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! Saleabration 2016 card - Botanicals For You

Hello there.

Finally starting to feel like I'm settling back into routine. It's the start of my boys second week back at school, and I think I've mastered the book covering, term sports signups / payments, the getting back to waking up at a decent hour (OK, so not quite mastered that one, lol).

On Friday night I exhaled after the first week back and did some creating. So nice to just spend some 'me' time doing something I love.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2016 Just for You card using Botanicals For You stamp set (free with $90 order during Saleabration). Claire Daly, Stampin; Up! Demonstrator Melbourne AustraliaThis is one of the FREE Saleabration 2016 stamp sets you can earn until the 31st March with a $90 order. I really like it, and I love having 'just for you' cards on hand as they are suitable for so many occasions. I gold embossed it straight onto some Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (another free choice for Saleabration with a $90 order - this one is only available until 15th Feb though).  The Bow Paper clips are super cute too.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2016 Just for You card using Botanicals For You stamp set (free with $90 order during Saleabration). Claire Daly, Stampin; Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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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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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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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Basics cards for every occasion

Here are some more cards I made on my mass produce note cards weekend just gone. I made up 20 of these and used a few different sentiments so I have cards on hand.

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Don't be put off because the die looks intricate. I find it easy to get a good cut with these dies if you follow some steps:

  • I use injection foam on my more intricate dies, which really helps with getting a clean cut which pops off the die.
  • Make sure you have a firm 'sandwich' in your Bigshot. I placed the base magnetic plate, the acrylic plate, the die with the cut side facing upwards, the cardstock, the second acrylic plate and for these I added a cardstock shim.

It was quick and easy to cut 20 of the intricate butterfly, and then I popped out the extra pieces with the paper pierce while I was watching TV.

Here's the Stampin' Up! Colour Combination I used on these cards:

Stampin Up Colour Combination 2015 In Colors Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, Pink Pirouette

Here's the same card with a few different sentiments:

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Notecards by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia

Thanks for popping by today. Hope to see you back here again soon.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! You've Got This for SB106

Hello lovely friends. It's time to share this weeks creation for the Stamping and Blogging Design Team. Are you playing along yet? We would love you to have a go at this weekly sketch. I'll provide details how at the end of the post.

This card is for a lovely friend who needs some TLC. I think these types of cards can make such a difference to someone's day. I hope so anyway!

Stampin' Up! You've Got This by Claire Daly Melburne Australia for SB106

I turned the sketch on it's side this week. The water-coloured image is gold embossed onto Watercolour paper and coloured with Blender Pens and the inside from the Perfect Plum and Old Olive ink pad lids. I love water colouring, I find it so therapeutic.

Stampin' Up! You've Got This by Claire Daly Melburne Australia for SB106

 

Don't you just LOVE that black and white script paper from the Neutrals DSP stack? I am also loving using the new 2015-17 In Color Tip Top Taupe. Here's my colour combination this week.

Stampin Up Color Colour Combination Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Basic Black, Perfect Plum.

Stampin' Up! Products Used

(items marked with a * are not available to order until June 2nd)

  • Cardstock: Tip Top Taupe*, Very Vanilla,
  • Paper: Neutrals DSP Paper Stack*, Water colour paper
  • Stamps: You've Got This*, Perfect Pairs (sentiment)
  • Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum, Old Olive
  • Other: Blender Pens, Gold Embossing Powder, Tip Top Taupe Lace Trim*, Gold Bakers Twine, 1 and 3/4" circle punch, 2" circle punch

This is the sketch Sandi gave us to work with this week.

SB106

Now it's time to visit my lovely stamping friends around the world to see what they have been creating.

Sandi MacIver, USA 

Amy Koenders, USA

Michelle Last, UK

Lee Conrey, USA

Claire Daly Australia (that's me!)

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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Sneak Peek: Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artistic for SB105

Hello there. Today I get to play with another set from the upcoming 2015 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue, called Awesomely Artistic. This set is already a firm favourite of mine. It's a beautiful set of nature images perfect for collage style stamping. The card is based on this week's Stamping and Blogging Design Team Sketch, SB105.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

I was excited to use two of the new 2015-17 In Colours on this card, Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe. Love these already! See that beautiful script paper? That's one of the new patterns in the Designer Series Paper Stacks. I only had a small piece from my make and take packet at Convention, so I'm looking forward to June so I can order the colour pads.

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

Stampin Up Colour / Color Combination Claire Daly Mint Macaron Tip Top TaupeStampin' Up! Products Used

(items marked with a * are not available to order until June 2nd)

  • Cardstock: Mint Macaron*, Shimmery White, Early Espresso
  • DSP: 2015-2105 In Colour Paper Stack*
  • Stamps: Awesomely Artistic*
  • Ink: Sahara Sand, Tip Top Taupe*, Mint Macaron*, Early Espresso
  • Other: Adhesive Pearls, Linen Thread

Stampin' Up! Awesomely Artisitic 2015 Catalogue Sneak Peek by Claire Daly Melbourne Australia.

 

Stamping Tips

  • Paper Snips make fussy cutting the extra dragonfly wings a breeze!
  • Adhere the second layer of wings with a Glue Dot, and then adhere the pearl over the top to give the card additional dimension.

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

SB105

Now it's time to zoom around the world and see what my lovely stamping friends in the stamping and Blogging Design Team have been up to with this sketch. I bet there will be some more sneak peeks!

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 

Patrice Halliday-Larson, New Zealand 

Sandi MacIver's Canadian Blog

 

Now it's YOUR turn!

Have a go at creating using this week's sketch, and then pop on over to Sketch and Stamp to upload your take on this weeks sketch. We'll be picking a weekly winner!

Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back here again soon. Until then stay happy :)

Claire

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6x6" Stampin' Up! DSP Pack Share with Coordinating Ribbons

You all know how much I love to create with Stampin' Up! patterned papers! I find them a great way to create a WOW card easily because you know exactly which ink and cardstock is going to match the paper. We have some fresh and funky designs too!

stampin up 6x6 DSP australia coastal cabana

The card above uses 4 different DSPs (the black chevron is from Modern Medley, the strawberry slush DSP is from Quatrefancy, the coastal cabana specialty is from Afternoon Tea)  and you can get your hands on shares of 3 of them with my DSP and matching ribbon share below. 

This will be an awesome way to get lots of samples of different DSPs for your summer crafting. You will get 12 sheets of 6x6 coordinating DSP (2 each of 6 designs). Here is what I have on offer:

I am offering this share on the following DSP’s until the end of the month. Payment needs to reach me by either credit card or direct deposit (email me for bank details) by midnight Saturday 30th November. These need to come to me first and be cut and distributed so  I expect you to receive your DSP around the 12th-15th December. Postage will be:

  • $1.20 for 1-2 packs
  • $1.80 for 3-4 packs
  • $3.00 for 5-6 packs.
  • $3.60 for 7–8 packs

Here's what's on offer: 

This and That Epic Day ($5.00) (fabulous for masculine cards)

Coordinating colours are Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight,  Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

This and That epic Day DSP     stampin up dsp 6x6    Layout 5 close up 2
 

Soho Subway ($5.00) (fabulous earthy colours with an antique feel)

Coordinating Colours are Crisp Cantaloupe, Early Espresso, Island indigo, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla.

Soho Subway DSP     File folder card soho cubwy     

Afternoon Picnic $5.00 (feminine and vintage style with beautiful colours). Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizazz, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Afternoon Picnic DSP     Hello Lovely close up    


Birthday Basics $5.00 (Great for birthdays) – Coordinating colours are Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla.

Birthday Basics DSP
 

 Modern Medley $5.00 (a perfect neutral pack which coordinates with anything)

Coordinating Colours to this DSP are Basic Black and Very Vanilla.

  Modern Medley DSP     Cone and card

I am Me $5.00 (fabulous for masculine cards)

Coordinating colours are So Saffron (but also looks fine with Daffodil Delight), Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Whisper White and Basic Gray.

I am me DSP     SM card 1

Quatrefancy Specialty DSP ($5.50) (Coordinates with Mosaic Punch and Mosaic Madness Stamp Set)

Coordinating Colours are Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.

Quatrefancy Specialty DSP     

 

Ribbon Share – 6 different ribbon types, 6 different colours, 1 metre of each, all designed to coordinate with the DSP packs above. $10.00 per share including postage.

 Summer Starfruit Stitched Satin Ribbon

Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim

Island Indigo Chevron

Pool Party Seam Binding

Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain

Bermuda Bay 1/8” Taffeta

To order any of the DSP packs or coordinating ribbon share, just email me what you would like and make payment by midnight on 30th November. Payment can be made by credit card, or I can email you bank details for direct deposit.

See you back here again soon!

Claire

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How to Emboss Fabric with Embossing Folders

This one might appeal to the patchworkers or anyone who has scraps of fabric. It's so simple to do!

I'm all about texture on my projects, and love using lace and fabric. This one takes the texture one step further by embossing the fabric using our Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and the BigShot. On this card the floral print is the embossed fabric.

how to emboss fabric
Here's step by step what to do (I'll wait for the 'is that all?' at the end!):

  • Attach your fabric to some cardstock. There are several ways to do this. I use Tombow glue (the broad tip end) or you could use multipurpose adhesive sheets
  • Allow the fabric to dry completely on the cardstock
  • Cut to the size of your embossing folder or even used a shaped Bigz die in your Bigshot to cut a shape (I have used the Top Note Die which is super versatile)
  • Place the adhered fabric inside the embossing folder and emboss using the BigShot

That's it! Easy isn't it?

embossed fabric
Hope you have lots of fun with your fabric embossing. See you back here again soon.

Claire

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