Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Aim For Alaska Blog Hop - Theme - Inspired By Alaska!

Hi Stampin' Friends

So happy you could join us today .. I am in a special themed hop today for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators who are in a training program "Aim for Alaska" the brainchild of #1 Australian Demonstrator Kylie Bertucci.

The program aims to provide training, inspiration & tasks focused to push you out of your comfort zone to aim higher and reach out for your goals it includes many opportunities to listen to amazing demonstrators from around the world.

If you would like to sign up for this amazing program CLICK HERE

So onto the hop & my card .. today our theme is Inspired By Alaska! maybe the 
colours, the nature, the animals - whatever you want to take from Alaska.

All I could think of was polar bears, ice & cold weather so I asked my friend Mr Google for a bit more help!  I was totally bedazzled by the colours of the "Northern Lights" (Aurora Borealis).

I've tried to capture the colour of the Northern Lights in my card with some watercolouring.  Now I'm no master of watercolour by any means in fact I can count on 1 hand how many times I've actually watercoloured!  I've used ink direct to watercolour paper and blended with an aqua painter.  Once it was dry I stamped the trees from Lovely as a Tree in Garden Green, the final embellishment touch was the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

I hope you are inspired by my card and take the time to leave a comment as well as continue on the hop to see what everyone else has created!

Thanks again for stopping by
Happy Crafting
Nicole x 

Monday, 20 March 2017

Almost that time of year again!!! 2015/17 In Color Retirement!

Hi Stampin' Friends

If you are familiar with the Stampin' Up! In Colors, you know that we have a set of 5 on trend colors that are refreshed every 2 years, then they retire and are replaced with 5 brand new colors.

Question: So why talk about them now ?

Answer: NOW is the time to stock up on a reinker for your ink pad, on cardstock, designer series paper, and on the ribbon or embellishments you enjoy in these colors BEFORE they are SOLD OUT!

Ready to Order?- Click on any of the images below to shop my 

Stampin' Up! store 24/7

Thanks for stopping by today
Nicole x

Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Cucumber Crush A4 Cardstock
Delightful Dijon A4 Cardstock
Mint Macaron A4 Cardstock
Tip Top Taupe A4 Cardstock
Watermelon Wonder A4 Cardstock
Cucumber Crush 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
Delightful Dijon 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
Mint Macaron 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
Tip Top Taupe 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
Watermelon Wonder 5/8" (1.6 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon
2015-2017 In Color Doilies
2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
2015-2017 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
2015-2017 In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock
2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Rachel Tessman

Hi Stampin' Friends

Welcome and Thanks for joining us today The Crazy Crafters are so blessed to hop with many International Guests on a regular basis and today we are very excited to welcome along to our hop Rachel Tessman of Stamp Your Art Out!

Rachel is from Minnesota USA has been a demonstrator for many many years having achieved a multitude of trips and incentives throughtout her Stampin' Up! career.

The theme as always for our International Guest Hops is to choose a project previously created by our special guest (Rachel) and CASE it.  CASEing is a term used that quite simply means Copy And Selectively Edit - so take what you like from the original design and make it your own. It might be the stamp set - the colours, the layout, the flowers, whatever you like that has inspired you to make a card of your own. Here is my inspiration for today :) 

This is such a fun card "Dauber Fun" it reminds me of finger painting as a child just not quite so messy.  Here is the card I came up with!

Grab a bunch of daubers & ink, and just randomly inkspot all over the card its as easy as that I think I ended up with 7-8 colours in the end. I have paired it with a sentiment from Layering Love.  To finish off I have gone over a couple of the spots with Wink of Stella and added a Metallic Enamel Heart!

Continue on the hop and find much more fantastic inspiration from other participating Crazy Crafters in the list below.

To re-create this card you will need
Layering Love (CM 141965 or WM 141962)
Sponge Fingertip Daubers (133733)
Ink Colours of your Choice
Wink of Stella & Metallic Enamel Shapes
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White

If you would like to purchase any of these items head over to my shop HERE I've provided some of the important numbers above.
Thank you again for taking the time to join us on our hop today
Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Friday, 17 March 2017

Caseing the Caser for Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights

Hi Stampin’ Friends

Welcome Back to another Friday Night Team Highlights for the Crazy Crafters Team.  Can you believe there is just 2 weeks left of Sale-A-Bration its been a hot promotion that everyone looks forward to every year I will be sad to see it go but all good things must come to an end! Don't miss out on getting your free goodies (now while stocks last in the final weeks) with every $90 purchase!

On to tonights project .... I was recently inspired by Leisa one of my team members who in-fact cased another great card made by Patsy Waggoner of Border Buddies in the USA.  Thank You ladies for your inspiration! 

 After doing this clean & simple card I went back to the original again & took a better look deciding to CASE more of the original design coming up with a few more below, I really love the impact of the layers created with the banner punch. 

I think they have all turned out great and I am eager to try a different colour sequence next time.   Don't forget to VOTE HERE for TONIGHTS CARD 
Thanks again for stopping by .. have a great weekend!
Nicole x
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