Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Kylies International Highlights - Sympathy

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Welcome back everyone 😊

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights!
This is where we all create a project using a selected theme and you all get to vote for who you like the best!
The theme for this months highlights is Sympathy.

No-one likes to create these styles of cards, but they are unfortunately a necessary part of life.
And we all want the people in out lives to know that we are there for them in there time of need, that's why these types of cards are so important.
For me an elegant and not overly wordy style is my go to for Sympathy cards.

If you like my card (pictured below) you can vote for it here, my card number is 15 in the gallery.

Here is my card created for the highlights.

You've Got This
Angled View

#KOCreationscards #Sympathy #Elegant #DIY #Peonyrose #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Stampinup

The two stamp sets I used for this card are 'You've Got This' and 'Rose Wonder' 
for the inside sentiment which is the last picture below.

I think this clean and simple design is so very elegant and speaks volumes while not having any sentiment placed on the front at all.

Full Frontal View

#KOCreationscards #Sympathy #Elegant #DIY #Peonyrose #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Stampinup

For my card base and front I used thick Whisper White card stock. 
A piece of Gold Foil sheet has been added for an elegant edge around the card front.
The Peony Rose has been embossed in gold to match the foil layer.

I did think about adding some gold splatter in the back ground, but in the end
I decide that the flower was all this card really needed.

Inside View

#KOCreationscards #Sympathy #Elegant #DIY #Peonyrose #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Stampinup

Upon opening the card you can see that the words stamped inside say it all 💓

Adding the gold foil layer really helps in keeping that elegant feel from the front through to the inside.

I hope you have enjoyed my simple card today.

Please vote for my card, it is number 15 in the gallery 😊

You can vote for my card here

If you are looking to purchase any of the items I used to create my card with then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed 😊

Thank you so very much for visiting with me today x

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Painted Harvest bundle

Welcome to  the Stamping Sunday blog hop, on the first Sunday of every month we all get together and showcase an item from the current catalogues. It could be a stamp set, a bundle or a whole suite

Today we are using the versatile Painted Harvest suite. 
It is my faveourite set of the new catalogue atm!
Do you have a faveourite yet?

This set is currently available in a bundle. I love bundles, they are just so awesome, because you get to save 10% percent of the purchase price when you buy these items as a bundle!
Who doesn't love to save!

You are currently here with me Kim Oliver, I will have a full list of participants closer to the end of this post  for you to keep finding inspiartion from.

here is my project for today.


I have chosen to create a Thank you gift set, comprising of a card and note pad.
I have never made or even thought of making a notepad cover until Paula Dobson showed me how easy it was at her Paper Caper in New Zealand. Such a simple thing and so effective too!

Using the painted Harvest bundle I stamped the flowers randomly in Dapper Denim on a piece of thick whisper white card stock to create a background.
This was trimmed and then covered in vellum.
 I have a great tip for using vellum!
My card layers are Thick whisper white, Basic Gray and Whisper White for the front images then a vellum *overlay.. 

I used the Stitched Shapes framelits and the layering ovals to create the area  for the sentiment.
I fussy cut a stamped image and placed this in the bottom right corner of the card partially over the the oval also.

*My Tip

If you are reasonably proficient at using Fast Fuse or even Snail Adhesive use a small section/strip on the fast fuse in the corners of the vellum to attach it to the card stock below. It is barely visible!
 Make sure that you have no balls of adhesive at the tip of your applicator, as these will be visible.

Open and Angled View

#KOCreationscards #Paintedharvest #Thankyou #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Vellumoverlay

For the note pad itself I created a cover to go over the front, top and a small section of the back. 
To do this I measured the size of the note pad and went from there.
I used a piece of thick Whisper White, Dapper Denim and a scrap piece of Basic Gray card stock to create my cover.
I stamped the images on the cover using the same inks as my card. For the note pad itself I only stamped the flower and only on every second sheet. This leaves a clean sheet of note paper for other purposes 😊

This is going to be a gift for a friend who has helped me out alot over the last few months and I want them to know that I appreciate them and all they do.

To continue moving through this hop please click on the name after mine.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today.

If you would like to purchase the products I used to create this gift set with then feel free to use the carousel below.

If purchasing from me please use the hostess Code for September
All orders accompanied with contact details go into  my monthly draw for 2 separate prizes.
Good luck!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today.
If you have any questions please use the comments section below.
I always reply 😊