Monday, February 29, 2016

Happiest of Birthdays!


I just love Birthday Blooms p.9 of the All Occasions Catalogue. It makes such pretty cards and I just love the words and font used.

Here are a couple of Birthday Cards I made for some up coming birthdays.  I used the Love Blossoms dsp p.17 for this first card.
Card base is Blushing Bride.



I still felt there was something missing on the card so I added a paper bow using my Bow Builder Punch p.167 Main Catalogue. 
What do you think?

 I also added my Clear Wink of Stella to the Bow to give it some shimmer. You can't see it in the photo sadly. :(


I layered my little flower for a 3D effect and added some diamantes for interest.

 The words were stamped in Rose Red and I placed some little Melon Mambo Enamel dots on the top and bottom of the punched circle. (and that tiny little green sprig is from the Saleabration set "Botanicals for You".


Another easy Birthday Blooms card using Blushing Bride for the card base.
Some Botanical Gardens designer paper and a pretty paper doily.

I used my Blushing Bride and Crushed Curry Stampin Write Markers and watercoloured the leaves with Mint Macaroon ink.
Gold Glitter in the centre of the flower.

Have a Beautiful Day!!! Come back again soon.
Vx

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Blooming Yellow

Hello Happy Stampers,
I can't wait to show you this card today using Birthday Blooms p.9 and the matching Birthday Bouquet Designer paper. 
It is in my favourite "Happy" colour - YELLOW!
Using So Saffron as a base card.



The Birthday Blooms was stamped on our Vellum cardstock in white craft ink and then heat embossed in white embossing powder.
I flipped the picture over and coloured on the opposite side to the stamped image. Using Stampin Write Markers - Garden Green and So Saffron.
I love doing this technique because the colouring doesn't have to be perfect. When you flip the vellum over to the embossed side the colouring looks very neat within the crisp embossed lines.

 The For You was stamped in Cucumber Crush.
 Now I always have a problem with attaching Vellum to cardstock. There are different ways but you always have to be aware of adhesive showing through the vellum.
This time I came up with a new idea I thought I would try.

1/ I cut a piece of white cardstock 1/2 cm larger than the vellum .

2/ Then I used a little bit of snail to the middle of the white cardstock to hold the vellum in place. (I placed it there because the snail won't show through the coloured flower.)
Stick your Vellum to the centre of the white cardstock.

3/ I placed Washi Tape along the top edge of the Vellum and folded it over the White cardstock to the back. I used about two thirds of Washi to the front and one third to fold over at the back.

4/The Washi Tape is used on the top and bottom. Like a border.
(note : if you are using a patterned Washi Tape that has a definite line like my dots make sure they are straight hehe.)

5/ I snipped off any over-hanging washi tape at the ends.


Added some floating diamantes around the flower and a gold cord and the card was finished.


I think it turned out really well and would make a lovely card for a special occasion.

Thanks for stopping by.Vx
Come again soon.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Botanical Blooms in the tropics.

Hello Happy Stampers!

As promised I have another Botanical Builder/Blooms card to show but this time in another colour way and design. Just loving these Botanical Builder Framelits!

How different does this look compared to the last card? A bit tropical looking do you think? Cool and Summery?
 Botanical Blooms p.26&27 All Occasions Catalogue.



This time I used Love Blossoms designer paper, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Rose Red, Old Olive and Wild Wasabi.


(and yes we do sell Kraft Corrugated Paper on p.148 of the main catalogue.) I don't think a lot of people are aware of this. It is a fun way to add some texture.
I love the new Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon p.35 of the All Occasions Catalogue too. 
The sentiments are from Saleabration sets.


So pretty. Thanks for stopping by.
Come back soon. Vx


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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Botanical Blooms


What can I say...Botanical Blooms is Blooming Marvellous!!! LOL! p. 26 and 27 All Occasions Cat.

Goodness I do love this set. Especially the Framelits.

I have a lot of friends who are mad about the colour pink so I make a lot of "pink" cards but there is one friend who is particularly taken with the colour green and likes autumn tones. So this card was for her.

Card base was Mossy Meadow. Botanical Gardens designer paper and Mint Macaroon.

Flowers and leaves were Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Mint Macaroon, Mossy Meadow and Old Olive.

The Enamel dots are in Crushed Curry and Mint Macaroon and go perfectly.(p.6)

Oh I do love the way these flowers can change the whole theme and feel to the card just by changing the colours you use.

Come back next time and I will show you a gorgeous blue and pink card and you will see what I mean.

Thanks for stopping by. Vx

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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Birthday Blooms


Hello Stampers! I think it is well past time that I started showing you some of my creations for this year using new products from the All Occasions Catalogue.
And first up I would like to introduce Birthday Blooms to you all.(p.9)
Now I confess when I first saw this in the catalogue I said to myself (quite sternly) "you don't need another flower stamp!" But you know what...I couldn't go past the lovely font on the words and all the pretty cards I keep seeing on Pinterest etc. So...I gave in. haha. And guess which was the first set I played with when my order arrived! Yep! Birthday Blooms!

I had a Birthday and Farewell Gift to give so whipped up a Birthday Card and Gift Card in no time at all.


Melon Mambo was used for my base card. With Whisper White, Gold Foil and Love Blossoms Designer Paper(p.17)


I watercoloured the flower and leaves using Melon Mambo and Old Olive inkpads and my aquapainter.
See the sprinkling of diamantes? That is because I got a tiny smudge of ink on the picture and had to cover it up. hehe.




The gift card was just a very simple 7cmx7cm card using Love Blossoms dsp and Rose Red Ink.


Thanks for stopping by.
See you again very soon. Vx

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Happy Engagement!!!For Real!

Yes folks I have an Engagement Card to show you.
And not just any Engagement Card either...
No this one was made for a very special couple.
My son and his lovely girlfriend just announced their Engagement. Yay Yay Yay!




So the card had to be extra special for them.
I used the lovely Bloomin Heart Thinlit and paper from the Love Blossoms Designer paper stack. All from the All Occasions Catalogue.

Tip Top Taupe was my card base and the birds from the Bird Builder Punch.
I used the Scalloped square from the Square framelits .


Congratulations is from the Sky is the Limit saleabration stamp set and I heat embossed that in black.

 Little hearts from the Owl Builder Punch and small heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Set.


I loved how this card turned out. I was trying for a cleaner/modern style, not sure if I got there but hey, I didn't add any bling! so that is saying something! haha!

Colours: Tip Top Taupe, Black, White, Red, Crumbcake (on the designer paper), silver.


Ahhhh,Love is in the Air!

Thanks for stopping by. See you very soon.
Vx



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Sunday, February 7, 2016

hearts and flowers and lots of love

Well well it has been a while hasn't it?!
I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas and happy New Year. I certainly needed a good break from everything but 2016 has crept up on me and suddenly we are into February already and I haven't blogged since December 2015! Eeek!!!

Next week is Valentine's Day and my lovely MOTH (man of the house) is away in America of all places! So I had to make some cards for him to take.
These were whipped up in super-fast time (like I am talking the day before he was leaving and in one hour!!! hehe.)
I used Pinterest for my inspiration and ideas. Have a look at what I came up with.

The first card is an exact copy of Bronwyn Eastley's card. (Addinktivedesigns.blogspot.com.au).
The word stamps and framelits are retired sets.
 I loved this card that looks like messaging on an iphone and just had to make one. I told MOTH to open this card when he reaches his first stop L.A.

Then I made this card for him to open on Valentine's Day. Just a quick little owl card using the Owl Builder Punch (oh I LOVE this punch!!!) The balloon strings are from Hello Life on page 131 of the main catalogue. Happy Valentine's Day is from Good Greetings. I used Love Blossoms Paper Stack from the Occasions Catalogue and Red Foil and Red Glimmer card for the balloons.





Then after all that I made two little love notes 7cm x 7cm which I hid away amongst his clothes in his suitcase for him to find. Using the Saleabration set Sky is the Limit and a retired set Love you to the moon and back. 




So how is that for spreading the "love"?
Hopefully I won't be too far from his thoughts with all these little "reminders"! haha.

Yes I am an "old romantic" I admit it. sigh.

Thanks for stopping by and come back soon as I have another VERY ROMANTIC post for you!!
Vx



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