Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Gilded Leafing

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Hello, and welcome to my blog.

You are visiting me in Australia, and you may have hopped to me from Lynsay in Canada. Check the links below to keep on hopping...

Get ready to feast your eyes on the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop, as the Design Team are featuring a fabulous NEW product; 'Gilded Leafing'.

 I have created a couple of cards based on the Japanese Art of 'Kintsugi' - repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of the breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold.
Built on the idea that in embracing flaws and imperfections, you can create an even stronger, more beautiful piece of art.

My first card front was an experiment using 'Fine Tip Glue' and 'Gilded Leafing', on the Bermuda Bay 'Oh So Ombre Designer Series Paper'.

I stamped the flowers and leaves images using 'Coastal Cabana' ink, stamping off the ink as the ombre effect became lighter.
I then added the 'Fine Tip Glue' looking like the paper was 'broken', then added the 'Gilded Leafing' leaving drying time for approximately 10 minutes.

I brushed away the excess 'Gilded Leafing' leaving a somewhat splattering of the 
effect I wanted to create.
However, I finished the card by mounting onto 'Basic Black' cardstock, and adding the 'For You' sentiment for a little simplicity.

My second card is using the 2" off cut from the 'Oh So Ombre DSP'.
I used 'Multipurpose Liquid Glue' for the 'broken' effect, adding the 'Gilded Leafing' and drying for 10 minutes.
This time the 'Kintsugi' was a little more to what I imagined.

I coloured 'Whisper White' cardstock with 'Coastal Cabana' ink using the NEW 'Blending Brushes'.
Stamping the sentiment, die cutting with 'Stitched Shapes Dies' and adding more 'Multipurpose Liquid Glue' and repeating the process.

I added a little bit of texture by adding a layer of 'Basic Black' cardstock embossed with the 'Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder'.

Thankyou for visiting me, and keep on hopping to see what Ruth has in store... see the link to the Design Team Blog list below.

Looking forward to seeing you next time.
Stay well and keep safe. D x

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Inspire.Create.Stamping Challenges Blog Hop - 'Sketch' Challenge #082

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It's the first Challenge for 2021, for the Inspire.Create.Challenges Design Team.

We are so excited to be back, and we have an awesome 'Sketch' Challenge to kick start the New Year.

Are you keen to try a Challenge? Grab a stamp set, ink pads, Designer Series Paper & embellishments, and have fun with us. 

The Design Team are here to literally inspire you, and we want to see your projects!

Add your creation to our gallery here.

I started out with the NEW 'Fine Art Floral Suite Collection', found in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalogue.
It's just divine!

Step 1: Stamp the flourish using 'Old Olive' ink, and die cut.
Step 2: Stamp the image in 'Flirty Flamingo' ink, die cut and fussy cut the 3 largest flowers.
Step 3: Stamp the image using 'Blushing Bride' ink, die cut and fussy cut the smaller flower & buds.
Step 4: Adhere the flowers and buds to the 'Old Olive' image.
Step 5: Add 'Mini Stampin' Dimensionals' to the back.

I embossed the 'Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper' using the 'Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder', folding the top corner into a concertina, and exposing the 'Blushing Bride' cardstock underneath.

I added a splash of 'Gilded Leafing' - rubbing a small amount of 'Multipurpose Liquid Glue' into the corner, and sponging a small piece of 'Gilded Leafing' to make a little statement!

'Happy Birthday' stamped with 'Jet Black Staz On' ink, and die cut with the coordinating die.

The 'Fine Art Ribbon' makes a little statement underneath the sentiment.

I added some 'Gilded Leafing' to the bottom right corner as well. 
It's the best stuff!

I love how the flourish sits on the die cut circle element.
I really love the coordination of everything with this Suite - the 'Gilded Leafing' is something else and an awesome new product that I will be using as often as I can!

Thankyou for making it this far. I hope to have inspired you to get creating and making?, and I would love to see your project in our gallery.
See you next time. D x

Just Add Ink Blog Hop - 'Family' Challenge #537

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 The Just Add Ink Design Team are back for 2021, and we have a Theme Challenge to kick off the year.

Our theme is 'Family' - join in the fun, and add your project to our gallery here.

I have created a scrap page, to be framed, using the 'Lovely You' stamp set and 'In Good Taste Designer Series Paper'.

It's about time I get photos off my camera roll, and print them, display them and make an album! 

Who's with me?


This is me and my family; my amazing husband, and 2 gorgeous boys.

My world and loves.

I designed a simple layout, backing the photo with 'Basic Black' cardstock, and adding a few stamped images & a sentiment from the 'Lovely You' stamp set onto a piece of 'In Good Taste Designer Series Paper'.
*DSP background is 8" x 8", to go into a 9' x 9" frame.

'Love is what makes us family'.


And displayed.

Next up is Nikki, and her 'Family' themed creation.

Thankyou so much for visiting, and I hope to see your projects in our gallery.
See you next time. D x

Below are all the products used for my 'JAI #537 'Family' creation. 
 Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store for all the products I have used.
 You can also browse the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, as well as 
the January-June Mini Catalogue available now finishing June 30th, 2021!
Have fun shopping. 
 *Australian Residents only.
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'How to be a Millionaire' - Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop

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 Welcome to the New Year, and to our first Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop for 2021!

We are sharing projects created from the Million Sales Achievers stamp sets... stamp sets designed by elite Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who have reached 1 or more million in their career to date sales! Thankyou for joining me from my friend Sara and her divine creations.

I have chosen the NEW 'Pretty Perrenials' stamp set + 'Perrenial Petals Dies Bundle by our very own Design Team member, Dena Rekow. This beautiful bundle, designed by Dena, is available Tuesday 5th January, 2021! That's just 2 more sleeps, peeps! 

You can see Dena's video here, introducing her 'Pretty Perrenials' stamp set.

So, as Dena would say; 'Get your Stampin' lips on', and let's have a lookie at my creations...

I was so excited when my 'Pretty Perrenials' Bundle arrived.
The watercolour style images are beautiful, the sentiments are perfect for all occasions, and I couldn't wait to stamp up a storm.

Step 1: Cut your Whisper White cardstock in half, and make 2 cards - Landscape & Portrait.
Step 2: Grab a post-it-note and cut the 7.5cm x 7.5cm, or 3" x 3", post-it to 5cm x 7.5cm or 2" x 3" - leaving the sticky side to adhere to the card front.
Step 3: Adhere the post-it-note to the middle of the card front.
Step 4: Gather your stamps & ink pads, and randomly stamp around, and onto, the post-it-note.
*Tip: the solid small flowers and leaves have been stamped off, prior to stamping onto the card front. The outline flowers and leaves have been stamped directly from the ink pad onto the solid images.
Step 5: Remove the post-it-note, and you will have a lovely rectangle piece in the card front, surrounded by the stamped images.
Step 6: Stamp the stamens onto the flowers using 'Memento Black' ink.
Step 7: Stamp the 'Happy' sentiment into the frame, and stamp the 'birthday' sentiment underneath.

I added a few white 'All the Trimmings Embellishments', however, if you don't have these embellishments, you can use pearls/rhinestones/sequins or any other embellishment instead.

And here is my 'Portrait' style card.

I used exactly the same stamping method using the piece of post-it-note, however, the 'Happy' sentiment is stamped over the rectangle frame, incorporating some of the stamped floral images.

I might have made another couple of cards.... this one using all the beautiful blues & greens!

Step 1: Start your random stamping onto a card front - mine measures 10cm x 
14.3cm (A4 cardstock), and I started with the largest flower image using 'Coastal Cabana' ink.
Step 2: Die cut a 'Stitched Rectangle' into the middle of the card front, saving the small rectangle for my next card.
Step 3: Wrap 'Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon' to the frame, and adhere the frame onto a piece of  'Coastal Cabana' cardstock.
Step 4: Die cut a 'Stitched Rectangle Die' in 'Whisper White', and stamp the sentiment and a stamped off floral image. 
Step 5: Add 'Stampin' Dimensionals' to the back and adhere to the card front.

And  this one.... using the middle of the first card as the centrepiece.
Step 1: Stamp the sentiment to the bottom right hand side of the card front.
Step 2: Randomly stamp the dotty image using  'Pear Pizzazz' ink onto the card front.
Step3: Adhere the stamped floral rectangle piece to a 'Whisper White' cardstock layer, wrapping some 'Whisper White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon'.
Step 4: Add 'Stampin' Dimensionals' to the back of the rectangle element, and adhere to the card base.

Next up is Antoinette, and I can't wait to see what she has created for us!

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations, and mostly I hope to have inspired you?
Before I go, I am leaving a link to a Youtube video, where Dena and our Stampin' Up! CEO Sara Douglass have some stamping fun! Check out the link here.

Much love, be safe and lots of crafty times to you all. 
See you next time. D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Creation Station Design Team' creations. 
 Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store for all the products I have used.
 You can also browse the Stampin' Up! 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue, as well as 
the August - December 2020 Mini Catalogue finishing January 4th, 2021!
Have fun shopping. 
 *Australian Residents only.
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