Saturday, 27 May 2017

May Blog Hop Competition Winner

Our competition winner for May is.......

Lauren from Upper Kedron, Brisbane.

Thank you for participating and Congratulations.


Monday, 22 May 2017

May Blog Hop Competition

Welcome to our May Blog Hop Competition.

First, the rules.
This competition is open to Australian residents only. Please let me know which State or town you are from in your comment. Leave a comment on my blog to enter then click on the links to our other designers blogs and leave a comment after you look at the wonderful creations they have made using this months prize. Only one comment per blog is allowed for a maximum of four entries into the competition. A winner will be drawn randomly and the winner will be announced here. The competition starts now and ends at midnight Friday EST.

 Here is the prize for this month.

CRS5098 Build a Lighthouse.

 These are my contributions for this month.

 These are the links to our other designers-

Good luck and happy crafting,

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Guest Designers

Hi everyone.

Today I want to share with you a few card designs done by Terry and Glenda who are class members of mine but also great cardmaking teachers in their own right. All the stamps used are in the Stampendous range.

The first two cards were made by Terry. He chose to make a double Z card with the new Laurel Burch Mermaid set. 

LBCRS03 Mermaid Fish

This second card is a beautiful Diorama card featuring the new Pink Your Life Pirates Clear Stamp Set.

SSCP111 Pirates

This project isn't really a card but a beautiful box made by Glenda. She incorporated stamps from the Pink Your Whisper Fly Clear Stamp Set as well as the new Happy Birds Clear Stamp Set.

SSCP106 Whisper Fly

SSC1255 Happy Birds
This last project is mine. I melted embossing powder in and around the jar to create an ocean backdrop ( lots of different Embossing Enamels and powders) and sandy ocean floor (Golden Sand embossing powder). I used brown paper clay in the bottom of the jar to create a rock. All the shells were coloured and then placed in the jar. To get then to stay upright and not move around I glued each piece to piece of bamboo skewer. The fish are hanging from the lid on thin slivers of acetate. The shells on the lid were made from paper clay and then coloured by using Pearlustre Embossing Powders over them when they were dry. Thanks Glenda for the inspiration and help with some technical details.

CRS5090 Seashells.
Happy crafting,

Thursday, 11 May 2017

Honeycomb Perfectly Clear Stamp Set

Okay, I am officially nuts.
I stamped the honeycomb, then the bees over the honeycomb. I then stamped the bees onto a separate piece of card and vellum. I coloured the honeycomb and the bee bodies on both the card and the separate piece. I taped around the outside of the card and coloured the background with some brown Palette ink. I removed the tape and have an instant mat. The crazy part comes next. I cut out the vellum wings and then the bee bodies. The wings and bodies were glued together and then mounted over the bees on the card front with foam squares. The sentiment is part of the set. Talk about fiddly but the end result was worth it.

SSC1257 Honeycomb Wishes

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Poised Peacock

This is another great Stampendous stamp set that will get a lot of use. This was a great class.

Happy crafting,

May Blog Hop Competition (heads up)

Our competition runs for one week each month. It is the last full week (Monday to Friday) of each month. This is just a heads up to let you know what the prize will be this month. It is is this fantastic Lighthouse Stamp Set from Stampendous.

Don't forget to enter! 

Happy crafting,

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Another Laurel Burch stamp.

This card is a little softer in colour than the typical colours by this designer but I think they work well together. I used coloured pencils for the image and Palette hybrid inks for the background.

LBCW004 Kindred Spirits.
Happy crafting,

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

April release designs

These are a few designs that I have done using some of the newest stamps from Stampendous.

CRH311 Penned Birthday

HMCW06 Grasshopper Leap

SSC1261 Nautical Anchor

LBCV006 Toucan

LBCP002 Rainbow Safari

LBCP003 Giraffes
Happy crafting,