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Saturday 24 December 2016

Day 1 Merry Christmas from my family to yours, xx

This years annual photo feature the Candy Lane DSP and the Brushstoke stamp set.
Merry Christmas!

Day2, Urban Card

One of my favourite suites in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue is the Urban products. This card uses the Dynamic Hexagon Embossing Folder, love it! Also the Nailed It stamp set.
Happy Stampin,

Friday 23 December 2016

Day 3, Avant Garden

Today's card features another Sale-bration called Avant Garden.  
There are lots of great greetings in this set, but I can't decide where to put one :)
Happy Stampin,

Thursday 22 December 2016

Day 4, Sale-a-bration set, Delicate Details

I'm back today with a sweet card I made using one of the Sale-bration sets, Delicate Details, your for FREE when you purchase $90 worth of product (any product) from the 4th of Jan.
The pinks I used were Pirouette Pink, Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo and Rose Red. The greeting is from Avant Garden, another beautiful SAB set.
Back tomorrow with day 3.
Happy Stampin,

Wednesday 21 December 2016

Day 5, Crazy for Cake Crazy!

I have officially gone crazy for the new stamp set from Stampin Up called Cake Crazy. I had a quick play tonight and came up with these four cards.  
Cakes, cakes and more cakes! Suitable for all ages, girls and guys and lots of different occasions.
Available in the up coming Occasions Catalogue from the 4th of January.
Happy Stampin,

Monday 19 December 2016

Day 6, Window Box Collection

I may have had a little bit of trouble over the weekend with my day 8 and 7 posts, but I'm back today with a collection of projects using the Window Box (or hexagonal) die.
This card uses the die that fits the top of the box. I have also splattered the card with a clear Wink of Stella Pen for the glittery effect.
Another card made with the dies from the Windox Box bundle, uses the candles.
Happy Stampin,

Friday 16 December 2016

Day 9, Basketball Christmas

I can't imagine why my husband just rolled his eyes  when I showed him this card I quickly made for my son's basketball coach.
My son loved it anyway ;)
I used Santa's Sleigh stamp set and dies and Greetings from Santa stamp set.
Happy Stampin,

Thursday 15 December 2016

Day 10, Watercolour Inside the Lines Pt2

I'm back, as promised, with the finished card from my colouring efforts yesterday. 
I love, love, love the new Watercolour Pencils!
Reminder the Watercolour Pencils are available from the 4th of Jan for $27.75 and the Inside the Lines paper is free during Sale-a-bration when you spend $90 on products.
Happy Stampin,

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Day 11, Watercolour Inside the Line pt1

Today's post is part 1 in a two part series about my next card. Using the new Watercolour Pencils and the SAB freebie Inside the Line DSP. This paper pack has 12 sheets, 3 each of four designs and is free when you spend $90 between the 4th of Jan and the 31st of March.
This piece is 14.3cm x10cm and has just been coloured with Watercolour Pencils.
Come back tomorrow to see how it changes once water is applied and the finished card.
Happy Stampin,

Monday 12 December 2016

Day 13, Gift Card Box

I saw this sweet box, made by Jan Brown and it was surprisingly easy to make.
It makes giving and receiving a Gift Card a little more exciting.
Super cute using the Candy Cane DSP.
Happy Stampin,

Saturday 10 December 2016

Day 15, Christmas gift idea

     My project today is another mix of old and new. The new is the hexagonal window box from the new Occasions Catalogue and the old of the Festive Flower Builder punch front the Annual Catalogue.
The box has a lift up lid and is the perfect place for a gift voucher for that nearest and dearest who is soooo hard to buy for at Christmas time.
All gift vouchers over $50 come with a free gift box, otherwise $3 each.
Gift vouchers available in any amount up until the 21st of December.
Contact me for more information, or feel free if you think your loved ones are looking for the perfect gift for YOU!, to forward them this link 😁.

Friday 9 December 2016

Day 16, Carousels and Cupcakes

I'm back to new goodies from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. This card uses the beautiful Carousel and Cupcake DSP and the matching Carousel Birthday Stamp Set.
The cute horse image has been coloured using the new Watercolour Pencils, also available in the Occasions Catalogue.

Thursday 8 December 2016

Day 17 Christmas Chicks!

I had so much fun making this card for a special friend who loves her Chicks!  
This card yeses the new Sale-bration set Hey Chicks! And a Christmas set from the annual catalogue called Snow Friends.
Here's a pic of the inside of the card.
Happy Stampin,

Wednesday 7 December 2016

Day 18, new goodies to play with!

Today's card is bought to you thanks to the big brown box of preorder goodies that arrived yesterday.  Two of my favourite products are the Beautiful You stampset, and the Watercolour Pencils. Background paper is from the new Urban Underground DSP.
  And here are the beautiful Watercolour pencils. Pack of 13 for $27.75 available from Jan 4th.
I can't wait to show you the Christmas card I have for you tomorrow. I have to delivery it to the recipient first though. See you tomorrow. Happy Stampin, Rachel 

Tuesday 6 December 2016

Day 19 Super Quick Christmas Card

I used this Christmas card in a couple of my classes recently and it was very well received. It was a great way for my attendees to practice their Bigshot skills. Just remember to cut the shape, in this case the Christmas tree from Santa's Sleigh, before embossing, in this case the Dynamic Cable Knit Embossing folder😬.
Happy Stampin,

Hmm, missed DAY 20 so this is a catch-up

Today's card uses the very versatile hostess set Iconic Occasions.
Another set using this set tomorrow 😳 Happy Stampin,  Rachel

Sunday 4 December 2016

Day 21 Dragonfly Thank you

I'm back for day 21.  Today's cards use my favourite new bundle, Dragonfly Dreams and Dragonfly framelits.  
Back tomorrow,

Saturday 3 December 2016

Day 22 Up, up and Away

Day 22 and I 'm back with a card that combines a new stamp set, Lift me Up, a new set of framelits, Up and Away AND one of the FREE rewards from the Up coming Sale-a-Bration, Carried Away DSP.  
I love the colours in this paper, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Mint Macron, and Night of Navy. Have a happy Saturday!

Friday 2 December 2016

Day 23, Crazy Chooks

I'm back for the second day in a row. This card uses the Hey Chick! Sale-A-Bration set. Earn this set for free when you spend $90 between Jan 4th-31 March 2017.
Happy Stampin, Rachel

Thursday 1 December 2016

Twenty-four day countdown to Christmas, Day 24

I'm very sad to say, I've had my last card class for 2016, but it does give me a chance to have a big clean up and have a play with some new products available from the 4th of Jan.

Here's what I came up with yesterday using the Dragonfly Dreams bundle.

And a close up of the embossed layering.
Which do you prefer?Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum or Island Indigo and Bermuda Bay. I'm still undecided.
I'll be back tomorrow with more goodies.
Happy Stampin,

Sunday 13 November 2016

Stitched Shapes Class

Here are the cards we'll be doing at the Stitched Shapes class on Thursday.
Please RSVP by Tues 15th in your would like to attend.
Happy Stampin,

Tuesday 8 November 2016

Stampin' Up Onstage Brisbane

I have just returned from a wonderful 3 days in Brisbane at the Stampin' Up! onstage event. Great friends, fantastic presentations from Stampin Up staff and other demonstrators made for a fantastic experience. I was lucky enough to be chosen to complete samples for two of the stamp sets from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. Here are the samples I made with the Cool Treats stamp set and framelits.
Ombré Peach ice cream
Stacked Cool Treats
Mega sundae
Gelato Cool Treats
Choc Sundae
Sparkling Sundae
Rich Emerald Cool Treats Hope you like them, I'll be back soon with the samples from the other set. Happy Stampin, Rachel

Sunday 6 November 2016

Home from Stampin' Up! Onstage in Brisbane

What a wonderful three days I have just had with fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators in Brisbane for the Onstage Live Event.

We caught up with old friends, got to see the upcoming Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogues (they are amazing!)and were generally spoilt.

We are not allowed to share and pic of the actual products or catalogues just yet, but here's a photo of myself and my downlines waiting with over 600 other demos for the first session to start on Thursday.

I'll be back soon with more pics.

Thursday 20 October 2016

Art With Heart Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Art With Heart Designer Series Paper Blog Hop

Today some of the Art with Heart Stampin’ Up! team girls are sharing some wonderful ideas to inspire you with our Designer Series Papers. This month is the start of the new Stampin' Up! year and we have a special promotion on our Designer Series Paper, buy 3 get 1 FREE for the month of October and there is no limit!

I love this years Christmas DSP. The gift below features the Presents and Pinecones DSP from the Holiday catalogue. I have made heaps of these for my up coming marketstalls, as I think they make perfect teachers or coaches presents.

As this paper is part of a range that includes a stamp set and coordinating thinlits, it's super easy to make beautifully designed gifts and cards. If you're not sure of the colours used in the DSP, they are listed on the back of the pack for easy reference.

Here's a photo of the inside of the card and the matching Christmas Pines stamp set. 

The following card features my favourite non christmas DSP, Blooms and Bliss. This card was completed at my Girls Day In Pink Day last weekend and was very popular. With 6 double sided designs to choose from these paper packs make planning card classes easy.

 The butterfly cut from Blushing Bride Glimmer paper, with Butterfly Basics Thinlits adds a special touch. 

I'm the last hop on this blog hop, if you would like to go back to the start click on the following arrow, or the full list of participants is listed below with links to their blogs.

 Judy May

Thanks for hopping by,

Monday 26 September 2016

Salted Background Technique

I am back with the instructions for this very easy but effective technique. All you need for this technique is, either watercolour paper or Shimmery White paper from Stampin' Up!,  Cooking salt, A spray bottle containing water, an Aquapainter and  an ink refil, preferably in a fairly dark colour. I have used Night of Navy.
Spray the paper with water from a spray bottle to dampen the paper.  Using the Aqua Painter, pick up a small amount of the Reiner off the plastic lid and apply generously to the paper. 
Whilst the paper is still wet sprinkle the salt onto the paper. The amount of salt you use will determine how 'blotchy' your background is when it dries.  Allow to dry completely, use a heat gun to speed the process if necessary, but apply gently so as not the blow the salt off before it is dry.  Once dry, rub the salt off and your background is revealed. I have used the same technique on the background of this card.
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