Harvest Hello Halloween Card

Welcome to this month’s Blogging Friends Blog Hop. The Theme for this month is “It was a dark and stormy night”. It is a great theme, but I know that many of us found it quite challenging. After giving it a lot of thought, I decided to use the black ice technique, and this is my card…

Thanks for dropping by my blog. i hope that you have fun hopping along to day. Be sure to leave a comment as we all love to know if you enjoy our projects.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs. Feel free to contact me, or visit my online store.

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Colour Inkspiration #83

I am a little bit late in posting this, as the colour challenge actually finished a week ago, but better late than never! I enjoy taking part in colour challenges. They sometimes push me out of my comfort zone and force me to work with colours that aren’t my regular go-to colours, and other times inspire me to use combinations that I hadn’t considered.

This challenge forced me to do both. Green isn’t one of my favourite colours, but this combination really works well together. I was very excited to be placed in the top 5 of the entries for this challenge.

Below is my Facebook Live video showing how I made these cards.

Herringbone Technique video

I said that I would have this video ready for you on Thursday, but I have had some technical issues (mainly trying to edit and upload to YouTube). I apologise for this being late, but here is my (first ever) video showing this fun technique!

Paper Crafting Blog Hop – Herringbone Technique

Welcome to our Paper Crafting Blog Hop featuring talented Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. Fellow demonstrators from all over the globe including the USA, United Kingdom and Australia are participating. We have a wide array of fun projects and design styles to share with you! Our theme this month is “Designer Series Paper Spotlight”. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. Wasn’t her project fantastic?

I was recently shown how to do the herring bone technique, and what better way is there to show off the beautiful DSP in the new catalogue? You need very few supplies for this technique – a piece to place your DSP onto, some adhesives sheets and DSP strips cut to 1cm. You can use whatever sentiment appeals to you. I wanted to keep it small so that I didn’t cover too much of the design. The sentiment is from the Lovely You stamp set and cut out with a stitched oval.

You can choose a specific colour scheme, or use each V in a different colour. I have a video showing how I made these cards, so pop back tomorrow to get the tutorial.

Click on the button below to hop over to Sue’s blog to see her DSP design

Thanks for hopping with us. If you get lost along the way here is the complete list of hop stops.
Shirley Merker
Tracy Held
Sue Boerner
Terri Stewart
Krissi Hannahs
Debbie McNeill
Katie Johnson
Sandra Roberts
Sandy Ward
Sue McDonald
Maureen Rauchfuss
Annette McMillan

All the supplies used can be ordered through my online store .
If you are in Australia and do not already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to help you with your stamping needs.
Ready to enjoy the demonstrator discount? Being in social isolation is a great time to sign up, contact me for more information to join my team.

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop June 2020 – Hand-Drawn Blooms

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support. You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

I used the new Hand- Drawn Blooms stamp set. Although it looks like it needs a lot of colouring (not my favourite technique), when I looked at the floral image, it was shouting heat embossing at me.

After embossing the image in the alternate corners, the other corners were looking a bit bare, so I used some tone on tone stamping to fill in the gaps

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

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Layering Circles Card Video Tutorial

As I promised yesterday, here is the video tutorial for the layered shapes cards. In this tutorial, I used die cuts for the sentiments. It is very unusual for me not to have any stamping on a card. Once you see how easy this is, you won’t be able to stop using this technique!

Scrappy Strips Technique

Have you tried the latest craze in paper crafting that Bruno Bertucci started? He has called it scrappy strips and once you start you won’t be able to stop.

You can use plain card stock, embossed card stock, DSP or a combination of these. I did these cards using the new Ornate Garden Specialty DSP.

I did the Terracotta Tile card as a Facebook live to demonstrate the technique. If you missed it, you can watch the replay

If you try this technique, please upload photos of your cards to my Facebook page and share your creations

You can find all the products for these card here

The Ornate Garden Suite is a new product that is going to be launched in the new catalogue. It is available as a pre-order until the end of May. Click on the picture below to go to my online store to purchase this suite.

If you purchase any of the products from this suite (although I don’t know how you will be able to choose) I will send you a copy of the Ornate Gardens mega bundle free. This is a collaboration of demonstrators from around the world and has 90 tutorials in it.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping needs. Visit my online store here

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Rise and Shine colour challenge

I hope that everyone is healthy and finding lots of crafting to do to pass the time. I decided to take up the colour challenge on Colour Inkspiration on FaceBook. You can have a look at their page https://www.facebook.com/groups/349642308720075/
They post a picture and then list the colours in the picture for the challenge.
Below is the picture for this challenge

My interpretation of these colours:

I have been wanting to try the latest craze – “scrappy strips” and thought that the colours would work well with this. I used the Sale-A-Bration second release Rise & Shine stamp set which co-ordinates with the Cup of Cheer dies. Remember this stamp set is only available as a free level 2 item when you spend $180. If you want this, you will need to be quick as Sale-A-Bration ends on the 31st March.

During this difficult period, you can occupy your time locked at home by doing crafts. Stampin’ Up! is still operating, and anything that you order can be delivered directly to your door. Browse my online store or contact me by email or my FaceBook page if you need some assistance.

Stay well, stay healthy and keep crafting

Kylie’s Demonstrator Training Blog Hop March 2020 – Breathtaking Bouquet

Thank you for joining us for our Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrator Monthly Team Blog Hop! We are so happy that you could join us today for this blog hop for ideas and creative inspiration. We are a group of Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators from around the world that are taking part in training that is helping us to build a successful Stampin’ Up!® business and reach some goals we have set. We really appreciate your support.

You may be starting here or may have come from another blog – either way, you can find the link list at the bottom of this post so that you can see every blog post and idea today.

Here is the project I am sharing with you today!

I heat embossed the Breathtaking Bouquet background stamp with shimmer black embossing powder and then coloured in the panel with water colour pencils and a blender pen. The sentiment is from the Rare Blessings stamp set

Thank you so much for coming by today! We have an amazing line up of Stampin’ Up!® demonstrators from around the world, and we know you are going to love all the amazing projects that you are going to see today. Don’t miss one blog link. Remember you are currently on my page – Tracy Held. See who is below me to know where to go next.

If you live in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up!® demonstrator I would love to help you fulfill your stamping needs. Below are the products that I have used in this project. Click on any of the images to go to my online store.

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Blender Pens
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White Wash Technique

I have received the next circle journal. The theme for this journal is techniques and fun folds. I decided that I would showcase the whitewash technique.

Stamp and heat emboss your image onto a piece of crumb cake card stock.
Pick up white craft ink with your aqua painter and colour in the embossed image.
Allow the white ink to dry, and then use your colour to paint over it. I used blushing bride and pear pizzaz re-inkers, but you can squish some ink onto the top of your ink pad.


If you are in Australia and don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would love to help you with your stamping.
If you would like to join my team to support your stamping addiction, contact me for more details.

Below are the products that I used to create these cards. If you would like to purchase any of them, clicking on the picture will take you to my online store.

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