Sunday, 27 November 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Cindy Schuster

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. Today we are CASE-ing (Copy And Selectively Edit) Cindy Schuster which is an amazing honour. Even better though, is that Cindy is joining us on this hop.

We hope that you enjoy looking through all the stunning projects and find plenty of inspiration.  The full lineup is listed below so be sure to click on the next person in the list to continue on with the blog hop.

The inspiration for my project came from this card of Cindy’s:

And here is my case of Cindy's card:

I usually find inspiration in the layout of a card but this time I was drawn to a few different elements - the plaid patterned paper, the holly stamp background and the pine swag.

For my card I used the same Designer Series Paper Stack that Cindy used, Warmth and Cheer, but chose a red plaid pattern.  As I wanted this to be a main feature, I left the rest of the card relatively simple and instead added some interest by using a round card base of Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock.

For the card front I only added a greeting and my holly/pine swag inspired element, which were some holly die cuts and ‘berries’ left over from the Stitched with Cheer Project Kit.

The greeting was die cut using the ‘merry’ from the Christmas Greetings Thinlits and Whisper White cardstock and the ‘christmas’ from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set which I heat embossed using white embossing powder.

I hope you have enjoyed my card.  I’d love to hear what you think so please leave a comment and check out the lineup to see who is up next!

Friday, 5 August 2016

Foxy Friends

It's been a while since I posted anything but I received some new Stampin' Up! products this week and just had to have a play.

The card I made was using the Foxy Friends bundle, which also happens to be the stamp set being spotlighted over at What Will You Stamp.

To make this card I used Smoky Slate ink to stamp some of the mushrooms from the Foxy Friends stamp set, and a greeting from the retired Hello stamp set, onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock 

I attached this to a card base that I made using Calypso Coral cardstock, along with a piece of patterned paper from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack.

To mask the join between then patterned paper, and Whisper White cardstock, I used some Smoky Slate Stitched Ribbon.

The fox was stamped using Calypso Coral ink and then punched out using the Fox Builder Punch.  I then attached it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Dena Rekow

Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with special guest Dena Rekow.  I am so excited that we get to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) Dena Rekow.  I absolutely love her cards and her videos are awesome.

It was really tough deciding which project to case, there are so many fabulous projects to inspire you, but I finally decided on these split cards.

I'm one of those people that hoard their designer paper, so when I saw these split cards, I knew it'd be the perfect opportunity for me to cut up some of my paper and actually use it!  Stampin' Up! make it so easy too by coordinating their specialty paper and stamp sets.  How much easier can it get!

For my card, I decided to keep the design the same and use the Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper and matching Birthday Blooms Stamp Set.

I stamped the flower and then coloured it in with Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride markers before cutting it out with the Tags & Labels Framelits.  I also stamped the flower on the inside of the card.  The card base is Mint Macaron.

I had so much fun making this card, that I couldn't stop at just one!  For the other cards I used Watermelon Wonder and Pool Party cardstock.  The flower on the Watermelon Wonder card was coloured in using Mossy Meadow and Watermelon Wonder markers.  I left the sentiment off these two cards so I can use them at a later date.

Thanks so much for hopping with us.  Please check out the list below to see who's next up in this awesome blog hop.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Rose Red

It's been a hectic few weeks in our household and unfortunately I wasn't able to post a blog update last week but I'm back, just in time for another Crazy Crafters Team Highlight.

I've been playing with Stampin' Up!'s Rose Wonder stamp set and the matching Rose Garden thinlit dies and this is one of the cards I have created with this set.

For the cardfront I used Real Red cardstock and die cut the large rose from the thinlit set.  As I wanted to watercolour the rose, I stamped the rose image onto some watercolour paper using Versamark and heat set it with white embossing powder.  For a more vibrant result with the watercolouring, I put some water down on the watercolour paper and then used Garden Green and Cherry Cobbler re-inkers and a paint brush to apply the colour.  Once dry, I lined the watercolour piece up with the die cut image in the cardfront and glued them together.  I then adhered this to a Real Red card base.

A white heat embossed sentiment from the Watercolour Wishes stamp set and a few pearls finish off the card.

Thank you for stopping by and don't forget to visit Kylie Bertucci's page (after 6:30pm (AEST), Friday 29 April 2016) and vote on your favourite creations!

Friday, 15 April 2016

Birthday Blooms

Welcome back for another Crazy Crafters Team Highlight.

This week I decided to try out a technique I saw over on Jennifer McGuire Ink called White Pencil Highlighting.

This technique can be used with any outline image and the flower from Stampin' Up!'s Birthday Blooms stamp set is just perfect for this.

As the white pencil highlighting stands out better on dark or bold cardstock, I decided to use Cherry Cobbler as my cardfront.  I stamped the flower onto the cardfront using Whisper White Craft Ink and let it dry.  Then using a white pencil, I traced the outline of the stamp and then faded the colour out.

To complete the card, I used a sentiment from the Fabulous Four stamp set and heat embossed it in white.

Thanks for stopping by.  Make sure you stop over at Kylie Bertucci's page (after 6:30pm (AEST), Friday 15 April 2016) and vote on your favourites!

I have also entered this card in the Global Design Project Challenge #031 | Theme Challenge

Friday, 8 April 2016

All You Need Is Love

This week Kylie Bertucci is hosting another International Blog Highlight, and the theme is 'Love'.

I was having trouble coming up with an idea for this weeks highlight until I found inspiration from the latest challenges for Stamp, Ink, Paper and the Global Design Project.  

When I saw the Stamp, Ink, Paper colour challenge I instantly knew which stamp I was going to use, and then after seeing the sketch challenge over at the Global Design Project, I came up with this card.

Using the Definitely Dahlia stamp by Stampin' Up! I applied Soft Sky to the centre of the flower, followed by Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy (as I didn't have the corresponding Stampin' Write Markers, I used a wet paint brush to pick up the ink and apply it to the stamp).

After stamping the image on some Whisper White cardstock, I heat embossed a greeting and some hearts from the Watercolour Wishes Card Kit onto a strip of vellum using White embossing powder and then wrapped it around the cardstock.

I then layered it onto a piece of Bermuda Bay cardstock and then onto a Soft Sky card base.

And that's how simple it was to make.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks card.  Don't forget to visit Kylie's page (after 6:30pm (AEST), Friday 8 April 2016) and vote on your favourite creations!

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:

Global Design Project #030 | Sketch Challenge

Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge (#42 - Colors)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 1 April 2016

Suite Thanks

As we're approaching the end of Stampin! Up's Annual Catalogue, I thought I'd get out the 2014-2016 In Colours and start using them before they retire in a few months.

So for this weeks Crazy Crafters Team Highlight, I paired Tangelo Twist with a technique I saw online called the drapery fold.  I found a great tutorial on Song of My Heart (here) so used this as a guide to put together my card.

I used the Tangelo Twist spotted paper from the 2014-2016 Designer Series Paper Stack to make the drapery fold and then wrapped some Whisper White Baker's Twine around it a few times.

I die cut one of the butterflies from the Butterflies Thinlits and attached it to the front of the card before stamping a sentiment, from Suite Sayings, in Tangelo Twist.  Add a few rhinestones and the card is complete!

Before heading off, don't forget to visit Kylie Bertucci's blog (after 6:30pm (AEDT), Friday 1 April 2016) and vote on your favourite Crazy Crafters creation!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 25 March 2016

You're The Bloomin' Best

Welcome back!

For today's Crazy Crafters Team Highlight I thought I'd try something a little different and use a die as a stencil.
To create the stencil I used some scrap cardstock and die cut the Bloomin' Heart thinlit by Stampin' Up!.  I then used some temporary adhesive to adhere it to a piece of Whisper White cardstock before sponging Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight inks over the stencil and blending until I was happy with the colours.

I then sponged some more Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight onto some cardstock and then cut out some flowers, again using the Bloomin' Heart thinlet set.  After carefully removing the stencil, I glued the flowers onto the heart, placing some clear beads into the centre of each flower.  There were some little circles left over from the centre of the flowers when I die cut them out so I used them around the outside of the heart.

For the sentiment I used a combination of stamps from the Sunburst Sayings stamp set and the Watercolour Wishes card kit.  The 'you're' was stamped onto the cardfront using Basic Black ink and the 'the best' was white heat embossed onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock.

I then used the scalloped square from the Squares Collection framelits die to create the frame and propped it up using dimensionals.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks card and that you give this technique a try sometime.

Thanks for stopping by.

To see the rest of the Crazy Crafters creations, please stop by Kylie Bertucci's blog (after 8pm (AEDT), Friday 25 March 2016) and vote on your favourite!

Friday, 18 March 2016

Wedding Wishes

It's Crazy Crafters Highlight time again and this week I decided to CASE (Copy And Selectively Edit) a card I saw online at Dear Paperlicious

When I saw this card I instantly thought of the Corner Garden stamp by Stampin' Up! and how great it would look using gold emboss powder.  Isn't the result gorgeous! 

To finish the card off, I used the Wedding Wishes sentiment from the Rose Wonder stamp set and cut it out using an oval framelit die.  


Pretty simple right and makes a stunning wedding card!

Thanks for stopping by.   Please make sure you visit Kylie Bertucci's page after 8pm (AEDT), Friday 18 March 2016, to see the rest of the Crazy Crafters creations.  Don't forget to vote on your favourites!

Friday, 11 March 2016


Today is a very special day as it's Kylie's International Blog Highlight!

The theme for the blog highlight is Thank You, so I decided to make a card for my mum.  She's amazing and is always there for me and my family, so I wanted to make her something special to let her know how much I appreciate her.
I wanted to make a happy and bright card, so I used a number of inks from Stampin' Up!'s Brights Collection: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise.  I also used Blackberry Bliss from their 2014-2016 In Color Collection.

To make the background, I sponged the ink randomly onto the flat side of the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, spritzed the folder with water and then ran it through my Big Shot.

While the background was drying, I used the Circles Framelits to cut out a circle in Whisper White and slightly larger one in Melon Mambo.

I used a sentiment from the One Big Meaning stamp set and heat embossed it on the Whisper White circle using Black Stampin' Emboss Powder.  I then attached this to the Melon Mambo circle.

To add a bit of sparkle, I applied Clear Wink of Stella to the Melon Mambo circle and attached some Silver Metallic Thread behind.
Once the background was dry, I attached one of the Tea Lace Paper Doilies to the front and then placed the circles on top using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I hope you like this weeks card.  Would love to hear your comments!

To see the rest of the awesome creations in this weeks highlight, make sure you head on over to Kylie Bertucci's page.  You can also vote on your favourites!