Fancy a Spot of Tea?

Hi everyone,

Are you glad it’s the weekend? I definitely am. I’ve had a lovely craft class yesterday making some Christmas projects. We even celebrated a birthday and had birthday cake.  The rest of this weekend I will be preparing for the Craft Alive show in Morwell which runs from Friday to Sunday next week. 

I’ve been inspired by a couple of challenges for this card. I started off with the Just Add Ink Challenge of Just Add “H” – this could be a technique, stamp set, background, object. 

Just Add Ink - Just Add H

These challenges always makes me feel like I need to browse through a dictionary because I want to pick something unusual. Flipping through my stamp sets, I came across the Tea Together stamp set and my brain just went “High tea”. So there you have it – my “H” component. 

High Tea with Tea Together stamp set by Stampin Up

My layout was inspired by the Inspire.Create. Stamping Challenge sketch which provided so many possibilities. Sketches are great to work with as it gives your project some direction to go in.

Inspire Create Challenge - Sketch Challenge

To start off, I stamped the images on Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped off on scrap paper first and then stamped the image to have a lighter outline. This is my first attempt at some no-line watercolouring. Using an Aqua Painter and ink refills, I added Balmy Blue, Granny Apple Green and a little bit of Pretty Peacock to highlight the images blending the stamped outline.  I left the layers to dry a little between colours. To get a nice water colour look, create a wash with the colours so they are not intense but instead a bit runny.

Teapot and Cup and saucer watercoloured with ink refills

Leave the images to dry and make sure it’s completely dry by using your heat tool. Then run them through the die cutting machine. I masked the bottom of the images with post-it-notes and stamped the leaf image – once in full strength and once second stamping. I love how this little tea set turned out. 

The Gray Granite Designer Series Paper is from the Come to Gather pack and is one of those sheets that could get lost among the darker, Autumn colours in this pack. It’s what I call, a hidden gem – something that could be missed in the catalogue . As we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia it’s easy to flick past some of these pages. These papers are beautiful and there are some sheets in neutral shades which are great for so many projects. 

Finally I added the Balmy Blue Gingham from our Subtles Designer Series Pack and some of the Gray Granite Textured Ribbon. The sentiment is from the Host stamp set – Time for Tags and I’ve die cut it with the tag from the Cup of Cheer dies. I’ve stamped the tag with the frame stamp from Very Versailles which is a lovely set to add texture to your cards. 

Watercolour wash using aqua painters and Stampin' Up! ink refills on Shimmery White cardstock

Now all I need are my scones and chicken and cucumber sandwiches!

Measurements 

  • Gray Granite – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored in half)
  • Shimmery White – 16.5cm x 8.5cm 
  • Come to Gather DSP – 12cm x 10.5
  • Gingham – 2cm x 10.5cm (2 strips)
  • Whisper White – scrap (for tag)

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Kylie International Blog Highlights October – Dazzling Butterfly

Hi Stampers,

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. We are continuing with the theme of Encouragement on Kylie’s International Blog Highlight for October.

Kylie's International Blog HIghlight

This card,with it’s glittery butterfly is sure to brighten someone’s day and bring a smile to their face. It’s #worldcardsendingweek this week and Stampin’ Up! are gearing up for a grand total of 50,000 cards to be sent worldwide. An encouragement is perfect at any time and I’ve got someone in mind for this card.

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala card with Dazzling Diamonds

I started off with a Smoky Slate card base and stamped the butterflies in Smoky Slate. Then I added a panel of Blushing Bride embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I stamped a panel of Whisper White cardstock with a combination of images from the Beauty Abounds stamp set to create a pretty background. I love that we can create our own Designer Series Paper with stamps to colour coordinate with our projects.

Stamped background DSP with butterflies

The Delightful Tag Topper punch was used to create the tag which has been embossed with the Country Floral embossing folder. The texture is so detailed on this folder and it coordinates with the soft look of this card.

Country Floral Embossing Folder Gift Tag

The sentiment is perfect to let someone know they have been thought. I’ve layered it with a felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The striped border is a stamp from the Tiny Keepsakes Cling Stamp set which is in the Holiday Catalogue. I stamped this in Tuxedo Black Memento ink and cut a strip to to flag and use as a banner. 

I stamped the butterfly in Smoky Slate on Blushing Bride. Then I added liquid glue and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds to create my sparkly butterfly.

Stampin' Up! handmade card with butterfly

 

The top 10 winners from this blog highlight will get to participate in an International Blog Hop at the end of the month. I would love to be part of this and would really appreciate you taking a moment to vote for my project. 

Click on the Vote For Me button below and you will be directed to Kylie’s blog. You can place your votes by checking the heart image on the project.  My card is no. 17 in the gallery.

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Measurements

  • Smoky Slate – 14.8cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm)
  • Blushing Bride – 13cm x 8cm, scrap (butterfly)
  • Whisper White – 12.5cm x 7.5cm, 8cm x 2cm (banner), scrap (sentiment)
  • Coastal Cabana – 5cm x 8cm

 

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Quick Card with Woven Threads Designer Series Paper

Hi crafty friends,

I’ve been a little bit slow in posts these couple of weeks as I’ve been recuperating from surgery and then had to go back into hospital as it wasn’t healing up. As a result I got to spend the most part of my birthday in hospital. I had family and friends who dropped by and made it a very special day for me. 

I’m back now with more crafting fun and inspiration for you. Today’s card follows a very simple layout and the star of this card is the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper. This paper, along with a selection of others, are included in a fabulous promotion which runs until 30th September. Click on the image to view the full range of paper. Stock up for all your projects – cards, memory keeping, 3D items such as gift bags and boxes. You can save $20-$25 and there’s no limit on how many you can buy.

Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale

I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on this beautiful DSP which has a lovely textured look to it.  Then I die cut it with a Stitched Label. Stamping on Designer Paper gives you texture without any effort at all.

Stamp on Desginer Series Paper for added texture

The daisies were punched out from 2 other sheets of DSP within the same pack and I distressed it with Early Espresso using a sponge dauber. 3 daisies have been used to create this flower and a Rococo Rose faceted gem added to the centre. Some matching ribbon and this card is complete. A card you can create in minutes. 

Quick card with patterned paper by Stampin' Up!, create it in minutes

All measurements and products that I have used to create this card are listed below. You can purchase these from my Online Store by clicking on any of the images. Alternately, contact me to place your order.

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Measurements:

  • Whisper White Thick A4 – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • DSP – 8.5cm x 7.5cm for sentiment
  • DSP – scraps for flower

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Fab Friday 169 – True Love has Four Paws

Hello everyone,

My inspiration today is  a sketch challenge from the Fab Friday Challenge Blog and … wait for it…. International cat day. We have a rescue cat, Toulouse and she’s been with us 2 years now. 

Fab Friday 169 Sketch Challenge

I picked Smoky Slate as my base card and created a layer on top with the Button Button embossing folder. I chose this folder because it reminded me of Toulouse as sometimes she can be a bit nuts and loves to get in my box of ribbons and craft stuff. 

The cat was punched out of Rococo Rose Designer Series Paper.

Create a handmade card with a cat, easy to punch out

I die cut the circle and stamped the sentiment. Then I layered the gingham cat on top of the ribbon and felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit. The cute felt flower around kitty’s neck is also from this kit which comes with several embellishments in Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry. 

Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit used to decorate Nine Lives card

Measurements

  • Smoky Slate – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half), for scalloped circle
  • Whisper White – 9.5cm x 13.8cm
  • Rococo Rose DSP – for cat

Toulouse with the cat card

All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

You can view all the entries in this challenge by clicking HERE.

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Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights August – Encouragement

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Stamping Flair, today. Demonstrators from around the world are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and the theme this month is Encouragement.

I chose hues of greens and blues for this card to make it bright and cheery and perfect for our theme. 

Oh Darling, you are fabulous ….I love this sentiment and think it would really lift someone up. 

The background was created by stamping the leaves in Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green. I love the bright, summery feel of these shades of green. I then added the heat embossed, Gold leaves which really add to the cheering up sentiment of my card. 

To create the double colour on the sentiment, I used the Stamparatus. First I stamped in Pretty Peacock. Then moving the cardstock a tiny bit to the right, I masked the sentiment with washi tape and inked the stamp with Granny Apple Green. Then I stamped the sentiment which creates the pretty double colour on the word ‘darling’. 

I mounted the sentiment on another oval die cut from Pretty Peacock Cardstock and embossed with the Tufted Embossing Folder. This has then been adhered onto a Soft Sea Foam oval to create a pretty, focal mage. 

The bow was formed by snipping a section of the linen ribbon apart. I created a mock bow using glue dots to secure in place. 

With card making, we have the ability to brighten someone’s day by giving them a handmade card. Who could you encourage and share your beautiful cards with today? A birthday, congratulations, anniversary, thinking of you or just because… the recipient will love it.

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Gift Cards with Time for Tags Hostess Set

I’ve got a super cute set of mini cards to show you today. 

Gift cards using Time for Tags stamp set

Creating these card were fun and very easy.  I wanted to showcase the 2019-2020 In-Colours of Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy, Rococo Rose and Terracotta Tile. The card base is 6″x3″ scored in half. I then cut the coordinating Designer Series Paper to 2 7/8 ” square..The images are from the Time for Tags stamp which were then punched out with the Timeless Label punch. 

Colouring these in was really quick with Stampin’ Write markers. There are markers to match every colour ink pad we have, so colour coordination is made very easy. 

Colouring in stamps with Stampin' Write Markers

Time for Tags Stamp Set 

This is a Host stamp set which can be found on page 206 of the Annual Catalogue. It has such fun images and sentiments suited for birthdays, babies, celebrations, just because…. anything. Host stamp sets can be purchased only with Stampin’ Rewards. 

How do I earn Stampin’ Rewards?

Any orders with a retail value of $250 receives a minimum 10% Stampin’ Rewards. This increases by tiers according to the dollar value of your order. 

  • The first way is to place an order for a minimum $250 or 
  • Host a Stampin’ Up! party – get a few friends together and have a bit of crafting time. I’ll organize the supplies and you will receive the Stampin’ Rewards from sales through that party

The Stampin’ Rewards earned can be used to purchased Host stamp sets or anything else in the catalogue. 

Time for Tags 3x3 note cards

Plus you’ve got another 3 days to earn Bonus coupons. Every $90 spent in July will earn you a $9 coupon to spend in August. There is no limit to the vouchers you can earn. 

All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a gift from me.

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