Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop December 2018

Hello again! Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog. Today I am participating in:

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For this blog hop the only requirement is to use current Stampin' Up!® product. While this is great, it can make it difficult to decide what to do! This month I have used a house warming present we received as my inspiration. Some people got together to give us a special house number for our new home. Absolutely gorgeous!!

So, because we were given this beautifully designed metal artwork by a group, I wanted to send them thank you cards that, while similar, were also individual.

Let me know what you think of them!

As you can see, they are all slightly different. The inside of all of them is the same:

Don't forget to stop by all the other blogs too! So many wonderful ideas!


Deb xx

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Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop November 2018

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Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop November 2018

Thank you for joining us again for our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We are all part of a training program which has the sole purpose of improving our Stampin' Up!® businesses and learn from top Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. Please be sure to 'HOP' all the way around to all of the projects on this Blog Hop, there is a list at the bottom of the page that will help you to make your way around all the blog posts and gain so much inspiration.

These are the cards I made for swaps at OnStage on the weekend using current Stampin' Up!® products. I was so happy with how they turned out that I decided to include them here!

Firstly I stamped the kangaroo and rhinoceros in soft suede on gray granite cardstock. The card itself is whisper white and I have used call me clover and pineapple punch for the top mats which are on dimensionals. I got some brooch pins from Spotlight and attached them to the back of the kangaroo and rhinoceros with the fine tip glue pen and also coated the fronts of the animals with the fine tip glue pen.

The frog on the branch was stamped in memento and coloured with markers using gray granite on the twigs and lemon lime twist on the leaves. The frog was coloured with a call me clover marker and then sealed with a fine tip glue pen.

The greeting was stamped in VersaMark and heat embossed with black.

I used framelits to cut out the animals and branch and added dimensionals to make them 'pop'.

The colours used for the background of the rhino were:

Night of Navy, Blueberry Bliss, Pacific Point, Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, Lemon Lime Twist and Sea Foam.

The colours used for the background of the kangaroo were:

Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Crushed Curry, Pineapple Punch and Daffodil Delight.

I have added a video of how to do the 'Rainbow Technique', I hope you find it helpful.

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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Kylie's Demonstrator Training Blog Hop October 2018

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Thank you for joining us for our Demonstrator Training Blog Hop! We are all part of a training program which has the sole purpose of improving our Stampin' Up!® businesses and learn from top Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators from around the world. Please be sure to 'HOP' all the way around to all of the projects on this Blog Hop, there is a list at the bottom of the page that will help you to make your way around all the blog posts and gain so much inspiration.

This is the card I made for our hop today using current Stampin' Up!® products -

I decided to use multiple embossing powders for this card. Simply stamp your image in VersaMark and then sprinkle your embossing powders (one at a time) over different areas. It is fine for them to overlap. I use a plastic straw for doing this as it allows you to pick up a small amount of powder and you can place it fairly accurately just by tapping the straw lightly.

Thank you so much for being part of our blog hop today! We really hope that you gain lots of ideas and inspiration that will help you create amazing things. You are currently at my blog - Deb Macdowell.  So check the list below to see who is next in the list. Make sure you don't miss any!!


Friday, 5 August 2016

Closed until further notice

Due to unexpected circumstances, this blog will be closed for the foreseeable future.

Thank you to my visitors. I am fine, I just am unable to blog for now.

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 17

Today's inspiration came from two sources. Thanks to the lovely Kylie Bertucci who has been kind enough to share her video on how to make her beautiful card using Thoughtful Branches and thanks also to the lovely Pam Jorgensen who shared her card using Thoughtful Branches on Facebook. I have combined your cards and added my own twist!

I had to try Kylie's card too, just because I love it!!

Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 16

I decided to make a card using the guidelines from two of the challenge sites today.

If you would like to see the cards designed by the GDP Design Team or the other entries, click here.

If you would like to see the cards the Paper Players Design Team have added or the other entries click here.

When I saw that #GDP047 was a nautical theme and #PP306 was a Tic Tac Toe and I could use masculine, CAS and enamel dots, it made sense to me to make a card that would fit for both challenges.

Thanks for looking - please leave a comment - it really helps to keep me motivated!!

Until tomorrow!

Monday, 1 August 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 15

Well, the weather here is dull and gray which started me thinking about colour combinations for today's card. I decided on Smokey Slate, Whisper White and Basic Black as my colour pallette. Some could say they are boring colours to have together, but I wanted them to show warmth - something we all need in cold, wet weather!!

I saw a video on the weekend and have used that as my inspiration for the style of card. The video was by Sherry at - so thanks Sherry!

Until tomorrow!

Sunday, 31 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 14

Half way - hmmm, wonder if that means I am half way to a new habit, or if it should already be a habit now?

For some reason today I had the following lines stuck in my head:

"The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea 
   In a beautiful pea-green boat"

It should, therefore, be no surprise as to my theme!

I had fun trying out a couple of different techniques and products. Firstly, I used the roundish solid stamp from Swirly Birds to make the moon. Then I masked the moon and used the new sponge brayer to do the sky. I also used one of the Timeless Texture stamps, stamped several times in several different colours to make the sea. Finally, I used an aqua painter and So Saffron stamp pad to make a moonbeam in the water. I have to say, I was pretty happy with the result!

Here is a list of the rest of the products needed to make the card:

Until tomorrow!

Saturday, 30 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 13

Almost half way!! YAY!!

I find it very difficult to make a card every day without casing Pinterest. I have been good though. If they are similar to any on Pinterest, it is completely unintentional. I do try to always give credit for any inspiration I get from another source.

I have a warped sense of humour and my card today reflects that. I hope you can see the fun in it!

Until tomorrow!

Friday, 29 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 12

I was going to do another version of yesterday's card, but I have had a busy day and needed something quick and easy!

I think this will be great at my class stack next week too!

Until tomorrow!

Thursday, 28 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 11

Another day, another card!! I got another delivery yesterday and it had the Blooms & Bliss DSP which I had been wanting to make a card with! I love the simplicity of this card - just three colours - all co-ordinated!!

I am thinking I may try another one tomorrow with some slight design changes (as well as using different Blooms & Bliss DSP)!

Here is today's fun card!

Until tomorrow!

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 10

While I was looking for inspiration for today's card, I saw a video Stampin' Up!® CEO Sara Douglass posted today. On the video she makes a card using Thoughtful Branches and a watercolour technique. You can see the video here.

I enjoyed watching and was inspired to make a VERY similar card for today's blog!! Thanks for the idea Sara!!

These are the products I used to make this card:

You are also going to need the Thoughtful Branches bundle which will be available on 02 August 2016! This set will only be available for one month so if you are interested in it, I suggest you order early in the month to be sure of getting it!! You can order from 02 August 2016 through my online store or contact me!

Until tomorrow!!

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 9

Today is a two for one day! Thoughtful Branches arrived yesterday and today I had a chance to play!

One of my favourite flowers is the hydrangea, I love how you get so many colours in one flower! I think the blue ones have all the colours I love best in them!

So........of course that was the first thing I wanted to make. Here they are.

I have kept them simple as I wanted the flower to be the hero! Isn't it amazing how different they look just by using different coloured cardstock!

Here are the products you will need to make the two cards:

You will also need the Thoughtful Branches bundle which will be available at my online store from 02 August 2016.

Until tomorrow!

Monday, 25 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 8

Running a bit late today - it has been quite busy! Still, at least I have made it!

My card today was made for a Fab Friday challenge.

I perused my stamp sets and decided the one that lent itself to the colours the best was my old favourite (and my first purchase) Lovely as a Tree. This is such a versatile set, it just suits every occasion!

You can see the other entries by clicking here.

The products I used to make the card

Don't forget to leave a comment!

Until tomorrow!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 7

YAY!!!! Made a week!!! Only 3 more to go!

My card class this week is a challenge and the theme is punch art, so off to Pinterest I went! I had a list of things I wanted: cute, not too easy, lots of punches, something that would appeal to a wide audience (I hope). Then I saw it......soooo cute!!! I can do that! My ladies can do that! It made me smile! My card today was inspired by Ellen Kemper at - thanks Ellen.

Here is the list of products I used:
Until tomorrow!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

#acardeverydayfor30days - Day 6

Almost to the end of the first week!! So far it hasn't been that hard, but then there haven't been any flat chat busy days either! That's always when it gets hardest to motivate yourself.

Today I have decided to enter another challenge. This time it's CAS colours & sketches

You can see the other entries by clicking here.

Until tomorrow!

Friday, 22 July 2016

Day 5 - #acardeverydayfor30days

July is the busiest month for birthdays in our family! It seems we collect friends with birthdays this month too!!

Today's card is for another of my lovely card ladies.

As I said the other day, we have themes for our cards. The theme for this one was wonky dimensionals! It doesn't show well in the photo, but all the mounted pieces are mounted on one side only, or not stuck as well as they should be. The reason behind this theme is that this lady used to forget to use dimensionals when making cards in class! We do like to rib one another a bit!! All in good fun though, no nastiness!

If you would like to make a card like this, the products are listed below. I would suggest using more dimensionals though!!

Until tomorrow!!

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Day 4 - #acardeverydayfor30days - Global Design Project #45 | Colour Challenge

Today's card is my entry for this week's colour challenge at Global Design Project #GDP045.

The colour challenge is:

The minute I saw the Wherever You Go stamp set, I immediately thought of sunrise/sunset over water which seemed to lend itself to this challenge very well. What do you think?

I guess it could make great fireworks too - maybe using the baby wipe technique! Hmm, maybe an idea for another day!!

Don't forget to go and see all the other entries - just click here!

Until tomorrow!!

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Day 3 - #acardeverydayfor30days

Today's card is one I made for a very special friend for her birthday. She is also one of my card class ladies, so we always set a theme for the cards. The theme for hers was flowers and distressed. Here is my effort.

Until tomorrow!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Day 2 - #acardeverydayfor30days

Well, we are off to a great start!! Two in a row!! Lol.

The products used:

See you tomorrow!!

Monday, 18 July 2016

Day 1 - #acardeverydayfor30days

My plan is to post a card a day for one month (and no, it won't be the same card each I need motivation to blog more regularly and thought this would make me more accountable.

As I need a minimum of 16 cards per month for my classes, it will encourage me to be organised for classes too!

How hard can it be? I think I am already starting to regret

I don't already have the cards made, that would be cheating!

Okay, here is the first one - Day 1 - #acardeverydayfor30days

Here are the products I used to make it:

Here is my challenge to you - join me - make a card every day for 30 days and post it on your blog! #acardeverydayfor30days

Send me a photo of your cards or a link to your blog, I would love to see what you do too!

Until tomorrow.


Friday, 15 July 2016

International Blog Highlight - #frommetoyouwhenyouarefeelingblu

Hello again!

Life just keeps taking over at high speed and leaves me behind in it's wake!! I have no idea where the weeks go, let alone the days, hours or

It's time for another International Blog Highlight with Kylie Bertucci. The theme this time is From me to you when you are feeling blu #frommetoyouwhenyouarefeelingblu

Click here to come and see all the wonderful creations! Don't forget to vote for your favourite!!

I had to choose between two cards I had made and eventually chose this one:

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For any of you who are interested, here is the other card I had made

Here are the products used for this card:

Until next time!