Friday, August 16, 2019

TGIFC ALL ON BLACK - #tgifc225

Join us this week for #tgifc225 - All On Black.  As usual, I have done my own thing by not having a black card base, but black still features heavily in the background of my card!  If you love black, then this challenge is for YOU and I hope you will join in and submit your own design at the challenge site.  Just click on the banner below to visit!

One thing I never have a problem with is working with Black.  Technically not a colour, it is still my favourite!  I very rarely make a project without it in some form.  Just about every piece of clothing I own is black or at least, has it in it.

This card is bold and dramatic.  The gorgeous Magnolia is stunning in it's size but it is the black background that adds drama to the card.  I used my Stampin' Blends to colour this piece and opted not to put a sentiment on the front.  Can you see the very subtle embossing over the card front?  The Subtle Embossing Folder has to be my all time favourite!  Just look at the gorgeous texture!

I wanted the ribbon detail to be dramatic too, so I punched holes in my card to weave it in and out before tying it off in a lovely big bow.  Yes, after all that hard work colouring I punched holes in it.  So glad I didn't mess it up! A few well placed sequins completed this dramatic look.

You have until next Friday to submit your own creations.  You may very well be our favourite pick for the week!  Good luck!

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Friday, August 2, 2019


The TGIFC crew have got a gorgeous colour challenge for you this week at #tgifc223 and I sure hope you will join in with us.  Just click on the banner below to head to the challenge site and upload your take on this challenge!

My darling great niece will be celebrating her 1st birthday later this month and these colours just screamed "little girl" to me.  What better way to celebrate your very first birthday than with fairies?

This has to be the cutest Hostess only set ever!  New Wonders is perfect for watercolouring, which I did on Shimmery White card before adding a shaker window to this cutie.  I kept everything very clean and simple so my wee fairy would be the star of the show, just like my niece will be on her special day!

I hope to see your creation with this lovely colour combination when you join the TGIFC challenge this week!

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!

Thursday, August 1, 2019


Ohhhhh!  I love a good challenge and that is just what this months theme with the Creating Kindness blog hop is - a challenge!  The theme is Music and I have NOTHING in my current Stampin' Up! stash that is even remotely musical.  No stamps, no Designer Series Paper - nothing!  So I had to get really creative with the help of Mr Google.  I can't wait to see what the rest of the team and our guest designer this month, Leonie Stuart from Australia, have done for their projects.

Surfing the net for inspiration I stumbled upon an old stereo set up, one that had Graphic Equaliser with lights.  I remembered a stamp that resembled those lights, and guess what?  It was still current!!  Picture me jumping up and down for joy at this point!  No, seriously, I really was.  I grew up in the era of Solid Gold Classic Hits and Casey Kasim, so this was right up my alley.  That time in my life brings back so many fun memories!

I used the image from "A Big Thank You" to recreate the Graphic Equaliser "lights", using the emboss resist technique.  I wanted this to be a good birthday card for a guy.  My colours were Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy.

The sentiment was borrowed from the "Geared Up Garage" stamp set and was perfect for my retro musical card.  Isn't it amazing where we can get our inspiration from and then what we can adapt from our stash to fit our needs!  It makes me excited to see what Cheryll has made for us next!

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Leonie Stuart - Guest Designer – Australia
2.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
3.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
4.       Marcy Denning – Canada
5.       Sara Levin - USA
6.       Paula Dobson – New Zealand
7.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
8.       Jenny Hall – USA
9.       Jay Soriano – UK
10. Tanya Boser - USA

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!