Crafty Creations for 18th November

No post last week as we didn’t complete our cards. But we managed to get that finished and one more as well. Everyone fell in love with the cute Bambi from some retired Stampin’ Up! DSP.

We did use the Torn Paper Technique to create the snow drifts at Bambi’s feet, then highlighted it with some Dazzling Diamonds sprinkled on Liquid glass.  The snowflakes, with the smaller one stamped off, were inked with Tip Top Taupe – a change for me from Crumb Cake – and came from the now retired Endless Wishes. The lovely bold sentiment is from Flurry of Wishes in the current catalogue, stamped in Chocolate Chip. The pine cones and needles  are from Peace This Christmas, stamped in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.

 A Wink of Stella, and some pearls finished this card.

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Our other card, from the week before, used the Totally Trees Stamp Set,  Botanicals For You and  The Botanical Builder Thinlits. The Whisper White was embossed with the Petal Burst EF,over laid with a strip of Irresistibly Yours DSP that was coloured in Pool Party.  Some masking of the sun and water in Pool Party and Sweet Sugar Plum made the background with the island, leaves and flowers just finishing the scene.

It feels like we were at a Tropical Island, just waiting for the bar tender to bring us some  Piña Coladas or Margarita by the waters edge. Ahhhh!

Of course like most people these days some of the inspiration was from Pinterest. Where would be without it? november-palm-tree

Rescue Remedy

I was having a Christmas Card marathon and then my Stampin’ Up! order arrived.

Happy Day!  Along with goodies for the girls,  I ordered  the Stitched from the Heart Framelits., our November Special with %25 off selected stamps as well. I had (as we all do now and then) just made a blob of ink in the wrong place and was Grrrring at myself when inspiration struck.

I grabbed the framelits, some This Christmas DSP owland proceeded to mix and match and this is what resulted. I was quiet happy at the rescue and who would know!  The stitched impression is right next to the edge and very fine. Matching perfectly with the Layering Circles and Ovals.

Remember it’s not the only way to get a stitched effect. Check out our Technique Treats #10 for Faux Stitching.

“Waste not want not!” my Mother said.

Bye catch you next time.

Naomi

 

 

Technique Treats November 2016

I had to look up the International timeline today to make sure somewhere in the world it is Saturday!!  Because SATURDAY, 1st of the month, is when you lucky people can purchase our delightful Techniques Treats . I missed yesterday here in Australia but  better ‘late then never’ as the saying goes. Apologies to those of you who checked in yesterday.

As you can see by the image we are bringing you two great techniques that are highlighted in Christmas cards. Certainly international cards need to be in the post very soon to reach your loved ones in time for the Happy Holiday.

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We bring you the Faux Silk and Faux Stitching this month together with the stamp sets Reason for the Season and Embellished Ornaments.

As we always seek to listen to what our customers want and make any necessary changes we are happy to assure you that you are welcome  to use these in classes and demonstrations.   In fact they are ideal as all the work is done for you!

Just read the list of benefits to see why I say that!  Follow the precise instructions, make your demonstration card, cut your kits, then on the class day just set up your iPad and refer to the PDF if necessary, no more need for notes.  How simple and a fantastic time saver!

Let us know how you get on, or better yet send us some pics of your classes and we will post on Pinterest.

Take care

Naomi

 

 

Technique Treats October.

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.

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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.

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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!!!

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 Hope you enjoy this change in our presentations. Let me know what you think. We aim to please!
Cheers, a rested Naomi!

 

 

Crafty Creations September 9th

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 of Navy or Dapper Denim then heat embossed the star and the sentiment with White Embossing powder. 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.

Off to sort out this weeks card.  Cheers Naomi

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Technique Treats September

Here we are as promised. I think  Vicki and I have  been burning the candle at both ends to get this delightful treats to you today, as promised.

Some of the more senior viewers of this blog may well remember the Torn Paper Technique but for others it will be new.  Whichever set you belong to you will find new ways to enliven your cards or scrap booking pages by following our detailed instructions.

As this month sees the launch of the 2016 Holiday Catalogue we have teamed  the Faux Linen Techniques and Torn Papers  with the A Day at the Beach Stamp Set from the new range. It is the same set I used here.

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For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere, Christmas is all about family, fun times, the beach, keeping out of the sun and digging in the sand. This set is just perfect for expressing a hot Christmas or just a fun time.   Tearing paper and making Linen looking papers just adds to the fun off making your surprising cards.

There is a bonus this month as you get 4 technique sheets this time as we found it hard to confine ourselves to just using the Techniques one way each.

Many thanks to those of you who have benefited from our previous Techniques, make sure you tell your friends that you are on to a good thing!!

Pop back during the month to see more from the Christmas Catalogue, using some of the previous Techniques .  Drop us a line if there is a technique you would like us to showcase as well. We are more than happy for any feed back you give.

Bye for now.

Off to organise next weeks card class.

 

 

Late Post.

Are YOU wondering what’s happened?  Yes! At This time of the month usually Vicki and I have a sneak peek for our 1st Saturday of the month Technique Treats but circumstances have prevented it for this month. Not to worry though we will have it all for you on Saturday, the first day of the month. At least we hope so, computers being what they are.

I can tell you that we will be showcasing the Torn Paper Technique and Faux Linen, together with the Day at The Beach stamp set from the New Holiday Catalogue. It’s one of the benefits of being a demonstrator, getting products in a preorder so we get an extra month to play with them before Christmas.

But hey you can order yours on 01/09/2016 ——Bokeh for blog– tomorrow!!!

So to add some colour to this blog I’m showing you a card from our 6th Technique Treat using the Bokeh Technique and the Sea Side Shore stamp set.  One great thing about our Technique Treats is that you can start at the first one at any time or just start with this  Saturday.

Happy Stamping ladies.

Technique Treats July Release

Hi There, Pleased you have returned to secure your Treat for this month. As discussed in my last post we are bringing you two great techniques, Emboss Resist and Double Embossing.

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Have you seen those lovely floral cards that have an opaque white soft look about them? Well odds on they are made with the Emboss Resist technique so purchase you copy and you can master this easily. As well you get two methods of double embossing, one using two folders direct onto the card stock and one where you can create a frame. Now for $4.00 that’s what I call value.

You also get:

  • ·    List of supplies required to complete 4 individual cards
  • ·    Measurements for each card – Metric & Imperial
  • ·    Step-by-step instructions required for each card with images
  • ·    Technique Tutorial with step-by-step instructions
  • ·    Cover sheet for your Technique Book
  • ·    Technique Index for you to place in the front of your book & for you to update

This month we have used the Gift from the Garden Stamp set, see those cut pots in the image, aren’t they sweet and there’s gloves and gumboots too in the set. So much fun to use. If you don’t have the stamp sets and want to do exactly as we have. (After all, time is precious and why reinvent the wheel when we have done all the work for you) you can purchase it from here.

Technique Treats July

Hi everyone, hope your world is a happy place at the moment. Mine is as I have another beautiful Technique for you to try, coming Saturday.

This month we have used one of my favorites, “Gift from the Garden” Stamp Set. I have had it for a while now and was delighted to see it return in the 2016 catalogue. We have teamed it with Double Embossing & Emboss Resist which have meant we have created some delightful cards for you to play with, from bold black and white to subtle colours and brilliant riots of colour.

Here’s the sneak peek to wet your appetites.
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Do you remember a while ago Gail won a competition here? Well I am pleased to say she has been making the cards and bringing them to class to show us. She said she found the tutorials easy to follow and would recommend the tutorials to anyone interested in learning new techniques. Thank you for sharing your cards with the class Gail.

Now before this computer shuts down again will go.

Cheers Naomi

 

Alteration

Do you make a card and know that while it’s pretty it’s a bit lifeless?  This was one of those that I shared in May on a post on Inlaying DSP.

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Sure it was OK but look what I have done to it now!!

We have been working on our Techniques Pages and this month we featured the  Bokeh Technique and Ghosting.

So I was delighted when I purchased the very pretty Serene Scenery DSP pack and found some sheets with the technique already thereAltered rose 2.

 

 

I gently removed the Rose and Sentiment. Gave the leafs and sentiment a bit of colour with the Aqua pen and some Old Olive, mounted the DSP on to an Old Olive Card Base and replaced the elements.  Voila a new more vibrant  card.

See how effectively this Technique can be used! You can make your own backgrounds now and look as professional as this image, or just purchase the DSP.

 

Have fun.