Thursday, 20 April 2017

Global Design Project - 'Theme Challenge' #gdp083


What a fun theme for this weeks Global Design Project #gdp083;
'Sparkles/Bling'. 
Grab your Glimmer Paper, Glitter and Foil and join in the fun.


My creation is a little outside the square. It's a bit of Sparkles & Bling...

It's 'Tamatoa' from Disney's Moana! Well, a caricature of this 'Shiny' guy. He has a song; 'Shiny', and is possibly the most awful of creatures. But with such presence. 
I had to get my (Retiring 😭) 'You're Sublime' stamp set  out and create this creepy crab.

*Tamatoa is a gargantuan coconut crab that hails from Lalotai, a realm inhabited by monsters. Tamatoa is known as a "beady-eyed bottom feeder", a social reputation he greatly despises. He covers his shell in gold, rare artifacts and treasures as a means to elevate his status, and this overcompensation soon became a crazed love for all things shiny.

'Shiny' is from the 'Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies'
I die cut the 'sunshine' & 'hope' dies in 'Gold Glimmer Paper' and made the 'y' from the 'hope' die and turned it upside down. I backed the Gold Glimmer with 'Basic Black' cardstock - die cut the same way.
Tamatoa's collection of sparkly 'Gold Sequins' looking very shiny too.

Those tentacles! A couple of thin strips of 'Perfect Plum' cardstock wrapped around a 'Stampin' Write Marker' to give them some movement.
The background is 'By The Shore DSP' stamped with (Retiring 😭) 'Gorgeous Grunge' stamp set and embossed with 'Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder' & 'Gold Stampin' Glitter'. Looking a little like Tamatoa's Lair.



Thankyou for visiting me today. I have unleashed my inner artist and I hope you have enjoyed my 'Tamatoa' as much as I had creating him.
Until next time. D x


Below are all the products used for my 'Sparkles/Bling' creation. 
The NEW products will be available 1st June, 2017 - 
or you can join and get some of these items in your Starter Kit!
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store.
While you are there, check out the Occasions Catalogue and Retiring List available until May 31st , 2017
or while supplies last.
And not forgetting the Annual Catalogue.
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only. 
Product List:

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Global Design Project - 'Sketch Challenge' #gdp082

I have a few Sneak peek items that I used in my creation for this weeks 
Global Design Project #gdp082 'Sketch Challenge'.


I have 2 NEW stamp sets, 1 NEW In Colour, Glossy Paper, a NEW Punch 
and NEW ribbon to show you. 
Are you ready?

NEW Stamp sets: 'Just Add Text' and 'Wood Words'
NEW In Colours cardstock: 'Lemon Lime Twist'
NEW Glossy White cardstock
NEW 'Pretty Label' Punch
NEW Ribbon: 1cm (3/8") 'Peekaboo Peach' Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

I wanted to incorporate 2 Colours from both of the 'In Colour' families, and I started out with the 'Peekaboo Peach' ribbon. The NEW 'Lemon Lime Twist' cardstock and the stamped floral image in 'Peekaboo Peach' make a lovely citrus combination.


I stamped the lovely 'Life is better with friends' sentiment with the 'Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad' onto the NEW 'Glossy cardstock', and punched out the sentiment with the NEW 'Pretty Label Punch'. 
The layer behind the sentiment was punched in 'Basic Gray' cardstock, cut in half and adhered to the back of the sentiment. 

When I was at OnStage last weekend, I came home with both of these stamp sets! I won the 'Just Add Text' in a Prize Patrol, and the 'Wood Words' was a giveaway at the end of the day. 
As for the other products - they were sent to me in my 'Display Samples Products' Big Brown Box!
And that's a little part of why I am a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thankyou so much for visiting, and I hope you liked seeing some Sneak peeks from the upcoming Annual Catalogue available 1st June, 2017. 
See you soon. D x


Below are all the products used for my #GDP082 Sketch Challenge creation. The NEW products will be available 1st June, 2017 - or you can join and get some of these items in your Starter Kit!
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store.
While you are there, check out the Occasions Catalogue and Retiring List available until May 31st , 2017
or while supplies last.
And not forgetting the Annual Catalogue.
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only.
Product List:

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Colour INKspiration Blog Hop #CI07

 Hello, and welcome to my blog!
It's official and it's exciting; - tonight I am posting as a Crew Member for the Colour INKspiration #CI07 Colour Challenge!
And you have just visited our CI Guest Designer Jo Stubbings. Isn't her creation just awesome? Congratulations Jo!

The Crew consists of a team of talented Aussie and NZ Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators that create projects based on Pinterest inspired colour swatches.


Every second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 7pm (AEDT), a new Colour Swatch is will be uploaded to the Facebook Colour INKspiration Group
and the Colour INKspiration Crew will get the ball rolling by providing inspiration for each Challenge with a Blog Hop.

Here is this fortnights divine Colour Palette...

With Easter coming up this weekend, I have kept with the Easter Theme from the #CI07 swatch. 

 I have used the 'Basket Bunch' Bundle from the Occasions Catalogue, for my creation. With 'Tip Top Taupe' cardstock for the cardbase and mat, I also used the 'In Colour 2015-2017 DSP Stack' for the polka dot background.
Stamped and die-cut images all daubed with coordinating ink for some Happy Easter fun.
And not forgetting the 'Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon'. So pretty.

'Mint Macaron', 'Daffodil Delight', 'Pink Pirouette' & 'Tip Top Taupe' are the perfect colour combination for an Easter Basket, Daffodils and Easter eggs.

Thankyou so much for visiting, and I hope you get the chance to play along with the Colour INKspirtion Challenge. I wish you and your family a 'Happy Easter'. D x


Next on the Blog Hop is my friend, Kim. Click on the 'Next Blog' button below to visit Kim's blog and enjoy hopping!

http://kimsstampingspot.blogspot.com.au/2017/04/colour-inkspiration-07.html


https://www3.stampinup.com/ecweb/categorypage.aspx?categoryid=30100&utm_source=olo&utm_medium=o1-ad&utm_campaign=new-olo-homepage

RETIRING Products: 
The 'Basket Bunch' Photopolymer stamp set & coordinating 'Basket Builder Framelits Dies' that I used in my creation, are on the Retiring Products List.
Don't miss out on this sweet Bundle. Click on the images below or see my Product list thumbnails. D x

https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=143186          https://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=143228

Below are all the products used for my 'Colour INKspiration #CI07' creation. 
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store.
While you are there, check out the Occasions Catalogue and Retiring List available until May 31st , 2017
or while supplies last.
And not forgetting the Annual Catalogue.
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only. 

Product List:

'Wedding' - Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight

Hi! I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlight, and the Theme is: 'Wedding'. You can also VOTE for your favourite 5 creations too.
OK! Who's ready for a Sneak peek?
A 'Sneak peek' (Stampin' Up! Demonstrator only privilege) gives you a heads up of what's available in the up and coming 2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue available 1st June, 2017. Are you ready?
'Mr. + Mrs.'
Sneak peek using the NEW 'Always & Forever ' stampset - available 1st June, 2017!
I created this card front for OnStage Sydney 2017 as a Display Sample, and it's perfect for Kylie's Blog Highlight. 
The stump has been fussy cut, daubed around the edges for some depth and adhered to the waterwashed background. The hearts are fussy cut too, and covered with 'Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush'.
And something else I created. 
My (Our) Wedding scrap page, 'Mr. + Mrs. Andrew' using the NEW 'Always & Forever' stampset and the NEW 'Wood Texture DSP Stack' as the layer beneath our photo. I used the 'Timeless Textures' stampset as an offset to our photo without being too busy.
This was another Sample for the Display Boards for OnStage Sydney 2017, and it's the 2nd ever Scrap page I have ever created.
Were you there in Sydney? Did you see my creations on the Display Sample Board? I had an awesome time playing with brand new stuff and was honoured to be one of a handful chosen to Display my work. I would love for you to let me know which one is your favourite?

Thankyou for taking the time to visit and I hope you enjoyed having a little Sneak peek at some NEW products? See you next time. D x

Did I mention that you can VOTE for your Top 5 favourites? You can do that right here! Thankyou.

Below are all the products used for my 'Wedding' creations. 
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store.
While you are there, check out the Occasions Catalogue and Retiring List available until May 31st , 2017
or while supplies last.
And not forgetting the Annual Catalogue.
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only. 
Product List: