Monday, July 28, 2014

A card in a box..

 Hi there paper crafting friends,
I hope if you are in Australia you are keeping warm on these wet Wintery and cold days. I find the best thing to do when its cold and wet outside is to stay inside and play with all my craft stuff, and I certainly have a lot to choose from!
 So I thought for today's post I would show you one of the recent cards I made using the "Card in a Box" template which has been doing the rounds on the net recently. I made a couple of birthday cards for friends using this template and this first one uses alcohol markers for the colouring and the image is a Tilda from Magnolia stamps, my hubby hates Tilda's with a passion because of them having no mouths or noses. How do you feel about them?
I'll put up the other card I made using this template and Stampin'Up!© products tomorrow, so come back and visit soon to see the next project.
 Have an inky day, lots of inky hugs from .....

Friday, July 25, 2014

Colouring and birthday cards...

 Hi there stampin' friends, I hope you are all about to enjoy a wonderful weekend of leisure. I have a birthday party to attend on Saturday and a Scentsy party to do on Sunday. So a full weekend ahead for me, I thought you might like to see the card I made for my friend's fiftieth, I used the new hostess stamp set called Bloom with Hope and I absolutely love it! I also used the new Stampin'Up! Blendabilities to colour it in. They are super fun to play with and are alcohol based ink which makes them easy to blend. They come in packs of three so you don't have to search for the correct colour to match the one you're using as the pack includes one light, one medium and one dark shade of the one colour. I hope that made sense?? The packs I used were Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Rich Razzleberry.
 The inspiration I got for this card came from seeing a card on Pinterest by the very talented Sandi MacIver, she had used the lovely new stamp called Blended Bloom and different colours but I didn't have that stamp and my friend loves Purple hence the colour change. Hope you like it. ;-)

Lots of inky hugs from ......

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Butterfly from Utah..

Hi there crafty friends, I have been having lots of fun creating with some new products from our 2014/2015 catalogue but haven't yet done photos. So Until I get them loaded up, I thought I'd share an oldie I made after returning from Utah last year where I was lucky enough to attend the US Stampin' Up! convention.
 Shelli Gardner our CEO and co founder of the company always graces us with her amazing talent on stage and does some amazing creations, this card is a C.A.S.E. of one of the cards she made using the beautiful stamp called Swallowtail. Who doesn't love butterflies right!
 I hope you like it.....

lots of inky hugs, til next time...

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Winter pop-up gardens.....

Hello there lovely paper crafters, I know it's been a while yet again since my last post and I'm not going to bore you with details. I'm sure you would rather see some crafting and colour to brighten up your Winter day (if you happen to live in Australia that is).
 I've been running some fun classes at home where my stampin' friends and I have been exploring the world of alcohol markers, we started simply and made these awesome pop-up cards with pretty flowers inside, some of my friends wanted an alternative to colouring so I made two versions of the one card, the first uses pure stamping and ink pads, along with the "Flower shop" ,"Petite Petals" and "Papillon Potpourri" stamp sets. The Bitty Butterfly, Pansy and Petite Petals punches were also used so no fussy hand cutting (Bonus!). The second card uses the "Flower Shop" set as well as the bird builder and the Elegant butterfly punch along with the other punches used on the first card. The flowers were all coloured-in using alcohol markers for that vibrant colour.
 I love both versions and had heaps of fun with these interactive cards, they can be all flattened to fit snugly into their sleeve and then I made a special envelope for them to fit into for mailing and when the recipient receives them, they can open them up to see their own little Winter garden of colour.
 I found the idea for these cards on the net and also got some great help from a fellow demo called Libby Dyson who has made a wonderful video on how to make them, I altered the measurements slightly to fit my version. The backs of the sleeves have a White card on them to write your sentiment and you can also fit a gift card neatly behind the pop-up flowers for a special extra.
I hope you like them too.
 stamped with Stampin'Up! ink pads.

 coloured-in using alcohol markers.
lots of inky hugs from.........