Sunday, May 8, 2016

Balloon Celebration Stampin' Up!

Balloon Portfolio for 70th Celebration
 Had so much fun creating this portfolio for a 70th Birthday.  As it was for a many had to bee very choosey what papers I could use so I found a great Kraft Card paper set to go with the Its My Party Designer series pack.

 Pockets and pages all went together so well was very pleased with the out come!

This three fold portfolio has plenty of room for family photos bits and pieces and wonderful memories.

The Balloon card that went with the PortFolio.
Have a great week crafting.
with love

Saturday, April 9, 2016

St. Therese's Handmade Market Stall

Well  yesterday was an accomplishment in itself.  After so long out of action I was finally able to hold a small but encouraging handmade stall.  It was the very first the school had offered so attendance was small but great. Also school holidays had started and so some families had left for holidays etc.  I have included just a small range of the goods I had to offer.  If there is a next time I definitely have some cool ideas!  Only having two weeks for preparation I think I did quite well.  
The photo's that were taken were well into the fair so cards were starting to dwindle.  Thanks to my dear niece Catherine who took them for me.  

Box Cards and a few Bendi Cards

My eD Mothers Day Cards.
My 3D Mothers Day Cards

Brag Books
Just a little look at my achievement for the week.
Happy Crafting

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter Pyramid Easter Box

Happy Easter Day to all I have made a little bunny to celebrate.
Cute Bun.
Cute little bun was made to celebrate Easter with some tiny Easter Eggs inside.  This was made with the Pyramid Pals Thinlit Dies and Playful Pal Stamp Set.  Many more wonderful ideas to be made with this cute little box and stamp set.

Happy Crafting Carolyn

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Mini Album Part 2 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue

Front Inside Section

Part 2 of this Album when all completed it is to look forward to what I am going to fill it with. I thought some of my lovely photo's and stories of my girls.  This was a trial of could and or couldn't I.  I say never give up and once done.  Really fabulous Challenge.  Thank you Cathy Orta King for the Inspiration and this design.
Gusset Pocket

Pocket with attached Backing and Pages.

Tags and Embellishments

Inside of front Flap
Happy Crafting.
look forward to another challenging week.

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper Portfolio / Stampin' Up! and Rose Garden Thinlit Dies.

Cover of Album

I am so excited to show you my latest project.  It is a Memory Portfolio I have made to remember and relive my four beautiful daughters lives.
I have included pockets, pouches, Journalling sections.  I have used just about all Stampin Up products will list them when I finish the full article.
The Rose Garden Thinlit Dies play a big part in this Folio as I have a memorial Rose Garden for my beautiful Twin Daughters who are no longer with us.  This reminds me of my memories.

This is the first fold of the Album which opens up into a quintuplet folded Foilio.  There are pockets galore for tags and photos and many bits of memorabilia.

Right side Pocket and Fold

Here I have the folded sections and tag decorations.  Most are the Stampin' Up! Thinlit Dies but also have my quilled roses.
I wanted to thank Cathy Orta King for her wonderful pattern and say how easy this made the putting together of this Album.  I have added and adjust to what I wanted in my Folio.

Full Page Pocket

I have many photo's of this Folio so I will load this up and look forward to up loading more this week.
Happy Crafting

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Pop Up Box - Grateful Bunch

This fabulous set Blossom Bunch Punch and Stamp Set from Stampin' Up!  Was what helped make these beautiful Pop Up Box Cards.
The box actually folds right down so that it fits in an ordinary envelope.  This is pretty extraordinary being able to fit this in a C6 envelope is down right magic!
This is this months project for my classes.  The ladies were so surprised that it was not difficult to make once they knew how.

Stamp Set Grateful Bunch 140691
Blossom Bunch Punch 140612
Plus Card stock
Designer Paper

Below I have posted a picture of my very first card in a box.

Have a great week crafting.
love Carolyn

Friday, February 19, 2016

Watercolour fun! Stampin' Up! Markers, Ink Pads or Inkers.

All these fabulous tools can be used to watercolour your pictures.  Virtually with watercolour you are building up layers of colours over your water colour paper to make your picture live.
I like using my Aqua Brushes for this as no matter were you go you have your brush and water with you. Blender pens are also another great resource and just the humble paint brush and a tumbler of water.  I like to use my Acrylic blocks to mix my colour on.
 Love water colouring although I am not professional or have been taught a great deal about this.  I have read a lot and watch artists at work and picked up a lot of their tips.

You do not need heaps of colours, just your basic colours will give you every thing you need to finish your card.  Have fun being an artist.
Happy Crafting