Crafty Creations 23rd June

We certainly had some fun playing with the Embossing paste on Friday.  As you can see quiet an assembly line happening. Two Big Shots, 1 Cuttle bug, 1 Embossing station and a water bath for cleaning.  Thank goodness we had the big room.

June Crafty LadiesAs usual not a full crew but just as well with all the cutting and drying needed. In Whisper White:- 1 large Flower, 3 Branches, 3 Small flowers, 3 Medium flowers, 2 Autumn leaves. In Basic Black:- 2 Autumn Leaves, all from the Seasonal layers Thinlit Dies.  The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for a long time, that’s for sure.

We didn’t experiment with colours but just practiced with the embossing paste for today. Colouring later!

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Irma added a sentiment, the original didn’t have a sentiment,  and used some coloured diamenties to highlight her card.   The largest flower is from the retired Botanical Builder but I will still be using it for sure.

Every one managed to create a finished card despite dealing with a new technique!

Well done ladies.

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Big Shot

$159.00
Glue Dots

$8.00
Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
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$56.00

Crafty Creations 16th June

The days have been a bit cold here. Down to 21 Degrees. I know for people in really cold places, Canada, some of USA, Europe that is laughable but for us it’s nippy, jumper time for the locals.

What better way to add to our warmth than by creating a card that says just that. At this point I have no idea who came up with the first jumper/cardigan using the Cable Knit Dynamic EF as there are lots of images on Pinterest etc. Enough to say thanks to all those who have created with this folder.

Now my girls were spoilt as they had a choice, a male or female and surprise surprise more males chosen than females.

Relatively simple card but very effective. We used Whisper White, Pink Pirouette and Fresh Fig CS for the jumper and Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Fresh Florals DSP for the Cardigan.

Jumper:

The Pink Piroutte was embossed then marked at the center  and a  V taken out of the neck and lined with a Delicate White Doily cut to fit. Unfortunately the crimping tool is no longer available but that’s what was used for the band in Very Vanilla. Happy birthday from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous SS was stamped onto Very Vanilla then cut using the the Sweet and Sassy framelits. A circle was cut at the neck of the folded base card before the Embossed front was adhered. The flowers were in Fresh fig using the flowers from The Bloomin Heart Thinlits. Some pretty pearls completed the jumper.

Cardigan

The cardigan was a little more fiddly as the DSP was adhered to the center of the base card WW before cutting a neck circle. After embossing the Crumb Cake it was cut in half, pieces put together back to back , then a large triangle from the bottom and a smaller triangle taken out of the top. When opened out this formed the front of the cardigan. This was adhered to the DSP and again using the paper  crimper, bands were added.

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A small pocket was made with a tiny handkerchief popping out.  Using the Badges and Banners SS, the sentiment was stamped on WW and punched with the Duet Banner punch. The final addition of  a button completed the card. It was threaded with some twine or in a very small sliver of paper. jumpers

Enjoy till next time

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Crafty Creations 24 February 2017

We were lucky enough to have the BIG ROOM  at the Caloundra Community Center for our Crafty Creation again this week. So much better to be able to spread yourselves out!  That’s right ladies!

As a result there was some fast and furious stamping going on. At the end of the session the ladies were well able to say “We Nailed it”

That is the stamp set they used the Nailed It Bundle with the matching dies. The sentiments they chose were Happy Birthday from Rose’s stamps – thanks Rose- Sorry I screwed up! I knew I liked you the first time I saw you! with some Happy Smiles, from the stamp set.

Not having silver sheets of paper we glued Aluminum foil – the kind you use in the oven – onto card stock and used that for the ruler and screws. Works a dream.

The DSP was from Pop of Pink. We used the fantastic Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impression Folder on Basic Grey CS. The effect was achieved by brushing the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink pad across the side of the folder that doesn’t carry the Sissex name then running through the Big Shot.

Some coloring and assembly of card finished the product.

Oh! the card in the center is waiting for the ideal sentiment that’s at home!!

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That sums up another delightful day.

Hope you like them

Cheers Naomi.

Stitched Framelits are back.

Do you remember these? They were launched a while ago and met with so much success that Stampin’ Up! were unable to meet demands.

Good news is they are back in supply as of Monday 16th January.

 blog-stitchedJust to demonstrate how quick an  effective these little frames can be I have added a card I created with them.

I used the Watercolour Pencils to scribble over some embossed Card Stock. Then coloured with a just damp Aqua Painters then cut the squares, making frames. Simple!

For a free tutorial click below.

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 For more details of how to use your Watercolor Pencils check out the tutorials at our Technique Treats Page Tutorial #12

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Beautiful You

Have been playing with this delightful stamp set but not wanting to repeat what has been on Pinterest. There are some awesome examples of what you can do with the new stamp sets from the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration Catalogues on there but I like to use my creative brain when I can. After all the more I use it the less likely I am to get Alzheimers.

Now what was I talking about?

Oh yes the card below.

She was created by using Paper Piecing, to see how download the tutorial.

Here Beautiful You #9

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For any of the Crafty Creation ladies this will be our card for the  first day back on the 27th January.

For anyone else who might be living in the Sunshine Coast at Queensland and would like to join us visit the Caloundra Community Centre FaceBook Page for details.

Happy Days Naomi.

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Teddy Time.

This little fella has been lingering in my stamping supplies for a while now and as there are no new babies on the way I had wondered when he would get some use. Then Elijah turned one and YES! I know what I can do.

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He is filled with Love is Baby Bear. From the Falling Petals (very like little hearts) embossing folder to his Dapper Denim Heart of love at the front.

Teddy was  first stamped with Soft Suede, then I stamped off with  Early Espresso and finally just Early Espresso.

I must say it took me a couple practices to line him but am very happy with final results. His bow is a two step with Soft Sky followed by Dapper Denim.

The sentiment LOOK WHO’S TURNING, stamped in Emerald Envy is from  the Number of Years stamp set, as is the number 1, which was stamped in Dapper Denim and cut out with the Large Number Framelit Dies.

The circle was cut with the large Stitched framelit Die. That way I get to use the circle on another project. Just located the name of the DSP — Blooms and Bliss.

The heart was from the snowflake Card thinlit die, now retired. Behind the heart is some Gold Metal thread. Apart from my Teddy practice this was a quick  and simple card.

Hope you enjoyed him.

PS : This is really a post for my upline who gave me a challenge to post to some of the social media sites so always up for a challenge and here it is.!!

Cheers.

A Little Nest.

So much to do and so little time, so a quick post hoping that you have all had a safe and Happy Christmas.  Crafty Creations  are on holidays but just to keep in touch and keep your creative juices flowing I’m sharing this little toddlers card.

Can you identify which stamp set the little nest is from? How many guessed the Swirly Birds Set. Well done you!

The papers are Whisper White and Flirty Flamingo. Inks used Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo and Basic Grey for the nest.2nd-birthday

The embossed background used  the Seaside EF, a versatile folder, not just for sea themed cards!!   Love the Layering Oval Dies, makes framing so quick and easy. The sentiment was from a free retired Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, Party Pants. Getting these free stamps sets is a quick way to build up your supply. You are all so lucky to be able to do that soon.

Number 2 is a Large Number Framelit and the little suit Something for Baby SS and Baby’s First Framelits. All topped off by some flowers using the Blooming Heart Thinlits and dotted with some black pearls.

Get ready for the NEW YEAR.

I am, lots of organising and sorting so can have a super year.  Cheers Naomi

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40th Celebrations

Hope you have all had a good Christmas and are enjoying the lull between now and the New Year. I am in crafting mode as all other work on hold. As promised to self I am busy sorting stamps so stay posted as there will be some bargains coming soon. And that’s not even a New Years Resolution!!

In between time I have been playing – serious play- with the new So in Love Bundle. It is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue available for order  January 4th. (If you don’t have your copy yet and would like one just contact me)

I had an order for a 40th Birshiny-so-in-lovethday card and knew this delicate set would suit just perfectly.

My card base was  Whisper White, then a layer of Blushing Bride, followed by  Whisper White CS with a layer of Falling in Love DSP across the bottom two thirds. I then ran this through the Big Shot with the new Falling Petals Textured EF – mind you I think they look like hearts, not petals. The little hearts suited my card perfectly.

I cut the flowers from Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper, with the So Detailed Thinlit Die making sure I had the glitter side down on my cutting plate with the die on the backing paper. This way the cut works best and I had no trouble with the detailed cutting.

There is a thick border section to the die that I placed on my join and covered with White  Organza ribbon.

Using the Larinside-sio-in-lovege Number Framelits I glued a Pretty In Pink CS one over a Whisper White CS One, setting just off center, to give a shadow effect then coloured them in Wink of Stella Clear.  These were popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals, as was the retired sentiment.

To complete the front of the card card I added a tiny heart from the Owl Builder to the front of the bow.

Inside I again used the So Detailed Thinlit Die  as an embossing folder this time,(Technique Treats #11) .

To finish the card I highlighted the embossing with Wink of Stella,  added my verse and card complete.

Hope you enjoy it.  Just one of the may delights that are in the new catalogue. Stay tuned for more ideas coming soon.

Stay Safe Naomi.

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Aussie Christmas

Just thought I’d share these little beauties. I haven’t used all  Stampin’ Up! products but combined some with what I had or dies  from Rose.

They were for a special order that asked for Aussie Christmas and kangaroos to post overseas.

These are the finished groups.  Hope the distant relatives all like them.  Cheers Naomi

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Crafty Creations Motor Bikes.

We were zipping her and there on Friday. We had the bike out and off we went. I realised that not everyone is enamored by motor bikes so there were alternatives to choose from.

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The motor bike is from the One Wild Ride in the Annual Catalogue and the Wedding Car and Truck are from retired Stampin’ Up Products.We used the Brick Wall EF on the Cajun Craze CS with some Basic black ink, then added some moss with the textured stamp from the One Wild Ride set.  A little bit of twine was wrapped around  it before using Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals to pop it up on the Basic Black Card Base. 

The sentiments were stamped then cut with a die from the Bunch of Banners Framelit dies. I really like the addition of the black frame that can be created with the same Banner. Simply secure the Cajun Craze Sentiment in the frame with some Tear and Tape Adhesive at the back, before adding the Dimensionals.

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Thanks to the Stampin’ Up! team for this card idea.

Next week we are making a beach themed birthday card.

Come back and check it out.

Cheers Naomi