Showing posts from August, 2013

It all started with a tie...

Happy Fathers Day for this Sunday. Have you got a little something for the men in your life? Or perhaps you don't need a Fathers Day Card but a nice male card would be handy to have in your stash.
Well have I got a deal for you... a card and matching gift bag.
It all started with the tie. I have done these on cards before. But this time I decided to make a little gift bag and attach the tie to that.
How do you think that looks? A nice stripey shirt and patterned tie. The little bag is made on the principle of the 2,4,6,8 bags. But my measurements are 30cm x 14cm. I scored at 7cm,14cm,21cm, 28 cm and then turned the designer paper and scored at 4cm. Cut up the 7,14,21,28cm score lines to the 4cm score line.
Make up the box shape and press in on two sides as above.

So then I had some designer paper left over and really wanted to use it to make a matching card. I was inspired to make a Joyfold card.
And I just had to have a little owl wearing the same matching shirt and tie on the ca…

This and That - Fast Scrapbooking!

Happy Monday everyone! The sun is shining and the weather is starting to warm up my old bones. Spring is in the air! Time to start planning some projects.
How about some scrapbooking?
I love to Scrapbook special events but I have found it increasingly difficult to put enough time aside to achieve this.
Until now!
Have you seen the Epic Day This and That Journal on page 155 of the catalogue?
You can buy coordinating Epic Day This and That designer paper, washi tape and designer stickers plus a date stamp to go with it. (Everything coordinating really saves time which I love).

 The journal has already got patterned paper pages and pockets at the front and back so half the work is already done for you.

Would you like to see my This and That Journal?
I have used it to document my Convention trip.
It was a lot of fun. Much quicker than scrapbooking. The whole book took a day from start to finish.

I placed my swap card on the front cover and used some of the Epic Day Designer paper, washi t…

Everything Eleanor for Birthdays.

I just want to say here and now that I love inviting Eleanor along to birthdays! She is so easy to get along with.
Yes I am talking about Everything Eleanor!! the elegant stamp set on page 66 of the main catalogue of course! LOL.
If you have to make a special birthday card for someone this is one of my favourite sets to use.
Come and see a couple of the cards I have made for special friends lately.

This one was made for a special friend who loves everything PINK and VINTAGE.
I used the dictionary big stamp in the background and the ink spots from the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set p. 109.

Then I made this one for a special Stampin Up friend who loves purple and butterflies.

This time I used designer paper from the Modern Medley pack and a paper doily for the background.

This is one of the gifts I sent with it.
 A pack of  Card Toppers made with the Sketched Birthday Stamp Set on page. 13 of the catalogue. These are really fun to make.

If you have a special card you need to make, maybe Ev…

The Sound of the Sea and a special visitor!

August is traditionally Male Month for my class Ladies. Where we create a few cards ready to give to the men in our lives.  I saw a very similar card to the one below on pinterest and just had to have a go at making one for the class. They loved it and so did I.
What do you think?
We sponged the top half of our card with Tempting Turquoise ink and used a half scallop circle as a cloud template. Then we brayered the bottom half with Pacific Point Ink.
The seagull is from the bird builder punch and the wooden posts are embossed with the wood embossing folder and inked in Early Expresso ink. The words at the top are non-SU.
Here is a closeup of our seagull.

Just to make things more exciting, we had a very special little visitor to our humble card class last week, too.
None other than Prince George Alexander himself!!! Would you like to see the little Crown Prince????
I hope you have been practicing your curtsies?

Here he is. Hehe.
Isn't he the sweetest little miniature dachshund y…

Wonderful Waterfalls.

I am proud to say I have finally mastered the Waterfall Card Technique. Yay!
Would you like to see some of the cards I have been making for classes this month.
This one is a Male Card that I have used for Father's Day. I am entering this into The Male Room challenge no.1 which is "Anything Goes".

When you pull the string at the bottom of the card you slowly reveal each picture as follows.
That was so much fun I thought I would do another but for Christmas this time.(well it is getting closer by the minute after all!)
If you want to see a good video tutorial on how to make one, then I suggest you visit Dawn Griffith 
she has a wonderful talent of making things that look complicated, easy to achieve. Thank you Dawn.

Hope you have a go at making one of these, they are fun to do.

Last week was so incredibly busy. I hardly had time to stop. I had to make special birthday cards, take a  my card class, work, attend a coffee morning, luncheon and fashion parade and a baby shower…

Butterfly spotting and a walk along the river.

Would you like to see photos of the giant butterfly I spotted in my garden the other week.
Come and take a look....
There it is....Stay still and I will try and get a closer look for you.... hehe.
What do you think of this?
I used Deb Blake's technique with the Swallowtail Butterfly Stamp.p.71 of the catalogue.
Stamp in Staz On onto acetate. Cut out butterfly shape. Then paint with a mixture of crystal effects and your choice of ink. Leave time between each colour to dry. Sprinkle with dazzling diamonds and add more crystal effects then another layer of acetate. Leave to dry completely overnight. Cut around butterfly. Punch two holes and thread some florist wire through the body. Bind two wires together with florist tape to finish off.
Now you have a flower pot decoration.
Sunday Walk.
My husband and I love to go for a walk if we can most weekends. Often at Kangaroo Point which is on the other side of Brisbane City Centre.
It was such a glorious August day on Sunday I thought I wo…