Sunday, March 25, 2012

Guest Designer - SC 03312

Good morning! Recently I was asked to be a guest designer on Sunny Challenges & Creations. The challenge this week is to use the sketch and the distressing technique. Now if you have been following me for a while, you would know that I dont do too much distressing, so it certainly was a challenge for me :)

I took my scissors to all the edges of my card to rough them up, then sponged ink on them all. I used 'elements of style' which was stamped in stazon and coloured with my blender pens. The happy birthday is from 'well scripted'. I think it's still a 'clean' card, but I'll have to challenge myself to do more 'distressed/vintage' looking cards. 

Go and have a look at the other design team's beautiful creations and why not join in on the fun!
Thanks for looking.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Festive Friday #11

Hello again! It's time for another Festive Friday and we're still all about Easter cards. I think this is my favourite card I have made in a while! 
Here it is...

I'll give you a quick run down of punches I've used. 
The clouds are the small scallop circle cut down to desired size, the fence was made from the word window, then glued onto two thin strips of card. The rabbit is from 1 1/4" circle for the body, the head is 1" circle and the ears are also from the 1" circle (Check further down for detail on how ears were done) The rabbits eyes and nose are from the owl punch. The butterflies are from beautiful wings embosslit, the flowers are the smallest flower on the boho punch and the grass is a strip of certainly celery, which I cut by hand. The 'easter' banner was created using 3/4" circle for the base, and the letters were punched from the 1/2" circle. The banner is then tied to some crochet wool and tied to two tooth picks. I dont own any alphabet stamps, so I used letters from 'Curly Cute' stamp set, to create the word 'easter'. I popped the fence and the rabbit up on dimensionals for added depth and pearls finish it off nicely. 

So there you have it - a 'brief' run down of punches used... still with me? :)

Now to create the ears, I did a few quick photos:

Punch out a circle.

Feed the circle half way into punch, then rotate card and feed other side in.
Here is what you will end up with from the one circle. Use the same method, but a smaller circle for the pink bits of the ear.

So now it's over to you.. pop past Nicole's blog to see what the other design team members have come up with and why not join in? 

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Published Cards

Hey there! I feel like I've neglected my blog for a little while. I have been creating, so I do have stuff to share with you :)

Any ways, I received some great news the other day... I was chosen as a runner up for Card maker of the year 2011, in the Australian Simply Cards magazine!
Here's my cards published!! - I must admit I was pretty excited to see my cards printed in an actual magazine!

Here is a photo of the individual cards so you can have a better look :)

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Festive Friday #9

Hi! Well it's time for another Festive Friday and we are focusing on Easter. Now not sure about you, but I dont generally send out easter cards, lazy I know. So when it came to making an easter card, I dont have any easter stamp sets, so this card is me thinking outside of the box.

When I think of Easter, I think of Jesus dying on the cross, rising again and giving us new life. Also even though we have Easter in Autumn here in Oz, I think of spring and all the beauty that comes with it. So thats were my card is coming from, the butterflies are representing the new life and the subtle colours are nice and fresh.

For the ring of butterflies, I punched out a 1 3/4" circle and glued all my butterflies from beautiful wings embosslit to it, so I could pop it up on dimensionals. I cut out two little leaves and cut them into sections, to get a more 'clustered' look. The 'Easter' was cut out with timeless alphabet and I added dots with my white gel pen, to give it more dimension and interest. Not sure if you can see, but around some of the butterflies and leaves I used my certainly celery marker (fine end) to add some dots.

This card took me ages to make! Even though every thing is cut out with my big shot, the layout and colours and detail took me a while. But having said that, I'm really happy with the result :)

So now that I've talked your ear off, why not go to Nicole's blog and check out what the design team have come up with and be inspired to create an Easter card!

Thanks for looking!