Saturday, 4 October 2014

Crazy Crafters October Blog Hop ~ CASE a project from Pinterest

Welcome to my blog! You should have come from the very talented Carolina Evans blog. If this is your first stop, that's ok! Follow the link below my blog post to follow onto Sue Wdowik's This month the Crazy Crafters team decided to CASE a project from Pinterest as our inspiration. I tend to do this a lot anyway, but I really wanted to do one specific card justice after wanting to CASE it for a few months now.

I chose this card made by the talented Anne Marie Hile ( I love how bright it is, and I loved all the layering. I wanted to make it my own, so I tweaked it a little!!

This was my first attempt at the case. Now I purchased the same sentiment that Anne Marie had used on her original card, but it hasn't come in the mail on time, so I made do with another retired set I had in my stash "Tagtastic", which was a hostess set. I made a lot of this card with retired products, because I had the laying around and was able to match a lot of the colours- I used Yoyo Yellow cardstock as my card base, with a Real Red scalloped layer. I then used the decorative dots embossing folder and some Very Vanilla cardstock to make the embossed layer.I then used some Summer Smooches DSP which is also retired. I then used the decorative dots embossing folder and some Very Vanilla cardstock to make the embossed layer.The butterflies were cut out using Real Red, Yoyo Yellow, Island Indigo, Gumball Green, Elegant Eggplant, Strawberry Slush cardstocks, and were layered on top of one another. Two larger butterflies with a smaller butterfly in the middle. I used the Butterfly Embosslits (still current) to cut out all of my butterflies, and cut the rows of rhinestones you get in our packets of rhinestones into sections of three to put on the middle of each butterfly. To finish off, as I said I used the Tagtastic Hostess set with the "Congrats" sentiment on some Island Indigo cardstock, stamped in Versamark in and embossed in gold embossing powder, and punched it out with my large oval punch. The scalloped oval is punched from some scrap cardstock I coated in Versamark ink and then embossed with gold embossing powder. This made sure that my sentiment matched the backing paper. I popped all my pieces up with dimensionals. 

For this card I made it the same was as the above, however I tried to use more current products, so that this card could be cased using current products as well. The differences in this card were the Daffodil Delight cardstock I used as the base. I also used Daffodil Delight to cut out the butterflies. And the striped paper is out of our Sweet Taffy DSP from our current catalogue. The sentiment is constructed similarly to the other card, again I coated a scrap piece of card and embossed it to create a matching piece of card for the sentiment embossing. I used Teeny Tiny Sentiments for the Congratulations sentiment, and also embossed that in gold. 

Although they are different, I really think this card design is fabulous and I truly enjoyed CASE-ing this card!! Any questions, please leave them below and I will answer them when I can. Happy Stamping. Laura.

Click on the link to link you to the next blog post from the very talente Sue Wdowik!

Friday, 26 September 2014

Stamp set Challenge- Day One and Two

Ok so for those who don't know, I set myself a challenge while I was visiting my sister in Ballarat this week.. I challenged myself to use all of my stamp sets in some way before Christmas- otherwise they needed to go. I found that when I first started stamping, I went nuts and bought as many sets as I could. I have a huge collection of stamps and don't pick them up because they aren't my "favourites". So I decided I needed to use them!
Here are a few of my creations, including some bookmarks I made with an incredibly ludicrously priced stamp set I bought at the end of last year and haven't used...!!

Christmas is coming... Eek!

I never thought I would be one of those people, but in September I'm already getting organised for Christmas! I think mainly because I stress over Christmas cards and how long it takes me to make them.
I wanted to create little Christmas cards with the new Get Your Santa On set (135761) from the Holiday Catalogue. I fell in love with this cute little set. It is one of the new Photopolymer sets, and I must admit, I was impressed by the level of detail these stamps had in them.

These cards are cute little 3"x3" cards, stamped in Memento Ink on Whisper White, coloured with a blender pen in Real Red, Soft Suede, and Crushed Curry. I mounted them on Real Red Cardstock and Lucky Limeade Cardstock. Simple little cards that are easy to create- Perfect for Christmas!!

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Sweet Sorbet

I am kicking myself that I didn't get the Sweet Sorbet DSP when it was available during SAB. However I have managed to get my hands on some and I love it! Sharing some of my recent projects, a business card holder ready for a market in a week, a matching Card and Tea Bag dispenser I've made as a gift for a co-worker, and a fun Father's Day card, ready for Fathers day tomorrow.

I also had my first attempt at a video tutorial for the business card holder, so check that out too!!
Please contact me if you would like any of the instructions!

Saturday, 16 August 2014

New bits and bobs...

I've decided I'm obsessed with rhinestones, and they are the best thing since sliced bread!
So I went a bit overboard this weekend creating a whole stack of cards, just to have on hand. I created many multiples and they were easy to create and recreate- so excellent KISS cards