Monday, 24 April 2017

Special Reason Make and Take Class

Welcome back crafty people

I thought I would share with you all a class I held today in my home.

It was based around the retiring bundle 'Special Reason' 144720. It is currently still available. But I have no idea for how much longer. Go order this gorgeous bundle NOW by clicking HERE!
It, along with a couple of others is a definite favourite of mine and has been featured on a number of my cards.
I made a bunch of customer Thank You cards for my lovely customers. 
And then let them know that this is what they would be creating for their next class when I handed out their orders and cards.

Here are the  cards I made for them to show my appreciation.
I showcased this set of cards in a blog hop with Janneke around a month ago. 
You can see the card set HERE in more detail.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops


I woke with a nasty but bearable headache this morning, which for me n ormally leads to migraine for a few days.... But so far, touch wood all is still a the bearable level!
I was feeling a little overwhelmed to start with this morning, as I knew my class was going to be larger than normal due to the school holidays. I normally only have around 8 people per class but today I had 3 young teenagers + a customers mum joining in. 
So, after rejigging the seating arrangements I managed to fit them all in  + I had a couple of spaces spare! Which was great as I had a drop in lol.
I also had the pleasure of hosting another Demonstrator and friend Kayla Renee MacAulay from the other side of my little island state.
Here is a quick shot of a couple of Kayla's cards made today at the class.

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Here is my set up ready for the day.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops

You can see in the bottom left picture my set up and samples ready for my next class which is on the 29th of May.

One reason I love teaching classes is seeing the faces of the people who come and them seeing the end results of their work. Everyone comes to these classes for different reasons, and I try to accomodate those needs as much as I can.

Here are some happy snaps of the lovely ladies working, laughing, chatting and helping each other.

#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops

And here is another set of 3 pics with all of them holding up some of their completed cards.


#Specialreason #Thankyou #Cardmakingclass #Customerappreciation #KOCreationscards #Workshops

Each class consists of one harder more technique orientated card while the other 3 are easier and less technical. 
Todays hard card was a window card. They had to learn how to align dies and stamps using the stamp-a-ma-jig tool. I only had one complaint lol.

Here is the window card.
#Specialreason #Thankyou #Customerappreciation  #Cardmakingclass #KOCreationscards #Workshops

Some got the knack quicker than others, as in most class situations. But, they all did really well and perservered to create their (hard) card. And as usual once completed LOVED how it looked.
They all loved creating the other 3 cards and none minded the crowded feel too much. 

Well I hope you enjoyed seeing the smiling faces of my class today.

I will be back again in a couple of days sharing a project made from a lovely set available from the new catalogue. 
TTFN



Just a little information for you 

The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.

But here it is

Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)


Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!





LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!

JOIN MY TEAM


You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 2nd of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


Lastly

If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here


Shop with Me

The Hostess code for April is has now closed.

 But don't despair I will be opening May's Hostess code in 7 days!


For those who purchased this April and used the April Code you will be entered into the draw below. If you spent under $50 you could win the card kit pictured.



BUT if you placed an order to the value of $50 or you could win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



Good luck to those who entered. 

I will add the winners names to the end of my next blog on the 27th at 7pm.


Thanks so much for stopping by ;)

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dear Friend, For You - #GDP083 - #CI07




 Welocme back crafty people...
I have actually had a full day at home today....That means I got to create whoo hoo :)

You might have seen from my previous post that it is currently school holidays in the little state I live in. For me that means my children become the focus of the household...
HAPPY KIDS HAPPY MUM lol
It also works the other way too though, hahaha! 

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07

Todays cards will be entered into #GDP083 and #CI07
The team from Global Design Project have given us the challenge of Sparkles/Bling while the Design Team over at Colour Inkspiration have given us a colour swatch of  *Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and *Tip Top Taupe.. *Two of these colours are about to retire fro t he old catalogue,
BUT we have 5 new Incolours for us to play with coming out in the new catalogue along with heaps of other new products too!!

Here are the pics of this weeks challenges

  


I thought by putting these two challenges together I could come up with a card that was pretty and classy too. 
I chose Bling from #GDP083. So, I added a touch of gold for a gorgeous and classy finish for my card design.

Here are the cards.

Dear Friend


#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07
               
       
  
I thought I would have a play with our Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (TIEF) to get started. 
I used Tip Top Taupe and inked onto the raised side of the embossing folder..I wiped parts of it off..huffed my breath onto the ink and laid the card over the inked open folder, rubbing the card stock gently with my hand to make sure the ink and card made contact. I did this twice to give the doubled effect you can see on both cards..

For You


#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07
         


 What did you think??
 The stamp set I used is my all time favourite 'Touches of  Texture'. The dog wood blossoms were coloured using an aqua painter with Pink Pirouette for the flowers, I coloured the centres of the flowers using Daffodol Delight and I used Mint Macaron for the leaves. 
I inked the spritz stamp with Daffodil Delight to gove the impression of pollen in the air. The bees were the next logical step from that, appropriately theit legs are also thick with golden yellow pollen.


A picture of both cards side by side.

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07


 You can see from the side by side picture that one card has been stepped up. I added more of the flowers plus more of the wire effect, I also added metallic gold thread behind the sentiment


If you would like a list of all items used, then I have added them to the carousel below for your convenience

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 





Just a little information for you 

The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.

But here it is

Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)


Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!





LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!


JOIN MY TEAM


You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 1st of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


Lastly

If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here


Shop with Me

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 

If you use this code for the month of April for any purchase you will go into the draw to win the Pretty Pocket Card Kit



BUT if you place an order to the value of $50 or more you will enter the draw to win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



But remember to be entered you must use the HOSTESS CODE 7CEYPST2 when at checkout stage of your purchases.You must RESIDE IN AUSTRALIA and you MUST enter your CONTACT DETAILS.



Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I will see you all again soon xx

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

R.A.K

Welcome back crafty people :)

Please note that due to school holidays here in Tasmania my posts will be a bit fewer for the next 2 weeks. I want to spend as much time as possible with my children during this time. 

But, right now 
I have something I want to share with you!

It is something close to my heart and gives me my dose of feel good too!

Random Acts Of Kindness....

I am part of a group that sends out cards made from current catalogue products to randomly selected people from a list of participating people that are also part of this fabulous group...Sound interesting??
Then you can take a look and perhaps even join HERE
This wonderful group was founded by Kylie Bertucci, who is still part of the group and an active member, as am I, plus around 500 others!!!
To be part of the group you do need to have access to Stampin' Up!'s current product, but you do not need to be a demonstrator! You could be a customer who just loves Stampin'Up! and sending smiles all around the world. There is no set limit to how many you send...It can be 1 card or 50 cards the choice is yours!

This picture below is of recent cards that I have received from all over the world over the last couple of months..
Each one has bought a a wealth of happiness and filled my heart. And also my head with fab ideas too!

#Imbringingrakcardsback #RAK #Sendingsmiles #Snailmailisthebestmail #Nobillsmorelove


The next shots are some cards that I have made and sent or are sending soon to people within the group.

#Imbringingrakcardsback #RAK #Sendingsmiles #Snailmailisthebestmail #Nobillsmorelove


I select names randomly from the month it is (example this month April) there is a list of people who have said they are be participating ... Select some names, find their address on the list and send your envelope of smiles to them

#Imbringingrakcardsback #RAK #Sendingsmiles #Snailmailisthebestmail #Nobillsmorelove


This was my last lot, sent for the month of April..
You have until a certain set date (normally close to the end of the month) to send your RAK cards.


#Imbringingrakcardsback #RAK #Sendingsmiles #Snailmailisthebestmail #Nobillsmorelove

Just a reminder, if you would like to participate then you must have access to Stampin' Up!'s current items and be willing to send cards for free just because you love the idea of making someone happy.

To Join you our group can click HERE
 I hope you enjoyed this post and the idea of the group.
Perhaps it's something you can think about starting within your own community? It doesn't have to be based around Stampin' Up, it can be just people sharing card making ideas...
Or even try a craft swap?? Share crafty ideas and smiles with other people..The possibilites are endless!

On that note I will now leave you, as I am heading out with my family. We are off to the movies to see the Smurfs  The Lost Village :)

Bye for now and look after each other xx

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop with Billie Moan

 Welcome back crafty people :)


Today the Crazy Crafter's are hopping with the talented Billie Moan
We are all choosing a project of Billie's to CASE, Copy And Selective Edit.
I have chosen this card of Billies  to CASE.




Here is my card. I apologise for the light quality...The photo's were taken after dark, so the light is a bit harsh, very sorry.

For You


#Touchesoftexture #Bloomsandwishes #KOCreationscards #Watercolourpencils #Imbringingrakcardsback #Giftofgiving #Bees #Inspiredbynature

I chose a similar style of layout and used the same colouring tools as Billie did for her card.
I used Touches Of Texture for the images, where as Billie used Penned and Painted for hers..
I love with the whole stamp set, but the cornflower is my go to flower in a pinch and I was so very happy to learn that this was going to be a carry over set.

You can use this set in so many ways. you can water colour with it even without painting or brushes...Just by using the two step stamps and spritzing stamping and spritzing again!
It has it's very own spritz stamp for the control freaks among us (me!) who like an even spritzed effect lol. And...a cute bee plus dragon fly!!!!

And look it even has a lace effect stamp!!

Inside View

#Touchesoftexture #Bloomsandwishes #KOCreationscards #Watercolourpencils #Imbringingrakcardsback #Giftofgiving #Bees #Inspiredbynature

For the colours I chose to use the gorgeous Water Colour pencils..
Don't they have such vibrant colour!!! And you know what, you can layer those colour on top of each other!!!
The water colour pencil layers in the flowers are 
  • Pacific Point 
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Basic Grey
  • Whisper White
The stems and leaves were coloured with
  • Old Olive and
  • Daffodil delight
And the bee's with
  • Pumkin Pie
  • Daffodil Delight and
  • Early Esspresso
  • plus Clear Wink of Stella


While I was colouring in my hubby took the children for a motor bike ride :) so I did a quick little FB Live video while I was colouring...You can see that HERE

Front View

#Touchesoftexture #Bloomsandwishes #KOCreationscards #Watercolourpencils #Imbringingrakcardsback #Giftofgiving #Bees #Inspiredbynature

The sentiment for my card is from the Blooms and Wishes Stamp set.
I added a couple of the cute little bees to help finish this card and then painted them with Clear Wink of Stella..

Thank you for stopping by my blog during this hop...Please keep moving through the hop to see even more gorgeous projects all inspired by Billie Moan unless of course I am the lucky last...In that case I hope you have enjoyed all of our creative efforts xx





If you would like a full list of the items I used to create my project then please check out the carousel below.

Don't forget to use the Hostess code for April when purchasing!
7CEYPST2 




The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.
But here it is
Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)


Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!





LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!


JOIN MY TEAM


You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 1st of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


Lastly

If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here


Shop with Me

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 

If you use this code for the month of April for any purchase you will go into the draw to win the Pretty Pocket Card Kit


BUT if you place an order to the value of $50 or more you will enter the draw to win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



But remember to be entered you must use the HOSTESS CODE 7CEYPST2 when at checkout stage of your purchases.You must RESIDE IN AUSTRALIA and you MUST enter your CONTACT DETAILS.



Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I will see you all again soon xx

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

KB's International Highlights - Weddings


Welcome back crafty people :)

Today I am taking part in a monthly pictorial blog highlight.
This is where we get highlighted on Kylie Bertucci's Blog. 

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Kylie has a thumb nail image of everyones project and you can vote for the ones you like best!
I would love it if you chose to vote for me!

If I am chosen on the top 10 I get to take part in the Internationa blog hop for April!

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Our theme this month is Weddings. 

And as I have a friend getting married this November I thought I would make their wedding card now...I am also making their invitations...so, I may not have time to get the wedding card done later!

Here it is :)

Front View


#KOCreationscards #Flourishingphrases #Floralphrases #Sunshinewishesthinlits #Weddedbliss #Love #Twohearts #Butterflies #Flutteringembossingfolder


I chose traditional colours for their card, plus I know what the colour scheme is for the wedding hehehe. That always makes for an added personal touch.




Inside View


#KOCreationscards #Flourishingphrases #Floralphrases #Sunshinewishesthinlits #Weddedbliss #Love #Twohearts #Butterflies  #Flutteringembossingfolder


Angled View


#KOCreationscards #Flourishingphrases #Floralphrases #Sunshinewishesthinlits #Weddedbliss #Love #Twohearts #Butterflies  #Flutteringembossingfolder

Method

  • This card has 4 layers on the front,  before reaching the card base itself. The inside has two layer on top of the base. 

  • You can just see in the back ground of the card front the edges of silver lace...This was stamped using the Delicate Details stamp set on a seperate piece of basic black card stock.

  • For the focal card stock piece (Whisper White) I used the embossing folder Fluttering.This was layered direcetly onto Silver Foil and that was layered directly onto Basic Black card stock, which in turn was layered onto the stamped and Silver heat embossed lace images.

  • For the focal images, I chose the Sunshine Wishes scribble heart. This has been die cut in silver and black and then layered on top of each other but slightly askew..

  • The butterflies have been punched using the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty butterfly punches, This has also been done in silver and black.For the flourish on the butterflies, I embossed in silver the flourish from the flourishing phrases stamp set. I then cut my butterflies so that one side of each had part of the flourish showing..

  • When all focal pieces had been put in place, I then placed the whole lot onto dimensionals and attached to the base.

  • The sentiment for the inside is from Floral Phrases. This has been stamped first in versamark embossing ink then stazon jet black. I then lightly dusted half of the sentiment in silver embossing powder and heated.This gives a two toned effect. I added the two butterflies to aid in carrying the theme through to the inside.

  • To finish this card I used the Congratulations sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set mounted on a banner, I then added some sequins from the metallics sequins assortment.


I hope you like this card enough to consider voting for me. Click the pic below and find my card in the pics. Click the heart to vote for my card project.

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Thank you so very much for choosing my design to vote for xx

If you would like to get a full list if all items used then I have added them all for your convenience in the carousel below.




Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Enjoy Colour - #GDP082


Welcome back crafty people.

I have a few things to share with you today. 

One is my entry into #GDP082 

This is the sketch that the design team have came up with for this weeks challenge



Before we start can I just say I am in love with colour!
I have always enjoyed using bright colours, but I have finally learnt how to put them together in a way that looks amazing. Took me long enough! (well I think it looks pretty good any way lol)

 I also adore water colouring and this particular way of adding colour to the water colour paper is just so easy and I must say FUN!
Smooshing! Have you tried it??

This is my second bit on news!

 I will be trying another FB LIVE class on Monday 17th April at 10.30am to show the Smooshing technique! Hopefully my internet connection holds! 
Can't be as bad as the last effort can it!
Already stressing! hahahaha


These cards below will be for R.A.K. (random acts of kindness) in May. These will be the last set using some of these products, as I am sure some will be retiring (sad face)

But the GREAT new is, we will have new products to play with so very soon! 
The new Catalouge products will be released For Sale on the 1st of June.


Here is the main reason for my blogs my projects lol :)

I have kept true to the sketch for this weks challenge.

ENJOY!


#Smooshingtechnique #splatter #metallicsequins #KOCreationscards #GDP082 #Imbringingrakcardsback #Labeleralphabet

The colours used are Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and Peekaboo Peach. The card base is thick Whisper White.
I splashed Whisper White and water droplets over the dried colours for the splatter effect. 
I also added white perfect accents with the backs removed as 3d water droplets.
I used a piece of the 2017-2107 in colour DSP for the side contrast and added basic black twine for an accent. 
The focal was stamped using the Labeler Alphabet. I used my aqua painter to wipe colour over the top half of label. I punched the butterflies using the bitty buttefly punch with the left over piece of coloured paper.
To finish I added a few black metallic sequins to drag the black further onto the card.

Seeing that I had coloured a whole peice of water color paper, I decided to make another card.
 I just stepped it up a little by adding the flourish from flourishing phrases and some dots of white perfect accents

ENJOY ! 

Take 2 stepped up


#Smooshingtechnique #splatter #metallicsequins #KOCreationscards #GDP082 #Imbringingrakcardsback #Labeleralphabet



I have added all of the products used to this carousel below.

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 





My last bit of new is this!


The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.
But here it is
Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)


Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!





LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!

JOIN MY TEAM

You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 1st of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)


Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


Lastly

If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here

Shop with Me

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 

If you use this code for the month of April for any purchase you will go into the draw to win the Pretty Pocket Card Kit


BUT if you place an order to the value of $50 or more you will enter the draw to win the Nailed It Bundle!!!



But remember to be entered you must use the HOSTESS CODE 7CEYPST2 when at checkout stage of your purchases.You must RESIDE IN AUSTRALIA and you MUST enter your CONTACT DETAILS.



Thanks so much for stopping by xx