Thursday, 15 March 2018

Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop March - Easter Theme

"Welcome to the monthly Stampin' Dreams Blog Hop. This month's theme is Easter Theme.
You may have just visited Anna Krol's blog, weren't her projects SIMPLY DELIGHTFUL.
You are currently visiting Shaz from Australia I hope you enjoy my card.
Easter has so many traditions for people all around the world,
for me it is all about the Eggs...especially the candy ones....
Hence why I chose the background for my card.

Of course I used everyone's GO TO for ideas... Pinterest
This idea comes from Michelle's blog

So I had a search through my new products from Occasions catalogue
as well as my FREE Sale-A-Brations products and decided to use these products 

to recreate this or something similar.
Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set 145519  $30
 Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" DSP 145559  $17.50
We Must Celebrate Stamp Set Clear Mount 145898  $35
Tailored Tag Punch 145667  $31
If you purchased all these products from my store you could choose
FREE Sale-A-Bration Ribbon 147143

From Jan 2-Mar 31 any purchases over $90
you can choose
FREE Sale-A-Brations products

I did something that I have never done before I chopped,
very carefully with your sharpest snips....
YES I could hear you all saying DON'T CHOP the Stamp Set up!!!

I was a lil bit scared, BUT I wanted to use them all individually
So I really had no choice right???

Then I grabbed the Tailored Tag Punch and cut 4 shapes out of Whisper White cardstock.
Then I inked up the bunny with Archival Basic Black and stamped the images strategically.

I used Archival basic black because I wanted to add
colour to the images with ink pads and aqua painter.

Why I used what ink I did, it's all explained so accurately here in this visual
from Katrina Duffill (Ink Paper Girl).
I got permission from Katrina before posting...Thank you <3
BUT I am sure she will love the exposure.
Her blog has so many beautiful examples of her cards. She is very talented.

OK, Sorry I am easily distracted.... back to the card directions....
I used Blushing Bride and So Saffron ink pads
and Aqua Painter to colour his ears and nose. 

I did exactly the same on the bunnies as I did to the lil piggy
Try to make sure that you aqua painter is not dripping with water
as it will make your paper very soggy. You will need to put them aside to dry completely.
Now add black ink to the edges, see HIND SITE TIP below

Next I punched 3 Tailored Tag shapes from Coastal Cabana(retired) 
as I was out of Bermuda Bay.
As well punch 3 shapes out of Lemon Lime Twist too.
Next I cut down the images with the bunnies on inside the punch
as I wanted a border of Coastal Cabana behind the bunnies...
See photo tip

 Once you have done this to all images we are ready to put the card together.
HIND SITE TIP - I had to outline the white tailored tag punched pieces with black pen
as they didn't POP when the card was already together....that was fun NOT!!!

For the card base Whisper White Thick - 4-1/4″ x 11″ folded in half at 5-1/2″
Lemon Lime Twist mat.
 Peekaboo Peach mat with Picture Perfect Party DSP.
Added some Sale-A-Bration FREE ribbon to the DSP on a diagonal.
I placed the tailored tags
strategically on the DSP

I used Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set 145519 for the 'Treat Yourself' sentiment

I  hope my card brightened your day and hopefully inspired you
to try to recreate or CASE (copy and selectively edit).
Thanks for popping by, please check out everyone's designs.
Please leave me some love in the comment box below
Cheers Shaz 

PS... I need your help, here is my unfinished crazy idea that I had yesterday
and it took me all day yesterday to create...
Who loves paper piecing???
Starting with this

Mid construction

Is this the final card or Not??? Sorry bout the quality :(

Up next is Sue Vine - MissPinksCraftspot
with what will be nothing short of AMAZING!
Please see the list below & hop through all of the people
on the list to see all our projects. You don't want to miss any!

Sunday, 25 February 2018

ESAD Sale-a-bration blog hop - February 2018

Hello one and all, you are here at Shaz's blog.
Today, the ESAD group of 19 Stampin' Up Demostrators
will showcase a variety of projects created with
2018 Sale-A-Bration products - 1st and 2nd release.
These are free products with the purchase of $90 Stampin' Up products
I cannot wait to see what everyone has created...
Here is mine, hope you like them....
Thanks for hopping with me today

I decided that I would use the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper,
they are so pretty in real life...Make sure you grab yourself some.

I have seen many variations already on Pinterest,
BUT for once I decided on trying my own design.
Firstly I cut around the beautiful floral design and
then I decided to once again use Brusho Crystal Colour
I just spritzed the foil dsp and add sprinkles of coloured crystal powders

to colour them.
Then I had to wait patiently for them to dry.

 For the leaves, I used 2 colours to create the right colour leaf for me

Who else is guilty of this?
If this is going behind another piece of
cardstock or DSP I cut shapes out of it
so that I don't feel like I am wasting paper.

 Then I decided that I would also use one of the
Sweet Soiree Memories & More card pack on this card...
I didn't like the original flower on the 'one perfect day' so I covered it.
With the Brusho flowers
 I really love how this turned out...

My next design is just a little bit of layering and copper embossing.

 Up next is Melinda Whittington
 I am sure that she will have some wonderful projects to share with us.
 What is ESAD you ask, here is a lil explanation.

Below is a full list of the participants if someone's links
don't work for some reason or another.

Blog Hop Participant List

Thanks for popping by, please check out everyone's designs.
Please leave me some love in the comment box below
Cheers Shaz  

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop - February- Love

This is my first HOP with Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hoppers,
you might have started with me or you may have started with Danielle

There is quite a few of us who are hopping together this month, 14 talented artists.
This months theme is LOVE...

As I have said before in previous blog posts this year
I am focusing on Scrapbooking more than cardmaking...
Funnily enough I got my inspiration from a card front that I had made months ago.
The colours matched the photo

I have used a set that you could earn in the Occasion Catalogue if you were a hostess.
YAY YOU, has some lovely sentiments and shapes.
You will see once you see my photos why I used this set.
I also used Memories & More Petal Passion Card Pack

My style of scrapbooking is very simple, I really like to FOCUS on the photos.
The quality is not the best BUT they show LOVE.
So my layout is more about the photos than all the scrapbooking supplies
you can use to complete a layout.
I create with the philosphy K.I.S.S. (keep it simple stupid)

Up next is Melissa, I am sure that she will have an AWESOME layout

Danielle Bennenk Sharon Dalton Melissa Davies Tina Riddle Cheryll Miller Jerim Dickins Charlet Mallett Pam Staples Dena Albee Jenny Hall Andrea Tracy-Tucker Tanya Boser Cathy Caines Jess Brown

Be Sure to join us next month as it is a sketch challenge,
Thanks for stopping by. Please leave me some love in the comment box
Cheers Shaz 

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Colour INKspiration #CI25

Welcome to the first challenge at Colour INKspiration for 2018.  #CI25
Night of Navy, Lemon Lime Twist and Whisper White.  

As soon as I saw this combo I knew that I had to use these colours to create some cards.
I need 2 baby cards, so I scrolled through Pinterest and found some inspiration using the stamp set A Little Wild. There I found 2 cards with these stamps.

Lorin Goodchild and Kelly Kent click on their names and it links back to the original post.

As well as this wonderful colour combination I could not go past using my favourite DSP's from the Annual Catalogue. Naturally Eclectic & Delightful Daisy for a perfect match.
AND A Little Wild Stamp Set.

I adapted my card from Lorin's original, by using Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies instead of circular shapes....Here is mine, I also decorate the envelope as well as the inside too.

So I had to make Kelly's card, as it was PERFECT for my friend who is having a baby shower next weekend and the nursery is decorated in an elephant theme....
This time I stamped the images on DSP and Cardstock and then ran them through the
Big Shot to cut them out...So lucky that this stamp set has matching Little Loves Framelits Dies. Once again I decorated the envelope.
Sometimes all you need is a lil inspiration, be sure to check out Colour INKspiration Challenges if you are stuck in a rutt, your mojo is out the window or you just want to be challenged.
Thanks for popping in, please be sure to leave me some lovely comments about my cards.
Cheers Shaz xoxo