Stampin' Up! New Catalogue Sneak Peek: Fabulous Flamingo

Had a fun day stamping with a couple of friends last week, and got to play with a new soon to be released Stampin' Up! stamp set called Fabulous Flamingo. It will be in the new 2017/18 Annual Catalogue which I am distributing to my customers this month (click HERE to see how to get yours).

I'm not sure where my love affair with Flamingos began, but I totally love them. I haven't seen many in real like, but they are so graceful in pictures and they seem to be very on trend in beach wear, clothing, stationery etc.

Stampin Up 2017 2018 Annual Catalogue sneak peek Fabulous Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

This is the second Flamingo themed set we have (the other being Pop of Paradise which is more of a solid stamp). I really like that this new one has many different options, with three layers to the stamp. I have stamped the darker pink in Flirty Flamingo ink (I find it works best to stamp that one first), the lighter pink is Pink Pirouette and the outline in black. My background layer and water is stamped in Smoky Slate.

Stampin Up 2017 2018 Annual Catalogue sneak peek Fabulous Flamingo. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Thanks for stopping by today, see you back here tomorrow for some more inspiration.

Claire


First Annual Ultimate Pink Blog Hop - Global Stampin' Up! Demonstrators Unite!

Pink Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever Ultimate Pink Blog Hop – a collection of ideas from Stampin’ Up! demonstrators all over the globe featuring shades of pink in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. I'm really pleased to be a part of this fabulous tribute.

For my pink projects, I have made a set of cards featuring my favourite pink right now, Sweet Sugarplum.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I have created my background by sponging the Sweet Sugarplum ink onto 3 different patterns in the Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

I've added a die cut and greeting from the Sunshine Sayings bundle, along with some Fancy Frost Sequins, Soft Sky cardstock and Silver Glimmer paper.

Ultimate PInk Blog Hop projects by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia. Sweet Sugarplum, Irresistibly Floral, Sunshine Sayings.

 

Lots of other global demonstrators have played along today, so have fun discovering lots more pink projects in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (you're at Claire Daly's blog in Melbourne, Australia). Thanks for stopping by.


Stampin' Up! Confetti Celebration Shaker Cards

Shaker cards are so lovely to receive, and the beautifully coloured Fancy Frost sequins from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, make very pretty shaker cards. Here are some cards I put together to congratulate some Art With Heart Team members recently.

Stampin Up Shaker card usind Fancy Frost sequins, Confetti Celebration stamp set, Sweet Sugarplum and Poop Party. Shaker card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I chose my colours to coordinate with the Fancy Frost sequins, so I have used Silver, Whisper White. Sweet Sugarplum and Pool party. The gorgeous silver ribbon I have used is from the Glitter Ribbon combo pack in the Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up Shaker card usind Fancy Frost sequins, Confetti Celebration stamp set, Sweet Sugarplum and Poop Party. Shaker card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I've embossed the front panel of the card using the Lucky Stars embossing folder in the Annual Catalogue.

Stampin Up Shaker card usind Fancy Frost sequins, Confetti Celebration stamp set, Sweet Sugarplum and Poop Party. Shaker card by Claire Daly Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I hope you get to have a go at a shaker card soon. 

Claire

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You're So Lovely Kit and Stamp Set from Stampin Up 2016 Occasions Catalogue.

Over the last few weeks, I've been having a play with one of the kits in the Stampin' Up! 2016 Occasions Catalogue, called You're So Lovely. Gold foil is so on trend right now, and this kit is a base kit you can play with to create some looks of your choice.

Let me show you some of the things I have made with this kits so far, and then I'll explain more about why I love the kit. I made a whole bunch of Congrats cards to send for some recent team achievements.

 

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

  Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia
 

For these ones I added a few extra embellishments: some of the gold Metallic glitter tape which is one of the Saleabration choices, some gold buttone and some twine/linen thread. The butterfly die cut are included in the kit, along with the sponge brayer to colour them any colour you like.

Stampin Up You're So Lovely Kit / Stamp Set card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the products. First up there is the kit which contains enough supplies to make 12 cards (with envelopes) and 12 gift bags. I'll be showing the gift bags in a later post, as soon as I get the chocolate eggs to fill them (temporarily pop in there for the few minutes while I take the photo and then eat them :) - love my job!).

You're so lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

Herein lies why I LOVE this kit - you get to play LOTS with ink and can customise things a lot, as well as have products left over at the end to use on other cards.

  • See those clear sheets? They are masks, and you can either use the negative or positive bits to place on your card and sponge over to create some cool effects.
  • There's also the sponge brayer (which comes with two head pieces you can interchange and also wash in running water after use. This allows to you achieve both a soft look (like on the first few cards) or a more saturated look (like on the butterfly cards). It's all about PLAY!
  • There are also some cute die cuts to play with including label in kraft or black which match the stamp set perfectly.
  • Adhesive gold tars and brads add extra embellishments to your cards.

You also get instructions and full colour pictures of what you could create.

You're so lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

You're So Lovely Project Kit Stampin Up

You're So Lovely project Kit Stampin Up

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There is also a matching stamp set. While I have used this on my projects, you could honestly still have heaps of fun with the kit without it. I'm all for matchy matchy though!

Your so lovely stamp set Stampin Up

 I do hope you get a chance to have a play with this fabulous kit. You wont be disappointed I promise!

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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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