Friday, December 14, 2018

Butterfly Gala Three Ways - Stamp 'N Hop Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Stamp 'N Hop blog hop. The last one of this year. On today's hop, a global group of demonstrators is showing you sneak peeks of the brand new products from the Spring/Summer catalogue. All the goodies are going to be available to everyone from January the 3rd. 

I decided to show you a beautiful stamp set and a punch combo called Butterfly Gala. I prepared 3 projects to show everyone can make a beautiful project, no matter how (in)experienced crafter.  Truly, something for everyone.

The first card is just #simplestamping. Paper, stamp and ink. The set offers several different butterfly designs that can be coloured in so many ways. You can use the solid stamps from the set or any other colouring tools like watercolour pencils with blender pens, markers, blends, ink with aqua painter.

So you can colour the butterflies or just leave them stamped as I did on my second project. I used the punch to create this beautiful effect. Do you see the little colourful butterflies? And two stripes with a green design? Guess what these elements have in common? They are part designer series paper called Botanical Butterfly that will be also available from January, during Sale-a-bration. Check out the video at the end of this blog to find out more about this awesome promotion!

The last project is featuring all of the products that I used so far plus some extra. I created a fun background with the embossing paste and sprinkled it with a little bit of glitter. Who doesn't need a bit of a sparkle every now and then, right?

Tell me which one, out of these three, resonates with you? Would you like to make it yourself? Get some (or all) supplies and make them at home or give me a shout and come and craft with me. Come and join us in January for some crafting - Come and Stamp Along club.

These cards were made with:
I hope you find an inspiration in my beautiful baubles to craft some of yours. But before you do that make sure you will hop to another blog. Either click on the image below to see what gifted Andre Gordon created or choose a crafter by name from the list below. 

Sandra Roberts  - Linda Handford - Pia Gerhardt - Susan SimpsonTracy Marie Lewis - Cheryl Taylor - Jenna Watkins - Eva Pottsova (YOU ARE HERE) Andre Gordon

What is Stampin' Up!® Sale-a-Bration. Check this video to find out!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Peaceful Noel Cookie Jars

Hello and welcome to Kylie's Training blog hop where a group of gifted crafters from all around the world are showing their projects. Hops usually have a common theme, this one doesn't so you will see all sorts of designs. How exciting!

For the last month or so cookie jars overtook my household. Once again (this is my fourth year,) I was very busy preparing (getting, washing, filling and decorating) one hundred of jars for my children's school bazaar.

I made several designs and the other day I blogged about the simplest design. Today I am showing the most elaborate one. 

I saw a card on Pinterest from that inspired me to create these toppers. I, too, used products from Joyful Noel Suite (Peaceful Noel stamps, Specialty designer series paper, glimmer paper and sprig punch). I listed all the products at the very bottom of this post. For the topper, I found the biggest scalloped circle from Layering Circles Framelits and the smallest circle from Stitched Shapes were the most suitable for the jar size.

The labels (name, instructions and ingredients) were printed on a self-adhesive label sheet. I am featuring 2 little stamps from a brand new set (available from January 2019) called Amazing Life. Do you see the little three tip crown above the sentiment on the topper and on the top of the ingredients label? And the lovely twirly image at the bottom of it? Those are the new stamps. Perfect for the occasion. The tags are made out from a piece of the specialty DSP, measuring 2 x 3 1/2".

I made a short video showing you how I put it all together.

Each year I got the jars from Ikea. Their capacity is 500ml; large enough to make a batch of 12 cookies. I do two flavours - dark choc chip & fudge and white choc chip & cranberries. One is more popular than the other. Can you guess which one?

I filled the jars, creating layers of all the ingredients in this order: 75g plain flour with 1/4 tsp of baking powder and 1/4 tsp of bicarbonate soda, 75g brown sugar, 50g dark or white choc chips, 50g fudge or dried cranberries, 60g oats. I fold a sheet of baking paper to finish the jar off. And that's all.

Ok, I am off to bake some now. I hope my project inspired you to try it yourself and give a jar to someone this season. But before you do, stay a bit longer on the hop and see the lovely project of others. You can just follow the list below or choose a crafter at random. This post is #5.

Supplies to make these toppers and tags (click on the image to SHOP):

Sunday, December 09, 2018

Peaceful Noel Treat Box - Kre8tors Blog Hop

Hello again from the Kre8tors blog hop. Every month a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators are working on different projects with a common theme. December's theme is, of course, Christmas.

I used products from Joyous Noel Suite. I love the colour combination of cherry cobbler, Sahara Sand and Tranquil Tide. I CASEd a card that I saw on site. Sally came up with this fantastic design that I decided not to change much. I shared it in my monthly Come & Stamp Along club and everyone was equally delighted. 

I wanted a little treat box to go with this card. I saw a similar project on Paper Pixie youtube channel. I tweaked the measurements so it would fit two pieces of KitKat senseS chocolate. I made a short video how I made it.

See how easy that was? Have a go at this and make these beautiful projects. Everything you need is listed below.

Supplies used: (click on products to shop)
I hope you enjoyed my post and you are ready to hop to another blog. Either click on the image below to see what gifted Kathy Maurer came up with or choose a crafter by name from the list below.