Stampin' Up! Tasty Trucks Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set

One of my favourite childhood memories was visiting the beach with my family. At the end of a fun, sandy day (and often a dumping or two by the waves) we would grab an ice cream from the Mr Whippy van and head back to the car for the drive home. As soon as I saw the tasty Trucks Saleabration 2017 stamp set, it evoked those memories, so I decided to turn my truck into a Mr Whippy ice cream van.

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks as a My Whippy Van. Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The seagulls were borrowed from another stamp set, High Tide from the Occasions catalogue (link at the bottom of the post). I made the custom greeting using my vintage typewriter and the image is watercoloured in Blushing Bride, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate. The patterned paper is from the neutrals Designer Series paper stack (I use this a lot!).

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks as a My Whippy Van. Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

There are so many cool things that have been created with this stamp set. It can be a hot dog truck, a taco truck and lots more! This stamp set can be yours free when you place a $90 order either in my online store or by phone / email. Here's a look at all the Saleabration choices available (and lookout on my blog tomorrow for 3 new things being added to the list!

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Here's a couple more creations using Tasty Trucks which have been designed by the Stampin' Up! in house designers.

  Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks.Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. .

Stampin Up Saleabration 2017 Stamp Set Tasty Trucks.Get this set free with a $90 order before 31st March. .

See you back here tomorrow with some more creations and pictures of the three new Saleabration offerings!

If you are placing an order in my Online Store, don't forget to use this months hostess code for a free gift next month.

Feb 2017 Hostess Code

Have a great day,

Claire

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Oh So Succulent Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! - Perfect for Garden Lovers!

I'm all over this fabulous Oh So Succulent stamp set in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue! I love container gardening, and last year while visiting my in laws in NSW (who have an amazing cottage garden surrounding their renovated church home), I got lot of cuttings and started some succulent pots for myself. I love how hardy they are, but they also add great variations in texture and foliage colour to my garden. I love that I can now send succulent cards to my garden loving friends.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

The stamp set can be purchased in my online store  either alone, or as part of a bundle with the coordinating Framelits (and get 10% off).

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

Oh So succulent stamp set by Stampin Up. Avaialble to be purchased in my online store or by phone / email and sent anywhere in Australia. Click for more details. Great for those who love garden succulents.

I watercoloured the outline images using a Blender Pen and then cut them out with paper snips. I used the watercolour pencils for some colours (Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry) and the inside of ink ads for others (Mint Macaron and Wild Wasabi). You can view and link to the online store for all of the products I have used today at the end of the post. My pot is just a 2" circle punched shape (in Sweet Sugarplum) cut in half and then a tiny bit cut off the bottom.

Stampin Up Oh So Succulent birthday card using watercolous pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! demonstrator Melbourne Australia. More details and links to online store on my blog.

When you purchase the bundle (and save 10%) you will be really close to earning a free Saleabration item too. Just add either the Lace Doileys, or coordinating Designer Series paper, or the coordinating Ribbon pack (all shown in the links below) and you will get to choose one of the things on this list as a free gift (offer valid until March 31st).

  Stampin Up Sleabration items. Choose one free gift with a $90 order with me until March 31st 2017. Shop Stampin Up online.

Don't forget to use the February Hostess Code for any orders placed in the online store as that will qualify you for another gift, sent during March!

Feb 2017 Hostess Code

When you place an order with me, you will also be invited to my exclusive VIP Customer Facebook Group, where you get extra interaction with me, inspiration, fun, challenges and prizes. I would love to have you there!

Shop Stampin Up online or by phone / mail with me in Australia and enjoy my special VIP Facebook community with giveways, extra inspiration and interaction and lots of fun!

If you have a big order, don't also forget the awesome deal on the starter kit at the moment.

Great deal on Stampin Up starter kit up to March 31st 2017. Join our fun and friendly large Australia wide team and community of crafters.

Here for you if you wold like to call and chat about any of these cool deals. Thanks for popping by today. Click any of the products below to see or purchase items in my online Stampin' Up! store.

Claire

 

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First Art with Heart Stampin Up blog hop for 2017: Occasions and Saleabration Inspiration

Today I’m excited to bring you a blog hop with some of the awesome ladies in the Art With Heart Stampin’ Up! Team. Today we focus on the new Occasions Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Catalogue and also Sale-a-bration!

2017 Blog Hop

If you place an order with me or any of my team on the hop here during Sale-a-bration, you can choose a free item with every $90 you spend in one transaction. There are lots of fabulous free items to choose from (ask me for a brochure and an Occasions Catalogue) and the promotion goes right through until 31st March.

Better still, become part of our awesome fun, friendly and supportive Art With Heart team. We have a really large team Australia wide that has been around since Stampin’ Up! came to Australia. We have a very active team forum and also have in person stamp days, challenges, card swaps, product shares and more. When you join with me or any of the team during Sale-a-bration, you get 2 extra free stamp sets (of any value) plus $235 product (whatever you choose). That's up to $414 product for just $169. You also get free postage! Ask me about joining today.

My two favourite items in the Occasions Catalogue are the Beautiful You stamp set and the new Watercolor Pencils. I've put these together for a birthday card today.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

I used the watercokour pencils for both the background water wash and the image colouring. I love how you can get so many different effects using the pencils. The colours I have used are Melon Mango, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

The background cardstock is Basic Grey and the patterned paper behind the image is from Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper. Finally I have popped one of the Finding Love embellishments onto the image to finish off.

Stampin Up Beautiful You stamp set and watercolour pencils. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Here's a closer look at the Beautiful You Stamp Set and the Watercolour Pencils. You can purchae these in my online store using the shop now button in the right hand column or phone / text / email me directly/

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WC pencils

Next up on the blog hope we have Rachel Woollard.

2017 Blog Hop End

If you miss anyone or lose your place, you can just click on any of the names below to get started again,

1. Ros Davidson
2. Rebecca Jacovou
3. Tina Gillespie
4. Judy May
5. Kate Morgan
6. Rachel Palmieri
7. Kathryn Mangelsdorf
8. Monika O'Neill
9. Kathryn Ruddick
10. Claire Daly  (You are here)
11. Rachel Woollard
12. Alisha Watson
13. Kim Dallinger

 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the blog hop.

Claire

 


Some farmyard fun with Stampin' Up! Hey Chick for Saleabration 2017

Chooks and a tassle. Whoever thought you would see that one one of my creations this year? Enter the new Stampin' Up! set Hey Chick, which is one of this years free offerings with a $90 order during Saleabration. 

I was born and bred in the country and raised on farms. I have lots of memories and funny stories about the farm chookpen, like when the rooster chased my brother out of the chookpen and he accidentally flattened my sister (who was shaken but ok) on the other side of the 'just propped up with string' chook pen gate. We still laugh about that. So when I saw Hey Chick, I could definitely see the humour.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick Stamp Set for Saleabration 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I watercoloured each of the chooks (using Daffoldil Delight, Calypso Coral and Early Espresso) and then fussy cut them to layer a little. I've use a base of Tip Top Taupe, and the paper / embellishments are from the Cupcakes and Carousels product suite in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

Stampin' Up! Hey Chick Stamp Set for Saleabration 2017. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You can check out this stamp set and the other products used in today's card, at the end of the post.

All you need to do to get this stamp set absolutely FREE, is place a $90 order in my online store and choose this as your gift when you check out. 

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January's hostess code is EDSZMZJK. Use this code when you place an online order to qualify for a free gift sent to you mid the month after your order.

Check out this months specials and 3 ways to order with me.

Don't miss the amazing sign up deal during Saleabration - up to $414 worth of product for $169 and you can join just for yourself!

Thanks for stopping by today. See you back here again tomorrow,

Claire

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Beautiful You Bundle Offer / January Online Stampin' Up! Class

Hello lovely people.

I'm offering on Online Class in January featuring the gorgeous Beautiful You stamp set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

We will be making 6 cards, 2 each of 3 different designs. These cards will include layers and embellishments and have all the pieces pre-cut ready for you to stamp, colour and assemble. Here's one of the cards we will be making, to show you the detail. The watercolour pencils will be used three different ways to make these cards and there will be a short video showing those techniques.

  Beautiful You sample 2

There are two options to purchase (Australian residents only):

  1. Purchase the bundle of 3 products from me and get the class kit, instructions and access to videos for free. With this option you can also choose a free Saleabration choice.
  2. Purchase the class kit with materials, instructions and access to videos to make the 6 cards for $25.00

 

Here's the product we will be using for this class. Firstly if you buy the bundle, you will be getting these three products (choose wood mount or clear mount for the stamp set).

Beautiful You Stamp Set, Watercolour Pencils and Aquapainters.

Beautiful You WC pencils

AquapaintersTo complete the cards you will also need adhesive, Dimensional foam dots, scissors and a waterproof black ink pad (Black archival or Black Stazon). That's it!

 

Ordering Instructions - ** Orders close January 15th for both options. Australian Residents Only **

Option 1: Buy the Bundle and get the card kit free

  • Clear Mount Bundle - $96.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling
  • Wood Mount Bundle - $115.75 plus $5.95 Postage and Handling

How to order by January 15th

  • Call or text me on 0412120498 and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Email me and pay by direct deposit or credit card
  • Order these three products in my online store using Hostess Code EDSZMZJK (please note this wont qualify you for a free gift as you are already getting the card kit free). If you have a product, you can substitute for something of a similar value. 

Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.

 

Option 2: Buy just the kit and Access to instructions / videos, but use your own products.

This option can be purchased by PayPal (if you don't have a PayPal account you can pay by credit card through PayPal using this link). 

Please note:

  • This is for Australian residents only and for personal use
  • Orders close January 15th
  • Kit will be posted January 20th, and PDF instructions / video links will be sent that evening.
  • If you are one of my direct team members, instructions/videos will be provided free of charge so don't sign up here!

Purchase the card kit and instructions/videos via PayPal for $25.00

 

 

 Back later with some Saleabration samples.

Claire

 

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Stampin' Up! Wonder of Christmas and Candy Cane Lane DSP 2016 Christmas Card

Hello stampers :) Time to get out that beautiful angel in the Wonder of Christmas stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue again.

Wonder of Christmas 2016 Stampin Up Christmas card. Also uses Candy Cane lane DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, Watercoloring. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I have watercoloured her using Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake and Mint Macaron with a little Smoky Slate on the sash. I used Aquapainters and the ink inside the ink pad lid for my colouring. The Designer Series Paper I have used as the background layer, is from Candy Cane Lane. This DSP and a host of others are part of a promotion this month where you can buy 3 get one free, so be sure to check my online store for more details.

Wonder of Christmas 2016 Stampin Up Christmas card. Also uses Candy Cane lane DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, Watercoloring. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My greeting is from the Stitched with Cheer stamp set. I've used the gold bakers twine (from the bakers twine trio in the Holiday catalogue) between the angel and the doily. I like the weight of this better than the metallic thread. There's also some wink of Stella on the wings, but this is a little tricky to photograph.

Wonder of Christmas 2016 Stampin Up Christmas card. Also uses Candy Cane lane DSP, Stitched with Cheer stamp set from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue, Watercoloring. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Hope you enjoy today's card. See you back here tomorrow,

Claire

 

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Star of Light Bundle on a Galaxy Background

A couple of nights ago I was browsing Pinterest and came across a lovely card using this bundle on a sponged background (I'd love to tell you who made it, but unfortunately it didn't lead to any blog or web page to identify it). It sparked an idea in me to use the Galaxy background technique with the Star of Light Bundle from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up Star of Light Bundle (from 2016 Holiday Catalogue) on galaxy background. 2016 Christmas Card by Caire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used copper embossing and copper foil paper as highlights which I think look great with the rich colours of the background.

Stampin Up Star of Light Bundle (from 2016 Holiday Catalogue) on galaxy background. 2016 Christmas Card by Caire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

For the background technique, there are a few good videos floating around from Kristina Werner, Wendy Cranford and Alisa Tilsner. Here's the basic steps though:

Step 1: Add splotches of watercolour wash to watercolour paper using an Aquapainter. You want all the paper covered, but try not to go over two many areas with more than one colour. I used Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Rich Razzleberry and Tangelo Twist for this step. Dry thoroughly front and back after this.

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Step 2: Make up a watercolour wash using Elegant Eggplant and Night of Navy reinkers (I used twice as much Night of Navy to Elegant Eggplant) and apply (with an aquapainter) over the top of the coloured areas in a random way. You want to leave a few areas with less wash over it compared to others. Once you are happy (remembering it will dry lighter), dry thoroughly by leaving to air dry or using a heat gun on both sides.

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Step 3: Water down some acrylic paint or craft ink and apply with a flicking motion onto the paper using an old paintbrush. I ended up with some streaky bits but I quite liked these as it gave the effect of shooting stars! This stage tool a long time to dry so I ended up blotting the dots of paint which probably muted the effect on my sample.

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If you watch one of the videos you will definitely get the idea and it's a cool technique.

Stampin Up Star of Light Bundle (from 2016 Holiday Catalogue) on galaxy background. 2016 Christmas Card by Caire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Thanks for popping by today, 

Claire

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Simple DIY Christmas card using Stampin' Up! Holly Berry Happiness

Are you looking for a Christmas Card design you can make batches of? I need these in the lead up to Christmas so will be featuring some over the coming months. Today's card uses the stamp set Holly Berry Happiness from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.

Stampin Up quick and easy DIY Christmas card using Holly Berry Happiness from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

I've just watercoloured the Holly image from the stamp set (in Old Olive and Real Red) onto Shimmer Paper (this is a great medium to watercolour on as an alternative to watercolour paper), stamped the greeting and added some gold enamel shapes (on special this week - 25% off) and ribbon. The Real Red 3/4 inch stitched ribbon adds extra colour to the card front. Tying it in a bow would make the card too bulky to easily post. As an alternative I like to just tie some linen thread around the ribbon where the bow would have gone.

Stampin Up quick and easy DIY Christmas card using Holly Berry Happiness from the 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I'm really finding this Holly Berry Happiness stamp set in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue a very versatile stamp set. It has some great greetings too. You can view all of the products I have used today, by clicking on the links below my signature. Here's a closer look at the stamp set.

Holly Berry Happiness stamp set for Christmas 2016. Available online at www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

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Place your Stampin' Up! orders with me and get VIP treatment and great customer service from one of Australia's top demonstrators. I work full time in my Stampin' Up! business to benefit you my customers. Learn how to order with me HERE.

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Register to receive a paper copy of our catalogue HERE.

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Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Wonder of Christmas Angel Christmas Card

Hello crafty ones! So have you picked your favourite stamp set or bundle in the 2016 Holiday Catalogue yet? I know today's stamp set Wonder of Christmas was very popular among my big table of team members who came to stamp and chat at my house yesterday. We love to share our stamp sets around. I hadn't bought this one yet, but one of my lovely team members brought it along. I really love it now and it might just HAVE to find it's way into my shopping cart. 

Stampin Up Wonder of Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Bu Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

It's a beautiful image to watercolour. Can you see the Wink of Stellar shimmer on the wings in this shot?


Stampin Up Wonder of Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Bu Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colours are Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Smoky Slate.

Stampin Up Wonder of Christmas card from 2016 Holiday Catalogue. Bu Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

You can find this beautiful Christmas 2016 stamp set Wonder of Christmas HERE in my online store for clear mount and HERE for woodmount. You can view all of the products used in today's card using the links below my signature.

Stampin' Up! Wonder of Christmas available in my online store at www,clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Shop the 2016 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue

Register for my Mega Holiday Catalogue Product Share

 

Place your orders with me and get VIP treatment and great customer service from one of Australia's top demonstrators. I work full time in my Stampin' Up! business to benefit you my customers. Learn how to order with me HERE.

Follow me on Facebook and Instagram for extra inspiration and fun times.

Register to receive a paper copy of our catalogue HERE.

Subscribe HERE to never miss or post and receive all the latest promotions and news as they come to hand.

Join a fabulous Australian wide team of hobby and business demonstrators with great online support - we are all about fun, friendship and support! As one of Australia's most experienced team leaders you will have a great experience in my team More information HERE.

Thanks for visiting today, hope to see you back here soon,

Claire

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Flora inspired Stampin' Up! card using Gift of Love

Hello my crafty friends. I was thinking the other day how much I am inspired in my cardmaking by nature. I love to make cards which feature plants and flowers especially. Gardening is another hobby I enjoy besides cardmaking and I love nothing better than to browse nurseries and gardens. I thought it would be fun to introduce a category on my blog devoted to these cards. If I get an opportunity I will go back and tag some other cards to this category too. In the meantime I look forward to adding some more garden inspired cards for your viewing pleasure!

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The colours in this card were inspired by a beautiful flowering cactus plant I saw in Spain on the recent Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation. They were very beautiful.

Flowering Cactus Montjuic 2016

The colours I have used are Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Flirty Flamingo and Wild Wasabi. I have also added  little bit of clear Wink of Stella on the flowers.

Stampin' Up! Gift of Love and Touches of Texture Stamp Set. Card by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

You can view all of the products I have used to create today's card in the links below my signature. Here's a closer look at the Gift of Love Hostess set I have used, along with the Touches of Texture stamp set I have used on the base card. Here's Gift of Love (a hostess set or gift that can be chosen with a $250+ order).

Stampin Up Gift of Love Stamp Set

Here's Touches of Texture (available to purchase, see links below).

Stampin Up! Touches of Texture stamp set

 

August Reminders:

  • Thoughtful Branches Bundle: Limited edition new stamp set and matching thinlits available August 2-31st only. Details HERE.
  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Thinking of You Cards

Sadly lots of friends have been going through some hard times, so I wanted to send them a card to let them know I was thinking of them. I always tend to go for floral stamps in this circumstance. Gift of Love is one of the Hostess sets in this years Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. You can earn this set for free with a $250 order or party total. It's a lovely Gladioli image which can be 2 step stamped, but the outline image is also perfect  for watercolouring.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I've used the Petal Burst embossing folder on the 12x12 Kraft cardstock for my base card. For the colouring, I have used Sweet Sugarplum for the flowers and Old Olive for the leaves. I've also stamped the Outline image in Crumb Cake on the inside panel of the card and the envelope to carry the theme through. You can view everything I have used in today's card in the links at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Gift of Love stamp set and Petal Burst embossing folder from 2016 Annual Catalogue. By Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia
Here's a closer look at the beautiful Gift of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It has some really lovely greetings in a beautiful script font too.

  Stampin' Up! Gift of Love Stamp Set Annual Catalogue 2016. Click through for samples using this set.If you like today's project and would like more inspiration from me, here's how (plus a few August reminders):

  • Shop with me online 24/7 or by mail / email and become my VIP. You will enjoy free catalogues, exclusive customer only rewards, gifts, tutorials and inspiration (different to my blog newsletter). 
  • August Hostess Code for a free gift with online orders over $50 is 9M2CVRAJ. Details HERE.
  • Bonus Days Coupons. Any coupons you were mailed in July, can be redeemed 2-31st August, No minimum order applies!
  • Get a new Holiday Catalogue mailed out (register HERE)

 

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Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you back again tomorrow.

Claire

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Stampin' Up! Thoughtful Branches Watercolour Hydrangea Card

Hello lovely friends.

Have you heard about the fantastic Thoughtful Branches Bundle from Stampin Up that is a limited time release and available to purchase only between August 2-31st? It makes a fabulous Hydrangea and a whole heap of other lovely things! My purchasing customers received step by step instructions to make this card this month. Place an order with me this month and I will forward you the newsletter with the instructions in too. Here's information about how to order.

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Here's a closer look at the beautiful products. Find the bundle HERE in my online store (or enter individual item numbers in the search box if you only want the stamp set or thinlets) 
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Here's some more samples using this beautiful suite of products.

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Thoughtful Branches 2

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Here's what's available, but remember it's available 2-31st August only. Also don't forget to use my August Online order hostess code for  free gift in September.

August Hostess Code = 9M2CVRAJ

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Stampin' Up! Birthday Blooms stamp set two ways

Good morning lovely stamping friends. It's a lovely Autumn morning in Melbourne today, and the birds are singing outside my window. I spent a little tome in the garden over the weekend, trimming the roses to encourage the last of the autumn flowering. Makes me happy!

Today I have some rose themed cards for you, using Birthday Blooms stamp set from the 2016 Occasions catalogue. This first card I made for my Mum's birthday. She's here visiting for the week too which is lovely.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

I embossed the image I gold onto Shimmer cardstock and then coloured using my Aquapainter picking up ink from the inside lid of the ink pads. I wasn't too worried about perfection in colouring and blending, really just wanted to get a little colour onto the blooms. If you want more precise blending, I would recommend using watercolour paper. My colours were blushing Bride and Rose Red for the petals and Mint Macaron for the leaves. My patterned papers are from the Timeless Elegance DSP pack (the striped one) and the It's Your Birthday DSP stack (the Mint Macaron one). Love the cute little bow clips too. They are a real vintage gold colour and suit this style of card.

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

Even though Birthday Booms has some lovely greetings, I wanted to use this greeting that comes with the Rose Wonder stamp set (also in the 2016 Occasions Catalogue).  Here's a closer look at the colours and stamp set.

 

Stampin Up color combinations  Mint Macaron

 

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms stamp set from Occasions Catalogue 2016

This second card uses the same stamp set but a more fresh vintage look. I embossed the image in white, and used a watercolour wash on the petals (just Rose Red ink this time) and leaves (Mint Macaron). Both papers I have used here are from the It's My Birthday DSP stack from the Occasions 2016 catalogue.

Stampin Up Birthday Blooms watercoloured birthday card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia www.clairedaly.typepad.com

 

 

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Stampin' Up! Saleabration and Occasions 2016 Sneak Peek. Honeycomb Happiness and Party With Cake trio of Birthday cards.

Today I am featuring 3 cards I made using the cute Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set you can earn FREE during Stampin' Up! Saleabration as one of your choices when you spend over $90 in one transaction. That won't be hard with the 2016 Occasions Catalogue launching today also. How cute is the little bird?

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. Individual photos and details on my blog.

I made 3 versions of the card which was super quick and easy. Just watercoloured the bird and balloon using an Aquapainter and the ink from inside the ink pad. My colours are Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride. So Saffron and Pool Party.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

My greeting is from a new Occasions Catalogue set called Party With Cake. It has 6 awesome sentiment in this great typewriter font, as well as 6 other images.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

I've also used some of the Pool Party Glimmer Ribbon which is new in the Occasions Catalogue, It's GORGEOUS! The balloon paper in the two cards above is the new Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper, also from the Occasions Catalogue. The striped paper here is from the Subtles Designer paper Stack.

Saleabration 2016, Stampin Up, Honeycomb Happiness, Birthday Bouquet DSP, Party With Cake, birthday card by Claire Daly SU Demo Melbourne Australia. 2 more versions and details on my blog.

Here' a closer look at the colour combination I have used, and the fabulous Honeycomb Happiness stamp set you can earn for FREE.

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Stampin' Up! Christmas Cuties Stamp Set - Great for Colouring & Retiring Soon

Welcome friends.

Today I have a watercoloured image from  very cute stamp set that is in the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, called Christmas Cuties.

Stampin Up Christmas Cuties stamp set Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demonstrator Australia

My base card is Tip Top Taupe, and I have used perfect Plum and watercolour paper as well. My colouring is done with a Blender Pen, picking up the ink inside the lid of my Crumb Cake and Almost Amethyst ink pads.

I have also used Wink of Stella clear glitter brush, a great product that we will be stocking from the launch of the Occasions Catalogue in January. This product is AWESOME, as you can brush on the subtle glimmer, and it doesn't at all change the ink colour underneath. Here's a view which shows the shimmer much better.

Stampin Up Christmas Cuties stamp set Christmas card using Wink of Stella by Claire Daly SU Demonstrator Australia

There's also another two very cute images to colour in this stamp set. Sadly this stamp set will only be available until January 4th or until sold out, so if you like it, you can get it HERE.

Christmas Cuties Stampin Up

 

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Stampin' Up! Santa's Gifts Watercoloured Christmas Cards

Santa's Gifts stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Holiday Catalogue is a great set if you like to water colour. I do, I find it so very relaxing. Here's a couple of recent cards I created with this stamp set.

Stampin Up Santas Gifts reindeer 2015 Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia.

Isn't this reindeer image super cute? I just love him and a Real Red Candy Dot makes the perfect nose as well. I'm really enjoying using the Snowflake Embellishments on my 2015 Christmas cards as well. I love the raw colour of them with Crumb Cake cardstock and they are great to layer other embellishments on top of as well.

Cosy Christmas Reindeer close up

My second Santa's Gift card uses the Santa and bird image. I LOVE that this set is Photopolymer as it allows you to easily line images up where you want them.

Stampin Up Santa's Gifts 2015 Christmas Card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I've added a bit of sparkle to the trims on Santa's coat and hat by adding Dazzling Diamonds with a Two Way Glue Pen. It adds a nice sparkle along with the adhesive rhinestones. The greeting for this card is from the Oh What Fun tag photopolymer stamp set.

Stampin Up Santa's Gifts 2015 Christmas Card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

 

I hope this gives you some ideas for using the Santa's Gifts stamp set fro your 2015 Christmas cards. You can check out or purchase any of the products I have used today by clicking on any of the product links below, which will take you to my online store.

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Claire

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Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Vintage Hand-made Christmas Card

Hello friends. I hope this finds you well and happy. Today I have a vintage style Christmas card for you using the Reason for the Season stamp set from the 2015 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue. I love the poinsettia's in this set, as well as the vintage fonts.

Stampin' Up! Reason for the Season Christmas Card 2015 by Claire Daly Australia

Here's some tips for recreating this card at home:

  • The Poinsettia is water-coloured in Real Red and Old Olive and I created 3 layers and popped Dimensionals in between each layer to give the card extra dimension.
  • My cardstock colours are Mossy Meadow, Real Red and Crumb Cake.
  • The 'A Merry Christmas to You' greeting in this set fits perfectly into the Decorative Label punch.
  • The center of my Poinsettia is made using Gold Glitz Dazzling Details.
  • Make creating tags super easy by using the tag topper punches (we have 2 types) and the Triple Layer Banner punch which makes banner ends a breeze.
  • Inked edges, ripped paper, tea lace doileys, linen thread and crochet trim all add to the vintage look.
  • The Home for Christmas DSP is perfect for vintage style Christmas cards - I LOVE this music notes sheet from the pack.

Stampin Up Reason for the Season hand made Christmas card by Claire Daly SU Demo Australia

I hope you have liked today's card. You can check out or purchase any of the products I have used today by clicking on any of the product links below, which will take you to my online store.

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Bright and happy birthday card using Stampin' Up! Remarkable You

The sun is shining here in Melbourne today, and it's a bright 27C day, so how about a bright happy card to start the week? I love my garden and flowers, so Remarkable You was one of the stamp sets I "needed" from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.

Remarkable You 2b

The base card is Cucumber Crush, one of this years in colours. I have embossed it with the Lovely Lace embossing folder. My floral image is water-coloured with an Aqua-painter and Watermelon Wonder ink from the inside of the ink pad. Love these colours together. All products are linked at the end of the post.

Remarkable You 2

 

Stamping Tips for Today's Card:

  • Our watercolor paper is great quality and that really makes a difference when you are shading with an Aqua-painter and ink. I colour the whole image and then go over and over to add more colour. As the paper is high quality, you don't get any paper peeling off from overworking it.
  • I've just popped the flower section up with a couple of Dimensionals - the stem was just adhered with Snail.
  • To cut the shimmer edge, I used the Circles Framelits. Cut the small circle out first and then the larger around it. The black and white script paper is the same size as the large circle.
  • The sentiment set I have used today is Happy Happenings. It's one on my favourites from the Annual Catalogue. Covers lots of different sentiments and fits some punches too.

Happy Happenings

Here's the gorgeous Remarkable You set. Available in wood mount or clear mount (links at end of post).

Remarkable You

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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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