Saturday, December 4, 2010

Xmas 2010

Finally got around to doing a Christmas card for this year.  I am not sending too many this year, as I am too busy!  The card is based on a design I saw by Sherri Barron here:

I created the text in MSWord and coloured the reindeer using Copic markers.  There is a little red rhinestone on Rudolph's nose.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Dripping Paint

This card is quite simple.  I punched the 'drips' and then painted the front of the card.  To fit the punch in I cut the card front in a stepped pattern. I stamped the woodgrain and then clear embossed it.

Cardstock: cream linen
Cutting:  drip punch - Martha Stewart
Stamps:  Woodgrain backgroud - Papertrey ink
Other:  embossing ink - Versamark dazzle,  paint - blue, white - Plaid, clear embossing powder, Copic marker.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Not so CAS

Here I was, trying to do the CAS challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  Problem is that I am not well.  The lesson has been learned.  Do not create when unwell.  As you can see, I started adding bits and pieces, so it is no longer CAS:

Cardstock: co'ordinations - chocolate box, others unknown
Cutting:  scallop circle - Spellbinders, flourish - QuicKutz, Corner rounder - We R Memory Keepers.
Embossing:  Provocraft, plus homemade diamond
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Other:  brown ink - VersaColor, pink glitter - Kindyglitz, ribbon, beads, pink pearls - Kaisercraft, pearl beads

Sunday, May 23, 2010


Here is a photo of how I store my ribbons and embellishments - all by colour.  At the moment, red and pink are together, and yellow and orange are together.  I really need to get some more clear buckets (they are plastic take-out containers).

The only things I have separated are the buttons and bling.  They are stored in small plastic containers by colour (these containers are designed for spices).

This system works for me.  When I want something green on my card or layout, I just tip out the whole bucket on the table and pick something.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Father's Day card

After completing the Copic Certification class in Sydney, I wanted to practise colouring straight away.  Here is my first attempt since the class:
I CASEd a card I saw on Splitcoast Stampers (here). The sentiment is printed (I used MS Word).
Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View, Bazzil, 
Cutting: scallop circle, circle - Spellbinders
Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Ink: Tuxedo memento black 
Other: Copic markers

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Shower Favours

These shower favours are for my sister's baby shower.  The lollies inside are Pascal caramels - only because they have pink and blue wrappers.  The plastic babies are a bit of fun.  I was going to make carrot jockey cupcakes with them, but I am not sure that she reads Cakes Wrecks, and so she may not appreciate them!

Tissue Flower

This card uses a flower created from tissue paper.  The tutorial to create the flower is on Splitcoast Stampers

I used different sized scallop circle nestabilities and inked the edges in 'old rose' Versamark ink.

Cardstock: green, white - unkown
Paper: My Mind's Eye
Cutting: scallop circle, labels one   Nestabilities - Spellbinders, doily lace punch - Martha, 
Stamp: Hero Arts, Papertrey Ink
Ink: Old rose - Versamark, Tea Dyed, Old paper - Tim Holtz, Java - VersaMagic 
Embossing: Cuttlebug
Other: ribbon, tissue paper

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sketch Challenge SC276

This is the card I made for Splitcoast Stampers sketch challenge number 276.  The card is very bright in real life.  I bought the cake die on sale, and then wondered how to incorporate it into a card.  It is quite large, so it would be suitable for a gift bag or scrapbook page.
Cardstock: unknown
Cutting:  scallop circle - Spellbinders, Cake die - QuicKutz, Corner rounder - EK Success.
Embossing:  ? and swiss dots - both Provocraft
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Other:  brown ink - VersaMagic

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Baby Shower card

This card is for my sister's baby shower, which is in a couple of weeks.  She doesn't know if she is having a boy or a girl, so this card uses blues, pinks, greens and yellows.  I based this card on a design I saw on the internet, unfortunately I can't remember who did it.

Cardstock: unknown
Cutting:   apron lace punch - EK Success, grass punch - Martha Stewart
Patterned Paper:  My Minds eye
Stamps: Tree - Hero Arts, Sentiment - unkown
Other: Buttons, thread, ink 

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Teapot using Copic markers

This teapot card is the first time I have used Copic markers on a card. I am still getting used to them, and I don't have a huge number of colours yet!

Cardstock: unknown
Cutting:  labels 1 - spellbinders, doily lace punch - Martha Stewart
Patterned Paper:  Kaiserkraft
Stamps:  Vintage labels and Tea for Two - Papertrey Ink 
Other: Copic markers (R29, R35, W4, B91, 0) 

Friday, January 15, 2010

Faux Leather Wallet

I decided to try out the faux leather technique from Splitcoast stampers.  I found that I could have gone darker with the pink ink, as it came out lighter after heat embossing.  The layers ended up too thick for my sewing machine, so the inside is a bit chewed looking.  Overall though the technique was simple to do, and I would definitely use it again, maybe for just a small piece of faux leather to put on a card.
Cardstock: pink - Core'dinations
Embossing:  houndstooth - Provocraft
Stamps:  Hero Arts
Other: gold metal charms - unkown, pearl bead, old rose ink - Versacolor, embossing powder, gold thread.