Thursday, October 22, 2009

Mojo Monday 109

It has taken me nearly all week to make this card!  Every night after work and after batboy had gone to bed I would do a little bit more.  Such a slow process, I wish I could get a few hours in a row instead.
Anyhow, this card is based on the Mojo Monday sketch for this week.  I used Co'ordinations cardstock and sanded it after embossing.
Cardstock: white, red and green - Co'ordinations
Cutting:  scallop circle - spellbinders
Embossing:  bird & vine, swiss dots - both Provocraft
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Other: white trim - unkown, velvet ribbon - Li'l Davis Designs, pinecone ink - Versacolor, distress stickles, gold glitter, sandpaper.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Mojo Monday 108

Well, batboy has been watching 'Spongebob and the Big Wave', hence the inspiration for the Mojo Monday sketch challenge for this week!  I made the background using watercolour paper.  I scribbled with my watercolour pencils and then blended with an aquash brush.  The surfboard is a stamp, whcih I inked by using various coloured markers.  I'm not sure who I would give this card to, but it was fun to use techniques I don't normally try.
Cardstock: white, 
Paper: kraft, purple, blue
Cutting:  wave punch - Fiskars
Embossing:  swirls - Provocraft
Stamps:  surfboard, sentiment - Inque Boutique, palm - Basic Grey
Other: markers, watercolour pencils - Derwent, aquash brush, sewing machine 

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Splitcoast Stampers - Sketch Challege - SC250

Here is the card I made for the sketch challenge SC250 on Splitcoast Stampers.  I used the background stamping technique shown by Jennifer McGuire.  I used champagne dazzle versamark ink and glitter clear embossing powder, so the result is more sparkly than shows up in the picture.

Cardstock: white, gold
Paper: green
Cutting:  swirls - Sizzix, letters - baby face- Provocraft
Embossing:  swiss dots - Provocraft
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Other: ribbon, versamark dazzle ink, clear glitter embossing powder 

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Hoot Hoot

As I was making a set of cards using this paper from We R Memory Keepers, I had some leftovers that I used for this card.  It turns out I like this one better than the others I made!  When you work with odd bits and pieces, the results can be more interesting.
Cardstock: white
Paper: kraft, pattern and colours - We R Memory Keepers
Cutting:  apron lace punch - Fiskars, label one die - Spellbinders
Stamps:  Owl - Hampton Arts, Wood grain - Hero Arts, celebrate - Basic Grey
Other: ribbon - HOTP, sewing machine 

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


I was wondering what to do with a crown die.  I bought the Denmark die set (Quikcutz) mainly for the bicycle and houses, but it seemed a shame not to use the crown in some way.  The top of the crown has a cross on it, which I have covered with a purple flower gem.  The large oval is actually shiny gold!

Cardstock: white, pink, gold
Paper: pink
Cutting:  crown die - Quikcutz, scallop oval dies - Spellbinders
Other: flower gem, stickles, Edwardian Script ITC - font 

Monday, October 12, 2009

Get Well

Here is a get well card I made for batboy's friend, who is a huge fan of Optimus Prime and all things Transformers [his name was printed on the card, but I have obscured it with a envelope shape].  The Optimus Prime sticker is mounted on acetate and then cut out.  He is connected to the card on a brad.  The hole for the brad is large enough to allow him to swing around.  This is a 5x7 inch card, which is bigger than I usually make.

Cardstock: red and blue - Bazzil, silver
Cutting:  corner rounder - Carl craft
Font: transformers
Other: diamond plate embossing folder - Provocraft, sticker, acetate

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Left overs

This card was created with the leftovers from the previous challenge card.  I used a card created by Kandis Smith as the basis.  Her card appears in the September edition of the UK version of Cards (magazine), which I stumbled on in my local newsagent.
Cardstock: kraft, Bazzil
Paper: brown, Infuse - Basic Grey
Cutting:  punch - Martha Stewart, EK Success scallop circle die - Spellbinders flower
Other: chalk, buttons, twine, Versacolor 

Card Sketch Challenge

Here is a card I created for the latest card sketch challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  I altered the dimensions a little to fit an A6 card and the size of my stamps.  I started out with a completely different stamp for the centre, but couldn't get it to look right, so I had to start again!
Cardstock: kraft, Bazzil
Paper: brown, Infuse - Basic Grey
Cutting:  punch - Martha Stewart, hole punch
Stamp: Hero Arts, Basic Grey
Other: chalk, dimensional magic, Versacolor

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Christmas Ornament

This is a Christmas ornament I made for the magnolia-licious challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  It is hard to tell, but the kraft cardstock is embossed.  The gold circle was punched from a piece of foil packaging.
Cardstock: kraft
Paper: white, red source unknown
Cutting: inverted scallop circle  Nestabilities - Spellbinders, apron lace punch - Fiskars, circle punch
Stamp: Hero Arts
Font: Flair Roman
Other: glitter, foil packaging, eyelet

World Card Making Day

Although it is Sunday in Sydney, the US is celebrating World Card Making Day right now.  Here is a card I made for World Card Making Day.  I like the way the inverted scallop die on top of the scallop die turned out, so I may use that on a few more cards.
I'll be doing a few more posts in the next couple of days, as I particpate in some of the card challenges.

Cardstock: white
Paper: kraft, pattern - We R Memory Keepers
Cutting: inverted scallop circle and scallop circle Nestabilities - Spellbinders,
Stamp: Hero Arts
Ribbon: Hot off the Press
Font: Flair Roman
Colouring: Watercolour pencils - Derwent

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Simple Christmas Card

Last year (or was it the year before?) I bought a font from 2peas with every intention of making my Christmas cards from it.  Finally, I have used the font - 2peas DW Santa to create a card.  I actually made two, so I can give them to batboy's teachers for Christmas.  To add some bling, there is a little bit of red Doodlebug glitter on the reindeer's nose and a swipe of Kindyglitz on Santa.

Cardstock: white
Paper: kraft and red, source unknown
Cutting: oval and scallop oval Nestabilities - Spellbinders, Apron lace punch - Fiskars, corner rounder - Carl Craft
Embossing: swirls and swiss dots - Cuttlebug
Font: 2peas DW Santa
Colouring: Watercolour pencils - Derwent