Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Never Ending Card

Hello Everyone!!!!
Well I have just realised that I have not posted in a very long time....hmmmm very naughty of me. I have been crafting, not as much as I want as I hurt my back 4 months ago and sitting for anything longer that 10 minutes at the craft table just doesn't work... :( (big sad face)

But I have done a few things and with mothers day coming up I was watching one of my favorite card making channels on YouTube and saw this Split Coast Stampers Tutorial.

So I will share my inspiration on this card and the link to their tutorial so you can also do this very cool card.
I used Bo Bunny papers and Tim Holtz distress pens and inks, and Black archival ink. The stamps are Kaszazz and My Favorite Things.

My other half....if you ask him the better half...lol... wanted to do a special card for his mum. He had a childhood Polaroid that was in very bad condition that he wanted to use. I took one look at the card and thought this won't work.
All the emulsion is cracked and it is a matter of time before it falls off. Sooooo I photocopied the card and got to work with the Distress pens and gave the picture a couple of colour accents, festive berries for the shirt, mustard seed for the mike and broken china for the box. Then I coloured the whole thing with Antique Linen Distress ink and applied it with a blending foam. Then I inked the edges with Vintage Photo using a blending foam and tool. The second photo I did the same but no festive berries.

All the Bo bunny papers are inked with vintage photo and the ones with the roses have a bit of Antique Linen in the centre. Also the same with the white card in the middle for writing the sentiment.

The base card stock is Black textured card stock.

Had a bit of fun stamping on the pictures and the panels. Basically did it all in black with the exception of the stars, clouds and moon, they were in distress ink, vintage photo and mustard seed for the moon.

Enough rambling, hope you enjoy the card and have fun making your own.



Sunday, February 3, 2013

Scrapville Monthly Challenge

Well here they are.....
I have gone out side of my comfort zone and I have tried one of the monthly packs at Scrapville. This is something that I have never done before so it was a challenge for me.
I ended up creating 2 pages from the pack, I probably could of done maybe 4 pages if I was making a plan to do that and not just free scrapping. I sat there for about an hour just fiddling and then I got inspired. I didn't stick anything down for the first page and sort of followed the rules. The second page well just happened but I was naughty and stuck stuff down as I was going. Funnily enough when they were finished the 2nd one is the one that has been entered.
will let you know how it goes.

And this is the 2nd page that I have entered.
Fingers crossed!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Getting back into the swing of things.

Well it has been some time since I have been a good girl and updated my blog...better late than never!
I have been soooooo busy for the last 5 or 6 months with packing up the house to sell, actually selling it and moving to the other side of the country! But we have survived!
All my craft stuff was the first to get packed and shipped. I have missed it a lot.
My friend Fallon came to visit me in the 2nd week of January and helped me find some of my things. So I was able to start playing. So now I have had my craft fix I thought the next thing is to do the blog.
I also went on the Facebook detox program and cancelled it! Cold turkey! 
You know I haven't missed it. I didn't realise how much of my time it ate away!
So I have got a couple of pictures to share with you all.

This is a Cheery Lynn Die with Tim Holtz Salty Ocean distressed ink blended over it while it was still in the frame. Love this technique as it is so easy and looks beautiful! I used a couple of the Martha Stewart punches and Also Cheery Lynn vine die. The flowers are some I found in my stash and I just put them together with Brads. I also inked everything with the same ink, including the flowers. I used a little Mowed Lawn distress ink on the vine. It was a enjoyable card to make with just using bits and pieces of scraps. Over all I think it came out nicely.

 So I also splurged a little and bought myself a Big Shot Pro. I think that I might have a little bit of fun with this!

 Yesterday I entered a scrap challenge with the local scrapbooking shop. This is some of the items in the pack, I sat there looking at this stuff for about an hour trying to decide what I wanted to do. I think that the finished project came up quite well and will share the finished project with you later.

This is a cute card that I water coloured with the aqua wash brushes and Tim Holtz distress ink. The stamped image is with dark brown fluid chalk and using water colour paper. The eyes, nose and paws are coloured with a black marker and then Glossy accent to give them depth.

Anyway I will try to keep up to date with my posts. I am really enjoying playing at the moment and not being loyal to any brand just grabbing from the shelf what takes my fancy or popping into my new favorite scrapbooking shop and indulging in what goodies they have on their shelves!
So hope you are all well and remember to be happy and take some time to enjoy life and the ride to get there!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Beach Boards

These pages are great for any type of summer, holiday or beach themed pictures.
We will be creating our own 'boards' using Tim Holtz inks and stains.
This is a very hands on class with fun techniques like water colouring, dry embossing, die cutting, inking, stamping and doodling.
It would be helpful if you had your own water brush for the colouring and a black gel pen will also be useful.
Class cost : $25
Bring your basic kit.
If you have a Tim Holtz Picket Fence Stain bring it along so you don't have to wait for the class ones.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Shabby Chic Delicate Florals

Class Date: 27th April
Class Time: 10.30am and 7.30pm
Class Cost: $25
Places available: 10 spots both sessions
Special Tools Required: Quilling tool, blending tool and sponges, if you wish to bring a heat gun please feel free.
In this class we will be making a doily edge with the new Kaszazz edging die, fringing flowers and scrunched flowers to give the page a shabby chic look. Also playing with the new Ranger crackle accent. And No I didn't use $100 notes to do the flowers...lol...

Black florals

Class Date: Friday 30th March
Class Time: 10 am and 7.30 pm
Class Cost: $25
We will be using Tim Holtz dies, in particular the Tattered Flowers, Gadget Gears and the Love alterations die.  Also there is a lovely lattice die that we will use. If you have a cuttle bug it might be handy to bring it with you to save waiting time.
We will also be using glimmer mists. I have used gold but if you have a favorite colour please feel free to bring it. As I can't help myself there will be use of the Tim Holtz ink and we will be altering the flowers we cut out to make other flowers. This will be a little bit of a challenging class, but saying that not too hard.
There is only 10 spots available in both classes so please book early.
You will need to bring your standard kit with you.
If you do not have basic tools, please advise me and I will organise you class tools. You may need to share with others, so if you have your own cutter, scissors and tape then please bring them.
If you have a QUILLING tool please bring it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Elegant Cards

This is a four card work shop.
I had a lot of fun doing this and have tried it in a few different colours, so far my favorite is the green. Purple was fun and pink looks great too...currently doing them in blue...just for fun. You can do these with different patterns and colours to suit.
This class is a $25 class and includes a packet of hearts sticky bling.
If you prefer stars we can change them when you book in.
This workshop we will be using Tim Holtz inks and blending tools as well as lots of different dies.
There are 2 dates at the moment for this class.
Saturday the 19th November and Saturday the 3rd of December at 6pm.
There are limited places so if you would like to do this class email me asap.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Quilling Cards

well I have been busy quilling again....no pages this time cards.
So I thought I would share.

Country Life Double page

Page 1.
Page 2

Love this snail....he is so cute.

The bee is very cute too.

This is Tim Holtz' rickety house...I have used the crackle paint for the roof and the stoop.

 This Dog is the cutest. I had a snoopy moment and decided to put him on the roof of the dog house.. I think he works quite well there. Dog Lovers 4453N

This mouse is from the new cat lovers stamp set 4452N.

these bugs are from the Bugs un-cut stamp set 1466LL

So finally I have had some inspiration again...WooHoo I hope this means I am back on track and designing again.

This page was fun to do and started out as something entirely different than what it started out to be.
The elements are all coloured with Tim Holtz Distress inks using a water brush.
The stamping is all done with a dark brown Fluid chalk.

This is a class page that I will teach in October.
You will need to bring a water brush and an awesome pair of scissors as their is lots of fiddly cutting to do, also a craft knife will come in handy. As well as all your basic kit options. You can refer to the first entry's to this blog as to what is in a basic kit.
It will be a $25 page.
While it doesn't look too complicated it will take all of the 2 hours allocated...maybe more depending on the chatting.
You will be using Tim Holtz distress inks, crackle paint and die cutting. As well as Kaszazz stamps. There is metal embelishments, paper tearing, layering and water colouring...
Really I will be making you work in this one.
The photos suitable are anything really that involves outside. 6x4 photos in landscape or portrait are suitable.
Please contact me asap if you wish to book into this class.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Robot Page

This is a fun page we did last month and I have not actually got a pic up of it till now, there are a couple of other robots that go with the page that I will add to this post later.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Christmas Reindeer Layout

This is a fun and easy page with a few small technical elements.
You will be making smooch bells with a nice blending technique.
There is resist heat embossing and heat embossing. Punching and dry embossing.
Oh and of course there is Tim Holtz ink on the page too.

I have been a good mum and take Riley to see Santa every year, but getting around to scrapping the pictures...... Well....... So this is a page created to knock over 4 years worth of Santa pictures.
The good thing about this page, is it is simple to do and you can see how he has grown over those 4 years.
You can position the pictures any way you like and really any Christmas pictures will work.

Class Cost $25
Date Friday 25th February 2011
There are some spots still available in the 11am and 7.30pm slots.

You will need a good pair of scissors and your basic kit. If you have a favorite colour smooch or two bring them along.
Here is the link to what is in a basic kit for you.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Tim Holtz Tag

Well in the spirit of Tim and his Christmas tags I have made one of my own!

I purchased the tall pines texture fades embossing folder yesterday and tonight I thought I would have a play.

So I got the cuttlebug out and ran a Kaszazz chipboard tag through and embossed the trees on the tag.
Then I got my favorite inks out. :) Yes you know it.

Tim Holtz Distressed Inks.

I coloured the whole tag with broken china using the blending tool, then got a little impaitent and slapped on a bit more ink direct from the pad.
Then gave the whole tag a spray with the Kaszazz Smooch Spritz Electric Blue.
Then direct to tag again with the crushed olive just over the trees.
A little brushed corduroy over the trunks. Then a little blending around the edges of the tag with the blending tool and brushed corduroy.
Then......got the Moonlight Smooch out and dotted all over the 'sky' area. Hey it needed snow. :)
Got the 'A Very Merry Christmas' stamp 1865LE (only available from Kaszazz) and stamped it on a scrap of white card and cut off the start of the words. I used the brushed corduroy to stamp it. I trimmed the card to look like a banner, then inked over the card using a blending tool with Barn Door. Then wiped a smudge of brushed corduroy over the whole banner. I shaped the banner and put magic mount under the raised parts to give it support.
I found a couple of ribbons and needed a red so I coloured a white ribbon with barn door and brushed corduroy to give continuity to the tag.
Got a aged bronze spiral out and stuck that on the side with a rhinestone in the centre. I particularly like the Kaszazz rhinestones as they have a great sparkle to them.
Now I did go a little nuts with the ice stickles, crystal ice. I applied it thick and lumpy, I wanted the texture.
Well that is it. Hope you like it.
Oh BTW if you would like to see Tim's work.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ezy-Press Glossy Accent Tags

Well I have been playing with the new Ezy-Press tags, glossy accents and a few colorbox reinkers.
The following pictures are the result.
 Both of these tags are stamped with the 4331KD Flower Vase unmounted stamp using black stayzon on to plastic.
Then on a scrap of plastic I put a puddle about the size of a 5c of glossy accents. Then a single drop of dark blue colorbox refill ink. I very gently mixed it with a fine pain brush. You don't want Bubbles. On the reverse side of the stamped plastic I painted the colour onto the vase. The top section of the vase is the same colour but just a lighter smear. I repeated this with other colours Raspberry, lilac, orange and lime green for the rest of the flowers. Be careful not to mix the colours on the picture and if you are not the neatest of 'colour-in-ers' then maybe wait till the single colours are dry before painting on the next 'touching' colour. Just rinse you brush out with water. Don't allow it to dry on the brush, or you will ruin the brush.

Then you need to let the picture dry. It probably takes between 15 min to 30 min depending on how cold the room is. Once it is dry you  need to do the background.

The first one I coated the back of the tag with glossy accents with a brush then sprinkled it with rainbow super fine glitter. Tapped off the excess and let it dry.

The second tag I put 10 or so 'dobs' of glossy over the plastic and pressed on a piece of kitchen alfoil, which I had carefully scrunched and then flattened back out. Put it on shiny side showing through. Also be careful when you are opening it back out as it can tear easily.

I think the alfoil one is my favorite as it has more of a wow factor.

Anyway when these are dry, about 15 minutes, run them through the ezy-press and cut out the tags.

You can experiment with different things on the back, I tried embossing powder but didn't like the look and I have one drying with crackle paint.....jury is still out on that one. It is also taking a very long time to dry. I am using the bronze...maybe that has something to do with it.

I will probably make some cards with these, I would suggest trying this with different inks like a vivid or chalk just to see the effect. The drying time with these is a little bit of a factor. But if you are paitent they are definately worth the effort.

Also you might like to rub an alcohol ink or maybe a dye ink over the alfoil for an interesting effect.......hmmmm the ideas are endless. I would love to see and hear ideas you come up with. Hope you enjoyed reading how to do this and go off and try it out!
Happy Crafting. :)

 The paint finally dried. It didn't crack very well. But it still looks good. Very shiny.