Sunday, 14 December 2014

Giveaway News On Vintage Journey

Hi there everyone, Great News!!!   of a lovely giveaway.   A Vintage Journey have a blog hop called Secret Santa, they have some fabulous gifts to give away, all you have to do is visit all the designers, shown on "Bumblebees and Butterflies - Altered Book for Secret Santa" - there is a link to A Vintage Journey leave a comment on all the blogs, make a comment on your blog and a link and then go back to A Vintage Journey  and leave your link, you will be in the running to win a lovely gift.   Check it out!!!

Friday, 12 December 2014

with Sympathy

Hi everyone, It has been a few days since I posted, I have had a few things to make, however this card is a sympathy card for a family member who died this week at age 87 years.   I used a nice creamy embossed card and shaded the edges with dandelion Memento Ink Pad, and used Graphic 45 paper to make the Hibiscus flowers, and used a pale green stick on pearl for the centres, and I used a medium green card, shaded with Cottage Ivy, also a Memento ink pad, the trellis is made from a dull purple colour with Tim Holtz cutting die and the flourish stems are cut from a dull green paper, with a die-namics die, the flowers are also Die-namics and the sentiment is an Elisabeth Crafts die.   Just hope the family will like it, on the inside I used yellow paper and put a Cheerylyn cut out Think of and a memory box you.  Just hope the family will like this.  

Friday, 5 December 2014

Celebrate the season

Hello everyone, here is a cover for a mini album I made today, I make an album every year to encompass December and all the things that happen in this exciting month.   This year I used some packaging, from a cardboard/corrugated to fit the size I wanted, the front and back covers are 7-1/2" x 9-3/3" and the spine is 2" thick, and this will enable me to put quite a few pages in with Flip up's and pockets.   I used old Christmas Paper which came last Christmas in a magazine and some green cardstock for the spine, which I embossed with Tim Holtz embossing folders "Snowman" and "Snowflakes" these are old embossing folders but I really like these ones.   I cut the wording  from Glitter Card with a Cuttlebug letter set "Typewriter Machine"   and the numbers with Qickutz "No 48 Number Set"  I have had both these sets for several years.  I found a small piece of red ribbon and tied a bow and cut out a No.25 from a Kaisercraft Paper Pad and I cannot remember what it is called, the Pointsettias  were cut with a Marianne's Craft die and the stamens were cut with green cardstock, and the little red glitter flowers were in a pack that I bought from Kmart, years ago and mislaid in all my stash,   I shaded the snowman and snowflakes with a light covering of VersaMagic archival chalk ink pad, "Cloud White" to highlight them. The hanging ornaments were a gift from a friend and had to be coloured with Tim Holtz mini Distress Inks "Barn Door"   I am entering this into the Craft Hoarders Challenge #21 - Celebrate the Season,

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

dimensional star

Hello everyone, Here is todays project, it is a dimensional star for the Christmas Tree.   I used an mpress cutting die of a star, and scored each of the five points from the point to the centre, and then puffed it up and glued both pieces together to give a nice fat star, I used Graphic 45 paper, Olde Curiosity Shoppe paper and cut out the pine leaves from a Marianne's Creatable cutting die, I am happy with this star and am entering into More than one score #11 anything goes with your scor-pal and more than one score    Hope you like it, by the way I adhered the twine on the inside before joining the two pieces together.   Thanks for visiting.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Birds on a Wire

Hi everyone, here is todays card which I made to enter into Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #137 (feathered friends) 1,2 or more birds to be used.  I used plain white cardstock for the base and also the topper, which I dry embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder "Polka Dots", I distressed the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Tool, and shaded the edges with Memento Ink Pad, "Cottage Ivy", I used a Movers and Shapers cutting die "Mini Pine Tree and Holly Set" also by Tim Holtz, for the holly leaves and used a generic office punch with red card stock for the berries, and I used a Sizzex 12" cutting die "Birds on a Wire"   I really like these little birds as they seem to have a lot of movement in them.   I shaded them with Bahama Blue and Dandelion, both of these inks are also Memento ink pads and used a branch with leaves that was a gift from a friend, I don't know which company made this die.   I used a piece of scrap paper on the lower section of the card which was a piece out of my scrap basket and put a piece of red and green ribbon stuck down with double sided tape and rounded the corners with a corner punch, I do like this card and hope you do too,, Thanks for visiting!!

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Surfn" Santa

Hi everyone, here is a card I called Surfn' Santa, he is a surfie boy dressed in Santa clothes and has a hat made of red glitter with a white cotton wool pompom on his hat.   He is in the water and I coloured him, the water, the surfboard and sun with generic markers,  and the gifts are cut from a Cottage Cutz cutting die "Stacked Presents" the background is the inside of a cardboard box and the patterned papers came from my scrap basket, and the white background is plain white cardstock with the corners rounded with a punch, and the card base is green cardstock.  We in Australia have very hot Christmas and spend the day either at the beach  or around the pool.  I am entering this into the 52 Christmas (card) throwdown  challenge "pick a previous sketch) and the sketch I picked is "Sketch 5 - May 2012"   thanks for visiting.

scrap book layout

 My daughter sent me some photo's of her family on their road trip, (a 6 week drive) to Cape York which is the top most point of Australia, so I thought I would make an album for myself because if you leave the photo's in a drawer, you will never look at them.   So I thought an 8" x 8" book would be good, I am using the binding that I found on Dawns Inspirations  It worked for me when  I recently made a Christmas flip Album for my friend, this is the page 1 and I used a Dyan Revealey stencil for the edges and a memory box stencil for the arrow and a stamp for the palm tree and a little cutting die from Quickutz for the van and trailer and some paper from my scrap pile as a mat behind the photo, I washed the paper with ranger distress re inker - tumbled glass.  On page 2,       I washed the page again and used a Tim Holtz stencil "stripes" and "clockwork" using "Vintage photo" for everything on the page, used scrap paper again for behind the photo, and more scrap paper to cut out the grass, which is with a Cheery Lynn flower, but it makes great grass, and the road sign was cut with a template that my friend Helen gave me and stamps are from Hero Arts Stamps "Past Times" set.   and the arrow is from a Memory Box Stencil.    Hope you like these photo's, I will have more in following days,    Thanks for visiting