Saturday, September 29, 2012
birthday card for Mother-in-law
in a few weeks it's my mother in laws birthday so I wanted to make a card just for her. His card uses the new DSP pack - Fan Fare - which is my current favourite! All the different textures and layers all mean something on this. She is a good cook and sewed all her three sons clothes. She also worked in the office of a few company's as a typist so that had to appear too. She isn't into 'pretty' things - her favourite colours are quite masculine so I just added a touch of pink to keep it feminine.
I dry embossed some of the papers to give it some more texture and even stamped directly on to cotton ribbon and directly onto the DSP. Lots of sponging too to keep the colours simular and aged.
see you soon!
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Have a fab day - I will be away for a week (holiday in Cairns, Australia with the kids - yipppeee) and if I get a chance I will preload some posts otherwise I won't be posting again till the 7th of October!
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Pinterest Tuesday - my first 'gap' card
Every Tuesday we do a 'Pinterest Tuesday' challenge on our Crafters Anonymous Facebook page. I spied a card that was called a 'gap' card and thought I could have a go. Since it's my brother in laws birthday shortly I thought I would make him one. I have wanted to get into my new DSP since it arrived and this is from the Fan Fare pack. I did wheel the 'travel journal' build a wheel on some of the DSP to give it more details. I love stamping directly onto DSP, you can alter it to the colours or designs you want. The ruler strip was part of the DSP same with the sentiment "c'est la vie' which means 'that's life' according to Google Translate! hehe To get the name I used the new Typeset Alphebet which are all in capitals which makes doing this type of thing PERFECT!!! I did cut 2 of each letter so there is one on the front and one on the back of it to give it the strength to hold it all together.
This card is an oversize card so I made my own envelope using the Simply Scored Diagonal Plate - it make making envelopes SO easy!!!
Hope you Wednesday is a good one!
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
cute and easy bookmark
Monday, September 24, 2012
KELLY scrapbook page
Ok it's Monday morning here in New Zealand so I have a pile of domesticated duties to do :( but the sooner I get them done the sooner I can go to work in my craft room!!!
Have a great week!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
I LOVE Stampin' Up! Fabric!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, September 21, 2012
This is one of my favourite of my BAMBOO books. I think the simplicity of it makes it stands out. I kept the spine free of a cover so you can see how it looks when done. The stamp set I used for the picture on the cover is a Hostess set in the new Annual Catalogue called Summer Afternoon. I stamped it in Basic Black directly on to the Crumb Cake card and coloured it in with my white gel pen - gotta love that pen! The sentiment "Cherish the Moments" is from the baby set "Baby Prints" - the sentiment was PERFECT for the lazy reflective image of the swing set. I love looking at stamps individually and seeing how the can be used outside the 'obvious'!
This book is covered with Stampin' Up! fabric Candlelight Christmas. I did put a layer of padding between the cardboard of the cover and the fabric - I LOVE patting this one! lol The fabric was adhered to the card with the Fabric Adhesive we sell.
It's Friday night here in New Zealand and so we are looking forward to a great weekend! I have a workshop tomorrow morning so something really good to look forward too. I LOVE sharing what I do with others!!!
Thursday, September 20, 2012
some more bamboo books
This last one is another one that I demo'ed at the Heartfelt events with the 'clashing' colours.
Hope you all have a great day!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Stef's card and an eventful day!
This is the inside of the card - it's always nice to have the inside of the card decorated.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
MORE ITEMS FOR SALE AT DISCOUNTED PRICES!!!
I have finally been able to list the last of the products that have now retired. If you live in New Zealand and want a bargain have a look. These prices DO NOT include postage.
PUNCHES FOR SALE
Doily Triple Layer Punch 122465 $27
Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch 122646 $27
Pinking Hearts Corner Punch 118072 $12
Pinking Hearts Boarder Punch 117649 $18
Eyelet Boarder Punch 119853 $18
Eyelet Boarder Punch Old Black Style 119853 $15
BIG SHOT DIES FOR SALE
Merry Details Sizzlits $6
Swirls Scribbles Sizzlits 113441 $6
Many Thanks Sizzlits 115972 $6
Clear Circle Bigz Clear Die 114533 $23
Island Floral Bigz Die 118871 $24
Scallop Circle #2 Bigz Die 113469 $23
Simple Numbers Bigz Dies (set of 2) 115968 $48
Simple Letters Alphabet Bigz Dies (set of 4) $97
Ovals Original Die 114525 $18
Leaves #2 Original Die 113459 $18
Soft Holly 112968 $10
P is for Paw 115620 $8
Egg Hunt 113833 $8
Funky Forest 114695 $8
Contempo 120324 $10
Love Blossoms 123838 $8
Cupcakes 113121 $8
Spring Floral 115166 $8
Vine & Blossoms 120328
Baroque Boarder $5
Fast Flower $5
Super Sport $8
Gym Shoe $8
Friendly Words 114696 $10
Dotted Lines 111256 $12
Petite Petals 120322 $12
Classic Stars $10
Spot On $10
Lazy Days $10
It's Beautiful $10
BELOW is all NEW product in ORIGINAL packaging.
RIBBON (FULL REELS)
Melon Mambo Grosgrain Striped 125057 $8
Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Seam Binding 122330 $8
Soft Suede Grosgrain Polka Dot 115612
Riding Hood Red 125569 $10
Blushing Bride 125570 $10
Pear Pizzazz 125568 $10
Baja Breeze 125571 $10
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack 127279 $15
Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad Pack 127279 (does not include Calypso reel) $10
Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack 123613 $10
Ice Cream Parlor Ribbon & Button Pack 123613 $10
Deck the Halls 121716 $6
Sweet Swatches 121818 $10
Basic Black Journaler $5
Pinterest Tuesday - Butterfly Rainbow
This book is the one I demonstrated at the Auckland Heartfelt event which I used Pinterest for the Betsy's Blossom placement. That one I traced back to the website here - http://nanceleedy.blogspot.co.nz/2012/06/making-my-own-edgelit.html
Monday, September 17, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Homemade Book with Bamboo Sticks????
Here you can see how I turn one sheet of cardstock to make two pages. I made a spine on the book and scored them to create the ribbed part you see on lots of old books.
Friday, September 14, 2012
a simple thanks
Thursday, September 13, 2012
For the gingerbread man we used the new Summer Starfruit stamp pad and stamped on Soft Suede then sprinkled with the new and VERY YUMMY Sugar & Spice scented embossing powder - it is DIVINE!! We used the white gel pen to bring out the features on little man!
This last one uses the Raspberry Ripple ink and the other new scented embossing powder of Peppermint Sticks - I am not 100% sure on this one - as it didn't seem to hold it's scent once heated as well as the Sugar & Spice one did BUT if you sprinkled a "little" bit in an envelope containing something with this on the smell will penetrate much better.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
WHAT A MESS!!!!
OK THIS is what my craft room looks like after a MAD couple of weeks of full on events etc. New products came in and got dumped, displays got made and then returned - yip dumped! lol Between sewing projects and paper crafting it was a MESS in my room. So I spent a couple of hours sorting it out and I now present my TIDIER room! I was surprised it didn't take long to do!! I do still need to put my new catalogue stamps in my system but they are still sitting on the shelves. I do need to sell off lots of retired stuff - so if you haven't checked out my GARAGE SALE please do so - I need to keep clearing it all out! lol