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Saturday, 25 July 2009

It's a CUP-CAKE!!

Oh WOW!! I made a cup-cake!! It's a polystyrene ball which I covered with glue & then sprinkled hot pink glitter over it! Then I hot glued it to the paper cup & added a red glittered bead to the top to make it look like a cherry! Oh yeah, I glued a string of bead thingies around the edge of the cup-cake too.
I cut out a scallop circle (nesties again) to sit the cc on! I got this idea from Montarga at SENZ last Sunday. They had them hanging all around their stall - no wonder they won a prize for the best display there! I just LOOOOVE these:-) Have a great weekend & thank you for visiting, I hope you leave inspired!

A Mixture of Cards!

The cupcake stamp is by Montarga - check out their gallery of cards, it's awesome! I used the "jac" paper & micro-fine glitter for the cupcakes. I used my nesties for the square shapes. (I'm sure you figured that out by yourself!) The owl (isn't she cute!) is a Hero Arts stamp, I glued a gemstone to the center of each flower & a bit of kindy glitz to the owl. The frog stamp is also from Montarga - they really do have some cute stamps - besides cup-cake ones! The words are from a Stampin' Up stamp set. The Japanese lady is also a Hero Arts stamp, I just love her, too! The pink dots on the white strip of card is some dimensional paint that I have not used much before:-( I 'found' it while rummaging through my art drawers looking for something else. The 'something else' never did get found & I have forgotten what it was now! Oh well, there's always next time...

More Cup-Cakes...and A Dress!

Ok, so I LOVE cup-cakes, in case I forgot to mention it??! I love baking them, eating them & stamping them! I'll take them any way I can! I stamped & masked the cupcake & stuck the middle one onto the card using sponge tape. I coloured them using my copics & added kindy glitz & some dimensional magic to the icing. Yummm, I could just EAT these!!
For the other card I stamped the corset onto white card & coloured it lightly. I then hand drew the skirt bit onto "jac" paper, cut it out & stuck it to the bodice and white card. I cut around the bodice & petticoat. Then, after peeling the top layer off the "jac" paper, I sprinkled on some gold Interference powder. These are usually best on dark coloured card as they show up better. But using it over white card it gives the appearance of being a sheer petticoat! Cool fun huh! I like the effect you can do this over almost any stamp. Stars or moon or even the sun would all look great! Have a go! Thanks for visiting & I hope you are having a great weekend:-)


This is a new cup-cake stamp from Montarga.
I LOVE cup-cakes, real or rubber or any other kind!!!

New Cards!

Ok, so here are some of my new cards I have made over the last week. I went to SENZ last Sunday (thank you Helen Q!) & some of these are made using my new stamps. This t-shirt card is copied from one I saw on Lorraine's blog - Paper Vernissage, she is so talented, be sure to check out her blog!
The ice-cream is also cased from her blog. She has the instructions for both! The little Japanese lady was made using "jac" paper, that sticky-both-sides clear plastic stuff. After adhering it over top of the lady I then sprinkled micro-fine glitter all over it. You can rub it & the glitter stays on the card! Cool huh! The background was sponged with different colours using a square sponge dabber.
I've been trying to keep my mind occupied by making cards - I've had good days & not so good days but I'm getting there:-) Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 12 July 2009

What A Hoot!

This owl stamp is from Rubbadubbadoo. I stamped him on white gloss card & coloured him with my copics. I then cut the circle out using my nesties, then coloured it yellow. I cut another circle in green & finally a black scallop circle & glued them all together. I put this onto some new card I have, it is sort of soft glittery stuff on it & is just gorgeous! More so IRL! I then stuck this to a cream coloured piece of card & added the green eyelets. I glittered the owl to match the glitter card. I aslo added some tiny feathers to his tail. A cute stamp to use! Thanks fro visiting:-)

Saturday, 11 July 2009

A Whole Bunch of Cards!

Ok, so here are the cards I made about 2 1/2 weeks ago but never got round to uploading until now. This "book" card has 2 layers of pages. Hard to see on here.
The little paper butterflies on some of the cards were made using a die from Kalsbeek, it cuts out 3 different sizes & you just fold them in the middle to form the butterflies. They are SO easy to make:-) The Santa stamps with the swinging stars is from Rubbadubbadoo. So is the book stamp. The first card on here is made using the Dahlia nestabilities - so much fun! The center of the card was emmbossed with these new irridescent embossing powders. Not sure what they're called but will blog it later if I find out! Thanks for visiting today, enjoy your weekend:-)

Sunday, 5 July 2009

Mum, I Love You...

Y I am feeling very sad right now, my mum passed away very suddenly & totally unexpectedly a week ago today & I don't feel that I can do any art work right now. I do have cards I made before this happened but I don't think I can post them right now. My head is in a fog & everything feels surreal. It has been a tough week & I am exhausted & confused. Sleep hasn't come easy but crying does.

When things start to feel normal (what is 'normal'??) again I will be back. In the meantime, thank you to those who have recently left comments on my blog, glad you like my cards! And please don't give up on me 'cause I will be back, one day! Thanks...