Blended Dahlia

Today I am sharing another project using the Stampin’ Blendabilities!  I LOVE these alcohol markers so much that I have just taken the plunge and ordered all of the colours – can’t wait to get inky with them all!  If you are a little uncertain about using these markers, be sure to book into my Blend It class next month – we will be covering all the basics, plus several other uses for these great markers!  Email me for more details.  Right onto the project:

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This card was CASE’d from the Catalogue – just a change of colours and I switched the layout around a little.  What I really love about it (and the Blendabilities in general) is just how vibrant the colours are – gorgeous!  This flower from the Regarding Dahlias set is still one of my favourites, I’ve used it so many times!

Stamps: Regarding Dahlias, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Subtles DSP Stack
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities
Other: Essentials Hardware Clips, Linen Thread


Don’t Forget!

Weekly Deals – great bargains every week!
Ribbon Shares – get yourself a share of these great ribbons
Craft Room Clear Out – my loss is your gain!  Dozens of second hand stamps at bargains prices!
Stamp of the Month Club – a great stamp set & 3 great projects delivered to your door every month!


ESAD Annual Catalogue Blog Hop!


Oh gosh I have been a naughty little blogger again, and not posted for a week!  It’s always a little crazy getting everyone back to school/kindy after the holidays and then trying to find my routine & flow again – add in a bit of redecorating (photos coming soon) and other errands and well, the week just disappeared!  BUT I am back, and it’s time for another fabulous ESAD Blog Hop – this time featuring lots of goodies from the Annual Catalogue!  If you have been following the hop you will have come from the clever Kelli Gordon’s blog, but if you just popped in here then you can joint he hop here and just keep following the links at the bottom all the way round all 25 blogs!

Today I am sharing the awesome Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die!  I LOVE this little box and have so many things planned with it.  Today’s project is a little gift stack in the lovely soft colours from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper range.

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I created 2 boxes from the DSP and then the middle one from Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock.  Then I tied them all together with the Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon and some of the Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine (love the thick twine!).  A quick stamped tag and it’s all done!

For loads more inspiration then head on over to the very clever Delys Cram’s blog to see what she has been making!

Stamps: Really Good Greetings, Work of Art
Cardstock: Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White, Lullaby DSP
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Other: Big Shot, Hamburger Bigz XL Die, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Gold Sequin Trim, Natural 5/8″ Chevron Ribbon, Coastal Cabana Thick Bakers Twine

What is ESAD?

ESAD stands for “Extra Special Australasian Demonstrators” and is a facebook group just for Australian and New Zealand Independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrators.

We love what we do & love to share with our customers, friends and blog visitors. We also share what we love in our ESAD Demonstrator community, through swaps, challenges, sharing knowledge, ideas & friendship and we’re always there to help and support each other.

 So if you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator located in Australia or New Zealand then please feel free to leave me a comment with your email address then I’ll contact you with information on how to join our group.”


Geometric for the guys!

This is one of the cards we created at my masculine card classes last month.  I designed it to showcase how colour choice and geometric shapes in repetition can pair together really well for masculine cards.

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Stamps: Geometric, Just Sayin’
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Prints DSP Stack
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Other: Chevron TIEF, Word Bubbles Framelit Dies, Regals Buttons, Linen Thread, Big Shot


Ribbon Shares!

Choose a little, or a lot!

With so many gorgeous new ribbons available in the 2014-15 Annual Catalogue, it’s time for another round of Ribbon Shares.

How does it work? Simply let me know which shares you would like to join.  Once I have enough people to fill the share, I make contact regarding payment and then order the ribbon.  Once the Ribbon arrives, I cut it all to length and send it out to you!

3/8″ (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon – $25
5 Colours (Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey) approx 2.2m of each colour

1 1/4″ (3.2cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – $25
5 Colours (Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry) approx 2.2m of each colour

5/8″ (1.6cm) Satin Ribbon – $15
4 Colours (Silver, Gold, White, Vanilla) approx 2.2m of each colour

1/4″ (6.4mm) Cotton Ribbon – $25
12 Colours (Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White) approx 1.5m of each colour

1/2″ (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon – $30
12 Colours (Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder) approx 1.5m of each colour

1/8″ (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon – $25
8 Colours (Basic Black, Bermuda bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky) approx 2.2m of each colour
I Want It All – $135 (save $10!)
A place in all 6 of the above shares! 




Kinda Eclectic Sea Shore

I hope those of you with children on school holidays are surviving!  The weather has been awful all week here which has meant lots of inside activities  - movies, lego, drawing and colouring. Hopefully we get a couple of fine days before the holidays end so we can get out and do a few activities!

Todays card is one I created for all of my team members who attended out recent team stamping day.  It was inspired by one I saw on Kimberley van Diepen’s blog, but after finishing mine, I decided it looked a little like the sea shore – sandy beach at the bottom, the ocean in the middle with the sun shining on it – what do you think?

Kinda Eclectic_Seascape_magpiecreates Kinda Eclective_Seascape Full_MagpiecreatesI have to say that the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is not one that I would have chosen from the catalogue but I am so pleased I received it at Convention because I really LOVE it!  I have lots more ideas coming with this set!  I coloured the rhinestones to match using my Blendabilities, and my sewing machine even got a workout on this card.

Stamps:Kinda Eclectic, Hello There
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Whisper White, Regals Patterns DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Other: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Rhinestones, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

I’m clearing out my craft room!  Dozens of second hand stamp sets and accessories at bargain prices!  Check them all out HERE!