Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Their is so many people to thank I would really love to begin with Shazz's hubby....Mark Pratten, THANKYOU for putting my computer system together for the show, wow did this work like magic and worked so so fast so everyone could enjoy their shopping and be in and out really quickly if they wanted to. *mwah*..
Massive Thankyou to all my helpers Shazz Pratten, Lisa Kamphuis, Nicky Amber, Sarah Rickard, Annie Zorzo, June Burtonwood, Di Hasthorpe, My mum (who took the below pics for us), my hubby and Kiddies.
Here is some pics my mother took for us while we were very busy serving and looking after everyone
Everyone Shopping, having fun & me accually getting to chat to friends/customers was a real treat! Also got to meet up with the lovely Chelle (Michelle Jamieson) and her gorgeous kiddies!
Here is Shazz & Mark putting things right for me for day 2 on the computer system....*mwah*
Thanks to my mum for taking these or I wouldn't have had them to show you all.
Thankyou for everyone that stoped by and said hi, it was a pleasure to meet you all and hope to see you all at my shop soon!
better be going and get ready for work!
have a great day
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is a trifold card....
...which opens to reveal the second part of the greeting....
...and then opens up once again with a blank space for a personalised message.
Here is a list of the products I have used...
* Chromatics 'Olive' cardstock
* Graphic 45 patterned papers from the gorgeous Botanicabella range
* A2Z Scraplets Tree 7 (I have used the smaller one of the two in the pack)
* Leaf and small flower stamps (the ones I have used are from Stampin' Up)
* Large flower and butterfly stamps (these ones are from Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps 'Second Nature' by Rhonna Farrer)
* Assorted Versacolor Stamp spots
* Kaisercraft rubons 'Type Alpha' (I really love the grungey look of these)
* Kaisercraft Pearls and Rhinestones
* Birch Pearl Trimming in black
* Coloured dual point markers
To make the card itself, take the olive cardstock and cut to 305mm x 200mm and then score it twice at the 101mm and 203mm mark (measuring along the longer side). Fold to overlap one side over the other.
Next take the green leafy side of the Graphic 45 'Secret Garden' paper and cut 2 pieces 195mm x 97mm (this size gives you a nice little border of cardstock around the edge of the card), ink the edges with a darker colour ink pad (I have used a Versacolor Stamp Spot in the colour 'Bamboo'). Then attach these to the two flaps of the card with double-sided tape.
To make the tree on the front take the A2Z Scraplets Chipboard Tree and glue to back of the Graphic 45 'Love Letters' patterned paper. Make sure that the adhesive covers the chipboard completely before sticking down. I used Pritt Power Gel for mine.
Once the glue has dried carefully cut around the edge of the chipboard with a craft knife.
Sand the edges for a nice smooth finish.
Finally colour the edges with a darker brown marker.
Stamp light brown cardstock with a leaf stamp multiple times in assorted autumn tonings and cut out each image leaving a little border for contrast.
Arrange the elements on the front of the card and be sure to carefully work out the placing of the rubon letters for the wording. When you're happy with the arrangement, do the rubons first, then glue down the tree, and finally the leaves. I have stuck some of the leaves flat onto the paper with double-sided tape and others with 3D foam squares to give it dimension.
As a final touch, the word 'autumn' is outlined with a fine-tip marker.
The inside flap of the card is done in a similar way using flowers of different shapes, sizes and colours. Arrange the flowers around the wording and finish with pearls and rhinestones.
Stamp two butterflies onto transparency with StazOn Ink (normal ink will not dry on transparency) and cut out. Attach a small strip of the beaded trim to the bodies of the butterflies with clear adhesive.
Attach to the flowers by adding a small amount of glue to the underside of the body where it won't be visible.
Finally outline the word 'spring' with a pink fine-tip marker.
I hope you like the card I've created.
Until next time...happy card-making! xxx
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Friday, August 27, 2010
Today I would like to show you some inchie stamps, which are especially designed to create inchies with. For these cards I have used 'inchie stamps' from Inkadinkado. Tan also sells this wonderful set of of clear stamps. There are 23 clear stamps and they are just gorgeous and so versatile. You find these 'inchie stamps' HERE. Here are the four cards I made:
I made the first card by stamping four of the 'special thoughts' images directly onto the white cardstock. I used Stazon ink, because I wanted to use my water colour pencils to colour the images. If I had used pigment ink, the images would have gotten very blurry.This is what the images looked like when I coloured them in:
Since I coloured the images with watercolour pencils, I added a bit of water with a tiny brush and 'painted' the images a bit brighter:
Now ... after all those weeks of showing inchies it is your turn! I'd love to see you create some cards and/ or layout using inchies! Or ... if inchies aren't your thing, why not try
- Rinchies (1 inch round)
- Twinchies (2 x 2 inches)
- PSI = Plus Size Inchie (1 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches) ?
I'd love to see what you made, so please make sure you upload it in our gallery!
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I have used:
"A father is someone who carries pictures in his wallet where his money used to be."
cardstock, scored at 3.5inches and folded up from the bottom.
I used scraps of patterned paper to line the inside of the wallet and to make a small pocket. I used some machine stitching around the edges to help it look like a real wallet.
don't forget there is still 25% off all papers during the month of August!
Happy creating and have a great day!!
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Thankyou heaps Ruby, love this mini book lots
Thankyou for reading
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
1. Use Sophie diecut as base
2. Cut the teal mesh to 30 cm – cut on the angle on the left hand side
3. Matt 6 inch x 4 inch portrait photo onto matt – using reverse side of floral paper – I have cut it to measure 5 inches by 6 ½ inches. I have then inked the edges of the matt. When setting the photo onto matt- I have put it more toward the right side of the matt
4. Adhere mesh and photo and matt on an angle
5. Cut scallop edge from label of paper ink edges and adhere to bottom of teal mesh
6. Cut out a variety of florals and flourishes from the patterned paper. I have inked all these edges
7. Adhere this in a cluster at the bottom left of the photo
8. Take some flowers and attach in a small cluster at top and bottom of photo.
9. I have used a Kaiser key and decorated the centre of the key with the coordinating paper.
10. Add title
There are loads of grogeous papers to choose from so go take a look!!