Pretty Kitty Card for WWYS #119


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week we’re designing with the oh! so cute Pretty Kitty Stamp Set. I wanted to keep this card sweet and simple to match the kitty, so I chose a simple white background and embossed it with the Softly Falling embossing folder.


I added a shaker element, but again, I kept it soft and pretty with vellum and a simple white frame to disguise the double-sided foam tape underneath. I coloured the kitty with watercolour pencils, fussy cut it out and added it onto the shaker, which I filled with hearts in Flirty Flamingo and Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper punched using the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.


The sentiment was punched with the Classic Label Punch and nestled at the bottom of the shaker. I added some clear Wink of Stella around the shaker frame to add a little somethin’ somethin’.

TIP: White embossing on white is a great way to create a classically elegant look.

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The new Annual Catalogue is out! Woohoo!!! Along with some old favourites there are loads of beautiful new products, including heaps of 10% off bundles and some exciting new products like embossing paste and double-sided adhesive sheets. If you don’t have a copy of the catalogue yet, you can request one here. And to shop for your favourites, click here. Oh, and don’t forget to use the Current Host Code – RJKTPU22 – to receive an extra little gift when you shop with me online! If you have any questions, you can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]).


Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.


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Urban District Ink Blended Hexagons Card for WWYS #118

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. I have to confess, this stamp set from the Occasions Catalogue has been sitting on my shelves unused until now. I wish I’d pulled it out sooner though because it’s a great set for Father’s Day, but for other occasions too. You can use it for masculine or feminine cards, to say “You’re the Best” or, as I’ve done here, to let someone know they’re “No. 1” in your books. By adding “friend” to this card you could give it to your bestie too. This set will be retiring on 31 May, so don’t hang around if you want it.

I chose Bermuda Bay, Marina Mist and Island Indigo to ink blend some hexagons (using a framelit from the coordinating dies in the suite). I used the bolt heads image and silver embossed over these and created a distressed look with water. This panel was offset mounted on a layer of Bermuda Bay which was “bolted” to a silver foil panel embossed using the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (say that six times fast!). I love the effect you get with this folder – it’s really tactile.

TIP: A simple way to add interest to images or a background is to drip or splatter water over the design then dab off with a paper towel. It’s a great technique to use on masculine cards where you don’t want to add bling.

The sentiment was simply stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and die cut using the same die used to do the ink blending.

I continued the theme through to the inside and on the envelope to finish off.

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It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Beetles & Bugs Card for WWYS #117


Hello and welcome to the WWYS Challenge. This week’s stamp set is from the Occasions Catalogue – Beetles & Bugs; sadly another set that will be retiring on 31 May. I you love it, grab it now! Now I know some people don’t like bugs at all, but how adorable are these?! And you can use them for all sorts of fun backgrounds as well as focal points like I’ve done with my card today. I have always loved ladybirds. Do you remember the rhyme “Ladybird, ladybird, fly away home …” from your childhood? For me it brings back sweet memories of warm days and carefree playtime surrounded by nature’s gifts.


I started with a card base of Crumb Cake, a layer of Basic Black, and my top layer of Shimmery White, onto which I watercoloured some bright summery colours (Delightful Dijon, Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder). A white heat embossed leaf from the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set provides a background for my lovely ladybirds which I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black and watercoloured with Real Red ink. And yes, I fussy cut them! I also added Fine-tip Glue Pen to their bodies to make them look round and shiny like in real-life. The sentiment (from Endless Thanks Stamp Set) was also stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black directly onto the card front. Gold and clear sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment and a little of the Copper Trim (a new product from the soon-to-be-released Annual Catalogue) finishes it off beautifully.


TIP: Add dimension and shine with the fine-tip glue pen as I’ve done here with the ladybirds. Be careful though – it takes around 24 hours to dry completely!

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It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Vertical Greetings Card for WWYS #116


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week we’re playing with the Vertical Greetings Stamp Set. I loved this set the first time I saw it. It’s simple and sweet, and the vertical greetings give your projects a point of difference. I wanted to incorporate the balled topiary image on a vellum panel for a soft look, so that was my jumping off point for my card this week. And I just happened to have Gorgeous Grunge on my craft desk, so from there the card just “grew”!


I used the thumping technique on the pot and leaves using a few different colours for each (Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon and Basic Grey for the pot; Delightful Dijon, Garden Green and Cucumber Crush for the leaves; Soft Suede for the trunk). I white heat embossed the sentiment about a third of the way in from the edge after stamping the background in tone-on-tone style using Tip Top Taupe ink and cardstock. Then I simply attached the vellum panel with washi tape and added a strip of burlap ribbon on one side. I added some Cajun Craze hearts and a little bit of Clear Wink of Stella on the foliage and card done!


Sadly, the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set is now sold out, but the 2015-2017 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers are still available while stocks last, and the Playful Palette Washi Tape pack is available at 50% off on the Retiring List and only available until 31 May or while stocks last. Click here to shop all the retiring products.

TIP: Get inventive with vellum! Vellum can be tricky to adhere without the adhesive showing through on the front. Using washi tape to adhere it gets around that.

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It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Goodbye Grateful Bunch – Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop

Welcome to the very first Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of it, and I hope you enjoy the fabulous inspiration from all around the world. You are currently visiting Gail Davidson from Australia. We are showcasing retiring products from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue and 2017 Occasions Catalogue. So sit back, grab a cuppa and enjoy the hop!

I’m paying homage to one of my favourite sets from the Annual Catalogue – Grateful Bunch. It’s currently on the retiring list and available at 20% off so grab it now!


My card also highlights some other products due to retire on 31 May. We’ll be saying goodbye to the 2015-2017 In Colours. I’ve used Watermelon Wonder cardstock for my card base, and also the ink for sponging on the card base and flower. The large rhinestones I’ve used for the flower centre are also retiring.


I hope my project has inspired you. To continue on the hop and see all our projects, select the next person on the list below. You don’t want to miss any!

 

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It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Beautiful You Silhouette Card for WWYS #115


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. Our chosen Stamp Set this week is Beautiful You. The amazing images in this set are quite retro / vintage, so I wanted to create something that would emphasise that quality. My inspiration came from the pictures below, which I found on the web when I was looking for ideas for this card the other day. Silhouettes were used to create portraits of actual people in the 18th and 19th centuries (amazing!), and were also used in jewellery making and pottery; do you remember the cameo brooches and the Wedgwood Jasper Ware pottery?).

Well, I ran with this idea and, using the “elegant” lady image from the set, created a cameo focal point for my card.


I’ve used the Layering Ovals dies to create the cameo look. I added a small floral image from That’s the Tag Stamp Set and copper embossed the splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge to ground the focal image. I also added a little Copper Metallic Thread behind and a few white hearts from the Metallics Sequin Assortment. It didn’t need much more so I heat embossed a simple one word sentiment from Beautiful You in white on black cardstock and this card is done! It was very quick to make.

That’s the Tag and Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Sets as well as the Metallics Sequin Assortment are all on the retiring list, so if you just have to have them, be quick! There’s a link to the list at the bottom of this post.

TIP: Sometimes less is more. Resist the urge to keep adding elements to your card. Lay the elements out on the card before fixing anything down so you can see what it will look like. You can play around – add and take away to see the difference.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Special Guest Lea Denton

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Lea Denton. Lea lives in the UK and has been crafting for over 25 years! Her designs are gorgeous. We are excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out all the yummy inspiration on Lea’s blog by clicking on her picture.

We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Lea’s designs today. The card I chose to CASE (shown below) is a fun spinner card, and I haven’t made one of these before (don’t ask me why). Lea’s card uses the Lift Me Up bundle, but I’ve decided to go with the Eastern Palace Suite for my version.


And here it is.


I love blue and gold together, so I heat embossed both sentiments in gold and used Dapper Denim with Gold Foil Paper and a gorgeous foiled paper from the Designer Series Paper pack. This suite is beautiful, and you can choose from two exclusive bundles that include freebies BUT they’re only available to purchase in this format until 1 June; they won’t be bundled in the Annual Catalogue, so get in early and get yours! Click here to see the offer. And here’s the inside. I chose to keep it clean and simple and just let the opulence of the gold speak.


To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Lea and the other Crazy Crafters.


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That’s the Tag Birthday Card for WWYS #114


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week I’ve made a pretty birthday card using images from the featured set, That’s the Tag. It can be purchased as a bundle with matching thinlits dies (but only until 31 May – it’s on the retiring list). It’s a great set for making tags, labels, cards or 3D projects – very versatile I think!


I’ve used a variety of techniques here including heat embossing, dry embossing and watercolouring for the flowers. And I just love how you can colour the gorgeous lace doilies from the Occasions Catalogue however you choose; I’ve smooshed the white side (they also have a Very Vanilla side) with black ink to give a dramatic mottled effect.

TIPS: 

1. Add a strip of glimmer paper (or cardstock) to delineate one “section” from another when partial embossing.

2. Spritz your cardstock with water before embossing to stop it cracking. (I forgot to do that here!)


I’ve repeated the little flower image that I stamped as a border on the tag as well, and threaded it with some ribbon and metallic thread. Can you spy the sneak peek? The green used for the sentiment and leaves is a new In Colour – Lemon Lime Twist. I’ve always loved Pear Pizzazz but I think I have a new favourite green!


I finished the inside of the card with another smooshed lace doily.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to copy and paste the Host Code for May – 74D3KFWZ – when you place an online order to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Carousel Birthday in Gold for WWYS #112

 


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. I hope you’ve all had a relaxing and happy Easter break. This week we’re playing with the gorgeous Carousel Birthday stamp set. I just adore this set and I’ve used some elements from the coordinating Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit.


My card has a shaker element which I made by cutting the middle from one of the tags in the kit. All my stamping has been gold heat embossed and I just love the effect of gold paired with the pinky-orange tones of Calypso Coral. The sequins are also from the kit.

TIPS:

1. Removing the paper covering from the top of the adhesive tape prior to adhering it to your card will make it easier to manipulate it into the shape required.

2. To prevent sequins getting stuck to the adhesive tape around the shaker element, rub over the inside of the tape with an embossing buddy.

Sadly, we’ll be saying goodbye to this suite at the end of May. If you’ve had your eye on these products, now is the time to grab them as they’re on the retiring list. The paper I’ve used on the front of my card is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack which is currently 30% off, and the embellishment kit is 20% off.  I think these products will sell out fast and they’re only available while stocks last.


I finished the inside of the card simply with a coordinating sentiment in gold.

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Are you looking for inspiration? My incredible team – the Crazy Crafters – and I have put together a bundle of 21 gorgeous projects with full colour photos and instructions in both metric and imperial. It’s also incredible value at only $25! To purchase the bundle click here.



 

 

It’s time to say goodbye to products from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues to make way for all the exciting new products which will be coming in June. Some old favourites and some recent ones, and a load of paper, cardstock and also the 2014-2016 In Colours will all be gone by May 31 and are available only while stocks last! The retiring inks, re-inkers and cardstocks always sell out very quickly, so don’t delay in placing your order. You can see the entire catalogue of retiring items here, and don’t forget to use the Host Code for April – ZDMXUXPP – to receive a thank you gift from me. You can phone (0435 782 009) or email me ([email protected]) your order, or click here to shop in my online store.

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Weather Together Baby Shower Card for WWYS #111


Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS Challenge. This week we’ve been challenged to use the Weather Together stamp set. I needed a card for my niece’s baby shower, and the umbrella was perfect! Here’s my card:


As we already know that the baby is a girl, I went for shades of pink and also added green. I started by stamping some clouds on the Whisper White panel and then added some clouds die-cut from Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper which I had sponged in a couple of shades of pink and using the co-ordinating Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies. I then stamped the umbrella handle in Pear Pizzazz ink at the bottom of the Whisper White cardstock panel and topped it with a die-cut umbrella (from Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper) and a scalloped trim from Blushing Bride cardstock. The tiny hearts were die-cut from the Umbrella Weather  dies in Blushing Bride and Real Red, and I also used some sweetheart-shaped hearts (the fatter ones) that I had in my stash. Some were glued and others were elevated using rolled up Mini Glue Dots.

The sentiment is from the now retired Moon Baby Stamp Set from the recent Occasions Catalogue. It was white heat embossed on Pear Pizzazz cardstock and along with the umbrella, popped up with dimensionals. The finished touch was a coating of clear Wink of Stella on the hearts, followed by a layer of gloss using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

Thanks for visiting my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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