Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Just Add Ink #457 ... "Sketch"

Hi everyone, I am a bit late in entering the challenge this week at Just Add Ink, talk about leaving it to the last minute, well the last 40 minutes, to enter.  
I am saying goodbye to Lemon Lime Twist today. I love this colour with a Basic Black and Whisper White combination.


















I have used a strip of Designer Series Paper from the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series Paper pack along with a strip that I made using the Beauty Abounds stamp set.   I stamped this with Smoky Slate and Basic Black Memento ink.

The sentiment and the butterfly are from the Butterfly Gala stamp set.  Lucky that this sketch is a great one for a quick card, a few strips of patterned paper, a few circles, a bit of stamping and heat embossing you have a finished card.

Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Tuesday Challenge #14

Hi everyone, sharing a little "Country Livin'"for the 14th week of my Tuesday Challenge where I have challenged myself to use a stamp set and other goodies from the Annual Catalogue to create a card or other project.


I have used the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to create all the layers on my card.  The layout for me card is a sketch from OWH which I really liked as it uses various layers of Designer Series Paper.


 

To make this card in metric you will need  the following pieces:
  • Basic Black card base
  • Basic Black 10.5cm x 7cm
  • Very Vanilla Stitched Rectangle (4th largest die)
  • DSP 14.3cm x 2.5cm
  • Basic Black 14.3cm x 3cm
  • DSP 12cm x 5.5cm
  • Basic Black 12.5cm x 6cm
  • DSP 14.3cm x 3.8cm
  • DSP 14.3cm x 7.8cm
I stamped the ute image from the Country Livin' stamp set using Black Memento ink.  I did colour the image at first but it was a bit over the top with all the Designer Series Paper and I really like the finished effect of the lined image, so this is what I went with. 

This would be a great card for someone just starting out stamping as it is very basic stamping. I am also pretty sure that beginner stampers would be able to handle sticking all the layers together and heat embossing the sentiment before punching it out with the Classic Label Punch.  Hopefully they would get a bit of a WOW factor in creating the card.

A piece of Burlap Ribbon was adhered in place behind the centre panel.  The centre panel was adhere in place using Dimensionals with the sentiment also being popped up using Mini Dimensionals.

For the inside I matted a scrap strip of Designer Series Paper cut at 1cm x 14.3cm onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock cut at 1.5cm x 14.3cm.  I adhered this to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 14.3cm x 10cm and then adhered this piece to the inside of the card.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Tuesday Challenge #13

Hi everyone, I have a quick and easy card for the 13th week of my Tuesday Challenge where I have challenged myself to use a stamp set and other goodies from the Annual Catalogue to create a card or other project.


My stamp set of choice this week is 'Lift Me Up'.  This set is retiring so is only available until the 3rd June 2019, so don't miss out if you want this set.  It comes with a set of coordinating dies, I have not used these on my project as I wanted to keep the card simple to make.

The card base is Night of Navy with the Whisper White 1st layer cut at 9.5cm x 13.8cm.  This was embossed using the Softly Falling embossing folder.  You can leave out the embossing but I really like the added extra texture it gave to the card.  This piece was then adhered to the card front.

Cut a piece of Night of Navy striped Designer Series Paper from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper pack at 6cm x 10.5cm.  Adhere this to the card front.

The centre panel was cut using the 3rd largest die in the Stitched Rectangle dies.  The sentiment was stamped on the bottom using Night of Navy ink with the large hot air balloon stamped in Real Red and the two small hot air balloons stamped in Daffodil Delight.  The clouds were stamped using Balmy Blue.  This centre panel was then matted onto a piece of Night of Navy cut at 8cm x 11.5cm before adhering to the card front using dimensionals.

For the inside cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock 10cm  x 14.3cm, stamp two small hot air balloons on the bottom right  using Daffodil Delight ink before adhering to the inside of the card.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn


Sunday, 12 May 2019

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all the gorgeous, beautiful and fantastic Mum's out there.

I am having lunch with my Mum today and then we are going to hang out together for the rest of the day.


It is not easy to think of presents for my Mum who is in a Nursing Home with Dementia and when I came across this photo of my Mum and Dad (that I just love by the way) I immediately though of a photo for her room.  Not just any old photo would do, I had to put the Stampin' Up! touch to it creating a scrapbook page that I framed in a 3D frame.   I used the gorgeous Magnolia Lane Suite (available in the new Annual Catalogue from 4 June),  that arrived on Thursday in my pre order, just in time for Mother's Day.

Please excuse the shadows in the picture.  I am a very amateur photographer and it did not matter how many lights I had I always had a shadow in the frame.  I have actually been thinking of doing a course in basic photography, I think this is something I would really enjoy and would certainly improve my photography skills.

Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #387

Hi everyone, this is my 2nd post for today as I am making the most of a little play time and playing along with some of my favourite challenges.

The challenge this week at Freshly Made Sketches is this great sketch by the Clean Team.  It is certainly a sketch I will be using again.  


I have cut three 1" strips from a piece of 6" x 6" Rich Razzleberry Designer Series Paper from the Regals Designer Series Paper Pack.   You can get four cards from a 6" x 6" piece using by cutting the strips a 1" x 3".

TIP: To get the reverse flag ends on the 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper, stack the 3 pieces on top of each other and feed into the Triple Banner Punch.  You do not want to do this the normal way, but turn the punch over and feed the pieces into the punch from the back.  By putting the 3 pieces in at the same time they will all be the same size.

Adhere these 3 strips in place making sure to leave enough space at the top for the sentiment.  The sentiment 'Happiest Birthday To You' is from the Needle & Thread stamp set and was stamped using Black Memento ink.

The flowers are from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set and I have stamped these using Berry Burst, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Mango Melody and Black StazOn ink.   They were cut out using the Bouquet Bunch Dies.

The foliage was made from Mossy Meadow and Pear Pizzazz cardstock cut using the Bouquet Bunch Dies.

Thank you for visiting
Carolyn

Just Add Ink #456 ... 'Inspiration'

Hi everyone, sharing my card I made for this week's challenge at Just Add Ink.  It is an 'Inspiration' challenge this week using this picture as our guide.  





I elected to go with white flowers and gold accents.  I am not sure if it is gold or yellow in the picture, I decided gold went with the theme of my card.


There are lots of layers and texture (Shelli would be proud) on my card which I thought it needed as it is only White and Gold.

The background Whisper White piece was embossed using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder before it was adhered to the card front using dimensionals.  The next layer is a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out using the Rectangle Stitched Dies (4th die from the largest die). I Gold heat embossed the sentiment 'Congratulations' from the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set on this stitched rectangle before adhering to the card front using dimensionals.

The floral arrangment was made by White heat embossing the flowers from the Pop of Petal stamp set and punching out using the Four-Petal Flower Punch.  I turned the flowers over and on the backside of the flowers I rolled the large stylus from the Take Your Pick tool over the petals to give them some dimension.  I then turn the flowers back over and on the front side gently eased the flower petals up from the centre before adhering a small Gold Faceted Gem in the centre.

The foliage and leaves were cut from Whisper White cardstock using the Foliage Frame Dies.  I arranged the leaves and flowers how I liked before adhering in place.

TIP: Adhere the flowers in place using Glue Dots or Tear and Tape.  If you use liquid glue the flowers will warp, and when I used Snail they popped off the card front, they just did not want to stay in put.

Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn

Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Tuesday Challenge #12

Hi everyone, can you believe it is the 12th week of my Tuesday Challenge to use a stamp set and other goodies from the Annual Catalogue to create a card or other project.

I keep saying that as I get older the weeks seem to go faster and I really believe this as my weeks just keep flying by.


The stamp sets that I have used on this week's project are the gorgeous Floral Frames and Tea Together.  The Tea Together stamp set is in the Occasions Catalolgue so I did cheat a little in using it but I love the font on this sentiment.   I also needed to make another Mother's Day card for the cards I sell at work for our Cancer Council Relay for Life Team's Fundraising efforts.  With Mother's Day this coming weekend I have been rather busy keeping up with the supply and demand.  It is great that everyone supports our fundraising efforts by buying the cards. 

I have also used the coordinating Foliage Frames dies to cut out the background in Champagne Foil Sheet and the leaves using Whisper White and Vellum cardstock.

The centre circle was cut out using the Stitched Shaped Dies with the flowers being stamped in Memento Black ink and coloured with the Light Calypso Coral and Dark Petal Pink Stampin' Blends.  These were also cut out using the Foliage Frames dies.

I have add a piece of the Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon behind the centre arrangement.  It kinda got lost, but you can just see a little bit peeking through the top and bottom.

This card sketch is a favourite when I am wanting use Designer Series Paper on my card front.  The layers for this card are:
  • Designer Series Paper 7.5cm x 11.8cm
  • Calypso Coral Mat 8cm x 12.3cm
  • Whisper White Mat 9cm x 13.3cm
  • Calypso Coral cardbase.
You can add another mat layer at 9.5cm  13.8cm if you wanted to add more layers and contrast.

Don't hoard that paper, get creating with it!  This from the lady with so much Designer Series Paper in her stash it is not funny.  I have been making a concerted effort lately to design my cards around using patterned paper.  The pile is slowly going down.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need
for this project from me.

You can place an order online or Contact Me and place an order. 


Thank you for visiting.
Carolyn