Monday, February 20, 2017

Lift me up! Sunrise water colour

My mornings start about 6.30am and so I reluctantly see a few sunrises.
This particular image reminds me of a morning I stayed in Melbourne and at sunrise the sky was scattered with hot air balloons.

Here' the Card Recipe:
water colour paper
Crumb cake, Sweet Sugarplum and white cardstock
watercolour pencils
aquapainter brush
Falling petals embossing paper
white embossing powder
Versamark ink
"Lift me up" stamp and framelit bundle
stitched framelits and the big shot.
Rich razzleberry and Pacific Point ink

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

We are half way there Saleabration

On the 21st of February a new offering of saleabration free gifts will be released. I've used two of the latest products on this card. A new stamp set "Make a Medallion" and a few strips of the new coloured glimmer papers that now come in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Sweet Sugarplum.

This week i learned all about "Flat lays" ... Where you place all the ingredients of a project on your table and photograph from above. 

The colours stamped are Mint Macaron and Bermuda Bay ink and the celebrate is de-embossed onto the cardstock with the Celebrations Duo embossing folder. Ive sponge daubered over the de-embossed word with ink.

Medallions and Mandalas are everywhere at the moment. You guessed it they are "on trend" !

If you'd like to place an order, receive a free Occasions catalogue, host a class or demo at your place you can contact me on 0468877125

Nerida :)

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

How to Saleabrate in 2017

Have you seen the movie "Moana"?
If you or your kids have watched this popular school holiday movie, you will totally get this card... If not, all you need to know is that this cute little rooster steals the show with his quirky irresistable character.
He is by no means smart and not especially suited to being on the water. Hence, he can frequently be found floating upside down in the ocean.
As soon as i saw this Hey Chick! Stamp set - which is Free during Saleabration - I immediately thought of "Hei, Hei" the rooster, and so many other ideas to stamp chickens and roosters and eggs with legs for easter and baby cards.
Isn't this also the Chinese year of the rooster? Red and gold ?
The sentiment is framed with a die cut from the "Special Reason" bundle.
So, if you were to spend $90 on stampin up! product, what free stamps, paper, ribbon, or kit would you choose as your reward gift?
Do you need a closer look at these goodies? Perhaps you are interested in a home demo, a card making party or class or a virtual facebook party with a group of facebook friends, and you get to choose your rewards.
Contact me by text or phone Nerida on 0468877125 or
Also free during Saleabration is this lovely Pretty Pocket card kit. 
No stamping needed, all the stickers, adhesive, twine and envelopes are pre printed and prepared for you to create in minutes. How great would they be with a baby photo to say thanks for gifts received.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

ESAD 2017 Blog hop Saleabration

The new Occasions and Saleabration catalogues have been live for a few days, now.
I dont have a wish list this year .... I just want it all !!!
So what's your favourite Free Saleabration offering?
If you're even a bit like me you are trying to decide how to get the best value, the best ideas to earn those free saleabration stamping products you've seen everywhere.
Well, this blog hop is here to solve just that problem!
Maybe you've been seeing dragonflies in your dreams and you really want that "Between the lines paper" ?
Or you've seen Hot air balloons everywhere and you are wanting the "Carried away" designer series paper?
But, Where to start?
At this time of year i have a desparate need to scrapbook my accumulated photo collection so i am over the moon happy to have the "Celebrate Every day" Project life cards. 
They are brightly coloured featuring: Daffodil Delight, Emerald Envy, Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder, Basic Black, Grey and White.
In September we spent a rainy afternoon walking along Bondi Beach, the photos are a bit grey and the water a stealy blue.
What better than some Brightly coloured Project life cards to make the photos pop!
I love the words and patterns and colours in this pack and it has a matching accessory pack.
Which includes a stamp set, paper clips, washi tape, epoxi stickers and silver specialty acetate cards.
Often i have too many photos so by cutting them down, i can stick 3 small pics on one 10x15cm project life card  to tell a story. 
And dont forget Project Life cards make quick and easy cards for all ocassions.
Heres a suggestion of how you can earn a Free Saleabration stamp set - 
To make this card I've used:
2 cards from the Celebrate Every Day project life pack   $28.00
Ombre ribbon and sequins from the
Cupcakes and carousells embellishment kit                    $21.00
Basic black archival ink pad                                            $12.25 
Daffodil Delight, Watermelon and Flirty Flamingo ink pads. $11.50 x 3
= $95.75
And you've earned the FREE "Avant Garden" stamp set from the Saleabration catalogue.
Now its time to click along to the next blog on the Occasions and Saleabration catalogue hop.
There's also a list of all the blogs, so you can find the next one, if you happen to get distracted by all the creative ideas along the way. Hop on over to Cathy Pinchbeck's blog:
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Sunday, January 01, 2017

How can you earn a free pack of Designer series paper?

Its that time of year when Stampin up have a Saleabration. For every $90 you spend on any product you will earn a free stamp set, double role of ribbons or a pack of Designer Series paper. 
Just one of the products on offer is the "Between the lines" white and black printed paper.
They are fabulous to colour in with pencil, ink, sponging, brayering, splattering...
The first card I made is really simple. 
Using the water colour pencils (new in the Ocassions Catalogue) I just coloured in the dragonfly image using all the brightest rainbow colours: daffodil delight, pumpkin pie, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point.
Stamped the dotty image from the "Dragon fly Dreams" set top and bottom of the page and adhered it to the base of Bermuda Bay card.
Stamp the sentiment from "Dragonfly Dreams" - Enjoy Your Special Day - on a flag of white cardstock and adhere with dimensionals.
Just saying i have never been a fan of colouring-in as such, but what i do love is a little water colouring.
And this set of watercolour pencils makes it too easy. A bit of light pencil colouring (within the lines)... To make it more interesting you can blend the yellow and orange pencil strokes on the paper.
Then lightly brush the colour with water, Ive used an aqua painter pen, which instantly blends the pencil lines into watercolouring!
What i love about the photopolymer stamps is that you can bend them to gently swirl the words to suggest movement. I am not much of an artist but i feel like one when I'm using all these pretty colours and watching how the water mixes two colours together as you paint. It's pretty amazing how it comes out.
Or just sponge brayer colour all over and DON'T colour within the lines.
So how do you get to earn this pack of black and white designs?
In order to make these three cards you will need:
Dragon fly dreams stampset $36.50
Watercolour Pencils.             $27.75
Basic Black archival ink         $12.25
Bright cardstock 20 sheets.   $14.00
                                           =   $90.50
12 sheets of "Inside The lines" Designer series paper = FREE
The stampin up "Ocassions" catalogue goes live today 4 January 2017
Do you Need a copy of the new Ocassions catalogue AND the Saleabration caty too?
Send a text to Nerida 0468 877125 or follow the link to 

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

End of year sale until 3 January 2016

Celebrate the new year—and great deals—with Stampin’ Up! during our Year-End Closeouts sale! From 1 December 2016 until 3 January 2017, a selection of holiday catalogue retiring products, Clearance Rack items and high-inventory catalogue items will be discounted up to 60%. 
There's clothes pegs for $3.20 and washi tape 5 rolls for $5.60 and rolls of ribbons for under $5.
Just visit the stampin up store and viw the pictures of all the products on sale. Click on the image and you will see the discounted price and product number.
To see the list of sale items click onthe link:

If you want to order you can continue to the shopping cart and have your items delivered to your
 door ( make sure you select Nerida from NSW from the demo listing to receive a little thank you gift from me) or take down the item numbers and email, text or message me the details. 
Nerida on 0468877125.
Did you see these gorgeous little craft bins?
To celebrate ten years in Australia Stampin up! Are offering these special edition collapsable bins for $12.50 I have a few orders already so let me know if you'd like to see one of these on your craft table in the new year.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dragonfly dreaming...

I know its Christmas but i have received a few christmas presents early this year and just have to share.
We will be launching the new Occasions catalogue in January along with the Saleabration special deals. Let me know if you'd like to be one of the first to receive one of the new seasonal catalogues and SAB brochure too.
I showed you a sneakpeek of this stampset last week, this one shows the framelits that go with it in gold foil and how you can cut them up to fly across your cards.
So, are you excited for Saleabration 2017?
You know the deal... Buy $90 worth of product and get a free stampset, or a free paper pack from the saleabration catalogue.
I've used the new water colour pencils with an aqua painter to blend ... I am still playing with my blending technique.
And heres the christmas projects I've made this week for the music and piano teachers.
Merry Christmas ! Ok off to write a few cards and check off that list :)

Sunday, December 11, 2016

ESAD 2017 Occasions Catalogue and Saleabration blog hop

Are you ready for a sneak peek of some amazing gorgeousness that is the Stampin' up! Occasions catalogue? It doesn't actually go live until 4 January 2017 but you can get a sneaky glimpse of what I've been creating with my pre ordered stampin'up! goodies.
This is the ESAD blog hop so at the end of the page you will find a list of other lovely Australian demonstrators who have beautiful products to show you... I can't wait, can you?
Here's my first sneak peek - Dragon flies!!! 
The Dragonfly dreaming stamp is stamped directly in basic black ink on to new Designer series paper (DSP) called "Falling in love". Oh, I am, it is full of photographic images of that bokeh effect when the light creates out of focus patterns in the background! 
And I've stepped it up with a shimmer papered Blushing bride dragon fly thinlets die.
How gorgeous will these look in the sunshine?
But don't forget the negative piece of the die cut. This glimmer paper is too precious to waste.
This time I have stamped the dragonfly image through the cut out on to the DSP.
Look at this one with a bee and a dragonfly hovering over the silver foil doily. You can never have enough bling right? I've painted the bee with my gold wink of stellar pen and placed a sequin on the dragonfly's body. Ooooh, the things I want to do with this stamp!
As soon as I saw this stamp I wanted to put it on velum. And it looks great over the new "Cupcakes and carousels" DSP stack. 
And then, I thought to colour the back of the velum with our new... Watercolour pencils!
Burmuda bay and Pacific Point go together perfectly.
So there's your lot of sneak peaks from Stamping Joy, now pop on over to Rachael Lewsley's blog for some more creativity and start your New Year's wish list now.
18. Nerida Carter You are here!