Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Lift me up up up into the sky!

(featuring Lift Me Up stamp set and matching Up and away thinlets)

A stamp set that soars above the rest....
I just love hot air balloons...but I have never yet been up in one. Being someone who gets wobbly on the second rung of a ladder might have something to do with that.haha.)

I thought this was a really great bundle as it's sentiments cover a wide range of events, Congratulations, Love, Happy Birthday, Thank you, Just a Note and Sending Smiles.
Depending on the colours you use, you could make a very masculine card or a very feminine card.

Come and have a look at a few examples I have made recently.

The first one is from a design by Sandy Mott. I loved the idea of cutting out a circle to make a window and stamping on the inside of the card.

You know it is funny how things can look so different in real life. I stamped this card and liked it. But now looking at this photo I am thinking the Crushed Curry balloon inside the circle should have been Peekaboo Peach or maybe a real red. :(
Oh well, it still looks fine inside.

 I love the colours in this next one and the cut out clouds.
Colours: Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach, with Soft Sky. Very pretty.

I saw a card design by Crystal Komara and just had to have a go at doing something similar myself.

and looky looky, what I spied in a tree near the walking path the other day. A Koala. As you can see he wasn't very high up the tree and I could get quite close. So cool.

Have a great day and I will be back soon. Vx

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Everyday Hero

(Featuring - Everyday Hero Stamp Set. Valentine's Day Card)

Happy Valentine's Day to all you lovers of papercraft!💘

The Everyday Hero Stamp Set seemed a perfect fit for my family of movie-goers. (p.49 Occasions Catalogue)
So when it came to making a Valentine's card for DH I knew exactly what I wanted to do.
And the amazing thing was...what I envisioned in my head actually turned out the way I had planned. Now that must have been some kind of Super power, Don't you think??? LOL!

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 A peekaboo heart card. In Real Red, Whisper White and Smokey Slate.

I cut a piece of Real Red cardstock 9.5cm x 13.5cm and cut a heart shape from the middle using a heart die. Then I cut a slightly larger heart out of a piece of whisper white cardstock 10cm x 14cm and place it on top.
I stamped the grid pattern in real red on the whisper white.

The cityscape is stamped in Night of Navy onto the whisper white and then again onto Smokey Slate cardstock. I cut the Smokey Slate cityscape out and popped it over the stamped whisper white image to give a 3D look.

The little cloud was actually "floating" around on my desk from the Lift Me Up Thinlets and I thought it was a cute addition to the card.

I then traced the smaller heart onto the front of real red cardstock and cut it out using the heart framelit to allow for the heart shaped window.
The Super hero is stamped and coloured with the new watercolour pencils and cut out and raised up with dimensionals.
Hope he likes it.

Thanks for stopping by. Vx

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Beautiful You Surprise Pop Up

(Featuring: Beautiful You and Birthday Blast Stamp sets. Star Blast Edgelit dies. Pop Up Card.)

Keeping with the Beautiful You Stamping theme from last week I wanted to share with you my Art Deco theme card.
This idea came from Jane Allmark of AmethyStar Crafting. She posted a great card where she extended the dress and added a few lines to this lady to create a completely different style of outfit. I thought it was very cool and just had to give it a try myself.

I have coloured her with our new SU watercolour pencils and added (non SU) blue glitter glue for sparkle.

 Using a black Project Life Journalling pen 01 - I added a sweeping line to the bottom of her dress to lengthen it. I added lines from her shoulder to meet her dress line to create a dress with straps.
I also added a stamp from Botanical Blooms to the hat to give it more glamour.

 Art Deco is all about angles and lines so I went a bit crazy with our new Stitched Frame Thinlits. I have even cut one in half to add to two of the corners.
The flower is from Botanical Builders Framelits and the stars from the brand new Star Blast Edgelits Dies.
Designer Paper - Party Animal.
Colours: Black, White, Silver and Pacific Point.
 I just loved the way this card turned out but such an eye-catching card needs something special on the inside don't you think???

How is this!!!
What a Birthday Blast (play on words).
Yes this is from the Birthday Blast Bundle which is the Birthday Blast Stamp Set and Star Blast Edgelits Dies (don't you just love these little beauties!)

 I created a very simple pop out for my Star Blast Edgelits to sit against.

 I have glued the top half to the base card
 but not the bottom half so you can see it from the other side.

 This is a piece of white cardstock. 28cm x 10cm. Folded in half at 14cm. Keep folded.
On the 10cm folded edge mark with a pencil at 3cm and then at 7cm. Rule a line 2cm  up from the folded edge. Now cut up 2cm from your 3cm and 7cm mark to the ruled line.
Bend the cut piece back and forth. Open your white cardstock and push this centre piece out so it looks like the picture.
 I hope you enjoyed this card and maybe make some pop-ups of your own too. They are so easy and add such a fun element.

We are off for a few days out to the Gatton farmhouse with Rosie. She just loves it out there. Here are a few pics of  her a couple of weeks ago. The ground is bare at the moment but broccoli is going to be planted soon.
Stay tuned.

( Hurry up Mum.)
 (I am sure I can smell something interesting on this tree. Possum perhaps??? )
(It went this way.!)

Have a great day and I will catch up again next week. Thanks for stopping by. Vx

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Beautiful You

(Featuring Beautiful You Stamp Set, Paper-piecing technique)

Well Hello!
And happy 1st February!
Today's card is a combination effort of new(Occasions Catalogue) and old (Annual Catalogue).

When I saw the Beautiful You Stamp Set (p.24) in the new Occasions Catalogue, it went straight to the top of my list to buy.  I just love the images and words in this set.

Don't you love the Melon Mambo/Black/White theme I have gone for?
Very Summery, to suit our hot Summer weather at the moment.

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 I have Paper-pieced my stamp image using Pop Of Pink Designer Paper.
Stamping the image twice.
Once onto the cardstock and then again onto my designer paper to cut out the dress and hat.
Glue the dress and hat onto your stamped image and you have a well-dressed fashionable lady!

Stamps used for background: Big flower from Flourishing Phrases p.49 Annual Catalogue
                                                 Streamers from Balloon Adventures p.5 Occasions Catalogue
                                                  Celebrate You from Birthday Blast p.11 Occasions Catalogue

I haven't added my greeting yet, but here is the inside.
Have a great day and pop back again soon.
Thanks for stopping by. Vx

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