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Hello and Welcome once again to my Blog.
I was asked to make a Special A5 Size 21st Birthday Card. the person ordering left it entirely up to me for the whole design. This was a wonderful honour for me to think that I was able to design the card with my own ideas.
Not knowing what the recipient of the card liked I decided that Whisper White will be the Card with accents of Gold Glitter Card. Hoping all the time the 21st Birthday Girl will love the Gold and not shout out, ' but I only like Silver'. 
Gold is a more precious metal. So I decided Gold it is!

 Using the Big Shot along with the Botanical Builders Framelits and the Large Number Framelits and the Layering Oval Framelits the Card front was ready to assemble.  I soon realised that the card front needed my signature 
So this I decided the beautiful shimmer on the Stampin' Up! Basic Pearls were what I needed to use. The Shimmer of the Pearls with the Glitter of the Gold Paper give the perfect balance for the card.

Then t…


Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, this is #4 for this month August 2016, and today we are honoured to have a lovely lady called Wendy Cranford all the way from the USA blogging along the side of us.

Wendy Cranford

There were so many different choices to be had while looking at Wendy's creations. Trying to decide was like being a child again in a Candy Store saying "Oooh I like that one"and so on. 
I finally decided on a card that Wendy created over 4 years ago, this coming Halloween. 
As I do not celebrate Halloween myself , I CASEd the card to almost identical with the way Wendy designed the pattern and the sizes of card and paper that were to be cut. 
The reason why I chose this card and made it almost identical is that I have not made this type -A Patchwork - Card before. I really enjoyed doing this, and I will definitely look for Wendy's other card she has tutorials on for me to have a go too.

Above is the Video of Wendy Cranford's Tutorial of the Card I …


Hello Everyone, It is that time of the Week again. For another Strawberry Sketch.  Gee with all these Blog Hops, I have signed myself up to do. My weeks are rolling over super fast, I'm keeping out of trouble hahaha and the best part of all, I have so much inspiration for making cards.  Yes, my Mojo is Alive and Happening!

Sarah Berry
  Sarah wrote: - This week it’s time for a flower, or alternatively something big and bold.  For Sarah's card, she turned the sketch on its side so Sarah had a landscape card.She hopes you like it! 

This is Sarah's Card
Now it’s over to Me! I can interpret this sketch how I wish, it can all be the same or they can all be different. It’s really up to Me.   Sarah wrote: - Please use my sketch as a starting point and see where it takes you. As she is excited to see what I create!

This morning when I awoke from my slumber, I did not feel like sticking a huge Flower on a card, I had the urge to make Owls!!! Brightly coloured Owls, with hearts, and I knew …


Hi everyone, welcome to another Happy Friday, Crazy Crafters Blog.

Wow, we are flying through this month of  August, but that's fine with me, as it will soon be SEPTEMBER..... Yay September, this means Winter disappears for Springtime, my Birthday and  best of all is Stampin'Up!  HOLIDAY CATALOGUE  Launch...YAY... WOOHOO... I am getting so excited for the 1 September 2016 to arrive so we can all buy the NEW and gorgeous products to make our Christmas and New Year Cards.

This weeks card is totally my own creation. I have only attempted Watercolouring  once before making this card during the week.  I used the sponge from Stampin'Up!®  but I am not sure about how the ink settled on the sponge, it didn't give a smooth finish. 

Anyway you will notice there is something not quite right with the image, especially the sky, or what is in it.

The Colours  of the sky are brighter than a normal nights sky, especially when there are stars in the sky. 
The moon appears very small, and wh…


Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop, this is #3 for this month August 2016; and today we are honoured to have a lovely lady called Dawn Olchefske all the way from Plymouth Minnesota USA blogging along the side of us. 

Here is Dawn Olchefske 

                            Dawn's YouTube Tutorial for Double Background Stamping
We are so excited to be doing this Challenge that Kylie Bertucci has arranged for all us Crazy Crafters to CASe one of Dawn’s creations. 
With so many wonderful cards, I was really spoilt for choice. But then I saw a Double Background Stamping Technique in Monochromatic Colour, so this was the card I decided to CASe.
As I have very limited Background Stamps (well really I have only One at the present time), I looked through my collection of Stampin’Up!® Stamps Sets for a suitable stamp to be the other image. I found a similar Stamp to Dawn's ( as it was a block image) to use as my Second Stamped Image.

I do like to make my cards with something inside? so it…


The Lovely and very Talented Sarah Berry

Hello and Welcome back to my Blog, this week's Strawberry Sketches #SS005 is a lovely card with a 4 panel layer which means it could be 4 rectangular panels of the same equal size and pattern or 4 images, this is where Card making is so much fun, there are really no rules, and if there is any you get to bend the rules to suit your imagination or interpretation of the sketch.  So the world becomes our oyster for this sketch oh yes there is a place for the sentiment too. 

 This Sketch is the Brief:  To be used as a guide; I am able to create any type of card as long as it is my own design, using my own Stampin' Up!® Products.

I decided to something about Love,  Yes all about Love, I used one of the 2016 - 2018 In Colours, this week it is Dapper Denim and the beautiful rich looking  new Embossing Powder COPPER  from our Annual Catalogue that was launched a little while ago 1 June 2016.
I thought we all need more Love in the world right now. So…


Welcome to another Crazy Crafters Blog Hop and today we are honoured to have a lovely lady called Jennifer Michalski blogging along the side of us. 
We are so excited to be doing this Challenge that Kylie Bertucci has arranged for all us Crazy Crafters to CASE one of Jennifer's creations. 

There were so many to choose from, but I decided to really throw myself into the deep end and have a go at making an EXPLOSION BOX.
Hoping that you find some inspiration from this hop today, as there are many very talented people in this team to WOW your mind away. Please don’t miss any of the hop today, follow the list of names below you are currently here at Christine Anne Matias, Enjoy the Hop we hope you are totally inspired.

Jennifer Michalski
Here is the link to go to Jennifers Blog - Explosion Card that I CASEd.

We are so excited to be doing this Challenge that Kylie Bertucci has arranged for all us Crazy Cr…