Friday, April 28, 2017

Work of Art - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who love to bring you inspiration each month. Today we're all about he A-R-T. The challenge was to make something without words or sentiments - just pretty to look at! Kinda hard right? But fun too!

I used the All Year Long Project Life Accessory Pack (pssst it's retiring soon) to make a mini sampler. The base is 8x8" and each little square is one of the 2x2" squares from the pack. 





Supplies Used:
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic
Inks: Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Versamark
Papers: Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Tools/Accessories: All Year Long Accessory Pack, Basic Jewels Rhinestones, Silver Metallic Thread, Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool



Our Crafty Carrot Co. May rewards programme is going to be E-P-I-C. Our tutorials and videos will  feature the Nailed It stamp set but since it's selling out fast in some markets, we're also going to bring you other projects using other stamp sets in our stashes. Double the inspiration! Shop now!





Shop the retiring sales here:
Enter April HOST CODE APMMCSRS



Next up on our Fancy Friday hop is the wonderful Cindy Schuster!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nailed It Blog Hop - The Crafty Carrot Co.

Welcome to another Crafty Carrot Co. blog hop! Our May rewards programme is going to be epic! Have you bought in yet? Learn more here: http://craftycarrotcollective.blogspot.com/

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Pages - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

This May, not only will our tutorials and live videos feature the Nailed It stamp set, but you'll be seeing LOTS of cool ideas for how our designs and techniques work for other stamp sets in our stash. We're aware that Nailed It is currently on the retiring list, so if it has sold out in your market, you can still shop the retiring sale to your heart's content and get lots out of our May programme.

For my Nailed It project I wanted to show you a way this can be for little boys too! Paired with some Soft Sky and a bit of cheek, I hope you love these pages as much as I do! Disclaimer - no babies were sawed - only seen! ;)

T R A D I T I O N A L  L A Y O U T - 12X12

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Scrapbook Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.


P R O J E C T  L I F E  P A G E - 6X8

Nailed It Baby Project Life Page - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Project Life DIY Card - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.

Nailed It Baby Project Life Shaker Pocket - Susan Wong for The Crafty Carrot Co.



Y O U R  S H O P P I N G  G U I D E


Qualifying purchase for access to our May Programme:
SUSAN'S HOST CODE: APMMCSRS

(or item/s of equivalent value)
Wood Mount NZD$61
*NB Clear Mount no longer available in South Pacific market BUT $44 minimum order will still get you in for May.

Recommended Extras:
Build It Framelits
Urban Underground Embellishments
*NB Sold Out in South Pacific. Urban Underground Washi Tape and Designer Paper could be a great swap!

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


ENTER HOST CODE APMMCSRS




Next up on the hop is Valerie! Thanks for stopping by :)


Friday, March 31, 2017

Step it Up Sketch - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to another Fancy Friday blog hop! We're a group of past and present Stampin' Up! Artisans who love to bring you inspiration each month. We hope you take these ideas and CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) them in your own crafting time and space!

You've Got This Step It Up Sketch Challenge - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

This month we have a sketch challenge with a twist. As we share our simple projects and also their stepped up versions, you can see how to turn a basic card into something spectacular. OR pare something super fancy back into a card that's quick and easy to replicate. This is such a great skill to have when turning creations you come across into your own works of art. So, beginners and avid crafters alike, this hop is for you. #yourewelcome  :) xx

Fancy Friday Step It Up Sketch Challenge


FIRST - keep it simple with stamped layers from the You've Got This stamp set.

You've Got This Card 1 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

You've Got This Card 1 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

HOT TIP: Basic Colouring
Don't forget our Stampin' Write markers are great for that touch of colour where you need it. I used my Delightful Dijon marker to add interest to the flower centre.


THEN - step it up with some Watercolor Pencils, paper layers and attention to detail...

You've Got This Card 2 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

Swoon!! Don't you love the Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper?!

You've Got This Card 2 - Susan Wong for Fancy Friday

HOT TIP: Sponging a background 
Want to avoid streaks or putting on too much colour too fast? Pick up your ink on your sponge then and dry it out on spare paper until it's not streaky but still giving colour. Then apply in thin layers to your background paper. I built mine up for the ombre effect using Delightful Dijon.


Supplies Used:
Stamps: You've Got This
Inks: Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Delightful Dijon, Basic Black Archival
Papers: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper
Tools/Accessories: Watercolor Pencils, Aqua Painter, 2015-2017 In Color Doilies, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Basic Jewels Rhinestones



Today (31st March NZT) is the last day of Sale-A-bration (FREE items for every $110 order) 
AND the last day to qualify for our Crafty Carrot Co. April rewards programme!
Purchase Cake Crazy (or equiv. value) using your Crafty Carrot Demonstrator's host code and you're in - FREE!


Check out my online store here:
Enter March HOST CODE P9VZGSBB


Next up on our Fancy Friday hop is my talented friend, Cathy Caines!
Leave a comment if you have any thoughts or questions. I'd love to hear from you :)

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