Friday, 24 March 2017

Inside the Lines meets Dragonfly Dreams #WWYS108

Ahhhhh...... the weekend is in sight! We are set for a weekend of rain but that means more crafting right! Did you know that there are only 7 days left to take advantage of all of the fabulous products you can earn for FREE from the Sale-a-bration catalogue? For every $90 AUD you spend you can choose one fabulous free product. There have been lots of products added and you can read all about them at the end of this post.

One of my favourite (shhhh don't tell the others) is the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. It is perfect to use watercolour pencils on. One of my favourite techniques to use with it is the Spotlight Technique.

This is a great technique and really shows off the designs. You cut out a piece of the paper using a die. I find circles and squares work well. Then simply colour the cut out piece, mat on a slightly larger shape and place back on the DSP. Raise it with Stampin' Dimensionals to really enhance the wow factor. The Layering Circles and Squares Framelits are perfect for this. You can add a mat of a standard shape or one with a scallop edge.

I have used one of the sentiments from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. I love a card that can be used for any occasion. We all need a stash of those. This card is perfect for the challenge this week over at What Will You Stamp.

So when have I ever stopped at one card? This is such a quick and easy technique - especially as you are only colouring small areas. What about a cute bee to set off the design? For a quick way to add the yellow for his body I have punched a medium and large circle using the Owl Builder punch and adhered behind. I love a good shortcut!

And I couldn't leave the dragonfly out could I?

For his wings I have die cut the solid dragonfly out of a Glassine Sheet and coloured with watercolour pencils. It is such a subtle effect.

So there you have it....... 3 cards using Dragonfly Dreams. Buy the bundle, add in a pack of cardstock or some ribbon and you can earn the Inside the Lines DSP for free!

Don't forget to take advantage of the 3rd release of Sale-a-bration products. Only 7 days left! 

Now is also an awesome time to become a demonstrator. On top of the existing fantastic discounts you also receive you can get 2 free stamp sets. Combine that with the Sale-a-bration promotion and you end up with so much free stuff! Please feel free to contact me if you would like to join. I would love to have you as part of my team. And have read the info below do get $235 worth of products (of your choosing) for $169. Add in the 2 free stamp sets .....what are you waiting for? You can join here.

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Thursday, 23 March 2017

It's a Lego sort of birthday.... for CASEing the Catty - CTC120

I've always gotten a kick out of being able to customise cards for people. There is something really special about being able to design cards that have personal meaning to the recipient. When I was asked to design a card for a family friend who is turning 6 and is Lego mad I knew that it had to have the bricks on it but had a bit of a mental and creative block at to how it would look. This is my end result.

My inspiration came from the challenge this week over at CASEing the Catty. If you don't already know about them you should really check them out. Each week the design team kick off the challenge with a blog hop. The idea is to use the specified section of the catalogue to CASE (Copy And Share Every). The Stampin' Up! catalogues are full of great designs and inspiration.

As soon as I saw this superhero card on page 49 of the Occasions Catalogue .....

.....I knew I had my design idea. I just flipped the orientation.

I used the 2 medium circles on the Owl Builder Punch for the (what felt like millions) of brick dots. For the inside of my card I have used a card fold I have used quite a bit lately. It is so easy but adds a bit of interest to the inside. You can find the instructions and other versions of this Pop Out Strip card here and here.

We have had so much rain lately - as has much of the east coast of Australia. I had to try to nip out to take a few photos in between deluges. I thought you might like to see a bit more of my backyard with the creek running through it.

 Make sure you check out all of the entries in the challenge over at the CASEing the Catty Facebook page. The great thing about the challenge is that you don't need to have a blog - you can just up load straight to that page.

Don't forget to take advantage of the 3 rd release of Sale-a-bration products. Only 8 days left.

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