Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia Sketch Challenge

The Calming Camellia stamp set is the Host set in the upcoming Sale-a-Bration catalogue (January 2022) and just soooooo beautiful! I think I need to add a few more “o” to that soooooooooo. It really is a stunning stamp set, and so I had to get it inky!

I have stamped it in Pale Papaya and combined it with some of the Heart and Home Designer Series Paper. Loving this colour as well, so pretty.
The only way to get this set right now, is for you to join Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator, and if you are in Australia, I would love to have you in my Stampin family, so reach out to me for more info, or click the link.
The set will be available from the 4th January 2022, with a party or personal order over $500, so start collecting those orders now, and contact me to ask about having an online cardmaking or scrapbook party with your friends and family.
Happy stamping!
Chris

More Abstract Beauty

You may have seen a few days ago, I shared a card that was the same design and layout as a card that I had made during a Facebook Live, so below is the one I made on the Live…….

It really just needed a little something extra, so while I was packing all of my craft stash in boxes for reorganising, I came across a simgle, lonely flower that was going to be for another project, and it was just right to pop on my card! The flower is from the Color and Contour stamp set, and I have added a little Wink of Stella to the centre of the flower as well.
Much better!!
Well, back to the reorganising, but I am glad I gave this lonely flower a home.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Ever Eden Merry Melody Christmas Card

My card today uses a combination of different elements which worked so well together to make a Christmas card to send off to family interstate.
As a musician, the Merry Melody Embossing Folder is, of course, one that I had to have, and will keep forever! Thank goodness it is on the carry over list, so will still be available for a while yet.
It’s gorgeous as a background for all sorts of cards but of course works beautifully for Christmas cards.

The Ever Eden Designer Series Paper was cut out using the Scalloped Contours Dies.

The Ever Eden DSP, and also the Intricate Leaves Dies are on the Last Chance List, so won’t be available after the 3rd of January 2022, make sure you get in now if you would like them, if they sell out before that date they won’t be available again. You can place orders through my online store 24/7 and they will be shipped straight to you.

Happy stamping!
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Abstract Beauty Card

My card today features a new Designer Series Paper called Abstract Beauty, available from 4th January 2022.
I made a similar card during my regular Wednesday morning Facebook Live, however the one I made live, I feel, needs an addition, so I will share that one with you soon. This card is the same layout and the same DSP, so you can get a feel for what I was doing in my facebook live. Or you can watch it here.

The card is very quick and easy to make, it also uses the Stockings Dies, which are unfortunately on the Last Chance list and are half price while stocks last.

The other thing to share with you today is that some of our Basic White items are back in stock, the Thick White Cardstock is now available, and also the White C6 Envelopes, so get in and order yourself some while they are available.

Happy stamping!
Chris


Customer Thank You Cards Blog Hop with Kylie


Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Training Program Monthly Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support
You may be starting here or have come from another blog – either way you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

For this months Customer Thank You Cards I wanted to highlight the Friendly Hello stamp set and matching Designer Series Paper, available on January 4th from the new Sale-a-Bration catalogue.

If you place an order with me or join my family of demonstrators this month, you will be receiving one of these cards as a thank you for your order.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
As mentioned at the top, this is a blog hop so make sure you ‘hop’ around to all the amazing projects on this hop! Click on the links below to visit them.
Happy stamping!
Chris

1. Kylie Bertucci – Australia  
2. S. Kelli McConkey – InkyHandsWarmHearts – USA  
3. Beth McCullough – Stamping Mom – USA  
4. Sara Sayers – KISS Kreative (UK)  
5. Mo Rootes (UK)  
6. Angie McKenzie – USA  
7. Jessica Hart – Australia  
8. Julia Zimmer – Germany  
9. Rachel Aziamadi – Scrapinium – France / Germany  
10. Mary Ann Curtis – USA  
11. Trish Soliman – Australia  
12. Janelle Duggan – Australia  
13. Angela Meiritz-Reid  
14. Diane Evans – Stampin With Diane (Canada)  
15. Melva Peters – Stamping With Melva (Canada)  
16. Rebecca Nutley  
17. Virginia Hodgins – Canada  
18. Vicky Wright – Australia  
19. Cheryl Hurst – Australia  
20. Sandie stampwithsandie.blogspot.com UK  
21. Karen Gilbert Simply Said withKaren.com Canada  
22. creatingartwithmarilyn.com  
23. Laurie Bradshaw USA  
24. Lesley Seabrook Canada  
25. Melissa Faust – Stamp with Melissa – USA  
26. Shelly Wadge – Australia  
27. Leonie François – Prulleke – the Netherlands  
28. Rookaya Parak – Canada  
29. Liz Yuille – Old Stables Crafts – UK  
30. Robbie Rubala – USA  
31. Theresa McEntee-Theresa’s Treasures- USA  
32. Sue Sanders – USA  
33. Jan Bassett  
34. Cindy-lou Kyle-Canada  
35. Denise Cox – Birdsnest Designs – Canada  
36. Candace Birch, Knotty Birch Studios, Idaho, USA  
37. Jenna Moore – Jenna’s Crafting Studio (Canada)  
38. Tracy held – Trace Of Creativity, Australia  
39. Jennifer Blaschak- Card Zen by Jen (USA)  
40. Christina Barnes – Dot Dot Stamping (Australia)  
41. Janice Piechowiak – USA  
42. Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper (USA)  
43. Christy Gridley – Christy’s Stamping Spot – USA  
44. Laurie Bellard – USA  
45. Mandy Witherby – Australia  
46. Bonnie Sanche – Canada  
47. Verna Mullen – StampinNotes – USA  
48. Teah Woodward  
49. Heather Guerrero – USA  
50. Lorraine Tierney ChatnCraft with Lorraine USA  
51. Cheryl Hamilton  
52. Judith Patterson ~ USA  
53. Christiane Brosseau – CANADA  
54. Suzie Jewell – USA  
55. Rose Coleman- Canada  
56. Heidi Collins, On Y Go! Stamping – USA  
57. Anne Marie Jakubiec-Canada  
58. Tamara Semon – USA  
59. Kate Bolt  
60. Kathi Ondus – USA  
61. Theresa Hayes-USA  

Masculine Monday Friendly Hello

You may think I am a little obsessed with the Friendly Hello stamp set. You would be correct! It is so gorgeous and lovely to work with. It’s so pretty, with those gorgeous flower images and pretty colours in the matching Designer Series Paper. However, I wanted to show that it can be used for more neutral or even masculine cards, so used it during my Masculine Monday Facebook Live this morning.
This is the original design that I put together before I went Live…..

And I decided to use the same elements but change the layout…. there’s nothing like improvising during a Facebook Live, it keeps it interesting!!

For the second card, I fussy cut the bird after stamping it, to remove the flowers and make it more masculine.

Which do you like better?
If you prefer not to watch video on Facebook, you can find many of my Facebook Lives now on my youTube channel, make sure you Subscribe so that you know when something new has been added.
While the stamps and Designer Series Papers I have used for this card are not available until January 4th 2022, make sure you check out what’s available in the Clearance Rack, there are some great specials available.
However, if you really want this gorgeous stamp set, and you want it right now (and if you live in Australia), I would love to have you join my family of demonstrators, and you can join my team here. As a new demonstrator you have early access to all of the upcoming new goodies!!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello

My card today uses the Stampin’ Up! Friendly Hello stamp set, one that you may not have seen yet. It is a brand new one, available from the 4th January 2022, along with the pretty Friendly Hello Designer Series Paper.



I fell in love this with gorgeous little bird as soon as I saw it, and am so grateful that I am able to earn free goodies from Stampin’ Up! just for choosing to be a demonstrator and share what I love doing. And of course, it’s always fun to receive free things, and this is one that you can also receive for free during this coming January/February Sale-a-Bration.

Cute little birdie is coloured using the Stampin’ Up! Watercolour pencils, but with no water involved, just coloured with the pencils.
Isn’t this just the most gorgeous image?
I have also stamped on the inside of the card with a smaller image from the same set, also coloured with the pencils.

While this one is only available to demonstrators prior to the 4th January, if you really want it, you could join my Stampin’ Up! family of demonstrators, with all the benefits that go along with that.
Of course there are always the items that are on the Last Chance List and in the Clearance Rack to craft with until January, and I will be posting up some projects using those soon.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Blossoms in Bloom Thank You Card

Today’s card is a very quick and easy card, made using the gorgeous Blossoms in Bloom stamp set.

The Blossoms in Bloom stamp was inked up in Fresh Freesia ink, such a pretty colour! I have just added a strip of Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper to the left of the main image, and that’s it – so quick and easy but effective and pretty. Cardmaking at it’s easiest.

We are having another very wet day here, with our river flooding and plenty more rain forecast. So grateful we live high on a hill. Guessing it will be a weekend of staying warm and dry and doing some crafting!
I have the new catalogues, so if you are in Australia and would like a copy sent to you, please feel free to reach out to me, either leave a comment here, or send me an email – dotdotstamping@gmail.com and I will get them in the post to you. Lots of lovely goodies in those catalogues!!
And don’t forget, you can always order Stampin’ Up! products from my online store 24/7.
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Masculine Monday Intricate Leaves Dies Card

Stampin’ Up!s Intricate Leaves Dies are a definite favourite of mine from the current mini catalogue, and are also on the Last Chance list, so will no longer be available after the 3rd January.

The combination of the Intricate Leaves Dies, with the Cork and the Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper, makes for an easy masculine card.
If you would like to order the products to make this card, you can use this link which will take you directly to my projects, where you will find this card. Simply click on the card and all of the products you would need will be listed.
Don’t forget to join me live every Monday morning (Eastern Australian time) on my Facebook page, for Masculine Monday. I am hoping that I might have some new goodies to use by then. Crossing fingers!!
Happy stamping
Chris

Using up the left overs.

I am on a mission to use up those bits and pieces that get saved from other projects. I seem to have an accumulation of these that never get used and they soon mount up. Am I the only one?

So today’s card came from the need to use the gold frame, rather than have it sitting in my stash, and I have used it as a frame for some of the beautiful Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper, one of my favourites from the current Mini Catalogue.

The background layer has been embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder, and then the framed layer offset.

The two flowers in the bottom corner have been fussy cut from the paper, and gold sprays of leaves are from the new Curvy Dies.

Now I am wondering who I should give that card to?

Happy Stamping!

Chris x