Stampin Up Touches of Texture - one of my new favourite stamp sets!

I love a little grunge when it comes to my stamp sets, so the new Touches of Texture stamp set in the Stampin' Up! 2016/17 Annual Catalogue is one of my new favourite sets. Not only does it have the grunge, but also flowers which are another of my very favourite things!

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

I love the texture stamps too, especially the gorgeous one I have used around the edge of the crumb cake layer. I have coloured my image using Blender Pens and the ink from inside my ink pad lid - SO EASY! My colours are Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush. I have used a little Mint Macaron for the ink splatter stamping in the background and Early Espresso for my greeting (which is from the Designer Tin of Cards stamp set).

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

There are also some cute little insects in the stamp set to add extra interest to your creations. I love the dragonfly especially.

Stampin Up Touches of Texture birthday card by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

 

LOVE LOVE LOVE that copper patterned washi tape! It's one of the 5 beautiful rolls that you will find in the Affectionately Yours Washi Tape pack. You can find the tape HERE in my online store.

Affectionately Yours Washi Tape available from my online store

 

Here's a closer look at the beautiful Touches of Texture stamp set. You can find it HERE in my online store for clear mount, and HERE for wood.

Touches of Texture Stamp Set available in my online store

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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.

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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.

 

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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! Choose Happiness using the Cracked Glass Technique

Having a break from Christmas cards today to show you another of my favourite stamp sets from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, called Choose Happiness. Even the name of this stamp set makes me happy!

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass Claire Daly Stampin Up melbourne Australia

For the circle layer, I have used the Cracked Glass technique.

Stampin Up Choose Happiness technique Cracked Glass close up

Here's how you achieve this look:

  1. Stamp your image onto the shape
  2. Cover the whole image with Versamark ink
  3. Emboss with clear embossing powder 
  4. Repeat the embossing about 4 times
  5. Place the image in the freezer for 5-10 minutes
  6. When you take it out, GENTLY crack the embossing
  7. If you want to have an antique type look, you can also rub some Soft Suede or Crumb Cake or even early Espresso ink into the cracks.

Here's a look at the Choose Happiness Stamp Set. I love the sentiment in this one too.

Choose Happiness Stampin Up available in my online store

Two other very cool products I wanted to showcase in today's card, are the I Love lace background stamp, and the Party Pennants Bigz L die. The background stamp is amazing! Such beautiful fine detail. One of my all time favourite background stamps. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin Up Lace background stamp available in my online store

The Party Pennants Bigz Die is very cool for adding extra layers on cards, as well as for what it's intended - making banners. I love the different shapes and sizes you get. Check out the links below to view / shop in my online store.

Stampin up party pennants bigshot sizzix die for banners. Available in my online store

I hope you have enjoyed today's card. here's a direct link to the products I have used in my Online Stampin' Up! store. I'm using a new link builder which is a carousel, so you can scroll sideways through the products.

See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Traveler and World Map Stamp for SB63

Hello there. Today's card share is one for the men in our lives, especially those who love travel. It uses the new Traveler stamp set from the 2014 Stampin' Up! Australian Catalogue, along with the World Map background stamp. The layout was based on this weeks Stamping and Blogging Sketch SB63.

Stampin' Up! Traveler and World Map Stamp for SB63 by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

Our brief was to use the sketch below and to stamp the background. I used the Worls Map as my background stamp, and sponged various parts of the map with Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizazz ink. 

SB63 Traveller World Map And Many More close up

Here's the skecth we had to work with this week.

SB63
Check out what all the other fabulous design team girls have done with this week's sketch:

 

Sandi MacIver, USA 

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 

 

We have lots of great new products on sale now. If you would like to check them out, just click on this image to go to my online Stampin' Up! Store.

New catalogue graphic

If you would like to recreate my card today, below you will find direct links to the individual products used in the online store. 

Have a fabulous week and look forward to seeing yo here again soon,

Claire