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Monday, November 29, 2010

Kiwi Christmas

Ths week at Just add Ink it's a sketch challenge- i've been busy behind the scenes making Chrissy pressies for family- and so this is the first chance I've had to blog for about 10 days.
I wanted to make a summer christmas card something that reflects the gorgeous blue sky of NZ.
I'm giving you a sneek peek too of the new DSP in the Summer Mini released on Wednesday.

Stamp Sets; Lovely as a Tree, curly Cute.
Inks:Pacific point, Tempting Turquoise, Pear pizzazz, Soft Suede.
DSP:Island Oasis.
Ribbon- Olive Taffeta.
Other: shimmer paint.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Whooo Hooo!!!!!!!

I'm absolutely thrilled to have been picked in the Top Three this week at Case Study. Especially as I only decided at the last minute to make a card for this weeks challenge.
Here's my card.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Kind Words

I didn't think I would have time for the Case Study Challenge this week but I just managed to squeeze it in :)
I've cased the layout from this months muse Heather Pulvirenti. I've layered textured Real Red Cardstock with DSP from Jolly Holiday and Newsprint and some Crumb Cake cardstock textured with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I've sponged and distressed all the layers. And finally stamped with the retired Hostess Stamp Set Echoes of Kindness, I love this set. I've watercoloured the flowers with Riding Hood Red ink and Shimmer Paint. For final touches I've shimmer painted two butterflies from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Dies, and some wide Striped Grosgrain Ribbon and Hemp Twine.

Pretty Christmas

I've made this pretty vintage Christmas card for two challenges this week. Over at Just Add Ink the theme is just Add Christmas!!!! well that's a big Challenge - too much choice :) so I've combined that with this weeks sketch at Stamping 411.

I stamped the blossoms from Elements of Style in Marina Mist then used the Vintage wallpaper Embossing Folder. Stamped the main image again in Marina Mist from Welcome Christmas. layered with Cocoa Speciality DSP. Added Early Expresso Satin Ribbon and the Victoria Lace. Some extra details with Vintage trinkets and Diamonds. I've added the aged elements with Soft Suede Ink.
I'm really happy with how this card's turned out.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pretty Birds

It's the Raphael House School Toy and Craft fair on sunday- and we have all been asked to make these cute birds to hang in one of the festival rooms- they are a celebration of our communties diversity.
Guess which one I made? hehe
My youngest and eldest also made birds. We have cut the bird from Very Vanilla, then stamped with our favourite images in our favourite colours. Stamped again on the Vellum wings, and then pop them together- so simple - but effective- Image a room full of these hanging....

Check out all the other gorgeous hand made gifts at The Toy and Craft Fair:
Raphael House Rudolf Steiner School
27 Matuhi Street, Tirohanga, Lower Hutt

10am-3pm, Sunday 14th November.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Snowy Girl

I just fancied doing some thing a little different.This stamp is a Sugar Nellie stamp, I've watercoloured her- adding Shimmer Paint. This weeks challenge over at Just Add Ink is a sketch Challenge.

Inks: baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Basic Grey, Perfect Plum.
DSP; Christmas Cocoa.
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Crumb cake.
Other: Wide Striped Grosgrain- Marina Mist, Antique Brads.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Just Add Birthdays

This weeks challenge at JAI is Just add Birthdays. For me it can be hard to do simple cards I tend to want to make things "busy", but I really wanted to try and make a pretty but elegant ladies birthday card.
I have heat embossed with glitter using the rose from the Fifth Avenue Floral set. I've "coloured" in the rose with Shimmer paint. I have layered with basic Black and Perfect Plum. I have to say that the photo just doesn't do this card justice.

Stamp sets: Fifth Ave Floral, Curly Cute.
Inks: Versamark.
cardstock: Rich razzleberry, basic Black, Perfect Plum.
Other: Glitter, Sticky Diamonds, Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Glitter mania

This is my second entry in this weeks Case Study Challenge. I love Christmas and I love glitter. I've just discovered Heat and Stick Powder- Whoo Hooo I love this stuff. I wanted to make a card this time that was completely Baroquely over the top- and I think I managed that!

Stamp sets: Friends 24/7, Delightful Decorations, Music Notes Wheel.
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi, Versamark.
cardstock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Black.
Ribbon: Mistletoe.
Other:Glitter and Dazzling Diamonds.

Check out the DT's Work and other entries Here