Sunday, May 31, 2009

Christening Card

My friend Michelle's daughter Rhianna was Christened yesterday and here is the card I made for her special day. I don' t have any Christening stamps so it was a bit of a challenge, but this is what I ended up with.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Mandy Schiller's Scrap Challenge #1

Keesh has asked Mandy to hold a scrap challenge each month. Being so inspired after Keesh scrapped some of our wedding photos I thought I am going to do this. It has been so long since I last scrapped anything, over 12 months so that was just the inspiration I needed. Isn't this layout great too?

I found it hard finding pictures that are landscape as at least 95% of pics I take are the other way. I can see why Mandy turned the sketch around in her example, but these kindy pics fit the bill. My daughter Logan started kindy this year and these are some pics from her first day. She loves kindy and loves the page I have made for her too. Thanks for looking and thanks for the inspiration again Keesh and Mandy. I really dislike my handwriting so I haven't written a little story about the day yet. I'm going to practise writing nicely and then I'll fill it in.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Scrapped by Keesh

One of my favourite paper crafters Keesh has scrapped some of our wedding photos for her latest UStamp project. She is sending me the pages and tells me they look 100% better in real life so I can't wait to see them because I think they have turned out great here. Here is the link to her blog with the full story but thought I'd post her pictures on my blog too. Thanks heaps Keesh, I can't wait to see the real thing!!! You are one talented lady.

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Quick Card

The other day I punched out a scallop and cut down each scallop towards the middle (which is hard to see in this photo) to make a flower. I glued a green button with some linen thread tied in a knot through it to the middle. Last night I thought I should do something with it so here is my very simple little card. I also decided to use linen thread to sew a stem for the flower and used a rub on for the sentiment.

Another Criss Cross Card

Some time ago I made a criss cross card, see here and last night while trying to clean up my makeshift craft room (that would be one of the benches in my kitchen) I found this card I had made recently. I really need a better space to work in but that is an ongoing saga I have with my husband at the moment. I'd just love to buy or build again but hubby doesn't want to play that game. If the shed wasn't already packed to capacity I think I'd just move out there!!! I haven't added any sentiment yet until I know what I want to use it for.

Makeesha's Inkspirations Sketch Challenge #7

Keesh has given us this sketch to work with this week. I really liked the card I made for Bec recently and adapted it slightly to make another one for this challenge. I personally like the first card better but anyway, here it is.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Colour Create Week 15 Challenge

So much for the saying Blue and Green should never be seen. I stumbled onto the Welcome to Colour Create blog which has a colour challenge going at the moment, to create a card using blue and green and to add some paper piercing if desired. It just happened to be that I was in the process of making a card for a friend for a 60th birthday. This card was started a week ago but just needed assembling, so here it is. This is also the first time I have tried the faux silk technique which you can find the instructions for here.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Birthday Card for Bec

My friend Rebecca just celebrated her birthday and here is the card I made for her (we just need to catch up now so I can give it to her). Again I used the layout I love from Keesh and this time I have placed a photo of her card at the bottom of this post. It is such a simple layout yet I can't get enough of it and my friend Mel showed me these great flower you make by putting punched circles in water and crunching up and allowing to dry. They turn out really well. I think she found it on someones blog who had entered a K Werner colour challenge. I also decorated the inside of the card this time. The card looks much prettier in real life. I only wish the photos showed this. I have been a bit slack writing the recipes for the cards lately so if I get a chance tonight I'll come back and add them in.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Some More Cards

Here are a few more cards I've made recently. The one of the left is similar to the one I posted recently that was inspired by Keesh, the one in the middle is another style of joyfold card and can be seen at the bottom of the tutorial here and the last features the glitter window technique which I have shown on my blog before inspired by Mae Collins. Again sorry for the photo quality.

Spoilt by Mel and Kel

It was my birthday recently and two of my fellow Stampin' buddies Melissa and Kelly spoilt me with these goodies. Kel surprised me with the "Wow Flowers" stamp set and some ribbon. By the time I took this pic I had already used some of the ribbon up and Mel made this beautiful "A Year of Cards" folder to keep cards in for upcoming birthdays and special occasions. I love it heaps. Again my camera has issues (it is never the operator) so sorry for the grainy photos. I know red flashing lights probably mean something but come on...just do it!!!!