Friday, January 19, 2018

Cards made with Brusho crystals

Yesterday i had a play with a new product in the Occasions catalogue called Brush Crystals. These are watercolour ink crystals that when mixed with water gives your paper a washed look or can make interesting patterns. You can sprinkle the crystals directly onto your watercolour paper or shimmer paper and then add water with a spritz or aqua painter or you can water wash your paper first then sprinkle the crystals on and watch the colours burst.I tried both techniques with varying results.Their are five different colours in the package;red, orange,green,blue and yellow.
The cards I have made I cased from other demonstrators and some have been changed .
The first card shown I cased off Leonie Schroeder but she hadn't used the brusho crystals for her rectangular part.
I cased this card from SigridskreativeART seen here.
I haven't inked up this Up and Away stamp set for awhile so it was good to team it up with the Brusho colours.
This card I have cased from Libby Dyson seen here.She has made several cards with same layout using different embossing folders and colours. This card I sprinkled the colours on and then blended them with aqua painter then embossed with the brick folder.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Cute Bunnie card

This cute teddy is made from a stamp set in the latest Occasions catalogue. It involves a three step stamping process. The Designer paper is from a new 6x6 paper stack called Picture Perfect. This paper stack has designed images and the other side has photographic imagery of food and party items.
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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Tutti Frutti mini cards

Kids are away so today has been my first day to play with some of the new product from the latest Occasions catalogue. The dsp used on these cards called Tutti Frutti doesnt need much else added to them to make cute cards.The words come from Sweet Cupcake stamp set. I was inspired to make these cards from Angela Meritze Reid.You can view her cards here.
My cards are made big enough to fit into the pizza boxes that have carried over from the last mini catalogue.
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Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine
Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine
Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
Night Of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine
Blushing Bride Baker's Twine

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-Bration is here

Today marks the launch of the 2018 Occasions Catalogue along with 2018 Sale-a-bration.
 The 2018 Occasions Catalogue includes some exciting new products including the new Lots of Happy Card kit, Brusho Crystal Colour, the vibrant Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, and as usual fabulous stamp set, framelit/thinlits, and co-ordinating Designer Series Papers (DSP).
Here is a sample of one of the stamp set and thinlits available in this new catalogue.

Also today marks the start of the Sale-a-bration  period.



The biggest sale of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order.
Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Customer Sales Period: 3 January–31 March 2018
Sale-A-Bration Celebrate You Thinlits Dies
This year, we have Thinlits dies featured in the Sale-A-Bration brochure that will carry over into the annual catalogue. During Sale-A-Bration, these dies coordinate with the Amazing You stamp set; however, when Sale-A-Bration is over, while the dies will still be available in the annual catalogue, it will NOT be bundled with a stamp set. As many products are exclusive to Sale-A-Bration, we wanted to be sure you  know that these dies will be available individually for purchase even after Sale-A-Bration is over.


For every $110 NZD you spend, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product. For anyone who has enjoyed Sale-A-Bration in the past, we have an exciting new announcement for this year: We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for  free items.
Let’s break it down:
  • If you spend $110 NZD, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $220 NZD,you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $330 NZD, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.
This new option allows everyone to create a personalised Sale-A-Bration experience!


Sale-A-Bration is now live ! When a host holds a qualifying party with at least /$450 NZD in sales during Sale-A-Bration, they’ll earn $45 NZD more in Stampin’ Rewards!* These rewards can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become demonstrators.
*Additional Stampin’ Rewards can also be earned by an individual purchase or order of $450 NZD or more.


In addition to hosting, you know about the fantastic benefits of joining as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration. Joining at this time gives a new demonstrator their starter kit at $189 NZD, along with the choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price.* Plus, the kit ships for free!
*Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.