Friday, October 30, 2015

Corner garden, Feel Good.

Stressful day ahead?
Woke up early?
Maybe it's the time of day for a little creativity with colouring... Just Like a morning walk, without the actual exercise.
Today's card is inspired by the weekly specials. 15 % off deals that you can enjoy from Wed to Tuesday!
First, take the large Corner garden background stamp...
Just stamp it on a piece of white cardstock. I've used archival grey ink (in the holiday catalogue).
And start colouring! 
The rage this year is adult colouring books. 
You could stamp 5 of these and pack a box of pencils and have instant stress relief with you at any time of the day, or night!
I've used a watercolour pen aka an aqua - painter.
You put a small bit of water in the pen handle and dip the brush in the lid of your ink pad and you have hours of colouring pleasure right in your hand.
I've stamped a "feel goods" quote on a punched 2 1/2" circle in Basic grey.
Added a Tea lace doily behind and it's done.
My morning meditation for the day!

These weekly specials are available until Tuesday 3 November.
If you place an order with me by Saturday 31st I will enclose a sparkly gift to say Thankyou for helping make my monthly goal.
Thanks Nerida.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Wonderland sleigh ride ...stamp a stack?

The wonderland stamp set is just perfect for those Scandinavian style Christmas cards. 
I've tried this style of card in two different colour schemes both with gold embellishment.
This one is on a base of Lost Lagoon cardstock and the front panel is Soft sky.
Love the sentiment?
It's from Flurry of Wishes, so simple and fits every occasion card at Christmas!
My second card is probably my favourite in Night Of Navy and Soft sky.
Washi tape is still very trendy so I've stuck a piece down the bottom with some gold cording tied around in a bow.
This gorgeous thinlit die is one in a pack of three. Trees, houses and a one horse sleigh. Hence the name Sleigh ride. 
Would you like to make a stack of Christmas cards with me? 
In the Colour of your choice ... 
Contact me and we will set a date and place Nerida: M.0468877125

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Remarkable You

Remember last week I said I was ordering a new stampset?
It arrived yesterday and its already seen ink.
Magnolias are everywhere when you walk or drive around here in the beginning of Spring.
I absolutely love the deep pinky purple colours they display.
And so now I can have them all year round on cards, and you can too.
I've added some half pearls as "dew" drops and Mint macaron lace ribbon because it adds a level of sophistication when only pearls and lace will do.
This card sketch was inspired by a challenge on our stampin up team forum, The Inksomniacs.
Watch this space because this stampset is so beautifully easy to watercolour and very versatile too.
You can order this stamp set through my online Stampin up! Shop.
Everyone who purchases through my online store this month
(When you select Nerida in NSW)
will receive a gift from me.

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Stamping on Embossing folders

Today's card is a new technique that I have discovered and is directly inspired by AnnCraig
You will need the Woodlands embossing folder and the Big
shot machine plus ink pads for this technique.
First step is to open up to the inside of your embossing folder
 with the crease at the bottom.
2. The next thing is to swipe the lighter coloured ink pads 
across the plastic. Only on the negative parts (between the
 tree branches) and leave a little bit of plastic clear.
3. Stamp the fir trees near the base of the folder in the darker 
4. Place a piece of white cardstock face down onto the ink 
(you can sort of see what it will look like, if you turn it over). 
Now roll It through the Bigshot as normal using tab 1.
Ta da thats it! The ink accentuates the lines on the trees 
in the foreground. 
I just love this folder. Embellished here with Flurry of Wishes stamps.
These are three of my favourite colours: Soft sky, Wisteria 
Wonder and Blackberry Bliss.
And silver is just perfect with them! 
Lastly, here is another sample using Mint Macaron, Crumb 
Cake and Early Espresso ink pads.
I've edited this post to add a few hints to stamping on embossing folders:
* light colours work best for the sky and clouds with white space
* you can be really messy with the background swiping of ink.
* the main image stamp stamps best in a dark, wet ink
* run the embossing folder through twice if the image isn't clear
* every single one looks different, like a unique painting
* if your image is still unclear touch it up with an aquapainter pen
You can order the Woodland embossing folder for $15 through my online 
Shop. When you select a demo make sure you choose Nerida in NSW.
Note: If you spend over $50 this month I'll post you a gift in the mail.