Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Scallop box

This is a box that I have been putting together today. It combines the talents of two very creative ladies. The box with the scalloped front I found on Melissa of Bee Divine Designs blog. She has a tutorial their as well. The lattice front was from a Tote and Wallet that Paula Dobson designed for the latest round of UStamp with Dawn. The colours I have used are Concord Crush and Sahara Sand , Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz.
It never siezes to amaze me how people come up with such cool ideas, like these flowers made from a heart punch, then put through the lattice embossing folder.The Lattice folder has been brayered to give the pattern on the Sahara sound. Brayered with Concord Crush.
I have a craft Day coming up on the 16th April and we will be using some of these techniques.

Here some swaps that I received at Regionals last Saturday.
Sharyn made this elegant card.

Catherine made this lovely card.


A couple more swaps. I must admit that this is one dsp I haven't used yet . I'm thinking I should get some and have a play.
Elsa made a couple of cards. Here is one.

This is another of her cards using the Lattice embossing folder on the dsp. very effective.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

February's Layout!

I am a memeber of Crafters Anonymous and I have said I'd do a Scrapbook layout a month. I know March is nearly over but I have only just now finished Februarys layout. Fortunately i already have the photos printed for the layout I'm going to do for March so hopefully I can get that done soon.
Anyway here's my layout. Bit rushed and very simple. The flowers at the bottom are not SU. Paper used is: Sahara Sand, Tempting Turquoise, Rich razzleberry and dsp from the current mini catalogue.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Name Badge

Here is my badge that I made for the Regional badge competition.It was great seeing all the different badges everyone had made. ( Great idea Helen!)
My flower has been made with Rich Razzleberry ribbon woven in and out round some cotton embroidery thread.I found this technique on
Carla Bazhenow blog. ( Sorry no link, something I need to learn how to do!).

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Swap for Regional Day

This is my swap that I made for Regionals. We had a lovely day and lots of fun.
Thankyou to the lovely ladies who made us gifts , so appreciated and so thoughtful.
Stamps:Just Believe, Perfect Punches
Paper:Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry,White
Ink:Wild Wasabi, Rich razzleberry
Accessories:Polka dots embossing folder, Lattice embossing folder, Scallop corner punch, Scallop trim punch, Beautiful wings embosslit,extra large oval punch.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Dynamic Duo

I've been eying up these scallop circle easel cards that Bronwyn Eastley has made and thought I must have a go. I have cased the layout design except added more flowers on the bottom scallop.
I hadn't heard of Dynamic Duo colours until I saw Bronwyns designs. Dynamic Duos refers to two colours that are side by side on the colour wheel.
Here I have chosen Cherry Cobbler and Riding Hood Red. I have stamped a stamp from Bliss in the middle then embossed it with the Lattice embossing folder.
Punch Potpourri a Level 1 Hostess stamp set is what I used for the flowers, bird, heart and butterfly.
Sentiment from Oval All stamp set. Pearls have been put in flower sets. Ribbon is Riding Hood Red.
There are so many Dynamic Duo combos that you can have.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Birthday card

I have got the idea for this card from Sherri Barron site. ( Sorry no link). I have changed the colours.
Stamp:Bliss, Oval All
Ink:Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz
Paper:Rich Razzleberry, Pera Pizzazz, Brights Dsp
Accessories:Build a brad, Pera Pizzazz ribbon, Oval scallop punch, oval punch

The ribbon was interesting to do. I have pulled a thread or two at the end of the ribbon to get the ruffled look. But you have to make sure the unpulled end is anchored otherwise you end up pulling the whole thread out, then you loose the ruffled look plus you have a pulled thread in your ribbon.I Know from experience!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Show Day

Phew yesterday at the Methven show was quite a busy day for me. I was a Steward in the 'shed' where all the cooking and crafts that people make , go too. The arts and crafts section that I was stewarding at was well supported especially with cards and scrapbook pages.
One of the card sections involved us making a card from supplied products. This is the card that I made. We were supplied the dark burgundy colour, the lace and the white card.
I used the Every Moment stamp set to make the flowers then coloured them using the aqua pens.I matted the burgundy paper with a dark blue and a green.
It was amazing to see what everyone had come up with. The winning card was made as a mans tuxedo jacket. The burgundy paper was used to make tiny flowers. Great challenge.

This is the card that my 7 year old daughter made which she got first prize for. She really wanted to use one of my wheels as the background.
Jessica has definite ideas of what she wants to do. And of course it had to have kindi glitz on it .Great job Jessica!
On her school portfolio she has stated that she wants to be craft lady when she grows up! Watch this space I think.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Pats Day

This is a card that I made for a friend whose birthday it was today. I have used a retired SAB set from last year. But it makes such a good shamrock.

This box I made as a gift box for the same friend. Its a box that Jamie Adcock designed for Ustamp with Dawn for the end of year Blow Out 2010. Inside the box is the recipe for Chocolate Mug Cake as well as the dry ingredients for it. I used the Woodland Walk dsp to keep with the St Pats day green theme.
I like the idea of this and think I will make a few more as gifts. Will be great to make when I get the cupcake punch as you could put cupcakes on the side of the box.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

DVD Mini Book

We have our local A & P show this weekend so I have beeen busy making cards and scrapbook layouts for that. My competitive nature has risen to the fore as my sister-in-law said she was going to enter 6 cards into the show. So I decided to do 7 cards. Its taken awhile to work out what I would do as 3 of the cards are non stamped. One card was to be made with products supplied by our local scrapbooking shop. A bit of a challenge. If you muck it up you can't get any more product.
Any way in between the card making I have made this lovely mini book out of a DVD case. ( Actually I used a SU stamp case. The cases are quite big for some of the stamp sets , so I combined two stamp sets together.)
In the last round of UStamp with Dawn Miriam Cassell designed a DVD mini album using the Play Date designer paper and Quick accents.
So here is my version of the album . It makes for a sturdy mini album.Quick and easy to put together.

Great to make for Mothers Day coming up or for any occasion for family and friends.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Baby Card

This is a lovely baby's card that I have made. I got the idea from Christie Wallace. I have used the coach wheel to get these colours. Again I've been using that Lattice embossing folder. You have only until the end of the month to get it. (I'm hoping that it will come out in the next catalogue in September!. Here's hoping.)
I have used the Baby tees jumbo wheel for the babysuit.Coloured it with watercolour pencils.
Stamps:Short and Sweet
Paper:Baja Breeze,Pink pirouette, Chocolate Chip, White
Ink:Stazon Black, Chocolate chip
Accesories:Lattice embossing folder, Polka dot embossing folder, Pearls, Pinking Hearts Border punch, Modern label extra large, Word window punch, Watercolour Pencils.

TFL. Have a good day.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Male card

At my card class today one of my ladies showed me this card that she had made. A few weeks earlier I had had a workshop at her place and had made a little gift for all of the ladies that had attended. The owl on the big shot had been folded in half held a small cellophane bag with a chocolate treat in it. This lady decided the owl looked too good to discard so she decided to make a card out of it using the DSP from the mini catalogue. In actual fact she made two cards because I had a spare chocolate holder and had given that to her husband to have.The ribbon is none SU. How cool is that!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Faux Silk

I had to have a go at this technique that was shown in one of the SU Impressions newsletter.
After several goes I came up with this. Actually this is a copy of the sample in the Impressions newsletter but with different colours.You use Tissue paper ( from hat or shoe boxes) and after screwing it up you place it over your stamped image.It works best with the glue stick as other glues tend to not stick so well with the tissue paper or else make the stamped image bleed.
Stamps: Just Believe, Curly Cute
Paper:Sahara Sand, Old Olive, Rose Red, White
Ink:Concord Crush, Old Olive
Accessories:Tissue Paper, Stampin Write markers, Eyelet border punch