Monday, November 3, 2008

Christmas Cards

This card was done using the crazy for xmas stamp set.
A stamp-a-ma-jig is a must for this card.
I then used bold brights inks and blender pens to colour in the presents.

Whisper white card stock and real red ink for the wording.

This card was done using Festive favourites set.
Whisper white card stock and Brilliant Blue

Black ink, white craft ink, close to cocoa and real red.

I'm not sure which card i am going to do at my stamp a stack on saturday, but I need to come up with something soon.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Wedding Invite

Ok so I've been asked to come up with a few designs for a wedding invite and I have created this. The invite is made for 12x12 card stock and each piece will make two cards.

The finished size is 5in x 5in. I used the Brocade Basic stamp set.
And a metalic silver paper. Using this paper you need to use staz-on ink.

It opens upwards.

This is the inside of the card, at the top is the invitation itself with all the ceremony and reception details. My printer has decided it doesnt like the black ink that is in there at the moment so it prints everything out grey.

At the base of the card is a pocket that holds 4 pieces of paper - varying in size with the smallest piece at the front, then the next biggest and so on and so on. So its like a stepping up effect.

This is again printed on silver metallic paper. It also looks amazing on ivory.

A close up of the 4 paper inserts in the pocket
For this wedding there was a directions page, a wish list page, a preprinted RSVP postcard and a list of Hotels for the reception area.

A close up of the inserts - Again should be in black ink print but the printer is playing up. The blacked out rectangles are done on purpose for privacy reasons.

Ive worked out that the invites cost approximately $4 an invite depending on the Quantity ordered and that would include envelopes.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Christmas Decorations

These xmas balls are soooo easy to make. I purchased the balls from lincraft in a pack of 4 for $3.99 I think and they deliver for a flat fee of $6.95. I stamped the image in stazon ink on a transparency sheet. I then coloured it in using sharpie permanent markers and white craft ink (stampin up) I spray the back of the image with vellum spray and covered in holographic glitter. Once dry i used a sewing needle to thread some string through the image, placed the image inside the bauble and secured the string to the lip of the bauble with craft glue. Pour in some glitter - next time I will be using irradecent flakes from Replace the cap, tie on a bow and secure some string to hang the ball and your done. I will be adding a new class in the coming weeks to demo this xmas ball

Another Christmas Card

This card was made using soft sky, small silver ribbons, soft sky ink and the Season of Joy stamp set. I will add some glitter to the O in JOY but im waiting for my stock to arrive.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

First Stamp-A-Stack

Well I had my first stamp-a-stack last saturday, and what I thought would be a class for 3, rapidly increased to a class for 10. We made this card using wild wasabi or garden green, read red, whisper white. Silver star brads and the lovely as a tree stamp set.

The other card I made was the "joy" christmas ball featured in an earlier post.

The girls had alot of fun and it went really well. I have another 4 classes just about booked out before xmas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Still trying to work out this whole Blog thing.

Thanks to everyone who has made comments - I'm sorry I havent seen them before now but I'm still new to this blogging thing and havent worked out all the niggly bits yet. If anyone can tell me how I can group my posts in categories ( that shows up on the side under a different heading) That would be fantastic.

Thanks again for the comments. And I will try and post more often but between fulltime work a young family and all my other crafty obsessions card making sometimes takes a back seat which is a shame cause I enjoy it so much.

Another baby card

After a request from my upline Mel to see some more of my work I have got busy making more cards. ENJOY!

Another baby card (I've got baby on the brain at the moment - Everyone around me is pregnant and we are now trying for baby number 2 so there will be plenty more baby cards to come)

I used the Wash Day wheel and A is for Adorable. And coloured the image in using blender pens.

Christmas Cards

Well I have started making Christmas Cards for my upcoming Stampa-stack workshops.

I am obsessed with mostly white cards at the moment. I just love the crisp clean look to them.

In this card I used the Sincere Salutions and A is for Adorable set. Whisper White cardstock, Real Red and Glorious Green.

To get the red and green colouring for the wording I used my blender pens to colour in the red section then the green. I wasnt sure if it would work but it turned out just fine.

For this card I used the Fun and Fast Notes set and Sincere Salutations.

The tree was coloured in using blender pens.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Someone New - Baby Cards

I am also doing a baby card on Sunday and cant decide wether I like the stars or spots the best.

Wedding Card

I made this card for my first demo on Sunday hopefully the girls like it. I did cheat alittle and use a non stampin up paper for the silver.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Garden Whimsy

This one I cased from my upline Mel, who had it sent to her by someone else (who I now know to be Leah - and I must say Leah's card is much nicer than this one) I swapped the colours round abit but it didnt quite turn out like the original. I used the garden whimsy set.

Father's Day Cards

I made these quick Father's Day cards for my workshop. The first one is using Lovely as a Tree and the Weathered background stamp. The second card is using Loads of Love.

I used he Garden Whimsy set to create this card. I love the diamontees on the butterfly.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Baby Picture frame

The photo doesnt do the colours justice, they arent so Bright in real life. This would be cute as a baby announcement with the details of the baby on the inside of the card or back.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Birth Announcements

I just love this birth announcement and it was alot easier to make than the orginal one I sent out when he was born. I will be posting more birth announcements as I make them. The can be ordered in any colour combination. Contact me for more information.

New Stamp Sets -Garden Whimsy

Im so excited with my new stamp sets that I sat down and created these.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Peek-a-boo Box

Another incredibly easy project to make. I have stamped images onto the box. Its quite a small box perfect for a pair of earrings or ring as a gift.

Stampin on Candles

These candles are extremely easy to do including using the same technique to get a photo onto the candle

Thursday, April 3, 2008

My 3rd Creation

Again cant wait till I get proper cardstock to co-ordinate my colours better. And a stamp-a-ma-jig so my stamping isnt crooked!

My second Creation

I tried this card from the new catalogue, I cant wait until my supplies arrive, so I can co-ordinate colours properly. Im keeping my card designs simple until I can build up my equipment and supplies.

My 1st Creation

This isn't finished yet, I still need to finish his name off with silver embossing, but I need to wait for my heat tool to arrive. I also need to work out how to stop the ink from rubbing off the canvas. I used the 'someone new' stamp set.