Before I launch into this months Techniques, (which holds a surprise for you all) I would like to thank Alex at the Hosanna Farm Stay just over the NSW border for making our time there so enjoyable. And yes! I did jump off the 3 meter diving board. Check the farm out when you can put your crafting aside, it is a very family friendly, relaxed (I needed that) country place.
So what’s the surprise!
Having listened to you, our dedicated support group, we will be including a full photo view of the cards we make from this month ……..you can also look back to a few months ago to see what was behind the sneak peeks then as well. Vicky is working hard on bringing you the updated images.
As well, if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrators you can now just purchase your next class all neat and tidy for you to run with, all the hard work done.
This month sees the fantastic Technique Heat and Stick that just adds so much bling to any card. I’m sitting here, looking at them, and feeling for you as the images don’t do the wonderful dazzle justice. So much more beautiful in real life, as is the Wink of Stella. Those who have used it know this all to well.
Our other Technique is using Masks and we again have extra tutorials for you because there are so many wonderful ways to use masks. We have touched on only a couple with other suggestions on how to use them in your cards. There are 4 new ones in the Holiday catalogue, just begging for you to try them.
We combined the techniques with the Peace this Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalogue. Christmas is coming at us fast. Time to get those cards made!!!
These lovely people are the reason I am not posting very often lots of of happy time with them like all day yesterday at Aussie Zoo. Very glad they are here to live!!
Friday, seems ages ago now, but we were really preparing for the Christmas” Spirit”. These delightful tags were made using the Here’s to Cheers Stamp Set and the Cheerful Frames dies, Basic Black card stock and Gold Embossing powder.
Wow where has the time gone too. Mmmm probably with 4 grandchildren arriving here to live.
Child minding tripled now. Been to the beach, shopping for thongs, swim in the pool, lunch eggs and bacon and then strawberries and ice cream and that’s just today!! I loved every minute of it though. Witnessing their enthusiasm and excitement at new places and anticipation of adventures yet to come is a real boost to the emotions. A very happy day.
Not to say that creating is not my happy place, as it is. Making cards that are enthusiastically replicated by my Crafty Creations ladies is always a delight as well as a challenge to second guess what they would like this time. There are so many ways to use the marvelous products from Stampin’ Up! often it is hard to choose. Like today. Will I make the bottle tags, or shall we use the new masks with the delightful Fruit Stand stamps or perhaps some punch art with the Foxy Friends.?
So here are the replicated cards for last Friday. The original was spotted on Pinterest by Irma who also kindly lent us the stamp set, now retired. We sponged the card in Night ofNavy or Dapper Denim then heat embossed the star and the sentiment with White Embossingpowder. We did use the Misit to repeatedly stamp the Shepherds to get a solid enough image. Then used the appropriate coloured marker to dot out any remaining white sections. The card front was finished with a diamante on the star.
Well this is a first. Trying to create this of on my tiny phone. Beloved computer off at the computer doctors. So sad! Been giving me grief for a while now so fingers crossed it’s s not terminal!!
At Crafty Creations we created this Christmas Card. I must confess that we used retired products mostly and a Merry Christmas die that found it’s way into my stash from a friend. The background dots came from the Swirly Birds with silver embossed stars from Made with Love. The ladies were kept busy snip, snip, snipping the trees and presents before popping up with Stamping UpDimensional then highlighting with Wink of Stella and Diamenties. The tree was from retired DSP Home for Christmas, you may still have some in your stash?
OK I stalled here as couldn’t watermark the images from class so now we are back on the computer I will finish this blog off. Wasn’t terminal just a clean up for the computer.
It was interesting to see the different aspects that each participant added to make their card their own. We had Embossed dots and yellow stars, highlighted holly and diamante , more parcels, different tree star and highlighted stars on the top. Can you spot all the differences?
No class this week as I am preparing for an open house and flying to Melbourne with my grandson Finley Coll and family courtesy of Sunrise.
Just a small group today with school holidays snapping up some of our Nan’s, others just on holiday, and one sick lady. Get well soon.
We made a start on Christmas with these two cards. Both use the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits. A very versatile set that has numerous applications, just search Pinterest to see what I mean. This is where I found my second card, using the Hearth and Home Thinlit, when I was running out of time and inspiration. Not to mention that I just love the crisp simplicity and falling snow. Thanks to Peggy for her inspiration.