Sunday, 17 June 2018

I'm Lucky To Have A Friend Like You

I spent a lovely afternoon celebrating my friend Tracy's 60th birthday, having a high tea at the Peninsula Tea Rooms, Tranby House.  The Tea Rooms are set in the old colonial farm grounds overlooking the banks of the Swan River.  It was gorgeous day in Perth, you would not believe that it is supposed to be winter.


This is my card I made for Tracy, using the Love What You Do stamp set.  I love the friend sentiment in this set, so apt for the card I wanted to make.  The patterned paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Blue Stained Glass

When coloured the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum gives you a gorgeous finished piece just like a stained glass window.  I have coloured this piece of vellum with Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point Stampin' Write Markers.


The font on the images in the Painted Glass stamp set compliments the stained glass window effect, making is so easy to create your card.  All you have to do is decide on a design layout. 

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Watercolouring with Reinkers

You know how I said earlier in the week that I was hopeless at watercolouring with ink pads and reinkers, well a friend convinced me to have a go with the reinkers with an embossed image.


I was told that the ink will stay inside the lines, yeah right!  I still managed to get some outside the lines.   I gold embossed the image from the Accented Blooms stamp set and coloured with Lovely Lipstick, Mossy Meadow, Pineapple Punch and Petal Pink.  The colour is certainly more vibrant using the reinkers than the watercolour pencils.



The card base is Granny Apple Green which I have teamed with the Lovely Lipstick Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2020 In-color Paper Pack.  I love this colour combination with a touch of gold.


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you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

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Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Friday, 8 June 2018

Shades of Blue

The new 2018-2020 In-color Blueberry Bushell is perfect for making cards for the boys and men in our lives.  


I have added Balmy Blue, Silver and Whisper White as the colour combination for my card.  The background was stamped using the star images from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and Blueberry Bushel ink.  The Happy Birthday has been die cut from Balmy Blue cardstock using the Happy Birthday Thinlits.  These pieces were layered on top of two strips of Silver Foil Sheet and two pieces of the Blueberry Bushel Designer Series Paper from the 2018-2020 In-color Paper Pack.

The stars are from my stash (I had punched them out ages ago with a retired punched from my scraps of Silver Foil Sheet - waste not want not).  You could use the new Twinkle Builder punch to create the stars.  This punch is on my wish list, but I will be getting it soon.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Thursday, 7 June 2018

Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Cards

The Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack is great for memory keeping, but it is perfect for making cards. 

If you enjoy card making more than memory keeping, then have another look at the Memories and More Card Packs in the catalogue, you may just be surprised.

I have made 3 cards using the Delightfully Detailed Memories and More Card Pack, I just added a few extra supplies and I had these 3 cards made in a very short time.




If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A Touch of Highland Heather

I love playing with new product and seeing what I can create.


Gray Granite and Highland Heather are two of the new colours being introduced with the colour revamp for 2018-2019.

The background was stamped with Gray Granite on a Gray Granite card base.  The image is from the Touches of Texture stamp set.  The two leaf images are from the Rooted in Nature stamp set, the larger leaf was stamped with Gray Granite on Whisper White and the other leaf was stamped with Highland  Heather (stamped off once) on Whisper White.  These were cut out using the matching Nature's Roots Framelits.  I love it when there is a matching die for the stamp set, it makes card making so much easier.

Three foliage filler leaves were cut from Silver Foil Sheet using the die from the Sweet Cake Framelits.  I layered these together to form the floral arrangement which was adhered over the lattice piece which was made from the Stained Glass Framelits.  A piece of Very Vanilla Polka Dot Tulle ribbon was also added behind the floral arrangement (I did not know that this ribbon came in Whisper White as well until recently, I was lucky enough to receive the Very Vanilla Ribbon at OnStage). 

Did you notice the Silver leaves? These are from the Leaves Trinkets.  They come in Copper and Silver, perfect for that added embellishment.

The sentiment is from the Detailed With Love stamp set and die cut using the Stitched Labels Framelits.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Accented Blooms

Does water colouring scare you and put you off buying certain stamp sets?

I have never really mastered the art of water colouring, and I am absolutely hopeless using the stamp pads and re-inkers. However, I do have some success with the Watercolor Pencils.  Along with an Aquapainter they make it so easy to colour the images.

This is my attempt at water colouring.  I am no expert, and I have no idea about shading and where the light is coming from etc etc (that is enough to scare many people off even having a go) but I like the pretty look of the finished project.


So get out those Watercolor pencils from your stash (I know that you have them) and give it a go.

If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

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