Friday, 25 May 2018

Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge


This is my first time playing along with Aussies Who Love Stampin' Up! Colour Challenge.
Some of the colour palette are colours that I use all the time,
BUT not Garden Green and Early Espresso...

I knew that I wanted to use the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper
As well as the May Flowers Framelits, just suited the laser cut paper perfectly.
So I cut out most of the flowers out of matching cardstock...
Starting piecing my layout out... I realised I needed some smaller filler flowers.
I found these in the
Bouquet Bunch Framelits.

The background suited our Daughter's dress with all the lace detail.
Don't You Agree?
So very happy how this turned out, I would normally have chosen colours that matched
her bouquet so it was nice to shy away from the pinks and purples.
Thanks for following my photo to my blog, please leave me some love in the comment box
below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3 Hope your
day was AWESOME  <3
EDITED - I won this weeks colour challenge see my winner's badge below <3
Cannot wait for tomorrow's new challenge.

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All products can be brought through my online store
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Please use hostess code
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 All Products used to create this

Delightfully Detailsed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper
May Flowers Framelits 140276
Falling Flowers Stamp Set - 139556
Bouquet Bunch Framelits - 143659

Layering Alphabet Edgelits - 145664
Whisper White Cardstock 12x12 - 124302
Bermuda Bay Cardstock - 131286
Early Espresso Cardstock - 121686
Pear Pizzazz Cardstock - 131290
Garden Green - 108605
 
Retiring Products
Island Indigo Cardstock - 124390
Marina Mist Cardstock - 121682
Pearl Basic Jewels - 144219

Just Add Text - 143934

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - New Annual Catalog Sneak Peek


Welcome to Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop where this month
we are featuring the New Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak...
Such an exciting time of the year when we can pre-order new products from
a YET to be released catalogue and start making samples for our upcoming launches.

You may have just joined me from Vicky Wright's blog where I am sure her creation
will be AMAZING...Vicky and I have just become friends on FB and I have joined her
Sunny Stampers Group...She is one very talented lady <3

My card is for a group swap at our upcoming team meeting at Sutton's Beach, Redcliffe.
I created a prototype a couple of weeks ago and thought this would be a great card
for the swaps...BUT I didn't really think about making 20 of them!! Did I??

Anyways 240 pieces later... I had to begin construction!!
I used So Saffron cardstock and Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock.
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper

I am making a Gatefold Shutter Card after finding
this tutorial on You Tube from Sandi MacIver

Cutting Instructions found on her blog
I added a couple of extra pieces to my card



Shutter Pieces:  – 3-1/2 x 4, (two pieces) – score on the left side at 1/2 inch
 This is the centre of the card that gives us the shutter fold mechanism.
One side has the points cut off, this overlaps the other side.
Next you add the Inside Centre piece
– base color 3 x 5-1/2
on top of that add
Designer Paper (DSP) 2-3/4 x 5-1/4

only sticking it at the bottom with dimensionals at this point.


This piece I created using the Lovely Floral TIEF embossing folder on Shimmer Paper
Once it was passed through the Big Shot I added Versamark Ink to the raised edges and
sprinkled clear embossing powder over it and heat set it.  Then
I stamped
'Love What You Do' with Black ink and clear embossing powder and heat set it.
 

The finish on this piece was almost like Batik when I added water with an aqua pen
and Gamboge Brusho Crystals to it, then added extra water
with a Stampin' Spritzer to make the crystals burst.


Once these were dry I cut them with Layering Circle Framelits
Next I added my inside sentiment (behind the shutter fold mechanism)
Then I stuck down the top of the inside piece over the top of the shutters

  
This is where the magic happens,as you open the card the shutter opens from
smaller to larger shutter to reveal the hidden message


The colourful one was my prototype, this is actually the reverse side of the
patterned DSP that I used to make 20 of these.


For the belly band to hold this card together I cut 20 Very Vanilla circles
ran them through the Big Shot inside the
Lovely Floral TIEF embossing folder
and then used a dauber to add some colour to the embossed floral design.
Then I added 20 Scalloped Circles behind the embossed circular design and
attached to the belly band with some dimensionals.


 Up next is Kayla MacAulay, Kayla's creation will be stunning!!!
Kayla is a 2018 Stampin' Up Artisan Team Member.

http://www.stampinwithkayla.com/2018/05/stampin-dreams-blog-hop-annual.html

Here are our upcoming themes for 2018, if you want to join in on a Blog Hop
simply join Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Group


and participate when and where you can... It is so much FUN!!!


Thanks for hopping along to my blog, please leave me some love in the comment box
below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3 Hope your
day was AWESOME  <3

If you need a Demonstrator here in Australia, I am your girl.
All products can be brought through my online store
.
All purchases over $50 will receive a FREE gift from me
Please use hostess code
BNFVHATJ
If you happen to order over $250 please do not use the hostess code
as you will receive 10% of sales to spend as hostess rewards.
 All Products used to create this card
So Saffron A4 Cardstock - 108611
Very Vanilla Thick A4 Cardstock - 144238
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper - 146926
Shimmery White A4 Cardstock - 121717
Lovely Floral TIEF embossing folder  - 148048
Clear Embossing Powder - 109130
Versamark Ink - 102283

Brusho Crystal Colour - 144101
So Saffron Classic Stampin' Pad - 147109
Sponge Daubers - 133773
Aqua Painter - 103954
Stampin' Spritzers  - 126185
Heat Tool - 129056
Layering Circles Framelits - 141705
Big Shot - 143263
Stampin' Dimensionals - 104430






Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Kelly's Stamping Friends - Birthday Blog Hop 2018


Welcome to the blog hop for Kelly's Stamping Friends - Birthday Blog Hop 2018.
 Please Wish our Birthday Girl Kelly Kent - Happy Birthday!!!
There are 2 groups of 20 participants who are celebrating Kelly's Birthday today.

 We were asked to create a special project with only one stipulation was 'To Be Creative'
I am in group B, I will include a link to Group A's hop at the very bottom of this post.

You may have just joined me here or hopped from Sue Vine's Blog
Sue would have had a beautiful creation on her blog to tempt you to recreate, I am sure!!!
For those of you who don't know me, My name is Sharon Dalton (Shaz)
I live in Central Queensland and I LOVE creating with Stampin' Up products.
AND today I decided that I would create with
some products that are carrying over
from the current catalogue. As well as LOTS of brand new products
from the
upcoming New Annual catalogue
available June 1
 
Current Catalogue products
The obvious choice was Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set 143666
and Matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies 143659
 
New Catalogue Products
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper 146907
Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes 146911
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper 146926
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit 146928
Nature's Twine 146342

The Note card and envelopes make easy cards quickly as they are already
pre printed ready for Stamping or layering with the
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper.
This Laser Cut Paper is Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other.

This is where my card began, I picked my design
piece from the
Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper
with this beautiful pearlised finish to some of the flowers and leaves.  I absolutely love fussy cutting... Do you??
Fussy cutty explanation for those of you who don't know this term is where you cut up the paper into smaller pieces to add to your cards or scrapbooking layouts
Once I had cut what I thought to be enough flowers
I started to construct my bouquet for the card front...
I used Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies to cut 2 bouquet stems
from the returning Mint Macaron cardstock. YAY!!!

And I cut the wrap for the bouquet out of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

 
Using dimensionals I added some behind the stems added it
to the
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Specialty Paper
then I add Old Olive fussy cut pieces, then I added the Rich Razzleberry florals
 then with the largest flowers I curled the petals with my bone folder
to create some dimension on the petals.
See how the petal are curled.


I also added some mini glue dots to hold the Mini Roses inside
the flowers (these are only available in
Share What You Love Embellishment Kit)
Aren't they just adorable??

 
To finish off this card perfectly, I felt it needed some more of those flowers inside.
Also adding a sentiment from Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set

Hope you liked what I created for Kelly's Blog Hop, I had fun creating it!!!Thanks for hopping along to my blog, please leave me some love in the comment box
below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3
Have an AWESOME day <3

Up next on this blog hop to continue celebrating Kelly's Birthday is Rebecca Scurr
Rebecca is very talented and her design will be nothing short of STUNNING.
Click the NEXT button and you will be amazed
https://thepaperandstampaddict.com.au/2018/05/15/its-kellys-birthday

Group B Participants
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Angela Meiritz-Reid
  3. Sue Vine
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Rebecca Scurr
  6. Julia Quinn
  7. Danielle Bennenk
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Richelle Fletcher
  10. Sara Levin
  11. Sandra Roberts
  12. Catherine Creer
  13. Cheryl Taylor
  14. Rochelle Blok
  15. Ine van den Eijnden
  16. Rachael Lewsley
  17. Jo Weedon
  18. Courtenay Heuston
  19. Mandy Depiazzi
  20. Fi Cobbin
 Please check out the Participants in Group A's Hop too
Participant List (A)
  1. Kelly Kent
  2. Lou Kitzelman
  3. Jenny Hall
  4. Denita Wright-Smee
  5. Jackie Aitken
  6. Narelle Simm
  7. Sandra Collett
  8. Monique Fielder
  9. Nicole Wilson
  10. Siobhan Fitzsimmons
  11. Jenny Hayward
  12. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  13. Josie Dean
  14. Peta Stephen
  15. Kristel Rimmer
  16. Kim Oliver
  17. Denise Buetler
  18. Jacqui Crouch
  19. Tina Gillespie
  20. Jan McQueen
If you need a Demonstrator here in Australia, I am your girl.
All products can be brought through my online store
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Sunday, 13 May 2018

Stamp 'N Hop - New Annual Catty Preorder

Hi my name is Shaz (Australia) Welcome to my blog
So excited to be hopping with 24 Talented Demo's from all around the world.

You may have just hopped to my blog from Jennifer Charles's blog

This month we are previewing products from the upcoming New Catalogue
which launches on the 1st of June...These products we got to pre-order early.
I have created a Scrapbooking Layout with the Nature's Poem Suite.
I used Nature's Poem DSP, Rooted In Nature stamp set and Nature's Roots Framelits.
ALSO the EARLY RELEASE of Love What You Do stamp set.
AS well as some returning products from 2017 Annual Catalogue
Textured Impressions Embossing (TIEF) 'Woodland' folder.
Tree Rings Background stamp.
I also used some embossing paste to create more texture and layers...
ALL PRODUCTS LISTED AT THE END OF THE POST,
which you can purchase from my online store.


AND RETURNING Colors from previous years.
 
Like this one that I have used on my background of my layout, MINT MACARON!!
YES I use the cardboard packing slip for a bit of sturdiness to my dsp.
and I never ever use a full sheet of dsp or cardstock behind my layouts.
I don't like to waste all that beautiful dsp or cardstock.

My layout starts out with the photo that I want to Scrap, do you do the same thing?
Then I create all the embellishments that I want to use.
I wanted the log stamp from Rooted in Nature to have a bit more texture,
so I added some Embossing paste to my silicon mat.
I then added some Soft Suede re-inker to the paste to colour it.
I smeared some coloured embossing paste onto the wood looking dsp
then stamped the Tree Rings stamp set into the wet embossing paste
to create a background impression...(Wash off stamp immediately)
I can tell you this didn't work out how I thought it would in my head.
When this dried, I tried to stamp the log stamp onto this BUT it didn't work so well.
I did still use them, sadly not as effective as I hoped they would be.

 
Then next I stamped out some leaves...
I used Tranquil Tide ink on Mint Macaron cardstock, the large leaves I stamped off the ink before stamping on the cardstock (2nd generation stamping).
The small leaves I used full strength Tranquil Tide, these small leaves I added texture to
them with the embossing dies included in Nature's Roots Framelits.
There are 3 different sized leaves that only emboss in this set.
BUT they do have dies to cut out the shape which is very handy.

I also used the 3 leaf embossing die on the Rust coloured DSP to create some different
coloured leaves on the layout. There is a beautiful large tall tree so I had to have one or two on my layout as well in this beautiful rust coloured dsp.

With the leftover paste from my log background, I used it on whisper white cardstock 
over the 'BRICK' Pattern Party Decorative Masks. This gave me another textured
piece to add to my layout...
I also used the TIEF Woodland folder to add a lil bit more texture, I used the rust coloured
dsp and then I ran it through the Big Shot and then sanded it back to give that rustic look

I always place all my components of the layout on the base then continually
move them all around until I feel like they are in the RIGHT spot...
Throughout this whole process, I continually take photos as I find it is better to look
at the layout in a photo - I can see much better what needs to be moved or straightened.

I wanted to add more photos & journalling BUT I felt that it would take away from
the photos of the scenic view...So I created a sneaky photo spot complete with a
leaf to pull it out and journalling block with another photo under it...

I am so happy to have these photos on the layout, BUT not over powering the
featured photos...Here is the complete layout now with all these NEW Products.
So happy with this layout...
That I thought I would whip up a card with all left over bits.
.This suite is going to be such a universal set for any occasion that I card is made for....
Don't You Agree???
Up next is Amy Grendel
who I am sure will have more products to wet your creative appetite.
https://createandsharewithamy.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/stamp-n-hop-may-blog-hop.html
If the links are broken for whatever reason here is a full list of participants
for Father's Day.
Thanks for hopping along to my blog, please leave me some love in the comment box
below and I will in turn return the favour to you <3
Have an AWESOME day <3


If you need a Demonstrator here in Australia, I am your girl.
All products can be brought through my online store
.
All purchases over $50 will receive a FREE gift from me
Please use hostess code Q3SWBTXY

If you happen to order over $250 please do not use the hostess code
as you will receive 10% of sales to spend as hostess rewards.
ALL PRODUCTS USED
Nature's Poem DSP - 146338
Rooted In Nature Clear Mount stamp set 146482
Nature's Roots Framelits - 146341
OR Rooted In Nature BUNDLE (Stamp Set & Framelits) 148353 SAVE 10%
Love What You Do stamp set - 148042
Textured Impressions Embossing (TIEF) 'Woodland' folder - 139673
Tree Rings Background stamp - 143961
Pattern Party Decorative Masks - 144103
Mint Macaron Cardstock- 138344
Whisper White Cardstock - 124302
Nature's Twine - 146342
Embossing Paste - White - 141979
Tranquil Tide Stampin' Pad - 147146
Soft Suede Stampin' Pad - 147115

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Colour Combo Blog Hop - May

Welcome to my first hop with Colour Combo Blog Hop.
I am so excited to be a part of colour challenges as they
make you use colours you wouldn't normally use together.
There are 8 including myself hopping today, so buckle up
and get ready for the colour ride of your life...
Hope you are inspired by this colour combination...If so give it a try.
You may have started with me or you may have
just joined me from Tracey Lewis's blog

 Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Peekaboo Peach are all colours that are I use regularly
BUT not very often together.
  Wonderful colours aren't they?
Peekaboo Peach is leaving our colour collection at the end of May...
Little bit sad about that BUT don't worry there are plenty of new ones to replace it.

So I was at a loss what to make until I saw the inspiration from this picture
in the current catalogue PG 131, sitting side by side I knew it would work.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Then I started looking at designs and found one
in the soon to be released catalogue...I can't show you the inside of the catalogue yet,
BUT if you are Demo you can see it on
PG 19, if you are a customer the
New Annual Catalogue will go
LIVE June 1.

Sorry that the photo colour is a bit off today we have a gloomy day,
and that you cannot really see the texture on the background layer.
 Full Instructions on how to make my card
Step 1 Cut Whisper White Thick cardstock to 10.5cm x 29.6cm - Score at 14.8cm
to create your card base.
Step 2 Cut Peekaboo Peach cardstock to 10cm x 14.3cm.
Step 3 Emboss Peekaboo Peach layer inside Basket Weave (TIEF)
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder through your Big Shot
Step 4 Die cut 4 leaves from Flourish Thinlits (largest leaf die)
Step 5 Adhere leaves
down each side of your embossed layer,
now adhere Peekaboo Peach embossed layer to card base
Step 6 Cut Pool Party 9.75cm x 10.5cm
Step 7 Stamp Flourish in Pool Party Ink onto Pool Party Cardstock
Step 8  Cut out some Peekaboo Peach flowers to put on your stamped image
Step 9 Add dimensionals to the bottom of the flowers, adhere to Pool Party layer.
Step 10 Add dimensionals to the back of Pool Party layer and
adhere to Peekaboo Peach Embossed layer
Step 11 Punch a Pear Pizzazz shape from Tailored Tag Punch
Step 12 Punch a Peekaboo Peach shape from Tailored Tag Punch
cut this in half diagonally.
Step 13 Adhere the Peekaboo Peach to the back of the Pear Pizzazz to create a small border at the top and do the same at the bottom

Step 14 Add dimensionals to back adhere to centre of Pool Party layer.
Step 15 Cut a piece of matching ribbon 11cm, adhere that to the Tailored Tag piece

Step 16 Cut a 2.5cm x 9.5cm Whisper White cardstock strip, stamp your sentiment
Step 17 Using the Banner Triple punch cut your arrows to form your banner.
Step 18 Adhere this banner over the top of your ribbon.
This is what your card should look like... Hope you like it!!!
I just whipped up a quick card using the Babywipe Technique
and these 3 colours...OMG!!! These colours look AMAZING together.
You simply add drops of re-inkers onto a folded baby wipe and using any stamp
you create your own coloured impression.  Added some leftover pieces from the
above card and YAY!!! another finished card... I think I will give these to my team <3


 


Up next is Sandra Roberts, she creates beautiful cards and I am sure that today's
will be a wonderful creation...cannot wait to see it!!!
Click on NEXT button and it will take you straight to Sandra's page.
If for whatever reason this link doesn't work there is a list below to pick up
the hop again.
https://stampnstudio.blogspot.com.au/2018/05/colour-combo-blog-hop-may-2018.html

  1. Elisabeth Pirolt Jun
  2. Sandra Herzog 
  3. Elaine Pelletier  
  4. Cheryl Taylor (UK)
  5. Tricia Butts 
  6. Tracy Marie Lewis
  7. Sharon Dalton
  8. Sandra Roberts (UK)
    Thank you for hopping along with us all today, hope that you liked what you saw. Please leave me some love in the comments box below
    and I will return the favour on your blog.

    If you need a Demonstrator here in Australia, I am your girl.
    All products can be brought through my online store

    All purchases over $50 will receive a FREE gift from me
    Please use hostess code Q3SWBTXY

    If you happen to order over $250 please do not use the hostess code
    as you will receive 10% of sales to spend as hostess rewards.

    Flourishing Phrases (set of 2) 141534
    Flourish Thinlits Dies 141478
    Peekaboo Peach Cardstock 141422
    Pool Party Cardstock 124391
    Pear Pizzazz Cardstock 131290
    Whisper White Thick Cardstock 140490
    Basket Weave TIEF 146841
    Tailored Tag Punch 145667
    Banner Triple Punch 138292
    Peekaboo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon 144192
    Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
    Hope your day is AWESOME, Enjoy Cheers Shaz