Week 23 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop: Gray Granite

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Gray graniteI think I've missed a week here and there - it is DEFINITELY term 4 at our place, the one where the wheels fall off occasionally! 

I've made it this week in time though and our colour today is Gray Granite.  I'm really loving this new addition to our neutral range.  It is a slightly warmer tone. 

 I took inspiration this week from our Mt Macedon hike today.  (We managed to avoid the heavy rain for a nice walk in the mists.)  I love all the beautiful tree trunk colours and lately have been experimenting with using the Woodland embossing folder and some shimmer paint.  Gray-granite-1

Here's a few of my forest inspiration pics.  It was a very gray granite sort of sky I must say! 



I used Gray Granite cardstock with some extra matching ink sponged over the trunks.  Then I painted some Frost White shimmer paint over the trunks.  Love the silvery effect it gives.  I trimmed the panel with Shimmery White and also copper foil. The greeting is sponged with some of the copper shimmer paint.  Just a simple card but I really am liking these tree trunks.



I'm putting the feet up this evening after our 8km over a bumpy, muddy trail.  We were all quite happy to get back to the car with no rolled ankles or muddy slips.  I'll be back next week with our next colour. 

Check out the rest of the crew's fabulous gray granite creations over here:  Catherine's blog and the link list

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

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Holiday Catalogue Items - While Stocks Last

These 3 products have been flying off the shelves faster than expected and are now 'while stocks last.'  Grab them quickly if you had your eye on any of these.  I'd recommend doing the same for anything else that takes your fancy from the Holiday Catalogue to be on the safe side actually

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 New Christmas Paper: Dashing Along DSP

Remember the gorgeous paper we had as a promotion item a month or so back.  It is back and for sale now if you'd like some great paper.  Coordinating colours are Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White. 

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 And remember our November only snowflake themed products are also on sale this month. 

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 I've had a productive weekend at the desk and have a big stack of host code parcels and the latest batch of colour family charts all set to post out so keep an eye on the mail box if one of those is coming your way. 

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up: Snowflake Showcase November Only

November is here (isn't the end of the year rapidly approaching!) and it is time for our Snowflake Showcase.  I love snowflake themed Christmas cards - even though it is often roasting here on Christmas day.  What about you?  If you love them too - check out the November only product release.  You'll find them here:  Snowflake Showcase Shop Now


There are two stamp sets, a coordinating set of thinlits, some gorgeous trinkets and the luxurious white velveteen sheets.  

Aren't these just lovely ….


Pop on over to the link above to shop now.  Available during November while stocks last.

I think I need a bit of therapeutic crafting to distract from rather a lot of back and forth with Telstra/NBN sorting out some internet issues over the last couple of weeks - always fun hey! and assisting the teen of the house with keeping on an even keel with the last of the assignments of the year and Yr 10 exam revision.  Definitely on the countdown til Christmas in our house this week.  Looking forward to some nice craft time on Friday.  (Mailing out a big batch of host code parcels if you're waiting on one too!)  

Have a fab week. 

Sending a shout out to everyone with year 12s in the house at the moment.  Wishing them all the best with their exams, and wishing you all the best as chief supporters keeping them fed and popping in a pep talk or two.  ;-)

Cheers, Sue

AWH October Blog Hop: Theme - Pink

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Tonight the Art with Heart team are sharing creative projects featuring the colour pink. We hope our blog hop inspires you to get creative with the various shades of pink that Stampin’ Up! offer in our collection of 53 different colours available. 

I selected the In Color Powder Pink to feature in my project today.  Love this pretty soft pink.

Pink-blog-hopI've used the First Frost bundle for the stamping and framelit using Powder Pink and Smoky Slate inks.  I borrowed the leaf from Rooted In Nature too - stamped in Soft Sea Foam.   The leaves there are cut from a scrap of the Frosted Floral DSP - loving that paper.  The base card is shimmery white and I've used the Petal Pair embossing folder on the edge.  How handy are the adhesive backed sequins. I usually run a mile from anything fiddly but with the adhesive backs these are just too easy. The basic pack has some nice soft colours including Petal Pink which I've added to this project.   


When I think of pink I often think of the breast cancer fundraising efforts and of friends and family facing this and other conditions which inspired my choice of greeting for this card.  xx

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the very talented, Rebeccas Jacovou for some more pink themed projects.


If you find a broken link or have come to this blog hop from a different entry point, you can view the participants below:

Thanks for hopping along with us this month.

Happy stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Week 21 AWH Colour Creations Blog Hop: Granny Apple Green

Oops I missed last week with some internet hassles - I must go back and share my Gorgeous Grape card though now that we're back online (fingers crossed.)

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Granny apple green swatchThis week we are up to Granny Apple Green - a gorgeous, vibrant green.  Quite a nice addition to the ink collection if you like bright happy colours. 

I used my Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends and teamed it up with Lovely Lipstick - a nice bright pink.  (It has photographed a little more red tinged so you'll have to take my word for that.  Lighting must be a little off today.) 


I've used the flower from Petal Palette stamp set and the greeting is from Wishing You Well.  I've trimmed the white cardstock with some of the Granny Apple Green to help feature the green, and popped it all onto one of our Silver Foil Edged cards.  I am so loving these and will miss them when the Holiday Catalogue finishes.  They come in either silver or gold packs and you get 20 cards and envelopes (also with a foil trim) in the pack.  Such an easy way to add a metallic element with no hassle. 


Now I'd best save this in case my internet drops out again - repair guy out today but I think it is still being a tad flaky.  Aaah the joys of wi fi. 


Oops - helps if I add in the link for you to check out the other Granny Apple Green creations - here it is over at Catherine's blog.

Next week we are back with Grapefruit Grove so stay tuned for that one. 

Happy Stamping!

Cheers, Sue

Stampin' Up - One Day Birthday Sale

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Tuesday 23rd October - we're having a One Day birthday sale with 15% off selected stamps.

Head on over to my online store, click the sale section and grab yourself a bargain.  

 Here's the flyer with all the stamp sets in the sale:   Download Birthday Stamp Sale PDF

Here's some pics of just a few of the stamp sets that are in the sale.

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Shop online now if you'd like to get some stamps on sale.  Or email your selections through.  

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Birthday weekend at our place with John turning 50 and Hannah turning 16.  It was lovely to have the extended family over for a celebratory lunch and lots of cake.

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And leftovers as well to get Monday off to a yummy start.  :-)  I hope you had a great weekend and that your week has started well. 

Cheers,  Sue