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Hello Wild Rose

One of my favourite sets from the Annual Catalogue is "To a Wild Rose", my grandma's front yard was filled with Roses, it's one of the many memories of I have from school holidays and visits to my grandparents house in the country.
Maybe it was all the flowers from Valentines Day that I saw, anyway I decided to say "hello"  and ink up this set on this nice sunny day in Adelaide.


The Two Step Stamping with Photopolymer stamps makes creating with this set a breeze, then I cut with the coordinating dies, and layered the arrangement, lastly stamping the sentiment and adding a touch of bling with Nobel Peacock Rhinestones.


Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. I truly appreciate your support, it inspires me to keep crafting and helps to keep my blog and YouTube channel running. If you live in Australia and don't already have a Demonstrator I'd love love to be yours. 


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Peaceful Poppies with all my heart

It's that time again, the monthly All Star Blog Hop, and inline with our new format all the projects will feature the Peaceful Poppies Suite!
I decided to highlight the gorgeous Designer Series Paper in card today, yes... I actually cut into the paper! #loveitchopit

For some extra detail I added a layer cut with the Delicate Lace Die, and then embossed it with the Subtle Embossing Folder, then again with the Corrugated Embossing Folder to give it a gathered effect.


Once I had the layered panel complete I wrapped Ribbon from the suite around it along with some Metallic Thread, then mounted it on the card base, lastly adding the sentiment also cut with a Die from the Suite.
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Thanks for visiting today, I hope you enjoyed viewing my project. Stay tuned for more inspiration and tips this month. I’ve listed the products I used below, just click on the picture and be taken directly to the product. 

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Creating Kindness Design Team Blog Hop - All about Florals

I'm super excited to share with you that I'm a Guest Designer with the Creating Kindness Design Team this month, it's such an honour! This month's theme is FLORAL, and if you follow me, you know that flowers are "my thing".The team will be sharing lots of ideas to inspire your floral creativity.
I was totally sold on the Last a Lifetime stamp set when I saw it in the Mini Catalogue, and that is what my project today is featuring.
I started by stamping and colouring the floral image with Stampin Blends in Poppy Parade and Mint Macaron, then cut with the coordinating Dies, next was the circle frame, it's 2 layers - using the largest Stitched Shapes circle die, and then placing the corresponding Layered Circle Die to create a fine frame (the edge of the plain circle die lined up perfectly with the outer edge of the Stitched Shapes circle die, making it super easy to cut out).
I used a Poppy Parade Stampin Marker for the Love & Joy part of the sentiment, I u…

It's a crazy thing called LOVE with Stampers Showcase

With Valentines Day fast approaching our Stampers Showcase theme this month is ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.
My project is a look at the city of Love..... Paris - I'm going to be there later this year, and on my wedding anniversary!  We didn't get to have a honeymoon, so the next best thing is to be there on that special day a number of years later, I'm so looking forward to it.


I started by stamping the Eiffel Tower, and using the stamparatus positioned the line of fleur-de-lis.
Next I stamped the sentiment on Real Red, then layered on a piece of Basic Black that I'd cut with the Delicate Lace dies. I wrapped Silver thread around the bottom of the Real Red 3 times and created a bow, then adhered to the card base.

I cut 2 Amour sentiments and adhered together before attaching to the card front and lastly added some Rhinestone Jewels.
Next on the hop is Stephanie Nash from Canada, click on the icon below to be taken to her blog, Inkspire ME and see her fabulous project.



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Beauty Abounds with rainbow watercolour

It's seems ages since I have played along with any of my favourite challenge blogs - they are a great way to get inspiration if you feel you are lacking ideas, sometimes a glance at a sketch or colour theme just "hits the spot" and your mind kick started with creativity.

I've combined 2 challenges in my project today, rainbows always put a smile on my face, and the offset panel in the sketch caught my eye too!
I started with my rainbow of colour and created a watercolour background using watercolour paper, I was quite liberal with the amount of water I had on the paper, and once my colours had blended I blotted the excess with a paper towel.


I heat embossed the sentiment, then die cut the butterfly on the top of the large dies, trimming the bottom, then added Frost White Shimmer Paint to the Heather Highland die cut, then slightly offset the Basic Black die cut, you can see how much shimmer I added in the close up below:

To finish, I added some Iridescent sequins for som…