Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Happy Father's Day - Global Design Project 'Sketch Challenge' #gdp050

It's the Global Design Project 'Sketch Challenge' #gdp050.
Sketch designed by Teneale Williams (her creation is just gorgeous!!!), and have you seen the rest of GDP Teams creations? Go and have a look....

I love the simple layout of the Sketch, with the little bit of sewing under the greeting! With Father's Day only a week and a bit away, I thought this was the perfect starting point.

I have kept to the Sketch Layout, and instead of the sewing option, I added the Baker's Twine; a more masculine feature and fitting for my Nautical inpsired creation.

I love the sailboat; stamping the pieces in different colours and adhering the cardstock pieces to Vellum cardstock. I then snipped around the sailboat before adhering to my finished card.

Thankyou for visiting, and I hope you have an amazing rest of your week. Have you created for Father's Day yet?
D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Happy Father's Day' creation. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
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Thursday, 18 August 2016

'Thinking of You' - Global Design Project 'Colour Challenge' #gdp049

It's a gorgeous trio of colours for this weeks Global Design Project 'Colour Challenge' #gdp049.
We are having some amazing Spring-like weather at the moment, and these colours remind me of Spring! It's just around the corner...

I have made a couple of creations this week, and the first creation is a Sympathy card for a dear friend of mine who has recently lost her 'Knight in Shining Armor'. With such a sad time, I hope this will lift her spirits a little.

 I have used the 'Time of Year' Hostess stampset as the main sentiment, and the flower and leaves are from the 'Botanical Blooms Photopolymer stampset' & coordinating 'Botanical Builder Framelits Dies'.


I have embossed the sentiment; using 'Versamark Ink' onto the stamp, then stamping onto the 'Flirty Flamingo' inkpad and stamping straight onto the 'Whisper White' cardstock. I covered the sentiment with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder and used the Heat Tool. The sentiment comes alive.

A closeup of the arrangement; all images were die cut in 'Whisper White' cardstock. The flower is mounted onto another flower from 'Flirty Flamingo' cardstock and the leaves onto 'Pear Pizzazz' cardstock. I then daubed around the edges to give a little bit of depth to the outlines. And some daubing of 'Daffodil Delight' in the centre of the flower.

And then I made these...

Originally I wanted to use the 'Fruit Stand DSP' because it contains all 3 colours of the Challenge. I wanted to make some tags using the waterwash dotty paper and using the 2 different styles from the 'Tags & Labels Framelits Dies', these little darlings turned out better than I imagined!

I love the flower reinforcement ring! Something that just came to me just before I added the 'Baker's Twine' to the tag. And the sweet little flower and leaves made from the 'Tree Builder Punch'.

And the 'Daffodil Delight' version. So delightful!

Thankyou for visiting me and seeing what I've created. I hope you have a wonderful week, and you get the chance to join in for this weeks Challenge? There's still time. Just click here.

*Don't forget about the 'Thoughtful Branches All Exclusive, Limited Time Bundle' available between 2 and 31 August while supplies last. This limited-time bundle is only available this month while supplies last, so don't wait too long to order yours!


Below are all the products used for my 'Thinking of You' and Tags & Labels creations. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Celebrate Today - 'CASE the Designer' Global Design Project #gdp048

Hello! Another Challenge for this weeks Global Design Project #gdp048, and it's 'CASE the Designer' - the amazing & talented Tanja Kolar from Germany!
CASE = Copy And Selectively Edit.
I have used the same colours & similar design, although the same Balloon theme as Tanja's gorgeous creation.

The balloons have been heat embossed with 'Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder' onto 'Vellum Cardstock', then cut out using the Balloon die. 
I added colour to the back of the Vellum by sponging ink and adhering the Vellum onto the coordinating coloured cardstock. The vellum adds a soft texture somewhat like a balloon.

The background was stamped with 'Pool Party' ink on 'Whisper White' cardstock using the cute cloud stamps from the 'Weather Together' stampset. 
And not forgetting the 'Copper Metallic Thread' to anchor my balloons together. A perfect match to the Copper embossed Balloons.

Thankyou for visiting my blog. I love having you here. 
D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Celebrate Today' creation. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
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Monday, 8 August 2016

Creation Station Design Team Blog Hop - 'Get Well Soon'

Welcome to my blog, and to the 'Creation Station Design Team' Blog Hop for August. I am only a small part of this Blog Hop amidst a crew of talented and amazing Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world. It's so fun being here and you can 'hop' around to see everyone's creations at the bottom of my post.

The Theme for this month is 'Get Well Soon', and there are some beautiful stampsets available to create some 'Get Well' projects and to make someone feel a whole lot better.


I have chosen the 'Weather Together Bundle'; the cutest photopolymer stamps & coordinating 'Umbrella Weather Together Framelits Dies'. It is the sweetest stamp set to let someone know you are thinking of them, and in this case for 'Get Well' messages and gifts.

I made some mini notecards - it's always a great idea to have a handful of these for a last minute "I need a card!" moment. The 'Smoky Slate' raindrops in the background are from 'A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper'. And the 'Real Red' umbrellas with their 'Pool Party' & 'So Saffron' flowers give everything a lift of colour and cheer. 
PS: I used 'Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder' on the Umbrellas and fussy cut the flowers.


The Gift Bag was made using the 'Gift Bag Punch Board'; 'Basic Grey' cardstock and prettied up with 'A Little Foxy DSP' and the totally divine 'Pool Party Stitched Satin Ribbon'. DIVINE!!!


And another sweet & simple card this time using 'So Saffron' for the Umbrella, with 'Real Red' & 'Pool Party' flowers. The umbrella pole and clouds are embossed using 'Silver Stampin' Emboss Powder'
How gorgeous is the 'LOVE' sentiment? Sending some love is what it's all about.


A better view of the sweet sentiments & images from the 'Weather Together' Photopolymer stampset. You can click on the image to be taken to my Online Store.


Here is a short video featuring the 'Weather Together Stampset and Umbrella Weather Framlits Dies' by Stampin' Up! for your viewing pleasure and some more ideas for you to try.


Thankyou so much for visiting! I really hope you have enjoyed seeing my creations?, and I would love to hear from you, so leave me a comment - it's like a little warm fuzzy! And don't forget to leave a comment on all the blogs you visit... we do love them. D x

You can hop on to visit Elizabeth, or go back to visit Kathy. Either way, their creations are amazing!

                 
 Kathy                                                         Elizabeth


*Don't forget about the 'Thoughtful Branches All Exclusive, Limited Time Bundle' available between 2 and 31 August while supplies last. This limited-time bundle is only available this month while supplies last, so don't wait too long to order yours!


Below are all the products used for my 'Get Well Soon' Weather Together creations. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only.

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Seaside Shore - Global Design Project 'Theme Challenge #gdp047

I love a 'Theme Challenge' and that is exactly what's in store for this weeks Global Design Project 'Theme Challenge #gdp047. 
And I love the theme chosen for this week!


So with the 'Seaside Shore' stampset, and the coordinating 'By the Shore' Designer Series Paper in mind, I set to make my creations...

First up is a Window Box Frame Birthday card. I found a tutorial via Pinterest on how to make a Square Window Box Frame, but I made mine rectangle! By accident! 
I love how the frame has turned out using the 'Hardwood Background' stamp for the driftwood-like frame.
Click here for the tutorial by Tanya Rath from Germany.

I added a card base to the back of the frame, so it makes it easier to stand, and you can write inside the card. 
I was initially going to make an easel, however there wasn't any space to write a proper Happy Birthday greeting. 

I really love knots. Really! And definitely something required for a Nautical Theme. And I love the Gold Embossed starfish too!
This is a 'Celtic Heart Knot' I made using 'Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine' - and if you want to make your very own Celtic Heart Knot, click here.

I went about to make a masculine version of my accidental frame. I started with 'Dapper Denim' cardstock, and I stamped the rope stamp onto 'Crumb Cake' cardstock then fussy cut the rope. I lifted the stamped knot using 'Stampin' Dimensionals'. Again, making a card base and adhered to the back of the frame.

The sentiments are Gold embossed onto Vellum. I used the 'Layering Circle Framelits' for the main sentiment, and fussy cut 'Ahoy, there!' for the top of the frame.

Thankyou for visiting my blog. I have left my post to the last minute this week - lots happening, but there is always time for papercrafting! Hope you have a fabulous week! D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Seaside Shore' creations. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the NEW Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only.

Thursday, 28 July 2016

Jar of Love - Global Design Project 'Sketch Challenge' #gdp046 & 'Cut it Out' tgifc65

Hello there. I have created for 2 Challenges this week; Global Design Project 'Sketch Challenge' #gdp046 and TGIF Challenges #tgifc65 - 'Cut it Out'.


And here is my creation...
I have used the gorgeous 'Jar of Love Bundle' right to the GDP Sketch; and it so happens that all of the stamped flowers, leaves and mini Mason Jar were all cut out using the coordinating dies and the Big Shot! That is how I was able to combine both Challenges.

I used the 'Happy Birthday' sentiment from the 'Balloon Celebration' stampset. And finished with some 'Burlap Ribbon' and an adorable 'Bow Paper Clip'.

Thankyou so much for visiting my blog. Hoping you get the opportunity to join in the fun of a Challenge - it's a lot of fun. Have a wonderful week. D x

PS: My creation for last weeks 'Colour Challenge' #gdp045 was a Special Mention. Yay, and 'Thankyou' GDP Design Team! 
       


Below are all the products used for my 'Jar of Love' Happy Birthday creation. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the NEW Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016

'Sunshine Wishes' Global Design Project - Colour Challenge #gdp045

Hello, and welcome to my blog. This week the Global Design Project have a Colour Challenge #gdp045, and also an incredible opportunity as ONE selected winner will be a 'Guest Designer' for the following Colour Challenge! So I am going to #bringit!
Here is my creation for this weeks Colour Challenge...

The gorgeous die cut heart is from the 'Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies' and the mini 'Melon Mambo' flowers are from the 'Botanical Builder Framelits Dies'.

 I waterwashed 'Shimmery White' cardstock using 'Melon Mambo' ink and my trusty 'Aquapainter'. The waterwash gives a softer outcome, and the 'Shimmery White' cardstock is lovely to use when watercolouring. Underneath, I have 2 die cut hearts from 'Melon Mambo' cardstock, to make the heart more sturdy and to lift it from the mat.

Have you noticed the font covered paper in the 'Designer Series Paper Stack'? I found the sweetest sentiment; 'love this life together', and using my 'Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker' drew over the white font to bring the sentiment to life. 

 Thankyou for taking the time to have read this far! I hope to have inspired you?, and you can get your craft on and join in this weeks Colour Challenge - click here for the Schedule. 
Have a wonderful week. D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Sunshine Wishes' creation. Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store and view the NEW Annual Catalogue. While you are there you can check out the Clearance Rack bargains too. 
Have fun shopping. 
*Australian Residents Only.