Global Design Project - Colour Challenge

30 November 2015

It's Monday again, which means another Global Design Project challenge is live. Now Monday's are one of my favorite days of the week!

We have a colour challenge this week, and even though the colour combination really does lend itself to possibly be a more festive type project, I really wanted to use my new flower stamp set....*insert SNEAK PEAK from the upcoming Sale-a-Bration brochure - how exciting!

I decided to stay with a clean, simple and layered look, which really is my style. I stamped the flowers with the Archival Black Ink Pad and roughly watercolored the flowers using an Aqua Painter. The bottom row of green polka dots is from the Season of Cheer Designer Washi Tape and I'm really happy with the end result.

You will be so thrilled with the new products available in January 2016 Sale-a-Brations brochure, there's so many amazing things. I hope I've inspired you to need this stamp set!

Thanks for stopping by,

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INKspired Blog Hop

29 November 2015

Love is in the air!
Before we begin....I am BURSTING at the seams to share some exciting news! If you follow my blog or know me even remotely, you have heard of my friend Mehgan, from Arizona. Well....MEHGAN JUST GOT ENGAGED!! I am so thrilled and couldn't be more happier for both her and her partner, George. Congratulations my beautiful friends.

Now that I have shared my news,  I can welcome you to our 30th INKspired Blog Hop. You may have just hopped here from my other bestfriend Kabrina. Every second Sunday we have a blog hop and the amazing Teneale creates our sketches for us. I really enjoy sketch challenges because they make me think outside the square, so to speak!  

Here is this weeks sketch:

I just HAD to create a card for Mehgan.'s the thing....I knew that her partner, George, was going to propose during Thanksgiving...but what if he didn't have the ring? Or what if, heaven forbid, Mehgan said 'no'!!!! Then what? Well...I created a 'love' card, just to cover myself! Thank goodness it all went to plan.

A little Sneak Peak - "OoooOOooo" I hear you say! I have used new goodies from the upcoming Occasions Catalogue. Notice the heart paper and the banner. You are going to swoon over everything, promise!


Thanks for hopping by again this week and sharing in my exciting news about Mehgan. Next on the hop Barbara and you will just adore her project this week!

You can read all the posts about Mehgan, some of our adventures and things I have made for her below...just incase you wanted to catch up!
2013 Stampin' Up! North American Convention, Utah
2014 Stampin' Up! Allure of Seas Grand Vacation
2015 Mehgan's Aussie Gift Hamper

2015 Team Christmas Party
Mehgan's Flower Name Badge

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Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop

26 November 2015

Hello and welcome to our Grand Vacation Blog Hop for November. This blog hop is to celebrate those who have earned the Mediterranean Stampin' Up! Grand Vacation this year and also showcase our creations with you and share our love of Stampin' Up!.

The theme for this blog hop is 'Seeing 3D' and thought I would share my table favours that will be giving to all my team girls on our last team night of the year, being held next week....yikes....I might be in trouble for not keeping them secret!

Pink - Bling - Glitter - Christmas - Chocolate
What's not to love??

My Stampin' Up! team name is 'Tickled pINK', so it's only appropriate that I have a pink poinsettia flower and not a red one. I also added glitter to the edges by running the Two-way Glue Pen along the edges and dipping them into Dazzling Diamonds. I have tried to capture it in the photos, but sometimes photos just don't do the justice our creations deserve! These little gifts are just divine...if I do say so myself! ;)

You can view and purchase any of the items I have used for this project below from my online shop by clicking any of the pictures.
*Australian residents only

I hope you enjoyed my special little treat bags today, thanks for stopping by.  Moving onto the next person on the list, remembering you are at LOUISE SHARP, please click the person after me on the list.
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Global Design Project - CASEing Brian King!

23 November 2015


This week the challenge over at the Global Design Project is 'CASE the Designer'.

Far Out!!! *insert clammy hands, sweat beads, heart racing - enter craftroom*
Does anyone else ever feel this way? Did you all feel this way when you CASE'ed my card a little while back? Oh my, the anxiety of CASE-ing one of my favourite people in the world, Brian King.

I'm not kidding, it was tough. But there is three things (and many more) I know about my close friend Brian: 1. He likes layers 2. He likes clean and 3. I know he thinks this little penguin from the Snow Place set is adorable!

So I set to task to give his gorgeous penguin card the justice it truly deserves. And I will say I am happy with it too. Isn't this little guy just dapper?

I really enjoyed making this card. The best part about creating something for someone, is that you think of that person the whole time you're making it. Not only was I CASE-ing my friend Brian, I was also making this card for him too! He has been such a huge support not only to the Global Design Project, but also with his friendship and I am so blessed to call him my friend. 

The best part about this stamp set is that not only is the set just too cute, but it comes with matching Framelits, so no fussy cutting! Yay. 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my Global Design Project creation this week. Be sure to go and admire our amazing Design Team and also play along with us this week too!

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Global Design Project - Christmas Tree

16 November 2015

This week over at the Global Design Project our challenge is a Theme challenge and one of my favourite things to celebrate, Christmas. I know you will LOVE all the project the Design Team have created, you will be blown away and so inspired to get Christmas crafting.

I decided I would share my handmade Burlap Ribbon Christmas Tree, finished off with Gold Glimmer 3D star. I made it using a foam cone purchased from Spotlight and used pins to secure the looped ribbon pieces. I will say it was a labour of love, however I am loving the results as it sits in elegantly on my coffee table.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my Global Design Project creation this week. Be sure to go and admire our amazing Design Team and also play along with us this week too!

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INKspired Blog Hop - Timeless Love

15 November 2015

Hello!! I am excited today. A few reasons.

1. It's our 29th INKspired Blog Hop, you may have just hopped here from my bestfriend Kabrina, she amazes me every week her creations. Please make sure you let her know how fabulous she is!

2. My super beautiful cousin (in-law...well, she's still mine, even if she is related to my husband) is celebrating her birthday today and even though I'm not with her, she knows how much I love her and how grateful I am she is on our lives. Happy Birthday Karen, hope you managed a sleep in and are being suitably spoilt.

3. Today is Sunday in Australia and I am currently in Melbourne, having tea and toast with my beautiful team. Yesterday was the latest Stampin' Up! event called Onstage Local. We had a WOW of a time! Lots of screaming and squealing and by WOW...I mean we really couldn't stop saying WOW, WOW, WOW!! I can't wait to until I can share all the new upcoming goodies that are soon to be released. Stay tuned. You will be WOW'ed too!

Here is our latest sketch created by Teneale, and I will say that I did struggle at first until I remembered my Stampin' friend Jessica Williams say 'Timeless Love' is her favoutite stamp set, so I decided to dig it out and see what I could come up with!

I will return in a couple days to show you pictures from Onstage Local in Melbourne and the fun we had! Moving onto another one of my favourite crafters, Barbara. I know you won't be disappointed with her beautiful card this week, make sure you let her know how amazing she is. 

You can purchase any of the items below from my online shop by clicking any of the pictures.
*Australian Residents Only
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Global Design Project - Sketch Challenge

09 November 2015


This week over at the Global Design Project our challenge is a Sketch, created by our Design Team genius Teneale Williams. I immediately went to the new window die from the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, which I really enjoyed playing with and can't wait to make more creations.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my Global Design Project creation this week. Be sure to go and admire our amazing Design Team and also play along with us this week too!

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