Monday, August 31, 2009

Wild About Choo Choo

Today I had a very productive day stamping with a friend we managed to put together a few cards using sets we haven't used as of yet. The first card I designed would make a great Birthday card for a young boy. I have versamarked the Train track on the bashful Blue card base, then Crimped Night of Navy before layering with the Real Red.

Sorry about the photo quality, I will have to get some lessons from the talented Sam Post her photos always look amazing.

Card Recipe

Stamp Sets: Choo Choo & Wild About You
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy & Real Red
Ink: Bashful Blue, Night of Navy, Real Red, Old Olive, More Mustard & Choc Chip

The second post is of one of the cards we made at last weeks class using the Tree Trimmings Set from our current catalogue (actually this isn't the original the other one was sabotaged or thats what the girls wanted to do to me by the end of this card) After setting up the string with the stamp-a ma-jig & doing a demo the poor girls couldn't understand why they couldn't line theirs up properly after they gave up & were lining it up by eye we realised we actually were using two tree trimming sets so the one we stamped for the Stamp-a-ma-jig was a different one to the one they were using needless to say there was lots of laughter because we were all saying we just must be having a bad day.
Card Recipe
Stamp Set: Tree Trimmings, Best Yet
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red & Kiwi Kiss
Designer Paper: Ski Slope
Inks: as per cardstock
Bye for Now
Happy Stamping

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Another Water Colour Crayon creation

Again another water colour crayon card using the same technique as in the previous post. I have left the layout very simple (thats definately a Fiona trait).
Stamp Set: Inspired By Nature & Upsy Daisy
Water Colour Crayons: So Safron, Rose Red, Regal Rose & Always Artichoke.
Cardstock: So Safron & Rose Red

Upsy Daisy Water Colour Crayon

Well after owning my water colour crayons for close to 2 years this is probably only the 2nd or 3rd time I have used them. & I love the effect
I have stuck to the layout I used on previous Upsy Daisy cards
As for the stamp I first misted it with water & then drew straight onto it with the crayon I then misted it again lightly before stamping onto Whisper white cardstock. I then finshed with some dazzling diamonds.
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Water Colour Crayons: Pixie Pink; YoYo Yellow, Only Orange, Lovely Lilac & Gable Green
Cardstock: Pixie Pink & Yo Yo Yellow

Saturday, August 29, 2009

How time Flys

Well I cant believe 2 1/2 weeks have past since my last post, I did have good intentions to keep regular posts happening but seemed to have dropped the ball once again the upside is I been doing lots of creating I just need to take some photos during the day time.
The cards below were made using the Petal Pizzaz stamp set I have kept the layout very simple & with clean lines. I loved using Riding Hood Red with the Whisper White & the flowers finished off with a white pearl from the Pretties kit, the second card I have added So Safron for a little warmth & finished with a little Bling Brad also from the Pretties kit

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bugs & Kisses

Today's post is a card which we made at last fortnights class, Its a great card for little boys & looks great in using the Bold Brights Range

Friday, August 7, 2009

Circle Circus

I have made some very simple cards using Circle Circus I also made matching wrapping paper using an A3 piece of copy Paper.

This card was made using Only Orange & Pixie Pink

This card uses Chocolate Chip & Brocade Blue

Craft Room Update

It has been months since we decided to build a craft room & yesterday saw the concrete slab go down next will be the frame & roof trusses . My room will have its own bathroom & kitchenette facilities & lovely views to the Brindabella Mountains. I plan to hold more weekend stamp workshops with 2 Planned for October & November providing the room is finished (I will have to keep the pressure on).I can use the house it just means Robert has to take the kids away for the weekend.
Party Hearty cards for everyone &
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Happy Stamping

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Another Please Forgive Me Post

This post is to all the lovely ladies out there who have told me I need to update my blog & I did promise Michelle today whilst out shopping that I would go home & do something so I hope this wets everyone's appetite till I can photograph some more creations, I promise I will be back by Friday.
Below are a couple of cards I have made during the time I was Missing in Action, I dont think I picked a stamp up for 4-5 weeks but I seem to be back on track now

Fifth Ave

The 2 cards below are some RAKS I made in a range of colours for an online stamping group I belong to, I made them in five colours Pink Pirouette, Barely Banana, Brocade Blue, Perfect Plum & Regal Rose

A Post at last & Boys will be Boys

Let me start by saying I am sorry I haven't updated my post for 2 months I don't even have a good excuse other than life has been extremely busy, & my first post isn't even stamping.

But I just love these photos of my son & for those who know him, know he spends 95% of his time outside playing, working with his dad or riding his beloved motorbike & on this day he spent most of the day riding but towards the end of the day he couldn't resist riding through the near empty dam & bogging his bike, By the time he had walked back to the house to get a rope & the 4x4 bike & trailer to pull his own bike free & put it in the back, it was nearly dark my husband intent on teaching him a lesson, let him do this on his own after not coming up from the dam for about 10 minutes Robert & I got in the car & drove down to find he had now bogged the 4x4 bike, at this point I am in hysterics laughing & Robert is cursing because he didn't want to get covered in mud anyway all was good & when they got back to the shed James still had to clean his bike & as you can see he was still enjoying himself, its a bit of a competition with his dad when they are ride together, he who comes back with the most mud WINS!!!!! & he knew he was a winner. What can I say Boys will be Boys & still be cute