Friday, November 27

Silhouette Mint?

I am eagerly waiting for my Silhouette Mint to arrive.  In the meantime I have been playing with the software to create my first stamps once it comes.  I have opened a Silhouette Mint Facebook group in English.  There seems to be a lot in interest and groups from other languages and whilst google tries its best to translate for me I find myself puzzled more often than not.  So if you would like to join the Facebook group send a request in.  

As soon as I get my machine I will be posting my creations and where to get it.


Tuesday, November 17

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - November pt 2

Hi there
Back again with part 2 today and I decided to stick with the Katie Pivot die to show you all what a 
fabulous die this is to have in your collection.

This time I followed Karen's video HERE.  And as well as the same die I seem to have made a matching pair colour wise too :)  guess I was tickled pink with this challenge this month!

Here is the front of the card.  And I have used the parcel from the Evergreen Pivot die set.
And the cute basket from Props 7 set (coming soon to Crafts U Love).

Here is the inside and you can see all 4 of the panels.  I reached for the same
butterfly embossing folder and swiped over with white pigment ink to highlight the embossing.

Lastly a closer look at Lucky who I have cut out in Elizabeth Craft Designs
Velvet sampler pack  you can just about see Lucky's softness here :)

Now I know I have a few people from the UK that purchase from Crafts U Love but if you are in the USA you might want to check out the amazing deal that Elizabeth Crafts have right now for those that want to purchase from them.

To coincide with the November Designer Challenge, every purchase made over $40 of Karen Burniston's Pop It Ups will receive a FREE $10 Gift Card. You will receive your Gift Card with your order in the mail and your Gift Card can be used on the Elizabeth Craft Designs website. This offer only applies to purchases made on our website between Tuesday 17th November and Thursday 19th November.

Monday, November 16

Karen Burniston Designer Challenge - November

Hi Crafters and today and I am here with my first of two designer challenge cards for November and this month's challenge was :

Pop it Ups Video Techniques - Choose any technique from any of my Pop it Ups videos going back to the beginning and use it for a card of any theme. Put your spin on the video techniques and make them even better! It's your take on (say) an Explosion, Double Pivot, Pivot Accordion, Floating Floor, Double Lorna, Bridge Spinner, Double high Pivot, etc. Peruse my videos here:

I chose Karen's video HERE which is the DOUBLE HIGH KATIE PIVOT

By using the double high technique it gives you even more space to add your decorations and I chose Buster and Whiskers to adorn my card.

Now you may notice that mine is a slightly different shape to Karen's. That is
due to the position that I placed the Pivot die on the folded paper at which has given me a different shape.  So you can play around with the die placement to get the the shape you would like.

Here is a close up of Whiskers.  I used white card and ink pads
to give her the colour.  Lots of inking with daubers to tie it all in together.

Here are both Whiskers and Buster, Best of friends.  There isn't a sentiment on this 
card at the moment.  But you could use it for so many different occasions.

Now I did use a lot of dies for this card and I will list them below :

Whiskers the cat
Buster the dog
Butterfly Embossing Folder
Katie Label Pivot
Butterfly from Butterfly set
Heart from Heart Pivot set

You can purchase your dies from Crafts U Love in the UK
or from Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE

Other Items Used :

The paper used was a very old Bo Bunny from my stash 
and the heart flowers are Penny Black.
Ink colour is Abandoned Coral

I will be back tomorrow with my second card for the challenge and don't forget
to check out my talented team mates.  Links on the left of my blog 

See you soon

Caz xx

Sunday, November 15

Everythings more fun with crafts!

Last week Caiden had to take hamper goods in for his class hamper.  These are for the Christmas fair and this year they have assigned each class to a country for their hamper goodies.  Caidens class was assigned England and to me think of the English and you think of our love of a good cup of tea and maybe a biscuit to dunk.  I went to the shop and got my teabags and hobnobs and thought to meself, job done... but then I thought surely I can make this more interesting. Afterall all these classes are competing for a small prize for best hamper.  So the "Crafty" in Stamping Caz's Crafty Palace got started and decorated my hamper goods.

Wrapped in Tulle and ribbons I die cut the old Sizzix Karen Burniston cup
from Red, White and Blue - I was actually decorating in UK colours and not
the England as I was supposed (opps) 
The "You're my cup of tea" stamp is from Penny Black
and the rabbit is of course "Lucky" from the new release Karen Burniston.
I styled Lucky to be the perfect "English Gent" with his bowler hat and mustache :)

Lucky will be hopping into Crafts U Love - we've just not got a date yet
as our supplier has not got theirs yet.  Rest assured though they will
hop in as soon as we can order.

See how much more fun this looks with a little Crafters magic!

Friday, November 13

Christmas Pivot

Hi crafters
I am here today with a cute little Christmas Pivot card.  These Karen Burniston Pivots are super easy to create.  You'll not realise just how easy until you try.

This one is called the Katie Label Pivot.  To use the die simply line up the nubs of the die onto the centre fold of a card and Voila!

On the inside pivot and I do apologise for not including a picture, I stamped a Merry Christmas

The Penny Black stamp worked perfectly.  It is from a set called Deck the Halls.

I used a Stitched Holly Border on the front of the card which is Poppy Stamps.

All items from Crafts U Love

Sunday, November 8

Create and Takes

Today I thought I would share some cards that I made over the last few months for the Create and Takesat Crafts U Love.  Create and Take is every Friday and customers can pop in from 10.30am and create the card that we have designed from the kits that we have made.  I say we, but it has been my job for a few months now.  I try and make things that will suit all tastes but obviously I favour the cute and colourful!

This one was made with a Stamping Bella stamp and the Paris Edges from 
Elizabeth Crafts/Karen Burniston

Unless you've been living under a rock you would know this CRAZY BIRD is from Tim Holtz
The Snowflakes are from a Penny Black set.

Again this CRAZY Halloween Bird is from Tim Holtz

Next up a Stamping Bella stamp and snowflakes from Sweet Dixie.

LOVED this one.  Reindeer and Words from Poppy Stamps

These cute pillow boxes were made using a Sizzix set.
The Reindeer is Rudy from Karen Burniston
Poinsettia is from the Sizzix Pillow Box set
and the Polar bears are from Penny Black

I think this one was from last year but I just saw it so thought I would share.
I used the Karen Burniston Lorna Label Pop up and Woodware Robin.

This one is Memory Box die, Marianne leaves and Joy Crafts Stamp.

Another cutie from MFT for the cats, Marianne for the filmstrip.

And lastly a peaceful Fox from Marianne, the trees and Embossing
folder also from Marianne.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at the different cards today.

Till next time!!
Caz xx

Tuesday, October 27

Crazy Christmas

It's a Crazy Bird Sleigh ride here when Tim Holtz Crazy Birds meet Karen Burnistons Gift Card Sleigh.

Last night in my shed was all about play time, just for fun.  Shed time is precious, at most an hour or two in the evenings and mostly its been doing work stuff, or deadline stuff and last night I just wanted a bit of play time. I watched 2 episode of Game of Thrones  and I made this card. All in all a very enjoyable evening, made better since I didn't have to work today so I was able to stay up late and a lay in this morning as I didn't get up until 7.47am!!  This is a huge lay in in this house as my boys are both early birds.  

These birds work so well  with anything and bring a smile to your face!
The Sleigh of course works brilliantly with Karen Burnistons character dies
but proof it can work with other things too.

All materials from Crafts U Love.

HERE for the Karen Burniston Dies
HERE  for the Crazy Birds

Tuesday, October 20

Birthday Card

I made this birthday card a while ago but I am not sure I shared it on my blog before.  

I used the Karen Burniston Katie Label Pivot one of my all time favourite dies!  I makes a card look amazing in literally seconds.  You then have the perfect WOW base card to decorate how you wish.  And if you are like me you need last minute cards often.

All the stamps are Peddlers pack and YEARS old I am afraid. Oh apart from the love heart
which I think is a Penny Black or Rubber Stampede.  

Merry Christmas

Hi Bloggers, 
I have been trying to get this posted for a week now but for some reason my phone will not
upload onto blogger anymore so I had to get a window when the boys were not on the PC.

Today I am sharing a card I made using the Karen Burniston Merry Christmas Pop up which you
can find at Crafts U Love HERE for a great price of £14.99!! or from Elizabeth Craft Designs HERE

I have also use the coming soon Gift Card edger die and cut this in half to decorate
both the top and bottom of the card design.

What a beautiful Merry Christmas script eh?  I love it.
And just look at that dimensional banner a bottom (swoon)

Papers are from My Minds Eye - Cozy Christmas Collection
and the Gingerbread was an older die from Cottage Cutz.

I'll be back soon with something else I am sure!!


Wednesday, October 14

Christmas Demo

Crafts U Love's Christmas demo was last Saturday and once again honored to be asked to demo for them.

I used Hero Arts stamps, Ombre Inks and some Memory Box and Poppy Stamps die and stamp sets.

Here are some of my favourite cards

Using the Sizzix Treat Bag topper I made this cute snowman soup using the Hero Arts
Tree and Poppy Stamps snowmen

This one a mix of the Snowmen and Trees again

This one is Memory Box

This one my absolute fav by Memory Box

And a few others with Hero Arts Stamp set for the wreaths and the 
Memory Box snowmen and snowglobe.

I made many more cards and I will try to take a photo of all of them and 
pop back soon.

All materials from Crafts U Love

Caz xx

Tuesday, October 13

Karen Burniston - Designer Challenge - Characters in Costumes - Day 2

Hi Crafty Friends,

It's me again back with my second designer challenge card for this month.  So many gorgeous characters to choose from and so many possibilities. I was inspired for this design by one of my favourite Penny Black stamps.  The stamp has a cute cat dressed as a Bee.

So here is Whiskers with its lovely stripy yellow and black jumper and beautiful wings that I made using the butterfly from the Butterfly Pivot.  I also used the antenna to place on Whiskers head.  For the card I  used the Rectangle Pull card as a sort of stand up card.  Hard to explain in words but I simply placed the die onto a piece of card stock that was NOT folded and I made the fold where the die scores, so it just makes the rectangle piece stand tall.  I folded the card and trimmed the bottom so it was the same size.

Elizabeth Craft Designs have a great offer on at the moment so if you are in the States you
might want to check that out.  HERE

Those in the UK can purchase Karen Burniston dies from Crafts U Love

Tomorrow Karen Burniston will be posting her design on her blog, I will link that tomorrow.

For now check out the AMAZING talent on the links on the LEFT  <---- font="" for="" my="" nbsp="">
fellow DT members.

I would love to see your characters dressed up.

Monday, October 12

Karen Burnistons October Designer Challenge - Characters in Costume

Hey Bloggers.  It's that time again and its a great challenge this month (aren't they all).  This month it is Characters in Costume and I believe that the team have excelled themselves this month.

My first designer challenge card was a handy one to make as I needed a card for a friend of Harvey's and I needed to do the challenge card.  So Henry, I hope you liked this SUPER rabbit!  I styled Lucky the rabbit with a cape and mask and he turned out rather super if I don't say so myself.  Amazing what you can achieve with these dies and a pair of scissors.

I teamed Lucky up with the Gift Card Accordion which was great as a Game gift card was the gift :)

Here you can see that I created a three panel accordion with the main
decoration on the front, the gift card in the centre and more decoration with stamps on the last panel.

Here you can see Lucky in all his super clobber!

Lucky and the Accordion will be available from Crafts U Love in the UK 
as soon as they come into stock.  I will keep you updated via the blog when they are in stock.

I also used the Tim Holtz Bam word stamps.

As usual check out the amazing talent on the left hand side where my fellow dt have
been creating some fantastic cards.

Till tomorrow

Caz xx


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