Friday, 24 February 2017

Hello & Welcome Joanne - Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights - VOTE NOW!

Hi Stampin’ Friends

Welcome Back to another Friday Night Team Highlights for the Crazy Crafters Team.  At the time of you reading this I will be letting my hair down and enjoying some good old fashioned Rock n Roll with the Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro .. I hope you have a fun weekend too whatever you get up to .. hopefully you manage to get some crafty time in!  

I'd really love for you to stop by and follow me on PINTEREST or even subscribe to my blog that way you can keep up to date with my posts I welcome your comments and would love your encouragement and support.
Tonights feature card is a Welcome Card for Joanne ... she recently took advantage of the awesome joining offer that is on now. It features Irresistibly Floral DSP & Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. the sweet little flower is from the Tree Builder Punch. 

Is your wishlist $169 or more?
If so, the best value for you is to join Stampin’ Up!
Currently when you sign up for the Stampin' Up!® Starter kit you pay only $169 and you receive $235 of product. That’s $66 of product absolutely free.
but wait there is more!!
During Sale-A-Bration there is a special BONUS deal - ADD 2 extra stamp sets of your choice (Maximum Value $178) 

You can pick ANY PRODUCT THAT YOU LIKE which is currently available for purchase there is no set kit ... your total investment is $169 including FREE delivery for a potential value of $413. 

JOIN MY TEAM TODAY and take advantage of the great joining offer.

Earlier this week the Crazy Crafters highlighted the new release Exclusive Saleabration Items in a special Blog Hop here they are again .. you can get your hands on one of these great items totally FREE with any purchase over $90* .. aren't they just gorgeous! (*excluding minimum $5.95 shipping fee*)

Don't forget to vote for tonights card HERE

Thanks again for stopping by
Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Highlighting NEW Sale-A-Bration Products

Hello & Welcome

The Crazy Crafters are today highlighting the BRAND NEW Sale-A-Bration Products just released and available TODAY from Stampin' Up! ... Place your order & add one to your order today!  You are currently at my blog Nicole Bonar whether you are just starting the hop here or have come from elsewhere it doesn't matter .. there is a list at the bottom that will help you make your way around all the amazing projects :) 

Today I've created a couple of cards to give you some ideas the first one with Reverse Words in Bermuda Bay, the teeny tiny flowers are punched with the Tree Builder Punch in Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper 

The second card I have made is with Make a Medallion, it is a 2 step photopolymer stamp set which makes lining it up a lot easier, personally I used & recommend the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I was not really fussed by this stamp set initially but after having a chance to play with it I can now appreciate the possibilities.  The colour palette is Elegant Eggplant & Island Indigo. 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by today ... I'm sure before long you will be totally inspired by the great projects you see.

Happy Crafting
Nicole x 

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Georgia Giguere

Hi Stampin' Friends

Welcome and Thanks for joining us today The Crazy Crafters are so blessed to hop with many International Superstars on a regular basis and today is no exception.  We are very excited to welcome along to our hop today special guest Georgia Giguere of

Georgia has been a demonstrator for many years and is a Top 100 Global Achiever .. AMAZING!! - I really love her style motto "My style is what I like to call, "simple yet stellar".  That simply means I like it to look like I fussed, but I really didn't!"

I was inspired by this card of Georgia's .. she has also made a VIDEO of it entitled
"Easiest Watercolor Technique Ever!

I don't do alot of water colouring so this was a real step out of my comfort zone.
I think I was initially drawn to the red leaves, however as you can see below my card turned out somewhat different. 

I double stamped the maple leaf first in Smoky Slate followed by Basic Black Archival and Smoky Slate with Pink Pirouette, each time the stamp is slightly offset from the previous .. I used the aqua painter and moved some of the ink around and then hit it with the heat tool ... I really wasn't keen on it initially and procrastinated if I liked it or not .. after walking away for awhile to tend to some other things I came back and continued on adding the sentiment and Basic Black Layer on a Pink Pirouette Base.  Its growing on me!
I do hope you like the card I created today and you find great inspiration as you hop around the list of participating Crazy Crafters below.

To re-create this card you will need
Vintage Leaves Stamp Set (Photopolymer 138802)
Cottage Garden Stamp Set for the Sentiment however you could use any sentiment to suit your needs
Watercolor Paper (122959) Aqua Painters (103954) Heat Tool (129056)
Cardstock - Basic Black, Pink Pirouette

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

Friday, 17 February 2017

Strength & Prayers for Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights

Hi Stampin’ Friends

Welcome Back to another Friday Night Team Highlights for the Crazy Crafters Team.  I have to admit I almost didn't make it tonight, although I've had plenty of time to get it sorted I just feel like I've achieved little this week. Hopefully next week I can find a bit more energy & mojo to create!

Tonights feature card showcases Strength & Prayers, this stamp set has been sitting on the shelf for gosh knows how long and its the first time its been inked up.  I needed to restock some Sympathy/Thinking of You style cards and this is what evolved. What we have is a Basic Black Base with Very Vanilla Layer & Cherry Cobbler Lovely Lace Embossed Panels cut diagonally to create a channel effect making way for the Exclusive Saleabration Metallic Ribbon.  The Dove is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and die cut with Stitched Framelits and backed with a oval scalloped die in gold foil.  To finish off the sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.

Over to you guys .. please take a moment to comment and VOTE FOR MY CARD I would really appreciate your support :)

Have a great weekend
Nicole x 

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Kylie's International Blog Highlights - Get Well

Hi Stampin' Friends
Thanks for visiting my blog today! Welcome to the February 2017 installment of  Kylie's International Highlights .. We are being highlighted worldwide by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten as voted by you will get to take part in an Exclusive International Blog Hop so please vote for my project. You can VOTE HERE!
Our theme for this highlight is Get Well soon - What a wonderful way to cheer someone up when they are feeling down, recovering from illness/surgery, or a particularly hard life event.

My card today features the flower bunch from Touches of Texture paired with one of the Sentiments from Beautiful You.  Working from top to bottom I have jazzed up the Stitched Shape Oval Diecut with a ring of Bermuda Bay Sequins this is mounted with dimensionals.  The Whisper White Layer sits on a Silver Foil Layer which is mounted with foam strips.  The final Bermuda Bay layer has been sponged around the edges & is mounted directly on the Whisper White Card with Tombow. If you live in Australia and would like to purchase from me please click the shopping trolley over to the right it will take you directly to the shop where you can happily browse and order 24/7 at your convenience.

Thanks again for visiting my blog today I hope I have inspired you, make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - February International Highlights to vote for my project, I would really appreciate your support.

Happy Crafting!
Nicole x

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Bloomin Love for Case this Card Challenge - #CTC023

Hi Stampin' Friends

I thought I would pop in quickly today and share a couple of love themed cards co-incidently I found a challenge to link it to called Case this Card I think it started out as casing the previous winners card but has since taken on a theme each week ... this challenge needs some love as there aren't many entries so why not join me and add an entry to CASE THIS CARD #CTC023

Here is my entry featuring the Bloomin' Love Stamp Set & Bloomin' Love Matching Dies

Thanks for joining me today & I hope to see you over at Case this Card sometime for one of the great challenges.

Till Next Time
Nicole x 

Friday, 10 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Friday Night Team Project Highlights - VOTE NOW!

Hi Stampin’ Friends

Welcome Back to another Friday Night Team Highlights for the Crazy Crafters Team.  The weeks just seem to be flying by at the moment and there is always something fun & exciting happening in the team .. I am really getting into blogging as you might have noticed lately and starting to enjoy the process hopefully with a bit more practice I can get something happening at least once a week if not a bit more often.

Tonights feature card would be great for an engagement or wedding it is created on a Basic Black Base with Whisper White Layer the Background Scratchy Look is from the stamp set You've Got This .. The Sweet Sugarplum Die Cut Heart is from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits and finally the Sentiment comes from the stamp set Better Together finished off with some random ink splatters & a bitty butterfly silver heart and some enamel shapes.

As always you can vote for the creations entered in each weeks challenge Click Here to VOTE for my card (or any of the other creations) in this weeks highlights.

Till next time .. Happy Crafting!
Nicole x 

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

International Highlights Top 10 Exclusive Blog Hop

Hi Stampin' Friends
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Today the Top 10 Winners of the International Highlights from January .. & maybe a few more because it has been combined with December are presenting an exclusive hop.  I was over the moon to be announced in January's Top 10 you can see that project HERE.

Here is my project for today ... with Valentine's Day just around the corner I thought it would be great to put together a little card set with some sweet little heart chocolates cos who doesn't like chocolate!

The Designer Series Paper comes from the Sending Love 6x6 Paper Stack
& the Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Sentiments.
Thanks so much for stopping by today
Happy Crafting
Nicole x

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Shannon Lane

Hi Stampin' Friends

Welcome and Thanks for joining us today for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. We are excited and very blessed to hop with lots of talented top international demonstrators regularly, one of the great perks of being a Crazy Crafter.  Today our special guest is none other than super talented Shannon Lane - Crush On Colour from Canada and also a member of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team.

We are thrilled that Shannon could join us today, she is such a talented designer and has so many gorgeous cards I found it really hard to decide which card to CASE, I finally settled on this.

Its no secret I have a real thing at the moment for Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper, I think I may have to hide it from myself its just amazing!  Here is the card I came up with. I have taken the 1/4" Silver Natural Trim and inked it by placing it in a sandwich bag with some reinker.
(Caution this can be MESSY ... Use Gloves!).

We hope you find great inspiration from the projects you see on our hop. There is a list below of everyone taking part, grab yourself a coffee and make your way around all the fantastic projects.  We do love to know you have stopped by also so please take a moment to leave a comment.

To create this card you will need
Stylized Birthday Stamp (Woodmount 141828)
Rose Garden Thinlit Dies (140619) & Layering Circle Framelits (141705)
Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper (141644)
Cardstock - Island Indigo, Silver Foil, Silver Glimmer Paper & Whisper White
Ink - Island Indigo for sponging and reinker to dye ribbon
Embellishments - Silver 1/4" Ribbon Trim (Inked Island Indigo) & Metallic Enamel Shapes 

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

Friday, 3 February 2017

Dragonfly Thanks for The Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights

Hi Stampin’ Friends

Welcome Back to another Friday Night Team Highlights for the Crazy Crafters Team.  There is always something fun & exciting happening in the team .. would you like to be part of the action? There is a fantastic joining offer on right now please get in touch via my Facebook Page HERE if you would like to find out more .. I'd love to welcome you to my team!

On with the show ... Can you believe it?  .. February already! ... where exactly did January go? .. WOW! I have been exploring the possibilities with 
Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper the past couple of weeks and gosh I can't express how impressed I am with it not only are the designs fabulous it looks amazing both plain and coloured.  The card I am sharing with you this week is just stunning (even if I do say so myself) it uses the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper as a poppy background with the gorgeous new Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set (Sentiment) and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies. 

As always you can vote for the creations entered in each weeks challenge CLICK HERE if you would like to VOTE for my card (or any of the other creations) in this weeks highlights.

I will be back again with you on Sunday when the Crazy Crafters will be Blog Hopping with Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Member Shannon Lane.

Till next time .. Happy Crafting!
Nicole x 
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