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 






Friday, 2 September 2016

FRIDAY'S INTERNATIONAL - CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP - 2 SEPTEMBER 2016




Hello and Happy Friday Everyone.
Tonights, Blog Hop is with my Crazy Crafter Team Members. Highlighting their talent in presenting a Card or Project and Sometimes it can be more of what they have made this week.

I was asked to make Thank you Cards for a Lady to she send them to people who had attended her beloved husband of 60 years funeral.

The order consisted of 20 A6 Cards and Envelopes.  For you who have visited my Blog before, you have come to realise I like to decorate my Envelopes to match the Cards I make.

Now I know it is not the norm to add work to Blog Highlights that has Retired Stamp Sets used for the work. BUT I have not been well, this past week. Unfortunately, I have a very bad Chest Infection and I have not had the energy to sit and make Cards this week.

I also decided to make boxes and place the Thank you Cards and Envelopes inside for Presentation.

Whether the Stamp Set was a Retired One or From the Current Catalogues, you can see the stamps are from Stampin' Up!®, as they have such a high-quality look about them compared to any other company.

The Best News of All, the Lady adored the finished Cards and was over the moon to see the envelopes stamped to match the cards. I have been told only this afternoon before I sat down to do this blog, the people who received a Thank you cards were delighted to receive a Handmade Card with a Beautiful Stamped Image on it. That my Friends is Stampin' Up!











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!


Sunday, 28 August 2016

FEMALE BIRTHDAY CARD - 21ST - A5 SIZE - SPECIAL ORDER

 



Hello and Welcome once again to my Blog.

I was asked to make a Special A5 Size 21st Birthday Card. the person ordering left it entirely up to me for the whole design.
This was a wonderful honour for me to think that I was able to design the card with my own ideas.

Not knowing what the recipient of the card liked I decided that Whisper White will be the Card with accents of Gold Glitter Card. Hoping all the time the 21st Birthday Girl will love the Gold and not shout out, ' but I only like Silver'. 

Gold is a more precious metal. So I decided Gold it is!
  


 Using the Big Shot along with the Botanical Builders Framelits and the Large Number Framelits and the Layering Oval Framelits the Card front was ready to assemble. 
I soon realised that the card front needed my signature 

BLING! 

So this I decided the beautiful shimmer on the Stampin' Up! Basic Pearls were what I needed to use. The Shimmer of the Pearls with the Glitter of the Gold Paper give the perfect balance for the card.



Then there was the inside of the card, I couldn't leave it blank it was just too boring and stark, it would be a real let down for everyone, especially me as I would not have wanted to present the card looking unfinished.


So into my collection of Stampin'Up! products I go. Shall I stamp a sentiment? No, it would look lost as I don't have every Stamp Set Stampin'Up! has in stock, and the ones I have just didn't cut it for this card, BUT! I do have a few Word Thinlits, um now which one?

Yes, there is was, patiently waiting for me to take it out of its packet. The 'Congrats' from the "Sunshine Wishes".

With 2 thin strips of Glitter Paper across the bottom of the page and another at the top along with the wording Congrats in the Gold Glitter, it was enough to finish the Card off beautifully.






I used a 12"x 12"sheet of Whisper White Cardstock along with the  Envelope Punch Board and made a Plain Envelope with a 2" Belly Band;  Whisper White for the Back of the Band and the Gold Glitter Paper for the Front of the Belly Band. 

The finished Envelope - Plain but Elegant as I didn't want the Wow factor until the Card was taken from the Envelope. 






I am super happy of the Finished Card.

What do you think? 
Your Feedback is Welcome.


All Stampin' Up! Products were used to create this card.

All Products are in Stock for you to  purchase  from my 24/7 Online Stampin'Up! Store .

Click on the Button featured in the  Right Hand Column of this Page

Thanks For Coming By!










CRAZY CRAFTERS BLOG HOP - SPECIAL GUEST - WENDY CRANFORD






Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, this is #4 for this month August 2016, and today we are honoured to have a lovely lady called Wendy Cranford all the way from the USA blogging along the side of us. 

Wendy Cranford


There were so many different choices to be had while looking at Wendy's creations. Trying to decide was like being a child again in a Candy Store saying "Oooh I like that one"and so on. 
I finally decided on a card that Wendy created over 4 years ago, this coming Halloween. 
As I do not celebrate Halloween myself , I CASEd the card to almost identical with the way Wendy designed the pattern and the sizes of card and paper that were to be cut. 
The reason why I chose this card and made it almost identical is that I have not made this type -A Patchwork - Card before. I really enjoyed doing this, and I will definitely look for Wendy's other card she has tutorials on for me to have a go too.








Above is the Video of Wendy Cranford's Tutorial of the Card I CASed for this Blog Hop today.






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

I used the New and Beautiful DSP from the Holiday Catalogue that will be released on 1 Sept 2016 called Petals and Paisley .


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 :)