Sunday, 18 February 2018

Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - February- Love




This is my first HOP with Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hoppers,
you might have started with me or you may have started with Danielle

There is quite a few of us who are hopping together this month, 14 talented artists.
This months theme is LOVE...

As I have said before in previous blog posts this year
I am focusing on Scrapbooking more than cardmaking...
Funnily enough I got my inspiration from a card front that I had made months ago.
The colours matched the photo

I have used a set that you could earn in the Occasion Catalogue if you were a hostess.
YAY YOU, has some lovely sentiments and shapes.
You will see once you see my photos why I used this set.
I also used Memories & More Petal Passion Card Pack

My style of scrapbooking is very simple, I really like to FOCUS on the photos.
The quality is not the best BUT they show LOVE.
So my layout is more about the photos than all the scrapbooking supplies
you can use to complete a layout.
I create with the philosphy K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid)



Up next is Melissa, I am sure that she will have an AWESOME layout


https://rubberfunatics.blogspot.com/2018/02/february-blog-hop-theme-challenge-love.html

Danielle Bennenk Sharon Dalton Melissa Davies Tina Riddle Cheryll Miller Jerim Dickins Charlet Mallett Pam Staples Dena Albee Jenny Hall Andrea Tracy-Tucker Tanya Boser Cathy Caines Jess Brown

Be Sure to join us next month as it is a sketch challenge,
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me some love in the comment box
Cheers Shaz 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Colour INKspiration #CI25

Welcome to the first challenge at Colour INKspiration for 2018.  #CI25
Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.  


As soon as I saw this combo I knew that I had to use these colours to create some cards.
I need 2 baby cards, so I scrolled through Pinterest and found some inspiration using the stamp set A Little Wild. There I found 2 cards with these stamps.

Lorin Goodchild and Kelly Kent click on their names and it links back to the original post.

As well as this wonderful colour combination I could not go past using my favourite DSP's from the Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic & Delightful Daisy for a perfect match.
AND A Little Wild Stamp Set.


I adapted my card from Lorin's original, by using Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies instead of circular shapes....Here is mine, I also decorate the envelope as well as the inside too.

So I had to make Kelly's card, as it was PERFECT for my friend who is having a baby shower next weekend and the nursery is decorated in an elephant theme....
This time I stamped the images on DSP and Cardstock and then ran them through the
Big Shot to cut them out...So lucky that this stamp set has matching Little Loves Framelits Dies. Once again I decorated the envelope.
Sometimes all you need is a lil inspiration, be sure to check out Colour INKspiration Challenges if you are stuck in a rutt, your mojo is out the window or you just want to be challenged.
Thanks for popping in, please be sure to leave me some lovely comments about my cards.
Cheers Shaz xoxo


Thursday, 18 January 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Love Theme



Hello once again everyone...Hope 2018 is treating you well.
So happy to be back with this lovely group of talented artists featuring in this

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop - Love Theme
It can cover any of the following
Valentines, Wedding, Anniversary etc
 
You might be starting the Hop with me or
you could have joined me from
USA's talented  Jenny Hall's
blog


When you need a card quickly you can use the very versatile
Memories and More Card Pack (pg 24) of the Occasions catalogue.
I decided to make an easy card using both the front and back of
one of the double sided cards from this pack of 52.



I cut the 'always on my mind' out of the centre of the card,
then flipped it over and used the floral as the card front of my card.
I stuck the 'always on my mind' onto a piece of black cardstock.

Next I decided it needed some texture, this suite comes
with matching Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders


I used the floral one which I run through the Big Shot on Powder Pink cardstock
to use behind my words, it just give a subtle amount of texture.

Now back to the Memories and More Petal Passion Card Pack
there was one with the two birds together so I cut them out
to add to my card. I used 3 differing sized hearts as embellishments



As well as the cards in this pack there are several
accent sheets, sticker sheets and acetate card overlays. 



So you can easily whip up several cards needing only the very basics
Cardstock, ink and glue.
See Pg 22 of the Occasions catalogue for these wonderful samples


This card, I felt was a bit lack lustre so I used the
Petals & More Thinlits Dies to add some bling to it.
Using the long die at the top, I cut it out of Silver Glimmer Paper using the Big Shot.
It is a lil bit tricky, you may need to add an extra layer of scrap paper to make sure it cuts through all the holes in the die.

Once I had added this to under the birds I felt like it was almost finished,
BUT of course I just had to add one more thing.
A bow tied from the Whisper White 1.4" Organza Ribbon.





Thank you once again for following the Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop,
Up next is Angel Shaver from USA.
Please leave me some love by leaving me a comment below.
Cheers Shaz xoxo

Sunday, 14 January 2018

ESAD 2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration Blog Hop


 
Welcome to the ESAD Blog Hop, we are promote the products in the new
2018 Occasions Catalogue and Sale-a-bration products.
23 ESAD members will have some AMAZING products to showcase
on their blogs.

You may be starting with me, or you have just come from Amity Knight's blog

I am so excited as this is my first blog hop of the New Year,
can you believe it is already half way through January 2018.
This year I have made a commitment to myself to Scrapbook the year away.
So 3 already since I have been back from holidays. Got to be happy with that.
I am using 2 new products that Stampin' Up have released
with the new Occasions catalogue.
Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack and Brusho.....
OHHH you are going to just LOVE it!!!

Using Petal Passion DSP cut our required flowers, wet the background 
then lightly spritz with water and sprinkle with desired Brusho colour.
I have used Brilliant Red and Gamboge (Orange).
Adding more spritzed water to make the products bleed into eachother.

 whoops sorry one photo is the wrong way up

To create the layout I used one of the Accent Sheets and Acetate Overlays
I wanted to scrap some of the photos from OnStage 17
on the Gold Coast with my team Ink'n Up

I also used one of the Cardstock sticker sheets which I coloured with Brusho

I did this like this....in the residue


 BUT I felt like it needed some more colour so I sprinkled some Brilliant Red on it

Soooo are you EXCITED about this product yet???
If so that you can also colour your die cuts to match.

OK I am finished teasing you now, here is the layout.

 Here is another layout that I created this week using Brusho again.
I used Brusho sprinkled directly on my Mat and used a Aqua Pen to colour my flowers.

Up next is Lou Kitzleman, I am sure she will have something that will blow your mind.
If you loose your way, the link is broken click on the list below. 
https://withabowontopbylou.blogspot.com.au/2018/01/esad-2018-occasions-catalogue-and-sale-a-bration-blog-hop.html

Blog Hop Participant List

Monday, 8 January 2018

Bringing back my LOVE of Scrapbooking.

Welcome to 2018, Hope your New Year was one to remember.
I don't normally make New Years resolutions....
BUT
This year I did, I want to Bring Back my LOVE of Scrapbooking.

Today, I broke out some of the new products from Stampin' Up
in the new Occasions Catalogue.

Here is the challenge over at Scrapbooking Global,
using products similar to these pictured below.
Create a layout using up your Stampin' Up Stash

I used photos of my Darling Daughter's 21st photos,
which suited the Picture Perfect Suite on Pg 4 of the brand new
Occasions catalogue.
I took inspiration directly from the card with the candles to create my layout.

The 6 x 6 designer series paper pack has photographic images and festive party designs.
I cut out all the whistles from the paper and glued them around the edge of the layout.
In between the whistles I stamped lil crosses all the way around the border with the matching photopolymer stamp set.

Then I used the new Scrattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which you run through the Bigshot to give you raised impressions on your cardstock.
Just a lil hint - lightly spritz your cardstock before running it through your impressions will be deeper when it is moist.

There is also photographed candles and paper ribbon on the papers.
They are so bright and colourful,
just devine.
I cut around them as well to create some dimension under my title.
I also added some of the new Berry Burst Metallic-Edge ribbon.

Using the Banner Punch I created some banners.
On the top banner I stamped and  heat embossed 'Happiest of Birthdays to you'
and I also did double stamping and heat embossing with silver embossing powder.

I am very happy with my layout, the 1st of 2018.
Here it is,  since photographing it I have added some sequins.
Thanks for visiting and please remember if you loved my layout please leave me some love below in the comments....Cheers Shaz

Sunday, 22 October 2017

ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds and 3D projects blog hop


Welcome to ESAD 2017 Holiday Catalogue Fancy Folds & 3D projects,
a group of 22 ESAD artists here to wet your appetite for all things creative.




I made something that is similar to this talented Australian artist Simone Bartrum
who created a masterpiece of a 3D card with Ready for Christmas and Staircase builder...Layers upon layers, lots of inspiration in this piece.
 

I wanted to make it in a Card in a box....I have BUT I cut it off and now I don't like it so I may have to create another box. This is how it started out...
I used Soft Suede and Crumb Cake re-inkers to add to the Embossing paste to create my brick wall of my box, creating the varying colours on the wall.

Next was the fun task of stamping and cutting all the elements out to create the Tree with decorations, Staircase and Table with cookies...All I can say is I am truly Thankful to the creators of this suite when they designed dies to cut almost everything out on the Big Shot....Such a time saver.



I had so much fun decorating all the elements, BUT unfortunately my tablet went flat with all my images on it, BUT I am sure that you don't need to see all of the bits to create my card....Sorry for the blurry images taken on my phone.


 Up next is Sue Vine
I did create these a couple of weeks ago that fit the criteria of today's Blog Hop too.

The first one is a wiper card
, using seasonal chums and Seasonal Tags Framelits


 This one is a Diamond Fold


https://kocreationscards.blogspot.com.au/2017/10/esad-2017-holiday-catalogue-fancy-folds.html

Blog Hop Participants:
14. Sue Vine

Thanks for visiting and please remember if you loved my projects please leave me some love below in the comments....Please follow the rest of the blog hop to see what everyone created.
Cheers Shaz