Friday, April 12, 2019

LET'S GET SKETCHY WITH COFFEE CAFE - #tgifc207


We have a great sketch to get your imagination all fired up at TGIF this week.  I hope you will join in and then share your project with us on the challenge blog.  Just click on the banner below to come join in the fun!  You might even be our top pick.


Most of my friends know I am a coffee lover and while away recently, I came across a sign that described me perfectly - OCD - Obsessive Coffee Drinker.  Love it!  I also love the Coffee Cafe stamp set and thought it would be a great fit for this sketch.


I used a great idea from a friend of mine, Juan Ambida, on the top of the cup by heat embossing on vellum to create the lid.  I also sponge the cream with White Craft ink to make it slightly more solid looking.


How totally true is that sentiment!  Even across the miles, you can still shout a friend a coffee, just slip a fiver in there!


I would love to see your interpretation of this pretty sketch this week.  I hope you will join in and share your own creations!

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, April 4, 2019

WORKING WITH NEGATIVE SPACE - CREATING KINDNESS BLOG HOP


Welcome to the April Creating Kindness blog hop where we are joined this month by guest designer Linda van Wely-Zwolle.  I can't wait to see what she has designed for us with this month's theme - Negative Space.  Negative space is created when die cutting or punching a shape from cardstock. The cut out space is your negative.  I have used this negative space in two ways on my card.


First off, I used a sponge Brayer to colour my card front in So Saffron ink, Grapefruit Grove ink and finally in Gorgeous Grape ink.  Once dry, I die cut the word "You" from the card front.  I finished the sentiment with a white heat embossed banner beneath the negative.


I sponged the gorgeous Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP with Memento Black ink and adhered to the bottom of my card front, allowing the gorgeous colour on the base to show through the negative spaces of the DSP.


It is my great pleasure to send you on your way to visit Jay Soriano in the UK next!  I am a huge fan of Jay's and I am excited to see what he has for us!


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

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, March 29, 2019

BALLOONS, BALLOONS & MORE BALLOONS - #tgifc205


What better way to end March than with a Balloon party and that's just what we are doing this week at TGIF!!  I hope you will join in and share your project design with us.  Just click on the banner below to come join in the fun!  You might even be out next top pick!


I reached for a stamp set that has been with us for a couple of years, Balloon Celebration, which was not only perfect for this theme but also hadn't seen a lot of love from me for aaaaages!  This two step stamp set made stamping all my balloons quick and easy!  I know it doesn't look like there are that many here but.....


When you open the card, there are heaps inside!  This trifold card was designed for the first birthday of my great-niece and the sentiments in the Itty Bitty Birthdays stamp set, from the Occasions Catalogue, were just perfect for this card!




The card is bright and colourful with just one balloon on the inside for our big 1 year old sweetie!  I hope you will feel inspired enough to join in our balloon fun this week at #tgifc205!

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!