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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Strength and Hope wall hanging

It's my last week as a Visiting Artist over at Gingersnap Creations it's been fun :-) This week it's Once in a Blue Moon-months with a fifth wednesday- we get an Extra Challenge- Yay!

The challenge is 3 Words, 3 Paper, 3 Buttons.

I've used this special SU Stamp Set Strength and Hope (a % of profits are going to Breast Cancer Research). I wanted to create something pretty but also inspirational, for those days when the world can seem a bit tricky :-(

I hope you like it. Thanks for visiting during my stay at Gingersnaps, hope to see you again soon x

Monday, June 27, 2011

Surf Birthday

What fun I had creating this card :-) I found a new to me challenge blog- The Paper Players and I had fun with their sketch this week.

I created the surf background using Alcohol and a re-inker on glossy card- just like another of my cards last week. I love getting a bit inky. There's also a lot of wet embossing on the card to stand up to the intense colour of the Taken With Teal.

Colour Combo: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Taken With Teal (Retired).
Stamp Sets: Seaworthy, Extreme Elements, Grunge Rock, French Foliage, Afterthoughts. (all SU)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Purple Blooms

Over at Just Add Ink this week they are celebrating reaching 500 Followers! Congrats ladies and keep up the inspiring work :-)
They have given us this easy looking sketch- which I actually found really tricky because of the cross type effect, but got there in the end.

The card has not quite come out as I had envisaged, but I'm pleased anyway.
There'a alot of layering of stamped images, watercolouring, and sponging to pull it all together. Some liberal use of gold smooch and Lavender Stickles finish the card with some sparkle. I'm having real issues with light today so the photos aren't the best I'm afraid.

Close up of Roses

I'd been wanting to have a go at these rolled roses for a while and found a great Tutorial on how to make them on Just Add Ink Team memeber Tania Gould's blog click the Here for the tutorial.

Inside of the card

It's always an nice idea to decorate the inside of the card when you've used a dark cardstock. There's a trend to show the inside too so here you are :-)

Colour Combo: Early Expresso, Perfect Plum, Concord Crush.
Stamp Sets: Elements of Style, French Foliage.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Summer Birthdays

It's time for our 3rd challenge at Craft Room Challenge and Mervi has chosen Summer birthdays because it's her birthday!

Here's my card which was inspired by Justin Timberlake's song "Summer Love" It got me thinking about Summer Holiday Romances....
I hope you like it. I embossed the sentiment and the Eiffel Tower and then brayered the background in sunset colours, masking the rose. I then used Prismacolour pencils to colour the roses, adding some shimmer paint.

We'd love to see you playing along, so pop over to CRC and join in the fun.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Look what we've been making

We've been busy at Crafters Anonymous this week with 2 classes one with our guest Sharon Makin who showed us how to make a double easel card, and tonight Anne Brignall has showed us the Magic Ink technique- which I love :-)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Shop Till You Drop

The challenge today at Gingersnap Creationsis to use the colours of money of your own country. I've gone with green the colour of our New Zealand $20 note.

Easel Cards are so popular all over the world at the moment, they are a great way to add dimension to your cards. There are various tutorials availble on the web showing you how to make an easel card with the Scallop circle Die- but I just made mine up as I went along :-)
I wanted to create a street scene- and the eseal is perfect for this kind of scene card.

Monday, June 20, 2011

May Page

Catching up with my scrapbooking 12 months Challenge at Crafters Anonymous- here's my May Page, I chose to scrap my Royal Wedding Watchaton :-) 2 weeks after the wedding I watched the whole thing again with some girlfriends- what fun we had.

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Elements of Style, Create a Cupcake,Strength and Hope, Clearly for you.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

April Page

Slowly catching up with my scrapbook pages for the Crafters Anonymous- scrap a page of each month of the year. Here's my April Page, it's all about chickens.
I've created the background with a whole heap so stamps, I'm happy that it's turned out like I thought :-)

Stamp Sets: Rustic Rooster (retired), Provencal (retired), Bliss (SAB),Organic Grace (reitred) Rough Type.
Techniques: Sponging, Brayering.
Other: smooch, Decorative Punch.Big shot, Little leaves Die.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Bags and Tags

It's inspiration week at Gingersnap Creations and it's all about Bags and Tags.
I wanted to create a flower market, vintage kind of feel for my bag, and I'm happy with how it's turned out. I've added some old broken jewelery again. Come over and join us and see what the other DT members have created.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Paper Doll Challenge

Wow what a great start you have all given us at Craft Room Challenge with 223 entries!!! Check back on Tuesday 21st June to see who's in our First Top 3 Pick and who's won the Prize :-)

For our second challenge Kim has chosen Altered Paper Dolls, what fun we had with this, looking forward to seeing what lovely things you create.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Cool Goth Girl

I haven't had chance to play for a while with the JAI team, but I got chance today. So I wanted to create something fun for this weeks Just Add Ink Black and White Challenge. Many a year ago(shhhh not saying how many LOL) I was a Goth,
so this card has been coloured with fond memories :-)

Stamps: SU: Grunge Rock, Goth Girl: Sugar Nellie stamp
Colour Combo: Black and White.
Other: Wide Striped Grosgrain, Vintage Trinkets, silver brads.

I'm also entering this into the Anything Goes challenge over at a new Challenge blog called Deep Ocean Challenge there's some pretty cards from the DT to check out.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

GC106 Supply Challenge

This weeks challenge at Gingersnap Creations is the Supply Challenge- continuing with Shopping theme- we are challenged to use packing Materials.
Here's what I came up with.
I've used some corrogated cardboard to create a "cover" for this book. I've also used the Big Shot and some dies to create flowers from the foam packing stuff- and a broken piece of jewelery for some bling.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Domino Mini Book

Last night it was my first official Online Monday night class at Crafters Anonymous as usual the ladies were lovely and very patient- gosh it can be fun teaching something blind :-) Here's what I showed them my take on the altered Domino Mini books- these critters are really cute, just 1" x 2" big.

Have a great week everyone, want an invite to Crafters Anonymous and live in NZ or Oz? then just email me .

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Create a Scene

My hubby might say I'm good at this LOL I do like scene cards, I find them a little tricky but think they're worth it :-)
For the Random Redhead Stamping Scene Challenge over at ,Gingersnap Creations I have created this card- it's a BIG easel card- I really wanted to showcase a canyon vista- I've necer actually been to the Grand Canyon... but I've always wanted to go- this is a dreamy, wishful piece therefore.


Colour Combo: Cajun Craze, early Expresso with hints of Daffodill Delight.
Stamps: SU: Word Play, Organic Grace (retired)
Techniques: Sponging.