Thursday, 22 June 2017

AWH Blog Hop June 2017 - My Favourite New Bundle - Coffee Cafe

With the new annual catalogue that just came out on 1 June, I've been trying really hard not to get distracted by all sorts of stamp sets, dies, punches and bundles.    But there's one bundle I just had to have the moment I saw it, and being a coffee fan it has to be the Coffee Cafe Bundle!  

Therefore, with the Art with Heart Team's June Blog Hop, this is my favourite bundle to show you from the 2017 Stampin' Up! Catalogue.  

I've made two cards out of the same bundle and DSP. 

Card #1

Besides the bundle and Designer Series Paper, I also use Shimmer Ribbon from the latest catalogue.  The Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso are a superb combination and goes seamlessly with the coffee cafe theme.

I use the die in the bundle to easily make the coffee sleeve texture.  It is very easy to make and not fussy to assemble at all. 


Card #2 

Same bundle, same DSP, and same style.

To compliment the ice coffee, I also use the latest mini chevron ribbon in Old Olive to make an embellishment, which I got the inspiration from the catalogue.  

Bundles make creating a breeze, because of the perfect coordination. It's a bonus that you get 10% off by bundling the products together too. There are 24 bundles in the new catalogue so ask us about them, or for a catalogue today!

And the next blog you're hopping to is my lovely friend - Judy May!  We stayed in the same hotel room at the Brisbane Onstage 2016, and boy the fun we had.  It was hilarious and full of lovely memories.  Besides she's super talented too. :-)

So click on the button below to hop over to her blog. Be sure to keep going until you get the full set of inspiration from our talented members. 

List of Participants (in no particular order):

Sunday, 4 June 2017

Dragon Fly Dreams Card - with Stampin Up Watercolour Pencils

So, it was the massive Stampin' Up! annual catalogue launch last Thursday.  One can only imagine tens of thousands of orders pouring in on one single day, including mine.  No joke.

Whilst I  wonder when my first order is gonna come, I flip through my stash of numerous unused papers, stamps and dies, and begin to use the watercolour pencils on the designer paper "Inside the Lines" (the one with flowers, dragonflies and bees).  It came surprisingly well. So I put some papers together and made a card out of it.

Again, surprisingly the detestable Hello Honey (oops did I just say that) go so well with the Blackberry Bliss.  It just goes to prove that no colour is unusable, even the undelightful Delightful Dijon, which I happen to have as well.  

The star of the card is without doubt the watercolour pencils. They came in 13 vibrant pencils and I chose Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and the lovely Daffodil Delight.  With the help of the Blending Pens all of a sudden the colours come alive and you get a beautiful result.

I suggest everyone should have a set of the watercolour pencils.  They are so easy to apply, work absolute magic and are only $27.75!  And of course you'll need the high quality Specialty Designer Series Paper like these.  The images match the current stamps and makes it simple to match and look professional with your projects.

And yes the Hello Honey ink pad is on clearance price at $4.6 (RRP $11.5) until sold out. That's the colour I used on both bees.

You may be interested in these: 

Thursday, 18 May 2017

My First AWH Blog Hop - 2017-2018 New Catalogue Sneak Peak - At Home with You

And here comes my very first AWHT blog hop.


Tonight I am participating in a blog hop along with the super talented ladies in the Art With Heart Team. We thought it would be fun to share some fabulous ideas to inspire you from our brand new 2017-2018annual catalogue, which is available 1st June.
Also, you would have hopped here from Alisha Waston's blog and please keep viewing more awesome creation by clicking on the Next Blog button.

And be sure to request your copy of the catalogue today!
Here's my take on the latest bundle from Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalogue.  The bundle is called "At Home With You", and it comes with a stamp and die set.  I also use the In Colours to colour the stamped images. Mind you they look very different from the original ink colours!

It not only allow you to stamp and cut, but also help create the door in the image that you can open!

Besides the bundle I also use the 2017-2019 In Colours to colour all the images.  Mind you, with the blender pens they look much subdued from the original colours.

The great thing about this bundle is that it also comes with a wreath and Christmas tree stamps (same as the one on my card) that you can use for Christmas theme.  Just colour them with festive inks and you'll get a lovely Chrismas decor on the same door!

Check out the Youtube video here to find out more about the bundle

Next you're on your way to Monika's blog! She's full of great ideas and you do not want to miss out on that.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Sunday, 14 May 2017

Blooms and Wishes for Mother's Day Card

Last Wednesday, I made a Mother's Day card for my mother-in-law in the last minute and mailed it out on Thursday (hope she's already got it by now!)

And then it poped in my head - why don't I ask if anyone in the office would like a Mother's Day card for their mums?  So I did, and two of my co-workers actually ordered from me. Yay!

So I made additional two cards using the same idea and layout.  They took me more than one hour to finish, which is not cost-efficient by any stretch.  But it's just nice to be able to utilise these stamps and dies, and my colleagues get to bring specially made cards for their mums.  Plus, I got some coffee money out of them. :-)