Monday, April 27, 2015

Flower Card using Die Layering and Acrylic Block Technique with Background

With this card I have used the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and the Framelits die - Circles Collection to get the layering effect of the card. I have also used a Acrylic block and several stamp pads to achieve the background color behind the flower. Don't forget to check out the utube tutorials available to you at the top of this page under Utube Tutorial tab, there are lots to try!

My Card


Products used on this card:
Cardstock: Garden Green, Basic Black and White Shimmer
Die: Framelits: Circles Collection
Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics
Stamp Pads: Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green
Punch: Ornate Tag Topper
Ribbon: Gold 1/8"
Candy Dots: Regal
Pearls: Basic Pearls



Friday, April 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retiring Products

Good Morning Everyone

If by some chance you have not seen Stampin' Up's Retiring Stock Range, you just have to check it out, there are over 100 stamp sets reduced up to 50% off and a lot of Accessories, Ribbons and Dies all reduced up to 50% off.

This is to make room for the new Annual Catalogue which will be released on June 2nd.


Don't forget to visit my store where the whole Retiring List is their for you to choose from:




These items are only available to Australian Residents and until Stocks Last!



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Four Feathers Card

I had a great time making this card using the Four Feathers Stamp Pad and the Feathers Framelits Die. So many designs are possible with this awesome duo, I can't wait to try a different design with this Stamp Set and matching Framelits.

Four Feathers Card


Products used to make this card:
Cardstock: Early Espresso and Sahara Sand
Stamp Sets: Four Feathers, Ornamental Pine and Butterfly Basics
Die: Feathers Framelits
Stamp Pads: Soft Suede, Pool Party and Cherry Cobbler
Stampin Write Markers: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede
Candy Dots: Neutral
Twine



Saturday, April 18, 2015

Swallowtail Butterfly - Different Techniques

As you know by now, I absolutely love this stamp. I have done two different techniques with this stamp to share with you today, the first one is the floating butterfly as you have seen me do before and the second one I have stamped the Swallowtail Stamp on some DSP paper and cut it out before applying it to the embossed front of the card.

Picture of the one stamp used in two different ways!


This one I have stamped the Swallowtail Butterfly onto some DSP paper, cut out the butterfly before adhering it to the embossed front of the card.


 This is my well known style using the Swallowtail Butterfly in Black and White, stamping a second butterfly and just cutting out the wings and using dimensionals adhering it to the first stamped image to give the effect of a flying butterfly.


 Products used to make these cards:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit and Very Vanilla
DSP: All Bloom Paper Stack
Stamp Set: Swallowtail
Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers
Stamp Pad: Early Expresso, StazOn Ink Pad
Dies and Stamps: Itty Bitty Bundle
Rhinestones: Basic Rhinestones
Pearls: Basic Pearls



Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stampin' Up!® Weekly Specials Australia

Hi Ladies and Gents, here are this weeks specials Stampin' Up!® are offering from the 15th April  and will finish on the 21st April! There are some awesome specials, don't miss out. I will include at the bottom of the post some utube videos to show you how these specials can be used.





For all my Australian Followers I am offering a special offer this month:

If you place an order with me this month I will refund your postage, you will receive a Free 6x6 inch pack of papers from me once I have received notification of your order. You will also go into the draw for the clear stamp set "Good Greetings" which I will draw one lucky winner on the 1st May!





Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Choose Happiness Card

This is another one of those favorite's of mine, it is a nice and easy quick card to make. You could use this style to make multiples for invitations.

Choose Happiness Slanted Layered Card


Products used to make this card:
Card-stock: Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Choose Happiness
Stamp Pad: Crumb Cake
Candy Dots: Neutrals



Sunday, April 12, 2015

Petite Purse - For All Occasions

I have made another 2 of these gorgeous Petite Purse's using the Stampin' Up! Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse, the Bow Builder punch and the Originals Flower Spiral Bigz Die . I decided to make two different designs so you can see how different they can look for special gifts or to sell at a market! I do take orders for these as well. This die is so versatile with a little imagination. 

Using the Shimmery White Cardstock from Stampin' Up! and the Bow Builder Punch


Using the Something Borrowed Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!, the Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse and the Originals Flower Bigz L Spiral die to make the handmade flower


Products used to make both of these Petite Purse's:
Cardstock: Shimmery White
DSP: Something Borrowed
Die: Big Shot Die Bigz L Petite Purse
Die: Originals Flower Bigz L Spiral 
Punch: Bow Builder 

Friday, April 10, 2015

Mr and Mrs - Petite Purse Couple

This is one of my very favorite dies from Stampin' Up! the Petite Purse Die. I decided to make a Petite Purse Couple all ready for their special day. I do take orders for these as well. This die is so versatile with a little imagination. 

These would be idea to sit on the wedding table, hold the beautiful wedding rings for their special day or even as a gift for each one attending your wedding party! As a special touch I embossed the Shimmery White Cardstock before putting it through the Big Shot!


Products used to make these cute petite purses:
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Basic Black
Embellishments: Candy Dots - Neutrals
Embellishments: Something Borrowed
Embossing Folder: Fancy Fan
Rhinestone: Basic Rhinestones




Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Stampin' Up!® Weekly Specials Australia

Hi Ladies and Gents, here are this weeks specials Stampin' Up!® are offering from the 8th April  and will finish on the 14th April! There are some awesome specials, don't miss out. I will include at the bottom of the post some utube videos to show you how these specials can be used.


Embossed Swallowtail

I just love everyone of these I do, this technique is embossed front panel and then I stamped my Swallowtail onto some DSP cut it out and Viola! Just love it, such a quick and easy card.

Embossed Swallowtail Butterfly Card


Products used to make this card:
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla
DSP: All ABloom Paper Stack
Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers
Stamp: Swallowtail
Stamp Pad: Espresso



Monday, April 6, 2015

Watercoloring - Moon Lake Stamp Set

Hi Ladies, I thought I would have a try at water-coloring and was really surprised how easy it was. For this card I have used the Moon Lake Stamp Set, Aqua Painters and some Stampin' Up! Stamp Pads. If you would like to try this technique yourself, the tutorial is under the Utube Tutorial tab at the top of this page. I would love to hear how you go, I know I will definitely be using this technique again.

My Card using the Water-coloring technique!



Products used on this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Basic Black
Stampin' Up! Watercolor Paper
Stamp Sets; Moon Lake and Lotus Blossom(Sentiment from the Lotus Blossom Set)
Stamp Pads: Soft Suede, Pool Party and Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon: Jute Ribbon
Aqua Painters
Stazon Ink Pad



Saturday, April 4, 2015

Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters April Blog Hop! 



This month theme is Family, I hope you like what I have created to share with you for this month. If you have got to me through the blog hop you would of come through Angela Lorenz, if not don't worry we have a next blog button that will take you through the whole list of participants and back to me.

If you leave a comment and take the time to become a follower, you will go in the random draw for a lovely craft gift from me. If you are the lucky person I will contact you for posting details so I can get your lovely craft gift off to you very quickly.


Screen Card - Closed


Screen Card - Open



Screen Card - Different Angle - Open



Products used to make this Screen Card:
Card Stock: Basic Black, Primrose Petals and Whisper White
Stamp Pads: Soft Sky and Pacific ( Use for the sponging technique)
Stamp Pad: Melon Mambo (Butterfly)
Stamp Pad: Stazon Ink Pad for the images on all the screen panels
Stamp Sets: World of Dreams and Papillon Potpourri
Punch: Elegant Butterfly

Next person on the blog list is Tamie!


Thursday, April 2, 2015

Stampin' Up! Bonus Bundles

Here are Stampin' Up!'s Bonus Bundles Special that started on the 1st April and goes to the 17th April, this is a great way to save 15% on your products when you purchase one of their bundles. These are only available at this very special price until the 17th April.







Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stampin' Up!® Weekly Specials Australia

Hi Ladies and Gents, here are this weeks specials Stampin' Up!® are offering from the 1st April  and will finish on the 7th April!





Slanted Layered Card - Regarding Dahlias

I just love this style card - the Slanted Layered Card, I used the stamp set " Regarding Dahlias" as I wanted to make one of these for a class I am teaching. Such a simple card but very effective.You will find the tutorial under "Utube Tutorials" tab at the top of this page.

Slanted Layered Card


Products used to make this card:
Card stock: Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla
Stamp Set: Regarding Dahlias
Stamp Pad: Blackberry Bliss
Candy Dots: Regal
Rhinestones: Basic Rhinestones