Sunday, 27 November 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Cindy Schuster

Welcome back to my blog :)

Today I am participating in a blog hop with Cindy Schuster
All those participating chose a project of Cindy's to CASE-Copy And Selectively Edit.
I absolutely loved going through Cindy's creations. 
One of the reasons I really enjoy doing these hops is simply because, it means I am introduced to more talented creators on blogger!

Here is Cindy's card that I chose to CASE

So with out further ado
here is my card

        For my CASE I chose to have a similar flower arrangement and also used a cut out flower                                                                                        design.

'It's A Good Day'

#Itsagoodday #Flourishingphrasesbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Ombreeffect #Bestbirds #Gorgeousgrunge

The card stock used for this card was Thick Whisper White for the base, toppers - inside and front. For the layers - Crumb Cake, Basic Black and Peekaboo Peach.
The inks used for the flowers were Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry. I also used Versamark embossing ink.
The stamp and die sets used were Flourishing Phrases stamps and die, Best Birds (sentiment) and Gorgeous Grunge (Background)
Other tools used were Gold embossing powder for the background, Metallic Sequins, Heat Tool, Big Shot. Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Tear and Tape and Metallic Thread in black.
Oh did you pick up Classy Designer Button!?! I painted it black and then covered it in glue for a shiny effect.

Side View
#Itsagoodday #Flourishingphrasesbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Ombreeffect #Bestbirds #Gorgeousgrunge

The colours I used for the flowers were - Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry. I blended all of these colour onto whisper white and then cut the flowers out using the Flourish thinlits die set.
For the large flower base I stamped the image in the same colours using the ink and wipe method for the ombre effect. I fussy cut around this just to give the main flower that added lift.
For the inside I stamped the flower again using the ink and wipe method, straight on to the card stock. I then stamped it twice more either side of the main flower without re-inking, this added the illusion of depth.

Open View

#Itsagoodday #Flourishingphrasesbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Ombreeffect #Bestbirds #Gorgeousgrunge

thank you so very much for stopping by to see what I have created for you all.

Please check out the other talented participants today, by following along the list of names below.

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card, I have listed them all for your convenience in the carousal below.

Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. Our theme this month is LOVE because as card makers we love spreading the love. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

Unfortunately I didn't see the brief about our theme today which is 'Love' so my cards are more for the every day occasions. 
But in saying that all cards are given with loads love, so I am still following the theme, lol

These will also become part of the Crazy Crafters weekly highlights hosted by Kylie Betucci Please click here to vote! 

Here are my cards

'Enjoy Your Special Day' and 'New Adventure'

'New Adventure' is entered into this weeks GDP challenge
#Dragonflydreamsbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Summerdays #Stampinup #Handmadecards #Saleabrationtime #Occasionscatalogue2017 #Wildaboutflowers #Daydreaming

Both of these cards remind me of long hot summer days at our local swimming hole dqwn in the river, swimming and playing then drying off in the sun and day dreaming and watching the insects play among the flowers in the paddock!

'New Adventure'

#Dragonflydreamsbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Summerdays #Stampinup #Handmadecards #Saleabrationtime #Occasionscatalogue2017 #Wildaboutflowers #Daydreaming

I have entered this card into this weeks Global Design Project challenge #GDP063 
Their theme this week is adventure. 
Here is a qick pic of their theme

 Open view
#Dragonflydreamsbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Summerdays #Stampinup #Handmadecards #Saleabrationtime #Occasionscatalogue2017 #Wildaboutflowers #Daydreaming

'Enjoy Your Special Day'

#Dragonflydreamsbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Summerdays #Stampinup #Handmadecards #Saleabrationtime #Occasionscatalogue2017 #Wildaboutflowers #Daydreaming

 Inside View
#Dragonflydreamsbundle #Inspiredbynature #KOCreationscards #Summerdays #Stampinup #Handmadecards #Saleabrationtime #Occasionscatalogue2017 #Wildaboutflowers #Daydreaming

For these two cards, I used a piece of Thick Whisper White cards stock, folded in half and cut at 10.5 cm . This created 2 card bases. I then cut 4 pieces of Basic Black for the front and inside layers.  I just eyeballed them to get the measurements :)

I then cut to fit 2 pieces of white cards stock for the front. I blended 5 different colours starting with Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz between some of the bare areas.
For the flower images I used 'Wild About Flowers' set, stamping the stems in Pear Pizzazz and for the flowers Watermelon Wonder.
I cut out the group of dragonfly's from the new set called Dragonfly Dreams (which will be available January 4th 2017) I cut them from the blended and stamped paper, then cut 3 more layers of those in black. Gluing all the layers together so they would be raised up + have a black edge when put back.
Under the front of one card I used a sheet of the Fabulous Foils Designer Acetate, dots - silver side facing up. 
For the other card I used silver foil sheet. Both cut to be a fraction smaller than the front. 
I also used the large image of a dragonfly on both cards, one was stamped before the group was put in place, the other was stamped and die cut then positioned after the group of dragonfly's  was placed.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin' Up!® Demonstrators around the world!

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in comments below

Thursday, 17 November 2016

Sending Smiles Across the Miles - #CTC011

Welcome  :)

I have a surprise for you !

Today I am showcasing a new product suite that will be available for purchase to your my lovely customers from January 4th 2017
The suite consist of a stamp set called 'Lift Me Up' and matching die set called 'Up and Away' + if you spend $90 you can get the Matching DSP for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!

There are so many gorgeous sets in thes new catty. Over the next few weeks I will be sharing a stamp set + matching dies whenever I get the chance. This will give you an idea on what you can do, what you want and what you may NEED lol.
I am so very excited about some of these new products...There is even a gorgeous set of water colour pencils (for those who have been around a while YAAAAY they are back!) in a gorgeous range of colours. Shhhh I still have the old set....I love using them and can't part with them....THAT'S HOW GOOD THEY ARE, but just keep that between you and me :)

OK enough prattle from me.
I am entering the two cards (yes I made 2) into Jessie Holton's new card challenge pictured below.
 I have also entered the 'Sending Smiles' card into Kylie's weekly Highlights... Please click here for voting : Weekly Highlights  

Here is my first card 

'Thanks For Lifting Me Up'

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

I have stamped the hot air ballon images in Peekaboo peach , water melon wonder and Mint Macaron, the die cut them. I have mounted them onto a  the Night of Navy clouds DSP from 'Carried Away' which was cut using the largest oval Stitched Shape Framelit die. Another must have item ...They really help to give some embellishments or card toppers that finished look!
*These framelits are going to be taken of the available list soon due to their popularity, as stock has run out. If you would like to purchase them, make sure when you enter the order number (145372) when you order,  say you want to be notified of their return availability when that information notification pops up!

Open view

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

You can see that I have made the inside of this card a pop up style...Not as hard as it looks...I will post a video showing how easy this is ASAP...Hopefully in a week or so!

Which brings me to another set in the new catalogue! BALLOON POP UP THINLIT DIES!!!!!

Okay moving on lol

Partially closed view

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

the large balloon die is quite intricate...for this particular image I cut two of the images. There are also slices of the balloon shape in the dies that you can cut DSP to fill the areas with as you can see the different papers on the balloon pictured. After I have glued to slices of colour in place I laid a piece of Black Bakers Twine up the centre of the balloon and then glued the twin image in place to hold it.

Closed view

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

You can see that my balloon hangs out a little, this just means that it needs a larger envelope :) lol
I like how it hangs out, it gives the recipient another reason to open their card!

And now for the second card

'Sending Smiles Across The Miles'

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

I decided for this card to make the weather just a little chilly looking, it also matches the Smokey Slate colour that the hundreds of balloons are flying over :) I used the largest circle from the Layering Circle framelits for this card.

Open View

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

For the inside I have just stamped the balloons onto clean white paper using a cut out die shape as a mask, so I could make them all look like they were flying over, around and above each other.

Side View.

#Liftmeup #Upandaway #Carriedaway #Masculine #Giftoflove #KOCreationscards #Stitchedshapeframelits

Due to some of these items not being available yet until January 2017, the carousal below will be a little light on this time. 
But all the available products used will be listed as usual for your convenience :)

Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today. If you have any questions or you would just like to comment you can do so in the comment section below.
I always reply :)

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Wedding Bells and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Welcome Back 

Over the last weekend I was lucky enough to participate in yearly 2 day local market event. I  met some lovely new people and gained some new contacts and customers too. I had a few requests for wedding cards with a natural and also classy feel.

I thought I would enter this card into this weeks Global Design Challenge as the layout fits the one they have.

I chose to use the new *Stitched Shape Framelits* (note at end of blog) for this card to create the background heart behind the Bloomin' Hearts detailed die. 
If you look closely you can see that I have layered 2 circles and a square to create the heart shape.


#Stitchedshapesframelits #Seasonalbells #Bloominlovebundle #Fabulousfoilacetate #Weddings #Love #Giftsoflove #Fromtheheart #KOCreationscards

You can see that I chose to emboss my bells in gold. 
I also embossed the sentiment too, but first I stamped it in Stazon Black and then roughly sanded the surface to give a tarnished look. I also did that for the inside floral heart design. 
The colors of Vanilla, Black, Crumb Cake and Gold combine so well together for that natural yet classy effect that was requested.


#Stitchedshapesframelits #Seasonalbells #Bloominlovebundle #Fabulousfoilacetate #Weddings #Love #Giftsoflove #Fromtheheart #KOCreationscards

I added a Natural Trim (GOLD) piece of ribbon to the bells on the front and around the back of the card, just to add that little extra detail. I could then also add  names or a date to a tag to sit inside, just to personalize this card even more.


#Stitchedshapesframelits #Seasonalbells #Bloominlovebundle #Fabulousfoilacetate #Weddings #Love #Giftsoflove #Fromtheheart #KOCreationscards

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.

FROM STAMPIN' UP! regarding Stitched Shapes Framelits
**We are happy that the Stitched Shapes Framelits have been so well received. And while we thought we had sufficient inventory to last through end of the year, you surprised us by selling it all in about two weeks! From the beginning of the promotion, we could see that sales were exceeding our forecasts, and we immediately sent in a second shipping order. Since then, sales have continued to increase.
Because of the extreme demand, the Stitched Shapes Framelits (item 145372) will go into backorder very soon, and will be placed on non-orderable status on 22 November 2016, at 4:00 AM (AET). Additionally, when you enter this product’s item number in OEX on a customer, workshop or demonstrator order, you will receive a pop-up notification asking if you would like to be notified via email when this product is back in stock. This allows you to find out immediately when the item’s status changes and it is again available for purchase.*

So if you love this product make sure you get the notification when shopping with me by clicking yes you would like a notification!

In the absence of the Stitched Shapes you can still get %25 off selected stamp sets for the month of November. 
Just click the picture to take you to the stamps available

Stitched from the Heart

If you shop with me this month and use this hostess code: 9Q2QQZKK and enter your customer details by creating an account (so I can contact you) you will go into the draw for the Tin of Tags set. 
You can also shop as a guest with me, but I won't be able to add you to the competition :)

I have listed most of the products that I have used in the carousal below. All you have to do is click on the desired product and it will take you straight to my store and the product.

Thank you so very much for dropping by my blog today. 
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in the comments section below. Or just let me know what you think of my creation.
I always reply!
Have a fabulous day x

Monday, 14 November 2016

A Day All About You - GDP061 - Stitched Framelits


Today I am going to be sharing with you a card designed using my Stitched Shapes Framelits teamed with my Layering Circle Framelits to create a stitched frame effect.
I have entered this card into the Global Design Projects colour challenge for this week #GDP061 
I have also entered this card into #CTC10

Now before I share my card I would like to let you all know that if you purchase from me this month and you use this hostess code  9Q2QQZKK 
you enter your contact details, you will go into the draw to win the Tin of Tag set pictured below!

#Tinoftags #Christmasgifts #Winthisjustforshoppingwithme #Novemberdeals

Now without further ado I will share with you my card design for this weeks #GDP061 challenge.


#Stitchedshapesframelits #Birthdayblossoms #GDP061 #Vellumwindow #Inspiredbynature #Madewithlove #Giftofgiving

Now as you can see, or rather can't see, the stitched detail in the photo above isn't at all visible, as it was created using Basic Black card stock. But IRL it is quite visible, and also very tactile.

So I thought I would try this, to show you a closer shot of the detail. 
Hmmm it helps a little. 
You can click on the image to make it bigger still!
#Stitchedshapesframelits #Birthdayblossoms #GDP061 #Vellumwindow #Inspiredbynature #Madewithlove #Giftofgiving

A partial view of the inside

#Stitchedshapesframelits #Birthdayblossoms #GDP061 #Vellumwindow #Inspiredbynature #Madewithlove #Giftofgiving

A quick rundown of how I made the card:
  • Materials:
1 x A4 Basic Black Card stock folded in half then cut to 10.5 cm
1 piece Sweet Sugarplum card stock cut to 10 x 14.5 cm
2 pieces of Thick White card stock cut at 9.5 x 10cm
1 x small scrap piece of Emerald Envy card stock.
1 piece of vellum cut at 9 x 9.5 cm
Clear embossing powder
Versamark Ink
Black Stazon Ink
Sweet Sugarplum Ink
Blossom Punch and the Pansy Punch
Flourish Thinlits
Glue dots
Black Bakers Twine

  • Directions:
Get the 2 3/4 inch Stitched framelit and find a circle framlelits, the one slightly smaller than the stitched Shape. 
Place the smaller Layering Circle where you would like your circle to be on you card front and run through the big shot.
Then before cutting anymore lay the white card stock under the circle and carefully mark it. 1 piece at a time, so that you know where to place your stamps. Place your card in your misti and stamp the selected image on both cards. 
REMEMBER you are only cutting the circle from one piece of the white card stock! The other piece is your inside image!
Using the same framelit cut out your circle accordingly. This leaves you with a small part of the image left on the front of your card.
To make a couple of frames for your cutout shapes both inside and out, you will need to start by first cutting your circles with the stitched Shapes framelit in your chosen colours. Then placing the smaller Layering Circle over the cut out shape, 'NOT THE NEGATIVE IMAGE'  hold in place with a piece if tape and re-cut. This will give you your stitched frame edge. Glue in place as desired.

  • For the vellum image.
Again position your vellum under the front cut out shape and gently mark with a pencil.
Using your embossing buddy dust the vellum sheet. Stamp your selected image by placing your stamp in Versamark then the Stazon. Dust with clear embossing powder, tap of excess then heat with heat tool.
Colour your image from the underside of the vellum, adding accents and highlights to the front of the image.

an open view of the inside.

#Stitchedshapesframelits #Birthdayblossoms #GDP061 #Vellumwindow #Inspiredbynature #Madewithlove #Giftofgiving

Don't forget for the month of NOVEMBER only these Stitched Shapes Framelits are available ahead of the catalogue release. You get 3 shapes in 4 sizes! Oval, Circle and Square.
You can also purchase selected matching stamp sets for 25% off! Just click the picture below to shop with me now! or click HERE

Thank you for checking out my blog today.
If you like anything you see and would like to purchase anything to help you create your own version I have made a list for your convenience using the carousal below.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask in comments below. 
I always reply!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

Sneak Peak for 2017 Occasions Catalogue and my happy snaps


Well the front anyway lol

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

YAY we have arrived 

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

A sample card from the catty that was on display...Makes me hungry for this set!

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

'Special Reason' and 'Succulent Garden' stamp sets

I think!?!
Either way absolutely gorgeous!

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

We got to meet Emma isn't she gorgeous...A SU superstar! Awesome presenting onstage Emma xx
The gorgeous ladies with me and I were so lucky to meet her.

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

Brisbane at night!
 Such a pretty city. And they even have a sign that lights up, just to let you know where you are incase you get lost! hehehe

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

We took the easy way home as we all had sore feet.
What a great ride, and funny! 
#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

Breakfast was ALWAYS yummo here!

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

Now for a couple of samples, made from another of my soon to be fave stamp sets in the new catty!
'Beautiful You'

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

 I just love the reflections technique used below. So very effective!

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

And next up!

Isn't this just divine...Hmmm I wonder how they got those colours so vibrant...Is there something new in this Catty perhaps!?!

'Dragonfly Dreams'

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

This set has so many options for your playing pleasure ..

I see water colouring coming up for me !
'Mediterranean Moments'

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

Louise was one lady I couldn't NOT get a photo with...I am looking really happy with myself here aren't I !

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

It got better...I managed a photo with Paula Dobson too....oh I was so star struck, all day! 
But that photo was taken on Paula's phone...silly me. 
Paula if you read this can you send me the photo?? Cheers xxx

Another superstar!
No not me, Donna! hahaha

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

And yet another highlight of my trip!

The Shelli and Sarah Sandwich!
and my dobby ears! 
Those seats lined up just right to elongate my ears, had to be me lol. 
Made me laugh anyway :)

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

Well this man below, he just has it all.
Rich gets to play in the whole SU warehouse...DO I want his job.....Heck yes!

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

I did finally get my picture with our own Kylie did the whole Crazy Crafters Team. 
What a wonderful 3 days we all had together.

#onstagelive2016, #Occasionscatty2017, #Mycrazycrafters, #Newfriends

Stay tuned for more product sneak peaks over the next coming weeks.
 And less pics of me hehehe