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

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Challenge Entry: Inspired By Stamping - IBSIC #64

Hi everyone, today I finally completed a challenge card for the Inspired By Stamping challenge using pale pink, pale blue and grey.  The challenge tag is: IBSIC #64.  
I found this to be a real 'challenge' for me, being limited to three colours was quite difficult and until this challenge I hadn't realised how little 'grey' I had in my stash!
The card base is pearlised grey cardstock with the top and back side dry embossed with the swiss dot folder.  I put pale pink ribbon in two strips on there, but as it was an organdy ribbon it was really hard to see (see through) so I added lines of pale pink bling on there with pale blue in the middle.  The sentiment stamp is from Inspired By Stamping, where as the flower stamp is from a freebie from a card making magazine.  The flowers were stamped onto pale blue and pink cardstock, fussy cut out and then I coloured in parts with sakura gelly roll pens in pale pink and blue. And finally to cover the right side of the card where all the bling didn't line up with the card edge properly I put a bit of gorgeous blue ribbon from my stash - so glad I bought that one years ago!  Oh and the sentiment was cut out on my cuttlebug with a spellbinders romantic rectangles die.
Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Happy Father's Day to my Dad

Hi everyone, wow, two entries in one week, I'm on a roll!  I just thought I'd leave a quick note for you to see what I made for my Dad's Father's Day card this year. 

Father's day was Saturday 2nd September 2013 in Australia - which is different to America and possibly other countries, I'm not sure (and I haven't googled it, lol). 

Masculine cards are always so hard to do and I wanted to show you a couple of wonderful new stamp sets that I bought recently from Inspired By Stamping which makes creating masculine cards a breeze!  The sets I used are called Masculine Tags 2 and Background Basics.  I will need to buy quite a few more of Joanna's stamp sets which you will surely see here in the future.  For inspiration, feel free to drop by the IBS Customer Gallery.

Here is the card I made my Dad this year, I made it late due to a burn injury (which has healed) and hopefully he either got it today or tomorrow! I made a matching envelope and stamped the rope stamp on it in frayed burlap distress ink.  Sorry about the shadow over the picture - I'll do better next time.

Thanks for dropping by, it's past midnight so I'd better get myself off to bed for work in the morning!
Take Care

Saturday, 7 September 2013

Creation History - Birthday Cards

Hi there, hope all is going well with you as it is with me!  The weather is warming up around here in South East Queensland and Spring is in the air.  I really hope that Summer is not going to be stinking hot (as usual), but it seems likely as we've been getting above average temperatures here for a while now.  Which is troubling if I need to do heat embossing as that and ceiling fans don't mix at all well, lol.  I might be getting air conditioning this Summer, depending on if we pay off the Solar panels nice and early! That will be awesome!
I've been looking through my card collection and decided that since I have so many other cards that I've already made but not yet posted here that something had to be done about it.  Answer: Historical posts.  That way I can separate the historical stuff from the newer creations at a glace - well that's the plan anyway!
If all goes to plan I want to start taking some 'in progress' pics of my cards to tell the story a little easier, I'll need to start doing that soon I guess.
Anyway, this particular post is for the birthday cards I've made (and found pics of).  Some were made as gifts but most were made to sell - and boy is that a hard one to accomplish!  People like to pick them up and comment on how nice they are and then put them down (and sometimes throw them back onto the table)... I don't mind not buying them but seriously that is a bit rude!  What can you do but smile?  No time for feeling grouchy about that...
And now it's time for some eye candy I reckon, I hope you enjoy my cards!
Ok, that about brings me up to date with the images I've been able to find.  I have them really disorganised on my computer and I may even find some more birthday cards later on, but don't worry, because if I do, I'll be sure to do another entry for you!
Take care and happy crafting!