Perennial Essence DSP

By | 19/07/2019

This card was originally a Make & Take card from the April On Stage Live event in Auckland. However, the Make & Take design required a layer on top of the Designer Series Paper (DSP) but I just couldn’t bring myself to cover this beautiful paper. So instead, I left the DSP to speak for itself and only added the die cut greeting from the very versatile “Well Written” die set using Blackberry Bliss card stock and left it at that. I didn’t even want to cut the DSP down so that I could have board around all four side. I just placed the DSP to the top left hand side of the Blackberry Bliss card base so that actually only have a boarder on the bottom and the right hand side.

It would have been such a shame to cover, wouldn’t you agree? I just love the colours and soft images.

I did cover the greeting with a little Wink of Stella to give is a bit of bling. Unfortunately this doesn’t show in the photo.

All the papers in the Perennial Essence DSP pack are absolutely lovely. They are reminiscent of Monet paintings. The colours used are some of my favourites – Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, just to name a few.

If you list in New Zealand and wish to purchase any of these products, you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Daisy Lane Bundle

By | 09/06/2019

Isn’t this such a lovely bundle?! There are so many wonderful projects you could create. For some inspiration: –

How about this pretty card?

The punched daisies (using the Medium Daisy punch) add dimension and detail, along with a little DSP and linen thread.

Or several daisies stamped and punched, then layered on top of each other to give a fuller flower effect.

Maybe layered with the Daisy punch (carried over from the previous catalogue, purchased separately from the bundle) to create a chrysanthemum like flower.

Aren’t they all just beautiful?!

If you would like to purchase any of these product, you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

2019-20 Catalogue is LIVE!!

By | 04/06/2019

The long wait is over! The new 2019-20 Annual Catalogue is here!

2019-20 Annual Catalogue

Click on the catalogue image to download a copy of this fabulous, new catalogue and enjoy!

If you live in New Zealand and would like to purchase anything from this catalogue I would love you to shop with me.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Dandelion Wishes – On Stage Swap

By | 02/06/2019

Back in April I have the privilege to attend the Stampin’ Up! On Stage Live event, held in Auckland, New Zealand for the first time. We all had a fabulous time meeting demonstrators from around the world, playing with new products.

Dandelion Wishes is one of my favourite stamp sets from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue and made all the better as it is carrying over into the 2019/20 Annual catalogue. Yeah!

With On Stage being an international event I wanted to include some Kiwiana or at least a hint of it. Rather than doing something blatantly New Zealand I took colour inspiration from the many beaches that surround us. I love how the Bermuda Bay and Pacific ink colours combine to recreate the colours of the ocean. The photo doesn’t do it justice really – in real life it seems to glow.

To top it off, the dandelion has been gold embossed – again, in real life it shines beautifully.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Dandelions Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point.
Ink:
Bermuda Bay, Pacific Point, Versa Mark.
Miscellaneous: Gold Embossing Powder, Sponges, Heat Tool, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue.

Lift Me Up

By | 26/05/2019

I love the cheerful colours in this card CASEd from LeeAnn Correale. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. The card base and mats are Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather and Balmy Blue. These colours are also carried on into the balloon with Gorgeous Grape and Melon Mambo making it a cheerful happy card.

The balloon and clouds were cut using Up & Away dies (142748). These dies co-ordinate beautifully with the matching stamp set Lift Me Up (142896). Both these will retire shortly and are only available while stock last.

The greeting is from the Well Written dies and the Well Said stamp set. These are currently available as a bundle which saves you 10% but this offer is only available until 2 June.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Lift Me Up (142896)
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape, Melon Mambo
Ink: Melon Mambo, Highland Heather, Bermuda Bay

Miscellaneous: Up & Away (142748), Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263), Dimensionals.

Geared Up Garage – Faux Denim

By | 22/05/2019

Stampin’ Up! have come out with a great masculine stamp set – Geared Up Garage. It has everything you need for the motor head in your family – a car, cogs, petrol can, tool chest…..

Todays card and technique comes from Gail Ellis of Blue Rose Paper Treasures. The faux denim is created by dragging the edge of a Night of Navy ink pad over some Balmy Blue card stock, firstly down the card stock, then across the card stock.

You may notice that the car is ever so slightly light blue. This was achieved by stamping the car with Night of Navy ink and the using a blender pen to drag the colour into the image.

I decided to make a another card using the faux denim technique but I had forgotten that I had re-inked my Night of Navy ink pad thus causing the result to be a little different. As they say, hand made is not perfect and the result is different everytime. It certainly was in this instance.

In an effort to lighten the card a little, stamped the card with Staz On ink and then used a blender pen, drawing ink from a Poppy Parade ink pad and coloured away.

The greeting in both instances come from the Well Said stamp set and Well Written dies. Both of these are from the 2019 Occasions Catalogue but are carrying over into the upcoming 2019/20 Annual Catalogue. In saying that, if you purchase these two before 2 June you can order them as a bundle and save 10%. Once the annual catalogue kicks in, they are available individually at their normal price.

As I have said before, if you’ve made a hand made card, don’t forget to stamp the inside of the card and the envelope too if you are of a mind to do so. Any excuse to stamp, wouldn’t you agree. In this instance, I have stamped the petrol can, then masked it and stamped the oil splotches over the top.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Geared Up Garage, Well Said
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Night of Navy, Balmy Blue
Ink: Night of Navy, Staz On, Poppy Parade, Balmy Blue

Miscellaneous: Garage Gears dies, Well Written dies, Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263), blender pens.

Eastern Medallions – Berry Burst

By | 19/05/2019

Just to show how versatile the Eastern Medallions die set is, here is a card that uses minimal stamping and focuses on the die cut images.

This cards was inspired by a card created by Katy Harrison. Instead of using different colours behind I’ve kept it very simple by die cutting the Whisper White card stock, then simply mounting it on a piece Berry Burst card stock, then on a Whisper White card base.

Topped with Basic Jewels Rhinestones, it’s all done. It couldn’t get more simple than that.

Happy stamping!

Christine

If you live in New Zealand all supplies used to create these projects can be purchased HERE.

Supplies used:
Stamp set: Eastern Beauty (143675)
Cardstock: Whisper White (106549), Berry Burst
Ink: Berry Burst

Miscellaneous: Eastern Medallions (143725), Multi Purpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot (143263).

Hugs from Shelli

By | 15/05/2019

In the US, Stampin’ Up! runs a subscription service for their customers whereby if you subscribe to “Paper Pumpkin” you receive a regular monthly delivering of a different card kit each month. Unfortunately this is not offered in New Zealand. However, from 15 May Stampin’ Up! is offering a one off specialty Paper Pumpkin kit for the global market (while stocks last).

Here is our very own Shelli to tell you a little more about it.

If you wish to purchase this kit, it is available “while stocks last” so I suggest you do so quickly as this will be in high demand. You can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine