16 February 2024

Sending Love - Stampin' Around The World Hop



Hello there and welcome to our very first Stampin Around The World Hop.  I'm one of many wonderfully creative Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from literally all around the world, here showing you lots of lovely projects with a 'love' theme. 

My card shows a stamped heart pulling in quite a few stamp sets, as this technique tends to do and uses pinks, reds and greens as it's colour palette.  I did a little stamping to create a heart shape then added a layered die-cut sentiment to finish it off.   Afterwards I realised I should have added a few embellishments and also some Wink of Stella to the words so feel free to embellish as you like.  This card would be great not just for Valentine's Day, but also as an Engagement or Wedding or even Anniversary.







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Supplies:

  • Dies:  Love For You
  • Stamp Sets:  Around The Bend, Irresistible Blooms, Lasting Joy, Petal Park
  • Inks:  Soft Seafoam, Granny Apply Green, Lemon Lime Twist, Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler, Bubble Bath
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick (card base), Basic White (stamping layer) Melon Mambo (mat layer and die-cut), Bubble Bath (die-cut)
  • Tools:  Cut & Emboss Machine, Paper Trimmer
  • Adhesives:  Adhesive Sheets, Tombow Liquid Glue

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.   

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx

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If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of the products I've used today, click any of the thumbnail links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will get you directly to my Online Store, where you are only minutes away from getting products delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm? If so, the best deal in the catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team. 

You can put together a Starter Kit with your choice of products to the value of $235.00 for only $169.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order! No conditions attached! The added bonus is that you might like to start your own little stamping business.











14 February 2024

Lovely Thoughts - Colour INKspiration Challenge #159

 



Hi there and welcome!

Today I have a card which I've created for the Colour INKspiration Challenge #159. Only three colours in our palette this time around, so nice and easy!  Our inspiration picture was chosen by  Crew Member, Nicole Wilson and our Guest Designer is the fabulous Donna Hardcastle.  I can't wait to go and see what everyone has created.

Picture credit - https://en.idei.club/57270-pink-sofa-in-living-room.html


My card uses quite a few different products but is simple in it's execution.  For my background I've used the Perennial Postage Dies and modified the Berry Burst 'postage stamp' and the Pretty Peacock 'postage stamp' to create custom sizes in Smoky Slate to fit.  You don't have to do this if you don't want to - just use the dies as is, it won't be perfect but then again, my version isn't either.  I did a little bit of stamping on the Smoky Slate pieces, tone on tone using different images from Notes of Nature Stamp Set for added interest. These were adhered to a custom-sized card base that measures 4 1/8" x 5 1/4" .


The image from Lovely & Sweet Stamp Set was stamped on Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper.  I love the extra bit of texture that it gives but regular Basic White cardstock would work just as well.  This was die cut and Smoky Slate Twine was tide around the stem.  I then attached this to the card front with Dimensionals and added three silver gems from the Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems.

To finish of the card I stamped the small leafy image from Notes of Nature in 2nd Generation Smokey Slate in top left and bottom right corners, matted this onto a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock and adhered this into the centre. 



Supplies:

  • Dies:  Perennial Postage
  • Bundles:  Lovely & Sweet
  • Stamp Set:  Notes Of Nature
  • Cardstock:  Basic White Thick, Basic White regular, Berry Burst, Pretty Peacock, Fluid 100 Water Color Paper
  • Embellishment/Trim:  Adhesive-Back Sparkling Gems,  Bakers Twine Essentials Pack
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Cut & Emboss Machine 
  • Adhesives:  Tombow Liquid Glue,  Dimensionals

Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join us! It's a great way to have fun with different colours! 

If you'd like to join in with our Challenges, click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your Favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We'd love to see what you create with these gorgeous colours! You don't have to have a Blog to participate but if you do, you can link back to your post.

Just a reminder to use all the Challenge colours. If you don’t have the colours in our palette, feel free to use the closest Stampin’ Up! substitute - Shaded Spruce instead of Pretty Peacock, Melon Mambo instead of Berry Burst for example. We also allow Ivory, Bronze and Natural Tones in the Stampin' Blends and Neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Metallics.

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.   

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx

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If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of the products I have used today, click any of the thumbnail links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will take you directly to my Stampin' Up! Store, where you are only minutes away from getting your supplies delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm?  If so, the best deal in the Catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team.

You can put together a Starter Kit with your choice of products to the value of $235.00 for only $169.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order!  No conditions attached! And who knows where you're Stampin' Up! journey will take you. 

Happy to chat if you have any questions about becoming a Demonstrator.

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10 January 2024

Hey There Little Bird - Colour INKspiration Challenge #158

 



Hello and welcome!  And thanks for stopping by!

Today I'm sharing a card for Colour INKspiration Challenge #158. The photo for this challenge was chosen by Crew Member, Lou Kitzelman and is a beautiful capture of a section of the coastline near Perth in Western Australia. Our Guest Designer is the wonderful Sinzis Corner and I can't wait to go and see what everyone has created.

Photo: Trigg Beach, Perth, WA - https://www.instagram.com/p/BgjAffnFp7x 

Poor old Blueberry Bushel seemed to be a little out of place with the other three softer colours but without it, I wouldn't have been able to create what I did.  My card features a number of different products, some new, some old but it's all combined so well.  Firstly, I've used two different Die sets and combined them with two lots of FREE Designer Papers along with some ink and stencils.   

Flight & Airy 12 x 12 Designer Papers

Softly Stippled 12 x 12 Designer Papers

This story begins with one of the two FREE Designer Paper Packs which are part of this year's Sale-A-Bration offer.  These papers are able to be earned free with a $90 (before postage), to get both you will need to place a $180 order.   The little bird was fussy cut from the Flight & Airy Papers and then attached to a scalloped rectangle using Mini Dimensionals, die-cut from the Scalloped Contours Dies.  Colour was added to the scalloped rectangle using the Foursquare Masks and Blueberry Bushel ink. 

A small 'branch' was made by twisting a small 1/4" strip of Petal Pink cardstock and then attached under the bird using Mini Glue Dots.

A card base was created using Pool Party cardstock.  Mat layers in Petal Pink and the Pool Party 'Linen' design from the Softly Stippled Papers (the second Sale-A-Bration papers) were trimmed to measure 1/4" less on two sides than the card front and these were glued to the card front at jaunty angles. 

The large floral arrangement from Artistic Dies was die-cut in Fresh Freesia cardstock and placed on the lower section of the card.  

The scalloped rectangle was attached to the card front with Dimensionals with a little Tombow Liquid Glue added to each Dimensional and used to secure the die-cut to the card front.

Iridescent Pearls and a double bow was added to finish off the front.

A piece of Basic White cardstock matted onto a piece of Petal Pink along with a smaller fussy cut bird glued in the bottom corner was adhered to the inside of the card to complete the card.




Supplies:

  • Dies:  Artistic, Scalloped Contours
  • Designer Papers:  Flight & Airy, Softyly Stippled
  • Cardstock:  Pool Party, Petal Pink, Fresh Freesia
  • Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
  • Accessories:  Four Square Masks
  • Embellishments/Trim:  Iridescent Pearls, Linen Thread
  • Tools:  Paper Trimmer, Snips, Blending Brushes, Cut & Emboss Machine




Feel INKspired to join the challenge? I would love for you to join us! It's a great way to have fun with different colours! 

If you'd like to join in with our Challenges, click here and ask to join Colour INKspiration, add the group to your Favourites and share it with your crafty friends so they can join in the fun too. We'd love to see what you create with these gorgeous colours! You don't have to have a Blog to participate but if you do, you can link back to your post.

Just a reminder to use all the Challenge colours. If you don’t have the colours in our palette, feel free to use the closest Stampin’ Up! substitute - Balmy Blue instead of Pool Party for example. We also allow Ivory, Bronze and Natural Tones in the Stampin' Blends and Neutrals such as Basic White, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Metallics.

Thank you so much taking the time to drop in. I hope I have inspired you and if you like what I have shown or if you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section below.   

Until next time, take care, stay safe and have a great day!  

Monica xx

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If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of the products I have used today, click any of the thumbnail links in the Product List below or click the 'Shop Online' tab at the top of this page.  Both ways will take you directly to my Stampin' Up! Store, where you are only minutes away from getting your supplies delivered straight to your door.

Or maybe you have a wish list as long as your arm?  If so, the best deal in the Catalogue is to join my Stamping Queens Stamping Team.

You can put together a Starter Kit with your choice of products to the value of $235.00 for only $169.00 with a 20% discount every time you place an order!  No conditions attached! And who knows where you're Stampin' Up! journey will take you.  As a special bonus during January and February, there are two extra options when joining.

Option 1:  Stampin Glass Mat Studio (retail value $106 AUD) which includes a 17" x 24" Heavy Duty Glass Mat, 8 3/8" x 6" nonslip, multiuse, waterproof Silicone Mat, 8 1/4" x 8 1/4" Cleaning Cloth for chemical free cleaning.

Option 2:  Your choice of an additional $51 AUD in FREE products to add to your Starter Kit.

Happy to chat if you have any questions about becoming a Demonstrator.

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Sending Love - Stampin' Around The World Hop

Hello there and welcome to our very first Stampin Around The World Hop.  I'm one of many wonderfully creative Stampin' Up! Demonstra...