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Showing posts from February, 2020

Cuckoo For You Easter Basket

I've been noticing more and more Easter items in the supermarkets lately.... I may even have given into to my first packet of Hot Cross Buns 😉
And after a request for a tutorial that brought me back to an Easter 2018 post, I got motivated to do my first Easter creation for 2020 (which will also mean I will more than a little prepared when the time comes for Easter treats). 

The cute little rabbit is from the Cuckoo for You Stamp set - I stamped it on Soft Suede cardstock and coloured with watercolour pencils. I wasn't trying to get a perfect look with the colouring, it was more an experiment to see how the colours work going over a dark background, and I'm actually quite happy with the result, it has a "child" type quality, which I really like with the stamped image.

The Basket Weave Embossing folder is perfect to give the look of a thatched basket. I've made a basket like this a few years ago, and have a tutorial available if you want to create one yourself.


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.
Continue through the list below to see more creations from the design team:

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…