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Friday, December 9, 2016

Just Add Ink #340...Gift Tags!



With Christmas only days away, it's time to think about our packaging and this week over at Just Add Ink Jan has challenged us to "Add Tags"...perfect timing for gift giving!

I revisited a couple of my Christmas bundles for these, Merriest Wishes & Pretty Pines and decided to go all girly with my colours using Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, white & Gold accents.
It was nice to step away from my Mint Macaron obsession and makes some pretties with other colours!

Don't forget to stop by the challenge blog and check out the fab tag ideas from the rest of the design team.



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All supplies used are Stampin Up! Unless noted.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Just Add Ink #339...Sketch!





Eeek!...Only 23 sleeps until Christmas! Can you believe how fast 2016 has gone? I'm sure we only just had Easter...lol

Well in the spirit of Christmas creating, l have another Christmas card to share using this weeks sketch from Narelle at Just Add Ink.
I love the clean lines and decided l needed to stick with a clean and crisp design. I have used the cute "Twinkle Trees" stamp set embossed in Gold and teamed it with Mint Maccaron. I love the bokeh images in this set, they work great for adding detail without imposing on the focal image.




The design team have created some gorgeous projects with the sketch, so don't forget to swing by the challenge blog and check them out!

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Just Add Ink #338...Inspiration!




JAI #339...Insp.


Happy Friday everyone! 

Jan has given us some fun and colourful inspiration for this weeks Just Add Ink challenge. 

I have used the fun "Totally Trees" stamp set in Bermuda Bay-Tempting Turquoise-Pacific Point & Real Red to create a non greeting specific card that could be used for many occasions.
The images in this set are really cute and allow for heaps of variations...love it!

The rest of the design team have come up with some very inspiring projects, so pop over and take a peek at those.



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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, November 21, 2016

Stamp Review Crew..."Picture Perfect Edition"




 Stamp Review Crew


Welcome to the "Picture Perfect" edition of Stamp Review Crew.

I really love this set, but to be honest l have rarely used any of the images other than the rose & leaves....So my plan was to create at least one sample for this hop using the lovely and detailed starfish to create a non specific card.
I used Soft Suede and Crumbcake with whisper White and added texture with some retired SU Jute ribbon.
Although you cant really see it in the pic, l have added a generous speckle of the Gold wink of stella and some Gold twine to give it a lift. It's so sparkly IRL.

For this first card l used generational layers of Blushing Bride, Crisp Cantaloupe & Flirty Flamingo and for the leaves l used Pear Pizzazz, stamping off for the layers.
The flowers received a generous coating of Wink of Stella.

You may have come from the fab blog of Heidi Baks and her no doubt inspiring project, so if you are happy hopping along just click the "Next" button below. But if you have just arrived here  and would like to go from the start, just click the SRC banner above.








Next on the hop is the "Oh so talented" Tanya Boser with her fabulous project.

                                                      
 Heidi Baks         Tanya Boser



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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Just Add Ink #337...Choose Two!




JAI #338...choose 2..


It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink  and this week Kim has challenged us to "Choose Two" This a new challenge concept at JAI and it's lots of fun!
You get to choose which two of the elements listed above that you want to add to your project..:0)

I've gone with designer paper and diecuts to create a soft floral project with a fun pop up element.



Lots of lovely inspiration over on the challenge blog, don't forget to pop over for those!

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All supplies used are Stampi Up!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Just Add Ink #336...Colour!






Hello!....Well l'm back from a whirlwind few days in Brisbane for Stampin Up's On-Stage live event and to say l'm just a little excited, overwhelmed and sooo tired is an understatement..:0)
It was a fabulous and fun way to spend a few days with some lovely friends. But reality has kicked in and the struggle is real...time to get creating!

Our challenge over at Just Add Ink  this week is all about these pretty colours!  During "Onstage" l received the brand new "Swan Lake" stamp set in prize patrol. And although this is definitely not a set l would normally choose, l thought l would step outside my comfort zone and see if l could come up with something l liked...:0)

I stamped, water coloured and sponged all images on some SU Shimmer c/stock and used the fab "New" stitched framelits to create the oval.
The sentiment is from another "New" stamp set that we were lucky enough to receive in our check in bags, called "Suite Sentiments"...Loving the versatile sentiments in this set.

Both of these sets will be available in the Occasions catalogue on the 4th of January 2017 and will coincide with the release of the fab new Sab products as well.

Not that it photographed all that well, but there is a whole lot of Wink of Stella sparkle happening too!



I also have another card l made using these colours, to which l have added a "Neutral" Crumbcake, which we do allow in our colour challenges by the way..:0)



Don't forget to swing by the challenge blog for some more fab inspiration from the design team.

Thanks for stopping by!
All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Monday, November 7, 2016

Stamp Review Crew..."Paisley's & Posies Edition"


 Stamp Review Crew

Yay! I'm excited to be joining this hop at Stamp Review Crew...It's been a whole month since l participated, so l was really looking forward to this one..:0)

For this hop we are showcasing the lovely "Paisleys & Petals" set. I really enjoyed creating three very different samples to share.

If you are following along the hop, you would have just arrived from fab blog of Bruno Bertucci But if you have just landed here and would like to start at the beginning you can click on the banner up top to be redirected or you can continue on your merry way by clicking the "Next" banner below!

For my first sample, l've gone with the current fad of line art colouring books...although clearly this is not a book..lol
This idea would be lots of fun made in multiples and gifted with some colouring pencils or markers.




For the second sample, l have used Wisteria wonder, baked Brown sugar/Kraft and gold embossing to create a more classic paisley look.






And last but not least, my third sample uses the yummy Copper embossing powder, Mint Macaron and Dapper Denim.





Now you are off to inspired by the lovely and talented Tanya Boser

 Bruno         Tanya Boser

I have been asked for details on my second card, so thought l would add them here for anyone else that's interested...

Whisper White panel: 3.5/8" x 4.7/8"
Kraft panel: 3.6/8" x 5"

Place both panels together, keeping the lefthand side and the bottoms level. (The Kraft one should be peeking out at the top & right sides)
Place on your cutter with the bottom left point on the cutting line and push the rest of the panels (keeping them together) past that point, to remove required amount. This is totally your choice.
Now line up the left side and top together and this will give you even amounts of Kraft peeking out on the bottom and right sides.

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All supplies used are Stampin Up!

Friday, November 4, 2016

Star of Light!




Hey there...Thought l would pop in and share just for fun!

As l'm making a concerted effort to get a good stock of Christmas cards created before the crazy hits, l've added "Ombre"  water colouring with some yummy Emerald Envy" ink on a piece of watercolour paper and teamed it with some of the pretty star diecuts from the "Star of Light" set.
Not sure if you can see it, but l also added an Ombre effect to those to tie it altogether!

I'll keep it short and sweet! At present l am enjoying a few days away in Brisbane with some of my fave people...The Just Add Ink girls of course..:0)
We are attending the first south Pacific Stampin Up "On Stage Live" event...So excited! Not only do we get to see, feel and enjoy all things new in the SU world, we get to hang out together and just enjoy the laughter, hugs and non cyber quality time!



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All supplies used are Stampin Up!