Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Embossing Paste - Happy Birthday Thinlit

I was just tidying up some of my computer files, when I came across a card that I had a made a little while ago and shared in Instagram but just realised I hadn't shared it here. So here it is:

It was a super quick card that I made after playing with the new Stampin' Up! embossing paste. This was my first go at using this awesome product and I was so impressed with how easier it was to make something, that my "scrap" piece of paper become my card front.

I had some spare Happy Birthday thinlits hanging around and so I decided to add that too and presto a card was born!!

If you guys haven't order this yet then you need to jump to it, it really does make your cards pop.

Happy Crafting,

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Friday, 18 August 2017

JAI #373 Just Add Stencils - Lovely Inside and Out

Hi guy's, today I'm sharing a card for the JAI challenge which is to just add a stencil of some kind.

There are so many different idea for this weeks challenge but I decided to use our new embossing paste to add some texture to the background of my card.

The texture paste is white and to colour it I decided to just spritz on some Pink Pirouette ink. It gives it such a fun finish.

The beautiful gold glimmer die cut is from the Lovely Words thinlits and I used the matching sentiment from the Lovely Inside and Out stamp set.

Now it's time for you to pop over and check out what the rest of the gang have come up with. You guys will be so amazed. There are so gorgeous creations this week.

Happy crafting,

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Peek-a-Boo Technique - Santa's Sleigh

As I sit patiently waiting.... OK let's be honest not so patiently, for my big brown box full of goodies that I pre-ordered from the new Holiday Catalogue I thought I would share my very last Santa's sleigh card.

Now anyone who knows me, will remember that fancy fold cards are not my thing. Maths, measurements and accuracy are not my strengths and fancy folds usually fall into those categories. But I was feeling brave and decided to give the peek-a-boo fold a try and I was so happy with my card. WARNING: We are about to get a bit photo heavy!
My card is a CASE of one that I found on Meg Lovan's blog Loven Stamps. She has a fantastic tutorial for this technique and right near the end she showed a card using Santa's Sleigh, which is what inspired my card.

I really love how you have the gorgeous Christmas sentiment in the first window and then when you open it up, you are greeted with a gorgeous gold reindeer. It's almost like he's poking his head through a window.

It's such a fun card and once you have the hang of how it comes together they really are a lot of fun to put together. I ended up using this card for my August Christmas Card class. The girls all loved it. The only problem is they now want a fancy fold and every class... Things are about to get messy !!

Happy Crafting,

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Emerald Envy Solid Baker's Twine
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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Colour Inkspiration #015 Colour Challenge - Fabulous Flamingo

Evening guys and welcome to another colour challenge with the Colour Inkspiration crew. Now It has been so long since I took part with the rest of the gang, but when I saw this weeks colours I was so excited. I just adore these colours and they look so stunning together.
So whether you have just hopped along from Julia Quinn's blog, who's card really is stunning or starting fresh with me, welcome!!

Even though you'll never see a flamingo in any of these colours, I still couldn't help using the the Fabulous Flamingo stamp set. These stamps have been calling to me for a while and I knew this awesome colour challenge would be a perfect.
The flamingo stamp set is so funky and fresh, that I really think you could use any colour combo and they would look stunning.

After creating the whole card front, I realized that my flamingo's looked a bit odd without legs and so had to add them in after. The only problem I had was some of the legs would be stamped over the top of the other flamingo's faces and bodies. Not a good look. So this where masking comes in handy.

I stamped a flamingo body onto some scrap paper and cut around it as close as possible to the outline. I then taped that mask over the top of the flamingo who would have had legs stamped on him. This way, when I stamp on the legs, they stamp on the flamingo mask and when I move it away, it looks like the legs go behind the flamingo!! now it's time for you to hop on over and visit Elizabeth Gross's blog. I know her card is beautiful and you will just love it!! And then once you have hopped all the way along, I hope you will visit our Colour Inkspiration Facebook and play along with us there. We do look forward to seeing what you create.

Happy Crafting,

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Just Add Ink #371 Just Choose Two Challenge - No Bones About It

It's Friday and how exciting to be teetering on the edge of another weekend and for those of you in Australia, only 4 more weeks of winter to go!!!

Friday also brings something fun from the JAI team and today we have a super easy challenge which I hope you all take part in. We are doing our fun Just Add Two, so it could

I decided to just add Kids and Patterned paper and made a fun card for my youngest son who turned 6 last week. And what kind of card would any 6yr boy want?? a Dinosaur card of course!!

He was so thrilled to get his own special "Mum made it" card, that he took it to school the next day because Tuesday is his News day.

The watercolour background is some more smooching (I love this technique) and I added a few stamped leaves to match the little ones I had fussy cut.

I also smooched the background of the embossed dinosaur just to break up his image a little more. I finished it all off with a nice big copper foiled number 6.

So if you would like to join in with the team today or would just love some great idea's for childrens cards, then why not pop over to the JAI blog and take a peek. You wont regret it!!

Happy Crafting

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Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
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