Global Design Project - Theme Challenge

Hello! It's time for another Global Design Project challenge and it's all about our furry, fluffy, scaly and feathery friends. Our theme this week is animals or pets. 
Mice. Hmmm, pets? I did know a young boy who had a mouse as a pet when I was growing up. We don't have any mice in this house as pets - not too sure that the cat would be too happy. I would however adopt Stuart Little if he was real-life character, I love that little guy!

Moving on. These little Christmas mice from the Merry Mice stamp set are pretty darn cute. They make me feel happy and also a but anxious to know they are getting ready for Christmas, which as we know is just around the corner! They would make fabulous friends for Stuart Little, don't you think? 

I watercolored them using the ink from the lids and an Aqua Painter. I've always love Pool Party and Real Red paired together for Christmas and this works so well for this mousey parade. 

Now time to head over the Global Design Project and be inspired by some animal fun. Why not play along this week? We really love seeing all the projects every week, it's so fun. 

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Tutorial Bundle for October - Now Available

The October Tutorial Bundle is now available and just like the last two, it is amazing! I have teamed up with 11 other amazingly talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to create a monthly Tutorial Bundle.

The tutorials have so many great ideas and techniques with step by step instructions and extra pictures. Great for beginners and also seasoned papercrafters, also perfect for other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators to get some ideas for classes, events etc!

The bundle is available in both Metric and Imperial measurements.

Here is the sneak peek of what you can expect this month:

$20AUD for 12 Tutorials

Get it for FREE!
If you live in Australia and spend $50 at my online shop between 22/10/16 - 22/11/16 and receive the October Tutorials for free.

The August and September Tutorial Bundles are also still available for purchase. You can see them >here<. 
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Global Design Project - Sketch Challenge

Time for another Global Design Project Challenge! This week we have a sketch challenge and it was little out of my comfort zone with the lower layer being smaller than the top layer. Arrh, there's that OCD kicking in again!

HOW SUPER ADORABLE IS THE DAY AT THE BEACH STAMP SET?! Yes, I'm yelling that!! I LOVE this set and it's so fun to watercolour. I also love it because it represents Summer, happy and beach fun - and now that the beach is only 400m (metres peeps, not miles) down the road, I think it also suits our new lifestyle. Do you remember the iceblock card from the 'Food' challenge a few weeks back? It's from the same stamp set. You can view it >here<. 

Note: I'm truly sorry for my international visitors as the Day at The Beach stamp set is only available in the South Pacific market. Good new for us Down Under though! ;)  Fingers crosses Stampin' Up! carry it over to the annual catalogue next year!

Watercoloring Tips:
  • Either use Watercolor Paper or Shimmery White Cardstock
  • Use a wet Aqua Painter and pick up the ink from the lids of the ink pads and use a tissue to wipe off when using another colour. 
  • For a more saturated colour, wait to dry before adding more colour in certain areas.
The sentiment stamp is from Thoughtful Banners on page 73 and I used my trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig to line it all correctly. There's so many great, versatile stamps in the set, so be sure to check it out at my online shop.

Now to head on over the Global Design Project and get your senses ready for some tasty treats this week!

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INKspired Blog Hop

Welcome to the INKspired Blog Hop this Sunday evening. You may have just hopped here from Maree McIntosh.  

Every two weeks we have a sketch challenge and enjoy sharing our team creations with you. We have a great lineup this week, so please make sure you hop all the way around by hitting the next button at the bottom of the page.

Here is this weeks sketch:

It's funny how sometimes after getting a stamp set and using it once they get forgotten about! This poor stamp set, Picture Perfect, has seen very little love from me - and I don't know why? I love this set!

Ok - so you know when someone comes over to visit and you say "mind the mess" and if you didn't point it out, no one would probably even notice the mess?! Well, the rectangle is slightly crooked and it's bugging me and I couldn't get it off the card to fix it - it was too late before I noticed. Ugh. My OCD is kicking in. It's a 'handmade' card - it's suppose to be quirky! Bespoke even? HELP!!!

Next on the hop is the lovely and talented Barbara Williams

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The flower stamp is a three-step stamping technique (say that five time fast!) and it's super easy! Below is a Stampin' Up! tutorial from their video library and I'm sure you'll love this set too. If you love in Australia you can purchase it by pressing on the picture in the product list and shop online. 

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Thanks for hopping by!
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Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection

I totally ADORE the new Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection Set. I have made quite a few cards from it in the recent past and it is probably safe to say that I will continue to make more!

In an attempt to blog more of my creations for my loyal followers (no promises peeps, I said 'attempt') I thought I would share some cards I whipped up recently with this gorgeous card collection and the sentiment of the new Paisley & Posies stamp set. 

I was inspired by the Fab Friday sketch this week, here's the sketch:

While I had everything out (neatly arranged on my craft desk *not!*) I created a few more cards inspired by the same sketch also using the Hello Lovely Card Collection. This set was so quick and simple. A little bit of fussy cutting and trimming, a bit of linen thread, a quick stamp and some glue and you're done! 

Thanks for stopping by today. Please head over to the Fab Friday challenge and see all amazing creations. 

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