Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Tasty Treats final Hurrah

Soon to retire I just had to squeeze one more share of the fabulous Tasty Treats DSP cards I have made.
The DSP makes it easy to create pretty cards for any occasion.
Miss Eilish is approaching 18 and the first of her school friends have reached the milestone so a special card (not just one from the box) was required.



 
Layering coordinating DSP  makes it easy to create lovely cards - the hardest bit I find is making the initial chop! I have been following the #loveitchopit hash tag because I do have a DSP hoarding issue so secretly knowing I have a full spare pack of this particular DSP I have actually enjoyed chopping it up and using it.
Now whilst the paper is retiring we can still enjoy the returning Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits Dies as they make their way into the new Annual Catalogue.
 
 
The Celebrate You sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes sitting proudly on the stitched oval - Oh how I love those stitched framelits!
 
 
 
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Till next time have a sweet one -
 
Courtenay
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Saturday, 20 May 2017

Eastern Palace Bundle and the Just Add Ink Challenge #360

My friend Kelly posted the cutest card the other day and with it came a Just Add Ink challenge JAI360.
 
I have had the Eastern Palace Bundle (the one I had to have) sitting here not seeing any ink so I decided that this challenge would see me change that! The bundle is amazing and I have only scratched the surface with this card - I didn't even use the pretty stickers like I wanted to.
 
 
 
 
Here is the sketch we are working from - its an inspiration so knowing how I prefer cards that are portrait orientation I tweaked it a little.
 
 


I felt a little challenged with the inside as the only stamping is  on the front is the sentiment but I think I made it work well.
The large dot Embossing folder is retiring - it is one of my favourites so I had to use it just one more time - well at the moment anyway.
 

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Would you like to make this you will need these goodies in your stash.

Till next time -
 
Courtenay
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Friday, 19 May 2017

Beautiful Bunch of Blossoms in Blue

The Bunch of Blossoms Bundle is a great 'go to' set that is super versatile. Wilst the bundle is retiring both the stamp set and punch are carrying over so we will get to continue enjoying this set.

 

All the petals are stamped and punched separately, they are then shaped a little with my bone folder on the piercing mat. They are stamped in Marina Mist for the top flower and Soft Sky on the lower one - stamped off twice for the first layer (my pad is extra juicy) then again for the second, the outline stamp is solid colour. The middle petal of each flower is popped with a dimensional at the top and glue dot at the base to give dimension. The Sepal and Receptacle, (This is the thickened part at the bottom of the flower and green leaves that join the flower to the stem) are made using the small flower punch part then cut in 1/2- the glue dot at the base of this one helps hold that petal low on the bottom.

 
As I usually do the inside of the card has a couple of stamped petals to match the envelope - I don't always put a sentiment inside - this card is blank. 
 
 
 

 


The Bundle is retiring on the 1st June 2017 but the stamp set and punch are moving forward into the new Annual Catalogue. I used the spotty Night Of Navy piece from the Regals DSP. You will need your regular tools and adhesives.


Till next time -
 
Courtenay
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Monday, 15 May 2017

Mother's Day 2017 Cards to Celebrate

Happy Mother's Day to my beautiful mum who we are blessed to have live with us (well in the Granny flat but its walking distance). She has been a great help to us as we have raised our 3 young ladies.



The card for my mum - I pulled out the 'coming soon' Daisy Delight Bundle, Tranquil Tide Card and ink plus some Pumpkin Pie. This card evolved form a full panel of the patterned DSP to what you see here.
A little history - my mum is not a flowers on cards sort of person - actually she will say she hates them! I take the challenge to make flower cards that she will like frequently most of the time I win her over. She loved this one so I am happy.


My mother in law loves pink and loves flowers so she was easy to make a pretty card for. I love the Daisy Delight bundle - I will say please when making this card you need to make sure the daisy is not to far over the edge as it won't fit in the envelope. Yes I know this - this is take 2!


Some of you that have been following my blog for a while and for those that haven't, One of my many hats is that I'm a Midwife at the local hospital. We have between 3200-3500 babies a year born with us and for the last few years I have made cards for each new mum on the Maternity ward on Mother's Day. This year I decided to make it bigger and put a load of planning into it. With the DSP promotion during the end of Sale-A-Bration I collected an extra pack of the Succulent Garden DSP.
I put a notice up at work to see if anyone would like to help and between us we ate, drank tea and made 60 cards to hand out! Every lady that our whole service had contact with got a card - so those that birthed and went straight home, mums with babies in the Special Care Nursery, Mums on the Maternity ward and Mums visited by our Early home visiting program. I wasn't at work but the feedback I have received was beautiful and makes my heart sing.





They look impressive bundled up like this don't they?
To make it easy for us we used the Note card and Envelope packs and we worked like a production line. At the time this post goes live most of the elements of this card are still available in Australia. Mint Macaron Ink and Card are already sold out! Loved that colour!
 





 
 Succulent card goodies still available while stocks last! 

Till next time -
 
Courtenay
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