Saturday, 30 January 2016

Another Springtime Wishes Card

Still playing around....

this time with the Springtime Wishes Stamp Set and Die Sets 

Thank You Card 

Last night I held an All Boxes class. Such a lot of fun. I still have to photograph the boxes, but in the mean time I thought I would share the Thank you Card and the Tiny Gift Box I made for the Hostess.
I just can't stop playing with the CTMH Springtime Wishes Stamp Set and Springtime Wishes Die Set.  This time I left the beautiful Charlotte double sided papers and inks tucked away and splashed out with sunny yellow and white. I don't know about you but, yellow flowers make me so very happy.  My absolute favourite colour of roses is also yellow.  

For this card I stamped with black ink on CTMH Canary Card Stock,White Daisy Card Stock and Pear Card Stock.  I used CTMH Water Colour Pencils to add colour to all die cut pieces.  The Canary panel was dry embossed using the CTMH Confetti Embossing Folder Z3118

Tiny Gift Box, Card and Envelope
The gift Box literally took me two minutes to make. I stamped in black ink and added Buttercup Liquid Pearls for the centres.  I glued an extra flower and leaf to the outside of the envelope as I was handing everything to my gracious Hostess as a thank you for organising a group of her lovely friends to come along to the class. I learnt to make easy boxes combining ideas from several on Pinterest and I plan to share via video tutorial A.S.A.P.

FOOTNOTE: Yes that's right! I have decided that I must start posting video tutorials on my Blog and YouTube.  I have absoultely no idea of how to film, edit and upload.  Not to mention how to overcome my fear of talking on camera.  I plan to start tomorrow....lots of research and practice to come.

If you are interested in seeing some video tutorials, I would love to hear what type of things you would like to see.  Post a comment or email me.  See right side panel for details.

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

#Charlotte Love Affair Continues...

...and how to get FREE instructions for all cards

It's easy... just make a $20.00 purchase from my on-line store
or .......If you live on Sydney's North Shore JOIN the Nth Shore Crafters jan2016 "Gathering

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Charlotte Four Card Set

I actually started "playing with the Charlotte Paper Packet" with these cards.  As there are six (6) different double sided BandT papers in the range ....the sixth being the PML "card" papers horizontal/landscape format on one side and vertical/portrait on the other side, I have posted three cards using those papers here

I decided I wanted to experiment with the other 10 paper designs using just one patterned paper plus plain card stock for each card - four done and six to go. Also I wanted to share what I have created so far before going on to the next few. For all four cards I used the Springtime Wishes Stamp Set (set of 18 C1641 $21 AUD) and the NEW and very exciting for me Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts (set of 11 metal dies Z3201 $21 AUD).

In preparation, I  stamped the flowers and leaves using the following combinations:

A) On White Daisy card stock - stamped with the Charlotte Featured Colours (Black, Slate, Whisper, Champagne and Sorbet Inks) and Versamark and White Embossing Powder. I also used the White Watercolour paper and new Watercolor Paints. I painted a variety of washes in pale gray, pink and pale sorbet.  The next day (when the paper was completely dry) I stamped with Black, Slate and Whisper .

B) On Black card stock Versamark and  Gold or White Embossing Powder.

C) On Sorbet card stock - I stamped with Black, Slate, Whisper Inks and
Versamark and White Embossing Powder.

D) On Champagne card stock - stamped with Black, Slate and Whisper Inks Versamark and White Embossing Powder.

E) I also experimented stamping with BlackWhisper and Slate on both the pale pink and pale sorbet side s of Paper #5 

I also die cut them all before I started making up the cards.  A great way to experiment with different combinations, and a terrific time saver!

For the purpose of describing the papers, they are numbered from One (1) through to Six (6) - number 1, 2 and 3 top row remainder second row of this image on the website or Pages 4 - 9 in the Idea Book show the whole Charlotte range
Card One using Paper #1

I used White Daisy card base, and Slate card stock. For this card I used two flowers stamped with Versamark and White embossing Powder  colour them with Sorbet Ink using a dauber,
Card Two using Paper #4 (reverse side)
I used Champagne card stock for the card baseand foam mounted the two panels of the BandT. The two large flowers are white embossed on champagne and I used my gold pen to highlight some of the flowers. The Sentiments are from the Spingtime Wishes Stamp Set and the darling little gold hearts come in the Treasures Puffies Packet (Z3203 $6.50 AUD or included in the WYW Kit)

Card Three using Paper#2

I love this paper, but with all papers with a strong all over pattern, embellishments have to be kept to a minimum. I mounted a Black card stock mat on the White Daisy card base, followed by a smaller mat of paper #2. The White Daisy rectangular mounted on a Black mat provided a perfect spot for the sentiments and a place to group the flowers.

Card Four using Paper # 3
It is a bit hard to see in the photograph but  the reverse side of the black and white print paper is a gorgeous soft apricot/pink with a very subtle uneven white stripe.  I even used the Zip Strip from the same paper adhered diagonally.  The leaves are black stamped on champagne cardstock. Very quick and easy.

Final post for today, I made an this A2 Card Box.  It holds the eight cards (created so fa) and envelopes. The instructions and measurements for making this box are available for FREE when you make a $20.00 purchase on my website (Australia only).

A2 Card Box using Paper #3

For the box I wanted to keep the decoration to Black and White only. Honestly though it looked too flat.  I was happy with the addition of some Gold embossed on Black elements and a stip of out new Gold Foil Tape (Z3129 $7.50AUD). The roll is 15 yards inlength and .25 inches wide. 

If you have any questions or comments please leave a note below or you can always email me - see right hand side.

Until next time - Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Beautiful New Products

A Match Made In Heaven

January 2016 SOTM

The base and shade images on January’s Stamp of the Month set make it easy to get beautifully textured images. Here's how: stamp the solid base in a light colour of ink and the matching detail image in a darker colour directly over it.

The My Acrylix® Beloved Bouquet set is only available during January. Normally $27.00 AUD 

Available this month only, the Picture My Life™ Live Your Day scrapbooking program fits right in with your Everyday Life™ 2016 planner pages. Don’t have the planner pages yet? Get them now at a 50% discount!

All of the above and lots more.  The new Seasonal Expressions Idea Book/Catalogue is out.  I don't think I have ever been this excited about new products.  You can get a FREE Copy now when your order from my web-site or you can download the PDF version here.

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Monday, 4 January 2016

Happy New Year

...and welcome Charlotte

I hope you and yours all had a wonderful Christmas and fun New Years celebrations.  We were particularly blessed in Sydney this year as the weather was gorgeous and not stinking hot.  Love a summer Christmas except when the mercury rises - I still shudder to think of 40 degree celsius Christmas Days. 

I have been happily ensconced in my craft space playing with ALL the wonderful New Charlotte WYW (Workshop Your Way) Kit G1104 and Charlotte Paper Pack X7205B...

You can also find more information on the entire Charlotte range below in my post from December 15th..

Three cards all using The PML paper 

I am posting these first as I just can't believe how quick and easy they were to design and make using the PML (Picture My Life) BandT papers. This is an exciting new addition.  The paper is exactly the same format as the PML Cards portrait on one side landscape on the other. The Charlotte Featured Colours are Black, Champagne, Slate, Sorbet, Whisper and White Daisy and I have used  the CTMH Cardstock in these colours throughout.

For this card White Daisy Card Base and mat and Sorbet Cardstock.  The two cute chipboard pieces are from the Charlotte Complements pack which is included in the WYW Kit G114 or separately X7205C

Black Cardstock Card Base, mats in White Daisy, Black, Whisper and Black Banners and the pink mat & circle made from one of the papers ( the reverse side of which i used in the card below).  I am loving the New Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts (Z3201) and Springtime Wishes Stamp Set (C1641) both are just $21.00 each.

Card three also which is included in the uses a Black Card Base (a bit hard to see sorry), the lovely new Black and Gold Ribbon, which is included in the WYW Kit G114 or sold separately Z3197 $9.00