Project Life Baby Boy & Girl Memory Keeping / Scrapbooking Giveaway

Hello lovely ones. This weekend I am giving you a chance to win a Hello Baby Boy or Hello Baby Girl Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection. I have 3 sets to give away (2 girl and 1 boy set) nd they are valued at $28.00 each plus free postage.  

GIVEAWAY - Enter to win one of 3 Project Life Hello Baby Card Collections from Stampin' Up!. Closes 11.59 AEST Sunday 4th Dec 2016. Click through for details and entry form (no purchase necessary, Australian residents (no current SU Demonstrators please).

Entries close 11,59pm AEDT Sunday 4th December 2016. The competition is open to Australian residents (with the exception of current demonstrators) who are on (or who join at time of entering) my blog newsletter list. No purchases required. Just click HERE or the graphic below to enter. More pictures of the kits below. As the competition is open to my blog newsletter subscribers, if you are not already on my list, by entering you will automatically be added (I use a very secure reputable email service provider and your details are always safe with me). Winners will be announced here on my blog and on my Facebook Business Page on Monday 5th December


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Here's a closer look at the kits which are up for grabs. Each kit has 100 cards in a mix of 6x4" and 3x4" sizes. They are designed to be used in our pocket page protectors (these are not included in the prize but available in my online store). Lots of people also use these for cardmaking and in traditional scrapbooking. Each kit comes in a cute storage box to sit on your shelf when not in use. 

Here's a look at the Hello Baby Girl kit. The coordinating colours here are Mint Macaron. Blushing Bride, Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Grey and Basic Black.

Stampin Up Project Life Hello Baby Gilr Card Collection by Stampin Up. Available in my online store.

 

Stampin Up Project Life Hello Baby Gilr Card Collection by Stampin Up. Available in my online store.

 

Here's a look at the Hello Baby Boy kit. The coordinating colours here are Mint Macaron. Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Grey and Basic Black.

Stampin Up Project Life Hello Baby Boy Card Collection by Stampin Up. Available in my online store.

 

Baby Boy

 
Good luck if you are entering the competition! Remember it closes at 11.59pm AEDT Sunday Night (Dec 4th 2016).

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Art With Heart Team Blog Hop: Memory Keeping

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Welcome to my Art With Heart Team Blog Hop for November. This month some of the girls are focusing on Memory Keeping (Scrapbooking/Project Life). We all take photos right? Well, capturing every day moments is so special and we need to document these to cherish. We are all passionate about memory keeping and we want to continue to inspire each other, and you, as we move forward in 2016!

First up I have a traditional scrapbook page of a favourite photo from last Christmas. I have used the Words of Truth stamp set on this page, along with the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

I have white embossed the title (be sure to use the embossing buddy when embossing white on black). Then I stamped the other phrases from the set and used them as journalling. For some additional journalling I downloaded a free typewriter font, and used that on a spare journalling card. I've also added an antique brad and a spare wooden heart I had leftover from a card kit.

Stampin Up Scrapbook Page 2015 Claire Daly Australia. Using Words of Truth stamp set and Everyday Chic DSP.

 

You will LOVE the Words of Truth stamp set by Stampin' Up!. Just use the title or item number 139397 in the search box in  my online store (red button top right column).

Words of Truth Stamp Set by Stampin Up

 

I also have another page to show you form the Project Life New York album I am working on. The Project Life by Stampin' Up! Let's Get Away Card Collection is awesome for travel pages!

Project Life by Stampin Up Let's Get Away Travel page New York by Claire Daly

I love how easy it is to tell your story as you go with Project Life. Just pop in the journalling cards and write away. I also use punches to cut out bits of other cards to add additional bits and pieces to the cards sometimes (such as the punched out world shape centre top.

Here is a closer look at the Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection, Accessory Pack and coordinating stamp set. All of these can be purchased in my online store (red button top right) under the Project Life section.

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets get away cards

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away Accessory Kit

Stampin Up Project Life Travel Lets Get Away stamp set

 

Now it's time to see what the other girls in the blog hop are up to. Next in line we have Alisha Watson.

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If you get lost at any stage, here are the list of today's participants:

  1. Claire Daly
  2. Alisha Watson
  3. Ros Davidson
  4. Tina Gillespie
  5. Kathryn Ruddick
  6. Kate Morgan

 

Have a great day and see you back here soon.

Claire.

 


20% off these Stampin' Up! Stamp Sets Until Friday!

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Everyone loves a bargain - grab an extra one now with 20% off selected Stampin' Up! stamp sets until Friday 20th November at 11.50pm.

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Check out all the sets on special HERE in my online store.

You can download the Flyer about what's on special here: Download 20% Off Stamps Nov 16-20th

Let me show you some of my favourites on the list though.

Festival of Trees (check it out HERE)

First pic has got to be Festival of Trees, which comes down to a great $22.40. I have made some of my most favourite Christmas cards with this stamp set. It coordinates with the tree punch too!

Stampin Up Festival of Trees Stamp Set. 20% off Nov 16-20. Claire Daly Christmas Cards 2015

Stampin Up Festival of Trees Stamp Set. 20% off Nov 16-20. Claire Daly Christmas Cards 2015

Stampin Up Festival of Trees Stamp Set. 20% off Nov 16-20. Claire Daly Christmas Cards 2015

Stampin Up Festival of Trees Stamp Set. 20% off Nov 16-20. Claire Daly Christmas Cards 2015

 

Wild About Flowers (Check it Out HERE)

Love the unique greetings in this set for retirement and people leaving jobs, or leaving on new adventures. Plus the flowers and foliage are gorgeous! It's a photopolymer set, so it's super easy to line up the flowers and foliage.

Stampin Up Wild About Flowers stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia 2015

Stampin Up Wild About Flowers stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia 2015

Wild About Flowers

Santa's Gift (check it out HERE)

Well you all know I'm LOVING this set for Christmas this year as it's featured in my recent blog posts. So pleased it's on special this week for you.

Stampin Up Santa's Gifts stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia 2015

Stampin Up Santa's Gifts stamp set. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Australia 2015

That's just a few of the stamp sets out of the 17 on sale, so I've provided links to ALL the sets in the links below my signature. 

Have a great day,

Claire

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Magnolia Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set from Stampin' Up!

Today's card is perfect for our 'nearly spring' days here in Melbourne. This Magnolia stamp is one of the four floral images in the Remarkable You stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I have water-coloured the image using my aqua-painters and the ink inside the lid of my Rose Red ink pad.

Remarkable You Stampin Up Birthday Card by Claire Daly at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I wanted the flower to stand out, so all I needed was some neutral bits and pieces to complete my card. My greeting is from Happy Happenings sentiment stamp set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Love the font on this one. You can view all the products I have used in today's card by clicking the links at the end of today's post.

Have a great day and see you back here again tomorrow. Have lots to share this week,

Claire

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Endless Birthday Wishes in a Stampin' Up! Birthday Card for SB117

Last week I sadly let Sandi and Heather know that I had decided to step down from the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. It was just one of those things where you need to stop and re-evaluate where you are spending your time as life goes on. Each year brings different things with my family needs, my business is continuing to grow and I like to have some down time too, just for me, to do things that make me happy and nourish me. It's inevitable that sometimes you need to change focus to  fit everything in. I think this quote sums it up best:

Balance

It's been a fabulous 12+ months with the team and I am so grateful for the fabulous opportunity. I know I will be friends with these lovely ladies for many years to come.

There will be lots more free paper-crafting inspiration coming your way from my blog, because if anything, I will probably have more time to create with just a blank piece of grid paper as my starting point. I am really looking forward to that. If you haven't already, make sure you subscribe to my blog posts (posts will be sent to your email) so you don't miss a thing.

So today we have my last Stamping and Blogging card, SB117.

Stampin Up Birthday stamp using Endless Birthday Wishes and Brushstroke Background stamp. Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

I really like how my colours worked out in this one. I've used Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride for my stamping, picking up the colours from the beautiful English Garden Designer Series paper. Bruhstrokes is a great background stamp. In this case I stamped off once, as it would have been a little too heavy for my card otherwise.

Stampin Up Endless Birthday Wishes and Brushstrokes for SB117 by Claire Daly SU Melbourne.

Here's this week's sketch.

So now for the last time, let me direct you to the lovely Stamping and Blogging design team girls to see what they have done with this week's sketch. Lee and Erna are on holidays this week.

Sandi MacIver, Canada

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand

So there you have it. I hope you have enjoyed this week's blog hop. See you back here soon with some more creative ideas. Before I go, I wanted to let you know my next stamp club is starting soon.

Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers Thank You Card

Another quick and simple card today using Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers stamp set and the Greetings Thinlits.

Wild About Flowers thenkyou card. Claire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

The flowers and stems on this Photopolymer stamp set are separate (so you can add various flower heads), but it's super easy to line them up with the guide on the stamp. This made the stamping off really easy as I just did the leaves first and the flowers. The triple banner punch made cutting the banner ends super easy, and then it was just popping the die cut sentiment on top.

Here's today's colour combination. I'm rather partial to this one. It seems fresh and summery in a cold Melbourne week.

Stampin Up Colour Combinations

Have a fabulous day and I'll see you back here again tomorrow.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! It's Wild background stamp with Zoo Babies Stamp Set

As soon as I saw the awesome It's Wild background stamp in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. I knew it would be perfect to pair with the Zoo Babies stamp set.

Stampin Up kids card using It's Wild and Zoo Babies by Ckaire Daly Stampin Up Melbourne Australia

 

My colours are Mint Macaron, Blushing Bride, Basic Black and White. The Everyday Chic DSP I have used is a great pack to have on hand for neutrals. It has matching Washi tape too.

Wild BG Card Close Up

 

You can view all of the products I have used in today's card by using the links below, but here is a close up look at the stamp sets because I think the are so cute!

Zoo babies stamp set stampin up

Its Wild

I hope you have liked today's card. I'll be back with another creation tomorrow. Before I go, a couple of bits of news:

Holiday Catalogues have arrived!

Stampin Up 2015 Holiday Catalogue

This catalogue commences September 1st and I'll be sending these catalogues out over the next couple of weeks. If you don't already have a demonstrator I'd be happy to send one to you. Just fill in the details HERE.

 

Would you like to create 3 projects a month along with me from home?

My Stamp Clubs (all by mail and email, so join from anywhere in Australia) are starting in September and you get free catalogues, materials sent and tutorials for three projects a month. Small product sample included each month and the month you are hostess you get a  minimum of $50 free product. Check out all the details HERE. 

Claire

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Quick and simple butterfly themed cards

We have lots of awesome butterfly themed products in the Stampin' Up! annual catalogue, and they make it really quick and easy to make a wow card. Here's two butterfly themed cards I have made.  This one uses the Fluttering Wings embossing folder, with the Watercolor Wings 3 step stamp set stamped in Mint Macaron. I have added some bling with the silver metallic thread and by using the Greetings thinlits (LOVE these) to cut my greeting in silver glimmer paper.

 

quick and simple butterfly thanks card by Claire Daly #stampinup #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupaustralia #butterfly #quickhellocards

Butterfly 1

This one uses the background stamp from 'You've Got This' along with a butterfly punched from Mint Macaron DSP in the 2015-17 In Colour stack (oops with the upside down writing - don't tell anyone OK?). For the centre of the butterfly, I have used a couple of Pink Pirouette Candy Dots (adhesive brads which come in packs of 100, 10 of each of 10 colours in each Stampin' Up! color group). These are great embellishments to have on hand.

quick and simple butterfly thanks card by Claire Daly #stampinup #stampinupsouthpacific #stampinupaustralia #butterfly #quickthankyoucards

I hope this gives you some inspiration to make some quick and easy butterfly themed cards soon. Click on the links below to be taken to the supplies I have used.

Be back soon with some more inspiration,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Wild About Flowers for SB116

Hello. Today I have a retirement card for you using a lovely floral stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Wild About Flowers. It has some great set for retirement and cards for people who are leaving to go somewhere, I especially love this ' You'll be Missed' sentiment. It kind of says it all doesn't it?

Stampin Up Retirement Card using Wild About Flowers and Pretty Petals DSP for SB116 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

My card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging DT sketch, SB 116. I couldn't quite bring myself to angle the layer of DSP behind the stamped layer though (sorry Sandi!). I really like the dramatic black patterned papers in the Pretty Petals DSP stack. I have picked up a couple of the colours from the DSP for my stamped image (Calypso Coral and Old Olive) and added some Old Olive Candy Dots.

Stampin Up Retirement card using Wild About Flowers by Claire Daly

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week.

SB116Now it's time to scoot around the world and see what the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team members have been up to. Have fun!

Sandi MacIver, Canada

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand

           

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter your own creation based on this sketch in our weekly Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp weekly challenges.We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to link to your creation on the Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp page.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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A Stampin' Up! Happy Birthday card for SB115

Today I am featuring another card using the Stampin' Up! Remarkable You stamp set. This one is a birthday card based Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp SB#115.
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Stampin Up Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set fr SB115. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I water-coloured the Calla Lily image twice (there are two flower in each image) and then cut out three of the flowers to tie together. I used Rose Red ink and my Aquapainter to colour the flowers with. The Smoky Slate background is embossed with the Elegant Dots embossing folder, and I have used the Everyday Chic Washi Tape and Neutrals Paper Stack for my background layers. My sentiment is from Happy Happenings. You can link to all the products at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Birthday Card using Remarkable You stamp set fr SB115. By Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Here is the  Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp SB#115 Sandi gave us to work with this week.

Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp SB#115Now it's time to scoot around the world and see what the lovely Stamping and Blogging Design Team members have been up to. Have fun!

Sandi MacIver, Canada

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand

           

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter your own creation based on this sketch in our weekly Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp weekly challenges.We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to link to your creation on the Stamping And Blogging's Sketch And Stamp page.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Remarkable You for SB114

I LOVE a good floral image to colour, so I was all over the new Stampin' Up! set Remarkable You when it appeared in the 2015 Annual Catalogue. Today's card features one of the flowers (which we think is a lotus flower or waterlily) water coloured, along with a greeting from the set. It's based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch SB114.

Stampin Up Remarkable You for SB114 by Claire Daly Australia

Here's the colour combination I have used today.

  Stampin Up Colour Combinations #color #colour #stampinup

Stampin' Up! RemarkableYou by Claire Day Melbourne Australia for SB114

Tips for recreating this card:

  • I water coloured the floral image using an Aqua painter (see all supplies below) and the ink inside the lid of the Rose Red ink pad.
  • Stamp your image in Jet Black Stazon so you can watercolour without the image outline smudging.
  • Use our high quality Watercolor Paper for a great result. It really does make a difference as you can blend over and over without the paper pilling.
  • The Triple Banner Punch makes cutting the banner ends on this card a breeze.
  • Both flowers were cut out using our super sharp Paper Snips. The left hand flower is popped up with Dimensional foam dots (not the stem though).
  • Stamp an extra bit of the leaf pattern onto Cucumber Crush and cut out a few leaves to layer over the greeting banner.

Here's today sketch that the lovely Sandi MacIver has given us to play with this week:

SB114

Lets see what my lovely Stamping and Blogging Design team girls around the world have been up to this week shall we?

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy for the Art With Heart Christmas in July Blog Hop

It's Christmas in July! Can you smell the hint of brandy in the steamed plum pudding - yummmm. Ok so I got a little distracted there! Today some of my Art with Heart Stampin' Up! team girls are presenting some fabulous Christmas projects to inspire you.

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This year we already have new Christmas sets to play with in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, and some old favourites too. We also have a brand new 2015 Holiday catalogue coming soon. If you would like a copy of any of our catalogues, to attend a Stampin' Up! class or join a large fabulous group of crafty women by becoming part of the team (hobby demonstrators welcome), be sure to contact me.

If you are not just starting the blog hop, you would have come to me from my lovely team member and friend Kayleen McClean.

My first project is a gift card holder. These are great little holders and the best bit is you can make 3 from an A4 sheet of cardstock.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy Gift Card / Festival of Trees Gift Card Holder by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

The belly band slides off and it opens up for a gift card holder.

Lots of Joy AWHT July hop 4

Here are the step by step instructions to make the gift card holder:

  1. Cut a piece of A4 cardstock in 3 vertically so you end up with 3 pieces 7cm wide x 29.7cm long.
  2. Using the largest Framelit from the Lots of Labels Framelit set, cut the rounded edge as shown in the photo below.
  3. Starting from the straight end, score at 8cm and 12cm.
  4. Using a 2" Circle punch,  cut a semi circle in the straight end.
  5. Emboss the 8cm long piece with the semi circle (I used the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder)
  6. Cut a piece of Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape in half vertically (so you have two thinner strips). Use these to adhere the embossed pieces down to create the pouch. If you keep the tape the same width it's a bit of a tight fit for the card, but this fits and holds just fine.
  7. Cut a piece of DSP using the second smallest Lots of Labels Framelit and use that to decorate the front of the flap.
  8. Then just create your belly band and decoration. I used a 2 3/8" Scallop Punch, The Christmas Tree Punch, Lots of Joy and Festival of Trees Stamp Sets, Gold Glimmer Paper and Merry Moments DSP.

Here's how I cut the curved end using the largest label Framelit.

Gift holder bigshot

My second share today is a centre step Christmas card, again using the Lots of Labels Framelits and Lots of Joy stamp set.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy stano set, Lots of Labels framelits, centre step Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I got the idea for the Gold Glimmer circle (made by punching the 2" circle punch first, and 2.5" circle punch around the outside) from my lovely demo fried Linda Higgins. The teeny glimmer stars are cut with the Confetti Stars border punch.

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Now it's time to visit the next blog on our hop, which is the lovey 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:

  1. Ros Davidson
  2. Rachel Woollard
  3. Tina Gillespie
  4. Kayleen McLean
  5. Claire Daly
  6. Kathryn Ruddick
  7. Judy May
  8. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
  9. Kate Morgan 

  Gift card holder graphoc

Have fun, and thanks for visiting our blog hop today. See you back here again soon.

Claire


Wedding Card for SB113 using Happy Happenings from Stampin' Up!

Hello.

Something a little different today - a wedding card. This week's Stamping and Blogging Sketch 113 and the new Stampin' Up! sentiment stamp set I received last week called Happy Happenings, were the base for my card.

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding card using Happy Happenings for SB113 by Claire Daly Australia

Lots of bits and pieces on this one and you will be able to view all of these products in the links below. Happy Happenings is going to be a favourite sentiment set for sure. I love the funky font and that it coordinates with one of my favourite punches, the Label Bracket punch (used for the sentiment on this card).

Stampin' Up! handmade wedding card using Happy Happenings for SB113 by Claire Daly Australia

I think a wedding card needs a bit of bling, so I have added some gold printed vellum, gold glimmer paper, gold foil punched hearts and some gold metallic thread. The little wooden heart embellishment I have used is from the Watercolor Wishes card kit.

Here is the sketch Sandi gave us to play with this week:

SB113Now it's time to fly around the world and see what the other members of the Stamping and Blogging Design Team have created with this weeks sketch. Remember you can play along too - more details at the end of the post.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

                             Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along - Add Your Link HERE

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Project Life Happy Times by Stampin' Up!

Today is our monthly blog hop with the MKPLSU (Memory Keeping with Project Life Stampin' Up! Facebook Group) Design Team. This month we are using the new Happy Times Card Kit and matching Accessory Pack from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Happy Times Project Life by Stampin' Up! Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

It's a lovely card collection which is great for family photos, everyday photos and as I have done here Convention photos! The colours from South Pacific Convention matched beautifully with the cards. Here's a look at the products (link to individual products in the online store at end of post):

Happy Times bundle

Here's a closer look at each of my pages:

Stampin Up Project Life Happy Times Claire Daly www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Happy Times 3

Happy Times 4

You can check out what some other Demonstrators around the world have done with the Stampin' Up! Happy Times Project Life set here: 

Tina Gillespie, Australia 

Elizabeth Richards Peterson, USA

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Constanze Wirtz, Germany 

Kate Denyer, UK

Janet Morrow-Wakeland, USA

For a closer look at the Happy Times Project Life Stampin Up supplies, click on the links at the bottom of this post.

Have a great week. and thanks for pooping by today,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Sweet L'il One for SB112

There are some super cute new baby sets in the Stampin' Up! 2015 Annual Catalogue and today we are playing with Sweet L'il One for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team sketch SB112.

Stampin Up Sweet L'il One Stamp Set, Sweet L'il Things DSP & Washi for SB112 by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

It's a super sweet set and the matching Sweet Li'l Things Designer Paper and Washi Tape have fabulous colours and designs for baby and toddler cards. LOVE the colours in them. Picking out a couple of colours from the DSP for your stamping (in this case Tip Top Taupe and Pool Party) makes it so easy to create coordinating cards.

Stampin Up Sweet L'il One Stamp Set, Sweet L'il Things DSP & Washi for SB112 by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I have a bit of a star thing going on here too. The 'It's a Boy' greeting was designed to fit into our new Medium Star Punch, and the small stars are from the very versatile Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. As usual you can view all the products used today by using the links at the bottom of the post. Here's a closer look at the Sweet L'il One Stamp Set:

Sweet L'il One

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week:

SB112

Now it's time to fly around the world and see what the Stamping and Blogging Design Team Girls have done with this sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Bohemian Diagonal Card

I'm  a big fan of the rich bright colours in the Bohemian Designer Series Paper Pack, but sometimes using a lot together can overwhelm the project. Today's card show's how to use some scraps for a quick and easy project.

Stampin Up Bohemian embossing folder and DSP. Card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

Tip:

When you are making diagonal cards like this, I find it easiest to stamp the greeting first, and line the paper strips up with the greeting.

The Stampin' Up! Boho Chic Embossing Folder is a great match for this paper pack too, coordinating the Bohemian style perfectly. You can view all the products I have used in the links below my signature.

Here's my colour combination for today's cardstock, ink and ribbon which was inspired by the Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

 

Claire

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Christmas in July - Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy for SB111

Today is the first of July, and a fun time to celebrate Christmas in July in Australia where we can enjoy all the winter Christmas treats and experiences that are enjoyed in the Northern Hemisphere at Christmas. I'm celebrating with my first blog Christmas card for the year for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team.

Stampin Up Lots of Joy Christmas card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia for SB111.

Lots of Joy is one of the new Christmas sets in the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. I love it because:

  • The plaid reminds me of Scotland where my Grandparents are from.
  • It has three great greetings
  • Images coordinate with the 1.5" circle, 1" square and Christmas tree punches (see links at end of post)
  • It has a lot of great coordinating colours: Real Red, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler.
  • It's a great way to use the long lines of rhinestones in the adhesive rhinestone packs! Line them up with the stripes and you have adhesive tinsel :)

Lots of Joy

  Stampin' Up! Lots of Joy Christmas stamp set by Claire Daly Mebourne Australia for SB 111

Here's the sketch we had to work with this week. I rotated it 90 degrees anticlockwise for my card.SB111

Now it's time to visit the lovely peeps in the Stampin' and Blogging Design Team and see what they have done with this week's sketch. Then don't forget to have a go at the sketch yourself!

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Caroline van der Straaten. Netherlands 

                             Erna Logtenberg, Netherlands                              

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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My Three Favourite Stampin' Up! Sentiment / Greeting Stamp Sets

Loving the new metallic doileys we have to play with in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. They are a great simple way to add a bit extra wow to a project. In today's card, I have used them with the Stampin' Up! Butterfly Framelits.

Butterfly Basics

Everyone needs a couple of good versatile greeting sets. A Dozen Thoughts, the Stampin' Up! greeting / sentiment set I have used today is a great versatile set. Check the links at the end of the post to link straight to this product in the my online store.

A Dozen Thoughts

My other two favourite Stampin' Up! sentiment sets have a mix of greetings as well. All of these sets have a mix of fonts  which I also like.

First Up is And Many More:

And Many MoreNext up is one that's been around for a while, but still a firm favourite:

Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Hope you have enjoyed today's card. You can view more information about, or purchase any of the products I have used / showed today by clicking the links at the end of the post.

Have a great day and see you back here again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blossoms for SB110

Today's card for Stamping and Blogging Design Team (SB110) features Birthday Blossoms, a fabulous new set in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. It has some great sentiments and some lovely images for water-colouring (one of my favourite things to do) so I think it's a really versatile set. If you know me well, you will also know I love to garden so I'm always a sucker for realistic floral sets.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

My water-colouring style is pretty messy, but I like it that way. I have always leaned towards a more grungy look on my cards (or at least that's my excuse!) so you wont find any perfect blending. I use both Aqua-painters (which I have used on this card) and Blender Pens, depending on the project.

Stampin Up Birthday Bossoms handmade birthday card by Claire Daly, Melbourne Australia for SB110.

Here's what I did to complete this card (you can link to all the Stampin' Up! products I have used in the bottom of the post):

  • I've embossed the spray of flowers in clear onto the background Elegant Eggplant cardstock.
  • There's a thin layer of Sahara Sand cardstock behind the greeting panel.
  • The spray of flowers on the greeting panel is stamped in Sahara Sand (stamped off once).
  • My greeting is stamped in Tip Top Taupe.
  • The flowers are water-coloured (using Aqua-painters) in Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant, with Hello Honey in the centre.
  • The leaves are water-coloured in Old Olive and Mossy Meadow.
  • I have tied crochet trim and linen thread around the base of the greeting panel.

Here's a closer look at the Birthday Blossoms stamp set.

Stampin Up Birthday Blossoms

 Here's the sketch we had to work with this week:

SB110

Now it's time to visit all the Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls around the world and see what they have done with the sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg                               

Marine Wiplier, France 

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Timeless Elegance and One Big Meaning for SB108

Hello friends.

Today I get to share one of my favourite products from the new 2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue with you, this beautiful 12x12 paper pack called Timeless Elegance. Oh my goodness, how beautiful is it? Reminds me of an old English cottage somewhere sunny and peaceful. I just wanted to use it on a card straight out of the pack as there were so many beautiful designs on the pages. I think I managed to use 4 different sheets here. Today's card is for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team weekly sketch, SB108. Don't forget you can play along with the sketch now too and link your image (more details at the end of the post).

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance DSP and One Big Meaning Stamp Set for SB108 by Claire Daly, Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

The coordinating colours given for this 12x12 double sided paper pack (there's 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 designs) are Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Very Vanilla. I found Tip Top Taupe is a great coordinating colour and I have used Blushing Bride as my pink. I have stamped directly onto one pattern of the paper, used another pattern for the scallop mat, another under the lace and twine, and that final beautiful rose pattern for the main layer. I have seen some lovely cards where the roses have been coloured with sponge daubers and ink, but I thought I'd start with them 'a la natural today'.

You might also spy one of the new adhesive metal rimmed pearls (these are flat back) in the centre of my flower. My greeting is from a great new thankyou set called One Big Meaning. You can view all the products I have used today in the links below.

Stampin Up Timeless Elegance DSP and One Big Meaning Stamp Set for SB108 by Claire Daly, Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Here's the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week. I just flipped the circle over to the left hand side.

SB108

Now it's time to fly around the world and see what the other Stamping and Blogging Design Team girls have done with today's sketch.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

Erna Logtenberg, Germany

Kerstin Kreis, Germany 

Shelagh Freemantle. Canada 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn to play along.

You can now enter the weekly challenges along and link your creation for us all to admire. We will be picking a weekly winner and would love to see what you create with this sketch. To play along, you just need to post your creation on the Sketch and Stamp page, which is the name for the new Stamping and Blogging weekly challenges.

I hope you enjoyed today's card. See you again soon,

Claire

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