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 :  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 ? ...........

Get New Stampin' Up! Product Now

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 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 
FREE shipping for the starter kit to sign up.
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

TOTAL: $235.00 you pay just: $169.00!
 And your first full order out of the New Catalogue of $300 or more within 45 days could be at a 30% discount.
You can sign up HERE if it's right for you!