Tuesday, October 22

Let the Party Begin.

It's Stampin' Up! 25th Birthday this week and to celebrate Stampin' Up! is giving us a huge 25% off 25 stamp sets. For this week only. 
Click here to see all 25 stamp sets in the online store.
Click here for the list of all 25 stamp sets.
You can order online, email or phone me to place your orders.

Amazing New Product available from today.                          

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Saturday, October 19

Fab Friday 29

I do know it's Saturday today :) the blog title refers to the challenge blog  I'm playing along with today. Fab Friday 29 a sketch challenge this week.
 I've made a very glittery Christmas card for this challenge, (you'll love this one Maree) can you see all the glitter!
Here's the sketch.                  
 I had glitter everywhere, I can even taste it.
Products used are Snowflake Soiree stamp set inked with Pool Party and Bermuda Bay. I covered the whole panel with VersaMark ink and covered with heat and stick powder then heat set. Next i covered the whole panel with Dazzling Diamonds glitter and heat set again. I love this very glittery look. The Merry is from the Expressions Thinlits Dies. Then I just added a bit of ribbon and a jumbo rhinestone. Head over to Fab Friday to see the design teams creations and why not play along too. Fab Friday post a new challenge every Friday.

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Friday, October 11

Ink Blowing.

Morning, hope your having a great week. I had a great time catching up with some crafty friends this week, we didn't get to play this time but we shared lots of ideas. Today I'm sharing another Ink Blowing card with you. I had lots of fun making these.
On this card I've used the colours Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe with the stamp set Six Sided Sampler. This technique works much better on watercolour paper. When using the Crisp Cantaloupe card (or other colours) the ink soaks through and tears. I have covered up the tear with the hexagons so you can't see the mess. I think I'll sick with using the watercolour paper for this technique in future.
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Monday, October 7

New Baby Scrapbook Page.

I have been wanting to scrap these photo's for a while and I finally got to today. Yay! With the help of the sketch from Just Add Ink Scrapbooking  Challenge #22 and using the theme from Sunny Challenges & Creations SC 89/13 which is "Baby" my page came together quickly. 
Using DSP Venetian Romance with the colours Soft Suede and Tangerine Tango, now there's a colour I haven't used for a long time.
Flowers from the Flower Shop stamp set punched with the coordinating punch. Love the jumbo pearls. Did you notice the doilies!
 Greetings from Chalk Talk set, heat embossed with white embossing powder.

 I love these photo's of Nina and Zach, it just makes you smile.
Thanks for stopping in today.

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Tuesday, October 1

Time to Party with Stampin' Up!

It's Stampin' Up!'s 25th Year Anniversary this year and we are having a party and your invited. 
With 2 fantastic promotions as well as a new Best of 25 Years stamp set, October is the month to party.

Contact me to book your Party before my dates fill up at email: stampin.with.leah@live.com.au or if you have any questions about joining  my Stampin' Up! team. Click here to find out about all the fantastic benefits of joining the Stampin' Up! family.

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Monday, September 30

Cute Scrapbook Page.

Good Morning, today's project is a very cute Scrapbook Page. I love this photo of my daughter when she was two and so cute which is why I titled this page "cuteness". 

Using the Gingham Garden DSP, it's so bright and fun and just right for this project. 

With a cluster of hearts from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set and a cluster of flowers with the "You make me Happy" sentiment from the Hello Lovely stamp set. Did you notice the Melon Mambo flowers? I used the Simply Pressed Clay and molds to make these, so fun. I'm really loving the Banner trend right now and using the Hearts a Flutter Frame Lits dies makes for a quick and easy banner. Added a bit of Washi Tape here and there just because it looks great, I am fast becoming addicted to Washi Tape.

Have a great day.

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Friday, September 27

So Excited!


I'm the winner for Just Add Ink #183 this week, with my Mosaic Madness Christmas Card. Click here to see. As there were lots of amazing entries I feel very lucky to have won. Thank you.

 The new challenge at Just Add Ink is Just Add Bows. So head on over to get some great ideas and join in the fun.

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Thursday, September 26

Christmas Snowman Telescopic Card.

I had seen a few of these Snowman cards around on the web and just had to make one. I had never made a 
Telescopic card before and I discovered it is very easy and really fun. 
It opens up to a full snowman, so cute and can be used as a Christmas decoration as well a card. The Circle Collections Framelits dies made cutting all those circles easy. Stamps sets are Snowflake Soiree and Merry Little Christmas. 
His hat is made from the Square Framelits dies and Corner Rounder punch finished with silver ribbon, button and bakers twine.
Have a great day.

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Monday, September 23

JAI #183 Mosaic Madness Christmas.

I'm playing along with the challenge at Just Add Ink this week and it a sketch challenge from Tina. Here's the sketch.

And here's my card.
Using the Mosaic Madness stamp set, I love how this set can be used for Christmas cards as well as many other occasions, and the Joy to the World stamp set in Real Red and Crumb Cake. To finish off I added a few rhinestones and spritzing. I now have another Christmas card to put in the box, hopefully I'll have enough when it comes to send them out in December.

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Sunday, September 22

Swallowtail by Tereesa.

Guest Artist Tereesa Coxen. I caught up with my good friend Tereesa recently who has been playing with the beautiful Swallowtail stamp and kindly allowed me to share her gorgeous cards with you all. 
I love how the butterfly seems to be flying off the card and all the glitter.
For this card Tereesa stamped the butterfly on vellum and used a scoring tool (i think) to push parts of the butterfly up giving it great dimension.
This last card is stunning with the White and Melon Mambo embossing powder.

Thank you so much Tereesa for sharing your beautiful creative cards with us.

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Friday, September 20

Christmas Card Chalk Board Technique.

Two Challenges on one card, I don't do this very often but this week I wan't to join in the Challenge at Sunny Challenges & Creations 88/13 which is to use Washi Tape and as I'm just starting to learn ways to use it I didn't know where to begin. So I started with a sketch from Seize the Sketch #4.
The Washi Tape is the red spotty scallop band across the bottom of the card. I just placed the Washi Tape on strip of white card and cut it out with the scallop Edgelite die. Iv'e used the Joy to the World stamp set and the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set. I'm so glad Stampin' Up! decided to keep this set, it's not in the Holiday Catalogue but it has been carried over from the last Catalogue so it's still available. Yay!
I stamped the ornament with the Gold Metallic Encore ink, really like how it looks.
Here's the sketch I used from Seize the Sketch I  changed it a bit in making my card horizontal. To play along with this sketch click here. To join in the fun at Sunny Challenges & Creations click here. I can't wait to see what everyone else does with the Washi Tape.

 Did you notice I used the Chalk board technique for this card? Just in case you didn't know I love this technique!

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Wednesday, September 18

Christmas Single Stamps.

Scroll down to see Festive Flurry Christmas Card.

These Christmas Single Stamps are now available until the 31st January or while supplies last, ranging in price from $8.95 to only $15.95 great for budget conscious stampers. There are 8 new stamps with 6 coordinating with framlits dies or punches.  They will be packaged in cello bags and come in clear mount stamps only. If you would like a case for your stamp you can get a pack of 4 clear mount cases for $9.95 item code 119105.

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Festive Flurry Christmas Card.

I love this card we made at Maree's workshop it's so fun and festive. Living in Australia I can only dream about what it is like to have snow at Christmas.
Using the Festive Flurry stamp set with the coordinating Framelits. Lots of new goodies form the Holiday Catalogue on this card. 
The Merry is cut out of Silver Shimmer card with the Expression Thinlits dies with a bit of spritzing. Also used Circle Collections Framelits. 
Love these Frosted Finishes Embellishments. 
The inside of the card has a band of Winter Frost Designer Series Paper (Stack) with a couple of stamped snowflakes.

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Monday, September 16

Case - Ink Blowing Technique.

Hi, last week I found a really cool technique on Printrest by Debbie at Debbie's Designs  that I just had to try, Ink Blowing. This is so fun, I'm sure my kids have done this at school in the past. Basically it's just using a straw to blow ink around the card to make amazing backgrounds.
As Debbie suggests I used watercolour paper putting a drop of each colour from the re-inker onto the paper then just blow with a straw. I did try using basic card but the ink soaks in very quickly making it hard to spread when you blow.
I've used Strawberry Slush and Wisteria Wonder ink refills, as you can see the ink dries really dark. Stamp set is Perfectly You (Hostess) in the new Holiday Catalogue cut out with Hearts a Flutter Frame Lits. 

This is really fun for little kids too.  Thank you Debbie for your inspiration. You can check out Debbie's Designs here.

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Friday, September 13

Scrap Club Sept - Sun Burst Page.

Happy Fun Friday, as my little man's teacher calls it. He is back at school after being home sick for over a week. I have so much to catch up on. 

This is the Sun Burst Scrap Page we had lots of fun making at this months Scrap Club. Yep, I really like this technique. 
 This technique is really easy when you know how and it makes a stunning scrap page. Colours used are Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Whisper White. The stamp sets are Feel Goods and Papillon Potpourri. 
 Other products are Framelits Circle Collections, Elegant Butterfly & Bitty Butterfly punches, flower from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch pack, Grey ribbon, Rhinestones and a bit of Dazzling Diamonds on the butterfly's. 

This page makes me smile every time I look it.

Don't forget these beautiful butterfly's in the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the Bitty Butterfly punch are 15% off when bought in a bundle this month. Check details here.
Hope you have a fun Friday.

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Friday, September 6

Sun Burst Card.

It's Friday already, this week is going really fast and having my little man home sick slows me down a bit. But I do love all the extra cuddles I get when his sick. So today's card is one I pulled out of the file, it's been sitting waiting for me to post and today is the day. 
Another Sun Burst card using the new colour Crisp Cantaloupe with the Chalk Talk stamp set. The "For You" has been heat embossed with white embossing powder. Added a bit of Ruffled ribbon and Rhinestones to finish off. I might give this card to my Sister in-law, it's birthday today.

Have a great day.

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Wednesday, September 4

Ray of Sunshine.

I'm so very excited,  the card I entered into the last Sunny Challenges & Creations challenge was picked to be the Ray of Sunshine. Which means I won, Woo Hoo! Click here to see the Shape card I entered using the Festive Flurry stamp set and Framelits dies. Thank you so much for all your comments and thank you to the lovely ladies at Sunny Challenges for creating a fun challenge blog for us. Blogs like Sunny Challenges are a great way to get your mojo flowing again and to challenge you to try something new. And it's always great to see the amazing creations the Design Teams come up with and the other entrants. 

The current challenge at Sunny Challenges is to a make something using Framelits. I have so many idea's in my head I don't know where to start. So why not head of over to Sunny Challenges & Creations to challenge your self and have fun. 

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Saturday, August 31

Best of 25 Years & Butterfly Bundle Save 15%.

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Fab Friday 25.

I have discovered a new challenge blog (new to me) called Fab Friday. Every Friday there is a new challenge either a sketch challenge or a colour challenge. This week the Fab Friday 25 challenge is a sketch.
Using the Flowering Flourishes stamp set and the Merry & Type set. I heat embossed the flourish with Gold embossing powder, added a few Candy Dots and a bit of spritzing.
I've used one of the shapes of the Apothecary Accents Framelits dies to cut out a window, placing the greeting on the inside of the card.
To finish off the card I drew around the window with a gold pen and added  Seam Binding Ribbon.
To check out the Design Teams beautiful cards or to enter the challenge click here.

Thanks for visiting.

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Thursday, August 29

Holiday Catalogue.

It's launch day for the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. Click here to view. The Holiday Catalogue is available from today until the 1st February 2014 and full of Holiday stamps and products for Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Your going to love it. 

Here is a card using two of the new stamp sets Merry Little Christmas and Festive Flurry.
I've used the Chalkboard technique that I love so much on this card. Other new products are the lovely Sliver ribbon, Festive Flurry Framslits Dies and Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stacks. I'll posting lots of cards and projects in the coming days and weeks so check back regularly. Hostesses and special customers/friends will be receiving their Holiday Catalogue in the mail very soon so keep a check on your letter box.

Have a great day.

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