Technique Class….

I’m a little behind in posting the cards we have been doing at our Technique Class.  These have been running every 2nd Sunday arvo at the Caloundra Community Centre.  I am really enjoying them as it has gotten me out of my comfort zone & my thinking cap on as I try to cater for the tastes of everyone, while at the same time creating cards that are a little bit different. 

Each week we do one card that has a different fold & one standard card while still having fun doing our techniques.

This card was using the Acetate & Tissue Technique.  Combined with some Christmas DSP & a faithful stamp set that I don’t think you can beat – Lovely as a Tree and you have a great Christmas Card

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Lovely as a Tree, Short & Sweet
Ink – Staz-On, Old Olive
Cardstock – Old Olive, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
DSP – Letters to Santa
Punches – Oval, Scallop Oval
Ribbon – 5/8″ Satin – Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Stampin Dimensionals, Tombow Glue, Re-Inkers – Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Snail Adhesive, Dazzling Diamonds, White Gel Pen, Crystal Effects
Non-SU – Tissue, Acetate

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Gift Card….



This is the last of my Christmas Postings – Yah!!!!!!!!!!!
I took the idea from Sandi who has a great tutorial on how to create it…..  I matched mine to suit the Box Bag I created a couple of days ago. 

Inside – Card for Greeting & Gift Card behind…



Gift Card…
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Perfect Punch, Baroque Motifs
Ink – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Whisper White, Old Olive
DSP – Letters to Santa
Punches – Scallop Border, Scallop Circle
Accessories – Mini Glue Dots, White Gel Pen, Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Thank You Box…

This box was created as part of the current Sunny Challenges & Creations – SC020/11 challenge.  The challenge is to share something Chrissy – 3-D, Gifts, Cards, Scrapbooking or in fact, anything you like with a Christmas Theme.

I also created it for my cousin who took me to the ballet last week to see “Swan Lake“.  Absolutely fantastic.  Those dancers are so very talented, fit & brilliant!

The best part is that one of the dancers was approached by the director to perform for the Qld Ballet Company.  His mum is over the moon!!!!!  His older brother & younger sister are both dancers as well.
After creating my box, I decorated it with the DSP – Letters to Santa, added a sentiment & tied a ribbon around the top to keep it closed.  I filled the box with yummy yummy chocolates….
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP – Letters to Santa
Punches – Oval, Large Oval, Eyelet Border
Ribbon – 5/8″ Grosgrain – Chocolate Chip – Retired
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Gift Bags…

These little bags are part of the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations – SC020/11 The challenge is to share something Chrissy – 3-D, Gifts, Cards, Scrapbooking or in fact, anything you like with a Christmas Theme.  So why not create something yourslef & link it with Mr Linky.
I created this little bag sometime ago – original may be found in this post  It is one that Frenchie did a video for & have always kept it in the back of my mind wanting to use it again. 
This was the perfect opportunity for the little bag… 
I made 2 of each colour & filled them with yummy chocolates for the crew at the Caloundra Community Centre.  No-one was around Friday when I dropped them in, so I hope they find them & enjoy the chocolates.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet
Ink – Chocolate Chip
Cardstock – Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP – Letters to Santa
Punches – Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Scallop Edge
Accessories – SU Dimensionals, Brads – Silver, Gel Pen, Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue
Until next time, Enjoy!

SC 020…

This week Kris set the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations & it is all about “Christmas“.

With everyone’s busy schedule this time of year, you have 2 weeks to complete this challenge. 

The challenge is to share something Chrissy – 3-D, Gifts, Cards, Scrapbooking or in fact, anything you like with a Christmas Theme.

So come on everyone, grab that stampin’ stuff & start stampin’, creating or even baking!!!!!

My sample has been around in blog land for a long time now, but I wanted to create something for blokes that I didn’t have to spend much time on & easy to fill once I had created it.  Not to mention, easy for them to get into too.

This bag is full of Chocolates ready for Christmas Day – Fingers crossed they will last that long with me around as I am my own worse enemy with chocolate around.

Once I created my box for the bottom, I cut my DSP & wrapped it around the bottom of the box.

I cut a strip of Old Olive Cardstock, punched one long side using the Scallop Edge Punch, added a bit of Faux Stitching with my Gel Pen & again wrapped it around the bottom of the box.

I punched 2 pieces of Old Olive Cardstock using the Round Tab Punch, applied Faux Stitching around the edges, punched a hole in each tab using my Crop-a-Dile & adhered one each side to the top of the bag. 

After I filled it with Chocolates, I tied 3 pieces of ribbon though the top.

The greeting was stamped direct onto Whisper White Cardstock using Old Olive Ink & adhered to the centre of the bag.

A really easy & quick project.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Perfect Punches
Ink – Old Olive
Cardstock – Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP – Letters to Santa
Punches – Sallop Ede, Round Tab
Ribbons – 1/8″ Taffeta – Old Olive, 1/4″ Grosgrain – Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Glue, White Gel Pen, Croop-a-Dile
Don’t forget to pop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & check out what Kris & Gwen have created & have a go at creating something with a Christmas Theme yourself
Until next time, Enjoy! 

Very Merry…

Another Xmas card you ask????  Well, it is getting close to that time of the year & me being me, I like to have my cards in the mail the first week in December.


Inside…



The layout for this card has been around the blog world for some time, so I have to say it is not my idea, but a combination of many cards & layouts I’ve seen over time.  I love both stamp sets I’ve used on this card, so very versatile without being over the top.
Again, I’ve created a non-traditional card.  Gotta love non-tradition…..



Base Card – Early Expresso – 8 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 21cm x 10.5cm – Scored & folded in half longways
Layer 1 – Blushing Bride – 5 3/4 x 4″ or  14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 5 1/2″ x 3 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 9cm
Layer 4 – Early Exresso – 3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″ or 8cm x 5.5cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 1/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 7.5cm x 5cm
I cut my DSP into 3 pieces, being careful that I didn’t mix the sections so that I knew which order they would be adhered to the card.  I actually didn’t want them all to be the same size, but the 1st & 2nd are…..
These pieces were adhered to Whisper White leaving a small border of Whisper White around each piece, then to Blushing Bride using Snail Ahesive.

Envelope…

I stamped 3 images onto the smaller piece of Whisper White using Old Olive & Blushing Bride Inks.  I drew the lines at the top of the images with my SU Markers – Old Olive & Blushing Bride.  I adhered this piece to the top of the DSP with Snail Adhesive.

I stamped my greeting onto Whisper White scrap piece with Early Expresso Ink, punched it out with my Small Oval Punch & adhered to a piece of Early Expresso which had been punched using Large Oval Punch.

I punched a hole in either side of the ovals, run ribbon through them & across the card, tucked my ends under & adhered the whole piece to the Base Card – Early Expresso.

To pop the card a little, I applied Basic Rhinestones to the images & to the ribbon at the greeting.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Short & Sweet, Tree Trimmings
Ink – Early Expresso, Blushing Bride, Old Olive
Cardstock – Whisper White, Early Expresso, Blushing Bride
DSP – Letters to Santa 
Punches – Small Oval, Large Oval
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Early Expresso
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones, SU Markers
Until next time, Enjoy!

SC 011/11…

This is my card for the challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations  I am a little late in posting mine & have taken a couple of days off, & now that I have sort of finished all the stuff I had to do, decided to make a sample.
The challenge was set by Kris & not only did we have to go by the sketch but also use the stamp set “Season of Joy”. 
Base Card – Riding Hood Red – 8 1/4″ x 5 7/8″ or 21cm x 15cm – score @ 4 1/8″ or 10.47cm & fold in half
Layer 1 – Early Expresso – 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ or 14.5cm x 10.5cm
Layer 2 – Riding Hood Red – 4″ x 3 3/4″ or 10cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – DSP – 3 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ or 9.5cm x 9cm
Layer 4 – Riding Hood Red – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ or 9.5cm x 8cm
Layer 5 – Whisper White – 3 5/8″ x 3 1/8″ or 9cm x 7.5cm
Layer 6 – Early Expresso – 2 7/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 7cm x 6cm
Layer 7 – Whisper White – 2 3/4″ x 2 1/4″ or 6.5cm x 5.5cm
I sort of made up by card as I went along.  In fact I started from the inside & worked my way out!  It happens this way a lot for me!
Using Riding Hood Red Ink, I stamped my image direct onto Whisper White Cardstock & adhered to a piece of Early Expresso Cardstock with my Snail Adhesive.
I run the piece of Whisper White Cardstock through the Bigspot & Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty, coloured the middle of the flowers with my SU Marker – Riding Hood Red & adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock.  I thought this EF matched the stamp set perfectly.  This piece was adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock.
The DSP piece was adhered to a piece of Riding Hood Red & then adhered to the main piece of Early Expresso Cardstock.  I adhered all my separate pieces to this main piece, as per the sketch.  I wanted to tuck my ribbon ends under the main piece of Early Expresso Cardstock prior to adhering to the Base Card – Riding Hood Red.
To break the colours up a bit, I adhered Marina Mist Ribbon across the top of the card & tied a double bow-tie to the centre.  I applied small Basic Rhinestones to the flowers & snowflake in the stamped image.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Sean of Joy
Ink – Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Whisper White, Early Expresso, Riding Hood Red
DSP – Letters to Santa
Embossing Folder – Petals a Plenty
Ribbon – 1/8″ Taffeta – Marina Mist
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Bigshot, Basic Rhinestones
Why not hop over to Sunny Challenges & Creations & see what both Kris & Gwen have created, make your own creation, link back to the blog using Mr Linky.  He would dearly love to walk you through the process of posting your creation.
Until next time, Enjoy!

Xmas…

This is the card we made today at Crafty Creations.  All the ladies loved it & of course, the best part – even though we all had the same basic kit, everyone’s card turned out so very different!
Base Card – Old Olive – 8 1/2″ x 5 7/8″ or 22cm x 15cm
Front –
Layer 1 – Blushing Bride – 5 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ or 14.5cm x 5.5cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 2 3/4″ or 14cm x 5cm
Layer 3 – Old Olive – 3 1/2″ x 2″ or 8.5cm x 5cm
Layer 4 – Whisper White – 3 3/8″ x 1 7/8″ or 8cm x 4.5cm
LHS –
Layer 1 – Whisper White – 5 3/4″ x 2 1/8″ or 14.5cm x 5.5cm
RHS –
Layer 1 – Early Expresso – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
Score along long edge of card at 2 1/4″ & 4 1/4″.  Fold at score lines.



Inside Card…



Front –
Using Snail Adhesive, I adhered DSP to Blushing Bride Cardstock, then to the Base Card – Old Olive.  I stamped random snowflake images onto Whisper White Cardstock using Early Expresso & Blushing Bride Inks.  I stamped the image to be cut out onto a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock using Old Olive Ink.  This was adhered to the piece of Whisper White Cardstock using SU Dimensionals.  I drew a line from the top of the card to the image with my SU Marker – Old Olive.
I adhered this piece to the Old Olive piece & then to the front of the card, ensuring that adhesive was only applied to half the piece.  I applied a Basic Pearl to the top of the trim.
Inside LHS –
I randomly stamped snowflake images onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock using Blushing Bride & Early Expresso Inks.  With the Early Expresso images, I stamped off once prior to stamping onto the Whisper White, as I didn’t want this colour to be too dark.  I then stamped a trim onto the Whisper White using Blushing Bride & drew a line from the top of the card to the top of the trim with my SU Marker – Old Olive.
I adhered this piece to the Base Card – Old Olive, as per photo.
Inside RHS –
I adhered the DSP to Early Expresso Cardstock & then to the Base Card – Old Olive.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Tree Trimmings, Short & Sweet
Ink – Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Early Expresso
Cardstock – Old Olive, Blushing Bride, Early Expresso, Whisper White
DSP – Letters to Santa
Accessories – SU Markers – Old Olive, Snail Adhesive, SU Dimensionals, Basic Pearl
Until next time, have a great night!

‘Tis the Season…

I wanted to create another card for the current challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations and with Christmas fast approaching, thought it best to try & start on my Christmas Cards.  In fact, I was going to use this set on my first card, but changed my mind as I went to select my stamp set!

It is not too late to link your creation with Mr Linky.  We would love to see what you create!

All measurements may be found in this posting.  All I’ve done is changed my colours around.  In fact, they are completely different!

I stamped my image onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Chocolate Chip Ink.  Grabbing my Aqua Painter, I coloured the image using Olive Olive, Chocolate Chip & a touch of Riding Hood Red Inks.  The bird I left except for his little beak & feet.

I coloured some Basic Rhinestones with a permanent red marker & applied them over the berries.  Am not sure if I like the final result, but they are there to stay.

I adhered this piece to a piece of Riding Hood Red Cardstock, then to DSP, Very Vanilla Cardstock, DSP & finally to the Base Card – Chocolate Chip using Snail Adhesive.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Beautiful Season
Ink – Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock – Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
DSP – Letters to Santa
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Basic Rhinestones, Aqua Painter
Non-SU – Permanent Marker – Red

Until next time, Enjoy!