Friday, 30 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlights

Hi everyone and welcome back to my blog.

Today I am sharing with you a couple of cards I've created using a technique that Kylie Bertucci has recently shared with us via a Facebook live event. I've always wanted to create a card like this and just wasn't quite sure how it was done. After seeing the tutorial I just had to give it a try. Basically you use your bigshot to create lots of layers of the same sentiment and carefully glue them on top of each other (stacking them up) to create the height you see in the card. The last layer is the original part of the card that you also cut using your bigshot. Using the fine point glue pen  is really helpful in creating this card without the mess of ordinary adhesives. I used four layers of black cardstock (as suggested by Kylie) and the final layer being the original card that I stamped.

I really love how this technique makes the sentiment pop right off the card with a 3D effect.

Using the "Penned and Painted" Stamp set I created two different cards. I used the "Sweet Cupcake" framelits for the sentiment.

Card #1

For the flowers, I stamped the outline in Chocolate Chip ink as I wanted it to be slightly softer than using the black. I also mounted onto chocolate chip cardstock too. I did however use black cardstock to create the sentiment height as I wanted this to really pop!!

Photo taken on an angle so you can see the sentiment and the height of it from the side.

Inside the card I continued to stamp some flowers and leaves. I also used the cupcake to create the message inside the card.

I used my aqua painter to create the really soft water-colouring for the inside of the flowers. I used melon mambo and pink pirouette. For the leaves I used pear pizzazz.

This second card was a little experimental and I'm not sure I'm happy with it yet but wanted to share it anyway. I used darker colours for the stamping and the leaves. Emerald envy for the inside of the leaves (this time using the two step stamping option) rather than water-colouring. I used elegant eggplant for the inside part of the flowers and wisteria wonder for the out part.

I used melon mambo cardstock to build up my sentiment this time rather than black - just to see what it would look like!

Well if you want to know more about this bigshot technique, please don't hesitate to contact me for more information.

Now don't forget to vote for your 3 favourite cards this week back over at Kylie's Blog. Click here to go to the voting page (click on the love heart on the top right hand corner of the image).

Bye for now.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafter's September Blog Hop with Special Guest - Paula Dobson

Welcome to another Crazy Crafter's Blog Hop - this time we are delighted to be hopping with Paula Dobson, a New Zealand Stampin' Up! Demo - here is a link to her blog so you can pop over and check out all her cool cards!

Now, let me tell you - it was soooooo hard to choose just one project to tackle and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) as Paula creates the most amazing cards and choosing just one is so difficult. I trawled through her blog for quite some time and wanted to try so many different things - it was a 'pretty card' overload to say the least.

Finally, I found a card that was in colours that reflected a masculine card and so decided to challenge myself - as I always tend to make pretty pink cards!!

Here is the card that Paula created:

I liked the repetition in the card and the colour combination - so this was my challenge - to create a card using similar hues and repetition!!

Here is the card that I came up with:

So as you can see, my repetition was the dolphin - repeating across the card front! This is a new stamp set - available September if you are not a Demonstrator. It's called 'Day at the Beach' - and it's just gorgeous. Again I have used the triple layering stamp technique so I could incorporate 3 different tone's of cardstock behind each layer of Whisper White cardstock. The first layer is Dapper Denim, then Bermuda Bay and Finally Pool Party. The Dolphin has been stamped using Dapper Denim too.

I created the Starfish from the stamp set 'Picture Perfect' which is a two step process. The result creates a textured starfish. I fussy cut this starfish as a base for the sentiment. I used the burlap ribbon again (it features a lot lately in my cards). I just love this cool rustic style ribbon which I think helps the sentiment to pop!!! The sentiment also comes from the same stamp set - Picture Perfect.

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the other Crazy Crafter's blog's by hopping through the list. We have some amazing talent in our group, I'm sure you will be inspired and want to get creating yourself.

Friday, 16 September 2016

WWC85 - Jean's Colour Challenge

Jean's Colour Challenge - Watercooler Wednesday

Today I'm playing along with Watercooler Wednesday - I just couldn't resist the challenge of creating a card using this cool colour scheme.

To play along too, or visit the blog and see other cool card creations - click here

So here is my card that I came up with using this colour combination:

I used black cardstock for the base and then mounted onto whisper white cardstock. I then created my card using DSP - Irresistibly Floral. I sponged around the edges using black ink to create a border and to highlight the pattern on the paper. I then used the new Copper embossing powder to create the top of my tree on vellum. This is a limited time set - Thoughtful Branches with matching framelits. I love how the tree turned out. I stamped the trunk using black ink.

The sentiment was also stamped using the copper heat embossing powder. Under the sentiment I decided to use some washi tape to continue the theme of black and white. This tape is from the Pop of Pink designer washi tape. It added a litte texture beneath the sentiment!!

I'm also showcasing this card on Kylie's Blog highlights.

Why not grab a cuppa and check out what the Crazy Crafters have been creating and don't forget you get 3 votes too so please vote by clicking on the heart in the top right hand corner of the image. Follow the link above to Kylie's blog!

I really hope you enjoyed seeing this card and come back again to visit soon.

Don't forget to check out the other cards using this colour combo too!

Mixed Drinks

Mixed Drinks - finally a stamp set that goes with my past time of enjoying a cocktail here and there!!

HI everyone, welcome to my blog - It's Friday and that means you've probably worked hard this week and perhaps you are enjoying a cold refreshing beverage after work!! Well, I'm sharing with you this new stamp set 'Mixed Drinks' and highlighting it on Kylie's blog - Crazy Crafter's Team Project Highlights.

Make sure if you like my card you click on the little heart in the right hand corner to give me a vote. Also, don't forget to check out the other cards that are being shared this Friday!!

When I saw this stamp set appear in the new 2016/2017 catalogue, I knew I just had to have it. How fabulous to be able to stamp cute drinks, cocktails etc on to a card front or even scrapbook a cocktail event with the ladies. I've also seen it used to create milkshakes and other cute drinks. I decided to create a sweet cherry-ade drink in a mason style glass. Love the stripy straw too and the gorgeous two step cherries to create the outline and the shading!!

I had a play today with this set and here is the card that I came up with:

I used a wink of stella to go over my drink colour (sweet sugar plum) and make it sparkle. I haven't used Wink of Stella in a while so thought it was time to bring it back out!!!

I also used the Swirly Bird framelit to create the cute black swirl at the bottom of the card for a little embellishing. The bottom right hand corner was a technique I blogged about a while back using the botanical blooms set to create the flowers. Click here if you'd like to go back and see this post.

I also used some wink of stella on the leaves and flower petals to give them a bit of a sparkle too.

Finally to tie in with the pink and black in the card, I used some washi tape from the Pop of Pink colour combo. I love washi tape and really like how it added some more colour and dimension to the card background.

So make sure you check out the other great cards from my team and if you haven't already, grab yourself a cocktail and enjoy your night.


Don't forget to grab yourself a copy of this awesome stamp set and if you don't have a demonstrator - pick me!!!

Monday, 12 September 2016

Global Design Project 052 #GDP052

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog,

this week I was determined to enter a card into this week's Global Design Project as it was just too cute to pass up. I love making baby cards and when I saw the banner for this week I had to put an entry in too.

here is the banner challenge for this week: Case the Designer: Teneale Williams

Now before I created my card I saw a fellow Crazy Crafter who had created the most amazing Side Step card for this challenge. OMG. If you haven't seen it, then head over to Juana Ambida's blog and check it out. AMAZING!!!

So I CASED Juan's card as it was just sooooo gorgeous and I really wanted to create a side step card too.

Here is what I came up with.

I really love how with the side step card you can Incorporate lots of cute baby images that can taper up the card to show some depth.

The back of the card is left blank so there is a little room to write a message to the new parents.

I used 3 different stamp sets for this card. Baby Bear, Swirly Bird and Something for Baby. I also used the matching framelits to cut out the pram, duck, safety pins and stacking blocks with my big shot. this saved having to fussy cut all these little bits and pieces.

I used white heat embossing powder for all the white parts of the card as it helped to finish it off and with a glossy effect. I used the NEW copper emboss powder for the wheels of the pram.

I really hope you enjoyed popping over to see my card this week.

until next time, happy crafting.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Crazy Crafter's September Blog Hop with Special Guest - Sarah Berry

Hi and welcome to another fabulous Blog Hop with the famous Crazy Crafter's. This time we are hopping with Sarah Berry and Casing one of her wonderful creations. If you have come from Stephanie Fischer, then make sure you continue to hop along and check out all the talented people who have joined in with this blog hop.

So here is a picture of Sarah Berry,

she is an awesome demonstrator from the UK and her blog is full of inspiration - click here to check it out. Sarah also runs a weekly sketch  challenge called Strawberry Sketches, if you like entering weekly blog challenges then head over to website for more information on how you can play along too.

Choosing a Card

It was so difficult trying to choose a card to CASE (copy and selectively edit) from Sarah's amazing collection of creations as I liked so many! In the end I came up with this card.

I chose this card as I wanted to create something that was stamped in a repeated pattern too. I liked this simple but effective layout and thought it was the perfect challenge.

My CASE of Sarah's Card:

In a recent card I made for Strawberry Sketches I used the triple layer stamping technique. If you want the exact measurements that I used for each layer - pop over to my previous post and all the details are there for you :)

This stamp set is a new one - only available when the holiday catalogue goes live in September. It's called Day at the Beach and it's perfect for our hot Aussie Summer Christmas holidays. If you can't wait to have this stamp set, then why not join my team by following the link on my blog home page and ordering it early!!!

I really like how this all came together - and thought the new burlap ribbon paired so well with this beachy themed card. The bottom layer is Dapper Denim, then Bermuda Bay, then Tempting Turquoise. I stamped the dolphin in Dapper Denim too. The starfish and sentiment are from a different stamp set called: Picture Perfect.

Product List

Happy Hopping everyone - enjoy the rest of this blog hop!