Afternoon all, WOW! Very hot day here today and you wouldn’t believe it our air conditioner died last night, so I am really hoping that Darryl can fix it tonight, because Roly and I have been sweltering in 38 degree weather today. Not liking it at all.

Just wanted to pop in with a quick card before heading off to work.

I have had little felties from Sassafras Lass for awhile and I just love them, so I decided to use the little elephant. I started with kraft cardstock as the base of the card, punched a small strip of blue cardstock with the fiskars upper crest border punch, then added a strip of October Afternoon Farm Fresh paper above that, glued both pieces to the kraft cardstock, added a white stitching line above both pieces of paper and cardstock, attatched the little feltie elephant, stamped a Hero Arts sentiment in the top corner and added some stitching lines from the elephants trunk to the sentiment to complete the card.

I thought he turned out quite sweet.

Hope you are all having a great day and just remember it is the middle of the week and not long to the weekend, YAY!

JOY

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Morning Everyone, hope you are all enjoying your day off today.

Today’s little card I worked on last night after the monochromatic card I made, I decided to have another go at the prismacolor pencils, I need a lot more practice to master this technique……LOL.

I used green cardstock as the base colour of the card, I then stamped in black ink a stamp that I have had for a long time which was a Personal Stamp Exchange stamp ( it is such a shame that this company is no longer around, they had the most amazing designs and quality was excellent) I cannot remember the name of this stamp, but when I find my old catalogue I will adjust the post to let you know. I call it the garden door.

Anyway, once I had stamped the image I coloured the image with the prismacolor pencils until I was satisfied with the end result, cut around the image and added dimensionals and attatched to the green card.

Just a great way to learn how to use the prismacolor pencils.

Hope you like what you see.

Have to go and get ready for work now, everyone have a great day.

JOY

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  • I found your blog through Jennifer McGuire’s blog. I LOVE this card! You did a great job with the colored pencils!ReplyCancel

Afternoon All, as promised I have ventured into the craft room and made a card, what I call a monochromatic one. I was inspired by this layout from one of Jennifer Mcguire’s cards, but I decided to do a slightly different spin on it.

I started with a white cardstock as the base, I then proceeded to get all of my background stamps from Hero Arts: design block tree, antique flower background, design block dots and flowers, design block flourish and old letter writing, along with Darkroom Door, dots background stamp, I inked each one up with Colorbox black ink and stamped onto some left over white cardstock that I had in my stash, each piece was then covered with clear embossing powder and heated. I punched circles out of the stamped images and mounted them onto my card. To add to the card I punched a butterfly out of black cardstock with a Martha Stewart punch attatching it to the bottom of the card to complete the rows of circles. Lastly, I stamped a Hero Arts sentiment at the bottom in black ink, added some black pearls and corner rounded the corners of the card.

Very plain but simple card and fun technique using different stamps.

I hope you like what you see.

Have a wonderful Monday night enjoy your Australia Day holiday tomorrow, think of me being at work…..LOL.

JOY

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  • Oh so lovely, and striking! TFS
    Helen — Firenze CardsReplyCancel

  • Nancy Parks

    Like this card because it,s elegant, crisp-looking, & can be used for almost any occasion. There is something & uniquely ‘colorful’ about a black & white card…your card exemplifies this. Keep up your creative excellence!ReplyCancel

Happy Monday! I know! I have been away again for another 2 days, this time with a good excuse, I got the rotten wog that is going around and was sick for a couple of days, so I do apologise and I hope to have a card up for you this afternoon once I finish work, although it could be a late posting, but I promise to have one done today.

Have a great day and I will be back later.

JOY

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  • You poor thing. Just get plenty of rest, don’t worry about us!ReplyCancel

Afternoon all, sorry about being MIA for the last couple of days, life just seemed to take over, what with work and having a friend come and visit yesterday, I just did not have the time to play in the craft room. Today a different story, although I struggled to get this card off the ground, what with being extremely hot today and my craft room not being the coolest place on days like today, I think that my brain just fried a little and was missing a gear to get going………LOL, anyway I have managed to put one together for you all to have a look at.

I started with brown cardstock for base card, stamped Hero Arts clear designs dot flourishes stamp in Colorbox Ink, frost white in the corner of the brown card, punched a strip of pink cardstock with Martha Stewarts double scallop punch, glued that to the bottom of the card added one of the poofy flowers that I made out of text paper from an old book (thanks Dawn McVey for this little flower), added dimensionals under the flower placed it to one side of the pink cardstock, stamped a sentiment on a piece of white cardstock added dimensionals to this and placed it under the poofy flower, lastly added some pink bling for some added effect.

Hope you enjoy!

Have a great Friday night, think of me tomorrow having to go to work……..LOL.

JOY

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Hello everyone. Hope you are all enjoying your Tuesday night. My day was quite productive, busy at work then came home and had a bit of downtime watching the movie “Charlie & Boots”, anyone seen this movie? Talk about laugh so hard all the way through it, just loved this movie and cannot wait to watch it again, anyone wanting to watch it, it is so worth it. After watching the movie I popped into the craft room to whip up tonight’s card, hope you like.

I decided to use a Bella chipboard butterfly that I have had for sometime and like last nights card never really knew how to use it on a card, but at last it came to me late last night, so I went back into my craft room after blogging the last card to you, to sketch a design of what I thought I wanted it to turn out. It did however turn out a little different to the sketch, but I am happy with the end result.

I started with some brown cardstock as the card base, then cut a small piece of white cardstock for the chipboard butterfly to sit on and two small pieces of aqua cardstock punched with the fiskars scalloped sentiment punch. I decided that the white piece of cardstock was too stark and inked up the Hero Arts old letter writing background stamp with Distress Ink, brushed corduroy, stamping it once onto some scrap paper to take some of the excess ink off, then proceeded to stamp onto the white cardstock. I felt that it gave the butterfly a more defining look. I attatched the butterfly to the inked white cardstock added two high of dimensionals from Stampin Up to the white cardstock, attatching the aqua cardstock to the edges then added one dimensionals high underneath these to give the difference in height, I then attatched this to the brown card.

I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts everyday sayings in Colorbox, frost white, around two sides of the card and finished off the card by adding some white dots to the aqua pieces of cardstock.

As I mentioned before I was really happy with the card, lets face it who dosen’t like butterflies, they are so pretty.

Hope you all have a great evening, hope to catch you all tomorrow.

JOY

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