Tuesday, June 30, 2015

#Punch It Up Stampin Up Competition for Demo's

It has been a few months since I have posted on my blog.  I have just had a new disk put into my neck.  This makes life a lot more comfortable especially when sleeping of a night I can now get more than 2-3 hours sleep which is wonderful. I have finally been able to craft a little so this was my first an entry for #Punch It Up using our new Sweetheart Punch which the large White Roses were made from. The Pansy Punch which the small Roses are from as well as the Dog Wood Blossom.  The Border Heart Punch was used for the Ribbon running through the centre of  DSPaper.

I used the Stampin Up Stamp Sets:
"Kinda Eclectic",
"Butterfly Basics",
Salutation from New Baby Stamp:
 "Made with Love"

This is a close up of the White Roses made with the new Sweetheart Punch.

The Dog Wood and smaller Deep Red Roses were made with the Pansy Punch.
The Fern and Rose Leaves are made with the Stamps from the above stamp sets and Fussy cut around the images as well as shaping and moulding each leaf and frond.
All these products are available on my shop on line icon.

Have a wonderful week.  Happy Crafting.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Tutorial - Handbag Card.

 Handbag Card or Memory Album

Base Card Stock                 15 cm x 30 cm   x 2  (Plain)
Designer s. Paper           14 cm x 14 cm   x 2  (Print)
Card Stock and Ribbon for decorating.
Bag Flap 4 Circles  (2 circles nested inside one another and part of magnet encloses between the two circles).
Magnets – Closures
Or Velcro – Closures

1. Take the two pieces of card stock and lay the long side along the top of the scoring board.  Score down at   15cm   and    22.5cm do the same with second piece.
2. On  front and back of purse overlay the 7.5 score line over top of each other and seal with tape or glue which ever you prefer. This will join the back and front together for you.
3. Then on the out side of the card 15 cm. x 15 cm. Front and back glue the Designer Paper which is 14 cm  x 14 cm square.  Place one side of the Magnet between the Cardstock and D.S.P. paper to give the tab for closing.

4. Add the Closure Flap to the top back of the card and place ruffled Lace around the half circle.  On the top of the gathered lace and top layer place the facing over to make inside finished off. Remembering to place the other half of the magnet on the inside of this flap for closure.

Inside of Album

5.  Cover the Large Square with DSP 14 cm x 14 cm.
6.  Then cover base of handbag with DSP 14cm. x  6.5 c.m  x 2.
7.  One piece on both sides of the fold in the centre of the card.
8.  Then Centre the Colour Card Stock on the DSP. At Large top sections of Card 
9. Contrast Coloured Card Stock
11cm. x 9cm    x 2
Base of the Album or Card
13.5 cm. x 5.5  x 2

10.  White Card Stock to sponged around the edge  and decorated before attaching to the Coloured Card Stock in side the Card.
11.  Size of the White Card Stock :
  10 cm. x  5 cm  x  2
  8.5 cm.  x  10 cm  x 2
Finishing Off.

Make a Fake Suede Flower by punching 4 Flowers out and then  scrunching them up until you are able to divide into two pieces then layer the divided flowers and mount on Flap Closure over the Magnet.
I hope this will be of some help to those who wanted the design. Please do not hesitate to email me if you need further help.
Sorry it has taken so long.  A lot on the plate at the moment.
love Carolyn

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly Basics

Hello my loverly crafters, this lovely stamp set lends itself to a great new creation Level.  Just love it I find there is just unlimited ideas of what can be created with it.
Over the last week have been making handbag cards.Which can be used as Scrap book cards and Memory Albums.

The Handbag takes a little time to make , it is not difficult but just time consuming
Supplies :
Designer Series Paper, & Cardstock.
Thick Kitchen twine,
Favourite Paper Glue
Bone Scorer,
Stamp Set 'Basic Butterfly., There are a  lot of beautiful stamps sets that can be used for this technique..

When the bag has been opened up there are many different panels to scrap book or embellish.

Will be writing the lesson for this Handbag Album to share over the next few days.  So watch out for details.
Happy Crafting,

Saturday, March 7, 2015

70th Wildflower Birthday Card.

Our beautiful wild flowers.  They always inspire me.  This is for a friends brother who has a great love of our native Flora and Fauna.
The card is a huge envelope which folds up.  There is a little pocket behind the Tag for a gift card.  The Envelope Card folds up and is tied with a red ribbon for presentation it would not be able to be posted unless a special box was made for it as it is too thick.

The card also has flowers made from Stampin Up Dies and Punches and our great quality Card Stock.
Have a wonderful week.
Crafting love Carolyn

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Stampin Up Butterfly Bundle

 Just love our new Butterfly Bundle and all the possibilities it brings.  Making the card tactile by adding embossing powders and pieces of Ribbon dimensional flowers.  The small butterfly from the Die set which matches the Stamp set Butterfly Basics all goes to add a little bit of you to your creation.  This set makes it so easy to design with so many possibilities.
All you need is a little imagination and time to play.
This card I used Gold embossing Powder Versa Mark Pad, Stazon Black;
 Ribbon: Tangerine Tango, Misty Lagoon;
Card Stock: Natural, Tangerine Tango: Black Card Stock;
Miscellaneous Supplies: Double sided Tape; Embossing Powder Marker Pens to use as water colour with Aqua Painters very Handy little Brushes.
Designer Series Paper: Sale-a-bration

Simple side opening Card

This one also side opening.

Modified Tri Shutter Card  with out all the intricate cuts etc.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Joy Fold Card with Stampin Up Blossom Petals DSP

 Have been busy making these pretty little Joy Fold Cards.  So simple yet very easy to make,

This is the card with the under flap open and the top flap opens back for you to write on.

Here is another of the Joy cards I made a couple of days ago.  I love this special colour.  Blackberry Bliss.  With Light Plum.
For the top Card I used the new Painted Bloom  Designer Series Paper 137784  and Butterfly Basic Stamp set   with the Butterfly Thinlit cutters.
If any of these items you would like to make this card with you can get them from my on line shop here on this page.
Happy Crafting
love Carolyn

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


These lovely screen cards have been all the go for the last few months  It is amazing though looking back in many books and being in the craft industry for so long I have seen many of these ideas come and go over the past 30-40 years.  Nothing ever seems really new.  The amazing thing is that each time they are reinvented they become even more beautiful. The card above has been made from our Sale-a-bration stamp set Lotus Blossom.  I thought the screen card would fit this beautiful three step stamp set beautifully.

This screen card was made from a set called Asian Artistry which was a lovely Hostess set back about 5 years ago.

Used Base Card Stock
Layering Panel 
Stamping Panel
Punches : Lovely Label and Many Stars Border Punch.
Like any more details.  Please contact me.
Crafting for the week
love Carolyn