Thursday, January 21, 2016

Punch Art Fun Stampin Up Punches

Made a beautiful Yoda the other day for Elliotts Birthday. (my grandson)  Not being a Star Wars Fan I had to look for inspiration and case a card.

My little grandson thinks he is cool.  Using Punches and Dies makes a great card for any one there is always some thing you can find to make a special card for someone and put the love inside the card.
Have a great Crafting Week

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Love Bug

This little card reminds me of the old Series of Love Boat.  But this little bug has been so much part of our life.  From the moment we were married Sylvester and I had a VW.  Travelled down the East Coast of Australia on our Honeymoon in it.
So to me this is a very special card.  It is so special I am keeping it for Valentines Day for him.

In our new Occassionals Catalogue this wonderful Love Bug Stamp Set was issued.  Of course I was going to need this one to add to my collections for story telling.  It has been our life.  Bringing all our little off springs along in some sort of VW.  Even if it was a Camper Van.  The kids knew it as part of our life.  There was always one being done up in our garage or one to pieces somewhere for the man of the house to mend another or put it back together again.

This card I made with my husband in mind.
I used Water Colour Paper to craft the VW,
Stamp Pad Watermelon Crush as the heart colour.
DSP To match my colours.
Confetti Hearts Border Punch.
Stampin Up Silver Ribbon.
Sweetheart Punch
TIEF Retired Folder but this one I love so much I just have to use it.
Stamp Set NEW Beautiful Ride (photopolymer)

Hope this brings a little love to your day as it has to mine!

Happy Crafting love Carolyn

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Happy New Year 2016 Sale-a-bration Time

Happy New Year Every one and now its time for Sale-a-bration.
Have a look at our wonderful Occasions Catalogue and our Sale-a-brations Catalogue and see what you can have for spending $90.00 Australian in the time frame of 5th January to 31st March 2016.  There are some awesome give aways.  For each ($90.00) you spend you can choose one of the sets out of  the Sale-a-bration catalogue and no limit, as long as you spend the required amount.
 This year I will be exploring all my arts and craft world.
Looking at all the arts that matter to me.

 One of my great loves are my sculptured and quilled flowers.   On this Christmas Gift I made for a friend for 2015 I used the new Fower Bunch Punch.  Three different sized daisies which also have a stamp set to match.  There are also our fabulous Stampin Up Thinlit dies some of the leaves are in this Floral Label here(Gold Leaves).
Absolutely fabulous with our new Plate adapter for fussy cutting intricut dies.  Just love them all.  Have a little look in the Occassions catalogue next to this article to see all our new wonderful items.  The gorgeous Wink of Stella Glitter Pen WOW you can see the glitz shining on my 3 layered Daisies.  So much to see and do.
Have a happy crafting week.
love Carolyn
Home made Note Pad and Pen Holder.

Friday, December 4, 2015

21 Sleeps to a Crafty Christmas

 These little Note Books are a gift of appreciation for having me this year to teach my friends the Art of Card Making.

I feel very privileged at being able to teach my friends the Art of Card Making.  They look forward to every Card Making day with great enthusiasm.  A great Challenge for me to come up with something really special that they will need to send to their families or friends for special occasions that is why I love to make my gifts so they know how special it is to be able to share their talents with family and friends.

Every 3rd Friday of the Month I potter up to Leatare Court to share with my friends the gift of being able to create and share our own gifts and time.  This time has been so special for me.  As when I first started the classes about 4-5 years ago my daughter was also a Resident at this lovely Housing Community.  So my ties here are just so special words cannot express the gratefulness I feel towards these beautiful people who opened there arms to My Lizzie and included her in all they did.

The last photo is a collection of the little Note Books and my beautiful Scentsy Burner that puts that special touch into my home.  For this Christmas.
All the cardstock and Designer Paper are part of my Stampin Up Collections.
Spent many happy hours creating a whole collection of these note pads and pens as gifts for the residents. These may be a wonderful Idea for you to make too!
All are punches and card stock of Stampin Up.  Except my little Quilled Snowman in front of my Note Books.
Enjoy Christmas and if you need some more stocks to finish your cards and gifts you may use my on line shop shop here on my blog.
Happy Crafting
love Carolyn

Monday, November 23, 2015

Halloween Stampin Up Papers / Memory Albums / Steampunk

 Hi a new week more progress.  This is one of my latest exciting new project.  This mini Album I ave been making using up old stampin up designer papers.
Also the fabulous flower punch which is our Christmas additions to our punches.  I can see many beautiful flowers being made from this punch.  I have made this flower rustic by punching out the petals sponging edges and ruffling up all blossom and then unscrunching and making blossom look rustic.  The Blossoms are mounted on a pocket with corners of a frame I had found in my bits and pieces box.
This book is full of pages and pockets, photo mats and journalling spots.  Has little folders for attaching comments and photo's too. All so little booklets named Potions, Spells and Lotions.  These little booklets have intriging embossed covers and creative little folio's.  All in the fun of art.

Have a happy Crafting week.
love Carolyn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Butterfly Spring Card.

I saw this beautiful butterfly card on U Tube designed and made by Bibi Cameron.  I loved it so much I have made one similar.  I love the way the centre butterfuly is mounted on a spring.  The two Green Butterflies are attached to the Back of the card and come forward over the front and sit under the wings of the pink Butterfly to close the card.

Stamp Set: Watercolour Wings
                   Perfect Pennants
Framelits:    Bold Butterfly Framelits
                    Hexagon Hive Thinlints

Card Stock:   Mint Macaroon
                      Water Colour Paper for Butterflies
                      White Vellum
Ink Pad:          Versa Mark Ink Pad
                       Gold Embossing Powder.

Happy Crafting and have a great week.