Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Creating Pretty Cards Sketch Challenge (CPC34)

Hi guys, I hope you've all had a lovely Easter and Anzac weekends. I was able to catch up with some family that I hadn't seen since Christmas, one of the things I love most about Easter. That and the excuse to have chocolate play a leading roll in breakfast! Chocolate hot cross buns, yum, need I say more?

Today I've got another entry in Craft Project Central's Creating Pretty Cards. If you've yet to check them out I strongly suggest you do. Their site houses an amazingly talented bunch of stampers. Their sketch this month was great to work with.

And here's what I came up with. I rotated the sketch to accommodate my sentiment, but other than that stuck pretty close to the sketch.

I'm really happy with the end result, I can't believe it's taken my two months to use my first piece of the Watercolour Wonder DSP, it's very beautiful paper. (I'm sure it will be making another appearance here soon.) I used another piece to create the envelope using the awesome Envelope Punch Board, together I think they look fab.

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog, I hope you find something to inspire you to get your craft on. Until next time, happy crafting everyone!


Saturday, 12 April 2014

Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit

Hi guys! As promised I'm here to share a few things I've made with the new Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit. With what's included in this kit you can make 20 cards with envelopes and all you'll need is the kit and a pair of scissors. How great is that?! So far I've only made 4 cards and a layout and have only been using one of the five sheets of card stock stickers in the kit. I haven't touched the other four sheets yet so this should give you an idea of how much you can achieve with this awesome kit.

First I'll share the cards. When I opened my kit and went to use the Basic Grey Stampin' Spot it was dry, so dry I couldn't even ink up a stamp once. I had my Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad on my desk so the first card I made has a black sentiment instead of grey as I simply couldn't wait to get ink on that cute stamp. The others have grey as I got up and walked over to the other side of my craft room to get my Basic Grey Classic Stampin' Pad! I know, I have a problem lol! After a quick play with the kit I contacted Stampin' Up! to let them know about the problem with the Stampin' Spot and they're sending me a new Basic Grey Classic Stampin' Pad as a replacement. This is one of the many things I love about this company, they stand by their products and are quick and happy to replace any product you receive that's faulty. It's one of those things that seems to be slowly disappearing nowadays called customer service.

Now these cards I just made without paying any attention to the instructions in the kit as I just wanted to use one sheet of the stickers to begin with. In the kit there is a fold out sheet that has colour pictures of all 20 cards you can make with the kit so you can easily make them without having to over think things if you want. But as soon as I saw this kit advertised I'd thought how great the lined stickers would be as journalling spots on scrapbooking layouts so I chose to just wing it with the cards and used some stickers on the following layout.

I also used one of the card bases as a photo mat, so now I have a spare envelope I can use on another layout. The Designer Series Paper background of this layout is a retired paper, but is currently available in the Clearance Rack while stocks last, at at less than half the original price. So if you like it, grab it while you can! The leaves and doily are all cut from the packing paper from delivery boxes of Stampin' Up! goodness. I thought this colour match the card base much better than Crumb Cake card stock.

I hope this encourages you to take a look at the new Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit, I think this is a very exciting new product from Stampin' Up! 

Thanks for stopping by, and happy crafting everyone!


Thursday, 10 April 2014

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit

 Hi guys! How are you all? It's a miserably wet day here in North East Victoria, perfect weather for staying inside crafting if you can and lucky for me that's what I've been doing! Although I actually put this wreath together a week ago, I just hadn't got round to posting it, so it's also perfect weather for blogging!

I don't know why it took me so long to put this kit together, I've had it sitting on the edge of my desk for almost two months. It's crazy I know. I had to get it but then it just sat there. I think I was a little daunted by having to get out and play with the glue gun. I shouldn't have been worried at all, it came together easily and only took about two hours. I was so happy with the end result that I'm thinking of getting another one to put together and give as a gift, it's that pretty.

If you'd like to purchase one of these kits, simply click here. Everything you need is in the kit except for scissors to cut the ribbon and thread and a hot glue gun for adhering it all together. I'd also recommend a Silicone Craft Sheet to protect your work surface and make assembling the flowers easier and Mini Glue Dots as I used glue dots to glue the individual circle petals then the hot glue gun to glue the circles together to create the flowers. You can use hot glue instead of mini glue dots, I was just trying to minimise the hot glue usage as I end up with strands of it everywhere.

The Kit

And here's a picture of it hanging on the door to my craft room.

Products used in this were simply the Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath KitMini Glue DotsPaper SnipsSilicone Craft Sheet and a hot glue gun.

I had so much fun creating this wreath that I couldn't wait to use the little bit of burlap ribbon I had left over and used some of the Sale-A-Bration paper Sweet Sorbet to make my own take on these circle flowers. I added them as a belly band to one of Stampin' Up!'s Tag a Box. I love it almost as much as the wreath! Let me know which you think looks best.

Now that I've finally posted about this awesome kit I'm off to play with another new product that landed on my desk this week, the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit. I'll let you know how I go soon. Until then, happy crafting everyone!


Thursday, 3 April 2014

Weely Deals For April

Hi guys, sorry I've been MIA for a couple of weeks, I've been busy helping my upline with her swaps for convention as I won't be able to attend. I've also just completed putting together my Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit so I'll post about that shortly, I'm really happy with how it turned out.

But back to today's quick post. I wanted to let you all know about the new Weekly Deals that Stampin' Up! are offering throughout April here in Australia.

Starting this week Stampin' Up! is offering Weekly Deals. These deals will be available from each Wednesday at 9 am through to the following Tuesday. There will be several products at discounted prices as well as a discounted digital download for My Digital Studio users. To check out this weeks specials that started yesterday, follow the link here and if there's anything you want to buy you can do so on line, message me here in the comments section or send me an email to 

Stampin' Up! has decided to keep us all in suspense, as demonstrators won't find out what's in the weekly deals until they go live each week, so if you check the website each Wednesday you might beat me to them! 

Happy crafting everyone,