Friday, October 24, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Notecards

I had a request from a friend to make some teacher appreciation cards for her sons teachers as she and her family are moving interstate next month :(
I had recently bought the Teachers Pet stamp set from Clearly Besotted and used it to create these adorable notecards. I coloured the pencil, cup and apples with copic markers and used paper from Studio Calico for the background.

Stamps: Teacher's Pet (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Snippets (Studio Calico)
Accessories: tailored expressions scallop notecard die

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Define Good

I love fun Christmas cards that have sentiments that are a little out of the ordinary. This Define Good sentiment is just perfect and sure to make the recipient smile. I always try to over colour things like presents, so for these ones I knew I would do them all green. I only used two copic markers for them. I coloured the bunny with copics too, and added some dazzling diamonds to hit Santa hat. I don't normally buy websters pages paper, but this christmas collection was too good to pass up. And the quality of the papers is excellent. The stars are the perfect Christmas backdrop :) Oh, and behind the bunny is a rectangle of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. This photo does not look as good as the real thing!
Stamps: Define Good (The cat's Pajamas)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Green (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: It's Christmas (Websters Pages), Dazzling diamonds glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Spotlight lace, Fancy pants button, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up chevron ribbon


I'm from Australia, and although each year there is more and more Halloween stuff in the shops, I still don't think it's quite caught on here. We had our first trick or treaters last year and I wasn't prepared! I had to give them muesli bars (probably similar to a granola bar?)! Not very exciting for the kids! Haha. I have already bought some treats this year so I'll be ready this time! Regardless of our lack of Halloween experience here, I do always enjoy seeing all the Halloween cards and crafts you guys make over there in the US. When I saw Tiddly Inks had a unique Halloween challenge I decided to enter, and make my first ever Halloween card!!!! As you can imagine I was a little low on Halloween supplies, but I think it turned out ok? I love those monsters. I think they are adorable. I coloured them with copic markers, and added some silver dazzling diamonds to the balloon. I have no Halloween sentiments so just made a BOO with some die cut letters :)

Stamps: Monstrous Party (Tiddly Inks digital)
Ink:    -
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Basic Grey, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up)
Papers:    -
Accessories: Lawn Fawn speech bubble border die, Stampin Up Silver dazzling diamonds & Smokey Slate marker pen, edge distressor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Delivery

So many people are hard to buy for and gift cards are a great way to give them exactly what they want! I don't mind giving them, or receiving them. But if I do give one I like to package it nicely! I made this card holder using some Fancy Pants papers. I don't remember the name of the collection, I think it was from 2 Christmases ago! I just had these scraps lying around :) 
I used a Spellbinders label die to create the pieces, and attached them with a brad. I die cut a label in the dotted paper and cut it in half and added adhesive to the edges to make the pocket.The adorable image is from Verve stamps and I coloured it with Copic markers.
Stamps: Santa's Helper (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Fancy Pants
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons & Chocolate Chip marker pen, Fancy Pants button (green), Hemptique twine, Prima lace, Spellbiners label die

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Celebrating With You

The last time I used this stamp set I did the flowers in pink. I found it a little difficult to line them up perfectly, but it was a bit easier with the darker colours. I think I like them in blue more! This was such a simple card to put together. I'm still really into the gold trend, and I used some spotted gold vellum with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling card die to create a simple yet stunning backdrop for the flowers.

Stamps: Delightful Dahlia Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Gold cardstock (We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection)
Papers: Spotted vellum (We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection)
Accessories: Lawn fawn Stitched Journaling card die

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thinking Of You

Hi there! This card I made was for a feature in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine. It was from a set of 4, but this was my favourite one. I coloured this adorable image with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to the hearts. Behind the circle is a vellum scallop circle and I used an edge distressor on the crumb cake cardstock.

Stamps: Love Grows Here (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Ruby Red (Stampin up)
Papers:   -
Accessories: Stampin Up lace, crumb cake marker pen, dazzling diamonds& Fancy Fan embossing folder, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up buttons & white ribbon, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Spellbinders label, classic circles & scallop circle dies, edge distressor

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

35th Wedding Anniversary

I got a request for a 35th wedding anniversary card from a friends mum. I wasn't sure where to start with it, so I googled what the gift was for that year of marriage. It was Jade. So I found some papers as close to jade as I could and went with that. I added some dazzling diamonds glimmer paper behind the light green paper and for the numbers to make it look very special. I used the stitched journaling card die with the stitched circle in the middle. I adhered that back in the middle just for a little different effect. Sorry but this is not entirely visible in the photo!

Stamps: Together Forever (My Favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper white, dazzling diamonds, vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Milo (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Kaisercraft pearls & resin flower, Stampin up chevron ribbon, Packaging direct doily, Lawn Fawn Stitched journaling card & stitched scallop borders dies