Thursday, 27 April 2017

Delightful Daisy

Hi everyone, a little sneak peak at the 'Daisy Delight' stamp set, matching 'Daisy' Punch, and the beautiful 'Delightful Daisy' Designer Series Paper.


The sentiment is from the 'Rose Wonder' stamp set which was stamped with Night of Navy ink on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.

The daisies were created by layering two of the flower images together, off setting the petals, and adding a Gold Faceted Gem for the flower centre.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me from 1 June, 2017 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Butterfly Basics

He everyone, a bit of a vintage look to the colour scheme on my card today.  I have used Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White and Always Artichoke.



The stamp sets used are 'Butterfly Basics' and 'Labeler Alphabet'. The back ground foliage was stamped 1st and 2nd generation with Always Artichoke on a piece of Whisper White.  The flower was stamped with Basic Black on a piece of Shimmery White and coloured with Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke using an Aqua Painter.  I fussy cut the image out before adhering it over the stamped foliage.

The ombre look Calypso Coral ribbon is from the Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishment Kit.

A few Metal Rimmed Pearls were added to finish the card.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Build It

Hi everyone, it has been a day of remembrance here in Australia today with it being Anzac Day 'Lest We Forget'.   I am a very proud Australian and support the values of what our nation stands for.  If you are interested in learning a little more about the history of the Anzac the Australian War Memorial has more information here.

I have been researching my family tree over recent years and have learnt that I have a strong military history in both the First World War and the Second World War.

WW1

Great Grandfather, James Angas Stark - survived the war.
Great Great Uncle Thomas William Edmonds - died of wounds 28 April 1917 and is buried at Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey, England.
Great Uncle Percy Sheppard, killed in action 29 April 1917 and is buried at the Bray Military Cemetery, Somme, France.
Great Uncle Horace Sheppard, missing in action 7 April 1918, Armentieres, France, grave unknown.
Great Uncle Almore John King - survived the war.
Great Uncle Herbert Water Rettig - survived the war.

WW2

Great Uncle Phillip James Rettig - survived the war.
Great Uncle Cyril George Rettig - survived the war.
Great Uncle Harold Stanislaus Rettig - survived the war.
Great Uncle Charles Louis Rettig (this was my favourite Great Uncle Jack) - survived the war.

Now for today's post.

I have been making more cards for sale to raise funds for our Cancer Council Relay for Life Team at work.   I have used the stamps sets 'Nailed It' and 'Stylized Birthday' along with the 'Build It' Framelits.



The designer series paper is from the 'Urban Underground" Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.   This is a great paper to use for masculine cards and I am a bit sad that it is retiring along with the 'Nailed It' and 'Build It' Framelits at the end of May 2017 (or while stocks last).

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Friday, 21 April 2017

Beautiful Daisies

Hi everyone, sharing a card that I made for my Upline, Ngaire Anderson.  I just wanted to drop a little note to Ngaire to tell her how much I enjoyed her presentation at OnStage Perth.

I cased the daisy arrangement on my card from a very special friend, Pat Carr.  I was lucky enough to receive one of Pat's swaps at OnStage Perth and loved the daisy arrangement so much I just had to remake it.


Recognise the sketch?  It has become one of my go to sketches at the moment.

The daisy was made using the Succulent Framelits with the leaves from the May Flowers Framelits and the Flourish Thinlits dies. The daisy centres were made using the Handheld 1/4" Circle Punch which has been retired but you could use the Owl Builder Punch instead.

The sentiment is from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.

If you live in Australia
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Cards for Cancer Council Relay for Life Team

Hi everyone, I have been stamping up a storm making cards for the Cancer Council Relay for Life Team at my work.  They do such a great job fundraising through the year. I do my little bit by keeping a card supply up at work where people can purchase a card or cards and the proceeds are donated to the Relay for Life Team fundraising effort.

I have been using up my paper stash and have been using a card sketch that is great for using patterned paper.  This is one of the cards.


I have used the Special Reason for my flowers and leaves along with the matching Stylish Stems Framelits dies.  The flower image was stamped with Blushing Bride and the Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencil was added and then coloured with the Aqua Painter.  The leaves were stamped in always Artichoke and a little bit of Basic Black watercolor pencil added.

The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Sentiments stamp set.

I made three varieties of this card "Mother's Day", "Happy Birthday" and "Get Well Wishes".

You can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Artistic Licence

Hi everyone, I just love the artistic licence that card making allows us.  Whoever heard of a brown flower (unless it had given up the ghost)!  I have made a monochromatic card in various shades of brown, hope you like it.




I have used my current go to stamp set Special Reason and the matching Stylish Stems Framelits, along with the Rose Wonder stamp set for the sentiment.  

The Special Reason stamp set and the matching framelits are retiring at the end of May 2017 (or while stocks last). The Stylish Stems Framelits are discounted by 40% from $50.00 down to $32.40.  If you purchase the Special Reason Clear Mount stamp set for $35.00 and the Stylish Stems Framelits you will get a terrific bundle for only $67.40 AUD.


If you live in Australia 
you can get all the supplies you need

 for this project from me. 

You can place an order online and join in the fun with the On-line Club or Contact Me and place an order.


Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Paper Craft Crew Challenge

Hi everyone, I am playing along this week with the Metallic Embellishment theme at the Paper Craft Crew Challenge.  I have gone a bit on the grunge side with my card, adding Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Trim, Copper Foil Sheet leaves as my metallic embellishments.




The stamp sets used are Tabs for Everything for the sentiment and Falling Flowers with the matching May Flower Framelits for the floral arrangement.

Addendum to Post

I have had so many enquries on how how I made this card I decided to post how I created it. The measurements are in metric so you may have to convert to imperial. 
  • The base card is Crumb Cake (A4 cut in half then folded in half again to make card base) – edges inked with Soft Suede
  • The mat is Early Espresso cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8cm  – the edges are distressed.
  • Background DSP 9cm x 13.3cm is from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack.  It is the Copper and Crumb Cake sheet of paper.  I distressed the edges and then inked them with Soft Suede.
  • The strip across the card is Early Espresso 9.5cm x 2.5cm backed onto a piece of Crumb Cake 9.5cm x 3cm.  I distressed the edges of both pieces and inked the edges of the Crumb Cake piece with Soft Suede.  A piece of Copper Trim was tied around this piece.
  • The middle panel is a piece of Crumb Cake 6cm x 11cm – the edges are distressed and inked with Soft Suede
  • The mat is Early Espresso 5cm x 10cm – the edges are distressed
  • The stamped panel is Very Vanilla 4.7cm x 9.7cm – the edges are distressed and inked with Soft Suede.

Stamping and Creating the panel
  • I stamped the leaf spray in Soft Suede ink  twice and also the individual leaf 4 times in Soft Suede on the bottom of the panel.  These images were coloured with the Clear Wink of Stella pen and Soft Suede ink.  Soft Suede ink was then spatter on this piece using an Aqua Painter.
  • The flower from the Falling Flowers stamp set was stamped in Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and cut out using the matching die from the May Flowers Framelits.  This was inked with Soft Suede and the petals lightly formed to fold slightly.  The flower image was stamped again with Early Espresso on Very Vanilla. I hand cut the centre of the flower and then inked it with Soft Suede, again forming the petals slightly before gluing to the centre of the original flower.  A Gold Faceted Gem was used as the flower centre.
  • The foliage sprig was stamped with Versamark on Early Espresso and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder and then cut out with the matching framelit from the May Flowers Framelits.  The leaves were cut out using the leaf die and Copper Foil Sheet.
  • A piece of Copper Trim was teased apart to create the Copper gauze like piece behind the flower.  Some Copper Metallic Thread was also added behind the flower.
  • The sentiment is from the Tabs for Everything stamp set and was stamped with Soft Suede on Very Vanilla and punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  The edges were inked with Soft Suede.

You can see from the picture how to arrange the flower arrangement.


For the inside of the card I made another of the foliage sprigs which I adhered to the bottom of a Very Vanilla insert which was inked on the edges with Soft Suede and backed onto Early Espresso before being adhered into place.

Thank you for visiting.

Carolyn

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