Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Sheet Music - Pocketful of Sunshine


Good Day Crafty Friends,

I love background stamps, I find they make easy and quick cards. Today's card uses the Sheet Music background stamp.

On Whisper White card I stamped the background stamp in Versamark and applied white embossing powder then heat to set. 
Using sponges I applied, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point and Tempting Turquoise. I then cut the card front approx 4cm up from the bottom and trimmed out enough space for the sentiment. 
The sentiment from Pocketful of Sunshine was stamped in Black Momento ink onto the Whisper White card front, with the coloured panels attached either side with dimensionals  

The card on the left is from yesterdays blog post. Click here to view yesterday's blog post.

I cant wait to use this background stamp with my Christmas Cards this year. Until next time, stay awesome,

Eclectic Framelits

Good Day Crafty Friends,
Hope your day has been a great one. Its blowing a gale here in my neighbourhood, so its been a productive day writing blog posts for all the cards I have created recently. Todays card was made a few weeks ago and is now in the post on its way to a lovely friend.

The card base was treated with sponges inked in Tempting Turquoise and Lemon Lime Twist, splattered with water using a paintbrush and then embossed with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder.

The card front and vellum were adhered to the cardbase with a zig zag stitch using the trusty sewing machine.
I have used the Square Stitched Shapes Framelits to cut the two backgrounds for the die cuts. Again, Lemon Lime Twist and Tempting Turquoise inks were used with sponges to blend the ink onto Shimmery White card.
The Eclectic Layers Thinlits were used to cut the floral die images from Tempting Turquoise card and backed with whisper white. The panels were adhered using tombow.
Until next time

Monday, 17 July 2017

Joy of Sets #002 - Music Sheet Background

Hello Crafty Friends,
Its challenge time over at Joy of Sets Blog Challenge. This fortnight's challenge requires participants to use a current or retired Stampin'Up! stamp set with the letter S in the stamp's title. eg Colourful Seasons, Swan Lake etc.

Today's card uses one of the new background stamps - Music Sheet. I wanted to create a soft, feminine card for a music loving lady.


The Music Sheet Background stamp was inked using Black Momento and stamped onto Whisper White card stock. This was then placed onto a layer of Powder Pink and then a layer of Whisper White before being attached to a Thick Whisper White Card base.

The Floral image from Birthday Blooms was heat embossed in silver on Shimmery White card stock, and coloured using and aqua painter with Powder Pink, Smoky Slate and Soft Sky inks. The fussy cut image was adhered to the card front with dimensionals. 

The sentiment "Best Wishes" from  the Blooms & Wishes stamp set, was white heat embossed on black card stock and then mounted to some Powder Pink and adhered with Tombow.

While I had the stamp out I made another card. The rainbow background and sentiment from Pocketful of Sunshine had me singing. I will share the details in tomorrow's post. 
Come join us and play along by clicking on the picture link below
Cant wait to see what stamp set everyone chooses for the S letter challenge! 
Until next time, stay crafty


Just Add Ink Challenge #368

Good Day Crafty Friends,

Hope yours has been an enjoyable one.  It's a gorgeous winter day here in my part of Western Australia. The sun is shining, the washing is drying and being the last day of the school holidays, I have the day off to tinker away in my crafty space.

One of the cards I made this morning may seem a little premature for this time of year - it's a Christmas card, and a non traditional one at that.

This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is to use a Birthday stamp set for Christmas.  Click on the link below to see the Design Team inspiring creations, or to join in and play along.

I felt like stamping today, so using the Gift and Party Hat images from the Birthday Delivery stamp set, I stamped in a circular pattern using Archival Black ink, first with the wrapped gift then filling in the free space with the party hat.

The images had a little colour added using Lemon Lime Twist and Island Indigo inks. I have used Island Indigo card to make the square card base and backed the stamped circular image with Lemon Lime Twist.


The sentiment from a retired set called Merry Everything was inked in Archival Black and cut using the Layering Circles Framelits, with the Island Indigo layer behind cut in the next sized scalloped circle Framelit. The die cut sentiment was adhered using dimensionals.

A little Black and White Bakers Twine was wrapped around the card base, before adhering the card front to the base with dimensionals.

Yay for having started my Christmas Cards, albeit all of one! It will encourage me to make more so it is not sitting behind a tab that says "Family Christmas Cards" all by its lonesome.

Until next time, stay crafty

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlit

Hello Crafty Friends,

Hope you have had a great day. I have spent the morning crafting and blogging, so mine has been a productive one.  Today's card was the last card I made today, had no plan or sketch in my mind - just colours.

I have a pile of Powder Pink card stock so decided to use some for the card base. I also embossed a strip with the Sweetheart Embossing Folder. 

The card front uses the Post Script background stamp, inked in Powder Pink on Whisper White card. 
The Circles were cut using the Layering Circles Thinlits. The black and white circles are Perfect Days Memories and More cards. Another circle was cut from Sahara Sand and used to back the Happy Birthday Thinlit which was cut from Powder Pink card.

A layer of Black & White Bakers Twine was wrapped over the embossed strip and the die cut shapes and Thinlits were adhered over the top using tombow.

Hope you get time in your crafty space today, until next time

Tranquil Tulips

Hello Crafty Friends

Hope you are having an enjoyable day. I decided to show one of my new stamp sets some love by inking it up and creating several cards. Tranquil Tulips is a two step photopolymer hostess stamp set, that has a few different floral and leaf images enabling you to be able to create a variety of bouquets, which is exactly what I did today - Bouquets.

One of my favourite creations from todays session was the above card.  Aside from a heap of stamping and fussy cutting, the card itself is any easy one to create.
For the Tulips, I used the smaller of the two tulips images and stamped using Sweet Sugar Plum for the base and Fresh Fig for the top layer. Stamping in a rough bouquet shape onto Whisper White card, then extra Tulips were stamped onto scraps and fussy cut so that I could fill in the empty spots on my roughly stamped bouquet. I was too lazy to mask today so this is my easy way out option, plus I like being able to raise some flowers with dimensionals to create interest.

Bermuda Bay ink was used for the smaller floral images and Lemon Lime Twist for the foliage.  

To a thick Whisper White card base, a layer of Powder Pink was added that had been embossed with the new Sweetheart Embossing Folder. A lace Doily was placed under the bouquet and a small amount of Powder Pink ribbon was tucked under the sentiment. I made a few different versions of this card, in a variety of colour combinations, but have to say, this cards combo of Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Sweet Sugar Plum and Fresh Fig was a winner for me, so much so, I am going to try it out on some future card creations.
Until next time, stay awesome
Thursday, 13 July 2017

Falling Flowers

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today's card combines two of my favourites - Falling Flowers and Background stamps. I have used the Woodgrain background stamp with a mask to ensure my card front had a lot of white space.

The images from Falling flowers stamp set were heat embossed in white powder and coloured using sponge daubers.

Using printer paper cut to the size of a card front, I made a mask by using the largest Die from Layering Circles Framelits. The Woodgrain background stamp was inked in Crumb Cake and stamped over the mask to reveal the circular Woodgrain image.

A large card from the Perfect Days Memories and More card pack was attached to the card base with Tombow before adhering the Whisper White stamped card front.

Until next time, stay crafty
Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Good Vibes Stamp Set

Good Day Crafty Friends

I adore the two large image stamps from the Good Vibes stamp set. They are extremely easy to colour using Stampin'Up! Water colour pencils 


The card front is a Perfect Days Memories & More large sized card and is attached to a Sweet SugarPlum card base. The large Good Vibes stamp was inked in Archival Black and coloured using an Aqua Painter & Water Colour Pencils. To finish it off a few die cut leaves, in Lemon Lime Twist and Pool Party were tucked behind the stamped panel and a few rhinestone jewels to a few flowers.


This card uses the same card base and stamp set - SweetSugar Plum and Good Vibes.  The large image stamp was inked in Archival Black on Shimmery White card and coloured using Water Colour Pencils. 

The water coloured panel was then attached to layer of Pool Party card. The background Die from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits was cut on Sweet SugarPlum and backed with Pool Party card before adhering all panels to the card base


I have shared this card in a previous post - Pool Party Card Base, Memories and More Card Pack for the card front. Hey You image stamped in Archival Black onto Shimmery White card and coloured using Water Colour Pencils.
Until next time, stay crafty x
Monday, 10 July 2017

Hello Friend Stamp Set

Hello Crafters

Today I want to share a card that uses the new stamp set called Hello Friend. This stamp set is part of the new Hello Friend Heat Embossing Project Kit.
It has a gorgeous wreath and small floral images along with a neat trellis type background stamp and four sentiments. I particularly love the hello sentiment stamp. The font is simply beautiful. 

I have a thing for wreaths with loads of colourful flowers, but also love green and white in a garden so I combined the two.

On a Sahara Sand card front, I have stamped the wreath image in Lemon Lime Twist. Next, I white heat embossed the smaller floral images and stamped the Hello sentiment on Whisper White and fussy cut. I added a few randomly placed rhinestones and loops of Bakers Twine before adhering the sentiment with dimensionals This was then attached to a Thick Whisper White card base.
I think I will get a lot of use from this stamp set. The sentiments are great and cant wait to try a Christmas themed wreath with that lovely stamp.
Until next time, stay crafty x
Sunday, 9 July 2017

Retiform Technique

Hello Crafty Friends

A quick blog post today to share a card that uses the Retiform or Grid Technique to create a beachy themed card. Its an easy technique which involves masking, sponging and stamping.

There are many tutorials available out there for this technique so I wont bore you with the how to. I have used a few different stamp sets - High Tide and Pop of Paradise for the images and Hello Friend for the sentiment.
The sponging was done using Marina Mist and the images in Dapper Denim inks on Whisper White card. The card front was then mounted to a Dapper Denim card base.
Hope you give this fun technique a go. Until next time x

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Just Add Ink #367

Hello Crafty Friends

Today's card was super quick and easy to make thanks to the Perfect Days Memories & More card pack. This pack has been so amazingly versatile, I have made a lot of cards, some gift tags, and have used them to decorate projects by cutting shapes and using just like DSP.

My card's colour combination has been inspired by this weeks Just Add Ink Challenge #367. The only colour I really didn't apply in either ink or card was crumb cake, however the bakers twine and small wooden asterisk embellishment are both close to Crumb Cake.

If you would like to join us and play along, please click on the picture below and the link will take to the Just Add Ink blog, where you can add your creation and browse the inspiration provided by the Design Team.
Starting with a Lemon Lime Twist card base,  to this I attached a layer of Smoky Slate that has been embossed with the new Sweetheart embossing folder. Two layers of Bakers Twine were wrapped around the card base before applying the layers listed in the next step.
I have used three small cards from the Perfect Days Card Pack. One cut using the layering circle framelits, and a plain journaling card with grid lines was placed behind the Lemon Lime Twist speech bubble card. The  Hello sentiment from the Hello Friends stamp set was inked in Momento Black and stamped directly onto the Memories & More card.

I tried the "friend" stamp underneath the hello but preferred it without and decided to add a small wooden embellishment to the right hand side instead.

There are two of every card in these Memories and More packs so I was able to whip up two of these in a matter of minutes. Thinking I may have to order one of the other packs.....but which one?

Until next time, stay crafty x