Sunday, 31 January 2016

Balloon Animals

The February Stamp of the Month is gorgeous! Who doesn't love some Balloon Animals? Check out some of the projects I have created using this stamp set!
This layout is based on the one on page 42 of the Seasonal Expressions showcasing the stamp set. I used the Kaleidoscope paper pack with Whisper, White Daisy & Lagoon cardstock, Eggplant, Lagoon, Saffron, Poppy & Pear Exclusive Inks stamp pads to stamp the Balloon Animals and scraps of cardstock in the same colours for the flags. The Whisper Extra Thick Twine added the finish I wanted on the flags and balloons. The title was stamped using the Block Uppercase Stamp Set (B1513). 


The above card is also based on the one on page 42 in the Seasonal Expressions. I just used scraps of paper I had close by.  For the card below, I also used the Balloon Animals stamp set along with Glacier, Desert Sand and Lagoon Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads. The background was created using shaving cream and re-inkers.(Thanks to Cate Davis for teaching me how to do this.)

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what's new.

Doreen



Share the Love

Operation Smile is a charity that helps fix cleft lips and palettes all over the world. During March, Close To My Heart is offering an exclusive My Acrilix® Stamp Set - Share the Love (CC1060) to help raise funds for Operation Smile. CTMH will donate $US7.00 from the sale of every one of these stamp sets sold during February. 
You can place your order online or contact me.

Come back again soon and see what I have created using this stamp set and more.

Doreen

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Pizza Box and Gift Cards

I had so much fun creating the cards using the Springtime Wishes Stamp Set & masking technique, that I wanted to make some more. So this time, I made a set of 3" x 3" cards and a pizza box to put them in. I was inspired by fellow Vicki Wizniuk to create the pizza box and Wendy Coffman for the cards.





To finish off, I made some little envelopes for the cards. I am really happy with the end result.

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what is new.

Doreen 

Monday, 25 January 2016

Happy Australia Day

Where has January 2016 gone? It is Australia Day already! Once again, I was inspired by a card that Wendy Coffman shared to create this layout for our Australia Day photos. Wendy's card (you can see it by clicking on the link - her name), was created using flowers from the Springtime Wishes (C1641) Stamp Set, but I used the kangaroo, koala, emu & kookaburra from the Australian Salutations (C1585) stamp set, along with the map of Australia from the Australia (M1062) stamp set. I teamed these stamps with Whisper, Slate, Desert Sand, Pomegranate & Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads and the Regatta Paper Collection. I cut the title on the Cricut using the font from the Artistry Cricut Cartridge. 


I can't wait to get my photos printed and onto these pages now. Once the photos are on the page, I will embellish it.







Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating.

Doreen

Saturday, 23 January 2016

Springtime Wishes

One of my favourite stamp sets in the NEW Seasonal Expressions that was released on 1st January, is Springtime Wishes (C1641). There is also a set of Thin Cuts to coordinate with this stamp set. In my previous post, I shared a page layout created using the stamp set and Thin Cuts together. Below are 3 cards featuring just the stamp set. These cards were inspired by a card by Wendy Coffman.
































I love the simplicity of this card created using Colonial White Cards, Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad & a Black Journalling Pen. 
I wondered what the card would look like if I used some colour, so chose Sunset, Goldrush, Saffron & Fern Exclusive Inks Stamp Pads along with the Black. for the sentiment, I used Beloved Bouquet (S1601). For this one I left the pen lines off - the jury is still out on whether I like it or not.






























Then I created a third card using shades of purple for my sister-in-law. The stamp pads used were Eggpland, Gypsy, Thistle, Fern & Black. I added the pen lines to this one again.

Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what is new.

Doreen 

Thursday, 14 January 2016

Charlotte meets Springtime Thin Cuts

I LOVE the NEW Charlotte collection from Close To My Heart! And last weekend I spent a crafty weekend with some friends, where I shared this layout with them using Charlotte & the NEW Springtime Stamp Set and Thin Cuts.


To create this layout, I used:
Charlotte paper pack
Black, White Daisy & Whisper Cardstock
C1641 Springtime Wishes Stamp Set 
Z3201 Springtime Wishes Thin Cuts 
Watercolour Pencils
Whisper & Fern stamp pads 
Black Memento Stamp Pad
Art Philosophy cricut cartridge (for "life is") Black & Gold Ribbon                                                        Glue Dots
3D Foam Tape







Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating.

Doreen 
  


Friday, 1 January 2016

Beloved Bouquet - January Stamp of the Month

The January SoM is now available for just $7.50 with any purchase of $75.00 or more, or you can purchase it for $27.00! Don't miss out on getting your set - available during January 2016 only! 
I have had a bit of a play with this stamp set in the last few days and below are some of my projects created.








This card, like many, was inspired by cards seen on Pinterest and a card by Denise Tarlington.
I used Black, Lagoon, Peacock & Sapphire Exclusive Inks  Stamp Pads. I love the simplicity of this card. 







This cards was also inspired by a card from Pinterest. I love how this stamp set gives the option to create images that two toned using two step stamping. I used Glacier & Crystal Blue Exclusive Inks stamp pads for the flower and Sweet Leaf & Pear Exclusive Inks stamp pads for the leaves. The sentiment is stamped using the Desert Sand Exclusive Inks stamp pad.

















For this card, I used Poppy Exclusive Inks stamp pad for the base of the flower and Pear Exclusive Inks stamp pad for the base of the leaves then I heat embossed the top layer using Versamark ink and White Embossing powder. I finished the card off with a strip of paper from the La Vie En Rose paper pack and a strip of the NEW Black & Gold Ribbon.










Come back again soon and see what else I have been creating and what is NEW!

Doreen