather like where you are today?

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Peekaboo Peach Cool Treats

It would seem the Cool Treats is calling my name at the moment, I’m sure it has something to do with the heat. I’ve been eating plenty of my home made ice blocks the last few days to try and stay cool lol!

Anyway today I have another Cool Treats card to share with you, once again I struggled to take a picture of it. My fully white cards seem to get a bit of a blue tinge to them. My gorgeous boy suggested it may be the reflection from the sky {not helpful lol} anyway I perserved and got one that I was happy to share with you!

I just love the soft serve ice cream in this set, I does make me want ice cream everytime I stamp it lol! You can’t tell but I have once over the darker Watermelon Wonder ink with my Wink of Stella pen so it sparkles! It looks so much better IRL.

Colours used are Peekaboo Peach, Crumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White and basic black.

Don’t forget to email me if you want to join my paper share, first round has already filled and I’m looking to finish filling the second round soon.

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Watermelon Wonder Frozen Treat Framelits

I haven’t had as much of a chance to craft lately as the kids are on school holidays and we have been out and about just about everyday. It has been a great holidays and I can’t believe they are coming to an end shortly! Makes me very sad lol!

With another scorcher of a day yesterday I thought it was fitting to play around with the Frozen Treat Framelits. I’m sure ice cream was on my mind as I have been being really good and not eating any, but in this heat the resolve is waning!

This card actually has next to no stamping on it which was not the original idea, it kinda just happened! I’d stamped a couple of images and then grabbed the framelits and started to make all sorts of ice creams! These framelits coordinate with the Cool Treats stamp set and it even comes as a bundle to save you some money!

The colours I have used here are Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Early Espresso, Whisper White and a little tiny bit of Cucumber Crush and Daffodil delight for the sprinkles!

Hope you all have a great day what ever you might be doing and you stay cool, it’s meant to be another hot one today!

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Get your craft on!

Had you missed the post about the Pizza stamp night? I’ve had reports that some of my posts were’t coming through so thought some of you may have missed my post about a pizza stamp night on Friday the 13th of January from 6.30pm.

Very causal, come along for a little while or the whole evening and craft with me. It’s a $10 buy in….{that’s the crossfitter coming out in me we have buy ins all the time usually yukky things like running, burpees or skipping} ooops sorry I digress lol!

For $10 you can come along and join me getting crafting. You can bring along your own projects and have access to all my inks and stamps or you can make up some of my packs I’ll have out for sale for $2.00. If there is any cards you have seen on my blog lately you’d like to make let me know and I’ll have some kits cut up ready and waiting for you.

RSVP’s are essential either leave me a comment or e-mail me

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Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks and watercolours!

I have been having a play with the watercolour pencils lately and I must say I am impressed! They are so creamy and nice to lay down colour even I am able to get a nice look with them {and that’s saying something} I pulled out the new sale-a-bration stamp set Tasty Trucks and set to work! I wanted something bright with lots of colours and this is what I came up with. I think I achieved the bright don’t you?

Here I have used Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Old Olive, all the stamps are from the Tasty Truck set and are stamped in basic black archival ink so they didn’t run when I was colouring.

The colours come in this lovely box but I thought after being taken in and out a multitude of times the box may not be looking very good after awhile so I transferred them into a clear mount stamp case and it works a treat.

Not only can I see all the pretty colours but I can also store them on my shelf with my stamp sets!

Order yourself a pack of the new watercolour pencils, a pack of watercolour paper and an set of aqua painters and I will include a clear mount case to store them in*. This is a limited time offer only valid from the 10th – 17th of January.

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Occasions Catalogue Paper Share!

If your wishlist is anything like mine you’re wanting to get your hands on all the gorgeous designer series papers that the new occasions catalogue has on offer. But that will cost hundreds of dollars, well how does a sampling of all of the beautiful paper sound? Join my Designer Series Paper Share and that’s exactly what you’ll get. How does it work and what do I get? Instead of having to buy all of the gorgeous packs of paper individually you get a sample size (6×6) of each sheet!

You will receive 6 pieces of paper from the Party Animal, Succulent Garden & Falling in Love designer series packs

   

 

 

 

 

and 5, 6×6 pieces of of Tasty Treats & Urban Underground specialty paper and 2 3×6 specialty pieces from these packs

 

 

 

and 12 pieces of Cupcakes and Carousels, 8 pieces of sending love and 2 sheets of Sending Love Glassine.

 

 

 

 

All for $25 including postage! That’s 52 sheets of designer series paper! Not bad hey? But like those steak knife commercials…..but wait there’s more lol

Email me by Friday 13th of January and join the share and you will also receive –

6 sheets of 6 x 6 Carried Away DSP and 4 sheets of Inside the Lines DSP from the Sale-a-bration catalogue so that is in effect 62 sheets of designer series paper!

   

 

 

 

*I will be ordering the paper for the shares as each one fills up and is paid, I will then post them out to you.

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Finally got my craft on!

With the best intentions I never seem to get into my room till late and then the creativity doesn’t seem to flow till even later, I think I made this card around midnight lol! Needless to say I had to wait until morning to photograph it! Perhaps it’s the bedtime deadline that makes me actually get down and create……I do always perform better under pressure. What’s your favourite time to craft? I tend to get lost in time at night when the house is quiet.

Here is last nights card, I wasn’t actually sure where I was going to start. There was a few challenges I looked at but nothing really grabbed me, but then I was working out paper shares and came across this super cute piece of DSP in the Falling In love pack and that’s where I started!

I just love the Special Reason stamp set, with it’s textured rubber it’s just gorgeous, this time I’ve paired it with the speckles out of Gorgeous Grunge {another go to stamp set of mine}. Here I have used Sweet Sugar Plum, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe ink.

I’m putting it out there who’d like to come and craft with me next Friday the 13th of January? We’ll get some pizza’s and craft the night away. $10 buy in {to cover pizza & nibbles} and then I’ll put out some cards you can make {$2 each} or you can bring your own projects and work on them.  You will have access to all my new stamps as well as the old ones plus, inks, punches ect! Turn up anytime from about 6.30pm and get your craft on!

If you could RSVP by Wednesday the 10th that would be fabulous.

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Ooops! Change of plans!

Yesterday I had the best intentions, I had my list and I was going to sit down and create some cards to send out and a few for future blog posts. I had just got out my Special Reason stamp set and Stylish stem framelits, here’s a short video so you can see the potential with this set!! I have shared 2 sneak peeks with it already so needless to say I’m a fan lol!

Anyway I was about to set to work and I heard a loud bang and hubby cursing out the front, when I went to investigate this is what I found!

A rock had flicked up and hit the fixed panel of the glass door while he was mowing, ooops!

We debated how we were going to get all the glass out, which was pointless as we no sooner put the towel down and the most of it just fell out by itself lol! I did have my priorities straight, the Stampin’ Up! sticker was saved and only got one piece of glass stuck in my finger doing it!

Thank goodness for insurance as by about 9pm that evening we had someone come around and fix it!

Taa daa it’s all back to how it was! No one would ever know…..just make sure you wear shoes for a little while just in case we have missed a stray piece of glass!

So after all the excitement I never got to sit down and play so I have nothing to show you!! So with that I am off to do some stamping in the hope I’ll have something to attempt to photograph tomorrow for you.

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Case of Balloon Adventures take 2!

This is my second go of making this card using Balloon Adventures, the first time I cased it directly out of the new occasions catalogue just changing up the colours. This time I simply added an extra panel and I’m much happier with it, I didn’t like the ribbon being wrapped around the main card front. It’s something that just doesn’t sit right with me, no real reason lol!

This card was quick and simple to put together and you could make it in any colour combination you wanted. The great thing is that it also comes with a matching set of thinlits or a matching punch.  So you have the choice between the 2, I personally like the thinlits as it has a really cool pop up die for the inside of your card!

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays and not working to hard if you’ve had to go back to work!

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It’s a big day today!!

The new occasions catalogue starts today as does my favourite time of year SALE-A-BRATION! Yup that’s right they both start today!! It’s so cool!! We are totally spoilt you get to buy all the new goodies you want plus get free stuff!

Inside this glorious new catalogue is 55 pages of super cute stamps and accessories! I will be offering a ribbon and DSP paper share {but I’ll have to organise that when I’m back later tonight} Click the image and it will take you to the online catalogue if you want your own paper copy message me here

Not forgetting the fabulous Sale-a-bration catalogue…..for every $90 spent {excluding postage} you can pick a free item and I say item because we have stamps, paper and accessories to choose from!

Want it all and thinking about being a demonstrator? Well now is the time for $169 you get to choose $235 of ANY product that you like – that’s right $66 of free product. PLUS during Sale-a-bration you can get two free stamp sets of your choice up to the value of $179 {I mean seriously why would you not?}. It is such a great bargain that joining is THE BEST option.

CLICK HERE to join with me today or if you have some questions shoot me an email and we can organise a time to chat!

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Happy New Year……and the last sneak peak!

Happy New Year to you all, last year seemed to whizz by and it all a bit of a blur!

My wish for anyone reading this is that 2017 is full of love, laughter and prosperity.  Have you set any new years resolutions? I honestly haven’t but am looking for something to aim for more of a goal rather then a resolution. I’ll let you know when I find something. Leave me a comment with yours!

We have just had the most relaxing 4 days away as a family at Hastings Point, it was very much needed to just unwind and spend time together.  We have come back revitalized and ready to face the coming year!!

So today is the last day of the sneak peaks as the Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration go live tomorrow!! I’m so excited I can’t wait for you to be able to have a look and see what’s in there that you love!!

I made another card using the Special Reason stamp set, and I have another few to hopefully make that are floating around in my head!

Here I have used Watermelon Wonder, Basic Grey, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive and Whisper White. I used the Endless Birthday wishes stamp set for the sentiment…..it’s a bit of a fav of mine!

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SNEAK PEAK – New Watercolour Pencils!

I’m so excited!! Stampin’ Up! have come out with some new water colour pencils in the new Occasions Catalogue.

I’ve had a little play but nothing exciting or share worthy cause if you know me, you know I don’t colour in much so this is going to be something new for me……so instead I found this video by the gorgeous Shannon and thought I would share that with you, so you can see for yourself how cool they are:)

What do you think? Are you someone who would like to have a go at these? I plan to sit down and have a play over the weekend as I have a new sale-a-bration set screaming for me to ink it up and colour it in. Hopefully by next week I’ll have some samples with it!

Don’t forget both the catalogues go live on the 3rd of January….I’m so excited.

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