Friday, 13 July 2018

Thankyou card and Tag Card for July

Hi There!
Thought I'd share with you the thankyou card and tag that you can make up into a card that I'll be sending out this month to everyone who orders from me.  I was making these as I was on my Stand at Craft Alive in Wodonga, here I am!
so I was little limited to what I'd taken with me, which in this case was the Brights and Neutrals Stampin' Write Markers, and some of the new matching Brights ink pads.
I'd seen so many beautiful cards made with both these stamp sets, so I succumbed! lol
This one uses the Tropical Chic Bundle, Oh wow it's so gorgeous!  I just love the way it cuts out the fronds from the card, and leaves it intact.  And Oh isn't the flower so beautiful?  I've inked it up with 2 of the Stampin' Write markers, then used a dauber to blend the colours together.  I've used the same technique with the leaves, and 3 greens, effective isn't it?  If you want to see it "in the flesh" just make sure you place an order with me this month. Don't forget to use the current hostess code: WZTSTANH for your chance to be in the draw for the hostess benefits.


The other card I want to show you is this one using the Dandelion Wishes Stamp set, it's one that caught my attention as soon as I saw it in the catalogue! and I wondered how it would look in white on black, so here it is....
and I rather like the effect, what do you think?  The black card part is the tag that will be on your bag when your order from me (my gift to you) and I'm including the extra bits so you can create a card with it if you want to.

Did you know that if you join Stampin' Up! in July not only will you get the amazing joining deal, $235 of products for only $169, but on top of that Stampin' Up! are throwing in one of the colour family Ink Pad Collections, Brights, Subtles, Regals or Neutrals worth $117!! wow, wow wow!  If you want to know more about joining Stampin' Up!, and my team, click on the link above "Join my Team, the CreateAbles".

I hope these inspire you to create!
God Bless love
Heather xox

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Interactive Card Class for July

Hi There!
Well continuing on with the theme of "Christmas in July" I have 2 Spinning wheel Cards to create. 
the class date is Thursday 26th July at 10.30am and 7.30pm. Or you can order a kit from me, I can't stamp the images for you, but I can cut and organise everything and send instructions, both cards could be done with the same stamp set, or you could substitute one of your own.

First up is this one made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp set, I'll add a short video at the end, so you can see how the wheel at the side turns and you get 4 different pictures through the hole. (the Eskimo girl, A gingerbread man, Reindeer and Santa)
 
This other card uses the cute Seasonal Chums stamp set and matching dies Seasonal Tags Framelits
The little tree turns round to reveal the cute deer that's in this stamp set and the snowman.
And to see them in action, check out this short video:

I hope you can join me to create these cards (class cost $20), let me know if you do plan to come, as places are limited, or if you'd prefer a kit to create in your own time ($17 which includes postage), let me know.

I hope these inspire you to create!
God Bless love
Heather xox

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Christmas in July (next months classes)

Hi Everyone,
well finally, been meaning to do this for ages! we're going to do Christmas in July classes!
This post is for my 4 Cards class, which will be on Saturday 14th July at 10am in Maryborough (school holidays hence pushed back a week)  Then Wednesday 18th July at 10.30am and 7.30pm in Laanecoorie in my classroom.
Here are the cards in no particular order, all very traditional Green and Red colours! lets face it when you think of Christmas those are the immediate colours that come to mind!
 Alright so this first card uses the new Christmas stamp set "Mistletoe Season", I love the way there is a gap in the mistletoe (or in my case holly - red berries) for the ribbon to sit in, and it is a 2 step stamp set, the greenery has 2 stamps, and the bow is made up of 2 stamps too. Quite like the fun writing font too!
 How cute is the snowman with his little bunny peeping out behind?  This is the Seasonal Chums Stamp set, which has been around a while, but I've only just succumbed to it! the sayings are a bit small, but sometimes you don't need large sayings!
continuing on the Red and Green theme lol, Oh wow how awesome is this embossing folder? it has a really long name, are you ready?  
Sadly this photo doesn't seem to show up the cute little Red Rhinestone jewels, it was hard to get a good photo with the dangly bauble in the middle!, Oh and the stamp set is the very versatile
Lastly the not quite so green (Coastal Cabana), but definitely still red, with one of my favourite Christmas sets "Snowflake Sentiments", again I love the script with this set, and the snowflakes are rather beautiful! I have this set in wood, but rather wish now that I had it clear, as there are 3 little snowflakes on one stamp, that I think I would cut apart if I had it in clear!  I've also used the absolutely stunning Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies.  There's 2 others in the set as well, oh my goodness they are all stunning!

Well that's it for now!
I hope you can make it to one of my classes (do let me know if you plan to come) if you can't make it I hope this has inspired you to create!

God Bless Love
Heather xox

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Subtle Embossing Folder

Hi Everyone,
I've had a couple of questions about the new Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Oh there's a mouthful and 1/2!  I'll just call it the Subtle embossing folder from now on...lol

The photos in the catalogue and online are very uninspiring!  however if you like texture, you're going to love this, to make it show up in photos, I inked up the folder with a bit of Crumb Cake ink, so you can actually see it. I inked up both sides so I could check both out, as it does look different on each side (subtle'y different - oh I know *groan*)

So then I thought I'd better make something with it too to show it off, pretty much anything that would look nice with a bit of texture would look good with this I reckon!
I've teamed it up with the Tropical Chic bundle, and I'm so pleased with the way it turned out, I even got a "that's not bad, I don't mind it" from the hubbie! (high praise lol)
What do you think? are you a texture person? considering the folder is only $17 I think it's a bit of a bargain, let me know if you want to order it, or anything else of course, or you can hop over to my Stampin' Up! store and order from there.
I hope this inspires you to create!

God Bless 
Love
Heather

Monday, 11 June 2018

3D train

Hi there,
well with Bendigo Craft Alive looming on the horizon this weekend (by the way - watch Weekend Sunrise as they will be broadcasting from the show!! let me know if you see us on it!)

Anyway, as I was saying with Craft Alive coming up, I was turning my mind to doing some 3D type items, I'd seen someone else had made a train using the Wood Crate Framelit dies, she'd used the really cute Animal Outing to put the kangaroo, giraffe, and Rhino in the carriages.  However I seem to be distinctly lacking in animal stamps :(  but then I remembered......

Yes! the Cookie Cutter Christmas has a reindeer in it! Cut the reindeer and Santa out with the matching Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (yay for punches!)  I was so pleased with the way this turned out, even Tom (the hubbie) was impressed! (he's insistent that I tell you the "smoke" was his idea lol) although I was the one that had to make it happen!
I hope that people will like this at the show.  Do leave me a comment to let me know what you think!
I hope it inspires you to create some 3D items at home too

God Bless love
Heather xox

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

what have I been making recently?

Hi there,
well I wonder what I have been making recently lol!  A quick trip into the craft room, a few photos later and yep I have been making things (oh thank goodness for that lol)

First of all I thought I'd share this ultra cute little apron holder I made, it could hold some greetings cards, or business cards.....
It's made using the Apron Builder framelits, and even though I'm not the worlds greatest cook, I still think it's cute (and I do wear an apron quite often when I am cooking - mainly to stop oil splatter!)

Next up I thought I should make a couple of framed pieces for Craft Alive Bendigo (which is coming up soon 17-19th June)
firstly using the new absolutely stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper 
Oh my! it really doesn't need extras to this paper, wow!
Alright last thing for today!  Another framed piece, using the beautiful "Share What You Love Designer Series Paper"

Again it doesn't really need adorning in any way, but who can resist a bit of bling?
I just had to add a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flowers - eek couldn't resist lol

And that's what I've been up to....
I hope it inspires you to create too, dig out those beautiful Designer Series Papers and frame them!

God Bless love
Heather xox

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Interactive Class "Book Cards"

Hi there,
On 19th June 10.30am and 7.30pm I will be doing my Interactive Class (also available as a mail out class), and this month we are doing "Book Cards"  (mainly with new products *yay*)

This first card uses the stunning Stained Glass thinlits, and matching Painted Glass stamp set
 then inside you have the Sheet Music Stamp set, and I thought the saying "just a note" from Flourishing Phrases Stamp set (often a "go to" set for me) was rather appropriate lol

This second card uses the beautiful "Serene Garden Stamp set" on the inside, It reminded me of the sleeping beauty story book I had as a child
 Then on the outside I've used the matching Garden scene framelits, this one is an embossing die (how cool!!), and the smaller dragonfly from Detailed Dragonfly thinlits
As I mentioned at the beginning this is available as a class in my classroom on Tuesday 19th June (10.30am or 7.30pm)  for $20 or it is available as a mail out kit, I can't do the stamping for you, but I can cut and emboss all the relevant peices, this is available for $17 which includes postage.
Do let me know if you'd like to book into the class or order a kit.

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