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Friday, 30 May 2014

Glitter Thank you

One of my husband's co-workers was kind enough recently to send on some clothes that her boys no longer fitted into. This is such a great help, as we all know, most kids grow out of their clothes before they wear them out and my two are no exception. It was only right for me to do up this thank you card for her.


glitter,Papertreyink modern alphabet dies, Couture Creations Dies scalloped rectangles, spellbinders scalloped squares,




glitter,Papertreyink modern alphabet dies, Couture Creations Dies scalloped rectangles, spellbinders scalloped squares,

Card Tip:
Sometimes keeping it simple is more effective, especially with a show piece sentiment.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Black card base, Creative black textured card stock and red card stock
Papers:
blue,green,red and pink 12" x 12" glitter sheets for letters and dots.
Dies:
Papertrey Ink Modern Alphabet, Papertrey Ink Modern Alphabet Uppers, Couture Creations Nesting Dies Scalloped Rectangles, Spellbinders Scalloped Squares.
Other:
Standard Whole Punch


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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Good Luck Nurse

I have started a new job recently and the woman I am replacing is leaving to become a nurse. I have really liked working with her, and I feel a little bit sad that it wont continue after my handover. With this in mind I offered to do her leaving card. I have used the  Some Odd Girl Nurse Kaylee digital stamp. This is the great thing about digital - the finished card is 6" x 12" so the image of Kaylee is 8" in height - this is only possible by enlarging a digital image.


Some Odd Girl Nurse Kaylee, Copics



Some Odd Girl Nurse Kaylee, Copics


spellbinders label 11, digital sentiment


Distress Ink Bundled Sage, Spellbinders Label 11, digital sentiment


Card Tip:

Your computer gives you endless possibilities for sentiments, don't discount it.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
12"x 12" Franchevile Pearl Card stock used as a base, white card stock for sentiment and inside the card, creative green card stock for sentiment.
Papers:
12" x 12" Grant Archival silver printed vellum.
Stamps:
Some Odd Girl nurse Kaylee digital stamp - grey tone
Ink:
Distress Ink bundled sage for edging on sentiments.
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E000+E00+E11+R20+RV23
                Hair: E53+E33+E35 
                Top: B21+B23+B26
                Pants: B21+B24+B26+B29
                Stethoscope: C1+C3+C5
                Shoes: E55+E57
                black fine liner for eyelashes and pupil.
Bic Markit - Eyes: margarita green
Dies:
Spellbinders Label 11
Other:
Lace, Ribbon, Green Gems, Ranger Glossy Accents


Challenge List:

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Happy Birthday Panda

Deedee Digis has a monthly challenge using a particular Deedee stamp set.

This month it is "Not a Tie" with a very cute panda image.

Deedee Digis Not a Tie


I have managed to do two completely different cards with the one digital stamp set.

Deedee Digis Not a Tie

The first one is using the pre-coloured panda image for a birthday card for my nephew
Deedee Digis Not a Tie, Gina K Designs Pretty Patterns, colorbox chalk ink, spellbinders scallop oval,amyrus stamps

Deedee Digis Not a Tie, Gina K Designs Pretty Patterns, colorbox chalk ink, spellbinders scallop oval,amyrus stamps

Deedee Digis Not a Tie, Gina K Designs Pretty Patterns, colorbox chalk ink, spellbinders scallop oval,amyrus stamps


Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Blue card base, yellow, pink and white cardstock.
Stamps:
Deedee Not a Tie digital stamp set,Gina K Designs pretty patterns stamp set for the background, AmyRStamps for the sentiment.
Ink:
Colorbox chalk inks blue lagoon,lime pastel,yellow citrus,orchid pastel, Memento tuxedo black ink for sentiment.
Markers: 
Bic Markit pink flamingo for hearts and paper in bag.
Dies:

Classic Scalloped Oval Large
Other:
Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Pen

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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Its Not a Tie

The Second Card I have created using Deedee's Digital Stamp Set "Not a Tie"



is a father's day card for my father in-law. After all the mother's day cards I made it was nice to make one for the guys this time. My father in-law worked in an office all his life and now that he is retired and won't be receiving anymore ties for father's day I thought this was great for him.
Of course you will notice a  slight difference here - I have created a bear out of a panda!!!

Deedee's Digis Its Not a Tie, Lyra watercolour crayons


Deedee's Digis Its Not a Tie, Lyra watercolour crayons


Deedee's Digis Its Not a Tie



Card Tip:

Bakers twine is great for the times where you want to add something more but ribbon seems to feminine.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock: 
white card base, white card stock, Creative brown card stock
Papers:
Papercraft paper pad - masculine
Stamps:
Deedee Not a Tie digital stamp set.
Inks:
Memento rich cocoa for edging sentiment.
Dies:
Spellbinders  standard scalloped square.
Other:
Lyra watercolour crayons used with a water brush, blue gems, Ranger glossy accents

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Elaine's Rose Garden

I had the privilege to be invited to an 80th Birthday Party on the weekend. Since this is such a milestone I wanted to do something a little bit special, and I thought a twisted easel card would fit the bill.


HOB, twisted easel card, megs garden, spellbinders lattice rectangles, garden favourites quilled creations,kaszazz vine edge embossing folder.




HOB, twisted easel card, megs garden, spellbinders lattice rectangles, garden favourites quilled creations,kaszazz vine edge embossing folder.


HOB, twisted easel card, megs garden, spellbinders lattice rectangles, garden favourites quilled creations,kaszazz vine edge embossing folder.

HOB, twisted easel card, megs garden, spellbinders lattice rectangles, garden favourites quilled creations,kaszazz vine edge embossing folder.

HOB, twisted easel card, megs garden, spellbinders lattice rectangles, garden favourites quilled creations,kaszazz vine edge embossing folder.


Card Tip:

For the flowers on this card; I die cut a whole swag of them and then rolled them up while watching TV. This way it was quite relaxing and I now have a container of roses ready to embellish my cards.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Quill cream card stock, pale pink card stock, varied coloured card stock from my stash for the roses.
Papers:
Megs Garden; the romantic garden 6x6 paper pad
Stamps:
Gink K Design Whimsical Wishes for sentiment
Ink:
Memento; tuxedo black ink for the sentiment,Tattered Angel iridescent gold misting spray
Dies:
Garden Favourites quilled creations dies (small rose, medium rose, large rose, gardenia), Spellbinders latice rectangle, Couture Creations nesting die heart, Kaszazz vine edge embossing folder.
Other:
Fiskars scalloped punch, wood numbers from stash, Kaszazz organza white ribbon,


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Saturday, 17 May 2014

Confetti


Here is my entry for the  Papertreyink Make it Monday Challenge. The idea is to use a  very small stamp and build it up over an embossed greeting so it ends up looking like confetti. After seeing it I had to give it a go myself. Here are the results

HOB Papertreyink Doodlie Do, Think Big Favourites, Memento Ink



Card Tip:

Sometimes good ink and good stamps are all you need for an effective card.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Quill white cardbase
Quil white card stock, Creative coral cardstock for trim.
Stamps:
Papertreyink Doodlie Do Stamp Set
Papertreyink Think Big Favourites #12 Mini Stamp Set
Ink:
Memento love letters. bahama blue, sweet plum, cottage ivy 
versamark ink with clear embossing powder, versafine onyx black ink for the sentiment
Other:
Assorted Sized Gems, Sequins


Challenge List:


Saturday, 10 May 2014

The last lovely lady is my mother in law.

HOB Elizabeth O Dulemba Coloring Page Mother and Child,Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4 Mini Stamp Set for Sentiment, Copics, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Spellbinders Standard Circle, Kaisercraft Grosgrain Green Ribbon,Cuttlebug Swiss Dots,Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set


HOB Elizabeth O Dulemba Coloring Page Mother and Child, Copics, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Spellbinders Standard Circle, Kaisercraft Grosgrain Green Ribbon,Cuttlebug Swiss Dots,Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set


Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4 Mini Stamp Set for Sentiment

Card Tip:

Always keep an eye out for cheaper alternatives, sequins are so popular but I picked these up on a throw out table at my local sewing shop.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
5"x 7" white card base +Creative green and navy card stock, Quill white card stock.
Papers:
My Minds Eye Unforgettable 6x6 paper pad.
Stamps:
Elizabeth O Dulemba Coloring Page Mother and Child, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4 Mini Stamp Set for Sentiment
Ink:
Memento paris dusk
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E00 + E02 
                Hair: E50 + E53 + E57 
                Mother's Dress: BG10 + BG13 + BG15
                Flowers: R20 + RV23
                Tree: E33
Bic Markit - Child's Dress: oceanview blue + blue skies blue + lime sorbet + key lime
                       Flowers:  polynesian purple +playful purple + pink flamingo over copic colour
                       Tree: lime sorbet underneath the copic colour.
                       Moon: lemon bliss 

Dies / Embossing Folders:
Spellbinders Standard Circle Large + Spellbinders Scalloped Circle, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots,Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set
Other:
Kaisercraft Grosgrain Green Ribbon, assorted sequins, Wink of Stella clear pen.

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The second lady is my Nana.  Who doesn't like a little girl with flowers on Mother's Day?


Wee Stamp Wee Love you Bunches, Copics, Buttons,Sukura Glitter Pens, Fiskars Scallop Punch


Wee Stamp Wee Love you Bunches, Copics, Buttons,Sukura Glitter Pens


Card Tip:

Inexpensive buttons make great embellishments - these were from a pack from Spotlight.

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Kaszazz Lemon A5 Card Base, purple card stock from stash creative aqua card stock
Papers:
Crate Paper - Random 6x6 paper pad.
Stamps:
Wee Stamp - Wee Love you Bunches + Polka Doodles Good Friends Eat Cake for Rose, Papertrey Ink Fillable Frames #4 Mini Stamp Set for Sentiment.
Ink:
Memento tuxedo black ink, cocoa brown, love letters.
Markers:
Copics - Skin: E00 + E02 + R20
                Hair: E33 + E35 
                Top: R20 + RV23
                Pants: BG10
Bic Markit - Pants: oceanview blue
                       Flowers: summer melon + pink flamingo + polynesian purple +blue skies blue
                       yellow blaze + lemon bliss + margarita green + forest green + petal pink
Dies:

Spellbinders Standard Circle Large, Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Petite, Couture Creations Nesting Dies Scalloped Circles Small.
Other:
Sakura Gel Glitter Pen, Dimensional Magic, Buttons, Fiskars Scallop Punch


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Friday, 9 May 2014

Mother's Day

Well Mother's Day is here again and I get to celebrate it with 3 very different ladies resulting in three very different cards.
First up is my mum.


HOB,Gina K Hello Stamp Set, Gina K A Year of Flowers, Distress Inks Pickled Raspberry, Bundled Sage, Dusty Concord


HOB, Gina K Hello Stamp Set, Gina K A Year of Flowers, Distress Inks Pickled Raspberry, Bundled Sage, Dusty Concord

Here is the inside of the Card
HOB, Gina K Hello Stamp Set,Colorbox Chalk ink, Lavender, Lime Pastel, Orchid Pastel


Card Tip:

If you love those enamel dots but can't justify spending the money for them, just do what I did and make your own: here is the link: 36th Avenue - Melted Beads

Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
Black 4.25"x 5.5 card base
Purple card stock from stash
white card stock for focal image
Stamps:
Gina K Design Hello Sunshine Stamp Set, Gina K Designs A Year of Flowers Stamp Set for the sentiment.
Ink:
Distress inks Pickled Rasberry, Bundled Sage, Dusty Concord and distressing tool, Versamark ink, clear and white embossing powder.
Tattered Angel Irridecent Gold Misting Spray, Colorbox chalk ink in Lavender,Lime Pastel,Orchid Pastel.
Other:
Dots, Kaisercraft Organza Purple Ribbon.


Challenge List:

Creative Moments - Anything Goes / Bingo Twist - Flower + Sentiment + more than 2 Layers
Card Mania Challenges - Emboss-It - Honorable Mention

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Spring Flowers

So it's May already and here in Australia we are looking at the gradual decline into winter. So when I am faced with the oncoming cold I want to reach for the bright colours, flowers and butterflies to remind me that winter will end eventually.
With this in mind here is my latest creation for my sister's birthday.

HOB, Copics, Kaszazz Flowers. Gina K Hello Sunshine, Spellinders Classic Circle Large, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Large

HOB, Copics, Kaszazz Flowers. Gina K Hello Sunshine, Spellinders Classic Circle Large, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Large

HOB, Copics, Kaszazz Flowers. Gina K Hello Sunshine, Spellinders Classic Circle Large, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Large

Card Tip:

I always try and buy embellishments I can tailor to my needs, like these flowers.
They are white; so I can make them any colour I like and personalise them to suit my card.



Card Ingredients:

Card Stock:
5" x 7" white card base slightly trimmed
Blue + powder blue + glitter cream card stock from stash
Papers:
Digitally printed green paper
Stamps:
image sourced from kattie-studio.ru via Pinterest.
Gina K Design Hello Sunshine Stamp Set for sentiment
Sizzix with Hero Arts stamp and emboss flourish folder set for flowers
Inks:
 Distress Ink tumbled glass for the edges + Memento tuxedo black ink for the greeting
Colorbox aqua pigment ink for the flowers
Markers:
Copics: Skin - E02 + E00 + R20
Colouress Blender
Flowers: RV23 + V06 + BG10 
Bic Markit: oceanview blue, blueskies blue, fandago pink, pink flamingo, margarita green, petal pink, peach parfait, summer melon, yellow blaze, polynesian purple, hot aqua, forest green.
Dies:
Spellbinders Standard Circles Large, Spellbinders Petite Scalloped Circles Large.
Other:
Gems in varying colours and sizes
Kaszazz 7.5cm white Daisies
Chrysanthemum Flower Paper Punch


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