Saturday, 6 October 2018

Hooray for World Cardmaking Day

Happy World Cardmaking Day everyone. 

What creative plans do you have to celebrate the day? Today I hope to make a start on creating projects for my up-coming Christmas Stamp-a-stack class on November 18th.

But before I get stuck into some cardmaking, I also wanted to share a project with you all that I created a little while ago but just haven't gotten around to sharing. 

One of the reasons I love making my own cards is that each card I create is that little bit unique and can be made with a recipient in mind.

This particular card I created for my nephew's first birthday and for his special day I wanted to create something bright, fun and a little bit different to your usual first birthday card.

My starting point was to decide on a colour combo, and after laying out several cardstock swatches I decided on this combo.
Once I decided on the colours, I then chose to use images from the Broadway Birthday stamp set and framelit bundle and some patterned DSP from the Animal Expedition and Tropical Escape Designer Series Papers. 

After laying out all the elements I felt the background needed a little something extra, so I created a stencil using some window sheet and the diamond die from the Broadway Lights Framelits and added some Lemon Lime Twist diamonds with embossing paste. 

Thank you for joining me. I hope you all get some time to enjoy a little crafty time today.

- Tan xx

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Who inspires your creativity | Let's Get Hopping #14

Hello and welcome back to another Let's Get Hopping blog hop where this month we are sharing who inspires our creativity.

When it comes to creativity I am inspired by so many talented people including past and present members of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team, other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and the gals The Crafty Carrot Collective to name a few but today's project was inspired by the amazingly talented lady who introduced me to the wonderful world Stampin' Up!, Jennifer Frost. I'm so lucky to be part of Jenn's Frost and Friends demonstrator team and feel extremely blessed to call Jenn a friend.

Earlier this year Jenn shared a perpetual calendar on her blog (you can see her post  here) and from the moment I saw it I just knew I had to have a go at creating one myself.
So here's my version of Jenn's perpetual calendar.

I chose to use the Wood Texture Designer Series Papers for the pages as the wood grain really complimented my chosen colour scheme and the Jar of Love images I wanted to embellish my calendar with.

The printed calendar pages were printed from the digital file I got from Jenn. If you want to have a go at creating your own calendar make sure you check out Jenn's blog to see how you can get your own digital copy.

As you can see I created 4 different embellishments which were replicated and repeated throughout the calendar in various colour combinations.

Next up in the hop is my friend Nina McMillan.
Make sure you keep hopping through the blogs to check out everyone's projects. Who knows, maybe one of my Let's Get Hopping friends will inspire your creativity.

Happy crafting

- Tan