Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Swallowtail Butterfly

In my January workshop we had a play with this beautiful Stampin' Up! Swallowtail Stamp.
We did the Bleaching Technique and got some awesome results!

Firstly we stamped the butterfly with Versamark on to Tempting Turquoise Cardstock then heat embossed in black embossing powder.  Using an Aqua Painter filled with bleach we then bleached out all of the butterfly. In some areas I used more bleach than others to get a variant of shades.  I then coloured in using my Stamp Write Markers, Tempting Turquoise and Night of Navy, Marina Mist and then went over with the Wink of Stella Pens in both Clear and Gold.

Below is another card I made with the retired Stampin' Up! Enfrancais background stamped in versamark only.  This gives the watermark look which is quite a subtle effect.

I loved this butterfly so much!  I started having a look on Pinterest and saw a wall decor item by prettyimpact.com.  Their frame inspired me to create these two extra cards below.

 Again I heat embossed the image in black to start with, then using sponge daubers I coloured in using Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight inks.
.Hope you have some fun with the Swallowtail
If you would like to order this beautiful stamp or any of the products I have used, please to to my online store by clicking the Shop Now button, or contact me and I will be happy to place the order for you.   
Sale-a-bration freebies are still available until March 31st so not much longer!  Take advantage of choosing a free product for every $90AU you spend before postage.

Until next time
Happy stampin


Thursday, March 24, 2016

I thought I would share this Thank You card I made recently for my Nephew and his partner.  They wanted to thank the hospital staff for the wonderful care they received leading up to and including the birth of their beautiful daughter Scarlett.  Don't you just love the photo.  The baby's Mum has a sister-in-law who is a photographer in Whyalla, South Australia.  Rebecca Scharber Photography she does some amazing photos! Check out her Facebook page!

Although this card isn't all Stampin' Up! products, it is mostly, apart from the spotty paper.  It matched the colour scheme I was going for perfectly, so I couldn't go past it!

I have used the Stampin' Up! Botanical Builder Framelit Dies (Item 140625 $54.00) to make the flowers and then run them through my dotty Embossing Folder which is sadly retired now but still a favourite.  I was wondering how I was going to use the lovely big thank you and this was the perfect opportunity as the card is A4 size.  The stamp is from Another Thank You Item136835 $28.00AU a photopolymer stamp set.  I have heat embossed the sentiment using Melon Mambo embossing powder.  Whenever Stampin' Up! bring out any new colours in their embossing powders, I always buy them.  You just never know when that colour might be just what you need for a special project, like this one for me!
The clear photo frame is a Sale-a-bration item from the Project Life Memories In The Making Specialty Card Collection.  This item is FREE with a $90 purchase before postage.  There are some lovely pieces in this collection to be used for your photos or as I have here in card making projects too.

The Sale-a-bration promotion ends on 31st March 2016 so get your orders in quickly so you don't miss out!  Check out the full brochure by clicking on the image over on the right hand side of this page.

You can order online through my store, just click the Shop Now Button on this page, or, contact me and I can place the order for you.

Have a lovely long Easter weekend!

Hope you get time for some crafting   I have a big list of things to do but some card making is in there too.

Until next time!


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Well I think it's it is time to get my blogs happening again!

Not much time left to take advantage of the Sale-a-bration freebies for 2016.  The promotion ends March 31st so get in quick if you still want to get some of the special offers.  Remember you only need to spend $90AU before postage to qualify, and for each multiple of the $90 you will get to choose another freebie.

Stampin' Up! has a great recruitment offer during Sale-a-bration.
Usually, to join up and take advantage of a 20% discount on your products, you buy a starter kit for $169 and you get to choose $245 of any products you like.  Well, during this SAB promotion Stampin’ Up! are offering another $60 on top of that so you will now get $295 for just $169 until 31st March 2016.

After that to qualify for your 20% discount you only need to spend or sell $440.01 per quarter, that’s $147 per month!  When you start you are on Bronze level and when you advance to Bronze Elite you will then receive a 25% discount on your purchases!  Being part of the Stampin’ Up! family is a wonderful experience to share, you will be able to attend our special Team Days and Events throughout the year that we Demonstrators all look forward to.  You can choose to be a Hobby Demonstrator where you simply buy the discounted products for your own use, or you may like to make a little extra money and decide to run your own workshops/classes with your family and friends like I do.  It’s completely up to you how much you want to do.  So, if you are at all interested in joining my “Getting Crafty with Jude” team please let me know and I will be happy to have a chat with you.

Todays card:

I really, really love the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper in the Occasions Catalogue

Here is a card that I made using this very pretty Designer Series Paper.
Don't you just love the Large Numbers Framelit Dies? Item 140622 $54.00AU These beauties are so versatile and so great for any birthday, but especially for special number birthdays. There is a co-ordinating stamp set too which is awesome.   I've used our gold glimmer paper for this card.  The flower is from the Botanical Builder Framelits.

Don't forget that you can choose the Bundle offers in the catalogues so you get to save 15%!

Here is another card made with the same Designer Series Paper Birthday Bouquet
For instructions on how I made this card, please follow the link below. It will take you to my These are My Stamps page.


Have fun trying these cards, or design your own, totally up to you.

Until next time

Happy stampin!