Saturday, 23 May 2015

crazy crafters may blog hop sneak peak

Well folks welcome back top this months edition of the crazy crafters blog hop.  This month the theme is Sneak Peak, in anticipation of the new catalogue that is to be released WORLDWIDE June the 2nd.... eeeek.

So this month I didn't get to order any of the things for the sneak peek, yes I know sad face :( lol.  However I was lucky enough to attend Inspire Create Share on the Gold Coast so I did get a few freebies from there that I could use.... yippie.  Also I had a crafty day with my beautiful friend Michelle at Hello Day Cards and I got to use her stamp set that she got at the managers meeting ( OMG I love it!!!!), and it wasn't on the preorder list so I got to use something only a few of the ladies in our team have, lucky lucky.  Anyway that's enough chit chat.  I have two cards here to show you.  So lets have a look

One that I made at home with the Bohemian DSP that we got at convention and the stamp set we also received there also called I Think You're Great.  The Colour used for stamping the main image and both the sentiment and the background for the sentiment was Blackberry Bliss.  I also used the Hardwood stamp set which I stamped with Chocolate Chip ink,  I then got a dry baby wipe and rubbed the stamped dsp image with Craft White ink to make the colour a little more subtle.
  The script stamp behind the sentiment is from the By The Tide stamp set, and the sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set.  I used an antique Brad which I cut the back off (careful it's sharp and will cut you, don't ask..) and then stuck to the sentiment strip which I had layered up with the dsp off cuts and raised up with dimensionals.  This was all then stuck to the Very Vanilla Card Base with Snail Adhesive.

Next up is a card with a thought... When I was preparing to leave convention I saw this beautiful little blue dragonfly that I took a picture of and knew that as soon as June 2 came around I was going to buy the Awesomely Artistic stamp set and make the wings with the plastic sheeting that you get with the photopolymer to make the little see through bits of their wings.
  Anyways cast your eyes downwards and we shall take a look .

So I have a Whisper White Card base, a piece of Whisper White that I stamped with the Hardwood stamp using the Soft Suede Ink and then sponged with Crumb Cake Next up I used the hession piece of the Awesomely Artistic set that was stamped in Memento and then gone over with a stamp n write Blackberry Bliss Marker and sponged in Soft Suede. 
I used the stamped imaged from the Awesomely Artistic set in Memento set as the focal point for this card and I coloured it in using Blender Pens with Blackberry Bliss and Old Olive.  Then fussy cut and highlighted a few of the flowers with crystal effects.  I made a little frame using some Whisper White scraps sponged with Smoky slate.  The Dragonfly the little flower disc and the sentiment were all stamped with Memento.
I coloured them using the aqua painters in the same Blackberry Bliss and Smoky Slate but the Dragonfly I did with Bermuda Bay.  I then fussy cut and layered everything up put some Linen Thread for a little more something and for the pretty wings I used the scrap from assembling the photopolymer sets for the wings.  I coloured it in using Bermuda bay and thenn went over it with Crystal Effects to make It stay.  So there you have it.  I hope you like and please be sure to leave a message for me as I love feedback.

Next up on the blog is the lovely Rose

So until next time take care and Happy Stamping.  Love Tam xxx

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Inspire, Create, Share -Convention

Welcome to my post, and thank you for joining us on this hop. This hop is all about our Inspire Create Share Convention, which has just recently been held on the fabulous Gold Coast, and was the first time we have had a worldwide (demonstrator) release of a catalogue. So exciting and soooo many exquisite new sets and products being released very soon (June 2).  This months hop has been hosted by our fearless leader Kylie Bertucci.  If you have got to my post through the line up correctly you will have come to my blog from our amazing Sue at Nigh Night Birdie (who made my favourite swap I got, don't tell Shannean or Louise that though (; ....)

I stayed with one of my very special friends I have made through Stampin' Up!, the view was great but nowhere near as awesome as the company.  The convention was full of so many great ideas and even more talented people!  One of the ladies in our group (Petra) was even a demonstrator in one of the demo booths. This was her display board.

We received some wonderful free products, some of which I have used below, but for now I want to give you a little sneak peek of my favourite dsp. It is very much 'my style' so can see me buying a lot of this paper. We also got some make and take packets but as yet I have not fit in making those as I much rather spend my time at convention chatting with the lovely people.

We also have A LOT of bundles in this catalogue so I am excited about buying many of those. One of those bundles coincidently is my favourite stamp set and possibly between the two my fave product in the catty, it's hard to say though because I have so many favourites. 

Now what is convention without the awards night and after party. I managed to get a photo from the photo booth with some gorgeous ladies that feel like sisters and luckily have the same sense of humour as myself.  From left to right is Vicki, Michelle, Angela and myself.  Please note if I don't make another blog post one of these ladies have buried me as I have not yet asked permission to use it hehehe. But I'm sure you will agree we all look faboo.

Well I hope you have enjoyed sharing a few of my favourite bits of convention.  Be sure to hop on the the next crazy crafters blog, which is our beautiful Michelle at Hello Day Cards as I'm sure she has a lot more exciting events from convention to show you.

Until next time Happy Crafting xx Tam