Thursday, July 19, 2018

SSS Use a Die and/or a Punch Challenge

It's been a long while since I've been able to participate in a challenge at Simon Says Stamp. It feels good to stretch my creative muscles again. This week the challenge at SSS Wednesday Challenge is use a die and/or punch . I made a birthday card for a 6 year old.

Now this card doesn't look like your average card for a 6 year old but I was feeling inspired by Terhi from our classes at CAD. I decided to go with her style and I could hear her voice saying: more is more! So I layered more and more on it.


The super cool thing about this card is the new Lawn Fawn pop-up pivot die that arrived recently from Simon Says Stamp. I couldn't wait to try it out so I made the inside first and then did the front last. I've never done things in that order before.


As previously mentioned, I am entering this card at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: use a die and/or punch here. I used dies on the front and inside of the card.

Materials
Dies: Lawn Fawn, Tim Holtz
Stamp: Her Arts
Ink: Ranger Archival
Spray: Heidi Swapp
Thicker: American Crafts
Washi tape: Heidi Swapp
Green card: Hero Arts
Ephemera: Rosie's Studio, Grace Taylor
Corner Chomper: WRMK
Other: thread

Friday, June 22, 2018

Creative Adventure Downunder 2018

Not much crafting is going on around here, but all that will change next weekend! The BFF and I are off to Creative Adventure Downunder in Auckland. 2.5 days of crafting - it's going to be full on!

Heidi has taught at CAD before and I loved her classes (but they started an addiction to Heidi stuff!). It is Terhi's first time teaching at CAD and I am looking forward to her gorgeous creations which are so different to my plainer style.

I'm off to pack: the craft items, wine and snacks are already sorted #priorities


Friday, May 25, 2018

May Round Up

It was interNational Scrapbooking Day (NSD) earlier this month and I managed to participate in a few challenges.

Over at Big Picture Classes I did a few of the free NSD lessons. One of the lessons was on making and decorating TNs.  Here are two I made after work one day - easy and cute!  I managed to win two gift certificates from my entries - thanks BPC!





For challenges over at Studio Calico I used memory dex cards. It meant I could create quick projects and get up to date at the same time! 

Front 

Back


That's enough crafting for me for now.

Materials:
Enamel Embellishments - My Minds Eye (Memory Dex)
Studio Calico: stamps, documentor kit, labels, washi strips, stickers (Memory Dex)
Simple Stories: Stickers and Dot Paper (TNs)
Heidi Swapp: Memory Dex Punch, Colour Shine (TN), Butterfly (TN)
Other: bakers twine, jewelry piece (TN butterfly)

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Simon Says: Sparkle and Shine

The latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Sparkle & Shine . I love a bit of bling and sparkle so this challenge is right up my alley!

For this card I cheated a wee bit. I am giving a gift card for a birthday present this week, the gift cards come in a card - how convenient. I chose one which I could alter easily. With sparkle and shine in mind, I decided to die cut 'happy birthday' from a piece of paper covered in silver washi.  For added shimmer I covered the card front with kaleidoscope embossing powder (covering up the middle portion so it would be plain). Lastly I added a bling drop - mostly because my matching die cut dot for the 'i' in birthday went missing! 🤣


Here's a close up to show the gorgeous shimmer on the background.


Here's the link to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Sparkle & Shine

Materials:
Ranger Kaleidoscope embossing powder
Kikki-K silver washi
Sizzix/Tim Holtz word dies
K&Co blue bling
Ranger embossing ink
Peel-Off silver trim stickers

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Simon Says: Anything Goes 2


Another entry in  the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Anything Goes

The next Memory Dex card I made is for my One Little Word (OLW) for 2018 which is: Light

Love the simplicity of this card:


The background just reminds me of the Bokeh effect - perfect for the theme!

There are a few details on the back just to remind me what to focus on.



Materials:
Memory Dex: Heidi Swapp
3x4 Card: Heidi Swapp
Stickers: Simple Stories
Alphas: American Crafts
Ephemera: Pinkfresh, Heidi Swapp
Gold Pen: Sharpie
Corner Rounder: WRMK
Memory Dex Punch: Heidi Swapp

Simon Says: Anything Goes 1

Crafty things have been going on but I can't share all the projects just yet!  At the beginning of March I attended Pretty Rustic which was creating 20 layouts over 2 days. I only completed 5 layouts on Day 1 and 6 layouts on Day 2. I am slowly completing the remaining 9 layouts! As this event is being run throughout the country, I can't share the projects until all venues have completed the creative weekend.

A project, or two, that I can share is my 2018 title page for my Heidi Swapp Memory Dex box.  Last year, I decided to complete a card for every month of the year. It could involve photos or freestyle crafting. I am going to continue with this project until my box is full!

This is the title page I created for the front of the Memory Dex box (until next year):


FYI: Light is my One Little Word for this year which is why I stamped the phrase on the title page.

The challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is Anything Goes so I am entering this memory dex card in the challenge.

Materials:
Memory Dex: Heidi Swapp
3x4 Card: Kaisercraft
Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Ink: Ranger Embossing
Stickers: The Craft Stall, Peelcraft (numbers)
Embossing Powder: unknown
Memory Dex Punch: Heidi Swapp

Friday, March 9, 2018

[Inter] National Craft Month

March is National Craft Month in USA but I'm turning it into International Craft Month so I can join in!

Recently I was inspired by a box that something my mum purchased came in. The box had a lovely paper-tole look and feel to it. The colours were lovely too.  I just couldn't put it in the recycling!  So I set to the box with my scissors and created a scrapbook layout with it. It came together really quickly as the box was the main design piece:


It is very different for me to use just one tiny photo and a lot of decoration but it's good to step out of your comfort zone every now and then.  Here's a close-up on the photo #someofmysquad and for you to see the paper-tole design on the card.


I am entering this layout over at Simon Says Stamp National Craft Month Giveaway. They are giving away a $100 gift certificate. Can you imagine winning that?!?

Materials:
Cardstock: Bazill
Stickers: American Crafts (Jen Hadfield)
Bling: K & Co and Ranger liquid pearls (coral)
Punch: EK Success
Distresser: Tim Holtz for Tonic
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Ink: Versamagic
Other: box, gold ribbon