Tuesday, 17 July 2018

My 1st Christmas Card for 2018

I have succumbed and made my 1st Christmas Card for 2018.




Using the 'Under the Mistletoe' Designer Series Paper, 'Labels to Love' stamp set and the 'Everyday Label' punch I put together this quick and easy Christmas Card.  I am making a bunch of these for work with the proceeds going to our Cancer Council Relay for Life Team fundraising efforts

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
 

Sunday, 15 July 2018

A Tranquil Birthday

I just love the 'Share What You Love' Specialty Designer Series Paper.  My favourite sheet is the one with the Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide colours on one side and the Crumb Cake design on the other.  I always seem to have a favourite sheet in a paper pack and another sheet that I just do not like.  This has not happened with this this paper pack, it is just gorgeous. 

I had a small scrap of the paper left from a project so I fussy cut some of the flowers and a small strip of the Crumb Cake pattern and created this little posy for my card front.  The card base is Tranquil Tide and the Whisper White piece has been put through the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  This gives a great texture to the background cardstock piece.


Added a Pearlised Doily, some Basic Black Metallic Thread (this is retired but you could add some Silver), a Heart from the Corrugated Elements and a few sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment to finish.

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, 12 July 2018

Happy Birthday!

Do you ever see something in the shops and wonder what you can do with it or how you could decorate it?  I confess I do.   I purchased some mini round tins from K-Mart a while a go but never got around to doing anything with them.  I pulled them out of my stash to see what inspiration came to mind.

Naturally as the tin is round, the Daisy Punch had to figure in how I was going to decorate the mini tin.


I used the Broadway Bound Specialty Designer Series paper  to decorate the lid and bottom of the tin.  The top of the lid was decorated using a 2 1/2" circle and a Pearlized Doily.  The Gerbera flower was made by punching out 6 daisy flowers and curling the petals with the bone folder and layering them all together.  The centre is a 1/2" black circle, made using the 1/2" circle punch and a Gold Faceted Gem.   The gold leaves were made using Gold Glimmer Paper and the leaf die from the May Flowers Framelits.

A matching card make a perfect gift.


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, 10 July 2018

Hope Today Is One Wild Ride

Sharing one of the cards that the ladies made at the recent Junior Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser.

This card uses the One Wild Ride stamp set.


The background was stamped using Smoky Slate and the Badge image in the set.  This is a great way to make your own designer series paper to match your project.

I love the colours of Red, White and Black together, the little touch of Smoky State contrasts well with these colours.

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
 

Monday, 9 July 2018

Friend

Hi everyone, sharing another of the projects from my recent Junior Diabetes Research Foundation fundraiser.



I love the colours of Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive and Whisper White together.  They create such a fresh look to the finished card.

I have used the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and the Love What You Do stamp set.  The pearls were coloured with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Blend.

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
 

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Polished Stone

I had a play with the 'Polished Stone' Technique today using the colours of Soft Suede and Balmy Blue.


I love the finished effect but found it a bit overwhelming to use the entire piece as a card front.  I cut it down to a 10.5cm x 5.5cm piece for the top of my card.  A strip of Champagne Foil Sheet was added beneath this. 

The centre panel, matted onto a piece of Champagne Foil Sheet, was stamped with Soft Suede and Crumb Cake ink.  The leaf spaying was made by stamping the leaves in Soft Suede and die cutting, a Champagne Foil embossed leaf with one of the Leaves Trinkets and a Linen Thread bow added to finish.

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
 

Monday, 2 July 2018

Make a Wish

I just love the Broadway Bound Specialty Design Series Paper and the coordinating Broadway Birthday stamp set and Broadway Lights Framelits.

This is another of the projects that the ladies made last Saturday at the JDRF fundraiser.


I cased the centre panel from the catalogue and designed my card around this panel.  When you are looking for inspiration the catalogue is a great resource to go to for some amazing projects and ideas on how to use the product.

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
 


Sunday, 1 July 2018

Best Bunny Birthday

I was having withdrawal symptoms this morning from watching everyone card making yesterday at the fundraiser I held.  I was busy helping everyone so had no opportunity to stamp.  This is what I made using the Best Bunny stamp set, Bunny Builder punch along with several other stamp sets, punches and dies.  


I just needed a little creative fix before unpacking from yesterday and putting everything back where it belongs.

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, 30 June 2018

Casing the Catty

I am holding a fundraiser today for the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.  My great niece was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes when she was 18 months old.  She is now a bubbly 5 year old.

I have 32 ladies attending who will be making 8 projects during the day.   A lot of fun is usually had by all, and my friend Danielle makes these Lemon Meringue cupcakes for everyone that are to die for.  I feel my hips expanding just by looking at them.

I cased the catalogue for this card the ladies will be making today.  I just love how the Best Bunny stamp set was used.  My design for the card is different from the catalogue, however the Bunny Panel is a direct case.


Stay tuned as I will be posting a few more projects that the ladies made today over the next week.

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, 28 June 2018

Group Night Swap

Hi everyone, sharing my swap that I made for our Stamparoos Group Night tonight.


I have used the Accented Blooms stamp set which I coloured using the Watercolor Pencils and an Aquapainter.

The colour Rich Razzleberry goes perfectly with Pineapple Punch one of the new 2018-2020 In-colors.

The Designer Series Paper is from the 2018-2020 In-color Paper Pack and the ribbon behind the centre panel is the gorgeous Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon.  A tip for the ribbon is that you do not need a piece that goes across the width of your card, as you only see the two end pieces, so you only need to attach a small piece either side of the panel.  This way you do not waste the ribbon.

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, 26 June 2018

With Love and Sympathy

I am having to restock my card supplies at work, so made this With Love and Sympathy card using the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Nature's Roots Framelits.

I sell some of my cards at work with the proceeds going towards our WA Cancer Council Relay for Life Team's fundraising efforts.


I used a card base of Gray Granite with a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper.  The leaf spray was made using the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the Naturre's Roots Framelits with a Leaves Trinket to finish the spray.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings 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 oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Monday, 25 June 2018

Beautiful Stained Glass

The Graceful Glass 6" c 6" Designer Vellum has been designed to be coloured with your favourite method of colouring, whether it be Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils or Classic Ink with and Aquapainter.


I coloured this piece with Stampin' Blends, I love the vibrant colour finish that Stampin' Blends give.

The card base is Rich Razzleberry with a piece of Old Olive added to give some contrast and also to tie the colours in the stained glass piece to the card base.

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

Sunday, 24 June 2018

Welcome Little One

How cute is the Bunny from the Best Bunny stamp set!


I stamped the images using Momento ink and then coloured with Stampin' Blends.   After colouring I punched out the pieces for the bunny using the Bunny Builder punch and layered them together to make the bunny.  The carrot was fussy cut.

The patterned paper is from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper pack, I team this with a card base of Gray Granite and added some Whisper White and Grapefruit Grove.

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
 
  

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.


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
 

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
 

Monday, 4 June 2018

A Feel Better Card with a Twist

Happy WA Day to all the West Aussies.  The weather held off today, but it is looking a bit serious for tonight so I am hoping that you have battened down the hatches.

I have had a bit of fun today creating this Feel Better card.  It has a little twist and is a bit more than a card.



With Winter just starting and the cold and flu season just around the corner I put together this little care package in the way of a card.



It has some tissues (Aloe Vera for the sore runny nose), Soothers (for the sore throat) and a Twinnings Australian Afternoon tea bag for a good cuppa.  My Nanna always said that a good cuppa always made you feel better.

I have created a little tag that sits behind the tea bag for your get well message.

I was intending to use the Nature's Poem Designer Series Paper for this project but I forgot to order it (don't know how that happened).  Anyway, panic over as I stamped the leaf images from the Rooted in Nature stamp set using Soft Suede and Grapefruit Grove (stamped off once) on a piece of Whisper White cardstock to create my own Designer Series Paper.  

The front panel has a piece of the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper with a small spray of leaves made using the Rooted in Nature stamped set and the Nature's Roots Framelits.  I added one of the Copper Leaves Trinkets and a Linen Thread bow to finish.

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, 2 June 2018

2018-2020 In-colors

After I posted my 'It's a Beautiful Day' card 2 days ago I had a thought about making another 4 cards using the same sketch to show the gorgeous 2018-2020 In-colors.


Call Me Clover, what a beautiful vibrant green.  I have teamed this colour with the Rooted in Nature stamp set and the matching Nature's Roots Framelits.   Notice the silver metal leaf, this is from the new Leaves Trinkets. 


Pineapple Punch makes you think of beautiful spring day.  I have teamed this colour with the Painted Glass stamp set and the Stained Glass Thinlits.  The butterflies were coloured using the Daffodil Delight Dark and Light Stampin' Blends.


Blueberry Bushel is a perfect colour for masculine cards.  I have teamed this colour with the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away Thinlits.


Grapefruit Grove is perfect for making very pretty cards.  I have teamed this colour with the Accented Blooms stamp set, Stitched Labels Fraemlits and the Tailored Tag Punch and Leaf Punch.

I have used the Stitched Labels Framelits on all the cards to create the stitched border on the cardstock strip on top of the Designer Series Paper (I know that I am going to be using this Framelits set a lot).

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
 

Friday, 1 June 2018

Have a Beautiful Birthday

I made this card as one of my ideas for my swap for our April Stamparoos get together, I changed my mind and used another card but wanted to share this one with you.


There are a few new products on this card.  The patterned paper is from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  The stamp set is 'Painted Glass' and the Thinlits 'Stained Glass' which coordinate with the 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 or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

It's a Beautiful Day

I just love the Stampin' Up! colour names, sometimes I feel like I am having a feast while stamping or just putting a bit of glitz and glam on.  The colour I have used on my card is Lovely Lipstick, isn't it just gorgeous and definitely in the glitz and glam category.


Lovely Lipstick is one of the new 2018-2020 In-colours.   The In-colours come in a 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper Pack with 40 sheets: 4 each of 2 double-sided designs in five colours.

The stamp set is 'Love What You Do'.  I have off stamped the Lovely Lipstick background and also the flowers to give a slightly lighter shade.  The finishing touches are the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon.

Did you notice the cross-stitched border on the Lovely Lipstick cardstock strip behind the centre panel? This was done using the new Stitched Labels Framelits.

All these products are available from tomorrow with the launch of the new catalogue.

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, 26 May 2018

Seasonal Birthday

One of my favourite paper packs is the Wood Textures 6" x 6". I had these 3cm strips left over from a previous project and I was wanting to use them up. I don't know if you are like me but I cannot throw away any paper scraps, I keep them for just in case and I end up with quite a pile of them. 

I gave myself a challenge to use my left over pieces of cardstock and patterned paper to create this card.


I have used the Colourful Seasons stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Happy Birthday Thinlits and the Ticket Tear Border Punch.  

I created a small tag using the Corrugated Elements and the Touches of Nature Elements which I layered on top of the leaves.  A Linen Thread Bow was added to the top of the tag.  A few Copper Sequins from the Metallic Sequins Assortment finish 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 oContact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn
 

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