Saturday, April 24, 2010

Silhouette Cards

Hi there!! I have seen some gorgeous cards lately on SCS that use the Extreme Skate, Guitar, Surfboard etc stamps from Stampin Up! Unfortunately we don't have them in Aus (hopefully YET!! and we will get them in our next catty! as these are great stamps for boys!! I have everything crossed! lol) Anyway, I went a-googling! and found some silhouette pics and thought that they would do just fine - for now - as a fill in!! lol. So these are the cards I cam up with.

The first one I made was the Rust one at the bottom! Then I made a blue one and liked it so much more that I ended up continuing with the blue colour scheme. I have printed the silhouette pics, cut them out, coloured them with my Basic Black Marker, then inked them with Versamark and then Clear Embossed them. This has made them nice and 'black' and as they are glossy they really stand out!! I also have some Rock Star ones!! So hope to have a play with them soon!

Mojo 34

Mojo 45
(was the inspiration anyway!!)

Mojo 8
(for both above and below!)

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Really Rust, Basic Black & Basic Gray, Black Stazon Ink. Stamp Set - On Your Birthday. Accessories - Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware - Pewter. Other - Kaiser - Rewind Paper Pack, Black Rhinestones. Nestabilities.

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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Baby Boy Overalls

Me again!! (hee hee) Yep, well here are the Overalls! aren't they cute?? I love them! Again, a bit of fiddling with the template size, but they have turned out great!! AND..... I have used up just a little more of my stash of papers I have had sitting there for (shhh) ages!! The whole inside of the card is lined with the patterned paper, and each of the boys' names are on the inside also. For the template go to the previous post of the dress.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Sahara Sand, Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery, More Mustard. Stamp Set - Punches Three. Accessories - Wide Oval Punch, Small Tag Punch, Buttons from SU! Other - Sizzix Playground Alphabet, small punches, DP from Stash.

Till Next Time...
Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A 21st and a New Baby

Recently Cathie at work asked if I'd make her some cards. A 21st for her daughter and some baby cards, the baby girl being Cathie's daughter's baby!! The 21st had to be pink!! Cool, but then as I started making Maddison's card I thought I'd match the pinks seeing they are Mother and Daughter!! When I was asked to make the baby cards I thought I'd have a go at these cute overall cards I have seen on various blogs, when I finally tracked down a template I also managed to find this gorgeous little dress template too!! (Links = OverAlls - Dress). You may have to fiddle a bit with getting them the right size, and I have made mine slightly larger than the normal C6 size. They fit in a 13x18cm envelope (which is still classed as a standard size envelope!) All that said, here are the pics!! First up the Dress and then the inside and then the 21st card, which is based on a Mojo Monday Sketch No - 127. I have used Pink Flamingo DP, Cameo Coral and Pink Pirouette!!

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Cameo Coral, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White. Accessories - Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Pink Flamingo DP, Chinky Sprinkles, Three for You Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Buttons & Rhinestone Brad. Other - Kaiser Rhinestones, Thickers (Sponged with Pink), Silver Alphabet Peel Offs.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

More Easter Baskets

Hello again!! Still on the old Easter Basket Craze! here are the baskets I had sitting on the table for the ladies who attended my craft class the weekend before Easter. (Also the teachers in Jayden & Owen's class scored one each too!!) We were making the cute little Chick, Rabbit and Sheep baskets posted earlier! I actually made 10 of these in total!! Yep!! Took forever!! lol. But were well worth it as they are so cute! They are from the fantastic templates you get from Timeless Templates by Lauren Meader. This one is Pack a Picnic - I have used the small template! I must make up the larger one to see how big it actually is, as I thought this was a decent size!! They are really quite easy to make and don't take too long, if you are making a heap! - like 10!! - I found it easy to have it all cut out, then sponge everything, then just start a production line and stick it all together!! The first one I made (the apricot one in the pic above) I used just normal DS tape, and it clearly hasn't stuck!! Sticky Strip was just a pain as the red peel off bit sticks to your fingers and drives me crazy! (lol) so I used the Tombow glue! and found it fantastic!! It sticks quickly and is not too messy!

I have basically used the same materials as in my earlier post on scallop envelope die baskets so instead of rewriting it all, just pop back there. Like I mention earlier, I actually prefer the Soft Subtles with the Kaleidoscope papers rather than the brights.

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

OMG I need a card - STAT!!

Jayden had a birthday to go to today! and me being as disorganised as ever of late, went looking through my dwindling stash to grab a card for Racheal Lea. To my horror not a girly card in sight!! Not a boy card either!! Nope not a single Birthday card to be seen!! "She likes Blue" Jayden offered as I was searching through every box of cards I had!! I came across this card (the card above is pretty much an exact CASE. the only difference is the Rhinestones in the middle of the flowers, and I used Old Olive instead of Kiwi Kiss) in my box marked 'Inspiration from Others' - it was a swap I received from 'Unconvention' last year. It was blue, and seemed a quick one to whip up!! So with Jayden's "Yep Mum that ones cool!" I got to work! The card is from Kylie. So pop over to her blog and have a squiz at her gorgeous work!! While I was 'whipping' up the blue card, I thought I'd do a couple of extras - as i am really behind on my birthday cards. So I did one using Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo and Perfect Plum! These three have a belated birthday message on them.

The flowers are done by inking in Versamark, then the colour and then stamping. Then apply heat and stick powder, heat again, dazzling diamonds then heat again!!

Materials Used - Stamping Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry & Perfect Plum. Stamp Sets - Season of Joy, Sincere Salutations & On Your Birthday. Accessories - Heat-n-Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds. Other - Kaiser Pearls and Rhinestones

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Scallop Envelope Easter Basket

Hi all!! Well, I know it's been a while!! I just don't seem to find time for anything these days! Let alone Blogging. I have a bit of a backlog to show, so I will space it out a bit and hopefully by the time all those posts have appeared, I will have something new(er) to show! lol.

I have gotten in to the habit of taking an Easter Basket to school for the teachers in that week leading up to Easter - this is this years offering! I had just received my pre-order of the new InColours. So decided to use Rich Razzleberry and the Cottage Wall DP. I have also used the Yummy stamp set which was from last years SAB Catalogue.

There is a link to where I found the tutorial for the baskets in last years Easter Basket Post

I think it lasted till recess!! lol.

Materials Used - Stampin Up! - Cardstock & Inks - Rich Razzleberry. Stamp Sets - Yummy. Accessories - Scallop Envelope Die, Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Cottage Wall DP & the BIG SHOT.

Till Next Time...