Sunday, 26 June 2016

Can You Case It #126 Sketch Challenge - Swirly Scribbles

 Wow, where did that weekend go?? I honestly can't believe it's Sunday already and gosh hasn't it been chilly. It's the sort of weather that makes you want to stay home, in your pajamas and get crafting... well it does for me anyway.

And today is the perfect day to share the card I created for the Can You Case It team. This week we have a fantastic sketch where we had to use a die or framelit.
With all the fantastic new dies in our annual catalogue, I was completely spoiled for choice. But it had been a while since I used the new Swirly Scribbles so thought it was time to dust it off:

It's a pretty simple one this week, but I really wanted the words to be the star of the show as such. But doesn't that die just look stunning in gold glimmer.

I used black embossing powder to make my heart pop and then added a little bit of a Pool Party watercolour wash in the background.
You really must pop over to the blog and check out all the other DT's cards. There really is something for everyone on there now, with such a huge team.

And remember that if you want to buy any of the products that I have used today, just head over to my store and check them out. oh and don't forget to use my hostess code at the check out, to get yourself a little Thank You gift!

Happy Crafting,

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Black Stampin' Emboss Powder
Black Stampin' Emboss Powder

Closet Card Class by Mail

I have been asked lots of times, whether I send out class kits. The answer has always been no, but after a while I thought to myself, well why not give it a go.  So today I am bring to you my new Closet Card Class by Mail.

What is a Card Class by Mail?
A Card Class by Mail is very similar to the Card Classes that I run each month at my home, except that you will receive your card kits in the post. The kits come pre-cut and with instructions explaining what will be included and if there is anything else you may need.

For example your kits will have:


1) all cardstock, patterned paper and specialty paper pre-cut to size.
2) all items punched and or die cut (Unless they need to me stamped first)

3) all ribbons, trims, buttons, rhinestones and any other embellishment will be included.
4) a full sheet of instructions - Step by step with photos, will be emailed to you.

The kits will NOT contain Stamp Sets, stamped images, framelits or ink pads. You do not need to use the specific stamp set I have used or the ink colours. These can be substituted with what you already have. However if you did want to buy the stamps/framelits used to make these cards, I will happily place an order for you. Oh and if you do order them at the same time as booking in for a Class By Mail kit, I'm offering the kit at half price... Yep 50% off the cost of the kits when purchasing the coordinating stamps/Framelits.

 What supplies will you need? Scissors, Double-side tape, Glue Dots, Bone Folder, White Embossing Powder, Heat gun, Versamark Ink and a Bigshot or Die Cutting machine. The stamp sets and ink colours can be substituted.
How much does Class by Mail cost? There are two options for Class by Mail:

Class by Mail kit only: $25 including postage - packaged as a large letter.

Class by Mail kit plus the Best Bird Bundle: Purchase the Best Birds Bundle (Stamp set and matching Framelits) and receive your kit for half price. Please remember to use the Hostess Code:ZQN4C4S2 when placing your online order. And remember all orders in increments of $50 before postage, will also be entitled to ticks on your Closet Crafters Loyalty Card.

July's Class by Mail kit - Best Birds

Which stamp set will this class be using: Our first Card Class by Mail will be using the Best Bird Stamps and matching Framlits, found in the Annual catalogue. We will also be using the following colours: Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum, Rose Red, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso.
Important Dates to Remember:
All payments and orders for Class by Mail need to be received between: 25th June - 9th July.
Kits will be sent out by: middle to end of July.

To register just click HERE!!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, 24 June 2016

TGIF #61 Pick a Favourite Challenge - Sweet Cupcake

Hooray for the last Friday in June, which also means it's time for me to pick a favorite over at TGIF to CASE.

I have to admit this is my favorite challenge and it's really left open for anything to be done or used. Over the last few months I have picked my favorite player and my favorite designer and this month I decided I would pick my favorite challenge which was the colour challange that we had a few weeks ago:
Now these colours really aren't a combo I generally use, but that's where the Challenge comes in!! My Mother-in-law is having a birthday in a few days and I need a card for her. I also wanted to try out my new Sweet Cupcake stamp set and thought these funky colours would be a great match. It would also be a very cheery card to send to the MIL:

I have to admit that I wasn't super keen on it at first, but once I turned the colour volume down a bit and paired it with some kraft cardstock, I really loved how it turned out. The piece of Hardwood stamped cardstock was left over from the Jar of Love card that I made the other day and it just seemed to work with this little cupcake.

The framelits from this set is huge, with so many little extra pieces. The gold glimmer "wishes" sentiment was a die from the set. It also has the word "sweet" too, which can be paired with heaps of the sentiments that are found in the stamp set.

I really think this little set is going to get lots of use over the next year and as it's just so versatile.

Well now it's your turn. Head over to the TGIF blog, take a look back at some of the challenges, the players who entered and even the design team cards and get CASing!!

Happy Crafting,

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Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Happy Birthday Bestie - Jar of Love

Tomorrow just happens to be yet another birthday and this time it's one of my besties, Amy. As much as Ames and I love to catch up, both of us are pretty busy and just can never get a time together. So this year she had an awesome idea that instead of buying a present of something that we probably didn't really want, we will take the birthday girl out for lunch or dinner, our treat.

So my birthday was in March and she took me to Macca's for lunch. Now I know it doesn't sound like the best place to go, but when you have a four year old with you at all times, it mean he could play and have fun while we got some adult conversation time. Win/Win!!

Now even though we don't buy presents we do have to make a card for each other, because after all we are card makers!! I decided that I would make a little shaker card using the new Jar of Love set:

I missed out on the Jar stamps and framelits the first time that Stampin' Up! did them and always regretted it, so I knew this time around it would be on the list.

This set is super versatile and I've really only used it in an obvious way. I expect Pinterest will be heaving with ideas over the next few weeks.

In the framelit set, there is a die that cuts out about 6 or 7 single hearts in one go which is how I filled up my little jar. I decided to pair my Sweet Sugarplum hearts with the matching ribbon, which I pleated by using lots of glue dots. I love the over all effect of the pleated ribbon and it was so easy too. I think I'll be using this technique a lot more now.

So, all I have to do is write on the inside and pop it in her mail box. Fingers crossed I don't make a spelling mistake, which I almost always do. Tell me, is that just me?!?!

Happy Crafting,

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Sahara Sand 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Lace Trim
Sahara Sand 7/8" (2.2 Cm) Lace Trim