Friday, November 27, 2009

BLOG CANDY ALERT!!


Want some Blog Candy?? Check out Amy's Bog - 'here'

Will hopefully be back over the weekend with some cards.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Finally!! Finished the One Sheet Wonder!


Hi there! The other weekend I was getting together with a group of my craft ladies to do a Christmas Card Frenzy!! We were going to do this One Sheet Wonder (found here). Firstly I thought I'd make up a set of the cards as samples for the ladies, but they took me forever!! lol. I kept changing a bit here and a bit there!! Adding a layer here and a layer there!! In the end I decided it was a bit difficult to attempt on the day so were learnt the Polished Stone Technique instead. Well today I finally finished Card 16!! Yay!! So here is a pic of all of them and slideshow of all 16 Cards individually. (Please excuse the quality of the photos, I am exhausted!! Not from making the cards (hee hee) but in general. The flash has glared them a bit!)


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Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette. Stamp Sets - Best Yet, Season of Joy, Many Merry Messages, Punches Three. Accessories - Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punches, Scallop Edge Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack.
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Monday, November 9, 2009

A 'case' of Polished Stone




Hi Everyone! On Saturday I taught a group of ladies the Polished Stone Technique. I haven't been too well lately, so wanted some cards that were easy enough to prepare, and easy for them to create. I came across this set in one of the latest issues of Cardmaking stamping & Papercraft, designed by Jayne Mercer. So we gave them a go. They have been cased completely! I have just made them all standard card size instead of the two little ones.

I don't have many re-inkers, just the In Colours, so I took this as an opportunity to use up a bit of my left over n Colour Cardstock. We all made the blue ones, then I had cut up an extra couple kits in Wasabi and Pomegranate. The Pomegranate ones are gorgeous!! The Re-Inkers I have used are Soft Sky and Blue Bayou, River Rock and Wild Wasabi & Pink Pirouette and Purely Pomegranate. The technique has turned out beautifully.

Thanks Jayne, for the lovely inspiration and for getting me to give it a go!! Now to buy some more Re-Inkers!! lol

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

In Memory of Grandpa

Back in May when we did Unconvention, this was my project for our first Scrapbook Challenge.
I have been searching for a frame to put it in, But haven't been able to find anything. This is an 8" x 8" page, and the frame is 23 x 23cm from IKEA, so I have added and extra border of Baja Breeze behind it. I have sent this over to Nan, it is 5 years today since we said goodbye to Grandpa. Nan has this photo on her dresser, but I thought I'd dress it up a little for her.

R.I.P Grandpa 7.10.1923 ~ 7.11.2004
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