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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Happy Crafting!!!!

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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
Happy Crafting!!!

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 
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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!!!