Sunday, 22 April 2018

Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Memories and More

Welcome to my blog, and to the Stamping Sunday Blog Hop.
This month we are showcasing the 'Memories & More' coordinating card packs; perfect for card making, memory keeping or any other project you desire.


I am Denita, and I live in Australia. You may have hopped from Danielle in the Netherlands, or you have started with me. You are bound to be inspired by our Design Teams creations, and the list of participants is at the bottom of my post.

I have created a card - I found the Black & White diagonal striped card front from the 'Perfect Days Card Pack'. 
Cannot get enough of the 'Emerald Envy Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon' either. This is a retiring In Colour & product, however, I will be making to most of this ribbon until May 31st.

The sentiment is stamped from the 'Oh So Eclectic' stamp step onto a Hexagonal sticker found within the card pack. 
I backed the hexagon with some 'Lemon Lime Twist' cardstock and wound some 'Silver Metallic Thread' to the back.

My little gift box of cuteness.
Made from 1 of the large card fronts found in the card pack.

Measurements of card: 4" × 5 1/4" (10.2 × 13.3cm)
  • Score 1" on short side - this is the bottom of the box
  • Score 1 1/2"/2 1/2"/4"/5" on the long side.
  • Snip the score lines up to the 1" score line, and cut away the small rectangle piece at the 5" line (as shown above).
  • Burnish score lines with a Bone Folder. 
  • Add adhesive to the small tab running alongside the 5" score line and fold the opposing side to assemble. 
  • Fold bottom tabs to form the bottom of the box; smaller 2 tabs first, then adhere the larger tabs to close together.


Thankyou for being here, and visiting my blog.

Below are my Stamping Sunday Design Team friends; they are all amazing and super talented. Visit their blogs for some awesome inspiration using Stampin' Up! 'Memories & More'. 
Happy Sunday! D x

Below are all the products used for my 'Stamping Sunday Blog Hop - Memories & More' creations.
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store, and browse the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue - it's amazing!
And you can visit the 2018 Occasions Catalogue - available now until May 31st, 2018.
Have fun shopping.
*Australian Residents Only. 
Product List:

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2018

Hello, and welcome to my blog. You are visiting me; I am Denita and I live in Australia. Thankyou for joining me from Jenny's Blog, or may have started from here.
I was invited to be a part of this wonderful 'Autism Awareness Blog Hop', by Maria Willis.
What a wonderful opportunity for us to come together and talk about, raise awareness and be educated about Austism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) that may have already impacted yourself, your family, your friends, your neighbours - or not. 


I have created a card for a dear friend of mine, and this time last week she was at her wits end with worry and had lots of questions about the possible placement of her youngest son into an Aspect school - not mainstream, and away from his 2 big brothers.
I just wanted to send her some love and friendship.

'Shine'
For my friend Christie, and her little boy Sam. 
And to everyone else in the ASD community. 
I know a lot of families with children who have been diagnosed with ASD. 
As a Registered Nurse, I see families all the time in my Clinic. The opportunity to assist with referals to particular Specialists, Allied Health or Services pertaining to the child's and families needs is important when you live in a small community. 

I die-cut the 'Sunshine' sentiment, and snipped away the 'Sun'. I added the little heart which belongs to the tag topper in the 'Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies' to add it to the letter i.

'There's nothing little about the light you shine'
Could there be a better quote?

A bit of a stormy scene, yet the Lighthouse represents standing strong and tall with it's beam of light for our ASD community, and to find the support and assistance they require.
'A child with special needs inspires you to be a better person'. 

Maria is next on the Blog Hop. Thankyou Maria for this opportunity and for gathering Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world to band together.
Click here to visit Maria's blog.

BLOG ROLL:
Sue Plote
Jenny Hall
Denita Wright-Smee YOU ARE HERE
Maria Willis
Elizabeth Price
Tami Hewlett
Lisa Curcio
Lauren Alarid
Tanya Boser
Jen Sootkoos
Eva Dobilas
Kim Oliver
Charlet Mallett
Sandi MacIver
Adrienne West
Amy Koenders
Carolynn Sander
Stella MacKay

Below are all the products used for my 'Autism Awareness Blog Hop 2018' creation.
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store, and there are 'Last-Chance Products' which have the Retiring Products - Stamps, Bundles & Everything else available until supplies last.
You can browse the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
And you can visit the 2018 Occasions Catalogue - available now until 31st June 2018.
Have fun shopping.
*Australian Residents Only. 
Product List:

Inspire.Create.Stamping Challenge - Colour Challenge #016

The inspire.create.stamping Challenges are having a 'Colour Challenge' using the about to retire '2016-2018 In Color Collection'.
Seeing as these lovely Colours are retiring, (one will be returning)
we are paying homage to this delightful collection. You can use all the colours, a few, or one. Show us your lovely 2016-2018 In Color creations by adding them to our gallery here.



I have used the 'Whisper White Narrow Notecards and Envelopes' and all of the '2016-2018 In Colors' individually, as you will see below:

I have used the flower and sentiment from the 'Color Me Happy' stamp set. And also the 'Timeless Textures' stamp set for the background.

I coloured the outline and underneath the petals, and stamens of the flowers using the '2016-2018 Stampin' Write Markers', and a 'Sponge Dauber' with the ink pads to lightly add colour to the flower.
I also layered 2 flowers to create a 3D flower popping off the front of the card.

I made envelope liners using the 'Petal Passion Designer Series Paper'. Die cutting the DSP with a 'Layering Circle Framelit Die', and colouring with a 'Sponge Dauber' and the '2016-2018 In Color Classic Stampin' Pads' to coordinate with the intended card.
I just love how my cards and envelopes have turned out.

Now, it's time to check out the Design Teams creations, and get creating to show us your 'Colour Challenge' projects.

Thankyou so much for visiting. D x


Below are all the products used for my 'inspire.create.stamping Colour Challenge #016' creation.
Click on a thumbnail to be taken to my Online Store, and there are 'Last-Chance Products' which have the Retiring Products - Stamps, Bundles & Everything else available until supplies last.
You can browse the Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue.
And you can visit the 2018 Occasions Catalogue - available now until 31st June 2018.
Have fun shopping.
*Australian Residents Only. 
Product List: