Monday, 27 January 2020

Introducing The Dimensionals - Win a FREE tutorial bundle


I am so excited to tell you about The Dimensionals. We are 4 stamping friends who love to make 3D cards and paper craft projects. To share our love of 3D projects we will porduce a tutorial bundle each month centred around a theme. You'll be able to buy the bundle of 4 tutorials and create lots of fabulous cards along with us. They are full of great photos and step by step instructions.

So who are we???


You know me of course, Lou! Then we have Bronwyn Eastley from AddINKtive Designs, Nicole Wilson, see her blog here and Sharni Haines from Stampin' at The Maples.

The first Tutorial Bundle theme is from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue and the projects are really amazing. Here is a little sneak peek of mine. I am so in love with this new fold that I dreamt up!


To celebrate our launch we are giving you a chance to win the February Tutorial Bundle for FREE (Valued at $14 AUD). All you have to do is leave a comment on this blog post. All comments left by 8 pm AEST on February the 1st, 2020 will automatically go into the draw. Will you be the lucky winner and be one of the first to see these great new tutorials?
You can also get a FREE tutorial bundle by placing and order of $50 AUD or more with me. You can order through my online store, in class or by contacting me through email, text, phone, courier pigeon if you have them in your area. 
If you earn or buy our first Tutorial Bundle in February, you’ll also receive a BONUS TUTORIAL ! You’ll be given a password to gain access to our Paper Craft Community and there you will be able to download the ‘Sending Flowers’ Shadow Box Card Tutorial as a thank you gift for joining. The group will be a place to share YOUR 3D creations inspired by our tutorials and when you do, you’ll automatically go into a monthly draw to win future tutorial bundles. Once a member, always a member – no monthly subscriptions necessary to have access to The Dimensionals Paper Craft Community.
I can't wait for you to see these great tutorials! So leave a comment on this blog post, cross your fingers and good luck!
Lou

To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Just Add Ink #489 - Just Add a colour combination




Can you believe it is nearly the end of January! At the risk of sounding too Nanaish - where is the time going? Why not slow down a bit and get some creating in? We have just the thing for you at Just Add Ink this week - a great colour challenge. Use any 3 of the colours.


Who says Snow Globe Shaker Domes have to put be away now that Christmas is over! They make perfect shaker cards for lots of occasions - even to celebrate new babies! I couldn't decide on which 3 to use so I did 2 different combinations.

I've used some free Sale-a-bration products on these - the gorgeous Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper and Metallic Baker's Twine combo pack. You can get either of these (plus much, much more) for free with orders over $90 AUD. PS - order over $180 and you can get both for free!


For this one I have used Lovely Lipstick, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight. 


The texture on that DSP is so realistic!


Bermuda Bay, Blueberry Bushel and Daffodil Delight made it onto this one.


These shaker domes are a great depth and are perfect to add in the shaker elements. I've added in some hearts from a discontinued set and some clear micro-beads. The beads help move everything around and make it a bit more rattle-like.


My photographic assistant was getting a bit hungry - I should know better than to take pics just before lunch!


To see all of the products I have used (and to buy them too of course!) follow this link to get to my online store.
Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see how all the other Design Team members used these fab colours. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!


Lou

To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.

Thursday, 16 January 2020

Just Add Ink #488 - Just Add a Celebration



Hi and welcome to our first Just Add Ink challenge of the year! This is a special one! We are celebrating 10 years of challenges and 1000 followers. Woohoo! We have a blog hop to kick off the challenge and our theme is 'Celebrate'. Oh and to say thank you to all of you who participate, look at our blogs, comment on our creations and generally support us we have some fabulous prizes up for grabs. Make sure you enter to be in with a chance to get one of these fabulous prizes.


With the theme of celebrate, there was so many occasions to choose from. I decided to make a birthday card using the Grace's Garden bundle and the FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set, Sending you Thoughts. You can follow this link to find all of the products that I have used. (PS - all you have to do is add one small item to the Grace's Garden bundle to earn the free stamp set or something else from the brochure.)


This fab bundle has so many great images and matching dies that putting the card together is really easy. I used the solid arch to cut through the card front and brick wall .....


.... and cut the gate apart ......



..... so that you can see the second part of the message inside.



Stamping the envelope and colouring all images with Stampin' Blends made quick work of this card!


I love that you can see through  into the inside of the card!


To give that gorgous embossed wall a bit of definition, I have used a blending brush and some Sahara Sand ink to highlight the brick work.


Before you hop over to all of the other blogs, I just wanted to say thank you to all of you who support us at Just Add Ink. We really appreciate it. And to all the Design Team members (present and past) you ROCK! Happy Birthday girls!

Make sure you hop around to each blog to see what the rest of the design team have created. Next up is the fabulous Tina Gillespie.


Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!


Lou

To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Colour INKspiration Challenge #70 3rd Birthday Bash Blog Hop



Hi and welcome to a very special Colour INKspiration blog hop. Today is 3 years to the day that we launched on Facebook – 11th January 2017.  Over those 3 years we have shared so many great colour combinations for you to use so for this hop we thought we would all choose our favourite 3 Stampin' Up! colours and create something with them. Our theme is BIRTHDAYS - only seems right to celebrate this fab milestone! 

As you hop around to each crew member's blog you will find 22 great colour combinations. We'd love you choose your favourite 3 Stampin' Up! colours (or to use any of our colour combinations) and enter the challenge - details on how to enter are at the end of my post. Don't forget that neutrals and metallics are allowed as well. Because we know that you will love so many of our colour combination we are allowing you to enter as many times as you like.

I chose Coastal Cabana, Blueberry Bushel and Pineapple Punch as my 3 favourites. I seem to use them a lot and love them used together.
This colour combination is great to use for cards for males and teens but today I wanted to use them with some great new floral products to give a different way to use them. Who says poppies have to be red!

You can find all of the products used for this card by clicking this link. The Poppy Moments dies are fabulous for creating bold, striking cards, quickly! It is a touch hard to see in the pics but I have used a marker in Pineapple Punch and Coastal Cabana to colour the top die cuts. It makes them slightly darker and adds a bit of definition without having to use other colours.


This design is really simple. By die cutting out the centre panel, raising it up with dimesionals and placing it at an angle you immediately create a bit of interest. I've embossed the border with the gorgeous Coastal Weave 3D embossing folder. Don't you just love the texture!


The inside of the card gets some love too. I have used one of the labels from the Painted Labels dies to raise the sentiment. Why not!


Now of course this design could be replicated in lots of different colours. I have a cheeky confession. I made this card at the last minute and instead of faffing about with the placement of the leaves - I am sure you have been there, agonising over the placement of little details - I looked at the Mini catalogue for guidance. There is a card on the front cover that I used to help me. No need to reinvent the wheel - unless you are in a wheel inventing mood of course!


Don't forget to check out this link if you are interested in purchasing the supplies to make this card.

INKspired to join the challenge? It's so easy. Firstly, get some INKspiration by hopping around to see what all of the Colour INKspiration Crew have to show you. Then you have a whole month (until February 10th) to make and upload your creation to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group. You don't have to have a blog to participate but if you do you can link back to your post. Make sure you use all of the challenge colours. You can also use Whisper White, Very Vanilla and Basic Black as well as Metallics. Not a member of the Facebook group yet? Just click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We can't wait to see what you create with these gorgeous colours.

Next up we have the amazing Jackie Noble. Make sure you check out her favourite colour combination. You will love it!

Lou


1.     Bronwyn Eastley
2.     Patrice Easton
3.     Nicole Wilson
4.     Narelle Farrugia
5.     Lou Kitzelman - that's me!
6.     Jackie Noble
7.     Julia Quinn
8.     Chloe Evans
9.     Denita Wright-Smee
10.  Kelly Kent
12.   Jan Clothier
13.   Cathy Pinchbeck
14.   Leonie Stuart
15.   Nikki Spencer  
16.   Rose Packer
17.   Tanya Bell  
18.   Rebecca Scurr
19.   Monique Fielder

To purchase the products I've used today you can click any of the direct links in the text above or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page. Both ways will get you directly to my online store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to you door.

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