Saturday, February 27, 2010

Pick A Petal Craft Day

Hi All!! Today is our craft day and we are getting together to play with the 'ever so versatile' Pick a Petal Stamp set!! and we are making cards that are NOT a flower, though I have made flower ones up in with my samples. The pic above are the cards we are making. Male cards can be a pain so I thought I'd take the opportunity to get us to make a couple for our stashes! We are also making an Easel Card, these are so easy and so cute!!

Here are some close up pics of the cards we are making and the first sample I made for them also. I am trying to go through my scraps, but when I had finished the brown candle card and the orange face card, I wasn't entirely happy as my projects for craft days are always matching in colours etc!! so back I went and used some of the Spring Break Papers and created two new ones!! I knew the ladies would like to make a lady bird, but didn't think they'd like a blue and green one so stuck with the red and black for that!! We are also playing with fraying ribbon!! So easy and so effective!!

Materials Used (All Cards) - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Stazon Black, River Rock, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Confetti Cream. Stamp Sets - Pick A Petal, Riveting, Bud Basics, Friendship Blooms, It's Your Birthday. Accessories - Circle Punches, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Black Brads, Linen Thread, Spring Break DP, Jersey Shore DP. Other - Bloom Dots Embossing Folder, Peel Off Stickers, Epoxy Stickers.

Till Next Time...
Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Our Monthly Mojo Sketch Challenge

Me again!! Today we have my take on our Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge for Feb!! For each of our craft days I set a sketch challenge and alway tend to use the Mojo Monday ones! Coz they are FAB!! This one is Mojo 68 I have also chosen to use the Stamp Set we are using for our craft day. I am loving the riding Hood Red Lady Beetle!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Whisper White. Accessories - Riding Hood Red Prints DP, Circle Punches, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch. Stamp Sets - Best Yet, Pick A Petal. Other - Black Ribbon, Bow Easy, Star Dust Stickles, Black Rhinestones.

I am loving this one!!
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

!! Thankyou !!

Here's another one! I have seen alot of these Thankyou Cards using an exclamation mark!! So thought ''Why Not!" I have teamed this one up with a Mojo Sketch - Mojo19. (The blog doesn't list a link in the archives for this far back!!) I have also used up some of the retired DP that I have in my stash!! Might make a couple more in this style using Spring Flowers as well!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa. Accessories - Spring Showers DP. Stamp Sets - Pick A Petal, Short & Sweet. Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, Stickles Star Dust.

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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

DragonFly Easel

Howdy!! Yep I am here again!! I am makng up samples of cards using the Pick A Petal Stamp set for my craft ladies to show how versatile it is!! We are using this set for our next craft day on the 27th Feb, so I thought leading up to then I will show you some of my samples. Here we have another Easel Card!! I am really loving these, they are so cute and stand up all by themselves!! This dragon fly has a mix of everything!! I have used pearls, buttons, wire! punches, coloured vellum, embossing, nestabilities......WOW!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Lavendar Lace, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Almost Amethyst. Accessories - Pretties Kit (Large Pearls), Button Latte Button, Almost Amethyst DP Pattern Paper Pack, Eyelet Border Punch. Stamp Sets - Wonderful Words, Inspired by Nature, Pick A Petal. Other - Nestabilities Labels One, Kaiser Pearls, Wire, Coloured Vellum, Versamark, Clear EP.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Carl in Love


I am slowly working through the stamps that Petra from Craft Factory sent me last year. These two cards are made using Carl in Love! combined with a Mojo Sketch No 73 (The second Card).

I have water-coloured the image on both cards using watercolour paper and then gone over the image with a glue pen and then covered them in Dazzling Diamonds!! This is a great way to hide any imperfections in your watercolouring!! lol.

Petra is popping these up as Project of the Month for February, so pop over to Craft Factory for the instructions.

Materials Used - Stamping Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Close to Cocoa, Basic Gray, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black, Watercolour Paper. Stamps - Sanded BGAccessories - Dazzling Diamonds, Glue Pen, Riding Hood Red DP, Basic Gray DP, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, Riding Hood Red Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch.
Other - Stamp - Carl in Love (Craft Factory), Heart Buttons, Rub Ons.

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

February Christmas Card Night!

Hi All!!

Last night was our first monthly Christmas Card Night! Once a month my crafty friends and I get together for a card afternoon/class, we learn a new technique or card design, make a few cards and or a 3D item and have fun catching up!! This year we are introducing a Christmas Card Night, where in between the monthly class we (just a few of us) will get together and make 4 christmas cards, so come November we will have 40 cards made!! and any others that they have made themselves at home!! So it's a good head start! The cards we made last night are a complete case from Tina Dickman!! I loved her cards, they are gorgeous and quick and simple to make! and the white one is so fresh and crisp!! The ladies loved them and all trotted home with their first 4 Christmas Cards for 2010! Now to make up the samples for our next Christmas night!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Stamp Set - Snow Swirled. Cardstock & Inks - Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Vellum. Accessories - Versamark, White Embossing Powder, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Holiday Treasures DP, Scallop Edge Punch. Other - Kaiser Pearls

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy 17th JENAE!

Hi there!! Here is another card made using my stash of HOTP stuff!!. Everything for this comes from a set of Citris Creative Packs that had papers, overlays, embellishments all matching!! and then I have added Not Quite Navy cardstock (I think! it could be Night of Navy). I know this is a sketch that I have followed, thought it was a Mojo Sketch, but for the life of me cannot find it! If anyone recognises the sketch let me know so I can link it.

I initially made this as a male card, but think it is too pretty with the colours, so am thinking it will suit a 17 year old nicely!! EEK!! 17!! That's driving age!!! Our thoughts are with you Mary and Andrew as you embark on the journey of teaching a teenager to drive!! (lol Anthony taught Zoe! There was no way I was getting in the car!! haha)

Happy 17th Jenae!!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Happy Birthday LACHLAN!

Hi there!! Looky!! I have finally tried one of those cute little Easel Cards!! You can find the tutorial on SCS. I am still going through a pile of little images from an Annie Lang book I have had, like, forever!! With this card I have slipped Lachlan's Gift card in the base! It fits perfectly!! My card measurements are 10cm x 10cm - I am loving it!! So bright and so Cute!!

Happy 5th Birthday Lachlan!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks (Markers) - Basic Black, Lovely Lilac & Green Galore, Whisper White. Stamps - Birthday Wish. Other - Annie Lang Image, Kaiser Black Rhinestones.

Hmmm, I am thinking I need to get Photoshop Elements so I can edit my photos and do Frames or edges on my photos and watermarks!! It's on the list!! lol

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