Sunday, 22 January 2017

Party Animal #GDP070

I found myself with some spare time this afternoon and pulled together a quick card for this weeks Global Design  Sketch Challenge


I looked through my supplies, and when I saw the candles on the Party Animal DSP I knew what I would create.


I love the bright colours of the Party Animal Suite, I can't believe I haven't used the Party Animal DSP before! #loveitchopit



I cut a strip of the DSP to highlight the candles and stuck to my Whisper White card base. I cut the Emerald Envy cardstock creating a gap to highlight the candles, then white embossed the sentiment from the Balloon Adventures set, and added some enamel dots. I mounted the card front using foam strips - love this simple card layout, so quick and easy!


Supplies for this card:
Card: Whisper White, Emerald Envy
Ink: VersaMark
Additional Items: Heat Gun, Enamel Shapes
Items from Party Animal Suite
 Balloon Adventures Photopolymer Stamp Set

 Party Animal DSP


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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Valerie Moody


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Valerie Moody. It is such a pleasure to be hopping with Valerie, she has lived my dream - being selected to be on the Stampin Up! Artisan team! and now I have the opportunity to CASE - Copy and Selectively Edit one of her creations - Yay!

I love how "clean" Valeries designs are, I must admit I struggle with a CAS (Clean and Simple) card, I never know when to stop, and before I know it my card is no longer CAS! I selected the following card to  CASE from Valerie's amazing work:


I love how Valerie has stamped the background of this card to give a water coloured effect - I great way to get the effect if watercolouring isn't your "thing". I also like layered effect of the clouds and the balloon. Here is my take on the design:


I used the work of Art stamp set to create my background, stamping off once with Soft Sky before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock. I really like this stamping technique especially as it leaves the card stock flat for a single layered card like this. I tend to get a little heavy handed with applying water when doing a wash for a background and end up with my cardstock bending, no probs when you are layering your card.

I used the Watercolour Pencils to colour my Moon Baby, and applied Wink of Stella for a gorgeous shimmer - the photo below shows it better, and it looks even better in real life!


I added a touch of Soft Sky to the clouds using an Aqua painter, the mount the  Moon Baby and clouds with dimensionals - I was tempted to add some more stars, but then I remembered to stop, lol! Thank your for all your inspiration Valerie, and for joining us today. I had lots of fun visiting your blog and viewing your creations.

Make sure you hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible ideas, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog - Sue Vine, check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us.


Supplies used to make this card:

Stamps: Lift Me Up, Work of Art, Moon Baby

Card: Whisper White

Ink: Soft Sky, Basic Grey, Watercolour Pencils

Additional Items: Wink of Stella, Aqua Painter, Dimensionals


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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

Love is a Journey


Welcome to our International Travel themed Blog Highlight, you might look at my card and think what does this have to do with Travel? well,... read on for my story 




Almost 2 decades ago I moved to Melbourne, Victoria - I had a wonderful promotion at work and it was a fantastic move for my career. But as the months went by, the only thing that was good about the move was my work. I went back to Adelaide for a Wedding, at this event I was on a "date", from there we went to commuting between Adelaide and Melbourne, after 6mths of travel I decided to move back to Adelaide - the rest is history, I have now been married to this wonderful man for over 10yrs.

So now you understand how Love is my Travel journey, so lets get into the details of my card - The sending Love suite is just amazing, it includes Stamps, Framelits, DSP and embellishments - everything that you could possibly need!



I incorporated Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake into my colour combination - feel free to pin this combination to use later on.


My envelopes are made using the Sending Love DSP Stack, the little notes are Pink Pirouette stamped with Real Red, I also stamped the background using Pink Pirouette so that it wasn't plain white. I arranged the envelopes then, die cut some extra hearts and wove the arrow through the larger heart, then added the wood element embellishments.



I also stamped the inside of the card - just a hint of Pink Pirouette around the edge (stamped off once).



Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. . You can do that here - http://bit.ly/KyliesJanHighlights.The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project

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Saturday, 14 January 2017

Love Sparkles with INKspiration for Moon Baby

I've used to fantastic new sets making my card today, and I am over the moon with the result!



Both of these stamp sets caught my eye when I first saw them in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue

    

My colour combination is courtesy of the first Colour INKspiration Challenge - aren't these colours just gorgeous!



I stamped my images using Basic Grey and coloured using my favourite tool - the Aqua Painter! Iv'e used Wink of Stella on the stars and for some added bling rubbed VersaMark on the edge of the card and added Dazzling diamonds using Heat and Stick powder.



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Monday, 9 January 2017

Bella and Friends | #WWYS98

It is with mixed emotions that I show my project for this weeks What Will You Stamp? We are featuring Bella and Friends, the adorable dog themed stamp set suitable for many occasions.


I found it very difficult creating this project using Bella and Friends, as just over a week ago I found out that my companion of almost 16 years has a tumour. Cleo's diagnosis was unexpected as she is still alert, active and has her usual appetite, including trying to sneak cat food given half a chance! She has such loving temperament, is still ball mad if you mention the word or spell it for that matter! I still remember her as a puppy, it seems like yesterday, she is so loving and loyal.

I had many attempts before I was able to complete my photo collage and there were many tears shed during the process


I coloured my images using Watercolour pencils and a Blender pen to make my "scruffy puppy" look alikes - if there is a burr or a grass seed to be found Cleo will find it, and then fussy cut the images. I die cut "Cleo" in Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock using the Large Letter Framelits and layered to create a slight shadow; inserted my Cleo look alike images from Bella & Friends then mounted on a piece of Sending Love DSP.


To see all the great projects from the Design Team and to participate in this weeks challenge at What Will You Stamp? click here - We'd love to see what you can create with Bella and Friends.


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Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product plus your choice of 2 stamp sets - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession.  JOIN NOW

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Sunday, 8 January 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop | Special Guest Sandi Maclver



Hello and welcome to the first Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for 2017, today we have the amazing Sandi MacIver joining us and we get to CASE her work!

Sandi has so many beautiful designs, after many visits to her blog I finally decided to CASE the following card:

 Stampinwithsandi - Lift me Up

I love so many elements of Sandi's card, the Lift Me Up stamp set, the use of vellum, blended background and the layers. Here's my project:



I excitiely cut into a sheet of my "free" Sale-a-Bration DSP to create my background, then stamped my balloons in Real Red and Crushed Curry - the detail in these stamps is just incredible, likewise in the Up & Away thinlets. I used the masking technique to stamp my sentiment separately then die cut the clouds and layered using dimensionals. 

This is a great masculine stamp set/bundle available from the Occasions Catalogue, and even better the coordinating DSP is one of the free Sale-A-Bration items - what more could you ask for!

Thank you for the inspiration Sandi and for joining us today - it is such an honour to be hopping with you.

I would love it if you could pin my cards! Make sure you hop all the way around our Crazy Crafters hop and see all the incredible ideas and creations, and if you have a chance please leave a comment, we love receiving comments! You are currently on my blog - Sue Vine, check who is below me and that is where to head to next! Thanks for hopping with us.



Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project.  I would love to update you when I create a post! If you would like to receive an email from me when I do Click Here. You can also subscribe for my newsletter for Stampin' Up news, updates and Sales. 
The Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration are here, it is the most wonderful time of year at Stampin' Up! - click here to see more



Why not turn something you love into so much more....By joining my team and getting the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $235 of ANY current Stampin' Up!® product plus your choice of 2 stamp sets - such a great offer, too good to miss!  I would LOVE to welcome you to my team - Ink Obsession.  JOIN NOW

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Need some more inspiration? Check out the Crazy Crafters Tutorial Bundle - see anything you like, you can purchase here for $25 AUD



Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Sale-A-Bration 2017 is here!

THE BIGGEST, most exciting time of the Stampin' Up!® calendar is here - it's SALE-A-BRATION. 


I am so excited about the new FREE products that are on offer. PLUS the opportunity to join Stampin' Up!® and get a discount plus rewards. 

For every $90 you spend during Sale-A-Bration you receive a FREE item from the exclusive Sale-a-Bration range of products. These products can't be purchased separately, you can only earn them - your choice of 1 product for every $90 you spend  ie if you spend 180 you have the choice of 2 products, 270 = 3 products and so on. If you particularly like one of the free products you can choose 2 of them, the choice of your free product is all up to you!

The Occasions catalogue launches today too - such an exciting time!



This catalogue is jam packed of wonderful new coordinating items that are sure to inspire your creativity. If you you would like to receive a paper copy of the catalogue contact me at  misspinkscraftspot@gmail.com


Is you wish list for new product over $169?  why not consider joining Stampin' Up!® during Sale-A-Bration? You get to choose $235 of ANY product that you like for $169 - that's right $66 of free product. PLUS you can get two free stamp sets of your choice up to the value of $179 and receive 20% discount on future purchases. It is such a great time to join. CLICK HERE to join my team Ink Obsession today or if you have some questions let me know -send me an email ;and I can contact you and we can have a chat.

If joining isn't for you then remember that you can shop at my online store 24/7. When shopping  use the current Hostess code displayed at the top of my blog at the check out and you will be eligible for a Thank You gift for for shopping with me. If you have an order over $250 don't use the code - keep the rewards for yourself. The current Host Code is Y3Y36H9YLearn more here - be sure to click YES that you allow me as your demonstrator to contact you in your account settings otherwise I won't be able to forward your Thank You gift. 

Please contact me if you need any other information or have any questions











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