Wednesday, 18 October 2017

International Blog Highlights - Change Of Life Circumstances

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Welcome back everyone 😊

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.
Our theme this month is Life Changing Events or Circumstances.
As some friends of mine are soon holding an engagements party, They just made the first step towards a life together.
 I thought the card I created for them would be perfect for this hop.

Anyone in the world can vote for the card they love the best in the gallery available.

 You can see the gallery and vote HERE 

My card is card number 5 in the gallery.




Here is my card

Love Is In The Air

Engagement Card
#KOCreationscards #Sunshinesayings #Watercolorwords #Sheetmusic #Watercolorwash #Tabsforeverything #Wedding #Engagement #Party #DIYgifts

You can see the other card peeking behind it, this was created for another friends wedding and was blogged previously.

The card has been created using the following stamp sets and products.

Stamp sets and products:
  • Sheet Music, Sunshine Sayings, Tabs For Everything and Watercolour Words
  • Linen Thread.
  • Eclectic Layers thinlit dies.

Cards stock:
  • Thick whisper white as bases
  • Basic Grey layer
  • Normal whisper white for the card front.
Inks:
  • Powder Pink, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugar Plum
Adhesives:
  • Multipurpose Glue
  • Mini Stampin Dimensionals

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I do hope the recipient loves their card as much as I enjoyed creating it. 
I simply adore mixing and matching stamp sets to create a unique card for any occasion.

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card with, then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store




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If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below.
I always reply 😊

Monday, 9 October 2017

Love is in the Air - #CI18

Welcome back everyone 😊

I had some time to create yesterday so once again I looked through my list of upcoming events that I have in my Diary.
I found that I have an engagement party to attend soon as well as a wedding.

So I got cracking and created two gorgeously sweet cards just for these purposes. You will only see one here today though.


I am entering them both into the colour challenge at Colour Inkspiration challenge this week #CI18

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The colours are Powder Pink, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum.

I have entered one card already, but as I used the above colours again for this card I thought, why not enter again 😊

and here it is.

Love is in the Air

Wedding Card 

#KOCreationscards #Sunshinesayings #Watercolorwords #Sheetmusic #Watercolorwash #Tabsforeverything #Wedding #Engagement #Party #DIYgifts
You can see the other card peeking behind it, this was created for my friends engagement and I will share that card during the upcoming International Highlights.

The card has been created using the following stamp sets and products.

Stamp sets:
  • Watercolour Wash, Sunshine Sayings, Tabs For Everything and Watercolour Words

Cards stock:
  • Thick whisper white as bases
  • Basic Grey layer
  • Normal whisper white for the card front.
Inks:
  • Powder Pink, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugar Plum
Adhesives:
  • Multipurpose Glue
  • Mini Stampin Dimensionals


To finish this card I used my Basic Grey Stampin' Write marker to draw some musical notes.


I do hope the recipient loves their card as much as I enjoyed creating it. 
I simply adore mixing and matching stamp sets to create a unique card for any occasion.

If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create this card with, then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store




Thanks you so much for visiting with me today.
If you have any questions please ask them in the comments section below.
I always reply 😉


Sunday, 8 October 2017

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop DT - Mini Pizza Boxes




Welcome back everyone 😊
Today I am sharing with you all a project I designed using the Mini Pizza Boxes.

These gorgeous little mini Memory Keeping Boxes can be used as a decor item as well as a cute way to preserve those cherished memories and special occasions.
They can even be personalised with a photo in the front frame or used as is with their sweet quotes left visible.

They can be given as a gift for weddings or new baby arrivals, even engagements, or just given to someone you feel would love a little box of uplifting quotes. Or create one and keep it for your own purposes, just because you can 😉.

I designed these little boxes as I tend to keep little pieces of my life that make me smile and feel happy, a flower or leaf from here, a picture from there or even a lock of hair from my children.
These boxes are perfect for that purpose.

Memory Keeping Boxes


#KOCreationscards #Pizzaboxes #Memoriesandmore #Memorykeeping #Minimemorykeepingboxes #Treasuredmemories #Stampinup #Papercrafts #Decor #DIY #Inspirationalsquotes


Showing box envelopes, inserts and accordion sections.



Tools Needed

  1. Mini Pizza Boxes!
  2. Memories and More pack (I used the Petal Garden pack) 
  3. Co-ordinating DSP roughly 5 sheets of 6 x 6 size (I used the Petal Garden DSP)
  4. 1 and a 1/2 sheets A4 whisper white (not thick!)
  5. 2 A4 pieces of Co-ordinating coloured card stock. (I used Old Olive) 
  6. Ink pads (I used Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry)
  7. 3 lengths of co-ordinating ribbon 
  8. Window Sheet
  9. Stampin' Trimmer
  10. Envelope Punch Board
  11. Layering Square framelits
  12. Bigshot
  13. Bone folder
  14. Stampin' Sponge
  15. Adhesives - Fast Fuse, Tombow Multipurpose Glue, Dimensionals, Glue Dots and Foam Adhesive Strips

Cutting Guides

For full instructions please watch video below.

Pizza Box

  • Score all folds of Pizza box before putting it together. This makes sure that the box goes together nicely  and stays together.

Memories and More pack

For quotes and pictures on accordion pull out
  • Choose  16 - 18 of the smaller Memories and More cards and trim to 7.4cm in length so that they are square. They are 7.4 cm wide already. 11 of these are for the accordion and a minimum of two for inside of each envelope, possibly one for the front quote (depends on your choices)
For back cover quote
  • Choose a larger Memories and More card for the back quote and trim to 8.5cm

Co-ordinating DSP

2 small Envelopes 
  • cut 1 sheet to 5 ¼ inches square and the other x 5 ⅛" square. One is for the inside pop up envelope the other is to be placed on the accordion.
*Find the half way point on one edge to start the scoring and punching process with the punch board for making of the envelopes.
*Keep off cuts to use as the side covers for outside and inside if you like the pattern you chose. This may save you another sheet of DSP

Front and inside covers
  • You will need 3 sheets trimmed to 8.5cm square.
Side Covers outside and inside edges
  • 1 sheet of 6 x 6 DSP cut at 2.4 x 8.4, you should get enough to cover all sides inside and out  with an extra piece left over.
Front Frame
  • 2 sheets of contrasting colours cut 1 at 7.8cm square and the other at 8.3cm square.  

White A4 Card Stock

Accordion pull out piece
  • cut two lengths from the A4 at 8 x 29.7 cm. Score these pieces at 8,16 and 24 cm respectively then burnish and fold.
Envelope pop up (front inside)
  • The  ½ A4 piece needs to be trimmed to 7.5 wide x 16cm long then scored at 8cm.

Coloured A4 Card Stock

Accordion contrast and small Memories and More card backings 
  • Cut both of these sheets the full length at 7.7cm wide then trim each length to 7.7 cm so you end up with 12 7.7 cm squares. You will need 11 of them.

Ink Pads

  • Using a sponge ink the edges of all your trimmed DSP pieces (not cards or card stock)

Ribbon

Cut your ribbon into 3 lengths, 2 x 30cm and 1 at 15cm

Window Sheet

  • For frame cover, cut this at 8cm x 8cm square


Here is the video


Just a note that this video is roughly 19 minutes in length. The last couple of minutes has been distorted slightly by a glitch with my camera, this part is still watchable and fully understandable.





Closed View

#KOCreationscards #Pizzaboxes #Memoriesandmore #Memorykeeping #Minimemorykeepingboxes #Treasuredmemories #Stampinup #Papercrafts #Decor #DIY #Inspirationalsquotes



To continue through the hop to see more wonderful ideas using these Mini Pizza Boxes please click the name after mine.








If you are looking for any of the items I used to create these gorgeous little mini memory keeping boxes with, Then please use the carousel below.




Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the videos and also found some inspiration along the way.

If you have any questions please ask them in the comments section below.
I always reply 😉

Crazy Crafters Team Blog Hop

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Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog 😊
Today I am hopping with the amazing Crazy Crafters crew.

I chose to use the Merry Patterns stamp set for my card . This stamp set is one EVERYONE can earn FREE just for hosting a party and reaching $450.00 in sales!
That is on top of ALL the regular hostess benefits already on offer! This stamp set is available until the 31st of October with any workshop or hosted party that reaches the total sales of $450.00.
How awesome is that!

Want to host a party online? Then contact me HERE


And here is my card.

'Tis The Season

#KOCreationscards #Repeatstamping #Merrypatterns #Christmascards #Deer #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Wildlife #Nature
Repeat stamping is the technique used here today with a banner accreoss the centre of te card. Using  a similar image as the reapeated image (just with a sweater) as the focal really ties all of the card together.

Materials

  • 1 x  A4 Sweet Sugarplum for card base & ribbon border.
  • 1 x Powder Pink backing layer + scrap for sentiment.
  • 1 x A4 Whisper White card front, inside and for sentiment and deer focal image.
  • Merry patterns stamp set.
  • Sahara Sand ink pad.
  • Sweet Sugarplum ink pad.
  • Powder Pink ink pad.
  • Basic Grey ink pad.
  • Decorative ribbon border punch.
  • watercolour pencils.
  • Paper snips.
  • Rhinestones.
  • Mini and standard size dimensionals plus multipurpose glue.

Basic Instructions .

  1. Repeat stamp the plain deer onto a card front size piece of whisper white.
  2. Layer onto a trimmed down piece of Powder Pink.
  3. On the scrap piece of whisper white stamp the sentiment in Basic Grey, then stamp the inside sentiment decoration in Powder pink.
  4. Stamp the focal deer image onto a scrap piece in Sahara sand then colour with Powder Pink.
  5. Stamp the deer wearing the sweater in Sweet Sugarplum and fussy cut the sweater only.
  6. Glue over the Sahara Sand deer and then fussy cut the whole image.
  7. Punch two strips of ribbon border. Adhere to back of sentiment.
  8. Trim sentiment to size and adhere to card front.
  9. Add dimensionals to deer and mount into position.
  10. Add rhinestones
  11. adhere layers to card base.
  12. For the inside repeat step 1 and 2 then 11

#KOCreationscards #Repeatstamping #Merrypatterns #Christmascards #Deer #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Wildlife #Nature

I entered this card into #CI18 Colour Challenge found on FaceBook.
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The colours are Powder Pink, Basic Grey, Sahara Sand and Sweet Sugarplum.


#KOCreationscards #Repeatstamping #Merrypatterns #Christmascards #Deer #Stampinup #Cardmaking #Wildlife #Nature


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






If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my card with, then please look at the carousel below.
It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.



Thank you so very much for visiting my blog today.
If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below.
I always reply. 😉

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Count My Blessings - #GDP107

Welcome back everyone 😊


It is half way through the first week of school holidays here in Tassie, and I am ALREADY exhausted! Hahaha
We have been travelling in the car every second day for over 4 hours visiting grandparents and then having friends over playing in between those travelling days.

I finally managed a day at home today with out visitors or travelling or phones ringing.
I just sat outside in the sunshine and watched my children happliy playing with their pets!
I realised once again ( i quite often have this feeling come over me) that I am one of the lucky ones in life. I am so very grateful for my family. 
They fill my life and my heart with laughter and love each and every single day.

So, while the were playing, I created a card that expresses how I feel about my family.
AND

here it is.

Count My Blessings

#KOCreationscards #GDP107 #Gratitude #Countmyblessings #Familylove #Love #Giving#Stampinup #Stampinwritemarkers

While I was editing the photo's I checked out the GDP page as I haven't had much of a chance to actually play with any of their challenges over the last few weeks. I adore seeing all of the gorgeous entries that are placed every week and regularly visit to see whats happening. 
Well I found that their theme this week is Gratitude #GDP107 

Whoohoo, I have a card I can enter this week 😄


Here is the inside view

#KOCreationscards #GDP107 #Gratitude #Countmyblessings #Familylove #Love #Giving#Stampinup #Stampinwritemarkers

To colour the images on the inside and the front I used my Stampin' Write Markers and coloured the areas with the thick nib end. 
I used Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Old Olive, and Rich Razzleberry. Once all coloured I huffed my breath on the stamp and then pressed firmly onto the paper.

the front image has also been lightly coloured with an aqua painter to lift the flower just a little.
the background DSP is from Painted Autumn. Part of the Painted Harvest suite. 


 Angled View

#KOCreationscards #GDP107 #Gratitude #Countmyblessings #Familylove #Love #Giving#Stampinup #Stampinwritemarkers

 I am going to give this card to my WHOLE family on the day of our wedding anniversary.
Not just my hubby! Our whole family wouldn't work if we all didn't give and take each and every day and I really want ALL of them to know how much I appreciate having each of them in my life.

Thank you for visiting my blog today.

I do hope you have enjoyed my card and what inspired it today.

If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my card with, then please use the carousel below.
It has all items listed and is linked directly to my store.





If you have any questions at all, please ask them in comments below.
I always reply 😉

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Enjoy The Little Things In Life Design Team - Halloween

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Welcome back crafty people 😊 I am so happy you could join me today.
The Video Blog Hop Design Team are a group of demonstrators from all over the world.
We all get together on the last Wednesday of each month to share with you some wonderful projects and tutorial videos. We hope to inspire you with new ideas and hopefully give you some helpful tips along the way.
Today's theme is - Halloween

You are currently here with me Kim Oliver of Australia. You will find a list for the names of the other DT members.


Have you ever created something and then been inspired by what you created?
Well that was me just recently 😉

 I have been creating some Halloween inspired cards using the Creep it Real stamp set and the Spooky Nights DSP.
Those two card creations eventually led to these little projects pictured below.

BOO

Monster Treat Bags
#KOCreationscards #Creepitreal #Halloween #DIY #Treatbags #Partytreats #Kidsparties #Stampinup #Papercraft

I have two children that are still at the 'trick or treat' age (8 and 7) and both love getting dressed up and knocking on doors while yelling Trick Or Treat! They of course LOVE eating all the lollies too 😆

Each year a few of the parents all walk around as a large group with our little Ghosts, Ghouls, Witches and Monsters (all aged under 10) mainly so they don't harass any one who isn't participating in the Halloween evening. Halloween just isn't a huge deal here in Australia.

So, this year I decided that I would create a treat bag to hand out from our little family to each of the little ghouls etc at the end of our evening excursion.
I really think they will get a kick out of them!





You can see how I made these Little treat bags below.





What did you think?
Don't these fangs look awesome with the lollies poking through!!



#KOCreationscards #Creepitreal #Halloween #DIY #Treatbags #Partytreats #Kidsparties #Stampinup #Papercraft

Only another 16 to make! hahahaa

To continue your journey through our hop please click the name directly after mine.









If you are searching for any of the items I used to create these bags, then please look no further than the carousel below. 
It has each item listed and is linked directly to my store.


Thank you so very much for visiting with me today.
I do hope you enjoyed my video too.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask them in the comment section below.
I always reply!

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Sarah Fleming

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Welcome back everyone 😊
Today I am joining the Crazy Crafters for a blog hop with our special guest Sarah Fleming
Here is a little picture of her 😉

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Sarah's blog is called Prepare To Dye PaPercrafts

All of us Crazy Crafters have been busy creating something CASEd from Sarah's work. You are currently her with me Kim Oliver and I will have a complete list of all hop participants towards the end of this post

Here is the card that I chose to CASE of Sarah's


The elements that I chose to use from Sarah's card are as follows
  • Stitched shape
  • Paper ribbon/banner
  • Water colour background and the colour (sort of)


Here is my card


Have A Haunted Halloween


#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #DIY #Witches #Spookybights #Spookycat #Stampinup

Being that Halloween is drawing nearer I decided to create a creepy crawly and slightly SpOoKy card for you all 😱

I used two stamp sets to create this card plus some pieces from the Spooky Night DSP.
I due cut the tree and moon using the stitched shapes framelits and then stamped some images of bats from the Graveyard Gate stamp set.
The frame behind the stitched square is the off cut that has just been reversed. When all was adhered in place I used a black artline pen to continue the tree slightly off the page. I stamped the image of the crow on top of the top most branch.
The mouse and witches hat images are from the Spooky Cat stamp set along with the sentiment.

Open View


#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #DIY #Witches #Spookybights #Spookycat #Stampinup

For the inside I just stamped the bubbling potions and cauldron below a strip of the Spooky Nights DSP.
That was all that was needed to carry the theme from the front into the inside of my card.

Close up shot of card front

#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #DIY #Witches #Spookybights #Spookycat #Stampinup


I hope you have enjoyed my fun and SpOoKy HaLLoOWeEN card today.
To continue moving through the hop please click the name after mine.












If you would like to purchase any of the items I used to create with today then please feel free to use the carousel below. It has all the items listed for your convenience.

Thank you so much fr taking the time to visit!
If you have any questions please ask them in comments below. 
I always reply 😊

Friday, 22 September 2017

Ink It! Stamp It! - Holiday Catalogue

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Welcome back everyone 😊
And welcome to the Ink it! Stamp it! Blog Hop. 
This month we will be sharing projects inspired by our projects created using products from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. 
The full line up below will guide through all the projects and we'd love to hear from you on what your favourite item is from the new catalogue.

I chose to use 2 stamp set called 'Snowflake Sentiments' and the 'Merry Little Labels' for my card today along with a couple of techniques to create my card with. 
One technique is water colour washing, this was combined with another technique, called resist emboss. I also used a masking technique to stamp the silhouette images at the bottom of the card.

Seasons Greetings


#KOCreationscards #Snowflakescenes #DIY #Cardmaking #Rubberstamping #Resistemboss #Watercolour #Watercolor #Stampinup

Basic Instructions.
To start my scene, I taped up around the edge piece of a piece of water colour paper. 
I then wet the paper with a large brush. 
I applied my colours, with the card stock wet the colour travels and blends without leaving any harsh lines.
I heat dried the first  layer of colours.
 Once done, I embossed the snowflakes in white embossing powder and repeated the water colour wash over the top to strengthen the colours, making them more vibrant. 
I left this to dry naturally.

When this was completely dry, I stamped my images by repeat stamping a stamp fro the 'Merry Little Labels' set. 
I then used my black Stampin' Write marker to fill in some areas with larger silhouettes of pine tree shapes.

I used my versamark re-fill and a small brush to apply versamark to the tree line and some ground area, dusting this with white embossing powder and then heating until smooth.
This gave the effect of snow coverage on the trees.
 When the scene was complete I trimmed it down to size and backed it onto basic black card stock.

The sentiment has also been embossed using the white embossing powder then trimmed to a banner and glued in place.

Well, what do you think?

Me I really like the effect, and that sweet little deer silhouette just makes it 😊


Thank you so much for joining us today. We hope you'll join us again next month to see our hop all about techniques

To continue moving through the hop please click the name directly after mine







If you are searching for any of the items I used to create my card with today then please use the carousel below. It has all items listed for your convenience 😊



If you have any questions please ask them in the comment section below. 
I always reply!

Thursday, 21 September 2017

Stampin Dreams Blog Hop - Something Different


Welcome back everyone 😊
And also welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. 
This month's theme is Something Different, for me that would be someting other than a card lol.

 You are currently visiting with me Kim Oliver from Australia and I have a full list of particpants closer to the end of my blog.
I do hope you enjoy my project that was created for your viewing pleasure today.

Without further ado, here is my Something Different 😊

I created my items below using brand new products from the current Holiday Catalogue.

Swirly Snowflakes Christmas Tags

#KOCreationscards #Christmastime #Christmastags #Gifttags #DIY #Snowflakes #Swirlysnowflakes #Stampinup #Diecutting 

I used Real Red and Very Vanilla card stock to create these tags with along with the mini tinsel trim combo pack. The tinsel is available in Silver and Real Red as you can see above anda adds that extra bit of sparkle that we all love at Christmas time.

Very Vanilla Tags

#KOCreationscards #Christmastime #Christmastags #Gifttags #DIY #Snowflakes #Swirlysnowflakes #Stampinup #Diecutting

To create the snowflakes I used the NEW Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits dies and die cut the flakes from the tags and swapped the coulors around. So, the red cut outs were added to the vanilla tags while the tags with the cutouts were backed with the contrasting colour.

Real Red Tags

#KOCreationscards #Christmastime #Christmastags #Gifttags #DIY #Snowflakes #Swirlysnowflakes #Stampinup #Diecutting


I seriously love this bundle! The edgelit in this die set is to die for (hahahaha) and already I have some (hopefully) gorgeous ideas going around in my crafty little brain 😆

These tags are super simple to create and the matching stamp set for these dies that is available as a bundle from the Holiday catalogue has the 'To: and From:' stamps for the back of my tags too! 
What more could you ask for!


I hope the projects you've seen here on my blog today have inspired you and brightened your day. 
 Please see the list below and hop through all of the people on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!








If you are searching for any of the products I used to create the simple to make tags the please look no further than the carousel below. It has all items listed for your convenience.

Thank you so much for stopping by today 💓

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

#CI17 - Creep it Real!


Welcome back everyone 😊

I had a spare moment today, so I thought I would play with a colour challenge from 
Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist, Tempting Turquoise and Flirty Flamingo. 
I entered this card into the #CI17 colour challenge 😁
Aren't they just fun colours!

I decide to pair these colours with the Creep it Real stamp set available from the Holiday Catalogue
(last page)


Creep It Real

#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Creepitreal #DIY #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Monsters #Kidscards


Basic Instructions

My background was created by repeat stamping the sentiment 'Creep It Real' in Lemon Lime Twist.
I layered this upon Flirty Flamingo and basic black card stock. 
I then addded these layers to my card base of Lemon Lime Twist.
I stamped the teeth image in memento tuxedo black then coloured with aqua painters and ink pads.
I made sure that the mouth was deliberatley grimy looking and added black blemishes to the lips too, all in the name of halloween lol.
When all done I applied versamark with a brush to the lips and teeth only and added clear embossing powder, heating until the powder had melted and was smooth. This gave the illusion of depth. 
I also went around the letters with my black stampin write marker to add depth to the lettering.
I then fussy cut this out..
The lollies were stamped and then fussy cut, just to add a little more interest to the frontof my card.


Inside View

#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Creepitreal #DIY #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Monsters #Kidscards


For the inside I stamped the sentiment and the lollies in the centre of the card.
Using my Stampin' Write markers I rubbed the colours around the edge of the stamp, huffed and a placed this over the sentiment.
Using a pencil I coloured lightly the tongue.
I decided that this mouth and teeth set would be free of grime and blemishes, as if the teeth and mouth had been cleaned hahaha.


#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Creepitreal #DIY #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Monsters #Kidscards

Angled View


#KOCreationscards #Halloween #Creepitreal #DIY #Cardmaking #Stampinup #Monsters #Kidscards


If you like what I created and are looking to purchase any of the items I used then please use the carousel below. It has everything listed for your convenience.





Thank you for taking time out and visiting my blog today. If you have any questions please ask in comments below.
I always reply. 😉

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!

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here is my project for today.

THANK YOU GIFT SET




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

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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.



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