Monday, December 13, 2010

Webster's Pages Christmas Cards

Here are a few Christmas cards that I made using last year's papers by Webster's Pages. They are pretty self explanatory and yes, very simple but effective I think. Webster's Pages have gorgeous papers that are so easy to use for cards in this way. The I felt the two 'Believe' cards didn't need a greeting on the front, the paper saying it all. Rather than a 'Merry Christmas' on the pink silk card I really liked the 'Christmas Spirit' sentiment which seemed to blend with the paper, if you know what I mean.
It's been a relatively fine day here after all the rain we've had. Very very humid. Thank goodness for air conditioning.
I hope to have another clock finished for friend of mine by Wednesday afternoon. It's all catching up with me too fast, Christmas that is.
Hope everyone is well and thanks for visiting.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Snow Globe Ornament Cards

These cards were made to accomodate the Yuletide Snow Globe stickers by K & Co and Vicki Burdick had the perfect card on her blog for me to case. I've kept to her sketch but have changed the punches, papers and colours. Please excuse the quality of the photos, I was in a tearing hurry this morning and had to get them photographed quickly. Two of these cards were orders and the girls bought the other two on the spot, so all four are gone. They were absolutely rapt with them because of the dual use, card and ornament.

The snowflakes were cut with different MS punches out of glitter cardstock.
Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla and the retired Ruby Red Stampin' Up cardstocks were perfect with these papers. The green cardstock is Bazzill.
The gold cord is unfortunately retired Stampin Up as well. I thought the bling added a bit of glitz to match the shimmer in the snow globes. Love that Petals-A-Plenty SU embossing folder.
I'm really chuffed with these cards and thank Vicki for her inspiration. Hope you like them too. Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Judi's birthday clock

Yep, another clock, this time for my friend Judi. All the girls in our little craft group are getting clocks this year. Judi's is the last one. This time, instead of rubons, I used the stamps that Kaisercraft have out now. These stamps are the sayings that they used to have in rubons. I'm a little disappointed with how faint they look compared to rubons but I think that my Stazon black inkpad needs reinking. The papers are Websters Pages with flowers, charms and other embellishments from my stash.
Today should see the end of my other off the page projects so will get them on here as soon as I can.
Thanks once again for visiting.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Calisto Christmas cards

Here I am everyone after quite a spell away from my blog. I have been creating as well as running my son here, there and everywhere. It's rained here practically every day this month effectively putting an end to the crushing this year. At the end of October I went away to a craft retreat. I had a wonderful time. Jean and Jane were there too as well as heaps of other girls that have been to these camps in the past.
We went shopping at Scrapbook City on the way to camp and I ended up with the Anna Griffin Calisto range of papers, embellishments and kits. I made these four cards at camp using my new stash. Had to finish them off at home çause didn't have gold pearls with me. They are very simple, easy cards but I love them. I've already sold two so will have to make some more.
I made quite a few cards at camp and even did a challenge which I don't usually do. Many thanks to Jane who ferried Jean and I around. Since camp, I've made another clock, and have nearly finished some other projects which I'll show as soon as I do get them completed.
OK my time's up. Many thanks for visiting.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Prima Clock

I made this clock for my girlfriend Ilse. The papers are Prima which I managed to purchase from somewhere, not easy getting hold of the pretty Prima papers. While I was at the Brisbane craft show in June, I saw a bouquet of Prima flowers. I bought them on impulse and I'm very pleased I did. They were perfect for the papers, all I did was split the bouquet up into the different flowers. I was very very happy with this clock. So easy and the colours are gorgeous.
Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you are having a wonderful day.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Reindeer Christmas.

Mmmm well I'm showing these two cards even though I don't feel that I've done very well with the sketch. I should have made square cards out of Card Patterns Sketch 86 but by the time I realised I had cut the dp and cardstock and couldn't waste it.

The papers are Basic Grey Jovial and the I used Poppy, Vanilla and Old Olive cardstock. The stamp is by Inkadinkado and doesn't have a name but I've had it since last Christmas.
You can see the glitter in the gold embossing which I thought looked good. Looking at one of the cards now, I can see that the panel is crooked. gggrrrrrr.
These cards have been in the making for 3 days and I'm sick of them. lol Please just imagine it's straight and even.

The ribbon is Stamp Simply ribbon from Sharon which I absolutely love.
I really think that this bug I've caught again has sapped my mojo and I really don't feel very motivated at all.
Then again, perhaps it's just worry over my son that's done it. Whatever it is, I want to be back to normal because I've only one week before Craft Camp and I've nothing prepared whatsoever.

Thanks for visiting and I do hope your creating skills are better than mine at the moment.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Owl Greetings!!

I made this card using The Sweet Stop sketch number 77 for this week. Once again, I've only just made it for a challenge. Around the owl I did sponge some Antique Linen ink to lessen the white but it hasn't shown up very well in the photo. The owl is a Penny Black stamp and I've coloured him with copics (Kathy, does he look alright?). As usual I've pretty well followed the sketch to the letter. The poppy red piece I embossed with the SU folder called Petals-A-Plenty. Papers are the Jovial range by Basic Grey. I used Whisper White, Poppy Parade and Old Olive cardstock and the image is stamped on the Xpress it c/s that is recommended in Australia for Copic work.
The spray of flowers are some I had in my stash and looked quite good I thought.
For some reason I was loath to add anymore embellishments because I didn't want to take away from my owl and the gorgeous papers.
Hope you like my card.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Life is Beautiful

Once again I used a card made by Ann Schach for inspiration for my own card. The papers are SU Lap of Luxury with Basic Gray and Very Vanilla for cardstock. The sentiment is a Just Rite stamp and so is the border. The butterfly is the Martha Stewart monach butterfly punch with a pearl from the new SU range. The rose/organza trim matches perfectly but unfortunately I can't remember where I purchased it.
Thank you for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Up, Up and Away

My friend's grandson is turning one very soon. I made this card for her to give to him. No doubt he won't ever remember but at least it will probably be in his scrapbook, well maybe. lol
He and his parents are visiting from the UK so the plane being a boy thing as well gave me the opportunity to use this cute Kaisercraft clear stamp set. It consists of the plane, the swirl and the words 'Little Man'. The papers are retired SU Sweet Slumber which are textured and with that cloud pattern were absolutely perfect for this card.
The sketch is from the Create 4Fun Challenge this week and I'm only just in time to enter it too, I think.
I pretty much followed the sketch to the letter and I used on of the design team's examples as a guide too.
The ink I used is Versafine, I tried to use the matching SU ink but dye inks a lot of the time won't work on the acrylic stamps, it beads and won't stamp a solid stamp properly. Versafine is fantastic for solid stamps. I love it.
OK, think that's it. Thanks so much for visiting and enjoy your day everyone.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kick Up Your Heels!!!!

I've made this card for the High Hopes Challenge 90. It's a sketch and I do like sketches. I've had this High Hopes stamp for a couple of months now but haven't been in the mood for colouring. Yes Kathy, I did try to use my copics but didn't have the colours I needed. So back to my good old faithfuls...Prisma Colour Pencils. Once again I've used Basic Grey Cappella paper. Love this stuff. lol I've followed the sketch pretty closely feeling that I wanted the image to be the focus not lots of embellishments. The doiley is cut from a Marianne Designs die, which I really like. Cardstock is SU Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss. The image panel was layered on a piece of Blush Blossom and I cut the Vanilla and Black pieces with Nesties. The border is a Martha Stewart punch called Deco Shells. Some Stamp Simply lace and velvet ribbon with Kaisercraft pearls finished off my card.

It's raining here once again with storms predicted. The power flickered a couple of hours ago and I see on the radar that Mackay and Sarina are getting the rain now. We had the storm about 11.30 and it pelted down.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments on my cards and taking the time for visit my blog.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Capella Birthday

Here is another card I've made using the Basic Grey Capella papers. The sketch this time is Week 39 from Create 4 fun challenge blog. I changed the centre panel to an oval and added pearls to the bare side to liven the card up a bit. The stamp is a Posh Impressions one that if I remember correctly I won on ebay. Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Mellow Moss cardstock from SU goes perfectly with these papers. I stamped En Francais on the Blush Blossom background to take away the blankness of the card. Gorgeous Stamp Simply ribbon and lace with a matching Basic Grey brad finished off my card.

I've had to order another 6 x 6 Basic Grey Capella pad because yesterday I cut 8 more card kits using this paper and you could say that my original paper pad is just about had it. lol

I'm entering this card in the challenge so I hope my added pearls and the oval centre pass muster.
Thanks for visiting my blog today and I do appreciate all your comments.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Music

I'm pretty sure that this piece of music isn't Happy Birthday to you, but it's from the new SU paper called Newsprint. I put it with Black and Vanilla with some Lacey Circles and a Just Rite sentiment. Some gorgeous Stamp Simply ribbon with one of the new SU Antique brads down the bottom and a couple of EK Success punched swirls embellished with SU pearls and I was done.
My card was inspired by this card made by Ann Schach.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Capella for 18th Birthday

I've been itching to use my Basic Grey Capella kit but just haven't got to it. This card was the perfect excuse. My son tells me I'm not up to date but I certainly hope this card passes for an 18th girl birthday card.
The stamps in the middle are by Just Rite and I've used vintage pink velvet ric rac and Champainge silk for trims. The cardstock is Basic Black, Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom all from SU. The little doiley was cut from a Marianne Designs die which I absolutely love. The sketch is from Viva la Verve September Week 3 which I immediately knew I could use for this card.
I don't this there's anything else to explain but please feel free to email me if you want to know anything.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

In the Lap of Luxury

I decided that I would do two more cards using the same sketch as my previous post. This is one of SU new paper packs called Lap of Luxury. Very vanilla is the base card. I used some gorgeous Stamp Simply satin ribbon trim, crochet lace, wrinkled and silk ribbon for embellishments. Little roses on each bow finished them off. The sentiments are Just Rite stamps and at the moment, I'm using them a lot.
Thanks for visiting and hope everyone is well.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Halloween in Wonderland

After seeing Sharon's cards and Michelle's cards I decided to try this sketch myself. I don't think I picked the easiest of papers to use and for a while I was stumped but here are the results. I'm reasonably pleased with them and for the moment, I've had my fill of Halloween in Wonderland. lol
I used Just Rite stamps for the sentiments and a kit that I purchased from Sharon. Flowers and some of the ribbon is out of my stash. The sentiment circles have been sponged with Distress inks.
The weather here is very grey and dismal. Raining or drizzling all the time and has been for the last two days. Not good for cane farmers trying to get cane off at the moment.
Enjoy the rest of your day everyone and thanks for visiting.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Male Mouse Tails

I've had these images coloured for months, so decided to make them into cards. Both are intended for male cards but looking at them now, they are suitable for females as well I suppose.
Once again, sorry I can't give credit for the sketches çause I can't remember which ones they were. These cards have been made for a month or so. Cardstock is Bazzill and Core'dinations, dp from my stash as too are the brads. I think the Happy Birthday greeting is a Stamp It one and the Best Wishes is Hero Arts.
Have a wonderful day everyone.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Camouflage Owl

I've seen lots of sorts of owls done with the new SU owl punch. Here's my owl, Camouflage Owl complete with 'giggle' hat. The papers are Kaisercraft and are a couple of years old, called Military I think. The embossed piece is to represent a tree and I used Tim Holtz's woodgrain embossing folder to the get the look I wanted. Then I swiped it over an ink pad. The sketch is one I found yesterday and now I can't remember where I saw it so I can't give credit. Sorry about that. The punched pieces for the hat were scrunched to give the look of a real giggle hat.
I would like to give credit to Lynn Pratt for her owls çause that's how I worked out how to put the hat on. Think that's it, thanks once again for visiting.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


This card did not start out to end like it did. For some reason, it had a mind of it's own.
I've used my new Lacey Circles nesties and a gorgeous Marianne Creatable doiley die. I punched the butterflies using my MS Monach butterfly punch out of the same paper as the background which is SU retired Tea Party.
Stitched satin ribbon with a big bow and bling finished off this little girl's card.

It's been quite a hectic time here. Dean has started a full time TAFE course, Cert 2 in Construction which he seems to be liking. So it's up to Sarina every morning to get him to the bus that leaves at 7am and then picking him up off the bus at 6pm. At least I know that the week days are consistent, not like school with him making different arrangements and his part time job making each day different with no continuity at all. lol

Just have to get myself organised and get crafting.
Thanks for visiting today.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

One for the Fabric Collector!!

One of my friends had her 60th birthday a few weeks ago. Jan is into patchwork, quilting, stitcheries, you get the idea. Actually all the things I loved until I started papercrafting.
So here is the card I made especially for Jan. I used Cosmo Cricket papers called Material Girl which are perfect for sewing friends. The stamps I bought in Brisbane at the June show. I think they are by Darcy. Can't find them at the moment çause I'm pretty sure they are underneath the pile of stuff on my table.
Things are been very chaotic here the last week or so, I'm over the bug but am trying to help my son find an apprenticeship or job which is causing a bit of grief. It's certainly not easy nowadays.
He's been accepted into a full time Cert 2 Construction course at TAFE which could lead to something for him. So for the rest of this year he's finished with high school and I'm so hoping that he won't have to go back to grade 12 next year.
Thanks for visiting and your patience with my spasmodic posting.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Certainly Celery a lá Sharon

Well after a month of being sick with this awful bug that's going around, I'm finally feeling a bit more myself. I'm now playing catch up with everything including my blog reader. So if you were wondering why there hadn't been any comments from me, that's why. I did manage some cards while I was sick, orders to fill etc etc.
This is one of them. The tulip ribbon is from my favourite ribbon shop, Stamp Simply Ribbon. When Sharon first put this ribbon up for sale, she said that it went nicely with Certainly Celery and it does.
Here is my version of a Sharon card. I had to use one of my pendant nesties and of course, my new stamps from Claire at Waltzing Mouse Stamps. Gorgeous. The sentiment is a Just Rite one which along with Claire's stamps all fit nicely into different nesties. Got to love that. Card stock of course is SU Certainly Celery and Whisper White with the paper being from a Certainly Celery designer series pack that I've had stashed away. The punch is a Martha Stewart one and with some bling, voila, a finished card.
Thanks for visiting and hope you all have managed to miss this dreadful bug.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jan's Birthday Clock

It's my friend Jan's birthday and this is the clock I made her. The papers are from one the Anne Griffin ranges. I just love them. So pretty and the colours gorgeous. Lots of flowers, punched leaves, pearls, lace and a couple of charms. I also used some wired purple glass strands from Magnolia. I love the friendship rub ons and were just right for Jan.
Thanks for visiting and hope you all are well.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Purple and Pansies

A lady in our craft group that I'm a member of, is having a birthday on Saturday and as I'm the card maker in the group, I get to make all her cards. lol
This one is a special request because the gift is a crocheted pansy doiley so the card had to have pansies on it.
Here is the result. I used my Flourishes pansies. The first attempt at colouring was with copics. Well wasn't that a damm disaster!!!! Those efforts are in the bin. I went back to my old faithful Prisma Colour pencils. The paper is some that I've had for some time by Alison Ellis, so beautiful. I matched colours of the pansies to the papers and then picked the Bazzill cardstock to match. The flowers have been cut out and layered onto another stamped image. Half way through cutting them out I did wonder whether I was insane. Yep, very fiddley and it would have been easier just to cut the oval nestie around the whole image. Anyway it's done now. I layered the ovals onto the lattice pendant nestie then layered that onto the card. The gold was embossed with the Dawny CB embossing folder to give a bit more texture. In the original sketch there was a sentiment in the top right hand corner but I've replaced it with a bow.....yep, my favourite Stamp Simply satin ribbon. The white picks up the butterflies as well as the pansies background. I sponged purple ink very lightly around the edge of the white c/s, and added three gold brads to balance.
The sketch I used is from Sketch Saturday week 112 and was really easy to use.
Thanks for visiting.