Sunday, 8 December 2013

crazy crafters blog hop

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters December Blog Hop.  I am the host of this blog so lets get started!  I am very excited about this months blog theme... Because it was my idea (hehehehe) and because it takes some thinking to sit down and work out a favourite three (plus three is my favourite number).
For a full list of the participants of the blog hop look at the bottom of my post :)

So my three colours are Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake.  I love them because they are so diverse. You can use them in so many different scenarios.  I have done the card three times, let me show you:
The first one is stamping the Strawberry Slush and Coastal Cabana directly onto the Crumb Cake card stock. I love this because it give a really rich regal sort of a look, great for gritty vintage styles which I ADORE!

Next is the three colours stamped on Whisper White card stock.  These colours on here work beautifully because they are so bright and beautiful
 The last card I have put in as a bonus becuse I am not sure on the using Very Vanilla as a base colour (so sorry ladies if it was not meant to be used).  I did this simply so you can see the elegence of these three colours on the vanilla card.
The stamp set Used in this was Snowflake Soiree, it's available in clear mount 127925 $41.95, wood mount 127922  $51.95 and it is also available as a digital download 129830 $4.50
I love these colours, I know people will be surprised because purple is not in here but that's the way it is lol.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing my choices be sure to keep coming back and seeing more updates.  And future Crazy Crafters Blog Hops
Next stop on the Crazy Hop is stop 2 with Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
1. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft2

2. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie

3. Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards

4. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards 

5. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans

6. Teena Maher at Stamping with Teena

7. Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up with Sarah

8. Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama

9. Nicole Spicer at Handmade by Nicole Spicer

10. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie

Be sure to leave your feedback on everyones blog, we really love you feedback!
Love Tam xxx

Sunday, 3 November 2013

Thank you for joining us for the Crazy Crafters Favorites Blog Hop. We hope you enjoy our virtual hop where you will either learn great techniques for your paper crafting projects or enjoy a chance to win some blog candy!

You should have just left stop number 7 on the Crazy Crafters Hop - Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

My project for the hop is my fresh Merry Christmas card made with the Stampin' Up! Festive Flurry stamp set. (you may wish to include a link to your store directly to this item as well.)
So beautiful and fresh... I just love the new colours Bermuda Bay and Smoky slate, which were used to create this card.  And what can possibly be fresher than snowflakes...?
The Stampin' Directionals between each layer just make this card POP! and the gorgeous Silver Ribbon is just exquisite to 'hang' the snowflake.
The Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack makes it so easy to give that extra dimension to any card and honestly who can live without a little bling in their lives, thankfully the largest of the Rhinestone basic jewels was there to add the 'bling factor' to this card.

Stampin' Up! supplies : Festive Flurry stamp set 131781 (clear) $55.95
                                                                 131778 (wood) $69.95
Festive Flurry Framelits Dies 132193 $42.95
Bundle and Save 133284 wood $95.95
                     133285 clear $83.95
(at this price you get the stamp set and framelits, making a 15% saving for you!)
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper 132341 $21.95
Paper-Piercing Pack Essentials 126187 $13.95
Rhinestone Basic Jewels 119246 $8.95
Silver 1/8" (3.2mm) Ribbon 132137 $8.95
Smoky Slate Ink Pad 131179 $9.95
Bermuda Bay Ink Pad 131171 $9.95
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 $6.95
Snail Adhesive 104332 $14.50
Glue Dots 103683 $8.95

I'm giving away surprise card kits to 13 lucky people! To enter, please leave me a comment at the end of this post with the name of your favorite Stamp set, and sign up for my newsletter. One lucky person will also be the winner of the Floral Fusion Sizzlits 115969. The deadline for comments is the 7th November midnight. I'll choose and announce a random winner from the comments on the 8th November. The winner must have a Australian address and needs to contact me within 24 hours of my announcement.

The next stop is Barb Conroy at The Stamping Queen, stop number 9 on the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting.

The full list and order of the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop is:

Step 1 Kylie Bertucci at Craft Kylie
Step 2 Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
Step 3 Michelle at Hello Day Cards
Step 4 Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
Step 5 Teena Mayher at Stampin with Teena
Step 6 Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
Step 7 Alex Trofimov at Pink Crafty Mama
Step 8 Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft2
Step 9 Barb Conroy at The Stamping Queen

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Ok I am going to spam with pics because I haven't been on here for so long. I got stung by a wasp this afternoon so don't want to do much, my loss is your gain ;)


 These cards were cased out of a cardmaking magazine I cant remember which one sorry

Ok tomorrow I might put up some more :) 
Hope you's enjoy these ones xxx

Monday, 23 September 2013

Well Folks I've been off my computer for months now and thought I ought to get back into the swing of things!
I've moved house since last time I posted, I now live in Gympie, I've recently bought a 40 foot container that is going to become our humble abode overlooking the gorgeous Mary River.  It has taken a lot of work and heartache to get the yard where we can put the container in place and start living (I lost my two beautiful dogs Alice and Toyo to paralysis ticks), but we're almost there finally :).
Heaps of other things have happened since my last post too!  The new ideas book and catalog is out with a colour refresh and lots of beautiful new stamps and accessories, also the new holiday catalog is out too.  Wow have I got a big list of things I "have to have" lol.  Something else that is new is i have started hosting online parties, so if you feel that you are too far away and can't get to a demonstration, or all your crafty friends live elsewhere this will be perfect for you.  It's a brilliant idea all you need is facebook and then you can even invite your international friends to participate :).
Most of my supplies are still packed away but I managed to find a few things so I could get a little crafty, so here is a card I made in black and white, I am in love with it at the moment it look so fresh!
This card was made with Whisper White card stock 206549, black StazOn ink101406 , Basic Black ink126980, Jewels Basic Rhinestone119246, Secret Garden 129144, Hello Lovely130243 and Six-Sided Sampler 130956 Stamp Sets. The paper behind is Soho Subway Designer Series Paper 130140.  
Well, I'll be back soon so keep checking in and please feel free to comment or contact me anytime!

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Welcome folks to my first blog.  I have tried to set up my blog before and it didn't work so fingers crossed this computer does not die halfway through :).
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My Happy Easter Everybunny Card
I made this cute little easter card for the make and take from one of my workshops.  It was made with:
Primrose petals cardstock
Oval accents bigz clear die
on the bigshot
decorative label punch
Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp set, Everybunny
stamped with StayZon black ink
Picture was coloured with assorted Stamp-n-write markers

Oh Happy Day Card
I love this stamp because it reminds me of the song 'Oh Happy Day' the kids perform in Sister Act 2.  This card was made with:
Island Indigo Cardstock 
Designer Builder Brads
1 1/4" scallop punch
1 3/4" circle punch
Decorative label pnch
Tangering tango s-a-b ribbon
                                             pearl basic jewel
stamp set is s-a-b bloomin marvelous
sycamore street dsp
Flowers are made with the scallop punch, center cut out and rolled up with an embossing tool, glued with tombo.

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