Sunday, 28 December 2014
Saturday, 27 December 2014
Sunday, 14 December 2014
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" http://bumblebeesandbutterflies.com - 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
Friday, 5 December 2014
Wednesday, 3 December 2014
www.mpress.com.au 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, www.mariannedesigns.nl 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 http://scor-pal.blogspot.com.au 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
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au. 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
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au and the sketch I picked is "Sketch 5 - May 2012" thanks for visiting.
http://dawnsinspirations.com. 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
Friday, 28 November 2014
Thursday, 27 November 2014
Hi there everyone, here is today's card, it started out with white cardstock for the base and I stamped a Stampendous stamp "Music" with Ranger's distress ink pad "chipped sapphire" and cut out Tim Holtz' bigz cutting die "writing desk" out of a cereal box and shaded that with Rangers ink pad "Vintage photo" and used a Memory Box cutting die and a Cheery lynn die for the "Thinking of you" which I cut out from a dark blue card stock. On the inside I used a Cheery Lynn die "Best Wishes" also cut from dark blue cardstock, I shaded around the edges with the Chipped Sapphire ink pad with a dauber. Hope you all like this card and thanks for visiting!!!
Wednesday, 26 November 2014
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
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!! I also entering this card into the challenge on Beccysplace,BlogSpot. http://www.beccysplace.com.au
Friday, 14 November 2014
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.
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
Wednesday, 12 November 2014
Monday, 10 November 2014
Saturday, 8 November 2014
Tuesday, 4 November 2014
Monday, 3 November 2014
Hello there, here is a card I made today to enter into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #19, "For all that you do - Thank you", http://gloriadesignschallenge.blogspot.com.au, I used a cream cardstock for the card base and used a piece of card,, packaging from an ice cream box, it was the right colour that I wanted and I didn't have any card stock to hand that colour, I shaded the edges with Ranger "vintage photo" ink pad and used a Stabilo fine black pen to make the faux stitching around the edges, and an "On the Edge" Tim Holtz die "doily" and cut out some flags, paper found in my scrap drawer, and used a Spellbinder cutting die "Rose Creations" to make the flower with a centre cut with a paper punch, the flourish was cut with a Die-Namics die "Leafy Flourish" and the "Thanks" was cut with a Memory Box "Thank you" die, the doily was shaded with the "Vintage Photo" ink pad. Hope you all like this one!! The design is from a card map seen on Cheery Lynn email from 26/9/14, from Corina Finley. Thank you Corina for your inspiration!!! All the papers used for this card came out of my scrap drawer/left overs from other projects!
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Hi there everyone, just made a couple of Christmas Tags because I have quite a lot of offcuts of Christmas paper, and thought this might be the thing to do with it. The first one is a green paper with pink dots, and I used the Sizzex embossing folder "Snowflakes" and a "Happy Christmas" cut from the free die that came with issue 73 of Australian Simply Cards using the gold foil that comes on the butter container, I never throw anything out if it can be used for card making!!! and I used some green lace across the bottom that I had bought at a local Op Shop. The second tag has two pieces of Christmas Paper that I pulled out of my Christmas Drawer, and a Christmas Tree cut with a free die also from Australian Simply cards, I can't remember which issue it was, but I think it came before last Christmas, and the pine is also cut with a Marianne's creatable die that I have had for ages, these were both cut from Glitter Card. the ribbons have been dyed with Dyan Revealey sprays.
Wednesday, 29 October 2014
packaging and I used a home made blue spray, food colouring to use after I put down gesso, and various pieces from my stash, Tim Holtz movers and shapers gears, a brass butterfly, a pretty little angel, a round clock, which is a Kaisercraft wood piece, buttons, bead and a round brass flower piece.
I gesso'd it again and then painted some of the pieces with Jo Sonja's acrylic paint "Gold" and I used a writing stamp from Hampton Arts and put some dark blue beads in the middle of the clock, and then spattered some of the gold paint with a paint brush diagonally from top left to right bottom of the piece. I think I will leave this now as I am not sure what else I want to put on it. With the yellow mini album, I learned how do do this, the hidden hinges and how to make the flip over pages, inserts etc from My Sisters Scrapper, http://mysistersscrapper.com
Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Hi there everyone, it has been a few days since I blogged, have been making a mini album which I will photograph when I have finished it, but in the meantime I have made a card to enter in the Merry Monday Challenge number 132, Snowflakes using neutral colours and dry embossing, Http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au, I used cream card stock for the base of the card and grey for the topper which I embossed with a Sizzex embossing folder "Snowflakes" and cut white and silver snowflakes with Sizzex "Snowflakes #17, which was one of the first cutting dies I bought, it is still a favourite, I fastened the snowflakes together with a jewelled brad and added three stick on rhinestones. On the inside I used another grey piece embossed with the snowflakes and also a Happy Christmas cutting which was a free gift with Australian Simply Cards Issue no.73. I am happy with this card as I don't usually use these colours.
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Hi there everyone, here is an altered box that I have been working on for some days, the box started out as a Nabisco Premium Snack Pack cracker box - cardboard, and I started out painting all the edges with Black acrylic Paint, and used scrap pieces of Graphic 45 Paper, and made the flowers with Spellbinders dies and the little roses with Die Namics Mini Royal Roses, and other scraps to make the flourishes I used a Tim Holtz Frameworks die for the sides and various other embellishments that I had in my boxes, I think this box will make a nice box to hold some cards with envelopes for a gift.
Monday, 20 October 2014
Sunday, 19 October 2014
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au, and used a plain white card stock for the card base and used one blueprint stamps from Tom Holtz, and Stampers Anonymous, the dear little snowman, I only inked the stamp to get the figure of the snowman, in Memento Ink Pad Tuxedo Black, and emphasised it with Faber-Castille water colour pencils, using the black and green and red, plus orange for the carrot nose, I used a blue to shade the background and used water to blend it, I used Memento Ink Pad Bahama Blue for the varios snowflakes that I took of a couple of old stamps that I have had for ages and don't know who the manufacture was, also the Joy was one of the stamps in one of those un-named sets, and I used one of the red pencils for the lines on the two corners. Hope you all like it, I thought it was just a little bit different!
Wednesday, 15 October 2014
http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.blogspot.com.au, I used a white cardstock for the base of the card and used dark blue glitter card for the night sky, and a skyline cutting die from Die-namics, this is one of my favourite cutting dies, it is very versatile, and I used a Kaisercraft stamp, Santa and his sleigh from the "Tis the Season" collection and white embossed it with Ranger White Embossing Powder. I am happy with the way this card turned out and hope you are too!!!
Monday, 13 October 2014
card came from Emma at That's Life, thanks
Sunday, 12 October 2014
http://cheerylynndesigns.blogspot.com.au I used a black cardstock for the card and used an orange and black paper from Graphic 45 Steampunk Spells paper pad, and cut a picket fence, cheery lynn B123, and an owl cheery lynn B383, this is the small owl, there are two in the packet, I hand cut the branch the owl is sitting on, I used a Sizzex set Retro Halloween to stamp and cut the cat, and I used the orange pumpkins and smiling moon from some Halloween paper that I downloaded from the net in 2012, and I forgot to note where it came from, so if you know you designed it, thank you. I really like the smiling pumpkins!
http://52cct.blogspot.com.au , the challenge is to use three of the following colours: Dark Pink, Light Pink, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Green. I think I have achieved this with a light pink, a dark pink and green. I cut this tag out of cardstock, and reinforced it with a darker piece of card from a package, I used white copy paper and used a Memory Box stencil Texture Diamond with a Memento ink pad, Cottage Ivy, and also used that colour for the Christmas Tree, which is a stamp I received with Australia Simply Cards, for the Merry Christmas I used a mini ink pad from Tim Holtz, Spun Sugar, and a ticket with Wish on it, a dark pink, I used red and white washi tape for the stem of the tree and some christmasy ribbon for the bow and I used a jewelled brad to hold it onto the tag, I also used a Marianne's Creatable cutting die for the pointsettia, and a dark pink stick-on jewel for the centre, I also used a plastic bow on the top edge and inked this up with the Spun Sugar ink, and I am happy with how this turned out.
Monday, 6 October 2014
The first is 52 (Christmas) card throwdown, http://52cct.blogspot.com.au Theirs is the October sketch challenge,
The second is: Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #129, which is to use Neon Colours, http://merrymondaychristmaschallenge.com.au , I used white cardstock for the base and used some of the Neon Cardstock that I had put away for the Halloween cards, and I stamped a snowflake from a Kaisercraft stamp set, I have lost the packet so don't know what the name of the set is, I heat embossed the snowflakes with Ranger emb powder, Silver, and I stamped the sentiment from the same set with black memento ink pad. I think this card has filled both challenges.