Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Beautifully Baroque Wedding....

Afternoon!...Just popping in to share a Wedding card and gift tag l created recently, using the Heart Framelits and Beautifully Baroque stamp from Stampin-Up.
To create the heart window l used the "New Magnetic Platform" to make some multiple die cuts and it works a treat...yay! No more tape or fear of my framelits moving and l love that it saves time by cutting more than one shape at a time....Way to go's an awesome addition. 
I also added some of the yummy new Chevron ribbon and embossing powder in Smoky Slate...Perfect for a subtle colour addition.

I have a bit of a thing about clean & simple when it comes to Wedding cards and tend to go with the traditional white, with just a hint of colour and sparkle! I love how these turned out, kind of modern & traditional all at once...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted
(non SU pearl heart)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Beautifully Baroque....

This card is my Shelli inspired creation...:0) After seeing the gorgeous cards Shelli presented at Convention, l really wanted to have a play in that style and see what l could come up with....and this is the result!
I literally took a leaf out of Shelli's book a used an old book page as my DSP layer, just as She had done on one of her projects...:0) That and because l had no book print limited addition DSP left and my dictionary background stamp is yet to arrive!
I also got to use one of the many cute little paper clay flowers I've been making.

"Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your week"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted.
(Mini bow-non SU from my stash)

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Evergreen, Friday Mashup & Festive Friday Challenges..

While scrolling the net today, l came across two challenges that l thought would work well together and as l still scrape in for a Christmas in July card, l thought l would play along....Here's what l came up with using the Festive Friday colours and the Friday Mashup challenge of Christmas and/or stripes.

"Thanks for stopping by"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted
(Baubles are Liquid Pearls-Ranger)

Friday, July 26, 2013

Just Add Ink #175...

It's time to share our fun "Sketch" challenge over at Just Add Ink. As you can see l had some Washi fun!
I combined the very cute Fine Feathers set with Epic Day and Gingham Garden Washi Tapes from Stampin-Up and this is what l came up with...:0)

I recently decided l needed to push myself out of my comfort zone and delve into the world of masculine cards a little more....So here is the first of what l hope will be many more for the guy's in my life...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up unless noted!
(Enamel accents-non SU)

Friday, July 19, 2013

Mosaic Madness Flowers........

Thought l would share a pic of my display board flowers, with colour comparison strips below each one.

So, as promised l have a very simple step by step to show you how l made them....they are very simple!

Step 1: Punch 10 Mosaic shapes and sponge with co-ordinating ink as shown

Step 2: Using your stylus or piercing tool, roll each shape around the slimmer end to form a tube shape.

Step 3: Punch out 1x 1-3/8" circle & 2x 1" circles.

Step 4: Using a small piece of tape, join the two 1" circles together in the center and snip all around the edge to create your flower center. You can also sponge the edges at this point.

Step 5: Using a hot melt glue gun and the larger circle, attach the first row of 5 petals in what l call the person shape..head-arms-legs...:0)

Step 6: Repeat with the last 5 petals slightly in towards the center and in between the other petals.

Step 7: The final step is to add your 1" circle piece and any embellishment to the center and a magnet if you wish.

I'm thinking they would look awesome in "Red" for a Christmas Poinsettia, must try that next...:0)

"Thanks for stopping by & enjoy"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up
(Magnet from craft shop)

Just Add Ink #174...

How pretty are these colours! They are our challenge over at Just Add Ink this week and the design team have used them beautifully, so don't forget to pop over and check them out.

I really wanted to use the Mosaic Madness punch to create a flower...and l did..:0) This is what l came up with and l'm really pleased with how they look, so much so, l made one in every one of the new In-colours, and attached a magnet to the back, to use on my display frame at my Catalogue launch.
I will do a post shortly with a pic of those and a step by step photo tutorial on how l made them, so don't forget to pop back if you want to know how!

"Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely weekend"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Happy Day & Summer Card Camp #2...Week 2 - Day 1...

It's week 2 over at "Online Card Classes" and l must say, l am thoroughly enjoying this round of  "Summer Card  Camp". It's just a shame it's not a little more summery here, although we are enjoying some beautiful sunny winter days at the minute, so l can't complain. 
Today's card uses the new colour combination for this week and was inspired by the card shared by Jennifer McGuire.

Thought l would share the little bit of decorating on the inside as well...

"Thanks for stopping by"
All Supplies used are Stampin-Up

Monday, July 15, 2013

Flower Shop & Summer Card Camp #2-Day 5

Today's card is a technique shared by Kristina Werner. Embossing window sheets to create a lovely see through feature panel on the front of a card.
I'm really pleased with how this one turned out, l did opt not to use DSP on the inside layer, rather adding an extra flower in there instead. I also used a punched flower stamped in Pear Pizazz and cut it up to create my leaves.

"Thanks for stopping by & have a great day"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Flower Shop & Summer Card Camp #2-Day 4...

Lucky me got some playtime in, on this chilly Melbourne day!.....Perfect timing to play catch-up on my homework for class.
I created this card for Day 4....the criteria was, create a card in "10 Minutes" or less. As l was running behind, l also got to see and use a  new colour combination from Day 5...which was the second last one on the list!
The new "Flower Shop" bundle from SU is heaps of fun and super easy to create with. This card took just over 8 mins to make, which was perfect for a 10 Min challenge!

"Thanks for stopping by"
All products used are Stampin-Up
(Rhinestones coloured with Copics)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Flower Shop..Summer Card Camp #2..Day 2

Running a little behind with my homework, but hope to play catch up over the weekend..:0) But, l do have a card to share using another fun technique of multi coloured greetings and using #1 sketch and the colour palette. Although l have opted for a darker than Aqua blue. 

"Thanks for stopping by"
All Supplies used are Stampin-Up.

Just Add Ink #173...

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is to "Just Add Water".

JAI #173 challenge pic?

The story behind this weeks challenge, comes from this complimentary water provided by the apartment that the JAI girls stayed in recently, when we attended Stampin-Up's Convention in Brisbane last month.
We had all been drinking it for the 5 days we stayed there and while waiting at the airport on the way home, Christine noticed the writing on the label....pretty cool huh! It was made just for us!.... Not really, but it's pretty apt considering..:0) Hence the idea for this weeks challenge!

I added water to this weeks card, by water colouring the lovely flower from the new hostess set, called "Simply Sketched"...using Crisp Cantaloupe ink & an aqua pen.

"Thanks for stopping by & have a lovely weekend"
All supplies used are Stampin-Up.