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Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Weekly Deals For Wednesday 25th February 2015


The Weekly Deals are up!
This weeks focus is on accessories and embellishments.
Happy shopping ...


Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,

Kathe.


“Create With Kathe” for Thursday 19th February 2015


#CreateWithKathe #JorjaRoseFiles

This week we had so much fun making two gorgeous, but very different cards.
The first is a "Pop Out Swing Card", based on the card I made for Valentine’s Day.
The second card we made was a Parisian Shabby Chic Card, showcasing my new MFT “Bicycle” Die ...

Project 1 “Pop Out Swing Card”
Based on my Valentine Card, the ladies were able to choose their own sentiment from the “Crazy About You” stamp set, and matching die cut words from the “Hello You” Thinlits.


“You make me happy”


“Thinking of you”

For all the construction details, please head on over to my original Post, which can be found here 


“Crazy about you”





I took on Jill’s advice for this last card and made panel slight longer, so that it sat over the square cut, so it was more obvious to the recipient to pull/swing the card open.   Thanks Jill for your suggestion ...


“Just sayin’ happy birthday” 




This last card was made for a little friend turning 5 years old. I added in the swing, as it looks so cute and childish.
Wah-lah …”Pop Out Swing Card” done {again}!

Project 2 “Parisian Shabby Chic Card”


I had so much fun designing this card, which was based on a couple of watches I purchased earlier this week, can’t wait till they arrive!


The card-base is Naturals Ivory, measuring 8” x 5, ½”, folded in half, finished size is 4" x 5, ½”.
The “Post Card” stamp is inked up with Soft Suede, and stamped on to another piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock.
Stamps from the “Artistic Etchings”, “Painted Petals” and “Sheltering Tree” are stamped in Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush, and Momento Tuxedo Black.
The Post Card is then cut to size using the Stampin’ Trimmer.
Four strands of the Wild Wasabi “Painted Blooms Cotton Twine” are combined with two lengths of Linen Thread, which are twisted together, then wrapped around the “Post Card” panel and adhered.   Combining the same 4+2 recipe, some more Wild Wasabi {PBCT} and Linen Thread are tied in a bow and adhered.
The bicycle is cut in Basic Black cardstock using the MFT “Bicycle” Die, and adhered using 2-Way Glue Pen.
The sentiment “You've got courage, you've got strength.” is from the “Something To Say” stamp set, and is stamped in Soft Suede, and cut using the “Word Bubbles” Framelits.
The cute little heart is also from the “Something To Say” stamp set, and is stamped in Strawberry Slush and punched with the little heart from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”.
Both of these are adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals, and finally the "Post Card" is also adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals to the card-base.
The finishing touch are the small Pearls, from the Pearl Basic Jewels, which are added to the flowers, the heart and 3 little Pearls on the left side of the card.


For the card insert, as the cardstock is Naturals Ivory and quite thick, I was able to stamp/decorate straight onto the cardstock, without needing to add another panel/layer.
Strawberry Slush blooms are stamped from the “Painted Petals” stamp set, with little Pearls added to the centre of each bloom.
The Eiffel Tower {from the "Artistic Etchings" stamp set} is stamped in Momento Tuxedo Black, as it gives a nice clean finish.
Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter is added to the Eiffel Tower with 2-Way Glue Pen.
For the sentiment “You are amazingly amazing” is stamped in Early Espresso onto Vellum.
The sentiment is layered with another piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock that has been stamped with blooms in Strawberry Slush, which peak out from under the Vellum.
Both the Vellum sentiment and the stamped blooms {on Natural Ivory cardstock} are punched with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, and then Venetian Crochet Trim is looped and threaded through, knotted and stapled with the Mini Handheld Stapler. The "Project Life Corner" Punch is used to round the corners of the Tag. 
The finishing touch are the three small Pearls that have been coloured with Pink Pirouette Blendabilities.       
Wah-lah … ‘Parisian Shabby Chic Card” done!


Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.









Recipe Ingredient List ...
Stamp Sets : “Artistic Etchings” {My Digital Studio Download}, “Crazy About You”, “Painted Petals”, "Post Card", “Something To Say”, “Sheltering Tree”
Ink : Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Momento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush
Blendabilities : Pink Pirouette
Cardstock : Basic Black, Naturals Ivory Real Red, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Vellum
Dies : “Hello You”, “Squares Collection”, “Word Bubbles”, and MFT “Bicycle”
Punches : Banner, Hearts Border, small Heart from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”, Project Life Corner, Scallop Tag Topper, Sweetheart
Ribbon : Wild Wasabi “Painted Blooms Cotton Twine”, Linen Thread, Venetian Crochet Trim,
Xtras : Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals Stampin’ Glitter in Dazzling Diamonds
Special Tools : Big Shot, Mini Handheld Stapler, Stampin’ Trimmer

Other : MFT “Bicycle” Die


Monday, 23 February 2015

NEW Sale-A-Bration rewards have just been announced …

Woop woop …
NEW Sale-A-Bration rewards have just been announced …

From Sunday, March 1st 2015 till March 31st, YOU can get these products FREE for every $110 you spend.
These rewards are in addition to the ones you have already seen in the Sale-A-Bration brochure ...




I’m making my new “Wish List” now, just so as I can get my hands on these yummy new FREE Stampin’ Up! rewards!
I figure if I place an order of $450, I will receive 4x Sale-A-Bration rewards, + $115 in Hostess Rewards!!!
Mmmm "Happy Shopping"!!!

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.




"Nelson Extravaganza" is only 25 sleeps away!!!


{Sneak Peak}

"Nelson Extravaganza" is only 25 sleeps away!!!
 
Make five beautiful projects using the latest tools and images from Stampin' Up!

"Nelson Extravaganza"
Date: Saturday 21st March 2015
Time: 10:30am to about 4:30pm
Place: Waimea Old Boys Rugby Clubrooms, Gladstone Road, Richmond
Cost: $35, which includes a $10 voucher to spend on the day with your Demonstrator.  
Pre-booking required
 
Please bring with you:
Scissors, Bone Folder, Adhesives {tape/glue}, Stampin' Dimensionals
A plate for a shared lunch or your own lunch, as preferred
Seats limited; please book in early.

I want to give you notice as early as possible about the upcoming "Nelson Extravaganza"  where I will be teaching a project {see the sneak peak above} – and four other Demonstrators will be teaching projects too.
We always a have a fun day, and I always look forward to meeting other crafty ladies, and learning some new techniques too.
Please note that places are limited and you need to pre-book and pre-pay to secure a place.
Also, if you’re a regular customer of another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator (Jacque Williams, Sally Butters, Sally Robertson or Rebecca Palmer), please book in with them.
It’s not that I’m un-friending you, we just have to keep things fair.
Any questions, please just ask  - I am always here to help.
Hope to see you there .
 
Happy craftin'

Kathe.


Sunday, 22 February 2015

SplitCoastStampers Favourite, Week Ending- 22.02.2015

WOWsiers!!!I
I joined SplitCoastStampers earlier this week, and have uploaded a couple of recent projects.
Not even a week old, and I have been nominated as a favourite!
The nomination was on post #62 and read:

To check out my other cards on Splitcoaststampers click here


This is the card I was nominated/favourited for 






My original Post can be found here

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.






Saturday, 21 February 2015

“Card Of With Jen” For Thursday 19th February 2015

So excited that Jen and I were able to sneak in another “Card Off” Challenge.
This Challenge was for a “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder” ...


By Kathe Oldham


By Jen Hassloch

To check out my other Gift Card Holder ideas, please click here 


For my “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder”, I chose a card-base of Soft Suede, which I cut two of, with the “Top Note” die.
Next I cut a third “Top Note”, this time in Naturals White, trimming off where the faux stitch line is.
Finally I cut a fourth “Top Note”, but only approx ¼ of the length is needed, as this forms the pocket for the Gift Card. I chose a lovely piece of cardstock from the “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack, and again the faux stitch line was cut off.
For the stamping, I chose the gorgeous “An Open Heart” stamp set.
The sentiment “Love with an open heart.” is stamped in Island Indigo {which matches back with the “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack}.


The branch and bird are stamped with the Momento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, as this gives a nice crisp finish.
The branch, berries and bird are all coloured with Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, and blended with the Aqua Painters.
Small Pearls {from the Pearl Basic Jewels} have been placed on the berries.
The Heart Punch from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack” has been used to create a small “negative detail” heart on the lower right corner, This allows for the “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack to show through.


I have added Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder to the bird, and heat set with the Heat Tool. This gives the bird a glossy effect and another dimension.
To make the card “swing”, an Antique Brad has been fastened along with some Venetian Crochet Trim.
Wah-lah … “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder” done!


For Jen’s “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder”, the card base is Crumb Cake, which has been stamped with the “En Francais” stamp in Soft Suede, the two “Top Note’s” have also been sponged with Soft Suede.
Jen has added a gorgeous “Something Borrowed” Embellishment to the centre of the flower, which has been punched with the “Fun Flower” and “Five Petal Flower” Punches,


Some Burlap has been cut down to size, and layered with the sentiment “Hello Sunshine”, which is from the “Crazy About You” stamp set.
Jen has created a window with the “Decorative Label” Punch, and placed some patterned cardstock behind the window.
Jen has used the same patterned cardstock from Kaisercraft for the pocket, which will hold the gift card. The faux stitch line has been fussy cut off of the pocket.


To make the card “swing”, an Antique Brad has been fastened along with some Natural 5/8” Chevron Ribbon.
The finishing touch on the “swing” is the small bow which is made with off cuts from the Burlap.
The peace-de-la-resistance is the small Pearl {from the Pearl Basic Jewels} on the lower right hand corner which anchors the project nicely.
Cool beans … “Top Note Swing Gift Card Holder” done!

AND the verdict … it’s a draw!

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : “An Open Heart”, “Crazy About You”, “En Francais”
Ink : Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Momento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede
Cardstock : “All Abloom” Designer Series Paper Stack, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Soft Suede,
Dies : Top Note
Punches : Decorative Label, Five Petal Flower, Fun Flower, small Heart from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”
Ribbon : Venetian Crochet Trim, Natural 5/8” Chevron Ribbon
Xtras : Antique Brads, Aqua Painters, Pearl Basic Jewels, "Something Borrowed" Embellishments, Stampin’ Emboss Powder in Clear
Special Tools : Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Trimmer


Other : Burlap, Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils, Kaisercraft Pad

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Thanks "Morag Wiley Personal Style Coach" ...


Thanks "Morag Wiley Personal Style Coach" ...
Yesterday I entered a competition on Morag’s Facebook page… and I won!
I was the very lucky winner of the "Joico K-Pac Travel Mini" set of hair care products.
My lucky entry was “Thanks Morag Wiley Personal Style Coach, fingers and toes x'ed for a win - I know my hair would love you for it!

Can’t wait for my parcel of goodies to arrive.
So, if you get the chance "like" Morag's Facebook page, visit her very informative website, and better yet, if you are in the Wellington/Hutt Valley/Wairarapa/Hawkes Bay area, book in for a consultation - tell Morag that Kathe sent you!


Wednesday, 18 February 2015

“Create With Kathe” For Thursday, 12th February 2015


#CreateWithKathe #JorjaRoseFiles

After Thursdays “Card Off” with Jen being such a great success, I decided to teach my crafty ladies the “4 Panel Card” this week.
This was a mammoth project and they did so well!

Project 1 "4 Easel Panel Card"
This version is Strawberry Slush with Blushing Bride, whereas last weeks combo was Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria Wonder.
This "4 Easel Panel" card features the stamp sets "Petal Potpourri", "Something To Say" and "Kinda Eclectic".

I first saw this sketch/design by Debbie Henderson over at "Debbie's Designs" as she has also recently made a 4 Easel Panel card, based on measurement by Diane Kirk.
To read my construction details is full, please go to my latest "Card Off” With Jen Blog post, click here 








Wah-lah ... "4 Easel Panel Card" done {again!}!






Wah-lah ... "4 Easel Panel Card" done {again!}!

Project 2 Masculine “Big Day” + “Celebrate Today” Card
Our second card was a “Z Fold” card, and featured the “Floral Frames” Collection Framelits, which were in last weeks Weekly Deals, they paired back nicely with the {My Digital Studio} Medallion stamp, which was stamped in Sahara Sand.


The sentiment is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set “Big Day”, and  is stamped in Early Espresso, and then dipped into the Clear Emboss Power, whilst the ink was still wet, then heat set with the Heat Tool.
Love the combo on the Burlap Ribbon {leftovers from the “Burlap and Blooms” Kit} and the Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon.


For the card insert, I choose to do a “ba-bam!” when opening the card, with the gorgeous balloons {from the “Celebrate Today” stamp set and matching “Balloons” Framelits} in Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder, with an accent of Night Of Navy and Vellum.
The sentiment “Happy Birthday” {from the “Big Day” stamp set} is also stamped in Night Of Navy


The finishing touch is the Pearl Basic Jewel, which has been coloured with the “Skin Tone” Blendabilities, which gives it a nice chocolaty look.
The pairing of Night Of Navy, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Naturals White gives this card a nice masculine feel.
Wah-lah … Masculine “Big Day” + “Celebrate Today” card done! 

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and if you would like to make a Stampin’ Up! purchase online, please head on over  to my Stampin’ Up! website.

Happy craftin’,
Kathe.






Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets : Big Day” SAB2015, “Celebrate Today”, "Kinda Eclectic", “Medallion” {My Digital Studio}, “Petal Potpourri”, “Something To Say”
Ink : Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Metallica Encore Ink in Gold, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Strawberry Slush
Blendabilities : Skin Tone Assortment
Cardstock :  Blushing Bride, Glimmer Paper in Gold, Naturals Ivory, Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, Vellum
Framelits : “Balloons”, “Butterflies”, “Floral Frames” Collection
Punches :  ¾” Circle, 1” Circle, 2 ½” Circle, Banner, Extra Large Oval, Flowers Medallion, Large Oval, Modern Label, Petite Petal, Word Window
Ribbons : Bakers Twine in Whisper White, Burlap, Chevron Ribbon ¾” in Blushing Bride, Seam Bing Ribbon ½” in Early Espresso,
Xtras : Artisan Embellishment Kit, Basic Pearl Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin Emboss Powder in Clear, Stamping Sponges, Very Vintage designer Buttons, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Construction Tape {via Bunnings}, Vintage Flower Trim {via Stamps Plus},

Special Tools : Big Shot, Heat Tool, Paper Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin Trimmer, 


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