Monday, October 13, 2014

Celebrate Christmas

Hi all, it is Monday and I have left it to the last minute to create a card using this weeks sketch from Mojo Monday #366!
 It is an easy sketch to use and I have used a candle diecut for my main feature ...
here is a close up of the candles and holly leaf
materials - Kaisercraft spearmint and slice cardstock; MME 'Mistletoe Magic' papers; Cottage Cutz petite candle diecut; Spellbinders oval nesties; Die-versions merry christmas wordlet; The Crafts Meow 'celebrate your inner elf' stamps; Versafine onyx black ink.
Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of the week.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Happy Holidays

So after a 6 month absence from the craft room (due to travelling!) I was excited that I managed my first card (in the previous post below) that I thought I would give the simple sketch from Sketch Saturday #327 a go ...

I love this sketch it is very versatile - I have rotated it 90 degrees and enlongated it.
materials - Kaisercraft cardstock - spearmint, licorice; My Minds Eye mistletoe magic papers; American Crafts chipboard thickers; MFT wonky border and christmas decorations dies; Hero Arts sayings stamps; Versafine onyx ink.
Thanks for looking.

Celebrate your inner elf

I have just had a 6 month break from the craft room (travelling around!) and it is very daunting sitting at the craft desk making a card when you are a little out of practice.  I thought I would try a little paper piecing to get my eye back in.
I followed the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #92 ...
and have based the colours on this months challege at Scrapbook Boutique blog 
materials used - Kaisercraft Cardstock - spearmint, cherry; Stamps - The Crafts Meow 'inner elf'; Versafine onyx ink; Kaisercraft silver rhinestones; silver cord; split rings.
Thanks for looking.

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.