Friday, 27 November 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 9

Supplies Used:
Bashful Blue, Basic Black and Whisper White
Inks: Versamark, Brocade Blue and Basic Black.
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree, Many Merry Messages.
Accessories: Heat n' Stick Powder, Dazzling Diamonds, Heat Tool, Bashful Blue 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon.
Notes: Ink tree stamp with versamark ink pad then ink stamp with Brocade Blue ink. Stamp tree 3 times without reinking the stamp. Apply heat n' stick powder and heat with heat tool (just enough to make it sticky), then apply Dazzling Diamonds and heat again with heat tool. Tear bottom edge of Whisper White cardstock and layer it on the Basic Black card. Stamp a Christmas greeting from "Many Merry Messatges" in Basic Black ink on the bottom of Bashful Blue A5 card. Layer stamped image onto Bashful Blue A5 card and attach a bow.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 8

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Handsome Hunter, Whisper White, Real Red
Inks: White Craft Ink pad, Handsome Hunter small wheel cartridge.
Stamp sets: Soft Holly small wheel, Seasons of Joy, Many Merry Messages and Occasional Greetings.
Accessories: Standard Wheel handle, Gold Brads, Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, Eyelet border punch.
Notes: Wheel "Soft Holly" wheel across "Whisper White" cardstock, cut to fit "Handsome Hunter" base cardstock and attach. Stamp various Christmas messages on "Real Red" card in "Whisper White Craft Ink, apply clear embossing powder and emboss with heat tool. Attach gold brads, layer on to "Whisper White" card and attach to "Handsome Hunter base card using Stampin' Dimentionals.

Monday, 16 November 2009

Gingerbread House

I went to the Lakes Church at Berkeley Vale last Friday night and had a great night with 300 other ladies making a Gingerbread House. It was so much fun building the house and then decorating it. I hope it stands the test of time (or the heat that we are having) and can be a beautiful centre piece on my table on Christmas Day. Thanks Julie for inviting me.

My Dad's 80th Birthday Card

This is the card I have made for my Dad's 80th Birthday. I have used the "Blooms Away" stamp set and the "Weathered" background stamp. I coloured the banksia with Stampin' Up markers and stamped the image on to watercolour paper. I then stamped the "weathered" background stamp on the 3 different pieces of cardstock, attached 3 black brads and layered them onto black A5 card. I layered the banksia image on to black card and mounted it on to the card with stampin' dimentionals. I used the word window punch for "happy birthday" and attached it to large oval punched cardstock. I inked the number 80 with chocolate chip ink. Happy Birthday Pa I hope you have a great day.

Friends 24-7

This card I have made for a great friend for her birthday. We have been friends for 10 years, we have worked together and been there for each other. My friend Kate is one of the bravest people I know. She had bone cancer when she was 16 and had her left leg amputated. She got on with her life, got married, has 2 great children and only last year she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She faced this new battle with such bravery and courage and has come out the other side, she has finished her treatment and is looking towards the future once again. To my wonderful, brave friend Kate, I hope you like your birthday card.

Saturday, 14 November 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 7

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Whisper White A5 card

Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Stampin' Up Markers- Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Creamy Caramel.S
Stamp sets: Lovely as a Tree and Best Yet (Hostess set)
Accessories: Sponges
Notes: This is a great no layer card. I've used the "Reverse Masking" technique where you cut out a frame from scrap paper and work within that area instead of around it as you would with normal masking. Ink the tree stamp with "Old Olive" and stamp the image within the masking frame 3 times at varying levels without reinking the stamp. Still working with the masking frame, use a sponge to sponge the ground area with "Creamy Caramel" and the sky area with "Brocade Blue", carefully remove the mask. Colour your tree stamp with your marker pens using "Chocolate Chip" for the tree trunk and then "Always Artichoke" for the branches, huff with your breath on the stamp to moisten it and stamp the tree image to one side of the masked area (making this tree image appear to be in the foreground). Stamp your Christmas greeting in "Chocolate Chip" ink.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 6

Week 6 -Tree Trimmings
Supplies Used:
Stamp sets: Tree Trimmings (Spring Mini Catalogue), Seasons of Joy, Short & Sweet
Inks: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red
Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White, So Saffron
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimentionals
Notes: Stamp each bauble on Whisper White cardstock in Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Ruby Red inks, cut around the baubles. Stamp string & bow in chocolate chip ink in 3 places on the Old Olive cardstock. Attach dimentionals to the back of each bauble and place underneath the string and bow. Stamp the "swirl" image from Seasons of Joy on left hand side in Old Olive ink. Stamp "very merry" from Short & Sweet in Chocolate chip ink and punch with word window punch. Attach to card.

Sunday, 1 November 2009

Christmas Gift- Giving Extravaganza 1 November - 14 December 2009

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12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 5

Week 5 - Seasons of Joy
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Seasons of Joy
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Very Vanilla
Inks: Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Silver brads.
Notes: Stamp the flower from the "Seasons of Joy" stamp set on the Old Olive card in versamark ink. Then stamp the words image from the stamp set on the Very Vanilla card in Old Olive ink, stamp the words again on Real Red card scrap in Old Olive and cut out the word "Season". Layer the stamped image onto the Real Red card, tie Chocolate Chip ribbon around, attach the 3 silver brads and using Stampin Dimentionals attach the red word to the stamped image. Layer the completed stamped image with ribbon and brads to the Old Olive cardstock using Stampin' Dimentionals.

A Moving Experience

This card I made for my parents who have just moved into a Retirement Village this weekend. It has been a huge weekend (and 8 weeks leading up to the move).
I used the Jumbo "Neighbourhood" wheel, "Loads of Love" and "Loads of Love Accessories" stamp sets. I coloured in the "Neighbourhood" and the little truck and furniture with blender pens and ink pads and the Stampin' Pastels. I think it is a cute little card.

Sympathy Cards

I had the need to make a sympathy card recently. I had never made a sympathy card before. These were the 2 cards that I made. A lovely old lady that I met through working at the Cardiologist's passed away. She was a beautiful lady who was so interested in my family, particularly Olivia with her ballet. In her day, Mrs Spackman used to play the piano for ballet exams, recitals and performances. It is always sad when someone passes on, even if they are elderly and in poor health. I chose to send the "Peace" card.