Wednesday, 12 April 2017

International Blog Hop - THEME - WEDDING...



Hi and Hello Everyone, My name is Christine I am a Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator from the South Coast of New South Wales in Australia.
As the heading says, this is an international Blog Hop, so with demonstrators from around the Globe are taking part in the Hop that Kylie Bertucci has painstakingly put together.
The International Hops are a great way to get to know the demonstrators far and wide. Not to mention it is awesome fun!

The theme for this Blop Hop for the month April 2017 is - "Weddings"
We all love a good Wedding, they make us forget the gruesome events which are constantly happening all around our world, and they give us a time to Love.

 A Wedding makes us realise there is hope for the World yet, as there is nothing better than seeing two people who love each other with all their heart and soul reciting their vows  with such emotion of pure love. Oh I am such a Softie a real Romantic at Heart.

I have not One but Three Cards for you to look at in this Blog today.

Why Three you may ask?

On Friday 31 March 2017
Our Gorgeous Niece married the love of her life and I was asked to make a Very Special Card for the Parents of the Bride 
I was also asked to make a Very Special Card for the Godmother of the Bride and since it was our Niece that was getting married, and I make cards I was obviously going to make a card for her. (I mean surely you didn't think I would go to the shop and buy a card). 

So here I am honoured but now worried I am not going to pull this off. You all know how much we put into one card, but three (3) Cards for the same Wedding and its Family.
The Heat was on!!!


So here are the three Cards




CARD #1 - For the Bride's Parents to give to their 
Daughter and new Son-in-Law on their Wedding Day




 In this picture you can also see what the Wedding Invitation looked like. I asked for a brief and all I was given. All White but if you want to make the card in colour could it be something like the Wedding Invitation, I will leave it up to you as You are the best one to know what to do. I will leave it in your hands. Such lovely kind words but Arrrgh Think Christine Think and don't forget this is 
ONLY card #1 there are TWO more to design, create, make...

This is an A5 size Card, so twice the size of Australian / UK A6 cards

PRODUCTS :

Thick Whisper White Cardstock  140490
Bermuda Bay Cardstock  131286 
Crushed Curry Cardstock   131288
Gold Foil Sheets  132622
The Botanical Builders Framelits  14062 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Tear & Tape  138995

TOOLS :
Big Shot  143263
Magnetic Platform   130658


CARD #2 - For the Godmother to give to the Bride and her Groom on their Wedding Day...



The Brief was short and sweet for this Card. All White with Silver, I sure did give a big sigh of relief when I was told this, as in an instant I knew exactly what I wanted to do.

This is an A5 size Card, so twice the size of Australian / UK A6 cards

PRODUCTS :

Thick Whisper White Cardstock  140490
Silver Foil Sheets   132178
So Detailed Thinlits Dies  142751 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Pearl Basic Jewels 119247 (Retiring 31 May 2017) New Style 1 June 2017
Stitched Shapes Framelits OVAL 145372
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Tear & Tape  138995
Stampin' Emboss Powder - Silver  109131

I also used a Retired Background Stamp called En Francais but in the New Annual Catalogue there are Background stamps that would go great with this style of card.

TOOLS :
Big Shot  143263
Magnetic Platform   130658
Heat Tool  129056


CARD #3 The Wedding Card I made for our gorgeous
 Niece and her Groom on their Wedding Day



I decided to make a Fun Style Wedding Card, I have seen many Owl Couples looking so Love Lust over on Pintrest and thought how cute they looked so this was my take on the Cute Owl Couple.

So once again this Card
is an A5 size Card, so twice the size of Australian / UK A6 Cards

PRODUCTS :
Thick Whisper White Cardstock  140490
Black Cardstock  121688
Sahara Sand Cardstock  121695
Blushing Bride Cardstock  131287
Emerald Envy Cardstock  141420
Gold Foil Sheets  132622
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430
Tear & Tape  138995
Tombow Glue  110755
Flourish Thinlit Dies  141478
Owl Punch 118074 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Enamel Shapes Hearts - Brights  141680 (Retiring 31 May 2017)
Softly Falling TIEF  139672


TOOLS :
Big Shot  143263
Magnetic Platform   130658



PLEASE NOTE: ON ALL THREE CARDS THE SENTIMENTS AND VERSES WERE PRINTED ONTO THE CARDSTOCK WITH A LASER PRINTER IN BLACK TONER. THEN I APPLIED COLOURED FOIL AND RAN IT THROUGH A LAMINATOR.

I do realise this is not a Stampin' Up! Product, but I like to use this Technique on my Special Occasion A5 Cards.  

I do hope you like them as you can vote for me, all you have to do is click on this link under this blue button.


The top Ten demonstrators that receive the most votes will get to take part in an International Blog Hop with Kylie in the future with other very talented and successful demonstrators from all over the world. 
Now How To Vote - Once you have clicked onto the link above, this will take you to where you will see every entry. Now if you are voting for me all you do click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture showing my Card. 
I would love for you to vote for my entry, as it would be a real buzz to win the status of being in the Top Ten Internationally for this Blog Hop.


Now How About You?


These Blog Hops are so much fun! Would you like to take part in one of these Blog Hops in the near future? You can you know...

Just think all you have to do is sign up to become a demonstrator of your own.
You don't want to go out selling, you say. Don't worry about  that, there is no pressure there, be like me and be a Hobbyist Demonstrator, reap the rewards of a minimum 20% discount on Stampin' Up! products, fully supportive sisterhood from the team constant training as much or as little as you want or need, Incentive Trips the list goes on be part of the #1 Team The Crazy Crafters in Australia; plus The Infinity Stampers Team too. 

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog today.
Please make your way over to Kylie Bertucci's Blog to vote for my Wedding Card(s)


T T F N
That's
Tat Tar for Now
Happy Stamping
Happy life

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

STRAWBERRY SKETCHES - SARAH BERRY - #SS009

 Hello Everyone, It is that time of the Week again. For another Strawberry Sketch.
The Weeks are rolling around fast now. Here in Australia, we are in our second week of spring. 

The weather has been iffy this week, threatening rain during the day but thank goodness there is a little wind to keep it away;  great for doing the washing though the clothes and especially the bedding smells so lovely after being out in the breeze and the sun to dry.

I love springtime, as Birds of all different species are back again making homes in the trees and all the flowers are blooming with beautiful colours. 

Sarah Berry 


The Strawberry Sketches sketch this week is a beauty, definitely fits Spring here in Australia, as there are lots of Butterflies, fluttering from one blossom to another.

Isn't Life Grand?


Sarah Designed the card below using the 
Strawberry Sketches Sketch





So here below is my Inspiration from the Sketch this week;
 Of course, I was not going to miss making a card with a Butterfly. I adore Butterflies, I believe they are Angels from Heaven above, coming down to let Us know our Loved Ones who have moved on to Eternal Life are watching us and reminding us that we are Loved So Very Much.




A6 Card in Sweet Sugar Plum. With a Whisper White Layer of Cardstock then a Flirty Flamingo Layer of Cardstock, glued flat onto each other, then a layer of Whisper White Cardstock once more but this time I stamped with Sweet Sugar Plum, Flirty Flamingo and Peek a Boo Peach Inks with the two beautiful butterflies from the "Butterfly Basics" stamp set.

I then cut two 2" wide Vellum tags with the Triple Banner Punch and using the speckled stamp with Versa Mark from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set I then heat embossed the speckled pattern with White Heat Embossing Powder along with the sentiment. 
The card front was finished with a Silver Glimmer Butterfly that had been die cut out using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine using the decorative butterfly from the "Bold Butterflies Framelits Dies".





The inside is a layer of Flirty Flamingo Cardstock and also a layer of Whisper White Cardstock. On this I stamped in Sweet Sugar Plum, one lacy butterfly to compliment the butterflies on the front of the card along with the simple Happy Birthday sentiment, which also came from the "Butterfly Basics" Stamp Set.


Stampin Up!® Products I used to make this card:-

In Colours 2016 - 2018 Sweet Sugar Plum, Card Stock (AC)
In Colours 2016 - 2018 Flirty Flamingo, Card Stock (AC) 
Vellum 
White Heat Embossing Powder
Versa Mark Ink Pad (AC)
In Colours 2016 - 2018 Sweet Sugar Plum Ink Pad (AC)
In Colours 2016 - 2018 Flirty Flamingo Ink Pad (AC)
 In Colours 2016 - 2018 Peek a Boo Peach Ink Pad (AC)
HeatGun (AC)
Clear Blocks D&H (AC)
Stampin'mist (AC)
Stampin'Scrub (AC)
Mini Glue Dots (AC)
Tombow Glue (AC)
Butterfly Basics CM stamp Set (AC)
Bold Butterfly Thinlits Dies (AC)


(AC) - Annual Catalogue


I Hope you found this and all the other entries to #SS009 inspiring to come and join in the fun here next week.

What Do You Think?

I would love to hear from you, Please place a comment below as all feedback is Welcome.


Keep Calm and Carry on Stampin'

See You All Again Next Week !

Thanks for Visiting 

Sunday, 11 September 2016

CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP - SPECIAL GUEST - SARAH BERRY...


Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop,  for the month of September 2016, and today we are honoured to have a lovely lady called Sarah Berry all the way from the United Kingdom blogging along the side of us. 

I am very familiar with Sarah's work as I also Blog Hop in her Wonderful Strawberry Sketches Blog Hop each Wednesday, these hops are amazing fun you should come along and join in the fun too, as Strawberry Sketches are open for all around the World.


This particular Fun Fold Card that I have CASEd today I have done many times before, I love this card for my 21 Birthday Invitations as you can get all the information on the card that is needed, plus a personal photo of the Birthday Boy or Girl and other fun stuff too.


Below is a Link to Sarah Berry's Video on How To Do It? and a photo of her finished Card.




Sarah Berry







Sarah likes to call this a Flip Flop Card 




STAMPIN' UP!® PRODUCTS

Here is what I used to make my Card 
(Featured Below)

Gorgeous Grunge CM Stamp Set
Papillon Potpourri CM Stamp Set

2016 - 2018 In Colours Peek a Boo Peach Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Tombow Glue
Versamark
Copper Heat Embossing Powder
Heat Tool
Petite Butterfly Punch
Sahara Sand Inkpad
2016 - 2018 In Colours Peek a Boo Peach Inkpad
Wink of Stella




With the above card, this in featured in the above tutorial here is the result of my interpretation.

I went back into the Annual Catalogue to use some favourites that might have slipped our mind .


Hope you Enjoyed seeing my card today?



 Please don’t miss any of the Blog Hop today, follow the list of names below you are currently HERE at Christine Anne Matias, Enjoy the Hop we hope you are totally inspired.

Your Feedback is Always Appreciated

Keep Calm and Carry on Stamping :)



Friday, 9 September 2016

HAPPY FRIDAY - CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP - TEAM PROJECT HIGHTLIGHTS



Hello and Happy Friday to you all. Gee this week has come to an end so quickly. Maybe it is because being a team member of Crazy Crafters and Nicole's Infinity Stampers there is always something to do, learn, create or be inspired by the wonderful talent we have in our ever growing team.


For the next few weeks the cards I will enter into Blog Hops for the Team Projects, and Blog Hops that are CASEing International Stampin' Up! Demonstrators will be the designs for cards I am making for Commissioned Order. 
There will be a total of 6 Box Sets made consisting 10 Assorted Genres. One order is for Five Boxes to be gifting to Work Colleagues, and a Single order for an elderly lady, who always likes to have cards on hand.





   This is card suitable for the Male - Thinking of You Card

I have decided to make all the Boxed Sets the same so then there will be no animosity among the work colleagues lol.  

This is my List for the Assorted Boxed Sets of Cards.

2 x Female Birthday
2 x Male Birthday
1 x Female Thinking of You 
1 x Male Thinking of You
1 x Sympathy 
2 x Get Well Soon / Just a Note
1 x Thank you    





Stampin' Up! Products used to make this card:-

Basic Black Cardstock
Basic grey Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock 
Hardwood Background CM Stamp Set
Frosted Medallions CM Stamp Set (Holiday Catalogue)
Wetlands CM Stamp Set - Sentiment
Smoky Slate Ink pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Copper Heat Embossing Powder 
Heat Tool
Ribbon Trio Pack - Delightful Dijon (Holiday Catalogue)
Tombow Adhesive





Thank you for visiting my Blog today,
I have entered this Card Design to this week's Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight. 
 Please don't forget to check the other very Talented Crazy Crafters, by clicking BELOW 


The Link goes live at 6:30 pm in Australia AEST.
Make sure you vote for your Favourite Cards or Projects. I hope it is mine hehehe, 
If I have inspired you in some small way, or a large way too. 
Think about joining in with me each week on one of these Blog Hops. Want to know How? Just Ask Me!


 Enjoy the Hop we hope you are totally inspired.

Your Feedback is Always Appreciated

Keep Calm and Carry on Stamping :)




Wednesday, 7 September 2016

STRAWBERRY SKETCHES - SARAH BERRY - #SS008


Hello Everyone, It is that time of the Week again. For another Strawberry Sketch.

The Weeks are rolling around fast now. Here in Australia we are in our first week of spring. Thank goodness as it has been a super cold winter this year. 
I love springtime, as it means very soon it will be our beautiful hot summer.


Sarah Berry



This is the sketch for me to CASe - Copy and Selectively edit or Copy and Share everything.
Or just go with where my creative mind took me.


I decided to do the latter, so here is my inspiration from the above Strawberry Sketch.








Stampin Up!® Products I used to make this card:-

In Colours 2016 - 2018 Dapper Blue Card Stock (AC)
Wisteria Wonder Card Stock (AC)
Ruched Ribbon in Dapper Blue (AC)
Fancy Frost Sequins Soft Sky (HOL)
Versa Mark Ink Pad (AC)
Wisteria Wonder Ink Pad (AC)
Dapper Denim Ink Pad (AC)
Heat Gun (AC)
Clear Blocks D&H (AC)
Stampin'mist (AC)
Stampin'Scrub (AC)
Petal Burst TIEF (AC)
Tombow Glue (AC)
Stampin' Dimensional's (AC)
Tear n Tape (AC)


(AC) - Annual Catalogue
(HOL) - Holidays Catalogue




I Hope you found this and all the other entries to #SS008 inspiring to come and join in the fun here next week.

What Do You Think?

I would love to hear from you, Please place a comment below as all feedback is Welcome.


Keep Calm and Carry on Stampin'

See You All Again Next Week !

Thanks for Visiting