Flying Home Revisited

By | 17/04/2018

Having rediscovered the lovely “Flying Home” stamp set recently I was eager to trying different colour schemes.  This combination I found on Pinterest by Laura Allen.  I love the blue/teal combination of Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim with just a touch of Daffodil Delight/Pumpkin Pie.

If you would like to purchase this stamp set, or Dapper Denim cardstock or ink, you need to be in quickly as these products are retiring and will disappear quickly.

I also just love the Layered Leaves embossing folder which adds a three dimensional background.  Simple yet elegant….. or is it simple yet sweet.  You decide.

The image has been cut out and matted using the Layered Squares framelits.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Flying Home (2018 Occasions)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Miscellaneous:  Layering Squares Framelits, Layered Leaves Embossing Folder, Stampin’ Blends (Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie. Smoky Slate) Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Big Shot, Dimensionals.

Painted with Love

By | 14/04/2018

Do you know, that when I first saw the “Painted with Love” DSP, it didn’t appeal to me at all.  First off, I don’t do gold.  I tend to prefer silver/white gold instead.  All of my jewellery is silver coloured.  And then the main colours are rather bright pinks….. I don’t usually do that either.  If you check back on some of my older posts, I tend towards blues and teals.

But having played with it a little, it has really grown on me.  I have come across some lovely projects on Pinterest and have come up with one or two project myself.  I think the projects don’t need to be fussy, as the paper can speak for itself.

For this project using the Lots of Love Box, I’ve kept it very simple.  The box has been constructed using plain Rich Razzleberry cardstock and a small piece of the Painted with Love DSP on the front.

Prior to constructing the box, I adhere the DSP to one of the box pieces using adhesive just around the edges.  I then die cut the heart from the centre which resulted in me having a heart of DSP and the Rich Razzleberry.  These pieces I used to embellish one of the Narrow Note Cards.  A bit of gold embossing and the card is complete.  These note cards and their envelopes are just the right size for the box.

To finish of the box I used a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend to colour Whisper White Organza Ribbon and this I tied around the box and insert a piece of Window Sheet behind the window prior to constructing the box.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Painted Petals (2018 Occasions)

Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Painted with Love DSP
Ink:  Versamark

Miscellaneous:  Lots of Love Box Framelits, Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelope, Whisper White 1/4″ Organza Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder, Window Sheet, Big Shot,  Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals.

Retiring Products

By | 12/04/2018

It’s that time of year again, out with the old and in with the new.

To start this process Stampin’ Up! have released the list of items retiring from the 2017/2018 Annual Catalogues and the 2018 Occasions Catalogue.  Believe you me, there are a few surprises.  Along with a number of stampsets, the usual In Colour retirements, there are a number of items that may be of particular interest:-

  • the colour ranges are being revamped and in order to do this some old colours are retiring to make way for some new colours and returning favourites.
  • our ink pads are being reconfigured so while the colours themselves are still available, they look different and the ink will be changing slightly.
  • all glimmer papers are retiring.
  • the Stamp-a-ma-jig is also going.

Retiring Lists:-

  • 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue, please click HERE
  • 2018 Occasions Catalogue, please click HERE

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Flying Home Again

By | 10/04/2018

This morning I was going through my stamp sets and came across “Flying Home” and realised that I hadn’t used it for a while.  It’s a sweet stamp set with some very pretty images just right for colouring with Stampin’ Blends.  So taking inspiration from the lovely Constanze Wirtz.  Isn’t it just the sweetest image?

The image is stamped with Momento Tuxedo Black ink then coloured using Stampin’ Blends – Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Bronze.  Die cut using the Stitched Shape Framelits, and layered with a scalloped oval from the Layer Ovals Framelits.  The background paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Flying Home (2018 Occasions)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Old Olive, Delightful Daisy DSP
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black

Miscellaneous:  Stampin’ Blends (Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Bronze, Pumpkin Pie) Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Dimensionals, Silver Sequin Trim, Whisper White Bakers Twine.

Naturally Eclectic Happy Birthday

By | 02/04/2018

I just love, love, love the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  The bright, fresh, vibrant colours just work for me.

Even with Lemon Lime Twist, which I didn’t like at first but this has now grown on me and I have used soooo much of it in a number of projects.

This card is a remake of one I did a while ago (you can see it HERE).  So easy and appropriate for anyone.  You could use any of the designs in the pack to create this card and get different effects with the different colours.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Designer Series Paper:  Naturally Eclectic

Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White (inside)
Thinlits:  Happy Birthday
Miscellaneous:  Big Shot, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Vellum, Tombow Multipurpose Glue

 

Lots of Happy Card Kit

By | 28/01/2018

This card kit is proving to be very popular so I thought I’d share a video to show you what it is all about.

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase these products or any other Stampin’ Up! products you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine

Heartfelt Blooms – 2018 SAB – Stampin’ Blends

By | 26/01/2018

It’s amazing how often things can be more than they seem on first impression.

Heartfelt Blooms certainly falls into that category.  It didn’t occur to me that you could colour it but with Stampin’ Up!’s Stampin’ Blends you can and the result is great.  Recently I saw an example from Barbara Voss using Soft Suede ink then focal points coloured with Stampin’ Blends.  I had a go and this is the result.

It’s a very subtle but simple card which I don’t feel requires anything else.  Pretty image, pretty colours, simple!  I can image a gift set of these with different greetings, perfect.

This stamp set can be yours free as part of the Sale-a-bration promotion.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Heartfelt Blooms (2018 SAB)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Soft Suede
Ink:  Soft Suede

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin’ Blends (Light Old Olive, Light Daffodil Delight, Light Pumpkin Pie).

Lots of Lavender – 2018 SAB

By | 22/01/2018

Lots of Lavender is another 2018 Sale-a-bration stamp set you can earn for free when you spend NZ$110.

This is another ‘two step stamping’ set that allows you to stamp an image and then colour it with another stamp/s to create a water colour effect.

In this instance, I have stamped the main focal image a number of times around the greeting from Butterfly Basics on Whisper White cardstock.  Once again I have used Early Espresso instead of black for the outline to give a slightly softer look.  To colour the image I have used Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi and for the greeting Elegant Eggplant.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Lots of Lavender (2018 SAB), Butterfly Basics

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Ink:  Early Espresso, Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Wild Wasabi, So Saffron

Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Party Pandas – Party Time – Sale-a-bration

By | 18/01/2018

Party time!

These Pandas look like they are having a fabulous time, wouldn’t you agree?

This panda image has been stamped multiple times around the edge of the Whisper White Card stock using Early Espresso ink.  I rarely use black as it is too harsh and I find that Early Espresso is dark enough for the brain to interpret at black, unless of course you put it immediately next to black.

I have coloured the hats using the Stampin’ Write markers for a colourful addition.

The greeting in the middle is stamped in Emerald Envy and is from Butterfly Basics.  I find myself using this set constantly.

For the inside I have used another image from Party Pandas.  Isn’t it fun?

Earn Party Pandas for free when you spend NZ$110.  Feel free to contact me for details.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Party Pandas (2018 SAB)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Emerald Envy, Soft Sky
Ink:  Early Espresso, Soft Sky
Miscellaneous:  Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Brusho Crystal Colour

By | 17/01/2018

Another exciting new product from Stampin’ Up! – Brusho Crystal Colour.  This product can be used in a number of different ways to give your a variety of free style effects.

For the low down on this product we have the lovely Carrie from home office:-

If you live in New Zealand and wish to purchase these products or any other Stampin’ Up! products you can do so HERE.

Happy stamping!

Christine