Sunday 27 July 2014

The Great Outdoors Male Birthday

Male birthday cards sometimes make us shudder - well they do me. I'll admit it not really a fan!
With 3 cards needed this week I had to face my fears and create away.
Out came a stamp set I hadn't used before - thought yep it's "blokey" enough for me but what to do with it? So as usual I hit Pinterest (if in doubt about a set purchase I do that first but hadn't this time). Well the inspiration was there but only so much of it and I was still stumped.
I stamped the images cut them out and played like a puzzle to see what would happen and get some ideas. 
Here are the results. 

The new Blendabilities worked a treat for this set and I think they turned out tops.

The "blue" is Night of Navy and the blender pen it worked but the result wasn't anywhere as nice as the Blendabilities.
To get the tent behind the chair - stamp the chair then using a post it note trimmed to the shape of the chair cover the part of it the tent is going behind. Remove the post it note and ta-dah the tent is at the back.
Sassy salutations is my go to set for greetings at the moment and I believe to be great value for money. 

You will need
The Great Outdoors stamp set
Sassy Salutations stamps
Blendabilities in the colours of your choice 
Momento in pad
Very vanilla card stock
Soft Suede card stock and ink for sponging the edge

Tuesday 22 July 2014

MDS getting ready for Fathers Day

Decided I might give some Subway Art a got.
Gor some great ideas from Pinterest and Instergram then hit MDS for a play.
I've had this printed so now know where to tweak it - currently it's a 6x8 and it's so hard getting a frame for that! 

I've watermarked it but if you would like a copy for your private use please hit my Facebook page and send me a message. Don't have Facebook? Email me through the shop button to the right of your screen.

Saturday 19 July 2014

Hexagon Hive crazy Birthday

have been papercrafting a fair bit because my sewing machine is in the shop. But forgetting to blog about the adventure - sorry - so let's catch up a little. 
New boxes of goodies with the new Catalogue release and the collection of my Sampin Start bonus stamp sets has me in paper craft heaven. Want to know more about Stampin Start or joining just pop me a note and I can send you some info.
Well one that I got was the bundle that included the Hexagon Hive Die and stamp set Honeycomb Hello. Great plans, design decided on after hrs on Pinterest (Courtenay Heuston if you want to find me and have a sticky at what I have pinned) then I tweaked what I found to suit me. 
I thank those wonderful peeps out there in Blog land, Pinterest, Instergram and the WWW in general for sharing your ideas. 
So with tools in hand this is what I did. 

You will need from Stampin Up
Hexagon Hive Thinlit
Both butterfly punches
Georgeous Grunge Stamp set
Hello honeycomb stamp set
A sponge 
Bling - I love our rhinestones and pearls
Card stock and ink in the colours of your choice.
I use Strawberry Slush, Early Expresso and Costal Cabana.

Happy Stampin 
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Tuesday 8 July 2014

MDSM73 MDS Monday challenge sketch

Its been a while so I though a visit to MDS Monday was in order and they had a sketch that appealed to me.
Its all about family - I noticed when picking my photo that its been a long time the 5 of us have had a group photo so I decided on this lovely one of myself, Mum and my eldest daughter.

This is the sketch I started with - I didn't realise how many great tree options we have on MDS. I learnt new things through the tutorial section - take note of my curved 'Family' pretty impressive!

Here is my layout.

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Wednesday 2 July 2014

The new Catalogue is LIVE!

Well its here - the new Catalogue that is and to say I am excited is the understatement of the century. So many new goodies to love, so many new toys to play with and I am so happy to say this is an AWESOME catalogue… full of ideas, projects, and inspiration. You can click on the above picture to view it OR if you want your own in your hot little hands, here's what to do:

1. Come to a catalouge Launch this coming weekend! Saturday 5th July at 7.30pm. You'll not only get a catalogue of your own, but get to make 3 awesome projects with brand new products. Cost is $15. Click HERE to RSVP or pop over to the events tab on my Facebook page HERE and click the going button.

2. Book a workshop (or party) and get to see it AND play with the new products with your friends. You'll get your catalogue for free as a thank you, plus lots of free products too!

3. Contact me to have one sent to you or to collect one.  If you are collecting the catalogue price is $5. If you need it mailed out the cost is $10 including postage.

Have a lovely day. My suggestion?  Make yourself a cuppa, and settle in to look through whats new. The online Store is available today for anyone wanting to do their shopping online :-)

Want to see what I made with the new In-Colours and Blendabilities?