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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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.

Galaxy 6

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.

Galaxy 8

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.

Galaxy 9

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

Claire

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