One you hate having to do

I was asked recently (twice actually) to make cards for ladies who had lost babies. As a Mother I can understand the pain and loss of losing a baby whether they have been in your arms for a time or just nestled in your belly. These are some of the very hardest cards to make and the hardest words to find. This card was accompanied by a remembrance candle too.

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Baby Bear Birthday

A dear wee friend of mine turned 1 recently and she absolutely needed a gorgeous birthday card from me! Of course it had to be Baby Bear and I used an Easel Fold to make it just that bit fancier and something that could sit on her drawers long after her birthday if she wanted it to.

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I used Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, some retired paper daisies and lace plus some more of the Playful Palette DSP stack. The paper and the ink I used for the lace stamp are both the new In Colour Sweet Sugarplum. The stamp sets were Baby Bear, of course, with Grateful Bunch and Timeless Textures which both made it in to the new Annual Catalogue. Yippee because I love both those sets for their versatility. Bear was stamped in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Here is a closer look at Bear. I didn’t think to get a photo of the inside where I put the birthday sentiment…duh!

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Baby Bear by Twos

Baby Bear again and quick easy layout duplicated in different colourways. The first is using the new In colour Emerald Envy with Cucumber Crush and Very Vanilla. The paper from both card is from a funky 6X6 Paper Stack called Playful Pallette ( p 174 $21.25 #141657)P1080423

This second card uses another new In Colour called Sweet Sugarplum which I paired with Blushing Bride and again Very Vanilla plus a little Soft Suede.P1080421

And a close up of Baby Bear who was done in Crumb Cake, Tip Top Taupe and Soft Suede. You can find the Baby Bear Stamp set on Page 61 of the new Annual Catalogue #141859 $55P1080424

Take a look at the catalogue on line HERE or contact me for a paper copy : )

Loving my Baby Bear!

I was so lucky to get this set for free at a Stampin’ Up! Event in May! Being able to attend these kinds of events and get products before they are even released is one of the bonuses of being a demonstrator so if you are interested in finding out more about joining or plain just wanna get started and get the June extras for joining then let me know! Anyway here is the Baby Bear set and some inspiration.

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This a THREE step stamping set to give a photo-realistic result to your teddy. Here’s how it goes. Use the palest of your colours for the “solid” layer or if your just using one ink pad then stamp it off gently twice to get a “third generation” pale colour. For this example I used Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy.

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This one is Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry

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If you need to have your own Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp set it is $55 plus shipping. You can order it through me or via my online shop HERE

New New New

P1080164We now have a new Annual catalogue which you can view online HERE. So many lovely new goodies!!

We also have TWO special offers for the Month of June too! Recruiting_Header_newdemo_May2416_ENG

Every new recruit who joins my team this month will get two FREE stamp sets in their Starter Kit. That’s an added value of up to $178 AUD/$214 NZD, depending on which stamps you choose. Bundles and kits cannot be selected as free stamp sets for this promotion.

  • Promotion Period: 1–30 June 2016

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Don’t want to join? Well then maybe you would like to host a party

June is an epic month for your hostesses! For each event a host has with $550 NZD or more in sales, that host will receive $60 NZD in Extra Stampin’ Rewards.Remember, Stampin’ Rewards can also be used on Starter Kits, which are even better this month!

  • Qualifying orders must reach $550 in sales prior to shipping and handling.
  • Extra Stampin’ Rewards earned through this promotion can be redeemed in the “Stampin’ Rewards” section of the ordering process.
  • Promotion Period: 1-30 June 2016 DEADLINE FOR ONLINE ORDERS: 30 June 2016 by 11:50 PM

And for your inspiration here is a card using my favourite new stamp set – Baby Bear on page 61

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Creative Inkers Blog Hop

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Hi folks welcome to the Creative Inkers Team Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop. I love getting new Stampin’ Up! catalogues, its always exciting to see what their concept artists have come up with and there are some cracking offerings in our newest ones. One of my favourites is the Friends and Flowers stamp set.

My card was inspired by a picture my friend Julia posted on Facebook of some awesome flat cat felt Cup mats and I thought ” I can Punch Art that and use that cute animal face stamp from friends and Flowers!” And Guess What? I could!

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This was my first go at using water colour paper to do a washed sky effect but it worked pretty well. Heres a close up of Puss.

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Now If you have started here you can bang on NEXT to take you to Rebecca Palmers blog or you can bang on PREVIOUS to go backwards to Debbie Lamb. Either way have fun checking out the awesome projects

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Blog Participants

Kathryn Tyrrell

Ria Kaire

Jackie Noble

Sally Williams

Heather Stewart

Narelle Hoggard

Jacque Williams

Paula Reid

Jan Clothier

Bev Poultney

Debbie Lamb

Lisa Bullock

Rebecca Palmer

Sweet Pea Cutie

If I got this stamp set for nothing other than the pea pod baby stamp that would be OK with me. Its just too cute!

I have yet to explore all the other options I have with Friends and Flowers (page 46 of the new Occasions Catalogue) but I was really pleased with these wee notecards. You can get 3 from one sheet of A4 Card which is always good, just cut at 9.5 cm (or 3 3/4″)and score at 12.5 cm.

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Not the best Photo in the world but I made 3 cards, one each of Pool Party, Blushing Bride and So Saffron. I did have to break out the StampAMaJig to do the pod tip and whirlies but it was worth it!

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Here is a better pic, the wee whirlies make a cute background, the cross makes a great border (I’m thinking about cross stitch patterns???) then just add circles and some paper piercing.

I’m entering this card in the Just Add Ink Challenge for this week which is Just Add …. Something New!

 

Cheerful Critters Latch Card

I revisited this awesome retired set, Cheerful Critters, to make this card for my nieces birthday recently. The tutorial I used for this Latch Card was from Splitcoaststampers, you can find it here.

P1050154The gorgeous birthday candles paper is from the Cherry on Top DSP Stack ( # 138443 page 144 $17.00). I water coloured all the cutesy animals with Stampin’ Write Markers which I scribbled on an acrylic block and picking up the colour with an Aquapainter. The words on the front are from Crazy about You and inside is a gorgeous one from the  Cottage Greetings set.

We are counting down now to September 1st when the new Holiday catalogue goes live.  My supply of these has just arrived so if you would like to get your hands on one of these then leave me a comment or flick me an email at moocowgen@ihug.co.nz

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Grungy Bunny

I had to make a quick birthday card for my daughter’s friend and I had seen this awesome background made with Gorgeous Grunge and some fun bright colours. I used the Happy Birthday from Cottage Greetings set which has such a lovely font. The bunny is from Made With Love I trimmed off the greeting part of that stamp so I could use it separately. I used Smoky Slate ink and an Aqua Painter Pen to add color to the bunny, details were added with Pink Pirouette Marker.

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