Friday, 13 October 2017

Just Add Ink Challenge #381 - Birthday Delivery

Happy Friday people and welcome to another Just Add Ink Challenge, where this week we need to just choose two of the following things to add to you card: Embossing Paste, Colouring or Sequins.

I decided to go down the colouring road and of course adding sequins is always a given!!

I just adore this little girl in the Birthday Delivery stamp set and I kind of think she looks a little like me when I was a child. I think it's the curly hair.

I used my aqua painter to watercolour my image today and I really do think the more you practise the better you get at watercolouring and I think this might be my best one to date. It certainly made me feel like watercolouring a few more of the images in the set. The poodle has been calling my name for a while.

I hope you find some time this weekend to join in with us and get a little crafty. I know myself and the rest of the girls love seeing what you all make!!

Happy Crafting,

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Sunday, 8 October 2017

Poppin' Box tutorial - Snowflake Sentiments

So for those who follow me on Instagram of my Facebook page would have seen me share this special card that I made last weekend.

This type of card is called a Poppin' Box card. The card it's self starts out about 1cm wide and when you open it up a box pops out of it. It's so clever and usually make the receiver jump!!

There are a few tutorials for this type of card and some of them are super hard to understand, but I used a tutorial I found on Gemma Clark's Blog, how made it seem to simple and easy. Thank you Gemma!!

I decided to make a Christmas version of the Poppin Box, using the Snowflake Sentiment stamp set and the gorgeous Cheer to the Year designer series paper.  I even made my own video tutorial for you all, as I think everyone should have a  go making them. They may look scary but really are pretty straight forward.

How cool is that!! You really need to watch the tutorial to see how this awesome card works, as it's impossible to show with just photos. I have also included all the cut and score measurements for you too

Well that's it from me this weekend. I hope you are all enjoying the World Cardmaking Day celebrations. The Stampin' Up specials are still on until 10th Oct so you still have time to take advantage of 15% off selected stamp sets.

And if that was exciting enough, my October special: spend $45 and earn a free pot of either Metallic or iridescent sequins. So hope on over to the SHOP today!!

Happy Crafting,

Measurements for this Card
* Crumb Cake Base:

Cut - 9 7/8" x 6 1/4"
Score -  3 1/8", 3 3/8", 6 1/2" and 6 3/4"

* Whisper White Cube one:

 Cut - 7" x 9"
Score on 7" side - 1/2", 3 1/2" and 6 1/2"
Score on 9" side - 3" and 6" 

* Whisper White Cube Two:

 Cut - 6 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Score on 6 1/2" side - 1/2" and 3 1/2"
Score on 9 1/2" side - 1/2, 3 1/2" and 61/2"

* Year of Cheer DSP:
 Cut - 2 7/8" x 6"

*Crumb Cake Belly Band: 
Cut - 8 1/4" x 1 1/2"
Score - 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 3/4" and 6"

* Year of Cheer Rosette:
Cut - 12" x 1 1/2"
Score - every 1/4" 
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Sunday, 1 October 2017

Happy New Stampin' Up! Year!! - DSP Promotion, Word Card Making and Chlo's Month Specials

Happy New Year everyone!! Can you believe it's the first of October which means it's the start of the new year at Stampin' Up!

I just love new years and new starts. It puts a spring in my step and I can almost smell the possibilities and anticipation of whats to come. And Stampin' Up! must feel it too, as today I have lots of specials to share with you all. Stick with me guys, you are about to get your minds blown!!

Buy Three and get one Free on selected DSP

So lets admit it: we all just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!! So back by popular demand, is are incredible Designer Series Paper offer. When you buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and you will get one FREE during October! 

This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogues. And they have even included select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks too! So take advantage and top up on all of our pretty paper this month!!

World Cardmaking Weekend

I have no idea who came up with World Cardmaking day, but I love that it’s a thing!

It’s usual a day dedicated to doing what we love most, making handmade cards! And even though the official day is on 7th October Stampin' Up! have decided that one day just isn’t enough. And so for the next ten days (1–10 October), we are offering 15% off Notecards and Envelopes as well as some select stamp sets.

And if that wasn't a fantastic deal, then how about, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!! What more do you need to help celebrate this fantastic day.

How amazing it all of that!! Well just when you thought things couldn't get nay better.... it totally does.

As it is the start of the SU year, I've decided to change it up a bit here in the Craft Closet and have some exciting new event in the works. Starting from today, each month I will be offering a Monthly special. These specials will differ month to month, so make sure you check in on the first to find out what the new offer is. So without further ado, here is Chlo's October Special:

I'm so thrilled to be able to reward you, while making your stamping money stretch that little bit further. Here are the details:

* Place a minimum order of $45 (before postage) in October, using this months Hostess code: X7QAYZV7 - Remember, if your order is over $250 please don't use the hostess code as you will be entitled to your own hostess benefits
* Email me with which freebie you would like - Metallic or Iridescent Sequins
* Freebies will be sent out to your postal address at the end of the month along with this months gorgeous Thank You card.

Phew, I did say there was a lot happening this month!! And this is just the tip of the iceberg. In the next few weeks I'll be bringing to you new online card classes, more specials and a new, super exciting product from Stampin' Up!

So why not head on over to my STORE today, take full advantage of all the specials available and treat yourself !!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, 15 September 2017

Just Add Ink #377 Colour Challenge - Colorful Seasons

Happy Friday everyone, today I have a fun card to share with your that I made for this weeks challenge at Just Add Ink.

The beautiful Rochelle Blok came up with this awesome colour combination, which just happens to use some of my favorite colours:

I actually borrowed the Colourful Seasons bundle from a girlfriend and couldn't resist using it for my card today. Those leaf dies and the little deck chair stamp have been calling my name for some time, so I thought today would be perfect:

The white background is embossed with the new Layered Leaves dynamic embossing folder which is so pretty and I teamed that up with the three different leaf thinlits that are in the bundle.

I stamped the gorgeous sentiment first but felt that is needed something else just to give it a little lift and so I used the two-step deck chair stamp as a lovely background to the sentiment.

These colours are just so beautiful together and when you see what the rest of the DT have come up with, you'll be straight into your craft stash, joining in!!

Happy Crafting,

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