Thursday, September 19, 2019

CCMC579 Birthday Goodness



It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com. This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:


Doesn't this stack of donuts look good enough to eat? The stamp set is called Birthday Goodness and I thought it would be perfect for these colours. All the stamps I've used on this card are part of the set. There's also a yummy-looking macaron tower.
I coloured the donuts with my Blends and then used Puff Paint on the sugar sprinkles. To apply the paint, I squirted a little onto some scrap paper and then applied tiny dots with a toothpick. Then, I heat it with a Heat Tool to make it puff up. It's like magic! Here's a closer look at the result:
 
I hope you like my card! Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page


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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

NEW Clearance Rack Items Added!


Bargain Alert!! Stampin' Up! have just added new items to the Clearance Rack!

TIP: to see the newest items first, select "NEWEST" in the "sort by" box.


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Saturday, September 14, 2019

Blog Hop 10


Welcome to another Stampers Anonymous Team Blog Hop! 
For September our Challenge was to use Holiday Catalogue Products.... now that was a challenge simply because there are too many beautiful products to choose from! You can make the complete circuit and see all the lovely creations by following the links at the end of each post.

Here is what I made for this month's challenge:


I've been sick all week with a sinus and middle ear infection, so I decided some colouring in and fussy cutting would be the perfect therapy. I decided on the very cute Yummy Christmas stamp set. I love gingerbread houses and colouring them is almost as much fun as making them...and a lot less time-consuming!

I coloured these images with my Blends, and used the Let it Snow Designer Series Paper in the background. A piece of Real Red Curly Ribbon finishes the card off nicely. It's hard to tell in the photo, but I've also highlighted some of the snowy frosting with Puff Paint, and some of the candies with Shimmery Crystal Effects.

Well, that’s it from me. Thanks for stopping by! Click on the button below to move to the next stop:

If you happen to lose your way here’s a list of all the participants:
1. Nikki Stalker
2. Kerry Bunting
3. Elizabeth Yager
4. Kristy Davy
5. Olivia Liew
6. Melissa Gifford
7. Sharon Wilson
8. Marelle Taylor (you are here!)
9. Kylie Page

If you'd rather go in the other direction, you can click here:


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Thursday, September 12, 2019

CCMC578 Brightly Gleaming


It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com.
This week is a sketch challenge, and this is the sketch we had to work with:


With this sketch I decided to showcase my favourite Suite from the new Holiday Catalogue - Brightly Gleaming.

Here are some tips if you'd like to re-create this card:
  • I copper-embossed the ornaments and leaves/berries, then coloured with Blends (Old Olive and Perfect Peacock)
  • All the stamps are from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set, and the ornaments have been punched out using the co-ordinating punch (Buy the Bundle for 10% off!)
  • The Brightly Gleaming Designer Series Paper is from the same suite - it's a specialty paper with beautiful foiled copper designs on one side.
  • I've matted all my panels on a piece of Copper Foil Sheet

I hope you like my card. Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page!


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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Welcome Little One


Just a quick one from me today, as I'm in the midst of a rather busy week! I love colouring the animal images in the Wildly Happy stamp set. I've used a Crumb Cake Blend to colour these cute bunnies.

You can see the other supplies I've used listed below.
Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, September 08, 2019

WANTED: Class attendees!


This is a shameless plug for my classes! I love running them, but sadly numbers have been in decline for a while now. If you're in need of some craft therapy, I'd love to see you on Wednesday this week. I have a class in the morning and evening. This is one of the cards we'll be making, plus 3 others like it. We'll also be making 4 cards from another set (8 cards in total).

Sadly, I don't have many takers this week, so I'd love to see you if you're in Sydney.

Email me for more details or to book in!


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Thursday, September 05, 2019

CCMC577 Snowfront


It's Thursday, and that means it's Challenge time again over at www.createwithconnieandmary.com. This week is a colour challenge, and these are the colours we had to work with:


I definitely found these colours to be a challenge! I wasn't sure what stamp set to use with these colours, so ....when in doubt, use new stamps!
 
I pulled out my new Snowfront stamp set, featured in our brand new Holiday Catalogue. If you like Waterfront, then you'll love this one too!
 
Basically, I went to town and stamped lots of mountains, trees and lakes until I was happy with the effect. Then I gave the whole lot a spritz with some Champagne shimmer paint mixed with isocol. The finishing touch is a sentiment on a banner (also new - from the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set), and a piece of twine. I dyed my white twine using a Pretty Peacock Blend
 
I hope you like my card! Check out what the other talented stampers have come up with HERE. Don't forget you can play along over on the facebook page


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Wednesday, September 04, 2019

September Classes

Don't you hate it when you send out a newsletter, and the second you send it, you realise that your Class Schedule reads "August" when it should say "September"?! And in other news...I am looking for a qualified proof reader! I can pay in stamps lol

So here's what my actual class dates are:

Stamp-a-Stack Classes



Come along and stamp a stack of cards, so you'll always have a card ready when you need one. We'll be using products from the new Holiday Catalogue, and some from the Annual Catalogue too. Ribbons, embellishments and envelopes are included in your class fee. You'll make 8 cards for $25 (if you BYO Stampin' Up! adhesive and Dimensionals), or 8 cards for $30 (if you use my adhesive)

Tuesday 10th or Wednesday 11th September 7pm for a 7:30 start
Wednesday 11th September 9:30am for a 10am start


Christmas Stamp-a-Stack Classes


It's Christmas in September! Get a head-start on your Christmas cards by coming along to a Christmas Stamp-a-Stack. This month we'll be using products from the Annual Catalogue and the new Holiday Catalogue. I'll be running these every month until November. There will be 2 new designs every month. Ribbons, embellishments and envelopes are included in your class fee.
 You'll make 8 cards for $25 (if you BYO Stampin' Up! adhesive and Dimensionals) or 8 cards for $30 (if you use my adhesive)

Tuesday 24th or Wednesday 25th September 7pm for a 7:30 start
Wednesday 25th September 9:30am for a 10am start

Let me know if you'd like to book in!


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Buy 3, Get 1 Free DSP Sale!


Who doesn't love gorgeous Designer Series Paper? By popular demand, Stampin' Up! have brought back an incredible offer on Designer Series Paper: You can buy 3 packs of select Designer Series Paper and get 1 FREE during September! Shop HERE

Choose any 3 of the listed packs, and then you can choose a 4th one on the list for free!

Check out this gorgeous wreath, made with the See a Silhouette DSP:




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Holiday Catalogue Shares!

If you would like to get your hands on a sampling of all of the beautiful papers, ribbons and embellishments in the Holiday Catalogue, then you might like to join one of my Shares Groups. How does it work? Instead of having to buy all of these gorgeous products individually (costing hundreds of dollars) you get a sample size of each!



DESIGNER SERIES & SPECIALTY PAPER SHARE (69 pieces)      $36
You will receive 6 (6”x6”) pieces from each pack: Toile Tidings, Let it Snow (specialty), Brightly Gleaming (specialty), Come to Gather, Monster Bash. Plus 12 (6”x6”) pieces from Wrapped in Plaid (specialty), Night Before Christmas, Feels Like Frost (specialty). Plus 1 (6”x6”) piece of Real Red Glimmer Sheet, 2 (6”x6”) pieces of Mercury Glass Acetate

RIBBON SHARE (10 pieces)     $32
10 Ribbons and Trim (20.9m total): Garden Green Double-Stitched (2.2m), Real Red Ruched (2.2m), Shaded Spruce Striped (2.2m), Real Red Curly (2.2m), Cherry Cobbler Diagonal Stripe (2.2m), “Merry Christmas” Classic Weave (2.2m), Seaside Spray Metallic (2.2m), Come to Gather Combo - Crumb Cake (1.1m) and Cajun Craze Linen Thread (2.2m), Basic Black Scalloped Edge (2.2m) 

EMBELLISHMENT SHARE (167 pieces)       $26
Toile Tidings Glitter Dots (32), Jingle Bells (6), Star Elements (10), Foil Elements (10), Tags & Feathers Elements (7), Monster Bash Enamel Shapes (12), Googly Eyes (20), Holiday Rhinestones (70)

OR BUY THE LOT - $94
and get FREE 9 Night Before Christmas Memories and More cards
 (in 3”x 4” size and 4”x 6” size) and 1 Sticker Sheet




Email me if you would like to join the Share. I accept payment by Cash  or Direct Deposit. Stampin' Up!'s 5% Shipping & Handling Charge is included in the Share price, but if you need your shares mailed out to you, postage will be $8, anywhere in Australia.

The Closing Date for Shares is 16th September, 2019 but I will mail out Shares as the groups fill.


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2019 Holiday Catalogue

https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2019%20Holiday%20Catalog/20190904_HOL19_en-SP.pdf

The new Holiday Catalogue is here, and it's absolutely bursting with Christmas products and inspiration. It's just what you need to kick-start the Festive Season.

Click HERE to download the PDF
or browse the online store HERE  

If you'd like a copy to keep by your bedside/read in the bath/show off to your friends just email me with your address, and I'll pop one in the mail for you (Australian residents only please)

Check out this cute stop-motion video to get your creative juices flowing!


I'll be back soon with some Holiday Catalogue Shares that you might like to take part in.


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Tuesday, September 03, 2019

This or That?


I made this card the other day and something didn't feel quite right about it. Too much Rococo Rose? So I made a couple of changes and came up with this one:


But then I wasn't sold on that either. Back to the drawing board...maybe I'll try it in Seaside Spray or Soft Sea Foam? What do you think?


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