Wednesday, March 27, 2013

hippity hoppity Easter's on it's way..


Here comes Peter Cottontail hopping down the Bunny Trail...
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Oh and a little Easter Chick as well!


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Actually, a whole host of Easter Bunnies and Easter Chicks are hopping down the Bunny Trail this Easter...

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Would you like to know what is inside them??
Dairy Milk 2 piece choc bars! Mmmm. They are choc full of goodness! hehe.

I got my idea for these cuties from a very clever lady Maris Aiveraz.

They are so easy to whip up. Would you like to have the Recipe?

1 Circle Scallop Bigz Die - for head
1/2 inch circle for eyes.
petite curly label punch (cut in half) for nose or beak
Ears: Large Oval Punch and scallop oval punch
Wings: Circle Scallop Punch (cut in half) and Scallop Oval Punch

Fold big circle scallop in half and attach chocolate or lollies with some snail.
Punch hole in top and thread through ribbon. Tie in bow.

Happy Easter Everyone!!!


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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Double Easel Card

In class recently we made a cool double easel card.
I used the Oval Framelits which gave me plenty of different sizes to play with.
I have gone with a vintage feel to this card.
It is easy to do with stamp sets
Postage Due
Artistic Etchings
and Everything Eleanor.
Here it is open.
I used the Saleabration set Vintage Verses for the sentiment which tied in nicely with my theme.
A bit of cutting and layering I kept mainly with the colours wisteria wonder, black and white but added a punch of raspberry ripple to one of the flowers to bring some drama into my piece.
I was very pleased with the effect.
A sprinkle of dazzling diamonds finished it off nicely.

And while I am on the vintage theme...
Do you remember I was going to a 50's birthday party?
Like to see a few photos?
Here's me with the little black jacket on. I changed my outfit slightly from what I planned but I was still happy with it. Do you think I look a little Jackie Onassis in this pose? hehe.
Here's me without the jacket. Did you see I found some gloves too? I was very excited to find them in a drawer as they were a perfect 50's accessory!
At the party there was plenty of 1950's food too.


Hors d'oeuvre anyone???? (I had to look that word up in the dictionary by the way, I'm not that clever!)
And no the cigarettes weren't real! They were bought in with the ashtrays for "the look".
And finally a fun photo to finish with.



Hope you got a laugh from these photos as much as we did.
Come back again soon.


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Happy Days! Rock around the Clock.

This weekend we have been invited to my cousin's birthday party. The theme is 1950's.
So I put my thinking cap on and decided I wanted to make him a card with a jukebox on it.
First I googled "jukebox clipart images" to get some ideas then I sat down and created a punch art jukebox for him.
Put your bobby sox on and do the shimmy shimmy shake over here to check it out. hehe.

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Isn't this great!!! I actually impressed myself this time. (very rare). haha.
I have used Pacific Point, Daffodil Yellow, Black, Silver Glimmer, White, Real Red and Primrose Petals for my colour scheme.
If you like this card it will be one we are making in class in April.
Do you want to see my outfit for the party??

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A-line dress, wide belt, wide plastic bangle, red satin bag, black and white scarf (for head), black flower for shoulder of dress.
I still need a necklace. Maybe big plastic round beads in black, white or red. Or pearls would work too.
The party should be fun. If I take any decent photos I will show you next week.

Until next time I will leave you with some 1950's music titles.

Good Golly Miss Molly
I'm going to put on my Blue Suede Shoes
Have some Tutti Fruitti
and Shake Rattle n'Roll
while I Rock around the Clock
on Blueberry Hill
That'll be the Day

Goodnight Sweetheart Goodnight.


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Monday, March 18, 2013

Going Green - 2 for the price of one!


This week I decided to combine the Just Add Ink Challenge
"Just Add Green"
and
 the Papercraft Crew Challenge
 PCCCS033-Sketch
 into one card. That's a double whammy Challenge!!hehe!
Come and see what I came up with.
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For the background I stamped on whisper white using the Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set from the main Catalogue. Have you seen this stamp set? It has three lovely flourishes which can be used for background, main image etc. They also look great embellished with paper flowers, brads, diamantes or pearls.
 Flowering Flourishes Clear-Mount Stamp Set

I used the leaf and flower from the Secret Garden Stamp Set and matching framelits.p.17


The little butterfly is a stamp from Papillon Potpourri p.115 Main Catalogue and is punched out using the little butterfly punch from the New Mini p.13.

Plenty of greens used to meet the Just Add Ink Challenge. Lucky Limeade, Certain Celery and Always Artichoke.



See the little scallops on the edge? They are made with the 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch in the New Mini. p.16.
I just cut the circle in half and glued it along the side.
This card is going to a friend ... just because.

Please check out the Challenges and join in if you like. You can vote for my card on Papercraft Crew Challenge from Tuesday 19th 11.59pm to Friday 22nd 11.59pm.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

Oh Hello Again

I couldn't resist using the Oh Hello stamp set with the Feeling Sentimental Saleabration Stamp Set. The telephone box and the word "Hello" work really well together don't you think.
Can you see the lovely bit of Naturals Trim Ribbon I used in the corner with a bit of the satin ribbon from the Saleabration pack? Just pull a few threads from the cut edge of the Natural Ribbon and give it a lovely fringe.

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This next card I have used the Hello word from the Oh Hello stamp set and stamped it in white stazon repeatedly down one side of the black cardstock.
I have used Stamps from Clockworks and Established Elegance. The designer paper is from Newsprint.
I have added a gorgeous cream flower from the flower trim and an artichoke seam binding bow in the corner.
These words have been stamped on vellum with staz on. They are from the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set which has some lovely sayings. A row of pearls at the bottom of the words helps to draw your eye.

I am not entirely sure about this card. I like the vintage look but I feel it may have too much going on so to speak.  Maybe I should have left the edges clean and not inked them?

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Vx


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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Colour Challenge

Yep - you read that right! I am doing another Challenge... this time with the Paper Players.




I admit that I found these colours very challenging.
Here is the card I made.
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I stamped the bicycle image from Feeling Sentimental three times on Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Regal Rose cardstock. Then cut the 6 cm wide pieces into 2cm lengths. Joining the pieces together like a jigsaw puzzle. I really liked the effect it gave.
Do you like this saying? I think it is nice and it is from the Pursuit of Happiness Stamp Set in the main catalogue.

 Also this week I was given the Leibster Award from Angie Jones. Thanks Angie!
 

As part of "spreading the love" I now have to award this to 5 other blogs.
So here they are in no particular order.
1.Susan
2.Carolyn
3.Karen
4. Julia
5.Ruth

Come back again soon.

I love hearing from you.


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Monday, March 11, 2013

Papercraft Crew

I have decided to play along this week with the Paper Craft Crew.
They have a sketch challenge and I am rather happy with the result.
Come and have a look.
Here is the sketch.

Sketch

And here is what I came up with.
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Not too bad. I found this quite an easy sketch to work with which was good for such a novice as me!
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Here is a closeup of the flower. I added some dazzling diamonds to give just a touch of sparkle.
The Sahara Sand has been embossed with the Chevron Folder to match the chevron's on the stamp in the Oh Hello Stamp Set. Words are from the Pursuit of Happiness set.

Products used:
Cardstock:
Crumbcake, Island Indigo, Sahara Sand, White
Ink:
Island Indigo,Crumbcake
Markers:
Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Delicate Doilies Sizzlit
Oval Framelits
Crumbcake Seam Binding
Chevron Embossing Folder

Let me know what you think, I love hearing from you.  Click over to Papercraft Crew Challenge and Vote for me too! (if you like the card).



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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Scrappy Day Happy Cards.


Like most crafters I tend to collect all my small scraps and bits and pieces.
I have a basket on my desk where I collect dsp and cardstock pieces.
I have a container for embossed pieces and cut outs.
And I have a container with miscellaneous.
So my challenge to myself is to try and use some of these up!!!
I am pleased to say that when I sat to make a card for a friend today I was able to rise to that challenge.
Come and see what I managed to do.
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I think it turned out very well and I hope my friend liked it too.
And it was all done without having to cut into a new piece of cardstock! That must be helping the environment? Right?
Here's a closeup just so I can admire my work again. LOL!
Maybe you can use some of your scraps too and make a "Happy" card for someone you know. After all who doesn't like receiving some Happy Mail in the post from time to time.

And while I was in the zone I made a birthday card for another friend from things on my craft table.
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See I have that Oh Hello Stamp Set still going on! Yes that was a scrap! You see why I can't possibly throw it away don't you??
My friend really loved the satin pleated pink ribbon so I used some I had still lurking in the cupboard on the card and the rest I wrapped up as gift for her.


I hope she likes it.

I hope you can come back again soon.
I love hearing from you so be sure to leave a comment.


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