Monday, April 21, 2014

Classes at Photo Continental


Hi everyone,

Some exciting changes have been happening at Photo Continental, which is my favorite scrapbook store down here in Brisbane Australia! Over the past few months they have been busy moving all the craft area of the store from upstairs to the new area downstairs which gives them even more room to stock all our favorite products.

They opened the doors to the new area last Monday and to celebrate they are going to have a week long celebration to celebrate their relaunch! This takes place from Monday 28th April to Saturday 3rd May.

I will be teaching 4 classes using Karen Burniston/Elizabeth Craft Designs Pop It Up Dies on both Monday 28th April and Tuesday 29th April. It will be the same classes each day and the good news is that the classes are only $10 each … so if you live in the Brisbane area why not come along and have some fun.

Places are limited so make sure you book soon. Visit Photo Continental’s web site to book.







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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow Blog Hop


Hi everyone,

Welcome to day three of the Elizabeth Craft Designs and Tombow Blog Hop …... If you are here from the Tombow Blog then you’re in the right place,  if not then you may want to start at the beginning of the hop which is the Tombow Blog..... you don’t want to miss any of the fun!

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There is also a prize to win! What to do? To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the designers projects  and don't forget to "Like" the TombowUSA and "Like" Elizabeth Craft Designs Facebook pages!

Tombow will announce a winner on Monday April 21st at 3:30 P.M. EST.

Here is what you  could win:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Xtreme Adhesive
Dual Brush Pen Set, 10 Retro


For my card today I created a Pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs along with some Cute Bears Peel-Off Stickers also from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Towbow Markers and Tombow Xtreme Adhesive.


To create my card I removed the liner from a sheet of Elizabeth Craft Designs Adhesive Paper and set that aside. I then attached the adhesive to some card. I took the liner paper I put aside and used this to place my Peel-Off Sticker Bears, Bees and Flowers sticky side up. Once these were in place I removed the remaining liner paper from my adhesive sheet and placed that on to off the peel-off stickers.

Remove the top liner again and cover the images with Warm Diamond Silke Microfine Glitter also from ECD. Don’t forget to polish the glitter into the adhesive. You can see a video Els created using this technique here.


Next we are ready to color in the images. For my images I used Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens from the Secondary Palette set along with their blender kit. I scribble the colors I wanted to use onto the blending board which comes in the blending kit and then used my Tombow blending pen to transfer the color onto my glittered bears. You can see how you can get different shades using this technique … the pads of the bears paws, and the flower are all colored using the same marker .. 856 from this set.


One thing to remember when using Tombows with glitter is to allow time for them to dry. The effect is worth the wait!


I used the flourish from the Agatha Edges die set to create the flourish on the left side of the card. I used digital sentiments and the label dies from the Katie Label Pivot Card set to decorate the pivot section of my card.


Finally I added the bear, bees and flowers.


And here is the front of my card, as you can see I added another of the Towbow Colored Glittered Peel-Off Sticker Bears (try saying that fast!).

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the participating Designer’s blogs today. Your next stop on the journey is the amazing Kelly Booth.

Here is a list of the participating blogs for today, in case you get lost along the way:
Stamps: Bear Sentiment Digital Stamps – Sweet ‘N Sassy
Paper: Cream; Tan; Pink; Prim & Proper DP – Rosie’s Studio
Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card; Agatha Edges – Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other Elizabeth Craft Designs Products: Bear Peel-Off Stickers; Adhesive Paper: Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter
Tombow Products: Tombow Dual Brush Pens Secondary Palette Set; Blending Kit; Xtreme Adhesive

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Shake Your Booty!


Hello everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog.  Our challenge hostess for April, Joanne Grzelak continues to bring us our challenges.


Being the third Saturday of the month, it’s time for a sketch challenge and Joanne has given us a great sketch to play with.


For my card this week I decided to play with Art Impressions Shake Your Booty Disco set … love these fun shake you booty stamps.


Oh course with this stamp set you need to include the “booty” inside the card so what better way to do that with a pop up card. I have used the Lucy Labels Pop-Up card set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. If you look closely you can see that I turned the pop up portion up side down so that the label is laying flat at the top, which makes a perfect platform for the man’s booty to stand on.

The word “Booty” on the pop up uses the label from the Lots of Pops Pop-Up card set. I also used the Agatha Edges set to create the fancy edge at the top and bottom of my card.

I attached the “booty” to the card using an action wobble so it jiggles when you touch it. Here is a quick YouTube video so you can see the "Booty" wobble.


Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up portion a little better.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.

  • Anja de Regt
  • Barbara Anders
  • Betty Wright
  • Heather Pulvirenti
  • Helen Cryer
  • Jessie Rone
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Kelli Hull
  • Kristine Reynolds
  • Peggy McCurry
  • Brenda O’Rear(April Guest Designer)

    Stamps: Shake Your Booty Disco Set – Art Impressions; All Aboard (Happy Birthday) – Taylored Expressions
    Paper: White; Blue;  Dark Blue; Strong DP - Authentique
    Dies: Lucy Label Pop-Up; Lots of Pops Pop-Up; Agatha Edges – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Action Wobble; Foam Tape; Copics


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    Friday, April 18, 2014

    TSOL Exclusive Fancy Edge Framelits


    Hi everyone,

    Today I am sharing a couple of card that I created using The Stamps of Life’s new Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its Die which was released earlier on in the week.

    For my first card I used the label6stamps stamp set along with the Sizzix Fancy Labels 6 Framelits to create the layers on the centre panel.


    Here is the “flip” side of my card, I used more stamps from the label6stamps stamp set.


    For my second card today I used the Houses4Us stamp set as well as the Stamps4FancyLabels stamp set.


    Here is the “flip” side of my card, I have again used stamps from the Houses4Us stamp set as well as the Stamps4FancyLabels stamp sets.

    Stamps: Labels6Stamps; Houses4Us; Stamps4Fancy Labels – The Stamps of Life
    Paper: White; Pink; Hey Birdie DP & Hello Sunshine DP – Kaisercraft
    Dies: TSOL Exclusive Fancy Edge Flip-its Die; Sizzix Fancy Labels 6 Framelits
    Other: Black Ink; Pink Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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    Thursday, April 17, 2014

    The Grillfather


    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Kathy our challenge hostess for April continues to brings us fun challenges.

    This week Kathy has challenged us to make a card that reflects your very favorite movie or movie star. Don’t forget to identify the movie and/or star!


    When I was first thinking about this challenge, my plans were in a totally different direction then what I ended up with. I had thought about doing something about Harry Potter. However then I went through some stamps I have in a box on my box which are fairly new waiting to be used and I spied this cute little guy and I thought … hmmm he looks a little like Zorro. And that was that!

    As you can see I have created a Pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card set designed by Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs.


    I also found in my stash a BBQ image which is from an older Gina K stamp set, so I figured I would use that too … as it works with the guy on the other side of the card.


    Here is a close up of the right side of my card … now you might be able to see easier why I thought he looked a bit like Zorro … he is wearing a mask (no I didn’t draw that on) and the way he is holding that BBQ fork … On Guard! Oh and for the record … Zorro isn’t my favorite movie … but I am sure it is someone’s favorite movie somewhere hehe!


    Here is the front of my card. I used thin stripes of red adhesive tape along the side and bottom edges and added some BBQ tools to the right side of the card.


    And finally a look at my card from the back.

    Don’t forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:

  • Amber Hillman
  • Anne Harmon
  • Joanne Grzelak
  • Lois Bak
  • Sabrina Friel
  • Shirley Quarry
  • Vicky Gould

    Stamps: Grill Father – Art Impressions; King of the Grill – Gina K; Handy Man – Paper Pretties
    Paper: White; Yellow; Red; Hey Boy DP – Rosie’s Studio
    Dies: Katie Label Pivot Card designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; Black Rhinestones; Foam Tape; Copics



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    Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    I Must Ask You A Question


    Hi everyone,

    It’s challenge time again over on the Riley and Company blog. This time round it is my turn to host the challenge.

    Our challenge this week is to create a CAS card.

    For my card I used Riley and Company’s I moustache you a question and Moosestash Riley.


     For the inside of my card I added two sentiments from the Moose Sayings 2. I thought these went well with the Question on the front of the card.

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    Want to play along????

    If you would like to play along with us of course we would love to have you!  So get stamping Riley fans :). 

    To play create a card using Riley and Company images. Once you have created your card/project come back here and place a comment with a link to your card/project to this post so that we can see what you created. If you upload your card/project to SCS don't forget to include the keyword RILEY0814. We can't wait to see what you create!

    Don’t forget to check out the rest of the Design Teams blogs today so see what they created for this challenge.

    Stamps: Moosetash Riley; I Mustache You A Question; Moose Sayings 2 – Riley and Company
    Paper: White; Yellow; Rust; DP
    Other: Black Ink; Paper Smooches Quotables Die; Foam Tape; Copics

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    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Just for Mother’s Day!


    Hi everyone,

    As promised yesterday I am back today with another card for Karen Burniston’s Designer Challenge.

    Check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month, plus Karen Burniston will have another of her amazing video tutorials for us.

    This time round Karen has given us the theme Mamas and Babies - Use Pop it Ups to celebrate Mom for Mother's Day OR make a Baby card. You decide!

    Yesterday for this challenge I shared with you all my baby card using the Oval Accordion Card dies. Today I have a Mother’s Day card to share with you all.

    For my card today I used both the Circle Accordion Card and the Fancy Label Accordion Card dies Karen Burniston’s for Elizabeth Crafts Designs. If you look carefully at the photo above you will see that the centre panel of my accordion card is the Fancy Label Accordion die and the two on the outside use the Circle Accordion Card die.

    I love that these two die sets can work so well together and it is soooo easy to achieve. Here is how:

    1.  Die cut your two circle accordion pages and your fancy label page as you would normally do and decorate however you wish.

    2. Attach the first circle page to the fancy label exactly the same way you would any accordion card.

    3. Trim off the tab at the end of the Fancy Label page.

    4. Turn the remaining circle accordion page so that the tab is now next to the fancy label page in the centre and attach the tab to the back of the fancy label page.

    5. Attach the small centre circle tab to the small centre fancy label piece. Trim off the two small tabs on the fancy label and then join this with the remaining small centre circle using the tab on the circle.


    To decorate my card I used Elizabeth Craft Designs Circle of Roses Peel of Stickers. I placed these onto adhesive paper and then covered with ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter and polished the glitter into the paper and then colored with my copics and blender pen.


    For the outer edges of my accordion frames I used the Square with Circle Frame Edges set for the Circle panels and the Fancy Frame Edges set for the Fancy Label Panel. I also added two little roses (also from the Peel-Off Sticker sheet on the panel with my sentiment.


    Here is a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope to be delivered.


    I have again decorated the back of my accordion … but not a lot for this one. All I did was cut the Fancy Label Accordion page again this time in white. Cut off the tab and the circle fancy label piece from the frame and adhered it to the centre panel which was burgundy. So now from this side all my panels have a white base. I also added a sentiment to the centre panel. I have the two end panels to use for when I want to write a greeting to give this to someone.

    If you are looking to purchase Karen’s Pop It Ups dies in Australia you can find them at Photo Continental.

    Don’t forget to check out the Elizabeth Crafts Designs blog on Wednesday when you will be able to see what all the designers created for the challenge this month.

    Here is what I used to create my card:


    Stamps: Just For Mother’s Day – Print Blocks; Clearly Sentimental About Mothers – MFT Stamps
    Paper: White; Burgundy
    Dies: Circle Accordion Card; Square with Circle Frame Edges; Fancy Label Accordion Card; Fancy Frame Edge – designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs
    Other: Black Ink; EDC Circle of Roses Peel-Off Stickers; ECD Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter; Double Sided Adhesive; Foam Tape; Copics



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