Thursday, June 30, 2016

In Colour Easel Card for my Launch


Hello Everyone,


I'm trying to catch up on posts and I have another class happening tomorrow, so I wanted to show you this Easel card that I made for my launch before I shared any more class cards.  This card uses all five of our new "In Colours".  I used Dapper denim for the base of this card and combined with Botanical Builder framelits, Papillon Potpourri butterfly and greeting from Rose Wonder stamp set.





Colours use were the whole In colour range and some Basic Black and Whisper White to line the inside of the card.  Here's a closer look at the front.  It was cut with Oval Accents Bigz and Oval framelits dies.




This is the side view.






Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hope you have a fabulous day.






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Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 201 - Life's a Journey

Hi Everyone,

Welcome, our regular Wednesday challenge will run for 2 weeks at the Paper Craft Crew this time.
Here is our sketch for this week.


 


I've used a new stamp set here called One Wild Ride for this male card.  The cardstock here is Basic Black, Cajun Craze and Whisper White.  The paper on the background is from last year's specialty pack called Winter Wonderland and I've used some Washi  tape from my stash for the top border of the sketch.





In hindsight, the bike would have been great if i'd embossed it withe black embossing powder, however, too late now.  :)  Here's a closer look.






So glad you could join us this week a the Paper Craft Crew challenge.  We look forward o having you play along and seeing what you create with this sketch.





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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper #54 - Fabulous Flora

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our colours this week for the Tuesday Stamp Ink Paper challenge.  This  colour combination comes to us from Sandy and I know she envisaged Summer and tropical fruits, so please make sure you check out her fantastic card and all the cards this week from our talented design team.




I liked the idea of a White card this week and incorporated Old Olive card and ribbon into my design combined with a SU Hostess stamp set called Fabulous Flora.  I did not have any Tangerine Tango, so I substituted Tangello Twist ink and you may also substitute with whatever is the closest colour that you have.   I love texture and used the Lovely Lace embossing folder on my background.





I coloured my image with Blender pens and inks and used my Wink of Stella pen over it for a shimmery finish (closeup below) and cut it with lots of labels framelits.  Decorative label punch was used with some yellow card to create a fancy edge and I also used Thoughtful banners for my greeting.





Thanks for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper.  We can't wait to see your creations with these colours.




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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Beautifully Baroque Card

Hi Everyone,

How are you today?

When I pulled out my retired stamps last weekend for my launch I decided to use my Beautifully Baroque stamp set that I had in storage again combined with our new in colours.  I've stamped here in Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo for this card also using the Thoughtful Banners stamps and matching punch.  Cardstock used is Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, Whisper White and some Dazzling Diamonds glimmer cut with Butterfly thinlits for my layered butterfly.








I really quite like how this turned out, rather simple but quite striking.  Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your weekend.




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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 200 - Sheltering Tree

Hello Everyone,

We have reached a fabulous milestone athe Paper Craft Crew team and this is our 200th challenge with our sketch below. We hope you can join us as most of the team will have some blog candy on offer, but only if you participate and comment on their blogs. Generally blog candy is available within the same Country, so for Canadian team members, its available only to Canadians who comment on their blog and in my case, I'm the only Australian on the team, so my blog candy will go to another Aussie who comments here, and so forth.





Here's what i created with our Sketch. I've used Sheltering tree stamp set for this male birthday card, which also would have made an excellent Father's day card, just by switching the sentiment. Cardstock is Early Espresso, Pool Party and Whisper White.




Designer papers used are from English Garden pack, the reverse side of some of those pretty florals in that retired pack work beautifully for gender neutral and male cards.




So glad you could join us this week. Do please join us at the Paper Craft Crew and pls leave a little blog love in the form of some comments to be chosen at random for some blog candy in Australia.


Oh and before I forget, my blog candy is some new cardstock and ribbon samples from our Stampin' Up In colours.




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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper #53 - Bloom & Bliss Butterfly Card

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our challenge this week at Stamp Ink Paper.   



I love this new designer paper I've just bought called Bloom & Bliss and thoughthe floral background would be wonderful with one of my favourite layered butterflies perched on top.  Cardstock used is Dapper Denim, Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum and Dazzling Diamonds and Blushing Bride Glimmer.  I used Decorative label punch with greeting from Blooms & Wishes stamp set.




I kepthe design simple with such pretty elements and everyone knows how I love butterflies.




Quite an interesting challenge seeing who you CASE.  :)  

So glad you could join us at  Stamp Ink Paper 






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Monday, June 20, 2016

Happy Mother's Day Botanical Builder

Hello Everyone,

I have a card here today that i meant to show you last month and i actually forgot all about it.

A Blackberry Bliss card (now retired) base was used and I am in love with these Botanical Framelits.




Mother's Day greeting is from a retired set called My Mother which was stamped on the large Very Vanilla heart and on the bottom edge of my card is a strip of marbly paper that was created with my reinkers and shaving foam.





Some flowers I received.



Have a great day.




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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge 199 - Blooms and Bliss

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to the Wednesday card sketch challenge here with the Paper Craft Crew. Here is our sketch for the week.







I've used some brand new dsp called Blooms and Bliss.   I would have to say its my current favourite from our selection in the new catalogue. Greeting used on the banner is from Blooms and Wishes Stamp set and cardstock is Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride. I've used my butterfly dies to create a layered butterfly on the lower corner combined with Butterfly basics stamp set. I also pulled my Blossom punch out of retirement for my punched flower.


Here's a closeup.







So glad you could drop by my blog
this week and t hanks for joining us a the Paper Craft Crew








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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #52 - 1 Year Anniversary



Hello and welcome to the one year anniversary of the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge

Can you believe that it has already been a year?! We have had so much fun creating the challenges and seeing all of your beautiful work that you share with us in the gallery each week! To thank you we are going to have three giveaways! All you have to do is enter a card in this week's challenge! We hope to have some participants from Australia where I will be suppling some blog candy! And the other two winners from this week's challenge will get some goodies from  the  US! Everyone has something to add to the prize pack! You can find out what each person is giving by checking out their blog and to make that easier we have a Hop for you! If you click on the NEXT button and the very bottom of this post you. My blog candy will be some sample cardstock from Stampin' Up! latest In Colours with a little ribbon, but you need to enter a card to be eligible to win and preferably visit more than one of the teams sites and let us know you've been.  We love receiving comments.  

For our fifty-second challenge we have one of your favorites!! Card Maker's Choice! You have until Sunday evening at 8:00pm on June 19th to enter your project. Winners announced on Monday, June 20th! We can’t wait to see what you come up with!




Here's a card I've made using some of my favourite flowers and butterflies. Botanical Garden framelits and the co-ordinating dsp from the bundle from the Occasions catalogue were used along with Papillon Potpourri and thoughtful Banners.  My cardstock is Basic Black, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron. 





Here's a closer look.  I sponged ink around edges of flowers.



I love my Papillon Popourri butterflies , I did some extra sponging on those as well.





Remember, blog candy is on offer this week, so you must enter a card to be eligible.
Thanks for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper.  Carolyn xx














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Monday, June 13, 2016

Flirty Flamingo Flower Patch card

Hi Everyone,

I wanted to share a card with you that was made as one of my Cards to launch the new catalogue on the weekend and specifically to showcase the new In Colours.  Come and have a look.





My cardstock for this card is Flirty Flamingo, Emerald Envy and Whisper White.  Affectionately yours designer paper has been used as a panel and Whisper White background was embossed with Lovely lace embossing folder.  i used my first new stamp thoughtful Banners on this card which was purchased as a bundle with matching punch Banner punch and combined it with one of my current stamps called Flower Patch cut with matching Flower Fair framelits.  

Here is a closer look.



I stamped the flower 3 times and fussy cuthe middle and top layers for a 3D effect.  Below is a photo showing some more of the cards I had on display.




Have a great day.  



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Sunday, June 12, 2016

Holly's 15th B'day Card

Hi everyone,

Here's is an Easel card made for a friend of my daughter, who has turned 15 last weekend.  It was my 3rd card in a row made in this style.  My brief given was she likes orange, no butterflies and no flowers Mum.  Here's what I finally came up with.

Cardstock was Peekaboo peach, Whisper White and tangerine tango with inks of Flirty Flamingo, Crumb Cake and tangerine tango.





Stamps here were Gorgeous Grunge, Work of Art and Birthday Balloons and framelits were large Numbers and Star framelits.   Here's a pic of the side view so you can see how card sits.




this is a closer look at the front of my card.



Holly loved it and thanked me, so the effort was well worth it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. :)





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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Biggest Morning tea 2016

Hi everyone,


I wanted to share some photos of our event from last weekend including the lovely ladies present and the projects we made on the day.



My event was all about raising some money for Cancer, but we also had a lot of fun, some yummy food and some craft time.  Here's the cards we made.




Same card in a choice of colours with Mint Macaron and either Wisteria Wonder or Calypso Coral.   I used Cup and Kettle framelits and Washi tape & Scallop Circle punch for these cards.





and here is the second card we made, which was a male birthday card.



I've combined a few stamps for this card, Gorgeous Grunge with Sky is the limit.  Cardstock for this card is Crumb Cake, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla.  I used Decorative label punch for the greeting.  Inks used were Night of Navy, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Crumb Cake.




And last but not least, some pics of the yummy food.  :)













So glad you could stop by my blog.  I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the photos from the weekend.  Have a great day.






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