Handcrafted Journal

Today I am sharing something I have been working on over the past few days, my very first handcrafted Journal.

I have rather a lot of retired Designer Series Paper – I have a bit of a DSP addiction!! I love it all, and I do use it on my cards and other projects but invariably, there seems to be plenty left over.

So my Journal uses all retired Stampin’ Up!items other than some photocopy paper which I have combined with DSP for the pages, and the Muesli Bar box which was upcycled to form the cover of the Journal.

Each page is different, some are stamped, some have hand cut birds, most are sponged, spritzed and splattered. I had a lot of fun!!

And all the pages are properly bound into the cover.

I absolutely loved making this project and I can see a lot more of them happening in the future, incorporating some mixed media techniques as well .

I think I’ll start on the Jatz box tomorrow!!

Happy stamping, sponging, spritzing and splattering!!

Chris

Stampin’ Up! Calming Camellia

My card today features the beautiful Sale-a-Bration Host Stamp set, Calming Camellia, which I have stamped onto Crumb Cake cardstock with Night if Navy ink. Then using a Blender Pen I have coloured it with White ink on the petals, Old Olive on the leaves and Soft Suede on the stem.

I plan to make a set of these and some tags as well. They will make a beautiful gift.

I hope you are having a crafty Sunday!

Happy Stamping!

Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

Playing with Colour

I don’t have a card to share with you today, I am spending the day at the lake while my son sails. And while he is, I am enjoying nature, listening to the beautiful Bellbirds, and enjoying this view.

And also playing with colour with some new images. I’m not sure what I will make with this yet but I will share the finished project soon.

Enjoy your day!

Happy stamping!

Chris

Stampin’ Up! Natural Tone Blends coming soon!

I am sharing a bit of a sneak peek today of a new product which will be available from 1st Feb 2022.
The new Natural Tone Stampin’ Blends!

These will be fantastic for skin tones as well as for animals and, well…. just a great addition to current collection of colours.
They are available as a preorder for demonstrators right now, so if you are interested in getting these now and would like to get a minimum of 20% off your craft purchases, contact me, or you can join here.
These will be available from my online store from the 1st Feb 2022 – start planning your projects!

Happy stamping
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters in Party Hats!

The Awesome Otters Sale-a-Bration set is just so cute that I had to make another card with it today, this time combined with some of the gorgeous Abstract Beauty Designer Series Paper from the new Mini catalogue.

They look like they are having a lot of fun!
The hats have been stamped separately in Basic Gray and then coloured very quickly using a Blender Pen with Just Jade and Pumpkin Pie ink, and then fussy cut with scissors and adhered with dimensionals. There is some Wink of Stellar on the pompoms.
And don’t forget to decorate the inside as well…..

I hope they give you something to smile about today!
Happy stamping
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Awesome Otters and Gentle Waves Card

Awesome Otters stamp set is one of the great stamp sets available in the Sale-a-Bration brochure for Jan-Feb 2022, and I have combined it with the Gentle Waves background stamp from the Jan – June Mini Catalogue.

The otter has been stamped separately and then fussy cut, and have then added a little shading with ink and a Blender Pen. And the birds come from the Let’s Set Sail stamp set, also from the current Mini Catalogue.
The colours I have used are Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue and Misty Moonlight.
I made an Idea Pin for this card which you can watch here: https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/265923552988586352/

Did you know you can earn the Awesome Otters stamp set just by spending $90 from the Annual catalogue and/or new Mini Catalogue through my online store? (Australian orders only please) I think that’s a great deal, and since there are so many gorgeous new goodies in the new Mini, it’s not difficult to spend $90!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Blender Pens
[102845]
$21.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Flowing Flowers Single Layer Card

Hi again, and welcome back!
You may remember a few days ago I shared this post with a single layer card featuring the retiring Gorgeous Leaves stamp set, and I thought it would be interesting to make the exact same card using a completely different stamp set and different colours.

This time the card is a thick Very Vanilla cardbase and I have used the Flowing Flowers stamp set, with a few splodges from the Quiet Meadow stamp set (although you could use the splodges on the other flower image from the Flowing Flowers set for this).
The colours are Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Petal Pink and Flirty Flamingo.
This is such a gorgeous stamp set, I love the different flower images and the beautiful script on the sentiments. My brain is overloaded with ideas!!
That’s enough from me for today, I am spending the rest of my day working on some tutorial and online class ideas, so stay tuned for those.
Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!

Stampin’ Up! Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks – Purple Butterfly Card

These Masks make it so easy to create gorgeous cards and are a lot of fun to use as well.

I made this card during my Wednesday morning Facebook Live this week, using the Stamparatus to anchor the cardstock and mask in place while I was sponging the colour onto the background.
The Butterfly is sponged and then fussy cut.
You can see how I made this card Live here. I also mentioned during my Live that I will no longer be doing two Lives per week on Facebook, but will only be doing the Wed morning one. So make sure you Like my Facebook page, I love to have some more interaction there
.
Do you have a favourite item from the new Mini Catalogue? Pretty difficult to choose just one, but these Masks are up there amongst my favourites.

Happy stamping,
Chris

Product List

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January 2022 Host Code: BTZ4CRW
Use this host code when you order online, and if your order is $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get a free gift.  The free gift will be your choice of any item valued up to 10% of the value of your order, from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items, PLUS you get your choice of Sale-a-Bration items as well.

Stampin’ Up! New Catalogues

Woohoo today is the exciting day, when not only the January – June 2022 Mini Catalogue starts, but so does the new Sale-a-Bration catalogue, both with sooooooo many gorgeous new goodies.
So here are the links to both catalogues in case you haven’t got yours yet?


4 January 2022 – 30 June 2022
Download | Shop Online

And the PDF for Sale-a-Bration.

If you don’t have a hard copy and you live in Australia, please reach out to me and I will send them to you.

You have probably seen some of the samples I have been sharing over the last month so pop a comment below and let me know what your favourite new product is? That’s if you can choose just one.

Orders can now be placed through my online store for the items from the new catalogue so head on over and get yourself some new goodies!! And don’t forget to make sure your product order totals at least $90 (before shipping) so that you can get yourself a FREE Sale-a-Bration item (or two!).

If you would like to collect some orders from friends and family who are crafty, or if you would like to host an online stamping party, the Host sets from the new catalogue (and the Annual one as well) are just gorgeous! Let me know, I am happy to help you organise that – they are so much fun to do.



Happy stamping. And happy shopping!
Chris

Stampin’ Up! Gorgeous Leaves One Layer Card

I was having a play with the Stamparatus today and also wanted to have a last inking of the Gorgeous Leaves stamp set before it retires, although I think this will be one that stays in my stash, at least for a little while.

I have made a Sympathy card (although you could really add any sentiment to this one) in a one layer card, so just thick white cardstock as a card base, no other layers, and stamped directly onto the base.

I have used my Stamparatus grid paper to line up the sentiment and make sure it was very straight. Then used a piece of scrap paper, again, lined up along the grid paper, and then placed the stamped images where I wanted them, inked them up and stamped using the Stamparatus. So easy!!
To create several colours on one stamp, I have stamped in the main colour first, then using a Sponge Dauber, sponged a different colour around the edge or down the centre.
The colours I have used are Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake.
The sentiment comes from the Special Moments stamp set, available FREE during Sale-a-Bration starting 4th January 2022. Not long now!
It was a very quick card to make, no cutting layers and lining things up, and it’s much more fun to be getting inky instead of cutting cardstock layers!!

Happy stamping!
Chris

Product List
Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00

Links by TheseAreMyStamps.com

January Host Code:

BTZM4CRW

Use this host code when you order, and if you order $50 or greater you will receive a free gift from me!  If your order is $250 or over, please do not use this code, you’ll still get a free gift – your choice of any item valued up to 10% or your order (excluding shipping costs) from the 2021-22 Annual Catalogue or July-December 2021 Mini Catalogue!  That includes some of the Host Exclusive items. (Australian orders only please).

***Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!