Hi Everyone! So I officially started my mini break and today was not a good day, they say things always comes in three’s, well that was the day I had today. First, went to spend the day with my Mum and celebrate my Aunties Birthday and when I went to leave the key to the garage snapped off and half stayed in the lock, so that was the end to going to my Mum’s. The next thing to happen, the DVD player would not open so that I could put a DVD in, so that has now gone on us. Finally, I had to install my old printer onto my new computer and well I spent several hours trying to install new drivers, this finally did happen, but heck what a day, not the start to my mini break I was hoping.
So after a horrible day, I decided to make myself a cheery card that ended up with some Summery colours, although I am not a fan of our Summer here, I do like the colours.
I started with kraft card stock, cut to size, folded in half and using the Hero Arts, Cling Dots I stamped over the front of the kraft card stock using Colorbox Ink, Frost White and set aside to dry. Next, I used a Spellbinders, Label 8 die and cut a die using my Cuttlebug Machine. Using some Stampin Up, Bashful Blue ink I blended the ink over the die cut. Onto some more white card stock I stamped a flower from the Hero Arts, Color Me Flowers three times, I then coloured the images in, making sure that I coloured three different levels of the flower, I cut each of the coloured images out and mounted together with some foam dimensionals. Next, I stamped the stem from the Hero Arts, Big and Small Flowers onto the die cut and coloured it in using my Copics. I added some grass from the Hero Arts, Be Happy stamp set and coloured this also in with my Copics. I added the flower to the top of the stem with some foam dimensionals. I stamped a sentiment from the Hero Arts, Huge Hugs stamp set above the grass, for a little added extra I stamped butterfly from the Hero Arts, Good Fortune stamp set and the trail from the Hero Arts, Be Happy stamp set. Lastly, I added some yellow rhinestones to the centre of the flower and under the sentiment and attached the die cut to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals.
Here is more views of the card.
Also a close up view of the flower.
Enjoy this summery card today and I hope that it brings a smile to your face today.
Hi Everyone! So I back again today to share a card that I have created for my Aunty who is having a birthday tomorrow and I wanted to create a card that had a summery feel to it as we are in the colder months of the year.
I started with white card stock, cut to size, folded in half and using the Hero Arts, Flourish Background stamp I stamped with some Hero Arts, Soft Sand over the front of the card and set aside. Next, I took some more white card stock and stamped the Hero Arts, Engraved Daisy and coloured the flower in with my Copics, once coloured in I cut the image out and added some Copic, Pink Spica to the flower, I adhered the flower to the card with some foam dimensionals. I added some more Copic, Clear Spica to the flourish stamped card, lastly, I added a Hero Arts, Huge Hugs sentiment and some pearls to match and corner rounded the corners of the card.
Here are some more views of the card.
I tried to take a photo to show the Copic Spica.
Well today is my last day of work for 5 days, and I am so looking forward to catching up with family and just relaxing.
Hello Everyone! I have 2 more days of work and then I finally get my mini break of 5 days off, can you tell that I am excited :)
So tonight I have another first birthday card to share with you, my friend asked me to make a few cards for her and this is one of them.
I started with blue card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I took a white piece of card stock and stamped polka dots using Papertrey Ink, Polka Dot Basics 2 stamp and stamped over the entire white card stock using some Papertrey Ink, Aqua Mist ink, I corner rounded the corners of the stamped card stock and set this aside. With another piece of white card stock, I stamped a monster and balloons from the Hero Arts, Monster Fun stamp set and coloured them in with my Copics, once coloured in I cut each image out and adhered to the polka dot background using some foam dimensionals. I added some strings from the balloons to the hand of the monster and added a sentiment from the same stamp set above the monster. Lastly, I added an American Crafts, Black Thicker, 1 to the bottom right hand corner of the polka dot background, then adhered this to the blue card and corner rounded the corners of the card.
Here is another view of the card.
Hope you enjoy tonight’s card and that you also enjoy the rest of your night. I am off to watch Desperate House Wives and Brothers and Sisters.
Hi Everyone! Well after a much needed sleep and having a wonderful day with my family today I feel a little bit more energised. I also have this weekend off along with only another 3 days left of work next week and I can have a mini break, 5 days off, so this will be a good time for me to try and straighten a few things out in my life…hopefully…LOL.
So I just wanted to share a wonderful card that arrived in the mail to me a couple of days ago, from what I call a truly wonderful friend, Kathy Racoosin.
This card is so beautiful and with Kathy’s signature dot work on this wonderful card who could ask for more, this really made my day when this arrived and placed a big smile across my face.
So thank you my sweet friend Kathy, you are such a beautiful, talented and inspiring friend to have in ones life, thank you for making my day.
Here are some views of my lovely card.
So I hope that your weekend is off to a great start and that someone makes you smile today.
Hi Everyone! My absence seems to becoming more frequent at the moment, life is one big whirlwind at present. I am hoping to be able to sort somethings out over the next couple of weeks. So if I am away from the blog, please be patient with me, things will return to normal again soon.
So tonight I wanted to share a card that I made for Scrapbook Boutique a few weeks ago, this was my first try at using vellum and embossing onto it. I have seen quite a few talented ladies over at Flickr using this technique and loved it so much I had to give it a try.
I started with bone card stock, cut to size, folded in half and set aside. I took some white card stock and cut a piece slightly smaller then the front of the card, I stamped Hero Arts, Flourish Background stamp over the top using some Versamark Ink and embossed with some white embossing powder. I then took some Ranger, Distress Ink, Victorian Velvet and covered the entire embossed card stock, causing an embossed resist look, I set this aside to dry. I took a piece of vellum and stamped the Hero Arts, Large Flower and stamped 2 flowers with some Versamark Ink and embossed the flowers with some American Crafts, Zing, White embossing powder. I cut each flower out and placed a K & Company stitched brad, from the Margo collection through the centre of the flower to hold the two 2 flowers together, I then adhered the flower to the embossed card stock with some foam dimensionals. I cut a small white strip of card stock to form a tag and stamped a Hero Arts, Valentine Sayings sentiment and attached to the embossed card stock, lastly, I added some pink rhinestones to each side of the sentiment and adhered this to the front of the card with some foam dimensionals.
Here is another view of the card.
So I hope enjoy viewing the card and I thank you all for being patient and still continuing to visit my blog, I will endeavor to do regular posts.
Hugs to you all and have a wonderful night.
Hello Everyone! Sorry for the absence, I had to work all weekend and by the time I got home from work, I just had no energy to create or at least the creative flow was out of action. Also Darryl hurt his eye, so have been slightly worried about that too, but after tomorrow hopefully his eye will start to be a bit better, once a return visit to the Doctors.
So tonight I wanted to share another card that I created for Purple Onion Designs, this stamp is kinda funky and fun.
I started with cream card stock, cut to size, folded in half and using my Cuttlebug, I ran the front of the card through the machine, embossing it with the Sizzix, Hello Friend embossing folder, I set this aside. I then took the Citrus Set and stamped the full citrus image two times onto some white card stock. I coloured both images in, once coloured in I cut one of the full images out and with the other image I cut each wedge of the citrus out and matched and adhered each wedge onto the full coloured image with some foam dimensionals. Next, I took some orange card stock and punched a small strip using my Fiskars, Scalloped Scallop border punch, I then adhered this to some white card stock. I adhered the coloured image to the top of the white card stock with some foam dimensionals and also stamped the sentiment from the same Citrus Set at the bottom of the white card stock. Lastly, I some pearls to match and adhered the white card stock to the embossed card with more foam dimensionals.
Here is another view of the card.
Hope everyone is enjoying there night and that your day tomorrow is a fun filled day.