Thursday, January 16, 2014

Just a note ...

'Allo, 'allo, 'allo :)  It has been a while since I last posted (beginning of December!)  Since then Christmas and New Years has been and gone and now looking at the date we are already half way through January.
Today I have a clean and simple card to share with you,  it is stinking hot here in Melbourne, if you are watching the tennis the poor athletes are suffering in the 40 degrees plus temperatures and I have to admit that I did suffer that type of heat making this card in my craft room!  It gets the hot afternoon sun so I sort of quickly made it and got out of there and have come to the lounge where the air conditioner is to post it on my blog.  Personally I don't mind the heat wave we are going through at the moment.
The clean and simple card is for Top Tip Tuesday - CAS, I have followed the sketch from Annabelle Stamps (AC175) and have used the recipe from The Pink Elephant - 2 patterned papers, 1 border die/punch and 1 heart.
 here is my card ...

not sure where the heart stamp is from (I found it buried at them bottom of my stamp collection!), the butterfly and title is from Annabelle Stamps 'cherry blossom' stamp set.
materials - vanilla cardstock, Core 'dinations sunflower cardstock, Kaisercraft duck egg cardstock; Pink Paislee 'prairie hill' papers; Annabelle stamps 'cherry blossom' stamp set, heart ???; Versafine onyx black ink; MFT mini tab quartet and notebook edge dies.
Have a lovely afternoon everyone and don't suffer too much with the heat ... me I am going to have a game or 2 of 'rummykub' - I learnt this game while on Pitcairn Island and became addicted to it (a bit like the card game gin rummy but with tiles) so Neil bought me it at Xmas ... so far I have gone from minus 189 points to only minus 25 but now I am back at minus 69 points ... I need to concentrate more!

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

hello ewe

Hi all, it is a wet day here in Melbourne ... 2 days ago it was a hot 36 degrees celcius ... now it is around 17 degrees ... crikey only Melbourne gets weather like that!
So I thought this morning before I start out on my albums I would make a card for the Lawn Fawn CHA 2014 Catalogue Challenge.  I have been neglecting my critters on the farm set for a while now so I dug them out and have used the sheep with my new product that I love ... puffy paint.
 This is a great set to create a scene with, here is a close up of one of my ewes ...
I have split the title from 'hello chickadee' and 'I like ewe' to create my title to make the card so that it can be used for anything.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

This afternoon is a little dreary here in Melbourne so I thought I would take a break from doing my family albums to make this Christmas card following the sketch from Sieze the Sketch #8
I have followed the theme from Scrapbook Boutique - 'a bright christmas' and also Annabelle Stamps 'christmas' theme...
I have used a 1" clear epoxy sticker over each of the baubles to make them a bit more 3d
materials used - Kaisercraft splice card, smooth white; Carta Bella 'merry & bright' papers; Annabelle Stamps 'decorated christmas' stamps; Versa Color black, lime, turquoise, pink inks; Annabelle Stamps 'christmas ornaments' dies, CC Designs 'christmas baubles' die; Jillibean Soup roma red alphabet stickers; 1" clear epoxy stickers; Ranger liquid pearls - white; Kaisercraft silver bling; Silver cord.Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Who's turning fifty?

My eldest sister is turning 50 at the beginning of next year and I have made her card ... I love the cheeky sentiment of this card .... the W.T.F?  when I first saw it on a card I thought crikey that is really out there and then I read the sub title and just burst into laughter and thought what a great idea and just had to use it!
 I have used Paper Smooches alphadot stamp set and the rosette is made from pleating washi tape and then trimming it down with a circle die ... here is a close up
I would like to enter this into the designer drafts challenge over at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog.
materials used - grey cardstock, Kaisercraft elephant, blush and peacock cardstock; MME a mothers love papers; Paper Smooches alphadot stamp set; Versa Color black ink, VersaMark watermark ink, Colorbox turquoise ink; White embossing powder; Washi tape; Circle dies; Couture Creations tied together embossing folder.
Thanks for looking.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Christmas `fishes'

Hello there, it has been a while since I last posted a card on this blog ... I have been busy working on my family holiday albums and decided to take a break and make this card for my Sister who recently bought herself a fishing boat and loves fishing ...
The little fish out of Annabelle Stamps - beside the sea were used and I made a little fish bowl out of a circle die.  Here is a close up of the fish and bowl ...
Although my photo doesn't show it clearly but there is coloured sand at the bottom of the fish bowl.  To make my fish bowl I cut a circle out of acetate, trimmed the top, notched a ledge and then used a smaller circle to finish it off.
I would like to enter this for the following challenges:
Annabelle Stamps - christmas
Party Time Tuesdays - use twine or hemp
Creative Card Crew - pearls (speech bubble and holly berries)
Retro Sketches #89
Materials used - White cardstock; Carta Bella merry & bright papers; Annabelle Stamps beside the sea, MFT mini banner day alphabet, Paper Smooches he said she said stamps; Staz On jet black, olive, blazing red, Versa Color sky blue and turquoise inks; Acetate; Circle cutter; Kaisercraft red and black pearls; The Twinery maraschino twine; Mocha sand; Prismacolor pencils; Sizzix scalloped frame die.
Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Christmas tidings

And another card for today - this time following the sketch from Seize the sketch #7.  It is a nice CAS style sketch and this is my card ...
 I added a little paper weaving ... you would think after weaving a basket that I would be a little sick of weaving at the moment!  So here is a close up ...

materials used - Kaisercraft coconut card; Carta Belle merry & bright papers; MFT Christmas ornaments dies and stamp set; Staz On jet black ink; Kaisercraft pearl; liquid pearls opal white.
Thanks for looking.

Naughty or Nice?

I had the urge to make some cards this morning!  So I completed 2 cards - this is the first following the sketch from Sketch Saturday #282, create a humorous theme for Quirky Crafts (make us laugh), paper tearing for The Pink Elephant #223 and Anything goes for Party Time Tuesdays #144.



materials used - AC spinach, powder card, smooth red and white cardstock; Carta Bella merry & bright, Jillibean Soup xmas eve chowder papers; CC Designs no peeking and funny christmas stamps; Staz On jet black ink; Woodcraft puffy stuff; Prismacolor pencils; twine; bling.
Thanks for looking.