Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Heart of Christmas - Flurry of Wishes

I have finally had some time to create, and I had my Christmas in July Card Class on Saturday so I will be sharing my cards with you in the coming weeks as part of Claire Daly's Art with Heart Team - Heart of Christmas.

I have used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and matching punch (that I have now noticed is retired), but I did fussy cut the largest feature so it would not take much to fussy cut all the layers.  Don't you love that the Glimmer Paper goes so well with the Clear Faceted Gems and the Silver Stampin' Embossing Powder oh so well.

I also used a non Christmas stamp set, Flourishing Phrases for the large flourish in Soft Sky and then embossed the greeting on top.

(Sorry my photographs are not the best, but it's a really dark, wet and rainy day here in the Adelaide Hills so I had to take them inside and I don't have a photo box.)

Stampin' Up! Flurry of Wishes, Christmas Cards, Heart of Christmas created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Flurry of Wishes, Christmas Cards, Heart of Christmas created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Don't forget to link back to Claire's post to view more Christmas cards as it is never too early, I have started now - 17 finished, only about another 83 to go!

Stamp Set:  Flurry of Wishes, Flourishing Phrases
Cardstock:  Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
Accessories:  Heat Tool, Silver Stampin' Embossing Power, Clear Faceted Gems, Punch (retired)

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Christmas in July - $356 Products for only $169!

The Stampin' Up! Christmas in July makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator!

With your Starter Kit purchased from 1-31 July, you will also received a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including the following items:

D Block (X2)
Grid Paper
Paper Snips
SNAIL Adhesive
Bone Folder

Altogether, that's an added value of $121!  With so many crafting basics included, you can start crafting with your friends faster than ever.

This takes the overall value of the starter kit to $356 plus free postage and a free box of catalogues, a saving of over 50% - all for $169.

Join today, either by contacting me or signing up online.

You choose the $235 products of your choice, below is an example of what you can receive.

Bonus Days are Back - $9 Bonus Day Coupons

Bonus Days are Back!

Has your wish list grown since the new Annual Catalogue came out?  Then treat yourself today!

For every $90 you spend during July (before shipping and handling), you'll get a $9 Bonus Days coupon that you can use in August.

There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!

You need a email address to participate; Bonus Days Coupon Codes can only delivered via email.

Contact me to place your order or order online.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Remembering Dad

It is with great sadness, I am sharing you that my dad, Ron passed away peacefully late on Wednesday evening at Restvale Aged Care.  He is reunited with mum and Trish.
He is at Peace.  In God's Loving Care.

I will be having a break from blogging and creating for a little while, but I will be back soon with more inspiration.  Also Sunday's card class is cancelled.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

CASE-ing the Catty Beautiful Bouquet - #CTC132

Welcome to the second week of the CASE-ing the Catty utilising the new Annual Catalogue, unfortunately Australia Post could not deliver my Big Brown Box in time for this week, but I did get this set as my reward for Sale-A-Bration promotion earlier in the year.

You may be starting here so welcome or you may have come from Krissy Buck.

One of my Card Class ladies was celebrating her 80th Birthday yesterday, so I decide to make her card inspired by the layout of the card on the left (page 74 of the Annual Catalogue).  

I was inspired by the birthday badge and I wanted to make a centre feature of the 80. I started with a base of Fresh Fig and then stamped on a piece of Powder Pink with the small flowers and then layered on 2 circles.  I finished the card off with flowers on the diagonal sides and finished it off with some ribbon and sequin trim (sorry I had to used the retired trim).

I had a couple of flowers left so I then decided to decorate the inside of the card with one of my favourite sentiments from the Special Celebrations set.

Stamp Set:  Beautiful Bouquet, Special Celebrations
Cardstock:  Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Powder Pink, Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo, Tranquil Tide
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layer Circle Framelits, Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim (retired), Circle Punch

Close up of the 80 Birthday Badge

Inside the card

Now it's time to hop on over to Mel Pangano.

Are you inspired by the CASE-ing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a photo on Facebook.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

Have you taken a good look at the beautiful new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue cover, featuring the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.

You need this set so you can recreate these cards (or any project) or with sets you have (which is exactly what Stampin' Up! did below).   The cards shown below use different floral images but have a similar look and feel.  Don't get stuck in a rut when you don't have a certain stamp set; just get creative so you see the versatility and value of every stamp set you have in your collection.

Oh So Eclectic Wood-Mount Bundle145355

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Bundle145356
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

Oh So Eclectic Clear-Mount Stamp Set
The lines! The textures! The variety! We're so excited about the textural variations in this stamp set! Certainly it offers an indeterminable number of creative possibilities.
* Quantity: 16 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c

Eclectic Layers Framelits Dies
Create die-cut pieces in record time with Thinlits dies and the Big Shot. Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle.
* 13 dies
* Largest image: 4" x 1-7/8" (10.2 x 4.8 cm)