Thursday, 29 October 2015

Cottage Greetings - Global Design Project #gdp008

Hello there. It's Week 8 of the Global Design Project, and it's CASE the Designer time. This week's Designer is Kylie Bertucci, and this is Kylie's card. To see the Design Teams creations based on Kylie's card click here. You won't be disappointed.
My creation is based on Kylie's choice of colours: Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry, Tip Top Taupe & Very Vanilla. I was also inspired by the layout, however I made my card square. And I have used the Flower Theme by using stamped flowers from the  'Cottage Greetings' stampset.
I used Stampin' Write Markers to colour the flower stamps and then fussy cut all those little flowers and leaves to make the flourish. I have added the Tip Top Taupe stripes from the 'Cherry on Top' Designer Series Paper.
 
And finished with the sweetest little banner.


Thankyou so much for stopping by and don't forget you can leave me a comment (if you would like). I love hearing from you. D x
 
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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Global Design Project Winners #gdp007


Another Global Design Project week over and I was one of three winners for the #gdp007 Theme Challenge: Farm! You can see all three winners here.

I couldn't believe my eyes when the winners were announced; not only for myself, but my beautiful friend Karen was also a winner! And this is heramazing creation
 Yes, Karen has knitted Baker's Twine with toothpicks.
Un-bel-iev-able!!! You can see Karen's entry here on Instagram @redinkcreativecardmaking


So, I made Karen a little 'Congrats' tag complimenting the Farm Theme and I bought some beautiful red gerberas. I recycled a bottle of wine for a vase, but the label had caught my eye. Look at the sheep! Perfection.

There is another Global Design Project Challenge this week and it's CASE the Designer. Click here for all the details, and I hope you get the chance to play along.
Thankyou for stopping by. D x

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Thursday, 22 October 2015

Barnyard Babies - Global Design Project #GDP007

Hello, and welcome to my latest blog post.
I have been creating a project for the latest Challenge over at
the Global Design Project. It's Week 7 and a 'Farm' theme:
The 'Barnyard Babies' stampset was the perfect choice for this Challenge, and this is my creation:

I have had the 'Old MacDonald' idea for a while and along comes the perfect opportunity to get my thoughts onto cardstock. And into a frame. I really love the Alphabet Rotary Stamp for moments like these.
The Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies made the 'Cucumber Crush' rolling green hills, beneath a 'Soft Sky' sky. We live in a seaside town surrounded by beautiful green hills and farms, and I am sure Old MacDonald's farm is as beautiful.

I made a windmill; an iconic Australian farm fixture - and did you notice the windmill on the Theme banner? You can also see the Farmhouse surrounded by trees in the background perched above the farm. Another cute addition by using the Sleigh Ride Edgelit Dies.

This little strip of Barnyard Babies were coloured in by my 5 year old. So whilst I was creating my project, I had a little man on his table colouring-in to his hearts content!

You still have time to play along; the Challenge ends at 6pm AEST Saturday 24th October. See the Schedule here.

Thankyou so much for stopping by, and you are more than welcome to leave a comment. If you are after any of the products I have used for my project, see below and click on an image to order online. D x 
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Sea Street - Global Design Project #GDP006

Hi there...
This is Week 6 for the Global Design Project, and I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it! Yes, it is a Sketch Challenge and I hope you can join in... Be inspired by the Design Team, and see what everyone else is creating.
Here is my creation for this weeks Sketch Challenge:
 A little bit of 'Sea Street' and a masculine/Nautical creation. I really love that quirky little Octopus. He sits perfectly on the bottom left of the diagonal, amongst the starfish. I created the ombre horizontal striped background using the Stripes Decorative Mask and a Sponge Dauber with the Bermuda Bay Inkpad. Too easy!
I made a 'Sailor's Knot' from Whisper White Baker's Twine, to compliment the Nautical theme.
And the inside of my card has fussy-cut flags and a touch of stamped rope at the bottom. Leaving enough room to write a message full of Happy Birthday wishes.
TIP: This is how my Octopus became the handsome one; I stamped the image using the Crumb Cake Stampin' Pad. As you can see from the photos above - I created his fancy 'Bermuda Bay' tentacles using these methods. I then fussy-cut around the image.

Thankyou so much for stopping by. I love having visitors and you can always leave a comment or ask me a question. Don't be shy.
D x

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Saturday, 10 October 2015

Global Design Project Colour Challenge #GDP005

This week for the Global Design Project, it's a Colour Challenge using these divine colours:
 I have totally left this entry to the last minute - lots happening as always, but I have taken on the task. Have you seen the Global Design Teams projects? Gorgeous as always. And don't forget you can play along too just like me.
I have used the Hamburger Box Bigz XL Die as the base of my project. Covered with Confetti Hearts - and tied with the yummy Pear Pizzazz Cotton Ribbon. Did I mention the Hamburger Box Die is 25% off this week? 
Inside this little box are a handful of teeny notecards that fit perfectly inside. Such a sweet gift to give to someone, and there will always be a notecard on hand for whatever occasion.
'Thankyou', 'Congratulations' & 'Happy Birthday' - go to for a last minute card.
My cards complete in their box.

Thankyou so much for visiting. See you sometime next week ♡

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Wednesday, 7 October 2015

School Holiday Children's Class

Hello and welcome to my blog.
We have just had the most wonderful of School Holidays and I had the opportunity to have a Children's Class with 10 gorgeous 5-8 year old girls & boys. Here is what we made:

These projects were perfect for little hands and everyone loved the end result. I had to consider a Class that covered both girls & boys - where everybody would love to make something to give away or to keep for themselves.

The Big Shot made an appearance for the notecards; how fun! We made 'Happy Birthday' cards for the children to make for their friends or family. I had the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and Star punch to mix it up for a 'Boy or Girl' card.

How cute is the Curvy Keepsake box bird? I CASEd this cutie from Di Barnes - Colour Me Happy, and I placed a mini bag of M&M's inside once everyone had left the table. (I wish I had a camera ready for when Charlotte found what was hiding inside! Priceless.)

Lastly, we made the Owl Builder note tag. He was perfect to end the afternoon of crafting fun... and the kids were so happy with their loot at the end of the session.

Happy Kids + Happy Mums = Happy Me!


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Friday, 2 October 2015

Circle of Spring Global Design Project #GDP004

Hello and welcome... 
It's Week 4 of the Global Design Project Challenge and this weeks theme is 'CASE' the designer. How gorgeous is this Christmas card by Louise Sharp? As soon as I saw this Challenge, I had in mind exactly what I was going to create.
Louise Sharp is so talented and clever; please take the time to check out her amazing blog and creations. I am in awe of Louise and everything she creates. Louise is a friend of mine and it all started by me 'stalking' her on Pinterest/Facebook/Instagram.
And all in a nice way.
It's truly amazing how friendships are formed through Stampin' Up! and I wouldn't be blogging if it weren't for this beautiful girl. Thankyou Louise.

And here is my creation for this weeks Challenge:
 A rustic Christmas wreath.
 
                                                                                 
A close up of the centre of the wreath. I love adding detail; a tiny linen thread bow and the sweetest heart. The flowers remind me of Australian Christmas Bush; a beautiful flowering bush that flowers at Christmas time covered in the most beautiful red flowers.
 
I decided not to place a sentiment on the front of my card, instead I stamped something on the inside.
 
Tip: I used Stampin' Write Markers - Real Red for the flowers and Old Olive for the Leaves and vines. After stamping I coloured the flowers and leaves using a Blender Pen. I finished the flowers with a touch of So Saffron in the centres. I love colouring in!!!
 
 
 
 
Are you up for this weeks Challenge? It closes tomorrow, so there's still some time to join in the fun. If not, a new Challenge will be up for Monday. Check the GDP Schedule here
 
Thankyou for being here. I appreciate your visit, and hope you visit again soon. D x
 
PS: What do you think of my beautiful and prettied up blog page? I love it!

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