Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cake Crazy Blog Hop - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Star-spangled Cake Crazy? Who would've thought?! Patriotic as this card is, I'm not even close to being American. Haha. But this little idea popped into my head when I picked up the Cake Crazy stamp set and I ran with it! Thinking outside the 'cake' with this set is so much fun.

Star-Spangled Cake Crazy - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

So - welcome to another Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop. We're so excited to share with you our April shopping list and all the jazz you'll need for entry into our programme next month...

What's The Crafty Carrot Collective?
We are a group of five Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (who have all received the prestigious Stampin' Up! Artisan award) from around the globe. We're all about helping you decide what to purchase and giving you screeds of ideas so your products don't sit on the shelf unused. Use our Host Codes to buy the feature product for the month (or equivalent value product/s) and you're in for the following month's programme! Easy as! Five tutorials, videos, challenges and prizes... You're going to love it :)

Star-Spangled Cake Crazy - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Star-Spangled Cake Crazy - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

How cute are those tassels from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit? Eeeep! We all love how well Stampin' Up! products work together even when the parings are unexpected right? That's the flavour this April! See our full shopping list below...

Shop Now CAKE CRAZY for access to our Crafty Carrot April rewards programme

Qualifying purchase for access to our April Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: P9VZGSBB

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Photopolymer NZD$44

And because we know you'll want your FREE Sale-A-Bration item, we recommend adding:

Sale-A-Bration Item:
Carried Away Designer Series Paper

If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators... 




Now let's go see Valerie's awesome project!



Friday, February 24, 2017

Think Pink! - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Fancy Friday Think Pink by Susan Wong

The Fancy Friday blog hop is back! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who hop once a month for your inspiration. This time we bring you 'Think Pink'... I've made five cards with pops of Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo. Grab a cupcake and a cuppa and enjoy! xx




Bella & Friends for Fancy Friday - Susan Wong

Bella & Friends for Fancy Friday - Susan Wong

Bella & Friends for Fancy Friday - Susan Wong

Bella & Friends for Fancy Friday - Susan Wong

Tasty Trucks for Fancy Friday - Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Bella and Friends, Tasty Trucks (Sale-A-Bration stamp set)
Inks: Basic Black Archival, Melon Mambo
Papers: Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Shimmery White
Accessories/Tools: Watercolor Pencils, 1/2" Circle Punch, Bermuda Bay & Basic Black Baker's Twine, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Aqua painter, Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, Layering Circles Framelits Dies



Wherever you are, you can be part of 
The Crafty Carrot Collective customer rewards programme.
It's simple - shop with a Crafty Carrot demonstrator and you're in!





Next on the Fancy Friday hop is the oh-so-amazing Jennifer Timko!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Anniversary Cards

This is so sweet! My parents-in-law are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary soon. But get this - they're still friends with SIX other couples who got married around the same time. Every five years they go on a little escape together to celebrate their joint milestones. How cool is that?! 

In a bit of a last-minute rush, it was the Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection to the rescue! My only brief was ruby red numbers so I went for six cards the same but different with a bit of an unusual colour combo. 

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Hello Lovely + Number of Years Cards - Stamping Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Number of Years
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Momento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Delicate White Doilies
Accessories/Tools: Layering Circles Dies, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Linen Thread, Basic Jewels Rhinestones



Do you love Project Life cards as much as I do? Scrapbookers, card makers and decor divas alike, this day retreat is for you! More info on the *FACEBOOK EVENT*

Click to purchase your ticket:


Project Life Retreat - Stamping Susan Wong

Not in New Zealand? Gather some friends at your place for your own scrapbooking retreat and keep an eye on my Facebook Page for a sneaky peek live video at our day.






Shop with me this February to earn exclusive access to 
The Crafty Carrot Collective rewards program.....

Shop *HERE*
FEBRUARY HOST CODE: 4QJGCM6G

Shop Basket Bunch - The Crafty Carrot Collective



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Basket Bunch - The Crafty Carrot Co. Blog Hop

Squeeee - the Basket Bunch stamp set and coordinating Basket Builder Framelits are the cutest thing out!! We're featuring these products next month in our Crafty Carrot Co. rewards programme. Lots of great ideas in time for Easter (or just because). Today we're hopping (could that word be more relevant?!) to give you a little taster of what's to come.

Basket Bunch + Any Occasion - Susan Wong @ The Crafty Carrot Co.


What's The Crafty Carrot Collective? 
We are a group of five Stampin' Up! Demonstrators (who have all received at least one Stampin' Up! Artisan award) from around the globe. We're all about helping you decide what to purchase and giving you screeds of ideas so your products don't sit on the shelf unused. Use our Host Codes to buy the feature product for the month (or equivalent value product/s) and you're in for the following month's programme! Easy as! Five tutorials, videos, challenges and prizes... You're going to love it :)

Basket Bunch + Any Occasion - Susan Wong @ The Crafty Carrot Co.

Basket Bunch + Any Occasion - Susan Wong @ The Crafty Carrot Co.

Basket Bunch + Any Occasion - Susan Wong @ The Crafty Carrot Co.



Qualifying purchase for access to our March Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: 4QJGCM6G

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Photopolymer NZD$44

And because we know you'll want your FREE Sale-A-Bration item, we recommend:

If you live outside New Zealand, simply shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators... 



Now let's go see Valerie's sweet project!




Friday, January 27, 2017

Tasty Trucks + Suite Sentiments - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Yay it's hop time again with my Fancy Friends. Our theme today is 'just because'. So basically anything goes! If you've been following us for a while, you'll notice our signage update. We're looking spiffy and new BUT we're the same group of past and present Artisans with lots of inspiration to see :) Thanks for stopping by!

I've seen a lot of awesome coloured in food trucks from our Sale-A-Bration Tasty Trucks stamp set (FREE with NZD$110 order at my Stampin' Up! shop). It's just the cutest! But if colouring isn't your thing or you're pressed for time, the truck itself makes a great background too! Maximum effect for minimum effort! I reckon this design in a few different colour ways could be brilliant to build up your stash of go-to cards for the year too.

Tasty Trucks + Suite Sentiments ~ Susan Wong


Tasty Trucks + Suite Sentiments ~ Susan Wong

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Tasty Trucks, Suite Sentiments
Inks: Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral
Papers: Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Delicate Doilies
Accessories/Tools: Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Silver Metallic Thread, Dimensionals, Metallics Sequin Assortment






Up next is my new friend, the oh-so-talented Cathy Caines!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Suite Sentiments - The Crafty Carrot Co. Blog Hop

The Crafty Carrot Co. is in full swing with our Weather Together free-to-all January programme. Not up with the play? You can join our Weather Together Facebook group *HERE*.

We're so excited to get started with our exclusive February rewards programme soon. A HUGE thank you to those who have already purchased Suite Sentiments (or equivalent value) at the Stampin' Up! online shop of one of our Crafty Carrot demonstrators! We LOVE that you've jumped on board. For the rest of you, you just have a few days left until the qualifying period finishes. Don't miss out! Shopping details below!

To get you in the groove, I made this fun little mini album. And since I had everything out, a quick card too.

Suite Sentiments + Tasty Treats Mini Album - Susan Wong

Suite Sentiments + Tasty Treats Mini Album - Susan Wong

Suite Sentiments + Tasty Treats card - Susan Wong

Suite Sentiments + Tasty Treats card - Susan Wong




Your January Shopping List:


Qualifying purchase for access to our February Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: 2A9VD4BZ

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Clear Mount NZD$42
Wood Mount NZD$59

And because we know you'll want your FREE Sale-A-Bration item, we recommend:


If you live outside New Zealand, please shop with one of my fellow Crafty Carrot demonstrators. Simply follow the hop for more details :)

Next let's go to Valerie - our Crafty Carrot demonstrator in the UK. 
Thanks for hopping and shopping! xoxo


Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Weather Together - The Crafty Carrot Co. Blog Hop

THIS IS IT, GUYS!! With this blog hop, we bring you the launch of The Crafty Carrot Collective monthly programs. What's that? It's a community of crafters joined across the globe by an interactive customer rewards initiative!

Today myself and my four Crafty Carrot Co. friends (all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and Artisans) begin a whole month of FREE-TO-ALL tutorials, online classes, challenges and prizes for you *HERE* on our Facebook page and *HERE* on Instagram. No strings attached! You're going to love it!


Weather Together Beach Card
Being in the middle of summer here in New Zealand, I'd like to share with you my beach take on the Weather Together stamp set.

Weather Together #TheCraftyCarrotCoJAN17 - Susan Wong


Weather Together #TheCraftyCarrotCoJAN17 - Susan Wong

Hot Tips:
1) For the umbrella fringe: Simply cut an extra umbrella in Whisper White, stick it on the back of your coloured one slightly downward and snip all along. Easy as!
2) Use our new Watercolor Pencils (Bermuda Bay here) to shade a background on Shimmery White Paper. Paint over top of it with an Aqua Painter and let dry. Use the black Watercolor Pencil to draw the sea gulls.
3) Stick the umbrella handle framelit cut out upside down to make the pointed tip of the beach umbrella.
4) Layers are 9cm / 3 1/2" square.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Weather Together
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers: Whisper White Thick, Bermuda Bay, Shimmery White, Peekaboo Peach, Whisper White, Copper Foil Sheets
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot Machine, Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, Snips, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape




Want to gain access to our February program? It's easy! All you have to do is purchase the brand new Suite Sentiments stamp set (or product/s of equal or greater value) with your country's Crafty Carrot Demonstrator. Remember to use the relevant Host Code when placing your order online. 
Kiwis - your shopping info is posted below!


Up next on the hop is the amazing Valerie Moody in the UK!




Hey New Zealanders, place your orders online this month using the following Host Code:


NB: If you're buying products totalling more than NZD$300, please DO NOT use the Host Code. 
You enjoy the Stampin' Rewards :)