RAK CARD SWAP!

I recently took part in a card swap with Demonstrators around Australia.  There were several groups.  I thought I would share the card swaps I received.  This was for the RAK card swap (Random Acts of Kindness Facebook group).

Firstly, this is the card I created.  This was a card I made several weeks ago using the Eastern Palace Suite so I thought that I would make these.  You can see the post for this card HERE. 

So these are the cards I received in return.

Aren’t they great?? 🙂 Perhaps these might inspire you in one of your creating endeavours.

Thanks for looking,

Jenny

 

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THIS WAS MY ONSTAGE SWAP!!


As you may know the Stampin’ Up! Onstage event is on right now and I am in Brisbane for the Live event.  It is very exciting!  Part of the fun of the event is swapping with other demonstrators. It’s great sharing ideas and meeting up with others.

I had grand plans for swaps again this year but with college assignments, Stampin’ Up! stuff, family stuff and life it just didn’t work out.  I had my design worked out though.

Although I didn’t get to make a number of them as swaps I made one ready for the display board at Onstage.

So here it is.  I was inspired by cards on Pinterest for this.  This is using the set ‘Paisleys and Posies’.

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To create this. First cut a circle using the Layering Circle Framelits from scrap paper. The scrap paper is the same size as your Whisper White mat and you will cut it near the top of your paper. This is your mask piece.

Lay the scrap piece over your white card mat and stamp your images. On this card I have used Flirty Flamingo. Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron inkpads. Stamp your sentiment on the white card in Black.

I layered the card on to a Peekaboo Peach card base. Then finish with a diecut flower from the ‘Paisleys Thinlits’ and an adhesive pearl in the centre.

I hope you like the card anyway. At least I can share it with you.

We are having a fantastic time at Onstage. I so love catching up with my demonstrator friends.  I can’t wait to share the exciting new products coming very soon. So watch this space. 🙂

Now just before I sign off today too since we are talking about Onstage and swapping. I posted Live on my business Facebook page yesterday about the craziness of swapping. You might be able to catch that there still if you head to my page. The link is in the right hand side bar. My first attempt at Facebook Live but I hope to bring more to you soon. 🙂

I hope you have an awesome weekend.

Jenny

 

PINWHEEL TAGS TEAM SWAPS!

I have been on a roll with the Pinwheels lately using the Swirly Bird set.  I needed to make some swaps for our team meeting last night so I decided to make up some quick tags with them.  WELL….. That was the plan.  These tags took hours.  Nothing was going right yesterday.  I was getting ink everywhere, I was cutting things wrong!!! Do you have days like that?  Anyway, I got them done.

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I made a few variations of them and a number of each. For the colours on the Pinwheels they are from left: Wild Wasabi and Emerald Envy; Sweet Sugarplum and Peekaboo Peach; Blushing Bride and Peekaboo Peach; Sweet Sugarplum and Elegant Eggplant.  I used some scraps of the Playful Palette DSP stack too.  (I am on a mission to use all of my DSP!).

The white card measures 13cm x 5cm (5 1/8″ x 2″) but you can make them any size you like.  These will fit on a card front to make a full card.  I rounded the tops with the Corner Punch.

The sentiments are from ‘Thoughtful Banners’.  I punched them out using the Classic Label Punch.  It’s cool that you can punch them different ways to create different effects. I coloured the Rhinestones with a black sharpie.

I got there in the end.  I hope you like them.  🙂

Jenny

BOTANICALS AND TIMELESS TEXTURES!

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for our team swaps. It was a really busy time but I was determined to make some. A number of the lovely people in our team had given me swaps at the previous meeting and at Onstage and I didn’t have any so I really had to make up for it.  Although I still don’t think I made up for the lovely cards I received. 🙂

This card was CASED from a card on a Facebook group I am on.  Yes, I was in a hurry and didn’t have time to think for myself.  I loved the idea though of teaming two of my favourite products and with one of my favourite colours.

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I have used Timeless Textures and the greeting is from ‘Tin of Cards’.  I am having a great time with the Botanical Builders Thinlits. I cut a Mint Macaron flower with them and then sponged some Mint Macaron ink on the edges. I added a black centre to the flower.  I think it just “pops” it a little.  A little bling with the Rhinestone is good for the sparkle factor.

Thanks for visiting me.  Do stop by again.  Drop a comment and say Hi too.  I love to hear how you are and where you are from.

Jenny

TEAM CHRISTMAS SWAPS!

I thought I would show you the swaps I received from last week’s team meeting.  There are some really cute ones here.  I think Tags were very common 🙂  They are great to use as tags or add them to cards.

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Sorry for the lighting.  Sigh! Must do something about this BUT you can get the idea anyway.

Now the cute little penguin card in the back does have a head.  Sorry about the photo.  The penguin is stamped on the inside of the card and a circle window is punched on the front with the hat on the front.  It is so cute.  I love all these ideas. Thank you to all the clever demonstrators in the Inky Fingers Team.  Nice to share ideas.

I will show you my swaps.  Once again – tags! Now that wasn’t the theme but funny how it works out.

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I CASED the red one from Pinterest and made up the other in Smoky Slate, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  These use the ‘Sleigh Ride’ Edgelits.  For the red one I punched out stars from Gold Foil using the Star Border punch.  The Smoky Slate one I have punched out one star in Silver Foil. Then I added some Dazzling Details for a sparkle but you really can’t see that well sorry.

I better get going. Our internet is being switched off soon to transfer it over to the new NBN network.  Hopefully it is not too long offline.  I think my kids are going to die!!!!! 😉

Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

CUTE TEAM SWAPS!!

I have been meaning to share these all week with you.  I received these last week at our Team Meeting.  These are the swaps I received.  Now I will be honest,  I went with no swaps. Life has been a little crazy and it is an optional thing. So that’s OK! Also, I turned up late as we had a last minute drama at home and I nearly didn’t make it at all, but a few people had swaps left over for me so I just have to share them with you.

There are some fantastic cards and 3D here.  Check them out!! I hope you can see them clearly enough.

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Some Christmas inspiration there too!!!!

I am glad that I can share them with you and I am so thankful for these generous and clever ladies to share them with me.

Have a great day.

Jenny 🙂

4 days until the launch of the Holiday Catalogue!! You are so going to love all the Christmas goodies in this.  If you want a copy sent to you then please let me know.

FAUX SHAVING CREAM FLOWER!!

I have always been fascinated in the Shaving Cream technique but I haven’t got around to trying it. I think it is the mess!  The shaving cream and reinkers and ….. Just too hard!  SO, when I came across THIS technique on Splitcoaststampers a few weeks ago when I was looking for a different technique for a class, I thought I could really try this one.  Here is the card I made.

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The layout for the card was INSPIRED from Deb Currier from artfeltcreations.com.  I changed a few things around and I created the Shaving Cream flower.  I loved the effect.  Here is a close-up. (OK a little blurry!)

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I don’t usually share a tutorial for the Technique Classes I do but this technique is so cool I just wanted to share this with you my lovely readers. Of course, you can read about it at the Splitcoaststampers link above too.  It is a bit like the Kissing technique if you have tried that.

SHAVING CREAM TECHNIQUE

1. Choose 3 co-ordinating ink colours. I have used Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise and Melon Mambo.  I found the darker colours didn’t blend well and just looked messy 🙂

You will also need 2 stamps: One solid image stamp and one patterned stamp.  I have used the flower from ‘Crazy About You’ and the honeycomb pattern from ‘Butterfly Basics’.

2.  Ink up your solid image stamp with the lightest colour. Don’t stamp it on your card yet.

3. Ink up your patterned stamp with one of the other ink colours. Press it on to your solid image stamp and give it a slight twist.  Clean your patterned stamp and ink again in the same colour.  Press on to your solid stamp on the other part of your stamp and give a little twist.  See the photo below.

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4. Clean your stamp again and ink your patterned stamp with the other ink colour.  Turn your solid image stamp 1/4 turn.  Then press your inked patterned stamp on to the stamp and give a little twist. Clean your stamp.  Ink it again in the same colour and stamp on the other part of your solid image stamp and give a twist.

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5. Now give your solid image stamp a little huff to re-moisten the stamp and then press on to your piece of card.

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It gives a really cool effect.  Don’t you think???

I really loved the effect so I made some tags up using this technique for our team swaps last week.

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Here is a close-up.

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So why not give this technique a try.  It is so cool and each time will work out different.

Have a happy, stampy weekend 🙂

Jenny

CONVENTION SWAPS!

I have finally had a chance to go through my swaps and take photos.  I thought you might like to see them. There are some great ideas. I have grouped them to help you see them.  If you would like a closer view of one or to know about it more then let me know.

Butterflies are always popular!

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Flowers of all types!

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I took photos of these next 2 separately to show you as I liked these ideas.

On the left is a collage card.  I have been wanting to try one of these.  One on the right is a triple layer stamped card using ovals.  It looks great!  (I will give this one a go too).

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A variety of cards here.

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Some ideas for the men!

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These are gift card holders, tea bag holder and little tags.  Check out the black dress.

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I had to take a close-up of the dress.  It is using the Bow punch.  How clever!

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Some little treat holders. Very cute!

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Tags and bookmarks

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There you go.  Thanks to those people who swapped with me. There are some great ideas for you to try.  What is your favourite??  What will you try first?? I think I will need to grab my bow punch and try the dress out.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Join me again soon,

Jenny

SOUTH PACIFIC STAMPIN’ UP! CONVENTION 2015!

As you read this I will be on my way to the Gold Coast, Queensland for the South Pacific Stampin’ Up! Convention.  So exciting!!

The best part of this is meeting up with online demonstrator friends and swapping cards with them. Oh yes! There are great demonstrations of projects and sneak peeks too 🙂

So I thought I would show you my swaps I have done.  This year I made less than I usually do. Time was a little against me.

Here are my cards.

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I have used the set ‘Guy Greetings’.  The card on the right I have CASED from Lisa Young (addinkandstamp.blogspot.com) HERE.  This card then inspired my card on the left.

The base card for both is Night of Navy.  I used Very Vanilla mat.  I cut an oval shape on scrap card to form a mask and placed this over the Hardwood background stamp.  I inked up the Hardwood stamp by patting the Crumb Cake ink over the mask and stamp. I removed the mask and stamped the Hardwood stamp onto the Vanilla cardstock. The anchor and tool images are both stamped in Night of Navy ink on Whisper White card.

For the card on the right I added ‘Epic Day’ Washi Tape and this greeting was stamped in Basic Gray.

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For the card on the left, the greeting is stamped in Night of Navy.  I added some loops of linen thread on the back of the card.  To create these loops,  I loosely wrapped the linen thread twice around 2 fingers and cut the linen thread at this point. I added Glue dots to attach the loops under the top left of the image which had been matted onto Night of Navy card.  Then I made one loop and attached it under the bottom right.  Glue dots are the best  way to attach the loops.

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I hope you like them.  I can’t wait to receive the swap cards in return.  I will share them with you when I get back.

I will try and post again later in the week but most of the updates will be on my Facebook business page.  You can ‘Like’ me if you haven’t already.  Just click on the link in the right column.

Thanks for stopping by today 🙂

2014 SOUTH PACIFIC CONVENTION SWAPS!

As promised, I finally have my swaps from last week’s Stampin’ Up! Convention all sorted to share with you.  I have tried to organise them into separate categories to make it easier.

So here they are ……

Vintage/Shabby Chic Style

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Masculine type

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Geometric and a few others

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Technique Style 

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Flowers of all types

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Butterflies

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3D (tags, notebooks, boxes)

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Christmas

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I hope some of these inspire you in your creating.  That’s why I like to share them.  If you have any questions on any of them or would like some close-ups then let me know.

Enjoy 🙂