Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Peony Dies

 


Hello and welcome. Today I finally got around to playing with the Peony Dies. I have only had these since the Annual Catalogue went live. But they scared me...hehe...They look so daunting. I had used the dies which cut out the stamped images, but the dies that build the 3D flower looked hard. I was determined to sit down and conquer my fear! This is what I created with them.


Oh my, what was I scared about! These dies are so so easy. I started with cutting all the bits out and then realised they all just slot together. So so easy! They aren't scary or hard at all. I can see me using these more as I just love a good flower, and a 3D one that is so easy to put together....yep totally me.




I cut out all the bits in Whisper White paper and then assembled the flower. I then took it all apart to water colour the petals, and assembled it again. When I put all the petals together I realised I needed to put a bit more colour on it. Then I decide to add some darker splashes. For a first time play with these dies, I think it turned out ok.
I made this card so that I could play along with the latest Just Add Ink Challenge.

I made a process video of me playing with these dies if you want to watch it below.



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


You can purchase all the supplies I have used in my online shop here.



Product List
Peony Dies
[152701]
$70.00

Monday, 19 October 2020

Birds & More Dies


Hello and welcome. Today it is time for another Simply Inked Team Highlights. Our theme this week is birds. We actually have quite a few birds in our current range.


For my bird project today, I decided to use the Birds & More Dies. I am in love with these dies, well the circle one mostly. These dies are so versatile and can be used easily without the matching stamp set. Like on my card below.


I started this card with an idea and went from there. I knew I wanted to use the woodgrain circle as I wanted to make a card for the current TGIF challenge



And I also wanted to use birds for the team highlights. The card sort of just developed from there as I created. I love it when you are creating and an idea pops into your head to make it better. Thats what happened with the coloured piece of embossed card stock. It started out as an idea to use ink on the embossing folder. But I did a bit of a dodgy job and I didn't like the look. So I reinked the folder and squirted it with water before I run it through the machine again. I held my breath as I expected it to turn out a complete mess. I was pleasantly surprised and I even managed to get it lined up so the embossing wasn't ruined. Sometimes the crafting powers that be smile on you....hehe

Now that you have seen my creation, it is time to see what everyone else has created.

 Fiona 



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


You can purchase all the supplies I have used in my online store here.




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Sunday, 18 October 2020

Curvy Celebrations

 


Coming November 3 is a great new suite of products called Curvy Celebrations. You are going to love it. There are several stamp sets, a die set and beautiful designer series paper available. Some of it will be available in the January mini catalogue, but some will be exclusive, available only from November 3 to January 4. I love it when Stampin' Up! release product from an upcoming catalogue early. We all love new product to play with, right!

So available early from the January catalogue, will be the Quite Curvy Bundle.


But available only from November 3 to January 4 are the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas Designer Series Paper. Whilst the products above will be the in January catalogue, these Christmas ones won't be. After January 4, you won't be abele to buy them again. So make sure you are ready come November 3 to grab them.


I don't normally show product this far in advance of when you can buy it, but I just wanted to play with them so much, that I thought I would share them. I actually did a facebook live and made some cards using the Christmas product. Take a look below.


And here are the cards below so you can see them better.





Check out the shaker card in action. I may or may not have been mesmerized by the snow flakes...hehe


Now if you just can't wait to get your hands on these products, then I am excited to let you know that you can actually get them right now!
Just purchase the starter kit and add them to your starter kit order.
It's really easy to purchase the kit and join my team. I have even made a video for you to make it even easier. If you want to know why you should join my team, then pop over here and learn about what amazing things are instore for you.


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






















Saturday, 17 October 2020

Poinsettia Petals

 


Hello and welcome. Today I wanted to show you a card I made recently during a facebook live. When I started the live I knew what products I wanted to use. One of them was the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper I had altered in the previous weeks facebook live. The other product was the Poinsettia Petals stamp set and dies. I had no plan in place but I did have a rough idea in my head. So I jumped on and just made the card as I had seen it in my mind. 


There were a few changes made along the way with feedback and input from my viewers. And there are a few things I would change if I was to recreate this card. But that's half the fun of creating. Changing your ideas as you create and coming up with new things to try. The end result doesn't have to be perfect or what you imagined it to be. Each creation is unique and hand made with love, so in that regard everything you create is perfect. 

I hope you make time in your life, as often as you can, to be creative. It really is good for the soul.

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


You can purchase all the supplies I have used in my online store here.



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Heat Tool
[129056]
$50.00
Stamparatus
[148187]
$85.00