We have begun our second Blends Club classes for the year.
Everyone commits to 4 months of classes and will receive 4 new Stampin’ Blends each class worth $31. Everyone received a bonus Sale-a-Bration item for blends club on this round.
Our colours this month were Lovely Lipstick and Pretty Peacock and we focused on these colours alone.
We used the stippled colouring technique. You use the bullet point of the dark blend pen to make small dots on the shaded area then blend with the light pen to get the look you want.
Here’s the cards we made.
The first card was using the Forever Blossoms Bundle.
The second card used the FREE Sale-A-Bration set “Power of Hope” stamp and textured embossing folder.
We had fun in our classes this week creating 4 cards using the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies Suite.
Our first card was a ‘Z fold’ card that I cased from Pinterest and added my own twists to. A lovely friend, Laura Stranks provided the dimensions and instructions for me.
This card was designed by one of my lovely team members at my last retreat! Thanks Mel Moldoveanu for letting me case your lovely card.
This card is suitable for any greeting that’s in the Peaceful Moments stamp set! It’s simple but so effective with the colours used.
Once again, you can use any greeting with this super simple card. The Designer Series Paper is so beautiful and can be used as the feature on the card.
I stamped the partial poppy image with the greeting, then cut it out using the Painted Label Dies.
This card uses a couple of the poppy images as well as both splotches. They create a splash of colour.
I do recommend stamping off beforehand, especially using the Rich Razzleberry ink with the large splotch.
These cards were quite simple to create and the products used make them very effective.
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Here’s a video of a simple quick and simple card I made using the gorgeous Painted Poppies stamp set.
We’ll be making cards using this stamp set next week at my card classes. There’s only a few places free so if you’d like to come please contact me today 😊
Watch me make this card
I held my first craft retreat last weekend and I just wanted to share some photos of the fabulous time we had, the beautiful scenery and some projects that were created.
How beautiful are the surrounds at Bornhoffen? There are several decks to enjoy the stunning scenery…
This is a bit of a look behind the scenes to show you some of the prep that went into the retreat…
I arrived early to set the room up…
Everyone was so excited to get away for the weekend – the smiles say it all.
I managed to take photos of a few projects that were created over the weekend. That’s a lot of very talented crafters!!
Our main fundraiser was a raffle to raise money for Buy-a-Bale. I am thrilled to say we raised an amazing $610.
A direct deposit was made so no money would be lost to PayPal or CC fees. Please see the receipt below. Thanks again for supporting this amazing cause!
Thank you so much (also) to everyone who came to our retreat this weekend and generously donated over 200L of drinking water to Deb and Sharee to take back to Stanthorpe!
They were extremely grateful
The third amazing contribution were cards that were donated and made over the weekend. As you may or may not know, I volunteer at Ronald McDonald House in Brisbane and take a bunch of ready made cards for the kid’s families to use.
This collection will hopefully stock the box for several months to come.
Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your generosity in supporting these three causes.
My heart is full 💜
I was so touched to receive this beautiful gift and gorgeous card from everyone who attended my retreat on the weekend! Thanks again to everyone who came. I’m so glad you enjoyed the weekend.
I am so happy with my first retreat and am looking forward to planning many more.
The Timeless Tulips Bundle is my product of the week and it includes the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set and the Tulip Builder Punch.
This bundle is so much fun to use and creating gorgeous cards is simple thanks to the coordination!
Celebrate spring and life with the Timeless Tulips Stamp Set. It includes a variety of greetings to celebrate Mother’s Day, Birthdays, Easter, and spring and to create sympathy and get well cards.
Tulip Builder Punch
Create tulip paper shapes using the Tulip Builder Punch. The tulip craft punch includes two shapes:
- a basic tulip base, and
- a petal piece that can be layered on the base to create fuller and more dynamic flowers.
Every $50 order goes into the monthly draw for a $30 product credit and will receive a card and surprise gift from me. If you need help placing an order, please contact me.
Please use this month’s Host Code when shopping online.
Happy New Year to you all! I hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas break.
Have you got a New Year’s resolution to try something new? To take some time out for yourself? To keep in touch more? Crafting is the perfect solution. It’s a great form of mindfulness and sending cards is a wonderful way to brighten someone’s day.
I hope to inspire you with lots of wonderful new products this year.
It’s here! Sale-A-Bration – our biggest promotion of the year has begun together with the launch of the new ‘Handmade for You’ mini catalogue.
'Handmade for You' mini catalogue
Stampin' Up! is offering an AMAZING joining up offer!!!
After that you will receive at least 20% off future purchases at least till the end of July! The sooner you join, the sooner you can take advantage of FREE Sale-a-Bration items with future orders.
You will be part of my Dazzling Divas team which has monthly Facebook Live team meetings, an annual team retreat, an active and supportive Facebook group, training and creative challenges.
If you are ready to take the plunge you can join here:
Would you like to earn some extra free product?
If you book a workshop with me before the end of March, you will receive the usual free products as well as this gorgeous exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set with a qualifying order of $500!
I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you for your support throughout the last year.
I would also like to wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a safe, happy, healthy and blessed New Year.
Looking forward to crafting with you in 2020!
For those of you booked into my Craft Retreat, see you in a few weeks time.