Beautiful Bouquet

By | 12/07/2018

This is a stamp and die set that I have previously over looked and I’m not sure why.  It is lovely.  Pretty images, matching/co-ordinating dies and lovely sentiments for many occasions.

Taking inspiration from Marelle Taylor, I created this lovely bouquet using the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and the Bouquet Bunch framelets.

The flowers were die cut using one of the flower cluster dies.  Roughly sponged with Rich Razzleberry ink, making sure that some had more ink than other to ensure a variegated result and placed in a rough circle on the Whisper White (previously embellished with embossing paste and Dazzling Diamonds) and then subsequent layer added towards to centre thus creating a 3D effect on the Pear Pizazz stems and Crumb Cake paper wrapping.  Finished off with the little Linen Thread.

After having made the first card I thought I’d try a slightly different techique.  This time I used another one of the flower clusters but this time instead of sponging, I used an aqua painter to add colour to the middle of  each of the petals.  This really does give it the 3D effect.

Which one do you prefer?  I love them both but I think the painted version is my favourite.  It was certainly popular with my ladies at our regular card making class.  They were given the option to do either one and they all chose the same one.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Beautiful Bouquet (143666)

Cardstock:  Whisper White (106549), Rich Razzleberry (119981)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry (147091)

Miscellaneous:  Beautiful Bunch Framelits (143659) Big Shot (143263) , Sponge Daubers (133773),  Aqua Painters (103954), Linen Thread (104199) 

Serene Garden – Mint Macaron Returns

By | 08/07/2018

Mint Macaron is back!  It was an “In Colour” a few years back and now it is one of our standard colours in the Subtles Range.

Initially I wasn’t altogether happy with the Mint Macaron/Tranquil Tide  combination for this card but I added the flowers with Daffodil Delight, it just seemed to lift it completely.

If you look closely you may notice that the darker leaves are actually cut out and the colour is coming from the Tranquil Tide mat behind the top layer.   This is done using one of the dies from the co-ordinating “Garden Scene” Framelits.  That layer is also stamped with the leaf pattern, done with the Suppliesaid of the Stamparatus.

The framelits also including an embossing die with a pattern very much similar to the stamped images thus enabling you to create additional dimension.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

 used:
Stamp set:  Serene Garden (146501)

Cardstock:  Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron, Whisper White
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black 

Miscellaneous:  Garden Scene Framelits (146355), Stampin’ Blends (Daffodil Delight), Stamparatus

 

 

Calligraphy Essentials

By | 05/07/2018

Have you ever wanted to try calligraphy?  Well, Stampin’ Up! have brought out a new kit that may help you do just that.  Shannon from home office has put together a video to demonstrate this new kit.

This is a great way to personalise your cards, and as Shannon mentioned, your envelopes too.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Serene Garden

By | 28/06/2018

Initially when I saw this stamp set and co-ordinating dies I was concerned that there wasn’t scope for versatility.  Oh how wrong I was.  I have made several cards with it and have discovered many more ideas from lots of other demonstrators.

This particular project was inspired by a card made by Laura Allen.  I love the colour combinations of Bermuda Bay and Pool Party.  For this project I have stamped in Momento Black ink and coloured the image using the Stampin’ Blends.

You may also notice the placement of the two larger stamped corner images.  To make sure they were both the same and stamp equal distance from the edges I used Stampin’ Ups! new Stamparatus.  It’s perfect for getting placement just right.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Supplies used:
Stamp set:  Serene Garden (146501)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black 

Miscellaneous:  Garden Scene Framelits (146355), Stampin’ Blends (Bermuda Bay, Pool Party). 

 

 

Rooted in Nature Bundle

By | 21/06/2018

One of the more eagerly awaited new product it the “Rooted in Nature” bundle.  It is designed to compliment the ever present “Lovely as a Tree” stamp set.  For a demonstration and a few ideas, Stampin’ Up! have put together the following video for you to enjoy.

Aren’t there some fabulous ideas?!  Just imagine what you could do.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

 

Today’s the day – 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue Release

By | 01/06/2018

Yeah!  It’s here!  The new 2018-19 Annual Catalogue.  For a quick preview of some of the new products please feel free to check out the video below.

There really are some lovely new products available.  If you would like to download a copy of the catalogue please click HERE or on the image below.

Check out the exciting new colours, new stamp pads, the long awaited Stamp-a-ratus and many more exciting products.

Happy stamping!

Chrisitne

Share What You Love – Early Release

By | 01/05/2018

From 1 May Stampin’ Up! is releasing the Share What You Love Suite in different bundle combinations ahead of the new 2018/19 Annual Catalogue.  Check out Brandi’s video below for the details.

For a breakdown of bundle please click on the flyer below to open.

These products will be available in June with the new Annual Catalogue however, you can order them in May and receive the benefits of being in a bundle. 10% discount and as well as that some free extra product.  So what better time?

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Lift Me Up

By | 30/04/2018

I was asked to send a card, on behalf of my band, to a member who had been involved in a car crash.  Fortunately, she is OK but not so much the car.  What sort of card do you send?  I wasn’t sure but I hope what I came up with is OK.  I worked on the basis that any acknowledgement sent would appreciated…… sometimes it’s just knowing that someone else thought of you, make the difference or just make you smile for a moment.

A note card stamped with Timeless Textures in Soft Sky (soon to be retired) and hot air balloons stamped with Real Red, Pacific Point and Emerald Envy (also retiring).  The ‘note’ is stamped in Early Espresso.

And of course, a matching envelope just to finish it off.  I don’t know about you but my mail is usually just business letters, bank statements and bills.  A nicely stamped envelope highlights that this isn’t just the ‘usual’ mail.

I hope it brings a smile to her face.

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, Timeless Textures

Cardstock:  Whisper WhiteNote Cards & Envelope,  Whisper White
Ink:  Soft Sky, Real Red, Pacific Point, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso

Miscellaneous:  Dimensionals, Big Shot, Up & Away Thinlits

Colour Revamp

By | 25/04/2018

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With the release of the 2018 Retiring list, Stampin’ Up! have also announced the new colour range that will be available with new 2018/2018 Annual Catalogue.

You may have noticed that some colours have moved from one colour range to another such as Real Red and Pumpkin Pie were previously in the Brights range and are now in the Regals.  You may also the notice the return of some favourite colours such as Coastal Cabana, Black Berry Bliss and Mint Macaron (Yeah!!!!  I love all of these colours).  I’m also looking forward to trying Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape.

Happy stamping!

Christine

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

Birthday Greetings

By | 21/04/2018

It was my birthday a few days ago and as I am part of the Creative Inker’s Birthday Club I received a number of lovely handmade cards from other demonstrators.  So I thought I’d show you a few of them.

These lovely cards have been made with a variety of Stampin’ Up! products, mostly current, a few retired and some retiring soon (you need to be in quickly).  Some of the cards are perfect examples of mixing different product to create a unique project completely different from anyone elses and certainly completely different from anything you could buy in the shop.

The Creative Inkers group is a lovely group of ladies and one or two gentlemen who are a very enthusiastic and supportive group.  We get together regularly for team meetings/training, Stamp Camp and Corporate Events.

Over the years one or two of us have had various life events some positive and some not happy but at every turn, the Creative Inkers have stepped up to support each other.  Whether it be replacing food items when one of our members had a flood, cards of support to each other when needed, cards of congratulations, and as you can see, birthday cards etc, etc, etc.  What a fabulous group.

 

Happy stamping!

Christine

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