Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop - March Farewell to Sale A Bration

Hello and welcome to another Alaska Achievers Blog Hop. This month we are continuing the theme of Sale-A-Bration. It will be sad to see this great promotion finish on March 31, so if you don't yet have all you want from the free offerings, get your orders in fast! 

You can see everything available by going to my on-line shop

I am focusing on the stunning Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper 12 x 12 pack and combining it with Stampin' Blends and other items from the Occasions and Annual catalogues. The pack has 4 different designs with 3 sheets of each design included. It is a sturdy weight that is perfect for making boxes and other 3-D items as well as taking various forms of colouring.
All you need to do to get it FREE is order $90AUD of product.
What could be easier? 
Select the image to see other Free items.$90-spend

This is a simple card - you just colour the images on the paper and fussy cut them out.

 I love the combinations of the different foils and I've added more foil detail with the gold and silver Metallic Foil Doilies.
The font on the greeting is beautiful and comes from another of the Sale-A-Bration free stamp sets - Heartfelt Blooms. I always look at the variety of sayings and fonts when purchasing a stamp set and the bonus of this one is it is free with a $90 AUD order.

 I coloured the flowers using the fabulous alcohol based Stampin' Blends, using just the light colours. I achieved the darker areas by going over the base application after the first layer was dry. Love the "watercolour look" that happens when using the alcohol pens on a glossy surface. I kept the colouring simple and did not try to blend areas as the look I wanted was more graphic - a little like stained glass.

Another feature of the pens is that you can colour ribbon. Can you see the shadowing I've added to this ribbon?  
Layering all the elements of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals gives an interesting finish to the card. 

I'm sure you are going to find lots of wonderful inspiration from the other Achievers, so make sure to hop along to the next person on the list. Thanks for stopping by.

Until Next Time

Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Alaska Achievers Blog Hop - Love!

Hello and welcome to another Alaska Achievers Blog Hop. We continue our theme of focusing on both the Occasions Catalogue and the Sale A Bration items this month. 

Products from both of these catalogues are very versatile and, like all Stampin' Up! products, they coordinate so well together. 

This month being February, which includes Valentines Day, I am focusing on using the gorgeous "Sure Do Love You" bundle. I've done a few workshops on this and am constantly told - "I wasn't sure about that Designer Series Paper, but now that I've seen it, I have to have some". So make sure you get some before the catalogue finishes in June. The paper is gorgeous and versatile and it lends itself to many different projects because it has both the foil embossed side and a patterned side. 💖

I have a simple card for you today and it uses products from both the Occasions Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration flyer.
* Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.
 * Celebrate You Thinlit Dies from the first release of 2018 Sale-A-Bration.
* Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  from the  second release 2018 Sale-A-Bration items. 

The papers and Thinlits speak for themselves, but I should point out that I have used the back side of the Embossing folder to get a different pattern - one that I felt complimented the card design more than the basket weave pattern. I love the different fonts in the Thinlits, and they cut out easily with just one run through the Big Shot. 
You can adhere some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet to the card stock prior to cutting and then it is super easy to attach the words to  your card by simply peeling off the backing. I love anything that saves me doing fussy gluing.

I'm really loving the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Papers with the rich foil embossed designs on one side and the complimenting patterned designs on the reverse. Creating cards, boxes and other items are quick and easy. 

If you would like to purchase any of the products you may do that through my on-line store.
As a special February offer I have a free card tutorial for any orders placed that include the Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Papers. 
A full list of the products I used in the card is below the list of demonstrators participating in the blog hop.

Now it is time to continue the hop onto the next awesome project. Enjoy the inspiration and until next time...

Stay Crafty!

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Saturday, 24 February 2018

A Magical Day with Watercolour backgrounds and Brusho.

This Magical Day stamp set is so cute, I can't stop playing with it. And, because the Brusho water colour powders give you such whimsical results, you'll find the results totally enchanting.

This card was made by creating the back ground first, using Brusho powder sprinkled onto Thick Whisper White A4 card that was then liberally spritzed with water. While still quite wet, crinkled cling wrap was laid over the wet surface and allowed to dry for about 1/2 and hour. The cling wrap will start to lift as it dries. It will be tempting to play and rearrange the wrap but try to desist as that will compromise the patterning that is being achieved.

I had some left over powder that had "escaped" from my card so I used up that pigment, making a palette on a clear block. I used the smaller Aqua Painter to paint the dragon and love how he turned out. The dragon was stamped with Archival Black ink onto Shimmery White card and as you can see in the next photo, he has a lovely shimmer to his scales. 

The Magical Day set comes with matching framelits, so cutting out the dragon was quite easy. I did need to do a little fussy cutting around the intricate bits, but it was really quick and easy after the shape had been cut. 

Finally I heat embossed one of the greetings from the Magical Day set directly onto the background.
The finished card looked a little dark so I matted the stamped area onto a thin white mat and then onto a thicker Gold Foil mat. The gold really lifts the card and shows up much better in real life. The card base is Night of Navy. 

I hope you like my little fire breathing dragon. All the images in this set are fun to use.
If you'd like to purchase any of the products you can do so by either selecting the product below or go directly to my store where you can browse catalogues on-line and order your goods. They will be mailed directly to you. 

If you wish to take advantage of my Host Club this month (February 2018), please use this code:


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Until Next Time
Stay Crafty!

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