Monday, 28 November 2016

You're so sublime ft Perpetual Birthday Calendar - Follow your heart


I finally get to share my entry for this week's Global Design Project Theme Challenge (#gdp063)!The theme being "Adventure"... I decided to CASE one of my own cards. I wanted to keep it simple.

A BIG reminder that the 28th of November '16 is the last day for Stampin' Up!'s  Online Extravaganza and will feature a 24 hour Flash Sale! Don't miss out!

To get back to my entry for this week! I love the little caravan in the You're Sublime stamp set and thought that it will work just perfectly for this week's challenge!

To me a road trip spells adventure...and following your heart is definitely an adventure!

I cannot get enough of the Gold Baker's Twine from the Trio Pack in the Holiday Catalogue!


  • Just adding the splatter image from the Timeless Textures stamp set makes all the difference!
  • To colour the Caravan I used my trusty Aqua Blender, Shimmery Whitecardstock and three of my favorite Stampin'Up! colours!
  • I was unable to capture the glimmer on camera but my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen added even more dazzle to my fussy cut caravan image!
I love how this card turned out! Leave a comment if you like it too!

I wish for you a wonderful week and hope that you get to spend some time crafting! If you are running out on your papercrafting supplies, please don't hesitate to contact me and I will be happy to help you out! Below you will find a gallery of the products I used to create this card!

Take care!
Mel xx

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Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Day 3 of Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza - Merry & Bright (23 November '16)


Welcome to Day 3 of our Online Extravaganza! Today I'm sharing another Christmas card using three more of my favorite products on sale at the moment! The Stitched with Cheer Photopolymer stamp set, Seasonal Decorative Masks and the Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies!

The sponged mask background really packs a punch!

Look how beautifully the Stitched with Cheer images coordinates with the Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper!

  • Before sponging over the mask I suggest that you keep the mask in place over the cardstock with Washi tape.
  • I used Crumb Cake to sponge over the Kraft cardbase.
  • This card is very easy to replicate, you can have them all ready to go for class mates, teachers, family and friends in no time! Why not get a few friends together for some moral support!
One more project using the Stitched with Cheer stamp set and the Bunch of Banners Framelits Die set...

For the details you can go HERE!

Another quick share today! Let me know what you think! Remember to add this months Hostess Code (AVZMNAYW) when your use my Online Shop! Read more about the Hostess Code!

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Take care!
Mel xx

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Day 2 of Stampin'Up!'s Online Extravaganza! - Joy to the World


For Day 2 of our Online Extravaganza I'm sharing a card using the totally perfect Fancy Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper and the devine Wonder of Christmas stamp set!

Beautiful Angel...

Joy to the World...


  • I heat set my angel in Gold Stampin' Emboss powder.
  • My favorite combination... Stampin' Up! ink, an Aqua Painter and Shimmery White cardstock.
  • Angel wings need the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush pen!
  • A tiny string of Classic Rhinestone Jewels adds extra glimmer!
Another card featuring the Fancy Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper

For a closer look...

That is my share for today! Don't forget to let me spoil you! Use this months Hostess code (AVZMNAYW) when you Shop Online! For your convenience you can find my Product List below!

Take care!

Mel xx

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Monday, 21 November 2016

Online Extravaganza! You don't want to miss this!


Have I got news for you! Stampin'Up!'s Online Exstravaganza started today! This will be a case of "Blink and it is gone!"! To add to it all there are Flash Sales on the 21st of November '16 and the 28th of November so besure to check those out HERE

One of the products that I've been using quite a lot lately is the Holly Berry Builder Punch!
Not only does this punch coordinate with the Holly Berry Happiness Photopolymer stamp set but also with another favourite, the Stitched with Cheer Photoplymer stamp set (also part of the Online Extravaganza!). Look at these snazzy little table gifts I created for an upcoming event!

 So cute! Just add Green and Red m&m's to our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and you are done!

I love how the Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper coordinates 100% with my Holly Berry!

Some more ideas using the Holly Berry Builder Punch!

You can find details about this beautiful treat bag HERE!

  • Remember to use this months Hostess Code (AVZMNAYW) for Online Orders between $50 and $250 - this way I get to spoil you!
  • Be sure to place your order quickly because these products are only available while stocks last!
  • The M&M's are optional! ;) ;)
As always you can find a product list below!

That is my idea for today! I would love to hear from you in the comments!

Take care!
Mel xx

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Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Peaceful Pines bundle ft Cristmas Magic - Merriest Wishes

Hello again!

From a scorching hot day yesterday to a rainy day here in Perth today! I spent some quiality time in my craftroom yesterday and this morning and will be sharing my Global Design Project Sketch challenge entry with you today(#gdp062)! A bit of sad news though, the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies that are featured in my card, have sold so well that they will not be available for sale from the 22nd of November'16! Don't dispair!They will be in next year's Annual Catalogue (available June 2017)! Do not miss out on the 25% discount on the coordinating stamp sets though - that deal is still very much on!

I decided to try something different for this one!

What a beautiful sketch! Lots and lots of possibilities!

Look at that Fancy Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper!


  • I did change the sketch orientation.
  • I used the same stamp from the Peaceful Pines stamp set but different sized Pene trees from the Perfect Pines Framelits Die set.
  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter gave my Pine trees a snowy effect!

Don't forget that you can find a list of the products that I used below! For your convenience I will also add a gallery of the stamps sets that are discounted at 25% until the 30th of November '16!

There you have it! I hope you like it - you can let my know by leaving a comment!

Take care and remember to make time for crafting!

Mel xx

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Rose Wonder - Happy Birthday (or Wedding Wishes)


Sometimes, when I feel brave, I ask my regular class attendees to suggest a theme for class! This time it was a wedding theme! This is what I came up with for card number 1!

Hues of Blue to congratulate the Mr and Mrs!

Because I had no upcoming weddings, there was a birthday option!

I love adding Gold embossing powder to Vellum cardstock for a softer shine.

  • I used a Stampin'  Spritzer to add water to the centre of a Watercolour Paper layer (just enough to allow for the ink to move) and then applied three different Blues of ink with an Aqua painter. I waited for this to dry (wink, wink I used my Heat Tool) before adding a watery ink splatter to the top right hand quarter.
  • I definitely suggest die cutting the Rose Thinlit with a Precision Base Plate - it really makes cutting intricate pieces a breeze!
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Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Holly Berry Happiness ft Tin of Tags and Perfectly Wrapped


Today I'm sharing with you a beautiful idea for a table gift! I created them as a Thank You to my Stamp-a-Stack for Christmas After Hours attendeess, but they could just as easily work for a wedding favour (with a few tweaks heare and there)! Now the idea to emboss Stampin'  Up!'s very handy Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bags I got from the wonderful Patty Bennett from Patty Stamps! Thank you Patty!

 Isn't it just perfect!

How amazing it is to have a matching embossing folder!Yes that is how Stampin'  Up! rolls!

From Christmas to wedding favour in no time!


  • The Kraft Gift Bags comes in a pack of 10 for A$6.25! How perfect are they?
  • By mixing up Textured Impressions Embossing Folders you can use them for any occassion!
  • I colour washed Shimmery cardstock with my ink colours of choice (Sweet Sugarplum for the flower and Old Olive for the leaves!
  • Gold is the perfect accompanyment for Kraft cardstock!
I hope you feel inspired! Below you will find my Product List so no need to search for the products I have them listed for you!

Take care!

Mel xx

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Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Stitched with Cheer - Christmas Joy


I am starting of the week with my Global Design Project entry (#gdp061) - a colour challenge! I used the colours for an alternative Christmas card, because it is not everyday that you get to make Christmas Green (Emerald Envy),  Purple (Sweet Sugarplum) and Basic Black!

Who said Purple doesn't go with Christmas? Anything is possible with the Stitched with Cheer Photopolymer stamp set!

Sweet Sugarplum colourwash and Vellum... love it!

  • Something I love doing at the moment, is add an extra dry embossed layer in the same colour as my card base.
  • A few Rhinestones here and there and the Silver Natural Trim ribbon adds sparkle to my card!
As always I would love to read your comments! Below you will find my product list! Easy! Don't forget to use Novembers Hostess Code for your online orders!

Take care!
Mel xx

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Friday, 4 November 2016

Birthday Banners ft Paisleys & Posies, Happy Happenings and Butterfly Basics - Happy Birthday


Most of our Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are attending our On Stage worldwide events this weekend and to stop me from being a sook about not being able to attend, I parked myself (and my laptop) outside with a glass of wine on a glorious Friday afternoon! Today I'm sharing my entry for this week's Global Design Project (#gdp060) - this week we CASE the Designer Brian King! I love Brian's clean and simple card and was inspired by his layout (sketch design).

How beautiful is the Copper accents from the Petals & Paisleys Speciality Designer Series Paper and Copper Foil

Mmmmm? What could the belly band be hiding?

My very first Pop & Twist card! So easy! I followed this great tutorial by CarolB Crafts!

Thank you CarolB!

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  • Don't be scared! This card is really fun to create (just ask my Stampin' with Mel ladies!)
  • It is quite important to burnish your folds, that way your cardstock will make the twist easily!
  • Decorate to your hearts content - the sky is the limit!
I hope you will give it a go and maybe share your creations with me?

I will catch up with you soon!

Take care!

Mel xx

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Stampin' Up!'s Stitched Shapes Framelits available for purchase from today!

Good morning fellow crafter!

I am so excited to tell you that Stampin'  Up!'s new Stitched Shapes Framelits are available for purchase between the 1st and 30th of November 2016 (ahead of their official release in the 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue)! Stitched detail really adds a finishing touch to your paper crafting projects not to mention a look that has stood the test of time! 

That is not all! The coordinating stamp sets will be on promotion  - 25% off per set! To have a closer look you can go HERE!

Remember to use the Hostess Code for the month of November 2016 and a gift will come your way the end of this month!

Well I am off to order my Stitched Framelits! I will catch you soon with my Global Design Project challenge for the week!

Take care!

Mel xx