Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Wonderland - Merry Christmas


I am in the process of deciding what my Christmas cards will look like this year and came up with this idea! Including the sewing, this card took me about 10 minutes to create!

I love Cherry Cobbler! It is such a perfect Christmas Red! Add some Gold and you have the perfect Christmas colour combo!

Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon adds the perfect amount of soft to this card!

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Hints & Things

  • Too easy for hints!

Well I am off to see how many of these I can start!

Take care!

Mel xx

Wonderland - Christmas Blessings

Hello! Hello!

I hope that it is going well with you!

I think the most important thing about today, is that it is Weekly Deals Wednesday! Amazing deals on this week!

Today is also the day that I share my take on this week's Global Design Project challenge! I really struggled this time! My aim for this week's posts was Christmas and to bring the challenge and Christmas together.... More than a bit of head scratching going on I tell you! I just could not decide which part of this week's CASE the Designer Challenge I wanted to CASE.

I decided to CASE the layout with layers of Ink, Vellum and Wood (and a little bit of sewing... AGAIN)!

Can you see it?! I loved the colours, layout, stamp sets, everything about Kylie Bertucci's card... 

I love how my Snowflake turned out!

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  • I spritzed some water onto the You've Got This background stamp (one of my favourite backgrounds ever)!
  • I first coloured my Wooden snowflake with Whisper White Craft Ink, then used Heat & Stick Powder to heat set the Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter.
  • I tried to use different kinds of layers in place of actual paper layers.
Although I agonized over the layout, I'm rather happy with the outcome and with a few tweaks here and there... might just make some more!

What do you think?

Mel xx

Friday, 23 October 2015

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Peaceful Pines - May the Christmas Spirit find a home in your Heart Mini Treat Bag


As promised in my previous post of my Farm-themed Mini Treat Bag -  a Christmas-themed treat bag based on the same template!

I love the Peaceful Pines Bundle! 

I heat embossed the tree with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss powder and applied Crystal Effects to the little gift embellishment on the clothes peg!

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Hints & Things

  • First and foremost you save 15% PER item by Bundling up! The Peaceful Pines Bundle is a very good start for creating your own beautiful handmade Christmas cards this year! Now is the time to start!
  • I used a Sponge Dauber to colour the White Corrugated Paper. 
  • Stampin'Up!'s products coordinates perfectly! Start with your choice of Designer Series Paper and then add your ink and stamps! 
  • Feel free to comment on my post - I would love to hear from you!
Mel xx

Thursday, 22 October 2015

Beautiful Bunch - Thank You


This is my take on this week's Global Design Project challenge... 

Any idea what this week's challenge is?
 Red Gingham and a Sunflower? 

I do not own any stamp sets of farm animals or scenes at the moment (the Barnyard Babies stamp set is on my Wishlist), so I had to make a plan... Red Gingham and Sunflowers always make me think of life on a farm (the romanticized version that is!).

I used the middle of one of the flowers in the Beautiful Bunch stamp set to build my little Sunflower!

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Hints & Things

  • Look at your Designer Series Paper differently - see if you can use it for different occasions - I used paper from  the Season of Cheer Designer Series Paper to set my "farm scene".
  • I also used Washi tape from the Season of Cheer pack for my little clothes peg.
  • For my Real Red Gingham pattern I used the Brush line from the Work of Art stamp set. 
  • To give my little Sunflower  dimension I layered 3 punched flowers, but also cut into the little petals to make it easier to shape them.
  • By changing the Designer Series Paper and stamp set this can be turned into a Beautiful Christmas treat bag! Look out for my next post!
Don't forget to make some time to craft! 

Mel xx

Thursday, 15 October 2015

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You're So Sweet - With Love gift bag


Today I'm sharing a tiny gift bag idea! This tiny little  bag is ideal for jewelry or a party favor! For how to punch the little gift bag with a front closure Tenealle Williams  ( Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team member) explains it perfectly! My box measures 7.5cm (length) x 7cm (width) x 5cm (depth). I started with card stock measuring 14cm x 25cm. 

I simply adore Stampin' Up!'s Corrugated Paper, especially the Kraft coloured one!

Of course a tiny bit of gold!

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  • The Butterfly Basics Stamp set comes in Clear-mount, Wood-mount and Photopolymer stamp sets - I've listed them all for you! Also keep in mind you can save when you purchase the bundle!
  • The Corrugated paper lines goes horizontally over my gift back - rather score and punch with your lines going VERTICAL - believe me your scoring will go so much easier!
  • I can see myself using the Tags & Labels Framelits many, many times in future! Definitely a set to invest in!
There you have it! Let me know what you think! I really would appreciate your (good) input!

Mel xx

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Watercolor Wings - Happy Birthday


It definitely is starting to heat up in my part of Western Australia! School is back on and I'm looking forward to getting into my normal routine of at least two projects per week! We are in the home stretch now guys, the end of the year is almost upon us!

My card today is based on this week's sketch challenge by Global Design Project . 

Parts of the butterfly's wings were heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder.

This week's sketch challenge.

I added some subtle sparkle with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper - I thinks the soft sparkle of the glimmer paper compliments the Kraft coloured Corrugated Paper beautifully.

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Hints &Things

  • I use glue dots to adhere my sequins, they fit nicely with Stampin' Up!'s regualar size sequins and I know they will not come off in the post.
  • Lining up greetings is very easy with Photopolymer stamps!
  • Sometimes all you need is a piece of Stampin' Up!'s beautiful Designer Series Paper and a tiny bit of stamping!
  • This card (or a Christmas version of it) is very easy and quick to make! Create a few while you are at it!
Thank you for dropping by!

Mel xx

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Look at this!

I am so proud to be a Global Design Project Winner! 

What a fantastic surprise! Very proud of this win! 

Just back from camping and looking forward to the next week's card making!

Mel xx

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Pictogram Punches - Hello


I made time to take part in this weeks Global Design Project Challenge! Inbetween packing for our camping trip, eyelash tints and play dates I managed to make a quick card! I just love this week's colour challenge:

This is my contribution:

I find it very difficult to make a single layered card, but feel that soft colours works well for this.

The tiny hearts are from the Stamp a Bag stamp set  - They were heat embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder and  Soft Sky ink.

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Hints & Things

  • For the little heat embossed hearts I first inked with Versamark ink and then Soft Sky ink before I heat set  it with Clear Stampin' Emboss powder. This helped to add some dimension.
  • I further added some dimension with Stampin' Dimensionals underneath the vase as well as with a Whisper White ribbon bow.
  • Shape the punched flowers with  the back end of a pen in the hollow of your palm (I use the back end of my paper-piercing tool).
For some photo's of our camping trip (if you are interested) fo to my Instagram account!

Speak to you soon!

Mel xx