Friday, 30 December 2016

Baby Bear for Crazy Crafters Team Final 2016 Highlights


Hi Stampin’ Friends

I hope this post finds you well rested after the Christmas break and ready to get into a brand new year ... can you believe it where did 2016 go so quickly?

Welcome to the final Team Project Highlights for 2016.  I recently had the pleasure of creating a card to welcome a beautiful baby girl.  Baby Bear was the obvious choice, I love this bear the 3 step stamping makes it so realistic.  My colour palette is Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride, whilst the bear is stamped with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.


I would appreciate if you would CLICK HERE! and check out the other Crazy Crafters who have taken part in the Team Highlights don't forget to vote for your favourite Top 3 projects.

Best Wishes for 2017
Happy Crafting
Nicole 

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Online Extravaganza Promotion




Hi Stampin’ Friends 

Its been a while between posts, so I'm stopping in today to talk to you about Online Extravaganza & show you a few cards I made with the delightful Moroccan Designer Series Paper. 


The cards are essentially the same just different colour schemes to co-ordinate with the DSP.

BUT WAIT ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA IS ALMOST HERE!

This next week (21 - 28 November) is the first ever Online Extravaganza here in the South Pacific Market.  This sale has run in the USA for many years with great success, be sure to drop by my store tomorrow to see what all the fuss is about.  There is a huge 1 day sale on selected items on the first & last days of the promotion.  If you would like to place an order  

Check out the full list of items on sale here Online Extravaganza Sale


Until next time 
Happy Crafting 
Nicole

Saturday, 1 October 2016

World Card Making Day Blog Hop


Hi Stampin’ Friends 

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products.  

Today is a very special day in our crafty world and we are celebrating this with several worldwide blog hops throughout the day prepare to be blown away by some amazing creations.

You are currently visiting Nicole Bonar in Australia, you will trip around the world & visit many places to help you on your way there is a list at the bottom of the page that will help you in your travels.



I have made a few different cards using Washi Tape as the feature, the featured stamp set is Designer Tin of Cards. I hope you enjoy my creations along with the many other fabulous creations you will see to mark this special event.

To celebrate World Card Making Day Stampin' Up!® have put on some amazing deals check them out in my store by clicking on the shopping trolley over in the right sidebar.


Thank You again for taking the time to join us on our hop today.
Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Sarah Berry


Hi Stampin’ Friends 
Welcome and Thanks for joining us today for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest Sarah Berry from the UK.


We are thrilled that Sarah could join us today and we hope you find great inspiration from the projects you see.  I have followed Sarah for a while now and just love her creations, I am delighted to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) one of Sarah's many beautiful creations.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog Nicole Bonar, or may have come from the person previous to me there is a list of participants at the end of the page that you can use to hop around each blog, be sure to click on each link to continue your journey of course we love to know you have stopped by so please take a moment to leave a comment below.

This is Sarah's Card I have CASED


and here is my card, I have cut strips of the Floral Boutique DSP rather than stamp the focal stripes and changed up the colours and trim.  I am rather happy with how quickly it came together also.



If you live in Australia and would like to purchase any of these products please click on the shopping trolley over to your right here is a list of items I used.

Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper - 141663
Floral Phrases Bundle - (Clear 142355 or Wood 142354)
3/8" Glitter Ribbon Combo - 142015
Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon - 134548
Christmas Trinkets Embellishments - 141997
Night of Navy A4 Cardstock -  106577
Real Red A4 Cardstock - 106578
Whisper White A4 Cardstock - 106549  

Thank You again for taking the time to join us on our hop today.
Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Monday, 5 September 2016

Strawberry Sketches #SS008


Hi Stampin' Friends 


I'm here today to share a card with you for a great challenge "Strawberry Sketches" hosted by UK Stampin' Up Demonstrator Sarah Berry.  This is my 1st time entering this challenge .. so much fun! 


Here is this weeks sketch challenge - our task is to create using the sketch as a starting point.

and here is the card I have come up with for this challenge.  


Here is the list of items I used

Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set - 141534
Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set - 127805
Smoky Slate A4 Cardstock - 131291
Wild Wasabi A4 Cardstock - 111850
Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack - 138435

Your in for a treat this week as The Crazy Crafter's Team is hopping with Sarah on Sunday Evening at 7pm be sure to check back in then to see more fabulous projects.  Thank You so much for taking the time to stop by today.
Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Friday, 2 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights - Vote for your favourite!


Hi Stampin' Friends

Welcome and Thanks for stopping by to check out the amazingly talented Crazy Crafters Weekly Team Highlights.  I've had the pleasure this week to create a custom Thank You card order so thought I would enter it in this weeks team highlights.  


Very simple but effective layout using Work Of Art, One Big Meaning & Touches of Texture Stamps the base colours are Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Sugarplum & So Saffron with a black 1/2cm frame.  The sentiment and flowers are inked in Bermuda Bay.  Work of Art is inked in the same colour as the card base stamped off once before applying the 3 brushstrokes.


Now to Vote - head on over to KYLIE'S BLOG where you will find all of this weeks projects, click on the heart in the top right hand corner to vote.  I know that the team will appreciate you taking the time to vote, visit their blogs and leave them a comment!  You get THREE votes so choose wisely.

Thanks once again for stopping by
Happy Stamping
Nicole x 

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Featuring Star of Light with Special Guest Dawn Olchefske


Hi Stampin’ Friends 

Thanks for joining us today for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest Dawn Olchefske of “Do Stamping with Dawn”

We are thrilled that Dawn could join us here today and we hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Dawn.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog Nicole Bonar, or may have come from the person previous to me there is a list of participants at the end of the page that you can use to hop around each blog, be sure to click on each link to continue your journey.

So on with the show …. I have dived into the archives and found myself way back in 2010, funnily enough the card I chose to case was created in the same week we are now in, I also discovered it is Dawn’s Birthday Week – Many Happy Returns Dawn! .. It was inevitable that literally everything used on the original card would be retired but alas fast forward 6 years and there are some similarities to a brand new stamp set coming soon.  

This is Dawn's Card I have CASED


and here is my creation and a sneak peek of Star of Light Stamp Set & Starlight Framelits coming on 1st September 2016 in the new 2016/17 Holiday Catalogue.


Thank You so much for taking the time to join us on our hop today.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Sunday, 10 July 2016

Crazy Crafters July Blog Hop with Special Guest Tracy May


Hi Everyone

Welcome Back to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop this time with Special Guest - UK Demonstrator Tracy May.  
We are thrilled that Tracy could join us here today and we hope you find great inspiration from the projects.

This month we are excited to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) any project that has been created by Tracy.

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog Nicole Bonar, or may have come from the person previous to me there is a list of participants at the end of the page that you can use to hop around each blog, be sure to click on each link to continue your journey.

This is Tracy’s card I have CASED


and here is my creation using the Best Birds Stamp Set and
Birds & Blooms Thinlits Die Set (also available in a bundle!)



Today’s card didn’t start anything like the way I envisioned but nevertheless I am happy with the end result.  The colour palette was also one I hadn’t really used before so I was pleasantly surprised as it came together.

Thank You so much for taking the time to join us on our hop today.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x 

Friday, 1 July 2016

Flourishing Phrases for the Crazy Crafters Team Highlights

Hi & Thanks for stopping by
 
I've whipped up this beauty today for the Crazy Crafters Team Highlights each week my upline showcases our work and you can vote on your favourite .. pop over and check out this weeks entries and vote for your favourite.

Today's card is the flourish from Flourishing Phrases I have stamped it initially in 1 piece and then used the trimmer to diecut it into 4 squares I'm fairly pleased with the outcome .. The "Hello" Sentiment comes from the Watercolor Words Card Kit.



Hope you have a great weekend :)
Nicole x  

Monday, 27 June 2016

In Color Ruched Ribbon Share


Hi Readers 

I am currently organising some ribbon and dsp shares this is a great way to get your hands on some of the new product without a huge outlay of buying the whole roll or pack. 

If you would like further information or would like to order please
CLICK HERE to visit my Facebook Page where you can send me a message. 

Have a Wonderful Crafty Day
Nicole x


Sunday, 26 June 2016

More In Color Creations - Emerald Envy & Dapper Denim

Welcome Back

I have to say I am totally loving Stampin' Up!'s New range of 2016/2018 In Colors and couldn't help but create a few more cards.

Firstly "Emerald Envy" .. this is such a gorgeous colour, teamed with the matching DSP stack that has 4 great workable patterns and the new In Color Ruched Ribbon. The sentiment "Hooray" comes from Watercolor Words.


And below "Dapper Denim" again teamed with another of the great prints from the In Color DSP Stack.  I have embossed with the Brick Wall for some added interest,  I've also used the new Layering Circles Framelits these are just the greatest and I know will get lots of use.  The sentiment "Let's Celebrate" comes from the stamp set "Confetti Celebration"


I hope you have enjoyed viewing my creations today 
Thanks for stopping by
Nicole x

Thursday, 23 June 2016

Pop of Pink Congratulations for Crazy Crafters Team Highlights

Hello Everyone

Today's card is using the Pop of Pink Washi Tape .. teamed with the Star Framelits and Silver Glimmer Paper to bling it up. The "Congratulations" sentiment is from the stamp set "One Wild Ride".


Don't forget to pop over and check out all the other entries in this weeks
Crazy Crafters Team Highlights. You can also vote on the cards by clicking on the heart in the top right corner of your favourite at the link above.

Until next time
Nicole x 

Friday, 17 June 2016

Peekaboo Peach & Watercolor Words for the Crazy Crafters Team Highlights


Hi & Thanks for stopping by
 
Today I am sharing with you a card I made from the recently released 2016-2018 In Color Range "Peekaboo Peach" Cardstock and Matching Designer Series Paper Stack the complimenting stamp "You're the Best" comes from the Watercolor Words Stamp Set.


This card is also in this weeks Crazy Crafter's Team Highlights pop over and check out this weeks entries, this is the first time i've entered so hopefully with any luck I have done it all right.  You can also vote on the cards by clicking on the heart in the top right corner at the link above.

Hope you have a great weekend :)
Nicole x  

Layering Framelits Part 3 - Ovals

I have had a few enquiries regarding sizes of the new Layering Framelits so thought I would put up photos with all the sizes (this is part 3 of 3 so check the other blog posts also and be sure to pin them for future reference) The sizes mentioned are the cut size they are all designed to compliment and layer if you would like to purchase please head on over to the shop by clicking the shopping trolley over to your right. 

Happy Crafting
Nicole x


Layering Framelits Part 2 - Squares

I have had a few enquiries regarding sizes of the new Layering Framelits so thought I would put up photos with all the sizes (this is part 2 of 3 so check the other blog posts also and be sure to pin them for future reference) The sizes mentioned are the cut size they are all designed to compliment and layer if you would like to purchase please head on over to the shop by clicking the shopping trolley over to your right. 

Happy Crafting
Nicole x


Layering Framelits Part 1 - Circles

I have had a few enquiries regarding sizes of the new Layering Framelits so thought I would put up photos with all the sizes (this is part 1 of 3 so check the other blog posts also and be sure to pin them for future reference) The sizes mentioned are the cut size they are all designed to compliment and layer if you would like to purchase please head on over to the shop by clicking the shopping trolley over to your right. 

Happy Crafting
Nicole x


Monday, 13 June 2016

Kinda Eclectic & Tin of Cards - Happy Birthday


Popping in to share with you a custom card made this weekend requested by a customer its again been a while between posts .. whilst it seems quiet at least here on the blog I am super busy in other areas including building my wonderful Infinity Stampers Team and achieving much personal success.  Just recently I advanced to the title of "Gold" I am so grateful for my friends and customers, my amazing team and upline support who have all helped me achieve what I have in such a short amount of time.

Have you heard about the June MORE STAMPS promotion? ... Stampin' Up! have a fabulous joining offer for this month only, you can receive an extra 2 stamp sets for FREE! (Value up to $178) if you would like to join my team you can CLICK HERE to go to the sign up link.


On to my card ... Today's share is created with Kinda Eclectic and Tin of Cards Stamp Sets, the featured colours are Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango and Tempting Turquoise.  Pop by my shop (click on the shopping trolley) over to your right to pick up your crafting supplies.




Thanks for stopping by today
Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop with Special Guest Dawn Griffith


Hello & Welcome 
To the Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop with very special guest 
USA Demonstrator Dawn Griffith of Dawn's Stamping Thoughts 

Our Theme for this hop is to 
Recreate/Case (COPY & Selectively Edit) 
A project created by Dawn 

You are here with me at my blog Nicole Bonar if you get lost on the blog hop
there is a list at  the bottom to help you get back on track.
The Crazy Crafters would love you to visit their blogs & leave a comment.

I have chosen to CASE Dawn's recent project entitled
“Celebrate” (28th March 2016)



and here is my card 



I have used the layout as my inspiration and got my bling on with Gold Glimmer Paper (133719)
& Gold Fancy Designer Vellum (133363) to tone down the stripes of 
the Neutrals Gold DSP (138435)  The sentiment "Congrats" is from Expressions 
Natural Elements (138395) that has been heat set with Gold Stampin' Glitter (133457)  

I hope you are inspired by my take on Dawn's project.  
Many Thanks for stopping by to see my creation .. Don't forget to continue hopping 
there are heaps of amazing projects that you won't want to miss.

Happy Stamping
Nicole x

Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Almost Time for Goodbyes


Well Hello Everyone ... 

Its been a long time between blog posts what more can I say LIFE got in the way .. that being said I'm Back! and with any luck you will start to see a few more posts from me in the not to distant future :)

So today I've decided a call to action is needed ... to jump back on the horse so to speak and just give you the heads up ...

Very soon Stampin' Up! will be retiring the gorgeous 2014-2016 In Color Family ... colours we have all come to love and adore over the past couple of years .. eeeek!

Anyways its time to check have you got your ...
- INK REFILLS 
(most important to keep those ink pads alive and juicy for years to come)
- STOCKED UP ON CARDSTOCK & DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
- STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS 
- RIBBONS 


Don't leave it to long .. there is nothing worse than "I told you so" especially when your favourite In Color is retiring

Click Here SHOP WITH ME NOW!

Don't forget to use my MARCH HOSTESS CODE for some extra special freebies sent to you at the end of the month 9PNWZ2KP


Have a wonderful crafty day
Nicole x
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