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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Paris in Blue

One of my good friends and sister in law was having a birthday and I really wanted to try out the Faux Fabric technique I had seen on Splitcoast stampers. So here it is.


I used the Stampin up Artistic Etchings and stamped on Marina Mist with Marina Mist the round motif to form a background. Tower was stamped with black. I then run it thru my cuttlebug firstly for the oval with nestabilities then for the embossing- forgive me for not remembering the name as I have soo many now :/ I  Early Espresso Brown is embossed with Vintage Wallpaper and a craft inkpad over the top and layered on Marina Mist and then on Crumb Cake. Ribbon/Bow was Early Espresso with some embellishment of Daffodil Delight flowers I made and Tiny Tags.

I hope you enjoy.

Toby is Two

This is a little image by StampinBella called "Toby is Two" I was absolutely hanging out to use this stamp. I hadn't seen a friend for a little while so.... it turned out she needed some cheering up so it worked out really well! (Photography is pre my decision to start blogging so not the best. None of my pics are as nice as some I have seen but...usually abit better than this. :)  )

Image is stamped in Memento and coloured in with copics. I had some glitter papers from Spotlight and I really love the combination of purple and brown. I cut Toby out and stuck on to a nestibilities cut out, because I wanted him to be a little bit off the feature area. Toby is layered onto Concord crush and the glitter c/s. Dsp is from Stampin up and the brads were just some I had stashed away, not sure where they are from.  I suppose I will get better at taking note where my bits are coming from as I get my into blogging! :)

Thanks for looking.

90th Birthday wishes

I am lucky enough to have a Great Uncle around and on the 24th of May he is turning 90!! How cool is that!! Unfortunately I haven't seen him for quite a few yrs now, 10 and a half to be exact. He lives in England in Gloucester. So my heart will be with him and his cheeky ways. He has been in hospital recently but he still with us and we cherish the time we have, even if it is just thru our thoughts and prayers.

So it is always hard to come up with a male card let alone a 90th male.
I stamped Dashing Gents from Darkroom Door using Stazon Timber Brown. Then I used nestabilities to cut out the windown. Cuttlebuged some Sahara Sand cardstock and layered up with Early Espresso Cardstock from stampin up. I then brushed Early Espresso ink pad over the embossed.  "90" was coloured with early espresso ink pad as well.

Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 20, 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge

Yes I am back already. I just thought stuff it letz put more on now. I decided to enter the ABC Christmas Challenge this year. Wel we are always rushing and rushing with our christy cards so I thought I would enter this challenge. Unfortunately I am behind with the challenge, but oh well..... This is "A for anything goes"



"B for Black and White"


"C for clean and simple" All the christmas cards were snow, snowmen, snowflakes,,,,etc So that isn't my life. So this is my version. Bummer I still didnt win even thou I had a few comments from the hosts. LOL never mind I might get there sooner or later :D



This was "D for digi plus a sketch" Digi is from Dustin Pike.

One of these days I will finish off the rest and catch up! :)

Thanks for looking
 This is a "Christmas present" for a friend.... hmm I hear you say :) My friend is not into christmas and wears a mask of little bit "Gothe" to hide her beautiful soul. So I made her a coffin. It took a while to get the measurements all correct. I basically drew the shape and just keep adjusting till I had it the way I wanted it. Flowers that are on top are Kasiercraft and just some standard little flowers I can't remember who they are from. After making the box I spritzed with a stampin up glimmer mist that I made.
The image is a friends stamp amd I can't remember whose it was either. If you reckonise it let me know.. We aren't big in Australia about Halloween..( it is growing, thou) so it took me a while to find a good paper. I saw alot of lovely, bright papers but they didnt really work for a coffin :/ Then I inserted some clipart bats that I found.


Hopefully this weekend I will get around to posting some other old pics. We have had a issue or two( or three or..) with my middle child hence it took me a while to get back here but that looks a little bit hopeful that it might be settling so I might get abit more time to play..YAY!

OH FYI She loovveed it!!! :D So that makes all the work worth it, doesn't it!


Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.



Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Pop Up slider card

As my first ever blog entry this card is a one I did in a class a few weeks ago. Coloured with copics folds down flat. Not an original idea but one that I would like to remember and the colouring is all mine. really quite a simply card once you break down the construction. Okay I need to work on my lighting, don't I! hee hee

One thing about this blogging it will help me to remember to re-read my writing, that has to be good! I will slowly be posting some other work because it really is starting to fill up my phone with pictures, ugh.

A close up on the original parts.
For a black and white version. Believe me I will post cards that are all original  but I just thought I would play with this first posting! :)
The black in the background is embossed

I really should b in my craft room but lying in bed listening to the rain is pretty cool, so I'm going back to that idea night c u next time.

Thanks for looking and I hope you will b back to see my evolving blog and the "new" stuff.