Weekly Deals

Hi Guys

Here is this weeks Weekly Deals. These deals are available from 22nd October 2014 until 28th October 2014.


If you would like more information or would like to order any of these products then please email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au 

And don't forget you can shop in my online store 24x7!

That's it for today!

Bye for now!

Kathryn x 

The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Sketch Challenge!

Hi Everyone!

What no better way to get back into blogging by kicking off with The Artful Stampers Blog Hop Sketch Challenge!

As soon as I saw the sketch on our team Facebook page, I fell in love with it straight away and knew it would be a great way to get me back into blogging. 

Here is that sketch: 


I started off with some gorgeous Designer Series Paper from Confetti Celebration and I knew I wanted that to be my focal point so I went from there. I kept the card simple, which is how I wanted it to be. 

Instead of using a circle as shown in the sketch I stepped outside the box and used an oval instead. Truth be told, I don't own any circle framelits, and the 2 1/2" circle punch was too small. But it still looks gorgeous!


I punched a butterfly from some co-coordinating DSP, added some bling and called my card done. And I love it! I love how simple it is to put together, and the good thing is, it doesn't require too much thinking. And the best thing? you can easily change it to your favourite DSP and matching colours! 


Supplies

Cardstock & Ink
Strawberry Slush A4 Cardstock
131300
$11.95
Basic Gray A4 Cardstock
121689
$11.95
Crushed Curry A4 Cardstock
131288
$11.95
Whisper White A4 Cardstock
106549
$14.95
Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad
131178
$9.95
Basic Gray A4 Classic Stampin’ Pad
126981
$9.95
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
131173
$9.95
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
133692
$18.95



Stamp Sets
Everything Eleanor Wood
131987
$63.95
                               Clear
124164
$50.95
Remembering Your Birthday Wood
131347
$41.95
                                               Clear
131350
$33.95



Bigshot & Punches
Oval Framelits
129381
$45.95
Elegant Butterfly Punch
127526
$27.95



Accessories
Rhinestones Basic Jewels
119246
$8.95



Tools & Adhesives
Stamping Sponges
101610
$5.95
Paper Snips
103579
$16.95
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
113439
$149.95
Dimensionals
104330
$6.95
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
110755
$6.95


To see some more inspiration from this sketch head on over to Jane Riches who I'm sure has a gorgeous card for you. And don't forget to continue along. 

And just in case you get lost along the way: 

Kathryn Carr <------ YOU ARE HERE

And that's it for today! See you next time!

Kathryn x 

Saying Goodbye to Retiring In Colors and Stamp Sets - Card 3

Hi Everyone

Welcome back to week 3 of my series to Saying Goodbye to Retiring In Colors and Stamp Sets.

This week we will be saying goodbye to Midnight Muse

I chose the colour combination from the Color Coach; Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler.

I will admit I struggled with this card, as I do with all Masculine Cards, and think just about everyone does, that’s why I like to challenge myself and make masculine cards more often. But I do like the end result.


So how did I make this card?

Step 1:
Cut a piece of Early Espresso cardstock in half at 14.8cm and score it half at 10.5cm and sponge the edges with Early Espresso Ink; this will be your card base.

Step 2:
Cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock to 9.2cm x 13.6cm and sponge the edges with Early Espresso

Step 3:
Next with an arrow stamp, stamp a repeating pattern, alternating between Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler and Pool Party.

Step 4:
Next from the Label Love stamp set, stamp the Happy Birthday and punch out with the Artisan Label Punch, and sponge the edges with Early Espresso Ink.

Step 5:
Cut a piece of Midnight Muse cardstock to 1 x 8.2 cm, and cut one of the ends at an angle, and sponge the edges with Early Espresso Ink. Next pierce two rows of dots, with your Paper Piercing template.

Step 6:
Attach the Very Vanilla piece to the Early Espresso Card base.

Step 7:
And to finish it off, attach the Midnight Muse piece towards the bottom of the Very Vanilla piece and with Dimensionals attach the sentiment over the Midnight Muse.

Sound simple enough? How about you have a go! Download the PDF so you have it on hand!


Products Used

Cardstock
Early Espresso 121686 $11.95
Very Vanilla 106550 $14.95
Midnight Muse 127546 $11.95
 Ink
Midnight Muse 126860 $9.95
Early Espresso 126974 $9.95
Cherry Cobbler 126966 $9.95
Pool Party 126982 $9.95
Adhesive
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $6.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430 $6.95
Stamp Sets
Label Love     (W) 130619 $42.95
                        (C) 130598 $24.95
Other
Paper-Piercing Tool 126189 $6.95
Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199 $8.95
Paper-Piercing Pack - Essentials $13.95
Artisan Label Punch 130920 $27.95
Stamping Sponges 101610 $5.95

If you have any questions please email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au

Don’t forget about the Retirement List – Things are starting to sell out! – Check out my blog post for items which have sold out

Make sure you come back next week were we’ll be saying goodbye to the final retiring In Color- Raspberry Ripple. We will also be saying goodbye to Peaceful Petals.  

If you would like to see what we have already said goodbye to, click on the below links:


Thanks for stopping by!


Kathryn x

Saying Goodbye to Retiring In Colors and Stamp Sets - Card 2

Hi Everyone

Welcome back to week 2 of my series to Saying Goodbye to Retiring In Colors and Stamp Sets.

This week we will be saying goodbye to Gumball Green, Baby Prints, and Express Yourself.


I chose the colour combination from the Color Coach; Gumball Green, So Saffron, Melon Mambo



This is a really cute baby card and can be changed from girl to boy, by changing the Melon Mambo to Tempting Turquoise and the ribbon to Island Indigo.



So how did I make this card?

Step 1. Cut a piece of Gumball Green cardstock in half at 14.8cm and score it half at 10.5cm and sponge the edges with Gumball Green ink; this will be your card base.

Step 2. Cut a piece of Melon Mambo cardstock to 9.2cm x 13.6cm, round the corners and sponge the edges with Melon Mambo ink.

Step 3. Next cut a piece of Very Vanilla 8.6cm x 13cm and round the corners.

Step 4. Stamp the hand prints from the Baby Prints stamp set in So Saffron and stamp the ‘Congratulations’ from Express Yourself underneath the hand prints.

Step 5. With the Essentials piercing template, pierce a straight line at the top and bottom of the Very Vanilla piece.

Step 6. Tie a knot with the Blushing Bride ¾” Chevron Ribbon above the piercing at the bottom.

Step 7. Attach the Very Vanilla piece to the Melon Mambo piece, and then attach it to the Gumball Green base with Dimensionals.

Sound simple enough? How about you have a go! Download the PDF so you have it on hand!


Products Used

Cardstock
Gumball Green 127543 $11.95
Melon Mambo 119980 $11.95
Very Vanilla 106550 $14.95

Ink
So Saffron 126957 $9.95

Accessories
¾” Chevron Ribbon – Blushing Bride 130013 $15.95

Adhesive
Multipurpose Liquid Glue 110755 $6.95
Stampin’ Dimensionals 104430 $6.95

Stamp Sets
Baby Prints (W) 128148 $48.95 (C) 125472 $38.95
Express Yourself (Hostess Only)

Other
Paper-Piercing Tool 126189 $6.95
Stampin’ Pierce Mat 126199 $8.95
Paper-Piercing Pack - Essentials $13.95
3/16” Corner Punch 119871 $11.95

Alternative colour combination – Gumball Green, Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron and Island Indigo.



If you have any questions please email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au

Don’t forget about the Retirement List – Things are starting to sell out! – Check out my blog post for items which have sold out.

Make sure you come back next week were we’ll be saying goodbye to Midnight Muse.

If you would like to see what we have already said goodbye to, click on the below links:


Thanks for stopping by!


Kathryn x

Goodbye to Retiring In Colors and Stamp Sets - Card 1

Hi Everyone

For the next 4 weeks I'll be saying goodbye to the 5 retiring In Colors and 4 Stamp Sets.

The first card I have to show you features Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit as my retiring In Colors and the Morning Meadow stamp set. 

I love how this card turned out, it turned out better than I thought. 


So how did I make this card? 

Note:
·       You can use the lids of the ink pads to do your water colouring if you don’t have ink refills, the colour just won’t be as vibrant.
·       I used just a couple of drops of ink refill and I found that was enough to colour what I needed.
·       Use a zip lock bag as your palette for your ink refills, because once your done you can just throw it away!
·       Colour Combination – Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray

Step 1:
Start off with a piece of A4 Basic Gray cardstock. Cut this in half at 14.8cm and score it at 10.5cm – This will be your base.

Step 2:
Next you will need some Watercolor Paper, cut this to 9.2cm x 13.7cm and round the corners.

Step 3:
Spritz the cardstock with water first; but don’t saturate it too much, otherwise the colours will run too much, now with your Aqua Painter and Ink Refills, start with Summer Starfruit at the top paint to the middle of the card (the trick is not to go all the way to the edge). Then from the bottom to the middle paint the Primrose Petals and blend it in to the Summer Starfruit.

Step 4:
Let it dry, you can speed up the drying process by using the Heat Gun on setting 1.

Step 5:
Next stamp the tall flower sprig from Morning Meadow in Staz-On on the bottom right corner. Then stamp the sentiment next to the flower sprig.

Step 6:
To finish off add some White Satin Ribbon and 3 medium Rhinestones underneath the sentiment.

Step 5:
Then attach the water colour piece to the Basic Gray base with Dimensionals.

Alternative Colour Combination:
Old Olive, Early Espresso and Sahara Sand



Supplies:
·         Cardstock:
*        Basic Gray - 121689 $11.95
*        Watercolor paper - 122959 $8.95
·         Ink:
*        Primrose Petals ink refill - 126851 $4.95
*        Summer Starfruit ink refill - 126853 $4.95
*        Staz-On Jet Black - 101406 $13.95
·         Stamp Set:
*        Morning Meadow (Hostess Only) 
·         Accessories:
*        Rhinestone Basic Jewels - 119246 $8.95
*        5/8” Organza Ribbon – Whisper White - 114319 - $9.95
·         Adhesive:
*        Dimensionals - 104430 - $ 6.95
·         Other:
*        Aqua Painter - 103954 $19.95
*        Stampin’ Spritzer - 126185 $4.95


PDF of tutorial - 


If you have any questions, please email me at km_carr2003@yahoo.com.au

Make sure you come back next week were we'll be saying goodbye to Gumball Green, Baby Prints and Express Yourself. 

And don't forget about the Retirement List which can be viewed here

Thanks for stopping by!

Kathryn x



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