Thursday, June 7, 2018

Daisy Daisy, give Me your answer true.

Had a lovely week fiddling with some of my favourite folders and dies.
Have made two beautiful cards for special occasions.


 Used two embossing folders to emboss back ground any two  that you love are fine.


Double frame for some lovely wording.  A little piece of lace edging or ribbon.  Add your double daisy.  and make some oak leaves and trim a little, for daisy leaves place it together and a lovely surprise.


 Another simple and beautiful daisy card this one with the scallop punch centre and the sweetheart embossing folder.  A lovely Happy Birthday.


A fewof our beautiful colour pearls and a lovely simple and elegant card.  In just a few minutes.
Happy Crafting.
Carolyn

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Add some more Magic with a Magical Day with Stampin' Up!


I  used many of my Stampin' Up!  tools and supplies for this cute little gift Box Card.
Stampin' Up! Daisy Punch for Princesses Dress.
Stampin' Up! Border Edge Punch
Stampin' Up! Magical Day Stamp Set.
Stampin' Up! Build a Blossom Punch
Glitter Card.
Designer Series Papers

This little Surprise Box Birthday Card was to add delight to my grand daughters Birthday.When she turned 3 last month


A great little Princess who loves all the Disney Princess.


The Princess was made from the Mermaid who I cut her tail offand made a Dress from the Build a Blossom Punch.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Stampin' Up! 'Rose Wonder' and Blossom Builder Punch








Absolutely fabulous Rose Wonder Stamp Set and Dies' and 'Blossom Builder Punch Set'
These beautiful sets have made this card.
Taking the card from Beautiful to Exotic.

1. The Flower made from the Blossom Builder Punch has quite a few steps to it and I will be writing a lesson on this later in the week. ( I need to take photos of all the different steps made to make this lovely dimentional flower.) The Flowers are made in the Blushing Bride Colour and also highlighted with the same colour ink.

2. The background of the flower I have used an embossing folder on my Very Vanilla Thick Card Stock.

3.  I punched out all the Petals Centres and extra bits I needed in Blushing Bride.  Then continued to put the flower together.  Each Centre of each Layer of flower I have used the small Daisy on the Punch so therefore I need to cut out 6 of these.

4.  Put the flower together which I will share with you later in the week.

5. I have cut out the leaves from the Rose Wonder Die set that are attached to the Rose and also cut out a few of the green leaves that are a smaller sprig in Garden Green.  I have also cut from the same set the Wishes Label in the Very Vanilla Card stock and have out lined in Versa Mark and used gold embossing powder on.  Also add greeting while you are doing this step.

6.  Then finally it is time to put all of my pieces that I have made together.

7.   Mat of Chocolate Chip goes on top of the cut card,  to edge then add embossed Very Vanilla Card that that is placed on top of the Chocolate Chip.

8.  Finally arrange all the dies and flower you have cut and make into a beautiful card for a special occassion.

Enjoy your week Crafting
Carolyn.

Stampin' Up! Blossom Builder Punch, Making Fabulous Blossoms.




Flower made with Blossom Builder Punch.


Collection of leaves and Petals from the Blossom Builder Punch.

10 Petals of each of  the 2 size petals needed to build Flower.
These Petals are embossed using the Tidal Waves Embossing 
Folder or a folder with creases running up and down the petals.


Two of each layer to make the flowers with the centre being the two inside stamen. 


Add large petals around the stamen centre x 2

Finish the layer by shaping the petals with a deep circling motion.
Do exactly the same to the smaller layers as well.

Using a sponge lightly add colour to the petals .


When four layers are completed turn flower onto mat and shape the inside centre
 so as flower centre sits on mat.


Add two layers of the stamen centre shaped with shaping tool .
 You may add a jewel or fringing what ever you like to finish the centre
 of your blossom with.
Collection of flowers made with the Blossom Builder Punch

Monday, March 26, 2018

Beautiful, Nature will always win.



I enjoyed playing with the colours chosen for Colour Inkspiration Challenge.
Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla.





Used the Blossom Builder Punch to Create the Blossom.




The Stamp Sets that I used were Stampin'Up! 'Rose Wonder' and 'Best Birds'.




Dies I used were Stampin' Up! 'Swirly Bird', 'Rose Wonder' and the Dies which goes with Best Birds' Dies
 Happy Crafting 
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Carolyn Rakowski




Sunday, March 25, 2018

Stampin' Up! 'Magical Day'. U Bridge Cards

Card looking straight on.

Card at an angle looking at layers.

Have been having fabulous fun with the U Bridge Cards.
These fabulous cards are 3 dimensional and easy to post they sit down flat when folded to be posted and all sorts of amazing scenery and layers can be used in them.

1. I found it really important to make sure each layer is folded flat before adding next layer.

2. Also make sure that when folded ready to being placed in the envelope it is no wider or higher than your envelope.

3. It will easily slide down into the envelope and when opened a beautiful surprise.

Have a wonderful crafty day.

Carolyn.


Sunday, December 3, 2017

Night in Bethlehem. Stampin' Up!

This beautiful set has inspired me to Celebrate Christmas with its Spiritual Meaning.  Creating some beautiful Cards from this set.

Here I have made a water colour Back ground and placed the simple die cuts part of the scenery.  With Mary and Joseph Travelling to Bethlehem.

Another Simple card yet very beautiful was the card I made for my Laetare Court Friends to make for their loved ones.
Have a wonderful week and enjoy the preparations for Christmas.
Carolyn XX