Thursday, 8 December 2016

Father Christmas

Christmas is coming at a fast rate of knots. I love browsing the shops at all the gorgeous Christmas decorations around. Yesterday I was at my local shopping centre and there is a shop there that always has such beautiful homewares. At Christmas time they transform the shop into a Christmas wonderland. I could buy everything in the shop, it is all so wonderful. It is all the old fashioned, vintage look stuff that I love so much. In the window they had the most gorgeous vintage Santa. He was my inspiration for today's card.


Here is the card.

Father Christmas - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142125&dbwsdemoid=4008228

The stamp set I have used is called Father Christmas. I added a few ink splatters to give a more aged look. The swirls were stamped in Real Red, and the Christmas Greetings plus some of the border was covered in Fine Tip Glue Pen to give it a glossy coating.
Here is the stamp set in case you haven't seen it before.
Father Christmas - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142125&dbwsdemoid=4008228


This card matches perfectly the current challenge over at Global Design Project.


Father Christmas makes a quick and easy card for all your family and friends. So grab yours today and send some handmade love this Christmas. While you are over in my online store, be sure to check out all the great Christmas stamps and accessories that are currently on special as part of the Year End Closeouts.


Use the December Hostess Code - EJ7UE7HK on any online order,valued between $50 and $249, in December, and receive a sampler pack containing these products.


Register for your FREE copy of the Occasions Catalogue.


Shop Online anytime anywhere


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Below is the complete list of products I used to create this card. If you want all these supplies at a discount, then read how you can HERE.





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Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Freshly Brewed Projects - Christmas Packaging



Welcome to another Freshly Brewed Projects from the Latte Girls. This week it is all about Christmas Packaging.

What a great timely category to be looking at. I started my Christmas shopping the other day. So I don't have a mad rush Christmas Eve, I need to start getting my packaging sorted now. I hope this week we can help you as well.

Here is what I made. A cute box that will make any gift a special treat to give and receive.

Gift Box Punch Board - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=135863&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I made this cute little gift box out of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper using the Gift Box Punch Board. I created a vertical belly band around both sides out of real red card stock and more of the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper, and then the real red stitched ribbon. I also added a bow of  the ribbon on top. The tag has the cute gingerbread man on it from the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set.

Now that you have seen what I have made, it's time to see what the other Latte Girls have been up to.



There is still time to grab your supplies and get some Christmas cards and packaging made. Did you know that a lot of Christmas items are on special at the moment. It is that time of the year when Stampin' Up! does a massive Year-End Closeout. There are some great bargains to be had, some at 60% off. So make sure you drop by my online store and grab a bargain today. 


Use the December Hostess Code - EJ7UE7HK on any online order,valued between $50 and $249, in December, and receive a sampler pack containing these products.


Register for your FREE copy of the Occasions Catalogue.


Shop Online anytime anywhere


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Holly Wreaths

Today I have a few special small Christmas note cards to share with you. Why are they special? They are special because they have been stamped using just two stamps. And from a set you wouldn't associate with wreaths.

Here are the cards.

Hang Your Stocking -  Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142114&dbwsdemoid=4008228


So I made these wreaths with just a holly leaves stamp and the holly berries. So what is so special about that? Well I used the stamps from the Hang Your Stockings stamp set.
Hang Your Stocking - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142114&dbwsdemoid=4008228



When most people look at this set, they see stockings, fire places and those sort of things being made using it. The little holly leaves and berries are more like an extra add on to the stockings, and not normally thought of as the star of the card. But I had a crazy idea to see if I could make a wreath with them. To my amazement it worked really well. So I ended up making three 4" x 4" cards that used just the holly and berries stamps to create the wreaths. 

I created each wreath differently. Some I used two colours, some I used three colours for the leaves. Some I stamped off to create a more bushy filled in look. These were actually one of the projects in the November Stamping By Mail class. I hope all the class recipients enjoyed making them as much as I did.

Registration for the current Stamping By Mail class will close this coming Saturday, 10th December. So if you want to join in the fun, them make sure you register today. You get the stamp set and matching framelits,plus 8 project kits with instructions, as well as access to exclusive videos and more. Read more here, but don't delay or you might miss out.

If you want to recreate these cards, you will need the supplies listed below.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


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Monday, 5 December 2016

Birthday Fiesta

Yesterday I showed you the card I made for my daughters birthday. I also shared how we went to the cat cafe because she loves cats. Well, next door to the cat cafe is a quant little mexican restaurant. We stopped in there for lunch. The decor was amazing and inspired me to make this card using Festive Birthday Product Suite.


Check out all the gorgeous banners that were hanging from the ceiling of this restaurant. This was my inspiration.


It is amazing when you look around the things you see that can inspire you.

Have you seen the Festive Birthday Suite in the catalogue? It's hard to miss actually. It's the first suite shown and it is so bright and lots of fun.

Festive Birthday Suite - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=31001&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Birthday Fiesta Bundle - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=142268&dbwsdemoid=4008228

Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141630&dbwsdemoid=4008228
As you can see, it is such a fun product range and fantastic for birthdays and more.

If you just love this suite like I do, then grab it in my online store, and while you are there check out the Year End Closeouts for some great bargains.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Below is the complete list of products I used to create this card. If you want all these supplies at a discount, then read how you can HERE.


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Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Pretty Kitty

A few weeks ago it was my daughters 12th birthday. And thanks to Stampin' Up! I had the perfect stamp set to make her birthday card with - Pretty Kitty. You see, she is crazy about cats. And even though we have a cat, she wants more. I think when she reaches old age she will be one of those crazy cat ladies.

Here is the card I made for her.

Pretty Kitty - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141864&dbwsdemoid=4008228

I got the idea for the background from a discussion I saw on a demonstrator facebook page. Someone mentioned that the Stitched Shapes Framelits would be popular with quilters and sewers. I then started thinking quilts, and even though a quilt wasn't the right look for this card, it did give me the idea to create a checkered type background. It worked perfectly as I didn't want a pattern paper to distract from the kitty. And the little stitched detail adds just the right amount of detail so that it doesn't look like plain squares and doesn't take the focus off the kitty. 

I coloured the kitty to look like our cat which is a Chocolate Point Ragdoll called Angel. Here she is helping me unpack a recent delivery.


There are more cute kitties in this stamp set, and if you have a cat lover in your family, they will fall in love with these cuties.

Pretty Kitty - Simply Stamping with Narelle - available here - http://www3.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=141864&dbwsdemoid=4008228


Now I did mention earlier that my daughter is cat crazy. So it will come as no surprise that for her birthday treat she wanted to go to the cat cafe Catmosphere Space Cat Café, in Surry Hills. Here she is in her element.


If you have someone who will appreciate some cats on a card, then make sure you grab this set today. And while you are in my online store, check out the Year End Closeouts for some great bargains.


Thanks for dropping by.
Have a great day.
Cheers,
Narelle


Below is the complete list of products I used to create this card. If you want all these supplies at a discount, then read how you can HERE.



Big Shot
[143263]
$159.00