Crafty’s Half Done!!

Today we had a mixed class where three ladies made a card and 4 brave ladies attempted to create this POP Box card set.

The Square box with the Tents and the Merry Go Round Horse folds up and pops into the tray at the front which then goes inside the Birthday Cup Cake Carousel cover. (The under side says Enjoy) When you open it the box pops out and SURPRISE!!  You can fit some money, a Gift Card or scratchie inside  as a gift.

As we are half way through the project  you will need to wait till next week to see just what they have made.

The other 3 ladies made a card similar to this one but I couldn’t take  pictures as some had to leave before all were finished. ferris-wheelWill have more next week.

Happy Stamping

Naomi

Crafty Creations

The last few days have been all out of wack, to the point where I was about to create a new blog and remembered I hadn’t posted my lovely class ladies wonderful  achievements for Friday.

We made a card with a difference and tapped into the current craze for colouring. Stampin ‘ Up! as usual are right on trend and have offered this paper free with any order over $90 AUD. They aptly  called it Inside the Lines.

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Whilst it may look a simple card, Side Easel Card, we had some fun precisely lining up the little squares.

Whilst it is hard to see in the image there is a trail of Olive Green under the butterflies (Now retired) taken from One Wild Ride. Most of the sentiments were courtesy of Rose from Teeny Tiny Sentiments. The  original card was an Easter card with sentiment from Suite sentiment.

On the inside we made a space for some words. I plan on something like “Now the Easter Holidays are here just grab yourself some Watercolour pencils and just relax!! ” and a piece for more colouring.

Measurements  and tutorial can be found here.

Technique Treats – Delay

Hello there,
If you have arrived here because today is the normal launch Saturday for our Technique Treats then I am sorry to have to say we have had a delay this month.
My partner, Vicky Wright at Sunshine Cards and Creations has had a little trip to hospital and whilst she is home now is not up to her full steam yet.

I’m sure you all wish her a speedy recovery and  I hope you will all pop back, maybe tomorrow.

I have been uplifted by your support and purchases recently and am saddened that we have had this delay as both Vicki and I know the importance of regularity and commitment and aim to bring you a good product.

In having said that Life happens and we are but frail humans at the end of the day, so I Thank you for your support, understanding and patience.

We are bringing you Foam Marbling and Marble Marbling this month and the cards are so lovely you will want to get yours hands on this technique fast. Your classes will love them.

Fun and laughter is created as well as lovely cards.

Not wanting to send you away empty handed, here’s a little sneak peek.

Will be back soon. Naomi

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Mixer Mix Up!

I had  finished unpacking my order and playing with the Watercolor Pencils and the Hey Chick stamp on a card and had used the Perfect Mix egg crate on the inside of the card when I thought “While you have all that gear out just make another card!”

Bad decision, not thought through, because I chose the Mixer image for the front of the card and teamed it with the Measurement spoons inside. That’s fine but in my haste I didn’t look closely at the Mixer and busily coloured away thinking” That’s an unusual mixer, it has a place for a logo or something on the side!” and promptly coloured it in.

I could be forgiven if I didn’t cook, for the mistake, or had never seen a mixer!

It took me 3 days before, glancing at the card, I realised it’s a handle and had to make another front.  Thank goodness I didn’t take it to class. That would have been a right old giggle!!

So here’s the (fixed ), not so quick, card.

May your beaters always turn, and your colours blend perfectly!

Crafty Creations 27th January 2017

We missed some of our ladies this week as they are still in holiday mode. It’s  Australia Day weekend down here and lots of families take a 4 day break  as it’s their last holiday chance before the  Easter break.

We still managed to fill our time with shares from the Occasions catalogue, Sale-A-Bration items and the excitement of Irma becoming a new  Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Congratulations Irma !

I will have to be on my toes now!!

We made the card I posted on January the 11th with a Tutorial here.january27cc

Everyone enjoyed the stamp set, as it seems does so many people on Pinterest. So much you can do with it really, it’s surprising just look here.

I love looking at the little differences to see each persons personal touch.

Well done for 1st day back.

Till next blog

Cheers Naomi.

Just a blog!

This morning I woke to find that there was a challenge on the Sunny Stampers Face book page. In order not to to blot my record of 100% challenges done so far this year I quickly set about completing it.

So what was it you wonder?  A set of colours to follow? A template to make a card from? A stamp set to be used? A question to be answered?

Well no, none of those, just do an extra blog so that’s why I’m here today.

This was a quick card I made for a customer thank you. I already had the background in my stash as this month’s Technique Treats is about using Marbling with shaving cream and using Marbles to create backgrounds.

When you do one you may as well do a few, no two are ever the same so your cards will be unique.

To complete the card all I had to do was adhere  it on some Melon Mambo CS, put a strip of Washi tape across the top, attach doily and die cut flower, a couple of Enamel Shapes and my stamped greeting  – card done.

If you would like to know how to create the background come back on the Saturday 4th February for our Technique Treats Tutorials.

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That’s it challenge done.

Hope to see you back here on the 4th if not before!!

Naomi Connolly

 

 

Enjoy!

Just had to have another play with the Watercolor Pencils.

Now I must admit that I have never really been able to get the hang of Stamp’ Write Markers, Blender pens or the Copics to my satisfaction. Mind you I know it’s practice, practice, practice which I confess I don’t do enough of.  (I am not knocking these and yes I do use the Write Markers and Blender Pens now and then).

BUT these little guys, Watercolour pencils,  are pure MAGIC…. a little scribble, a blend with the Aqua painter and you will find the artist in you emerging.

This time I used the Watercolor Paper – super absorbent- and the Birthday Blooms stamp Set. with a background in One Wild Ride.

I found the inspiration in the 2016 Annual Catalogue, just switched it around a bit.

I have even created a  Tutorial for you with a list of supplies and measurements. Just click and download the PDF.

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Switch the colours around and lets see what you can make.

If you want to know more about Water Colouring go here.

Happy Stamping!

Naomi

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Stitched Framelits are back.

Do you remember these? They were launched a while ago and met with so much success that Stampin’ Up! were unable to meet demands.

Good news is they are back in supply as of Monday 16th January.

 blog-stitchedJust to demonstrate how quick an  effective these little frames can be I have added a card I created with them.

I used the Watercolour Pencils to scribble over some embossed Card Stock. Then coloured with a just damp Aqua Painters then cut the squares, making frames. Simple!

For a free tutorial click below.

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 For more details of how to use your Watercolor Pencils check out the tutorials at our Technique Treats Page Tutorial #12

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Teddy Time.

This little fella has been lingering in my stamping supplies for a while now and as there are no new babies on the way I had wondered when he would get some use. Then Elijah turned one and YES! I know what I can do.

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He is filled with Love is Baby Bear. From the Falling Petals (very like little hearts) embossing folder to his Dapper Denim Heart of love at the front.

Teddy was  first stamped with Soft Suede, then I stamped off with  Early Espresso and finally just Early Espresso.

I must say it took me a couple practices to line him but am very happy with final results. His bow is a two step with Soft Sky followed by Dapper Denim.

The sentiment LOOK WHO’S TURNING, stamped in Emerald Envy is from  the Number of Years stamp set, as is the number 1, which was stamped in Dapper Denim and cut out with the Large Number Framelit Dies.

The circle was cut with the large Stitched framelit Die. That way I get to use the circle on another project. Just located the name of the DSP — Blooms and Bliss.

The heart was from the snowflake Card thinlit die, now retired. Behind the heart is some Gold Metal thread. Apart from my Teddy practice this was a quick  and simple card.

Hope you enjoyed him.

PS : This is really a post for my upline who gave me a challenge to post to some of the social media sites so always up for a challenge and here it is.!!

Cheers.

Technique Treats January 2017

Hello fellow Crafters. Just because it is holidays and some classes aren’t being held don’t let that prevent you from creating awesome cards.  To help you till classes resume just grab one of these Technique Treats and power ahead.

Are you a demonstrator looking for class ideas? Well look no further.

We use the latest stamp sets and techniques. Everything you need to know for your class is there. Paper sizes, (in inches and centimeters) what you need, including both Stampin’ Up! products and non Stampin’ Up! tools.  All together with step by step photo’s and instructions.

There are 4 cards in each purchase and a tutorial of the technique used. This month we are bringing you Watercolor Pencils and No Line Watercoloring using the delightful Beautiful You Stamp Set

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Below you can see some of the products used. So head over here and grab yourself this tutorial. Even if you never use it you will love the cards.  After all it costs less than a cup of coffee!

Happy crafting  Naomi

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