Friday, September 28, 2012

Funky and Bright

G'day. I hope this finds you enjoying warmer weather (if you are in Australia :) Today I'm sharing a card which I made last year and still haven't shared it with you. I case'd it from this card, which I fell in love with.

I wanted to used bold, bright colours, so melon mambo, old olive and pumpkin pie were my msin colours, I then bordered them with soft suede and matted it all onto crumb cake. The ribbon and the pearls are from Kaiser Craft. The sentiment is from 'short and sweet' and the leaves are from 'funky four'. I love using stamps in a way I wouldn't think of using them. I cropped out the images with the oval punch and matted them onto the same coloured card stock cropped from the wide oval punch. When I was placing the image panels I accidently placed them onto the same colour background as I wanted to mix it up a bit, but I think this still works.

Thanks for looking :)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Kindy Thank You Presents #1

Hi, I thought I'd pop in and show you a few of the little thank you presents I made for my DD kindy teachers.
I have seen these all around the internet. They are silver bottle caps, which have been flattened. I punched out a 1" circle and covered it with an epoxy sticker and glued the whole thing to the center of the cap. I then added a magnet to the back and voila!

This one is using sweet stitches:

And this one uses everyday enchantment:

I have three more to show you, but the teachers haven't received them yet, so I'll share them after.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, September 21, 2012

Festive Friday #37 - Colour Challenge

Hi all! It's time again for another Festive Friday and Nicole has a colour challenge for us.

Now when I saw these colours I was stumped on how to put river rock into my creation, as I NEVER use it. So this is what I came up with:

I used the dsp from the paper stack for both cherry cobbler and always artichoke. I had run out of always artichoke card, so to border the dsp, I used some seam binding and I think it works a treat :) The snowflake and sentiment are from 'snow swirled' and stamped in cherry cobbler. I did a small border of always artichoke around my main image and matted it all onto the dreaded colour - river rock. I added some pearls along the sides for balance and I was done.

Come and join us this week and link your creation up to the little frog on Nicole's blog, we love to see what you come up with!

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Just Us Girls #154 - Rainbows

Hi! I'm back with a card I made for this weeks challenge at Just Us Girls. The challenge is to use rainbow colours as your challenge. My DD is about to finish kindy this week and I wanted to make the teachers a card each. This is one that I came up with:

I used strips of polka dot dsp from stampin Ups brights collection to create my rainbow. I then cut out my 'thanks' sentiment with the timeless type alphabet, in white card and covered it with glossy accents for a bit of 'pop'. I've matted it all onto black card and the base is crumb cake. In real life this card it so vibrant and fun and I think perfect for a kindy teacher!

Here's the challenge:

If you have a chance to, go past Just Us Girls, as the design teams creations are amazing. 
Thanks for looking :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Sweet Sunday meets Paper Players

Hi all! I feel like it's been ages since I've joined in with any challenges, but I came across this weeks Sweet Sunday Sketch and The Paper Players have a beautiful colour combo, so here's my creation combining both of the challenges:

I really loved this designer series paper and didn't want to cover it up with a solid piece of card, so I used some vellum -  I'm not too sure if I really like it, but hey, you get that though.

Here's the sketch I used:

And the beautiful colour combo:

If you have a chance to, go past both blogs as the design creations are amazing!
Thanks for looking :)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Everything Beautiful

Good morning! I needed some quick cards which had a Bible verse on them. I saw this card from Dawn and knew it was a perfect layout.

I used some scrap dsp from my stash, mounted the strips onto crumb cake, then stitched around it with my sewing machine. I used some crochet twine to wrap around the panel and added a button from Kaiser Craft. The verse is from Verve and it's stamped in soft suede. I love how easily this came together.

Thanks for looking :)

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Just Add Ink #134 - Polka Dots

Hi! I wanted to join in with Just Add Ink this week, as the challenge was to use polka dots. Now not sure about you, but polka dots are my 'go to' when it comes to patterns.
Here's my creation:

This is actually a spin off a tri fold card from Shelli. As soon as I saw her card, I knew I wanted to give it a go. I changed the shapes to the framelits labels and I used marina mist and rose red for my polka dot DSP, a so saffron which I dry embossed with the perfect polka dot EB folder. I framed my sentiment framelit with some silver glimmer paper, I added some silver pearls down one side and tied it all together with some pear pizzaz seam binding. I used crumb cake for my base and matted it onto some rose red. I was pretty happy with the end result, and will definitely make a few more of these in the future.

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Festive Friday #35 - Designer Series Paper

Good morning! It time for another Festive Friday challenge, and this week its all about Designer Series Paper (DSP). I wanted to use DSP in another way, other than sticking a big piece on as a background. So I go thinking and this is what I came up with:

I cut out 1 cm strips of "Be of good cheer" DSP and cut them on an angle, so I could gat a 'fan effect'. I started with the center strip and worked out my pattern and followed through with it on both sides of the center. I LOVE how it turned out and I want to use this effect for other cards with different DSP. I wanted to emboss my greeting, but I dont have cherry cobbler embossing powder, so I stamped my greeting in versa mark then tapped it on my cherry cobbler ink pad, stamped it, then clear embossed it. I it looks great in real life, to finish off the panel I added some rhinestones for a bit of bling. The whole DSP panel is on dimensionals to really make it pop!

So we'd love to see how you used DSP, so upload your creations to Nicole's blog and while you're there check out all the other great design team creations. 

Thanks for looking :)

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Father's Day

Hi! Well tomorrow is Father's day here in Australia, and this is a card which I CASE'd from Dawn Olchefske. I loved how simple it is - a few good elements with clean lines - my kind of 'guy' card :)

I made two of these - one for my Dad and my Father-in-law and it took about a half hour for both! The colours I used are not quite navy, crumb cake and whisper white. I used the ties and sentiment from 'Best Dad ever' - such a great guy stamp set :) 

My kids are going to give Hubby this card for Father's day. It's one of my Festive Friday design submissions. 

Thanks for looking and hope all the Dad's have a great day tomorrow!