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
 

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