Friday, May 22, 2020

Beachy 17!


Hello Everyone!!  Can you tell that it's birthday season in my family right now??  So many of our young people have birthdays from late April to early June and this one is heading to my nephew who lives near the beach, loves fishing and being active outdoors. 

I'm addicted to these twist and pop up cards and have another one for you today!  The Twist and Pop with Layers Die set is available to order from Divinity Designs and should be shipping on 30th May.  :)

I've created this card with the A2 Portrait Base and Layer dies to make the base of blue, the kraft layer is cut with Matting Rectangle and then I've cut some By The Shore paper with the Layer die.  At the bottom I've created the little scene using Curvy Slopes and By The Shore paper for the sand dues, the Grass Lawn Die for the green grass, the Fence Die to make the white fence.  I've die cut the surfboard paper using Rectangles die, matted with blue card and framed with kraft cut with Pierced Rectangles.  I've used Large Number Dies to cut kraft card and airbrushed some E87 Copic while it was still in the die and finally die cut some flags (swim between the red and yellow flags people! Aussies will understand that!) using Pennant Flags.


For the inside, I've used the layer die again to cut the kraft panels and added strips of By The Shore paper.   I've then cut the twist and pop panel in white (behind the accordion panel) using the Twist and Pop with Layers Dies and glued it into place following the instructions on the pack.  I've cut the longer panel out of blue and the layers of By The Shore paper all using the same Twist and Pop with Layers Dies.  I've used Letter H, Letter B, Letter U and Large Number Dies to decorate the panels.

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs By The Shore, Blue, Kraft, Green, White, Yellow, Red
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Twist and Pop with Layers, A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Matting Rectangle, Curvy Slopes, Grass Lawn, Fence, Rectangles, Pierced Rectangles, Pennant Flags, Large Numbers, Letter H, Letter B, Letter U; X-press It Foam Tape, Glue, Copics, Airbrush System

I know it's crazy times right now, so I appreciate you popping by and visiting my blog and hope all is well in your part of the world, wherever that may be.  Stay safe, stay healthy and find the time to do something you love!  

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Twist and Pop 15th!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have another Twist and Pop Up Card, this time for my son who is 15yrs today!  No longer my little Benasaurus, he towers a good foot over me these days, but I love him to bits still.  Happy Birthday Ben!

I decided to make him something a little extra special, especially considering we are still enduring the effects of the pandemic and celebrating a birthday is somewhat subdued.  I made him a Twist and Pop Up card - now he's grown up with handmade cards all his life and he nodded his approval at the closed card when it came out of the envelope, but his expression when it popped out was awesome!!

I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer die to cut the red base and patterned paper layer (using America the Beautiful Paper Pad).  I've used the Matting Rectangle for the white card layer.  I've added a piece of black mesh ribbon across the card.  Next I created the focal panel of blue, die cut with Large Banner Die, black cut with Pierced Circles, red cut with Sparkling Stars and silver paper cut with Large Numbers to create the 15.  I've popped this whole panel up on foam tape.  I've then used Curvy Slopes Die to cut a piece of black card for the bottom and accented with a silver star and some silver pearls.






For the inside, I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer to cut the white card layer and then added a strip of America the Beautiful Paper on each side.  I've used the Twist and Pop with Layers dies to create the pop up mechanism and panel, accenting with America the Beautiful Paper and then added silver and black stars using Sparkling Stars and created his name using Letter B, Letter E and Letter N dies.

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs America the Beautiful, Red, White, Black, Silver, Blue
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Twist and Pop with Layers, A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Large Banner, Pierced Circles, Sparkling Stars, Curvy Slopes, Letter B, Letter E and Letter N; X-press It Foam Tape, Glue, Black Mesh Ribbon

That's all from me today, thanks for sharing a little bit of your day with me today and I hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Monday, May 18, 2020

Sweet 16!


Hello Everyone!  Today I have a card inspired by this week's Splitcoaststampers Featured Stamper Challenge and is also a card for my niece's birthday.  I was inspired by the Blue Daisies card in the Featured Stamper Gallery, keeping the colour palette, layout and floral inspiration.

I've used the A2 Portrait Card base and Layer die for the base, Matting Rectangle to cut the Romantic Roses paper layer and Scalloped Chain for the next white layer.  Next I've added another strip of Romantic Roses paper and topped it with white card cut with Flower Lattice Die.  I've cut a piece of white using Double Pierced Vintage Labels and airbrushed it with Copic BG72 white still in the die.  I've stamped the flowers from My World in Gray Flannel in and coloured with Copics and pencil and die cutting with the matching die.  I've added greenery using the Pretty Posies and Leaves and Branches Dies.  To finish I've die cut the 16 using Large Numbers Dies, also airbrushing with BG72 while still in the die and popped them up on foam tape.

Stamps - My World SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Gray Flannel
Paper - Divinity Designs Romantic Roses, White, Green
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base and Layer, Matting Rectangle, Scalloped Chain, Flower Lattice, Double Pierced Vintage Labels, Pretty Posies, Leaves and Branches, Large Numbers; Copics, Airbrush System, X-press It Foam Tape

That's all from me today, thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Monday, May 11, 2020

Mother's Day


Hello Everyone! Today I have a Twist and Pop Card that I made for my Mum for Mother's Day.  I've used a range of new products by Divinity Designs including the Twist and Pop Dies used to create this awesome pop out inside!  My Mum has had a rough year; three months ago we found out her cancer has returned and she's been undergoing treatment since then.  I wanted to make sure that this Mother's Day Card was something with extra pizazz and hopefully brings a smile to her face!

I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer to cut the purple base (her favourite colour!), layered with white (cut with Matting Rectangle) and topped with Watercolor Paper cut with the matting layer in the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer set.  Next I've used Lavish Layers and Delicate Doily to cut white card and Pierced Circles to cut a piece of gold.  I've stamped the sentiment from My World SDD onto white card and cut with Circles Die.  I've then stamped the roses from My World onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics and cut with the matching die.  I've accented with leaves cut with Pretty Posies and Leaves and Branches Dies.


To decorate the inside of this card, I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer to cut the Watercolor Paper layered.  I've then cut gold card using Delicate Doily and cut it in half to decorate the middle so that it frames the twist and pop section.  I've then used the Trellis Strip die to cut a piece of white card, trimmed to size and sliced in half to decorate the top and bottom.  Next I've cut the Twist and Pop mechanism panel out of white and the accordion panel in purple using the new Twist and Pop with Layers Dies and followed the instructions to glue it all together.  I've taken a piece of white card and brushed on some Sugared Lavender ink using the Roses Mixed Media Stencil and then die cut with the layer die from Twist and Pop with Layers Dies.  I've then decorated the panels using Layering Hearts, Long and Lean Letters, My World (rose stamp and die), Pretty Posies, Leaves and Branches.      

Stamps - My World SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Gray Flannel, Versafine Black
Paper - Divinity Designs Watercolor Paper Pad, Purple, White, Teal, Deep Pink, Gold, Green, X-press It Blending Card
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Delicate Doily, Twist & Pop with Layers, A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Pretty Posies, Leaves and Branches, Circles, Pierced Circles, Long and Lean Letters, Layering Hearts, Trellis, Lavish Layers; DD Roses Mixed Media Stencil, Copics


I hope you like my take on a twist and pop up card, I really enjoyed making this fun card and I'm sure I'll be making many more in the future!  Thanks for visiting and as always, I hope you are inspired to stamp.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Twist and Pop Birthday


Hello Everyone!  I haven't been in my craftroom for a very long time, but a parcel from Divinity Designs arrived on my doorstep with new goodies that needed some attention.  I know I've been away for a long time, we've had some serious health issues affect my family that required me to be away from home for long periods of time this year.  More than likely I will be away on and off for more time throughout the year, but I'm trying to get into my craftroom more as creativity is good for your soul.

Today's project is a Twist and Pop Card!  I've seen some of these created recently but this is the first one I've actually made myself.  I've created the base card using the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer and Matting Rectangle to cut the white base and purple and Whimsical Wildflower layers.  Around this I've added a piece of white ribbon.  Next I've used Large Banner Dies to cut cream card, Delicate Doily to cut purple card and Happy Birthday Caps to cut white card and airbrush with V09 Copic.


The inside is where the action all happens......literally!!  Here I've used the new Twist and Pop with Layers dies.  The twist mechanism I cut with white and then topped with the accordion panel made of purple.  I followed the instructions that are inside the packaging and it's really easy to follow for those who haven't made one before (like me!).  I've layered with more Whimsical Wildflower paper and then cut the name of my niece using Letter K, Letter A and Letter I out of yellow card and airbrushed with Y26 Copic.  Inside the card I've used the Roses Mixed Media Stencil to add a decorative pattern to the top and stamped the roses image from My World Stamp/Die Duo to the bottom and lightly coloured with Copics.

My niece Kaia, doesn't find her name on things very often so I like to make things a little more personal for her and hope shes likes not just the name but the twist and pop action as well!

Stamps - My World SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Gray Flannel, Sugared Lavender
Paper - Divinity Designs Whimsical Wildflowers, White, Purple, Yellow
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Delicate Doily, Twist & Pop with Layers, A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Large Banner, Happy Birthday Caps, Letters K, A and I; DD Roses Stencil, Copics

Thanks for hanging in there and reading to the end and sorry I haven't been around for such a long time.  I really appreciate you visiting today and hope you, like me, are getting into your creative space and are inspired to stamp!

Friday, February 14, 2020

Bee-lieve

 

Hello Everyone!  This month Divinity Designs has a BEE themed release along with some dies to make the perfect A2 card every time!  Check these out!





I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer for the green base card and the Beautiful Blooms paper layer.  I've used the Matting Rectangle die to cut the brown layer between the two.  I've used the Quilted Honeycomb Background die to cut some gold paper to go over the patterned paper layer.  I've then stamped, coloured and die cut the branch, beehive, bees and sentiment (the sentiment die cut with Sentiment Strips) using Bee-lieve stamp/die duo.


Stamps - Bee-lieve SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - Divinity Designs Beautiful Blooms Collection, Green, Gold, X-press It Blending Card
Accessories - DD Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Quilted Honeycomb Background;  Copics, Glue


Last week-end my eldest child turned 18, which means here in Australia he is a fully legal adult!!  My mind is still adjusting to this - where did my baby go??  We had the house decorated in mostly black, gold and silver - so I used this theme (and a touch of blue) into his card! 

I've used the A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer and Matting Rectangle to create his card and paired it up with Sparkling Stars, Large Numbers, Happy Birthday Caps, Winter Collection Paper.      

Stamps - NONE
Ink - NONE
Paper - Divinity Designs Winter Collection, Blue, Silver, Black
Accessories - DD Dies: A2 Portrait Card Base with Layer, Matting Rectangle, Sparkling Stars, Large Numbers, Happy Birthday Caps; Glue

That's all from me today, you can find more inspiration on the Divinity Designs Blog!!  Thanks for visiting and hope you are inspired to stamp!

Friday, February 7, 2020

Power Poppy Friday


Hello Everyone!!  It's Power Poppy Friday and I have a Covered Journal to share with you today!  For this project I've used the Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set because I thought this large, amazing image would be perfect on a notebook!

I've used a large Spirax hardcovered notebook and covered with some Fab Scraps paper from my stash.  Across this is some pink punched with a border punch topped with white and the reverse of the patterned paper.  The feature panel is white layered with pink die cut with Elegant Labels Four.  Next I've added a panel of white, die cut with Grand Labels Four (Retired) and airbrushed with green Copic.  I've die cut the Letters K and H and airbrushed them with Copic while still in the die.  Finally I've stamped the image from Strong and Beautiful Stamp Set and coloured with Copics and pencils then carefully fussy cut out and popped up on foam tape!

Stamps - Strong and Beautiful (Power Poppy)
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White, Pink, Patterned Paper
Accessories - Copics, Pencils, Spellbinders Dies: Elegant Labels Four, Grand Labels Four (Retired), Divinity Designs Letter K and Letter H Dies, Fiskars Border Punch

You can find more inspiration today and these locations.....


Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp!  :)

Friday, January 24, 2020

Somebunny loves you...


Hello Everyone!  I know it has been a long time in between posts for me, but unfortunately a serious health scare happened in my family just before Christmas which required a lot of time away from home and the time to create.  I wouldn't say that it is over as yet, but at least at a less fearful stage although the testing is continuing.  Any prayers for our family would be greatly appreciated!

On to today's projects!!  I have two today using all the latest goodies released by Divinity Designs this month which includes.... Somebunny Stamp/Die Duo, Triple Step with Layers Dies and Sweet Hearts Collection Paper Pad.

For my first card I've used pink card for my base and Sweet Hearts Collection Paper Pad for the layers cut with Triple Step with Layers Dies.  I've stamped the images from Somebunny Stamp/Die Duo in Memento Desert Sand, coloured with Copics and die cut with the matching die from the same set. For the top image I've layered pink and white card cut with Layering Hearts Dies and Tulip Heart Die.  I've attached the bottom image to the card and stamped the sentiments from Somebunny in black and die cut with Sentiment Strips Dies.  Finally I've used the Mini Tags Dies to create some accents for the other two panels and finished with a few clear rhinestones.

Stamps - Somebunny SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Memento Desert Sand, Tuxedo Black
Paper - Divinity Designs Sweet Hearts Paper, X-press It Blending Card, Pink, White
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Sentiment Strips, Triple Step with Layers, Mini Tags, Layering Hearts, Tulip Heart; Copics, Clear Rhinestones, X-press It Foam Tape    


I went with the red colour palette from the Sweet Hearts Collection Paper Pad for my second card using a base of white and the Triple Step with Layers Dies.  I've stamped the bunnies and sentiments from Somebunny Stamp/Die Duo with Memento Gray Flannel, colouring the bunnies with Copics and die cutting the sentiments with Sentiment Strips Dies.  For all the accent pieces I've used Tulip Heart Die, Layering Hearts and Mini Tags Dies, finishing with some Pewter Pearls.   

Stamps - Somebunny SDD (Divinity Designs)
Ink - Memento Gray Flannel
Paper - Divinity Designs Sweet Hearts Paper, X-press It Blending Card, White
Accessories - Divinity Designs Dies: Sentiment Strips, Triple Step with Layers, Mini Tags, Layering Hearts, Tulip Heart; Copics, Kaisercraft Pewter Pearls, X-press It Foam Tape

You can find more inspiration over on the Divinity Designs Blog today!  Thanks for popping by and hope you are inspired to stamp! :)

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