Thursday, 29 August 2019

Just Add Ink #472 - Just Add a sketch

We got to Friday! Yay! At Just Add Ink this week we have this fun sketch to get your creativity flowing. 

As soon as I saw the sketch and the shapes in it, I thought of the Stitched Nested Shapes dies .... for some reason! So I turned them on their side and they created the pointy bits for me.

Gorgeous Grape borders added a .... gorgeous touch! I used the same die as the top layer for a perfect match. These 2 matted shapes were the perfect backdrop for these flowers from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set.

To give my card a lift, I splattered some Mint Macaron ink and Clear Wink of Stella. I love the shine. 

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


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Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Colour INKspiration Challenge #62 Blog Hop

Happy Wednesday! Need something to get you over the hump? Why not join our challenge - do something creative on your way to the weekend! We have this gorgeous colour combo for you.

I wasn't quite sure what to make with these colours. I spent more time looking around and enjoying my new studio rather than thinking up an idea! Yes people! I am unpacked and up and running .... finally! 

I thought these colours would be perfect for a fresh and simple card.

As I was working away and congratulating myself on finally getting to work I realised that I had already made some cards in a similar design to this! Oops! You can see them here. Then it dawned on me that it wasn't even my idea originally! I had CASEd it from pg 18 of the Stampin' Up! Annual catalogue! Must have been a memorable design! Anyway no time to go back to the drawing board!

I love the Butterfly Wishes stamp set. I lets you be a bit arty without having to be arty - if that makes sense. I used my Stamparatus to stamp the main branch image, colouring each part in with markers. Using the Stitched Nested

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 12 days from today 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 my fabulously creative friend Jackie Aitken. Make sure you check out her take on this colour combination. You will love it!


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Sunday, 25 August 2019

ESAD 2019 Holiday Catalogue sneak peek blog hop

Hi and welcome to a very special ESAD (Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators) blog hop. Tonight we are giving you a sneak peek at some of the fab new products in the Stampin' Up! 2019 Holiday Catalogue. You can order from this catalogue from September 4th. One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is that you get access to products early. Lucky us! So 23 of my friends and I are showing lots of great things. Make sure you hop around to see lots of great ideas and things to fill up your wish list!

Now if you are a regular follower you will know that we just moved house and my craft room was the last thing to be set up. I have a class tomorrow so ..... it is finally set up! I don't have any pics for you as the last thing went on the shelf literally minutes before this went live. So I have barely had a chance to play with things in from the Annual Catalogue and can not face the thought of Christmas so I thought I would show you how I have used some of the new products in a non-Christmassy way.

These are the products from the Holiday Catalogue that I have focused on. I know I will make lots and lots of Christmas cards with them but I really love how versatile they turned out to be.

How about a cute donut birthday cake shaker card? The snow globe cups really add a wow to your cards .... in real life! In photos it is hard to cut the glare or the reflection of the photographer who may or may not have been in her pjs. If you are coming to my class tomorrow you will be able to see these in the flesh ... and make them of course! While on that subject I should just say that I will be holding more classes in my new Buderim studio and you can contact me if you are interested.

I thought this was a really fun way to use the shaker domes. The easel card fold just adds that special way to have your card on display. I have added in some micro beads that just happened to be colour coordinated. Amazing what you find when you move house! The Snow Globe Scenes dies cut out the whole for the dome to fit in and gives a really neat and professional finish.

The For the Win stamp set was perfect for this fun birthday card for a sports fan. You can change the ball to suit the recipients sporting interest.

The Snow Globe Scenes dies have this great base for the snow globe. I've used the Noble Peacock foil on some of my cards. It is so gorgeous!

I've added in some of the Old Olive and Pretty Peacock reversible ribbon to jazz up the card.

The Still Scenes cling stamp set also has a snow globe base that you can use. I think it looks great heat embossed in silver.

I've used a blending brush to get a light coverage of Melon Mambo behind this sweet girl from the Silhouette Scenes stamp set.

Some of the new Snowflake sequins add a fun touch to shaker cards.

Here is another version using a different stamp from the Silhouette Scenes set in Pretty Peacock. The sequins are retired - I have misplaced a few things in the move and these were all I could find when making my cards.

Apologies for the average pics of my cards. You'll just have to take my word for it that they look a trillion times better in real life!

Please take the time to hop around to all of the other blogs. You really will get some great ideas plus a very, very full wish list! Next up you off to WA to visit my fabulous friend Nicole Wilson.

Blog hop participant list:
12. Jo Weedon

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