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 Set, Avant 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.
Details of pockets, we wrote on each of the cards.
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.
Shelf and potplants
Sign with Framelits
Hope you have enjoyed this little display. I had great fun fussy cutting it all out.
Of course daughter was delighted!
Winter is almost over here, and my birthday has come and gone, but you can still take advantage of some quick cards by purchasing this months Pretty Paper Patterns, featuring A Little Foxy DSP and make some birthday cards for your friends.
Of course you can also use the template provided and use any DSP to create your own spectacular cards. Just pop over here to purchase for $3.20(AUD) all the instructions to create 3 cards, including measurements in both metric and imperial. How good is that!
Speaking of DSP I created this little fella using the By the Shore DSP and the new stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue, Day at the Beach. (Sneak Peek )
This stamp set is a going to be a great little addition to your collection. Whether you call them thongs-Australia, jangles – New Zealand, slops – South Africa, tsinelas – Philippines, zori –Japan, and various translations of flip flops in many other countries, I am happy we have some to use.
I can see some lovely Christmas cards already, Santa on the surfboard and thongs on the beach! Tinsel in the Palm Tree and bucket and spade underneath! We have a hot Christmas here in Queensland, so this is perfect for us. Not to forget the hat, dolphin, umbrella, ice pole, and there’s more in the set. Roll on September so you can get your own.
Make sure you pop over here to get your PPP for this month.
A Special Occasion deserves a special card. My dearest one and only brother turned 70 a while ago and one of his loves is fishing. So what better than some fish from the Jar of Love Stamp set in a shaker card to make him happy. I did add some love hearts and micro beads for sand. The greetings and numbers are from Number of years and the paper is the so versatile and lovely Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Specialty Paper that I coloured with Dapper Denim Ink.
The aspect I was so happy with though is the Swirly Scribble Thinlits dies.that are surrounding the circles. It is hard to come up with original designs when so much is shared on Pinterest so I was chuffed to have, I think a first. Let me know!
Now before it’s not the first over and out and thanks for stopping bye.
Well done! Well done! Well done!
What more can be said. Today my group of ladies excelled themselves and created a slider card, not a single but a DOUBLE!
Of course I won’t say it went without a hitch or two but they all managed to finish enough to maybe add some finer details at home later. Just a bit of homework!!
Look what they made!!
Some ladies chose to bring their own stamps, Ducks, Teddy Bears and Flowers sprinkled amongst the Birthday Cakes. !!
It is a small card when closed and with space on the back for a message.
And in case you were wondering.
Base 5½ “x 8½”
2 pieces Whisper White 2¼ x 3¼ – inside
2 pieces contrast 2½ x3 ½ (Emerald Envy)
2″ x 3″ Whisper white – front
2¼ x 3¼ Contrast for front (Emerald Envy)
4″ x 6″ DSP
2½” x 4″ back panel. – greeting
Score base at 2¾ and 5½ and 8¼
For the example card these are the products used:
A while ago I watched a Stage Presentation on the new Designer Series papers called Serene Scenery, a 6X6 paper Pack and fell in love.
If all I had seen was the display in the catalogue I would probably have passed them bye but am SO glad I purchased them. In real life they are just beautiful. Now because I love the images so much I was in danger of a case of the DSP Hoarding Bug hitting me so have taken matters into hand.
It’s so easy to create a delightful super quick card. The paper, one stamp set, Wetlands and done and what’s more it looks super. Even if I do say so myself!
It looks like I spent ages creating the background with numerous inks!
That’s what’s great about DSP. With a little imagination your card can be super too!
That’s why we bring you Pretty Paper Patterns each month.
An perfect opportunity to beat the DSP Hoarding Bug from attacking you and using up your lovely papers. We supply the imagination and a card sketch as well. This Saturday is the release of our July Tutorial for the Pretty Paper Patterns so be sure to pop back and grab your copy.
Get a head start and grab last months today.
Take Care Naomi.
Wow half way through the year! Starting Christmas cards soon!
We will be glad when the elections are over and we can move back to the larger room. Pr-elections have been held at the Community Center for the past three weeks. In the meeting room the light and cramped space does make card making a bit difficult. This week I had to go in one door, through the children’s playground and in the side door to help the ladies at the end of the table. Talk about get your exercise!
We made two different cards over two weeks so we could take our time stamping with the Watercolor Wings and Lotus Blossom (R) stamp sets. These are two or three step stamping sets that give depth and colour to the images and are only restricted in design by imagination!!
So I think we have all done a splendid job and risen to the occasion with laughs and positive attitude.
Back to normal next week. When we will be making a slider card!
As promised I said I’d show you what the talented ladies made at the Caloundra Community Center today.
As you can see from the images there were varied coloured inks used as well as differing sentiments but Hey! they all look great. It may not show but two people added a Wink of Stella to add some shine to their moon and stars as well.
Everyone agrees that this stamp set Lovely as a Tree is one that’s very versatile.
As we were sponging, there were some “This isn’t looking right!” “Mine doesn’t look like yours!” “I’ve mucked it up again!” and I’d say “Just keep sponging, it will be OK!” and sure enough once we stamped the trees the ladies could see how it all comes together and were pleased with their, in some cases, first attempt at sponging.
If you would like to know more go to the Technique Treats Page and choose the first Tutorial on Sponging and Re-inkers.
Well done! Hope to see more sponging on your cards ladies!
After much thinking, password changes, new account set ups, etc I have managed to circumvent the broken USB port to get photos to you. This is an example of their work with one participant managing to decorate her bag and has done a lovely job, inside and out. I’m sure the others will receive similar treatment during the week.
Because we only had the handles to finish we had time to create another card.
We made this sweet card that was cased from Carolyn King who made a Tutorial for Mother’s Day using the Retired Birthday Bouquet DSP, in a one sheet wonder class.
Thank you for your inspiration. It is one thing I admire with Stampin’ Up! members that they are a very generous lot of people and always ready to share, encourage and teach others.
Glad the system is up an running again. After all I have Pretty Paper Patterns and Techniques Treats I need to bring to you, with lots of images to upload.
Keep Stamping Naomi.
I am home safe from my Tasmania adventure and as promised here is cheeky Chocolate. She was quicker than Birthday Wishes and made with Old Olive, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate chip, Soft Suede, Pacific Point, Basic Black and Rose Red Card stock.
As you can see from my PJ photo there was plenty to keep me occupied on my short holiday.
Young Lauren, with her Tiara, was the happy recipient of Cheeky Chocolate. I am happy to say, that this little family will be moving to Queensland in September. Lots of cuddles then!
Will I have time to craft though? Something only time will tell.
Have fun making your own Cheeky Chocolate.
Hello from Delightful Tasmania. By now the birthday girl has received her card with squeals of delight so hope you enjoy it too. For those with young families the name Shopkin will ring a bell as they are tiny figures with their own world and movie that are collectables, and a must have for many a young girl.
I had as much fun creating her as did Emily receiving it!! Her main cake was made with Melon Mambo CS which was heat set with dazzling diamonds. She really does sparkle! The hair band was cut using a circle die (R),the icing from another die, candle flame the leaf waste on the Botanical Builders Framelits Die, the mouth a tiny waste from the Rose Garden thinlit, the eyes circle punches and white dots from the Owl Builder punch and the legs of a donkey make the eyelashes!! Love punch art…. all sorts of items become re-purposed.
Old Olive,Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White were the other card stock used. .The lines around the papers were drawn with a Project Life journal Pen.
Hope you enjoyed Shopkin Wishes. I will post Cheeky Chocolate next time.