Thursday, 31 January 2019

Watercoloured Butterflies | Butterfly Duet Blog Hop

Hello everyone,

Wow, you know something is a hit when it's close to being sold out after being available for only a few weeks. The Butterfly Duet punch in the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue has been so popular that it has already sold out in some markets. Luckily, her is in Australia and New Zealand it is still available, however stock levels are low so if it is on your wish list then you need to order it now, otherwise you'll be waiting a few months for new stock to arrive. 

To show you just how great this punch and the coordinating stamp set (Butterfly Gala) are myself and the other South Pacific Artisans, Rochelle Blok, Angela Meritz-Reid, Jackie Aitken and Narelle Farrugia, have decided to share some projects in an extra special blog hop. 

The first of my projects features a little watercolouring on a split panel and a scattering of butterflies that have been punched out with the Butterfly Duet punch. My favourite thing about this punch and coordinating stamp set is that you get double butterflies each time you stamp and punch, which is great when you need to save a little time. I also included a panel of black and white gingham from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and some wooden leaves and flowers from the Butterfly Elements (both exclusive Sale-a-bration products).

For my second card I chose to use the emboss resist technique to create the watercoloured background. I masked off the little butterflies on the stamp so that the background only featured the larger butterfly. Because the background was so bright I chose to stamp and emboss the sentiment in white on black cardstock and partially fussy cut around the top to add a little extra detail. A wooden butterfly from the Butterfly Elements and a few adhesive sequins were added as finishing touches.

I'm so glad you have joined me today. Now lets pop over to Jackie's blog to see what see what she has created. I can guarantee you will be blown away with her creativity.

Happy stamping 
- Tan xx

Supplies used

Stamps: Butterfly Gala, 
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Shimmery White.
Ink: StazOn Black, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Flirty Flamingo Versamark.
Accessories & Tools: Butterfly Duet Punch, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Flax Ribbon, Basic Adhesive Backed Sequins, Butterfly Elements, White Stampin' Emboss Powder,  Aqua Painter

Friday, 18 January 2019

Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop - Forever Lovely

Welcome to my very first post as a member of the 2019 Stampin' UP! Artisan Design Team! I am so honoured to be part of this team of amazingly talented stampers from around the world and am excited for our first blog hop today. 

Today we are showcasing the beautiful products in the All My Love Suite in the 2019 Occasions Catalogue, in particular the Forever Lovely Stamp Set. 

I love the gorgeous floral images and script fonts in this set and while it is perfect for Valentines projects, it is also perfect for weddings, engagements, even a pretty feminine birthday card.

When creating this card I took my colour cues from the All My Love Designer Series Paper and  chose to embellish the card with some flowers die cut with the coordinating Lovely Flower Edgelits and a little Flirty Flamingo ribbon from the All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

Now, when I am giving someone a handmade card as an accompaniment to a gift I can't help but coordinate the gift wrapping with the card. My base was the same floral print from the All My Love Designer Series Paper as a belly band wrapped around and Kraft Pillow Box, however, with this project I chose to add some die cut hearts from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits and the sentiment came from the Meant To Be Stamp Set. 

Next on the hop is my lovely friend Angela Meiritz-Reid from New Zealand. Click on the link below to check out Angela's amazing project and be sure to continue along the hop to see what my fellow teammates have created.

Since this is the first hop, I've added the names of all the designers for the Artisan Design Team for 2019.

Angela Meiritz-Reid - Stamping Beauty
Ashley Van Camp - Design with Ink

Aurelie Fabre - Aurelie Fabre
Emma Goddard - Coastal Crafter
Jackie Aitken - Jaxx Crafty Creations
Jennifer Picard - A New Ink on Life
Kaylee van Es - Creative Watermelon
Lauren Alarid 
 - The Crafty Little Peach
Maike Beimler - Kreativ Format
Manuela Geiswinkler - Melo Makes
Mikaela Titheridge 
- The Crafty Oink Pen
Narelle Farrugia - Narelle Farrugia
Rochelle Blok - The Stamping Blok
Stesha Bloodhart 
 - Stampin Hoot
Sylwia Schreck - Stempel einfach
Tanya Rees (You're here)

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Happy crafting 
- Tan xx

Supplies used
Stamps: Forever Lovely, Meant To Be
Card: Soft Seafoam, Lovely Lipstick, Whisper White,
Ink: Lovely Lipstick, Flirty Flamingo, Soft Seafoam
Accessories & Tools: Lovely Flowers Edgelits, Be Mine Stitched Framelits, All My Love Ribbon Combo, Burlap
 Ribbon, Whisper White Flax Ribbon

Friday, 4 January 2019

Butterfly Gala

Happy New Year to you all. 

2019 is going to be such an amazing year, especially since it's the year I will be adorning my photos with this very special watermark!! 

I've been a bit quiet here over the past month but I have still be busy working on some super secret projects that I can't wait to share with you so be sure to pop back in the next couple of weeks.

Enough teasing though... I have also been working on some projects that I can share with you and here's one of them.

It's been a while since I've had butterflies in my collection of craft supplies but I just couldn't resist the Butterfly Gala set and coordinating Butterfly Duet punch from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.

The design for this came about quite accidentally. I was working on another project when I noticed a couple of the little punched out butterflies sitting face down on a piece of white cardstock.  Don't you just love the white on white effect? 

You may also be wondering where the black and white gingham pattern is from. Well it comes from the exclusive Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper that you can only get as a free Sale-a-bration reward.

What is Sale-a-bration? 
Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin Up sale event of the year! Customers can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order, get bonus hostess reward dollars for qualifying workshops or get extra product in your Starter Kit if you join Stampin Up. 
Click on the image to go to my Stampin' Up! website and view the Sale-a-bration catalogue

If you live in Australia, don't have a demonstrator and want to take advantage of these great offers get in touch via the details in the "CONTACT ME" tab at the top of this page.

Happy crafting everyone
- Tan xx

Supplies used

Stamps: Butterfly Gala, Incredible Like You.
Card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper, Vellum.
Ink: StazOn Black, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Versamark.
Accessories & Tools: Layering Circles Framelits, Butterfly Duet Punch, Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain Ribbon, Butterfly Elements, White Stampin' Emboss Powder,  Aqua Painter