Wednesday, 19 July 2017

You Octopi my Thoughts - Message in a Bottle

Can't believe we are already half way through the winter school holiday's. I have really enjoyed spending times with the kidlits and we have had so much fun. A few movie dates have been planned, a trip to our local Exhibition centre to watch an amazing dinosaur show, plus of course crafting time with Mum.

I think that is what the kids love the most. Getting to come and play with my toys and spending time with me. My boy's had a ball cutting, punching and stamping everything and anything they could get their hands on, while my daughter (who is 10yrs) wanted to make something she can actually send to her friends. So we played with the new Soft Sayings card kits and she loved it. I'm going to have to start buying her a few kits for Christmas and Birthday presents as they really are great for kids!!


Anyway, while all the craft craziness was happening, I made a little simply card with the new Message in a bottle stamp set. I had already used this card last week, which you can see here, but I had really been wanting to use the little octopus from this set with the really cute sentiment "You Octopi my Thoughts".


How cute it he!! So this card is very close to my little mermaid card and that's because I decided to CASE myself. I've never done that before and so I thought well why not.

Instead of using the woodgrain stamp this time, I changed it up a little by using some of Wood Texture DSP. I also decided to keep the copper thread, netting look, as it just goes so well with this set.

Well that's it for me today. I better take the kids out for a run before they get cabin fever!! Have a fantastic weekend!!

Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Clear Block Watercolour Technique - Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Do you ever see a card or technique and just feel the need to drop everything you are doing and go off to make it? Well that is exactly what happened to me while I was surfing Pinterest the other day. I came across this amazing card by the super talented Julie DiMatteo from the Paper Pixie. 

I had seen a few techniques of block stamping before and I have done a few myself, but the intense colours from Julie's technique was awesome and I couldn't wait to have a go. Here is my CASE of Julie's card:


Honestly, this technique is soooo much fun. I think I have made 30 cards this way and actually used this design as my RAK card for last month.

The colours that I used for this particular card were inspired my a poster that I had seen at the local are gallery the other week. I just love how each colour blends so well together but also pop's and sets of the next colour.

When you had over to Julie's blog you will see she has an awesome video tutorialon how to make this card, so make sure you check that out. I promise you, you might get messy, but it really is so much fun!!
Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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Saturday, 15 July 2017

Stamping out Cancer - Ribbon of Courage

Happy Saturday guys!!

Today I'm sharing a Thank You card that I made with the Ribbon of Couarge stamp set. After such a successful Biggest Morning Tea in May, I needed to make few thank you cards to send to those who placed online donations. I really love the new Ribbon of Courage stamp set and of course it tired in perfectly for my theme.


I couldn't decide on which colour to use so I of course whipped up the card design in a few different colours.

Tell me I'm not the only one missing all the coloured Glimmer cardstock? Blushing Bride was such a beautiful colour and I still had a few spare pieces of the Bermuda Bay Glimmer from the Sale-a-Bration promotion. How awesome do those dies cuts look in the glimmer!

These cards are only note card size but they were perfect for a little Thank You in the mail. After all who doesn't love receiving happy mail!

Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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Friday, 14 July 2017

TGIF #116 Sketch Challenge - Soft Sayings

How quickly do these Friday's seem to come around. My hubby mentions how quickly the year seems to be going (He's a half glass empty kind of person sometimes) and I said, it just means that Spring and warmer day's are just around the corner (Yep, I'm totally a full glass kind of girl!!)

But with another Friday comes with it another design team challenge and this Friday is Sketch challenge day with the girls at TGIF and I just L.O.V.E.D the sketch this week:
It's such a great one and can be used for some many different cards. I decided that I had some gorgeous paper that has been calling my name since I brought it and today just had to be the day!!

This super pretty paper is called Bundle of Love and it's so gorgeous. the first 6x pieces have a blue and vanilla pattern and then the next 6x pieces have the same pattern but in pink and vanilla. Great for wedding's or baby cards. BUT and this is what I loved most. the back side of the paper has the same pattern as before but in Vanilla and gold foil!! It really is gorgeous in real life and you just have to order some. Take my word for it you wont regret it.

And how gorgeous are those little glimmer leaves and stamp sets?! This is actually from the Soft Sayings kits. I only made up half my kit so I could use the other half on some other cards. And this stamp set, which you can only get if your purchase the full kit, is stunning.

I decided to clear emboss the flower on to the very vanilla, just to give it some dimensions and I then decided to gold emboss the sentiment because, well, you can never have enough gold and glitter!!

And now it's over to you. I really can't wait to see what you guys come up with, using this awesome sketch and don't forget to take a peek at what the other Designs have come up with too.

Happy Crafting,
Chlo

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