Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Monday, 9 December 2013

Julie is having a baby!

Hi there, another quick post for you.  I've just finished making a card for a lady called Julie who works in our Brisbane office branch and is soon to be a mum for the first time!  She's going on maternity leave soon so we needed a card to farewell her, I hope she likes it!

I thought I should do a close up so you can see the sparkly wink of stella in clear - I love that stuff!

Well, it's late (12.01am) and I have work tomorrow, so I'd better choof off to bed!

Goodnight and thanks for stopping by :o)

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Feeling a little bit like blue is a lovely colour

Hi there, sorry it's a been a while, I've been busy with work and all that entails and I've been watching a lot of other people on youtube making cards, instead of making them myself!

I've been really loving blues at the moment and felt the need to make a blue card.  I had the base and the greeting and finally I found some really nice paper pads from Crazy Clarks and The Reject Shop and now my cards are finished.  (I made two the same).

I hope you like them! The first one is the outside, the second is the inside, the third is the card & envelope together.


Take care, until next time!
Cheers
 

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 2 - Card 1a

Hi everyone, here is another installment of card making inspired by the online card class that I'm doing.  

This card really excited me when I saw Jennifer McGuire's videos, I never, ever, EVER would have thought of doing this without being shown so I am forever grateful for joining the class for learning this technique.

The theme for this card was to use your dies in different ways.  Rather than layering them up, you can make them a flat kind of jigsaw/inlaid design instead, which could be great for reducing those postage costs!

I made two attempts at this technique, mainly because my first attempt was a total failure! lol... I got the pieces mixed up and whilst I could get everything lined up on my desk, sticking it down did NOT work.  Have a giggle at this!  I have no idea where I went wrong with it!


For my second attempt, I decided to simplify things and not include the leaves part.  I do miss the colour it provided but am really happy with the fact that it all came together.  It's a bit boring but the technique is there and I can improve upon it with practice.  I ended up recolouring over the copic marker on the flower with a wink of stella red brush and it's really glittery now.  Jennifer's card featured that new wood paper (thin sheets of wood) and looked gorgeous, so it would be interesting to try this with different kinds of materials.

I thought that it still needed something, so I added a few pearls to the centre, I first coloured them with red copic markers to match the focal image.  The Merry Christmas cutouts are also left over cut outs from last year, done with my silhouette cameo cutting machine.

Thanks for stopping by, I'd better go recheck the lesson plan pdfs to see which card I'm going to attempt next!

Cheers
 

Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 1 - Card 3a

Hi again everyone, I hope you are doing well.  I've done another two cards for the workshop, once again split into two different entries.

Please visit online card classes if you want to check out the other classes they have going and remember, you get lifetime access to the course content when you sign up for one!

Ok, this card is inspired by (copied from) Joy Taylor, you can click her name to visit her blog for more inspiration!

The card Joy did included a large die that cut out falling stars so I needed to think outside the box again as I don't have that die and I really like what I came up with.  I had some previously cut out snowflakes from last christmas (done on my silhouette cameo) and they finished it off nicely!  The lesson was on using both the positive and negative parts of die cutting.


Thanks again for stopping by and visiting my blog today.  I have another card to post so look out for that one too!
Cheers
 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 1 - Card 2a

Hi again from stormy Queensland!  It's been a rather stormy week here, luckily nothing has interrupted my creative flow and I have here another card made as a result of my online card class.  I am so glad I signed up for this class, I'm learning a heck of lot.  We've had two classes already and I'm way behind.   But luckily I have the weekend now so hopefully I'll catch up, lol.  For more information on these classes, please visit Online Card Classes.

This wonderful card was inspired by (copied from) Jennifer McGuire.  You can view Jennifer's own blog right here.

It features a 'Z' fold, which I've never done before (and hadn't heard of either for that matter!).  And whilst i didn't have a die to do the 'tinsel' I love how I thought outside the box and wrapped silver twine around (after snipping some triangles out of my 'triangle tree') - oh I have a pic of that too!  I didn't have a background stamp with christmas messages on it so I used an unmounted stamp set from Purple Onion and put adhesive onto my acrylic stamp block, stuck the stamp set to it and stamped that with white pigment ink instead.  Worked a treat!  The sequins were bought to decorate a free tree die I got from Australian Simply Cards but it worked even better here!

I'll put a picture of the whole card here as well as a close up shot of the tree as I like it so much. *smile* 


I hope you enjoy my latest effort, and thanks again for stopping by for a visit!
Cheers
 

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 1 - Card 1b

Once again, here is my second card made at the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 which is available along with many other classes at Online Card Classes.

I hope you enjoy!  This card was inspired by (copied from) Kristina Werner - for more inspiration you can visit her blog here.


Thanks again for looking!
Cheers

Holiday Card Workshop 2013 - Day 1 - Card 1a

G'day all, as previously promised I can now share with you that I'm doing the Holiday Card Workshop 2013 which is available along with many other classes at Online Card Classes.

We had our day one workshop and I have created two cards from that workshop.  I just worked out that I need to separate my posts so that I can enter more often at the online card class.  I can't share any details with you on how the cards were made other than the pictures, but suffice to say - that it was money well spent!

It's already got my creative juices flowing and I can't wait to get started on the next card - just have to sort out dinner and then I'm set.

I hope you enjoy!  This card was inspired by (copied from) Kristina Werner - for more inspiration you can visit her blog here.





Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Cards Weekend (7)

Hi everyone, just a quick note to show you the cards I made this weekend.. I was unusually productive and made 7.  I didn't write down all the items I used but most of them are fairly self explanatory.  I will say though that the green christmas card with the golden flower features metallic crepe paper that I put through my xyron sticker machine - it has this gorgeous texture, I love it!










I had the most fun creating the two tri-fold cards, and I'm sure I'll be doing more of those in the future!

I'll be back real soon as I started an Online Card Class so be prepared for a lot of new creations!

Thanks for stopping by and paying me a visit!
Take care
 

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Latest Creations

Hi everyone, it's been a while since I posted, well since I was on holidays, sorry about my absence, it's just life getting in the way I guess.  I've made a few cards since my last post and I will put them all in here for you to view right now.  I hope you like them!

First up, I altered a previously made card because I didn't much like it and now I love it!  What do you think?  I added another two strips of ribbon and finished it off with three flowers which filled the card up nicely - it was a little too blank before.



This card utilised a lot of products.  I've started a new thing whereby I list all the 'ingredients' so it's easier for my posts.  And I'm pretty stoked that I can just paste the table below.  I included a close up of the sponged panel so that you can see the sparkle from the tattered angels spray better - it's really pretty in real life!


Date
Friday 1/11/2013
Cardstock|Papers
White, black, yellow, apricot | green paper from First Edition Paper: Rose Garden 6x6 Paper Pad,
Inks
Various TH distress inks, SU Cherry Cobbler, TA Glimmer Mist: Iridescent Gold
Stamps
IBS Big Wishes II
Embellishments
Zing Butter Embossing Powder
Tools
Double-sided score tape, scissors, heat gun, Mono Multi Liquid Glue, MS Scoreboard and bone folder, Fiskars paper cutter, Cuttlebug die cut and embossing machine, MS Punch-All-Over-The-Page:  Daisy, AG Embossing Folder: Wildflower Gate
Inspiration
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Competition
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Key to Abbreviations
SU=StampinUp, IBS=Inspired By Stamping, ASC=Australian Simply Cards, AG=Anna Griffin, TH – Tim Holtz, TA=Tattered Angels, MS=Martha Stewart

This card was full of experiments!  I tried out new stamps, a stamping wheel and even finally incorporated one of the many rosettes I've been making - I've been on a real rosette craze since my holidays!  All in all I really quite like how this card turned out.

Date
Sunday 3/11/2013
Cardstock/Papers
White, pale pink
Inks
SU Pink Pirouette, SU Blushing Bride, SU Melon Mambo
Stamps
Kaszazz Elegant Flourish, SU Gingham Wheel, IBS Fancy Sentiments
Embellishments
Pink gemstones, handmade white pearlescent rosette, pink satin ribbon, pink organdy ribbon,
Tools
Glue gun, double-sided score tape, scissors MM Liquid Glue, MS Scoreboard and bone folder, Fiskars paper cutter, Cuttlebug die cut and embossing machine, SU large scallop framelit
Inspiration
-
Competition
-
Key to Abbreviations
SU=StampinUp, IBS=Inspired By Stamping, MM=Mono Multi, MS=Martha Stewart
 
This card was supposed to be for an IBS challenge but I was too slow in uploading it - the challenge was to 'emboss the edge'..the sentiment panel was embossed with silver, it really matches the rest of the card well I think.  The border sticker was cut up to go around corners - I really like how they seemed to finish the card off.

Date
Monday 4/11/2013+5
Cardstock/Papers
White, red, silver mirror
Inks
SU Real Red, Versamark,
Other
Silver embossing powder
Stamps
IBS Holiday Sentiments
Embellishments
Self-adhesive bling in red and clear, border sticker
Tools
Dimensional adhesive foam pads, MM Liquid Glue, MS Scoreboard and bone folder, Fiskars paper cutter, Cuttlebug die cut and embossing machine, ASC free tree die issue 60, heat gun
Inspiration
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Competition
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Key to Abbreviations
SU=StampinUp, IBS=Inspired By Stamping, ASC=Australian Simply Cards, MM=Mono Multi, MS=Martha Stewart
  
And finally, this card utilises some of the trees I cut out of the red paper for the previous card..I still have a few red bases to finish off - I want them to all be different cards.  I will probably do some more trees with green cardstock too.  My mum actually asked me why the trees were red and not green! lol.
Date
Wednesday 6/11/2013
Cardstock/Papers
White, red
Inks
SU Real Red, SU Wild Wasabi, Versamark
Other
Clear Embossing powder
Stamps
IBS Holiday Sentiments, JRC: Christmas Antique Labels One
Embellishments
Self-adhesive bling in red, green & clear
Tools
MM Liquid Glue, MS Scoreboard and bone folder, Fiskars paper cutter, Cuttlebug die cut and embossing machine, ASC free tree die issue 60, Dimensional adhesive foam pads, heat gun
Inspiration
-
Competition
-
Key to Abbreviations
SU=StampinUp, IBS=Inspired By Stamping, ASC=Australian Simply Cards, MM=Mono Multi, JRC=Just Right Cling, MS=Martha Stewart
 
I hope you enjoyed my latest creations!  I'll try to be a little more regular at posting from now on - but no promises!  Take care!