Friday, 31 August 2018

Embossing Mats


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I have a couple of projects to share with you using the Embossing Mats. These mats were a recent product of the week, and I loved using and highlighting them.

If you haven't seen them or used them, then you are in for atreat. They are really easy to use and expand the crafting possibilities greatly. But rather than have me try to explain it, here is video from Stampin' Up! that will succinctly explain all about them.


I did a couple of facebook lives using  them too, so if you have  the time, check these out too.






Here is a closer look at the cards I made in the first video.

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Extend the capability of all your dies with our Embossing Mats. Get yours here - http://bit.ly/2N20wdR


Extend the capability of all your dies with our Embossing Mats. Get yours here - http://bit.ly/2N20wdR

Extend the capability of all your dies with our Embossing Mats. Get yours here - http://bit.ly/2N20wdR


I hope you have enjoyed these cards and my videos. 
To purchase any of the products I have used in today's projects, please see the product list below.

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

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Top Ten Winners


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am honoured to be part  of the Top Ten Winners Blog Hop from Kylie's International Highlights. It is such an amazing feeling to be selected as one of the top ten, so thank you everyone who voted for me.


The theme for the International Highlights was Teachers Gifts, the same as todays theme. With the hustle and bustle that comes at the end of the year, it is a wise decision to make a start on your teachers gifts now. Don't let the whole Christmas preparation take over and leave your poor teachers receiving second rate gifts. They are after all, guiding our children to the  best versions of themselves.

For todays project, I took a different angle on the teachers gifts. Normally people tend to give something for the teacher to indulge themselves, like chocolate, wine etc. But I decided to give the teachers something that  they can use that will help them in their roles as educators. A resource they don't have to go out and buy. 

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I made the cutest little jigsaw puzzles. And they were so easy to make.

The hardest part was deciding which designer series paper I wanted to use.
Then I cut  out the jigsaw using our Puzzle Pieces Thinlits Dies.

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The next step was to cut a 4" x 4" piece of card stock to use as a backing board. I reinforced it with a piece the same size cut from the card board backing which comes with our packets  of designer series paper.

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So that the children have an edge to guide them, I then made two frames to go around the edge. These are 4"x 4" with the centre trimmed out to 1/4" inch all way around. I glued the two layers together so there was a small lip to keep the pieces in place easily.

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The next step was to cut out the puzzle from the same designer series backing card board. The standard designer series paper was too easily bent out of shape, so I glued the puzzle pieces on to the cut card board puzzle pieces. 

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These were so much fun to make. I can imagine making a whole heap of these as a gift for a teacher. They aren't something to be used all the time as I doubt they would stand up to a lot of kid treatment.  But a great little treat every once in a while. What a great idea for a craft session for the older children. I can see these sparking many ideas for the teachers who receive them.

Now it's time to see what everyone has created.






To purchase any of the products I have used in today's projects, please see the product list below.

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


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Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Freshly Brewed Projects - Hostess Sets


Hello and welcome to my blog. It is time for another Freshly Brewed Projects with the Latte Girls. This week it is all about Hostess Sets. 
What is a Hostess Set? These are special stamp sets that can only be purchased with Stampin' Up! rewards. These rewards are earned when an order total or an event's order total surpasses a set amount.


We have some wonderful Hostess Sets to choose from.

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Being the shabby chic vintage lover that I am, today's choice of stamp was a no brainer. It just had to be Very Vintage.

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The floral spray in this set is amazing. The detail is so fine. I decided to use a very neutral palette for this card to match the vintage feel. The floral spray has been stamped in Night of Navy and the other details in Smoky Slate.

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The lace stamp was used on  the backing piece and the a floral border was added around the main floral piece. Sponging was added to create a more aged look.






As mentioned earlier, Hostess Sets can only be earned. So you can't just buy these wonderful stamp sets. If you place an order over $250 you can start to earn some of these sets. Or you can get your friends and family together to place orders under a code I give  you, and if the orders total enough, you can get them. The last way to get them, is to host a party or class, online or in your home, and have me come along for a great night of crafty fun.  If you need more information, or would like to organise an event, please don't hesitate to contact me.

If you would like to purchase any of the products I have used in this project, please see the product list below.

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

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Colour Your Season


Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing a card  made with products from the wonderful Colour Your Season promotion. These stamps and framelits are so pretty. I especially love the floral stamp and the stitched tag framelits. Today's card uses both.

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If you haven't seen the products yet, here they are.

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Now these are a limited time release product. They will only be available until the end of the month. So make sure you don't miss out and get them now.

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I decided to seperate the flowers rather than have the one large floral display. Just to show how you can change the way you use your stamps. I also stamped the image on vellum, heat embossed it with white embossing powder and then coloured the flowers using Stampin' Blends.
I love how this turned out.

Did you notice the paper in  the background. That is a special paper being released in September. You won't be able to purchase this paper. It will only be able to be earned through Hostess Rewards. So if you love this little tease of this paper, be sure to get your friends and family excited to get together and craft. Then I can show you how you can get this great paper.

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



Monday, 27 August 2018

Distinktive Stamps



Hello and welcome to my blog. Today I am showcasing our new Distinktive stamps.

So what are they?
It is a new style of stamp that Stampin' Up! have developed called a Distinktive stamp. This type of stamp lays down the ink at different opacities giving the finished image more depth - just ink the surface lightly for a perfect photographic finish.

Here are some amazing samples made with them.

Explore  your inner artist with our unique Distinktive stamps. See the range here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

Explore  your inner artist with our unique Distinktive stamps. See the range here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

Explore  your inner artist with our unique Distinktive stamps. See the range here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle

Explore  your inner artist with our unique Distinktive stamps. See the range here - http://bit.ly/shopwithnarelle


There are a few things you need to know when using the Distinktive stamps.
The first is that they are all designed to fit onto an ink pad and not be bigger than it. The reason for this, is so as not to get a line on the stamp where the edge of the ink  pad is. And also to ensure that the stamp has an even cover of ink. 
The other thing that is important with these stamps, is the amount  of ink in the ink pad. If the ink pad is too dry, not all the details will stamp. If the ink  pad is too wet and the ink bubbles on the surface of  the stamp, you have too much ink. The detail will be lost.

Once you have mastered the ink level in your ink pad, you too can create amazing projects like those above.

Here are all the wonderful Distinktive stamp sets currently in our range.


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Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day.
Cheers,
Narelle