Monday 27 April 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop - Occasions Catalogue

Hi there!

Welcome to my post for the stampers Showcase Blog Hop!

The theme for this month is the Occasions Catalogue!

I have decided to create a project using products that I have not yet used. I am not holding face to face classes at the moment so I have many items not used as I normally would. I have a lot of Designer Series Paper that has not been used. Today my card is created with mainly Country Club DSP. A fantastic masculine pack of paper that is perfect for the golfer or other men in your life. Please see the image below for this fantastic DSP which includes the image of the golfer that I coloured with watercolour pencils for this project! You can create projects with this DSP that do not require a lot of stamping. Just stamp the sentiment!!

Here is my creation for this challenge!

  1. Start with a Garden Green card base measuring 21cm x 14.9cm scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut another piece of Garden Green card stock to measure 10cm x 14.4cm.
  3. Cut a piece of the DSP to measure 9.7cm x 14.1cm and glue to the Garden Green matt layer.
  4. Cut the golfer image out of the DSP  My image measures 8.6cm x 7.4cm.
  5. Colour this image in with your watercolour pencils. I have used Basic Black, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Old Olive, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Pacific Point and Bermuda Bay.
  6. Cut a piece of Night of Navy card stock to measure 9cm x7.8cm.
  7. Glue the watercolored piece to the Night of Navy matt layer.
  8. Stamp the sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings in Night of Navy ink in a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock and trim it with your Paper Trimmer and scissors to create a banner.
  9. Glue this to the bottom right on the DSP layer.
  10. Pop the DSP layers up on top go the Garden Green card base using Dimensionals.
  11. Pop the golfer image layer up on top of the DSP using dimensionals as shown in my image.

Make sure that you head over to Mikaela Titheridge's blog to see what she has created for this challenge. Mikaela always has beautiful creations to share!
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Saturday 25 April 2020

Social Stamping Blog Host War & Peace

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog today!

i am joining in the Social Stamping Blog Host with the theme War and Peace.

Today is ANZAC day and we remember those that fought for our Country. If you do not know what ANZAC stands for it is the Australian New Zealand Army Corps. Today we are not permitted to attend the dawn and ANZAC services that each city, town or village holds each year.  But we will remember those that served and honour them.

Poppies are a symbol of war remembrance world wide. It is worn on Armistice Day in November and ANZAC day in April. The first thought that came to my mind when the Painted Poppy stamp set was released was ANZAC day.

  1. Start with an Old Olive card base measuring 21cm x 14cm scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut another piece of Old Olive card stock to measure 13.2cm x 9.7cm.
  3. Then cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 13cm x 9.5cm.
  4. Draw horizontal lines of Old Olive ink using an Aquapainter on the Very Vanilla matt layer. I used a ruler and the grid lines on my cutting mat to help guide me.
  5. Glue the Very Vanilla layer to the Old Olive Matt layer. Glue these layers to the card base.
  6. Die cut a Stitched Nested Label in Very Vanilla card stock.
  7. Stamp the Poppy with stem image from the Painted Poppies stamp set in Memento™ Tuxedo Black ink just to the left of the centre on the Stitched Nested Label.
  8. Stamp the two other Poppy flowers in Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink on a small piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Then using the solid image stamp in Poppy Parade to colour the two flowers. I have stamped them both then stamped them again for some depth.
  9. Die cut these two flowers using the coordinating dies form the Poppy Moments Dies.
  10. Cut a small piece of Basic Black card stock and rub with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp the sentiment in Versamark™ink, sprinkle the White Embossing Powder over the top and set with the heat tool. Cut this sentiment out with your paper trimmer
  11. Mount the Stitched Nested Die to the card base using dimensionals.
  12. Pop the two Poppy flowers up and over the flower image on the Stitched Nested Label layer using dimensionals.
  13. Pop the sentiment up with mini dimensionals on the bottom right hand side of image.
Thanks again for visiting my blog!

Make sure you click on the next button to see what Lisa Whitehead has created for this hop!

Take good care of yourself, your family, friends and community!

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Wednesday 22 April 2020

Colour INKspiration #76

Hello and welcome to my blog post for the Colour INKspiration #76 Crew.

I love this inspiration photo. I do have a fondness or wreaths and this wreath is stunning! Perfect for Autumn in Australia.

I have used the beautiful bloom from the Ornate Style stamp set. Such a pretty floral display and fun to colour too! I am challenging myself to creating more colourful cards at the moment. I do love a clean look to my cards. I am just trying to get outside my comfort zone and use more colour. Colour is a beautiful way to cheer someone up and I am hoping the recipient of this card will love the bright colours too.

  1. Start with a Pumpkin Pie card base measuring 21cm x 14.8cm scored and folded in half.
  2. Cut a piece of Pumpkin Pie card stock to measure 14.4cm x 10cm. Run this through your Big Shot™with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.
  3. Cut a piece of the Linen ribbon with the white edge to measure 12cm. Place this around the centre of the Subtle Embossed layer in Portrait position and secure at the back using Tear and Tape.
  4. Glue the Subtle Embossed and Ribbon Layer to the Pumpkin Pie card base.
  5. Cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock to measure 10 x 14cm and use the Ornate Style frame die to create the beautiful lacy frame.
  6. Cut a piece of Very Vanilla card stock to measure 10cm x 12cm and then run this through your Big Shot. Then cut down to fit inside the Cherry Cobbler lacy layer and glue this on top of the Cherry Cobbler layer.
  7. Then use dimensionals to join the Pumpkin Pie Subtle layer to the Cherry Cobbler lacy layer.
  8. Stamp the floral image on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock with Crumb Cake ink.
  9. Colour the larger flowers in Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends. Then use the White Stampin' Chalk to give more depth.  I used the chalk where the light would hit the flowers. I did rub my finger over the top to dull the white chalk slightly after applying it.
  10. Colour the Daisy's in with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends and also the smallest flowers where I applied the the light Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blend to the centre and then blended out with the Stampin' Blends Colour Lifter.
  11. I used Pear Pizzazz Ink and a Blender Pen to colour the leaves.
  12. Cut this image using the coordinating die from the Ornate Style Bundle. Use dimensionals to pop this floral layer up on the top of the Coastal Weave layer. I have placed it to the bottom left of the layer.
  13. Cut a 10cm x 3cm piece of Very Vanilla card stock and rub with the Embossing Buddy. Stamp the sentiment from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set in Versamark™ink on the of Very Vanilla card stock. Sprinkle the Gold Embossing Powder over the top and set with the Heat Tool.
  14. Cut this sentiment layer down with your scissors and use dimensionals to place this on the top of the floral layer.

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Take care of yourself and your loved ones during this time!

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