Thursday, 26 February 2015

Envelope Punch Board hexagon box CTC#19 and FMS175

Very quick post today as life has been disrupted her for the last week after Cyclone Marcia swept through our town. We were so fortunate not to have any major damage, but it has been very hot without power for 6 days.
CTC asks us to use new buttons and ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue, and I used the FMS sketch as the inspiration for the gift tags to go with the gift boxes, although I flipped it upside down.


FMS #175 using You Brighten my Day
EDITED on 13/03

EDITED 01/03 I have had several requests for the instructions on how to make this box. I wish I could say I designed it but I can't take that credit. I found the inspiration on Pinterest (source of many wasted moments but masses of inspiration!) and I would like to thank the lovely Debbie Henderson who put together a tutorial. you can see it here-
I do have lots of great pins of tutorials etc and you can follow me on Pinterest, and I also have a Facebook page -Lillybet's Papers where I post some of my creations etc.
I am thrilled to say that theses boxes were the winning entry on CASEing the Catty last week. It really is a great source of  inspiration, you should check out the design team entries and join in!

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Thanks for looking, Liz

Friday, 20 February 2015

Sheltering Tree , two pink options

I love tree stamps and seem unable to resist a new one!!! So when the me Sheltering Tree stamp set appeared in the new catalogue it was instantly on my wish list. It has taken me longer than I thought it would to get some use out of it and this one is using  Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo and Crushed Cantaloupe.  With the two little pink polka dot hearts I am entering it in the Just Add Ink Challenge#250 - well that was the plan but I missed the deadline! No matter it is still a cute card. The button and orange ribbon is from one of the Sale-a Bration Packs you can choose.

My second Sheltering Tree card is a special birthday card for a work colleague who is a fabulous triathlete. The little bike is just for her! Melon mambo, Little leaves Sizzlits in Pear Pizzaz, Perfectly Preserved flower, Strawberry Slush twine, and a few trinkets from my stash. 

thanks for looking, Liz
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Thursday, 19 February 2015

Quick Hello for CTC#18

This is super quick post just to enter the challenge at Caseing the Catty #18 inspired from images in pages 10-17 of the occasions catalogue, the Birthday section.
I was inspired by one of the cards in the kit on page 16 from the Hooray it's your day card kit . I have had the stiped scallops thinlits for a while and not been sure of how to use it, so it was good to get some ideas from the pictures.

Thanks for looking, Liz

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Friday, 13 February 2015

Rolled paper roses Frames

Two new Frames for the Handmade Expo Markets this weekend.
These are hand rolled vanilla paper roses, with newsprint DSP in the red version.
Sentiment is from Painted Petals, making the paper roses is made easier using the Spiral Flower Die

thanks for looking. Of course these can be mDe to order,

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Valentine's influence for CTC# 17

The real Challenge  for me this week is to get everything done before The Handmade Markets on Saturday here in Rockhampton. But in the midst of making heaps of cards and tags and bits and pieces I have been inspired by CASEing The Catty Challenge#17 to use a prompt from the Valentine's section of the new Occasions Catalogue on pages 4-9. I don't often do a clean and simple style but I was taken with the lovely card on page 9, and I have used the colour combo from the Stacked With Love DSP - Black, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe and Real Red. 

I don't own the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits ( well not yet)  with the row of hearts, but I do have the Itty Bitty Punch Pack which I use ALL the time. So I punched out a row of hearts first and place some paper behind these, then I stamped and punched out lots more hearts using Pictogram Punches, and stuck these on to match the first row. To get a little touch of gold showing through the real red hearts I used a very small hole punch in the red heart and stuck them over a gold one.

Sentiment is from the retired Hostess set Good Greetings- and of course I had to do the inside and envelope to match. The large heart is from Perfect Penants.

Thanks for looking, don't forget to check out the other samples on the CTC web page to see what the design team created.
Cheers, Liz

here are the items I used and the ones that inspired me

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Wednesday, 4 February 2015

CTC#16 using NEW DSP - Irresistibly Yours

The new Catalogue has such lovely products, and I am totally loving the Irresisitbly Yours DSP. - one of the Sale-A-Bration  products free with Purchases over $90. So I have chosen to use it for this weeks CASEing the Catty challenge #16. Bronwyn has such a beautiful card and I only just learned that you can stamp on the DSP before sponging or misting and it gives another layer to the paper. I saw this first by Carolyn Lindenmeyer whose blog is Carolyn's Card Creations. There is a video link which demonstrates this , and I too must thank Linda Heller (When the rubber Hits the Road) for this idea I saw on her blog.

Well of course I couldn't make only one card, but I am entering this first one into the Challenge.
I cut the DSP to 12x24 cm since I am quite fond of square cards. I stamped the Dictionary Stamp as the background, then when I wiped off the Soft Suede Ink it filled in the background colour. To brighten it I then sponged Wisteria Wonder around the edges. The bird Punch is Wisteria Wonder and Early Espresso. I had a small strip of the leaf pattern DSP so I first stamped a leaf image with Pear Pizazz then water coloured over with the residual ink on the stamp to give a soft green backwash. The leaves are pear cardstock with additional ink on them, and the Pear Pizazz Seam binding worked will. The flowers are hand rolled spirals stamped with the dictionary stamp and there are various other little additions from my stash of Stampin Up trinkets - brads,buttons, pins, twine, foil etc. -new and retired! The sentiment is from another sale-a brat ions set- You Brighten My day, and the thankful for you script piece is from Sheltering Tree.  I was really impressed with the versatility of this DSP.

more Stamped DSP:

This time it's the Dictionary stamp on The spotted paper using Tap, Tap,  Tap  (another favourite stamp set)
Ink colours are Coastal Cabana and Smokey Slate with some Basic Grey. Again-  twine, paperclips, hardware, embossed pieces, star punch, silver foil and and silver pen accents. All products are Stampin' Up!

and the third Birthday option:

This time it's the Something Lacy Background stamped in Calypso Coral over the Striped Version of the DSP, layered over Baked Brown Sugar and Night of Navy cardstock
Then it's a scalloped tag punched from some DSP in one of the Banner creation kits, Sahara Sand lace,  White Jute ribbon, Calypso Coral ribbon and buttons and the gorgeous flowers from Pictogram Punches. This one came together quite quickly in the end.

My apologies that my photography is not fabulous, but I prefer to spend my time crafting than battling with the digital things!!!

Thanks for looking, Liz

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

JAI#248 and SSSC254, More Butterlfy Thinlits Birthday cards

 I Love the colour combination at JAI this week but of course I couldn't only make one card! The Butterfly Thinlits are easy to use and I have been playing with lots of samples for my upcoming class this weekend.

The Leaves were heat embossed with clear embossing powder and I cut out one extra leaf stem to go in the bouquet of flowers. The flowers are Naturals White water coloured with Rich Razzleberry ink with a  pearl centre, and the Sahara Sand flowers are sponged with Pool Party ink. The Sahara Sand Seam Binding make a lovely soft bow and the Crystal Buttons are always gorgeous. I have used Kinda Eclectic, Bitty Banners and French Foliage stamp sets, though the inside Sentiment is from a very old Stampin' Up set which I bought on ebay many years ago - before I was truly a SU convert - and I have no idea of the name or age of that set. (If you know I would love to learn it - the set included a group of children chasing butterflies with a net) 
The message says "Just fluttering by with a birthday Hi" -so cute.

The inside

So while I had the ink and paper out I made another sample - this time using the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge  No 254

Same stamp sets as above, Same colours, with the addition of the Butterfly Thinlits and the Bird Builder Punch and some Sahara Sand lace.

Mmmm, so now that I have another look at the sketch I have to admit that it's a pretty loose application,- but anyway i appreciate the stimulus that it gave me to create something new!!

thanks for looking, Liz