Tuesday 22 December 2020

The Spot #142 - Colour Challenge


Welcome to The Spot - for Inspiration and Weekly Cardmaking Challenges
This week we are using Black n White with a Pop of Colour...
You can join in the FUN by creating your own version of The Spot #142


 I chose to use products from All 3 catalogues that I can order from currently...
Annual and Holiday Mini as well as the Pre-order of Jan-June Mini...

I needed an Anniversary Card for friends of mine...
Just a PERFECT excuse to create I believe!!!

I used Peony Garden DSP - Annual Catalogue
I used Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder - Annual Catalogue
I used Black Glimmer Specialty Paper - Aug - Dec Holiday Mini
I used Always in my Heart Stamp Set - Jan-June Mini
Floral Heart Dies - Jan-June Mini
AND Mini  Stamp Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out all the dies...
except the Heart it needed to be cut on the Large Stamp Cut & Emboss Machine


  Thank you for joining us over here at The Spot #142,
Don't forget we would LOVE you to create something for this challenge.
Cheers Shaz

Tuesday 15 December 2020

The Spot #141 - Last Minute Gift Ideas

 Welcome to The Spot -  for Inspiration and Weekly Cardmaking Challenges

I created a card with a gift tag with a gift card hidden inside...
Using products from Wonder of the Season Suite including the DSP
Wishes and Wonder Bundle, Wonder of the Season Memories and More Card Pack.


 I used a Pretty Peacock Cardstock base card and added Whisper White panel that
I stamped with Pretty Peacock and the leaves.
I die cut the Gold with the North Pole Wonder dies behind the North Pole stamped image.
I don't know what the fold of the card is called BUT it is very simple to make.


Tuesday 8 December 2020

The Spot #140 - Over The Top Christmas Card

This week we have a super fun challenge for you!  Bring your Biggest Baddest Holiday Project to this week's challenge it's a Holiday Throw-down!  Who will stand tall over all the competition and be crowned The SPOT Holiday Throwdown champion! 
It's all  on the table so anything goes! Cannot wait to see what you create <3

 Hello and welcome to my Blog, This week I have a FUN fold card for you for our theme.
I found this card via the internet search of Fun Fold Cards - Star Easel Card

A6 Size Card

A6 size card
OR a piece of A4 Night of Navy cardstock
cut in half along the long side and then folded in half.
You will end up creating 2 cards from the design...
So easy to make multiples when it is already cut from the first cut.

2 pieces of 3.3/4 x 5.1/4 Seaside Spray Cardstock,
cut both pieces from top left to bottom right.

2-4 pieces of  3.1/2 x 4.7/8 Trimming The Town DSP depending on whether you want different patterns like I did. Cut 1 piece from top left to bottom right and the other top right to bottom left. If you want them all the same then you just need to cut 2 pieces of pattern paper from top left to bottom right.

Rather than a small circular sentiment I chose to create a scene with
matching Trimming The Town DSP.


After watching the video several times I still made a mistake as to where to cut my
card slots to make it stand up straight within the back triangle part of the card.
BUT I got there in the end...Sticky Velcro Dots

Cut the slots on both sides at 3″ from the bottom of the card.
Cut this straight down approx 1" DO NOT ANGLE (like me)

So that I had room to write my message on the back of the card I cut another
3.3/4 x 5.1/4 Seaside Spray Cardstock, cut both pieces from top left to bottom right.
I adhered this to the back of my card and stamped my sentiment from
Itty Bitty Christmas Stamp set.

You will have to include instruction how it fits together when sending in the post.
You will also need a Envelope Punch Board to create an envelope big enough to fit
the card and all of it's components.

Thank you for joining me and I do hope that my card inspired you create your very own
Over The Top Holiday Card for this week's competition...Check it out here

Cheers Shaz




Tuesday 24 November 2020

The Spot #138 - Sketch Challenge


Welcome to The Spot - Challenge #138 Sketch Challenge
I Love the intereptations of the other design team members...see them here...
I thought I would keep it very much the same as the sketch...
expect I added layers upon layers of outline circles.
I did this using a variety of circular dies in our Annual and August-Dec catalogue.
The first dies I used were Tasteful Labels dies and
then our smallest scalloped die in the Layering Circles dies.
I LOVE the idea of spotlighting a certain part of a card...

I created this card with Forever Blossoms and Artistry Blooms DSP...
I decided after the fact of making the card to add some Glimmer Paper
so I had to get creative and mitre my corner to make it fit the card base...

I also used the Glimmer Paper for behind the sentiment which is from
the BRAND NEW product Many Messages which you will find in the Jan - June 2021 Catty.

Such pretty paper that Glimmer paper, it doesn't look as pretty here in these photos as
what it does in real life <3

I hope that you like this sketch too and join us and post your card
to the this link...Looking forward to your creations <3

Winners will be announced NEXT Week...
Cheers Shaz








Thursday 19 November 2020

Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Blog Hop - Shapes by 9


Welcome to Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop for November 2020.
Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! is a group for those of you who
LOVE SCRAPBOOKING and who use Stampin' Up! products on their layouts.
Join us here...


We have the lovely Creative Design Team Sara Levin who got to choose this theme...
Shapes by 9...
IE: repeat a single shape of your choice 9 times in creating your layout.
This certainly made me think very differently...

You may have just joined me from Sara's Blog, her creation is just AWESOME!!!
We have 9 of us creating our very own versions of Shapes x 9.

I immediately looked at my Dies to see what shapes I could use...
I just purchased Stitched Triangles and I thought that I would just case the layout
on pg 35 of our Annual Catalogue...
BUT I went on a totally different tangent....
I thought that I would be make an alternate project with the products from
The Paper Pumpkin Kit - Joy To The World.
These kits are normally only sold in USA, BUT this year we have had 2 kits
sold globally to all the markets within Stampin' Up! company.

I was inspired by Rachel Tessman who made 40 cards from her 8 card kit by using
extra cardstock and cutting up the envelopes and cards to make them go further.
Sherry Roth who is also on our Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! also created
and alternative Scrapbooking Layout from the Joy To The World Kit

 I could see a Christmas Tree as soon as I cut out all the triangles
So I created a Christmas Tree with 9 Stitched Triangles...
OHHH this Shapes x 9 is turning out easier than I thought!!!

So I had a tree so this layout was going to have to be a Christmas themed layout...
So I continued using the Paper Pumpkin Kit to create this layout.
I drew a circle in the middle of my Whisper White 12x12 Cardstock
to create a wreath with the wreath stamp...
I stamped 9 Wreaths stamped in Just Jade Classic Stampin Pad on my layout....
I added some berries around the wreath with Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin Pad.
I knew that I would place my Christmas Tree down the LHS side of the wreath.

I used some of the Cable Kit Embossed Card and Floral Die cuts from Joy to the World Kit
to fill the centre of the wreath.  I also used some Cherry Cobbler cardstock for my mats...
I overlapped the 2 photo mats...Adding Stampin' Dimensionals to the RHS so that I could
still add a photo on the LHS photo mat...

Next I added the Floral Die cuts again with Stampin' Dimensionals...
to allow for photo placement.
Lastly I added the Christmas Tree made from the envelope and cardstock....
Then I added the gold word from the word Die cuts in the packs.

Here is my finished layout...

 Up next is Sharni Haines, I am absolutely positive that Sharni
will create something totally AMAZING...She always does!!!
Follow along with the rest of the Blog Hop participants by clicking on the NEXT button...
If for some reason the link is broken follow along with the full InLinkz list below.


 Thank you for joining me today, I hope that I have inspired you to try
use this theme and create your very own version of this Blog Hop theme.
Upload it to Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! group page....


Tuesday 20 October 2020

The Spot #133 - Colour Challenge

Welcome to The Spot Challenge #133 - Colour Challenge
Pretty Peacock, Rich Razzleberry and Pumpkin Pie.
Please follow the Blog Post with all of my fellow designers for The Spot
and create your very own card and join in the fun <3

I created a CASE of a card that is in the Annual Catalogue on pg 85
Using the same set BUT just adjusting to suite this colour theme.

I used the Free As A Bird Stamp Set to stamp the image on Whisper White Cardstock
and then coloured with Watercolour Pencils - Pumpkin Pie,
Rich Razzleberry and Granny Apple Green from Water Colour Pencils Assortment 2.
I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch to cut out the first bird.

I continued the bird's sitting on the branch just on Vellum Cardstock
to tone down the brightness of the Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
that I cut with the Stitched Nested Label Dies.
I adhered this with glue dots underneath the flowers so that they were a little feature.
Added the Bird Stamped image over the top of this.

Next I added some Craft White Ink to the Pumpkin Pie Cardstock,
using a Dauber with the Spot Mask from Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
to tone down the vibrant colour of the Pumpkin Pie.

On a piece of Pretty Peacock Cardstock I randomly stamped the leaves
from Free As A Bird Stamp Set then used the Postage Stamp Punch
and punched out 3 for the top and bottom of my card.
Keeping them in the correct order to adhere to my card front.

So my Card base is Pretty Peacock so I added my Postage Stamped Leaves
to the front of the card top and bottom. Next I added some White ribbon
from Flowers for Every Season Ribbon Combo Pack.
Then I added my Spotty Pumpkin Pie layer over the White Ribbon
using Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some dimension .
Next was the Rich Razzleberry Stitched Nested Label Die with the Stamped Vellum layer.
Then I added my Whisper White Stamped and Watercoloured Bird to the edge
of that layer popping it up on Stampin' Dimensionals to highlight this feature.
Lastly I added the Linen Thread to the card.

I hope that you enjoyed my card for this challenge,
If you want to take part in the challenge too please create a card
with these colours and upload it to this LINK
Looking forward to seeing all the entries this week.
Until next week, Have fun CREATING...
Cheers Shaz

Thursday 15 October 2020

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - October - Nature



Welcome to Scrapbooking Global October Blog Hop -  Nature is the theme of this Blog Hop.
Sherry Roth from Canada is our Creative Design Team Member who chose this theme.

I am an absolute lover of Nature and the Great Outdoors so this theme is perfect for me.
BUT the Designer Series Paper I chose to work with for today's theme is Whale of a Time....
These papers are only 6 x 6 so it made me work a lil harder today...AND they are under
the sea theme, which will work perfectly for my photo from the aquarium.
The photo is of us in front of the HUGE tank and this turtle is photo bombing us!!!

I had been hearing that some people were having trouble creating a scrapbook layout
with this DSP, so I thought I would use the DSP alone without any stamping to show
that you can create a layout with the papers alone.

I have done NO STAMPING on this page...
Everything is cut from the DSP or I have embossed and die cut out some seaweed...
Aren't the designs on the DSP just AMAZING?

Behind the embossed photo mat I have use Just Jade Cardstock.
I used Pool Party Cardstock and ran it through the Seabed 3D embossing folder
to cover the top half of my layout and then also for my Photo Mat.

Up next is Libby Dyson who at the moment is creating with a bit of a handicap,
she is recovering from hand surgery....
SO I cannot wait to see what Libby created for this month's theme.


Thank you for joining in the Blog Hop this month, we appreciate you all participating.
Please continue to follow the Blog Hop all the way through...
If for some reason the NEXT link is broken, follow along with the list below.
AND I would LOVE it if you left me some LOVIN in the form of a comment in the box below.
Cheers Shaz


Tuesday 13 October 2020

The Spot Challenge #132 - Clean and Simple Fall Project

 Welcome to The Spot Challenge #132 - Clean and Simple Fall.
I am absolutely LOVING being part of this group of Demonstrators from all over the globe
We all have so much fun with designing our challenge cards for you...

Traditionally Australian's don't celebrate Fall as a season.
BUT I absolutely LOVE what we call Autumn and the colours of the leaves
that change with the season...So hence my colour choice....

Mango Melody, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron.
Clean and Simple, I don't know that my card fits the descripton.
BUT it was an easy card to make...

I used the Arrange a Wreath Bundle

Baby Wipe Technique
Fold and Layer 2 Baby Wipes on top of each other
Add several drops of colour from the Ink refills and then once it is fully covered,
Ink your stamp up and the Stamp the image (Wreath) in my case
onto Shimmer White Cardstock twice...
Then Die cut with the Wreath Die as well as cutting a Mango Melody Wreath too.

Stamp a Cinnamon Cider Wreath onto your Mango Melody Card base.
Then using then Baby Wipe stamp pad stamps some leaves randomly over the background.
Adhere 1 of your stamped and die cut Wreath's over the Cinnamon Cider Wreath
slightly offset.
Then using some Mini Stampin' Dimensionals layer your Mango Melody Wreath on top.
Next adhere your last stamped and die cut wreath over the top slightly offsetting this one.

Next stamp the Pheasant in Cinnamon Cider and die cut. Add it to the bottom of the wreath.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Cinnamon Cider  and randomly added some of the
coloured ink from baby wipe over the sentiment.

 My Card is not so much a Fall card, Colour of the Fall Season card.
Here is your chance to enter with your verison
- Enter Here
Thank you for following along with The Spot
Cheers Shaz