Sunday, 9 July 2017

My Caddy!

I've been waiting for this since I've ordered it on Monday and it finally came on Friday.  (Great delivery speed Stampin' Up! all the way from NSW, by the way)

The Colour Caddy - the ultimate storage tool for all my over-flowing ink pads taking up my craft table space.  I've finally got it with the recent order, and just can't be any happier.  

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Came with the order are also lots of stamps and dies, HA HA!  I didn't have time to take photos when I received it from the office.  But they are all on my desk now ready to shine! They will be featured in my next few projects. I can't wait!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Label Me Pretty - Birthday and Thank You Cards

Last weekend I made two simple but beautiful cards using this great same stamp + punch bundle.

Label Me Pretty Bundle is the best choice for any new crafters for several good reasons.

First, you don't need a Bigshot machine to cut the label shape out as the punch can do it perfectly.  Also, it's much cheaper than other stamp + die bundles.  It is selling at $54.75 as compared to normal stamp and die bundle at at least $65+.   Therefore if you're on a budget but want to make multiple cards with different themes, this is the one to go.  You can also make labels for any special gift for different occasions. It's very versatile.

These are the cards I made out of the bundle.  Card #1 is Happy Birthday.

Look how simple it is to make. I staple the ribbon to the card first, and then just stick the label on top with some foam tapes.  

Card #2  (As usual my photography skills are very primitive so both the card and background colours are not evenly presented.)

The card is not perfect as you can see the sequins are a bit funny. It's because I try to string them through underneath after the label is already glued onto the card.

This is a great start-up bundle for anyone who doesn't have a die-cutting machine but still want to make a neat card. So I hope you give it a go.

I use the following tools to make my projects:

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.

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