Wednesday, March 20, 2019

More Black and Gold

Hello everyone.

I really do like black and gold as a colour combination so I thought I would share another card using the same suite as Mondays Blog post.

I also had a few scraps left over of the matching designer series paper so I though I would use those up.

I am really bad for keeping tiny scraps of designer series papers so I thought this card was a great way to use up those little bits.


I even managed to use a Christmas set called Making Christmas Bright.  I just love the starry wreath,


I made the card fairly simple which will appeal to all ages.  I love the font of the die cut word "wish" and I added a drop shadow in some gold card stock.


I then added a few stars which are also from the Making Christmas Bright stamp set.


Thanks for stopping by today and if you wish to view the products in more detail then please head over to the Stampin' Up! website.

Have a lovely day.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Stylish Black and Gold

Hello Crafters and welcome to another fun week of creativity.

I have a stylish black and gold birthday card to share today which I thought would be great for any male relations that we may have.

I really struggle with these kinds of cards and as I have two nephews it makes it very difficult to come up with something fun for them

This is why I love the set called Broadway Birthday as it seems to cater for everyone.


I also used some of the designer series paper which also has added gold foiling on one side.


The Broadway Bound Suite is fabulous.  Everything coordinates perfectly and you can even get tiny candles to add to your projects.

Please check it out HERE.



Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely start to your week.

If you would like to buy any of the Stampin' Up! products just head over to the Website and when placing an order just add Dawn Barwick as your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

There are only a couple weeks remaining of Sale-A-Bration.  So hurry and grab your favourite free products with a £45/60 euro spend.

Offer end 31st March.






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Friday, March 15, 2019

Daring Cardmakers - Stitch It

Hello everyone.

I hope everyone is well and ready for another weekly challenge.

Its Shabneez turn to host the challenge over at Daring Cardmarkers.  

Shabneez would like to see some stitching on your creations and this could real or faux.

I kind of cheated with my card and went with some dies that already had a stitched edge.


I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! for the centre square and added some pretty stamped images using a set called Incredible Like You.


I think you can see a little better in the bottom photo the tiny stitched edge on the square.


Thanks for stopping by today and please check out what the Design Team created for more lovely inspiration over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Big Gift Bag

Hello Crafters.

I have a super project to share that's great for gift giving.

I found the tutorial over at Pootles and you can find the tutorial HERE.

I decided to mix up my items and use a little of retired and a little of current Stampin' Up!

I have had these papers in my stash for ages and bought them before I even became a demonstrator.  I think at the time they were in a sale or on clearance.  

The quality of the designer series paper is fantastic.  Its fabulous for box and bag making but also great for your cardmaking and scrap booking projects.


I decided to embellish the front of the bag using a current stamp set called Broadway Birthday.



I am so pleased that even though the DSP is retired I was still able to match the cardstock up.


Its a good size bag that will fit all kinds of lovely items inside.

Some of my customers live locally to me and regularly come to my craft parties.  When they place an order I love to create bags like this to pop their new craft purchases in.


Thanks for stopping by today and have a great day.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Botanical Butterfly

Hello everyone and I hope you had a lovely weekend.

This week I am preparing for a craft party and I wanted my guests to get to use some of the fabulous products from Stampin' Up that are free with Sale-A-Bration.

I am going to be showcasing the very lovely Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  

Did I mention its free!!!

If you spend over 60 euros/£45 from the annual catalogue or the Spring/Summer you can select from a lovely list of Sale-A-Bration items.



The little box is from a tutorial created  Linda Parker of Papercraft With Crafty.  I just love this little box and its a great size for 4 tealights, perhaps some chocolates or a nice piece of jewellery.


I also hope to make this lovely size bag with the group and this is from a tutorial from Sam Hammond over at Pootles.



I just love the paper and I can't wait to share it with the group at the party.

Please check out all the details of Sale-A-Bration and grab yourself some free crafty items.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a lovely week.


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Friday, March 8, 2019

Mad March Hare - Daring Cardmakers

Hello everyone.

Its time for another challenge at Daring Cardmakers.

Joanne is our lovely host this week.  

Joanne would like you to be inspired by the phrase Mad March Hare. 

You might feature a hare or a rabbit, maybe even Lewis Carrol’s perpetually late character?

Perhaps the image of boxing hares will take you down that route - the gloves are off!

If you’re the punning type, you might focus on HAIR - crazy coloured hair, long flowing locks...

This was a tough challenge for me as when I looked through my craft stash I realised I have nothing with bunnies on.  Then I remembered a while ago I made some burrowing bunny cupcakes so I took inspiration from those.

I decided to make a bunny butt card.  I wanted it to look like the rabbit was about to go down the rabbit hole.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies from Stampin' Up! for the body and feet.  I then found these little honey comb embellishments in my craft stash and thought his would make a great tail.

I then created an aperture in the card base and used the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder which is also from Stampin' Up! to kind of resemble a tree. 

I think my children will like this card because its a bunny's butt and probably because I have used the word 'butt'.

Thanks for stopping by today and please check out the lovely inspiration from the Design Team over on the Daring Cardmakers Blog.

Have a lovely weekend.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Paper Trimmer Rainbow

Hello everyone.

I am sharing a card today that I created using my paper trimmer.

Your paper trimmer can be used to make amazing backgrounds for your cards and not just for trimming down your card stock to make a card or box.


I created this fun rainbow from strips of card stock and I also used up my scraps.

I wasn't  worried about how actuate the size of the strips should be.  I just trimmed them down without really measuring them.



I glued the strips to the card and then wanted to use a little fun technique.  I used the in lay die cut technique.  I cut out the word wish from the rainbow using the Big Shot.  I then cut out another one from black card stock and added the pieces back in.  The Take Your Pick tool was handy for this.

It was a fun and quick card to create and I managed to use it some scraps.  

The Stampin Trimmer is an essential crafting tool.  I love this one as it also has a scoring tool and the blades are so easy to change.  I little push and a click and its done.  There is even some little compartments underneath for storing your extra blades, bone folder etc...

Thanks for stopping by today.

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