Sunday, 25 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Paula Dobson


Welcome to the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Featuring Paula Dobson.  This month is sure to  have heaps of fantastic creations as there were so many awesome ones to choose.  If  you have the time please be sure to leave a comment on everyone in the hops post as we love the feedback,  the full list of the participants is at the bottom of the post.

 This is the card I chose to case,  I love the colouring and the layout is gorgeous.




And this is my take on it. The colours used are peekaboo peach and sweet sugarplum and old olive.  I stamped with versamark down the left side of the card too.




Until next time stay well and Happy Crafting.  Tamie xx

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Sarah Berry's Strawsberry Sketches #SS009

Poor Sarah is going to feel like I am stalking her lol.  I found this sketch while looking for inspiration for our Crazy Crafters Blog Hop featuring Sarah and CASEing her, click here if you haven't seen the hop.  I am a sucker for butterflies so as soon as I saw this sketch I knew I needed to play.


What is a bit hilarious to me is that I didn't end up using a butterfly on my card.  I busted open this stamp set for the first time to make this little beauty.

Sparkly Seasons is the Stamp set used for this card and what a gorgeous little set it is, I love that it's easy to see through the photopolymer to line up and layer on the project.  I used Candy Cane Lane DSP (yes I actually used DSP for a change lol) this paper is so gorgeous I couldn't resist buying it. Colours used were Soft Sky, Real Red, Soft Suede and Tangerine Tango for the snowmans cutest little nose.  I used Dazzling Diamonds for the snow and used the acetate sheet from the stamp set to make my globe glass.  Foam Adhesive Strips are perfect to keep all that glitter where it is meant to be.  And Merriest Wishes is the set for the Sentiment.  I like how it turned out and my kids LOVE it lol they're all asking for it for their teachers for christmas.

Feel free to leave a comment with your opinions or suggestions, I love hearing from you all.

Until next time Stay Well and Happy Crafting.  Tamie xx

Monday, 12 September 2016

Sarah Berry Case

Yesterday I was part of a blog hop with the Crazy Crafters featuring Sarah Berry and CASEing her. Click Here if you missed the post.  As I mentioned in the post Sarah has so many awesome creations that it's really difficult to choose just one so I decided to CASE her two days in a row so I could make another of her cards.  This one was super cute and I couldn't resist playing with it because as soon as I saw it I had an idea in mind, however as ideas sometimes go it didn't work out because I couldn't find my texture stuff (I know my names are great hahaha) to do what I intended but I had a great time anyway.






The joy of CASEing is that it has so many meanings, I like Copy And Selectively Edit.  With that in mind I made this little cutie into a full sized card.

Only Whisper White Cardstock was used for this project.  The stamp set I used here is I Think You're Great.  The colours used are Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight and Bermuda Bay.  I used a little Silver Metallic Thread. and the beautiful stars were made using the Hearts and Stars Decorative Masks, ink and sponge daubers. Add a little Snail, some dimensionals and a glue dot and you end up with this delightful card.

I hope you like it as much as I enjoyed making it.

Until next time stay well and happy crafting. Tamie xx

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop with Sarah Berry


 Welcome to another CC Blog Hop.  To see all of the wonderful creations see the full line up with their links below.  If you have the time please leave us a comment as it makes our day to see others loving what we do.  This time we are CASEing the super talented Sarah Berry.  How to choose just one of her creations....?  Impossible!  So come back tomorrow and I will have another creation of hers that I have cased ;-).  So for the Hop the card I chose was this one below. It's so simple and sweet and I am a sucker for butterflies, also I don't use ribbons etc enough on my cards so I thought this was the perfect card for me.


My CASEing involved different colours and different stamp sets as the ones pictured are all retired.
I used the Flourish stamp from the Falling Flowers Stamp Set, the sentiment is from Floral Wings as is the  little flowers (they're super sweet aren't they!?) and the Butterfly is from the Butterfly Basics Stamp set.
The Cardstock isVery Vanilla and Basic Black.  I used Black StazOn to stamp the flourish and then I outlined andcovered the flourish with the gold Wink of Stella pen.  The butterfly, flowers and sentiment are all stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. I coloured in the flowers and leaves on the butterfly with the gold wink of stella pen and used a dry baby wipe to rub some StazOn onto the wings.  The sentiment I wanted an ombre effect so I inked up the stamp stamped it off, inked it a second time but only the bottom two thirds of the stamp and stamped it off.  I then reinked only the bottom third of the stamp and it was ready to go for the sentiment.  I used the Decorative Label punch to cut out the sentiment and it's black backing.  I stuck the centre of the butterfly down with a sticky dot then popped some dimensionals under the wings and the flowers are also popped up with dimensionals to give the card a little more depth. Craft Rope Trim was the finishing touch on the card.  I love how the card turned out and I hope Sarah feels I have done her card some justice.  

Until next time stay well and happy crafting.