Thursday, 29 October 2015

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - October 2015

Welcome to the Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop! This is the first month that we have moved to the new banner as we have now become global and will all be earning the same trips at the same time .. How Exciting!

You may be just starting here at my blog Nicole Bonar - or you may have already come from the person previous to me. There is a list at the end of the page so that you don't get lost just make sure you remember where you are so you know where to hop to next!

This month our theme is to be Inspired by Project Life. I came up with my design at the last minute in the very wee hours of this morning .. talk about cutting it fine! 

The project life Kit I used for my card was Lets Get Away after flicking through the cards I quickly chose the abstract looking background, I thought this would be a good focal point, the lined card with the splatter a bit like Gorgeous Grunge seemed to come next, the sentiment comes from the stamp set Groovy Love, Finally I finished off with a silver glimmer itty bitty heart and some stapled twisted bakers twine.

Stampin' Up! have a great collection of Project Life from Baby to Christmas to Travel & beyond there is sure to be a collection to suit your next project.

Thanks for joining me today - don't forget there is plenty more to hop around - you don't want to miss any .. I would love to know you have stopped by so please feel free to leave a comment.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x

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Monday, 19 October 2015

Congratulations ... To the Happy Couple

Welcome back to my Blog!

Today I am sharing a custom made card going to a special couple who have just announced their Engagement.

The discussion with my customer revealed a black and silver theme.

Here is my card ..

Congratulations to the Happy Couple

There is 3 layers sitting on top of the Black card base, Silver Foil, Basic Black & Whisper White. The flourish is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and is from Flowering Flourishes, the flower is made up from 3
co-ordinating flowers.  A bit of bling and ribbon finishes this card off just nicely.

The shopping list is below, if you need help or would like to purchase the supplies to make this card please click on the links below or get in touch and I can help you out.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x
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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Hi Everyone  
It’s that time of year when our family goes into Birthday overdrive ..
4 birthdays in succession quickly followed by yep you guessed it 

My card today is my Daughter’s Birthday Card .. another year another birthday it only seems like yesterday we were celebrating her 1st Birthday let alone her 19th.

Now I will apologise in advance as much as I love my Stampin’ Up! the “19” is not SU and the black polka dots is now sadly retired (Irresistibly Yours Wax Resist) never fear there is a suitable alternative black polka dot in the
"Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack".

The stamped image is the flourish from "Everything Eleanor" …. I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it all up and stamped it twice in opposite corners I then used clear embossing powder to get the glossy finish.

I hope you enjoyed viewing my card today as much as I did making it.
Happy Crafting
Nicole x 

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Friday, 25 September 2015

Global Design Project #GDP003 Theme Challenge - A Gift for Baby

Hi Everyone 

Today's card is super fun and super cute "Just for Baby" ... 

Playing along with the challenge this week over at 
Global Design Project check it out lots of inspiration.

I couldnt help but go for Zoo Babies it’s such a cute stamp set that doesn’t get used nearly enough.  

My cute elephant friend is stamped in Blushing Bride, I used the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch from the Holiday Catalogue to create the ribbon space (full shopping list is below)

Thanks for stopping by

Happy Crafting
Nicole x
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Thursday, 24 September 2015

Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop September - Remember to Give Thanks

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for Setember 2015.  
I am excited to again be participating this month, our theme this month is 

"Remember to Give Thanks" 

You are currently visiting my blog Nicole Bonar :)  
Our full blog hop line up is listed below, it will help you move along from blog to blog so you can see all the projects.

So grab a coffee .. get comfy .. and lets get started. I am sure you are going to love seeing all the wonderful creations made for your viewing pleasure.

My card comes from the stamp set Kinda Eclectic it is one of my favourite sets and I feel kindness and giving thanks go hand in hand.  I have inked up one side of the Honeycomb TIEF and placed the cardstock inside and gently rubbed it to get the background impression without actually embossing it, the sunburst rays are peaking out from just under the
Deco Labels Framelits.

I have also used the new Silver Cording Trim to finish off it really curls nicely with the blade of your scissors or bone folder.  The colour palette is shown below.

Thanks for stopping by & taking part in our Grand Vacation Blog Hop, with so many amazing ideas & inspiration you won't want to miss one! Remember you are currently at my blog Nicole Bonar, please check the line up below and click the next person on the list to continue.

Thanks for Visiting :)

Nicole x
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

Crazy Crafters September 2015 Blog Hop - Holiday Catalogue

Hi & Welcome to the September Edition of the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop.  This month we are highlighting the new recently released Holiday Catalogue.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects you see today.

My card today features the Berry Merry Photopolymer Bundle

Thanks again for stopping by to view my creation, continue the hop & check out more great projects by some of our talented Crazy Crafter's Team (Full Blog Line Up is below)

Happy Crafting :)
Nicole x 
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Thursday, 17 September 2015

Global Design Project #002 - Happy Wonderful Christmas - Sketch Challenge

Hi Everyone
Thanks for joining me today for the Week 2 Sketch Challenge for

Week 1 was simply AMAZING! Over 70 people played along with this new Weekly Challenge ... Each Monday Evening (AEST) we are provided with a new challenge, some of the best Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from all over the globe are involved, come join the fun, check out the great creations & play along yourself with the challenges.

The sketch challenge this week was provided by designer

I wasn’t quite sure what kind of card or sentiment would end up on today’s card but in the end it became obvious our next big celebration is “Christmas”
Can you believe it’s only 98 days till Christmas?

There are several layers starting with the base Kraft Cardstock followed by Silver Foil, Garden Green & finally Whisper White.

I’ve stamped Watercolor Wash Background in Real Red (lightly stamped off) followed by Gorgeous Grunge Splatters in Garden Green.

The sentiment is from Wondrous Wreath, heat embossed in silver, and the circles are cut using the circle framelits.

My product shopping list is below
 Thanks for stopping by today .. See you again soon!  
Nicole x 
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Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Global Design Project #001 - Congrats to You - Colour Challenge

Thank You for joining me today I am excited to share with you my 
1st ever Challenge Blog Entry for Global Design Project

Global Design Project is a brand new challenge blog, it consists of a super awesome, super talented design team headed up by a couple of Aussie Gals one being my upline, who regularly set new challenges for us all to play along with.  

So here we go our 1st challenge design a card/project based on these colours.

Now I will be the first to admit these are colours I wouldn’t normally reach for or even dream of putting together but I’m kinda digging my creation ... 
I hope you do too! 

I look forward to being challenged again and getting creative 
in another GDP Challenge 

Thanks for stopping by, 
If you're in Australia and would like to order any of the products I have used, please just click one of the links below to take you shopping!

Happy Crafting 

Nicole x 

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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop August - Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek

Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August 2015.  
This is my very first Grand Vacation Blog Hop having just earned this amazing trip this month,
I can't wait to see what all the achievers have created .. So Exciting! 

Our theme this month is a Sneak Peek of our NEW Holiday Catalogue we are so excited
to share some projects using new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue that
will be available to purchase from 1st September 2015.
We hope you find great inspiration from the projects. 

You are currently visiting my blog Nicole Bonar :)
Our full blog hop line up is below, it will help you move along from blog to blog so you 
can see all the projects.
For my sneak peek I have chosen to showcase the lovely new Designer Series Paper 
"Season of Cheer" the sentiments are from the new stamp set
"Embellished Ornaments"

I have kept it clean & simple in order to highlight the new product my co-ordinating colour palette consists of Cherry Cobbler, Hello Honey & Mossy Meadow with just a hint of silver and gold in the embellishments.

Thanks for taking part in our Grand Vacation blog hop, with so many amazing 
ideas & inspiration you won't want to miss one! Remember you are currently at my blog Nicole Bonar, please check the line up below and click the next person on the list to continue.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x 

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Friday, 14 August 2015

Crazy Crafters August 2015 Blog Hop - Stamp a Stack

Hi & Welcome to the August Edition of the Crazy Crafter’s Blog Hop.  This month we are highlighting some of the amazing bundles available in the just released 2015 – 2016 Annual Catalogue. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects you see today.

Stamp-a-Stack is a great way to showcase and utilise 
1 particular stamp set & matching punch or framelits in many ways.

Whats even better is that you can Bundle & Save and get 15% off 
many coordinating sets.

The Bundle I chose to work with for this Blog Hop is
Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set & matching Framelits.

Wonderous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set & Framelits Bundles
Item #137624

I hope you enjoy what I have to offer today,
Here are my creations using the Wonderous Wreath Bundle

Featuring Merry Moments DSP, 1/8 Silver Trim, Sequins, NEW! Silver Cord
(Coming Soon in the Holiday Catalogue) & Large Polka Dot Embossing Folder.

Featuring Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, 1/8 Gold Trim Ribbon
& Gold Glitter Splatter. The wreath is diecut with Gold Foil Cardstock.

Layered Torn Cardstock and Gold Glimmer Paper really give a traditional pretty look to this card.

A little bit of fun sponge daubering dots, a vellum overlay, the sentiment is heat embossed.

So there you have it 4 cards using Wonderous Wreath Stamp Bundle.

Finally 1 last photo showing you them all together :)

Thanks again for stopping by to view my creations, continue the hop & check out more great projects by our talented Crazy Crafter's Team (Full Blog Line Up is below)

Happy Crafting
Nicole x 
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Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Exciting News & More

Hi Everyone

Well to say its been a crazy few weeks is quite an understatement I've had some major personal Stampin' Up! achievements that are just mind blowing to me and I am really proud and so very excited. Of course achievements don't come easy.  I have an awesome team of girls who I take my hat off too and thank wholeheartedly for their hard work enthusiasm and dedication. 

Stampin' Up! is a flexible business model that accommodates both hobby demonstrators that want to join just for themselves to get a discount off their own product as well as offering a career plan that could see you leading a team, and earning cash bonuses and overseas holidays.  Would you like to know more about that ? Please contact me today for a chat.

So what is it that is so exciting I hear you say well I mentioned overseas holidays right ? .. can you believe that in 9 months (yes you did read that right) I have earned the 2016 Stampin' Up Grand Vacation! (insert squeal here) all expenses paid for myself & a guest to the Mediterranean cruising aboard the Norwegian Epic .. talk about spoilt hey! 

If that's not something to get excited about well how about some Weekly Deals they are always a delight to my eyes these deals are valid through until next Tuesday 18th August 2015.  As always I invite you to click on the links below to take you shopping with me.

Finally I'd love for you to pop in again on Friday Night (14th August) from 6pm to see the Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop we have a fabulous line up and some lovely projects to share with you.

Until then .. Happy Crafting!
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Holiday Catalogue Coming Soon & New Weekly Deals !

As a Demonstrator there are many perks one of them is that you get to see and order from new catalogues before the general public thats not to mention a generous commission plan, FREE Stamps, Cash Bonuses & Holidays.

Would you like that ?  This amongst other reasons is why I joined and I can honestly say it has been the greatest decision I ever made.

Purchase the STARTER KIT for only $169 you can choose $235 of ANY product you like INCLUDING items from the Holiday Catalogue. So no waiting for the official release in a month - just join now and you can start getting the items that you would like now!

Here is a picture of my copy that arrived this week! If you would like to get your hands on this hot little publication all you need to do is leave me a message below in the spirit of fairplay please only request a catalogue from me if you don't already have a current demonstrator.

Other perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

You join my team The Infinity Stampers we are a small but emerging team
My Team & I are kicking goals beyond belief .. (More about that in another post in the near future)! Whether you want to earn a little extra income or just purchase your Stampin' Up! Supplies at a discounted price, I welcome career & hobby demonstrators alike Australia Wide doesn't matter where you live I am here to help you. 
Free postage on the Starter Kit
A minimum 20% discount off your future orders

So what are you waiting for?
Join the Infinity Stampers today you will be so happy you did !

This weeks weekly deals have also arrived click on the pictures below to take advantage of these great specials & it will take you shopping with me :)

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I look forward to chatting with you again soon have a wonderful Wednesday 

Nicole x

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Crazy Crafters July 2015 Blog Hop - Favourite Colour Combo

Hi & Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for July 2015. 
This month we are showing off our Favourite Stampin’ Up! Colour Combo. Having only recently started blogging I think this is my 7th post so I am proud to be taking part in the team blog hop for the first time!

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Nicole Bonaror may have come from the person previous to me in the list below. If you get off track at any time, the full line up is below it will help you move along from blog to blog so you get to see all the stunning projects The Crazy Crafter's Team has created for you.

One of the things I love about Stampin' Up! is that the Card Stock, Ink, Markers & various other Embellishments all match so effortlessly. So, Get your pen & paper ready as I'm sure you are going to find some great new colour combinations that you are going to absolutely adore and want to try!

My Favourite Colour Combination at the moment is 
Melon Mambo & Bermuda Bay, teamed with Basic Black & Whisper White with a hint of bling of course cos a girl can never get enough .. right ?

I've used Gorgeous Grunge & Papillon Potpourri and Crazy for You for the Sentiment. I love the Gorgeous Grunge Paint Splatters and the Classic Typed Font from the Crazy for You Stamp Set

I have all the links below to the product used so that you can purchase these items from my Stampin' Up! Store at your convenience.

Thank You for taking the time to view our team blog hop for July 2015.  There is always some amazing ideas to kick that mojo into top gear ..  I hope my colour scheme has inspired you, don't forget to subscribe to my blog to get regular updates, also if you could leave me a comment down below before you dash off I would love to know that you have stopped in to see me.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x

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Monday, 6 July 2015

~ Product of the Month - July 2015 ~

Have you seen the Stampin' Up!


 It is simply AMAZING so many gorgeous cards plus storage & more. I LOVE this kit so much that I am making it my selected Product of the Month for July 2015.

The fun printed tin gives you plenty of room to store the cards that you make in this kit, plus room for more. Kit includes enough card bases and accents for 16 cards plus the all important instructions to complete this kit.  This gorgeous kit has a number of co-ordinating colours Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Wild Wasabi & Whisper White.

So what is included in this amazing kit I hear you ask ?

* 16 card bases and envelopes
* 1 printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4" x 4" x 5-3/8"
* 10 sheets of 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" Designer Series Paper, 2 ea. of 5 designs
* 4 die-cut Designer Series Paper strips
* Gold Glimmer Paper hearts
* Die-cut accents
* Printed acetate sheet
* Gold foil strips
* Metallic gold thread
* 1 sheet clear star epoxy stickers
* Gold epoxy hearts
* 4 wood die cuts
* 9 file tab dividers

Check out the video below

If you would like to purchase this fabulous TIN OF CARDS PROJECT KIT
and its co-ordinating TIN OF CARDS STAMP SET from me I am offering a refund of your postage cost when ordered through my online store + A further 10% discount off your purchase.  So what are you waiting for make your purchase today from my store (Click on the pictures below and it will take you directly to the item in my store), then message me to let me know you have purchased.  I have recommended a few additional items you might like to add to your purchase these are optional extras check them all out below.  This special Product of the Month Offer is available to 
Australian Residents only.

I look forward to hearing from you soon
Nicole x

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

NEW Release - Watercolor Wishes Project Kit + Weekly Deals & More

Hey Everyone

I just love when new items are released "Watercolor Wishes" is featured in our 2015/16 Annual Catalogue but wasn't quite ready when it was released. Good things come to those that wait right so here it is ... I just LOVE this kit and can't wait to get it!

You can find this fabulous kit on Page 80 it is such a great kit and comes with its very own set of exclusive stamps, this would make a great gift or just spoil yourself because you deserve it !

Don't delay in ordering this beauty as it is sure to sell out fast ORDER WATERCOLOR WISHES HERE ... check out the video below to see exactly what is included and extra optional supplies you might need

Now if that isn't enough excitement it is WEDNESDAY which means NEW WEEKLY DEALS and this week and for the next 4 weeks we are being spoilt Stampin' Up! are taking care of us with EXTRA deals so take advantage of the discounts and stock up on you favourite products.  The CLEARANCE RACK  has also been restocked with some great bargains some at up to 60% off !

Thanks for stopping by today

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Thoughts & Prayers Stampin' Up! Condolence Card

Today I was tasked with one of those cards that most struggle with ….

~ A Sympathy/Condolence Card ~

It is always hard to know what to say at such a difficult time my brief from the client was clean & simple, this is what I came up with 

I have used Whisper White & Soft Sky card stock, the sentiment is stamped in Smoky Slate whilst the Tree is heat embossed in the same colour (sadly now retired) the oval is cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits.  The tree and sentiment comes from the stamp set Thoughts & Prayers.

Thanks for stopping by today

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Thursday, 18 June 2015

Welcome to Blogland - My 1st Ever Blog Post!

Hi & Welcome to my Blog … If I sound nervous it’s because I am but here I am finally in Blogland … My 1st Ever Post so please be gentle with me I am learning albeit slowly so without further rambling LETS GO !

Again Welcome and Thanks for visiting me here, My name is Nicole and I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I hope you find my blog easy to navigate and I hope to be able to inspire you as I showcase my creations using Stampin’ Up products.

Over to your right you will find links to our catalogue as well as the shop link where you can shop at your convenience with me 24/7 and have your purchases delivered to you from just $5.95, oh and if you feel the urge to join our Stampin' Up family the link for that is there also.

I would love for you to leave some feedback for me and if you have any questions please don’t be afraid to ask or Contact Me.

Our new Annual 2015/16 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue was released on 2nd June, 2015 and I am really excited to share all of its goodness there is just so many must haves for me in this catalogue.

Well that’s it for me today … I hope you can stop by again to check out what I have been up to.
Nicole x 

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