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A YEAR OF STAMPING!

It’s the last day of 2018.  It has been an exciting year with Stampin’ Up!.   I have loved sharing my creations with you.  Lots of new things have happened on my blog with the introduction of Wednesday’s WOW! which has been hugely popular and the start of my Youtube channel.  (Baby steps there!!).  Thank you for joining me in this ride.

Today I am going to share a few of my favourites from this past year. If you click on the heading it will take you to the original post.

Peekaboo Panda 

Looking through the Cave  (this was totally out of the box but has been very popular).

Baby Wipe with Petal Palette

Baby Spinner Card

Delightful Gorgeous Grape

Sparkly Rainbow  (this was probably up there with one of my most favourites of the year.  I love the colour and sparkle)

Envelope Satchel (this was a popular gift bag tutorial.

Double Emboss your card (this continues to be a very popular Pinterest post)

Copper Shimmer Paint (another popular post)

Postcard Pals (I love these guys)

Pyramid Christmas (only recent but it has been popular)

It certainly has been a busy year.  2019 already is shaping up to be a busy and exciting one with the start of Sale-A-Bration and the Occasions Catalogue starting on the 3rd January.  So watch for new projects VERY SOON.

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OK.  Thanks for the indulgence of reflecting on the past year of creating – and a little advertising. 🙂

Happy New Year to you.  Thanks for sharing with me on this journey. Onwards to a creative 2019!

Jenny

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A LITTLE COPPER FOR COLOUR INKSPIRATIONS #42!

With a long weekend last weekend I had a little extra time.  So I got to play along with this week’s Colour Inkspirations Challenge #42.

Here are the colours. How pretty!

This is the card I came up with.  I have to say I took note of the colours and then went and made the card.  Afterwards I realised it was Copper Foil not just Copper. Just as well I added the Copper Foil mat at the end. Phew!  This was the card I was showing in yesterday’s Wednesday’s WOW! video too with showing how to apply the Copper.

As I showed in the video I swiped some Copper Shimmer with a Sponge Dauber across the Mint Macaron card mat that I had embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.  On the white card I stamped the leafy spray from Wishing You Well in Mint Macaron and added some “dots” from the Timeless Textures set.   For the bow I daubered over some Copper Shimmer and then hand-cut it out.  This was raised up with Dimensionals.  I adhered the white card to the Copper Foil mat.  (TIP: to save your foil cut a square out from the centre to use on a different project.  You don’t notice it under the card piece).

For the sentiment I heat embossed that with white Embossing Powder on black card and it was cut with the small banner in the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  Of course more copper with some Copper Thread loops under the banner.  Lots of Copper on this card.  To finish I added a Mint pearl from the Artisan Pearls. 

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

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LEAPING DEER FOR A STAMP A STACK!

There are lots of things happening to share with you at the moment with specials and extra bits.  You really want to see inspiration though don’t you?? 🙂  I have a quick card to share with you today.  This card was one of the cards we made at last week’s Christmas Stamp A Stack.  Everyone loved the richness of it.  There was a lot of cutting and embossing to it but once that was done the card came together quickly.  Especially when they had 3 of these to make!

The card base is Cherry Cobbler with the card mat embossed with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.  There was a bit of punching with the Sprig Punch in Old Olive and Shaded Spruce.  The only stamping was the sentiment which is from the Wishing You Well set.  Of course, the beautiful leaping deer from the Detailed Deer Thinlits. 

This card was inspired by one by Jo Anne -> HERE. 

Thanks for visiting me.  Have a great day,

Jenny

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WISHING YOU WELL CHRISTMAS!

Yesterday I shared a card using the Wishing You Well set.  When I made that one I made a similar Christmas version.  It shows just how versatile this set is.  The layout is exactly the same as yesterday’s version with just a couple of changes.  Head back to the post to see it if you missed it.

This is the Christmas version.

For this one, the base is Shaded Spruce and the wreath is stamped in Shaded Spruce.  I am really liking this colour lately.  It’s a great green for traditional Christmas cards.  The bow was stamped on scrap white and cut out separately – with scissors – no punches or dies available. 🙂  The bow was raised up with Dimensionals.  The “spots” from Timeless Textures were stamped in Smoky Slate this time.  The strip of paper is from Under The Mistletoe Designer Series Paper available in the Annual Catalogue.  The sentiment from the Wishing You Well stamp set fits nicely in the Stitched Labels Framelits.  I layered the white stamped and diecut piece on to a Shaded Spruce one.  TIP: to do this diecut a Shaded Spruce one, cut it in half vertically and separate the piece as you layer it under the white one.  I added some Red Rhinestones to finish the card off.

I hope you like this version. Christmas is coming up way too quickly don’t you reckon??  3 months today.

Have a great day,

Jenny

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WISHING YOU WELL MAKE AND TAKE!

Since I am sharing cards with the Wishing You Well set lately I thought I should show you this one.  This card was one of the cards we made at my Holiday Catalogue Launch a few weeks ago.  Everyone liked making this card even though it is fairly simple.  We made this on the weekend at a private class too.  They all liked it there also. 🙂  (BTW: If you can’t make a class you can book a Private class with me with a couple of friends. They are always a fun time).

The layout is based on the Freshly Made Sketches #352 – you can see that here. 

There was the option to stamp the bow on scrap white paper and cut it out (no Framelits or punch for that sorry!).  This was raised up with Dimensionals and that looked good too. The strip of paper is from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment stamped on Crushed Curry was cut with the Bunch of Banners Framelits and we trimmed off one of the ends of the banner. We added a few loops of Silver Thread behind it.  To add some colour to the white space the “dots” from Timeless Textures was stamped in several places in Mint Macaron.

I made another similar card to this in Christmas colours.  Check that out in tomorrow’s post.

Thanks for stopping by today,

Jenny

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LEMON LIME GRAPE BOWS!

Just a quick card for this Sunday night.  A few days ago I shared a card with my new favourite colour combination with the Wishing You Well set.  Today I have another with those colours of Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape.

This is a Mini card 10cm x10cm (4″ x 4″) and they are very quick to make.  Great for sending out little notes or with gifts.  I lined the bows up by sight.  You could use the Stamparatus and I did start doing that but the spacing wasn’t working out right.  The sentiment was stamped in Gorgeous Grape on Lemon Lime card and cut with the Farmhouse Framelits Dies.  I added a few loops of Silver Thread on the back of it and raised it up with Dimensionals.

Hope you like these quick cards.  Have a great week.

Jenny

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GORGEOUS GRAPE AND LEMON LIME TWIST – WHAT A COMBINATION!

I have been using the Wishing You Well set  lately and it is one we used at my Holiday Catalogue Launch last weekend.  I made a few samples which I will show you over the next few days.

When making these cards I discovered a new Colour combination which is becoming a favourite. I have seen these 2 colours paired together quite a bit over the internet recently and I just had to try it myself.  How bright and fresh are these 2 colours, Lemon Lime Twist and Gorgeous Grape.

The Gorgeous Grape card is embossed with the Tin Tile Embossing Folder (which I think I adhered wrong again!).  This Wishing You Well set is one of the Distinktive style sets.  This means it gives different opacities to the stamped image creating depth to your image.  It gives a very effective result without too much stamping.

I simply stamped the leafy stem once with the Lemon Lime Twist onto white card.  This was then cut with one of the Layering Oval Framelits.  I could have layered the oval on to a different piece of card but instead I sponged around the edge of the oval.  The sentiment was stamped on Lemon Lime Twist card and cut with a Framelit from the Farmhouse Framelits Dies.  I wrapped some Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon around the Gorgeous Grape card before assembling it to the base card.

It’s a quick card to put together.  Watch for more cards with this combination.  Why not try it yourself??

This is the Wishing You Well set if you haven’t noticed it in the Holiday Catalogue.  For $33 AUS for clear mount it is pretty good value and is a great set for any occasion, Thinking of you cards, sympathy, birthday and Christmas.  It covers all bases I think. 🙂

Have a great day,

Jenny