Sunday, 7 December 2014

Crazy Crafters December Blog Hop

Thank you for joining me for our December Blog Hop. This month we are showcasing projects using Designer Series Paper, or DSP as it is also known.

I love DSP as many of them are so pretty. I'm very good at buying them, but not so great at using them. So for me this month's theme has been a challenge, pushing me outside my comfort zone. I'm hoping this will mean that I will start to incorporate DSP into my natural crafting. It will certainly help when I browse through the other blogs in the hop.

I decided that I would make a box with a matching card using both sides of a sheet of DSP from the Back to Black set, which is in the current annual catalogue. I even created my own embellishment using the paper and a simple floral black button from the neutrals button collection from the same catalogue.

Thank you for joining us on the Crazy Crafter Blog Hop. I hope you enjoy the rest of your journey.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Crazy Crafters Blog Hop Favorite Stamp Set

Thank you for joining the Crazy Crafters Blog Hop for October. This month we are show casing our favourite stamp set. Favourite stamp set sounded like an easy topic, until it came time to pick one. I love so many of them. One set did stand out as my favourite at the moment, it also happens to be my most recent purchase, Bloom with Hope.

For those of you that aren't familiar with this set, it is one of the hostess sets in the current Stanpin' Up! catalogue. I have it in clear and it comes in two cases. The sentiments which this set includes are focused both on "Happy Birthday" and also "With Sympathy".

I kept my card this month very simple. Black and white without the fuss.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop.

Sunday, 5 October 2014

Crazy Crafters Stampin' Up! Blog Hop October- Case a Project from Pintrest

Thanks for joining The Crazy Crafters team blog hop for October. This months focus is on Case a Project from Pintrest. I choose to CASE some cards from Laura Britten from Stamping with Laura Jane. She used the Get Your Santa On stamp set from the current holiday catalogue to make a set of 3x3 cards. These cards are so simple, yet so cute.

I used her ideas and then took inspiration from there and came up with these.

Firstly, I made a couple of 3x3 cards. I hadn't made cards this size before. So super easy and they could always be used as gift tags if needed.

From there I decided to make a couple of regular sized cards.

Then I thought I really needed some cute little boxes to go with them. Love, love, love the Curvy Keepsake Box, so out it came again. I've seen these boxes made into cute little punch art characters and made out of DSP, but I do love them stamped to match cards. For me it's all about co-ordination.


I hope you enjoy our October Blog Hop.

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Crazy Crafters Stampin' Up! Blog Hop September- Holiday Catalogue

Thanks for joining The Crazy Crafters team blog hop for September. This month focus is on the holiday catalogue which was released on the 28th of August and goes right through to the 5th January 2015. If you haven't already got a copy, then request one from your Stampin' Up! demonstrator or check it out online. No demonstrator? No worries, just drop me an email.

One of the things I love about Stampin' Up! is matching. I love matching my boxes or gift tags to the cards I create. So this month I have used one of the new stamp sets in the holiday catalogue to create a Christmas card and then made a matching curvy box using cardstock and the same stamp set, Endless Wishes. It is a very sweet delicate set, which incorporates a variety of greetings for the holiday season. These greetings can be mixed and matched to create a sentiment of your own style.


Endless Wishes stamp set (Phtopolymer 136829 $27
.95 AUD)

Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die (135853 $55.95 AUD)
Sassy Salutations (wood 132070 $41.95 AUD clear 126707 $33.95 AUD)
Chocloate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad 126979 $9.95 AUD
Chocloate Chip A4 cardstock 108599 $11.95 AUD
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad 126975 $9.95 AUD
Very Vanilla A4 cardstock 106550 $14.95 AUD
Versa Mark 1022283 $12.95 AUD
Gold Embossing Powder 109129 $8.95 AUD
Gold 1.6cm Satin Ribbon 134547 $11.95 AUD

Next in the blog hop line up is the talented Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
Enjoy our blog hop for September!

Blog Hop List Line Up

Rose Desmond at Stampin with Rosalie
Carolina Evans at Studio Evans
Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards
Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
Sarah Chilby at Handmade Wombat
Nicole Spicer at Handmade by Nicole Spicer
Angela Lorenz at Ang's Crafty Cards
Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft

Thursday, 28 August 2014

Another Birthday in July

I know I'm a little behind, but I only gave this one to its new owner on Saturday. This is a quick card to whip up. Just a few stamps here and there, and you're done!

I was trying to think of more ideas that could be universal no matter the sex, as male cards always tend to be a struggle. This was made for yet another sister-in-law, who happens to share a birthday but not birth year with her sister. When I think of her, images of energy and celebration come to my mind, so I kept thinking of fireworks.


I ususally like to stick to people's favorite colour when I am making something for them. In this case we have many shades of green.


Monday, 25 August 2014

Hop on a boat and sail away...

One of the many birthdays in July was for one of my sister-in-laws. She turned the magical number of 40! She decided to celebrate this milestone she would go on a cruise with some of her family. So I jumped on board (at least in spirit) and thought I would make her a birthday card with this theme in mind. Perfect use for the Traveler Stamp Set.

Taking into consideration her favourite colour, purple, her recent adventure and her love of all things bling- this is what I came up with. The bling was coloured in using Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities to keep with the use of shades of purple.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Crazy Crafters Colour Combo Blog Hop

Thanks for joining The Crazy Crafters team blog hop. This is time we had to choose a combo of colours from the Stampin' Up! pintrest board for inspiration. There were so many to choose from. As it is the July/August period and this is a huge birthday time in my family, I thought I should combine creating for the Blog Hop and doing some of the birthday cards I need to do. 

This is the picture which I took some inspiration from.

This is the tenth stop in our Colour Combo blog hop line. You should have just come from  Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie , if this is your first stop then you can work your way to every blog from here. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you the full hop. 

My first creation uses the new stamp set in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalogue called Boys Will Be Boys. This was actually on the top of my wish list when I first saw the catalogue. My son loves robots and lego, so I knew I would use it. Just because the term "boys" is used in the naming of this set, doesn't mean that it can't be used for girls. This card has been designed as a birthday card for a young girl, change the colours and it could be for either gender.

Boys Will Be Boys- Front

Boys Will Be Boys- Inside the card

In this card I've used a combination of Big News and Garden Party stamp sets, both are available in the current Annual Catalogue. I love the pretty little images in this stamp set, you can combine them in all sorts of ways. 



This is my final card for this months Blog Hop, it uses the Be the Star stamp set. The group of small stars have been heat embossed in silver, to give the card that extra little something. I also used the star punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack Accents, punched out some Daffodil Delight card stock and raised them with dimensionals.

Be the Star- Front

Be the Star- Inside


Boys will be boys stamp set 
(wood 134135 $42.95 AUD, clear 134138 $30.95 AUD)
Big News stamp set (wood 134015 $75.95 AUD, clear 134018 $55.95 AUD)
Be a Star stamp set (wood 134731 $49.95 AUD, clear 134734 $35.95 AUD)
Itty Bitty Punch Pack Accents 133787 $ 29.95 AUD
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad 126950 $9.95 AUD
Rich Razzleberry A4 cardstock 119981 $11.95 AUD
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad 131171 $9.95 AUD
Bermuda Bay A4 cardstock 131286 $11.95 AUD
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad 126944 $9.95 AUD
Daffodil Delight  A4 cardstock 121680 $11.95 AUD
Versa Mark 1022283 $12.95 AUD
Silver Embossing Powder 109131 $8.95 AUD
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430 $6.95 AUD

Blog Line up-

1. Carolina Evans at Studio Evans 
2. Angela Lorenz at Angs Crafty Cards
3. Nicole Spicer at Handmade By Nicole Spicer 
4. Michelle Mills at Hello Day Cards
5. Laura Britten at Stamping with Laura Jane
6. Sarah Rae Oakes at Stampin' Up! with Sarah
7. Karen Coulter at Do Lally Crafts
8. Kylie Bertucci at Crafty Kylie
9. Sue Wdowik at Nigh Nigh Birdie
10. Rose Desmond at Stamping with Rosalie
11. Petra Tailor at Tailored Craftiness
12. Tamie Holt at Tamie Luvs Craft 2

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Blendabilities meet Flower Shop

I have been playing some more with my beloved Blendabilities. This time I decided to use some smaller images to see how I would go.

So far Cherry Cobbler is my favourite colour set, but there is so many more to try.

Card using Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, Sassy Salutations, Flower Shop and Petite Petals

Close up of the flowers

Inside view

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Blendabilities + embossing powder = lots of fun!

I am certainly a little behind the times. I have seen this technique making its appearance all over Pintrest. Very simple, yet very effective. I have no idea who first had the idea but I'm ever so grateful. Its an easy way to use Blendabilities on those days when we have an unsteady hand or just to use a different affect.

You simply stamp with Versa Mark and use white embossing powder over it, heat set and colour over. Just as easy as that, particularly if you use it on black card stock.