Beautiful Butterfly

Better late than never! Been a busy week with thelast weeks of Plastic free July. Don’t think I came close really. It’s amazing when you stop to really watch how much plastic there is in your life. Cerainly no more supermarket bags for this girl!

What have I been busy with. One adventure is sewing bags for Boomerang bags, where we re use donated materials and create free bags for anyone.

If you don’t know about them head to their facebook page and see for yourself. Each bag makes a difference. 

My other activities have centered around a general craft room tidy and a bedroom paint out – not quiet finished yet.

So last week the the Crafty Creations made these lovely cards using the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set. July 21 CC

Hope you enjoy them.

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Happy Crafting
Naomi

 

DSP Delight

We all have some. Those pieces of DSP that we just pull out and admire and dream of the possibilities. I had one such piece and have seen many posts on Pinterest and Instagram using it beautifully. Still it remained uncut. Still dreaming.

Then I was asked to make a special 70th Birthday card so I relented and here it is. It is retired now but the combination of copper, glimmer and colour have been well combined in the new catalogue with these papers. I just don’t have mine yet!!  


My DSP was the Affectionately Yours which is now retired, as is the Love and Affection Stamp Set I used on the inside. Thankfully Beautiful You on the front and the Large Number Framelits are still current.

Enjoy Naomi.

Remember no question is ever wrong or unwarranted. Ask away.

Swirly Birds Meets Happy Birthday Gorgeous.

Remember that training session a few weeks ago that I mentioned a couple blogs back? Well that was the place I made this little card.

The original was cased from the new Catalogue —-fabulous Catalogue isn’t it?

IF YOU HAVEN’T HAD A LOOK ON LINE OR SECURED YOUR COPY JUST GET IN CONTACT WITH ME AND I WILL SEE YOU GET ONE ASAP!

Don’t be the last to have such fabulous ideas and creativity at your finger tips.

The original image on page 10 was the inspiration combined with pge 171 but the end was ..well …pink and white with a dash of green

It was started off by creating a background with Sweet Sugar Plum on Shimmery White White CS using the Watercolour technique, with the Aqua painter and Sweet Sugar plum.

Then I added the Swirly Die Cuts, cutting off the overlaps on edges. Stamped Hello There from Pieces and Patterns Stamps and also the flowers from Happy Birthday Gorgeous and adhered to the card.

For more details head to Vicky’s Blog for a tutorial.

Thanks again Vicky for being a great up line.

Scribbles meets Happy Birthday

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Hi Fellow Crafters, ,

Glad you could come back and see what those ‘crafty’ ladies have been up too.

Aren’t their creations just lovely!

A simple card but so many possibilities and colour combinations available to ring the changes.

Original card with details posted on June 3rd here.

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Well done everyone.

See you at the catalogue launch on Thursday!

Laugh well

Naomi

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Birthday Balloon

This  card was part of my Swaps for the New  Catalogue and will also double as my class card this week. With so much happening in the Stampin’ Up! World this month it’s good to be able to get value and maximum time for effort expended, whilst at the same time creating beautiful cards and bringing smiles to my happy stampers.

I have a little sheet that is added with the swap which includes all the products used that I have included at the bottom of this blog. One great thing with this card is that the colours can be swapped around really easily. Next week I will show you how the ladies at class have done just that, thanks to the matching of Stampin’ Up! products and the Colour Theory DSP.

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Happy Birthday CCThe Happy Birthday template is really easy to use and I have highlighted the bottom half with Wink of Stella but it doesn’t show on the image.  The inspiration for this card, as I explained in a previous blog,  came from the new Catalogue I just changed it about a bit.

Just loving the New Catalogue. Remember you can purchase from my store by clicking on the image and time of night or day, providing you reside in Australia.

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As  always

Happy Crafting, Stay safe and thanks for stopping bye.

Naomi

 

Where has the week gone?

Crafty creations was three days ago and it only seems like yesterday that I was posting the card for the week before and now here are another set, well two really.

This week we finally finished off the Pop boxes that were started 4 weeks ago. We would never have been able to make these without the great video from Gemma Clarke .

There are others for POP up Box on YouTube but this is the one I used and credit where credit is due.

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We used the Carousel Birthday Stamp Set and the matching Cupcakes and Carousel DSP and lots of Very Vanilla CS. Whilst these four ladies were working on these the other two were happily making cards they had missed out on previously. Thank goodness I had a couple of kits left over.

The box folds into the tray at the front then when you draw on the ribbon, the recipient gets a surprise as the box pops out.

The other card for the 3rd march 2017  I have also CASED from Pinterest and it belonged to  Connie Barbara and again there are several versions using the Owl Builder Punch. Some have the owl ears up some have them down both look good, depends on the manufacturer of the guitar!! Image result for guitars

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Ours look pretty cool great for teenager or avid music fan. The sentiments were from Crazy about You Stamp Set and the stippled background One Wild Ride. We also colored them with Wink of Stella to get that bit of Rock sparkle.

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OK that’s  it off to create this Friday’s card.

Happy Stamping

Cheers

Naomi

Technique Treats March 2017

Breezing around the net, looking at weddings, cafe’s sign, and crafty places one thing you see are a lot of are chalk boards and signage. It is on “trend” as they  say and so will you be when you apply this technique to your cards and scrap booking layouts.

How do I do that you ask? Well we are bringing you how to create with the Chalkboard and Shadow Techniques.

We have used the “Carousel BirthdayStamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. I have posted other cards here, using this versatile stamp but I think these Techniques really compliment the stamps well. The  fun of the carnival in town, before television and the internet exploded our sense, was a much longed for event, well reflected in this stamp set. Nostalgia abounds.  Even my granddaughter has a tiny carousel in her toy collection!

We are consistent in making sure that each step in the card making is photographed and fully described for easy following. With ease of use on our minds for you we have decided to separate the measurements under imperial and metric  headings to make it easier for you to follow in  all the far flung lands.

As always you are invited to use these techniques for class or just for yourself. Everything you need is written down for you. Just supply the paper, inks and stamps and get creating!

Enjoy, there’s no time like the present, get your copy  now!

Happy Creating!   Naomi.

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Proud Moment – Daughters 50th

We have just returned from a lovely lunch and now the card is safely in her hands I can let you see it.

It’s 50yrs since her arrival on planet earth and during that time eggs and chooks have featured on many occasions. from being a youngster, collecting eggs to owning her own chooks, not to mention that her Great Grandma was called Googa Nanny. (Googa as in Egg)

So I thought the Hey Chicks was a natural go to and besides they are cute. . I did CASE some help from Bronwyn Eastley’ s tutorial, who  is a bit of  master at these Z fold cards.

Products used include:

Front of card with the Free Sale-A-Bration Hey Chick stamp SetAvant Garden  Stamp set, for the flowers and the Any Occassions Stamp Set which forms the banners. Other details are from Serene Scenery DSP, Gift from the Garden Stamp Set, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, Layering Squares Framelits, Watercolor Pencils, and White Chalk Stampin’ Marker.

The wire fence is the fantastic Hexagon Dynamic Textured EF.

Front of card standing.

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Closed card

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Opened out.

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Back view.

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Details of pockets, we wrote on each of the cards.

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Sale sign, shelf and the Naughty chook in the garden. Note all the front chooks have party hats but the back chooks are running late and not at the party yet.

Hope you have enjoyed this little display. I had great fun fussy cutting it all out.

Of course daughter was delighted!

Happy Creating!

Naomi Connolly.

Carousel Birthday 3yr old.

It’s often funny how we can fall in love with a stamp set.

The only reason I purchased this set was because we had decided to use it as our featured stamp set in the March Technique Treats that will feature Chalkboard Techniques.

I would have to admit it wasn’t a “must have” in the catalogue.

And Laugh out Loud I have used it consistently for the last 4 weeks. and to day’s card is just another example.

I have been making cards for this little miss since she was born for a friend and what did she say when her Nan asked her what she wanted for her birthday? Just my card Nanny, just my card.

She has a toy Carousel and lives near the Wheel of Brisbane and loves Cup Cakes. So I think I hit all  the bases. Nan tells me that the big grin and Whee!! was testimony enough.

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I stamped the wheel on the Cupcake and Carousel DSP. I stamped the cup cakes, the basket and cloud from the Lift me Up Stamp Set, on Whisper White and coloured them in with the Watercolor Pencils. Then used the Up and Away Thinlit die to cut them out.  The clouds were from the same thinlits. Love how these two compliment one another.

Sentiments inside were stamped in Tuxedo Black as was the horse. I used the Oval Stitched framelits Die after I had coloured the horse and then just gently coloured the edges.

The birthday sentiment was stamped in Blushing Bride.

That’s it for today.

Happy Stamping Naomi

Mixer Mix Up!

I had  finished unpacking my order and playing with the Watercolor Pencils and the Hey Chick stamp on a card and had used the Perfect Mix egg crate on the inside of the card when I thought “While you have all that gear out just make another card!”

Bad decision, not thought through, because I chose the Mixer image for the front of the card and teamed it with the Measurement spoons inside. That’s fine but in my haste I didn’t look closely at the Mixer and busily coloured away thinking” That’s an unusual mixer, it has a place for a logo or something on the side!” and promptly coloured it in.

I could be forgiven if I didn’t cook, for the mistake, or had never seen a mixer!

It took me 3 days before, glancing at the card, I realised it’s a handle and had to make another front.  Thank goodness I didn’t take it to class. That would have been a right old giggle!!

So here’s the (fixed ), not so quick, card.

May your beaters always turn, and your colours blend perfectly!