Thanks for your patience this month and this delayed posting.
Finally, after much ado you are able to purchase this months Technique Treat. Hopefully you will have as much fun as I have had creating these delightful Techniques. They can be a bit messy but Hey! that’s part of the fun!
We have teamed the delicate looking “Falling in Love” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, with Marbled Papers, one using Shaving Cream the other Marbles, you can’t go wrong.
This set just begs to be used for all those occasions requiring a special look such as wedding, engagement, anniversary or a gift for your best friend.
We have our usual 4 cards for you to make but this month 3 techniques, one using Foam Shaving Cream and two for the Marbles, or sinkers or anything round.
Thank you for all your lovely comments from the last tutorial using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and we would love to hear how you may have used them, whether for yourself or a class.
Cheers, have fun
Have been playing with this delightful stamp set but not wanting to repeat what has been on Pinterest. There are some awesome examples of what you can do with the new stamp sets from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues on there but I like to use my creative brain when I can. After all the more I use it the less likely I am to get Alzheimers.
Now what was I talking about?
Oh yes the card below.
She was created by using Paper Piecing, to see how download the tutorial.
Here Beautiful You #9
For any of the Crafty Creation ladies this will be our card for the first day back on the 27th January.
For anyone else who might be living in the Sunshine Coast at Queensland and would like to join us visit the Caloundra Community Centre FaceBook Page for details.
Happy Days Naomi.
Why is the internet dancing? You may well ask!
Because today is the beginning of the new Catalogue and all the bloggers are doing this!! Letting you know what a great time it is to purchase stamps and get some genuine free stuff. You can order from any current Stampin’ Up! products to build up your $90.00 from the Occasions Catalogue, the Holiday Carry Over, the Clearance Rack and the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. Then you will qualify for free product.
What do they look like? Download the PDF from the Sale-A-Bration image below.
But that’s not all. The other great offer is for you to join Stampin’ Up! and reap the benefits. Ask me about it!
Stay posted to see what I have made the coming weeks from my freebies.
At this time of the year thoughts also turn to the New Year and keeping track of the day, the date and all those thoughts that arise that mustn’t be forgotten. So what better way to help someone along than to present them with a desk calendar and sticky notes!! Which is exactly what we made at class.
“Sending a smile your way “or “You are every lovely word I could possibly think of ” seemed to fit the bill for lasting affirmations for the year. These lovely verses and the stamps are part of the Love and Affection Stamp set and the DSP is Affectionately Yours.
We did attach a small piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to the back as well for a note to the recipient, appropriately decorated with the same stamp set.
The folding is simple. Cut a piece of A4 card stock in half length ways. Fold one piece in half then one end in half again. Cut a separate piece to match the folded size of your card base from the other section and attach to small folded section. For more help go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/
We have one more post for Crafty’s then a Christmas Break till February the 6th.
But pop back here to see what else I am up to during the break.
Cheers and thank you one and all.
Now that you have all received your DSP from the October specials I think you might be looking for some ideas to use them. These little cuties use the lovely By The Shore DSP, coupled with the Day at the Beach Stamp set from the Seasonal Catalogue.
Of course you can get plenty of ideas from our Pretty paper Patterns too.
The Girl and the Boy were a couple of random stamps I had in my collection coupled with some retired framelits.
The framelit in Real Red was embossed with the Sea Side Embossing Folder.
It was fun colouring the girl and boy with the Stamp and Write Markers and the Blender Pen. Colouring is very relaxing so it’s easy to see why the colouring trend has caught on! Mind you colouring a stamp and making a card means you have a give away product for your time as well.
The other elements, sun, umbrella, bucket and spade, were stamped on Whisper White and coloured before fussy cutting out and adhering with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete the card a pocket was needed for the necessary gift card, so I stamped and coloured the ball and thongs before embossing with the Sea Side Embossing folder. This was adhered to the base card using the Foam Adhesive Strips which gives just the right depth for a gift card, or money. They have made my life so much easier!!
Thanks Stampin’ Up!
Off to create some more cards but make sure you check back Saturday for our Technique Treats November selection using Faux silk and Faux Stitching Techniques.
Bye! Happy stamping!!
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.
Other items used are below the images.
As the tags say Cheers till next time. Naomi
High everyone! It’s that happy time of the month when we bring you your DSP hit of inspiration. That time when for $3.00 you can download step by step instructions for making 3 cards and turning that lingering DSP into an object of beauty.
Not only that but in the coming month of October Stampin’ Up! will be offering a great deal on DSP. Ssssh! More details later. Get a step ahead and have the sketch, supplies needed, instructions, and measurements all at your finger tips. You’ll then be ready for a flying start in making the best choice for buying your DSP and creating the resulting cards.
This month Vicki used the DSP Stack – Playful Palette.
All beautiful vibrant colours that will make your cards POP.
To collect yours head over here and click the paypal button.
Before I leave I just want to say a big thank you to those who have been consistently clicking on the “buy now” button and enjoying these tutorials, hopefully as much as we enjoy bringing them to you.
Enjoy your weekend! Keep stamping!
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
Hope you all had a good weekend, especially those who had some special Father’s Day time. We had a swim with the grandchildren then a lovely evening sitting around the Fire Pit at daughters. Nice to see a fire burning, there’s something mesmerising about the flames and the sparks and coals for me. Familiar in Tasmania but rare here in sunny Queensland.
Time to show you the great Magic cards we made at Crafty Creations last Friday. Have to say that as this was quiet an advanced technique it took a while before the magic happened.
We used the Jar of Love Stamp set and the tiny fish bubbles are from the Swirly Birds Stamp Set. Happy Birthday Greeting came from the Crazy About You stamp set. We used some retired Perfectly Artistic DSP . One thing Ialways encourage is for each participant to make their own artistic choices and this time they all chose to use the opposite side of the DSP to my chosen side. We even have some little bees as well as flies. ! Viva la Difference!
You can see them easier here.
Thanks for stopping bye.
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.
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.