Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Sneak peek of the New Occasions Catalogue 3

So number three in the sneak peek is Butterfly Basics which you can buy as a bundle January 6th with the Butterfly Thinlits.  I am so going to have this set as a favourite it's beautiful. 

This card I did in Very Vanilla card stock, I stamped the flower in Soft Suede and colored it in with my Chocolate Chip blendabilities. I roughly tore around it the distressed it and used Soft Suede sponging, I used the same technique with all the other layers.  The next layer I stamped the little honeycomb stamp with the Gold ink and then stamped the little New York stamp on in Soft Suede.  I stamped the sentiment in the Gold ink also and used the same little stamp just to give it a little something.  
I cut the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits out of Gold card stock, I used Glue Dots to stick it down and the as promised in earlier posts I got my silver basic rhinestones (which don't match right...) and dipped them in the Gold ink and then covered them with Crystal Effects so the gold wouldn't rub off and so it looked as it does.  
Well I hope this gave you some inspiration.  Remember if you want anything you see in my blog contact me of visit my online store.  Please remember though that the items that you see in the sneak peek are not available until January 6th 2015.

Until next time happy crafting Tamie xxx

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Sneak peek of new occasions catty part 2

Next up in my most favourite in the new occasions catty and S.A.B. catalogue due to be released January 6th 2015 is the Lotus Blossom Stamp set in the S.A.B. catalogue (this means you can get it free from the 6th of January, ASK ME HOW :-) )

This is a three step Stamp and it is sooooo beautiful!! I am just learning how to use it (I am blonde remember) and did it on Whisper White with Melon Mambo with a layer of Melon Mambo cardstock in between.  I wanted it to be super simple and clean so didn't get into embossing etc here, however i did add a little Crystal Effects on the petals in places to highlight a bit.  Who uses Crystal Effects on their cards?  I never used to but now Ive tried using it (to seal in glitter on a creative exploration {crafting mistake} oops) I LOVE it! I never saw the fuss... boy I was wrong.  The Thank You sentiment is out of the Lotus Blossom stamp set.

This one the sentiment is out of Simply Wonderful another new S.A.B. freebie starting Jan 6 (yes you can get more than one thing from the S.A.B. catalogue yippie :-) the two cards respectively were finished off with Basic Rhinestones and Melon Mambo Taffeta Ribbon.
I hope you found a little inspiration from these and that you love the set as much as I do.  Remember if you want to get any of these things free be sure to get in touch with me and I will let you know how to make it happen.  Until next time happy crafting Tamie xxx

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Just a random post...

... have you ever had a stamp set that is used in a way that just isn't right to you????

One that has driven me monumentally nuts since it has come out and I have never blogged about is Happy Watercolour, yes it's old but oh I love it!  My problem with it is one of the flowers has always been used with the stems facing down... however it is an orchid called an oncidium and they are an orchid (yes I love plants too lol) and their lobellum is meant to face down (arrgh I know I'm crazy lol).  And I've Just found photos of a couple of cards that I have made with this stamp and thought 'why not post about that Tamie seeings though ramdom is very much your style' so here we are :-)

So here we are... lol It may not look right to everyone else this way but it makes my heart happy hehehe.
Ok random post over lol hope it brings some other people some peace to see it this way, have a great day Tamie xxx

Sneek Peek of the new Occasions Catalog

Well.... may I say I absolutely LOVE pretty much everything in the new occasions catalog and the S.A.B catalogue too (remember both are to be released 6th of January).  Over the next week or so (kids permitting) I am going to post some projects I am making with some of the new products... eeek exciting.  Sadly I don't have them all yet but that is the plan ;-).

The new (yet to be released) product I used for this project is the Butterfly Thinlits Dies.  OMGoodness this is exquisite, this is something I have been crossing my fingers Stampin' Up! were going to produce.  It is a pack of three different sized and shaped butterflies, this is the medium size of the three :-)

Now I have to apologize because the Technology Monster ate all the other pics I took of this card so you could see some things in more detail, and sadly I don't have the card anymore as I have already sent it to the lovely lady for whom it was made for her birthday (bright/bold colours and sparkles/bling) I think I managed to get the card specs right, what do you think?

So the card stock is Rich Razzleberry, then layered with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, then another layer of the Rich Razzleberry, all stuck together with Fast Fuse. The Large Paper Doily (retired, lucky there is a new Darling Doily Thinlit available, just need to fit it into my crafting budget lol) which was cut out of Very Vanilla DSP went on next, I used the 2-way glue pen to stick this.  Next was the flower, don't you love it?! I know I do, this was made out of Daffodil Delight card stock, which was sponged around the edges with Melon Mambo and also in the centre of each cut out.  The flower was made in 'rounds from the Floral Frames Framelits, all were cut out using the second largest framelit.  I manipulated and rolled and squeezed and tweaked until I was happy and glued it all together using fast fuse.  I put some little 'dew drops' on the petals using Crystal Effects.  I used the Organza Ribbon to make the bow, I folded it in half though as I have run out of all my other thin white ribbon, yes the horror of it :-/ lol.  I attatched a little Rich Razzleberry Button to the centre of the bow to finishe that off.  I also adhered some of the silver off the Silver Metallic Bakers Twine under the bow using Glue Dots before adhering to the card using the Glue dots for that.  THE BUTTERFLY (lol) was cut out on the Big Shot using the medium Butterflies Thinlit Die out of Basic Black card stock, next i ran over the butterfly cut out with the two way glue pan so I could sprinkle Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on. I didn't put glue down the 'body' of the butterfly because I wanted to attach Basic Rhinestones to it, now for a little fun and difference so it would blend on the card, I ran my Rich Razzleberry Stampn' Write marker over them (I did the same for the ones on the card) and then used crystal effects to seal in the colour, if you haven't tried this you soooo should it looks lovely and changes the way the rhinestones look completely (also doesn't look the same as using a Basic Peal either).  Check back over the next week or so and I will have pics of another project of the differences for you :-)  Now to stick the butterfly to the card I didn't just want to 'stick it on' sooo I used some clear sheet, cut the length I wanted and folded both ends, I put a glue dot on each end stuck one to the butterfly and one to the flower so the butterfly 'hovered' over the flower.  I loved the look it gave and am still hoping that technology with give me my photos back and if it does I will be sure to load them on here so check back to see things a bit closer up soon hopefully.

So until next time enjoy crafting and if you have any questions, comments and/or suggestions please leave them below as I love feedback.  If you are interested in purchasing any of these products please feel free to contact me (I am currently trying to get my online store up and running so stay tuned), also if you are interested in joining this exciting opportunity there really isn't a more exciting time with S.A.B. coming up January 6th.  Thanks again Tamie xxx

Sunday, 7 December 2014

OH MY GOODNESS!!!!!!!!!!

There is so much going on with Stampin' Up! right now.  I'm so excited I don't know which is the most exciting.  So to start I guess I will put up this link

Look at all those discounted products!!!!!  So excited that everyone is given the opportunity to grab these products at such great prices.
Next eeks, we had a live catalogue launch this week.  It showed us some of the products that are going to be available in the new seasonal catalogue.  OMGoodness is not a big enough exclamation at this point!  Let me tell you you will not be disappointed to see what's in the new catty.
AND.... we got to see some of the products in the new SAB (Sale-A-Bration) catty and I can tell you I AM IN LOVE!!!!! With one stamp in particular!!! And do I love being a Demo??? Heck yes because we have got to do pre-order so I have one of these stamps coming in the mail as I type this.  Yahoo!!!  So stay tuned and I will be posting pics of projects using this stamp and all of the other goodies that I have bought as soon as I can get my hands on them.
I have got to see the whole of the SAB and the new Occasions Catalogue now and they are both full of awesome products and there is definitely something there for everyone.  No matter if you love elegant simple or pun there is something there for everyone.  The new catalogues launch January 6th.  I can't wait for you all to see it, and order lots of goodies so you can create to your hearts content :) be sure to stay tuned for more information as time draws closer.
Chat again soon Tamie xx

Crazy Crafters December Blog Hop


 Thank you for joining un for the Crazy Crafters December Blog Hop, this month we are using
"Designer Series Paper"
We hope you enjoy our virtual hop where you will either learn great techniques for your paper crafting projects or just a chance to enjoy each of the ladies lovely creations!  Be sure to click on the next button at the bottom of the page to continue your journey on this blog hop.
You may have noticed by my previous posts that I don't use a lot of dsp (I buy it all the time though lol).  So for me this too quite a bit of thought, and research, gotta love pinterest hey... I didn't case anything just browsed through for a while after dinner one night then left it a couple of days and sat down to play.  I hope you like what I came up with.
I used an A4 sheet of Whisper White Cardstock cut in half to start then chose some coordinating pieces of dsp out of the Spring Fling DSP pack. I love the dots the most lol I think they're cool as and very versatile.

To add A little something else to dress the card and give it a sentiment (sort of) I stamped a couple of images out of the Nuts About You stamp set (this is a hostess set, so if you would like to earn one please let me know and we will arrange a workshop to suit you). I punched the images out using the triangle out of the Petite Penants Builder Punch, I also punched two more out of a different coordinating sheet from the same dsp.  I stuck it onto Whisper White Bakers Twine and Tied a little knot in each end.  To 'hold' the pennant up I used a So Saffron Candy Dot at either end. I wanted them to sit up a bit so cut down a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere it with.
Like I said I struggle with DSP and took me ages to work out that I could actually put up with them together by adding a simple border to each piece using Whisper White Cardstock.  Made it less 'busy' to my eyes.

I made another card using the same layout for my Mum for Christmas.  I used punched butterflies and sadly a retired stamp for hers and spritzed the sentiment with some smooch spritz.
Well hopefully I have provided you a little inspiration.  If you would like to leave a comment I love hearing from you.
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Be sure to check back often as I will be posting lots more projects in the future, and please share my blog with your friends, I love to share what I create :) Thanks Tamie xx

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

long time overdue

So I made this some time ago but haven't put it up on my blog just because... well frankly because I've been flat out lol.  I made this for a very special family with a new addition

So because I made it so long ago a lot of the products are retired but I still wanted to share with you all.
This is by far my favourite exploding box card I have ever made.
Well until next time stay well and happy crafting.  Tamie xxx