Wednesday, 6 March 2019

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Sunday, 3 March 2019

Dear Doily Friendship Card

Hello and welcome to my blog!

Today I created a sweet and simple friendship card.

This card uses quite a few new products out of the Occasions Catalogue.

I started by die cutting the doily wreath in Soft Sea Foam Card Stock from the Doily Thinlet Builder Dies. I glued this into position on a piece of Whisper White Card stock mat, with the fine tip glue.pen

I then punched the flowers and leaves out of the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack and shaped the flowers using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool Stylus. I just pressed the end of the Scoring Tool Stylus into the centre of the flowers and made little circular movements to break up the fibres of the Petal Pink Card Stock. I worked on top of my Stampin' Pierce Mat to help support the flowers. The tiny leaves were punched out of Soft Sea Foam Card Stock. I then arranged and glued these pieces into position using Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I finished off the flowers by placing Pearls in the centre of each one.

I tied a bow in a small piece of Linen Thread and glued it into position using the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue. I just love the versatility of this glue and if you have not tried it yet I would encourage you to give it a go.  

The Friend sentiment was die cut in Petal Pink from the Well Written Framelits Dies. These are just a fantastic addition to any card. You really can make the perfect sentiment for any occasion with theses stamps and framelits. Make sure you check them out as they are worth investing in. I used the Fine Tip Glue Pan to adhere the sentiment to the Whisper White Card Stock layer.

To finish the card, I glued another layer of Whisper White underneath. Followed by another layer of Petal Pink and glued all these layers to a Sahara Sand card base.

I have listed the items used to create this card at the bottom of this blog post.

I hope you enjoyed reading how I put this sweet card together. It is gong to a dear friend of mine and I know she will treasure it!

I do hope you have found the time to be creative over the weekend. I know it can be hard to find the time as we are all so busy. I find creative time to be very grounding and it also give me time to think clearly as I quietly create.

Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. 

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Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Colour INKspiration #50

Hello and thank you for visiting my blog today!

I am so happy to be hopping with the Colour INKspiration team members again!
You may have hopped from the amazing Lou Kitzelman.  You can click on her name to go straight to her blog.  Please make sure you visit all the crews blog posts by clicking on the next button at the bottom of each crews post. You don't want to miss any of the wonderful creations!

The INKspiration picture below is just beautiful and I love the colours!

I decided to use the Stitched All Around Bundle to create a Thank You card.

First I smooshed the Coastal Cabana ink onto the bottom right hand side of the shimmery white card stock.  I also splattered some Coastal Cabana dots over the coloured area with my aqua painter and my Coastal Cabana Ink. I opted to dry this with my heat tool rather than waiting for it to air dry. 

I stamped the small repetitive x stamp in Blueberry Bushel above and below where the sentiment was to be placed  You will notice I stamped it twice, the second time it is stamped off. I also stamped the floral Thank You sentiment in Bermuda Bay twice on Shimmery White card stock. Once for the circle image and the other for the hand cut Thank You tag.

I then attached the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon on the card stock. I then die cut the detailed circle die in Sahara sand, a 1 3/8 inch circle in Bermuda Bay and one of the Floral Sentiments. I then hand cut the Thank You sentiment out and bannered the tiny ends. I also cut the little heart out of mango melody card stock.

I layered all these pieces. First the Sahara Sand detailed circle, then I glued the Bermuda Bay circle to that. I popped the sentiment circle up with Dimensionals and glued the Thank You and the sweet little heart onto the top of that.

I hope you enjoyed reading how I put this card together. I love a watercolour effect on my cards and the Shimmery White card stock makes this effect look gorgeous. I would encourage you to try it sometime.  No two pieces turn out the same!

Please click on the next button to see what stunning creation is on Julia Quinn's Blog!  You won't want to miss her creation for this challenge!

Thank you for visiting my blog today. 

I hope that I have inspired you to be creative today!


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Monday, 25 February 2019

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop

Hello and a big WELCOME to the first 

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!

I am very happy and honoured to be a part of this Blog Hop with some incredibly amazing and talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the world. 

For this first challenge our theme is appropriately "Thanks"
as I am feeling very thankful to be part of this group!

You may have come from the very talented Stephanie Nash from Canada.  I cannot wait to see what amazing creation is on her blog!  She will truly inspire you! 

I have decided to showcase the beautiful Painted Seasons stamp set that is available to customers from the 15th of February until the 31st of March.  This stamp set and coordinating Designer Series Paper are FREE with $180AUD purchase.  It is simply stunning!

The Thank You sentiment is from All Things Thanks and is in the 2108-2019 Annual Catalogue.  I thought it was the perfect sized font for this card.

A simple and quick card is what I have set out to create.  A card that will be easy for others to recreate in their choice of colours. I have taken inspiration from the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green reversible ribbon that is in the Occasions Catalogue.  I love this pretty ribbon!

First, I randomly stamped the Coastal Cabana mat card stock with the succulent image from the stamp set in Coastal Cabana. I love the look of tone on tone.  One tip for getting the best image with the Painted Seasons stamp set is to push the ink in your stamp pad to the bottom of the pad carefully with the back of a plastic spoon.  This makes the pad less juicy and the image you stamp will be perfect.

I then cut out two rectangles using the Rectangle Stitched shapes.  A smaller one in Whisper White and larger one in Coastal Cabana. 

The diagonally opposite edges were stamped in Granny Apple Green using the succulent again. And the sentiment from the All Things Thanks stamp set was inked in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I glued this layer to the larger Coastal Cabana Rectangle Stitched shape.

I placed three Coastal Cabana Glitter Enamel Dots around the sentiment and secured the Coastal Cabana/Granny Apple Green reversible ribbon around the mat layer before adding the sentiment layers with Dimensionals.

This card came together very quickly and I enjoyed creating it.

I hope that if you get this stamp set you will love it as much as I do.  I just want to create with it all day.  You could recreate this card using any of the images in the stamp set.

Please hop over to the amazing Mikaela Titheridge from the UK!  She will have something beautiful for you! Mikaela is a 2019 Artisan and she creates the most beautiful designs.  Please click on the next blog badge below to get to her blog!

Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I hope that you have found the time to be creative today.  If you would like to receive my blog straight to your inbox, please take the time to fill in the subscribe section on the right side of this page.  I would love to inspire you to create!

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