Monday, 15 October 2018

Kre8tors Blog Hop - Autumn Colour Challenge

Welcome to my very first Kre8tors Blog Hop
My name is Sharon Dalton and I live in Queensland Australia

24 Demonstrators from all over the globe
create a card or project using this
colour inspiration 

You may have just joined me from Ilonka's blog
  I chose to do baby wipe technique 
Fold a baby wipe into quarters drop
several drops of re inkers onto your
wipe and this becomes your inkpad which
you stamp your stamps into.

I stamped several leaves onto whisper white cardstock then ran them through the bigshot with the dies. Then I made a watercolour background with the same ink colours.

Add my stamped images to my background and then stuck them down and ran it though the bigshot again inside the Subtle embossing folder

Added some twine and a bow and sentiment

I repeated the process again and created the second card

Please follow the next button to Jo Blackburn

Roll Call List

Thanks so much for hopping with me today!
If you saw a project you loved, please be sure to
contact your demonstrator to place your order.
If you don’t have a demonstrator, AND live in Australia
I would love to assist you with your order!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Colour Combo Blog Hop October

This is how my card started out....

Welcome to Colour Combo Blog Hop for October....

Real Red, Petal Pink and Blackberry Bliss.
Our colour palette is quite a combination that I thought I might struggle with.
You have 15 creations to view with this colour combo...

You may be starting with me or have just joined me from
Tanja Klinger-Selinger
Tanya's project is very pretty <3 AND another set that I think I may have to buy.

I started out with the Springtime Impressions Thinlits cut
Whisper White cardstock and then decided to add it to a card design
that I had only made once before...Not very successfully...
Sooo I ditched that card and started again.

Card 2 for the day....was much more successful

Then on to card 3,
I started out with a blank Springtime Impression die cut, then I decided to add some
Real Red Re-Inker and
Shimmer paint from the Holiday catalogue.

In a spritzer I added 2 drops of Real Red ink and 2 drops of Frost White Shimmer paint.
Then a small amount of water into the spritzer.

With a Petal Pink background mat I spritzed the die cut to create this background look

Then I add another previously inked die cut over the top of it.
Added a Real Red Mat behind this then I spritzed it again over the
Blackberry Bliss flowers to show the shimmer up...

Here is the finished card...

Up next is a wonderful creation from Renée Eckhardt

Thanks for popping by and checking out my creations...
Please leave me some love in the comment box below...

Due to a power outage my Blog is not finished yet...
I will back within an hour with all the photos and all the product details.
Cheers Shaz

Monday, 1 October 2018

We Create Halloween Blog Hop

Welcome to We Create Halloween Blog Hop, the first day of October
where is this year going....So Halloween at the end of the month.

Halloween is not something that I celebrate here in Australia, BUT
I know many do throughout the world...
AND you will see with the participants from all over the world here hopping today
how many actually do celebrate Halloween....

You may have started with me or you are starting with
Kris Kilkenny

who is using the Lined Alphabet Stamp, which was one of the first
items I brought out of the Annual Catalogue.
Cannot wait to see what she designs...

So I really like the fact that with this Blog Hop we get
to pick the Stampin' Up! set or suite we want to showcase....
As soon as I saw the holiday catalogue, I knew that I LOVED the Owl die from
Night Owl Thinlits Dies...BUT it wasn't something that I would buy.
Luckily for me one of my team members was in LOVE with this bundle.
She allowed me to borrow it today to create this card and tea light candle holder.

I had recently seen a Blog Post using Christmas Chocolate Holders
which Bronwyn Eastley has a tutorial for sale on her blog.
These tutorials are currently on sale so I brought it and made my versions.

So out of this idea my project was born, I changed it a little bit.
I didn't have any correct sized chocolates here that fit the box.
So my first design became a card.

I cut the circle out with the  Layering Cirlcle Framelits Dies
out of the Night of Navy cardstock.
Next I cut a slightly smaller than 3" square of Twinkle Twinkle DSP
and cut the same sized circle out of it and layered it on the Night of Navy cardstock.

Then I layed the Gold foil branch down over the circle and only glued
where it touched the cardstock... Next I added glue dots to the
gold foil owl in places that they really wouldn't be seen.

Next I added the Vellum layer on the inside of box and stuck the second
branch and owl to that piece.  Adding glue in exactly the same spots
so they wouldn't be seen through either side.

If you are wondering how I got the owl and the branch to be in reverse,
I cut one set the correct way through the Big Shot.
Then once I had done that I turned the Gold Foil over and cut them
out of the back of the foil...
PLEASE NOTE this recommendation
Use a fairly new set of Big Shot Plates so that you don't get
previous cut lines on your gold foil.

You may need to use your Take Your Pick Tool to push out
all the details from the inside of your owls.

Then I added the sentiment from All The Good Things Stamp Set,
pretty appropriate for the OWL I felt!
I layered 3 levels inside the circle with dimensionals 
Gold Foil, Twinkle Twinkle DSP and White CS


BUT I wasn't satisfied to stop there...
I saw something else that could be made out of this Christmas Chocolate holder.
A Tea Light Candle Holder with NON flame tea light of course. Did you see it too?

Sooo I flipped the tutorial and used the same dimensions to
create my
Tea Light Candle Holder.
Created all the elements again and just changed the way it sat on the table.

I used used the shaped die from the set to create the
HappyOWLween Sentiment...
Used 2 different lettering styles to create the words.
'Happy' and 'Ween' were created using Make A Difference Stamp Set
'OWL' was created using Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set

You could add Frosted and Epoxy Droplets for the Owls eyes

Very happy with how it turned out!!! EXCEPT for the dodgy photo.
I was trying to rush to take the photo as not to catch the paper on fire.
Don't do as I do, Do as I say...Use a flameless candle
BUT I didn't have one of them either.

Well I hope you liked my projects, please leave me a comment below
as I LOVE hearing what you think... Good or bad!!!
Please make sure you continue the Blog Hop by clicking on the NEXT button

Up next is
Anastasia Radloff who is using Farmhouse Christmas...
I am sure her designs will be nothing short of AMAZING.
This is another set that I do not own...So I suppose Anastasia will be an enabler
and force my hand into adding these products to my next order.

Thanks for visiting and leaving me comments...
Until next time Cheers Shaz

Thursday, 20 September 2018

Scrapbooking Global September Blog Hop

It's that time of the month again, on the 3rd Thursday of every month.
We the Creative Design Team and members of the Scrapbooking Global FB group
showcase Scrapbooking with a theme that changes monthly.
Delys is our Designer this month who chose Masculine Themed Challenge.

You may have just joined the Hop here or
just hopped over from Delys's Blog, she gave us a sneak peak
on Scrapbooking Global FB page
Isn't it a great layout?

To say the least I really struggled with this challenge!!!
I think a lot of us struggle with male layouts in general.
It is so easy to add flowers and pretties to a feminine layout.

I have tried creating 3 different layouts,
the first 2 are in a pile that may end up in the waste paper bin!!!

BUT luckily for me the last one I created I am happy with!!!

It is one of those layouts that just came together without too much thought.
I have been wanting to create a scrapbook layout with this set since I purchased it.
You can find it in the Annual catalogue on pg 162
I chose to do a very simple white space layout with a lil bit of grunge.

Stamping directly onto our Whisper White 12x12 Cardstock I created
my background with the woodgrain stamp with Gray Granite Ink Pad.
As well as this stamp I used the Lined stamp that is also in this set.

I used the Nature's Poem DSP, Stamps Set and Twine
which I must say is perfect for masculine layouts.

I used the Cajun Craze and Soft Suede and Stripe from Nature's Poem DSP,
I made the edges of the DSP and photo all torn and rough
using a distressing tool.

With Early Espresso Ink pad I added some stars to the page too.

Using our Banner Triple punch I added that behind the photo.
Also the Classic Label punch to add some sentiments to my layout.
Those words Be Strong, Be Happy, Be You is from Rooted In Nature Stamp Set.

I thought that I had finished until I thought I might add
just a couple of other stamped images and embellishments


Pretty happy with the end product...So glad that we can combine
so many of our stamp sets to create 1 layout and they all work so well together.
I borrowed the Country Livin' stamp off of my friend to use the boots,
which I stamped with Early Espresso.
I did a light watercolour on the boots with Gray Granite and Aqua painter.
You can find this set on pg 146 of the Annual catalogue

I used 2 different types of Ribbon & Trim.
The first one is the Mint Macaron Nature's Twine that I wrapped around my layout.
AND the second one is in the brand new Holiday Catalogue on pg 43...
It is called Braided Linen Thread - this trim can easily be unwoven for a frayed look.
Which I have done on my lasso.

Up next is another one of our very creative design team members Stesha Bloodhart,
I am pretty positive her layout will be nothing short of AMAZING...
She takes beautiful photos of her boys, I wonder if it is of her husband and their sons?

I thank you so very much for hopping along with us on our Monthly Hop,
If you are not a member of Scrapbooking Global please follow the link
from the top of the page and join us for lots of inspiration.

Please leave me a lil love by leaving me a comment
and follow the links below to finish the Hop.
There are so many fantastic designers on this hop!!!
Cheers Shaz

Sunday, 16 September 2018

September Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop

 Hello and welcome to Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop for September.
This month our theme is
"first". We have been told to interpret this any way you like..
such as first tooth, first trip to a new place, first born child, first day of something.

You may have just joined me from Delys Cram's Blog

Well I chose 1st Kiss - This month I will attend 3 Weddings in total.
So I chose to scrap the first Wedding of the month.

Now I have used similar products to a card that I made for the Bride and Groom
for this challenge... You will see some similarities to it.

I used Frosted Floral DSP this time as well as some of the co-ordinating cardstock.
I absolutely LOVE fussy cutting....Do you???
Fussy cutting these flowers and leaves from this paper allowed me to
design my floral spray across the page from the DSP design as it was printed.

Sorry about the quality of the photos, we have fires burning here this afternoon.
I will upload better ones tomorrow hopefully.

Up next on the Blog Hop is Tina Riddle
Thanks for Hopping along with everyone tonight.

Please leave us some LOVE by leaving us a comment.
Cheers Shaz

I have also used this layout for Scrapbooking 101 - KISS
the KISS is an acronym for 'Keep It Simple Sweetheart
Step by Step Scrapbooking at Scrapbooking Global.

If you want to join simply follow the link to the FB group.
We have monthly challenges, this month is Mini Albums
and monthly Blog Hops too this month it is a Masculine theme