Monday 18 December 2017

New Clearance Rack bargains today

Stampin' Up! have added lots of papercrafting goodness to the Clearance Rack today - Yay!
You'll find retired favourite paper packs, punches, Big Shot goodies, & lots of accessories at up to 70% off original prices, but only while stocks last.

Remember to enter my current host code B9DMTZFN when you shop online - if your order is less than $250. Don't use for orders over $250.

Here are a some of my favourites in the updated Clearance Rack. Some others have already sold out, so get in quick for a look.

Friday 15 December 2017

JAI 390 sketch challenge - thinking of you

It's sketch challenge time at Just Add Ink & Narelle has given us this great sketch to work with.

Monday 11 December 2017

Christmas snowflakes - six ways

Blogging time has been scarce lately & Christmas is rapidly approaching so  today I'm sharing a bunch of snowflake cards. A bunch? Maybe a group of snowflakes should be called a sparkle of snowflakes 😄.  Almost all are super quick & easy to make & easily mass-produced.

They all feature one of my favourite & cheapest Holiday Catalogue faves - the Winter Wonder embossing folder. It's brilliant for quick, simple & elegant cards, so it's a total bargain for $13 (and you can have it shipped free if you order it today).

Free Shipping, gift giving & sneak peeks

Surprise! You loved free shipping last month so Stampin Up! surprised us with another free shipping treat for today only - 11 December, until midnight.

​Order one item or many - free shipping applies to all orders of any size, so you'll save a minimum saving of $5.95 or 5% of your order. Just get in quick!

This is a great time to stock up on essentials, get some gifts, or send some stamping love to a friend. Remember to check out the Holiday Catalogue retirement list & Clearance Rack while you're shopping.​

Ordering online? Please use this month's host code B9DMTZFN when you order online with me.
Please don't use the host code for orders of $250 or more, as you earn at least $25 worth of Stampin' Rewards on these orders.

Friday 1 December 2017

Holiday Catalogue - retirements & carryovers

The 2017 Holiday Catalogue ends soon - January 2nd to be exact, and Stampin' Up! have shared what's retiring with the catalogue & what's carrying over... and there's a lot.

All retiring goodies are only available while stocks last, until January 2nd so get your favourites before they sell out.

Discounted product bundle offers end on January 2nd too, whether the items are retiring or not, so get 10% off both items now.
- Bundles with retiring items are listed below in the full retirement list.
- Bundles with carryover items are listed separately.

JAI 388 Just add glitter - 25 happy years

This week's new Just Add Ink challenge is...

Sunday 19 November 2017

Online Extravaganza Sale: 20-27 November

Shop our Online Extravaganza with me this week and get a great deal on fabulous crafty goodies. Shop online in my store or contact me to order. There are different deals available on different days so make sure you get your favourites.

20 November only - Save 20% on selected stamp sets
20-26 November - Big Shot goodies, punches, accessories, & Watercolour Pencils
27 November only - one day deal (edited 25 Nov - Free shipping on all orders!)

Friday 17 November 2017

JAI386 Just add R - Ribbon of Courage thank you

This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just add 'R', so our projects need to include a colour, technique, Stamp set, or any other element beginning with the letter R. This is my card.

My R challenge element is the Ribbon of Courage stamp set & dies bundle. I made this card as a thank you to those who generously contributed to my Alzheimer's Australia fundraiser, in honour of my Mum, who's living with late stage Alzheimer's.

Wednesday 15 November 2017

Meet Stamparatus - your new stamping best friend

I'm so excited to introduce you to our new stamp positioning tool - the Stamparatus (Stamp-a-rat-us).
Designed by & exclusively for Stampin' Up!, it's going to be your new stamping best friend.

It's so fast and easy it is to create multi layer images like the butterfly above, using clear mount rubber or photopolymer stamps.  Don't get a complete image first time you stamp? You can re-stamp for a perfect image. Make more cards, quicker, to help you send lots more handmade love and it's truly a stamping game-changer.

Saturday 4 November 2017

More blended Birthday Blooms

If you liked yesterday's Birthday Blooms card, then hopefully you'll like today's two cards too. The Birthday Blooms flower is so lovely to colour with that I used it to make a cards for two very special lovelies this week. First up is this one for a dear friend.

Friday 3 November 2017

JAI 384 inspiration challenge - Blended Blooms

This week's new challenge at Just Add Ink is a inspiration challenge, based on this bold image featuring a fabulously bold flower. How amazing is nature?

Sunday 22 October 2017

Stampin' Blends markers are coming - colour me happy!

Have you heard the exciting news yet? Our new Stampin' Blends™ range of alcohol markers will be available for everyone to order on November 1st - just 10 days away. Yippee! I'm so excited.

Demonstrators were able to order Blends earlier this month (yes we're spoiled), so of course I had to get them all. So pretty! I've been having so much fun playing over the past week to get to know them better & am really loving creating with them. I think you'll love them too.

The Colours

There are 12 Stampin' Up!® exclusive colours in the range so far, each with a light and dark marker. To my eye, the dark marker is usually 'the' SU colour & the light marker is a lighter blendable shade. 
Each colour will be available as a single marker or in a two marker combo pack. Two additional single marker colours will be available (ivory & bronze) plus a clear Color Lifter.
You can also buy the lot together! (Happy Christmas anyone?)

I've made this quick sampler to show all the colours. As well as being good colouring practice, my colour loving self just wants to look at how pretty they are.This was a first attempt so don't look too closely at my blending. Huge thanks to fellow demonstrator Shannon Jaramillo for sharing this fabulous idea.

Friday 20 October 2017

JAI 382 colour challenge - Bethlehem Christmas


Friday means a new Just Add Ink challenge & this week Patrice has given us this elegant colour combination of fresh fig, smoky slate, black & white to work with.

I chose to make a Christmas card using my newest purchases, the Night in Bethlehem stamp & die bundle, and the Marbled background stamp.

Monday 16 October 2017

Christmas Quilt card trio

Lots of pics ahead! Today I'm sharing three cards using the Christmas Quilt stamp & die bundle, this time teamed with the Quilted Christmas paper stack. These make a great combination for quick, easy Christmas cards. First up is this one we made at my September Christmas class.

Saturday 7 October 2017

Seasonal leaves for World Card Making Day

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you're getting some crafty time today or over the weekend. Today I'm sharing a couple of leafy cards using the Colorful Seasons stamp & die bundle.

 By happy coincidence, the layout is very similar to yesterday's sketch challenge card, but with natural, Autumn (Fall) feel, thanks to the paper colours & gorgeous leaves. And how fabulous is the sentiment? I love that it can apply to lots of different occasions, birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, babies etc.

Both the Wood Textures & Color Theory paper stacks I've used are part of our buy 3, get a 4th pack free October offer. The Colorful Seasons stamp set is 15% off until October 10th, as part of our World Card Making Day Deals too. See all the deals here.

Friday 6 October 2017

JAI 380 sketch challenge - metallic Christmas

It's sketch challenge week at Just Add Ink and Narelle has given us this sketch with endless possibilities.

Saturday 30 September 2017

More Christmas cards with foil

Today it's time for some silver foil snowflake doily fun. Like yesterday's gold foil card, it's a quick and easy design - we need these at Christmas especially for mass producing - but the foil & z fold makes it interesting too.

Friday 29 September 2017

Quick & easy Christmas with foil snowflakes

My favourite Christmas cards are generally quick to make with lots of shine so today's card definitely made me happy. I made this with my SU team in August & my class lovelies & it proved to be a hit with them too.

Friday 22 September 2017

JAI 378 Just add texture - leafy birthday U-bridge fold

Happy Friday! This week's new challenge at Just Add Ink is to Just Add Texture. A fun & easy challenge so I hope you'll play along with the team.

I've have quite the obsession with the U-bridge fold card recently but today's card is the first card on my blog so far. We made this one at my August masculine card class too. Love it when a card does double duty.

Thursday 14 September 2017

Star quilt frame for sweetest girl

Did you see the star quilt birthday card I made for the sweetest 1 year old? Today I'm sharing the project that inspired that card - a framed star quilt for the birthday girl. Stella means star so the star quilt square from the Christmas Quilt bundle was perfect.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

1st birthday quilted sweetness

Today's card is for a very special little bundle of sweetness who celebrated her first birthday last month. A very special card was in order to celebrate this milestone, especially since her lovely Mum is my stamping bestie too. The card coordinates with her gift which I'll share next time, as this post needs a ton of pics. Speaking of pics...

Monday 11 September 2017

Daisy Delight in review - Daisy squares two ways

Oopsie, my final Daisy Delight project share didn't post when I'd planned, but here I am now, better late than never to share two daisy cards. Both feature the same basic design, with different looks.

Friday 8 September 2017

JAI 376 Just add D - for Dad

Friday means a new challenge at Just Add ink, and this week we're adding something starting with the letter 'D' - a very easy challenge since I'm a D. 😊 However, I chose to make a card for Dad, since Father's Day was last weekend in Aus. This was also one of my masculine card class projects too.

Thursday 31 August 2017

Daisy Delight in review - Daisy Duo

Today's day 3 of my Daisy Delight review & I'm sharing another fun daisy project with you. This one is mainly thanks to my dear friend, Kellie. She shared a very similar version of this card at our SU team get together in May. I loved the simple, asymmetrical layout & fresh, bold daisy, so I made this almost identical version for my Daisy Delight class in June.

This stamped images are in-colours berry burst, fresh fig, & powder pink ink, plus wild wasabi. Normally, I'd use the same cardstock colours, ie berry burst & powder pink, but we actually used the similar rose red and blushing bride, which work really well too.  How gorgeous are the clear faceted gems too.
The second version is almost the same, except that I've changed up the sentiment, and lightly coloured the daisies with a blender pen & watercolour pencils.

If you're thinking the daisy colours look slightly different, yes they are. The stamped images are both Berry Burst. I used a light touches of Melon Mambo pencil on the left daisy and Rich Razzleberry pencil on the right. Both colours are deep pigments so you need to add very little colour. I normally wouldn't include two colours but thought it's interesting seeing the shade difference.

Here's a side by side comparison of the two cards, that you can pin for later.

Thanks for visiting, today. I'll be back tomorrow with another daisy project or two. Remember you can shop for all the supplies I used from the links below too.

Until then, inky wishes,

PS: Christmas-Holiday Catalogue starts tomorrow - 1 September. Shop here

Project Supplies

To see & order any items used in today's project, just click on the items below to see them in my Online Store. You can order from me if you live anywhere in Australia. I would love to be your Demonstrator if you don't already have one.  Please allow "Demonstrator contact" in your preferences so I can thank you properly when you place your order.
Actual items I used are listed first. Alternative purchase options are listed at the bottom of the supply list.

Blender Pens
Daisy Punch