Thursday, July 19, 2018

Gallery Grunge

Gloriously Grunge
The Gallery Grunge stamp set if all of unique texture.  The designer of this set of background stamps found inspiration at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Boston when she notice a herringbone pattern on the walls.

These versatile patterns can be used in two completely different ways.  Beyond just background stamping, they can be used to create layers of texture in any piece.  In the thank you card sample, Stampin' Up! used all three of the stamps in different colours to create an elegant yet edgy aesthetic.  In the butterfly sample, the polka dot stamp was used on both the butterfly and the background to create a delicate symmetry.

Gallery Grunge Wood-Mount Stamp Set146535
Gallery Grunge Clear-Mount Stamp Set146538
Create a gallery-worthy piece using the fascinating and versatile textures of this stamp set. 
Our clear-mount stamps 
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time. 
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). 
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.
Quantity: 4 rubber stamps

Sunday, July 15, 2018

New Stampin' Blends

The NEW Stampin' Blend Colours are in the house!

They arrived too late for team day last Sunday but the big brown box arrived on Monday, but it's only today that I have had time to pull them out and look at the beautiful colour shades.

I had been thinking how am I going to store the Stampin' Blends as I had too many now, and a clever Stampin' Up! Demonstrator said on one of the facebook groups, that they fit oh so nicely into the Darling Label Punch Tin.

Darling Label Punch Box146855
Start with this cute tin filled with crafting must-haves, add your favorite paper and adhesives, and begin creating! 

Box includes:
* Darling Label 6-piece photopolymer stamp set
* Clear stamp block
* Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spots
* Darling Label Punch
* 8" x 8" x 3" (20.3 x 20.3 x 7.6 cm) tin

Coordinating colours: Gold, Grapefruit Grove, Night of Navy

Sunday, July 8, 2018

CASEing the Catty Happy Birthday Thinlits - #CTC186

Today, I hosted my Stampin' Up! Team Day and I decided to introduce them to this week's CASEing the Catty challenge, the birthday section of the Annual Catalogue (pages 66 to 79).

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Judy May.

I decide to again this week combine the background of the card to the left with the striking Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry combination with the Happy Birthday Thinlits from the below image.  This thinlit  was opened for the first time today and the flowers and leaves are from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set which I have fussy cut out.  I must be one of the odd people as I don't mind lots of fussing cutting.  I have also added a Pearlised Doily and a couple of vellum leave which just make it pop a little more

Stamp Set:  Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Ink:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, StazOn
Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Leaf Punch, Aqua Painter, Pearlised Doily, 2" Circle Punch

Inside the Card

Close Up of the Centre of the Card

Now it's time to hop on over to Monique Fielder.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a project to Facebook.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

New Stampin' Blends are Here

We know you've been waiting to use the new Stampin' Blends colours introduced in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue - after all, Stampin' Blends are on of my favourite products (and yours too!).

That time has come, all the Stampin' Blends colours are now available for ordering, check out the video below to see how you can use them.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Join the Stampin' Up! Family and Receive a FREE Stampin' Pad Family

Do you have a huge wish list from the Annual Catalogue, well this promotion is for you!

Join my Stampin' Up! team, and you will receive a FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads of your colour family choose with your Starter Kit!

For the month of July, you can purchase the Starter Kit for $169 and you receive the normal $235 Stampin' Up products of your choice plus the 10 Classic Stampin' Pads - that an incredible total of $352 of Stampin' Up! products.

Join the Fun, sign up now.

Designer Series Paper - Buy 3, Get 1 FREE!

Admit it:  You just love gorgeous Designer Series Paper!  

By popular demand, Stampin' Up! are bringing back an incredible offer of Designer Series Paper.

You can buy three packages of selected Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during July.  So take advantage of this excellent opportunity and purchase lots of pretty paper!

Do you have your shopping list ready, shop online 24/7 using JULY HOST CODE PFHUKTJP to receive a present from me (if your order is under $250, if your order is over this amount you will receive your own Stampin' Rewards or you can contact me at or 0409 192 292.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Art with Heart Team Blog Hop - Caseing the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue

Tonight the Art with Heart Team are sharing creative projects CASED from the Annual Catalogue.  If you would like a copy of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue, contact any of the team on the blog hop and we get in touch with you.

I have decided to combine two cards from page 44 of the Annual Catalogue which use the Darling Label Punch Box - you can not purchase this cute punch on it's own but how would not want to receive the bundle of Darling Label 6 piece photopolymer stamp set, Darling Label punch and Grapefruit Grove and Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spots with a clear stamp block too.

I stamped the flower image three times once in Night of Navy and then Old Olive and fussy cut around the leaves and then finally stamped it in Grapefruit Grove and then cut around only the flowers and sentiment and then layered them up Silver Mini Sequin Trim, a Grapefruit Grove circle, Pearlised Doily and finally Silver Metallic Thread.

Stamp Set:  Darling Label
Ink:  Night of Navy, Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Grapefruit Grove, Whisper White, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Silver Mini Sequin Trim, 2" Circle Punch, Darling Label Punch, Banner Triple Punch, Pearlised Doily, Silver Metallic Thread,

Stampin' Up!  Darling Label Punch Box created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the Card Centrepiece.

Stampin' Up!  Darling Label Punch Box created by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Now it's time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Kathryn Ruddick.

If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Sunday, June 24, 2018

CASEing the Catty Around the Corner - #CTC184

It's another foggy and cold day here in Woodside but this afternoon I was nice and warm in the craft room being inspired by the Annual Catalogue from pages 38 through to 51 and there were a lot to choose from this week.

You maybe starting here so welcome or you could have come from Monique Fielder.

I received this stamp set at Onstage Local in Sydney back in April and it really did not inspire me but when I saw the card below it just said I could create a Christmas Tree out of that set, wow you say but the catalogue makes the sets oh so versatile.

It's nearly July and I do Christmas in July card classes so at this time of the year I try and start on my Christmas card collection, so in the next 4 weeks you will be getting lots of Christmas cheer and inspiration, it's never too early as I know I always still have a rush to make them as December approaches.

I stamped the background first in Old Olive and then stamped a lot of small branches and got fussy cutting them all out, and then mounted them up with dimensionals and then added some of the new red rhinestones to create the baubles and a Real Red bow to finish it off.

Stamp Set:  Around the Corner
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Old Olive, VersaMark
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories:  Heat Tool, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Real Red Thick Baker's Twine (retired)

Stampin' Up! Around the Corner, Christmas Card designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Close up of the Christmas Tree.

Stampin' Up! Around the Corner, Christmas Card designed by Kathryn Mangelsdorf

Now it's time to hop on over to Fi Cobbin.

Are you inspired by the CASEing the Catty Crew why not participate in the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge by uploading a project to Facebook.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

2018-2020 In Colours


The next stop on our colour caravan is the 2018-2020 In Colours!  Call me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Blueberry Bushel, Pineapple Punch and Lovely Lipstick, these colours are bouquet of hues that lend well to any project.

With so many new colours in the collections, it might be a little overwhelming to become familiar with each one.  Making a small swatch of the cardstock colours is a great way to make a quick guide to all the colours.

Do you have your shopping list ready, shop online 24/7 using HOST CODE PXTUTD3F to receive a present from me (if you order is under $250, if over this amount you will receive your own Stampin’ Rewards).