Sunday, 28 December 2014


Hi everyone, I would like to share with you my card I have made for this week's challenge at Retro Sketches.

My card has some more sneak peaks from the Occasions Catalogue being launched on 2 January 2015.  I have used one of the die cuts from the 'Artisan Embellishment Kit' along with the 'Butterfly Basics' stamps set, 'Butterflies' Thinlits dies and White Jute Ribbon.  The sentiment is from the 'And Many More' stamp set that is available in the current Annual Catalogue.


Friday, 26 December 2014

You're My Anchor

Hi everyone, hope you had a great Christmas Day.  I certainly did with catching up with my family and friends.  A good laugh and catch up along with great food and company makes for a great day.

This is a card that I made for the Mojo Monday Challenge a couple of weeks ago but did not get around to posting it.  So I thought that I would still share it with you as it is a great sneak peak at some of the products in the new Occasions Catalogue due for release on 2 January, 2015.

I have used the stamp set "Guy Greetings" which is a really cool set with lots of images and sentiments for that special male person or people in our lives.  The DSP is from the "Adventure Bound" Designer Series Paper Stack which has some great new style papers in it.   Did you notice the new White Jute Ribbon, this is also in the new Occasions Catalogue.


Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Butterflies ...

Merry Christmas everyone.

The pressies are wrapped, food done and we are now waiting for Santa, he should be half way across Australia by now.  So to fill in a bit of time I made my card for the Mojo Monday Challenge this week.
For my card I have used some of the new products in the Occasions Catalogue due for release on 2 January, 2015.  The stamp set is "Butterfly Basics" with the matching "Butterflies" Thinlits. I have also used some of the Blushing Bride Rosette Trim in the Artisan Embellishment Kit along with some Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim and DSP from the "Something Borrowed" paper pack.  


Monday, 15 December 2014

Happy Wonderful Christmas

Hi everyone, I would like to share my card that I have made for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge this week.

Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch 122 for week starting Dec. 16, 2014. #papercraftcrew #stampinup #cardsketch #papercrafts

I recently saw a card posted by Ann Schach where multiple mat layers were used.  I loved the effect so have incorporated this into my card for the PCCCS122 challenge.  I have used the 'Wondrous Wreath' stamp set on my card and the DSP is from 'Under the Tree' Specialty Designer Series Paper pack.  Colour scheme of Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Kraft and Gold.


Saturday, 13 December 2014

Bokeh Blue

The challenge this week at Pals Paper Arts is a colour challenge:

These colours are so out of my comfort zone.  I had a few false starts in creating my card and then remembered a technique that I wanted to try 'Bokeh, so I gave it a go.  I love the out of focus finish to the card and I have added some Bermuda Bay Taffeta ribbon and a 'Something Borrowed' embellishment from the new Occasions Catalogue which is due for release in January 2015.

The stamp set that I have used, 'Big Day', is a sneak peak on one of the great stamp sets that you can get for free when you spend $90 or more during the months of January to March 2015.


Tuesday, 9 December 2014

A Little Triangle Box for Christmas Goodies

Hi everyone, I would like to share with you a little triangle box perfect for some Christmas Goodies.

Take half a piece of A4 cardstock (this should be an A5 size, 21cm x 14.8cm) and score in half on the 21cm side at 10.5cm.  On the 14.8cm edge put a small pencil mark at 7.4cm (this is the middle point), do this to the top and bottom.  Score from this 7.4cm pencil mark to the 10.5cm score line point on the edge of the 21cm side, it should be on the diagonal.  Crease all fold lines and fold into a triangle shape.  Punch a hole in the middle of each side of the smallest triangles, the holes should be on either side of the back opening.  Thread ribbon thought the hole, put your goodies in and tie the ribbon into a bow to close.  Hopefully this makes sense.

The stars have been created by using the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and coordinating dies, Gold Encore ink, Brushed Gold cardstock, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  The 'Merry Christmas' is from the Petite Pairs stamp set, finished off with a gold button and the Gold Metallic Bakers twine.  I used the "Under the Tree" Specialty DSP as it is a cardstock weight kraft sheet with colour print perfect for boxes and Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon on these cute little boxes.

Xmas Stars 

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Christmas Time Again

Hi everyone, I would like to share a card with you that I have made using the "Under the Tree" Specialty DSP.  I have seen these candles on several other cards and I really liked the simple design of them.   The flame in the candle is the bird wing from the "Bird Builder" punch, punched from Champagne Glimmer paper.   I made the garland around the bottom of the candles using the "Wondrous Wreath" stamp set and the matching framelits.  I cut the wreath in half to create the garland, so you can get two cards out of the one wreath. The sentiment is from the "Teeny Tiny Sentiments" stamp set.

Friday, 21 November 2014

Party Time Perth

I was recently invited to do a 15 minute "WOW" presentation at the Party Time Perth event held on 8 November, 2014.  It was a terrific day, and the presentations were so inspirational.  The display was out of this world, I did not know where to look first with so many beautiful and creative ideas.  I certainly went home inspired.

Well back to my "WOW" presentation.  I was so organised at home having decided on a theme of vintage, I had made my notes and decided on what I was going to say, cinch you say.  Well, when I got up on stage to do my presentation, the heart started beating at a great rate of knots and stage fright set in.  All my carefully prepared presentation went out the window.  I was so nervous and I can't even remember what I said.  It must have been okay, as people were congratulating me (either that or they were just being very nice to me).  Either way I went home a happy camper.

This is the card that I made for the presentation.

Saturday, 27 September 2014

Tutorial "Snowy Christmas Village"

Hi everyone, I have been asked how I made the card "Snowy Christmas Village" so here it is:

Stampin’ Up ‘Lovely as a Tree’, ‘Holiday Home’ and ‘Petite Pairs’ Stamp Sets
Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads – Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Real Red
Cardstock – Brushed Gold, Night of Navy and Whisper White
Watercolour Paper
A4 copy paper (1 sheet)
Post-it Notes
White Embossing Powder
Gold Embossing Powder
Versamark Ink Pad
Staz-on Black Stamp Pad
1 ¼” Circle Punch
Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Banner Framelits Dies
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Blender Pen
White Gel Pen
Making Fluid
Heat Gun
Double sided tape
Stampin’ Dimensionals
Sponge Daubers



Cut a piece of A4 Brushed Gold Cardstock in half to make card base
Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm (for inside of card)
Cut a piece of Night of Navy Cardstock 9.5cm x 13.8m
Cut 2 pieces of Whisper White Cardstock 9cm x 13.3cm
A piece of Watercolour paper 11.5cm x 15cm for houses (these are cut out with die)
Scrap of Brushed Gold Cardstock for sentiment
Cut 2 pieces of A4 copy paper 10cm x 14.3cm


Fold the piece of Brushed Gold cardstock in half to create the card base.

Take a piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 12.8cm and using the toothbrush flick the Masking Fluid over it.  Set aside to dry.

Take the other piece of Whisper White cardstock 9cm x 12.8cm and place the oval die on it, making sure that it is in the centre (use the 5th largest die. Eg. count five dies out from the centre of the set) and cut out with the Bigshot.  Put this piece in the Perfect Polka Dots  embossing folder making sure that it is straight and put in through the Bigshot.

Tear the 2 pieces of A4 copy paper to create the masks for the snow banks.  You will need three snow bank masks.

Take the 9cm x 12.8cm piece of Whisper White with the Masking Fluid on it and put the embossed piece over the top and draw around the oval lightly with a pencil.   This creates the section where you are going to create your scene.  Put the embossed piece to one side for the moment.

Punch out a circle using the 1 ¼” circle punch and the Post-it Notes.  Position this on the top right corner of the oval, this is the moon.

Position the first snow bank mask on the background piece, about halfway down.  I stuck the sides down to the desk mat with tape so I did not have to worry about it moving and I only had to hold the background piece in place when stamping and sponging. Next stamp the trees from the ‘Lovely as a Tree’ stamp set using Always Artichoke, making sure that  you do not go onto the moon. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig for this step.  If you want the moon behind the trees then remove the moon mask while stamping the trees but put it back on before sponging on the sky.  Clean the stamp, move the Stamp-a-ma-jig mask over a fraction and stamp with Versamark ink.  Emboss with White Embossing Powder and heat set.  Do not remove the snow bank mask from the mat, just slide your background piece out while you emboss it as you need to put the piece back under the mask for the sponging of the sky.

Using Soft Sky, then Marina Mist then Night of Navy sponge on the sky creating some light patches and some dark patches.  Remove the Moon mask and sponge on Soft Sky and then Marina Mist, making sure to leave a small edge on the moon. Put the next snow bank mask on and sponge with Soft Sky, Marina Mist then Night of Navy, making sure that you leave some white for the snow and the darkest edge is to the bottom of the mask.  Do the same to create the third snow bank.

Stamp the Santa Sleigh and Reindeers at the top of the piece going over the top of the trees and in front of the moon.  Also stamp this on the Whisper White cardstock piece for the inside of the card, I put the image on the bottom right hand corner.  Using your finger gently rub over the card to remove the masking fluid.  You can use an Adhesive Remover.  If you need to add more ink over the Moon to take out any areas that are too white, do so now.
Adhere the embossed piece over the top of the background piece to frame the scene.  Adhere to the Night of Navy cardstock and adhere to the Brushed Gold card base.  Adhere the  inside card piece at this stage also.

Stamp the ‘Merry Christmas” on a piece of Brushed Gold cardstock with Versamark ink and emboss it with Gold Embossing Powder.  Cut this out with the smallest of the Banner Framelits dies.  Adhere to front of card, you can leave this until you have completed the houses and positioned them to see where you want to position the sentiment.

Stamp two of the house images from the “Holiday Homes” on the Watercolour paper using Black Staz-on.  Using the blender pen colour the houses using Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Real Red on one house and Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip (for chimney), So Saffron and Real Red on the other house.  Stamp the Christmas lights across the front of the houses with Versamark ink and emboss with Gold embossing powder, heat set.  Cut houses out with the Homemade Holiday Homes Framelits dies, you may need to hand trim some of the edge.  I put some snow on the houses using a White Gel pen.  The houses were then adhered to the front of the card using dimensionals.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers ....

Hi everyone, this is another card made with this weeks favourite colour scheme of Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Whisper White.   It was inspired by a piece of Wall Art I saw in recently saw in a magazine, I loved the colour scheme and all the flowers.  The Wall Art piece was made with non Stampin' Up products, but I adapted what I had to create my card.

CFK100 (2)

Saturday, 20 September 2014

Four Feathers

Hi everyone, I would like to share with you my card that I made for this week's challenge at Mojo Monday.

I love the colour scheme of Early Espresso, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate with a bit of White (this week's favourite).  Two of the feathers were created by placing colour on the stamp with Stampin' Write Markers spritzing with water and then stamping on Whisper White before cutting out with the matching framelits die.  The background was created with the stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, second generation stamped in Early Espresso on Smoky Slate.  The edges were inked with Early Espresso. DSP is from the Trim The Tree paper pack.


Snowy Christmas Village

I was so inspired by Pamela T Stoner's card "Snowy Village Holiday Homes" that I had to make this card myself.  Once I worked out the technique it was as simple as embossing, masking and sponging.  This is the card I made the same as Pamela's card.

This is my take on Pamela's card using the same snowy scene background and the houses from the  Holiday Home stamp set.


Sunday, 14 September 2014

Vintage Embossed Vellum

Hi everyone, I would like to share a card with you that I made, inspired by a card Julee Tilman made by embossing vellum and inking it to give it a vintage feel.  I loved the look of the embossed vellum over the DSP to give it hint of colour behind.  I have put the instructions below on how I made this card.



Stampin’ Up “Flower Patch” and “And Many More” Stamp Sets
Classic Stampin’ Ink Pads – Pool Party, Island Indigo, Baked Brown Sugar and Memento Black
Cardstock – Naturals White, Basic Black, Pool Party
DSP – Subtles Paper Pack and Flashback Paper Stack
Argyle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Decorative Label Punch
Flower Fair Framelits Dies
Pearls Basic Jewels
Basic Black Candy Dots from the Neutrals Pack
Linen Thread
Basic Black Chevron Ribbon
Distressing Tool
Double sided tape
Stampin’ Dimensionals

Cut a piece of A4 Naturals White Cardstock in half lengthwise
Cut 2 pieces of Basic Black Cardstock 10cm x 14.3cm (1 for inside of card)
Cut 1 piece of Naturals White Cardstock 9.5cn x 13.8cm (for inside of card)
Cut a piece of Pool Party DSP from the Subtles paper pack 9.5cm x 13.8cm
Cut a piece of Vellum 9.5cm x 13.8cm
Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock 6.4cm x 8.9cm
Cut a piece of Pool Party DSP from “Flashback” paper stack 5.9cm x 8.4cm
Cut a piece of Naturals White Cardstock 5cm x 14cm for leaves
Cut a piece of Pool Party Cardstock 6cm x 6cm for flower
Cut a piece of Naturals White 5cm x 9cm for sentiment

Fold the piece of Naturals White Cardstock in half to create the card base.

Distress all the edges of the DSP and Cardstock pieces apart from those pieces for the flower, leaves and sentiment.  Sponge all edges with Baked Brown Sugar ink.
Put the piece of Vellum in the Argyle Embossing Folder and put it through the Bigshot.  Adhere this to the piece of Pool Party DSP 9.5cm x 138cm with some double sided tape, the DSP should now be completely cover with the colour reflecting slightly through the Vellum. You only need to put the tape in the corners and a small piece half way on the sides.  Adhere this to the Basic Black Cardstock mat and then lightly sponge Baked Brown Sugar on the embossed vellum to give it an aged look, go lightly with the sponging.  Create two folds in the Basic Black Chevron Ribbon on one end and also create a flag end on the ribbon.  Adhere this to the embossed Vellum and Basic Black Cardstock piece about 3cm up from bottom of this piece.  Adhere this to the card front.

Adhere the distressed DSP from the Flashback Paper Pack onto the Basic Black mat.  Stamp the sentiment in Black onto the Naturals White Cardstock and punch out using the Decorative Labels punch.  Adhere to the top right corner of the panel piece, making sure that it is behind the panel with only the sentiment showing (you do not want the entire punched piece showing).  Adhere this to the Vellum card front over the Chevron Ribbon.

Stamp the flower image in Pool Party on Pool Party Cardstock and then stamp the flower centre in Island Indigo.  Stamp the leaves in Memento Black on Naturals White Cardstock.  Cut out using the Flower Fair Framelits.  Ink edges with Baked Brown Sugar.   Make a bow with the Linen Thread.  Position the leaves, Linen Thread bow and flower on the small panel.  Add three Basic Black Candy Dots to the top right of the card and a Pearl to the flower centre.

Inside of card – mat the Naturals Ivory (make sure edges have been inked with Baked Brown Sugar) onto the Basic Black.  Adhere to inside of card.  You can decorate with a strip of DSP or by making another flower.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #166

Hi everyone, I would like to share my card with you that I have made for the challenge this week at The Deconstructed Sketch based on this great sketch.

Deconstructed Sketch 166

For my card I have used the Confetti Celebration DSP with a colour scheme of Basic Gray, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Strawberry Slush.  The tag was made using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Basic Black Bakers Twine, a black button and Candy Dots.  Stamp set used is the "Really Good Greetings".


Sunday, 17 August 2014


This is my card that I have made for the challenge this week at The Deconstructed Sketch using this terrific sketch by Jen.
Deconstructed Sketch No. 164
For my card I have used the Flower Pot DSP with cardstock Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, and Night of Navy.  The flowers are from the Beautiful Bunch stamp set with the leaves punch using the Bird Builder punch.  The sentiment is from the Good Greetings stamp set.


Feathers with a Glitz

Hi everyone, I would like to share my card with you that I have made for the challenge this week at Mojo Monday.

I have used a new Framelits Die for my feathers, which is a little sneak peak on some of the goodies which will be available in the Holiday Catalogue being launched on the 28 August.  I cut the feathers from the Champagne Glimmer paper, the sentiment is from the stamp set "Really Good Greetings" and the DSP is from the "Back to Black" paper pack and also the "Neutrals" paper stack.  A few gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim were added for a bit of extra bling and a Very Vintage Designer Button was added with some Linen Thread to finish.


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

You're a Star

Hi everyone, I would like to share my card with you that I have made for the challenge this week at Mojo Monday.

I created the background by inking the Arrows textured impressions embossing folder with Chocolate Chip ink and using a piece of Naturals Ivory cardstock put it through the Bigshot.  The base card is Chocolate Chip and the DSP is the Neutrals DSP Stack and Flower Pot DSP paper pack.  The images are from the Pictogram Punches, with the small stars punch out using the star punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The Crushed Curry star was created using the Stars Framelits.


Just an update - I was lucky enough to be an August Winner at Mojo Monday
which made my day when I found out.

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Mojo #355

Hi everyone, I would like to share my card with you that I have made for the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday this week.
I really liked the vintage look that I used in my picture frames from yesterday, so I have used the same colours for my card. 

I inked and stamped the Typeset DPS with Lost Lagoon and Baked Brown Sugar using the "Kinda Eclectic" stamp set.  The sentiment is from the "And Many More" stamp set and a butterfly has been added from the "Papillon Potpourri" stamp set.  The pearls for the flower centres were coloured using the bronze blendability from the skin tone set.

mojo 355

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Vintage Typeset

I have been getting back into scrapbooking (my first love before I got into card making).  I made these 3 picture frames to hang on my wall, and as the photographs are of my grand parents and great grand mother and great uncle I wanted to give the frames a vintage feel.

I purchased the 6" x 6" scrapbooking frames from Spotlight.  They are raw wood so I made a distress wash of Baked Brown Sugar with 5 drops of reinker with a little water to distress them with.  Once this colour was dried I found is was not quite the colour that I was after, so I made another distress wash with Early Espresso and painted this over the Baked Brown Sugar.  This is the colour that I was happy with for my frames, it ended up like a Walnut Stain finish.

I used the Typeset Specialty DSP to cover all the frames.

For the first frame I randomly sponged on some Lost Lagoon and then stamped the leaf stamp from the Kinda Electic stamps set in Baked Brown Sugar.  All the edges were inked with Baked Brown Sugar.

Vintage Typeset

For the second frame I sponged Lost Lagoon on a piece of Basic Black Neutrals Paper Stack DSP for the background.  Again all the edges were inked with Baked Brown Sugar.

Vintage Typeset 1

For the third frame I stamped butterflies from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set in Baked Brown Sugar over the Typeset DSP.  The background piece had the leaf stamp from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set stamped randomly with Lost Lagoon.

Vintage Typeset 2

All Abloom

Hi everyone, I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks as it was the end-of-financial year at work and I was a little bit busy, so had no time to get my hands into paper and ink.  I had a lovely day today catching up with some of the ideas that I had, to use some of the terrific new products in the new Annual Catalogue.  I completed 3 cards and 3 picture frames (these will be in a separate post).

I made a set of cards using the All Abloom DSP Paper Stack, the Flower Patch stamp set and the matching Flower Fair Framelits dies along with the new Kraft cardstock and the Large Polka Dot Textured embossing folder.  I inked all the edges with Crumb Cake and also lightly sponged Crumb Cake across the Large Polka Dot embossed piece of Kraft cardstock.  The base cards are made from the Naturals White cardstock.




Saturday, 12 July 2014

Happy Blooming Birthday

Hi everyone, I would like to share my card with you that I created for the Mojo Monday Challenge based on this terrific sketch. 
I have use some new products from the Annual Catalogue with a colour scheme of Baked Brown Sugar, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.  The flowers and sentiment are from the "Flower Patch" stamp set with the matching "Flower Fair" Framelits Dies.  The DSP is from the "Lullaby" paper pack.  To finish off I added some sequins from the 2013-2015 In-Colour Sequin Assortment embellishments.


Friday, 20 June 2014


Hi everyone, I have been making cards today using up some of my Bits-n-Pieces (these seem to have been growing at a great rate lately, so I must use them up).   I was inspired to do this using this week's sketch challenge at Retro Sketches.

This is the card I made using my Bits-n-Pieces from the Modern Medley DSP and Neutrals DSP Paper Stack.  It is amazing how far these strips and off cuts go.  I inked over some of the DSP using Baked Brown Sugar to give the Brown, Black and Cream colour theme that I was after.

While I was on a roll I also made another two cards using up my Bits-n-Pieces.  It was like doing patchwork but with paper and card, what fun.  This one was made using 1 1/4" squares mounted on 1 3/8" squares, then placed on the diagonal.

I used the new Alphabet Rotary stamp to create the sentiment on the last card.  I can see me using this a lot to create titles for my cards and also for scrapbook pages, the ideas are endless.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Calendar Block

Hi everyone, I would like to share with you a Calendar Block I made using the new "Lullaby" DSP available in the 2014-15 Catalogue from 1 July 2014 and the Project Life Day to Day stamp set and Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies which are available to order now.  The colour scheme is Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Whisper White.  I have also used the 2013-14 In-colour Paper Stack and inked all the edges of every piece with Baked Brown Sugar.

I saw a similar project recently (not using the Project Life stamp sets and die) however I have adapted it to make the numbers magnetic and positioned on the outside of the box and changed the shape of the box.  I used Coaster Board as I thought that it would be more sturdy and durable, as there is no year on the calendar hopefully it will last for a few years.  Another idea I had after I made it, was to create a list of the days of the month to be put on the back of the Month pages to create a Birthday Book on the calendar as well.  I did not get around to do this, but I thought it would add to the project and make a lovely gift for someone special.

I started with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar cardstock 6" x 8 3/4", scored 2 1/4" on all sides.  On the long edge cut on the 2 1/4" score line to the other 2 1/4" score line running the length of the cardstock.  Cut away small wedges as this makes creating the box easier.  Fold all the score lines.  Your cardstock piece should look like the picture below.

Put glue on the outside of the tabs and fold up to create the box.  This is just a basic box creation.  Cut a piece of DSP and adhered this to the outside of the box, easing around the edges of the side of the box.  Cut another strip of co-ordinating DSP and punch a scalloped edge using the Scallop Edge Border Punch.  Adhere this to the top of the DSP on the outside of the box to decorate.

I put two 12mm x 1mm disc magnets on the inside of the box and covered these with self adhesive spot plasters and then put a piece of DSP 2" x 4" over the top to keep them in place.  The magnets and self adhesive spot plasters are available from Aussie Magnets.

For the month pages cut Coaster Board 4" x 5", you will need 12 of these.  I did try double siding these, but the box base was too narrow for the height of the calendar block and kept tipping over, so 12 pieces it is.  The DPS is 3 3/4" x 4 3/4", I have used 2 sheets of Baked Brown Sugar from the 2013-14 In-colour Paper Stack.  I made all the month pages the same design but you can mix it up, it is your choice.

I stamped the months from the Project Life Day to Day Stamp Set in Baked Brown Sugar ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies and adhered to the top of the page, make sure that you do not put them too low as you will not be able to read them over the day of the week piece.  The small flower was punched out using the Petite Petals Punch and Coastal Cabana DSP from the 2013-14 In-colour Paper Stack.  A rhinestone was added to the middle.

For the day of the week pages cut 7 pieces of Coaster Board 4" x 3 3/4".  The DSP is from the new "Lullaby" DSP pack, I selected three of the sheets that matched my colour scheme, bringing into the project a hint of Hello Honey and Pistachio Pudding.  You will need 7 pieces 3 3/4" x 3 1/2".

The days of the week are from the Project Life Day to Day Stamp Set and are stamped with Baked Brown Sugar ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut out using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  These are adhered to the top of the page, just make sure that you can read the days over the edge of the box.

The number pieces are made using Coaster Board 2" x 2", you will need 12 pieces.  These can be made from the off cuts of Coaster Board.

Cut the numbers out using the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die and Baked Brown Sugar cardstock.  You will need numbers 0-9 and an extra number 1 and 2.  Adhere the numbers to the middle of the Coaster Board 2" pieces.  Centre a small 6mm x 2mm disc magnet, also available from Aussie Magnets, on the back of the Coaster Board with a Self Adhesive Spot Plaster and cover with a piece of DPS 1 3/4" x 1 3/4".

The extra numbers are stored in the box, changing the date daily.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Blendabilities #2

I have been playing with the Blendabilities and have coloured some flowers made with Whisper White cardstock and the Pansy and Petite Petals punches.

I have made my card based on this week's sketch challenge at the Deconstructed Sketch.

Deconstructed Sketch 154
I have used the "Moonlight" DSP in the 2014-15 Catalogue along with Sahara Sand, Whisper White and a touch of Lost Lagoon cardstock.

I coloured the flowers by using the light Rich Razzleberry Blendability and coloured about half of each leaf.  I then coloured the edges of each leave with the darkest Rich Razzleberry Blendability.  I then spritz the entire flower with the Isocol Alchohol which blended the colours together, while still leaving some of the lighter white areas in the flower.  I let them dry overnight before using.


Blendabilities #1

Hi everyone, I would like to share a card with you that I have made for this week's challenge at Retro Sketches

I have been playing with the Blendabilities, trying out techniques that I have learnt using Copic Markers to see how they went.

The flowers on my card have been made by covering a piece of Whisper White with Heat & Stick Powder, set with the heat gun and then the Dazzling Diamonds added.  I pressed the Dazzling Diamonds into the card piece to make sure that it was well adhered.  I then used the heat gun again to set the piece.

The flower image from the "Petite Petals" stamp set was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I then commenced to colour using the Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Marker Assortment, starting with the darkest colour in the centre and working out to the lightest colour.  When you colour you only press the marker down to put the colour on the image, you do not colour in the usual manner.  The ink spreads quite well, and as you are only pressing the marker down lightly it will not damage the tip of your marker.  When you have finished colouring punch the image out with the Petite Petals punch.

I have used the new "Moonlight" DSP and colours of Basic Gray, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon.  Lost Lagoon is one of the new 2014-15 In-colours coming soon, so another sneak peak.  I have also used the new Lost Lagoon matching ribbon.



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