The Masked Butterfly

Hi folks just wanted to share the card demo’d at my party on Wednesday. It used a few techniques, Masking, sponging and collaged stamps. I love the effect and the sponging is so simple but looks really effective. You might remember I use it on this card back in January when I first played with my In This World stamp set.

Its a fun wee Z type fold.

Dont forget to place your SAB qualifying orders before the 31st.

     

Make the Most of these Deals!

 

olo-main_onlineex_nov2116_sp_ukOur Online Extravaganza begun today and I wanted to make a card using some of the products that are featured. I also wanted to have a go at these Fancy Fold Pivot/Twist and Pop Up cards.

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Not great photography but you get the idea : ) I used the In Colour Enamel Shapes which are featured in today’s Enamel Shape Bundle and the Playful Palette DSP Stack which is featured in the Flash Sale on the 28th. I also used my Brand New Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies for all the squares. Even though they aren’t in the Online Extravaganza I have to say they are pretty awesome and a great way to get a variety of shape dies without having to buy all the sets.

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YOU CAN VIEW ALL THE PRODUCTS AVAILABLE IN THE ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

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Online Extravaganza only happens once a year so be sure to make the most of it. For one week only, 21-28 November, you can save up to 40% on select products. To sweeten the deals, we will be having 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only. You can even get a sneak peek AND save on products that will be on the future holiday catalogue retiring list. You won’t want anyone to miss out on this great opportunity to stock up and save! Some bundles have been created exclusively for Online Extravaganza and will not be available after the promotion ends. There is no minimum purchase required in order to receive the discounted price. Additional products from current catalogues may be purchased on the same order.

 

Baby Bear Birthday

A dear wee friend of mine turned 1 recently and she absolutely needed a gorgeous birthday card from me! Of course it had to be Baby Bear and I used an Easel Fold to make it just that bit fancier and something that could sit on her drawers long after her birthday if she wanted it to.

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I used Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla Cardstock, some retired paper daisies and lace plus some more of the Playful Palette DSP stack. The paper and the ink I used for the lace stamp are both the new In Colour Sweet Sugarplum. The stamp sets were Baby Bear, of course, with Grateful Bunch and Timeless Textures which both made it in to the new Annual Catalogue. Yippee because I love both those sets for their versatility. Bear was stamped in Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso.

Here is a closer look at Bear. I didn’t think to get a photo of the inside where I put the birthday sentiment…duh!

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Cheerful Critters Latch Card

I revisited this awesome retired set, Cheerful Critters, to make this card for my nieces birthday recently. The tutorial I used for this Latch Card was from Splitcoaststampers, you can find it here.

P1050154The gorgeous birthday candles paper is from the Cherry on Top DSP Stack ( # 138443 page 144 $17.00). I water coloured all the cutesy animals with Stampin’ Write Markers which I scribbled on an acrylic block and picking up the colour with an Aquapainter. The words on the front are from Crazy about You and inside is a gorgeous one from the  Cottage Greetings set.

We are counting down now to September 1st when the new Holiday catalogue goes live.  My supply of these has just arrived so if you would like to get your hands on one of these then leave me a comment or flick me an email at moocowgen@ihug.co.nz

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Freestanding Building Blocks Card

I was asked to make a special card for a wee man turning to 3 so I thought and thought and came up with something almost as special as he is.

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Build A Birthday Fancy Hat

Me again. Here is another Build A Birthday card and definitely not a cake!

P1040892 I tried a File Folder card in Watermelon Wonder, the front is covered using some of the new In Colour Envelope Paper. This is a much lighter weight than our DSP and obviously suited for making envelopes but also works for layering on cards. This is in the Tip Top Taupe colour as is the Dotted Lace.

TIP: I trimmed off the top edge of the lace, coiled it to add a wee touch behind the flower  and gathered the rest onto the bottom of the image panel.

The great thing about Photopolymer stamps is you can reshape them into curves and I did this a little with the cake stand stamp I used for the hat. You can tell its a hat can’t you???

TIP 2: To add the striped ribbon on the hat I lightly stamped the cake stand on the back of a piece of white card, cut around the lower edge of the foot piece to get the scallop then on the blank side stamp the stripe candle piece and trim to length before gluing on the “hat”.

The flower was made by “faux suedeing” 2 X 7/8″ scallop circles and layering them. Cute huh! The sentiment of course from my fav sentiment set ever Crazy About You!

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Faves Farewell Blog Hop

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Welcome! If you didnt arrive from Kathe Oldham at The JorjaRose Files then make sure you click all the way through to see all the great projects featuring our Favourite Products that are retiring from the Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

My projects feature the retiring set Today and Everyday which is one of my favourites. I used it to make my Mum’s Mothers Day Card and try a new Fancy Fold called a Double Twisted Easel.

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I used the super word set Crazy About You from the  Occasions Catalogue for the sentiments and leaf stamping. The DSP is also from the Occasions catalogue and is called Painted Blooms. The card colours are Crisp Cantaloupe and Baked Brown Sugar.  I’m quite sad to see these 2013-2015 In Colours going as they were real favourites with me. And it’s too late now to get any more as the Cardstock is all gone : (

Take a closer look at the two display fronts. One is very clean and simple but the other has been coloured, fussy cut and layered to make it 3D and Crumb Cake seam binding threaded through some punched holes. I was this technique on a card by Sandi Hartka

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I also added a touch of gold with my Stampin’ Dazzle Gold Marker (retiring) and used my Stampin’ Write Markers to colour the lanterns.

I’ve put together a tutorial for you for the Double Twisted Easel Card so give it a go. Double Twisted Easel Card Tutorial

Here are some wee Notecards I made too

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The next stop is to Sally Robertson’s Up and Away

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Links to all the blogs in the hop in case you get lost:

1. Lisa – Daffyscrapper – You are here
2. Sally Robertson
3. Kathryn Tyrrell
4. Delys Cram
5. Alicia Yap
6. Jackie Noble
7. Ria Kaire
8. Katherine Oldham

2 Special People

Recently 2 very special people we know formerly dedicated themselves to each other after 27 years together. It was a very special occasion for them and their whanau and I was honoured to be a part of it. So obviously it had to be a very special card as well.

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I used a Screen card design using the Bloom with Hope Hostess Set stamped on a newsprint paper and carefully coloured with my trusty Stampin’ Write markers. The Something to Say Stamp set had the perfect sentiments – 2 Great People – 1 Great Life which is exactly what I wanted to say! The base card has been stamped tone on tone using the Hardwood Background Stamp

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I will leave you with one of the beautiful table settings and say Thank you Sonny and Tina for sharing this very special day with us.

Sale-A-Bration: Creative Inkers Blog Hop

SAB bannerEveryone loves a good Blog Hop! So grab a cuppa and take a wander through our Teams’ fabulous posts with great projects made using products only available as Sale-A-Bration Benefits.

At the end of the post is a complete list of the Blog Hop’s stops just in case you get lost otherwise just click your way through using the PREVIOUS and NEXT buttons.

I couldnt decide which of my new Sale-A-Bration sets to use, would it Lotus Blossom or You Brighten My Day so I used BOTH! I tried out a different style Fancy Fold too, its called a Triangle Joyfold.P1030926

The Lotus Blossom one is 5″ square finished size and uses Crumb Cake card base with Soft Sky and Blackberry Bliss Card plus papsers from the new Painted Blooms DSP. I finally jumped on the Sequin band wagon and got some Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, not sure I like it as a border but I sure do like that you cake pop single ones off to use as bling!

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Opened all the way up and finally a close up of the front stamping. Using the white craft ink on the step 1 stamp on the Crumb cake is so effective!

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Now the You Brighten My Day card is 4″ Square. I based the colour combo on the SAB colours so  Hello Honey, Calypso Coral and Bermuda Bay with Soft Sky,  and Early Espresso.

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How cool is the background paper? I made that using markers and the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks. Just lay the mask over the area to be covered and squiggle the marker back and forth or cross hatch in the template cut out.

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Hop back to the lovely Delys or onward to clever Heather and check back next Monday the 26th at 8 pm for our team Ocassions Catalogue Blog Hop!

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1. Narelle Hoggard
www.handmadebynarelle.wordpress.com

2. Alicia Yap
www.stampcreationswithmunchkin.wordpress.com

3. Kathryn Tyrrell
www.aspotofstamping.co.nzl

4, Bernie Collins
www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/creativeedge/blog

5. Jacque Williams
www.stamphappy.typepad.co.nz

6. Rachael Knight
www.knightstamper.blogspot.com

7. Paula Reid
www.yellowbearnz.blogspot.com

8. Sally Williams
www.sallystampingdelights.blogspot.com

9. Delys Cram
www.delysc.wordpress.com

10. Lisa Bullock
https://daffyscrapper.wordpress.com

11 Heather Stewart
www.stampingcraft.blogspot.co.nz

12. Ria Kaire
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/qraftyqueen/blog

13. Sharon de Vos
http://sharonsstampingsnippets.blogspot.com

14. Kathe Oldham
www.jorjarose.com