A DOUBLE WHAMMY FOR A COLOUR CHALLENGE!

I had a little play today.  I am trying to make a little more time for my own creating.  So I played along with the Colour INKspirations challenge.  This is a Facebook group that has recently started. Here is the colour palette.

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Don’t these look yummy – and so cool after the hot week we have had here this week.  So I made not one but 2 cards! I was on a roll.

Here is my first card.

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This one uses the set ‘Day at the Beach’.  I have had this set for a while now but this was the first time I have inked it up.  I have used the Shimmery White card to stamp the iceblocks on. (I think in some countries you call these icelollies??) I tested other paper to stamp them on but I found the Shimmery White worked best.  The Thick Whisper White just warped too much even though you can watercolor on it at times.

TO COLOUR THEM:

I inked one iceblock at a time then used the aquapainter to colour it straight away pulling some of the colour in from the image lines. I also added some more colour by picking it up off the inkpads with the aquapainter.  I think a big part of watercolouring is patience.  Let the images dry and THEN go back over it adding more colour with the inkpads and aquapainter and building up the depth of colour if you want to.

TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD:

The stamped piece is layered on to Sweet Sugarplum card and then to a Mint Macaron card base. The “spots” are from the ‘Timeless Textures’ set to match each iceblock.  It was hot here so they melted quickly. 😉  I added a nice sparkly HAPPY from Silver Glimmer Paper with the ‘Hello You’ Thinlits the birthday is from ‘Crazy About You’. It has been some time since I have pulled these out.  Of course, I added some Rhinestones for the bling factor. 🙂

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My 2nd card is using the gorgeous ‘Detailed Floral Thinlits’. 

TO MAKE THE CARD:

Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White to slightly smaller than your card base.  On one piece of card cut the 2 Detailed Floral thinlits dies. The smaller die at the top the larger die at the bottom.  On your second piece of Whisper White you will sponge your colours on. Take one colour at a time and sponge a colour in different places over the card. Then take your next colour and move on to each colour.  You can go back over the card at the end to fill in patches or add more intense colour in parts.

Here is the finished panel I had when I was finished. (Maybe I should do a video on this???).

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TO ASSEMBLE THE CARD: 

Using your Fine Tip Glue carefully add the glue to the back of the cut panel and then adhere the 2 pieces together. TIP: I find when using this glue that it runs very quickly. You don’t need to squeeze the bottle.  When I have covered the piece in glue I turn it over onto scrap paper and press very lightly just to take off some of the excess glue so it doesn’t ooze out from under the piece when you are sticking it down.

Once done I adhered this to the Blushing Bride card base. Since I had the Hello You Thinlits out I cut a Happy from the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  The “for you” is from the Crazy About You set again.  I stamped that on to Blushing Bride card and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch. The piece was sponged around with Blushing Bride ink to add some highlights.

Hope you like them.  Have a great day. 🙂

Jenny

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THE WONDER OF CHRISTMAS – CHOIR OF ANGELS!

I was playing with some new products from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue  yesterday.  I even got my colouring happening!! I wanted to try this new set the ‘Wonder of Christmas’.  There is not a lot around with this set yet but I am sure there will be soon. It is really sweet and I love the words in it too. I will show you the set below.  Here is the card first.

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I had in mind to do a choir of Angels.  This is a standard size card so I could only fit 3 but I am sure there were lots more Angels around right!! 🙂 I stamped an Angel on Thick Whisper White card with StazOn and coloured it with the Aquapainter and Inkpads. I then cut it out and layed it onto a Whisper White card mat so I could see where to place the other Angels. I stamped 2 other Angels in Smoky Slate on to the Whisper White card.

The little stars in the set were stamped in Soft Sky on to the White card also.  This was adhered to a Cherry Cobbler card base.  The sentiment was stamped in Memento Black. The Angel was raised up off the card with Dimensionals.  The card was finished off with some Rhinestones and I added a little Wink of Stella on the wings but you can’t notice that too much.

What do you think?

It’s a great set.  Here is a little sneak for you.

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It’s not long now until you can order from this Holiday Catalogue.  I think you are going to love it.  Don’t forget, if you still haven’t got hold of one yet and you are in Australia, let me know and I can get one sent off in the post for you.

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Thanks for visiting.

Jenny

SKINNY MINI TREAT BAG HOLDERS!

A few weeks ago I shared the Easter Baskets I made for the upcoming Easter markets.  I made a few cute treat holders for the markets too.  I have been wanting to show you the project for a couple of weeks but with Easter and Sale-A-Bration there were so many other projects to show you. 🙂

These are really quick to make and you can use them for any small treats.  Here I have some little sherbet straws for the kiddies but you could add a chocolate treat or coffee sachet.  I have used some retired Designer Series Paper.

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Aren’t they fun and colourful?? I have simply decorated them with some ribbon (retired) and cut the “enjoy” (which is in the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set), from black card to add to the front.  Really they probably took all of one hour to make.  I didn’t have a lot of time but wanted something cute but inexpensive to add to my stall.

Do you want to know how to make them?

SKINNY MINI TREAT BAGS

1. Cut a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) a little larger than the large section of your ‘Mini Treat Bag Thinlits’= 10.5cm x 15cm (4″ x 6″).  Cut the piece out on your Big Shot.

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2. Score the large section in half vertically so at approximately 4.6cm (1 7/8″).  The photo below shows the DSP piece with the right side facing up. Cut off the left hand side on the bottom tab section.

Place your piece on your Paper Trimmer with the narrow side tab at the top.  Line up your zig zag edge at 2cm (3/4″) and score a line from the top edge and just to the score line in the middle.

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Cut off the small tab on the top left with your scissors. (Which I hadn’t done yet in the photo). I like to taper the end of the long side tab to give a neater finish when you fold.

3. Fold on all the score lines and open out again. At the top cut down on the middle score line to where it meets the 2cm (3/4″) score line running across.

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4. Fold again on the score lines so the folded flap piece is at the front and the taller section is at the back. Place adhesive on the right side (the outside) of the long tab and fold to adhere to the back of the bag with the tab section on the inside.  (It doesn’t matter too much if it is adhered to the outside. Just for a neater finish I like it on the inside).

Place adhesive at the back of the small bottom tab and fold over to the back to adhere down. (I wasn’t worried that this was on the outside at the back). Place adhesive under the front flap to adhere down.

Decorate as you like and fill it with treats you would like to give.

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I hope this is easy to follow for you. Please let me know if you any questions.

Enjoy 🙂

SPARKLY BOTANICALS FOR YOU!

LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION FOR 2016! Are you sad?  I can’t believe it.  Today I have my last card to share with you for Sale-A-Bration using the ‘Botanicals For You’ set. This one I made a few weeks ago at a stamping day at my friend Leonie’s.  She CASED it from Pinterest and I CASED it from her.  That’s what friends are for right. 🙂

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To get the 3 colours on the image I inked up the top 1/3 in Smoky Slate, then inked the bottom 1/3 in Black.  Then with the Basic Gray marker I coloured in the centre.   The stems are stamped in Smoky Slate.  Then I added some little red flowers for some ‘POP’ of colour.  These flowers are punched from a retired punch.  I can’t remember what that is. It is all layered on some Neutrals Colour Collections Stack with black mats and the base is the Thick Whisper White.  The card is cut lengthways on the card sheet and scored half way so the opening is at the top.

You might not see too well but I stella-d the words.  (Yes, that is a new stamping term didn’t you know!).

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I went over the words with the Clear Wink of Stella Brush for some sparkle.

I did decorate the inside but forgot a photo.  I just added a strip of the DSP and then added another red punched flower.

OK, so I hope you have all your Sale-A-Bration orders in? Tomorrow is too late.

Thanks for visiting me today.  I will see you again,

Jenny 🙂

 

IT’S WEDNESDAY AGAIN. WEEKLY DEALS ARE HERE!

Wednesdays come around so quickly.  It’s time for some new Weekly Deals. Here are the offerings for this week. 25% off these cute punches, don’t forget the Gold ribbon and that sweet paper.  If you haven’t got the Lost Lagoon ink yet then grab it now.  Not only for 25% off but this is one of the colours that will retire at the end of this catalogue (3rd June).

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To order any, then drop me a comment and I will get back to you.

Jenny

NEW SALE-A-BRATION ITEMS ADDED!

We have a few new Sale-A-Bration items added from today to replace the few that ended yesterday.  Do you want to see them?

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These are cute sets and what about that Glitter Tape?? In what ways do you think you can bling up your projects?

You can choose one of these items (or any of the others) for Free!

Yes, Free with every $90 order.  Too easy! Sale-A-Bration ends on 31st March, so get your Wish List together. I am sure you have more than $90 on your Wish List.

Why not get your friends together? We can have a few laughs, have a cuppa and make a card while I show you the fun projects?  Let’s get it happening!  I have limited dates so let’s make a time.

See you again soon with some more fun projects,

Jenny

HALF CIRCLE POP-UP!

Here is one of the first cards I will share from my Stamping Weekend.  Each of us had a Make and Take to share.  I chose this one.  I completely CASED it, but that’s OK Right??? 🙂  I came across this cool Half Circle Pop Up Card by Julie Davison and loved the idea of it.  The other girls liked it this weekend too.  I will give you the link for it further down.  Here is the card.

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On this card I have used the ‘Watercolor Wings’ stamp set and ‘Tin of Cards’ set.  I love this set for the sentiments even if you weren’t making the kit. The colours are Bermuda Bay and Pool Party. The fun part is when you open the card.  Check it out.

Surprise!!! The butterfly pops up.

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I love how the butterfly pops up. You can see how that works in the close-up in the photo below. You have a little strip of acetate across the circle.  Love it!!

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The Pool Party piece at the top of the card is embossed with the Fluttering Embossing Folder.  I didn’t realise I had embossed this on the opposite side until I was putting the card together but I don’t think it matters.  I still went with it.  The little butterfly is from the ‘Butterfly Basics’ set.

If you would like to make this type of card yourself, then head over to Julie’s blog HERE and she has a video and the PDF instructions.  It is such a WOW card – and it really is very simple to create.

Have fun making them.  I can’t wait to try this card again.  My mind is buzzing with all the different stamps you could try this with.

Come back soon.  I have lots more projects to share.

Jenny

FAUX SHAVING CREAM BUTTERFLY!

A little while ago I shared the Faux Shaving Cream technique with you.  I showed everyone at our team meeting this week so beforehand I played around with a few other stamps using this technique.  I thought I would show you the card I made.

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There is quite a few new products on this card. Can you spot them??

I have used the set ‘Watercolor Wings’ and the butterfly was cut with the new Framelits, Bold Butterfly.  I have used 2 of the new Incolors Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush.  (I also used Pacific Point for this technique too).  The other stamp I used to create the honeycomb effect was from Butterfly Basics. The White card is embossed with the lovely new embossing folder ‘Fluttering’.  How gorgeous is this folder??  The greeting I have used here is from ‘Butterfly Basics’ which continued from our recent Occasions Catalogue.  See the centre of the butterfly?  I cut the smaller butterfly with the Bold Butterfly Framelits from regular old baking paper! How cool!  In the centre of the butterfly I added a Watermelon Wonder In Color Blossom Accents. I was really happy how this turned out.  You really have to play with a few different ink colours and different stamps to see what effect you get.

If you missed the post showing the Faux Shaving Cream Technique and want to have a go yourself, you can find that tutorial post HERE on my blog.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you have a wonderful weekend. 🙂

Jenny

2015 STAMPIN’ UP! CATALOGUE PRODUCT SHARES!

Do you like some of that lovely ribbon in that catalogue??  Of course, it is so lush.  But I know it can be hard to get through a whole roll of that ribbon.  So I have put together a Product Share so you can enjoy a taster.  Here are the details.  Message/comment to take part.  This is for only Australian residents.

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Dotted Lace Trim –  This is such gorgeous soft lace.

1.15m of each colour: Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder                                                         $13.80

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Metallic Thread – great for those little swirls to embellish your projects.

11.4 metres each of Silver and Gold Metallic Thread               $2.75

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Thick Baker’s Twine

3.4 metres of each colour: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla.                                                                              $8.20

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TOTAL TO JOIN ALL 3                                                              $24.75

JOIN ALL 3 AND SAVE 10%                              PAY ONLY $22.40

 

 

DESIGNER SERIES PAPER (DSP)  p142-143

12 – 6”x6” squares of each of the following DSP (total of 60 squares)

Everyday Chic, Bohemian, English Garden,  Merry Moments, Timeless Elegance.                                                                                                                 $25.00

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So, let me know ASAP to take part 🙂

LARGE TOTE BAGS ARE ALL THE RAGE!!!

You  might have seen lots of little Tote Bags around the internet???  They are great little gift bags to give those special gifts to others.  A few years ago now I created a larger Tote Bag as many of them were great for card sizes or small gifts but if you have a larger gift THEN a larger Tote is needed right???  The Totes I shared way back then continue to be a huge hit on my blog and they have a large number of repins on Pinterest every week.  SO, if you have missed it, I thought I would show you these again. I have another type of bag in the process at the moment and when I finally get to create them I will share that too.

So here is my Tote bags for you that you can make to give that special larger gift.  (maybe a top or scarf or LOTS of chocolates!!!). 😉

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You can find the tutorial to make these in this post HERE.

A little while after making these I decided it was time for an update.

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You can find this Tote in this post HERE.  I followed the original tutorial with a few modifications.

I would love to see your versions so send me a photo. If you make one then don’t forget to give credit.  🙂

Have a great weekend,

Jenny