Friday, 4 May 2018

Crazy Crafters Highlight May 2018

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop this week.  This week it starts with a woman who decided she would have a craft day, and because she is unwell it took all day to make this one card between naps and being in too much pain to do anything.  This woman was quite happy with what she made.  Shortly after completion of the card the womans children started returning home from school, the oldest Mr was nice enough to come in and say "Mummy that's really pretty!" this lad was lucky that the Mum had some chocolate in the fridge to reward the young man for his compliment when.... "A lot of people would think it is ugly, but I think it is nice!"  said the Mr. Needless to say the chocolate was forgotten and the woman then sat there a wondered why she had spent all the time on the card.

How many of you have done this?  Most of us I'm sure either from a child, partner or family member or friend.  Or most commonly ourselves, we are our own worst enemy!

So I decided to make my 'Nice Card' into a blog post lol.  I hope you think it is nice too.  Now on with the show...

The stamp used for this card is from the Delightfully Detailed Set.  I used a Pearlised Doilyand folded it up after cutting out the second ring so I could scrunch it down smaller.  The Ribbon is the soon to be released Velvet Ribbon.
The base and one of the layers of cardstock is Very Vanilla , the other layer is Rich Razzleberry and in this instance I used my Share What You Love SDSP (yes I know shock horror I actually cut and used DSP by choice lol). I distressed the edges of each layer, including the card base. 

 If you look closely I actually cut into and frayed open the left side of the card base so you could peek at the little flowers stamped inside and also just to give it a little more depth.  I used a sponge dauber with a little Crumb Cake to 'soften' the edges of all the layers and also on the doily as it was white and the rest of the card had Very Vanilla.  I added a few of the Black, Faceted Dots to the front for a little more interest

I chose not to add anything inside my card as most of the time I like to be able to have the space to write my own little message in there.

Well there it is, my 'Nice Card'  I hope you liked it.  If there is any products here that you would like to purchase please go over to my store and put in your order, if you want help feel free to contact me.

The new catalogue is so close to being available to order, if you are an Australian resident and don't have someone to get a catalogue off  please contact me to have one sent out.  They are $6.95 each to have them sent to you, but if you order through me (any amount) I will have one sent for free.

If you like my card I would love for you to vote for me at

Well until next time stay well and Happy Crafting xx Tamie

Sunday, 22 April 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Martha Groeger

Hi all and welcome back to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop.  This time we are CASEing Martha Groeger.  I had three cards in my shortlist and chose this one because I am feeling 'Beachy' lol.

Here is the card I chose to CASE of Marthas.

And here is my take on the card. I decided to use a couple of stamp sets that are retiring just because I can...

My card base and front are Whisper White and The backing colour is Smoky Slate.  I've only used three colours in the stamping, that is Crumb Cake for the 'solid part of the shell' and Smoky Slate for the 'shadows'. The shells and sentiment come from the So Many Shells stamp set. The blue wash behind was stamped using Pool Party, it is from the Work of Art stamp set.  The sentiment was also stamped in Pool Party.  . Everything was adhered using Snail and Dimensionals.

I hope you like what has been made today.  Remember the Stamp Sets are available 'till sold out as they discontinue at the end of this catalogue.

Be sure to Hop Around to everyone elses blogs and check them out!  Leave feed back if you have time as we all love to know people enjoy seeing what with love and enjoying it too

Until next time stay well and happy stamping. Tamie

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Rachel Tessman

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Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. It's been a while... hope you are all as excited as I am about this blog hop.  This time the Crazy Crafters are CASEing Rachel Tessman, my goodness what a gorgeous smile, makes you happy just looking at it!
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So after going through every image I could find over the last week I created a short list.  Now what is really funny is that yesterday I thought it was already Sunday and I thought I had missed it, the kids all gave me the der look (I'm sure you guys get that one, even with grown kids lol), Mum it's only Saturday.  Let me tell you I was so excited!  So from my shortlist I decided on this one.  I  just felt like it was talking to me... maybe because it's so darn fresh and beautiful looking.


Little did I know that I was biting off more than I could chew, I hadn't read the accompanying blog post (see link above), I had just saved the image.  Rachels beautiful card was made with DSP!!!!! Eeeek!  Who here loves the gorgeous scenes people make (I am jumping up and down over here Michelle Zindorf might be my favourite shhhh)?  I however am completely inexperienced with the whole concept soooo I took a deep breath and jumped in. I started with a Whisper White card base and card front and grabbed some Bermuda Bay to layer it up a bit similar to Rachel. Then I got to the inky bit... So for me I lay down some Sahara Sand with a Sponge Dauber, then added a little more colour to the 'sand' with Soft Suede.

Next I put in my sky with Soft Sky, now I know this is retiring but as yet I haven't got hold of the new Balmy Blue colour... Then on to the ocean I went with Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy.  I finished up the waves with the white pen same as Rachel used in her post which was a very cool effect.

Now as I usually do so well I started looking at my desk to see what I need to get down to finish the card and I come to the very bright realization that my Black Twine is still packed away somewhere after moving, doh.... But I had white, yippie, and an idea formed!

For the stamping on the card everything that Rachel used has been discontinued, so I went to hunting and I found the High Tide stamp set had little birdies very similar, shadows for the birdies are in that set too, one problem down.  And Daisy Delight has these awesome little Reeds in it so there's the forefront of the card, these were stamped in Memento and Crumb Cake.  I felt like mine needed a little more so I used the 'grass' out of the High Tide set too, also stamped in Crumb Cake.

The sentiment I could no longer do black as I didn't have the bakers twine so I decided I would do a 'reverse ombre' to what the card was from the sky to the ocean for a different effect. I used Celebrate out of the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.  

I decided I wanted the card a little 'grungy' so I distressed the edges then set to the task of sticking it all together. I Snailed the Bermuda Bay to the card base then I used Foam Adhesive Strips to stick down the front.  I also used the Strips to pop up the sentiment.  I used a Glue Dot to hold the knot in place...

Well I hope you like my take on Rachels gorgeous cards.  Remember if you want any or all of the projects used you can go straight to my shop and buy them.  Also if you haven't got a demonstrator yet and you would like a new catalogue as soon as it is available let me know and I will get one to you as soon as they come out.  I'm always to have new friends to add to my customer and team bases so if you are looking for some fun and no pressure click the links provided.

Until next time stay well and Happy Crafting, Tam xx

Friday, 2 March 2018

Crazy Crafters Weekly Team HIghlights

Hi all, welcome to the Crazy Crafters Highlights again.  I have had this little card made up for the last week but have not found the chance to blog about it so here I go.

The Stamp Set used for this card is the Sharing Sweet Thoughts set. There is a LOT of cuteness in this set let me tell you.  This will definitely be the frist of many from this set.
I stamped the jar in Memento ink and then fussy cut it (I can hear the, I think I've said before I LOVE fussy cutting, I find it therapeutic.  I rain some tape around the back of the jar and stuck on some clear acetate (what has come off my Photopolymer stamps).  Next I stamped the lid in Dapper Denim and the sentiment I used Dapper Denim Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach Stampin Write Markers. The butterflies were stamped in Memento and coloured in the same colours. And the hearts stamped in the background are using Peekaboo Peach Ink.

The backing is Dapper Denim put onto a white card base.  To finish off the card I had to layer it up. I did that using Dimensionals but it would probably have been easier using the Foam Adhesive Strips.

Well all in all it was a fairly simply card to put together. I hope you like it.  Be sure to Hop Around to all of the other great projects in this hop.

I would love it if you would vote for me, here is the link to do that...

Until next time stay well and happy crafting.


Friday, 2 February 2018

Crazy Crafters Team Highlight February 2018

Well everyone it's been forever since I did my last post. I have finished up with Stampin' Up! After 5 years only to join again this week with no other than the beautiful Rose Desmond. I am super excited to be a part of the Crazy Crafters again.  I am still in the process of moving so I don't have my office or anything sorted but wanted to start off on the right foot and be a part of these highlights. I hope you love what I have made as much as I do....

Who doesn't like colouring in I know I sure do love it. So I made up a few cards for you all to look at.
I used the Floral Statements stamp set. 
I hope you like it. 

Until next time stat well and Happy Crafting
Tamie xx