Hi Everyone! So today was a fantastic day for me, I got to craft all day long and WOW! did I achieve, so happy, got a few deadlines out of the road and was able to create just for the heck of it. The other good news for us today was that the Tradies finally turned up to put the new roof on and all though it was incredibly noisy I still enjoyed crafting.
So I wanted to turn my hand at another Halloween card, I am really enjoying making these cards even though Australians do not celebrate it.
To make the card, I took white card stock and using Ranger, Distress Ink, Black Soot, I created a soft grey sky by blending the entire card stock, I then took the Hero Arts, Flourish Background stamp and using black ink that I stamped of once on a scrap sheet of paper first, and then onto the card stock, I set this aside. Next, taking the Hero Arts, House with Plant, I stamped it onto some more white card stock and coloured the image in with my Copics, once coloured in, I cut the image out. Taking the card stock that was stamped with flourish background, I stamped the house again onto this and adhered the coloured house over the image using foam dimensionals. I added the word spooky to the top of the card stock using the stamp set from Hero Arts, Bird Branch Alphabet. Taking a Hero Arts, Lilac card I stamped the Hero Arts, Graph Background stamp that was inked with Hero Arts, Soft Lilac. I added Silver Spica pen to parts of the stamped flourish background to add more effect and adhered the card stock to the front of the card using more foam dimensionals.
Here is another view of the card:
Here are the Copics used to colour the image:
Here are the products used to create this card:
Enjoy viewing, I am off to watch a little TV and maybe some more crafting.
Hi Everyone! So how was everyone’s day? Mine was spent catching up on some computer work, a few house things and of course the most important, crafting. With that being said, I had a card idea in my head today and decided to try and see if it would turn out, and well would you believe it has, usually that never happens, so I was very pleased.
In Australia we rarely celebrate Halloween, although it is starting to find it’s way into our lives, as large businesses are starting to sell some products. Although, myself do not celebrate it, as it was never around when I was a kid, I think it could have been fun if it had though,anyways, I decided to make a card and maybe send it to one of my overseas friends :)
I created the card by first cutting a piece of white card stock and blending Ranger, Distress Ink, Black Soot, covering the entire piece of card stock. Next, taking the Hero Arts, Small Metal Flourish stamp, I stamped it twice over the card stock stamping it with some Archival Ink, Jet Black to form what would eventually look like a gate. I added a Hero Arts sentiment from the Cuckoo stamp set to the top of the card stock and set aside. I then went into my digital designs on my computer and opening up the digital set, Thanksgiving from Hero Arts I downloaded the pumpkin that was in this set and copied and pasted it several times in Word, also resizing some of the pumpkin, once I printed them out, I coloured them in with my Copics and cut them out. Next, I took some purple card stock and cut to size to form a card and stamped the Hero Arts, Flourish Background stamp inked with Hero Arts, Soft Lilac ink over the front of the card. Taking the stamped card stock, I adhered it to the front of the card using foam dimensionals and at the bottom I added the pumpkins also adhering them with more foam dimensionals. Lastly, I added some black rhinestones opposite the sentiment to finish the card.
Here is another view of the card:
Here are the Copics I used to colour the pumpkins:
Here are the products I used to create the card:
I really enjoyed making this card and was excited when it came together how I imagined.
I hope you enjoy viewing the card tonight and I will return tomorrow with more for you to feast your eyes on.
Hi Everyone! Well another day down and the road towards my holidays is getting nearer. Really looking forward to the long needed break.
So I wanted to share a quick post with you, showing another card that I use the technique Print and Cut on my Silhouette.
Pretty simple card, just loaded the image up on my computer and place white card stock in my printer and printed the image out, the placed the card stock on the cutting mat and hit cut. Once the image was cut out, I then added extra colour to the image by using my Copics and white gel pen for accents. I added a Hero Arts sentiment to the other side of the image and lastly, added some rhinestones and adhered to a pink card using foam dimensionals.
I really simple card, one that you could produce several in a row for a quick gift or just to send out a few cards to love ones.
Enjoy viewing the card and I hope to be back here tomorrow with more eye candy!
Hey Everyone! So last weekend was Operation Write Home and Hero Arts and the Flickr group ran a virtual card making party, that involved lots of wonderful and fun challenges. So tonight I wanted to share with you the cards that I made for some of the challenges. I will also be sending more cards out of my collection to this truly wonderful cause.
So without further ado, here are the cards that I made:
Blue and Silver Christmas Card Challenge
Resist and Distress Challenge
Three of a Kind Challenge
Free For All Card
Here was a photo taken after I had created a couple of cards:
Hope you enjoy tonight’s cards!
I am off to watch a little TV.
Hi Everyone! WOW! What a busy week, just looked at the old blog and realised that it was Thursday since my last posting. I have spent the weekend catching up on house work, which was in much need and trying to craft for the Operation Write Home Bash, happening over at the Hero Arts Flickr Group. Dissapointed that I have not been able to participate like I wanted too, not being able to craft as much and not been able to comment as much as I would like to also, feel like I am being a bad Hostess! I am trying though! LOL.
So tonight I wanted to share another card that I designed for Purple Onion Designs. I love the feel of the post card look at present so I decided why not create a post card that could go on the front of a card.
I took some pink card stock and formed a card, set aside and took some white card stock and stamped the Antique Ledger Background that was inked with Ranger, Distress Ink, Antique Linen over the white card stock. Next, taking the Bare Tree, I stamped it to one side of the post card stamping it with some Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter, adding stamped blossoms to the tree and under the tree from the Hang in There stamp set that was inked with some pink ink. To make it look more like a post card I added the stamp from the Vintage Postcard Stamp set, stamping the words Post Card in Colorbox Ink, Antique Pewter. Lastly, blending more Antique Linen distress ink over the top to make it more of an aged effect and adhering to the card using foam dimensionals.
Here are the products used to create this card:
I hope you enjoy tonight’s card, I look forward to be back here tomorrow to bring you the cards that I created for OWH, why not pop on over to the Hero Arts, Flickr Group and check out all the wonderful creations and possibly create something for one of the challenges, there is still time!
Have a great night and happy crafting!
Hi Everyone! So yes I have been neglecting the old blog lately, getting back on track is proving to be quite a challenge, but I do hope that it will return to normal soon. In the meantime I found this photo on my computer and thought that I would share it with you.
I designed this card set for Scrapbook Boutique using the beautiful Petaloo Velvet Butterflies.
To create the set, I cut 3 cards the same size using white card stock, next using 3 different colours of card stock to match the butterflies I cut smaller then the fronts of the cards and ran each of them through the Cuttlebug, embossing each one with a different folder. I punched a circle out of each of the colour card stocks so that it would become a spotlight feature of each card. I adhered each of the colour card stocks to the front of each individual cards using foam dimensionals and then glued each of the corresponding butterflies inside the circle, adhering each with some Glossy Accents. Lastly, I cut tags for each of the cards, stamped sentiments on each, attached to the cards and added some matching rhinestones.
Here are some of the products used to create each card, you can purchase most of the products HERE.
Super quick set to create.
Before I sign out tonight, make sure you pop on over to Scrapbook Boutique’s blog and check out the latest challenge that is happening, you can win a fabulous voucher to spend in the store, unfortunately, this is only open to Australian residents.
Hope you all have a great night, please bear with me and keep returning to my blog to visit, I will be back on deck again soon.