Monday, 19 June 2017

Lime Lime Burst Card using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle




The background of the card base was stamped using 'Make a Wish' stamp from the stamp set (143662), as too was the birthday greeting. The balloon was punched from the gorgeous Foil Frenzy Speciality Designer Paper using the Balloon Bouquet Punch (140609). I further glitzed it up with some Silver Glimmer Paper (135314) and Sliver Sequin trim. Mini Sequin Trim (144230) is new.




















Purchase the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle (14301) and save 10% on the stamp set and the Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
















Here are some further examples using the Foil Frenzy Suite. The suite includes the stamp set, punch, thinlit die, Foil Frenzy DSP and the cute Mini Gift Bows (144127).

Friday, 16 June 2017

Birthday Gift Card featuring the new Frenzy Foil Designer Series Paper

A very quick and easy card to make.  Just cut a 3" square and wrap it with ribbon.
I choose my favourite In Colour from the new Frenzy Foil Designer Series Paper (144125).  There are 12 sheets : 1 of each 3 single-sided designs in 4 colours ( Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine foil on heavyweight  12" square kraft paper).




                                                                                                                                               

The birthday greeting comes from the Better Together stamp set (141736).  A stamp for every occassion. It was cut out using  the an oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372).








Lemon Lime Twist - My Favourite new In-Colour


Lemon Lime Twist is my favourite new In Colour. It is so fresh and bright!








Thursday, 1 June 2017

Memories and More

I love scrapbooking but for some reason I have let it slip!  My motivation to get back into it was spiked when I saw Stampin' Up! new memory keeping card range.
Stampin' Up! has all your supplies to use with albums and pocket pages.
The new co-ordinating card packs will help to put quick easy pages together. And you can make lovely cards with the unused cards.
 






































Love Today - All Inclusive Planner Kit



 I will be purchasing a few of these! One for myself and gifts for friends!

The Love Today (144257)  planner kit will keep your life in order and give you a creative outlet too, by combining memory keeping and day to day planning.









This kit has everything you need to create a customisable yearly planner.  No dates are printed, so you can start it when you want. It includes a navy 2 ring binder, 12 divider pages, calendar pages, 4 photo protector pages, page lifter,decorative stickers and sticky notes.

There is also a Love Today Planner Kit Refill (145386) to restock your binder when needed.




Soft Sayings - All Exclusive Card Kit




This is my favourite new Card Kit - Soft Sayings(145466).  This would make a great present!  This kit makes up 20 cards (2 of each design, ) for all occassions.  The all-inclusive kit includes a set of 15 photopolymer stamps, a clear stamp block,card bases
(3 different sizes) with co-ordinating envelopes, die-cut accents, Stampin' Spot, Baker's Twine, washi tape, dimensionals - all contained in a giftable kraft box.

New In-Colours

Here are the new In-Colour
 - Berry Burst
 - Fresh Fig
 - Lemon Lime Twist
 - Powder Pink
 - Tranquil Tide
These trendy colours are available for the next two years with a collection of co-ordinating products - inks, cardstock,  Designer Series Paper,Stampin' Write Markers, ribbons, plus embellishments (Bitty Bows and Glitter Acrylic Shapes).  







Here is the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are 40 sheets, 4 each of 2-double sided designs  featuring the new In-Colours.





 My favourite new In-Colour  is Lemon Lime Twist, followed closely by Berry Burst.  Here are a couple of examples with those new colours.


This card features the new Hand Lettered Alphabet (143744) stamp set. Great for making up your own greetings or phrases and headings in memory keeping.


This card uses one of the Host stamp sets - Tranquil Tulips (143767).  Hosts only can purchase this stamp set for $21.00 - fantastic value.  This is one of six exclusive stamp sets.

Hosting is rewarding!  Invite your friends for a crafting session or share the catalogue with your friends to collect orders to earn Stampin' Rewards.




New Catalogue - Creativity Your Way

You can order from the new catalogue today!
  Click here to view online or contact me to enquire about getting your copy

Monday, 29 May 2017

Back To It!

I had a little break from my blog.  But now I am ready to get back into it with the new catalogue being released on June first. I will share what's new and all of my favourites! Can't wait!

Monday, 13 March 2017

Sweet Cupcake - Window Card and Gift Box

The card is a simple window box.  I used the Layering Circles framelits to cut the window and border edge.
The cupcake frosting used the combination of Dapper Denim, Marina Mist and Soft Sky. The cupcase was stamped with Tip Top Taupe and Sahara Sands.




The cupcase box was made from a piece of cardstock measuring 5x11 1/2 ".
Come to class to learn how to make this box.

Friday, 10 March 2017

Sweet Cupcakes - Frosting Colour Combinations Tips And Hints

It can be very confusing choosing ink colour combinations. Generally, you can get your cues from the catalogue - card examples and projects. Check out the colour combination used in the various Designer Series Paper. They are always listed at the bottom of the description.

I would begin with one ink colour when stamping the frosting and use the stamping off method to achieve varying shades of the one colour.
Alternatively, add a second ink either a lighter or darker shade and expirement with achieving different shades by 'stamping off'.





With this card I tried to match the frosting to the designer series paper. I used Soft Sky and Bermuda Bay.  For the frosting base I stamped off once with Soft Sky, second layer used Soft Sky and finally,stamped off with Bermuda Bay.












Lastly, you can choose three different inks from the same colour family.
Here are some three colour combo's that I like -
1. Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Soft Sky
2. Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Watermelon Wonder
3. Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder
4. Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Early Espresso






Monday, 6 March 2017

Sweet Cupcake Frosting Recipe

Want to give more dimension to the frosting on your cupcakes? Make some dimensional paste (frosting). Stamp the final layer in it and stamp it onto your cupcake.

Dimensional Frosting Recipe -
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 tablespoon white acrylic paint
1 tablespoon white craft glue
Classic Stampin' Ink Refill of your choice
Extra water for desired consistency
TIP - Clean your stamps immediately after using.

Sweet Cupcake - Wish Big Birthday Card

Love the Glimmer Paper that was added to Sale-A-Bration product.  I teamed it with some paper from Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack on a Bermuda Bay card base.
The cupcake base used Crumb Cake ink. I stamped off twice for the base and second layer, and stamped off once for the top layer.
The frosting was stamped all with Bermuda Bay.  Again, I stamped off twice for the base and second layer, and full strength for the top layer.  I brushed clear Wink of Stella over the top layer.

Friday, 3 March 2017

Sweet Cucake Bundle

This bundle from the annual catalogue is my latest purchase.  Cupcakes are delicious and the stamped image looks good enough to eat too!
It is a two-step stamp set which means multi-layering of stamping to give lots of dimension.
It also is a photopolymer stamp which means you can see through it to easily line up the layering of stamping.
For the two-step stamping (really three), the images are labelled 1,2 and 3, but I prefer to stamp 3,2,1.



Also, to begin with choose one colour for the frosting and choose another colour for the case. Stamp off for a lighter shade in layers 3 and 2. Stamp in full strength for the top layer.


For example use Crumb Cake for the cases of the cupcakes in picture. For the frosting the first cupcake would use Daffodil Delight, the second Melon Mambo and Pool Party for the last. You could
also stamp different ink combo's.











Monday, 27 February 2017

Build a Birdcage - Moroccan Birthday

I made this card from a sketch pattern.  So my focus was on the tile pattern. The Morrocan DSP was perfect for this.  I cut the paper up and mounted it on Early Expresso, added a strip of Bermuda Bay.  Took the colour scheme from the DSP. I stamped and then cut out the birdcage. Finally adhered it with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Friday, 24 February 2017

Build a Birdcage - Hi Card

Another watercolour block background. I used Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum inks. The birds and cage were stamped in Sweet Sugarplum.The background paper came from Cupcakes and Carousels DSP Stack.  A segment of Peekaboo Peach Rouched Ribbon was tied with some gold thread.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dragonfly Birthday Card

I have been using watercolour washes quite a bit lately.  This time I took my Bermuda Bay and Dapper Denim Markers and scribbled them onto an acrylic block. I then misted it with water and  pressed it onto some watercolour paper. Dried it off before addhering the dragonfly. It had been cut using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies from Gold Shimmer paper. The birthday greeting came from Endless Birthday Greetings stamp set. This was then mounted on black cardstock.
I added a layer of Botanical Vellum and some Flirty Flamingo Rouched ribbon tied with gold thread to finish it off.

Friday, 17 February 2017

Hi There - Dragonflies!

Love the fresh brightness of this card. Absolutely, loving my watercolour pencils. I coloured bands of colour onto watercolour paper. Then washed them using my Aqua Brush. I used the Labeler Alphabet stamp set to stamp the greeting. This stamp set is becoming a favourite too! Finished with some bling, some gold sequins cut from the Gold Sequin Trim. Of course, the dragonflies were cut using Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies. 

Monday, 13 February 2017

My Valentine's Card



This card evolved from a scrap piece.  I made a few Thank You cards using the heart from Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  When the thinlit was cut it leaves a lovely scrap heart shape which is too good to throw out.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

Friday, 10 February 2017

Card Classes began this Week!

My card classes began this week. It was great to get back into it! Catching up with what's been happening and welcoming new members!


Here are the two cards made in class.

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Beautiful You - Scene Card


















I made the scene into a card too! The cardbase is made from Dapper Denim.  A strip of paper from Moroccan Designer Series Paper was adhered down the left side and three candy dots were placed at the bottom right. It looked a little plain so I added some Dapper Denim rouched ribbon tied with a linen thread bow.

Friday, 20 January 2017

Beautiful You - Framing the Watercolour Scene


 The scene from yesterday's blog needed to be framed.  I had made a few. So I researched and made a shadow box for one and then had a go at making a recessed window card for the second (scene a variation of the first scene).  Both were not difficult, but  I think I will leave explanation on how to make them for a class.

I covered the shadow box frame with paper from the Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Emerald Envy rouched ribbon bow.  The recessed window card also used Dapper Denim cardstock.  The flowers were cut using the Botanical Builder Framelitss from scrap cardstock


Thursday, 19 January 2017

Beautiful You - Watercolour Scene




















I loved this girl - she has so much energy! It reminded me of my girls dancing, jumping waves and even doing the odd somersault at the beach on our camping holidays.
To put this scene together I used three different stamp sets. The images were stamped with the  Basic Grey Archival Stampin' Pad on Shimmery White cardstock.  After inking up the images stamp  off for a lighter outline.Then I traced over the images with my new Watercolour pencils (love using them) and finished off with a blender pen.

Would you would like to learn  how to use watercolour pencils? Like some help with blending or need some tips on creating shadow or depth? Check out my Card Classes as I have a special lesson on using watercolour pencils. No drawing skills needed.

The following stamps sets were used to stamp  the above scene - the seagulls and grass from the Wetlands stamp set and the clouds from Ski is the Limit stamp set.  But you could team her with the High Tide stamp set new in the Occassions catalogue.  Imagine the scenes that you can make to stamp or colour!



Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Beautiful You - Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl 2

This time I stamped this gorgeous girl in Mint Macaron.
Kept it simple. Added the ribbon to give a stylish finish.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Beautiful You - Happy Birthday Gorgeous Girl 1.

No colouring in this gorgeous lady. I thought she looked stylish on her own. I stamped her image with Lost Lagoon on Whisper White and double mounted it using Pink Pirouette and Lost Lagoon cardstock.  Arranged it over a strip of DSP with a band of Lost Lagoon ribbon and bow before adhering it to a Pink Pirouette card base.