Around the World on Wednesday Blog Hop

How fun - today I a participating in a brand new blog hop organised by Angie McKenzie called All Around the World on Wednesday! 

We are a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world here to share our love stamps, ink and paper. 

I hope you are inspired as much as I am with all the talent on offer. 

The theme is 'all things crafty' and I chose to share a fun fold card that I made.  

I would be lost without papercrafting, not only for the craft itself but also the friends I have made all over the world. In these crazy times we are experiencing right now it is so nice to know that I can reach out to these people and feel inspired, loved and certainly not alone.

So onto my card! I am using some of my favourite Stampin' Up! items - blends, rhinestones, wink of stella and polka dot ribbon. 

The design is called an Overlay Fun Fold Card. I originally saw it demonstrated on youtube by Lisa Curcio @ Lisa's Stamp Studio. It really easy to do - just hard to photograph! 

I coloured the large Magnolia flower with both light and dark flirty flamingo blends and the leaves with light and dark old olive. I then added a liberal dose of wink of stella everywhere. After diecutting the magnolia I trimmed off the stem and one of the leaves which I re-attached underneath when I added it to the card base.  

Next up is Danielle Kassing

The full list of participants is listed below. 

Melissa Gifford - AU - YOU ARE HERE!

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Lookin' Sharp - Wittycisms

More playing with this fun witty-cisms stamp set and another case from Pinterest!! 

I love this cactus stamp - it looks like it is waving or giving a high 5 (or is it only me that sees that?!)

Some rustic elements with the corrugated embossing folder and the linen thread add to the desert feel.  By colouring the cacti in the light blends of both call me clover and lovely lipstick I was able to match the ink colour but not hide the stamped image. 

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Customer thank you cards - Witty-cisms

I love a silly little pun and I couldn't resist this stamp set called Witty-cisms. It was the perfect set to make some fun customer thank you cards last month. I have had a bit more time to just play and I am loving being able to go through all my saved ideas on Pinterest and finally create. 

I saw the first card originally posted by Sam Donald (aka Pootles) that she made for a blog hop and I had to make some too. After the first card I kept playing and mixed up some sentiments, designer series papers and punches/dies.   

I coloured the images with a variety of blends, using the designer series paper to guide me with the colours I needed.  

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Ornate Garden Thank you

Today I have a card using the brand new Ornate Garden suite. Look how gorgeous that designer series paper is! And the dies are so lush, especially in gold foil. 

Such a simple card to make but because of all these elements it really packs a punch. 


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Ornate Garden Suite New Release! AND a tutorial bundle just for you!

Hello friends, today I have some REALLY exciting news. There is a BRAND NEW release just for you :)

This is an early release of a suite that is going to be in the new 2020 / 2021 Annual Catalogue. 

Check out this video from Stampin' Up! showcasing all the stunning elements. 

Now I have been busy behind the scenes creating a project for an EPIC tutorial bundle of 90 - YES 90!!!  projects from demonstrators all over the world showcasing this amazing suite.

And you can get your hands on it too! 

1. Purchase the ornate gardens suite and get the tutorial bundle for FREE 
2. Purchase the tutorial for $35AU. EMAIL ME
Check out all the products in this fantastic bundle HERE

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StampingPals Challenges #SP2

Yippee! It's time for another challenge with my StampingPals. This month it is a sketch challenges. Now this one was nice and easy for me as I love this layout and it is one I tend to use alot - especially when I want to show off a stunning piece of designer series paper (DSP).


I have been using this Tropical Oasis paper quite a bit - as you might have noticed from my blog header - the monstera leaf is my logo so I love to think of this as 'my' paper :) 

Thr layout is simple. just a strip of DSP layered on a piece of soft suede cardstock then mounted onto the pretty peacock card base. 

The addition of the stitches on the sentiment layers adds a little something extra and the trinket is jut the right finishing touch. 

And this sentiment is for my StampingPals friends, thank you for all you bring to my life.  

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Sale A Bration ends TODAY 31st March!

All good things must come to an end and today is the last day for sale-a-bration.

But you still have today to get those last minute orders in. Make sure you are well stocked with cardstock, adhesives and envelope to craft away the crazies during this isolation time - it’s certainly keeping me sane at the moment!

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