Friday, February 28, 2014

It's a Girl

I have made a 3D match box baby card.
I have used Zoo Babies Stamp Set and a lot of fussy cutting.
This a really sweet stamp set.
The tree is 4 leaves from the Bird Punch.
The box part is made using the Envelope Punch Board.
For the front I used the toucan to make my own DSP, the ribbon is retired.
The label is from Label Love Stamp Set.
I posted yesterday the video to make one of these.
We have a busy weekend, I will try to get to post a blue one for you.
Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

3D Match Box Card

Yesterday I went to craft group at our church, it's a great group of very talented ladies.
I was making a 3D Match Box Card.
 My friend Rachael Lewsley from FaceBook and fellow demonstrator from Busselton, Western Australia designed this card and has a video tutorial.
This is inside the box, I have used Flower Shop Stamp Set and the matching Pansy Punch.
I also punched some butterflies using Bitty Butterfly and Elegant Butterfly Punches and I used the Bird Punch for the bird and leaves.
The colour combo is Soft Sky, Rose Red, Wild Wasabi and Whisper White.
I added Large Pearl Basic Jewels to the centre of the flowers and Basic Rhinestones Jewels to the butterflies and bird.
The flowers are on 3 tiers and fold down to close the box.
There is room at the back of the box for a gift card or/and some small chocolates or small gift.
For the front I sponged with Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Rose Red onto the Flower Garden Embossing Folder.
I loved this effect.
I matted the Whisper White, then added some retired seam binding ribbon.
I then stamped happy birthday stamp from Label Love and punched it out with Artisan Label Punch that matches the Stamp Set.
To complete it I mounted 2 butterflies and added some Basic Rhinestone Jewels.
This weeks challenge over at Late Night Stampers #243 - Punch Art.
So I will submit this for their challenge.
Here's Rachael Lewsley U Tube Video.
There is room on the back of the box for your message.
Thanks Rachael for sharing your video.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Same But Different

Yesterday I had fun making two cards using the Mojo Monday 334 Sketch.
It's the first time that I have partaken in a Mojo Monday Sketch.
They are the same but different,
Here's the sketch.
The colour combo is Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.
I haven't used Bermuda Bay before, it looks great in this combo. 
 I turned the sketch around so my card is short and stout.
I folded an A5 Basic Gray card in half long ways.
I inked Bright Blossoms and A Dozen Thoughts for the very first time making these cards.
I cut the stamped image out with Window Frames Collection Framelits, also for the first time.
 I then made a envelope in Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, using the Envelope Punch Board.
It is the first time I have made an envelope with it, I have made boxes with it.
 Here's the other card with is a standard A5 card.
There was lots of first times in making these cards.
I have been making 3 very fun cards today, I will pop back and show you them in the next few days.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Thinking of You

Yesterday I wanted to make another card like I made on Saturday for my Dad for his birthday, using this weeks JAI sketch #203.
I have been trying to use products that I haven't used or used for a while.
So I decided that I haven't used 'Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit' much at all.
So I when to my Colour Coach to Primrose Petals.
The Creative Combination is Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit and Basic Gray.
I love my colour coach, especially when I get into a rut of using the same colours.
 I used Primrose Petals Core'dinations embossed with Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and used the Stampin' Sanding System to sand it.
 I used the Apothecary Framelits again, but this time I embossed the large die with Flower Garden EF.
The Lattice work on the banner is done with Chervon Border Punch that is in the Occasions Catalogue.
Frenchie a American Demo has a video tutorial.
 I found out yesterday, that friend of the family passed away on Saturday, I made it a Thinking of You card.
The sentiment is from Sassy Salutations, The inside I layered Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Very Vanilla and stamped the sympathy sentiment from Petite Pairs.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cookie Time

The Cookie Muncher is a mascot for Cookie Time a cookie business here in NZ.
 He is a cute red monster who munches cookies.
 I have used Real Red, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Baked Sugar, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White.
 He is made using the Circle Thinlits and lots of Circle Punches.
I think he is quite cute.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Happy birthday Dad

Today is Dad's Birthday.
This weeks challenge at JAI #203 Just add a sketch.
 When I saw it, I though of the Apothecary Framelits.
Then I was thinking about colours, then remembered I still need to make Dad's birthday card.
The combo colour is Cajun Craze, Early Espresso, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla.
I used Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock with the Stripes Embossing folder after running it through the Big Shot I sanded it with the Stampin' Sanding System, the inside Early Espresso Core'dinations is the same.
The stamp is a Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set 'See Ya Later', spend $110 and get me free.
The banner is Craze, I inked the Striped Embossing Folder with Early Espresso Ink then ran it through the Big Shot.
It shifted in the folder before running it through but I love the affect.
To finish the punched 2 3/8" circles, which is 1 of the 3 in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.
I glued them on the sentiment, then added Cajun Craze Candy Dots on top.
I hope you are enjoying your Saturday it is very hot here in Christchurch we are heading for the beach soon.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Cookies Cookies Cookiesssssssssssssssssss

Here is another card made using the Circle Thinlits.
 I have cased Paper Ecstasy card.
I like to extend these cards, it gives you room to write a message.
The colours are Pacific Point, Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White.
After I finished this, I started thinking of the Cookie Muncher from Cookie Time.
I will come back and show you The Cookie Muncher another time.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Who Lives in a Pineapple Under the Sea?

"SpongeBob SquarePants!"
 When I was online the other day I came across Paper Ecstasy Blog, she has done lots of different cards using Thinlits Circle Die.
Julia Leece has also made a version of this card.
 It was fun to make, I used lots of Circle Punches.
SUO Challenge #90 is Punch Parade!
Colour Combo is Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede and Whisper White.
I extended the the card so there is room to write your message on the inside.
I will be back tomorrow with another card.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

I have Struggled with this Weeks Challenge.

Just Add Ink Challenge # 202 is Just Add Stripes.
I like stripes but I didn't have and striped DSP.
I have been pondering this since Friday when the challenge went live.
Today I am looking at Lyssa's post from Song of My Heart Stampers Blog, I know I have found what I need to do for the Challenge.
So here is my case of Lyssa's card.
 I have added another stripe to my card.
I have used Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.
The Stamp Set is Zoo Babies, it's a set that I have for while and have never used it till last week.
It's very sweet, great for baby cards.
It is a set of 10 stamps, 8 animals and to sentiments.
For inside I stamped the other sentiment and the Rhino.
I used the Envelope Punch Board to round the cords of the card.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dress Up #2

Today I bring the second Dress Up Framelits and Washi Tape card.
 The is Crumb Cake card is left over from the card I blogged yesterday.
The colour combo is Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Whisper White.
On the inside of the card I put to strips of washi Tape.
I put strips of Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape on to Whisper White Card I glue into Pear Pizzazz Card.
The Crumb Cake is raised up with Stampin' UP Dimensionals.
I have been busy today, I have made 4 cards.
So I will see you tomorrow.

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Monday, February 17, 2014

Dress Up Framelits

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Yesterday I got 3 cards made, 1 was a copy of the 'lady bird watching' that I did on Saturday.
The other 2 were using the Dress Up Framelits and Washi Tape, they are completely different.
The first one I made, I made it for Latenight Stamper's Weekly Challenge.
Challenge 242 - Wet or Dry Embossing.
 I have dry embossed using 'Framed Tulips and Honeycomb' Embossing Folders.
  The DSP is Quatrefancy Specialty, which I ran through the Big Shot with Honeycomb Embossing Folder.
I was wanting a grunge look so I used my sponge and sponged Crumb Cake Ink onto it, then I used my Stampin' Sanding System (yes I found it this weekend Yay, it's been missing since our shift last October) to roughen it up and rip it to give that grunge look.
 I covered a piece of Crumb Cake card with 'Epic Day This and That' Designer Washi Tape and cut the mannequin.
The Colour Combo is Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Basic Gray and Calypso Coral, these are the colours in the Washi Tape.
To finish I added a button made with Simply Pressed Clay and the Button Simply Pressed Molds, I coloured it Basic Grey and added Hemp Twine which now retired.
The inside layered card stock, on the Pool Party piece I embossed the Tulips at the bottom.
I like the card but think if I was to do again do something different with the embossed panel.
I have been thinking maybe the button should have been on the other side.
What do you think? 
I would love to hear your feed back, please leave a comment.

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I will be back to show you the second card.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Better Late Than Never

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Sorry I was meant to post this on Friday.
 This a simply card to make, the colour combo is Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.
I have cased it of Angela Johns thanks Angel for sharing.
The Stamp Set is Banner  Blast a Sale-A-Bration Set, it has matching Punch.
The Stamp Set is a set of 10, 7 banners, heart, star and flower.
 I love the simplicity of this card, to complete I added to lines of Cherry Cobbler Twine and faux stitching using Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.
 I repeated the faux stitching and added a banner on the inside of the card.

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I want to show you what my youngest son Samuel gave me today.
Isn't he a sweetie, I might be biased.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Around the World Stampin' Up Challenge

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I was looking a Sam Donald's blog this evening, she was showing of her beautiful card she made for the Around the world Stampin' Up Challenge, she is on the design team.
It is a colour challenge AW11.
 Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Whisper White.
I was on pinterest this morning and found a card made by LuLu using the Dress Up Framelits.
I knew straight away that I would case her card using these colours.
I inked up my Brayer with Daffodil Delight Ink and inked the Stripes Embossing Folder, then run it through the Big Shot to made the wallpaper.
I love how the lady has paused by the window to watch the birds in the tree.
I love her hat, I would wear a hat like that, It is made with Large and Small Oval Punches.
The flower is made using Boho Blossom and Itty Bitty shapes Punches.
I like to add something of the outside to inside, so added a stripe of Quatrefancy Specialty DSP which is the same as the dress.
So go and check out the Around the World Blog, see what the design team have created.

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

You Make Me Happy.....

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.....When skies are gray.
Who else sees Kermit the Frog when you hear those lines? I do.
That is on off the stamps out of the 4 in 'See Ya Later' SAB Stamp Set.
 I wanted to use this stamp to make a sun, I have seen lots on the net a lot lately.
I have used Crushed Curry, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray and Whisper White Card Stock.
I have used Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge #43.
Which I found this morning while having a look at Sandi MacIvers blog.
I also really loved Amy Koenders card she made for this challenge.
Go and check out the other 2 design team members, link from both of their blogs.
When I saw the sketch this morning I knew straight away what I wanted to do.
I wasn't going to do any crafting today, I will have clean the house tomorrow instead.
 Here's the inside, I coloured sun and cloud on the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers.
The big scallops are cut with the 'Large Scallop Edgelits'
I used Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder on the back ground Smoky Slate card.
The rays of the sun are embossed with Stripes Embossing Folder.
To finish I used Basic Gray Candy Dots.

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