Thursday 12 July 2019

Today I'm sharing my projects for the OSAT Blog Hop! This month our theme is Creature Comforts and I'm featuring the new Little Elephant stamp set and its co-ordinating Elephant Builder Punch.
The altered canvas would make a perfect gift, accompanied by the co-ordinating mini card and could easily be duplicated in pinks!

The Pacific Blue ink was mixed with White Embossing Paste to help it adhere to the canvas.

Then I've added some of my favourite embellishments, including Gold Metallic Thread, Iridescent and Metallics Sequin Assortment.

For my card I've covered the base with the Gray Granite and White patterned paper from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series. I added banners in Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist with a bow in Basic Black Baker's Twine, to go with the Elephant, umbrella and sequins!
I hope you have enjoyed my projects today!  Please use the links below to continue on the hop with us!  There'll be lots of inspirational projects - you won't want to miss any!
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Tuesday 3 July 2018 


Hello and thanks for stopping by today. My cards are for this week's Global Design Project Colour Challenge and use the three colours below:
With the upcoming Confirmation of my two daughters and two of their friends, I needed four cards and decided to use the colour combination as my starting point.
The flowers from the Botanical Tags Thinlits have been cut from a piece of Shimmery White cardstock water coloured with Grapefruit Grove. The one on the right has also been layered onto the water coloured paper. The background crosses are from the Healing Hugs stamp set and are stamped in Mint Macaron.
"May God bless and keep you" is stamped in Fresh Fig (I stamped it off first and this is the second, lighter version).
I then added a piece of Pearlized Doily, some Mint Macaron Nature's Twine and three Clear Rhinestones!
These two also use the same colours! The striped paper is Mint Macaron from the Subtles 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, the flower is in Grapefruit Grove and the words are again in Fresh Fig.

Two sets of quite different cards, it was fun playing around with the colour combination.

Be sure to check out the other projects using this colour combination on the Global Design Project Blog.

Here's a list of supplies I used:
Stamp Set: Botanical Bliss, Healing Hugs, Itty Bitty Greetings

Inks: Grapefruit Grove Fresh Fig, Mint Macaron

Papers: Shimmery White, Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Subtles Designer Series Paper

Accessories: Clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Nature's Twine in Mint Macaron, Pearlized Doilies
Tools: Botanical Tags Thinlits Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits,

Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and see you again soon!

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Monday 2 July 2018

Hello and welcome to our Tutorial Bundle Design Team Blog Hop for July!

Each month I hop with this fabulous group of 12 demonstrators from around the world who create an amazing bundle of tutorials. This month we have a special guest joining us - Lori Mueller from the USA - thanks so much for joining us.

The tutorials are based on current products available in the Stampin' Up! catalogues and have both metric and imperial measurements so wherever you are in the world you can purchase and create these exclusive projects. We will be showcasing a project using the same bundle as in our tutorial. It isn't the same project, the projects in the Tutorial Bundle are exclusive and not shown anywhere else.

The Tutorial Bundle is $20NZ or place an order over $50NZ this month with me to receive this month's tutorial for free.
My tutorial this month has been created using the Healing Hugs stamp set and products from the new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.
The spotted background paper is in Coastal Cabana from the Brights 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm) Designer Series Paper and I've teamed it with Flirty Flamingo ink and cardstock. The leaves are stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

The circles are from the Stitched Shaped Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits. I fussy cut the flower and the leaves!
A twist of Silver Mini Sequin Trim and Silver Metallic Thread are adhered under the scalloped circle and a few Iridescent Sequin have been sprinkled around the card. "Celebrate" is from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.
And here's a sneak peek of what is included in this month's tutorial bundle:
To purchase the Tutorial for $20NZD click here:
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the hop - you won't want to miss any!   
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Sunday 1 July 2018

Welcome to this week's CASEing the Catty Blog Hop. Our inspiration this week comes from The Best Route Suite on pages 52-65 of the Annual Catalogue.  You may have arrived here from seeing Sandra's gorgeous project if you're hopping along already. If you started here, welcome and please make sure to visit all the Design Team's blogs, the next button at the end of this post will take you on your journey.

This week my inspiration came from the "Thanks"  card below on page 55 of the Annual Catalogue. 

It's such a pretty card, I love the colours, layers and design!

For my card I've used the Petal Palette Stamp Set. The flowers are embossed in white and coloured in Poppy Parade and Old Olive with Pacific Point around the outside on Watercolour cardstock. I've attached a zigzag strip from the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP to the watercoloured cardstock before adhering it to the Poppy Parade card base.
"Especially for you" comes from the new Botanical Bliss Stamp Set and it is stamped in Poppy Parade on Petal Pink cardstock. A little bow in Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine and three Iridescent Sequin complete my card.
Here's a list of supplies I used:
Stamp Set: Petal Palette, Botanical Bliss

Inks: Versamark, Pacific Point, Poppy Parade, Old Olive

Papers: Poppy Parade, Watercolour, Petal Pink, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP

Accessories: Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine, Iridescent Sequin
Tools: Heat Tool

Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Tear & Tape
Techniques: Watercolouring
Click the "next" link below to see what the lovely and talented Monique has to share with you!


We would love you to join us with your CASE this week, using our Facebook group. Click on the image below to go there. For the first time you'll need to click on the "Join Group" button at the top. After you're added you can post your creation and you don't need to have a blog.

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Friday 29 June 2018

Hello and thanks for stopping by today. My card is for the latest Global Design Project Challenge - CASE the Designer and Chalett Mallett's gorgeous card below is my inspiration.

I've chosen to CASE Charlet's layout for my card. I love her layers and its perfect balance!

I'm so happy Coastal Cabana is back - it's one of my favourite colours! Can you tell? The striped paper is from the Brights 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Collection, then I've added a piece of DSP from the Tea Room Specialty DSP. Next is a Coastal Cabana Doily - these also come in Flirty Flamingo, Grapefruit Grove and Old Olive, and Happy Birthday is from the Lemon Zest Stamp Set.

To create and co-ordinate my dragonflies I water coloured a piece of Shimmery White cardstock with Coastal Cabana ink and then die cut them using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits.

I added 3 Iridescent Sequins - these are fabulous as they take on the colours around them so you don't have to match them up exactly.

The Global Design Project will be choosing a designer from this week's challenge to be a Guest Designer on the Global Design Project for the next six months. Oh how I'd love that!
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