Friday, 17 February 2017

Hey Chick!

I have been itching to ink up my Hey Chick stamp set again. It is a gorgeous stamp set that you can get for free during the Sale-a-bration promotion. They are so cute and perfect for watercolouring. This is what I came up with.

I took my inspiration from this week's sketch over at the Global Design Project. have to squint and turn your head on the side but surely you can see it???? Maybe?

My cards were also perfect for the challenge over at TGIF this week.

I used the same design for all 4 with slight changes. I have covered strips of cardstock with some of the Urban Underground Washi tape to create banners.

Wondering where my chicken wire background came from? I ran my Crumb Cake ink pad over the raised side of my Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, then ran through the Big Shot. It stamps and embosses at the same time. Just make sure to wipe the ink off after!

Now what can you spend $90 on so you can earn this cute FREE stamp set? Hope you all have a happy and creative weekend.


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Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Thank you to everyone who came to our Stampin' Day Retreat

On Saturday I ran a Stampin' Day Retreat with my good friends and fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators Megan Lenske and Peta Stephen. We had 36 lovely ladies attend. They worked their way through 8 projects and enjoyed a fun day to themselves crafting, chatting and using lots of new products.

I took some photos of the day but to be honest I didn't take as many as I had hoped and most of them look like they were taken while I was running around.... well.... they sort of were ...... so sorry about the blurriness of some. You can see some more great photos that Peta took here.

Displays of samples.

One of the project tables ready to go.

The ladies at work.

Elisabeth and Reinhard from Clio's on Rosemount not only provided the great venue, they made us delicious morning tea and lunch.

Megan and I taking a quick break and photo op.

And this is us looking natural!

A big thanks to both Megan and Peta for all you did to make our day a big success and thank you to all who came. We have some ideas to make our next one in June even better. Stay tuned for the date announcement.


International Blog Highlight - Get Well Soon Pop Out Card

Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here. Our theme for this highlight is Get Well Soon! So I've made a bunch of flowers to cheer someone up - and they last forever!

The flowers are easily made using the Succulent Framelits and a dauber. To shape them, place each flower on a Stampin' Pierce mat and use the end of an Aqua Painter. This gives them a rounded shape.

Do you recognise the pop out part? I have used the Balloon Pop-Up thinlit. The balloons were the perfect foundation for the flowers. When placing the flowers you just need to be mindful of where it bends and place the flowers accordingly.

The front of the card has the pop out panel cut down. I have cut 2 - one in Whisper White and one in Mint Macaron. I have cut the balloon out of the Whisper White panel and raised it with Foam Adhesive strips. I realised that I don't own a 'Get Well Soon' stamp but the Labeler Alphabet stamp set soon sorted that out. The front looked a bit flat so I sicked the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder onto it. The great thing is that you see the pattern on the inside too. Now is it wrong to want someone to get sick now so I can give them my card???

Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog -  to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.


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