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

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

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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Couple Cuties.

Now that you have all received your DSP from the October specials I think you might be looking for some ideas to use them. These little cuties use the lovely By The Shore DSP, coupled with the Day at the Beach Stamp set from the Seasonal Catalogue.

Of course you can get plenty of ideas from our Pretty paper Patterns too.

The Girl and the Boy were a couple of random stamps I had in my collection coupled with some retired framelits.

The framelit in Real Red was embossed with the Sea Side Embossing Folder. 

It was fun colouring the girl and boy  with the  Stamp and Write Markers and the Blender Pen.  Colouring is very relaxing so it’s easy to see why the colouring trend has caught on! Mind you colouring a stamp and making a card means you have a give away product for your time as well.

The other elements, sun, umbrella, bucket and spade, were stamped on Whisper White and coloured before fussy cutting out and adhering with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To complete the card a pocket was needed for the necessary gift card, so I stamped and coloured the ball and thongs before embossing with the Sea Side Embossing folder. This was adhered to the base card using the Foam Adhesive Strips  which gives just the right depth for a gift card, or money. They have made my life so much easier!!

Thanks Stampin’ Up!

Off to create some more cards but make sure you check back Saturday for our Technique Treats November selection using Faux silk and Faux Stitching Techniques.

Bye! Happy stamping!!

Naomi

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Shopkins Cheeky Chocolate

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.

PJ FamilyAs 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 cuddCheeky chocolateles then!

Will I have time to craft though?  Something only time will tell.

Have fun making your own Cheeky Chocolate.

Cheers Naomi.

 

Shopkin Wishes Birthday Cake

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.
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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.

Take care.

Naomi

 

 

 

Balloon Birthday.

We didn’t have Crafty Creations today so you will need to wait till next week for the second group of cards using the  Endless Birthday Wishes Stamp Set.

You may enjoy this little card though!

I posted a 90th Birthday card awhile ago. The layout used  works really well but this time I’ve added a couple more balloons as well as the sentiment from Number of Years.

I added some retired DSP (have to use up my stash to get some more from the new catalogue !)  Stamped and popped up the numbers and balloons. DSC00005

circle.

I have since learnt a trick with the Sentiment Look who’s…..  As you can tell I hand cut this one  but for a neater more professional look take two circles one slightly smaller than the other and place the largest one at the top of the words and cut out with the Big Shot. Then remove and replace circle with smaller one beneath words and cut again.Trim ends into banner.Much neater and quicker. BannerCircle 2

 

 

Hope you all have Happy Mother’s Day. Like all things the web has a web page with Mother’s Day information, from the country’s that celebrate to it’s history and ideas of things to do.

Till next time

Naomi.

Shaver Cream Landscape

Hope you all Lauren 2016had a Happy  Easter and didn’t eat too much chocolate!  We had a great time with an Easter Egg hunt and a virtual Happy Easter with all the Tassie Relatives. How cute is this one. Our youngest Grandaughter  Lauren in her Bunny Suit.

OK! Enough frivolity. The other week when I was doing the challenge cards one of the Shaver Cream Papers just begged me to create a landscape. So I did. I used the  In The Meadow Stamp Set with Stazon.  For me the motion in the lower part of the card just seemed to compliment the swirls at the bottom of the mountain. Then blue happened for the sky. I popped in a little bit of foreground, added the sentiment on Vellum and tucked ends under. To make it pop I placed it onto Basic Black card stock.  How simple is that.

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It is a fun technique and can have some happy surprises like this one

Enjoy your last holiday day.

Bye.

Baby’s two.

Baby cards are always a delight to create and this little fella was no exception.

What better way to express the love that a baby generates than with the Embossing folder Happy Hearts. It was perfect to start with. I adhered it to the Whisper White base card. I then created a frame using a rectangular die  and rounded the corners with the Envelope Board in Tempting Turquoise

The little romper suit was cut from Birthday Bash Occasions 2015 (retired) DSP Paper using the Baby’s First Framelits and the tie added in coordinating Tempting Turquoise Card Stock.

I grabbed the some letters  I have and created the sentiment and cut with the Bitty Banners Die. My little ducky was stamped in Daffodil Delight then die cut with the Baby’s First Framelits. I popped the frame and the romper suit up on Dimensionals added three pearls to the side  and one on the tie. Adhereing one small duck on the front completed the card.

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Some products are still available if you wish to recreate a similar card. One of the great things about Stampin’ Up! are the bundles that they offer and these two come in a bundle so you save! save! save!  Happy Stamping!

Punchy Giraffe

Just a quick post today.

When I saw this on Pinterest then on Vicky’s blog I knew one day  I would have to make it.

The time has come and the lucky recipient of my labors is a friends 2 yr old. Delightful Isabella.

 

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I haven’t made a tutorial for this one. But if you need any help just drop me an email – details in Contacts.

Stamp sets used are Wetlands,  Sky’s the Limit,  Teeny Tiny Sentiments (R) Balloon Celebration.

Punches were circles from Owl Punch and Cup Cake Punch. Large and small Ovals, Ears from Botanical Builder (Leaves) tail, the coat hanger from Baby’s First Framelits and Antennae (not sure what the correct term is for a giraffe) the Snowflake die.

Colours are Mint Macaroon, Rose Red, Smokey Slate and Pink Pirouette.

Here she is in all her glory.

Giraffe

Hope you have as much fun as I did when you give this one a go. Bye for today.