Sunday, 14 April 2019

CTC#224 Favourite Occasions Bigshot Project - it's gotta be lace!

Kia Ora- a friendly hello from NZ!
How amazing to have been part of Onstage for 2019. Weary and heading home now but so grateful for the experiences of this week.
I did still get a project made before I left so just happy to pop it in here. Be sure and check all the other projects in the hop.

Believe it or not, my favourite project is almost the same as the inspo picture- but I hadn't even looked at that photo before I started playing with these amazing Doily framelits.  I had a wonderful afternoon playing and this is one of the projects that just happened! The large doily cuts out the lace holes but does not cut the perimeter of the doily shape - you need the extra thinlit in the set to do this outline piece for you. So you are then able to create an amazing effect of lace which shows up so well with a contrast piece behind it.
I have teamed Gray Granite with Lovely Lipstick and Mint Macaron for this project. The inside is fairly simple, the font is just gorgeous.

So while I had the framelits out I made a few other samples. It really is a beautiful set of thinlits to use.

One of the thinlits cuts a beautiful lacy ring- you could use this for a wreath at Christmas I think. I did stencil the crumb cake base using white craft ink for these last 2 samples.

Next on the hop this week is Lauren

Don't forget we love to see what you create , pop your creations up on our Facebook page.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Sunday, 7 April 2019

CTC#223 Classic Garage goes feminine

Welcome back for another week CASEing the Catty. This is a very exciting week for demonstrators as its almost ONstage (which is bigger than Christmas to a 5 year old in my book). The big event is in Auckland and I'm so fortunate to be going along and joining lots of other amazing demonstrators to share ideas and techniques and laughter. I'll have some amazing news and info about the coming catalogue to share after the event.....

But on to this week's card. The Classic Garage suite has been hugely popular because there are relatively few sets that lend themselves so well to Masculine cards. But this set is packed with very flexible images and great colours.
The Paper, stampset and embellishments in this set are all amazing. But would you believe I have still gone with a feminine twist on this set?

The gorgeous classic cars are very easy to fussy cut and you get a lot of cars from one sheet of paper. I did make a few masculine cards but was really happy with how this matched some feminine paper. The cute little key just sets it off.

I always like to decorate the inside with some of the leftover strips of DSP just to finish it off.

Next on the hop this week is the beautiful, and beautifully talented Julia

Don't forget we love to see what you create using the pages for this suite as inspiration. Take a photo of your project and share it with us all on our Facebook page.

I'm off to enjoy the kiwi hospitality - and maybe some wine from the Napier region!!! 

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

Sunday, 31 March 2019

CTC #222 Last day of Sale A Bration for another year.

Welcome back for the last day of Sale A Bration for 2019. You have until midnight tonight to snap up a great deal-

  • a free product with every $90 purchase AND
  • extra hostess dollars to spend on an order over $400 OR
  • or $164 free product when you spend $169 and join the amazing Stampin' Up! family of demonstrators
It's not too late - you can access all of these offers using the rainbow square boxes on the right panel of this page, ( SHOP NOW OR JOIN NOW)  but you only have until midnight tonight (Sunday March 31)

So for the last day of SAB we are showcasing some of the products which we've loved, but which will sadly be leaving us.
I have been keen to try the embossing on the copper tea tins since I firwst saw it on page 10 of the brochure. I can't believe just how easy it was to do. I used the gorgeous Dear Doily Set.

The fabulously talented Judy May did this project in recent weeks and  I loved her projects and I'm so glad I gave it a go, it's super easy.

Of course I had to make a little set of notecards to go in it. I used only Crumb Cake and Night of Navy and the gorgeous Doily stampset and thinlits. I really loved how they turned out. I added a few little copper accents and a variety of twine or ribbon. I did also use the spectacular Country Floral embossing folder for some of the strips on the front of the card.  I believe this amazing folder is going to carry over.

Thanks for joining us this week, next on the hop is Siobahn

  • Don't forget we love to see what you create. Send us a photo at our Facebook page.

Happy Stamping

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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Wednesday, 27 March 2019

CTC#52 Minted Treats

Welcome Back for another round of Colour INKspiration. We have a gorgeous inspiration picture with minted treats and I was going to try and package some chocolate treats but time got away from me this fortnight.

In between work and family and renovating I have been busy cleaning out the craft room to create some better space for creating, and in the process I have come across some old projects which I really enjoyed making. So this is a reprise from an older time, and my notes give credit to Pootles but I haven't had time to search for the link.

I do love sets of cards, and this is a wee set of gift tags in a cute little matching box. Very easy, and quite effective I think.


I have created 4 tags, 2 say "Happy Day" and 2 say "Cheers to You" so they are quite all purpose tags. The sentiments are from "Itty Bitty Birthdays". and the gorgeous Bonsai tree is of course from "All the Good Things". The leaves are stamped only in Granny Apple Green but the sentiments are a mix of Soft Sea Foam and Early Espresso. The Stamparatus made this super quick project. And while theb white Flax ribbon is used on all of them I mixed up the ribbon and twine. Just a few epoxy hearts and frosted or silver embellishments to finish.

For the Box
  • cardstock 7" x 4"
  • with card Landscape score at 1'  for the box base flaps
  • with card Portrait score at 1", 31/4", 41/4", 61/2"
  • cut up to the one inch score line to create the flaps, fold, burnish and glue in place
  • decorate the front to match the cards
For the tags
  • cut 4 tags 2" x 41/4"
  • punch with scalloped tag topper punch
  • stamp and decorate.

Do hop all the way around to check out all the gorgeous and creative projects. It's amazing how different they all are. And don't forget we love to see what you create too, so take a photo and upload it to our Facebook page.
Next on the hop this week is the beautiful Kelly Kent. I can't wait to see what she has created this week. I'm not sure how she is able to produce so many stunners with a young family, but it makes me happy to follow her work.

I hope you have a creative week and remember, 
"don't just post online,
 post something pretty!"

cheers, Liz

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