Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Just Add Color DSP | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #019


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

This week we have a new fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU019 is a technique challenge, using the Spotlight technique.
This is one of my favourite techniques :)



Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.


If you live in Australia and are interested in participating in our fortnightly challenges, click here to join the group :)




A super quick and easy card created using the retired Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper, which is currently available at 60% off in the Clearance Rack (so be quick if you want to grab yourself some of this gorgeous paper).

Using the larger label framelit from the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, I cut out a section of the DSP. I was able to make the cut out section longer than the framelit, by partially cutting and then moving the die and partially cutting again.

I added a strip of Pool Party cardstock and stamped my sentiment (from the Bunch of Blossoms stamp set) in Pool Party ink.

The leaves in my die cut section were coloured using my Stampin' Blends alcohol markers (see below for the colours used). This was then lined up with the rest of the patterned sheet and adhered using some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.




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You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
**If you do make a purchase, be sure to use the current Hostess Code on your order to receive a free gift from me. Click here for the current code.**


Just Add Color Specialty DSP (144180) **CLEARANCE RACK**

Bunch Of Blossoms (Photopolymer 141573)

Frosted Bouquet Framelits (147895)


Cardstock: Pool PartyWhisper White
Ink: Pool Party
Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight (Dark & Light), Granny Apple Green (Dark & Light), Old Olive (Light & Darl), Pool Party (Light), Shaded Spruce (Dark & Light)
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big ShotMagnetic PlatformClear Blocks


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Friday, 23 November 2018

Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop | Theme: Christmas


Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our Christmas theme. The full line up below will guide you through all the projects.

I really love punch art, but don't get to create it very often so for today's project I created a punch art Poinsettia.

(Well.... if you want to get technical it isn't actually punch art, it is more diecut art as I used framelits instead of a punch).

I created my Poinsettia before I even had a design idea for my card. And I was having some trouble deciding on a card layout, that was until I found the latest Sunday Stamps #192 Sketch Challenge and my indecision was over :)



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My colour palette consists of Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Real Red & Very Vanilla + some wood textures.

I have used the Nature's Roots framelits to create my Poinsettia. I started by using the small leaf embossing die and then cut it out using the co-ordinating small leaf framelit. Real Red for the flower petals and Garden Green for the leaves. The pieces were glued together using some Multipurpose Liquid Glue on to a scrap cardstock circle I had lying around.




The centre of the flower was created with some large 5mm Basic Pearls coloured with my Dark Daffodil Delight Blends marker.

The strip behind the flower is a piece of wood grain designer series paper from the Wood Textures pack.

My sentiment comes from the Wishing You Well stamp set and is stamped in Garden Green ink on a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock. The end was finished off using the Triple Banner Punch.




Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our projects inspired by the upcoming Sale-A-Bration & Ocassions Catalogues.

Don't forget to continue the hop all the way around to see what the amazing Ink it! Stamp it! Design Team have come up with.

You are currently visiting me - Kirsten Aitchison, so checkout the list below to see who is next in the hop.



Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)

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Just scroll to the bottom of my post, leave your comment and you will put a smile on my dial :)


You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
**If you do make a purchase, be sure to use the current Hostess Code on your order to receive a free gift from me. Click here for the current code.**


Nature's Roots Framelits (146341)

Wishing You Well (Clear 147864)

Wishing You Well (Wood 147867)

Wood Textures DSP Stack (144177)

Triple Banner Punch (138292)

Pearl Basic Jewels (144219)

Cardstock: Crumb CakeGarden GreenReal RedVery Vanilla
Stampin' Blends: Daffodil Delight (Dark)
Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Tools: Paper Trimmer, Big ShotMagnetic PlatformClear Blocks


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ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO BEFORE THESE ARE GONE FOREVER :o
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Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Online Extravaganza Sale | 23 - 28 November 2018



SIX DAYS. THREE SALES. ONE SPECTACULAR PROMOTION!


For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! I hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin' Up! are throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, Stampin' Up! will be having three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue—all at 10% off!

Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over.

By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalogue will have been on sale!

So write up your shopping list now ready for the start of each sale.

Make sure you don't wait, as item quantities are limited and if stocks at the sale price are depleted before the end of the 48hr sale, the item will be unavailable to purchase at a discount (items will be available again shortly after the sale ends). Avoid disappointment and be ready early :)

Not every item will end up being on sale, as some exclusions apply. These include Host Sets, Big Shot, Stamparatus & Bundles, plus a few specific individual items.

Each sale begins and ends at midnight.

Please have a quick read of the Important Promotion Details at the bottom of this post.


Here is what is on sale and when:


23–24 November

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

Bags
Brads and Buttons
Cards and Envelopes
Cardstock
Designer Series Paper
Embossing material
Glitter
Ribbons
Twine
Specialty Paper
Tags
Washi Tape



25–26 November

STAMPS & KITS

Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount and photopolymer)
Project kits
Card kits
Kit refills
Memories & More
Punch box kits



27–28 November

TOOLS & INK

Adhesives
Applicators
Cleaners
Cutting tools
Embossing folders
Framelits and Thinlits
Ink Pads
Ink refills
Markers
Punches
Scoring Tools
Stamp blocks and cases



Click here to head to my online store to start your shopping list or to purchase your goodies (once the sale has started).



Important Promotion Details:
  • Online ordering deadlines: 11.50 PM (AET) on the respective end date of each sale (24th, 26th & 28th November)
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (includes customer, demonstrator, workshop and online orders).
  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalogue only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply.
  • These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
  1. Host stamp sets
  2. Big Shot
  3. Stamparatus
  4. Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.
  • Item quantities are limited.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounted pricing may or may not be available for items featured in the promotion throughout the entirety of each 48-hour sale.
  • Discounted items may be turned off if their supply reaches a predetermined threshold. We have set up each 48-hour sale this way so we are able to continue supporting you and your customers through the life of the annual catalogue.
  • If an item is turned off during a 48-hour sale, it will be made available again at its regular price within 36-hours of its 48-hour sale ending.
  • Discounted pricing for items featured in this promotion will be available only during each allotted 48-hour sales period (e.g., discounted cardstock will available only during Paper & Embellishments sale; discounted ink pads will be available only during Tools & Ink sale). No exceptions.



Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
If you enjoy what I do, I would love you to Like and Follow my Facebook page, and Pin my cards on Pinterest (or you can follow me on Pinterest). 

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Sign up for my Stampin' Up! Newsletter here


Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
current host code when placing an order through my online store.



ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO BEFORE THESE ARE GONE FOREVER :o
Don't delay, grab your favourites today




The Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue is here



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Monday, 19 November 2018

Garden Impressions Suite | Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Challenge #018


Hi and thanks for visiting :)

Today marks the start of our latest fortnightly challenge over on the Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Facebook Group.

Our latest challenge #AWLSU018 is a CASE the Catty challenge. Where you Copy And Selectively Edit one of the below images.



Myself and the other group admins will share our creations to start off each challenge and hopefully help kick-start and inspire your creativity.


If you live in Australia and are interested in participating in our fortnightly challenges, click here to join the group :)

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I chose to CASE the top left "deck the halls" card. Even though the CASE images are Christmas themed, that doesn't mean you have to keep that theme. I went for something completely un-christmassy. Hope you like it :)




My colour combination of Mango Melody, Night of Navy, So Saffron & Very Vanilla came from the piece of Designer Series Paper I used.

All the items used in my card today, come from the Garden Impressions Suite and include the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set (for my sentiment), Springtime Impressions Thinlits (die cut butterfly) and the Garden Impressions 6x6 Designer Series Paper.

The stamp set and co-ordinating thinlits are available to purchase as a bundle at a 10% discount.




The cardbase is So Saffron and the die cut butterfly and banner piece use Mango Melody cardstock. My sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.

All the pieces were stuck together using some multipurpose liquid glue and once dry, adhered to my cardbase using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

This card was pretty quick and quite easy to put together and would suit anyone from a beginner cardmaker to a more advanced/veteran cardmaker. I hope you give it a try :)     #simplestamping




Thanks so much for your support and for visiting me today :)
If you enjoy what I do, I would love you to Like and Follow my Facebook page, and Pin my cards on Pinterest (or you can follow me on Pinterest). 

Also, don't forget to sign up for my Blog updates via email and never miss a post.



If you like this card, it would make my day if you left me a comment. 
Just scroll to the bottom of my post, leave your comment and you will put a smile on my dial :)


You too can make this ....... 
Here is a list of the supplies and tools used:

If you need any of these supplies, I would love to be able to assist you and would really appreciate your business. Just click on a product link below to head on over to my Australian online store.
Australian customers: Join my free Customer Rewards program by making a purchase through my online store. Click here for more details.
**If you do make a purchase, be sure to use the current Hostess Code on your order to receive a free gift from me. Click here for the current code.**


Abstract Impressions Bundle (Photopolymer 148348)

Abstract Impressions (Photopolymer 147513)

Springtime Impressions Thinlits (146326)

Garden Impressions 6X6 DSP (146289)



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Receive a handmade card and thank you gift when you use the
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The Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue is here



View the new catalogue PDF by clicking here

Click here to shop for these amazing new products now