Saturday, January 31, 2015

Something Lacy Soft Sky Card

Hi Everyone,

How are you?  Do you have plans this weekend?  We had to vote today in our State Government election and this afternoon I took my youngest to her friend's sleepover Birthday party.  We've also had friends drop in today.  Luckily I had the background prepared in advance for this particular card.

I've again used the technique I showed yesterday combining the Something Lacy background stamp with the Irresistibly Yours patterned paper.  The background is stamped with Memento Black ink over the patterned paper, blotted and then brayered with Soft Sky ink.  Come and have a look.

The cardstock used is Soft Sky, Whisper White and Basic Black and I've used my Beautiful Wings embosslits to cut the Butterflies.

The Soft Sky band on the bottom of the card was embossed with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and the greeting from Butterfly Basics stamp set was punched out with the Decorative Label punch and raised on 3D foam on top of it.

As I mentioned yesterday, this was a technique that I saw on the blog of  Linda Heller (When the Rubber hits the Road).  The link is on yesterday's blog post.

Please let me know what you think of this card.  I love the Soft Sky on the background of this one.  Have a great day.

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Friday, January 30, 2015

Something Lacy Brayered Background card

Hello Everyone,

I have something extremely pretty to show you today.  I've been playing with the new background stamp Something Lacy combined with the Irresistibly Yours Sale-a-bration patterned paper and here is the result on this card.  I must thank Linda Heller (When the rubber Hits the Road) for this idea I saw on her blog.  Let me explain further how this was achieved.

The background was firstly stamped over the Irresistibly yours patterned sheet with Memento Black ink and the excess blotted and wiped off.  I then brayered over the piece with Pink Pirouette ink, again wiping off any excess.  I then completed my card using cardstock of Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Basic Black.   The greeting comes from the stamp set Label Love stamped in Blackberry ink and punched with the Artisan Label punch.  The butterfly is cut using the Butterfly Thinlits and in the centre of it is one of our new Something Borrowed embellishments.  Heres the full photo of the card.

I am trying this technique out in a couple more colours, so look out for that in the coming days.  See you next time.

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Island Indigo Butterfly Birthday

Hello Everyone,

I have a CAS card I've made to share with you today.  I love when I can combine something new with something old.  The new is the Butterfly thinlit die which I've used to cut out my Island Indigo butterfly and the old is last years SAB paper called Sycamore Street.  Come and have a look.

The cardstock colours are Pool Party, Whisper White and Island Indigo.  The ink is also Island Indigo and I've used some Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the butterfly.  It's been finished with some Basic rhinestones.

The greeting used is from the Butterfly Basics stamp set stamped with Island Indigo Ink.

Thanks for calling in to see what I've made.  I hope you have a wonderful day.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge #129 - Sheltering Tree Card

Hello Everyone,

Wednesday means its time for another Paper Craft Crew Card sketch challenge.  We hope you will play along with us this week.  Here is our sketch.

videogram cover image

I've used the Sheltering Tree Photopolymer stamp set and some Frosted Sequins left over from Christmas.  Ok I deviated from the sketch a bit and used a little creative licence here and  I left off the banners to fit with my design.

The cardstock used is Smoky Slate, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush.  Inks are Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Soft Sky and Basic Black for "Heart".   I thought this card could be used for any occasion including a Valentines day card if you so desired.  It's very wintery because I'm thinking of my friends in the US who are currently in the middle of winter being blasted by a huge snow storm at the moment.  We don't really experience that kind of winter here where I live.

We hope you will join us this week at the Paper Craft Crew.  Make sure to pop over and see what our other designers have made this week.  

Thanks for stopping by.  See you again soon.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Lotus Blossom Happy Birthday SAB Card

Hello Everyone,

Happy Tuesday to you all.  I've made another card today using similar products to yesterday's post.  I've featured the Lotus Blossom Sale-a-bration stamp again and the Irresistibly Yours designer paper which I've brayered again.  Come and have a look.

The cardstock is a retired Pink from my stash which I've combined with Whisper White and Brushed gold together with the brayered background paper.  I used Pear Pizzazz ink this time to brayer and there are a combination of Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry for the blossom and Pear Pizzazz with Mossy Meadow on the stem.  I stamped the birthday greeting from the Butterfly Basics stamp set with Melon Mambo ink.

I hope you like today's card and wish you all a very happy Tuesday too.

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Lotus Blossom Thank You

Hello Everyone,

Happy Australia Day to you.  I hope you've had a fantastic long weekend for those of you here in Oz.  It was a warm one here today and I'm thankful for our new air-conditioning.   The best news is that is back to school for my girls tomorrow too.

I have a pretty pink card to share with you today made with the Lotus Blossom SAB stamp set combined with Irresistibly Yours Designer patterned papers.  I've combined them with Deco Label and Oval framelits.  Come and have a look.

I've actually used my brayer on the background Irresistibly yours paper with Pink Pirouette ink.  The Cardstocks used were Gold Foil, Whisper White, Melon Mambo and a vintage colour for the base called Pretty in Pink.    I've used some pearls in the corner as the only other embellishment.  Full view of the card is below.

I'm pleased with how this card turned out.  Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think too.

Have a great day.

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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Can You Case It? Challenge # 54

Hello Everyone,

Its Sunday today and that means its time for another challenge at Can You Case It?.  Here are the challenge details this week, which is Designer's choice.

I've decided I would take this opportunity to showcase the card I made for my Mum's 70th Birthday.  As promised yesterday, I said I would share some more information about my Mum's birthday celebrations.  I have a few more photos to share with you at the end of this post.

We went out for lunch with the family yesterday and gave her this card even though her birthday is actually tomorrow (Monday 26th) here on Australia Day.  Its a long weekend, so she gets to celebrate even longer.  This is actually an Easel card I've made using Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri and Memorable Moments stamp sets.

The cardstock is Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White and Brushed Gold.  I've used the Top Notes die to cut the Whisper White panels for both the front and the inside (picture below) and embossed the Brushed Gold background with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.

Butterflies from both Papillon Potpourri stamp set and Beautiful wings embosslits adorn the card on both the front panel and the inside.

Blendabilities have been used to colour the flowers on the card front.  Here's the photo of the front view of the Birthday Card.

The 70 stamped with the Memorable Moments stamp set has been punched and layered up with Scallop Circle and Decorative Label punches.

We hope you will come and join in this week's challenge at Can You Case It? and see what your other designers have made this week.  We would love to see your card this week.

Now, as promised here's a couple of personal photos.

Here's my Mum with her Birthday cake and the next pic here is the grand daughters.

More family photos of the table with my sisters and my brother in laws.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I would love to hear what you think of my card, so don't forget to leave me some comments while you're here.  Enjoy your weekend.

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

Lotus Blossom Wishes & Lara's Birthday Card

Hello Everyone,

I am a little late tonight.  Its been quite a day catching up with family for both my Mum's 70th Birthday lunch and my niece's 5th birthday.  We've had a great day, but I'll tell you more about that later.

Today I wanted to share two cards I've made.  The first using the Sale-a-bration Stamp set Lotus Blossom.  I've combined it with a greeting from the set Blooming with Kindness and also used one of my fav butterflies.

I've used several inks to create the depth in this flower, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry.  Pear Pizzazz and Mossy Meadow inks were used to stamp the stem.  I've used Blackberry Bliss for the Butterfly and Blackberry Bliss & Whisper White cardstock to create the card, and the Oval Collection framelits.  The background was embossed with the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder which is also another one of my favourites.

Here's the full picture of the card.

I do like how this one's turned out.

The 2nd card I wanted to show you uses some non- SU products and some older papers from my stash and was made for my niece Lara.

The cardstock used is Basic Black for the base layered with older SU patterned papers and combined with the Itty Bitty Banners birthday sentiment.  Its one of those 3D pics that you layer.  I made these a lot with my former job in the craft store and still have a ton of pics in my stash.  This next pic shows the layers.

Of course I added a signature butterfly cut from the dsp using the Beautiful Wings embosslits.  I've also added a matching envelope made using our SU envelope punch board and vintage dsp.

Hope you are having a fantastic weekend.

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Friday, January 23, 2015

Blackberry Butterfly Basics Birthday

Hello Everyone,

Its a very wet Friday here today.  I'm not complaining about the rain.  I love it.  It cools the place down, it fills our tanks, waters the garden and the lawn.  The only thing I don't like about the rain is if I have to drive in it.  I did have to at one point today and it was so heavy that I could barely see the tail lights of the car in front of me.  That's a little scary.  Other than that it was a pretty good day.  The girls had orthodontist appointments and we have everything that they need for school on Tuesday now.  I completed a card when we got home this evening.

I've used Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White cardstock and inks of Blackberry Bliss, Pistachio Pudding Crumb Cake and Rich Razzleberry for this card which combined Butterfly Basics with Papillon Potpourri butterfly and the Elegant Butterfly punch.  It was a quick card because I had the ferns already stamped on the Whisper White background.  Here is a closeup.

The small butterflies have been stamped directly onto the background card as was the Papillon Potpourri butterfly with Blackberry Bliss ink.  The punched butterfly on top was stamped with Rich Razzleberry and they've all been finished with some Basic pearls.  The card is below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Hope you have a fantastic Friday.

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sending Butterfly Wishes

Hello Everyone,

I'm sorry I missed you yesterday.  This week has been crazy.  I can't believe how many things have gone wrong and how much money we've spent in a matter of days.  Yesterday I had to pack away all my cardmaking stuff and clear the spare computer desk off from the laptop I normally use for my posts and pack it away because we were to have a new air conditioner installed.  Essentially I had two desks to clear as well as shop for both the new Washing Machine we needed and the air con, so nothing crafty has been done in the last couple of days.  Late yesterday afternoon we got a call to say it wouldn't be done until this morning, so everything had to stay cleared leaving access free for the morning.  I'm pleased to report that it was installed today and finally I got to play this afternoon and finish of a card that I had in the pipeline.

This card features (what do you think?) the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterfly thinlits.  I've also added the Beautifully Baroque embossing folder to the background.  Come and have a look.

The cardstock I've used is Early Espresso, Brushed Gold and Whisper White.  I've used one of the vintage Gold Glimmer brads in the butterfly body and added some gold ribbon to the top of the card.  The inks used are Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso that I've used to stamp onto the White card cut out with the Banner framelits.  Here's the full view of the card.

I think everyone has figured out by now that I am in love with the Butterfly Basics bundle.  Hope you like my card.  Have a wonderful day.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Love Card

Hello Everyone,

Happy Tuesday to you.

To say today hasn't quite gone to plan would be an understatement.  One new washing machine later after a major failure  and back and forth taxi runs all day has not left much time to feel creative or play.

I decided it was a good time to practice that 10 minute card challenge, and do one of my own.

What do you think of this?

Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler card teamed with Expressions thinlits.  Mosaic embossing folder and Heart Collection framelits with some Gold foil & glimmer.  Ta da!

Love you say?  Because I'm not feeling the love today, and tomorrow's not looking good either.  Lol!

I hope you have a better day than mine has been.  Happy Tuesday.

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Monday, January 19, 2015

Framed Beautiful Butterfly Basics Card

Hello Everyone,

How are you today?  I've been melting in the heat here with a faulty air conditioner, and our PC has also decided its too hot to work as well.  Means we are sharing the laptop at the moment.  I've quickly popped on to show you my card today featuring the Butterfly Basics bundle.

The cardstock I've used is Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss and Brushed gold.  I've used inks of Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss and I've used our Sahara Sand lace on the bottom as you will see on the picture below.

The frame has been created with the Deco Label framelits and I've used the Decorative Label Punch for the greeting.  Hope you like my card.  Have a wonderful day.

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