Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Ages ago we did a card with Ruth and she showed us how to make these great flowers by just using a circle punch. You need 8 circles on double sided paper. Take a circle and fold in half, open out and take the edges of the cirlce and fold to the centre line, turn over and fold these edges in again to the centre line......ta dah! you have just made one petal. Complete all eight and punch another circle, smear with glue and arrange the petals of the flower on this circle, add a split pin to the centre. The cupcake on this card I received in my mail as part of the image swap we did over at Craftmad during April. So now I have lots of goodies to colour. Might as well put in a plug for the sewing swap that will be happening in May. We are sewing a handtowel with the little hanging thing to hang onto the oven or a cupboard door.
This card was a bit quicker to do. I layered my new SU paper and card (still have to get names). Punched out large and medium size Retro Flowers. Ran them through the Swiss Dots and Stylized Flowers embossing folders with Cuttlebug. Added a brad to each centre, tied a ribbon along the bottom and added a Thanks charm.
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Do you have any new card stitching designs or even old ones which you have either designed yourself or are free to use and give away (ie with the owners consent) then they can submit them into Mandy at Craftmad and there will be a free E K Success Punch & Stitch Paper Shaper for every entry used in our upcoming stitched cards journal. Start time is NOW!! END time is 30th June 2009
Sorry at this stage I don't remember any of the new names other than I have used the Stampin Up Good Friend stamp set, matching papers, felt flowers and the new blue from the In Colour range. I have added three little glitter butterflies from the Stickerstore and a Happy Birhtday sticker.
This is the jungle I am heading to now to try and tame.....I see this from my window as I type. Hopefully, tomorrow I post a tamer photo.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
The base card is SU Sahara Sand, I have then used a strip of SU Rose Red and SU So Saffron paper and card. Attached the medallion...this time I have used the mouse image from the SU Nice and Easy Notes. Isn't he too cute! I have coloured him with a blender pen and SU inkspots. Added two of the tiniest buttons I have ever seen to his overalls. I then pinpricked the top and bottom of the card. Added a SU Chocolate Chip oval which I cut on the robo, added two brads and the 'Sun' rub-on.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Firstly I would like to thank Cheryl for this award. My first ever award so it's very exciting and I have only known Cheryl such a short time....so I am honoured. You should visit Cheryl over at My Cardmaking Haven and see her lovely card creations.
Here are the rules for this award:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog
3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting
5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers
6. Post links to 7 blogs you nominate
7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated.
This is the hard part naming 7 things about yourself people might find interesting,
1. I enjoy geocaching.
2. I love summer.
3. I have visited New Zealand three times.
4. I used to play hockey (grass).
5. I love the smell of a rainforest.
6. I don't mind doing a jigsaw from time to time.
7. I have a sweet tooth. :-)
Now I am meant to nominate 7 blogs to pass the award on to. I find this a bit hard as I would be passing this on to some people with a blog just for the sake of passing it on. I visit lots of blogs around the place that I think are more than worthy but I just don't know these people. Had fun completing the first bit of the award. :-)
I used SU Sahara Sand as the base card, then SU Regal Rose, next SU Rose Red paper. Topped with the scalloped edged circles on which I stamped the cute little girl from the SU Nice and Easy Notets set. I coloured her with a blender pen and the SU inkspots. Added three pearl bling. Along the bottom I attached ribbon and a SU Chocolate Chip oval which I cut on the robo. There is acutally the word 'love' on the oval......glitter rub-on.
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Now the card. I started with a base pink card and then added the white textured card, to this I added the beautiful decoupage rose which my Mum has cut out. I am hopeless at cutting things so fine. Mum has used silicon glue in between the layers as she likes the fact that she can have lower or higher sections. When you use 3d Foam it is all the one height. I stitched the hearts around the edge using a red metallic thread and finished with a gold 'Best Wishes' sticker.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
It was Tilda..... :-) I have coloured in a Tilda Sweetheart with watercolour pencils and cute her out and used double sided 3D foam to adhere her to the card. I also replace the ribbon with a strip of matching card and added a wonderful clear glitter wavy border sticker. Much nicer card now.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
I have used SU Bordering Blue as the base card, then a layer of purple stripe paper. I tried to use a punch to emboss and cut a fancy edge on the purple stripe paper but the punch got stuck. So I had to cut off the corner. Then I decided to add a sqaure of the SU Bordering on Blue to the corner of the purple stripe paper and pull it over and hold it down with a brad. Stamped the word wish and placed a gold sticker star around it and added more stars to the rest of the card. Coloured Tilda Sweetheart heart in using watercolour pencils and an aqua brush. Then cut her out and mounted her with 3D foam sqaures. Also stamped the little box for her to sit on.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
I created this card for another friend who has had some bad news and lives overseas. Too far for a hug but close enough for a card. I used SU Lavender Lace as the base card. Rediscovered a piece of paper that I had used the shaving foam marbling technique on. Then added Tilda which I have coloured using watercolour pencils and an aqua brush. Finished with a 'Thinking of You' sticker and went around the edge with a black pen.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
What I have used in this card are come from Blue Edge Crafts and the Stickerstore. Organza ribbon, beautiful background paper, a prescored card, glitter paper and clear butterfly stickers (love these). Enjoy you Saturday
Friday, April 10, 2009
Anyways.... I made this card using SU River Rock as the base card and then stamped with Staz On Timber Brown Ink using the flourish from the SU Priceless set. Next I added the rectangle of brown textured paper, a strip of blue card that has been embossed using the cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' folder. I added two wonderful brads that I received from Deborah a while back. Finished by cutting an oval on my craft robo and using a rub-on greeting. Oh, and pin pricked around the edge.
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Ok.... I thought my mugs were on the largest size so made up two of this recipe....1st photo,
2nd photo shows the results.
3rd photo shows results when the recipe is then shared between two of my 'large mugs'.
The most dangerous cake recipe
5 MINUTE CHOCOLATE MUG CAKE
4 tablespoons SR flour
4 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa
3 tablespoons milk
3 tablespoons oil
3 tablespoons chocolate chips (optional)
a small splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Add dry ingredients to mug, and mix well. Add the egg and mix thoroughly. Pour in the milk and oil and mix well. Add the chocolate chips (if using) and vanilla extract, and mix again. Put your mug in the microwave and cook for 3 minutes at 1000 watts (high). The cake will rise over the top of the mug, but don't be alarmed! Allow to cool a little, and tip out onto a plate if desired. EAT! (this can serve 2 if you want to feel slightly more virtuous). And why is this the most dangerous cake recipe in the world? Because now we are all only 5 minutes away from chocolate cake at any time of the day or night! You are going to print this out straight away, aren't you!!!
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
This card was nice and quick to create. Got to play with the Stampamajig (I think thats what it is called). I still need a little practice. The base card is SU Baja Breeze, stamp set - The Good Friends and papers - Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series. I can tell you that I bought everything on this card. :-) I ordered the new In Colour range, the stamp set that includes a bird and the papers. There are so many nice things in the catalogue it is hard to reduce the list down but I am happy with what I have ordered and now can't wait to play when they arrive. Visit Ruth's blog (SU demonstrator) as she will have the catalogue there.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Monday, April 6, 2009
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Thought it was time to use a tear bear. I have used the Craftmad April Sketch Challenge layout for this card. The base card is SU Gable Green, a layer of bright stripy paper, then topped with a tear bear that I have cut from Bears and Greetings Cutout Sheet. Added a multi coloured Happy Birthday sticker. Along the bottom I used three paper flowers and added gold flower stickers for the centre.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
For this card I used pink gloss for the base card. I inking around the edge with Stazon Timber Brown, also used the ink for the flourishes along the bottom.... SU Priceless. The brown paper is textured with raised spots...really nice...from Blue Edge Crafts. I placed the picture of the girl fishing behind the brown paper and marked an x with a pencil, removed the picture and cut along the x lines. Then tore and rolled the paper back to create the frame for the picture. Along the side I have added these wonderful gold glitter stickers. Added a greeting with a brass eyelet. Finished with three paper flowers with gold brads for centres.