Wednesday 27 March 2019

Colour INKspiration #CI52 - Painted Seasons Masculine Card

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Today I am hopping with the amazing Colour INKspiration crew!

Don't you love these colours together. I love anything that is Mint Chocolate so I have enjoyed these gorgeous colours together and thought of nothing but Mint Slice Biscuits. You can only purchase these in Australia and they are my favourite sweet treat to eat!

I decided to make a masculine card with these colours as I needed to make my father a Birthday card this month.

I started out with a Early Espresso card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half.

I then cut a piece of White Vellum card stock to 10cm x 14.4cm and used the Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions™️. Embossing Folder and my Big Shot™️. I love the Vellum with the Subtle Folder.

Next I stamped the branch images from the Winter Woods stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock cut with a rectangle from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits™️ Dies stamped off Early Espresso for a softer look. I also stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso to a small piece of Whisper White card stock that was 5cm x 2cm. I then punched this out with the Classic Label Punch to create the angled edges. I then cut a piece of Early Espresso just a wicker larger to frame it. I did this with my Stampin' Trimmer.

I stamped  the Pine cone image in Early Espresso on Whisper White card stock. And then stamped the leaf image in Granny Apple Green. I cut these out using the Four Seasons Framelits™️ Dies and my Big Shot™️.

I then glued the Winter Woods piece card stock to a piece of Early Espresso card stock and then a piece of Soft Sea Foam card stock. The layers underneath  the Winter Woods image were glued together.

I cut a piece of Early Espresso 14.4 x 10cm. as a mat.  I placed a small amount of glue to the back of the vellum embossed piece and glued it to the Early Espresso mat.

The Whisper White Bakers Twine was then attached to the back using Glue Dots™️.
I glued the Winter Woods section to the central top position on top of the Vellum. Then attached the sentiment layer with dimensionals.

The Pine cone and leaf image were last to be attached. I glued the leaf in place and then attached the Pine cone using dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed reading about how this card came together. It was lovely to work with these colours for this challenge. And, I am still thinking of Mint Slice Biscuits, though!

Please click on the next button to see what lovely creation Elizabeth Gross has created and then on to the other crew members blogs! They are all very talented ladies.

I hope that I have inspired you today, even if it is to get some Mint Slice Biscuits next time you do the groceries!

Have a great week!


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Monday 25 March 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Birthdays!

Welcome to my blog today!

Today I have created a card for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop.

This months theme is Birthdays

With Birthdays in mind and the end of Sale-A-Bration on 31st March I decided to make a Birthday card with the stunningly gorgeous Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and the pretty Butterfly elements. Both these items are available during Sale-A-Bration only. Sale-A-Bration finishes on 31 March -  so don't miss out!


First I cut the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper into a 7.5cm x 14cm strip. I glued this down to the centre of a piece of Whisper White Card stock that measures 9.7cm x14cm. I then glued it to a piece of Soft Sea Foam mat that measures 10cm x14.4cm. I then glued this to a Soft Sea Foam card base - 14.9cm x21cm scored and folded in half.

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment onto a piece of Whisper White card stock measuring 
4.5cm x 1cm in Memento™️ Tuxedo Black ink. I then used scissors to banner the end.

I then used the Big Shot™️ to die cut the lace from the Doily Builder Thinlits™️ Dies in Soft Sea Foam. Also cutting the Stitched Circle Shape in Whisper White from the Stitched Shapes Framelits™️ Dies and another Scallop Circle in Soft Sea Foam from the Layering Circle Framelits™️ Dies. 

I glued the stitched circle to the scallop circle and placed this in the upper central position with dimensionals. I also glued the lace detail in Soft Sea Foam underneath the sentiment and placed the sentiment and lace detail on the left hand side of the Designer Series Paper using dimensionals.  

The ribbon was glued in place next. I then glued the butterfly elements to the centre of
  the stitched circle.

I really love the simplicity of this card and it came together quickly. This Designer Series Paper is very versatile and beautiful. I will miss it greatly. Stampin' Up!®  have this gorgeous paper available to customers as a free item during Sale-A-Bration! A free gift with AU$90 purchase. Make sure you get your Designer Series Paper by the end of the month if it is on your wish list!

Thanks again for visiting and reading my blog!

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I hope to have inspired you today!

Please click on the link below to visit my friend Annette Ball who will have an amazing creation for you to look at. Please also hop around to all The Stampers Showcase members blog, you will find great inspiration from everyone!


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Seasonal Cards - Autumn

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I am blog hopping with some beautiful demonstrators from all over the globe.
Please make sure that you visit each ladies post as they make the most amazing and beautiful creations!

This months theme relates to the changing of the seasons. 

As I live in the Southern Hemisphere my post is different to the other ladies as we have just gone from Summer too Autumn. I am very thankful for the cooler weather with the change of season. It has been a very hot and humid summer where I live. 

My beautiful friends that will be blogging from the other side of the globe have just experienced the Spring Equinox on the 20th of March. Spring has sprung in the Northern Hemisphere. This event is also marked by the Persian New Year and is significant as it represents new beginnings. In India it is celebrated with a Hindi festival called Holli. A friend of mine currently living in India has posted some amazingly beautiful photographs on social media of herself and friends celebrating this festival with the most vibrant coloured powders all over them. It certainly looked like they had celebrated well. This celebration represents the victory of good over evil. I have been fascinated with her life in India through her beautiful photographs. Such a colourfully vibrant country. 

In Australia we welcome Autumn at this time of year. So I have created three Autumnal cards. One for the beginner stamper, one for the casual stamper and one for the avid stamper. The Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper and stamp set are the perfect choice for a seasonal card as all the seasons are represented with this Designer Series Paper. Both the Painted Seasons Bundle and the All Adorned stamp set used to make these cards, are only available until the end of this month as part of Stampin' Up! ®  Sale-A-Bration offerings. So don't miss out!

This first card for the beginner stamper is quick to make.

I randomly stamped the leaves from the Painted Season's Stamp Set in garden Green Ink down the left hand side of a Whisper White card base. I then stamped the sentiment from the All Adorned Stamp set in Early Espresso Ink. And it is all done, ready to post or hand out!

The second card I created for the casual stamper. 

I cut a 4.5cm strip from the Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper. I then cut a slightly wider 5cm strip of Garden Green Card Stock. I glued these together and glued them to a Whisper White card base, with a small edge of white on the left side of card base.  I stamped the leaf in Garden Green ink on the lower right hand side of the card base then stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink over the top of that. 

That is the second card done!

The third card I have created for the avid stamper.

For this third card I have again used a 4.5cm strip of the Autumn Painted Seasons Designer Series paper. I then glued this to a piece of Garden Green card stock that was 4.8cm wide. I glued this to a piece of Whisper White that measures 10cm x 14.4cm. I placed the Braided linen trim around the lower half of the card and secured to the back using glue dots™️. 

then glued this layer to a card base of Garden Green. I then stamped the leaf stamp from the Painted seasons of a piece of Whisper White card stock and used the Big Shot™️ to cut the leaf using a framelit™️. 

I then Stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso on piece of Whisper With card stock I punched this out with the Story Label Punch. This punch is available through to the end of this month. I then decided to make a thin border of Garden Green card stock to go around this sentiment . So I punched 2 labels with the Story Book Punch in Garden Green card stock. I cut them in half, the first from the top to the bottom and the second from the right to the left of the punched image. I then glued these pieces carefully to the back of the sentiment so that there was a very thin border. I attached the leaf die cut shape to the card base using glue over the top of the Braided Linen Trim. I secured the sentiment layer with dimensionals over the top of the leaf and Braided Linen trim. The last step was to apply the three clear epoxy droplets to the card.
That is my card for the avid stamper.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my post today! I also hope that I have inspired you to be creative!
I certainly enjoyed creating these cards and I love blog hopping with these fabulous ladies!
Make sure that you check out their posts by clicking on their names below.

Have a wonderful week friends!

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Wednesday 13 March 2019

Colour INKspiration #CI51

Hello and welcome to my blog!

It is time for another creation for the Colour INKspiration crew.

I loved the inspiration photo this time. I also love floral arrangements too!
This one is very pretty!

I decided to use the Needle and Thread Bundle. I truly love the detail in the flower images. So much thought went into creating this beautiful stamp set.

First I cut a piece of Whisper White to 14cm x 9cm with my Stampin' Trimmer. I used the floral image from the framelits™️ to create the stitched floral background. I just adore this fantastic floral flourish.

Next, I stamped the larger flower in Highland Heather and the smaller ones in Berry Burst. I stamped the leaves in Pear Pizzaz.  I die cut all these images with coordinating framelits™️.

I then die cut the small unfilled leaves in Pear Pizzaz card stock and the three floral/ribbon flourishes in Mango Melody card stock.

I used glue dots and dimensionsals to create the bouquet of flowers and adhered them to the Whisper White base.

I stamped the sentiment in Berry Burst and die cut that piece with the label framelit™️. I adhered it with dimensionals.

Next step was to mount the white piece onto a Berry Burst piece of card stock measuring 14.3cm x10cm. I then glued that onto a Berry Burst Card Base that measures 21cm x14.8cm folded in half.

I hope you enjoyed reading how this card was created. I certainly loved putting all of those beautiful colours into a floral arrangement on my card.

I hope that I have inspired you today to create something for yourself or someone special. A hand made card can brighten someones day. I enjoy sending and love receiving cards in my mail. Sounds old fashioned these days, but I am yet to find someone who does not appreciate a card.

Please hop to the lovely guest Designer for this Challenge - Vicki Boucher by clicking on the next below. Make sure you hop all the way around to see all the beautiful creations!

Thanks again for taking the time to read my blog.
I am truly grateful 😊

Have a great week!

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