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.
Sunday, 5 October 2014
Cheery Lynn - Owls with Gears - Steampunk Set
Cheery Lynn-Fence B123 - Border Die
Memory Box - Creepy Web
Sizzex - Haunted House - this is an oldie
Tim Holtz/Sizzex Alterations - Retro Halloween - this die needs a base platform.
I bought a bag of plastic Halloween things at Big W. for $5. and this had in it the white ghost, the rat on top of the box and various spiders and cockroaches,
I also used a spellbinders for the orange roses,
the little bottle of blood is actually a little bottle from a cheap shop filled with food colouring,fun putting this together I used wire curled around a pencil to make the bits that hold up the flying owl and the bats, I stood the bottle of poisoned blood on two wooden beads that I painted black, I made the flowers out of orange computer paper, the witches face was coloured with Faber-Castille water colour pencils and I stuck the plastic spiders etc on to the box with "Tarzan's Grip" because that is the strongest glue I have and the grey spider web in the top left hand side back under the spider is actually waxed paper that I put on the die before the black card and I thought it would be good there, and the little silver Halloween pumpkin is a charm that I bought from China, the fence, and spider webs were stuck on with double sided tape. Hope you all will like this, because I know that Andrew will laugh and love it, I am entering this into Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge #153 - Halloween, http://cheerylynndesignsblogspot.com.au