Friday, 16 December 2016

Honey to the Bee - #GDP066



WELCOME 

Today I have created a project using 4 yes FOUR
different stamp sets a die set + the GORGEOUS and NEW 
Hexagonal Dynamic TIEF.
Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here - VOTE from the 29th Dec 2017
Our theme for this highlight is encouragement as we all need a kind word said to us to build us up.

I wanted to make a card for the weeks challenge over at Global Design Project, as I saw their sketch and had this idea forming from it. 

You will see 4 upcoming and soon to be released to the public items, from the *NEW* Occasions Catalogue used for this card project.
Showing how all of our products at Stampin' Up!® work so well together!

Here is the Sketch from GDP for the challenge #066.


and here is my card that I created using the sketch above.


 "HONEY TO THE BEE"

#Hardwood #Touchesoftexture2of2 #Cooltreats #Dragonflydreams #Hexagonaldynamictief #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Giftoflove #Honeybees #Sweet

CARD STOCK:

Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Water Colour Paper.

STAMPS:

*Dragonfly Dreams* 142924, *Cool Treats* 142982, Touches of Texture 2 of 2, Hardwood.

EMBOSSING FOLDERS AND DIES:

Layering Ovals Framelits, *Hexagonal Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder* 143231

TOOLS:

Big Shot, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge Brayer, Aqua Painter, Stampin Trimmer and Paper Snips.

INKS:

Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey, Crumb Cake and Stazon Jet Black.

EPHEMERA:

Bakers Twine Basic Black, 3 x *Falling in Love Embellishments* 142791

ADHESIVES:

Glue Dots, Tear and Tape, Fine-Tip Glue Pen and Stampin' Dimensionals.


SIDE VIEW

"HONEY TO THE BEE"


#Hardwood #Touchesoftexture2of2 #Cooltreats #Dragonflydreams #Hexagonaldynamictief #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Giftoflove #Honeybees #Sweet

Making this card I realised just how versatile Stampin' Up! really is. 
Everything works in partnership with nearly ANY product we have or can easily fit with another theme!!
And this new Occasions Catalogue WOW...If you haven't got your copy yet then PLEASE let me know. At the top of my page I have catalogue form requests...Just go there and fill out your details and I can send you a NEW Occasions Catalogue for FREE!


BASIC DIRECTIONS:

  • Cut your card base from Crushed Curry A4 sheet at 10.5 cm  length ways and then score and fold in half. 
  • Cut the two sets of layers to fit the front and inside, I just eyeballed them to get my sizing so I had a small edge for both.
  • Stamp the front with the Hardwood Background Stamp 1 fully and one by only stamping half of the stamp up with ink and then gently dabbing away some ink with a baby wipe. Join both sets of layers together.
  • Die cut the oval shape window from the layer that is fully inked and stamped up. Do this by using the second largest plain Oval Framelit die. 
  • Cut a frame for this window using Very Vanilla card stock and the Largest and the second largest oval Framelits. 
  • Die cut a piece of Crushed curry using the largest plain Oval Framelit Die. 
  • Run this oval shape through the Big Shot with the *Hexagonal Dynamic TIEF. (WOW I adore this thing!!!!)
  • Sponge with the Sponge Brayer using Crushed Curry over the top of the embossed oval. Then using an Aqua Painter, colour the inside of the hexagonal (the small part) with Crushed Curry. Once coloured fill some random hollows with Glue from the Fine-tip Glue pen. Let dry! 
  • Once dry cut out some of the small inner hexagons. Back this embossed and coloured oval with a piece of Chocolate Chip.
  • Using Water Colour Paper Stamp a Bumble bee from the *Dragonfly Dreams stamp set and 5 bees from the Touches Of Texture Stamp set in Stazon Black. Colour them using Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker or your Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry Ink.
  • Fussy Cut them out!
  • Cut a length of Basic Black Bakers Twine (enough to wrap around at least 4 times) Tie the *Falling in Love embellishment in place to the bakers twine.
  • Stamp you sentiment using the sentiment from the *Cool Treats Stamp Set onto Very Vanilla, cut and adhere to back of the embellishment using a Glue Dot.
  • Glue your embossed oval in place, then adhere the front layers with dimensionals to the base.
  • Adhere the other two embellishments in place and then attach Bees in desired places with Glue dots remembering to add one inside :)

OPEN VIEW

"HONEY TO THE BEE"

#Hardwood #Touchesoftexture2of2 #Cooltreats #Dragonflydreams #Hexagonaldynamictief #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Giftoflove #Honeybees #Sweet

Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog -  to VOTE for my project from 29th Dec 2017 . I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Any questions please ask!

I do hope you enjoyed my project.

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Thanks again and have a 
WONDERFULLY SWEET DAY :)




Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Billy's Magic Birthday Card


WELCOME

Today I will be sharing with you the special card I made for my son's 8th birthday. 
I will also be sharing a written tutorial for those interested in giving it a go for themselves :)

I REALLY must give thanks to Bruno Bertucci for giving me the inspiration for this card!!
#Magicbirthdaycard #Dinosaurs #Nobonesaboutit #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Cardmaking #Boysbirthday

Billy's Magic Birthday Card

Video showing movement of card






Now for the tutorial part 

:)


Card Stock DSP and Ephemera:

  1. Crumb Cake A4
  2. Very Vanilla for divider A4
  3. Chocolate Chip for scalloped frame and edging A4
  4. Fruit Stand DSP (Peekaboo Peach plants/pears 12 x 12 sheet)
  5. Acetate Window Sheet...for magic :)
  6. Burlap Ribbon

Stamp and Die/Framelt sets:

  1. No Bones About It
  2. Botanical Blooms
  3. Layering Squares Framelits
  4. Layering Circle Framelits or 1" Circle punch 
  5. Large Number Framelits

Inks Used:

  1. Pear Pizzazz
  2. Stazon Black
  3. Chocolate Chip
  4. Peekaboo Peach
  5. Versamark

Tools:

  1. Big Shot
  2. Paper Piercing Tool
  3. Staples and Stapler

Adhesives:

  1. Stampin Dimensionals
  2. Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  3. Tear and Tape
  4. Glue Dots

Image 1


#Magicbirthdaycard #Dinosaurs #Nobonesaboutit #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Cardmaking #Boysbirthday

Alrighty then lets get started :)
  • Cut your Crumb Cake to 14 cm x 22cm
  • Score at 10 cm, 10.5 cm, 20.5cm, 21 cm, leaving a 1cm tab for closing box shell.
  • Cut down the Very Vanilla to 9.8 cm x 15.5 cm.
  • SCORE EACH FOLD LINE AS SHOWN IN IMAGE 1
  • Cut a piece of Chocolate chip card stock to 9.8 cm x 13.8 cm (use this to cut out scalloped frame)
  • Score at 14 cm and 14.5 cm leaving a 1 cm tab for joining to inside bottom of box.
  • Cut out a window using the second largest plain square.
  • Cut a scalloped frame from Chocolate chip using the same plain square and the largest scalloped square.

Image 2

#Magicbirthdaycard #Dinosaurs #Nobonesaboutit #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Cardmaking #Boysbirthday

  • Double check your Chocolate Chip for size on the front of theCrumb Cake where the window has been cut from and then cut the DSP sheet to leave a 2 mm edge all around.
  • Join together using glue, let dry then position this to the front of your Crumb Cake sheet where the window has been cut from. Turn over and mark where to cut the window from.
  • Cut out window 


Image 3


  • Add tear and tape in two rows to the 1 cm flaps of Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla as shown in Image 3 above.
  • Peel off the inside tape cover on Crumb Cake. Match up edges and using your bone folder firmly rub up and down length of inside the box, making sure it is all stuck in place before removing second strips cover using the Paper Piercing tool as an aid to pick up the edge.
  • Cut a small half circle at the top of the Very Vanilla using the 1" circle punch or layering Circle framelit.
  • Attach Very Vanilla using the same technique to the bottom of the completed box.
  • Using 1 glue dot place on the inside of the Crumb Cake to adhere the Very Vanilla  so the bottom of the box stays flat and solid.
NOW I MADE A CARD BACK FOR THIS BOX...It isn't shown in any images sorry :(
You can do it too! Just by using the same technique as the Very Vanilla piece above but cut so it adheres to the out side along the left side of the box! I also layered the same colours to the inside of my card and stamped a greeting and another dinosaur. 
  • Adhere DSP front to card front, after attaching back flap is so desired..

Image 4

#Magicbirthdaycard #Dinosaurs #Nobonesaboutit #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Cardmaking #Boysbirthday

NOW FOR THE FUN PART 

:)

  • Cut a piece of Very Vanilla to 9.8 cm x 12.5 cm and a piece of Acetate window sheet to match.
  • mark where your window is going to show and proceed to stamp your images in your chosen colours
  • Create a small tag to pull the piece up and down in your card. And make a Burlap covering.
  • Now when all ink is dry position the Acetate Window over the top and staple in place. 
  • Stamp your bones and leaf veins carefully over the top of your images, making sure you stamp in versamark before stazon.....This helps the colour stay on the acetate instead of lifting with your stamp.
  • All you need to do now is put the slider inside the small box, making sure the stamped Window Sheet is on top of the divider and the Very Vanilla sheet is behind.
VOILA!

You have a magic card of your own.
Decorate the front of your magic card how ever you desire xx

Open view of Magic Slider!

#Magicbirthdaycard #Dinosaurs #Nobonesaboutit #KOCreationscards #Handmadecards #Australianmade #Cardmaking #Boysbirthday
If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this project then look below. I have gathered them all for your convenience in the carousal below.









Thank you so much for stopping by :) I hope you enjoyed today's project.

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

I always reply :)




Sunday, 11 December 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Lisa Curcio


Welcome back to my blog
I am taking part today in a blog hope with guest Lisa Curcio along with some other talented people from the Crazy Crafters Group. We are all choosing a project from Lisa's blog to CASE (Copy And Selective Edit)
 You will find a list at the end of my blog for you to follow. 
FYI you are currently here with me Kim Oliver.

 The project I have chosen to CASE is this one below

Spotlight with Lisa, Flurry of Wishes, www.lisasstampstudio.com


The elements chosen from this card is basically the layout design. I made 4 cards for my CASE and I will now share them with you.

I chose to use the gorgeous 'Sending Love' Suite from the upcoming Occasions catalogue for my projects.
Can't wait for these to be available to you all! You are going to have a ball going through the new catalogue and choosing your favourites.
Can't wait!?!  Then join my team HERE

'SENDING LOVE'

#Sendinglovesuite #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Valentines #Sealedwithakiss #Australianmade #Sentwithlove #Stitchedshapesframelits

Isn't this such a gorgeous set!!! They make LOVE orientated cards so easy to create! They would be perfect for Valentines, Anniversaries and or Weddings...It's going to be quite versatile too as I noticed a couple of stamps would be perfect for little note cards.

Those lips look just just so luscious! I used that stamp on 3 out of my 4 cards hahaha

Okay I am now going to list below for you the items and tools used.

Items Used:
  • Sealed With Love Bundle - 144705
  • Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack - 142733
  • Stitched Shapes Framlit Dies
  • Layering Circles Framelit Dies
  • Thick Whisper White Card Stock
  • Real Red Card Stock
Tools and Ink Used:
  • Big Shot
  • Clear Block D
  • Stazon Black
  • Real Red Stampin Pad
  • Versamark
  • Embossing Buddy
  • Clear embossing powder
  • Heat Tool
  • Stampin' Trimmer
Adhesives:
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
  • Glue Dots
  • Tear and Tape
Embellishments:
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Front and Inside View

'Sealed WITH A Kiss' 1

#Sendinglovesuite #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Valentines #Sealedwithakiss #Australianmade #Sentwithlove #Stitchedshapesframelits


 For each card I chose my paper before cutting it as shown in pictures. I chose DSP pieces that I could mix and match, so that some cards would be more red and others more white. I then used the contrasting colour for the layer beneath, red for mostly white DSP and white for mostly red DSP.


Front and Inside View

'Sealed WITH A Kiss' 2

#Sendinglovesuite #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Valentines #Sealedwithakiss #Australianmade #Sentwithlove #Stitchedshapesframelits
With the card above I cut the 'Sealed WITH A Kiss' stamp into 3 sections so I could stamp the sentiment where I wanted it.
I can still use this stamp as a whole...which you can see in the image below.

Front and Inside View

'RED Sealed With A Kiss'

#Sendinglovesuite #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Valentines #Sealedwithakiss #Australianmade #Sentwithlove #Stitchedshapesframelits

I try to carry through the theme from the front of each card to the inside, as I feel this adds a little something more for the recipients.

Front and Inside View

'Sent With Love'

#Sendinglovesuite #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Valentines #Sealedwithakiss #Australianmade #Sentwithlove #Stitchedshapesframelits



Now if I am not the last on the list (If I am you have reached the end) and if not, then you are in for more gorgeous projects :)
Just click the name after mine to keep you moving through the hop. Otherwise TTFN and I hope you have enjoyed our blogs xx








Friday, 9 December 2016

Feather Together-Monochromatic - #CTC014

FEATHER TOGETHER!

WELCOME :)


Today's project was an order request that fitted in with a card challenge #CTC014 Monochromatic, 
so I was able to put it to double use and blog it,
and I do love sharing my projects, so this was the perfect excuse :)

With this card I am showcasing Dapper Denim and the Feather Together Stamp Set.
Being for a 40th I had to add a splash of silver to bling it up a bit.
 Also silver helps to reflect the colour back and it helps to add depth.
 I do hope Jessie doesn't mind hehehe.

"FEATHER TOGETHER"

#Feathertogether #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Happybirthday #40thbirthday #fortiethbirthday #Largenumberframelits #Dapperdenim






monochromatic
mɒnə(ʊ)krəˈmatɪk/
adjective
  1. containing or using only one colour.
    "monochromatic light"


'SIDE VIEW'

#Feathertogether #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Happybirthday #40thbirthday #fortiethbirthday #Largenumberframelits #Dapperdenim


The only ink colour used for this card was Dapper Denim! To get the shaded look I stamped off before stamping my image onto my card front. I also used the two step approach to the feather layers, which is easily achieved with the style of stamp that Feather Together is!
The numbers have been mounted using dimensional's onto two layered label die cuts in Silver Foil and Dapper Denim.


 'OPEN VIEW'

#Feathertogether #KOCreationscards #Cardmaking #Handmade #Happybirthday #40thbirthday #fortiethbirthday #Largenumberframelits #Dapperdenim



If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create my project with, I have added them to the carousal below for your convenience.






Thank you so much for stopping by, If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask in the comment section xx

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Hey Chic! - #GDP065

HEY, CHIC! 

WELCOME :)

Today I am sharing another little sneak peek with you!
 A cute project created using a Sale-A-Bration item that will be available in January!

That item is a FREE STAMP SET!
Yes you heard right FREE!

The stamp set I used is called 'Hey, Chic' from the Sale-A-Bration catty. 
When the new Occasions Catalogue is released to the general public (4th January - 31st May 2017)) you can get a FREE ITEM for every $90.00 spent during Sale-A-Bration time (4th January - 31st March) 

That's 1 free item from the SAB Catty for every $90.00!!!!! 
Amazing right!!!!

And if you can't wait that long to enjoy these benefits, you can become a demonstrator as part of my team (CLICK HERE) and enjoy these amazing offers now!


HEY, CHIC!


#Heychic #Wildaboutflowers #GDP065 #KOCreatiosncards #Handmade #Australianmade #Cardmaking



I have entered this card into Global Design Projects #GDP065 colour challenge

here is a picture of their chosen colours


For my card I used the following items:

STAMP SETS: Hey, Chic (143331) and Wild About Flowers (138728)
INKS/Markers: Early Espresso, Real Red,Crumb Cake, Stazon Black, Craft Whisper White, Wink of Stella Clear, with Real Read and Early Espresso Stampin' write markers
CARD STOCK: Early Espresso, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake.
FRAMELITS: Layering Circles and Stitched Shapes. 
PUNCHES: Confetti Hearts Border.
ADHESIVES: Fine Tip Glue Pen, Tear and Tape and Stampin' Dimensionals.
TOOLS: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Bone Folder, Clear Blocks D, F and G, Aqua Painter and a Stapler.



INSIDE VIEW


#Heychic #Wildaboutflowers #GDP065 #KOCreatiosncards #Handmade #Australianmade #Cardmaking




For your convenience I have made a carousal of items if you want to purchase anything I used to create with. Just click the picture of the  item required to shop with me.







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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!
http://www.craftykylie.com/2016/11/crazy-crafters-team-project-highlights_7.html 

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!!!!!
OMG it is AMAZING!

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


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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.

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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 :)






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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.

"WEDDING BELLS"

#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.



 "INSIDE VIEW"

#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.

"OPEN VIEW"


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

I hope you have enjoyed my card today.

*NOTE: 
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

BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE
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.




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Have a fabulous day x