Monday, 16 October 2017

Feeling of Christmas in Grey and Silver

Today I was preparing for a larger class that I will be running in the Hunter Valley later in the week and I chose this little silver and grey card as one of my designs.  I've done a few cards with this "Feeling of Christmas" stamp set, but my favourite thing to do with it so far is to get out my white gel pen and colour it in!  Not only does the white pen highlight the design, but it looks so soft against this Smoky Slate grey.  Add a touch of silver and you have a simple but beautiful card!  I've included a product list of what you need to make this card at the bottom of this post.  The white gel pen is not from Stampin'Up however.. you can buy it at your local craft store. It is a Uniball Broad Tip pen.

I did a video recently showing how to do white gel pen colouring and you can watch it HERE.  And below are a couple of other cards that I did a few weeks back, with the same Feeling of Christmas set but in different colours.  As you can see, they all look great... its up to you to decide how you want to do it.  Enjoy! 

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Video Tutorial: How to make a Quilted Pizza Box

Today we are making quilted pizza boxes!  I actually created this video earlier this week as a Facebook Live video... I do these on my Facebook Business page from time to time (if you are not a follower of my page click HERE to visit and then make sure you hit the "like" button), and they seem to be very popular.  But this week I became even more reliant on the Facebook videos because I've been unable to upload videos from my phone to my computer.... so I used the Facebook live format instead.

Technology is a wonderful thing..... when it works..... sigh.

But I simply HAD to show you how to make these cute little boxes.  I love them!  Today's version shows off the gorgeous Quilted Christmas suite and you will love it too!

So check out the video... its a little longer than I would normally do, but I'm sure you will enjoy the project.  And don't forget to make yourself a cuppa to share with me whilst you are watching!


Monday, 9 October 2017

Eclipse Cards are hot right now! Come to class and see why!

It's the second week of the month and that means we are doing Technique classes this week.   The technique this month is the "Eclipse Card technique".  If you've been checking out blogs and Pinterest boards of late you may have notice these cards.... they really are quite stunning and are yet quite simple to create.

So this week we will be making 3 lovely projects and you are seeing one of them here on this page.  I've used the Night in Bethlehem stamp set as my focus set, and I love how it turned out. I actually borrowed this idea from a card I saw online by the very clever Randi Collins who is a demonstrator in the US.  My card is quite similar to hers although I've put my own spin on it of course :-)

Class times are as follows: 

Tuesday evening @ 7.30pm
Wednesday daytime @ 11.15am

All materials, tuition and refreshments provided for a cost of $25

If you would like to join us click HERE to reserve your spot. At time of writing there are still a couple of spots available in each class. 

I hope to see you there!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Eclipse Card for a Wedding

If this card looks familiar... it was inspired by the previous card on my blog (click HERE to see it).  Same colours, same simple embossing. However this card has been given the "Eclipse" treatment.... and I really like the result!  This card would be great for a wedding or anniversary... and it really does have that "wow" factor!

The Eclipse Technique is all the rage right now... I am seeing these cards everywhere!  And there is no limit to the different ways you can do them.  But they are LOTS of fun to make... so much so that I decided to make the Eclipse technique our class technique this month.  I have two classes (details and times below) and you can choose between the evening and the daytime time slot.

If you would like to join us for one of my classes please contact me by clicking HERE and book your spot.  Classes are held at my home in Narara, and the address will be supplied after booking.

Class details:

Cost : $25

Tuesday 10th October @ 7.30pm
Wednesday 11th October @ 11.15am.

All materials and refreshments provided. I hope to see you there!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Embossed Elegance for a simple wedding card

Today I pulled out an old favourite stampset because its been a while since I used it.   This lovely flower  can be used in so many ways, but I wanted to just emboss it today.  I used a base cardstock of Sahara Sand, and embossed the image in silver.  I added a little black and white ribbon for drama (and of course a strip of Silver glimmer paper to set it off).  The sentiment is also embossed and comes from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.

I actually really love this simple card!  Here's a closer shot:

I've included a product list below if you would like to purchase any of these items for yourself... just click on the image of the product you are interested in. Or click HERE to visit the Online Store... items are shipped straight to you, anywhere in Australia.

I'll be back again soon!

Linda D x

Product List

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Mixing Metallics and Musical Season for a beautiful Combination

One of my favourites in our latest Holiday catalogue (2017) is the Musical Season suite... you'll find it on page 25.  I love both the images in the stamp set AND the matching framelits (yes they are a bundle!) and I think what I love most is that this set is not limited to Christmas. Music lovers will find uses for this one all year round.

Today I have teamed it with our Merry Music DSP and champagne foil.  This was one of our class cards this week and i think you'll agree... its a beautiful card.  The girls all loved it last night and went home with 3 each of these (plus the one in the previous blog post!).

I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself... just click on the ones you want and you will be taken directly to my Online Store. Items are shipped straight to you.... anywhere in Australia!

Back with more for you soon!

Linda D x

Product List

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Still spots left for tonight's Stamp-A-Stack.... here's one of our cards

I have a rough class schedule that I stick to almost every month (unless something major gets in the way).... and it goes like this:
First week of the month = Stamp-A-Stack classes
Second week of the month = Technique classes
Third week of the month I run an all-day card workshop in the Hunter Valley
Forth week of the month is either Stamp Clubs or Product focus classes

This schedule has worked well for me over time, and it helps me plan each month - and it helps my customers as they know what to expect.  This is of course the first week of October which means that tonight (Tuesday) and tomorrow are my Stamp-A-Stack classes.  This type of class allows people to come and make 6 cards (2 different designs, 3 of each) for only $20... and they are really popular at this time of year as we are currently making Christmas cards.  If you would like to book into tonight's class I do have spots (but the daytime class tomorrow is full).  Just let me know that you would like to attend by contacting me HERE.

The card above is one of the two designs we will be making in this week's classes... come along and enjoy making it with me.  The design is mostly white-on-white.. with just a little navy... although I have to say it almost looks black in my photo. And of course there is (as always) just a touch of bling :-)

Linda D x

Monday, 2 October 2017

Silver and Black Christmas

As you are by now well aware, I am a fan of bling!  Any chance to put something sparkly in my creations and I am all over it!  This simple little card today is a good example... I've used some of our Merry Music DSP and put it together with a silver snowflake (cut in half behind the centre banner), a silver embossed sentiment, and a strip of Silver glimmer paper.

I've included a product list below should you wish to purchase any of these items for yourself... don't forget to check out the current specials in the Online Store too!

Product List

Sunday, 1 October 2017

Welcome to October with Stampin'Up Australia! Two big specials for you!

Welcome to the first day of October.... and some great specials to celebrate World Card Making Day (AKA WCMD).  This year we are celebrating with some great specials on select products for the next 10 days. And if that wasnt enough... we also have a super sales on Designer Series Paper packs that will last all month.  Check them out!

Both specials are also featured in the ONLINE STORE and you can click HERE to see more details.

Some of my favourite items on sale are:

and THIS super special on Fast Fuse!  Haven't used Fast Fuse yet?  Now is an awesome time to try it!

I'll post a video this week on how to get the best results with Fast Fuse!  I have to say Im pretty happy about this special as I was just about to order some more of it!

To see more of what's on special... click HERE visit the ONLINE STORE.  Items are sent directly to your door, anywhere in Australia, for a low postage charge!

Next we have a month-long special on DSP packs.  Buy 3, get one FREE!  Its a great chance to stock up on the papers you've been wanting!  Here's a list of which ones are on special:

To order you can go through the Online Store or you can contact me!  Happy Shopping!