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Monday, 26 May 2008

A Rose For YOU!

I inked up a rose stamp (Stampendous) using the 'rock n' roll' method. I first used Rocket Red Gold Brilliance ink for the center of the rose, then used Coffee Bean around the edges & stamped it in a sort of rocking motion, onto white card. I used my nesties (as usual!) to cut the squares. stuck the shite card onto s piece of pale apricot Bazzill card. Before I stuck this to the large white card, I stamped part of a ribbon (Perfectly Clear Stampendous) in the RRG Brilliance ink. Once again, my ribbon didn't match the inks I had! The words are also PCS stamps. Very easy card to make.

Butterflies & Daisies

I used my Swiss Dots (thank you Princess Patti!) embossing folder for the background on here. Then punched out 2 butterflies than stand up rather than punch right out (EK Success) & then used my nesties to cut the scallop circles. I then stuck them to the card using sponge tape. I added the paper flower & stick on pearls last. Very quick & easy card to make!


Why I am making Christmas cards in May, I have no idea! I came up with the colour scheme one day & thought I'd make the card to see how it turned out.
I like the end results & think I will make another couple, maybe using different colours. Not sure! I coloured him with my copics, & on his body I used baby blue & then sucked up most of the colour with the blender pen. This gives him a translucent look, sort of "icy"! I used red card for the stripes as my red ribbon is not the same red! As usual, I used my nestabilities to cut the circles & the rectangle. The words are computer generated. He was a fun card to make!

Floral Delight

I used my scorpal to score the cream card, to create a criss cross pattern. Then on the INDENTED side, (not the lumpy bumpy side) I stamped the On The Spot background stamp from SU, in Coffee Bean & Rocket Red Gold Brilliance inks.
Then I stamped the rose leaves (Stampendous) in a random fashion. I then stamped the flower in Azalea Ancient Page inks.
I also stamped this onto a piece of cream card & cut it out using my nesties & stuck it to a piece of green card, also cut with my nesties. I then stuck it to the cream card with sponge tape.
I cut out four small raspberry coloured scallop circles using my nesties I glued them to the right side of the cream card to make a scallop edge. You can do this with any size circles. I stuck the cream card etc to a piece of raspberry coloured Bazzill card & finally onto a piece of olive green card. There are also five tiny gems randomly glued over the flowers. Hard to see on here!

All That Jazz...

Ok, here's what I did last Friday! Not exactly stamping, huh!
My awesome friend Mirjana came over & asked if I could make ten center pieces for her tables for her Jazz themed party which was on Saturday night! Yeah sure, says me, thinking, oh boy, what have I let myself in for, I know NOTHING about Jazz??!!
Anyhow, early Friday morning we went SHOPPING! We decided on a black & red colour theme & then found these cute bowler hats! Add red & black feathers, some red rose (fake ones!) petals & a bag of glittery stuff & we were done!
I spent Friday afternoon punching holes in the hats & sticking some red & black feathers in. I also added a red/gold brad just to hold the feathers more firmly against the hats.
I punched out some black stars to mix in with the red rose petals & they were DONE!
While I was in the middle of doing all this, "Bella" ( my gorgeous fur-child!) jumped on the table & run off with the whole bag of black feathers & hid behind the sofa! Luckily most of the feathers stayed IN the bag! She LIKES feathers!
Apparently, as I have just heard, the hats were VERY popular!
It was alot of fun & yes, I'd do it all again!! Even though I did end up sneezing my head off...too many feathers! I also made the three cats (mine & Miri's 2 Birmans) some 'feather' toys, which they all adored & had fun with!

Monday, 19 May 2008

Naked Lady Alert!!

I just love these "Room Cards"! And they really aren't too hard to make! The fun part is deciding ho to decorate it, what room to make it into! This one has a lady in the bath - the bath & lady are 2 separate stamps. I did some masking on the bath so I could stamp the lady so she looked as though she was actually in the bath! I added liquid applique to make it look like she had plenty of bubbles in the bath! She has some on her back as well! I have also stamped the back of the card to make it look like the outside of the house. I added some flower stickers & a gopher!
These are heaps of fun to make! Thanks for calling by, come back again soon!

Hey There "Neigh"bour!

This "Room Card" folds down to fit in a normal sized envelope - can you believe it!! I got the idea off Splitcoast stampers, just type in "room card" & you will find plenty of instructions on how to make it. (One sheet of square card, folded into 1/4's & a single cut...easy!) This was the first one I made over the weekend. As you can see, I added a mirror on the wall, & b/c it is a KIWI home, also a Tiki!
There are even some curtains!
The top 2 photo's are of the back of the card, I stamped it to look like a brick house with the horse looking through the window! The horse is 'front & back' stamp from Art Impressions.

Friday, 16 May 2008

Soldier Boy!

Well this is interesting! I've had this stamp for YEARS & never stamped him until now!! He is a Hero Arts stamp & coloured him with my copics. I used my rectangle nesties & cut two scallop shapes out & joined them lengthwise to get the right size. (My BIG rectangle nesties are on order)
I stamped flowers at the bottom by his boots b/c I dropped an inked stamp onto he image! Oh bummer! I added some tags (SU round tab punch) to the sides of him & some blue ribbon across the middle of the card. He was fun to stamp, must do it again sometime!

The Cat In The Hat # 2!

I just LOVE these CITH stamps! (I love the books too!) Some time ago I bought a set of TCITH stamps from the local stationary shop. Sadly they are (were!) foam mounted & not very deeply etched at all. So when I stamped them I ended up with black lines around him. Not a good look for TCITH!!
Today I decided I had to "do" something so I could stamp him without getting extra bits around him. On goes my "thinking cap". (Did you see the glow from the lightbulb when it went on??!) I put the stamp in the microwave & CAREFULLY, so I didn't melt him or blow him up (messy stuff!) I 'cooked him for 9 seconds at a time, until I was able to peel him off the foam!
Then I CAREFULLY cut around TCITH getting as close as I could without destroying him & I cut off the excess rubber. Then I (temporarily) stuck him to a spare acrylic block & STAMPED him WITHOUT any extra lines around him!! Yippee, now I can stamp him to my hearts content! I cut out an oval shape using my nesties & then cut out a red scallop oval & stuck him on to that, then onto a cream coloured card. I put a strip of red card in the center of the cream card first. I also went around the edge of the card with my scorpal.

Three Fold Card

I got the idea for this card from SCS. I can't remember where exactly, but I will go back & look & let you know where to fin it. It's made from 3 4 inch squares shaped like a backwards L shape. The left hand square is cut on an angle to form the front of the card. I used black card as the base but you can use any colour you like. I used a piece of scrap paper for the front, as well as the inside of the card. I stamped the word "Friend" (Heidi Grace) on the front & added some blue elastic to hold the card closed. I also put a photo brad thing to hold it closed as well.
Photo 2 shows the first fold open, (with the black triangle) & I stuck a piece of blue card I had run through the cuttlebug onto he black card & made a vellum flower using my big flower punch. I added some stick on pearls & some pink flower things.
The last photo is the inside of the card where you can write a message. I used the same scrap paper on this bit as the front & stamped the words on top. (Eureka! Stamps) Once I had the card cut out it wasn't too hard to make.

Wednesday, 7 May 2008

Mothers Day Card

Ok, here is the hat I made the other day (see post below). I have made it into a Mothers Day card for my mum, which I will give her this Sunday. I added a few more layers to the hat & stuck them together using silicone. I found this gave the hat more height. I stamped the basket twice & stuck it to the card using sponge tape to give it some height. I stamped the leaves before I did that. I made some flowers using hand made paper & added gems & pearls to the centers. I stamped some grass & stamped the kitten on scrap card cut it out & stuck it to the card. On the side of the card I have used a Heidi Grace stamp & added hand made flowers to that as well. I added a garden tool charm & also garden gloves. (My mum loves gardening!) I sprinkled the card with tiny punched out flowers & added some Kindy Glitz to the basket & kitten. I added a pale green (it matches to green on the garden tool) insert & used a fancy border punch on the edge. Lastly I added the tiny butterfly.
I THINK that's all I did! Oh yes, I coloured it using my Copics! Inside the card it say's "Happy Mothers Day"!
(My mum will love it - she loves all my cards...)

Sunday, 4 May 2008

The Cat In The Hat!

In photo number one "Miss Bella" is modelling a little pink hat I made using my circle nesties! She was very obliging & got an extra helping of cat biscuits for her co-operation! In photo two (above right) is a close up of the hat. Not very clear as the closer up I bring it, the more out of focus it gets. It was made using one large circle (about 2 1/2 inches) & about 16 -20 (I lost count after ten!) smaller (about 1 3/4 inches) circles. They are loosely stacked & glued on top of each other then glued to the larger circle. I added some beads & a paper flower to finish it. You can make the 'stack' of circles as high or as low as you like.
I got this idea from Wanda's blog, she has some fabulous stuff on there! Check it out! Thank you Wanda!

Trifold Pocket Card

This idea came from Beate Johns on Splitcoast Stampers. Click on her name her name & when you get to SCS type in her name & you will find this card. Check out her tutorial for this card! The hardest part of this card, for me, was getting the scallop edge right! After cutting out the pocket I then cut the scallop bit & glued that in place. I added a blue & yellow strip of card across the front & cut out two circles using my nesties. On to that I added a round stick on button thing with "Celebrate" on it, that just happened to have the same coloured stripes as the pocket! I used my round tab punch from SU to make a tab for the card inside. I used Old Olive card from SU & some rust coloured card for the insert card.

Saturday, 3 May 2008

The Peaceful Heart...

I stitched around the edge of a white card in lilac cotton, then used green, rocket red gold, yellow & blue Brilliance ink to ink up the stamp. (Hero Arts F2130 Peaceful Heart)
I used two scrap book 'nails' to hold the white card to the blue card, (as well as double sided tape) putting it on an angle because I thought it looked better that way!
This was a quick & easy card to make!

How Does Your Garden Grow..?!

This is another Hero Arts stamp. I have stamped the stamp onto white card & used a circle nestie to cut it out. I have then cut out a scallop circle nestie & placed the white circle in the center. I then stamped the stamp onto blue, pink & yellow card & used my tiny circle nesties to cut out each flower. (The three biggest flowers only) The tiny flowers were coloured using my copics. (I am addicted to those things!) I glued the coloured flowers over the top of the stamped ones, matching up the stems.
I then stamped part of the stamp on either side of the card & attached the pink scallop circle to the white card using sponge tape.
On the bottom & top of the card I stamped one line of words from a Wordprints Hero Arts stamp - S1234 Flower. I added tiny gems to the centers of some of the flowers.


I saw the idea for this card on "some one's" blog but forgot to mark it, so I have no idea where it came from! Mine is slightly different as I have used different stamps. I think it was a SU stamp they had used & had added tiny punched holes...wish I could find it again! Oh well, these things happen!
The hardest part of this card (for me) was getting the scallop border even!
The flowers (I used a flower punch) & the scallops each have a tiny gem on them, but they look like black beads on here! The stamps are from Heidi Grace.


Now here's something I haven't done for awhile..stitched my cards! Thought it was about time I dusted off the sewing machine this morning! I stitched the edge first then stamped the image. (Stampendous UV012 Roads of Happiness) I coloured it using my copics & then layered it onto a piece of scrap book paper, then finally onto the pink card. I added gems to the corners of the card & to the girls hair & side of the car by her arm. Lastly I added crystal Kindy Glitz.