Sunday, 8 March 2020

It is March already!!!

Hello Stampers

Welcome to Autumn for all my Aussie Stamping Friends 🍃🌳😀 I really hope that it starts to cool down here in Queensland soon.  It has been such a long hot Summer here.  I am ready for the cooler weather now 😉

Now that it is March we are getting ramped up for Mother's Day on the 2nd Sunday in May.  So I have been busy getting my collection of Mother's Day Cards together to send to the Defence Force so that the Soldiers all get them in time to send home to their Mums and wives.  My last class were busy creating some to add to my collection to send off.  I just love the "Best Dressed" Suite in the latest Mini Catalogue for Mother's Day cards.  Here is the card everybody made..

Nice and easy as the cards we send to the Soldiers must have no bling or glitter so just a cute "Tufted" 3D Embossing Folder and the "Best Dressed" Designer Series Paper and a little Mint Macaron bow adhered well with a couple of glue dots.

So I am now on a roll making Mother's Day Cards and here are a few of them..

Amongst these I made a couple using the "Christmas Rose" Stamp Set.  Have you picked up this set for last Christmas and then put it away for another year?  Well bring it out again as it is great for Mother's Day cards. 

I used the large flower image in the front two designs and using the fabulous "Triple Time Stamping" Technique only made it "Double Time" 😁😁  I love this effect.  You can use this technique with many of the different Stampin' Up! Dies.

I placed the smaller rectangle Whisper White piece on to my larger Whisper White piece with repositionable tape and stamped the large Rose Stamp over the top of the 2 pieces pressing fairly firmly around the edges.  Then I coloured in my flower and the little berries.

I then removed the smaller white piece and adhered it to my Rich Razzleberry backing piece.  I then adhered these 2 pieces to my larger white piece lining up the image to match.  It just looks the flower/leaves are popping out from behind.  Great effect.

Now to make a few more Mother's Day cards using left over papers and ribbons on my craft table 😉😊

Happy Stamping everyone

Sunday, 9 February 2020

February Fun

Hello Stampers

The weather here on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia has been a little on the wet side the last week or so and they say there is more to come.  Just simply wonderful crafting weather!!

However today the Sunshine Coast Council ran a number of "Clean Up for the Hatchlings" Events at various beaches near me.  Quite a large number of Loggerhead Turtles make their nests on our beaches along the Sunshine Coast and they are getting tangled up in fishing line, milk bottle ring tops and also ingesting little bits of plastic floating around in our waters from various places.  So today a couple of friends and I joined in at one of the locations to help clean up our beaches and waterways for these beautiful creatures.  I am happy to say there was much less rubbish collected today compared to previous years so that is a wonderful thing and people are trying to keep our environment clean 👍😀

As you can see our rubbish bag is not very full at all 👏👏😀

A little Bush Turkey chick came to see us on our walking track

It was really great that the rain held off for us while we walked around picking up rubbish.

Then in the afternoon it was crafting time 😁😁

I have been itching to use a little more of the "Peaceful Poppies" Designer Series Paper.  I just love this paper.  I have quite a few birthday cards to make for February so I got stuck into a few.

I decided to also partner it all up using the Dies from the "Christmas Rose" Bundle.  This Bundle was brought out as a special Christmas Set and has been carried over so even though it is not in any of the Catalogues at the moment it is still current and available for purchase if you haven't already got your lucky hands on it 😀  I have decided to use one of the border type dies in the set shown below

So this Die can be used in a few different ways.  Firstly here is my finished card...

The fancy little Blackberry Bliss Border piece is one of the pieces you can use after running the Border Die through your Big Shot or other Die Cutting machine you may have.  These are the pieces that you end up with...

Here I cut out 2 x border frames side by side length ways so they lined up.  You end up with the very small long piece at the top of the pic, 2 x pretty border pieces, the long larger piece which I have used behind my Designer series paper on the card and lots of the punch out bits which are off to the side.  

I have used a couple of these at the bottom of my Poppy Plants as you can see in the finished card.  I have saved all the other small punch out pieces for a future project....maybe a shaker card 😉   The Happy Birthday Greeting here is from the new Sale-a-Bration Hostess Set - "Little Ladybug"  I just love this Font.  You can get this set yourself  FREE by either having a party with a group of friends and selling $250.00 or more of product till the end of March or placing an order yourself for $250.00 or more.

My second card is using the actual Border Frame.....

I just lined the 2 Border Frames up to look like they are joined and one continuous piece on the back of the Designer Series Paper and Walah!!! The background card is Calypso Coral which has been run through the Big Shot with the "Subtle" 3D Embossing Folder to take away the plainness.

So versatile and this whole Bundle is not just for Christmas.  I intend to use the large flower stamp on my Mother's Day Cards this year 😁😁

You can get it now too by just clicking on the icons below and it will take you directly to my shop.  Also don't forget, if you are in Australia,  to add my Hostess Code for February - DHVNY4GK -  and I will also send you my Hostess Gift for this month which are some really cute "Twinkle" Adhesive backed sequins.

Happy Stamping everyone

Wednesday, 15 January 2020

Batman Card

Hello Stampers

My gorgeous Grandson is turning 3 very soon and his Mum is making a Batman just has to make a Batman Card 😊😊😊

I did a bit of research on Pinterest and YouTube but nowhere could I find a detailed description on how the Batman Logo was made and which punches, etc were used.

So off I went to my craft room to design one myself and thought I would share with you all how I did it 😀

Firstly here is the finished product and I hope it does look like a Batman symbol??

It is hard to see in this pic but I used Daffodil Delight and Basic Black cardstock and the retired Little Numbers for the "3s"  I am just so glad I have kept these and they will not be leaving my craftroom ever!!!

So I cut out 2 oval dies from the "Layering Ovals" Die Set.  One in Daffodil Delight and one in the Basic Black as the sizes shown. 

To make the Daffodil Delight Batman symbol I used one of the small dies in the "Bouquet Bunch" Framelits Set - circled below in yellow. I did have to trim the bottom a little to get just the right shape.  I then punched his head with the "Classic Label" Punch.

I, also, had to sign the back of the card accordingly and so used the perfect stamp from the "Crafting Forever" Stamp Set - "Made with Love".  Sadly this set has retired also 😢

The greeting on the front of the card is from the "Itty Bitty Birthdays" Stamp Set

I am quite happy with the end result and I just hope Oliver loves it just as much as I do 😁😁

Hope these instructions help you make your Batman Card too.

Happy Stamping

Tuesday, 31 December 2019

See ya later 2019!!!

Hello Stampers

Well I don't know where that last month went!!!   I blinked and it is now the end of 2019 😉 What a busy December I had.  A few classes and many Christmas parties with lots and lots of Christmas cards made, sent and received.  Family and friends on Christmas Day and Boxing Day and lots of love and laughs were had 😃😃  So now I have lots of fun photos to print off and scrapbook.  I look forward to doing some scrapbooking pages for a bit of a change from card making.

Also we only have a few more days left to grab those "can't live without" items from the 2019 Holiday Catalogue.  Don't forget to use my Hostess Code for December - SGJ6ESES - when you place your online order with me and receive a free pack of Assorted Googly eyes great for those children cards.

So that also means only 3 more big sleeps till the new 2020 Mini Catalogue goes LIVE!!!!  If you haven't got your copy yet and you live in Australia just email me here and I will get a copy to you asap

The front cover shows one of my favourite sets in this new Mini Catalogue - "Painted Poppies"  Love the bright colours of these flowers and the matching Designer Series Paper.

After my beautiful family left and a few spare minutes were managed I made my way into my craft room and had a little play with this new set 😁😁

I mixed it with the "Perennial Essence" Designer Series paper and the "Perennial Birthday" Stamp Set for the greeting and began my Birthday Cards for 2020.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to all my wonderful crafty followers and hope you all have a safe, healthy and wonderful papercrafting New Year 😎😀😀💖🎆🎆🎆

Happy Stamping