Saturday, August 19, 2017

Global Stamping Friends August Special Anniversary Theme with Donna Gray

Hello & welcome to The Global Stamping Friends Special Anniversary Blog Hop for August 2017.

My name is Donna Gray & I am a Stampin Up!® Demonstrator from The Northern Rivers Area In New South Wales Australia I have been a demonstrator for just over a year now & this is my second time blog hopping with the Global Stamping Friends group. Our theme this month was a Special Anniversary so I created this Beautiful Card using the Daisy Delight Bundle

For my card base I used our lovely Sweet Sugar Plum Card Stock. I punched out a daisy in the front whisper white layer which I stamped with the fresh fig Ink Pad The 2 toned daisy's were stamped using the fresh fig ink and sweet sugar plum ink I also used crumb cake ink pad for the centers of the daisy's. I have offset the daisy to show the sweet sugar plum card base through to make a 2 coloured Daisy and embellished the center with a gold faceted gem. The Fresh Fig Ribbon just really finished the front of perfectly. The happy anniversary sentiment is from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set & the little 3 flower stamp at the bottom is from the Daisy Delight Stamp set.
I have to say this would have to be one of my Top Ten Stamp sets of all time There are so many endless possibilities with this set.

I finished off the inside with another daisy and some more beautiful sentiments from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp set & I also made a matching envelope to send the card in.
I hope you liked my Anniversary Card please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question about my card I would be more than happy to answer your questions
All items used in this card can be purchased through my online store 24 hours a day 7 days a week
I also have Card Kit Club In The mail Box for the month of August

For the next person Anastasia Radloff please click on the next arrow image

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Kylie's International Blog Hop August Theme Teachers Gift with Donna Gray Stampin Up!

Hello Welcome to the Kylie's August International blog highlight. My name is Donna Gray I come from a small suburb called Goonellabah which is situated in The Northern Rivers area of New South Wales in Australia. This is my first time blog hopping with the international blog hopper's so I am so excited as well as nervous to be joining this blog highlight. I hope you all like what I have made.

The theme for this blog highlight was Teacher's gifts & my teacher's gift is not one of my own designs I have cased the design from Lea Denton from The Crafty Spark in the UK I did not design this myself so all the credits must go to Lea I have viewed a lot of projects similar to these on you tube that have been created by many demonstrators 

This is a picture of my teacher's gift project. I tend to struggle with male designs but the Guy Greetings Stamp Set made my job a little easier This Stamp set is a current set from our annual 2017/2018 catalogue

I found this idea on you tube from
 The Crafty Spark You Tube Tutorial So I have included the link here to Lea Denton's tutorial. I put my own spin on her design by designing my own Designer paper by using the images from the guy greetings stamp set on Very Vanilla Card Stock using our Night Of Navy Ink Pad I made the base of the Desk Organizer from our Basic black Card Stock 
This desk organizer holds a large pad of sticky notes and has the year's calendar with a pen for jotting down those little things every teacher needs to remember for their day. The organizer will also fold down flat if the teachers needs to put it away in their desk over night.

Thank you all for stopping in at my blog if you really like my teachers gift idea please vote for my by clicking the voting button below Also if you don't want to miss any of my blog posts please put your email in the box up at the top right hand corner to subscribe to my blog
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Monday, August 14, 2017

Beginner Card Making Lesson 1 Basic Supply items with Donna Gray Stampin Up! Australia

Welcome to my Beginner Card Making Lesson 1 Basic supplies with Donna Gray from Stampin Up! Australia

I have been asked several times to do a basic beginner class tutorial explaining from the beginning how to make hand made cards and what tools do I need So I decided to do a series of tutorials starting from the beginning.

As discussed in my Live video Tutorial on facebook some of the basic tools to get started were as listed below
Paper Snips Paper trimmer Bone folder for creasing the folds on our cards Glue Liquid Tombow is what I use but you might like the tape runner types such as Fast Fuse or Snail adhesive If you click on any of the pictures below it will take you to my online store if you would like to purchase any of these items.

I have also shown in this video The Stampin Up Soft Sayings Kit that I have available 
To view my video tutorial

If you would like to purchase the Soft Sayings Card kit please click on the image below

In this kit you will get everything from Card bases Embellishments Ink Spot Clear block stamp set envelopes etc all you will need to make 20 cards for the low cost of $61.00 What a way to start off your stamping experience I would be happy to help you in any way you need to assemble these cards
For a second option you could try the below kit

This kit includes all you would need except tombow liquid glue to get you started on your stamping journey
Once you have got the hang of it why not take advantage of my monthly Card Kit Club In The Mailbox to start building your crafting supplies 
To view my blog post about the August Card Club Kit In The Mailbox Click Here
Any questions please feel free to leave a comment below
Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Global Stamping Friends August Kids Card Blog Hop With Donna Gray Stampin Up!Australia

August Global Stamping Friends Kids Card Blog Hop With Donna Gray Stampin Up!(r) NSW Australia!!!

Welcome to another Global Friends Blog Hop!You are currently visiting Donna Gray's Blog I live in the Northern Rivers NSW Australia in a small suburb called Goonellabah.

I am so excited to take part in this blog hop as it is my first ever blog hop I am new to blogging but I am loving sharing all my crafting ideas with like minded people. The Theme of this blog hop was to design a child's card which I tend to struggle with. So I set upon the task of designing a children's card. I wanted it to be fun and colourful. Something that would really catch the child's eye within seconds so I decided to use the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle from Stampin Up! 

The cookie cutter punch made making my little teddy's easier & quick to construct I used a combination of The new in Colours Lemon Lime Twist Berry Burst also combined with some of our other card stock colours Pacific Point Cherry Cobbler & Bermuda Bay.
I have also used a few different Stamp sets to create this child's card. I have used Cookie Cutter Christmas Happy Birthday Gorgeous & Balloon Celebrations Stamp sets from Stampin Up! I am loving the new birthday stamps sets from our new Annual Catalogue!!
All these items can be purchased online Click Here to Shop

I used my Aqua Painter to do some water colouring background behind my Teddy's using our lemon lime twist & crumb cake ink pads. To add the glitter on my Berry Burst Teddy I used our VersaMark Ink Pad Stampin Up1 Heat & Stick powder & added some Gold Stampin Glitter just to add some bling to the card.

This is the front view and the inside view of my fun Teddy card The balloons added a little fun to the card it definitely looks like the Teddy's are having a party!!
I love sharing what I do for all types of experience levels I teach from beginners to experienced stampers & Card makers. What a wonderful job to have. I have a Monthly Card Kit In The Mailbox group that helps you learn how to make cards as well as helps you build on your craft supplies
These are the links to my August 2017
If you are interested in what I have to offer please email me  I have also just started doing live Facebook videos on my business page 
 if you hit the like page & turn on the follow notifications you won't miss any of my tutorials
You can also find me on You Tube To View my channel & subscribe to my channel use the below link

Thank you for hopping with me today please click on the next blog hop arrow & you will be visiting Mary Ann Kay Rossiter to keep hopping!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Stampin Up! Carols Of Christmas Bundle with Donna Gray!!

Stampin Up! Carols Of Christmas Bundle Early release with Donna Gray!!

Stampin Up! have released the Carols of Christmas Bundle 1 Month early for customers to buy before our holiday catalogue
goes live on 1st September 2017

Shop now purchase the bundle and save 10% on the retail price
For my online store Click here to shop

Bundle Clear $78.25 Wood $90.75

Clear $35.00 Wood $49.00
Thinlets $52.00

To make good use of this bundle for your christmas card making don't miss this early pre-order deal Order today
Thanks for dropping in
Happy Crafting!!!

Friday, July 28, 2017

August Stampin Up! Card Kit Club In The Mailbox Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Kit

August Stampin Up! Card Kit Club In The Mailbox Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Kit!

For the month of August I am offering a Card Kit Club In The Mailbox Using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set

In Your Kit you will receive 
This beautiful Photo-polymer Stamp set
Card Kit Containing Card Stock Envelopes and Die Cut embelishments to make 6 Cards 2 of each of the 3 designs
A Full Colour printed instruction sheet with pictures and instructions to complete your 6 cards
A VIP private video tutorial showing you how to construct your 6 cards
plus postage and handling 
If you have a bigshot Machine and would like to purchase the Happy Birthday Thinlet please go to my online store Buy Happy Birthday Thinlet
Cost of Kit is $50.00 only available for Australian residents only

 These are some sneak peaks of the cards you will be creating with this fabulous kit Limited spots orders have to be paid for by 7th August 2017 or until spots are filled for me to get your items out to you in August 2017

To order just click and pay with the PayPal button buy now to get your August Card Kit in the mail
Other supplies you will be needing are inks sponge daubers adhesives and Dimensional's
Note Please email me your name & address for postage 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Stampin Up! Donna Gray You Move Me Bundle

Live video using Stampin Up! You Move Me Bundle with other Stamps with Donna Gray!

If you missed my live facebook tutorial using the You Move Me Bundle with other Stampin Up! Stamps you have in your collection you need to watch my video now as you don't know what you have been missing

I wanted to use other stamps in my collection to see what I could make move so with many frustrating attempts I finally have mastered the technique to get other stamped images to move

To watch my live video Click here to view video

This is video Part 1 I have also made a second video using more of the Stampin Up! Stamps 

The possibilities are endless what we can do
To shop with me online for these items

Or for this month only I am offering a Card Kit In The Mail $90 You will receive the You Move Me Bundle Stamps & Thinlets
Card Kit with all pre cut card stock and embellishments to make 6 Cards 2 of each 3 designs 
A fully colour PDF Instruction Sheet
& 6 Months access to a video tutorial on how to construct these 6 Cards
To join my August Card Kit In The Mail
please Click on the paypal Buy Me button below to pay & to register please email me with your name and address so your 
 August Card Kit In The Mail can be ordered and sent out to you ASAP Offer ends 7th August 2017
Thanks for dropping in
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Live Facebook Video Stampin Up! Demonstrator Donna Gray 7.30pm AEST Wednesday

Facebook Live Video with Donna Gray Stampin Up! using Happy Birthday Thinlet!!!!

I will be doing a live Facebook Video on Wednesday 26th July 2017 at 7.30pm AEST using the Happy Birthday Thinlet and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp set

I will be using the New Sizzix Adhesive sheets to make attaching the Happy Birthday Thinlet to my card

If you have these sets in your craft room why not jump online with me and we can craft together I have been enjoying my live Facebook videos chatting away with people while I am online it is like a virtual card making class for free

Like my page and make sure you have the notifications on Facebook will notify you when I go live if not just go to my page at 7.30pm AEST and you will see my online video there
If you would like to purchase these items to replay my live video at a later date please feel free to jump online and order Shop here If you order before the end of July and spend $90 or more Stampin Up! will send you a $9 voucher to use in August 2017 Offers ends July 31st 2017
or to join my team before the end of July 2017 you will receive $356 worth of stampin up goodies as well as get 20% discount for the next quarter on all your orders for a low cost of $169 no lock in contract To Join Click here to join my Team
Thanks for dropping in!!!
Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Stampin Up! Daisy Delight Bundle Back In Stock with Donna Gray!

Stampin Up Daisy Delight Bundle Back In Stock with Donna Gray!!

Wow can you beleive it The Daisy Delight Bundle save 10% is back in stock If you are wanting to order it I suggest you do so now as sometimes the Stocks go very quickly
Bundle Photopolymer # 145361 $54.75AUD

To order separately 

Daisy Delight Punch #143713 $31AUD

Daisy Delight Stamp set #143669 $30AUD

Dont forget for every $90 you spend before shipping & Tax you get a $9 gift voucher to spend in August This special only available until July 31st 2017

Stampin Up! July Specials with Donna Gray!!

Last Chance for the July Stampin Up! Specials with Donna Gray!

Last Days for Bonus Days For every $90 you spend before shipping in July 2017 Stampin Up! will send you a $9 voucher to be redeemed in August 2017 Offer Ends 31st July 2017
Order online today Shop Here

July Offer 2 

If you join my Stampin Up! team during the month of July 2017 you get your normal starter kit $235 for the low cost of $169 plus Stampin Up! will add to your order free of Charge an essentials gift pack containing Grid Paper Snail Adhesive Paper Snips Bone Folder 2 Size D Clear blocks for stamping as well as giving you this Beautiful new Carols of Christmas Stamp set also for the next until the end of November 2017 you will get at least 20% discount on all orders during this time
So In total you will receive $356 worth of Stampin Up! Products for a low $169 Wow you can't get much better than that
To join my Stampin Up! Team Join Up Now Click Here
Time is running out to get this offer July joining offer ends 31st July 2017 get in now and join no lock in if you dont make minimum sales you just lose your discount
If you would like to ask more questions please dont hesitate to email me or you can call me and talk in person on mbl 0421725015
Thanks for dropping in!!!
Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stampin Up! August Card Club In The Mail Stamping With Donna Gray

August Card Club In the Mail Kit Available Now!

Registrations now open for my August Card Club Kit Cost $90 only available to Australian Residents

Kit includes the You Move Me Bundle Clear Mount Set Valued at $84.50 Also along with this bundle you will receive from me a card kit with all pre cut card stock & embellishments etc to make 6 cards 2 Of Each 3 designs plus a coloured step by step instruction sheet showing how to assemble your 6 Cards
I will also free of charge send you a link of a free video tutorial on how to use your bundle that you can watch time and time again for the next 6 months

Some pictures of what I have Made with this set below

How this Card Club In the mail works is you need to email me your Name Address State Postcode No Later than 29th July 2017 and I will send you a paypal invoice to your email address to the value of $90 If you pay before 31st July I will give you a $9 off voucher to spend on Stampin Up Products to be used in the month of August 2017 It will then take up to 14 days for you to receive your August Card Club Kit In The Mail 
my email is
or you can contact me on mbl 0421725015
Register now limited spots available Click on the buy now PayPal button to make payment & please email me you Name & Postal address to send out your kit to you

Stampin Up! Card Making Classes Stamping With DonnaG!

Card Making classes in the comfort of your own home With Stampin Up! Demonstrator Donna Gray!

What could be more fun than getting a group of your friends together to learn how to make hand made cards 
For the month of July & August 2017
I am offering a 2 hour class if you live in the Northern Rivers area of NSW Australia for a one on one class $40
or group class Minimum 4 people maximum 10 people 2 hour class $20 per person
In the card making class depending on the skill level you are at and by no means do you have to have any experience I will tailor a class specific to your needs
If you book a group class for the month of July or August the host will receive a special video tutorial of another card for free
To book your class please email me
or call me on mbl 0421725015
Class bookings are very limited for this time period so please get in quick to reserve your spot

To shop online with me Click here to shop
July special for every $90 spent before postage Stampin Up! will give you a $9 voucher to spend in August 2017

To Join My Stampin Up Team To join my Stampin Up! Team
July Special receive $356 worth of product for a low $169 on top of your starter kit Stampin up will give you a free package of Paper Snipz Snail Adhesive Grid Paper Bone Folder 2 Clear size D Blocks and a free Carols of Christmas Stamp set
So if you have been thinking of joining there is only 9 days left till the end of July 2017 to receive this great offer

Thanks for dropping in
Happy Crafting!!!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Facebook Live Stampin Up!® Donna Gray Using Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set

Donna Gray Stampin Up!® Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set

This Hostess set would have to be one of my favorite Hostess stamp sets of all times It is a 2 stage stamp set that makes the most beautiful tulip images For this card I have used Melon Mambo Card Stock as my card base For my next layer I have used Night of Navy Card Stock & then I have stamped the beautiful tulip image on Whisper White Card Stock
For the leaves and stems I have used Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad Melon Mambo for the Tulips & Night of navy for the sentiments.

Card measurements are 
Base: 5 7/8"x 8 1/4" Melon Mambo
Layer 1: 4"x 5 3/4" Night Of Navy
Layer 2: 3 7/8"x 5 5/8" Whisper White

Items List
Tranquil Tulips Hostess Set only available if you order $250 or more #143767 $18.00
Melon Mambo Card #119980 $14.00 
Melon Mambo Ink #126948 $11.50
Night Of Navy Card #106577 $14.00
Night Of Navy Ink #126970 $11.50
Whisper White Card #106549 $14.00
Pear Pizzazz Ink #131180 $11.50
Online Store Click here to shop
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Facebook Live Video Stampin Up! Donna Gray using The Traquil Tulips Host...

Donna Gray Stampin Up!® Ribbon Of Courage Card Stamping with DonnaG!

Ribbon of Courage card by Donna Gray Stampin Up!®

I thought I would do a card using the Stamp Set Designed by Patty Bennett for her million dollar Achiever trip to Stampin Up! 
This set is an absolutely beautiful set The Sentiments says it all!!!

I used Powder Pink & Whisper White Card Stock I embossed the beautiful Ribbon of Courage ribbon using VersaMark Ink & our Stampin Up Gold embossing powder I think the gold embossing just adds a beautiful detail to the ribbon of Courage Ribbon I also Embossed my Whisper White front layer using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder

Inside the card instead of using the heat embossing technique I just replaced this technique by using our Crumb Cake Ink It is a great alternative to make writing look gold without the heat embossing process So if you are pushed for time why not try Crumb Cake Ink next time

Please use my Online Store Link Click Here to purchase any of these items 
Items List

Wood # 145341 $92.50
Clear # 145342 $63.75
Powder Pink Card Stock #144251
Whisper White Card Stock # 106549
Softly Falling Embossing Folder #139672 $15
VersaMark Ink Pad #102283 $15
Gold Embossing Powder #109129 $8.75

To Join My Stampin Up! Team Click Here To Join This month only if you join you can get $356 worth of items for a low $169 Please email me for more information Offer ends July 31st 2017
Thanks  for dropping in
Happy Crafting!!!

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Live Facebook Video Tonight 7.45pm AEST with Donna Gray Stampin Up! Demonstrator NSW Australia

Live Facebook Video Tonight 7.45pm AEST 5th July with Donna Gray!!!

I will be live on Facebook on my business page Click Here for Donna Gray's Stampin Up Business page doing a video tutorial using the Star Of Light Stamp Set & Thinlets for a Christmas in July event please join me at 7.45pm AEST to participate in this event
I will also be doing a tutorial on the Christmas Pines Stamp set & matching Thinlets
Please jump online and craft with me
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