Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Here are just a few of my creations - I mainly make cards, but I've been known to dabble

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Mother's Day 2014 (Number 2)

Hey there!  Surprise!  Another blog entry for you to peruse and another card for you to enjoy!  I was watching Christina Griffiths ( on youtube last night and she made a card that inspired me and resulted in my latest creation.

I've finally got some kraft coloured cardstock in my stash (been wanting it for a while) and this card was made using the 12x12 sheets from CraftOnline.  It isn't very strong cardstock but when you reinforce it with a few layers, it's just right.  *smile*

Anyway, I really like how this card turned out, so much so that I wanted to finish it before I jumped online to chat with my other DUS friends.  (oh, DUS stands for Down Under Stampers, I don't think I've mentioned us all before.)

Well here it is, I think I will make a few more.  The diecut was only cut half way by placing the plates half way only on the die.  I chose not to emboss as Christina did on her video here, as I was going to cover it with a white die cut anyway, so I didn't see the point.  I also didn't put loads of embellishments on there, I think the simplicity on this card is rather elegant (even if I do say so myself!)

Enjoy! and thanks always for stopping by!



Monday, 24 February 2014

Scrapbook Boutique Challenge Entry

Hi everyone, yep it's me again, 3 entries in such quick succession can only mean a dry spell (work week) is ahead of me (and possibly you too!).

Today I'd like to invite you to view my entry into the latest Scrapbook Boutique Challenge, the prize is a $30 voucher for use in the store, but it's only open to Australian residents as they do not as yet sell overseas.

The inspiration for the challenge is this picture, which has lots of lovely colours: 

And here is my entry, which I haven't entered into any other competitions (even though I could have it in up to 3).  Oh! And I tried to use some lighter pink flowers but you couldn't see the definition in the petals properly and they just looked a bit like blobs, so I had to go with this darker pink - hopefully that is ok!

Wish me luck and happy crafting to you!
Cheers for stopping by

Inspired by Marcelle - Torn Base Birthday Cards

Hello again, I hope you're having a wonderful day or night.  For myself, I enjoyed having a day off work today and have had a rather enjoyable weekend making a set of cards that I hope you will enjoy.

My inspiration came from my friend Marcelle, she found a blog post by Marelle Taylor and alot of us have been having a go at making them since Marcelle ran with it and inspired us all!

Basically, the gist of it is that you make a card base with coloured cardstock, tear off part of the front part and then replace with other/white cardstock stamped with designs on there.

Here are the ones I've made, first picture is the front, second is the insides.  I hope you enjoy looking at them as much as I did making them!

Cheers and have a happy creative day!

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Owl Birthday Pop Up Card

Hi everyone, I think it's past time for an update (again, sorry about that long wait!).  I hope you're all doing well and having a lovely crafty time.

Today I'd like to share with you my first go at doing a pop up card.  I didn't have any fancy pop up dies or anything, all I used was good old fashioned scissors.  

My inspiration comes directly from this video by Darlene DeVries.  She did a great job with the card.  I had to improvise as I didn't have any party hat stamps or balloon stamps.  I instead made party hats by cutting a 2cm x 2cm square of paper, marking the centre at the top and then drawing lines from the bottom left and bottom right to the centre and cutting out the resulting triangle (hat).  To replace the balloons she stamped on the background, I attempted to make wallpaper and flooring.  It's a little rough, but for a first go, I'm pretty happy with it.  It has a heck of a lot of work involved and I decided to keep it myself!  I can use it as a prototype but really, it's so cute I just want to be able to look at it for more inspiration!  The owls are made with a StampinUp punch and paper pieced together.  Here's a pic of the punch and the final card I made.

Thanks for stopping by and having a gander!
Take care and happy crafting to you!