Friday, 21 April 2017

Beautiful Daisies

Hi everyone, sharing a card that I made for my Upline, Ngaire Anderson.  I just wanted to drop a little note to Ngaire to tell her how much I enjoyed her presentation at OnStage Perth.

I cased the daisy arrangement on my card from a very special friend, Pat Carr.  I was lucky enough to receive one of Pat's swaps at OnStage Perth and loved the daisy arrangement so much I just had to remake it.


Recognise the sketch?  It has become one of my go to sketches at the moment.

The daisy was made using the Succulent Framelits with the leaves from the May Flowers Framelits and the Flourish Thinlits dies. The daisy centres were made using the Handheld 1/4" Circle Punch which has been retired but you could use the Owl Builder Punch instead.

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

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

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cards for Cancer Council Relay for Life Team

Hi everyone, I have been stamping up a storm making cards for the Cancer Council Relay for Life Team at my work.  They do such a great job fundraising through the year. I do my little bit by keeping a card supply up at work where people can purchase a card or cards and the proceeds are donated to the Relay for Life Team fundraising effort.

I have been using up my paper stash and have been using a card sketch that is great for using patterned paper.  This is one of the cards.


I have used the Special Reason for my flowers and leaves along with the matching Stylish Stems Framelits dies.  The flower image was stamped with Blushing Bride and the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil was added and then coloured with the Aqua Painter.  The leaves were stamped in always Artichoke and a little bit of Basic Black watercolor pencil added.

The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.

I made three varieties of this card "Mother's Day", "Happy Birthday" and "Get Well Wishes".

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Artistic Licence

Hi everyone, I just love the artistic licence that card making allows us.  Whoever heard of a brown flower (unless it had given up the ghost)!  I have made a monochromatic card in various shades of brown, hope you like it.




I have used my current go to stamp set Special Reason and the matching Stylish Stems Framelits, along with the Rose Wonder stamp set for the sentiment.  

The Special Reason stamp set and the matching framelits are retiring at the end of May 2017 (or while stocks last). The Stylish Stems Framelits are discounted by 40% from $50.00 down to $32.40.  If you purchase the Special Reason Clear Mount stamp set for $35.00 and the Stylish Stems Framelits you will get a terrific bundle for only $67.40 AUD.


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

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Hi everyone, I am playing along this week with the Metallic Embellishment theme at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  I have gone a bit on the grunge side with my card, adding Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Trim, Copper Foil Sheet leaves as my metallic embellishments.




The stamp sets used are Tabs for Everything for the sentiment and Falling Flowers with the matching May Flower Framelits for the floral arrangement.

Addendum to Post

I have had so many enquries on how how I made this card I decided to post how I created it. The measurements are in metric so you may have to convert to imperial. 
  • The base card is Crumb Cake (A4 cut in half then folded in half again to make card base) – edges inked with Soft Suede
  • The mat is Early Espresso cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm  – the edges are distressed.
  • Background DSP 9cm x 13.3cm is from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  It is the Copper and Crumb Cake sheet of paper.  I distressed the edges and then inked them with Soft Suede.
  • The strip across the card is Early Espresso 9.5cm x 2.5cm backed onto a piece of Crumb Cake 9.5cm x 3cm.  I distressed the edges of both pieces and inked the edges of the Crumb Cake piece with Soft Suede.  A piece of Copper Trim was tied around this piece.
  • The middle panel is a piece of Crumb Cake 6cm x 11cm – the edges are distressed and inked with Soft Suede
  • The mat is Early Espresso 5cm x 10cm – the edges are distressed
  • The stamped panel is Very Vanilla 4.7cm x 9.7cm – the edges are distressed and inked with Soft Suede.

Stamping and Creating the panel
  • I stamped the leaf spray in Soft Suede ink  twice and also the individual leaf 4 times in Soft Suede on the bottom of the panel.  These images were coloured with the Clear Wink of Stella pen and Soft Suede ink.  Soft Suede ink was then spatter on this piece using an Aqua Painter.
  • The flower from the Falling Flowers stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and cut out using the matching die from the May Flowers Framelits.  This was inked with Soft Suede and the petals lightly formed to fold slightly.  The flower image was stamped again with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla. I hand cut the centre of the flower and then inked it with Soft Suede, again forming the petals slightly before gluing to the centre of the original flower.  A Gold Faceted Gem was used as the flower centre.
  • The foliage sprig was stamped with Versamark on Early Espresso and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder and then cut out with the matching framelit from the May Flowers Framelits.  The leaves were cut out using the leaf die and Copper Foil Sheet.
  • A piece of Copper Trim was teased apart to create the Copper gauze like piece behind the flower.  Some Copper Metallic Thread was also added behind the flower.
  • The sentiment is from the Tabs for Everything stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  The edges were inked with Soft Suede.

You can see from the picture how to arrange the flower arrangement.


For the inside of the card I made another of the foliage sprigs which I adhered to the bottom of a Very Vanilla insert which was inked on the edges with Soft Suede and backed onto Early Espresso before being adhered into place.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 17 April 2017

Freshly Made Sketches #283

Hi everyone, I am playing along this week with Freshly Made Sketches.  This sketch is terrific for using up all those little strips of patterned paper that you just cannot make yourself throw away just in case (I have a bit of a stash of them).




I have used the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack with a colour scheme of Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White.

The big bold 'Happy Birthday' is from the Stylized Birthday stamp set and the little daisies were cut out using the Succulent Framelits. White Perfect Accents were used for the daisy centres.  A small heart from the Brights Enamel Shapes was added to finish the card.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Make n Take from OnStage

Hi everyone, sharing a card I changed slightly from the make n take that we received at OnStage.


I stamped the two background cards with the new Colourful Seasons Stamp Set at OnStage but did not put the make n take together.  When I got home I new I had the Pear Pizzazz Shimmer Ribbon in my Display Board Stamping Box, this toned perfectly with the Memories and More card.  So I decided to change things up a bit.  I coloured my favourite flower from the Birthday Blooms stamp set with the Water Colour Pencils using the Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive pencils.  Who knew that Fresh Fig would go perfectly with this combination.

You will be able to purchase these new products on 1 June 2017. You can purchase the Birthday Blooms stamp set and the Watercolour Pencils now.  No need to wait until 1 June 2017 for these great products.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

CASE from the new catalogue

Hi everyone, on page 143 of the new Annual Catalogue there is a small vintage style gift bag which I just love.  I did a CASE of the design and changed the embellishments slightly and made this card.



I received the Touches of Nature Elements with my box of goodies for the display board stamping and the Copper Trim and the Gold Faceted Gems on the day of the OnStage Local.  I had the stamp set Falling Flowers and the coordinating May Flowers Framelits in my stash.  The base card is Soft Suede and I have stamped onto Very Vanilla, the edges have been inked with Soft Suede.  I left off the doily, ribbon, pearls and corrugated flowers in the sample and added the Copper Trim, Gold Faceted Gems and Touches of Nature Elements.  The sentiment of from the Tabs for Everything stamp set which we received in our OnStage Bag.  Stampin' Up! are so generous with giving us so much new product at OnStage. 




Tip: If you tease the Copper Trim apart you get a piece of copper embellishment that looks like gauze.  I have put this behind the flower on my card.

You will be able to purchase these new products on 1 June 2017. You can purchase the Falling Flowers stamp set and the coordinating May Flowers Framelits dies now.  No need to wait until 1 June 2017 for these great products.

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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