Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Christmas Mini Flip Album

Hi everyone, here is a new album that I made a friend for Christmas photos, I found the binding on You
Tube,  Dawns Inspirations, and on her 6" x 6" album instructions, she has very clear and understandable instructions, but I changed her 6" x 6" album to a 6" x 6" flip album, with pockets and tags and photo mats, I used 6" x 6" paper pad, a couple of different brands, they were left over from other projects, but I think they all worked out all right, there is room for 20 photo's, this number is not only pages but the photo mats, and there is room for journaling, and I closed the book with a green satin ribbon, I used red glitter paper for the Merry Christmas which was a die cut in "Jolly" die set from Quickutz, I have had this for a long time and the numbers were cut from No.48 Number Set also from Quickutz, I have also had this set for a very long time.   I am happy with the finished album and hope my friend will also like it.  Thanks for visiting.

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Aussie Christmas #2

Hi everyone, Here is the 2nd Aussie Christmas Card I have made, I am entering this card into the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #136, use colours red, green and white.  http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge#136(redgreenwhite)html I used a white cardstock for the base and embossed it with an mpress embossing folder "retro swirls"  and hand cut the leaves and the flowers that I quilled and painted the edges white.   These are Australian Gum Flowers and they flower in December, I hand cut the gum leaves in green and shaded them with Memento Ink Pad "Cottage Ivy"  and the Merry Christmas was cut from the same green as the flowers with a Marianne's Creatable cutting die.  am pretty happy with this one, thanks for visiting!!

Aussie Christmas #1

Hi everyone, I haven't posted for a week or so, have had commissions to finish, and all done now!!  I decided that for Christmas 2015 I would make Aussie Christmas Cards.  We don't have snow or snowflakes, reindeer or all the other things that are in the Northern Hemisphere. We have Sun, Beach, flies, gum trees and all the other fun things that we do on Christmas Day, we have all the family around the BBQ or the pool, we go to the bush for a camping trip, but we still have Santa visiting.   So I made my first card with Aussie Santa a surfie boy, with his presents on the beach, which was made with a piece of sandpaper that I found in the shed, and used a stamp that came free with an issue of Australian Papercraft, a few years ago and I don't still have the magazine, only the stamp, I used ordinary generic markers to colour all the waves, surfboard and the santa suit, and sun and used red glitter paper to make Santa's hat. the presents were cut from a Cottage Kutz die with a backing of "Dots" Christmas paper, and red cardstock for the front of the presents I used a tag which was a gift from a friend, thanks Meg, and a green pen from Stabilo to write the message, I used a piece of cotton wool for the pom pom on Santa's hat which was free cut. the sky was a wash with a ranger re-inker "tumbled glass" and I used red card stock for the base card.   I thought it was not too bad for a first attempt, and will be doing more cards with an Aussie theme for next year.   Hope you all like it!  Thanks for visiting!!

Friday, 14 November 2014

Birthday Card

 Hi there, This is another commissioned card, for a friend's husband and I made an A5 card with white cardstock that I edged with Distress Ink "Vintage Photo" this is one of my favourite colours, and I used the "Weathered Clock" die, cut in black card stock, I also added "The Watch Man" that I stamped out and coloured with Faber-Castille Aquarelle pencils, and printed the question on my computer and used a Spellbinders cutting die "Hexagons" to cut it out and edged it with the "Vintage Photo", on the inside I used kitchen paper to mask the areas that I did not want to print on, using the Graphic 45 Hampton Art stamp, I don't know what this stamp set it called but used the stamp with the writing on it, I put a little brown spider hanging from one of the corners, this was from the Halloween Stamp Set also from Hampton Art, and the gears were in the same set, again using the "Vintage Photo", the numbers were cut with a QuicKutz cutting die No.48 Number Set, which I have had for ages, the arrows, I am not sure of the maker because the die cuts were a gift
from a friend, and the "Happy Birthday" was cut from
a free die that came with "Australian"Simply Cards" magazine, They are a great magazine, with free
gifts with every issue.   I hope the recepient will like this card and get a laugh out of it.
at the bottom right hand side I put a die cut
from Graphic 45 "Congratulations on your
Special Day" and on the envelope I put the
off cut from the Graphic 45 paper, which was
from "The Olde Curiousity Shop" and used on the front of the card  and stamped vintage car images from Tim Holtz stamp set
"Life's Possibilities".

Place Cards

These Place Cards were made as a commission, I cut the card stock at 4" x 4" and used blue Parker ink to write the names and used Tim Holtz movers and shapers die "Mini Pine Tree & Holly Set" and used red card stock and punched the little berries, and used a Stabilo number 88 mini pen in dark green to make the faux stitching around the edges and found a box in my stash to add Christmas Paper and a Marianne's Creatables die "Pointsettia" to make a flower for the top and I put a pale green stick on pearl in the centre, the stick on pearl was bought from a cheap shop, the box was the correct size for the cards, and the buyer was very happy with them.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Christmas Card in a Box

Hi there everyone, Here is a Card in a Box that I made with measurements at Split Coast Stampers, which I have used quite a few times, this time it is a Christmas theme with most of the cutting dies from Marianne's Creatables and I also used a dove, Sizzex "Bird #5"   this is a cute little dove, I also used a santa stamp, metal snowflake from China, little stars from a generic punch from Glitter Card bought at the Newsagents, and the Merry Christmas is also a Marianne creatable die cut from Silver card, also from the newsagent a small reindeer, which was a gift from a friend.  I am entering this in to Craft Room Challenge #89, Anything 3D"

Monday, 10 November 2014

Gift Card/Money Holders, page 2.

 Hi everyone, here are the rest of the card holders, hope you like them, Jasann