Thursday, July 23, 2015

A little baseball...

 Hello fellow stamp addicts, I hope this finds you all having an inky week! I unfortunately have had quite a few unfortunate weeks of mishaps and accidents ;-( but I'm hoping things can only get better ;-) So I thought I'd share last weekend's inky session that I enjoyed with some very special friends who always cheer me up and lets face it, how could you frown when colouring in this cute little Lala land baseball Luka. I paired him up with lots of Stampin'Up! goodies to complete this card
including designer paper for the paper piecing technique used for his uniform, which is a fun way of colouring in your images.
 I rarely colour in boy images so this was quite a struggle for me to be honest, I guess it's because I only had girls and wasn't really in the habit of making many cards for boys. I hope you like him and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact me, don't forget I love to get some blog lovin' too so please leave a comment to let me know you've stopped by for a visit.
                                            The finished card...
                                        A closer look at Luka.....
                                            The inside view....
                                           A different hat...
you can click on the image for a closer look if you wish, thanks for stopping by, lots of inky hugs from .....

Sunday, May 31, 2015

a little water colour wonder...

 Hi there craft lovers, I've had a very special weekend of birthday love, my eldest daughter flew over from Melbourne and was able to join our family for a birthday dinner at our favourite restaurant, the only one missing was daughter number two as she is currently living back in the UK ;-(.
 Anyhooo! this post is about the wonderful medium of water colour, I love dabbling in a bit of water colour technique and this was no exception.
 Whilst attending this year's Stampin'Up! south pacific convention on the
Gold Coast, I was privileged to watch a lovely young lady called Petra Tailor do a really lovely technique in one of the booths. this first card is my interpretation of her technique, using a few different colours but I love this technique and will definitely be using it again. Can you spot the beautiful new set called  'You've got this' I'm totally in love with this set, the sentiments alone are good reason to have this set in your stash. check it out on page 113 of the new catalogue, if you don't have one you can either browse it on line on my website found to the right after the 2nd of June, or you can contact me for your very own hard copy.
the colours aren't that great in this photo but I'll do my best to get another one done soon to show you, I've used the new colours Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron and the returning colour Night of navy. The ribbon is Wisteria wonder seam binding and the card is matted onto silver foil, onto brushed silver then onto Whisper white.
 The second card is a new technique I've developed using an aqua brush to do the thumping technique instead of the usual marker pen way. I have used the new colours that were mentioned above as well as Old Olive and Rich Razzelberry. Just click on pictures for better view of colours.

The stamped image of the tree is from another of my go-to sets called Sheltering tree. I hope this post adds a little serenity to your week, if you would like to learn these and other techniques please contact me for details on my classes or check out my list of up coming classes on my web site : http://charmainesinkyhugs.stampinup.net/  lots of inky hugs from ........

Monday, May 18, 2015

Catch up time...

Hi there friendly blog suffers, I have returned from a great convention on the Gold Coast held by Stampin'Up!. As per usual we were all spoilt with lots of presents and door prizes etc. those of us that were titled manager or above also got an extra day for leadership training as well as a fabulous night of entertainment at the Out Back Spectacular show. It was an amazing show and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone visiting that area in the future.
 Well we had some great surprises at convention including the hot off the press about to be released catalogue for 2015/16, you're gonna love it! and I cant wait to share lots of the new goodies with you all, however in the mean time I will share some cards that I've made over the past few weeks and not posted. so to start with here's my birthday card which I made for little Lucy , our precious God daughter who turned one a couple of weeks ago. I made this card using Stampin'Up! punches, it was really fun and I was super pleased with the outcome, I found the original on Pinterest but changed colours and a few of the punches.
Hope you like it, have you made any punch art cards lately?
Lots of inky hugs from ....

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Would you like a sneak peak ? ...........

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Sneak Peek
The new Stampin' Up Catalogue is being released soon, demonstrators have been ordering all day selecting stamp sets, the New In Colour Inks & Papers and fun accessories early.
NEW demonstrators can also get them in their starter kits!
Remember, these cannot be ordered as a customer until June 2nd unless you are a demonstrator or you sign up:)
Hostess Sets (can be purchased now as a demo or earned free after June 2)
Email me at charmaineblack@y7mail.com or call me 040 232 0779 to ask any questions you may have.
  The starter kit is for hobby/discount shoppers as well as those wanting to teach classes or to start a business.
It's only $169. and you can choose $235. in products and 
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You will also receive a fabulous business supply kit valued at $80.00 added to your kit for FREE, making a total value of $315.00 for just $169.00.
Which means you could get the following sample starter kit right now for $169. (you can change products to better suit your needs)
In Colour Cardstock & Ink Pad Kit $58.00 
In Colour Markers $26.00 
Sprinkles of Life stamp set $37.00 
Tree Builder Punch $31.00 
Cherry on Top Paper Stack $14.00 
Cherry on Top cardstock asst. pack $12.00 
Triple Banner Punch $38.00 
Snail adhesive $12.00
Stampin' Dimensionals $7.00

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 And your first full order out of the New Catalogue of $300 or more within 45 days could be at a 30% discount.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A belated Easter hello!

Hi there paper crafting friends, I've been a little late in posting a few photos for you, so I will endeavour to make up for it in the next few days with lots of completed projects.
 These first ones are of an Easter Stamping day I had with some inky friends, we made some Easter cards and three D projects as well as an interactive card.
Here's the Easter Bunny step card, that we all made using lots of Stampin' Up! punches and designer papers. I found the original on Pinterest by Jackie Topa, a very talented stamper in the US.
the next projects were these cute little "bag-in-box" containers which fit a small chocolate Easter egg inside for a treat.  These were found on 'Pootles' site along with a great little tutorial on how to make them using the fabulous Stampin'Up! envelope punch board. We have to have chocolate to keep our energy levels up when stamping!
The last project we made on that day was a fun interactive card using the Circle card thinlit, I love these dies because they come with so many little extras for embellishing your finished card and they're super easy and quick to make. This particular card also uses the circles collections framelits to make the window in which the spinning butterfly sits. You carefully wind the butterfly up and pop the card into an envelope so that when the recipient opens the card the butterfly spins around and around. It always makes me smile to see it spin ;-)
there are several versions of this card out there on the net so I'm not entirely sure of where I found the original. It was lots of fun to make and it's always fun to see the recipient open it.
 I hope you all had a beautiful Easter celebration with your family and loved ones.
 Lots of inky hugs from .....
 
 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Baby's and blocks....

Hi there inky friends, I hope this finds you all well and with ink on your fingers.
I have been longing to have a go at a block 'step' card and I also needed a baby card for a friend who's expecting her bundle of joy any day soon. So I had a little look online to see if I could find any help to make one of the block type step cards I was after, it didn't take long thanks to the wonderful World Wide Web! This is the card I decided to case with the help of a couple of different video tutorials , one being by D. valder who's card I decided to case.
 I had lots of fun making this card and used the great set called ' something for baby'  which has wonderful dies to match, so no fussy cutting....Phew! It was certainly a lot easier than I thought it would be and I will definitely be making some more of these cards with different themes.
 Have you made one of these and if so what theme did you make yours in??


Lots of inky hugs from.......

Friday, February 27, 2015

A nice surprise for you from Stampin'Up!.....

Hi there craft lovin' friends, I have a really nice and unprecedented surprise for you from Stampin'Up! Never before have we seen extra gifts bestowed upon us for the Sale-A-Bration period from SU but this year is special, because the Sale-A-Bration period is longer than usual they will be releasing some extra FREE goodies in the month of March for all qualifying orders, how cool is that!
Please don't be too slow in picking out your favourite items and be sure to get your orders in with me before you miss out on these amazing new sets, papers and accessories.
check out the goodies below by clicking the link:
http://www3.stampinup.com/au/documents/Flyer_SAB2_demo_Feb1715_SP.pdf

lots of inky hugs from ........