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

Boo!


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