Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Made With Love

If you are like me you will make a ton of new baby cards and forget all about the fact that they will have first, and second birthdays before they start needing "children not baby" cards!  Here's one that fits the bill beautifully but easily doubles as a new born card as well.  It's always handy to have multi-purpose cards in your card box.

Fiona's Notes: It's hard to see in the photo but the little onesie with "made with love" on it is sat up on a double layer of dimensionals to really give it a lift and create good depth on the card.

Stamps: Made with Love  Inks: Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Versamark  Papers: Mint Macaron, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Whisper White thick  Accessories: Candy dots, stampin dimensionals

CASED from: Shari Carroll - thank you so much!

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Christmas Up-Do

A few weeks ago I made a card for the Crazy Crafter's blog hop with Tami White.  I thought it would make a cute Christmas card as well so here's an "up-do" of it for you.  

Fiona's Notes: At that time I only had last year's Christmas DSP to work with but this card can easily be made using any DSP that takes your fancy.

Stamps: Endless Wishes, Thoughtful Banners  Inks: Versamark, Sahara Sand  Papers: Real Red, Merry Moments  Accessories: White Embossing powder, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Stampin Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Dawn Olchefske

Yes, another blog hop!  Just to keep you on your tows.  I love doing them because I enjoy the challenge they provide and also seeing what all my team mates choose to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) from the international designer.  So far, no one has chosen the same card as me to CASE so I wonder how long that will last.

Today's hop is with the lovely Dawn Olchefske.  Here's the card of hers that I am CASEing:

And here is what I came up with:

CASE Notes: I drew inspiration from Dawn's layout and the three circles of similar subjects in colour.  I added a different base card colour to pick up on my Cherry Cobbler sentiment.  I think if I had my time over though I would have done some light background stamping.  You can see the scored strip on my card more easily in the photo below.

Stamps: Merry Mice  Inks: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler plus various colours for colouring in  Papers: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White  Accessories: Aqua painter, circle punch, score board, linen threat, dimensionals

Blog Hop Line Up:

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Sunday, 14 August 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Jennifer Michalski

Today the Crazy Crafters are blog hopping with Jennifer Michalski.  We are each CASEing (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her cards.  Here's the one I've chosen:

And here's my CASE of Jennifer's card in two colours, Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder:

CASE Notes: I have based my card on Jennifer's layout and the use of cute animals.  I wanted to make a card that would suit toddler children on their birthdays.  So often there are baby cards and primary school aged cards and the 1-3 year olds get a bit missed out (at least, they do in my card making!) and that's exactly who I wanted to target with this card.

Fiona's Notes: I used glue dots to adhere the little animals rather than Tombow glue or dimensionals because I didn't want them to sit flat on the card.  I think it gives it an element of life (if that's possible for a stamped image!)

Stamps: Made With Love, Confetti Celebration Inks: Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Tip Top Taupe Papers: Very Vanilla, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Sweet Lil Thing DSP Accessories: Word Window Punch, Glue Dots

Blog Hop Line Up:

Thanks so much for hopping with us today,

Friday, 12 August 2016

2016 Christmas Catalogue

I love love love love this year's Christmas Catalogue!  Technically it's called the "Holiday Catalogue" but as Australians don't celebrate Halloween or Thanksgiving to the extent of sending people cards I just skip those pages and concentrate on the Christmas goodies.  It's worthy to note though that there is a super stamp sets in this catalogue that is aimed at Australians and NZers in our summer months as well as a very pretty Paisley pattern set.

Would you like me to send you a free Christmas catalogue?  If you live in Australia then click here to sign up and I will happily post one out to you.

Then grab a cuppa and your favourite packet of biscuits, and settle in to a comfy chair while you get inspired by all the great project ideas in the catalogue and start writing your wish list.  Orders can be placed through my store anytime after 1 September.

Why wait until September though, you can go shopping here now for all of Stampin' Up!'s annual range.

Happy planning and shopping,