Monday, 31 August 2009

Echoes of Kindness cards

Watercoloured with Crayons, the rubber has been spritzed with water before applying Always Artichoke & elegant Eggplant crayons direct to the rubber then with an Aquapainter blended in on Watercolour paper (the deisign for my watercolour class).
The top card has the image stamped in Stazon & the colour picked up from the Crayons with an Aquapainter. I love the creamy look of watercolouring with crayons.
Rasberry Tart DS papers, Regal & Rose Reds. You may be wondering about what punch I used that has the twine tied through? it's the Eyelet Border Punch & it can punch 2 different corner designs, so if you have one give it a try.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Sense of Time card

The perfect versatile set for all those male cards we need to make -I just sent one to my Brother for his birthday -I forgot to take a pic but it was the same as this one but in blues & a little more layering. It only took mins to make, yet looked amazing -I like that alot, not to much fuss or time to make a great card.
"Sense of Time" stamp set
Garden Green & Very Vanilla CS
Garden Green, Creamy Caramel & Chocolate Chip inks, (I inked the clock in Close to Cocoa & then went over the hands & outside with a Chocolate Chip Marker)
Jumbo Chocolate Brad (new), Chocolate Chip 5/8" Ribbon
Sponges, Cutter kit (distressing)

& here is another easy card using this set, colours are Chocolate Chip & Always Artichoke.

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Just Surfing 21st Birthday Invites

Ok I'm not going to be modest on this post as I am extremely happy with these invites. My nephew turns 21 next month (means a trip back to Sydney so contact me if you would like to catch up or attend a get together). Steven loves the surf & is the youngest of 4 so he's up as well as the Surf! for the Big 21 -get it, clever don't you think? I made them in a couple of hours which was quite an accomplishment as I normally take my time when designing invites but this one was a breeze & the first idea that came to mind.
Steven always shows his appreciation of anything by just saying that's OK (his good) but this time I got "they're great" so I'm really happy!
Just Surfing stamp set
Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand, Whisper White & Basic Black CS
Tab Punch, Silver Brads but retired eyelets on most (they went better with the nautical theme)
Pacific Point Striped Ribbon , Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Snail & Paper snips.

Friday, 21 August 2009

Upsy Daisy embossed & brayered card

It was really hard to photograph this card as it is so soft even IRL, I made this card especially for one of my SSC members Yolinda as a get well wish, I hope she likes it & it brightens up her day a little.
Upsy Daisy stamp set
Pirouette Pink, Kiwi Kiss & Whisper White & Gloss CS
Piroutte Pink & Kiwi Kiss inks ( I inked up 1/2 my brayer in pink then the other half in Kiwi close but not quite touching I then blended the middle with a sponge)
Versa, White Embossing Powder & Buddy, Heat Tool, Clear Button & (I punched out a circle of Bella DS paper & adhered it to the button), Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon, Glue Dot, Dimensionals

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Trendy Trees

Another one of the cards from my last SAS class & my favourite.
Trendy Trees & Upsy Daisy stamp sets.
Whisper White CS
Baja Breeze -the reverse masked background) , Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point, (So Saffron, Tangerine Tango & Riding Hood Red are Rock-n-Rolled & in this order for the middle tree)
1 3/4" Square Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponges, dauber, 1 Dimensional, scoring tool used to frame the images & finish the card off nicely -a bit hard to see in the pic.

Friday, 14 August 2009

Always on fabric

Thanks to MDF Louise who makes absolutely amazing cards & OTP's & makes me go outside my SU! square that I'm very comfortable in & love so much -we have laugh as I always manage to incorporate SU! products somehow.
This is the card I made on our Tuesday stamp day, my 2nd attempt at stamping on fabric (I forgot to take a pic of the 1st-it was a swap) even had a go at sewing on CS with a sewing machine! I'm definately going to do more with both of them now -just love it!

"Always" stamp set
Calico-gesso'd (to enable fabric embossing)
versa, black embossing powder (buddy a must!), heat tool
Pacific Point & Baja breeze CS & inks, Very Vanilla CS
Sponges, cutter Kit to distress edges
wadding, sewing machine, ribbon, Mini Glue Dot, Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals & a little bling

Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Baroque Motifs butterflys card

Never such a beautiful Butterfly! I was very happy when "Great Friend" stamp set was released here in OZ, the butterfly is perfect to pair up with so many other sets, like "Baroque Motifs". This is one of the cards for my KIS classes (Keep it Simple). I just love Black & White, it's so elegant & Stylish -perfect for weddings, engagements & Anniversary's.
"Baroque Motifs", "Oval All" & "Great Friend" stamp sets.
Whisper White & Basic Black CS
Stazon ink (could have used Basic Black)
Lge Oval, Scallop Oval (new), Scallop Edge & Eyelet Border Punches, 1/2 White small Pearl (pretties kit).

Sunday, 9 August 2009

Stamping Up! a Storm

Quick! Get out your diary and write in under Saturday 26th September that you are joining us at Burleigh Town Tavern for Stampin' Up! a Storm.
Jane Norrish and myself have put our heads (and the rest of our bodies) together to bring you a day of stamping, fun, prizes and lots more to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Assoc of Qld.
Stampin' Up! have donated some wonderful goodies which we will be raffling on the day to raise even more money.

Motor neurone disease is a progressive neurological disease. MND affects approximately 1300 people in Australia and thousands more - their carers, families and friends - live daily with its impact. On average every day in Australia at least one person dies from MND and another is diagnosed.
Motor neurone disease often begins with weakness of the muscles of the hands or feet. It eventually leads to generalised paralysis. People with motor neurone disease need help with daily activities and have a life expectancy of three to five years after their diagnosis.
Sadly at present there is no cure for Motor Neurone Disease.

For more details or if you would like to join us for a fantastic day & help raise funds for MND email me now.

For the all inclusive price of $85 you will receive:
* fantastic projects - all materials supplied
* morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
* FREE stamp set "Great Friend" from the current Spring Mini Catalogue
* prizes and surprises

Numbers are limited so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, payment is required with your booking.

Please come and join us - you will have a ball.

Monday, 3 August 2009

Great Friend & Oval All together

I loved the last card I posted mainly because of the DS paper used & just had to make another. This time I stamped the Butterfly 3 times in the co-ordinating inks Baja Breeze, So Saffron & Cameo Coral then cut them out & adhered them with Dimensionals. The thankyou from "Oval All" stamp set is punched out with the Scallop Oval Punch & adhered onto 2 off centred Baja Breeze scalloped ovals to create a larger scallop oval & I just had to add the new DS flower Brads, they're so pretty.

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Walk in the Park dahlia card

This gorgeous paper belongs to Walk in the Park DS paper pack from the new Spring mini & it was perfect for my dahlia fold flowers that I had to try out. The label image & sentiment are from "Great Friend" stamp set -boy have I used this set alot! I was happy to leave the tails long on the ribbon, but looking at the pic now maybe I'll cut them down?
Great Friend stamp set, Walk in the park DS paper, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla CS, Kiwi Kiss satin ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch.