Thursday, 23 May 2019

Just Add Ink #458 - Just Add a Q, X, Y, or Z - Sailing Home



Hi Everyone. Hope you are having a fab week. The Just Add Ink Design Team have a fun challenge to kick off your weekend creating. All you have to do is choose one of the letters below and add an element, technique or something starting with it.


I went with Yachts in the style of YesterYear! I must admit this challenge had me stumped at first!


The stamped images are from the Sailing Home stamp set. The coordinating Smooth Sailing Dies give a really professional finish when die cutting. I love this stitched banner too!


And don't you just love the vintage feel of that Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper? There are so many great designs in that pack and they can be used for so much more than nautical themes. Did you spy that cute metal steering wheel - do you call it that on a yacht? They are actually silver so I used my Soft Suede Stampin' Blend to colour it so that it was more in the style I was after. I love that you can custom and coordinate!

I slightly crumpled my DSP, turned some edges a bit and adhered it on a bit skewwiff for no other reason than I felt like it!


Make sure you pop on over to the Just Add Ink page to see which letter all the other Design Team members chose. Why not enter your own creation? We always love seeing them!


Lou

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Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Shelli Kit from Paper Pumpkin now available

Ever feel like creating some beautiful cards but don't know where to start? Well the new Paper Pumpkin Shelli kit may just be for you.
I've just ordered one each for the girls in my Monday class and we are going to make them up together. Why not order a kit for yourself and either make it up with me or at home. Better still get some of your friends together and we can have a lovely time creating and socialising.
Use this hostess code DPURADMN when you order online and receive a free gift from me. Shop online directly with me here.
Check out this video to learn more about the fabulous kit.


The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin is $37 AUD plus postage and includes the following:
- An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
- One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
- Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
- 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
-Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards
Coordinating Stampin’ Up! colours: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Shelli describes the kit as ‘A touch of earthy and elegant spring with lots of layers and texture.’
And remember, everything in the Hugs from Shelli kit is pre-cut and ready to go.
The kits are available from today until stocks last so don't dilly dally if you are keen on this kit. Order online or contact me and I can pop the order in for you.

Lou

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Kelly's stamping friends - birthday blog hop 2019



What a fabulous reason for a blog hop. Today we are celebrating my wonderful friend Kelly Kent's birthday. Today is Kelly's birthday eve so this is great way to prepare for her birthday tomorrow. I love getting together with my stamping friends, both in person and online. It's amazing how many friends I've made through Stampin' Up!. Not just acquaintances but true friends. Anyway enough sap. You'll think someone else has taken over this post if I go on!

So ..... spoiler alert Kelly  ..... don't read on if your present hasn't arrived yet. Didn't think that through did I!  Kelly always gives really thoughtful gifts so I wanted to make something for her new craft area and decided it had to sparkle!


I really wanted to try the Floating Frames technique. When I was recently in Auckland for Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event I was able to track down some Press'n'Seal for this technique. It was a serious case of FOMO - everyone was talking about it and I didn't want to must out! It's a fab technique that I first saw Jennifer McGuire do.

It's basically a collage of different die cut images. By die cutting the middle out you get 2 sections to create with.  I've used the middle on this card.


The images from the It Starts with Art stamp set was perfect to use. The coordinating Arts & Crafts dies give a lovely, professional look. 


And check out those cute press studs! There's a die with 3 different sizes. Funny the weird things that take my fancy!


The outside frame was perfect for this snow globe frame. There is probably a technical term for it but I'm sure you get the idea. It's glittery and the perfect stress release.


I added in some images from the Crafting Forever stamp set as well the sentiment which I thought was perfect.


Just give the frame a shake and you'll be instantly soothed! The liquid in the frame really makes the Stampin' Blends coloured images look crisp and bright. 


I plan to make one for myself but of course it's still in bits! I love that you can easily slip your creation into the back of the frame and replace when you need a change.

I made a quick video of it in action! 


Make sure you go hop around to each blog as we join Kelly in her birthday celebrations. Next up is Sandra Collett. Can't wait to see what gorgeous creation she has for us.

Lou
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