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!

Friday, 4 March 2016


It's Crazy Crafters Team Project Highlight time again!

I had so much fun with watercolouring last week that I thought I'd keep on playing, and this is the card that I made.

This week I decided to have another play with watercolouring.

To create the background I placed some Stampin' Up!'s Real Red and Night of Navy ink on my craft mat, spritzed it with water and then picked the ink up with a piece of plastic before smearing it over the cardstock.

The sentiment was layered on Real Red and Night of Navy cardstock, and the sentiment is stamped in the same ink colours.

To get the two tone effect on the sentiment, I again inked my craft mat up and then placed my stamp in the ink, swirling it around a bit to get the two colours to mix in the middle.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks card.  Make sure you head on over to  Kylie Bertucci's page here, to check out the projects created by the team this week and to vote on your favourite.

Thanks for stopping by!