Friday, 30 December 2016

Stained Glass Technique

Hi everyone, sharing a quick post today on the Stained Glass Technique.  There is a great tutorial on Splitcoaststampers here.


I embossed my image, from the 'Touches of Texture' stamp set using Silver as I liked the finished look better than the White embossing powder.  The sentiment is from the 'Balloon Celebrations' stamp set.


The image was coloured using Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive and Always Artichoke Stampin' Write Markers.

The card base is Wisteria Wonder and the patterned paper is from the Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack.  A few silver metallic enamel dots were added to finish the card.

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, 28 December 2016

Thank You ...

Hi everyone, sharing a design I cased from Angela Maine on my card today.   I have used Stampin' Up! products which created a different look to the card, but the actual design and layout I cased from Angela.


The flowers from the 'Grateful Bunch' stamp set were stamped with Early Espresso and coloured using Peekaboo Peach and the Clear Wink of Stella pen (in case you had not noticed I love the finished look of the Wink of Stella pen).  The flowers were then punched out using Blossoms Bunch punch.  The leaf and stem image was stamped with Always Artichoke and again coloured using the Clear Wink of Stella pen.

I used the Seasonal Decorative Mask (these are still available on the Year-End Closeouts specials for $7.00 AUD, but only until 3 January 2017) along with some texture paste for the background.  I also used the Flourish Thinlits dies and the Layering Circles and Stitched Shaped Framelits.    The Thank You sentiment is from the stamp set 'Flourishing Phrases"

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, 27 December 2016

Purse Notebook

Hi everyone, wishing you a belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I had a great Christmas Day with my brothers, sister-in-law and nephews having lunch together before we went and spent the afternoon with Mum at the Nursing Home.  It was a delight to see her face light up when we all trooped in with our presents and then giving her all the hugs and kisses.  We had a terrific time with her sharing a lot of laughter and just catching up.  It was good to see Mum still had her sense of humour.  She received a box of chocolates as one of her presents and after opening them she said "Now I suppose you want to help me eat them".  My nephews had a few, but we left most of them for her to enjoy.

Now to today's post.  I was recently given this cute little post-it note holder with a calendar for my purse by a good friend.  You know when you are trying to find something to write-on and you cannot find even a scrap of paper.



I thought that this is a terrific idea, but I am not sure if you are like me and you can also never find a pen either.  So I stepped up the design slightly and added a mini gel pen, now set and ready to go. I will be using the one that I was given at home as I also have the same problem of never being able to find anything to write-on when I need to jot something down, especially when I am on the phone and need to take down a phone number, date or other information.



For the covers I used the cardboard from the Designer Series Paper stacks and I also tried the cardboard from the Foil Sheet packs as this was slightly thicker.  I liked the finished looked using the cardboard from the Designer Series Paper stacks, but both worked out okay.

I have used a small disc magnet for the closure on my design as it was easier to open and shut.  The stamp set used is 'Flourishing Phrases' and I also used the coordinating 'Flourish' Thinlits to create the small flower on the inside.  I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Layering Circles Framelits for the 'Just a Note' sentiment on the front cover of the holder.  The patterned paper is from the 'Blooms and Bliss' Designer Series Paper.

The ladies that attend my regular fortnightly classes will be making this in January.  After this time I will post the measurements and how it was put together.

You can get all the supplies you need for this project from me (does not include mini calendar).

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, 20 December 2016

Can You Case It?

Hi everyone, sharing my card that I made for the Can You Case It Challenge based on this sketch.
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I have used stamp sets Thoughtful Banners, Gorgeous Grunge and Grateful Bunch along with the matching Blossom Bunch Punch.


Colour scheme of Sweet Sugarplum, Crumb Cake, Copper and Early Espresso.

I love the stitched edging around the square which was made using the Stitched Shapes Framelits, it gives the square a great finish.

The flowers and leaf images were coloured using the Wink of Stella pen and Sweet Sugarplum for the flowers and Early Espresso for the leaf and stem.  It gives a lovely shimmer to the card.

A piece of Copper Metallic Thread was added along with some sequins to finish.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Christmas Pines

Hi everyone, I am casing Brandy Barnard for my card today.  In the video show casing the Stitched Shapes Framelits, Brandy showed a label that she had done for a gift box.

I like it so much that I replicated the design onto a card.  It was actually quite a quick card to make, with the Stitched Shapes Framelits just giving that great finishing touch to the centre square.



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, 8 December 2016

Cookie Cutter Christmas - More Projects

Hi everyone, as promised here are the other projects that I made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.


I stamped and coloured so many of these little Santas, I could not seem to stop.   So they now appear on all the projects, poor old Rudolph did not get a look in.

Another Christmas Card that will be off in the mail soon.


A little gift bag that I have filled with lollies (candy or sweets depending upon where you live in the world, in Australia they are lollies) in a cellophane bag tied with the Real Red Stitched Edge Ribbon is the next project.


My last project is a little gift package full of lollies again.  These are for my work colleagues.  I made 27 of these little gifts, told you I stamped and coloured a lot of Santas.


The other items used are the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Real Red Stitche Edge Ribbon, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Candy Cane Land Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Metallics Sequin Assortment and Cardstock Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red.

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, 7 December 2016

Falling in Love

Hi everyone, I am playing along with the Mojo Monday Challenge this week based on this great sketch.


I have used the new Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, So in Love stamp set, So Detailed Thinlits Dies, Falling in Love Embellishments and Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon on my card. These are all coming our way on 4 January 2017


I made a little gift box to go with the card, using the So Detailed Thinlits dies to create the belly band. 


This would make a great present for someone special.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Cookie Cutter Christmas

Hi Everyone, have you ever made a card and liked it so much you just kept on creating with the same stamp set and colour scheme. This happened to me today when I created my card for the Retro Sketches challenge based on this great sketch.


As I still needed a few extra Christmas Cards I decided to use the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch for my card.


The other items used are the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set, Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Triple Banner Punch, Real Red Stitche Edge Ribbon, Candy Cane Lane Baker's Twine, Candy Cane Land Designer Series Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Real Red and Basic Black Stampin' Write Markers, Fancy Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper, Washing Tape and small stars left over from the Tin of Tags Kit and Cardstock Basic Black, Whisper White and Real Red.

Check back tomorrow to see the other projects that I have made with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Monday, 5 December 2016

Falling Flowers

Hi everyone, I am playing along this week with Freshly Made Sketches.  

For my card I have used the Falling Flowers, Gorgeous Grunge and Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp sets along with Layering Circles, Stitched Shapes and May Flowers Framelits dies.

The flowers were water coloured with Sweet Sugarplum and Pink Pirouette for the petals and the flower centres coloured with Daffodil Delight and Delightful Dijon with the leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  Some Black Metallic Thread was added behind the circle and some Fancy Frost Sequins added to finish.


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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