Friday, 29 April 2016

Fabulous cards for Fabulous Sewers

How cute are the images in the Love You Sew stampset? Thought these might be appreciated by the talented people going to the CQ Craft Expo this weekend. We'll have quite a few cards for sale made worth his - could, this be your Mother's Day card?

If you're in Central Queensland come down to the Rockhampton Showgrounds, we'll be there all weekend . There are so many talented sewers, embroiders, paper rafter and lovers of creativity in this area . And there are vendors and classes and workshops all weekend too.
You're sure to see something that inspires you. 


Thursday, 28 April 2016

Ways with vellum for the CQ Craft Expo

Just a cute and bright sample of embossed and coloured vellum for the Cq Craft Expo this weekend. We'll be demonstrating how you can make this too. Come by and see what else we have!

Grateful Bunch has such beautiful sentiments, and this would be perfect for a Mother's Day card. That little pop of pink glimmer is a bit cute too!

Hope you find some time to be creative, 
Thnak for looking, Liz

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

More #onstage2016 samples- Vellum mini treat bags - Sneak Peak of 2 new stampsets

Well I have lots more samples to show you, and these are 3 Vellum Mini treat bags I made using 2 new stamp sets... so here is a little Sneak Peak.

The first two photos show my display board, and I will bring you more details on all the samples in the next little while.

Today's samples are 3 vellum Mini treat bags which I made using the fabulous thinlits. The vellum has been embossed and the cards which slip in have a stamped image which are all hidden by the front decoration when they are assembled. I find that vellum is quite fragile so when using the bisghot for embossing I use only the least amount of pressure - Tab 2 is not quite as forceful as Tab 1 for this. I have used the Designer Series Paper in the coordinating colours,and I think you can see the beautiful new ribbon which matches. The Peekaboo Peach sample uses one of the images from a new set called "Love and Affection"

The second two samples use images from one of the new Hostess sets called "Fabulous Flora" which has quite a few line sketch images of various plants - great for colouring.

Thanks for looking, any questions please message me. I hope you get some time to be creative today!


Sunday, 24 April 2016

CTC 75 Mother's Day - with a retiring favourite

Welcome back to CASEing the Catty - we are all catching up on our regular duties after the fun of On Stage at the Gold Coast last weekend.  You may have arrived here from Monique's blog, so welcome, I hope you find lots of inspiration as you continue around the crew.

For Mother's Day this year I have a whole range of cards for the CQ Craft Expo next weekend, and I have one of those for you today. It is inspired by the card on page 121 of the Annual Catalogue which feature 2 sets I love that are sadly retiring.  I will miss Summer Silhouettes - but don't worry There are plenty of gorgeous flower sets coming in the new Catalogue.

This is almost a direct CASE from the catalogue and the beauty of that is that it came together  really quickly. I added a few extra layers and some extra texture but I do love a quick card.

Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight and Wild Wasabi - very easy colours to use together. Not sure if you can see but I learnt a new trick last weekend watching Shelley demonstrate her splatter technique with the wink of Stella- I used the aqua painter and some Soft Sky ink but i loved how it turned out.

I have lots to share with you in the next few days with some Sneak Peaks of the new colours and some new stamp sets which I got to use as part of being selected as a Display Stamper for the Gold Coast. The amazing thing was that there were 2 other current design team members and one past member there also as Display Stampers, so be sure to subscribe to my website in the box on the right to get all my new posts straight to your inbox.

If you lose your way you can find the full list of participants by clicking here

Don't forget we'd love to see what you create- come share with us... 

thanks so much for looking, and check back in a few days too for the new colours.


On Stage a Display Samples - Love, Love, Love the new colours!

Well I was so thrilled - and nervous - about being selected as a display Stamper for Onstage. It's quite wonderful but 6 of the dusting team members from CASEing the Catty were selected. Judy May, Kathryn Mangelsdorf, Rebecca Scurr, Julia Quin, Jess Williams and myself. We all received different products to use. I was lucky enough to be sent all the new colours and 2 new stampsets to play with. I just love the new colours so here are the first lot of photos of cards I made.
These use a returning stamp - the wonderful Dahlia. There are not too many background stamps in my collection which are returning so I started with this image for a full colour coverage.

Dapper Denim - such a fabulous blue. I love it.

Peekaboo Peach - teams beautifully with Pumpkin Pie too

Emerald Envy

Flirty Flamingo

And for some reason I don't have one of Sweet Sugarplum on it's own so here it is teamed with a three tone version. I think the Flamingo, Peach and Sugarplum together remind me of Orchards. I was really happy with how this turned out.

Sweet Sugarplum.

I had never tried applying ink to the stamp using a sponge dauber but I learnt that tip from a similar card done by Kylie Bertucci. You can see her card here.

The banner from Number of Years is heat embossed with silver onto the black cardstock before cutting with the framelits, and sadly the expressions thinlits are also Retiring - which I misunderstood or I wouldn't have used them for the display, however, I think they suit this layout.

I have one more to show off 3 of the colours, and it uses one of the floral emblems from a new set coming with the new catalogue- Love & Affection. I'll have more of this set and the colours to show you in the next few days.

I Just love these colours together,
Hope you find some time this weekend to be creative,

Thursday, 21 April 2016

CQ Craft Fair next weekend. Classes available

Hello Creative friends. Next weekend (April 30 /May1) is the Central Queensland Craft Fair which will be held at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.
You can find more information here. on their Facebook page.
There at all manner of crafty people converging in Rockhampton for the weekend with patchwork, embroidery and paper craft displays and demonstrations, and various vendors from around Central Qld bringing their wares to sell.

I will be there with some of my Stampin' Up! Team - the CQ Paperlovers's Crew, make sure you pop by and say HI!

We will have lots of samples on display and demonstrations of card making techniques and tricks.
We will have ready made cards and kits for sale.
We will even have a few sneak peaks of the new colours coming in the new catalogue (which isn't available just yet)!!!!.
There will be a large selection of retired stampsets, ink and paper on sale, as well as cardmaking kits which are perfect gifts for the crafty person. (especially the traveller who needs everything well contained)

WE WILL BE RUNNING A CLASS EACH DAY for 10 participants . 
Since adult colouring in is all the rage You will  be discovering the fun of using a blender pen and will then make 3 cards using some of the samples you colour.
Your class fee is $30 and includes your own blender pen and a kit of paper and card from the bright fresh and fun paper stack Cherry On Top

part of your kit to take home

We would love you to join us and be part of the fun. Prepayment preferred. Special thankyou gift for those who prepay by Wednesday April27. All welcome. Class suits both beginner and experience stamper. $30 per person. Please email or Facebook message me for payment details and to confirm your place, or for any questions at all.


below is a copy of the flier information from the CQ Craft Expo.

 Walter Pierce Pavilion at Rockhampton Showgrounds 
Central Queensland Craft Expo 2016 
The Indigo Niche girls, over the past 7 years, have gathered a huge following and delight in sharing their knowledge and expertise of the Sashiko method - they enjoy sharing their love of the Japanese Textiles and Sashiko process through teaching, workshops and Craft and Quilts Shows 
Lucky door prize and multidraw; raffles; stall holders displaying and selling products; workshops and demonstrations; wearable art display and a display of quilts and other crafts; food and drinks and a coffee van. 
Stitch and Chat Inc. Phone: Sandra - 0411 738 401 
PO Box 8285 : Kay - 0407 580 610 
ALLENSTOWN QLD 4700 E-mail: 
This project received funding from the Rockhampton Regional Councils 
Community Assistance Program 

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

Retiriing Products listed today, Don't miss out on your favourites

Click on the image to go to the Online Store and scroll through the retiring products.

Well the old must make way for the new..... 
and so the (Long) list of retiring colours, papers, stamps and tools has been announced today.

Products are available only while stocks last - once they are gone - they're gone.
Some are quite heavily discounted.

You can click on the SHOP NOW button on the right to view the list and prices.
If you would like me to place the order for you that's fine, just send me your list.
If your order is less than $250 please use the HOSTESS CODE for April SZF2FWZD.

I can tell you there are some gorgeous products coming from June 1.

Hope you find some time to be creative today,


Sunday, 17 April 2016

Sheltering Tree gift set

 I  have been away at the Gold Coast for the weekend enjoying the Stampin' Up! Local event so this is a project I completed a while ago but haven't had time to share yet.
It's a set of 4 z-fold cards in a coordinating box.

This set  of 4 gate fold cards came in a handmade matching box.

this is the cover of the box.

2 Navy and 2 daffodil.
I'll have photos of the a stage event in a few days.

Thanks for looking, Liz

Sunday, 10 April 2016

CTC#74 Shine on with Balloons

Welcome back for another week of great inspiration projects from the Catalogue. This week we are CASEing the Shine On section of the Occasions Catalogue form pages 30 -33.

Welcome from Julia's blog,what lovely tags she has created.

It's not a big section and at first glance it appears to not have too many options for CASEing. There are quite a few items in this section that I would love to own, but being realistic and trying to purchase sensibly they kept slipping down the priority list. One item that I definitely did purchase was the Shine On DSP. It is simply gorgeous and the photos don't really do it justice.  You need to hold this beauty in your hands to appreciate how gorgeous and shiny it is. I have made quite a few projects using it and they have all been very striking. The colours against the kraft are very strong, but the silver is absolutely beautiful.

There are lots of great cards in this kit. Can you see the black card on the bottom row with the 3 balloons? I thought that looked quick and easy so I gave it a go.

I don't own the balloon stamps so I have just drawn the balloon outline freehand and given the look of a shiny patch using the white gel pen.

It is indeed easy, would love for you to give it a go. Don't forget you can also join in with the crew over the whole month. 

Here's a coupe of other cards I've shown previously using the Shine On DSP - it is such a feature you don't need too much els on the card. Great for quick projects.

Hop on over now to Jackie's amazing project. The Shine On DSP is truly a beautiful product. You won't regret purchasing this little packet of sparkle.

thanks for looking, Liz