IT’S WORLD CARDMAKING DAY – AND I HAVE A SPECIAL PROJECT FOR MY NEWSLETTER SUBSCRIBERS!

OCTOBER 7TH IS WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

And, we can celebrate all weekend! Do you get excited when you receive a surprise in the mail?  It’s a nice feeling. How about this weekend you make a card – and send it out!  Wouldn’t it make someone’s day. 🙂

Now you would have already read about the 15% off select stamps that Stampin’ Up! are offering at the moment.  If you can’t remember then head back a couple of posts.

BUT OCTOBER 7TH IS ALSO MY BIRTHDAY!!

To celebrate World Cardmaking Day (and my birthday) I am sending out a special project to my newsletter subscribers.  Plus, I have a some exclusive bonuses too – BECAUSE IT IS MY BIRTHDAY AND I WANT TO SHARE SOME EXTRA LOVE! 

To receive the exclusive project you have to be receiving my newsletters.  If you haven’t already, then be sure to click the link in the right side bar for ‘NEWSLETTER SIGN UP’.

Have a Happy WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!!!!

Jenny

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ECLIPSE TOUCHES OF TEXTURE FOR CI18!

It’s another Colour Challenge at Colour INKspirations group –  Colour INKspirations #18

The colours this round are so pretty. Powder Pink, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum.

So of course the card had to be pretty right?  I hope my card is anyway.

I have been playing around with the Eclipse Technique lately.  You might have seen that around your blog travels.  To do the Eclipse technique: You stamp over your white card mat (or you could use a piece of Designer Series Paper).  Then cut your letters or shapes out from the piece.  Once the card (or Paper) is adhered to your card mat, the letters are then adhered back on to your card mat raised up with Dimensionals giving a 3D look.

This is my card I created using the colours and using the set Touches of Texture.

The “Just For” is stamped in Basic Gray from the Work of Art stamp set.  Check the dragonfly.  I stamped it on Vellum and coloured it in on the back with markers. Then went over it with the Wink of Stella pen.

You still have time to have a play.  Head -> HERE to join the Facebook group if you are not already a member there.  Challenges are great to take part in.

EDITED TO ADD:  I was picked in the TOP 5 at Colour Inkspirations challenge for this card.  So that is very exciting! 🙂

Thanks for looking.  Have a great day,

Jenny

 

SWEET HOME HOUSEWARMING!

I have a special card to share with you today. My niece and her partner recently bought their first home.  It is a very big deal and I wanted to make a card to share in their excitement.  The pressure was on though as my niece makes cards and comes to my classes.  Here is the card I made for them.

When I was going through my stamps I realised I didn’t have a lot for housewarming cards.  They are not cards you make too often but I came across the Sweet Home set and the Home Sweet Home  Thinlits.  I thought they would work well.  The colours are Old Olive, Soft Sky and Sweet Sugarplum.  The card layout was using the card sketch from CASE THIS SKETCH #193.

The paper I used was from the Merry Little Christmas DSP.  This paper doesn’t have to be used just for Christmas.  It has some great prints either Black and White or the Old Olive.  It really doesn’t do it justice in the catalogue. (p 12 Holiday Catalogue). When I sat the house on to the paper I thought it was a little plain so I added a Vellum circle and some loops of the Silver Thread. This was a fun card to put together. 

My niece really loved it.  It passed the test I think. 🙂

Thanks for visiting,

Jenny

TIME TO GET YOUR 2017 STAMPIN’ UP! HOLIDAY CATALOGUE!

In just a few weeks the 2017 Holiday Catalogue begins.  It has so much gorgeousness – really it does!  Every page you turn is just beautiful.  You just feel like you want to reach out and touch the beautiful projects and the texture.

Do you want to see it?  Of course you will be able to view it online but that’s really not the same.  You want to be able to turn the pages and stick those post-it notes in.

Let me send you one for Free (Australian residents only).

Drop a comment or email me at jghayward@yahoo.com

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 4!

DAY 4

Nearly at the end of the week.  Can you believe that?? How have you liked this week showcasing the Carols of Christmas bundle??  So many different looks you can achieve just with the one stamp set and Thinlits.

I have to say this card today is probably my favourite.  It is so funky and fresh.  Totally not your traditional Christmas colours.

It is in Lemon Lime Twist and Dapper Denim.  What do you reckon?? Perhaps I should have had a warning to wear your sunglasses. 🙂

For the sentiment on this one I inked up the top half of the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink by dabbing the inkpad on to the top half of the stamp.  Then I used the Dapper Denim inkpad and dabbed on the ink to the bottom half of the stamp.  Then I stamped it on to a piece of Whisper White card. I love the two-tone effect.  I thought for a little more retro fun I would add an Incolor Bitty Bow.

Tomorrow’s project actually co-ordinates with this one.  Make sure you stop by.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  And receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

If you would like a free copy of the upcoming Holiday catalogue mailed out to you then drop me a comment.  It will be on it’s way very soon.

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 3!

 

DAY 3

This card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest using a different Christmas set.  I like the idea of the “negative” cut trees.  Check this out!!! The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy DSP.  It’s not even a Christmas paper!  It looks like falling snow though doesn’t it.  🙂  The other trees are cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper.

The sentiment on this card is from the Holly, Berry Happiness set.  Such a nice sentiment.  It is stamped in Smoky Slate.  Sometimes I like stamping in the grey.  It is just a little softer.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points – and receive a small gift to say Thanks too. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

 

 

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – DAY 2!

DAY 2

This card was actually the first card I made using the Carols of Christmas set. I have to be  honest though I am not too sure of it.  I didn’t want to hit you with this one first.  (you might not come back!!)  Anyway, it’s a different style for me.

I have seen a lot of the loopy ribbon and sequin trim behind a sentiment or image block.  I thought I would try that effect.  This is the retired Gold trim.  I don’t have the current mini sequin trim.  I am really not sure of this look though. What are your thoughts??

The sentiment is Heat Embossed in Gold for a little shine.  I matted it on the Gold paper from the Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper and added a little colour with the mini ornaments in Tranquil Tide, Real Red, and Dapper Denim.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  Always a great thing – and receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK – DAY 1!

 

DAY 1

My first card for you uses the new Incolor Fresh Fig.  When I first started creating this card I felt the Fresh Fig was a big heavy but adding it to a Thick Whisper White base it lightened it slightly.

The sentiment is layered on to a Copper Foil Sheet mat cut with one of the large Scallop Square Dies from the Layering Square Framelits.  Before I adhered it to the Fresh Fig mat I wrapped around some Copper Thread around the card.  It is just a soft touch. 🙂  I also added some Copper Foil behind the Fresh Fig card at the top to see the Copper through the little cut outs of the moon and stars. 

A tree was cut from the Copper Foil too and raised up with Dimensionals.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS

Order the Carols of Christmas this week and receive double Loyalty points.  Always a great thing – and receive a small gift to say Thanks. 🙂

ORDER ONLINE HERE. (Australian residents only)  Please use the HOST CODE:  KDEM49NG

See you tomorrow,

Jenny

 

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK!

 

I am away all next week but you won’t miss me.  I have a special week planned for you all next week sharing some fun creations that I have been working on using the newly released Carols of Christmas bundle.  I can’t wait to share them with you all.

CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS WEEK

It will run Monday 7th to Friday 11th August.  

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“See” you Monday,

Jenny

GET CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS – EARLY!

The Holiday Catalogue will be out on September 1st (Woo! And I just got to order from it today. But that’s another story!!).  To get you in the Christmas mode, Stampin’ Up! have released a Christmas bundle early and you can order it from today.

This bundle is the Carols Of Christmas.  You can buy the stamp set alone or just the Thinlits but why wouldn’t you get the Bundle  including stamps AND Thinlits and save 10%!

I have been having fun playing with these recently.  Next week on my blog will be a WEEK OF CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS.  So watch out next week. 🙂

Check the Stampin’ Up! video below showing this great bundle.  So many great ways to use this bundle.

Here are just a few card ideas by Stampin’ Up!

    

If you can’t wait to get your own set then stop by my store HERE.  It is available in Wood Mount Bundle ($90.75)  or Clear Mount Bundle ($78.25).  

If shopping online then please use the HOST CODE: KDEM49NG   

Thanks for stopping by.

Jenny

NB: Don’t forget: If you received a redemption voucher in July you can now redeem it during August.