Tuesday, December 30, 2008

House Mouse challenge #19

I've done it, I've done it. Managed to make a card in time for the House Mouse Monday Challenge. The card we made had to have some form of embossing on it and to include, of course, a House Mouse image.

This is my attempt. The stamp is called Wrapped and Ready. It was coloured using Prisma pencils and solvent. Kindyglitz was added to the snow (well I think it's snow) around their feet.The Sketch is from Splitcoast Stampers SC 183. Cardstock from the WorldWin range and ribbon and bling from my stash. The embossing was done on a cuttlebug using the Christmas Decoration embossing folder. I swiped the edge of the image and the embossed areas with Brilliance Galaxy Gold ink to tie in the gold layer. I felt that it didn't need a greeting, the bows on the mice are self explanatory...Yep, Christmas. lol

Hope you like my card and thanks for looking.

Monday, December 29, 2008

House Mouse

First of all, I would like to thank everyone who commented on my Ribbon Box. Thanks so much. It definitely was a learning curve.

I made this card for Kylie's birthday using the sketch from the House Mouse Monday Challenge 18. I've lost count of how many times I coloured this image. I had one that was reasonably coloured then mucked it up by trying to alter something. Lesson learnt, leave things alone. lol
The c/s is Bazzil, with the embossing done using the cuttlebug folder Happy Birthday. Image is coloured using Prisma pencils, paper stump and solvent. Colourbox chalk ink around the edges of the image and the sentiment is Stampin' Up. As I haven't much imagination, I used the same sorts of colours on my image as is on the actual stamp which I can't find at the moment. Goodness knows where I've put it. Just looked it up and it's called Exciting Celebration. Actually I really enjoyed doing this card and am hoping to get a lot more done. Since doing this one, I splurged and bought myself some more Prisma pencils.
Thanks for looking.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Ribbon Box

I've had this project started for quite some time now. Decided to get in and finish it today. Kaisercraft chipboard Beyond the Page stuff is mostly flat when you buy it. So I bought the box and the ribbon reels, which come separately. Painted the edges and then used the "To Have & To Hold" Kaisercraft papers to cover the box. The braid around the joins at the side and back is from Bobbin & Sew in Sarina and matches perfectly the black and cream in the papers. Sorry they aren't good pics, it's been overcast and raining here all day (Woo Hoo, lovely rain).
The chipboard letters on the top spelling ribbons have been covered using Opals Embossing Enamels from Pipedreamink I spent goodness knows how much time trying to get the colour I wanted and ended up with so many layers on the letters. I think they've turned out ok. I didn't want to use black on the letters. The butterfly is a chipboard shape from Kaisercraft too. I again used the Opals on it as well. Then I decorated the whole box with flowers and pearls and the matching brads to the papers.
I'll have to take a decent photo when the sun comes out again, ├žause you can't see the butterfly very well. This was my first attempt at doing anything like this....beyond the page stuff. I have bought some other chipboard things to do, also from Kaisercraft, so I'll see how I go.
Thanks for looking.



Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Card Frenzy

Merry Christmas to all, hope you had a wonderful, peaceful day.
It's Boxing Day here now, nearly lunch time. Mind you, I don't think I need to eat for a while. lol
Definitely don't have to cook for a few days, the fridge is full of left overs which means it's easy for the family to get what they want, when they want it.

I've been internet surfing this morning and haven't done any crafting. All I've got to show is the picture of the cards that I made in a Christmas cardmaking frenzy on Monday and Tuesday.
Fortunately I had plenty of Christmas card kits left over from workshops, so made them up.
I have some left which is good because I still have to send some overseas.
I have made a House Mouse card but can't show it at the moment ├žause I'm pretty sure it hasn't reached South Australia yet for a friend's birthday.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Judy's birthday card

My friend Judy loves beading so I made her a beaded teacup card. The colours of the c/s have come up a bit bright but in reality they match the colours in the cup really well.
Hoping to have some other cards done today to show. I do have Chris's birthday card to share but I'd like to make another one of the same style using a stamp set. Chris's card used a set of Teddy stickers (she's right into Teddies).
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Country Life

It's been some time since I made one of these cards. I remember doing lots and lots for my November 2007 Artist of the Month stint at the Tourist Centre. This one was a request by a friend of mine.
I used Stamp It's Country Life 9UP pictures, Bazzill c/s Java and Walnut (I think), Colourbox dark brown chalk ink, Stamp It stamp called Moments and three buttons from my stash.
The layout is an adaption of the original card that was done in a class with Michelle.
Oh and please note, my watermark again!!! lol
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Another lot of cards

OK, I know these aren't stamped cards but I enjoy using these styles of cardmaking techniques too sometimes.
Actually I don't even have these cards anymore. Some sold before I could get them into the Tourist centre and the others were orders. My friends see the 3d images and say "Ooooo can you make me a card with this one it please?" So the cards are sold even before I make them. lol
I love this card, simple but I think it's lovely. The Dufex 3d image makes it.
This card I saw in a Dutch craft newspaper and just loved it. So off I went and stitched it.
This card uses a new 3d pyramid image that is out now. You cut around the outside as well as the inside. The windows to cut out are marked on the image.
I used Bazzill Bling c/s, SU Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon and some bling crystals to jazz it up.
Again, a special request for a card using this 3d pyramid image. SU Choc Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White c/s went really well with the picture and I used SU Whisper White taffeta ribbon for the bow, and Kaiser pearls for embellishment.
Last but not least, again a request for a card using this 3d pyramid picture. I was really happy with the way this card turned out.

I managed to get a House Mouse image coloured today but I think I may have to do another one. Not really very happy with what I've done. I'll have another go tomorrow. Off to bed now.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Ocean Commotion

Woo Hoo, I've done it. Made a watermark for my pics. Yippeeeee!!!! This is a card I made a few weeks ago using Ocean Commotion by Stampin' Up. The colours I used are Taken with Teal, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. I also used the new scallop border punch and chunky sprinkles. Actually looking at this card now after a space of a few weeks, I feel quite happy with how it turned out.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Embrace Life

I made this card last Saturday in a card making frenzy. I was up 'til very late making cards. The mojo was at full blast. lol This is the new Embrace Life set from Stampin' Up in the Summer mini.
I used Ginger Blossom DP, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Groovy Guava c/s, River rock, Groovy Guava ink, scallop border punch, and paper pieced the flowers. Three ruby red brads up in the corner finished it off nicely.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thomas Kinkade

I needed a sympathy card and really liked this Thomas Kinkade stamp from Cornish Heritage Farms. I used the cracked glass technique on it and the colouring was just using chalks. It's turned out better than I thought it would.Thanks for looking.
Edited to add: Sorry for the crooked photo. I took it Sunday night after a huge day. I stamped the image with Sepia Versafine ink, dabbed some colour on with SU chalks then clear embossed the image a few times. In the freezer for a bit, cracked it one way, back in, cracked it the other way and rubbed some ink in the cracks.