Gorgeous Grunge, Holiday Catalogue, Stampin' Up!, Watercolour

Pineapples

Dear Crafters,

With this slightly warmer weather starting to appear in Melbourne, we are getting back into eating some yummy fruits, including the pineapple!

So today’s card is all about pineapples, but it is created with my favourite Christmas Pines Bundle!

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My 7 year old saw this stamp set and instead of thinking of pine cones, she suggested I make some pineapples. What a great idea!

Then I happened to be browsing Pinterest (as you do lol) and I came across a card with this idea and I had to make it straight away. It was by a lady called Kim Jolley, from Missouri and you can see her card here.

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How cool is the background? I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp, inked it up and then spritzed it before stamping!

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I was super happy with the outcome. What do you think of this card?

And now for some extra Stampin’ Up! specials. For 3 weeks, Stampin’ Up! will have weekly offers and here they are for Week 2 ending on 14th September so be quick to get your order in!

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Products

Stamps: Christmas Pines, Gorgeous Grunge, Watercolour Wishes
Inks:  
Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke
Card/Paper:  
Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Vellum
Accessories:  Pretty Pines Thinlits, Big Shot, Spritzer, Gold Mettalic Thread, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Sponge Dauber, Gold Sequin Trim, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Stampin’ Scrub, Simply Scored, Dimensionals, Glue Dots

All Catalogues and the Clearance Rack are available online here! They are full of amazing new products and wonderful full colour picture inspiration. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping!

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Christmas, Gorgeous Grunge, Techniques & Tutorials

Bookmark Card

Hello  Crafters,

The challenge this week at Just Add Ink is a colour challenge, JAI#239.
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My love for Lost Lagoon continues and this was the perfect challenge for me this week. I wanted to try something new that I have wanted to create for some time and it is a Bookmark Card.  You know when you want to give someone a card but with an extra little something special? Well this is the card for you!
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 You still don’t see what I am talking about? Hmmm, check out the next photo!
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Aha, now you can see the inside of the card and the right hand side is a bookmark!
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This bookmark is perforated where it joins the card, so the recipient can tear it off to keep and use as a bookmark when reading their favourite novel.
How cool is that?
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Here is a close up of the front of the card with lots of layers.
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Please leave a comment below, what you think of this cute little card.

Why don’t you have a go at a challenge, they are so much fun. Head across to the Just Add Ink page for more inspiration and see how the designers interpreted this challenge.

Products Used:

Stamps: Holiday Home, Gorgeous Grunge
Inks: Lost Lagoon, Gold Encore
Card: Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla, Gold Glimmer
Accessories: Festival of Tree Punch, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, Paper Snips, Perforating Tool, Trimmer, Neutrals DSP, Polka Dot TIEF, Big Shot, Holiday Home Framelits, Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip, Aqua Painter, Simply Scored, Sponge Dauber, Lost Lagoon Stitched Satin Ribbon, Gold 1/8″ Ribbon
 

 

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here.

The Holiday Catalogue is available online here.

The Extra Special Christmas Supplement is available here.

These catalogue’s are full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

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Happy Stamping,

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feminine, Free Product, Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge meets Petite Petals

Hello Crafters,

I have a wonderful card to share with you today, which is not a style that I am confident with, but I absolutely love the outcome. I got some inspiration from Pootles in the UK!

I changed up the colours and added some twine for a bit of extra interest.

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The card base in Rose Red, the next layer is Perfect Plum, then Whisper White. The Gorgeous Grunge splashes are in the coordinating inks, as are the sponged edges of the petals. The flowers were punched out of some Whisper White card stock that I had previously stamped with I Love Lace and embossed in Gold.

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I then added the Baker’s Twine and the flowers with glue dots.

I stamped the sentiment in Perfect Plum ink.

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Thanks again to Pootles for the inspiration!

Stamp Sets:  Gorgeous Grunge, I Love Lace, Good Greetings*  Papers:  Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Whisper White  Inks:  Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Versamark  Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Linen Thread, Tombo Glue, Sponge Daubers

* To earn this set for FREE, ask me how!

The 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue is available online here. This catalogue is full of amazing new products and wonderful coloured pictures full of ideas. It is a must have for anyone interested in Ink, Paper and Stamps!

Shop Online 24/7 for products

Don’t forget to Follow My Blog to receive blog updates and join my Newsletter Subscription for all the latest news and specials!

Happy Stamping,

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25% off, Gorgeous Grunge

25% off Stamp Set samples

Afternoon Stampers,

With this amazing 25% off 25 stamp sets between 22-28 October 2013, I would like to share with you a couple of cards using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. I really do love this set ans a I have said before, when I first saw it in the catalogue, I really didn’t think much of it, infact, I wondered why anyone would want to buy it….but, guess what, it is now one of my favourites!

Gorgeous Grunge Feminine
Gorgeous Grunge Feminine
Gorgeous Grunge Masculine
Gorgeous Grunge Masculine
Gorgeous Grunge Rainbow
Gorgeous Grunge Rainbow

Click here to take you directly to my online store to see what other 25 stamp sets are 25% off!!!!

Don’t forget tomorrow, Friday 25th October, if you don’t have any plans, come along and say hi to me at the Stitches and Craft Show at Caulfield Racecourse between 10am – 4pm. I will be on the Stampin’ Up! stand #177 on the ground floor!!!!

Happy Stamping,

Kate

feminine, Gorgeous Grunge

Gorgeous Grunge (Feminine)

Morning Stampers,

Yesterday I shared with you, a masculine card created using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.

How about this, a feminine card using this stamp set. Who would of thought a grungy stamp set could look so good in these beautiful In Colours!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge & Papillon Potpourri

Inkpad: Coastal Cabana & Crisp Cantaloupe

Cardstock: Coastal Cabana & Whisper White

Tools: Simply Scored, Trimmer, Paper Snips

Punches: Bitty Butterfly & Elegant Butterfly

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Doilies, Dimensionals, Rhinestone

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,

Kate

Gorgeous Grunge, Masculine

Gorgeous Grunge (Masculine)

Morning Stampers,

Today I want to share with you, a masculine card that I made using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.

I love how it turned out and was so quick to make!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: Gorgeous Grunge & Sassy Salutations

Inkpad: Pacific Point, Crumb Cake & Early Espresso

Cardstock: Whisper White & Crumb Cake

Tools: Simply Scored, Trimmer

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Early Espresso Twine

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,

Kate

feminine, Gorgeous Grunge, Masculine

Rainbow Grunge

Morning Stampers,

Today I want to show you a universal card using the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set. This card could be used as a masculine or a feminine card by just changing the ribbon and thread colours! I just love the rainbow effect!!!

This is certainly becoming one of my all time favourite Stampin’ Up! Stamp Sets and you will notice I am starting to use it a lot, I just love it. When I first saw this stamp set, I wondered why on earth they would produce such a thing, but boy was I wrong!

This card took a matter of minutes to create. That is just how quick & easy it was. Taking a piece of Whisper White cardstock and folding it in half to create my card, I took the stamp and inked it up in 7 different colours and stamped the image side by side. Attach a piece of ribbon to the bottom with a piece of thread over the top and knotted. Stamp the sentiment, punch out and adhere with a dimensional. And you have your masterpiece done!

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Petite Pairs

Inkpads: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, Midnight Muse & Wisteria Wonder

Cardstock: Whisper White

Tools: Scallop Oval Punch

Accessories:  Tombo Glue, Dimensionals, Soft Suede Ribbon & Linen Thread

 

To purchase any of these items, be sure to visit my online store!

Happy stamping,

Kate