Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Oh Christmas Tree... Oh Christmas Tree...

Today I want to show you a nifty little fold to make a cute christmas tree.
Here is the card we made in class.
And here is a closer look at the tree.

It is really simple to make.
You only need three different size scallop circles. Designer Paper is good for folding. I have used Good Cheer Designer Paper from the Main Catalogue.
Firstly fold your scallop circle down about 2/3  to 3/4 's of the way. Like this.

Then fold in half from right to left.

Then open back out and fold the corners down the centre folded line like so. I hope you can see that in the photo?
This is what it should look like with both sides folded down together.
Now you go ahead and make two more. You can join them together by slipping the top point of each one into the pocket of the other.
When you have done all three. Wrap some bakers twine loosely around and use diamantes on the front.
Don't forget to add a tree trunk at the bottom if you like.
If the diamantes aren't sticking well just use a small glue dot on some to hold down.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Girls Night In Event

As promised I have some photos to show you from the Girls Night In for Breast Cancer Event.
We had a great time with everyone who visited our stand.

My downline Leanne and I all ready to begin.

And so the night begins.
We had a very busy and popular stand and I have to thank my friend Maria who is a "Master Saleswoman"
for coming along and lending a hand on the night. It helped us tremendously to have her there.

Here are the Make and Take Cards people could make for a gold coin donation to Breast Cancer.
A nice pink and purple card using Delicate Doilies Stamp Set from the Main Catalogue p.110 and the new butterfly punch too.
And a Christmas Card using Snow Swirled Stamp Set from the Main Catalogue p.18.

It took me all day on Saturday to recover and put everything away! phew! So now I can get started on some other projects. Come back again soon and I will show you a cute Christmas Tree Card I have on the craft table.
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Friday, October 26, 2012

Girls Night

Tonight I am doing a Girls Night In in aid of Breast Cancer Charities at a local school. I have been busy making some items to have for sale. Come and have a look.
There are packs of notecards with matching bags.
Post it Note Holders.
Here is a closeup. I used the Nature Walk Stamp Set to make these.
And some Bag of Tags. Christmas gift tags sets.
In green, red and vanilla.
Purple, pink and blue.

I loved making the tags. They were so quick (well, for 80 tags they were! hehe.).
I used my matching framelits with the Scentsational Season and Ornament Keepsakes Stamp sets which can both be found in the Christmas Mini. Even better - if you buy the framelits and stamp set bundle together you get them cheaper! Who doesn't love a discount! I also used my retired stocking punch from last year.

The "To: and From:" are from the No Peeking Christmas Stamp Set p.23 of the main catalogue.
Well I had better go and start getting ready for tonight. I will be back on Monday with some photos for you.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A much nicer jar.

Well the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set is still on the table so I thought I would have a go at a much nicer card than last time.

This is for a swap I am doing from the Christmas Mini, so I had to make 10 of them.
Come and have a look and see what you think.

This time I used the nice little pear and apple in the set for my jar. Old Olive and Early Expresso card. The designer paper is from Howlstooth and Scaringbone and the little red spot cap on the jar is cut from the Festival of Prints designer paper.
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Can you see the jar - it is cut out through the card and stuck on the inside. Like so. I just loved using the Cannery Framelits to cut out my stamped images. So much quicker and easier than cutting them all by hand.
Hope you liked this little swap card and come back to see what is on the table next time.
If you have any questions or would like to leave a comment I love to hear from you.

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Monday, October 22, 2012

Come and Eyeball my JAI Challenge Card!

Hehehe... I was saving this card for a Halloween Post but couldn't resist joining in the Just Add Ink Challenge this week when I saw it said Just add Chevrons.
When I finally got my Perfectly Preserved Set the first thing I wanted to do was fill that little jar with something. Hmmm.. what to put in it??????

What made me think of Eyeballs! I will never know! haha. But there they sit a jar of eyeballs on a Witches Stool with her hat and some poison apples rolled on the floor.
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This was such a fun card to make. No deadline to meet. No one particular I had to make it for. No criteria. Just having fun. Maybe you could make a card today just for fun? Hopefully your mind won't wander to gruesome parts like mine did though. hehe.

The Witches Hat is just a version of the Santa Hat I did in the Santa's Drawers Post. Using a Large Wide Oval Punch and a small oval punch.

If you liked this card or have any questions please feel free to leave a comment. 

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Clean and Simple? A Paper Players Challenge

Today I wanted to make a Friendship Friday Card to send and decided to play along with the Paper Players Challenge as well.
This week it was to use the colours Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy, Cajun Craze and Vanilla. Come and have a look on the table at what I made.

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I must say this looks nothing like my original. I started out with the Everything Eleanor Stamp Set p.112 of the main catalogue and the idea that the colours lent themselves to a vintage style card.
My first attempt had about 7 layers and 8 flowers all jammed on there! hehe! It was terrible. It didn't look like a work of art but more like a huge mess. Oh dear!
So I just tipped them all off and started again. Adding just the bare essentials to create a Clean and Simple Card instead.Something I find challenging. I always want to add "just one more thing"! Do you have this problem too? If so you will understand.

This time I only went with the 3 flowers all cut out and layered with dimensionals around the words.
I added a row of pearls under the words for added visual interest and to help add to my vintage tone of the card.
Do you think I have achieved a Clean and Simple Card?

I love to read your comments. Please feel free to leave one if you liked this card or have any questions.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Faux Pearl Easel Card

Last week I CASED this really cool Christmas Card from my friend Carolyn. It used the Faux Pearl Technique using Champagne Shimmer Paint.  So simple but effective.
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Stamp your image in black staz on. Colour. Then dab over with shimmer paint on a piece of scrunched up plastic food wrap. (You can use regular white cardstock or glossy white card for this technique)
Once paint is dry you can brayer over it with the crumbcake ink. Instant "Vintage". Wonderful!
Here is a close up to see some of the different embossing folders I used plus the cute ribbon I attached with a glimmer brad. I have used Lacy Brocade and the Lattice Embossing Folders.

Hope to see you back at my table real soon.

Speaking of my Craft Table. Last night my youngest son who is a budding film director requested the use of our house to film a horror film.
My craft room went from this ...
 To this... (yes I know ... it may be an improvement! LOL!)

The entire house received a spooky makeover.
Who knew I had so many sheets spare either! hehe.
I won't show you anything too gruesome but a few less scary shots of the actors.
(can you pick the murderer? hmmm...?)
(even SWAT was on there!)
And yes - surprisingly - the house was put back and all the sheets were folded neatly and put away in the Linen Cupboard afterwards! LOL!

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Last two on the table.

Well here are the last two cards on the table from the Stamp A Stack we did yesterday.
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These two were my "Modern Style" cards. I tried to go with different or unusual colours for Christmas.
I really liked the Perfect Plum card using whisper white and silver glimmer card and the Christmas Lodge Stamp Set stamped in Rich Razzleberry.
Do you see the silver glimmer card circles? Well I actually was very frugal with my glimmer card 'cause all three circles have been cut from the largest one.hehe. If you could see underneath the two largest white stamped circles you would see big holes behind them.

But I wasn't as keen on this last one.
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I used Baja Breeze, Island Indigo and Pretty In Pink cardstock. Stamped the Poinsettia flowers in Island Indigo. The Christmas Bells and Poinsettias are from the Bells and Boughs Stamp Set. Ah well, a few people liked it anyway.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

More Christmas Stamp a Stack

Here are two more of the cards we will be doing on this weekend.
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The blue card uses Come to Bethlehem Stamp Set p.20 of the main Catalogue, the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder and the Labels Collection Framelits. p. 191

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This vintage style card uses the lovely tree from Christmas Lodge Stamp Set. p. 13 main catalogue. I stamped it in the centre of the card and then stamped either side of the tree without reinking to give a shadow effect.
This Christmas Tree reminds me of the lovely huge pine trees we saw last weekend.
We took my mother and her school friend to a school reunion. Witta State School was opened in 1892 and closed in 1974. The largest group of people there were the 70 - 85 year olds (Mum is 81).
They were all having a great time reminiscing about the old days.
See the super tall pines trees behind the school in the picture below?
Well Mum planted one of those when she was about 7 or 8. Cool.

 Until next time.

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