Sunday, 16 July 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Jay Soriano


I'm back for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and  today we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) the extremely talented Jay Soriano from Mitosu Crafts!

I love their creativity and style so it's a real privilege to be able to take part in a blog hop with Jay.

The card I have chosen to CASE this week is this amazing piece


I love watercolouring so was drawn to this card straight away and of course, I kept with the watercolour theme for my cards. 


To create my backgrounds I used a combination of Rose Red, Melon Mambo and Berry Burst ink and the smooshing technique - ink up a clear block, spritz with water, smoosh it onto your cardstock and repeat until you are happy with the colours and blending.  This is a really fun and easy technique and I ended up making quite a few backgrounds to use later.
 
Both the ribbon and the sentiments used on my cards are from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  For the first card, I stamped the ribbon onto vellum, heat embossed it and then cut it out using the Support Ribbon Framelits Dies.


For my second card, I stamped the ribbon directly onto my watercolour background and then heat embossed it.

I used a combination of Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White cardstock for the layers and card base and added a few sequins from the Iridescent Sequin Assortment pack to finish the cards off.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards.  I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment.

The full lineup for today's blog hop is below so don't forget to check the rest of the amazing creations out.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Tanya Boser


Hi all!

It's Crazy Crafters Blog Hop time and today we're joined by special guest Tanya Boser.

I absolutely love Tanya's creations and style so I'm very excited to have the opportunity to hop with her and CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her projects.

The project I've decided to CASE is this fantastic card.  I love the stamped background and the layering and the pop of red.  Isn't it great!


For my card, I decided to keep a similar layout but rather than create a stamped background, I used the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I just love this embossing folder and think it works really well with masculine and baby cards.


Next up, I used the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch to create the little bear and mounted him onto a oval I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  Just a tip, the Cookie Cutter Builder Punch doesn't cut out the bears ears, so stamp them onto the piece of cardstock and then place your bear over the top so the ears are lined up nicely.


To finish off the card, I used the banner from the Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies and a sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set.

This was such an easy card to make using the dies and punches and only 3 colours (Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Marina Mist) and I'm hoping the recipient likes it as much as I do!

That's it from me.  Thanks for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment and don't forget to take a look through the rest of the lineup below.

Sarah

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Jeanette Egemann

Welcome back to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and today we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) the absolutely amazing Jeanette Egemann.

I was so excited when I started looking through Jeanette's blog in preparation for this hop.  I've working on a birthday card for my daughter for a few weeks now but haven't made much progress as I couldn't figure out what to do about a sentiment.

Then...I came across this awesome card that Jeanette made recently and it gave me an idea.


Rather than using one big sentiment, I could separate the words out and place them where I wanted on the card.  And this is the final result.


To make the card, I started with a piece of watercolour paper and applied a combination of Melon Mambo, Berry Burst and Rose Red ink to create the background.

I then adhered the watercolour piece to some Whisper White cardstock and then onto a Melon Mambo card base.

To create the cupcake, I used the Sweet Cupcake stamp set and stamped the image using a combination of Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Melon Mambo ink.  To create the lighter pink, I stamped the Melon Mambo onto some scrap paper first before stamping it onto the cardstock.  I then die cut the stamped images using the matching Cupcake Cutouts Framelits Dies.


I used a sentiment from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp which I die cut using the smallest circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  I also die cut a larger circle which I attached the cupcake to before wrapping some Silver Metallic Thread behind it and attaching to the card.


I'm really happy with how this card turned out in the end.  Thank you so much for the inspiration Jeanette!

And thank you to everyone for stopping by and taking the time to check out the blog hop.  Don't forget to take a look at the rest of the blog hop.  The full lineup is listed below.

Sarah

Monday, 29 May 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak


Hi and welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Annual Catalogue Sneak Peak.

Today we are showcasing some of the fantastic products from the Stampin' Up!® 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue which we have been able to pre-order as Demonstrators.  Don't worry though, they'll be available on 1st June!

There are so many amazing suites and products in this new catalogue, but one of my favourites is the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and matching Lovely Words thinlets dies.  So the card I have made today features this bundle, along with another new stamp set, Tabs for Everything, and 2 of the new inks from the 2017-2019 In Colour Collection - Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.


To create my card, I used one of the images from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and stamped it on Whisper White cardstock using Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist and Bermuda Bay ink.

I then cut out the 'hugs' using one of the dies from the Lovely Words thinlets set and framed it using Bermuda Bay cardstock which I created using 2 of the larger circle dies from the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.


I used Bermuda Bay for the card base, and to complete the card, I added a sentiment from the Tabs for Everything stamp set which I punched out using the Classic Label punch.

I hope you've enjoyed stopping by.  I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment.

For plenty more sneak peaks and inspiration, make sure you stop by and check out the other creations on this blog hop.

Sarah


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Lea Denton


It's been a while since I last posted, but I'm back this week for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and today we are CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) Lea Denton.

I've been admiring Lea's creations from a distance for a while now, so it's a real privilege to not only be able to CASE her work, but to participate in a blog hop with her!

It was really hard to narrow down one of Lea's projects to CASE, but I finally decided one this set as I was drawn to the lovely layout.


For my card, I decided to also stick with the floral theme.  I used the large flower image from the Birthday Blooms stamp set which I stamped onto vellum using Whisper White ink.  Once the ink had dried, I flipped the vellum over and watercoloured the back using Pink Pirouette, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers.  I then wrapped the vellum piece around some Very Vanilla cardstock.


For the card base I used a combination of Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette and Crumb Cake cardstock.  To finish the card off, I used my Pink Pirouette marker to splatter some ink, and then added some pearls and Very Vanilla Lace Trim.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look at my latest creation.  Please feel free to leave a comment AND don't forget to take a look at the rest of the blog hop lineup below.  You won't be disappointed!

Sarah

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Billie Moan


It's Crazy Crafters Blog Hop time again and today we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) Billie Moan.

If you haven't seen Billie's projects before, make sure you stop by her page sometime and check it out.  I can guarantee you'll come away with plenty of ideas for your next crafty project.

For this weeks card, I decided to CASE this card by Billie.


I don't make many fancy fold type cards so thought this would be a good challenge for me.  It did take a bit longer to make than my usual cards but it was loads of fun and I'm really happy with the final result.

For my card, I used the same dimensions as outlined in Billie's post but changed up the designer series paper and stamp sets and dies.



I used the yellow polka dot paper from the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and some of the embossed paper from the Irresistibly Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper which I sponged with Bermuda Bay ink.

The flowers and leaves were created using the Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits Dies.  I used Blushing Bride cardstock and Flirty Flamingo ink to create the flowers and leaves were made using Pear Pizzazz cardstock and Wild Wasabi ink.  I also used some Brights Enamel Shapes and Clear Wink of Stella Glitter on the flowers and leaves.

The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black Archival ink using a sentiment from the Flourishing Phrases stamp set.


That's it for me today.  I hope you've enjoyed reading about my card.  Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think.

Also, don't forget to take in the rest of the amazing creations on this blog hop.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sarah

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Mikaela Titheridge


I'm back again for another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and today we're CASE-ing (Copy and Selectively Edit) Mikaela Titheridge.

There's going to be plenty of inspiration, so make sure you take a look at the rest of the hop, including Mikaela's creation as she has joined in with us.

Today I've chosen to CASE these cards that Mikaela made using the Special Reason stamp set.


I love the combination of So Saffron and Calypso Coral so as soon as I saw these colours I knew I was going to use them on my card.  I also love the flower image so decided to use the Definitely Dahlia stamp set as my focal point.

I wanted to try a few different techniques so have made 2 cards.

For my first card I placed a strip of masking tape across the cardstock, to leave a blank space for the sentiment, and then stamped the Definitely Dahlia stamp onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock using Versamark.  I then heat embossed the image using White Stampin' Emboss Powder.


To create the colour gradient I used a sponge to apply Calypso Coral ink to the centre of the image and So Saffron ink to the rest of the image, blending the colours together until I was happy.

I then stamped a sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

For my second card wanted to try using watercolour so followed the same process as above, expect I replaced the Whisper White cardstock with Watercolour Paper.



To apply the colour, I spritzed some water over the paper and then placed drops of Calypso Coral and So Saffron ink onto various areas and let the water move the ink around.

The sentiment used on this card is also from the One Big Meaning stamp set.  For this card, I did stamp the sentiment onto a separate piece of Whisper White cardstock and attach it to the card front as I wasn't very successful with removing the masking tape from the watercolour paper.

To finish of both cards, I layered the card front onto a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock and then attached it to a card base made from Whisper White cardstock


I hope you've enjoyed stopping by.  I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to leave a comment below.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the blog hop!

Sarah