Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Newborn King Stampin Up

This simple and beautiful Christmas Message was so easy to create.
I stamped the image with Versa Mark
Sprinkled with embossing Powder
Heat Set the powder
Added greetings and a Star
Layered the cardstock
Popped it onto a card and there we have it.
All is need is Card Stock.
Versa Mark Pad
Embossing Powder
Embossing Tool
Tiny weeney piece of Glitter Card
Have a wonderful day and week

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Many Merry Stars Create a Kit Stampin Up

This is a fabulous kit, I have used my quilling skills to make this Large Wreath which is big enough use on a Door or over a Mantel Piece.
I have decorated it with Australian Wild Flower Quilling and used the beautiful Wooden Snow Flakes that came in the Kit.  The Banner, Wording and Stars  are all in the kit plus another 24 smaller sized stars from tiny to bigger.  The Largest one is 38 cm wide.  The other stars could be stuffed with Jewellery and the larger ones could be filled with chocolates and toffees and allsorts of bits and pieces to decorate a Christmas Tree or add as Gifts under the  Tree.  I just love this set and they were so easy to put together too.  All instructions included all you needed to buy were the gifts to fill and maybe some adhesive as the stars had adhesive strips to place around them. Plenty of bits and pieces to decorate with.

Although my large star I used strips of cardstock or quilling paper to make my Wild Flowers with.

This set came out on our Christmas additional brochure.
If you would like to buy it you can click on my online Shop and buy there.   Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit Item No 138104
Happy Crafting for Christmas.
love Carolyn

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Santa Stache and Nutcracker Stache Curvey Keepsake Boxes

 These little boxes are so cute for your Christmas Tree or a Place Saver for Christmas Dinner filled with a few little treats inside the box.

I was so excited when I had this idea to use my little box and stamp set together.  Thought they were a wonderful duo

The Nutcracker I particularly had fun with as I used my glitter bits and pieces to decorate him and lots of colour.

This is what I used for this project.
Card Stock Various Colours fabulous for using up little bits and pieces.
Glitter Card
Big Shot

This project I had so much fun making.
If you would like to make these you can find all the goodies on my on line shop.  Just click in order, pay, and they will be delivered directly to your home.
Have a wonderful week Crafting.
love Carolyn

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Quilling the flavour of the Day

Two cards I made as Thank you's to go to Italy for a friend.  Each one was an Australian Wild Flower Card.

The first the Australian Red Gum just love this flower and especially our beautiful gum leaves with the beautiful perfume of Eucalyptus.

This card has the Tasmanian Native Blue Gum with Billy's Buttons and Bottle Brush.  All flowers were fringed very carefully and as fine as I could make them then I add Flower soft to some to add the pollen dust on the tips of the flowers fringes.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Double ended Snowflake Card made with Stampin Up ThinLit Die

Making Double Ended Snowflake ThinLit Card

Card Stock 25 cm x 14 cm  ( 5 ½ in  x 10 in)
 1. Place Thinlit die on bottom of cutting plate facing cutting edge upwards.
2.  Place the cut card stock on top of the thinlit die but threading the no design edge under the cutting edge.  This will stop the card stock from being cut at the other end.
3.  Place 2nd plate on top and roll through Big Shot.
4.  Take card stock off die and turn card stock around to opposite side.  Place card stock on die again with the edge that has snow flake cut, threaded under the die so it will not be cut off.
5.  Fold both inside creases with valley fold and out side creases with mountain fold.
6.  The card is now ready for decorating.
7. Place a piece of the beautiful specialty paper on the snowflake on the thinlit die and place through big shot.
7.  Turn the snow flake around so edges fit into the die and recut so you have a complete snowflake cut out.
8.  Make four of these and Cover each snow flake decorate as liked.
9.  I have used the emblishments that go with the Framelit.  As cut in glitter that look so beautiful.
10.   I have cut two panels to go on centre inside and centre back in Soft Sky Card Stock 13.2cm x 5 cm ( 5 1/8” x 2”)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Mini Albums Oh the Fun

Have just completed a Mini Album for a teenager. This was something just for fun and to use up stashes of old bits and pieces that are laying around.
It has been amazing learning about how to layer and bind and use all these wonderful ideas.  The ideas keep flowing into my head and I have decided to take note and write all the inspirations I get down and then put them into practise.
Flowers play an important part in my art forms so flowers will be a big part of my displays.  I will share with you my first Journal.
This is my cover of my Mini Album because it is the first of this type I have made I will be dedicating it to my four lovely daughters.   Each page has hidden Tags and Photo Matts and Journaling pages.  Know I have finished it.  All my beautiful memories of my girls I am going to enter into this and keep as my first.

This is the first page of the Journal here I have made pockets and flourishes of flowers stick pins and lots of lovely glimmer and glitter.
The cards I made to pop into this pocket were not included in this lot of photo so I shall come back to them later.

It was so much fun making from the cover to cover all the exciting nooks and cranny's for stuffing labels and Journalling pages.  Memories and flowers it was very healing.  I can see there will be many more to make and have fun with.  It was using so many skills that you gain after so many years of paper creating it was just awesome.
Little file tab page with journalling tags and note pieces.  Hand made and shaded flowers beautiful laces and whoo hoo washi tape as well.
These little books would be wonderful as Wedding Memories, Baby Albums the list goes on and on. I have already made a list of 100's of types of things you can add to make this little book interesting.

Book Marks made with Scalloped Circles brads and feathers .  I just had so much fun and I am sure I will be showing you a lot more in the future.

Pages with mirrors and frames and Butterflies and Birds.  Glitz and pearls all things girly and beautiful.  With this one I used  just bits and pieces I had but will be know thinking about all of my Stampin Up Stuff I can make this wonderful past times with.
Sponging and daubing making all your emblishments and just having so much fun.
Come and join me for a class.
lots of love Carolyn

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Hip Hip Hoorah for Stampin Up

Some of our fabulous card kits to have handy.  Just to rush up a card for a birthday or to say thanks a million.

These are such a fabulous set to have handy and very masculine too.  Our other Stamp set complete is more girly but beautifully boxed and ready as a gift for that crafty person you do not know what to buy for a gift.

These cards I have used artistic license and  other stamp sets to make just a little different but it is lovely to have stamps pads and card stock all I need to create something quick easy and fabulous.

Used the Open sea set for this particular card to make it more manly.
Hope you like these little experiments.  Look forward to the coming summer so the sea is in my mind.
Have a wonderful week.
love Carolyn