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

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 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.

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....
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

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

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop BW+1

I apologise in advance... You may see differing size fonts, Blogger is causing me grief atm.
Hello once again everyone...Back with this lovely group of talented artists featuring in this Black & White with 1 Blog Hop...You might be starting the Hop with me or you could have joined me from Jenny's blog
It is funny how these cards came about, I had been using the Merry Music Speciality DSP creating Christmas Cards and as soon I grabbed this piece of paper I knew that I had to use RED it was the obvious colour considering I was creating Christmas cards...
I have been wanting to try this technique called Retiform...Have you heard of it???
Definition of retiform. :composed of crossing lines - grid like.  

Here are some variations I have seen on Pinterest
Next was which stamp set would I pick. So many to choose from out of the new Holiday catalogue. AND the perfect stamp was Ready for Christmas with the cutest dachshund in it...This set comes with matching bundle Christmas Staircase 146056 to create a Staircase and Christmas Tree with the dachshund sniffing the cookies on the table...Cute puppy.
Here are a couple more that I tried with technique, I am by no means an expert of this technique BUT I like what I have done with it...I used the Hostess Only set Merry Patterns.
This set cannot be purchased, it can be earnt when holding an in house workshop with $450 AU in sales. Contact me to ask me how you can get a set in your hands before the end of October.

The last card I created is probably most like the true form of Retiform, I used Painted Harvest 144783 also from the Holiday catalogue. Firstly I used Whisper White Thick cardstock and I masked off sections with some cardstock then I used a sponge dauber to add the Cherry Cobbler ink in sections... Once this is complete it looks like this.
Then I added some post it notes and stamped the leaves in certain sections and then I added the Sunflower in the bigger sections...Lastly I added  the sentiment.

You can download a copy of the catalogue by clicking on the cover below. If you wish to have a hard copy, please contact me and I will post one to you.
Next up is Kim Oliver Kim, always has gorgeous projects so I am sure tonight will be no different. Below is the full list of Blog Hop participants. Hope you have enjoyed the many varied projects and if you want to join in be sure to like Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop Group on FB to hop along with us next month...Cannot wait for November Hop it is your favourite technique, which is yours??? See you all then...
Please leave me some love in the comments  xoxo Cheers Shaz