Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Just Peeking in To Say Hi - #GDP080

Welcome Back Crafters

#Prettykitty #Loveitchopit #Petalsandpaisleys #Watercolouring #KOCreationscards #GDP080 #Richrazzleberry #Handmade #Cardmaking #Bellaandfriends

I do apologise for not being present over the last week. 
My youngest daughter has been home from school with me, quite unwell for nearly 2 weeks...
We did some craft together, as well as keeping her school work as up to date as possible. But unfortunately that didn't leave alot of time for blogging....
She went back to school yesterday and I held an in home workshop class yesterday :) That kept me on my toes...we made a double slider card which I will blog about tomorrow ( I wanted to get that done last week lol)...so keep your eyes peeled!

Okay getting straight into it. I went and had a peek at GDP this morning, just to see what their challenge was this week.
 I was so very happy to see that the Design Team had chosen to CASE Louise Sharp!!! I adore her work!
And this is the project they have CASEd and challenged us to do also.

Isn't it just gorgeous! I love everything Louise creates though...so I am a little biased, lol.

I chose to keep the basic layout for my CASE, but changed the colours and the tag shape with my project.

Here is my CASE.

Pretty Kitty

Front View

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The Designer Series Paper I chose is from the Petals and Paisleys suite. I just adore the Rich Razzleberry colour. 
The diagonal stripes brings the other colours into the mix...Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron and Crushed Curry. There is another striped colour, but I didn't use any ink in that colour.
I used all four of the colours mentioned for my stamped water coloured image.
I used the Sticthed shapes framelit (second largest square) to create the rectangle...These dies are just perfect for adding a more polished look to any card.

Close Up

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For the flowers on the image, I first coloured them lightly with stampin' Write markes. I mixed Fine-tip Glue with ink scribbled onto a block from a stampin' Write marker and using a fine brush applied the coloured glue. This will give a shiny and dimensional look to the flowers when dried.
It is quite dificult to see in the picture though.

Inside View

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I always stamp the inside of my cards to match the front theme, and I couldn't resist doing the same today. Especially with such a cute stamp set!

Side View

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For the sentiment I white embossed the words. I decided that I wanted some dimension to my banner, so using my bone folder I made my banner wavy. I added 2 dimensionals under the upward wave and snail adhesive where it sits against the tab.
I wanted to pick up the white colour more, so to help do this I added Thick Bakers Twine under the sentiment in Whisper White.

I loved the first card so much I made 3 more :)
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If you would like to see a list of products or even purchase any of the products I used. I have listed them for your convenience in the carousal below.

Thank you so very much for stopping by my blog and taking a look. I will be back again tomorrow with another post for you all.
If you have any questions, please ask them in comments below. 
I will always reply!

Enjoy your day xx

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Colour INKspiration Creative Challenge #06

Welcome back crafters

#Thatsthetag #Loveyourmum #motherslove #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbylove #Thankyou #ColourINKspiration #CI06 #Butterflies

I am loving life right now :)...
I was chosen to be a guest designer for Colour INKspiration... 

A wonderful Facebook group that get together once a fortnight and work on a new colour swatch for us. 
They then blog their creativity in a hop to inspire our creativity with.
And I am part of the hop!! Whoot Whoot :D
Such an honour to be part of this.
Thank you Bronwyn x

Here is the colour swatch for this fortnight.
Night of Navy, Pool Party, Calypso Coral and Gold Foil
How fabulous are those colours, right!

My Mum does a fair bit for me, as Mums tend to do. She is my number one fan!
My Mum supports my creative habit, attends all of my classes that I teach and helps me with the kids when needed too.
So, to let her know how much she is appreciated, I have made her a little gift using the colours above...I am going to fill the bag with chocolates :) she loves choccies.
It doesn't have to be mothers day to let your Mum know how much you love her, does it? 

This was the perfect opportunity for me to try out the 'That's the Tag' bundle and the 'Gift Bag' Punch Board.

Here are my projects.

Timeless Tags

For my Mum

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I used 1 sheet of  'By The Shore' DSP. The Calypso Coral dots in lines was my chosen pattern. 
This was just perfect to make my Gift Bag from and then try to build up the other colours with my tag and corresponding layers.

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For the tags on both projects, I used Gold Foil for the backing. 
I used Night of Navy for the front of the tag, with the butterfly cut out. This enabled the gold foil to peep though nicely.
I tied both both the gold and night of navy tags together with metallic gold thread, so they could swing loosley and apart from each other too.

I added a gold embossed calypso coral flower with a gold metallic shape to carry those colours through a little more.

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To add the Pool Party colour in the mix I added a banner behind the tags with a bow, just below the gold binder clips which hold everything in place..

 Did you notice the little butterflies on the card???
They were the waste from the cut out on the tag!...I hate to throw things away and I feel it adds a bit of depth to the card as well as adding another interest point :)

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my projects. 
Please keep hopping through to the next blog. The lovely Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktivedesigns is up next :)

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

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today.
I hope you have enjoyed my creative efforts.

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