Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge # 3 - A Colour challenge

Hello and welcome to our weekly challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.  Today we have a colour challenge and here are the details



I'm making a start on Christmas cards and I thought these colours would work very well with what I had in mind.  I'm also using up some of last years Christmas Designer papers.  The Real Red patterned sheet comes from the pack Santa & Co. and the Smoky sheet comes from the pack All is Calm.   Come and have a look.

This is a Twisted Easel Card, or an Angled Easel card if you prefer and the stamp set is Called Wonderous Wreath.  There are matching framelits available for this set which can be purchased as part of a bundle or sold separately called Wonderful Wreath.  I'm so glad this one carried over into our new catalogue.



I've done some Justin type staging for my photographs.  By the way he is the master of staging, Lol.   Here is a side view and the inside of the card.






And here is a closeup of the card front so you can see the wreath a little better.



I cut a full wreath with the framelits from Smoky Slate card to line under the stamped Bermuda Bay wreath and added dimentionals in  between the layer to give more of a 3D effect.  The last pic I have shows the view from the back of the card and you can see the dimention on the wreath.





Thanks so much for stopping by today.  We can't wait to see what you make for our challenge.  Have a great day.




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Monday, June 29, 2015

Lettuce Celebrate


Hello Everyone,

Today I've made a card with some new products, Market Fresh stamp set and Farmers Market Designer paper pack.  I've used the Lettuce image with the cute pun and the Lots of Labels framelits.




The cardstock chosen is Crumb Cake, Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla and Old Olive for this card.  The stamped image has been coloured with an Aqua brush and several inks including Old Olive, Cucumber Crush, Mossy Meadow and Hello Honey.  The imaged was fussy cut and layered onto the Labels with 3D foam.  Here's the full pic below.  I really like how this turned out.




If you have any questions or would like to order these products please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a great Monday.




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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Six Sided Sampler Butterfly Card

Hello Everyone,

How is your Sunday?  I would love to say I've had a lazy day at home, but that's not the case.  I still get to run my daughter to and from work on Sundays, and while I'm out do some groceries.  Isn't that fun, Lol!.

Today I have a card made with an older stamp set Six Sided Sampler and matching Hexagon punch which I've combined with the Bold Butterfly Thinlits and some in colours.  This is my take on the catalogue sample on page 105 of our Annual Catalogue.  Come and have a look.



The colours I've chosen to work with are Watermelon Wonder, Mint Macaron, Totally Taupe and a base of Sahara Sand cardstock combined with Very Vanilla.   I've also used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set to stamp the background of the card and some older Washi Tape along the lower edge.  I think it ties in nicely both colour wise and with the Hexagon pattern.

Here's the full pic of my finished card.




I hope you have a wonderful day doing something you love.   See you soon. xo




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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Mint Macaron Watercolor Wings card

Hello Everyone,

How is your Saturday and your weekend shaping up?  We had a friend of my husband visit so that had them busy in the shed with Mens business for a while, Lol.  I just had to feed them.  That did give me a bit of time for my craft.  Gotta love that.

Today's card was made with the Watercolor Wings stamps combined with Butterfly thinlits and Bold Butterfly framelits.




The cardstock I've used is Mint Macaron, Whisper White and Vellum.  The Whisper white card background has been embossed with the Lovely Lace embossing folder and the greeting comes from the Butterfly basics stamp set punched with the Large Oval punch.   Here's the full pic of the finished card.  I love that new matching trim as well.



Ink used were Mint Macaron, Lost Lagoon and Bermuda Bay.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend.





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Friday, June 26, 2015

You've Got This Just Because

Hello Everyone,

Today I'm showing another card I've made with the new stamp set You've Got this.  I actually love this colour combination.  Black and White with Bermuda Bay.

The card base is Basic Black and the patterned paper is from last years pack called Back to Black.  The stamped image has been heat embossed with Black embossing powder and the background stamped in Bermuda bay then I've used the Lots of Labels new framelits to cut and match the image.  See a closeup below.





I've added a butterfly stamped with the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and the greeting comes from the set called A dozen Thoughts.




This card was made based on the sketch this week at Stamp Ink Paper.  It's one of the Design Teams I'm part of.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing today's card and you'll leave me a comment to let me know you've visited.  Have a great day.





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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Lost Lagoon Butterfly Card

Hello Everyone,

I have had another busy day today and also tonight, to & fro from school and back with my girls in school and Awards ceremony at school for the Year 11's tonight for their Australian Business week presentations.  Yes its been busy leading up to the end of term.  This will finish the term for my eldest tonight, and tomorrow is the last day for my youngest.

I did manage to finish off this card before we have to head back to the school.  This card uses a combination of the Watercolor Wings stamps with the matching Bold butterfly framelits and Awesomely Artistic stamps to create this awesome (I think) monochromatic card.  The base is Lost Lagoon cardstock combined with Whisper White and Vellum.



The ink colours used were Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Mint Macaron and Whisper White.  The floral image from the Awesomely Artistic stamp set has been stamped on Vellum with Pool party ink and heat embossed with clear powder and partially fussy cut layered onto my card and stamped a second time in the top right hand corner directly onto the card with Lost Lagoon Ink.  I really like the combination here with the different textures and various shades of this similar colours.  Come and see the full pic of the card.




The Mint Macaron trim on the bottom edge of the card dresses it up a little more and some pearls placed over finish it off.   Here's a closer look at the greeting.



I  hope you like this one as much as I do.  Have a fantastic day.




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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge #150

Hi Everyone,

Welcome to another Wednesday card sketch ch allenge at the Paper Craft Crew.  Here is this week's sketch.




I've decided its time for me to start Christmas card creations, so that's what I've chosen to do today.
I've used the Stamp Set Ornamental Pine which was a brand new one for me that I didn't get around to inking last Christmas and unfortunately it has retired and did not carry over for this year.  I always admired the cards I'd seen done with it.  I chose to combine it with Cardstock of Early Espresso and Very Vanilla with dsp from last year's Christmas specialty pack called All is Calm.  The inks used were Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso and Real Red.




I really like how this turned out even though there was quite a bit of fussy cutting involved here.  The Pinecones and Bauble where all cut and are raised on 3D foam.  I also added some retired Early Espresso ribbon from my stash.




I hope you've enjoyed seeing my card and that you will also play along.  For more inspiration for this week's challenge please go and see the other designs from our team this week The Paper Craft Crew.

 Have a great day.




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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Stamp Ink Paper Challenge #2 - Sketch Challenge

Hello Everyone,

Happy Tuesday to you.  Welcome to our second challenge at Stamp Ink Paper.  This is our new day to post for Stamp Ink Paper on a weekly basis.  This week we have a sketch for you with nice clean lines.  We look forward to seeing what you create.



I decided this was an opportunity to use some more of my retired stash of products.  I love when I can combine something old and something new.  Old/Vintage is the Coastal Cabana Cardstock, the Eastern Elegance dsp and the Spring Flowers embossing folder.  New is the Watercolour Wings Butterfly stamp set combined with the Bold Butterfly framelits.  I've used the Tag Topper punch for a tag here to represent the rectangle on the sketch which I've layered up with the greeting punched on the Large Oval on top of the Note Tag punch.  The largest Whisper White tag was stamped with the floral image from Awesomely Artistic and to add extra texture and to visually enhance that image it was stamped a second time on vellum, heat embossed with clear embossing powder and cut out and layered over the top of the first stamped image.  It extends over the edge of the tag and creates more depth.



The Coastal Cabana card was combined with Whisper White and Crumb Cake cardstock.






Please come and view the other awesome designs over at Stamp Ink Paper for some inspiration and join in with one of yours.




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Monday, June 22, 2015

Awesomely Artistic Card

Hello Everyone,

How was your weekend?  Mine was jam packed starting with a late night on Friday night for the Basketball finals at Noosa Leisure Centre and continuing on with lots of running around.  Mum's taxi was very busy.

First of all I must tell you about the Basketball results from the weekend which I forgot to share yesterday.  My daughter plays in two teams and was runner up in both.  She has too silver medals from the comp, U16's and U18's.  The Under 16s was a very close nail biting game 31 - 28 and it went right down to the last 40 seconds of the final quarter.  The second game was not so close, but thats life.   Pictures of medals below.

Onto today's card.  I've used Awesomely Artistic for this card using a Crumb Cake base.  Come and have a closer look.




I've stamped the background with images using Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron and combined with cardstock Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron and some Back to Black Dsp.  The Dragonfly from this stamp set was stamped onto vellum, heat embossed with Gold Ep and cut out.  Here's the full pic of the card.


Its a simple design inspired by our catalogue sample and I'm happy with how this turned out.

As promised here's my daughter's medals.  She's very proud of these and I was only allowed to look after one of them while she played the second game.




Thanks for indulging a proud Mum.  I'll see you again tomorrow.




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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Watercolor Wings Card

Hi Everyone,

How is your weekending going.  Mine is almost over.  It's after 9pm on Sunday night as I type this and we've had a busy day here.   Its the last week of the school term here starting tomorrow and there are multiple projects going on at school.  We had to shop for clothing & shoes for the eldest for Australian Business week at school. That took up the afternoon.  I have just finished my card after just helping my youngest daughter colour her hair.  Will be interesting to see the result when she's finished.

Onto the card which I've made combined Watercolor Wings with the Bold Butterfly framelits and a background stamp from the Mini catalogue which finished at the start of this month called Something Lacy.  Come and have a look.



The cardstock used is Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Bermuda Bay.  The Inks used are Delightful Dijon, Pool Party and Bermuda Bay.  Here's the full pic.




I've used the Decorative Dots embossing folder on the banners cut for the background and used the Bitty Banner framelit to cut the greeting.  

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.




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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Cucumber Crush Make and Takes

Hello Everyone,

I've been to a friend & fellow demonstrator Gaye Schrader's new catalogue launch today to support her and I'm showing the Make & Takes I made with her.  These are Gaye's designs and I was very happy to sit back and enjoy the afternoon with the other ladies there.

Come and have a look at what we made.  Mine were made from Cucumber Crush (new in colour) card combined with Whisper White and Basic Black, and I'm glad because its not a colour I would normaly gravitate to or be my first choice, so its great to have some samples in this colour to show my girls.

Here's the first one we made using the stamp set You've Got this.



The ink used on the background was Smoky Slate with the Cucumber Crush Flower stamped over the top and the matching ribbon tied around the panel.

Here's the second card made.  it has a base of Cucumber Crush, but this time I changed it up slightly to add my own twist, and some Glimmer paper at home to the back of the Butterfly cut with the Bold Butterflies Framelits.  I also used the Decorative Dots embossing folder on the Whisper White background to this card.  I hope Gaye doesn't mind my changes stepping up the card slightly to show another option.


Here's a closer look at the Butterfly




Here are both of the cards.  Don't they look great as a set and a great way to also showcase the In Colours.  Other ladies were making different coloured cards and I thought it was a great way to showcase the new colours.




Thank you Gaye so much for having me.  It was great catching up, as always, with other ladies and other demontrators.  A fantastic way to spend a Saturday arvo.  I hope you have a good one too.





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Friday, June 19, 2015

Blackberry Moonlight Butterfly card


Hello Everyone,

I hope you are having a fantastic Friday.  I am posting early because of the Basketball finals tonight.  My youngest is playing in two finals in her first season of basketball.  Its very exciting for the first team particularly, the U16's because they are the Noosa High School team.  I'll be there cheering and let u know the results in my next post.

Here's the details on today's card using one of my favourite Butterfly thinlits over the new stamp set Watercolor Wings.




The cardstock used is Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White and Brushed gold.  The Patterned paper comes from the Moonlight paper stack and I've added some Hello Honey ribbon.





The greeting used comes from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.  This was a quick card, but those layered butterflies always add a touch of wow factor.  Love how they look like they just landed there with the dimension the wings add.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a great Friday.




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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Timeless Elegance Thinking of You

Hello Everyone,

I am loving playing with this new Designer paper I've bought from the new catalogue called Timeless Elegance.  I think it's going to be so versatile for many occasions.  I've used it to make a "Thinking of You" card today.  Come and have a look.



The cardstock I've used is Basic Black for the base, Tip Top Taupe for the trim and Very Vanilla for the greeting.  I used the Papillon Potpourri stamp set for this Butterfly which was heat embossed on Vellum with Blushing Bride embossing powdere and the greeting cut with the Bitty Banners framelits is from the Teeny Tiny sentiments stamp set.   The dotted ribbon border punch was used under the bottom edge of the banner and the butterfly sits of a shape cut with the Lots of Labels framelits.  Here is the full pic of the card.



Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a great day.







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