Monday, 29 June 2015

A gift...

Super quick post today...

Just wanted to share this framed gift I made for my sister's friend. I printed the details on some paper and used Kaisercrafts Butterflies die. I then added some sequins. 

Love making personalised gifts. :)



Thanks for stopping by.

Samantha

Saturday, 20 June 2015

Another Paper Flourish June card revealed.

I have to say that being on Paper Flourish Kaisercraft Card Kit Design Team has so far been an amazing experience...even if its only been a month!!! Aside from the lovely Kaiser products I get to play with its been a huge learning experience. This card is one example of this.

I've never worked from a kit before, I've always just bought paper that I love and mixed it with other brands of paper I love (Shhhh....Its resulted in the hoarding of quite a lot of miscellaneous pattern paper over the years!) So....needless to say when I received my June Kit I immediately went for the paper I LOVED - the kraft card was first, pinks were next, followed by anything neutral. There was one sheet of paper I put aside. I even showed my Hubby who agreed that the 'paper' wasn't my "style" and I'm pretty sure the word 'ugly' was used. :)

So after I created a few cards (and had a few ideas of what to create with the left overs) I was left with one sheet of pattern paper which I didn't really want to throw away or add to the pile of hoarded paper where it most likely wouldn't get used. It took 4 days to think of an idea/layout and another 3 days of playing around and just looking at it before I stuck anything down. Oh! and a LOT of 'pinteresting' - spring, leaf cards, flower backgrounds, spring quotes. 

But I got there....my creative 'mojo' finally took over and I created 2 cards from this pattern paper. The second card is actually my favourite out of all my June kit cards. I think mainly because I created it using paper out of my comfort zone and was really impressed with myself that I stuck to it.

Would love to know how many of my blog readers create with kits? Do you think they're easier to create with? What do you do when you don't like a paper or embellishment in your kits?? Post a comment and let me know your answers :)


Supplies Used: Kraft Card, White Card Stock, Berry Vine Die, Sequins, Font: Ostrich Sans (Size 24), Kaisercraft Paper: Prairie.



Here is the second card (my favourite!):


Supplies Used: Kraft Card, White Card Stock, Rolled Flower Die, Sequins, Gold Pen, Gold Thread, June Kit  Secret Garden Sticker Sheet, Kaisercraft Paper: Prairie, Foam Dots.



Another thing I love about these cards is how I used the die cuts. It's one of my favourite technique/product to use. I especially love the 'camouflage' technique (as attempted in card #1). I don't think that's the correct name but I've seen a few examples on Pinterest and hope to play around with this technique more...

Stay tuned for more June kit inspiration cards and for more information on how to purchase June (or future) Paper Flourish Kaisercraft Card kits head on over to Paper Flourish website here.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and happy crafting! 

Linked to Simon Says Stamp Wednesdays challenge: Favorite technique/product.

Samantha

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Bear Hugs

Today I'm sharing a card I created and I just have to say how much I love this stamp/die set from Mama Elephant. This sentiment is so beautiful that I had to use it - I'll be saving this card for next years mothers day :) Just not sure if its for my mum or for me....lol (I really love this card!)

I also got to (finally!!!) try creating my own night sky background using distress inks -   I used Black Soot, Chipped Sapphire, Seedless Preserves, Victorian Velvet, and Antique Linen. This video by Kristina Werner is an excellent video showing you the technique involved. Simple really....mask it off and start blending till your happy :)




I added 'droplets' of Dylusions spray - White Linen and gold and silver leaf to the stars and moon to give them an awesome shine. The photos don't show it - but they're very bright :)

I plan on making a whole bunch of cards using this stamp set, as you'll see in the next photo I went a little overboard with my copic colouring (practice). This was the first time using "browns" and these bears though not 'huge' weren't tiny either. 



Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Monday, 8 June 2015

Yay! I'm designing for...

I have some wonderful exciting new to share with you this post. I was offered a position to design for the Paper Flourish - Kaisercraft Kit Club Design Team...and....happily accepted!

These kits will be showcasing Kaiserkraft - an Aussie brand that have a huge range of crafty goodness - stamps, paperpacks (LOVE THESE!!), embellishments, and very new, dies! I'm very excited (and nervous) to get my hand on some of these and show you what I can create with them - hopefully giving you some inspiration to make your own awesome cards, tags whatever you wish, with these awesome products.



Here is one of a 3 set card created using the June Kit, which is now featured on their blog (with instructions!)  Don't know what a Kaisercraft Kit Club is?? Click here to go to the Paper Flourish Blog and find out!!!





Other cards I created using this kit will be showcased on Paper Flourish Blog or facebook page for the month of June. Here is one card I created using leftovers from the kit. I think I managed to create 8 cards before I ran out of paper to be able to create anymore :) 



So stay tuned, many more exciting creations are coming! Cant wait to get into July's kit. Super excited to be on this design team.

P.S. Feel free to comment here or over at the Paper Flourish blog/fb page! I love reading all your comments :)

Happy Crafting!

Samantha

Thursday, 4 June 2015

1st Birthday Card

Over the weekend I attended a first birthday party. Here is the card I made for him!

I love this mama elephant stamp set - such a beautiful sentiment.
The Dies are a mixture of W9Plus and Mama Elephant.





Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Crafting!

Linked to: SSS Wednesday Challenge: masculine (its for a boy...) 

Samantha