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December 22, 2014

Alison’s beautiful creations

At a recent craft group I looked at these cards that Alison had created and loved them! Photos never do justice to the real thing but I am so pleased that Alison has allowed me to share these. Thank You Alison. I am sure there are plenty of ideas to inspire the creative bug for 2015. 

You're My Style Whimsy Dress Form Die

You’re My Style
Whimsy Dress Form Die

 

A Touch of Elegance. Whimsy Stamps and Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

A Touch of Elegance.
Whimsy Stamps and Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

 

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps

Graphic 45 and Whimsy Stamps

 

A Touch of Elegance & Dress Form. Whimsy Stamps & Dies

A Touch of Elegance & Dress Form.
Whimsy Stamps & Dies

 

A girl can Never have Too Many Shoes - Whimsy Stamps

A girl can Never have Too Many Shoes – Whimsy Stamps

 

Graphic 45

Graphic 45

 

Paris Fashion  Whimsy Stamps - Eiffel Tower and Graphic 45

Paris Fashion Whimsy Stamps – Eiffel Tower
and Graphic 45

                       

A lady and her bike! Graphic 45

A lady and her bike!
Graphic 45

 

Lady in Black and her Penny Farthing Cheery Lynn Designs die

Lady in Black and her Penny Farthing
Cheery Lynn Designs die

 

A perfect seat for the cat! Cheery Lynn and Impression Obsession dies

A perfect seat for the cat!
Cheery Lynn and Impression Obsession dies

 

Me and my cats! Impression Obsession Die

Me and my cats!
Impression Obsession Die

 

Paris Couture

Paris Couture

 

Lady in Green!

Lady in Green!

 

High Heel Glam - Tattered Lace Die

High Heel Glam – Tattered Lace Die

 

Silhouette on Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

Silhouette on Spellbinders Filigree Classic Oval

 

Happy Birthday - Spellbinders Filigree and Wild Rose Studio Happy Birthday Die

Happy Birthday – Spellbinders Filigree and Wild Rose Studio Happy Birthday Die

 

Filigree Classic Oval

Filigree Classic Oval

 

Filigree Classic Oval

Filigree Classic Oval

 

Happy Birthday - Eiffel Tower and doilies

Happy Birthday – Eiffel Tower and doilies

Now for some stamped cards

Red Tulips

Red Tulips

 

Roses are Red........

Roses are Red……..

 

Shades of Mauve!

Shades of Mauve!

 

Beautiful Poppies.

Beautiful Poppies.

 

Not always Red!!

Not always Red!!

 

Floral Festival!

Floral Festival!

 

Products Used:

Whimsy Stamps – Dress Form Die, Eiffel Tower Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Whimsy Stamps – A Touch of Elegance Stamp

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Spellbinders – Filigree Classic Oval

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Cheery Lynn Dies – Penny Farthing

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Impression Obsession Dies – Cat Set

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Tattered Lace Dies – High Heel Glam

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Wild Rose Studio Die – Happy Birthday

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Happy Birthday

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Graphic 45 – A Ladies Diary 12 x 12 paper – Garden Stroll & Couture – Elegant & Classy

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87

Flowers – You could use any of these:

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55

Bling – Alison used Red and silver bling and Black and Pearl Pearls

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Cardstock – A5 and Chromatics ……….even patterned

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Background Papers – Mat and Paper Stacks

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103

Tapes and Adhesives

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

 Happy Creating!!

I hope you are fully inspired for 2015.

 

 

 

November 29, 2014

A range of Christmas Cards using a variety of dies, some with Shimmer Sheetz

New products in the store just motivate me to make cards that are simple and easy for any skill level to put together. My theme this year has tended to be just two or three colours to keep it all very easy and time efficient. I always promise myself that I will start early to make my own cards but for the past few years that just hasn’t happened and I find myself rushing close to post time to get them done.

Some of the products are not on the store yet. I have an issue with the admin side of the store and cannot load new products or accept Visa payments. Hopefully this will be sorted soon but in the meantime any questions regarding products can be asked on the Facebook page – see below for link. Purchases can also be made Offline by paying direct into the Business Bank Account once you have been invoiced.

So enough already. Here they are!!!

Just added this one today 29th Dec…………………..

Using Imperial Garnet Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz behind the Cottage Cutz Nativity Die

Using Imperial Garnet Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz behind the Cottage Cutz Nativity Die

 

      Black Cardstock on White background

Nativity Silhouette - Cottage Cutz, with Slider 1 - Whimsy Stamps and Peace Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Nativity Silhouette – Cottage Cutz, with Slider 1 – Whimsy Stamps and Peace Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Cream Cardstock with Soft Gold Foil

Geometric Embossigng Folder - Cuttlebug, Peace Die and Peace Doves - Impression Obsessions

Geometric Embossigng Folder – Cuttlebug, Peace Die and Peace Doves – Impression Obsessions

 

Nativity Silhouette 2 - Cottage Cutz, Dove - Impression Obsession and Peace Die - Elizabeth Craft Designs, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder

Nativity Silhouette 2 – Cottage Cutz, Dove – Impression Obsession and Peace Die – Elizabeth Craft Designs, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Peridot Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

 

And another also using the slider die from Whimsy stamps

And another also using the slider die from Whimsy stamps

 

Products mentioned on cards above with Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz Dove and Blue Bling.

Products mentioned on cards above with Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz Dove and Blue Bling.

I made the impression on the Shimmer Sheetz with the dove and then hand cut. I haven’t had success cutting dies on the Shimmer Sheetz.

Products mentioned above and an Anna Griffen Design Embossing Folder

Products mentioned above and an Anna Griffen Design Embossing Folder

 

Another version of the same.

Another version of the same.

 

Another variation with the doves

Another variation with the doves

 

Printed the sentiment onmy computer. Used double sided paper on the back (we call Jac Paper) stuck it to cardstock and then cut with the die.

Printed the sentiment on my computer. Used double sided paper on the back (we call Jac Paper) stuck it to cardstock and then cut with the die.

 

Nativity and Peace dies as above and a Tattered Lace Courner Flourish Die

Nativity and Peace dies as above and a Tattered Lace Courner Flourish Die

 

Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz and Thank You embossing folder.

Amethyst Shimmer Sheetz and Thank You embossing folder.

 

Amethyst again.

Amethyst again.

 

Simple and quick!

Simple and quick!

 

Peace dove

Peace dove

 

The background embossing folders are varied in these ones.

The background embossing folders are varied in these ones.

 

Music embossing folder this time.

Music embossing folder this time.

 

Using the Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 Die here for the sentiment which was computer printed.

Using the Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 Die here for the sentiment which was computer printed.

 

Silver bling used on this one.

Silver bling used on this one.

 

Dark Brown Cardstock used in the background. Looks really effective when you see it for real.

Dark Brown Cardstock used in the background. Looks really effective when you see it for real.

 

Another with the dark brown cardstock.

Another with the dark brown cardstock.

 

and ..........Another with the dark brown cardstock.

and ……….Another with the dark brown cardstock.

 

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz used in the background.

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz used in the background.

 

The Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 yet again.

The Whimsy Stamps Slider 1 yet again.

 

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz again. My reflection is in the background which is why it looks darker than the ribbon tags of the same sheet.

Blue Iris Shimmer Sheetz again. My reflection is in the background which is why it looks darker than the ribbon tags of the same sheet.

 

and finally this is really cheating. Used a scrap of the Green Shimmer Sheetz left over, added the die Peace and the dove on a card that I had already embossedand was awaiting inspiration.

and finally this is really cheating. Used a scrap of the Green Shimmer Sheetz left over, added the die Peace and the dove on a card that I had already embossedand was awaiting inspiration.

 

Once the Admin side of my Store is sorted, I will add the links to the products that are not already on there.

Some already are:

 Shimmer Sheetz

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Dies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Emmbossings Folders

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Envelopes C6

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=65_151

Adhesive – Double Sided Tape and Foam Squares

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

Thank You for Looking. I will add the additional products to the store as soon as possible.

In the meantime, wanting/needing something message me on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Card-and-Scrapbooking-Supplies-NZ/197402113631816?ref=bookmarks

 

 

November 02, 2014

Another Nativity Scene this time using Shimmer Sheetz in the background

I decided to try a Shimmer Sheet from Elizabeth Craft Designs behind the Nativity to see what effect I would get. The final result stunned me as I thought the the shimmer designs fitted exactly to the scene. How cool is that!!  

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

Nativity Silhouette with Shimmer Sheetz background.

 

Shimmer Sheetz – I used Amethyst Gemstone

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=253

Nativity Silhouette

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_286

Embossing Folder – Thank You – set of 5

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Immagination Obsession – Peace Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_300

White A5 Cardmakers cardstock and Gold Foil A5 Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

October 25, 2014

Nativity Card Ideas

I discovered this beautiful die while looking for something else entirely. It is obviously very popular as I had to back order it and I see it is again Out of Stock at my distributors. Still have a few in our Online store.

Anyway, just a few cards I enjoyed putting together during my first “Play”.

I have used a sheet from the Wild Rose Studio Paper Pack – Antique Library. Love that pack and I think it works well here as it has gradients of clour so that the nativity scene sits in the lighter shades and almost gives a glow!

Peace

Peace

 and a different look by first embossing the card with small hearts (from my stash) but Swiss Dots would also work.

Love, Joy and Peace

Love, Joy and Peace

 Still trying to decide if this one below is my favourite so far. I think it is!

Black & White Silhouette

Black & White Silhouette

Cottage Cutz Die – Nativity Silhouette

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/product_info.php?products_id=3458

Wild Rose Studio Paper Pack – Antique Library

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103_261

Gold Foil – if you are purchasing – I used the matt gold – ask for that if you want the same.

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Embossing Folder – Swiss Dots

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Elizabeth Craft Designs – Love, Joy and Peace Dies

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_284

Tattered Lace – Chantilly Flourish Corner Die

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_285

Black and White Cardmakers A5 Cardstock

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Chromatics Cardstock – Midnight

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Please feel free to ask any questions or make comments on the Facebook page. These cards will be added there in a couple of days.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Card-and-Scrapbooking-Supplies-NZ/197402113631816

Thank You for taking the time to stop by and look at this BLOG.

 

October 08, 2014

Cards from Brenda and Jenny

These ladies have created these lovely cards using a variety of techniques to give us some wonderful ideas.

I find making cards for men the hardest to put together and especially if they don’t have a hobby that you can use as a theme. This card with a car on would suit any guy as you can almost gurarantee they drive a car. It will also bring back some great memories if you use a car design from yesteryear. Thank you for this great idea Jenny.

 

Card made using the Man About Town Paper stack

Card made using the Man About Town Paper stack

The following group of cards have been created by Brenda and she has used a variety of techniques to achieve these delightful cards. Thank you Brenda for sharing these with us.

 

Ink embossed card with 3D flowers

Ink embossed card with 3D flowers

 

Embossed card with the edges of the attached elements inked.

Embossed card with the edges of the attached elements inked.

 

Make a card that looks like an envelope, make an envelope or make a set!

Make a card that looks like an envelope, make an envelope or make a set!

 

Stamped vase and flowers and then restamped flowers and cut out and attached with foam pads to give the 3D effect.

Stamped vase and flowers and then restamped flowers and cut out and attached with foam pads to give the 3D effect.

Some products used:

Man about Town Paper stack from Wild Rose Studios

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=103_261

Embossing Folders

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=117

Inks

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64_189

Bling

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=49_51

Stamps

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=64

Foam mounting squares or tape and Double sided tape

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

A5 Cardmakers Card & Envelopes

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45

Thank you for looking.

September 21, 2014

Tattered Lace – Three Wise Men

I love these gorgeous new dies and just had to have a play to see how well they fitted our normal size cards for posting. Square size cards in New Zealand cost double the postage and therefore I tend to only make this size card when passing direct to the recipient. These dies fit both the normal C6 card and an A4 size card triple folded.

On this first one below I have used a normal size card – ie an A5 sheet of cardstock folded in half. If I had just edged the front camel forward to the front edge of the card the third one wouldn’t have overlaped. Next time!

C6 size card

C6 size card

This next one is made from an A4 sheet of card, triple folded and then the lower folded removed to get a standard one fold card. Fits easily into a business size envelope and normal postage rate.

 

A5 card stock folded to fit business size envelope.

A4 card stock folded to fit business size envelope.

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_285

Three Wise Men - Tattered Lace Die

Three Wise Men – Tattered Lace Die

I will add more products details shortly.

 

September 20, 2014

Easel Card using a Stand Up Helper

 Elizabeth Craft Designs have created this new and clever idea – Stand Up Helpers. Their major purpose is to use these when making easel cards but they can also be used for sentiments just like you would use any other sentiment die. Just cut along the fold line. I hope to do a video shortly to show these in more detail but that will be at least a couple of weeks away. In the meantime here is the first card I created when having a trial run with this new creation.

The card stands easily behind the standup helper as you can see below. 

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

Card in place using the Stand Up helper

 The Season’s Greetings can fold down when the card is laid flat and being prepared to go in an envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

Card in near closed position ready to go in the envelope.

 This photo shows the card as I began to flatten it out ready to go in the envelope. Folds flat like any normal card.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

Inside of Card shows the stand Up helper.

 This picture shows the top of the card folded back revealing the Season’s Greetings cut into the base card. If you wanted to use this sentiment on the front of a card you could just cut it from any scrap piece of card and then you cut on the line at the base of the wording. I will do a cut as soon as I can so that you see what I mean.

If you have any ideas using these Stand Up Helpers, I would love to hear/see them.

I will continue to create with these and add ideas.

Thank You for looking!

There are a range of sentiments available in the sentiment helpers and I have decided now to stock each of these. They will be arriving to my store later this week. They are:

Thinking of You, Thank You, Season’s Greetings, Hello, Happy Birthday, Get well, Congratulations and Best Wishes.

Products used:

Season's Greetings - Standup Helper

Season’s Greetings – Standup Helper

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=283_284

 

Graphic 45 Paper - Long Winter's Nap

Graphic 45 Paper – Long Winter’s Nap

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_290

Pavlova Paper - Double sided - Christmas Berries

Pavlova Paper – Double sided – Christmas Berries

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=87_229_235

Poinsettia

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=54_55_275

White Cardmakers Card A5 size

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=45_175

Adhesive – Double sided tape and Glue dots

http://www.cardandscrapbookingsupplies.co.nz/index.php?cPath=44

Embellishment from my own stash

 

 

 

September 19, 2014

Cards from Trish

These gorgeous cards made by Trish are so delightful. Her style varies throughout the range of cards as they are created to suit the receiver. Enjoy looking and gaining inspiration from these cards. There is even a card made using a CD! Ribbons and flowers, doilies and bling!!

With Sympathy

With Sympathy

 

Square Floral

Square Floral

 

Roses and Cross

Roses and Cross

Red Poppies

Red Poppies

 

One of a Kind

One of a Kind

 

Hydrangea

Hydrangea

 

Happy Birthday Gay

Happy Birthday Gay

 

Butterfly - Birthday

Butterfly – Birthday

 

For You!

For You!

 

Floral Circle

Floral Circle

 

Eiffel Tower

Eiffel Tower

 

Doily Silhouette

Doily Silhouette

 

Blue & White

Blue & White

 

Birthday wishes

Birthday wishes

 

Best Wishes

Best Wishes

Thank You so much for sharing these with us Trish.

 

 

August 17, 2014

Cards for GUYS – from Sylvia

Carrying on with the cards that I have received from Sylvia, it is great to be able to also share some ideas for men.

A brillant idea by using a CD. Simple yet effective!

A brillant idea by using a CD. Simple yet effective!

 

What a great idea. A travel shirt!!

What a great idea. A travel shirt!!

 

and I know this chap must be in to gardening!

and I know this chap must be in to gardening!

 

Very cute idea.

Very cute idea.

By making a card specifically for individuals it makes it so much easier when you think about their “Love” in life. Maybe it is Gardening, cars, music, travel…….maybe Horse riding, Dogs, Building or DIY. A great way to personalise a card and gift and also lets the receiver know that you are interested in who they are!!

Thanks again Sylvia.

 

August 14, 2014

Cards with a Fashion or Elegant theme by Sylvia

As promised I wanted to show some more beautiful cards created by Sylvia for her friends and family. Some great ideas here for us all to be inspired by.

Happy Birthday Jill

Happy Birthday Jill

 

Happy Birthday Jill

You’ve got Style!

 

Happy Birthday Janice

Happy Birthday Janice

 

Happy Birthday Elaine

Happy Birthday Elaine

 

Fabulous 50

50 and…….Fabulous

 

Happy Birthday Kimberley

Happy Birthday Kimberley

 

and I thought this one also fitted well with the “Fashion and Elegant” theme. I love the use of the chandelier for this card.

A New Home

A New Home

 

There are so many ideas here for you to try. Embossing folders, Ribbon, Bling, Peel Offs and gorgeous patterned papers. You have them in your stash. Go create!!

Thanks again Sylvia.