Colour and design (Card making).

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I’m sure by now you will see a trend with my creative habits, I like working with a certain colour pallete and I tend to start out with one idea and just develop it as I create.  My aim today was to create some masculine cards so I went with navy and white for this first lot of cards.

Navy and white is such a classic combination that I love in most areas, especially in my home decor.  I find it easy to create cards when I’m just using a simple combination.

Rooted in Nature is such a versatile set and I went on to expand my designs using sahara sand card stock. I think that these are great designs for both men and women.

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Rooted in nature allows you so many options especially for designer backgrounds.  I will show a few of my other designs below.  With the next group of cards I thought I would go for colour and I hope I have shown you how versatile one stamp set can be.

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Next I couldn’t help but get some pink…if you are ever stuck for a colour combo just add pink to the mix and you will never look back!

 

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What do you think? I love the pink and sahara sand combination. Next week I will show you some other interesting colour combinations that really work.

 

Hope you enjoy!

Much love

Linda L x

 

 

 

 

Hello Cupcake – CTC216

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Welcome to this week’s CASEing the Catty. This week we are CASEing the Sale-A-Bration catalogue and I couldn’t go past the Hello Cupcake stamp set.  This set is free when you spend $90 or more and is a very versatile stamp set.

I created simple watercolour backgrounds using Stampin’ Up Water colour paper, such great quality paper! I love it! I also used the subtles range to help keep my design co ordinated. The circle and square frameits helped tie it all together.

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This one I created my own designer paper using the small hearts and flower stamps included in the set.  This can always give a truly personal touch to your cards!

Fabulous set and I plan to do much more with this set so check in next week to see just how versatile this set can be, and its free with any purchase over $90… please head over to my shop and check out our wonderful products.

Have a wonderful day,

Much love Linda L x

simple stamping

Keep it simple!  We have all heard that before and let me tell you that in all areas of design…simple just works!  That doesn’t mean that all design should be simple but keeping things simple can really keep a project on track.  Knowing when enough is enough can be a tough place to be and by planning a simple project in the beginning …can save you a whole lot of card stock later on.

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How to keep it simple:

Choose you stamp set

Choose 3 colours and (white or black)

To give dimension use several mounts, as above I used a frame of blushing bride then whisper white and propped it all onto a blushing bride background using dimensionals, then onto whisper white card base.

The bow was in my stash of stamped extras that I keep at hand but quite easily you could just use something from the same stamp set …to keep it simple! You can see this with the card pictured below.

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To make this project you will need:

Wink of stella glitter brush

Tranquil Tulips

Blushing Bride cardstock

Whisper white cardstock

Inks used:

Balmy Blue

Blushing Bride

Lemon Lime Twist

STAMPIN’ DIMENSIONALS

Another simple technique added to this card was my wink of stella, which I added over the base of the flower petals, this gives a lovely sparkly glow!

Hope you enjoyed this post and try your hand at simple stamping, lots of fun and remember….Keep it Simple! You cant go wrong.

Want to join my team click here or email me for more information!

Linda L x

 

Simple Stampin’

Stamping should be fun and certainly when you first start out should be easy!  Over the next few weeks I will be posting some simple stamping ideas.  Simple cards that are quick and easy but still look simply gorgeous.

All you will need is paper, glue, ink and stamps.  My tip to make simple stamping look super professional is mounting onto several layers of card stock in co-ordinating colours.
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For this project I used four colours, with  basic whisper white

Stock card used:

Lemon Lime Twist

Powder Pink

Inks I used were:

Powder Pink

Lemon Lime twist

Pool Party

Pacific Point

Stamp set “Beautiful Peacock” is retired but any 2 or three set stamp set will do!

 

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Check out my video below that shows how quick and easy this project can be!

Have a wonderful day, feel free to contact me for any further information or if you would like to join my team.

Much Love

Linda L x

 

 

Wishing you well.

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Wishing you well is one of my absolutely favourite stamp sets from the current catalogue. Look at the elegance of these images. Ideal for projects no matter the season. These Distinktive stamps are simply for the heart.

I love the pink and white theme, so simple and clean and it has worked well as a christmas card, see above.

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These “just a note” are a great thank you card or perfect for quick note to a friend, change the sentiment to happy birthday… and what a gorgeous birthday card!

 

This set of cards took no time at all, an hour including all prep time.  I find it easier to pre cut once I have decided on my design then put it all together.

When making this set of cards I clear embossed the bouquet of flowers, the bow and the wreath, not only does this give shine it gives a dimensional look and a professional finish. This card set covers many occasions and is a must have for those of you on the road. The sky is the limit when you team a versatile stamp set like this (Wishing you well) with Stampin’ Up’s designer series papers.

Choose different colour combinations for a completely different look:

Would you like to make these cards?

You will need:

Wishing You Well Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Whisper White A4 Cardstock
Stamparatus®
Tropical Escape 6″ X 6″ (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Blushing Bride A4 Cardstock

Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies

 

Interested in purchasing at a discount? Email me for details.

Have a great day,

Linda xx

Breathe…the big move!

If you have been wondering what I have been up to for the last three months, we have been organising a big move!  My husband and I made a decision to move to another state, from Western Australia to Tasmania. Yes, its been epic, with lots of fun and a few tears. Leaving our children and granddaughter back home in WA was difficult and I try to talk to them most days, of course they are planning to visit.

As for me personally,  so far its been a fabulous experience and I’m getting ready to start my crafting and painting as a full time career.  If the cat will get off my desk!

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The packing was great and very quick as we had people to do all the work …but the unpacking has not been so magical…I cant find anything and yet I’m finding things I didn’t know I still had!  The joys of a move, we are waiting on our cars to arrive so I’m house bound, which has been a blessing as I have no choice but to unpack, sort and organise (and create). More creating than organising!

We flew the dog and cat over a few weeks after us so we could have a look around the island.  Its been an interesting week since the pets have arrived. Miss Molly is still a little traumatised from the entire flight experience and giving us the cold shoulder, except at walk time (she perks up then!). The cat who is 19 has taken it in her stride but is choosing weird and inconvenient places to set herself down. The main thing is they are here with us now and helping to create the feeling of home.

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I have to say that Tasmania is really beautiful, lovely green fields, trees, historic buildings and beautiful turquoise oceans.  Some parts seem rugged and untamed whilst other are so precise and almost planned out that the contrasts are truly exceptional.  A small state, we have already travelled from one side to the other, but we plan to see it all and everything in between!

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Our gorgeous cottage is a historic home in town and very comfortable with fire places, quirky windows, tin sheds scattered around our massive yard and a big veranda around the home! Exactly what I had put on my vision board a year earlier! It even has a red door.

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This is a little snippet of my life, I have lots of crafty projects planned and hope to share these with you.

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Sweet bird cards!

These cards turned out to be quite gorgeous and yet were so simple to create.  I find it’s really important for me to choose my colour pallet first and gather my coordinating inks, card and DSP.  This is a sure fired way to get a professional look and its so easy as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator because our papers, inks, embellishments, designer series paper (DSP) all coordinate.  It makes professional card making simple and fun.  I think the results speak for themselves.

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I used three fabulous stamp sets to create these cards, check out the list below and please feel free to buy from my store.

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If you would like to order these cards from me I make them in packs of 6 just email me for more information:

Whisper white cardstock

Night of Navy cardstock

Real Red cardstock

Daffodil Delight cardstock

Night of Navy classic ink pad

A Good Day Clear mount stamp set

Pick a Pennant Photopolymer stamp set

Colour me Happy (retired)

I also have complete card kits that make 8 complete cards that you can buy from me (designer papers may vary and are subject to availability).

Email me for more info or join my team for great savings and lots of creative fun.

Linda xxx