Wednesday, November 20, 2019

'Most Wonderful Time Product Medley' Stampin' Up!

Christmas Cards for Family and Friends
'Most Wonderful Time Product Medley'
Stampin' Up!.

This fabulous Set offers you a huge choice of Christmas Cards to make and as well as your Christmas Photo Albums and all.  With Stamp Set, Dies to match,  Embellishments Beautiful Designer Series Paper Stickers Wow it really is a wonderful set.

Another of the my ideas I made a Stencil from a Punch and used the Stencil to Background the Card with stars. Then I added my Designer Series Paper Gift,s and Christmas Trees I had stamped. I had stamped directly onto the card stock back ground with the smaller Tree in the stamp set.

This one I had edged my Crumb Cake Card Stock with our Gold ink Pad to pop a border of gold stars around the edge of my Christmas Tree.  I had coloured my tree by actually using the background stamp almost  like a sponge.  I used the darling little Angel Die in Gold Card Stock to Embellish the Christmas Tree.  The Label Die that also is in the set for the Greeting.

I find this Medley an amazing set, Just by adding my own Card Stock and Dimensionals and
ink I can make dozens of beautiful cards.  The card I added above are the collection of some of the cards I have made with this set over the past few weeks.  Then after I have used all the DSP and Embellishments I have the beautiful stamp set and Dies to continue to create with

Have another wonderful week Crafting
love Carolyn.

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Stampin' Up! 'Most wonderful Time Product Medley.

'Most Wonderful Time Product Medley'
Our new Product Medley for Holiday Catalogue has the most wonderful stamp sets Dies,Designer Paper Sheets, Embellishments and trim.  All you need to finish your beautiful cards with is Ink Pads and Card Stock dimensionals or glue. I am sure that you could make almost a hundred cards or as many as you want from this gorgeous set just by adding Your Card Stock and ink.
Here are two of my favourites I have made to Celebrate our Southern Christmas and Northern Christmas.

Southern Christmas

This one Represents our Southern Christmas were all the trees are green and we are in the middle of our Summer.  Even here we have our beautiful summer days and time to party, celebrate and rejoice it is warm and beautiful.  Our star filled nights to ponder and look at the sky are lovely to enjoy. The warmth of Summer makes it a very special time for us when we can share and Celebrate the gifts that summer Brings.

Northern Christmas.

The Beauty of the snow and the warmth of the Fire to Celebrate together in a lovely warm House with the gift of family and friends.  This would be awesome too, but to us in the Southern Hemisphere not many of us would have experienced it.  It would be so beautiful to wake up in the morning with the snow covered ground and the quiet stillness that the snow brings

Our Christmas together.

 I will share with you more of the cards that I have made with this beautiful set next week.
Happy Crafting for another wonderful week.

love Carolyn.

Monday, November 4, 2019

Stampin' Up! Still Scene Stamp Set.

Still Scenes. 

Absolutely love this card one that I cased from Tina Zinck.  A few differences. 
The Border from Good morning Magnolia was absolutely perfect for this Card.
Also did not have Hammered Metal 3D Embossing Folder.   I used one that I had that was similar on Cherry Cobbler Cardstock.
I like using for my snow, Shimmery White Embossing Paste instead of the Snowfall Accents. Mainly because when I add it I don't have to heat it, and it gives a beautiful gentle glimmer.  The rest is up to you.  Gold Metallic Card stock framing the picture behind edged with a little Ice Stampin Glitter to add just a little more glimmer.  Also used the real red Card Stock.
Hope you have a wonderful week crafting.
Happy Crafting

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Stampin' Up! 'Winter Woods" for Christmas the World around.

' Winter Woods' Stampin' Up!

Happy Monday everyone.
 I fell in love with this beautiful Stamp Set last year and have seen some stunning cards made from the stamp set.  This one  I have see on Pinterest and was so impressed I needed to create it just with a few little changes.  It is not a lot of work but there are a few steps to it
  • 1 Cut Card to landscape style.
  • Add a little sponging just lightly of crumb cake around the outer edges. 
  • Stamp the Christmas tree from Winter woods, in two step stamping which is the same as stamping off.
  • Pop your card through your snow embossing folder.
  • With the big shot Cut your Christmas Tree die,2 bare trees and star to go on top of tree.
  • If you don't have a die for star you can always use a star Punch. 
  • Last of all add your Merry Christmas or what ever greeting you would like on your card.

  • This one is made from the same set although I have used the bare trees in green as I wanted it to look like our Australian Bush at Christmas.  
  • I added Lightly sponged Crumb Cake Ink around the bottom edge and Sea Spray Ink in the sky area.
  • I cut 2 ovals 1 white stitched Oval and 1 darker green oval to match trees.  Inset the ovals on one another
  • I stamped the Christmas tree with the foliage with my Stamparatus on the Garden Green Cardstock and then pushed out all the foliage and added decorations and fine gold thread for tinsel.
  • Then I stamped the same set of trees on the white oval and placed that in with the background scenery.
  • Placed decorated tree on top.  
  • This is our Australian Christmas Tree.
  • I intend to make a couple of others adding wattle and red gums to my background trees.

  • I could not resist making these beautiful little 3 Dimensional Trees out of our Christmas Tree Punch and popping them in a piece of cork to decorate my Christmas Card Scenery.
  • Last of all I have added the wattle to our background Trees and this is how it looks.

Have a wonderful week Crafting
love Carolyn.

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Stampin' Up! Christmas Time Suite

'Christmas Time Suite' Stampin' Up!

Our Beautiful Christmas Time Suite is about to be released for Order at the beginning of November but only for the month and while Stocks last.

This simply beautiful Suite is so glamourous in its colour, but I have decided to add our Australian touch to the stamp set to claim it as ours.  The berries I have made into Wattle and the Oak I have made into Sheoak our Native Flowers which do bloom at Christmas.
This also is the time of the year where our roses Bloom as well so it is a fabulous Seasons Card for Christmas.
By adding the touch of gold pops the beautiful colours and adds touch of luxury to the beautiful flora.

On the inside of the card I have just made it plain as I feel the cover shows it all the beauty of Christmas.On the inside I have cut two shapes for the greeting one being a Cherry Cobbler Card stock which I split to make a little wider and popped that behind the white greeting tab.  Added the corners and Embellishments from the Die Set and even a few of the little through away accents.

I must say that this is the most beautiful Suite.  The Designer Series Paper is stunning and all the accessories that goes with this set are beautiful.
This Suite is available from! November 1 until 30th November 2019 or until stocks run out.
Need this set well if you live in Australia contact me or order from my online shop which is presented on this page.  I would love to be your demonstrator.
Have a wonderful week crafting.
love Carolyn

Saturday, October 5, 2019

3 D Paper Roses, with Hot Air Balloon Punch, Bouquet of Balloons Punch. Stampin' Up!.

Making a Life like Rose with Stampin' Up! Punches

  • This is the Rose we are going to make.
  • Below is the photo of the number of Petals needed from the Hot Air Punch and Balloon Bouquet Punch..
  • I have used five of each in this rose the size Balloon Punch is the larger one of course you could use the smaller one with the larger one to make the rose bud.  
  • If you feel you want a fuller rose just add more petals as you go. 

  • This is how I start making each of my roses I must break the fibre in the cardstock as it is too stiff to manipulate.
  • So with the bone folder I take the Petal in my hand and pull it firmly over each side of the petal back and front to allow the cardstock to manipulated.

  • This is not a very clear photo but here I am using the bone folder to break the fibre down in the card stock.
  • I then roll the sides from the centre to outside of the petal with my closed nose tweezers.  You could also use a quilling tool to do this or just ordinary tweezers but closed nose tweezers are much easier to manipulate.

  • Next I use an embossing tool to stretch the card stock by circling and stretching the out side and centre of  the petals.
  • We start with the Large Balloon size first (Balloon Bouquet Punch) and use these shapes first before we add the larger  (Hot Air Balloon Punch) pieces
  • When all petals have been shaped I start to shape them and glue them together.
  • It is a long task as I like to use wet glue and just glue one at a time letting the glue dry between adding the next petal. Does not have to be completely dry but well adhered before you move onto next petal

  • This is the shape of my very Centre petal all rolled up I did this with the closed nose tweezers I hold the base together until dry and that is the start of the rose. I take the side of the petal in the centre and to side and roll the petal up curling it in a tight curl from one side to the other.

  • Next I start adding petal  two as you can see above and these are wrapped alternately around the centre of the rose so that they look even.

  • Here you can see next petal wrapped around and the tweezers holding it on to dry.

  • I have finished adding all the Balloon Bouquet Petals and in the same way I start to add the Hot Balloon Petals. I add these the same way until I have completed my Rose .
  • Then I add colour pearl spray or what however you want to decorate and colour your rose.
  • I used the Leaves from our New tree stamp set Nature Roots Dies.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial and I have explained it well enough.
I would love you to just let me know what you think of this tutorial.  Were I can improve or if it explains the method well enough.

I may be able to get some one to help me take a short video to show you how to stretch the petals but need some help to do this.
Happy Crafting and have a wonderful week.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Spring Morning Delight..

Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper
Pressed Petals Washi Tape
Peaceful Boughs Foliage

I used our Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper to make the Background.  From here I Started to design my flower display.

Close up of my Washi Tape Flowers

  • First of all I made My Pressed Petals Washi Tape Flowers.
  • I then made 3 Stitched Nested Labels in complimentary Colours and Nested two on top of one another as the Base of my flower display making sure to attach ribbon underneath.  I used the colours Rich Razzleberry and Blushing Bride. The third die I used for my inside greeting.
  • Then I made all my little extra flowers from dies or punches which ever you have.   Some I double layered and some just used single Layer with a jewel in centre.
  • Cut out all  Foliage I used Peaceful Boughs for my base foliage just cutting sections off the branch and layering this down.  I also used bits and pieces from other die sets to add to the foliage.
  • Added another Nested die to inside of card directly behind the set of Nested dies so it would not be seen until ribbon undone.

  • I layered my foliage first and then arranged all my flowers on top.  I drew in the vein lines and added a little Crystal effects to edge of leaves and sprinkled Snow Glitter or you could use Dazzling Diamonds.
  • Stamped greeting out on the Last label die and attached to inside of card.
  • Close card and tie ribbon.

Have a wonderful week crafting.
Enjoy your spring or Autumn.
love Carolyn.