Sunday, 10 September 2017

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Painted Harvest bundle


Welcome to  the Stamping Sunday blog hop, on the first Sunday of every month we all get together and showcase an item from the current catalogues. It could be a stamp set, a bundle or a whole suite

Today we are using the versatile Painted Harvest suite. 
It is my faveourite set of the new catalogue atm!
Do you have a faveourite yet?

This set is currently available in a bundle. I love bundles, they are just so awesome, because you get to save 10% percent of the purchase price when you buy these items as a bundle!
Who doesn't love to save!

You are currently here with me Kim Oliver, I will have a full list of participants closer to the end of this post  for you to keep finding inspiartion from.

here is my project for today.

THANK YOU GIFT SET




I have chosen to create a Thank you gift set, comprising of a card and note pad.
I have never made or even thought of making a notepad cover until Paula Dobson showed me how easy it was at her Paper Caper in New Zealand. Such a simple thing and so effective too!

Using the painted Harvest bundle I stamped the flowers randomly in Dapper Denim on a piece of thick whisper white card stock to create a background.
This was trimmed and then covered in vellum.
 I have a great tip for using vellum!
My card layers are Thick whisper white, Basic Gray and Whisper White for the front images then a vellum *overlay.. 

I used the Stitched Shapes framelits and the layering ovals to create the area  for the sentiment.
I fussy cut a stamped image and placed this in the bottom right corner of the card partially over the the oval also.


*My Tip

If you are reasonably proficient at using Fast Fuse or even Snail Adhesive use a small section/strip on the fast fuse in the corners of the vellum to attach it to the card stock below. It is barely visible!
 Make sure that you have no balls of adhesive at the tip of your applicator, as these will be visible.

Open and Angled View

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Thankyou #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Vellumoverlay


For the note pad itself I created a cover to go over the front, top and a small section of the back. 
To do this I measured the size of the note pad and went from there.
I used a piece of thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim and a scrap piece of Basic Gray card stock to create my cover.
I stamped the images on the cover using the same inks as my card. For the note pad itself I only stamped the flower and only on every second sheet. This leaves a clean sheet of note paper for other purposes 😊

This is going to be a gift for a friend who has helped me out alot over the last few months and I want them to know that I appreciate them and all they do.



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If you would like to purchase the products I used to create this gift set with then feel free to use the carousel below.

If purchasing from me please use the hostess Code for September
4JSTUBKF
All orders accompanied with contact details go into  my monthly draw for 2 separate prizes.
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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Stesha Bloodhart

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Welcome everyone 😊
Today I am part of a larger group 'The Crazy Crafters' and we are all joining together today to hop with our special guest Stesha Bloodhart.

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All of us have chosen a design from Stesha's work to CASE.
'CASE' is Copy And Selective Editing
We then share those selected works with you all 😊

This is what I have chosen to CASE



Here is what I have made using Stesha's card as inspiration.

THANKS


#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Cardmaking #Fussycutting #Embossing #Givingthanks

The elements I chose from Stesha's card are the following
  • Stitched shape
  • Fussy cut element
  • Linen Thread


INSIDE AND ANGLED VIEW


#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Cardmaking #Fussycutting #Embossing #Givingthanks

What I added to the design was the following

  • Layered Leaves embossing.
  • Die cut leaves

Instead of fussy cutting out the whole sentiment I used the masking technique and inked Thanks onto the stitched shape.




To continue moving through the hop to be even more inspired please click the name after mine.






If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create my card project with then please use the carousel below.
If you purchase from me please use this hostess code for the month of September
4JSTUBKF
All orders accompanied with contact details go into  my monthly draw for 2 separate prizes.
Good luck!




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If you have any questions please use the comments section below.
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Blog Hop

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Welcome back 😊
Today I am blog hopping along with ESAD.
We are all choosing something from the new catalogue to showcase. We hope to inspire your own creativity with our projects shared with you today.





You are currently here with me Kim Oliver. I have a full list of participants closer to the end of this post.

I have chose to use the Painted Harvest Bundle which can be found on page 48 of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. It is already proving to be quite a popular and versatile bundle!

When you buy bundles you automatically save 10% on the total cost of the two items.
I love bundles AND saving 😉 Don't You!

Have you got your copy yet??



Here is my card using products from this catalogue.

Thankful

#KOCreationscards #Thanksgiving #Sunflowers #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Gifts #Givingthanks
I adore mixing and matching sets, can you pick which set the background image is from?
Look below to find out  >> 😄 <<

Card stock and Accessories

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (146021)
  • >> Graceful Garden stamp set (143849) <<
  • Black Rhinestones Jewels (144639)
  • Crushed Curry A4 (131288) card stock. Folded in half and cut at 10.5cm.
  • Thick Whisper White A4 (140490) card stock trimmed to leave a 2mm edge. Plus a small piece for stamping the Sunflower.
  • A small scrap piece of Basic Grey (121689)
  • Elegant Eggplant ink pad. (126969)
  • Crushed Curry ink pad. (131173)
  • Multipurpose Glue (110755)
  • Dimensionals (104430)

Angeled View

#KOCreationscards #Thanksgiving #Sunflowers #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Gifts #Givingthanks

Basic Directions

  • The base for this card is Crushed Curry with a layer of Thick Whisper White for the front.
  • The sunflower has been stamped using Elegant Eggplant and Crushed Curry. 
  • This has then been fussy cut and set aside to add later.
  • I punched out the leaves using the matching leaf punch also set aside to add later.
  • The background has been stamped using the lattice from Graceful Garden stamp set in Basic Grey.
  • Stamp the flower shadow stamp in elegant eggplant over the top of the lattice stamped image.
  • Place your fussy cut sunflower and leaves with dimensionals and glue.
  • I have added black Rhinestones to finish found on page 53 of the new 2017 Holiday Catalogue.
To keep following through this fabulous hop please use the next button or you can just jump to any name from list below.
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Blog Hop Participant List
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If you would lke to purchase any of the items I used to create this simple card with please use the carousel below.


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Saturday, 2 September 2017

For You - Painted Harvest - #GDP102


Welcome Back everyone 😊
Today I have been playing with the Painted Harvest bundle. 

Believe me when I say I am not yet finished playing with this set either 😲 hahaha. I know I am going to be enjoying this set for a week or too, so my apologies in advance lol

Today's efforts are being entered into #GDP102 for this weeks challenge, pictured below.

For You 

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Springtime #Inspiredbynature #Gardens #Flowers #Birthday #DIYgifts

The more I play with this set the more I fall in love with it! But I do adore flowers 😍
It could be that I am willing the spring weather to actually arrive with spring itself hahaha. It is still very cold here in Tassie and only some flowers are game enough to pop their heads above the earth and bloom.


Card and Accessories
  • Painted Harvest stamp set
  • 1 piece of Striped Lemon Lime Twist Painted Autumn DSP cut at 12.5 x 10.5 cm and one piece cut at 13 x 10cm for the inside layer.
  • A4 Chocolate Chip card stock
  • 1 piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 11 x 10.5cm plus a scrap piece to stamp flower image and another at 11.5 x 10cm for the inside layer.
  • Soft Sky ink pad
  • Dapper Denim ink pad
  • Lemon Lime Twist ink pad
  • Chocolate Chip ink pad
  • Sahara Sand ink pad
  • Linen Thread
  • Aqua Painter
  • Paper Snips
  • Tear and Tape
  • Multipurpose Glue
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
All listed items can be found at the bottom of this post in the carousel


Angeled View

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Springtime #Inspiredbynature #Gardens #Flowers #Birthday #DIYgifts


Basic Directions

  • Score the choc chip card stock at 14.8 cm then fold in half and cut at 10.5 cm.
  • Splatter Soft Sky and Dapper Denim ink over bottom right corner of the whisper white card stock.
  • Stamp the 2 step flower images in Dapper Denim with the centre images stamped in Sahara Sand and Chocolate Chip.
  • Fussy cut your flower image and set aside for a moment.
  • Stamp the 2 step leaf images in Lemon Lime Twist.
  • Adhere the the flower over the splatter and leaf images with dimensionals.
  • Tie the Linen thread around the white card stock and finish with a bow.
  • Adhere this to the Lemon Lime Twist striped DSP using Tear and Tape.
  • Then adhere the two layers to the Chocolate Chip card stock base.
  • Adhere the inside layers together and place inside the card using the multipurpose glue.
*This really is a very simple card to create with basic techniques of 2 step stamping, fussy cutting and masking for the small sentiment.
This would be perfect for a beginners or even intermediate class. You could even incorporate the stepping up technique to show how to dress up or down designs..

I know my groups are certainly looking forward to playing with this set.

If you are looking to purchase any of the items I used to create this card with then please use the carousel below.

When purchasing from me please use this code for the month of September
Please remember to add your contact details so that you may be entered into the draw to win some fabulous prizes.




Thank you so very much for stopping by for a visit. I do hope you have enjoyed what I have created for you.
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Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Painted Harvest Bundle

Welcome back everyone 😊

Today I am sharing with you all a sneak peek of a new product!
 This product will be available from the 1st of September 2017
You can find it in the new 2017 Holiday Catalogue


If you haven't got your copy yet then please contact me so I may get one to you ASAP!

OK
The products I am sharing are the new PAINTED HARVEST Bundle
This can be found on page 48 of the new catalogue.

The inspiration for this card came from a colour challenge #CI16 
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This colour challenge came from a FaceBook Group called Colour Inkspiration 
To join this group and the challenges that are held fortnightly just click the name and ask to join.


Here is my card

Give Thanks

Front view

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Thanksgiving #Christmas #Givinggifts #Cardmaking #Stampinup

I simply adore the way these colours look together, they lend themselv es so nicely to this eclectic card that I have put together.
A perfect card to give as an invitation to thanks giving dinner.

Card stock and Accessories

  • Painted Harvest Bundle (146021) available from the 1st September
  • Graceful Garden stamp set (143849)
  • A4 Thick Whisper White card stock (140490)  plus a scrap piece for the flower image. 
  • A4 Basic Grey card stock (2121689)
  • Dapper Denim ink pad (141394)
  • Sahara Sand ink pad (126976)
  • Basic Grey (140932)
  • Linen Thread (104199)

Angled View

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Thanksgiving #Christmas #Givinggifts #Cardmaking #Stampinup


Basic Directions

  • Fold the A4 whisper white card stock in half. then cut at 10.5 cm.  Cut the the other half into two for the front and inside layers.
  • Trim the Basic Grey so that it leaves a 2mm edge around the card. 
  • Trim the whisper white layer so that you can see 2 mm of Basic Grey around the edge.
  • Using the scrap piece stamp the flower using the two step sunflower stamps in Dapper Denim.
  • Add the inside of the flower using Sahara Sand and the centre image.
  • Fussy cut and put aside.
  • Stamp the lattice background with Basic Grey using the stamping off technique.
  • Using the Sahara Sand stamp pad lightly dab it over the lattice image.
  • Put all layers together for your card base.
  • Punch two sets of leaves from the basic grey card stock.
  • Layer the Linen Thread and fussy cut flowers using dimensionals.
  • Add the leaves where desired.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto whisper white and trim to a banner style. Using your bone folder gently bed into shape.
  • For the inside stamp the sunflower image the same as the front but add two leaf images in basic grey using the lined leaf image and the stamping off technique.

Open View

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Sunflowers #Thanksgiving #Christmas #Givinggifts #Cardmaking #Stampinup


If you are searching for any of these items to purchase then please use the carousel below. It has most items listed and is linked directly to my store.
The only item not listed is the Painted Harvest bundle. This will be available to order from the 1st of September.


Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.
If you ahvea any questions please ask in comment section below. 
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Enjoy The Little Things In Life Design Team - Vacation Memories


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Welcome back crafty people 😊 I am so happy you could join me today.
The Video Blog Hop Design Team are a groups of demonstrators from all over the world. We on the last Wednesday of each month.
We have some wonderful projects and tutorials to share with you today, we hope to inspire you with new ideas and hopefully give you somehelpful along the way.
Today's theme is - Vacation Memories.

 As I have just recently returned from New Zealand paper crafting retreat  now is a perfect time to share something I created over there thanks to a class 😊 Plus you get to see some more of my pictures.

Our guest tutor while on the retreat was Susan Wong and she taught us how to make this gorgeous Straw Mini Album.
And I straight away, asked if it was OK to share this fabulous idea with you all 😇

Naturally Eclectic Mini Album


#Minialbum #Holidaymemories #KOCreationcards #Naturallyeclectic #Memorykeeping #Bragbook


View of Naturally Eclectic Album from differing angles.

#Minialbum #Holidaymemories #KOCreationcards #Naturallyeclectic #Memorykeeping #Bragbook


Here is a link for the written tutorial for this album that I have written up and added to my Google Docs to share..
You must have google drive to view this document.
MINI ALBUM TUTORIAL

As I have had 2 sick children for the past week and a half my time hasn't been condusive for creating a video.
Susan provided me with the original video from Renate Ecklmayr that she used to learn how to create these cute albums.
I will give you this link to Renate's blog HERE (the blog is written in german but you can use the translate button)
The video is also in German



This video along with my written tutorial will give you an idea of how the album goes together.

I almost have a video created though, and I will upload it to my You Tube Chanel as soon as it is ready.

I will now add a couple of more pictures of my already filled album for your viewing pleasure.

MINI ENVELOPE

Folded out to show card insert.

#Minialbum #Holidaymemories #KOCreationcards #Naturallyeclectic #Memorykeeping #Bragbook


TAG INSERT

Partly pulled out.

#Minialbum #Holidaymemories #KOCreationcards #Naturallyeclectic #Memorykeeping #Bragbook

ACCORDION FOLD 

Unfolded out and down

#Minialbum #Holidaymemories #KOCreationcards #Naturallyeclectic #Memorykeeping #Bragbook

ACCORDION FOLD

Unfolded out and up.


#Minialbum #Holidaymemories #KOCreationcards #Naturallyeclectic #Memorykeeping #Bragbook


These would make perfect gifts for those about to travel, new parents and grand parents too. What a wonderful way to share their new family members or some of those treasured holiday photo's.
Make one for a 21st or an 18th and fill ot with memories leaving a few spots for new memories 😉

You are currently here with me Kim Oliver of Australia.
You will find a list for the names of the other DT members below, just click the name after mine to continue through the blog.







If you are looking to purchase any of the items I used to create this gorgeous mini album with then please use the carousel below.



Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.
I do hope that you have enjoyed my efforts.

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek - Christmas Snowflakes Gift Pack


Welcome back everyone 😊

Wowsers I have had some fun fitting everything in since I returned home from New Zealand.
When I actualy returned home I found 1 little girl who was rather ill with the flu and my little man failing fast.
That was Monday afternoon! It is now Saturday and things haven't changed all that much, but being a mum we are just expected to keep on keeping on 😎
To that end I am quite thankful that while I was away I created some projects using some new Holiday Catalogue products!
I am sharing some of these creations with you today along with some other talented ladies from the Crazy Crafters group for this Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek blog hop.

There are truly some gorgeous products avaailable in this season catalogue!

For my projects I chose to use the Merry Little Christmas 12 x 12 Old Olive and Kraft cardstock pack on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue.
I paired this with the Winter Wonder Snowflakes that are available on page 37 and the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder found on the same page.

Here is my project.

 CHRISTMAS SNOWFLAKES

Gift Set



The sentiment is part of one stamp from the Carols Of Christmas (146037) stamp set. This can purchased RIGHT NOW from the catalogue on it's own or paired with the matching thinlits in a bundle! How amazing is that!
You can order all other items from the Holiday Catalogue from the 1st of September.

If you are looking for directions to create the little pizza boxes then please click HERE
The link will take you to Susan Wong's blog. She is the lovely lady who taught me how to create them while I was in New Zealand.

Open View



My box was embossed using the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions embossing folder before putting it together while I debossed using the same folder for the card front. Debossing helped me to maintain cleaner lines and keep the card front interesting.
Using vellum, I die cut some smaller snowflakes from the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits dies which can be found on page 15 of the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. I used these to accentuate the Foil Snowflakes on the box and card...I know what you are thinking...'But they aren't foil!' 
Well I reversed them 😉 Don't they look amazing! 
When I turned the foil snowflakes over I realised I LOVED the wood cut look and even the texture of these, just as much as the intended foil fronts!




As I wanted this to be a complete gift set, I created a tile necklace using a small square of the Merry Little Christmas DSP found on page10 of the catalogue.
The holder and display for the necklace I created using the Old Olive cardstock.

I do hope you have enjoyed your visit with me and the sneak peek of some items available from the catalogue.

To see more projects and items from the catalogue please click the name after mine.




Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog today. 
If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below. 
I always reply 😊

Friday, 25 August 2017

Ink It Stamp It DT Blog Hop - 3D project

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Welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our 3D theme. The full line up near the end of this post will guide through all the projects. 
We'd love to hear from you on what your favourite 3D project is that you have made and used to create it with? 

I have recently been to a paper crafting retreat held in New Zealand. 
CLICK HERE to see details of my trip.
Of course I took with me a few items to create with during free time. As a demonstrator I pre-ordered from the catalogue to show my customers these fab new products (a benefit of being a demo 😊) But as I had to pack lightly I couldn't take everything. 
I found while there I wanted to make a gift tag set using the mini Pizza boxes becoming available lol. 
BUT of course I had left them at home.
Susan Wong who was the guest tutor at the event mentioned that she had created simple pizza style boxes around 12 mths ago and was happy to share her instructions with me.


So using the' Merry Little Christmas' suite (Pg 10 2017 Holiday Catalogue) I began to create.

Here is the box

For You 

Gift tag box


#KOCreationscards #Merrylittlechristmassuite #Stampinup #Christmastags #Christmasgifts #DIY #Gifts #Gifttags #DIYChristmasgifts


I used the Old Olive card stock for the box itself and cut to directions
CLICK HERE FOR DIRECTIONS

To texture the lid I used the Winter Wonder Textured Embossing Folder (pg 37)
Once cut and trimmed I put it all together using Fast Fuse.
The belly band holding the lid closed was created using the Merry Little Christmas DSP.

#KOCreationscards #Merrylittlechristmassuite #Stampinup #Christmastags #Christmasgifts #DIY #Gifts #Gifttags #DIYChristmasgifts


The tags themselves were created using the Merry Little Christmas matching 12 x 12 card stock. The bases were cut to 3 x 3' squares to fit snugly inside the matching box.
Each tag front and lid decoration was created using a mix of  'Merry Little Labels' bundle and the 'Carols Of Christmas' bundle and Basic Black archival ink.
These are a super idea to give instead of Christmas cards or even as thank you gifts for people, then they can use them for their gift giving purposes.!



#KOCreationscards #Merrylittlechristmassuite #Stampinup #Christmastags #Christmasgifts #DIY #Gifts #Gifttags #DIYChristmasgifts

I am elated with how they finished and can't wait to give them to people as gifts ready for their Christmas giving.


#KOCreationscards #Merrylittlechristmassuite #Stampinup #Christmastags #Christmasgifts #DIY #Gifts #Gifttags #DIYChristmasgifts

List of items used.

SETS AND CARDSTOCK
  1. Merry Little Christmas DSP (144621)
  2. Merry Little Christmas 12 x 12 cardstock (144622)
  3. Basic Black Archival Ink (140932)
  4. Merry Little Labels Bundle (146030)
  5. Carols Of Christmas Bundle (146037)
  6. Trim Your Stocking Thinlit Dies 144682)
EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels (144220)
  • Mini Sequin Trim SILVER (144230)
  • Basic Black Bakers Twine (134567)
ADHESIVES
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
  • Fast Fuse (129026)
  • Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108)


Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our Holiday Catalogue projects. 
I'm Kim Oliver and to keep hopping around see the list below to see who is up next.







Most of the items used will be available from the 1st of September
BUT due to Stampin' Up doing an EARLY RELEASE for some items you can get your hands on some of the items now. 
If you would like to purchase any of those items that are available please look no further than the carousel below. It is linked directly to my store.
When ordering on line with me please remember to use the
Hostess Code for August
VSF96XYM
All those who use the code and enter their contact details go into the draw for the 2 Awesome monthly prizes that are available. 1 prize is for orders under $100 and the other prize is for orders $100 and over.




Thank you for visting with me today and I do hope you have enjoyed your visit 😊
If you have any questions please ask in comments below, I always reply.

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

My trip to New Zealand and The Great Welly Paper Caper!

THE GREAT WELLY PAPER CAPER 😍

A few months ago a friend of mine posted an advert for a retreat her and a mate were holding.
As soon as I saw the advert I was going!
certainly know how to hold an event!.

I will share some pics of the event with you plus some 'Holiday' snaps too 😊

I arrived Thursday afternoon to the Wellington Airport, so VERY excited. 
The fabulously gorgeous and talented Paula Dobson was waiting for me at the airport. 
After a quick hug and SOME hello's we then drove into Wellington and around Oriental Bay to the Copthorne hotel. 

#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards

 I was in awe of the size of Wellington! And how the houses were tucked into the hills.
That's something that has to be seen to be believed!
There were even stairs leading up from roads below to houses above along the highway! 
I didn't get a picture of that, sorry. But WOW there must be some fit peeps living in those homes!!

#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards


WOW .... What stunning views from the Copthorne! The pic on the bottom left has a yellow building with a green torch shape on the front is the Te Papa Museum. I hope to visit there next time around!

I did get to see a little of the area on foot when we went out for dinner on Courtney Place. We found a lovely Chinese restaurant called the Majestic Cuisine...My Goodness the food was delicious!


The next morning we again walked to Courtney Place to another little eatery for breakfast.
We chose Sweet Mothers Kitchen to enjoy the morning in.
#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards
What a fantastic choice this was! Gorgeous laid back atmosphere with some cool bluesy tunes playing in the background. Food was great and the coffee was even better!
Then we were off to pick up the Guest tutor for the weekend the ever so talented Susan Wong from  Auckland. Susan is a past Artisan member and I really enjoy her CAS style and creativity.

#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards
Paula had her Chauffers cap and Chalk Board ready lol, so Susan could find us. There was quite a humorous reaction. You can't see in the pics but another group were also holding a sign that said Welcome To Wellington. It all worked quite well together actually lol.

Then we were off to the Silver Stream Retreat.
Sharlene had already started setting up by the time we arrived, but we all hopped in setting up tables and display boards and got everything organised in a jiffy ready for the rest of the ladies arrivals.
#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards

The room all set up. 
Top pic is of the 'TREATS' table, Sharlene does such a gorgeous job of creating this area, from the buntings to the flower arrangement and food. 
Middle pic is of all the tables set up and ready to go and the bottom pic is where Sharlene & Paula bring along samples for everyone to admire and be inspired by.

There were three classes held over the two days of the event with lots of free time in between to create our own designs plus perfect what we had learnt during classes. 
Each project from these classes were just gorgeous. the classes were a mix of projects, cards and 3D items. I have been wanting to create more 3D items for a while and me being me just procrastinated about it hahaha. So needless to say, I was over the moon!

First up Saturday morning was Susan Wong with a sweet and pretty Mini Album. (I will share the album I created in another blog all set out with pics from my trip)
#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards

Then later in the afternoon we had Paula teaching how to create her stunning card design with a matching note pad cover.
And on the last day, Sunday morning, we had Sharlene (MagpieCreative) with a beautifully striking card and box design.
Each project used the Lots of Lovely Stamp set along with some of the DSP from the suite too.
Loads of techniques were included, such as fussy cutting, embossing, following instructions lol and building 3D items, layering plus a cool trick of how to stick Dazzling Diamonds to a card front using Adhesive sheets.

Then it was finally home time for all of us.
We packed our belongings and headed off to our homes and for myself and Susan, towards the airport.

Paula took Susan and myself to the airport, along the way we took a diversion to the Peter Jackson Digital studios in Wellington and the WETA Cave where all of the props are displayed that were used for the Lord Of The Rings movies.
I quickly snapped a few pics outside the building as we didn't have alot of time.

#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards


I spent an hour or so with Susan Wong at the airport before we went our separate ways where I found even more bits and pieces from the LOTR movies.
SMAUG!

#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards


I had a fabulous little holiday mixed with a crafting retreat and met some gorgeous ladies along the way. 
I made new friendships and a learnt little bit about New Zealand and the lovely and talented people living there.

#greatwellypapercaper #magpiecreates #stampinantics #stampingsusan #KOCreationscards

 I can't wait for the Great Welly Paper Caper 2018!
Like what you see? Do you want to go next year? Then you must contact Paula Dobson or Sharlene Meyers to find out all details! 
I had a blast 😊

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Tabs For Everything












Welcome to  the Stampin Sunday blog hop, Every month on the first Sunday we all get together and showcase an item from the current catalogues. It could be a stamp set, a bundle or a whole suite!
 
#KOCreationscards #Tabsforeverything #Gracefulgarden #Sheetmusic #Vintage #Roses #Garden #Cardmaking #Stampinup
Today we are using the versatile Tabs For Everything stamp and punch set. This set is currently available in a bundle. I love bundles, they are awesome because you get to save 10% percent on the total purchase price when you purchase these items as a bundle.

You can purchase your bundle HERE

Tabs For Everything bundle.

I combined this fabulous and versatile bundle with the Sheet Music background stamp and the Graceful Garden stamp set to create a little gift set with.
 I created a card and matching Pillow box

I have also added this set to Kylie Burtuccis International Highlights with the theme Teachers Gifts. Votng for this goes LIVE from the 16th August at 8am.
You can vote for my project my by clicking on the button below, My Project is number 11. Just click the little heart in the top right corner to vote.
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Love Tabs Gift Set

#KOCreationscards #Tabsforeverything #Gracefulgarden #Sheetmusic #Vintage #Roses #Garden #Cardmaking #Stampinup


My card base is thick Whisper White card stock with a layer of Chocolate Chip card stock.
I stamped my Sheet Music onto normal whisper white using the stamping off technique.
This gave me a faded and patchy look which lent itself more to the vintage feel I was after.

Using the stamp-a-ma-jig so I could stamp 2 colours on the same stamp I stamped my rose in Rich Razzleberry first cleaning off any excess colour from the leaf area before stamping. I then cleaned my stamp and inked it in Lemon Lime Twist again wiping of any excess only this time from the petals.
Once completely stamped I water coloured the whole flower, stem and leaves. Blending Rich Razzleberry, Lemon Lime Twist Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. I added clear Wink of Stella around the highlights of the rose plus 3 clear Perfect Accents..I made them clear by removing the white backing!
When all of the colour was dry I stamped the rose outline again in Rich Razzleberry to redefine the image and then fussy cut it out.

Pillow Box

Basic Directions.


You can down load a free template for 3 different size pillow boxes HERE
I decorated my pillow box to match my card. I used the same elements from the card just on a smaller scale.

Open and Angled View of Card Only

#KOCreationscards #Tabsforeverything #Gracefulgarden #Sheetmusic #Vintage #Roses #Garden #Cardmaking #Stampinup
I have also added this gift set to the Global Design Project challenge this week #GDP099 with the theme of Wedding/Anniversary, this gift set fitted their theme to perfection!

The layers beneath the rose are wide black dotted white Washi Tape, Linen Thread, Black Mini Sequins and a doily cut in half. I placed the rose on top mounted on Mini Dimensionals.
I used the Tabs For Everything as a means to attach my sentiment and placed it beside the rose with multipurpose glue.
 For the inside of my card I simply stamped the smaller rose and quickly gave it a colour wash to match the front.


Please click on the next name after mine to continue through the hop.







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