Saturday, 17 February 2018

Stampin’ Up! Bird Banter - SBTD February Critters Blog Hop

 
Welcome to our monthly SBTD Blog Hop - did you love Lindsay's Party Panda's as much as I did? If you have hopped on over from Lindsay's Blog in Colorado - well welcome to the sunny - stinkin' hot Australian summer time here where the birdlife is abundant!

Did you know the Budgerigar is native to Australia? They are nomadic birds found in open habitats, primarily in scrublands, open woodlands, and grasslands. Bird Banter has the Aussies covered with this little guy and the Cockatoo stamp. (Best bit is there's 2 of the Budgie - one facing in each direction!)


I got to use up a load of coloured scraps for my script to sit on to give the card a fun bright multi-coloured look. I punched the hole through the 3 layers of card - yes it was a real effort but worth it, traced the circle on the inner piece with a very light pencil so I could line up my bird.


The balloons and bird were coloured using out Stampin' Blends.




I hope you like my cards but for now thank you for visiting me and lets go back across the globe you go to visit the Stamping Hive with Tashana and see 'critters' she has played with for her project.


Judi Anderson 
Susan Simpson
Tricia Butts 
Lyndsay LaRae Carara  
Courtenay Heuston 
Tashana Lundy   
Carly Middleton                     
Sharleen Luciano               
Vicky Thompson 
Anastasia Radloff 






Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 

Click to see the Carryover products from the Holiday Catalogue in Australia?
 https://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/stampin-up-australia-2017-holiday.html

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Greeting Card.

One of the Demonstrator ‘Perks’ for want if a better word is a quarterly magazine called Success. It is filled with great ideas for classes and workshops. My favourite section is the Step it Up’ Card that they do as I love seeing the 'process' if you can call it that to add pizzazz to what is already a lovely card.

Today I made the simple workshop card from the magazine - then Stepped it up! Hope you like it - I can now see some other colour options and ways to used the actual design elements of the card.


 
 
So nice yes? well this is my Stepped Up version and I am sure I could tweak it more but then that would take me to where my hubby says "your over thinking it". I will admit I have since gone back and added some rhinestones to both that I coloured with the Night of Navy Stampin' Blends (love that you can do that).
 


Are you getting use to me showing you my insides and envelopes yet? Well here they are - essentially the insides are the same but the envelopes are not.

 

 
I have done something a little extra this time - I took a video of me making them for your to see my process. I have sped it up and popped a music with it but if you would like to see how easy both of these are please take a peak. This is the first video I have made and I know there is room for improvement - yes I will keep practicing and sharing more now I have figured out the 'how' to film, edit and add information to it. So watch this space! Please excuse the bruises - they are from failed cannula attempts after a recent hospital visit - it was pointed out they are very obvious - whoops.
 
 


 You will need to make the Stepped Up version a Big Shot, Trimmer, Dimensionals and adhesives plus these goodies below. 
Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 

Click to see the Carryover products from the Holiday Catalogue in Australia?
 https://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/stampin-up-australia-2017-holiday.html

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Petal Palette, Petal Passion DSP Stamp N Hop

Everyone must be getting the idea that I love a good blog hop - well I have joined another group of bloggers from all around the world called Stamp 'N Hop on Facebook. We are planning monthly hops with a theme so you can get inspired by goodies that all have at least one thing in common. This months hop is Anything Occasions - what fun as this is a great catalogue with 41 different stamp sets (counting wood / clear options as 1)!

So I am hanging out in the Australian Catalogue pages 22-23 with the Petal Passion Suite. Team it with any colour you love - the black and white  Petal Passion DSP is perfect for all occasions.

 
So let me tell you a little more about my card - yes it was sent as a sympathy card - the hardest I find to make but to me more important than most. I also usually hold off sending them for a week or even 10 days after the loss as that's the time I found the hardest in my experience. That first week is super busy getting ready to say our farewells the shock is still huge and we go about on autopilot doing what needs to be done! the week after the family is good supportive but that wanes as wee need to get back to work, kids sport and doing all those things before our hearts stopped still to farewell someone precious. That was when the loss hits hard - the support is still there but everyone goes back about their lives but the person the card goes to can't - it will never be the same. I have also been known to send flowers a month after rather than at the time.
 
 

So this card I pulled out the 2 new watercolour pencils that are exclusive to the Lots of Happy Card Kit on page 15 to use to colour my flower - Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist - now you could use ink but I have the pencils and love them so pencils it was! The sentiment is from The Ribbon Of Courage set 143885 in the annual catalogue as I just love it!


Thank you for stopping past please continue our hop - the list is below of the participants. If you are a current active demonstrator and would like to join us on the next hop you can find our Facebook Group HERE. For now pop on over to Jessie's blog and see what she has to share with us.


Hop Roll Call
Kayla Adams
Laurie Mackie
Joanne Hodge
Amy Grendel
Andre Gordon
Tracie Evans Langley
Kirsten Aitchison
Linda Handford
Rachel Traudt
Eva Pottsova
Melissa Tennison
Melissa Kerman
Lisa Kmiec
Christina Walker
Karen Pearmain
Joyce Whitman
Bobbi Miller
Ilka Teschke
Danielle Kassing
Terry Montgomery
Tracey Gouraud
Kat Spencer
Mo Rootes
Laurie Meier
Georgia Gaydos
Courtenay Heuston - You are HERE
Jessie Holton
Susan Simpson
Shannon Cole
Linda Richenberg

 Team these goodies with your trimmer, ink colour of choice and adhesives to make your own. 
Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 

Click to see the Carryover products from the Holiday Catalogue in Australia?
 https://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/stampin-up-australia-2017-holiday.html
 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Myths and Magic Wizard Birthday Card

Well it's a birthday here in our home - my middle daughter has just turned 15. She is obsessed with Harry Potter and loves the Myths and Magic Suite that Stampin' Up! have in the Occasions Catalogue. 



Of course the good old Wink of Stella is not really showing in the photo but its there adding a little sparkle to his hat and gown. He is coloured using the new Blends - they are super easy to use and yes I love them.


It was a school day but my daughter said she had a good day especially since we surprised her with cake during marine class.

Shopping list to make this card - add your trimmer, adhesive, Versamark and heat gun.
Courtenay
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 

Click to see the Carryover products from the Holiday Catalogue in Australia?
 https://bagsthatone.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/stampin-up-australia-2017-holiday.html
 
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