Oct 28, 2010

No distressing!!!

Hello my friends. Today I rose early 0630hrs to be precise, I am having a visitor! Why am I so excited you ask, well I do not get out that much in the week and everyone works these days so it is not easy to meet people, hence my  absorption into blogging.
It has been a wonderful experience for me these last few months and I am so enjoying connecting with you all, I hope my cards inspire others to feel they want to follow me and I continue on this trend of finding fellow crafters all over the world. I do not feel so isolated these days.  I find all these incredible places as I click from one site to the next.  Dear Rob is complaining I am always in my room, but I know he is happy for me. I am making so many cards, I do not know what I am going to do with them all!!!
 My visitor is a lovely lady I worked with at the Hospital, she has just retired so has some time on her hands, I have not seen her for a couple of years so no doubt it is going to be non stop talking, as the both of us are great talkers...........

I hope you like my card I am posting today it is an older stamp by Stamp it but I like it very much.
The wreath has been stamped and heat embossed with Green embossing powder.
 I dry embossed the background.
Coloured with:
Dimensional pearls.
Dimensional magic.
Dye cuts Spellbinders.
Music paper of the web.
CG Sentiment.
I have not distressed.... Amazing that I held back, I was going to just touch up the white Circle on the edges but I kept it clean for a change.

Well I had better get moving, I am going to make some cheese scones for morning tea. Have a great day.

Oct 27, 2010

Christmas Candle.

 Christmas Decorations are appearing thick and fast in the shops now, so it must be time  to think about presents and cards. Well I am well on my way re the cards but as yet I have not thought about presents!!!!
Today I made another version of the Penny Black candle stamp.

A little bit Vintage with a touch of Modern thrown in.

 Gosh where do I start to describe this card.
Well first I distressed and inked all the papers including the Dye cut.

Brilliance ink for the image.
Micro beads
Dimensional  magic
Dimensional pearls
Hand made Roses dusted with mustard seed distress powder and embossed.

Hope you are all having a good day.
Entered into WE THREE... challenge at Daring Cardmakers
So until then Smiles:)

Oct 21, 2010

Inside and Out card

Hello once again to my fellow card-makers, I spent the day inside as the weather in Auckland is depressing! We have a long weekend coming up and many city-siders will be heading North to have a break and hoping for some Sunshine. It is windy and precipitating frequently and to add to the misery it is cold!!! This time of year we usually have warm days and it is often a time to clean up the Barbie as we look forward to eating outside on the Deck or Patios. But it is not happening......we are looking at the forecasts and every day it is the same, when you talk to anyone they all mention the unusual weather.
Oh goodness is this boring or what!!!!!
I started this card making the Flowers after viewing Jennifer Mcquire Holiday thinking  inking  at 2peas as have so many of you.

The Flowers 
 Made by cutting a spiral and clear embossing.  I did use distress powder on one of them to create a little texture. It almost looks as if it is dusted with sugar.
The Butterfly

Once again I have used my own paper, this one was Watercolour paper and watercolour paints.
C.B. Butterfly x 2  liquid pearls for the trail.
Stitching  by machine.

 Now you have a sneak peak at the inside.
Inside of Card 
 I stamped a Butterfly image
with Gold and BLUE.
Then I painted up the wings in White.
The dry embossing at left hand corner is a C.B folder, and of course I followed through with a little flower.

Tools I used M.S.Punch. Sewing machine, CB,
I am hoping to enter this card into the Caardvarks challenge.
and Just Add Ink 40 Challenge
Mmmm I am still learning. Ha ha

Oct 17, 2010

Caroling hedgehogs.

Hello everyone
Hope you have had a good weekend. The weather turned for the worse today (Sunday) so dear hubby thought it would be good for him to rest up.  He strained his foot a couple of weeks ago and he has been told to rest it as much as possible by the physio, the worse advice you could give a man!! Also according to him she said  he was not allowed to do the dishes, the gardening, in fact he is not allowed to do anything at this time until his foot is better!!!!!! HA. Typical man is my Rob, and any opportunity that presents itself where he can work it to his advantage he jumps on it.  Two can work at this game I thought, so today I encouraged him to rest, and this then gave me the free time to spend in my craft room creating.
I made this card......
Tools I used: Cuttlebug, spellbinders, Sewing machine.
 Stamp is Penny Black of course, I have used H2o's to colour.
 Clear embossed the snowflakes  on green card.
 The music sheet I printed out from the web and distress inked with Tattered rose and dusty concord.  Added some sparkle  and bling to complete. Hope you like the effect.

Oct 14, 2010

Watercolour cards

First Card

Hello everyone, today I had a great time Stamping, painting, Spritzing, cutting, and layering.

This Penny Black stamp is one of my favourites, and I have made many cards all of them different with it.
Today I made two flower cards.
I painted up two images with Twinkling H2o's on watercolour paper, using the technique of painting the colours directly onto the stamp, then spritzing it before stamping the image. I masked one image and once again stamped a text on top.
 I cut the other stamped flower out and placed it over the stamped image. It is not a 3d just a raised effect. 

Second Card

This one was done exactly the same I used a different background stamp. I added coloured cotton instead of ribbon for a change.

I did think of adding some bling to the flowers I am undecided at the moment I will live with them for a day or so then decide if they need it.

Oct 13, 2010

Poppy Cards.

It has been a busy morning for me, which is unusual,  I spend most of days pottering around the house. I do not work any more. Lucky me you say, but there is a downside and that is I do not meet people of my own age with the same interests. Everyone works!!! So you will now understand why I value my virtual friends, starting up the Blog has been wonderful for my mental health.
So Thank-you, Thank-you Thank-you. 
Poppy card No 1
Lavender and Sage Green
   I used a brayer to ink up the HA Poppy stamp, with  Brilliance Twilight stamp pad. I used my Spellbinders labels 8 Dye to crop the image.

Then I machine stitched the Sage Green C.S. onto a Lavender C.S which has been punched with my favourite MS border punch. I added TRIM and PEARLS. I also cut a strip of accent paper to the
white card.
Stop Now Sue.
I tried very hard to keep it simple and not make it
too busy.

Oct 11, 2010

Christmas Teddy cards

These are my two cards that I made at Stamp Group last Saturday, compared to Dawn and her
10 cards, I did not do so well.
However, I had a wonderful time, I would have loved to have stayed longer but it was a friends birthday and we had plans for Dinner in Auckland. I gave her one of my flower cards that I have made of late, and she loved it.
Tools I used are:
MS border punches.
Carl Snowflake punch.

As you can see I added some lace and computer generated text
Teddy has been painted with Twinkling H2O's his hat trim was filled with Diamond dust'.
My dear daughter thought they were too busy, but I quite like busy!
If you think the placement of first layer of paper on this card looks askew, it is not a mistake but intended.
Well that is my explanation and I am sticking to it!!!!!

Thank you for all your comments on my work I am always happy to here from you.

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Oct 1, 2010

More Flowers

Make as many layers this way as you like, you can use the same sizes or use different sizes, depending how big you want them.
To make a bud use a small circle and fold a couple of times and squish, then open slightly.
You may have to cut the bottom off a little so that it lies flat.
 Good luck, I hope you have as much enjoyment making them as I have.