Saturday, August 31, 2019

Just Slothin' 'round..

I showed you the turtle image in my previous post, so I thought I would share this little sloth this time...

You could make this card for someone going on a cruisy holiday, a relaxed Sunday Netflick binge, (lol)  or, of course for someone who isn't feeling well.

 I've used the Sweet Silhouette tree die & a touch of Wink of Stella to give the leaves some shimmer.

I also stamped and cut out another sloth head, so that it gave more dimension to him/her...

I've only touched a couple of places with the Fine Tip Glue, so that the leaves have some movement & life to them.
The richness of the Merry Merlot behind the Old Olive tree is striking, don't you think? I was going to run the Merry Merlot through an embossing folder but (1) I couldn't decided which one and (2) I thought it would distract from the tree... So, I didn't.

I've sent this to a good fellow demonstrator friend who has been unwell, so I hope it made it to her ok. 

Thanks for slothing by, haha!!

Stamps:  Back On Your Feet
Cardstock:  Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink:  Mossy Meadow.
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals, Sweet Silhouette Dies, Big Shot & Plates, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Paper Snips, Watercolor Pencils, Aquabrush. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Tags, Tags, Tags & More!!

There are so many fantastic options for making beautiful things at the moment, from the Holiday Catalogue, (4 Sep - 2 Jan) !

Have a look at these options....
Well, it’s that time of year again, and I couldn’t be more excited: the holiday catalogue is almost live and Im doing a happy dance!!
However you celebrate, hopefully you use lots of tags because SU! have the Tags Tags Tags Bundle to help you make all the tags you need! Whether it’s tags for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or even Halloween, this bundle is a fun, easy way to celebrate the seasons. We even have a nifty die that allows you to cut three tags at once! You will love this time-saving piece of festive cheer, and the cute stamp set that comes with this bundle.

These will be available from September 4, along with the rest of the Holiday catalogue.

Want a creative way to keep your memories? With the Pressed Petals Journal, the options are endless! With a debossed cover just waiting for your creative touches, this little journal is perfect for capturing life’s little pleasures. You can even add pictures, decorate the inside, and with sheets that are easily removable, they could be simple and lovely gifts for the special people in your life.

And if you get the Pressed Petals Suite, you can enjoy the journal as a part of the suite. 
Press in the memories

From 1 July until 31 August, new demonstrators will receive an additional $45 aud/$50 nzd to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $16 aud/$18 nzd coupon code the following month. Know someone who may be interested? 

Don't delay, contact me  now for more information :)

We all love gorgeous Designer Series Paper—and your customers are no different. By popular demand, SU! is bringing back the Designer Series Paper Sale! From 4–30 September, anyone can buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper, and get one FREE! 

Take advantage of this excellent opportunity, and get ready to use lots and lots of pretty paper!

I cant wait to show you how these specials help me create!!

Thanks for stopping by... :)

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Holiday Catalogue - Sneak Peak Blog Hop

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Wow!! The year is moving so quickly & it wasn't until I signed up to this Blog Hop that I realised how neglected my Blog is...eeeek!!

So I'm super glad to be here & working on it & finding some inspiration from others.

ESAD is such a wealth of knowledge relating to SU!, as well as giggles, support & inspiration, (as mentioned above!). It is my go-to for SU! questions & beyond!!

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That being said, let's get to why we are here: this Blog Hop!!
I've decided to work on a couple of cards that show-case items & techniques for the Beginner stamper, but it would also work for the time poor & those who may not have many supplies, for many reasons.

There is something organic & magical about blowing the seeds of a dandelion & watching them float away - I still do it, ad an adult & when I watch them drift away with the breeze, the world stops its ugliness, just for a minute... *sigh*

I've used the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder, Sweet Silhouettes dies and NO STAMPING as such, only some dragging of the Soft Suede cardstock across the ink pad to give the 'dirt' some texture.

Using the negative part of the dandelion for the wispy parts floating away, it gave my card the sense of movement...& adding a bit of bling, is always necessary, right?

I've cared for turtles for many years & this little stamp image made me smile!!
I cased the first card & then made the second card to give to a turtle professional who helped me when my current little friend was ill. 
In this example, the Hammered Metal embossing folder looks exactly like a turtle's shell, so this card didn't need much else to dress it up.

Did you notice the difference between which way I've used the embossed cardstock?

When I stamped the turtle again, for the inside of the card, I used a baby wipe to wipe away his sadness & used the Basic Black marker to lift his smile the right way!!

During my preparing for this Blog Hop, my order wasn't going to arrive in time, so I raced to my fellow demo's house, Alison & she had purchased the Memories of Home stamp set. While I love the tree & its details, I wanted to team it up with something else, so that it didn't take up the whole card. 

The Dashing Deer stamp looks gorgeous on Cherry Cobbler & then clear embossed, (just like the snow falling, behind the tree).

Adding a simple Red Rhinestone to make this deer the very popular Rudolph, was a given!!

I decided to step up my stamping for the next card. It could encourage the Beginner or Casual stamper to learn new techniques.

 Using our Difference Maker stamp set, Nature's Beauty, (when you purchase this set, a portion of the money is given to various charities), I coloured the gentle doe with our Watercolour Pencils, ran the Crumb Cake ink pad over the Woodlands embossing folder before putting it through the Big Shot. 

I teamed these items with Sweet Silhouettes & Stitched Rectangle Dies with the gorgeous Wink of Stella for a little touch of shimmer.

I do love the dimension that the leaves give & her soft face peeking through the branches! I used this as a swap that I participated in also but I just had to share it with you also!!

Well considering I only had 2 of the items & a stamped image from the incredible Holiday Catalogue, (available from 4 Sep to 2 Jan), I'm pretty happy with how they can be added to various items from the Annual Catalogue.
Increasing the use of each item means that they are more affordable, gets the creative juices flowing & therefore makes even more creations, obviously!!

Thanks for looking at my cards, I's love to hear which product grabbed your attention...& don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss any of my posts.

Happy hopping to the next Blog! Cheryl's work is gorgeous!!

Blog hop participant list:
13. Jo Weedon              (This is me :)
24. Jackie Aitken
25. Lauren Meiklejohn

Card #1:
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Basic Black, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede.
Big Shot items: Hammered Metal Embossing Folder, Sweet Silhouette dies.

Accessories:  Red Rhinestones, Fine Tip Glue, Tear n Tape adhesive, Stampin' blocks.

Card #2:
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Momento, Mossy Meadow & Old Olive markers.
Big Shot items: Hammered Metal Embossing Folder, Little Alphabet.
Accessories:  Googly eyes, Fine Tip Glue, Tear n Tape adhesive, Stampin' blocks, baby wipes.

Card #3:
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Ink: Crumb Cake, Versamark.
Big Shot items: Dashing Deer dies.
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Embossing Tray & Brush, Fine Tip Glue, Tear n Tape adhesive, Stampin' blocks.

Card #4:
Cardstock: Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.
Ink: Soft Suede, Mometo Black, Mossy Meadow.
Big Shot items: Stitched Rectangle dies, Sweet Silhouettes dies, Woodlands Embossing Folder
Accessories:  Paper Snips, Watercolor Pencils, Fine Tip Glue, Tear n Tape adhesive, Stampin' blocks.