Thursday, October 29, 2015

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop

This month our theme was to be inspired by Project Life which I found quite a challenge, I have used the Project Life Stamp Set " This Is Your Life" as well as the Project Life Clips Thinlits on my card. I have been wanting to try this technique for a while, I would like to thank Dawn Olchefske for her tutorial on the Tree Reflection Technique. I am sure it won't be the last one I do, I love this technique and I do love doing sponging. It is wonderful how all the Stampin' Up! Demonstrators that do utube tutorials are showing how to use all these fabulous products.

My Card

"Inspired by Project Life"

Products used in this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree, Project Life " This is the Life"
Stamp Pads: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Marina Mist
Framelits: Project Life Clip Thinlits
Embossing Folder: Arrows
Punch: Project Life Corner Punch
Glue Dots
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Multi Purpose Glue
Big Shot

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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP008 Case The Designer Challenge

This time with this challenge "Case The Designer" I decided to take the colors Kylie has used on her card and make my entry completely my own just by using the colors she has used. It's amazing how different something can turn out by doing it this way. I had never thought to do it like this as for some reason I thought it needed to be similar to what the designer had created. These challenges are great when you learn something new, I decided to use the stamp set " World of Dreams" and using Cherry Cobbler and Crushed Curry stamped my image then cut it in 1 inch strips and back it onto a piece of Crushed Curry Cardstock. I have also used some thick Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, also using my Triple Banner Punch to make the greeting stand out using Tip Top Taupe and Crushed Curry Cardstock.

Visit The Designers over at Global Design Project and why not enter in this great challenge, "Case The Designer". You just never know how your creation will turn out. Let the Design Team inspire you with their creations.

 Global Design Project

I would also like to enter my card in Just Keep On Creating!!

 Just Keep On Creating

My Card

Products used on this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe
Stamp Set: World of Dreams
Stamp Pads: Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler
Framelits: Bitty Banners, Oval Collection
Punch: Triple Banner
Antique Brads
Red Cobbler Thick Twine
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Happy Crafting!!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Christmas Curvy Keepsake Box

I have made these Christmas Curvy Keepsake Boxes for a craft class I am having, the ladies wanted to learn something other than just Christmas Cards. This Curvy Keepsake Box Framelit Die can be used all year round for all types of occasions. Just by changing the color, Design Series Paper and your embellishments this is such a versatile framelit to have in your collection. You can purchase it by CLICKING HERE! or if you would like to purchase the Big Shot please CLICK HERE!!

I would love to enter my Curvy Keepsake Boxes in "Keep On Creating" challenge!!

 Just Keep On Creating

My Christmas Curvy Keepsake Boxes

This one I have chosen to use the Real Red Cardstock, Delicate Ornament Thinlits Die, I also stamped the Real Red Cardstock with the Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set and adorned it with the lovely Winter Wonderland Embellishments and some Gold Cord.

This one I used the new thick Whisper White Cardstock, Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Die, stamped it with the stamp set " Cozy Christmas" and added some Metallic Sequins with the new fine tip Glue Pen.

Products used to make these Curvy Keepsake Christmas Themed Boxes:
Cardstock: Real Red, Thick Whisper White
DSP: Winter Wonderland Specialty Paper
Stamp Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand
Thinlits Die: Curvy Keepsake Box
Framelits: Delicate Ornaments
Stamp Sets: Flurry of Wishes, Cozy Christmas
Embellishments: Winter Wonderland
Gold Cord
Metallic Sequin Assortment
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Big Shot

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP007 Theme Challenge

I decided to try a different technique this time, so using my hand made templates for the hills and valleys I sponged in at different levels and stamped the trees so they give you the look they are behind the hills and valleys. I then stamped my sheep, applied a generous amount of Crystal Effects and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on top and left to try. I then fussy cut out the sheep and applied them to the card with dimensionals. This is one technique I will definitely try again, I love how it turned out and gives you like a 3D effect of the farm theme in the paddocks at the farm.

Please check out the designers over at Global Design Project

 Global Design Team

I would also like to enter this card into the Anything Goes - Just Keep On Creating Challenge.

 Anything Goes Just Keep On Creating

My Card

 Just Keep On Creating

Products used on this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Shimmery White
Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Barnyard Babies
Stamp Pads: Pool Party, Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Old Olive
Project Life Journalling Pen
Crystal Effects
Dazzling Diamonds
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Sunday, October 18, 2015

Crazy Crafters October Blog Hop

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for October. This month we are excited to show off some amazing fun folds. We hope you find great inspiration from the projects shown in the blog hop, I'm sure all our designers would appreciate a visit from you. You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Angela Westland or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup in the list below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Angela Westland.

I decided to try to do a Bendi Fold Card with matching box to present it in as it is my Mother In Law's 87th Birthday this month and wanted to do something special for her. I have been looking at these Bendi fold cards for awhile and wasn't game to try one, now I have done one I can't wait to try another in a different theme. They are great as you are setting a scene, it's like a 3D picture, this is the part I found most challenging, to create the fold is very easy. I have put the tutorial by Bibiana under the "More Than 1 Fold" tab at the top of this page for you to see the base of creating this card, then all you have to do is decorate it as desired. This is the BOX TUTORIAL I designed for my cards many years ago, I hope you find it helpful, if you follow the instructions it helps you to design any size gift box you need. Also, here is the Gift Bow Bigz L Die tutorial that I have decorated on top of my box. Also, a big thank you to Paula Knall on her tutorial how to make the curtains for the windows using your Deco Labels Framelits.

My Bendi Fold Card

My Handmade Gift Box to present the card in!

Products used in my project:
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight
DSP: Winter Wonderland
Stamp Sets: Hardwood (for my fence), Papillon Potpourri, Flower Patch, Butterflies Basics
Stamp Pads: Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White
Framelits: Hearth and Home, Deco Labels, Flower Flair, Butterflies Thinlits
Die: Gift Bow Bigz L 
Punches: Bird Builder, Bitty Butterfly, Elegant Butterfly, Washi Label
Simply Scored Plate
Antique Brads
Metallic Sequin Assortment
Metal Rimmed Pearls
Gold Cord
Jeweled Rhinestones
Tear and Tape
Fine Tip Glue Pen
Multi Purpose Glue
Big Shot

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP006 - Sketch Challenge

I am just loving doing these challenges each week over at the  Global Design Project Challenges! Take the time to check out all the fabulous inspiration and ideas the Design Team have done with all the wonderful cards and projects they have made this week.

 Global Design Sketch Challenge

This is my interpetation of the Sketch Challenge!!

My Card-Closed
Double Trifold Card with a Twist

Double Trifold Card Front Opens to reveal a secret pocket for that special surprise or personal note.

I came across this Double Trifold Card on a utube tutorial but felt the card was too small so I have layered the actual card onto a 6x6 inch Early Espresso Cardstock embossed with the lovely new embossing folder "Fluttering", then have made it into a 6x6 inch card. I love how the front of the card has the special feature of opening to reveal a secret pocket that can be used to put some birthday money or a personal note inside. I have finished the card off with some Linen Thread, Vintage Brads and some lovely Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon.

Products used on this card:
Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
DSP: Timeless Elegance
Stamp Set: One Big Meaning
Stampin' Ink Pads: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Punches: Oval - 1-3/4" x 7/8" and Oval - 2" x 1-3/8"
Embossing Folder: Fluttering
Ribbon: Crumb Cake Stitched Satin Ribbon-3/8"
Antique Brads
Linen Thread

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Sunday, October 11, 2015

Flurry of Wishes

Even though we don't get snow in Australia at Christmas time we do in different parts of Australia during our Winter months so I thought I'd do another Snowflake card. As many of us have cards to send overseas where it does snow at Christmas, I just love this stamp set how it has the matching Snow Flurry Punch when you buy the bundle.

You can visit my store HERE! to purchase any of the wonderful stamp sets and accessories.

I am entering this Christmas Card in "Just Keep On Creating Challenge" , it is so refreshing to find a site that is just about creating as we are at all different levels of craft. This site will encourage a lot more ladies and gents to create and put up their creations to share with others.

 Just Keep On Creating

My Card

Products used on this card:
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Flurry of Wishes
Stamp Pads: Real Red
Punches: Snow Flurry, Flower Medallion 
Framelits: Oval Collection
Embossing Folder: Softly Falling
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots
Winter Wonderland Embellishments
Silver Glitter Ribbon

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Global Design Project #GDP005 Color Challenge

Visit the Design Team over at Global Design Project, I'm sure you will find some wonderful projects there to inspire you and give you some ideas for your next card and don't forget to enter the challenge. I have made a Criss Cross Card this time, I know a lot of my followers know me for my More Than One Fold Cards and I haven't been doing them lately, I have been concentrating more on different techniques so I will try and do a few (More Than One Fold) to hopefully give my followers some inspiration. This is a very easy and fast card to  make! You will find this tutorial by Linda Bauwin very easy to follow if you would like to try this type of fold card yourself.

Visit the team over at Global Design Project and check out their awesome creations!

I would also like to introduce you to a new challenge site I have started participating in, "Anything Goes - Just Keep On Creating"!! A great way to show your projects.

 Anything Goes - Keep On Creating

My Criss Cross Card 

Products used in this card:
Cardstock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Die: Spiral Flower 
Framelit: Oval Collection
Stamp Sets: Sassy Salutation, Kinda Electric (Leaves), Papillon Potpourri
Stamp Pads: Stazon Black, Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz
Punches: Bitty Butterfly Punch
Embossing Folders: Fun Frames, Chevron
Ribbon: Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin, Pear Pizzazz 1/4" Cotton 
White Perfect Accents
Basic Pearls

TIP USING THE SPIRAL FLOWER DIE: I needed small flowers that would fit on my card without having to make a  box to put the card in, once I cut out the die I then cut off all the scalloped edge with with some scissors, spritzed my die cut with water then continued to roll my flower die as normal - it's great when you want a smaller flower.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

I Achieved It! Mediterranean Cruise

If you have ever thought of joining Stampin' Up! now is the time, we have just began our new Stampin' Up! Year from the 1st October. It is such a exciting time to take advantage of the full year to achieve wonderful achievements as I have in the last year. It is a great way to receive 20% off all your orders and have the opportunity to receive some free gifts along the way. You can just join as a hobby and put in your own orders or if you want to make a small business venture doing something you love to do the opportunities are endless. You don't have to do classes, workshops or sell to other ladies or gents, you are free to just place your orders each month to achieve the generous 20% off. What have you got to loose, nothing, just receive some awesome products that you will absolutely love.

If you join my team I will join you to my private facebook group for my customers and ladies that have joined my team. I only joined last October and have never regretted it for one moment. If you would like to join my team and live in Australia please CLICK HERE! or contact me for more information at

If you would like to be one of my newest customers and live in Australia please CLICK HERE!

Weekly Deals and you live in Australia please CLICK HERE!

Clearance Rack up to 60% off and you live in Australia please CLICK HERE!

You never know what it could lead to in 12 months time, I would of  never thought I would of achieved this wonderful cruise fully paid for by Stampin' Up!

Happy Crafting!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Easy Christmas Card

Good Morning Ladies, here is a easy card for you to make, great for making a quick card or do all your Christmas Cards in this design. It's amazing by just changing your Design Series Paper and the color of your cardstock how different your card will be.

Here is the tutorial I based my cards on by Connie Stewart

Just love how she makes the bow, is nice and flat for gluing to card.

I have also entered this easy Christmas Card at the "Anything Goes - Just Keep On Creating"

 Anything Goes Just Keep On Creating

My Christmas Cards

Products made for these cards:
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Garden Green
DSP: Merry Moments
Stamp Set: Flurry of Wishes
Home for Christmas Enamel Dots
Rhinestone Jewels
Winter Wonderland Embellishments

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Shaker Frame - Lovely As A Tree

Hi Everyone, I have been wanting to try one of this for some time and I must say they are something different and everyone seems to like them. They are a fun card to make and I will have the link to how to make one under the Tutorial Tab at the top of this page.

My Card

Products used in this card:
Cardstock: Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree
Stamp Pad: Real Red, Stazon Opaque
Framelits: Circles Collection
Punch: Washi Tape
Embossing Folder: Elegant Dots
Shaker Frames
Enamel Dots: Home for Christmas
Window Sheets
Metallic Sequins
Gold Glitter
Heat and Stick Powder
Heat Tool
Big Shot

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