Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Sneak Peek #2: Musical Season

Hi Everyone,
the new Holiday catalogue comes out on 1st September, and as a demonstrator I get to pre-order from it (yay!)  one of the sets that especially took my fancy was one called Musical Season bundled with the Musical Instruments framelit dies, mainly for the Treble Clef that is in the framelits, being a singer, musical stuff appeals to me (and I know a lot of other musical people too)
This first card uses the Sheet Music Background Stamp in Smoky Slate to begin with, initally I'd done the instruments in Night of Navy, but the card looked too bland, so I ended up making a bit more Christmassy with the Real Red and Old Olive colours, of course the Treble Clef!, it has little dots of silver glitter on the side pattern pieces, which you can just see.
The other card I was able to make today is this one:
how cool is the French Horn?, I like the sayings and the holly sprig is a lovely stamp too, only one other stamp in the set is a little drummer boy, which I didn't have the time to play with properly today.  What do you think? is it a set you could see yourself using?

I hope this inspires you to create!  and if you want me to mail you one of the new catalogues do let me know!

God Bless love
Heather xox

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Sneak Peek time

Hi Everyone,
Yep that time of year again, where as a demo I get to pre-order from the new Holiday catalogue to be released to the public on 1st September, so I thought I'd best tempt you with some of the new goodies that I've been blessed enough to be able to purchase.

First up is this ultra cute Pizza box, its just over 3", so of course I had to make some cute little cards to go in it, because (of course) Stampin' Up! have conveniently enough produced 3x3 size envelopes, funny that!  I cut A5 cardstock into 3 (7cm x 7.4cm) to make little cards the right size to go into the envelopes (and no waste - gotta love that!)
For the cards I wanted to use the new Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP), which is truly gorgeous, it's all single sided design and has Gold, Silver, Copper and Champagne foil (yes - Champagne eek, how exciting!)  Oh I suppose you want to see the cards LOL

The backgrounds are all the new DSP, then the die cuts are (surprisingly enough also new....) the first 3 from the beautiful Swirly Snowflakes Thinlit dies, and the last one from the Musical Instruments framelits - more about that in the next post....

This month my Craft@Home ladies are getting this little Pizza box and cards to create, if you'd like to find out more about my Craft@Home group, please ask me and I can forward details to you.

Don't forget if you ordered $90+ last month to use the Bonus Days vouchers this month - you would have been emailed them when you ordered.

Oh and let me know if you want me to mail out one of the new catalogues to you!

Hope this inspires you to create.
God Bless love
Heather xox

Monday, 14 August 2017

You Deserve This Stamp set

Hi Everyone,
well I had a message from my friend Angie who'd seen the stamp set You Deserve This, and felt it was exactly what she needed to encourage her Jamberry team.  It arrived and we had a play today, funny it's a set I hadn't really looked at till she pointed it out to me. Here it is!
So when it came I thought I'd do a little google'ing and Pinterest'ing, and came up with very little eek! 
I thought I'd show you what I came up with for her (she had a go too, and was able to to reproduce one of the cards (then we ran out of time!)
this is the first one I made, not my favourite, the You Deserve This is heat embossed with Copper (not too obvious in the photo, sorry)
Next I made up this one:
Prefer this, I've mounted the 2 small stamp sets together and stamped those using Elegant Eggplant to create a background, then the Hooray is stamped using Berry Burst and cut out (oh by the way we ended up chopping up the large image with all the writing on it, so each could be used individually.), bother again you can't tell much but I added dots of silver glitter to the background.

Lastly I made up this one, I think this is my favourite!
so with this one I've used the lines and dots stamp to create interest on the banners (which I've cut using the Triple Banner Punch)  I've also used the punch to create the 3 chevrons.  There's a line of mini sequin trim along the top of the saying , and some of the sequins have been pulled off to create interest in the blank area under the banners.
Angie was pretty pleased with these results, so she's gone off with these cards as templates, and I can't wait to see what else she creates!
I hope this inspires you to create too :)

God Bless love
Heather xox

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Interactive Cards class (Magic Slider Cards)

Hi Everyone,
Coming up on Tuesday 15th August is my Interactive Cards class, this month we are doing Magic Slider Cards. Which if you follow my blog, you'll recollect from the Bendigo Craft Alive Show back in June.  We'll be making 2 cards (and you will have instructions to create more), here they are:

this one uses the Birthday Delivery stamp set and framelits, the idea behind a Magic Slider is that the image is not coloured when the card is slid shut, then when you pull the slider up, it magically colours the image in.
Here is the other card we'll be creating:

I love flowers done this way, this one is from the stamp set You've Got This
Hope you can join us either Tuesday morning or Tuesday evening, if you do want to, please book as soon as possible, as I will be making up the kits on Sunday/Monday.
Hope it inspires you to create!

God Bless love
Heather xox

Monday, 7 August 2017

A couple of things I've created:

Hi Everyone,
thanks for joining me again today 😊  I've been making up a couple of cards for specific occasions, the first one is for my manager at work, who's leaving to go and manage a new branch at the end of the week :(  However as the resident card maker I volunteered to create her leaving card, here it is:
I know she loves peacock sort of colours and pink, so after sorting through some of my old swap cards, I found some inspiration in a Bokeh card, I love the way it's come out (mind you I also love the effect of Bokeh photography!)  I hope I'm fairly safe posting it on here, as I don't think she follows my blog! (and it looks better in real life than the photo will allow me to show)
Just a close up of the balloon, I think the pearls really make it stand out, what do you think?
The other totally unrelated card/presie I've been working on, is for one of my friends Birthdays (admittedly I have missed the birthday now, but I'm getting together with her for lunch today, so I'll aim for this post to be viewed after......
I just couldn't resist giving her the 21 again dinosaur (she's the same age as me), I know she's a pink and purple girl......
And for her pressie, as it was something small, I didn't think it would look too fabulous wrapped in paper, so I found this box (Stampin' Up! used to sell them), and it was perfect size!  bit of decoration and Voila!

Admittedly using a couple of retired items (the petite petal punch, and blushing bride glimmer paper) but the larger punch Pansy Punch is still available, the ones on the top have a slit to the centre, so I could roll them up a little, so they'd sit up, umm makes me want to go and play some more....... lol
Ok well that's it, I'm off to my craft room for 20 minutes before I have to go out.

Hope this inspires you to create,
God Bless love

Monday, 31 July 2017

What's in the bag?

Hi Everyone,
thought I'd share with you what I gave my latest team member.
This is the card I made for her, and a little gift I created, if you'd like to find out what's in the bag, join my team LOL.
If you join before the end of July (today) you can get a heap of extra goodies for FREE!!
Check out my link above for all the details:  "Join my Team" :)

God Bless love

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

July CreateAbles Team afternoon

Hi Everyone,
thought I'd just share with you what I taught my CreateAbles team ladies today (for those of you who are part of my team and weren't able to join us I am uploading instructions, and more photos for you on our team facebook page)
Anyway on with the blog post!  I taught them "Step" cards; side step and middle step
Here is the "Side Step":
We used the new Carols of Christmas stamp set and thinlits (love the cute little deer!)

The second card is a Middle Step card;
this one we used the Birthday Delivery bundle, cutting out some of the images from the Designer Series paper with the thinlits.  The little girl facing forwards, and the cake are from the Designer Series Paper (also the background blue dotty paper) and the back of the girl and the flowers are stamped then coloured in.

Jenny Stewart also taught us how to make a Zig Zag card, and I showed the girls how to use the embossing paste, and spritz colour over top.

We had a fun afternoon, with a lot of laughs!  If you are interested in joining my team, do check out the link above; "Join my Team, the CreateAbles", and bear in mind till the end of July, there is extras that you receive when you do join!

I hope this inspires you to create
God Bless love
Heather xox