Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin Up Pansy Punch for Dogwood Blossom

 Still making my flowers.  I love the idea of living in fantasy world but a world I can create.  Here I have been playing with our Pansy Punch and made some beautiful Dogwood Blossoms.  I enjoyed the colouring of my blossoms and I find being immersed in this world peace and tranquility.  I also love being able to teach others as well as, how to enjoy the art of card and flower making.  I have been doing this now for 40 years or more.  I started first with quilling and then all things paper followed on.
Here I have made a Box Topper with the Dogwood Blossom and Geraniums with the beautiful Sizzlets Lovely Leaves Folder for foliage..

Every moment in this world I find precious and love to share this with my friends and clients.


This is the close up of my blossoms.  Although each blossom takes a while to make each little step is precious and enjoyed.  I also hope at the end of my project that others may find some eye candy as well.
I hold classes every month for flower making and my customers enjoy the challenge with me.
love Carolyn



Thursday, April 17, 2014

Happy Easter

I wanted to share this with you for Easter.  Although a gorgeous Birthday Card this would also make a beautiful Easter Card.  Daisies remind me of Easter and especially the beautiful butterflies which is a great symbol of  New Life.
All the daisies are made from the scalloped circle punches in different sizes.  The centre can be made by grating down card stock on a fine grater and gluing in the centre of the daisy.

 I also used the stamp set Papillion Potpourri and the lovely Butterfly Punches.  It was so exciting to create after seeing it first on SplitCoast Stampers I have been wanting to make one for a few months.  So here it is!
Every Blessing for a Safe and Peace filled Easter.
with love Carolyn

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Stampin Up Blooms by the dozen

American Spring is here and our seasons are turning Autumn/Winter.  A great relief from the heat of the Summer and time to be creative again.  I thought I would make all these beautiful flowers in memory of our Summer  to decorate and keep my craft in the sunshine until next Spring again.  Life is a journey of our seasons changing all the time.


There is nothing more wonderful than to be able to create and embellish your world with sunshine and paper. Here I Have used our Fun Flowers Bigz Die to make the Warratah with the Daisy as the centre of  the Bigz Die Blossom Party.  Our Card stock is awesome for flower making from making them look real to making them like felt.
These I will use for my Wreath for my winter displays.  
At the moment I have some wonderful workshops on the go for flowers from Stampin Up Punches and Dies.
Regards Carolyn

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hip Hooray lets have fun with Stampin Up New Card Kit

I am so excited to show you what I came up with with my Hip Hooray Stamp Kit.  I divided it into to two original and a little extra.   It was a couple of day projects but I just loved the idea of having all the bits and pieces to make my set with yet having the stamp sets at home to add just a little more if  I want. It took a couple of days and once I was rolling I did not want to stop.  You do not need the extra stamp sets as the three stamps that are in the set would be enough.




When I opened my Hip Hooray Card Kit it sent my mind whizzing through all that I could Create with it.I started just by using what was in the kit and a few extra colours.
Then my mind went whizzing into all I could do.




I hope you like the preview and My Creations from Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit.  More to come in next few days.
Happy Crafting
Carolyn

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Tag it with Stampin Up Bits and Pieces

Hi all have some beautiful tags her To Tag Up with using all our bits and pieces.  Just love this.  Just like the Little ones in Kindy and their bits and pieces boxes I love to keep my spares and use them for Inspiration Days.

Dahlia Tag



Rose Tag on Tag


Distressed Rose Tag and Bits and Pieces.



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Chevron Punch Lattice Interwine / Book Mark

I was asked how I made the lattice for the Chevron Book Mark.



 
This is the way I made the intertwining pieces 
Cut two pieces of Chevron punched strips.  I have made this in two colours so you can see how I have over lapped these and locked them in place.




Place one colour on your top  the other on bottom strip of Chevron punched strip. The bottom strip with V's facing Upwards and top strip with V's facing downwards as shown in photo below.



Lock  the two bottom sections together by tucking the top V of the top strip under the V of the bottom strip which is facing to the top.
Continue locking all sections together as above until the whole section is laticed or entwined together as at the very top of the page.  This gives you the beautiful interwoven Lattice section which can be added on to cards or what ever you wish to use it for..



Monday, March 17, 2014

Water Colour Stampin Up Magic

Just sharing with you my latest collection of works.  I just love the Watercolour Note cards and have made up a set of 5.
I hope you like them as much as I do.  All have sculptured flowers.  Had great fun creating them.  The colours are so vibrant and beautiful I cant resist them.
Quilled Roses Using the Chevron Punch as back ground
Ruffled Old World Carnations using Card Stock and Chevron Punch for Decoration


Chevron Punch each side of one of our flowers from a set as well as Stippled Blossom Stampin Up Sets

Tinged Green Daliah with Chevron Punch Decoration and our Crochet Trim
and Build a Brad  
This is the Collection of Cards


The lovely Chevron Punch Stampin Up

Hope this inspires you to have a go at our note sets
Carolyn