Wednesday, 30 November 2016

global design project- touches of texture

Hello wonderful peoples!! 
Im SO excited to tell you all that my design from last week WON in the Design projects weekly challenge!!! SO amazing- I'm truly blown away. Ive entered heaps of challenge blogs, and NEVER WON- so this is huge for me!
(see the card HERE)

Well- enough of that- THIS WEEKS CHALLENGE-
this weeks design challenge is to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) the FABULOUS Connie Collins
click here to go to see all the talented entries

I really enjoyed making this weeks card. 
"Touches of texture" in marina mist and crushed curry.

I used a few elements from Connie's card. I LOVED the colour scheme. I'm drawn to yellows, but this combo of marina mist and crushed curry I haven't used I don't think..... I think its especially cheery!

Spring in Tasmania is just bursting with stunning flowers- wouldn't this make a lovely gift?

The Stamp sets I've used today are: "touches of texture" and "me=Grateful"
touches of texture

Touches of texture is a great set because it has lots of lovely outline stamps, that you can colour in yourself, OR, to make it even easier, it has eclectic block colour stamps you can use with the outlines (as I have) OR you can use them by themselves, as background elements. 

The Designer series paper at the top of the card added a grounding to the card that wouldn't have otherwise been there. It's a great and simple design idea. Highlighting it with a little linen thread adds a sweet country element. (I also added a little strip of ribbon too)

the design was so easy, I thought I'd have a go in a few other colours!

Touches of texture stamp set, in Melon mambo and wisteria wonder

Touches of texture in daffodil delight, watermelon wonder, (and basic grey DSP) 

Touches of texture in crushed curry and marina mist

I really hope you enjoyed todays design, Ive created a tutorial and I'd love you to come back and view it-HERE Tomorrow!

 I truly hope you have a go your self. Make sure you go and check out the amazing entries into the Global design project this week!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Global design project-Sweet home bundle.

2nd post in 1 day-I'm on a roll!! Well-I loved this weeks Global design project challenge so much, I had another go! here is my original post-click the picture to have a look-
Glamper greetings-Holiday catalog

Here is my Global design project entry.
Ive made a card to celebrate a friends up and coming Wedding anniversary-but it could just as well be for a wedding I think.
Sweet home stamp set Colours used-Crumb cake, Sahara sand, Gold and Black.

I was SO inspired, I had another go! I'm truly in love with this bundle, Its so versatile. I NEVER buy anything out of the Holiday catalog that can't be used for a variety of cards and situations. I Love versatility in my stamp set purchases. (...and Stampin Up! TRULY delivers on this point!)

Inside the card, I used some of the heart die cuts from the Sweet home thinlits

Sweet Home stamp set and Thinlit bundle- 10% off

I hope you Enjoyed reading about whats going on with me at the moment, and are inspired to create something beautiful for someone-Lets rejoice and celebrate at the adventures people face, and inspire them to enjoy the journey! 

Global design project-Glamper greetings stamp set

Hello Fellow Card Makers! 
Im challenging myself in a variety of ways this week! As you might have noticed, my blog has been quite of late-I'm Updating some of my massage therapist qualifications, and the school work has been....Time consuming to say the least-but thats about to change. Even though I have HAD school work, I haven't stopped making cards, as Ive said many times before, Card making is like therapy for me...It relaxes me to play with paper, colour and glue.  I have certainly NEEDED a bit of relaxation during my school work, let me tell you! 
I stepped back a bit from the blogging side of it, merely because of the time factor, but if Im honest, it doesn't take TOO much time, really, especially if Im just uploading a few photos. So my number 1 challenge is to blog weekly again-and I hope you will come and Join me!

Global Design Project Theme

Colours-peekaboo peach, might of navy, and mint macaron
Colours-Pool party, so saffron, and sweet sugarplum
Glamper greetings stamp set. Stampin Up holiday catalog 

I had SUCH FUN designing these cards-The Global design projects theme is a great one-I mean there are so many different adventures in life aren't there? -Starting school, leaving school, Engagement, marriage, having babies, moving houses, becoming an aunt/uncle/grandparent, retirement...Wouldn't it be great if we celebrated each one... each one IS a milestone after all. 
I read a quote once, that said something like-"Accept each challenge you face, and Rejoice-for many will never have this opportunity and would wish for it..." Its really all about the attitude you bring to a situation that makes it either stressful or something exciting.
I hope you enjoyed todays project!

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Global design project-

Global design project

This weeks sketch challenge.

This weeks design was clean and simple, but of course, I find that really hard. I hope this doesn't look too "fussy." 
I Love the new stitched shapes framelits, and made rectangles out of them (see todays earlier post-theres a how too video!) and Ive never used blushing bride and rich razzelberry together-but I love the combo!!

My version of the GDP sketch.
Thankyou for popping in, and I hope you have a great day!
Stitched Shapes Framelits

I am pretty loyal to Stampin Up. There are certain things I have seen being sold by other companies, and I've held off buying them until Stampin Up produced them-Not only because Im a demo, and get a discount, but, because when I buy from Stampin Up, I KNOW that the quality is A1. THE best. PRIMO. In the past, these things have included photopolymer stamps-I have always loved the concept (See through-how can you not love???)
One example of how Stampin up holds it self to THE highest quality, and WONT produce anything subpar, is Blendabilites. Obviously we WANT an alcohol marker.  When Stampin Up produced them however, they weren't happy with the quality, and pulled the range, at huge cost to the company.
Well, these stitched Framelits fall into the category of.... I WANT THEM.... -but want to buy them from Stampin Up. 

WELL- NOW YOU CAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (see edit below)yay!-And they coordinate (of course) with the squares, ovals and circle framelits in our annual catalog so we can layer them beautifully!!

Until the end of the month, Stampin up have released them, prior to the 2017 catalog release, and as an added bonus, have discounted selected stamp sets that coordinate nicely with the stitched shapes framelits!
ovals, squares and circles...

PLUS-selected stamps with a 25% discount- whats NOT to love?

No rectangles in the set- However- learn how to do this in my video!

stitched shapes framelits

Yes. There are no rectangles, this is true. But I want to show you how you can make rectangles...Check this video out!

I have just learned that the Stitched shapes framelits,have just gone on back order- so you might have to wait a little longer than expected, but, I'm sure it wont be too long, and you can have these in your hot little hands! the stamp sets are still at the discounted prices, though, so , get them quick!!