Crafty Creations July 14th

This card was a request, by the group, to try a reflection technique. Immediatley the “Lovely as a Tree’ stamp set came to mind.

One of the things with community groups is that there are always new members and others moving on so whilst some had used this technique for half it was new and the others happy to have a refresher.

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We used  Dapper Denim ink and card stock for the predominant colour,  and created the image on Very Vanilla CS. After using the window sheet to transfer the image below the trees we then over stamped the top trees in Crushed Curry, to create Autumn tones and shadows. . Whilst waiting for the ink to be perfectly dry the greeting on a torn piece of vellum was stamped with Stazon.

The accents I created for the ladies before hand by punching out tiny dots from Dapper Denim then filling them with our retired Glossy Accents – called liquid glass in other products.

Then the sponging began. We used Old Olive, Dapper Denim, Soft Sky  and Smokey Slate.  The water was completed with the waves from  High Tide and the sky with the birds from the same set.  Add the sentiment, a touch of Wink of Stella on the water and all done. For a first attempt  I think they have all turned out rather well.

Happy crafting

Naomi

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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!

Paste Flowers

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

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Glue Dots

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Botanical Builder Framelits Dies

Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
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Stampin’ Up! Colours 2017-2018

Todays post comes direct from Vicky Wright at Sunshinecards-Creations

She has generously shared with all her team and others so thought you might like it too.
Thanks Vicky.

 

Vicky Wright, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, Australia

Today’s post is a little different in that I had organized a document for myself to keep all Stampin-Up-Retired-In-Coloumy colour codes in one place.  I don’t know about you but I had them everywhere & was sick of trying to find them when required.  I must say a big thank you to those lovely people who do the codes each year & share, share & share.  They are so very helpful.  Your work never goes unappreciative.

I then expanded the form to include a box to tick off when you have purchased Card, Ink Pads, Refills & Markers.  Again, a huge thank you to the lovely people for giving us the Codes.  I didn’t use any one particular code as I sort of selected the ones that I thought were closest to the Stampin’ Up! colours.

After playing with the form & tweaking it heaps, I have finally emailed it…

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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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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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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.

Technique Treats February 2017

Thanks for your patience this month and this delayed posting.

Finally, after much ado you are able to purchase this months Technique Treat. Hopefully you will have as much fun as I have had creating these delightful Techniques. They can be a bit messy but Hey! that’s part of the fun!

We have teamed the delicate looking “Falling in Love” Stamp Set from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue,  with Marbled Papers, one using  Shaving Cream  the other Marbles, you can’t go wrong.

This set just begs to be used for all those occasions requiring a special look such as wedding, engagement, anniversary or a  gift for your best friend.

We have our usual 4 cards for you to make but this month  3 techniques, one using Foam Shaving Cream and two for the Marbles, or sinkers or anything round.

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Thank you for all your lovely comments from the last  tutorial using the Beautiful You Stamp Set and we would love to hear how you may have used them, whether for yourself or a class.

Cheers, have fun

Naomi

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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The Dancing Internet

Why is the internet dancing? You may well ask!

Because today is the beginning of the new Catalogue and all the bloggers are doing this!!  Letting you know what a great time it is to purchase stamps and get some genuine free stuff.  You can order from any current Stampin’ Up! products to build up your $90.00 from the Occasions Catalogue, the Holiday Carry Over, the Clearance Rack and the 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue. Then you will qualify for free product.

What do they look like? Download the PDF from the Sale-A-Bration image below.

But that’s not all. The other great offer is for you to join Stampin’ Up! and reap the benefits. Ask me about it! join

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Stay posted to see what I have made the coming weeks from my freebies.

Cheers Naomi

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Crafty Creations Dec 9th

At this time of the year thoughts also turn to the New Year and keeping track of the day, the date and all those thoughts that arise that mustn’t be forgotten.  So what better way to help someone along than to present them with a desk calendar and sticky notes!! Which is exactly what we made at class.

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“Sending a smile your way “or “You are every lovely word I could possibly think of ” seemed to fit the bill for lasting affirmations for the year.  These lovely verses and the stamps are part of the Love and Affection Stamp set and the DSP is Affectionately Yours.

We did attach a small piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock to the back as well for a note to the recipient, appropriately decorated with the same stamp set.

The folding is simple.  Cut a piece of  A4 card stock  in half length ways. Fold one piece in half then one end in half again. Cut a separate piece to match the folded size of your card base from the other section and attach to small folded section.   For more help go to http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/easelcard/

We have one more post for Crafty’s then a Christmas Break till February the 6th.

But pop back here to see what else I am up to during the break.

Cheers and thank you one and all.