Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
This card I created using an image I received in the image swap over at Craftmad back in April. It was fun to colour....I used tombows and watercolour pencils. Now for the secret.....the blue on the jeans ran when I was doing the colour on the walls of the picture and that is was the beginning of the layout creation for this card. I was going to bin it but then decided to cut the image into different shapes and just so slightly cut the part of the image that bled away. I used SU Sage Shadow for the base card then a layer of SU Pale Plum which I stitched around the edge on the sewing machine, stamped using Versa Mark with a cute little flower stamp. Punched out a large retro flower and medium size. Then ran both the flowers through the cuttlebug using the 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder. I added a rose to the centre and idea I have seen Cheryl use on her cards are few times. I really like the look. Thanks for visiting.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
The stamps I have used on the card are from the Stampin Up Priceless set.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
The second award is The Gift of Love Award. There are no specifics for this award you just need to give it to 5 people.
I have used a beautiful purple metallic card that I received from Josianne as the base card. Stamped two flourishes from the SU Priceless set. Then added the lovely paper punched flowers I received in my swap from CraftyKaz. I added left over gold stickers to the centre of each flower and to the butterflies. Love it when I can find a use for all of my stickers even the rubbish. I don't think there is ever rubbish in craft.......
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Just looking at this card it is virtually made from the two blog candies I was lucky enough to win. Paper and chipboard flowers - Josianne and Bias binding from Lauren
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
This card Melissa made for her friend who turns 13 at the end of the month. Once again a fantastic layout. I can't believe how lucky she was to find the image she has used. Her friend loves all those princess but the silly faces is so Melissa. It's like she has drawn them on personally.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Riane lives over in the Netherlands and has some beautiful cards on her blog. Kernowcards.
Cheryl has some fantastic cards on her blog. Wonderful layouts and brilliant colouring. My Cardmaking Haven
Denise has these lovely Hello Kitty cards on her blog that she creates also other wonderful cards. Denise Loves Stamps
This blog is all in Spanish but thankfully has a translator on the blog as it is great to read the story behind the books. The books created are all very beautiful. El Taller De Curra
This lady loves to share things that are around her and very crafty to boot. Isn't this a fantastic ring that she has created. Above Happy Valley ........ although now Happy Valley is a 5min walk away.
This lady creates the most wonderful boxes for photos, soaps etc. She also creates books and frames and has some wonderful tutorials. It is in spanish but has a translator on the blog. Enmarcacion y Cartonnage
This lady from Turkey has a lot of different things on her blog.....cooking and craft. Again...I am happy a translator is available otherwise I feel I am missing out. 3prenses
Michele has this wonderful blog writing about her travels and crafts. She also has this Ezine. Extremely Crafty
Cathy is a lovely lady I have met through and online Forum....Craftmad. Isn't this card lovely...you should see her Cuttlebug Cards. Cathy's Creative Corner.
Lisa has such beautiful artwork. Lisa Lectura Creations.
BrendaLee...has some lovely recipes which I still have to try....seems to know where every giveaway is and is always offering her own RAKs. The Purple Lady's Art and Life
Athaliah is a college student who enjoys a bit of writing. On adventures and misadventures.
AmyB I think is a bit of a blog surfer like me she also enjoys crafting and has a fantastic studio. Her blog is a multi topic blog...craft and life. Living & Creating in the Sweet Virginia Breeze.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This is the card I created for my Mum with my Mum's help (she was unaware at the time). I was given a couple sheets of paper tole/decoupage pictures from a lovely lady - Mandy. I am hopeless at cutting out this fine detail but my Mum with a little older eyesight than me does a brilliant job, has the patience and really enjoys doing it. So I passed the sheets over to her and Mum cut them out embossed details into each layer and then layered them together using silicon glue in lieu of 3D foam dots. Mum finds likes the different levels that the silicon glue gives compared to the 3D foam which is all the same hieght. I agree it has a more realistic look. Then Mum returned half of what she had created for me to use.
I spied them yesterday while thinking of a card to make Mum. Then thought I might as well try and combine the two card challenges over at Craftmad this month. First challenge is to create a card with circles either using the sketch supplied or your own layout and the second challenge create a Mother's day card. Oh, by the way if you are interested......this month their is a prize on offering. Every card posted in the gallery for the circle challenge goes into the draw on the 31st May for a mystery prize.
The base card is SU Old Olive....reason, my Mum loves green. I used clear versa mark around the edges. Layered up a little white doily, circle of SU Summer Sun inked around the edge, SU Old Olive run through the 'Holly Leave' cuttlebug embossing folder, white card run through the 'Swiss Dots' folder and then the beautiful paper tole roses. Along the bottom I punched out three circles added a strip of SU Summer Sun to the back of the holes. Stamped a heart into each circle and then used rubons to spell out 'Mum'.
Have a great day everyone!
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Here is a little section at Craftmad about the Cuttlebug. Here is a site in Australia that has Cuttlebugs on....I have never shopped there only sharing the link as it has a picture of the cuttlebug and the embossing folders. If you have any other queries please ask and I will try to answer.
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Not sure what is happening here ..... blogger won't let my upload a photo. Off to find out why. Discovered that I had left a blogger post window open early and minimized it......so not bloggers fault it was mine.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Below is the view from my daughters bedroom....along the little pebble pool to the plunge pool, to the dining table to my hubby cooking tea on the bbq.
Below is the view from our lounge area......we looked out to the Great Dividing Range with a golf course in the foreground.
When I returned home I couldn't help but have a try at one of the images I had won in Lauren Colless's blog candy. So here is a beautiful Kasazz teddy bear (Lazy Daisy) lazing in the flowers. A bit like I felt all weekend. :-) I have used pink card, layered with green which I have run through a Swiss Dots embossing folder then a layer of metallic mauve paper. I coloured the bear with watercolour pencils and an aqua pen. Added Kindy Glitz to the pink flowers and metallic chalk to the purple flowers. Finished with a silver sticker border top and bottom.