I have been very lucky this week, I have recieved 3 parcels in 3 days.
The first was from Alison my Upline congradulating me for reaching $20000 in sales, and telling me my name was on the board at convention. She made me a beautiful card and there was some chocolates and 3 Stampin' Up pens, I was so spoilt.
Alison has used Old Olive, So Saffron and Whisper White Card Stock and Tall Tales DSP (retired).
Thank you Alison.
Yesterday I recieved My Unconventional Swaps in the post, it was so exciting to open it and see what all the talented ladies had made.
This is Keryn's swaps (she made 3).
Don't you think they are just fabulous, I certainly do.
This is only half of what recieved, I will post the rest tomorrow.
Thanks ladies you are all so talented it is a pleasure recieving swaps from you.
The 3 parcel arrived today from mainly music HQ, thanking me for stepping in last weekend at conference when I saw that they needed help, inside there was a card, snack bar and a Latte.
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Starting 1st June Stampin' Up! is pleased to announce an exciting new promotion. Every week for the whole of June, there will be a brand new deal on select products from the current Idea Book and Catalogue!
If you want to know what the deal is, you will have to login onto my site to see it. So bookmark the site now, as I love a deal as I'm sure you do too!
Click here to get to my official Stampin' Up site. Now how easy is that. Do have a look around. I do recommend you have a look around as there are some very cool projects online; this is my favourite at the moment - isn't it cute - full details on how to create it are on the site.
Starting June 1st Stampin' Up! are having a deal of the week for the whole of June - if you want to know what the deal is you will have to login to my site to see it. So bookmark the site now as I love a deal & I'm sure you do too! Well I'm heading of to Christchurch tonight, Savannah has a optometrist appointment early tomorrow morning and I have a mainly music conference on Saturday.
So have a great weekend.
After seeing Delys tutorial on Brayering as part of the JAI blog hop, I had to use my brayer for the first time. It had arrived in my last order, I had been inspired by Michelle Zindorf, (she does the most amazing brayering and sponging) to buy my brayer. Her blog is a must visit blog, she has over 300 excellent tutorials.
So here is second entry for JAI#17
So here is my first attempt at brayering. The Tree is from Lovely as Trees Stamp Set. Supplies List Stamp Set: Lovely as Trees. Card Stock: Soft Suede, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla and Whisper White. Inks: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Old Olive and Kiwi Kiss. Extras: Brayer.
Here's the 2nd card using my brayer. For this card I used the tree from Thoughts and Prayers and the vines are from Vintage Vogue Stamp Sets, then I applied some Glue and sprinkled on Dazzling Diamonds on.
I'm very pleased with the effect and I will doing some more cards using my brayer it is a great technique. Supplies List Stamp Sets: Thoughts and Prayers and Vintage Vogue. Card stock: Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Very Vanilla and Whisper white. Inks: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Baja Breeze, Night Of Navy, Pacific Point and Brillant Blue. Extras: Brayer, 2-way Glue Pen and Dazzling Diamonds.
Thanks Delys and Michelle for your Inspiration.
If you haven't had chance to do the Just Add Ink Blog Hop, I do recommend that you find the time there are some really great tutorials.
The girls from Just Add Ink have a real treat for us all this week.
They have got a Blog Hop for us with lots of great tutorials, I recommend a visit.
For thier challenge this week (JAI#17) is Just add ... Technique from the Blog Hop.
The choices are just so good you won't know what to do first.
The Technique I chose was Paper Beads and Faux Silk, the great tutorial was by Bronwyn Eastley.
After reading Bronwyn's blog it joggged a memory of Carole' Anne Blog, I had bookmarked awhile ago to do.
So today cards have been inspired by both these 2 talented ladies, Thanks Bronwyn and Carole'Anne.
I wanted a asian feel to this card. So I used Asian Artistry Stamp Set (Level 2 Hostess), I'm enjoying using this set at the moment, if you would like to earn this set for free, email me and book your workshop.
I did a google search for asian knots and sent most of last night trying different knots. I coloured household string with Real Red and Basic Black Ink Pads, very messy and my fingers are still stained (all in the name of craft) I was very pleased with the end product. This is the first time I have used household string in my work I was inspired by Danielle Daws who can't live without her string.
The Bead are made using Pink Flamingo DSP and I rolled them in Crystal Effects.
I thought this card would make a very nice wedding card, so I stamped Mr and Mrs from Occasional Greetings Stamp Set on the front.
The inside of the card I have a strip of Faux Silk and stamped For The Newlyweds from Teeny Tiny Sentiments Stamp Set Autumn-Winter Mini.
Here is card number 2.
This is very similar to the first card, I Have used different stamps from the same Asian Artistry Stamp Set.
I embossed the red tissue paper to make the Faux Silk, using Gold Embossing Powder. Supplies List Stamp Sets: Asian Artistry (L2 Hostess), Occasional Greetings and Teeny Tiny Sentiments. Card Stock: Real red, Basic Black, Whisper White and Pink Flamingo DSP. Ink: Real Red, Basic Black and VersaMark. Extras: Gold Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pals, Crystal Effects, Snail, Glue Stick, 2-way Glue Pen and Daubers.
Red Tissue Paper not Stampin' Up.
Hi sorry that I haven't blogged this week, I have been laying low. Yesterday was the first day that I wasn't doped up on pain killers.
I got some things done around home, and I started working on some swaps.
Stampin' Up has a Convention in Sydney next weekend unfortunely I can't made it.
So some of the demos are doing an unconventional swap, these are the swaps I have just this morning completed. I will post then to Keryn this afternoon, then she will post us all the swaps after the 25th May. I will be watching the mail box closely.
Here is a card we did for a make and take at a workshop last Saturday.
It is using the XL 2 Step Bird Punch, Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die then embossed with Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and I sponged over embossed flowers with Rich Razzleberry Ink. The back ground is Rich Razzleberry Card Stock stamped a flourish from Pricless Stamp Set in Rich Razzleberry Ink, the sentiment is from Best Yet Stamp Set Level 1 Hostess Set.
Here is a close up of the embossed Manhattan Flower, I'm really impressed with the embossing folder and the Big Shot. How did I do without?
This is the 2nd award I recieved today.
The Beautiful Blogger Award from the lovely and very talented Karen Rogers.
Now I must pass the award on to another 10 Beautiful Blogs AND tell you 10 things about myself. So without further to do and in no particular order, here are the 10 Beautiful Blogs of 10 beautiful people!
This is the hard part, 10 things about me.
1. Happily Married to Paul (21 years)
2. Stay at home mother to 3 wonderful kids, Darian (14), Savannah (12) and Samuel (5)
3. I'm a Christian.
4. Craft lunatic.
5. Love been a Stampin' Up Demonstrator.
6. On the mainly music team (preschool music).
7. I don't watch much TV now because I'm blog surfing.
8. I was born in Hull, England.
9. I spent my 3rd birthday in Taihiti (I can't remember it but it sounds impressive).
10. I love to bake.
There you have it, a bit more info on me.
Thanks Karen for awarding me with this award.
We had a great mainly music session this morning, I love Mondays and mainly music.
It's so great to have fun, laughter, singing and dancing with the wonderful preshoolers.
Too my surprise when I got home and went to the computer there were 2 awards awaiting me.
The first 1 was from the very talented Bron Heslop. Thanks Bron for awarding me with the
Here are the ‘rules’ for the award.
1. Put the Sunshine Award on your blog and/or within your post.
2. Pass the award to other bloggers.
3. Link the nominees within your post.
4. Let them know they received this award by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received the award.