The Masked Butterfly

Hi folks just wanted to share the card demo’d at my party on Wednesday. It used a few techniques, Masking, sponging and collaged stamps. I love the effect and the sponging is so simple but looks really effective. You might remember I use it on this card back in January when I first played with my In This World stamp set.

Its a fun wee Z type fold.

Dont forget to place your SAB qualifying orders before the 31st.

     

Last Days of Sale-A-Bration

Hi folks there are only 7 days left to take advantage of Sale-A-Bration 2017 and lucky us Stampin’ Up! have just added 8 more catalogue products to the offering! I had a lovely class last night and we made this card.

Dont miss out! Email me to order moocowgen@ihug.co.nz or Go to my ONLINE SHOP

Happening in March and April

  • Sunday March 26 12.30 – 4.30 – Scrap and Stamp Crop Afternoon – Leeston
  • Friday March 31 – last day for Sale-A-Bration Online orders ( I will be placing my last order for SAB on Thursday)
  • Monday April 10 10 – 11.30 Card Class
  • Saturday April 22 5pm – 8pm Ellesmere Twilight Market in Leeston
  • Sunday April 30 12.30 – 4.30 – Scrap and Stamp Crop Afternoon – Leeston

Butterfly Circles

I saw a similar card recently but cant find it again to credit the maker now. I thought it was such a visually effective card that I had to CASE it too. I do have an original idea now and then in case you are wondering but I am also inspired by the beautiful work other crafters produce. I do like to try an acknowledge where the inspiration came from but sometimes that not possible.

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I’ve used In this World again and also Timeless Textures and for the Sentiment Love Sparkles.

I coloured the butterflies using Blender Pens and my ink pads. All you have to do is gently squeeze your ink pad when it is closed to transfer some ink to the inside of the lid and then use it like a palette to pick up the ink with the Blender Pen.

 

Beautiful Butterflies Card

This one is definitely going in my favourite cards pile, I love how it came out. The fussy cutting was a bit annoying because I cant find my fabulous Stampin’ Up! Scissors which are awesome for doing this but the effort was worth it.

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Ive used the In This World stamp Set again and stamped all the images in Memento Tuxedo Black before using Sponges to colour them. The 4 ink colours I chose are Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party and Elegant Eggplant. As I said the Butterflies are fussy cut and then I mounted them with Dimensionals over the a whole stamped image of the butterfly. Still love using my sponges to add colour. I love how it mixes and changes subtly.

Merry Christmas to me

I finally got around to playing with the stamp set my lovely upline Jacque sent me for Christmas. It is called In This World (Clearmount #142652 $42.00 or Wood Mount #141946 $59.00) and has a great mix of images.

I CAS(E)d a catalogue example from before I started with Stampin’ Up! in 2009. It is a quick card to put together and a useful layout to keep in mind.

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The original card had a ribbon border but I’m a bit lacking in current ribbon that matched so I substituted the border from the Flourish Thinlits Dies # 141478 $59.00

 

New Year, New Opportunities

If you’re anything like me then the budget is very slim at this time of the year and the bills will start mounting as soon as school starts up again. Im sure with the new Occasions catalogue you all have a wishlist a mile long and a great way to make a dent in that is to join Stampin’ Up! as an Independent Demonstrator! You can earn money to not only support your “papercrafting habit” but also to help with the bills and those extras that pop up. The minimum spend for staying current is about $180 (retail) a month or $520 a Quarter. There are a few different ways to achieve that:

Stampin’ Addict – Spend it all yourself – You’re worth it!

Social Butterfly – Throw Stampin’ Parties yourself or for lucky hostesses

Select Friends – Get together with a few like minded friends and place orders together.

Take a look HERE for more or HERE for more detailed info or to sign up.

The bes bit is that during Sale-A-Bration you get EXTRA stamp sets for FREE when you sign up!

Its as easy as 1 2 3 Join

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Let it sparkle Chickee

Another gorgeous card using Hey Chick today. I just adore this funky fluffy headed chicken. You cant really see the full glory of her colouring or the sparkle I added with my clear Wink of Stella pen but you get the idea. I took the colour inspiration from the Washi Tape I used along the bottom of the card.  I love my markers but I cant wait to get some of our new watercolour pencils. Check them out on page 24.

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I seem to be really loving the faux stitched look this week too but it just added that little sum sum the card needed. The sentiments are from the Love Sparkles Stamp set on page 53p1090172

Hey Chick!

This stamp set is going to be one of the top freebies for SaleABration this year! Hey Chick! How stinking cute are these girls?

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You want it, right! All you have to do is make a wishlist, figure out what you would like to buy and then place an order of $110 (or more) to earn this stamp set for FREEEEEEEEEEEE! I love that word. The best bit is that for every $110 (not including shipping) you spend between now and March 31st you can pick an SAB Freebie. Do it in one large order (in multiples of $110)  or in single $110 order over the next couple of months. Its up to you. Order online through my shop or do a personal order through me. You dont even have to live close to me, I can deliver anywhere in New Zealand.

Here  is a card I made using Hey Chick

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Did you notice the fun wee paper clip? Cute eh! They are on page 15, the Mini Paperclip Combo.