Friday, September 30, 2016

World Card Making Day - 1 October

Show your love on World Card Making Day!

Tomorrow, 1 October is World Card Making Day - make and send a handmade card!

I will be celebrating with a group of ladies at my Christmas Card Class at 1.30 pm and it's not too late to join in the fun.



Thursday, September 29, 2016

Storms Hit South Australia

I just wanted to post here that I am safe and sound at home on my day off today, but the whole state of South Australia experienced a total black out from just before 4 pm yesterday afternoon.


I was at work and we coped well with our black out plan with lanterns, a laptop and one computer that was connected to a printer.  The doctors were able to undertake consultations and I was able to get results or history off the computer.  We closed the Clinic early at 5 pm and cancelled the last few patients.

Whilst at home I had a sandwich and a glass of wine in bed in the warmth listening to a battery powered radio with updates until the power returned at Woodside just before 11 pm.

The wind and rain continued overnight and currently as I type this we have a little sunshine.  The Onkaparinga River from Woodside, Oakbank, Balhannah and Verdun have flowed over bridges.  Thanks to a friend Tracy on Facebook I have a photo of the River in full flood this just before 9 am  at Woodside.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Have you tried out Stampin' Up!'s first 3d Textured Impression Embossing Folder, if you have not why not come along to my Christmas Card Class on Saturday afternoon as I will be using it.

Check out Shannon from the Stampin' Up! Home Office on the you tube video for lots of tips.




Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder143537
Price$17.00
It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design.

Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders—great for card fronts and accents.

* 1 folder
* 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 cm)
* Use with Big Shot





Sunday, September 25, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Santa's Sleigh Bundle - #CTC97



I received my Stampin' Up! Big Brown Box on Friday just in time for this week's CASE-ing the Catty theme of a favourite bundle, I don't really have a favourite as there are so many that I have had to purchase from this Holiday Catalogue.  I have chosen to feature the Santa's Sleigh stamp set and matching Santa's Sleigh Thinlits Dies.

You may be starting here, so welcome to this week's blog hop or you may have come from Elizabeth Gross and her project this week.

I have been viewing lots of double z fold cards on pinterest and was inspired by the framed imaged to the left to make my card this week with the oh so cute reindeer and sleigh.

I have used a teared piece of cardstock with a line of Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter on the edge to make the second z fold and took this theme further to the background with a few layers together with some Christmas trees among the snow capped mountains.

Stamp Set:  Santa's Sleigh
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Gold Foil
Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Santa Sleigh Thinlits Die, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Gold Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle, Christmas Card, Double Z Fold Card by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle, Christmas Card, Double Z Fold Card by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Top view of the centre of the card.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle, Christmas Card, Double Z Fold Card by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


The Double Z Fold Card is closed and still fits in a standard size envelope.

Stampin' Up! Santa's Sleigh Bundle, Christmas Card, Double Z Fold Card by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Now it's time to hop over to Monique Fielder and her card this week.




If you are inspired again this week by the Blog Hop and the Holiday Catalogue why not participate in our monthly challenge by CASE-ing a card or 3d project, go to the linky tool at CTC and the winner will be announced on the first Sunday in October.



Thursday, September 22, 2016

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Jolly Friends, Jolly Hat & Baby Bear

Today, the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team are sharing some fun and fabulous ideas to inspire you from the Holiday Catalogue which is available now until 3 January 2017.  If you have not received a copy of the catalogue, request one from your demonstrator now.

You may be starting the hop here or you may have come from the very talented, Tina Gillespie.  Don't forget to hop all the way around, as we have so much talent, just click on next at the end of the post.  (If there are any broken links, there is also a list of all attendees at the end of the post.)

I am using the fun Baby Bear as my centrepiece of my card and have turned it into a cute Christmas card by adding a Cherry Cobbler banner and a Santa Hat and matching scarf.  I am loving the Red Mini Jingle Bells and they just make the finishing touches to the Santa's Hat.

Stamp Set:  Jolly Friends, Baby Bear, Greetings from Santa
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Red Mini Jingle Bells, Banner Triple Punch


Stampin' Up! Jolly Friends, Jolly Hat & Baby Bear, Christmas Card designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


A close of the Baby Bear with his Santa Hat and Scarf

Stampin' Up! Jolly Friends, Jolly Hat & Baby Bear, Christmas Card designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


Now it's time to hop over to Rachel Palmieri and her creation from the Holiday Catalogue.


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

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

CASE-ing the Catty Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies - #CTC96


I am still awaiting another Stampin' Up! order so I have limited products from the Holiday Catalogue for this week's CASE-ing the Catty theme be inspired the the 3d project.

You may be starting here, so welcome to the blog hop or you may have come from Deb Speijers and her Holiday card this week.

The first product I added to my wish list from the Holiday Catalogue was the Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies and matching Greetings From Santa stamp set, so I am making a Christmas Shaker Card with the Fancy Frost Sequins and Glitter Ribbon which I too am in love with this colour combination.

Stamp Set:  Greetings from Santa
Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Plastic Sheets
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum
Accessories:  Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Fancy Frost Sequins, Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Glitter Ribbon


Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies Christmas Shaker Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf


A close up of the Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum and White Gold Fancy Frost Sequins 
in this Santa Shaker Card.

Stampin' Up! Detailed Santa Thinlits Dies Christmas Shaker Card created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Now it's time to hop over to Julia Quinn and her Christmas Card using the Starlight Thinlits Dies.



If you are inspired again this week by the Blog Hop and the Holiday Catalogue why not participate in our monthly challenge by CASE-ing a card or 3d project, go to the linky tool at CTC and the winner will be announced on the first Sunday in October.