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

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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.

 

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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Manly 21st

Just a quick card to show you. I know many of you find mens cards tricky but here is an idea that is quick and easy. I have used a “contraband” Non SU golf theme die but it could be replaced by many of the images we have in our catalogue. The colours are Night of Navy Daffodil Delight and Whisper White. I used the Timeless Textures Stamp Set to border around the Whisper White piece.

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Some alternative “MANLY” images and Stamp Sets you could use are:

p. 11 Birthday Fiesta – The Llama or the Cactus

p. 36 Acorny Thank You

p. 57 Foxy Friends

p. 64 Always an Adventure

p. 80 You’re Sublime

p. 89 Badges & Banners

p. 91 Shooting Star

p. 93 Seaside Shore

p. 95 Tuscan Vineyard

p. 98 From Land to Sea

p. 107 Bear Hugs

p. 114 – 115 Guys Greetings and One Wild Ride

p. 116 Traveler

p.129 In the Meadow

p. 130 -31 The wilderness Awaits and Country Livin’

p.133 Wetlands

p. 144 – 145 wherever You Go and In this World

p. 153 Mixed drinks – has a great beer mug!

Plus lots more if you get a bit creative : )

 

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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Project Life Card Idea plus a Giveaway

Hi folks Wow product is selling out fast so if you havent checked out the Retiring List for this year it might be a good idea to take a look soon. It is updated Tuesday – Friday as products sell out. You can find the Retiring List HERE

If you wish to do an Online Order with me – you can do this where ever you are in New Zealand and it will be sent straight to you – You can follow the link to my online store on the right sidebar of my blog. The current Hostess code is ETR49PAB Just pop it in the box when requested as you go through the order process. It helps me keep track of the smaller orders but if your order is $300 or over not including shipping then you qualify for your own Hostess Code and Rewards. If anyone needs help setting up an account then I can help with that too.

Recently I went to a big Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Event held in Auckland called OnStage. It was a lot of fun catching up with my team and other demonstrators from around New Zealand plus we got to see the **NEW** 2016-2017 catalogue and got to take home some of the new products too!P1080154 Another benefit of these events is the swapping, you make multiples of a project and then swap them for other peoples projects and come home with heaps of different ideas! My swap was a set of Project Life Pocket Style cards.

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This is what they look like in a page protector. Sadly the Word Window Punch has retired AND Sold Out but every thing else I used is still available.

Timeless Textures Stamp Set

Crazy About You Stamp Set

Petite Petals Stamp Set and Punch

Hello You Thinlits Dies

The colours are Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White, Cucumber Crush and Tempting Turquoise.

And here is THE BEST BIT! I have two sets of these cards to give away. Simply leave a comment below and I will draw two winners next Friday!

Just so you don’t forget what a card looks like!

Here are two cards using one of the SaleABration stamp sets called Perfect Pairings. The first one also uses a stamp from Timeless Textures, also Paper and enamel dots from the Its My Party suite (Occasions catalogue) The second card uses the cupcake punch from the Party Punch Pack.

 

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