Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Happy Vegemite Day

I actually made a card for it this year; I had an idea yesterday and got up early this morning to put my "masterpiece" together.

Hehehe, that emu is so darn cute! And happy. Go the green and gold!

We're off to my sister-in-law's place for a BBQ - naturally - and I'm told there will be pavlova - though as a Kiwi before I became an Aussie, there's a bone of contention over the origins of the humble pav!  If you're a Strine too, have a Happy Australia Day and if you're not - try to have a good day anyway!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

The Sky's the Limit

It's always good to get more guy stamps in a new catalogue as masculine cards are something my ladies often ask for. The SAB freebie set 'The Sky's the Limit' is proving to be very popular and I can understand why - it has great images and a variety of sentiments in nice fonts: what more could we wish for?

So I sat and had a play with it, also incorporating the new World Traveller embossing folder from the Occasions catalogue. Here tis:

Materials used:
  • stamps - The Sky's the Limit
  • card - soft sky, whisper white, crumb cake
  • other - world traveller embossing folder, Big Shot, clear embossing powder, heat tool, scissors, Dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig, circle card thinlits, two-way glue pen, tweezers, sponge daubers

The piece of white card is edged with black ink to help define it and this also gives the illusion of another layer without the bulk of more card. My ladies love this trick!

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Year, New Stuff

Welcome to 2016! I see it's been a while since my last post...hmm, I'm getting bad at this! Not to worry, there's plenty of pretty new stuff to get your juices going today.

For my first class of the year we're going to be playing with goodies from the 2016 Occasions catalogue and also the Sale-a-bration catalogue - cos who doesn't love free stuff? Especially when the free stuff is so darn cute? Here we go -

First a celebration card chockablock full of new goodies that my daughter describes as 'just a bit cute'.

Materials used:

  • stamps - Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
  • card - basic black, mint macaron, whisper white, various glitter card (non SU) and It's My Party DSP (OC)
  • punches & dies - balloon punch (OC), deco labels framelits
  • other - Big Shot, white bakers twine, Blendabilities - daffodil delight and pumpkin pie, Dimensionals, Sahara sand marker, glue dots

A sweet pastel card that looks good enough to eat is next up. The ice cream cones were stamped on watercolour card and coloured using aqua painter and inks.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Honeycomb Happiness (SAB)
  • card - mint macaron, whisper white, watermelon wonder, watercolour and Birthday Bouquet DSP (OC)
  • other - aqua painter, white embossing powder, heat tool, Dimensionals

And our last card is a clean and simple one with just stamping and nothing else.

Materials used:
  • stamps - Picture Perfect
  • card - smoky slate, Bermuda bay, whisper white
  • inks - smoky slate, basic grey, basic black, Bermuda bay
  • other - Dimensionals

There's a Stampin' Up! video tutorial available for this stamp set at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdlYhBbX2h4&feature=em-uploademail

Great way to kick off another year of crafting happiness? I think so! Thanks for stopping by.


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