Monday, 29 February 2016

HELLO to LITTLE ISAAC






Oops a little late blogging this Project, but as we all know there is a little thing us stampers/bloggers have in common and that is a family life; too much happened in mine this week mad my brain a little scattered.

I am really enjoying being a part of the CC Team Project Highlight blog, it makes you keep on keeping on, and this weekend my Mojo was working over time.

Saying this I can assure you there are 8 more cards all completed with Glue, Glitter, and Embellishments all intact waiting for me to edit the photos of each card and place them on my Blog.







I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting a adorable baby boy his name is ISAAC JACK  Handsome little fellow and will grow to be a wonderful person I am sure about this.

I used the Easter Lamb Stamp from the Occasions Catalogue Valid to 31 May 2016. 




As you can see there are Lettering under the Lamb, I used Washi Tape over the top of the lettering so I could just stamp the image of the Lamb..

With this stamp I first Clear Heat Embossed the Stamp onto a layer of Tempting Turquoise Cardstock, this was then adhered to a Layer of Marina Mist Cardstock, onto a Whisper White Tent Fold  A6 Card.

Using the Banners Framelits Dies I used the two largest and cut them out with the Big Shot, one in  Marina Mist and one in Whisper White cardstock.

On the White Banner I stamped the Lamb with Archival Black Ink Pad and then coloured the Lamb using the BRIGHTS Markers.

Using the Itty Banner Punch I punched out the flags for each of the letters for the name ISAAC using the Back to Basics Alphabet Stamp Set, I stamp each letter in Marina Mist Ink.

The HELLO comes from the SALE -A- BRATION  Catalogue Honeycomb Happiness









You too could own this wonderful Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set for FREE, YES!!!! FREE every $90 you spend with me out of the two current catalogues Stampin' Up! offers; you choose an item(s) from the SALE -A- BRATION Catalogue Valid until 31 May 2016. 
Inside there are choices of Limited Edition Stamp Sets, all so great it is hard to choose which one, Beautiful Designer Series Paper and Vellum, Project Life, Packs of Glitter Washi Tape - The choice is yours, but I better warn you they are only available until 31 May 2016 that's it there are gone.



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Feedback is always Welcoming

Have a Wonderful Day

Bless You 

Christine



Sunday, 21 February 2016

Christine Matias - Inspired by Patty BlogHop





Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with our Special Guest stamper Patty Bennett.

This month we are excited to CASE
 (Copy And Selectively Edit)
 Any project that was created by Patty.

We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.
 
You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - christinescreativecardsandmore.blogspot.com.au
or may have come from the person previous to me. 
Be sure to click on the person listed under me further down the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.

We are thrilled that Patty said yes to play along with the Crazy Crafters this month.



I have two items to show for this blog-hop!
The first item is a 3D item and very useful too. There is a little story to this item, Stampin' Up! had there very first "On Stage  Local" Event  Saturday 14th November 2015 in Melbourne and Perth Australia.
I attended the Melbourne On Stage Local and met members of the Crazy Crafters Team that I am happy to be part of, we all had the most wonderful day, pity the day went so quick but we all had so much fun.
We were asked if we would like to take part in swaps, but to tell you the truth, I didn't think my cards were good enough to swap with ladies and gents that have been stamping a lot longer than me.
So I decided to make all the ladies and gents I was to meet for the first time this 3D item.
It is a Charm clasp to attach to your Craft Scissors or Paper Snips to either find them on your Craft table when you are creating or to know who owns which pair of scissors when in a group of crafters.

At this time I would sincerely like to apologize to out special guest Ms Patty Bennett as I saw a tutorial on You Tube and it was Patty that had actually made the tutorial and showed in such a simple way I could follow to make these gifts.

The reason I need to apologize is; I did not know who was Patty Bennett?

 Patty lives in the USA and has been a demonstrator for Stampin' Up! For many years. This year 2016 will be Patty's 21st year WOW, now that is dedication. 

Patty has worked hard in this 20+ years and has sold over $1000 000.00 US!!!!! 

That's right One Million Dollars US, just mind blowing isn't it, and here I am just saying oh wonderful a tutorial on what I want to make. So much work and time goes into making these tutorials, they are not an easy thing to do
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So now I say THANK YOU PATTY.
 
I will attach a link to this tutorial so you can make yourself a set too for your scissors.

I made 21 Charm Clasps in total, but I only have a photo of mine. 
This Charm Clasp is similar to the 18, I made for the ladies, and the Charm Clasps I made for the 2 gents were made with manly looking beads instead of Crystals and Jewels but all Charm Clasps had their initials in beads so they were extra personal.




Here is the link to Patty Bennett's You Tube Tutorial


And now the Card I CASEd from Patty, I made it very similar in looks to Patty's card but I used different products to get the same (similar) look.


Link to Patty's Card Tutorial

Thank you so much Patty for your years of dedication, hours of helping and inspiring all Stampers like myself and taking the time out from your very busy schedule to be a part of Our Crazy Crafters Blog -  Hop.



Thank you for taking the time to visit my Blog
Hope you enjoyed your visit.
Feedback is Welcome and Valued

Happy Stamping
God Bless

Christine 

Friday, 19 February 2016

CRAZY CRAFTERS - TEAM PROJECT




 WELCOME TO THE CRAZY CRAFTERS TEAM PROJECT HIGHLIGHT FEBRUARY 2016 BLOG HOP



 

You may be starting here in the blog hop or may have come from another member of this awesome team. Don't forget to click on the next name at the bottom of this post to continue to see what other brilliant crafters have designed. 

So onto the next blog and enjoy what you see.

I hope you have liked what I have displayed here for you and I hope I have inspired you to make a card similar to this for yourself.





I am very happy with the result of this card as I pushed myself out out the square I normally sit in.
One: I used Very Vanilla Cardstock for the Card as I normally only use Whisper White or Black for Cards: or the occasional Coloured Card.
So Very Vanilla is a First.
Two: The inside of the card is of centre, I always have everything straight as possible but I like how this looks as I believe it goes with the card quite well.
Three: I am using DSP, this is really pushing my limits and I have all of the team to thank, as I love your cards and decided I have the beautiful paper sitting on my desk so let's use it.
Four: Fussy Cutting, this is something my talent is only at Fair. I am getting better but I find Fussy Cutting at times very challenging with having Carpal  Tunnel in my hands.  


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God Bless
Christine



Thursday, 18 February 2016

AN OPEN HEART - THANK YOU


Hi Everyone, This Card is all about Embossing


Heat Powder Embossing / Embossing by Textured Impressions Embossing Folder







Stampin' Up! Products Used to make this Card

Annual Catalogue 5 Jun 2015 - 31 May 2016

Page 25 - An Open Heart Stamp Set - Wood Mount (134999) / $42.00 Clear Mount (135002) - $31.00
Page 138 - BRIGHTS Rich Razzleberry A4 Cardstock (119981) - $12.25
Page 138 - BRIGHTS Tempting Turquoise A4 Cardstock (108598) - $12.25
Page 141 - NEUTRALS Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549) - $15.00
Page 156 - Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) $1700 / Refill (129027) $13.00
Page 158 - 5/8" (1.6 cm) Organza Ribbon (114319) - $10.50
Page 160 - Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) - $8.75
Page 162 - Heat Tool ( 129056) - $50.00
Page 162 - Stampin' Embossing Powder Silver (109131) - $8.75
Page 162 - Embossing Buddy (103083) - $10.00
Page 163 - Versa Mark Pad (102283) - $13.00
Page 164 - Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) - $50.00
Page 169 - Stampin' Trimmer (129722) - $50.00


RETIRED Textured Impressions Embossing Folder but Stampin' Up! have many Textured Impressions Embossing Folders for you to choose to use as the pattern for the Cardstock. Find them on Page 174 of the Annual Catalogue...



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Happy Stamping 

God Bless
Christine

MALE 21ST BIRTHDAY - TUXEDO STYLE





 Hi There Everyone

My design of a Tuxedo Card for a 21st Birthday Male, I was inspired by once again the lovely Stampin'' Up Demonstrators who tirelessly place tutorials on You Tube. 

My Inspiration came from lovely Tamie White - https://youtu.be/4YFG_IZZAGo

 and 

 Forloveofpaper -  https://youtu.be/8nmqHeCc1sA


This Card was also a Customer Order; again with no Brief, allowing for my Artistic Mind to flow. Sounds good, and it worked.

I was very pleased on how this Card took its form. It really did flow, I found it to just transform from Cardstock and other Products into a very pleasant card to complete; with no hassles. 

Yeah I hear you; all  applauding as we know sometimes the most easiest of card can become a headache.

I can guarantee you that this card was not that it just flowed and before I knew it, it was complete. 






           




Stampin' Up! Products for the Tuxedo 21st Birthday Card

Annual Catalogue 5 Jun 2015 - 31 May 2016

Page 98 - Guy Greetings Stamp Set 
Wood Mount (1138825) $89.00 / Clear Mount (138828) $61.00
Page 141 - Basic Black A4 Cardstock (121688) - $12.25
Page 141 - Whisper White A4 Cardstock (106549) - $15.00
Page 148 - Gold Foil Sheets (132622) - $7.00
Page 149 - Envelope Paper 2015-2017 In Colours ( 138312) - $10.50
Page 150 - Envelope Punch (133774) - $32.00
Page 156 - Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) - $17.00 / Refill (129027) - $13.00
Page 156 - Mini Glue Dots (103683) - $9.00
Page 156 - Tear n Tape (138995) - $12.00
Page 156 - Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) - $7.00
Page 167 - Bow Builder Punch (137414) - $31.00
Page 168 - Paper Snips (103579) - $17.00
Page 169 - Stampin' Trimmer ( 129722) - $50.00
Page 170 -  Big Shot (113439) - $169.00
Page 170 - Magnetic Platform (130658) - $70.00 
Page 173 - Banners Framelits (132173) - $45.00

Occasions Catalogue 5 Jan 2016 - 31 May 2016

Page 10 - Large Numbers Framelits Dies (140622) - $52.00

RETIRED from sale - 2015 SAB -White Embossed Cardstock
(As the cardstock I used has retired, may I suggest you use the - "Colour Me Irresistible Speciality Designer Series Paper".


I hope that this has inspired you to have a go in making a Tuxedo Card, like the one above. 
 For the experienced card maker you will find it easy to complete.

Happy Stamping

Feedback is Welcome

God Bless
Christine




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LOVE BLOSSOMS - WEDDING CARD




Hello To You,

I am so pleased to show this Wedding Card that I made with the New LOVE BLOSSOMS SUITE and the New BOTANICAL GARDENS SUITE that are in the  
Stampin' Up!®  Occasions Catalogue available 5 Jan 2016 - 31 May 2016.

This Wedding Card was made for a Customers Order, no brief given the customer just valued my talents and I am very pleased and relieved to say, it turned out lovely; so much so that when the customer arrived to my home to collect the Wedding Card she was extremely happy, with lots of complements for me I was taken aback as I know I make nice cards but worry they are not good enough.

I should have not worried with this Wedding Card; as the lady was so impressed she sent me a message later in the day saying:-
After reading this message it was what I needed to give me the confidence to stop doubting myself! 

I now know that  I can make Cards to look really Special. 

Oh the part that I look a $1 million, is that I have lost over 10 kg in weight and my body size has dropped dramatically too. 

Yes I am proud of myself in more ways than one!



     


                   



There are two NON Stampin' Up! Products used to make this Wedding Card, as I have a limited amount of sentiments and also I have stamped verse I love to use, 

Hopefully Stampin" Up! will bring in the next catalogue a Verse Stamp Set or Two. Fingers Crossed.




Stampin' Up! Products For this Wedding card are the Following:-

Occasions Catalogue 5 Jan 2016 - 31 May 2016

Page 16 - Bloomin' Heart Thinlit Dies (140621) - $41.00
Page 26 - Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (140625) - $54.00
Page 24 - Returning Fine Tip Glue Pen (138309) - $12.00
Page 28 - Archival Stampin' Pad Basic Black (140931) - $12.25
Page 31 - Returning Iced Rhinestones Embellishments (129637) - $8.75
Page 31 - Returning Curvy Corner Trio Punch (139683) - $35.00


Annual Catalogue 2 Jun 2015 - 31 My 2016

Page 148 - Silver Foil Sheets ( 132178) - $7.00
Page 148 - White Vellum A4 Cardstock ( 106584) - $11.50
Page 149 - Envelope Paper - 2015-2017 In Colours (138312) - $10.50
Page 150 - Envelope Punch Board (133774) - $32.00
Page 156 - Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026) $17.00 / Refill (129027) - $13.00
Page 166 - Decorative Label Punch (120907) - $31.00
Page 168 - Paper Snips (103579) - $17.00
Page 169 -  Stampin' Trimmer (129722) - $50.00
Page 170 - Big Shot ( 113439) - $169.00

Retired from Sale - Metallic Silver Cord
Retired from Sale - 2015 SAB Embossed White Cardstock 


Thank you for Visiting 

Your Feedback is Very Welcome

Happy Stamping

God Bless 
Christine 





PAPER MUGS


Hi and Welcome

Today's addition to my blog are these gorgeous Paper Mugs.

Once again I was stalking You Tube for inspiration and I found this real easy to follow tutorial. There is no talking on the tutorial, I just had to follow the written instructions and watch to see how assemble these Paper Mugs.





                               


Here is the You Tube link for you to see how the talented Natali Doma made her Paper Mug.



Stampin' Up! Products I used to make my CASEd Paper Mugs


Occasions Catalogue - 5 Jan 2016 - 31 May 2016Have A Cuppa Suite - Page 34  










Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper (DSP) - (140567) - $14.00






Have a Cuppa Cardstock Pack (140720) - $12.25







Annual Catalogue - 2 June 2015 - 31 May 2016 









        Page 167 -  Bow Builder Punch -  (137414) - $31.00









Page 160 - Rhinestone Basic Jewels - (119246) - $8.75










Page 156 - Multipurpose  Liquid Glue - (110755) - $7.00 








I hope you like these cute Paper Mugs, they would be perfect to add a little gift of Confectionery, or Soaps, or a little Teddy Bear wrapped in cellophane to the Mugs.
A lovely way to say Hi to your new neighbour, or to take to a friend who is in Hospital or at home not feeling well. So my ideas, you will think of so many ideas to suit you.


Have I inspired you to make these beautiful Mugs?

Your Feedback is Welcomed 

Happy Crafting

God Bless 
Christine