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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A fairy card

Here it is finally - must rush to an appointment.  Will detail how made and with what products later.

Entering in Auld Sentiments Challenge #5 - to put the word LOVE in a card.


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

and the winner is........

Me!  Thanks to the random selector thingy at Little Paper Shop, I got a lovely digi to add to my stash for my card made for the challenge yesterday. Thank you to all!  I have nearly completed a card containing the digi, so keep looking folks.  Cheers,

Sunday, June 27, 2010

It's nice to feel well again..........

I have not been well - nothing earthshattering, just nasty. It is pleasing to be feeling human again.  I have not felt much like making anything, but did promise a get-well card (on commission) for a male who supports Essendon Football Club.  Also have a friend who is about to undergo a knee-replacement operation, so had to make him a card, and then decided I had a few hours left before the end of the day today, so made one card for a few challenges.

Challenges:

Just Scraps #13 - Schools Out
Little Paper Shop LPSC73 - bright and colourful
Mojo Monday Sketch 144  - MOJO144



The card is SU Brocade Blue.  The paper is a piece left over from a baby boy kit I had (unknown maker).  The sentiment stickers are old; the background square is from Prima Flowers packaging; the tags and frame are from my stash from years past; the image (stamped with black Memento ink and coloured with Copics) is from a stamp by Shirley's2Girls - Grace with balloons; and the letter stickers are also old from the stash.



This is the commissioned card.  The background was created using the thinner strip in WMS - Picnic Patterns and following the instructions in Claire's blog on how to make a plaid background. I used SU Riding Hood Red and Basic Grey for the Football team colours, and then used the sentiment from the WSM - Asian Gardens.  The image is a rubber stamp from that I collected free with my magazine subscription Craft Stamper and is about 12 - 18 months old. I used Memento black to ink it and coloured it with Copics to create the idea of the Essendon jumper.  The football is from the computer.  I layered up the image and the senitment with black and then red card to lift them off the page a bit, and used dimentionals under the football also. Here is a close-up of the injured person:


The next card uses a digi image from I Brake for Stamps, of a frog on a walker.  I thought it appropriate for my friend as he is going to be using a cane or walker for a few weeks after an operation to repair/replace his knee.  I printed it off on my old inkjet printer,  and used the Copics to colour it, and then assembled it using SU Green Galore card, and SU craft card, and my Fiskar's loop punch. A bit of green ribbon and the sentiment is from WSM - Asian Gardens, stamped in SU Handsome Hunter. Inside the card used the same image. I tried to be amusing but it falls a bit flat.





Monday, June 14, 2010

Holiday time - Queen's Birthday Long Weekend!

Funny we should have a holiday for the Queen's birthday when she is not even our Queen (well, only nominally) and it is not even her birthday!  It has been a lovely blue winter's day - sun shining and no wind.

Thought I would use up the two images I created at a Copic's class I went to last weekend for two hours, to learn how to use the pens properly.  I have neither stamp, as they are old one's belonging to the instructor - but they are cute and good for colouring.  So, they are done using only a few colours in Ciao's - I will try to remember which ones.  I made two cards.

This one will be entered in the Friends Having Fun Colour Challenge #3 and the Creative Cottage Challenge #14 - Going Pink!



I used SU card so my colours are the new Melon Mambo, and Green Galore, with Lovely Lilac.  The ribbon is from the stash, and the punch for the bottom is one of Martha Stewart's - Doily Hearts Edge.  I saved some of the punched out hearts and stuck one on the image and several inside on the inset. I added three bits of bling (big bits).  The sentiment is from WMS - Asian Garden. The Ciaos used were Dress -  BV00, BV02 (plus one I borrowed for the trim), Hair - W3, E43, E32, YR00, Skin - YR00, Flowers - RV04 (probably) and lots of white gel pen.  The whole lot was outlined with C1.


This card used only a few Ciao pens - YR00 and YR02, darkened down with E43, and outlined with C1.  The bow is done with BG01 and B05. The eyes and the star were coloured with B05.    The image is mounted on blue paper, and on a sheet from a pad of Adhesive Paper Prints by DCWV. The blue ribbon is Celebrate, and the sentiment is a sticker from a booklet purchased from Joann's in Denver, USA. The whole is then mounted onto a commercial card blank.



This one was inspired by a clothing label attached to a new vest in black and red colours (abstract flowers) - the label is Motto.  I really liked this image of the girl drawn from the back, and so used it in this card.  The image is attached to a piece of black patteren paper roughly torn and then sponged with SU Riding Hood Red. The Whisper White card piece it is attached to was stamped with the SU background stamp Sanded, in the same red ink.  The gaffer tape is from 7 gypsies, and the word and flower are from a collection of chipboard pieces I had collected some time ago in a kit.  I do not know the name of the collection. All was then mounted onto a commercial card blank. I think it looks fresh!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Challenges - yes, it was!

Decided to use an image I had coloured a few months ago using my SU markers and a waterbrush.  The digi image is called 'Patience' but the artist's name (mjm) is missing from my file so don't know who drew it - cute though! It reminds me of my grandson and the way he picks up the family pets!

This is a Challenge for Just Scraps Challenge #11: red, blue and yellow.
 Also for Little Paper Shop Bright Color Challenge LSPC7: red, yellow, blue
(I think the folks in the northern hemisphere are being influenced by the summer weather!)



This card was quickly thrown together so it mucked up as a result - the haste meant that it was not straight anywhere, and after peeling various pieces off and putting them on again, it is less than perfect! However, it is all SU card used, and the red card has been through the Cuttlebug folder for embossing called Stars. The Whisper White has been mounted on yellow card, and the whole lot placed onto blue card, folded into a left opening card format. There is an off white inset added inside but it is blank. As mentioned, the image was coloured using SU markers and a waterbrush, and the heart on the knee has Dimentional Magic on it - it's sitting on  my desktop so I see it all the time - and the bling hearts were added as a last minute addition to lift it. Thanks for looking.

Saturday Afternoon Pleasures

Listening to the footy, (especially when the Hawkes are winning) and sunshine, a warm place to craft and a full tummy (H's homemade vegetable soup) - what more could one want on a cold early winter's day.   I have got some cards that were made earlier this week, so here goes.

Firstly, this card uses SU Pocket Sillouette stamps, So Saffron and Not Quite Navy ink, Whisper White card and some scrap DP, some ribbon bought in Joann's in Denver USA, and bling. It's a simple layout all put onto a blue commercial card blank. The card has an inset of white.


This card again uses a commercial blank (white) from Regal Press, various flowers, some ribbon from Kaiser, scrap card and papers, a rub on, and the jewels in the middle of the flowers were plain glass covered with my copic pens to match the flower colour I was looking for (I didn't believe this would work as well as it did!). The ribbon was wrapped around a piece of white card scrap, and then the black squares with the pink dotty paper layered on it were layered on top of the ribbon with one off-set. This was then stuck onto the card blank. The flowers were put on next, and I used Dimentional Magic to glue them on and to glue the jewel in the middle of each bloom as well. The rub-on was place there last.


This card was inspired by one I saw in a magazine - I used my Waltzing Mouse stamp set - Asian Gardens - for the screen background; my Japanese lady was a stamp from Craft Stampers (UK Magazine) designed by Hobby Art, stamped with black Memento ink and coloured by Copic pens.  This image was mounted on yellow card and then onto red stamped with the screen in SU Basic Grey ink.  All this was layered onto the red Bazzil piece and then glued onto a commercial white blank from Regal Press. Then the 'lucky coins' were added - again I used Dimentional Magic to glue them on.  The lady was set up on the card with foam squares.


Now, back to crafting.........

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Two posts in one day!

Just Scraps Challenge 10 - No 2.

I made another card today - and  thought I would post that as well.  Again the idea came from someone else for the sentiment, which I wrote by hand on yellow card; the image is from my collection of free stamps from The Stamper (UK magazine) - it is the 3rd one I collected and I now have over 40, so you can see I like them! I used Memories London Fog ink again to stamp and coloured with my Copics, as I have been to a Copic colouring class (yesterday) and learned a few things not to do!  I layered up the image and used the Cuttlebug to emboss some scrap paper; added a fishy charm and three beads for the bubbles and that was it.  Layered onto Aqua Bazzil and all on a white commercial blank from Regal Press.

Frogs - and me.....

Jean at Just Scraps provided a paper piecing kit for entrants in her challenge a few weeks ago (see last blog) , and because I entered I got one! So, as I am a frog addict, I got a frog and here it is!  It is a bit too big for a card though, so I thought I might make it the front cover of a child's booklet about frogs.  Sometime in the next future, when I have time.........but it is a fermenting idea.

Cute Huh! Thank's heaps Jean.

Now, she has a new challenge this week - Just Scraps Challenge Number 10!  It is Dandelion Yellow.  That's why mine is a rose..............but a yellow rose! It is as a result of a playdate I had with Lynda's Mum, Anne - who is visiting from the UK.  Anne is also a StampinUp demonstrator, and she makes beautiful cards.  You can see on her blog here.  Back to the entry: it is using one of her SU stamp sets called A Rose is a Rose, which is a 2 step stamping set.  Anne showed myself and my friend Gimi this technique and I was practicing this (badly) and this is the result. 



I have used a scrap of green from my scrap store, and then embossed it with the cuttlebug and layered the flower, which was stamped twice- using SU So Saffron and Summer Sun  - and fussy cut. The sentiment is from Verve stamps, and is also stamped twice - once in green and once in yellow ink - onto SU Confetti White paper. The green card is also layered onto the Confetti White which has been distressed. The ribbon is a striped one I have picked up somewhere like Spotlight. All has been put onto a cream commercial blank.