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Saturday, 31 October 2009

Celebrate The Season - One card three challenges!!



Hi Bloggers,

just a quick post before Walshie and I head off for the weekend.
The Pixie cottage has some Blog Candy on offer . This Blog Candy includes six Pixie Cottage stamps, including one mystery stamp from a new illustrator that will be joining them soon. I've seen the little girl pulling her sledge used on a card and it is very sweet but I think I like the Reindeer! Don't have a Reindeer in my collection and he looks kinda sweet all decked out in his Christmas best!! Go check this out for yourself and while you're there check all the other gorgeous stamps available.



My card today uses another of my Victoria Case images 'Snow Fall'. Just look at these happy faces... they don't mind that it's cold....and I hear snow has started to fall over in the US so you guys will be getting used to cooler temperatures too.

To my base card I added a layer of SU Baja Breeze that was embossed with Swiss dots. Then I added a layer of Eskimo Kisses from Basic Grey and this layer was popped up on foam tape.
I've punched a scalloped border along the bottom of more of the BG paper and added some clear gems from Martha Stewart. I wrapped some white ribbon along with the silver thread and tied a bow to the side and my computer generated sentiment sits just beneath this.
The image was sized and printed then coloured with Copics....then I thought I'd play with glitter....... not my favourite pastime but it worked quite well .....hooray! I matted this to a piece of scalloped BB.
Using silver versacolor I stamped a snowflake randomly onto some plain white card and this sits beneath the Snowmen at a jaunty angle!!!
To finish the card I popped the image up on more foam tape and punched three snowflakes from some glittered paper using a small Carl punch and they too were attached using foam tape.

This little card will be entered into the cupcake craft challenge which is a sketch week 63, thanks ladies I loved working with your your sketch.

It also fits the bill for The Pixie Cottage challenge this week which is 'Celebrate'.

I'm also entering it in the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge (FTTC29) which is to use border punches. I hope my card is OK for this challenge my border is quite plain! An Australian card maker is hosting this challenge Kathy check out her beautiful card here.

Well that's it, hope you like this one and I hope you all have a great weekend. Thanks for dropping by and I hope to see you back on Tuesday. Till then.............


Thursday, 29 October 2009

Two Cards ...Two Challenges!

Good Morning Fellow Bloggers!

What a mad day I had yesterday, decided to change the blog template AGAIN, and because I don't read directions carefully..... lost most of my gadgets. So I spent ages trying to piece it back together again, still a few things outstanding but I'll add gradually and guess what.... I won't be changing again in a hurry!



Today I'm posting two cards, the first uses a gorgeous digital image from Nina of TMITA called Autumn Splendor. It's not too late to join in, go grab the image and play along.

The base card is SU Sahara Sand.
I sized and printed this image twice. Coloured one completely with Copic markers and then using a Nestibilities die cut it out. On the second one I coloured the bird and the sunflower only, then cut them out and using foam tape placed them over the main image.
I printed the sentiment from A Year of Leaves by Melanie Muenchinger for GKD, onto some Apple Green card using SU pumpkin pie and with a small punch shaped the corners. I've stamped leaves onto more green card with VersaMark and embossed a piece of pumpkin card with a cuttlebug pumpkin embossing folder. Added the ribbon then the image, which was attached with more foam tape and the sentiment ticket to finish off. Hope you like this one.

The second card is for the Challenge over at Copics Buzz. This weeks challenge is sponsored by ILdi Co. and they too have a free image. I chose to use an ILdi Co. image that I had and I've called him the Picnic Bear (I Know not very imaginative ah!!).

Once he was sized and printed I used an oval Nestibilities die to cut him out and coloured him with Copic's, of course!
The base card is plain white with a layer of lemon followed by the dp which is from DCWV Nana's Nursery. Added the lemon satin ribbon and the corner embellishment, which is one of the embellishments I received as part of my Copic's prize. How pretty is it? and it was so easy to use, peel it off the backing sheet and stick it on! Love those easy bits and bobs specially when they look good!
Oops back to the card..... where did I get to, oh yes, cut another oval shape in lemon as a mat for the image which was then attached to the card with foam tape.
Two very different cards today, hope you like them and thanks for dropping by.

Till next time......

Gingerbread Christmas


Hello, glad you managed to drop by, today I've a Christmas card for show-and-tell!!!!
A Gingerbread House, I love to see these sweet treats at Christmas, but I've never made one.

OK this little card is my entry to the following challenges, Card Patterns Sketch 38.

The second challenge is Cute Card Thursday (83) who set the challenge to include sweets or as the Aussies say 'lollies'. This little house has liquorish roof tiles, a lollipop tree and see those flowers along the front of the house they're actually liquorish allsorts!!!! Oh and see the dp...wrapped sweeties...lol have I lost the plot?????

I've used two different stamp sets for this card. The House and Trees are from The Stamp TV kit by GKD and the sentiment is from GKD Holiday Hospitality. Inks used are Memento Tuxedo Black and SU Kiwi Kiss with the colouring worked in Copic's.
Plain White card for the base card and the stamped pieces. American Crafts Rouge plain card and DP is from Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses. I used my corner punch to punch the scalloped edge . Kaisercraft red gems, red ribbon and a button from my stash complete this little card.

This is a great layout for making multiple cards I'll be using it for some of my Christmas cards for sure.

The sun came out about lunchtime yesterday. I'm hoping we'll get a sunny weekend as 'Walshie' and I are off to help a friend celebrate her birthday. She lives about four hours drive from here so we plan to make a weekend of it. Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Till next time..........
Edit: I received this cool blog award from my friend Selma. Thanks Selma, I'm honoured, my new-look blog will wear it proudly!
Now what can I tell you that you might not know about me......
1. My Birthday is 24th February.
2. I've just changed by blog style, which you can see but I lost all kinds of gadgets cos I just dive in! lol
3. Walshie and I have booked our Christmas holiday on Lindeman Island. (we don't enjoy the festive time so far from family and just the 2 of us!)
4. I have a terrible memory - forget names but never faces.
5. I've a collection of handmade dolls, bears and bags!!
Whew..... I was struggling there!!!
I'd like to pass this award on to all the great blogger's out there it's hard to pick just a couple! So please share this one around.


Wednesday, 28 October 2009

C is for Carlie...


Oh dear, Sydney is still damp and miserable!! Roll on Summer I say.

The only good thing about such terrible weather is that I get to spend some time in the craft room.... I went to my bookmarked challenges today, (thanks Patti, great idea) and printed off a couple to play with. I have my five new digital stamps from Victoria Case and picked this one called C is for Carlie. I love the expression on her face, see what you think!

This is my card for two challenges, Stamps and Smiles SASSC 37. It's a gift card with a slide in pocket for a voucher. It's also for Just Us Girls JUGS4 which was to make our own flowers.

I started with the dp that I'd had for a while in my stash. This is a double sided paper from All My Memories called Charming Daisies. Brown background with flowers in green, blue and lemon, so this was my colour palette.

My base card is plain white card stock with a layer of embossed SU baja breeze.
I layered the plain lemon side of the dp onto some American Crafts chocolate card and stamped the small flourish in the centre with SU so saffron. Next was a layer of the daisy dp onto more chocolate card before cutting out the half circle. I used a Spellbinder die for the job.
I stitched a line of zig zag around the pocket to secure it, before attached this section to the baja breeze card. I used pale lemon satin ribbon to wrap around this completed section before securing it to the card base.
One I'd sized and printed the image onto white card I coloured with Copic's. Using an oval Nestabilities die I've cut the image out and whilst it was still in the die I lightly sponged around the edge with SU So Saffron.
To complete the card I made the flowers as follows:
The pale lemon paper is the same as I've used on the card. I used the small flourish stamp with so saffron ink and stamped all over the paper before embossing it with Swiss dots through the Cuttlebug. Then using a medium and small EK Success Retro flower punch I've punched out three of each. I've curled the petals round the handle of my stylus before assembling the flowers . To finish them off I added a small chocolate pearl from Kaisercraft.





Tuesday, 27 October 2009

SSDS12 - Snowman + One




Today's cards use a cute little snowman from Carolyn King's set 'Warm Winter Wishes' for GKD. Carolyn donates 100% of her proceeds for this set to the Alzheimer's Association, in memory of her Grandmother.

I started with a plain white card base and layered with some American Crafts Caramel with inked edges.
Three strips of Basic Grey dp came next - Figgy Pudding shiver and red ryder which is a double sided card, so I used both. I inked around two of these and sanded around the plain red.
The Snowman image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto white card and coloured with Copics. I used one of the word tiles to stamp Joy inside the heart using VersaMark followed by Martha Stewart glitter (not sure if you can see that in this photo).
After inking around the edge of a small piece of the caramel card I used foam tape to attach the image.
Some ribbon threaded behind the snowman and secured under the caramel card was next. To finish I added a punched snowflake and three clear gems.
This card is my entry for the Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays week 12 sketch challenge.

Here's the second card made with the same stamp set.
This time I used American Crafts rouge for the base card and to sit the stamped image on.
A piece of plain white card was embossed through the Cuttlebug and a piece of ribbon knotted at one end. The other end had a strip of the same dp from Basic Grey, shiver added.
The Snowman was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copics before I stamped Joy in the centre of the heart (using a SU stamp-a-ma-jig!). I used foam tape to attach the image to the rouge card and using double sided tape added this to the card background.


It's been another horrible wet day in Sydney today, fingers crossed tomorrow will be better!
Thanks for dropping by, till next time.......

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Born To Shop.......


Hello,

I thought I'd share this card I made just before I went away. Kerrie and I checked out our local Spotlight store and I saw this clear stamp set by Grace Taylor for Grant Archival. Couldn't resist it!!

The base card is SU Sahara Sand and I used odds and ends of dp to make this one up. I used my SU spiral punch, added some ribbon and the clip to attach the sentiment. Three clear dew drops finish the card off.

How was your weekend? The fire brigade carried out some hazard reduction burning off close to us so Saturday was a bit Smokey. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they move to our street before summer arrives. Sunday we had rain....lots of it!! Can't complain we need it, I just hope the dams are filling up!

Oh yes, my Victoria Case, Fabiana card won me another prize! Can't quite believe my luck I had so much fun putting that card together. She was such a great image to colour and now I get to pick some more.....yeah..... watch this space.

That's it for now till next time............


Friday, 23 October 2009

Home again!!!

Hi we're home again after just four full days in glorious Melbourne. I tell Walshie he needs to work a little slower so I get a little more time down there!! I love jumping on trains and trams and exploring the city and I walk for miles around Williamstown, all around the bay. I love the older homes there, some of the more modern ones are worth a look too.
Ian takes one of the fitters with him from Sydney and this guy had been competing in The Masters Sporting event which was held in Sydney this year. He's a runner and did quite well so had lots to talk about on the journey down.
We stayed at a beautiful place called The Captain's Retreat in Williamstown. Ian and I stayed there last year, it's such a beautiful house and Melissa the owner is a delightful host.
We met two great Canadian girls who also competed in The Masters, they were Soccer players from Edmonton who after the games decided to see a bit of Australia. We also met a couple from the UK who were traveling for eight weeks around Australia and then over to New Zealand, so we were quite a lively crowd, which made it fun.



Now I thought I'd post this card that I made along with a couple of others using Mo's images.
This is another card made with the Kimono Girl, which is such a cute image and fun to colour.
This time I used a small piece of Japanese paper to make a fan as an embellishment and took my colours from this paper. I used a Spellbinder die to cut two ovals one the image and the second in the turquoise card that I embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. The navy dp is a scrap from a notebook I covered so not sure what the paper is. I cut a strip of gold card and layered it with turquoise rice paper then attached this to the side of the card. The fan was attached to this. The image was placed over the turquoise embossed card, off centre, to finish.
Quick simple card to make, I've left this free of a sentiment for now as I thought I could use this one for more or less any occasion.
Well that's it for me, I'm off to check some of the blog posts I've missed. I think Fabiona my last post might have won the Copics Buzz challenge............ if I'm the Sue they mentioned she did!!! I'll let you know.
Till next time.........

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Victoria Case - Fabiana



Hello,
I had to share Fabiana with you before I left for Melbourne. She's a digital image from Victoria Case and she's going into the Copics Buzz challenge this week over at PCP. Victoria Case is sponsoring this weeks challenge so there are goodies up for grabs!!
I loved colouring this image she's all woman not some skinny little excuse don't you think?

Fabiana was sized on the computer before printing. I've coloured her of course, with Copic markers and used a Spellbinder Labels die to cut her out. She's popped up on some prima flowers with foam tabs and the dp is one from Basic Grey, I believe though I have cut the tag off so not 100% sure!!! I've used a Bazzill gold card to sit on the basic white card base. Pink pearls are added to the corners to complete this card.

I met Kerrie for coffee this afternoon and she's still suffering from jet lag so looked a bit tired. Not too tired to shop for some craft goodies though - what fun. It's good to have her back.

OK that's all from me, I have a bag to pack so see you all in a week

Till then..........



Friday, 16 October 2009

Christmas Round-Up



Spring is definitely in the air here......well I'm in Spring cleaning mood anyway!

I've been cleaning up my computer.....

I read Pattie's blog post a few days back and she said how she had her challenges listed in Day order....mmm thinks I, that's a good idea!! Thanks Pattie I've done something similar.
Then there were all my digital images and I'm buying more so need to keep those safe and also back them up off the computer.
Then all those inspirational blogs that you don't follow but like to take a look at every so often......they are all in one folder, under bookmarks. Another folder keeps all the overseas on-line craft stores. It's amazing how much "stuff" you collect......I'm hoping now I can find things without wasting time.
My craft room is all tidy too (for 5 minutes), so I can go off to Melbourne enjoy my week away and come back to get stuck in. Ooh and my stamps arrived today so it's all things go for Christmas cards when I get back.

OK this is a terrible picture! Sorry I took it in the TV room and the sun was shining later this afternoon - still windy but it was good to see the sun.
I made up some quick Christmas cards and my friends snapped them up and asked for more so this time I thought I'd take a picture for here. I have to add a couple more to this pack, I've got one almost done, just need to stamp a Snowman. To these I add a couple of gift tags. Should have these done before I leave.

Not sure if I'll get to post here tomorrow, if not I'll see you all a week Sunday. Have a great week end and a good crafty week!

Till next time........


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Christmas Gift Card


Hi,
Today's card uses the Holly Christmas Fairy from Mo Manning and this card is going into the 2nd challenge from Just Us Girls . The challenge was to use paper piecing and also to use pink somewhere on the card in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This is a card but the tag has a pocket for a gift token, which will be used for one of my nieces this Christmas.

I sized and printed the image onto white card and then again onto some dp from Basic Greys Eskimo Kisses paper pad. The dress was cut from the dp and attached over the white printed image. I coloured her and her sash with Copics and added some glitter to all the holly and inside the snow globe......not sure you'll see that in the photos. Then the fun bit I cut her out!

The base card is pink with a layer of white card. followed by another layer of pink card that has been embossed through the Cuttlebug with Swiss dots. The Holly dp was cut to make a pocket for the tag to slip into. Using a Fiskars punch I punched slots to thread the ribbon along the edge of this piece, tied a bow at the top and attached the Merry Christmas charm. I added the corner detail in Rocket Red and attached three pearls. The Holly Fairy has been attached to the card front with foam tape to sit her up.



The tag is cut from Rocket Red and embossed with Cuttlebug snowflakes decorated with a couple of snowflakes and the same holly dp was used for the token pocket. Some ribbon threaded through the punched tag to finish off.





Halfway through typing this the power cut out for about a minuet!! It's back on but not full strength so I've rushed to get this typed up......sorry.

I was quite pleased when I'd completed this card the fiddly cutting was worth it.


Thanks so much for dropping in today I'll see you next time.....

Edit: I'm posting this Tuesday 11.40pm tomorrow morning is going to be busy so I'm getting in early!!!!!

Time for a change......


Hello,
It's blowing a howling gale here today ....I thought September was supposed to be the windy month in Sydney!

I like the sentiment on this card don't you, it's from a GKD set.

It's Spring and time to make some changes so this card seems appropriate. It's a very simple card with one layer of the reverse side of some dp. I embossed the top section using my Cuttlebug and the Swiss dots folder. Layered the black and white ribbon across the embossed edge and stamped the sentiment across the bottom.
The butterfly was stamped in Memento tuxedo black onto white card and coloured with Copics in shades of green and lemon. I've cut the butterfly out and added the pale green gems and some gold wire to finish. This was attached to the card with a foam tab to pop it up and I've curled the wings very slightly. Hope you like this one.

I'm waiting for delivery of my Christmas stamps from GKD, they should be here by the end of the week. I've been buying a few digital stamps of late and I'm also looking at some other companies for a bit of a change. If you have some favourites or stamps you think I should check out please let me know, It's time to add some variety I think.

Edit: You might want to make a note to check out the new Victoria Case for SCACD stamp release OCTOBER 16. It's the new release of the "Hearts and Hugs Series 3" Winter Collection. Click here to go check this out........ there's the added incentive of Candy!!!!


Till next time.........

Monday, 12 October 2009

Bronte and Louis......



Hello,

Happy Monday, how was your week end?

Today's card is another digital illustration from Mo Manning.....I love using these images with my Copics and at the moment I'm trying to improve my shading so the two go together really well. I was reasonably happy with Louis but poor Bronte could have been better I think.....all that grey!
Base card is this striking blue craft card with a layer of dp from American Craft.
I used a Spellbinder die to cut the image and set the points behind it to form the 'star burst'.
A star spiral clip has the ribbon attached along with the sentiment ticket.

Hope you like today's card, any hints on shading with Copics would be gratefully received.......

Ian's off to Melbourne next week end for about a week so I'll probably go too. It's been just about a year since I was there last. I enjoyed playing tourist jumping on and off the trains and trams, might see if I can find some paper craft shops around Williamstown!

That's it for now, thanks for stopping by.
Till next time.........

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Birthday Mail


Hello,

I've been making some changes as you can see. I wanted a new look blog thought it might inspire me to try some different things, we shall see. I'm making a few changes around here but more about that another time.

Let's get to today's card which uses a pretty image from Theresa Momber. I did use this image for my one layer card, last week. I coloured the two images together using Copics but realised afterwards that this is a handle on the side and in America they are usually red so just recoloured the actual card. Should have re photographed but didn't naughty me!!!

Two oval Spellbinders where used to cut first the stamped and coloured image then a second larger one in pale lemon. I've attached the image with double sided tape slightly off centre (for a change).
The base card has one layer of pale lemon card followed by the dp from Basic Grey Lemonade
A scrap of pale lime Bazzill came next and this was embossed through the Cuttlebug using the Swiss dots embossing folder. The stamped image sits on this. Across the bottom I layered more pale lemon and the spotted dp from the same paper pad with the sentiment stamped on a ribbon tag which is threaded with some glittered ribbon.

That's it for today, we made it through another wet and blustery week in Sydney. The garden is starting to look quite green again.

Hope you have a good week end planned, till next time...........

Thursday, 8 October 2009

More of Mo's......


Morning,

I've two cards today and they're both from Mo Manning......I just love her digital illustrations and the good thing is you download them instantly no waiting.

This first one is called 'Holly Christmas Fairy', how sweet is she?
She is my card for the very first Mo's Digital Challenge which is to use the colour Purple. Go check for yourself click the link to take you to the challenge blog here.
I've printed her on white card and coloured her with Copics. I added some glitter to her wings which you can't really see in this photo as you know I'm not a great fan of glitter but this looks quite nice.



My second card is for a young boy so inside it completes the phrase Looking 4 .. The Birthday Boy!
This little image was a Freebie from the very generous Mo to her group over at PCP and I've seen some great cards made with it. I've kept mine really simple and again coloured it with Copics. These images are so great to colour if you haven't tried them...... give yourself a treat!

Well that's it today, thanks for dropping by till next time..........

My Copics Winner !!!!!!


Hi,
So, this is the card I entered in the the WCMD Copics Challenge on PCP - and Random Org picked my number yeah!!
I've used two different stamps on this card along with some GKD digital paper.
  • Stamps: Autumn Beauty by Theresa Momber for GKD - Pumpkins and wheel barrow.
  • SU A Flower For All Seasons for the little ladybug and the bird.
  • Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia - coloured with Copics
  • Card: GKD Soft Sand and pl pw layering weight also the dp is GKD digital paper. Bazzill - butterscotch and tan card.
  • Embellishments: stitched ribbon and one button.
I started with a layer of tan card that was embossed through the cuttlebug. To this I added the butterscotch with a layer of the digital paper .
the ribbon was wrapped around and finished with the button sewn on.
The image was stamped onto the card with the little bird stamped separately and popped up on the main image with foam tape.
A Spellbinder labels die was used to cut the image out with a second label cut using the butterscotch card. This was also attached to the card with foam tape.
A tiny butterfly was added as an afterthought to the swirls on the embossed tan card.

I spoke briefly with my friend Kerrie today, she's been in Cannes at a TV Producers get together. Works all done now and she was just about to board a train heading to Milan......ooh lucky girl it's years since I was there and I love it. She's having a great time with the weather good, which is more than can be said for here it's wet and windy!!!!

OK that's it hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by till next time............

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

Celebrate.....


Hello,

I made a card for this week's Mojo Monday challenge 107 ...... I Know lots of you play along too.
I really liked this layout, did you? I thought it would be the perfect card for a JustRite 3 1/4 " circle stamp!

  • Stamp: Justrite - Christmas Treasures
  • Ink: VersaColor 91 Gold
  • Paper: GKD Pure Luxury Heavyweightand Layering weight pw for the base card and image, Tan and red plain card (sorry not sure), gold craft card, DP is Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper pad.
  • Embellishments: gold ribbon and dew drops.
To my base card I added a layer of the tan card followed by the red and white dp.
The next layer is made up of two pieces of tan card covered with some of the eskimo kisses dp. I punched across a strip of plain red card with a Fiskars border punch and attached some fine gold satin ribbon before adding this to the card.
For those who are not familiar with the JustRite stamps they come with an inner image and an outer ring. For this card I stamped the inner sentiment onto the GKD layering weight card in gold and using a Spellbinder die cut this out. I then stamped the outer fancy border again in gold and cut this with two Spellbinders one on the outside edge and then again to cut out the inner circle. I could have left that.....not too sure why I didn't but there you go!!!
Next I cut a gold circle and using double sided tape attached the outer border ring. The inner sentiment was added using thin foam tabs to pop it up just a little.
This completed element was added to the card with a thicker foam tape. Just the dew drops to be added to complete the layout.

I had some good news this morning, I won the WCMD Copic Buzz challenge.........OMG how lucky am I????? I'd like to say that my card won but in fact it was all down to the Random Org. thingy!!! come in no 8 ......ooh that's me!! I've won 5 new Copics (fingers crossed for light reds!!!!) a stamp and some embellishments I think. I'm so grateful to all involved thanks so much.
Walshie wants me to look for a competition to win a Porsche!!!!!! Well he's a man.
That's it for today, thanks for dropping by, until next time.............

Tuesday, 6 October 2009

Thanks a Bunch....


Hello,
Hope you had a good week end.
The long week end here in Sydney is over and it rained all three days!! Great weather for card making ... I managed to make six cards, which is a lot for me.
Today's card uses 'With This Ring' and the sentiment from 'Home Tweet Home' both by Rupa Shevde for GKD. If you recognise the roses, I used the same image in one of the two cards I posted over the week end. I love them and coloured two images at the same time.
I'm nervous about using my red Copics though, they're not very forgiving and I don't have enough lighter shades to build on. So, I've used coloured pencils with baby oil (mineral spirits) for the reds/pinks here, Copics for the lemons and green.

  • Stamps: With This Ring and Home Tweet Home (Sentiment) by Rupa Shevde for GKD.
  • Card: Bazzill baby pink, A5 White Card 250grm by Romanprint, DP scraps from my scrap box.
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Martha Stewart Hibiscus.
  • Embellishments: Kaisercraft self adhesive pearls in hot pink and gold embroidery thread by DMC.
I've machine stitched around the baby pink base card and also hand stitched the gold thread holding the flowers, The circles and ticket were cut using Spellbinder dies I also used small punches to shape the ticket. Both the Roses and the ticket were attached with foam tabs, but I used a thicker one for the roses to pop it up a bit higher.

This card is for the Cupcake Craft Challenge which they call 'Thanks a Bunch' and it also fits the bill for a second challenge this week over at Crazy 4 Challenges challenge no 5 which is to use some stitching.

Thanks for dropping by, hope your week gets off to a good start,
Till next time..............

Sunday, 4 October 2009

Two Cards Today.........very late!!
























Hello,
Another wet day here in Sydney so I got to play!!

During the Gina K release party there were a couple of card challenges so I thought I'd have a go. Cathy challenged us to make a one layer card so I've played with my Cuttlebug and the Swiss dots embossing folder after scoring a frame on PL GKD card. This was the fiddly bit... (wish I had a ScorePal !!!) once this was done I stamped the image from Autumn Blessing by Theresa Momber for GKD and coloured it with my Copics. The ribbon was added down one side and I made an envelope and attached this with the silver star for a simple embellishment.



The second card was for Lee's challenge which was a colour challenge. Red, Gold and Green where her choice of colours and I should say I've had the Boy George song on my brain ever since so thanks Lee!!!!
I stamped Melanie Inspiration Mosaic onto Apple Green card stock stamped the sentiment, from the same set, in black then clear embossed it. Two panels were covered with scraps of Basic Grey Wassail attached to some gold card.
The image is from Rupa Shevde's 'With This Ring' for GKD stamped and coloured with a mixture of crayons with baby oil and Copics. For the wrap around the stems I've 'sewn' gold thread. The image is cut with a Spellbinder die that I altered slightly to fit and attached to more gold card. This was attached to the mosaic with foam tabs. To finish I added the red gems then attached the mosaic to a panel of red card which was attached to the card base.




Saturday, 3 October 2009

Diamonds and Pearls... Happy WCMD


Hello,
All my card making friends, lets celebrate...champagne all round!
What a great way of meeting new friends from all around the world, people who enjoy the same passion and encourage each other - it's very special.

I have a card today that I've called diamonds and pearls, hope you like it!




It uses a Gina K stamp that is coloured with Copic markers. The diamonds (adhesive gems) are attached to the centre of each of the flowers and the pearls are used to decorate the four corners. I've punched flowers and swirls with pearl centres to embellish this card. The DP is from Kaiserscrapbook.

I hope you get time today to check out some blogs and maybe make a card or two.

Have a great week end and till next time..............

Friday, 2 October 2009

Noelle Bearing Gifts.......

Hello, good morning,

This little cutie is 'Noelle Bearing Gifts' a digital illustration from Mo Manning. I loved this image as soon as I saw her but when it came to colour her I chickened out and used my colouring pencils and baby oil!! The very thought of using red Copics made me tremble.......I will one day when I have a few more reds.

The sad thing is that the red looks more like pink... and I really wanted red. Never mind I will sit and play again with Noelle maybe try blue's and silver, what do you think?

I printed her on GKD PL pure white layering weight card then cut her out using an oval Spellbinder die. The scalloped oval is actually a gold card Bazzill I think.
Base card is also GKD PL pure white in heavyweight. To this I added a layer of green card, sorry not sure who's this is but it has a self check, which you might just pick up from this photo. I stamped a small snowflake on this card from SU short and sweet.
I've used two layers of lace edged card at the bottom of the card. The stripe card is from my Wassail Paper Pad and this sits on a layer of plain white. I used the SU lace punch for the edge and tied a narrow ribbon at the top of this strip.
The Sentiment is from the same SU set short and sweet, stamped on pure white and sat on a small piece of the gold card.

I'm keeping this short and sweet as it's the Gina K Release party over at SCS today 1pm Sydney time. Gina's been previewing the sets this week and they all look great I could end up ordering them all!
Thanks for dropping by, might see you at the party...... if not next time.............


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