cardmaking

Fun Friday

I’m on a bit of a roll now with my posting. I’m sharing 2 cards today using the same set, Marquee Messages. One created by my daughter and the other by me.

Here’s a creation from my 8 year old for one of her classmates this year. She has some serious card making potential. I just wish she would take a bit more time to make sure the images are stamped properly but she IS only 8. You have to love how great the No Bones About It set is.

Here I created a card using the same set Hannah did, Marquee Messages. Simple card but very effective.

Do you find you use the same sets over and over again or do you like using different sets all the time?

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ESAD bloghop sale-a-bration

Today is my birthday so the perfect day to celebrate some fun and versatile stamp sets from the ocassion and sale-a-bration catalogues.

We have some really amazing products in this year’s sale-a-bration catalogue. I’ve created these 2 cards using the same sketch. One card using the occasions catalogue products and another using the sale-a-bration set

We have some fabulous bloggers in the ESAD group. Thanks for your great post Nicole.

This card was created for my daughter, Lisa, who turned 7 on New Year’s Eve. We tell her she is lucky that she gets fireworks on her birthday every year. This year we gave her the first Harry Potter book because she has seen her 3 sisters read them, role play about the books and be slightly obsessed about them. So in keeping with the theme of her birthday I created a card using the ….. set which is perfect for the Harry Potter theme.

One of my daughter’s has a friend whose birthday it is today as well so Jasmine also received a card from me because we a birthday buddies.

Thanks for stopping by. Keep hopping and if you get lost don’t forget to follow the list below.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Cheryl Algie
  2. Nicole Wilson
  3. Amity Knight (me)
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Lou Kitzelman
  6. Carly Middleton
  7. Kelly Kent
  8. Kim Oliver
  9. Ellen Woodbridge
  10. Fi Cobbin
  11. Megan Lenske
  12. Barbara Williams
  13. Peta Stephen
  14. Maree McIntosh
  15. Delys Cram
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Monique Fielder
  18. Cathy Pinchbeck
  19. Courtenay Heuston
  20. Leonie Schroder
  21. Libby Dyson
  22. Rachael Lewsley
  23. Jessie Holton

ESAD Blends bloghop

I’ve always been a massive fan of alcohol markers. One of the benefits of our markers is the are colour matches with their blending buddy. It’s takes the guess work away and you don’t have to decide which colours you’re going to buy to go with which.

Welcome from Monique‘s blog. Thanks for your fabulous work Monique.

I have created some cards for this bloghop and I used my recent technique class as inspiration for these cards. Remember to use the cards you love as inspiration for new cards.

These pens blend really well. The key is more ink rather than less. Here is my reflection card inspiration.

My next blends card.

Many years ago I created a similar card for a stamp-a-stack but I love the detail the pens offer. I’ve included it below so you can see how effective both versions are. I am pressed for time constantly but using a design you know works is very helpful in cutting down time wasting.

Hints for using blends:

Make sure you go back over your image with the lighter colour to ensure everything is blended well. Use a circular motion so the colours all blend well together.

Use smaller amounts of the dark colour. You can always add more.

Flick with your brush end.

Use the small end for detailed, smaller areas.

Next you off to Maree. Enjoy her delightful creations and if you get lost please use the links below to make sure you get around to everyone.

Blog Hop Participant List

  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Rachael Lewsley
  3. Lou Kitzelman
  4. Nicole Wilson
  5. Nerida Carter
  6. Jessie Holton
  7. Kristel Rimmer
  8. Cathy Pinchbeck
  9. Monique Fielder
  10. Amity Knight
  11. Maree McIntosh
  12. Leonie Schroder
  13. Courtenay Heuston
  14. Kelly Kent
  15. Barbara Williams
  16. Renee Lynch
  17. Fi Cobbin

Technique Tuesday CASing

Today’s Technique is CASing. What is CASing? Copy And Share.

The card I’m sharing today I CASed straight from the sale-a-brations catalogue although I had to change it a little to suit my needs as I did not have  the ColorBox Chalk Ink Pads. These inks were not on my high priority list when I put in my pre-order. (Another great benefit of being a demonstrator is you get to see and use all the products before everyone else even if you’re only a hobby demonstrator so contact me if you’d like to find out more information on becoming a demonstrator.)

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Sale-a-bration starts today!!! It is an amazing time to earn free products from Stampin’ Up! Every $90 you spend will get you a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. There are many, many stampsets to choose from, there is specialty papers, Designer Series Paper and even a heap of different colours of blendabilities.

Don’t you just love this stamp set? You can get it free during sale-a-bration. This set is called Big Day wood 139109 clear 139112.

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If you’d like more information on earning free sale-a-bration items please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Sale-a-bration is a great time to book a workshop too. Guests love to spend $90 to get a free item from the sale-a-bration catalogue. Contact me if you’d like to organise a workshop.

Until next time why don’t you try CASing something from the catalogue?

Happy crafting.

Masculine cards

Do you have trouble creating cards for the men in your life? I know I do. It’s one of the most challenging crafty things I do. My husband likes the cards to be very simple, very square and without fuss. Why not come along to my class on the 19th of December where we’ll make some cards for the men in your life as well as a whole heap of other cards as well.

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This was an extremely simple card to create.

Cut a standard card base using Naturals White cardstock, I find this much better for masculine cards as it isn’t as harsh as Whisper White, with a top layer of Naturals White  measuring 10cm x 14.3cm.

Using World Maps  or a similar background stamp, stamp onto the top layer using Basic Grey ink.

Distress the edges of the top layer by using the edge of your scissors at a 90 angle and rubbing vigorously.

Further distress the edge by adding Crumbed Cake ink to the edge.

Using Memento ink stamp feathers from Four Feathers all the way along one edge of the card.

Finally stamp you sentiment along the bottom of the top layer.

 

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This is not a standards size card for Australia although it still fits into our C6 envelopes. The Hexagon Hives die creates this beautiful background. I just stamped the Four Feathers stamp set over the whisper white in Lost lagoon, smoky slate and hello honey then added a few of the feather onto of the Hexagon Hives die cut out. Super easy.

 

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This robot card is a CASe of a card in the catalogue however I did change it slightly based on the cardstock and supplies I had at home. Don’t forget to substitute from the example for what you have. The original  is on page 86 of the catalogue for those of you playing at home.

These are very easy cards to make. If you would like any further information about these cards or attending classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time, happy crafting.

Weekly Deals

There are pretty amazing deals again this week. Don’t forget you have until next Tuesday night to submit your order online or through me directly for you to get the discounted price. Sometimes a bargain is too good to pass.
Kathryn is going to laugh at me when I say I’m going to order Wisteria Wonder at this price. What are you going to order at these amazing prices?

Let me know if you would like to place an order or if I can help you in any way.
Until next time, happy crafty,
Amity

Thank you

I don’t think people acknowledge others enough in our society. I made this quick card one night for my eldest daughter because she helped me out. Hollie had only just turned 8. It was a busy evening (aren’t they all when you have young kids?) and I hadn’t had time to get the washing off the line. I was cooking dinner. My darling husband wasn’t home. I wasn’t getting flustered. The kids were nagging because they were hungry and were fighting with each other because, hey that’s what you do at the end of the day and you just want to go to bed. Hollie, seeing me a little flustered and knowing I wanted to get the washing off the line, offered to take the washing in for me. Isn’t that just so sweet?

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Hollie loves creating. Hollie loves praise. I left this outside her room so she could see it when she got up. Nothing special but the sentiment was what was special. She loved it and even now thinking about her taking the washing off the line for me makes me smile. What a lovely girl.

 

To create this card you will need:

Whisper white card stock

Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ink.

Scalloped edge punch

Hearts border punch

Big News for the sentiment and the hearts in the background.

If you would like any information on these products or any of my classes please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Until next time,

Happy crafting.