Wednesday, 15 March 2017
Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called Workshops Your Way® Dreamin' Big Scrapbooking Kit.
Tuesday, 7 March 2017
At my weekly Adult Learning Card Making Class I taught them 10 days ago a few fun Water Colour Painting Techniques. Smooshing was everyone's favourite and fun technique. I made a few cards with my sample 4x4 sized samples. Using with lots of water and paint droplets on sturdy plastic or your then turn it over and SMOOSH the paint onto your paper to create interesting organic designs.
Note: I did mention this technique on the Tea-rrific S1703 CTMH Australasian Blog Hop
See below Mothers Day card also shown on that Blog Hop.
Following on from this theme this weekend I used my watercolour samples and made another similar card using that and
I used to add the tea bag tag and used to to stamp them and my ShinHan markers to colour in the tag. I put washi tape on the back to hold the twine in place.
One of my ladies made the following card at the class with the Smooshing Technique and stamp set. She used some to add dimension to the title. I loved her card so asked if I could take a photo and post to my blog.
I have loved teaching these techniques - along with a bunch of others as seen in the blog hop and other cards I've made.
One of my ladies only comes every second week so I'm looking forward to this Thursday to see what she made with her watercolour samples that she took home to stamp and make into a card.
Wednesday, 1 March 2017
Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the "" Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
Today I would like to share with you my project which features the exclusively throughout March 2017 for $27 or for just $7.50 when you spend $75.
Firstly can I say... I LOVE THIS STAMP SET SOOoooooooo Sooooooo MUCH!!!!!
I did a demo last week with Water colour paints and techniques for my Seniors Card Making Class at an Adult learning centre. Some of my water colour samples I turned into cards for my Blog Hop.
I taught the ladies the Smooshing technique by dropping watercoloured paint onto plastic and then smooshing it on . My watercolour paper samples were all 4x4 inches and I did cut it down slightly, then I used a larger piece of to back the .
Then I stamped the Happy Mothers Day cup and the "steam" three times with
To finish the card off I tied a bow with so it looked balanced and even plus pretty and delicate. My mum was with me when I made the card but she promises to be surprised on Mothers Day receiving it (heheheheheee).
For another Sample I stamped Black Memento™ Ink Pad on with the Flower stamp (This stamp set with thin cuts bundled together are 25% off this month only!!). Such a great flower stamp. I wanted to show my seniors ladies that you can use with normal paper it just tends to buckle a little (and obviously can't be completely covered in water or paint). Using it to paint the flowers is just enough to not buckle the paper completely. I used the to paint the flowers so it wasn't too wet.
Goes great with paper from and the "Good times are even better when they are shared." sentiment from the
I used and stuck Hello Lovely Paper and Colonial White cardstock on the
I also had made up the cards in the
last week and had leftover pieces cut from the kit that I hadn't made up into cards yet, so I used the base just like the cards (shown below in stock image).
Using the stamp of the month with the two joining sentiments I made the following card. Using my shinhan markers (have you noticed its my favourite black ink?!!) I stamped the image and the sentiments then coloured in the cups with my
Its a very simple card so it may need some bling but the sentiment is the most important feature of the card I feel so the subtle design of the baby card/turned grownup card is enough. I did cut the ribbon to stick on as per the above image but it didn't really go well with the cups so I didn't end up using it.
Remember this great stamp set is only available throughout March from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant.
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects. I'm really interested to hear what you think about them, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Creating with Kara Davies.
Thursday, 16 February 2017
At my weekly cardmaking class at an adult learning centre they requested some cards that don't have any stamping because some of them have the shakes.
I racked my brains to come up with something to suit their requirements that didn't have stamping.
Last week I showed them the cards I had made for previous blogs (see links to them below).
The cards they liked had the patchwork style design with the half inch strips. So using those as inspiration and also inspired by my friend and sister consultant Laura Beacham who used half inch strips to cover a thin cut heart. Today, I made a card with my Hello lovely half inch scraps and Fern cardstock to thin cut the heart and border and the Happy birthday thin cut in Fern cardstock.
I stuck the thin heart border and the Happy birthday with the bonding memories Glue Pen.
Card all made with no stamping. I was very happy with the way it looked. Simple and fun to create and duplicate.
Wednesday, 15 February 2017
Welcome to our Australasian Close to My Heart Blog Hop featuring this months featured pack called
If you have arrived here from Doris Taylor Creative Inspirations then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
We are all creating with the This kit is featured by Close to My Heart in January and is available until the end of the current Seasonal Expressions Ideas Book.
Wednesday, 1 February 2017
Welcome to our Australasian Blog Hop. We have all been creating with the "" Stamp set. If you have arrived here from Wendy Hopper ...Expressions of the heart then you are in the right place. If you landed here another way, please join in by following the link at the end of this post. Follow the links, check out all the amazing ideas and eventually you'll come right back here to where you started.
This is the CUTEST little stamps set so I KNOW all the 10 consultants in this blog hop will have an amazing selection of ideas for us. Make sure you check everyone out and come right back to here.
I started by stamping the littlest bunny with
The one on the right is straight black and the one on the left is second generation inked for that lighter grey colour. I like using Memento because you can colour with markers or use watercolour paints without the black ink running.
I made the cards with
The first two cards in my series are slight modifications from instructions consultants were given at our Sneak Peak events last year. Contact your consultant if you'd like the instructions. The are very simple.
1 patterned piece 5.5 x 4.25 inches
1 piece 1.5 inches wide to place on the bottom (I split mine into 2 x 0.75 inch parts and on the second card I used the zip strips which are 0.5 inches wide)
I drew around the Somebunny Wishes You banner with Then coloured in flowers and bunny with my ShinHan Markers. to match the green in the paper as closely as I could. Don't look at my colouring in too closely - It was late the night I made these so I could probably do a lot better with more sleep :)
I had lots of scraps from a card I'd made with zip strips and half inch strips like a patchwork quilt (see other blog post on Hello Lovely). So the next card I made was the card below with the half inch strips on a white small section of card (the bit under the bunny).
With the scraps I had from the
the other card I added the strips to the corner as well and added
along the edge (the photo looks silver but is actually gold).
and used a grey pencil to colour in the top of the bunny.
Remember this great stamp set is only available throughout February from my website or from your Close to My Heart Consultant. Also the
is only available until the end of the current Seasonal Expressions Catalogue so is only available until the end of April.
Thanks so much for dropping by to check out my latest projects. I'm really interested to hear what you think about it, so I'd love you to leave a comment before heading off to the next stop on our Australasian Blog Hop which is Chris Woodward.