Monday, August 31, 2009

Rub on class - Sat 5th Sep and Wed 9th Sept

After all those male cards last week, I have completely gone to the other extreme and created lots of girly projects for this class. All the projects use the Summer Love Rub-Ons, and I will give everyone a full sheet to use on the day. You are most welcome to take the left overs and continue creating at home.

This card also uses some chalk and a little stamping.

This is all rub ons and very quick to make.

This card uses some acetate for a card thats a little different from the usual.

This box is really easy to construct, and would make an easy project to make lots of for gifts.

And another card...

And to finish with a smaller sized gift card.
The cost for this class is $20 and covers all materials and tools. The rub-ons are $11 for a sheet, so its a great value class, however you will have to book early for this one, as I will have to pre-order the rub-ons. Please email me if you would like to attend either of the classes. All Welcome.
Oh, and don't forget to check out the special this month. Simply spend $100 on any Stampin' Up! products and receive two 9.1m rolls of ribbon absolutely FREE. One is Certainly Celery 5/8" poly-twill and the other So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Father's Day Card

Have you made your Father's Day card yet? This is the one I ended up giving my dad. I had to give it to him today as I won't get a chance to see him next week.
To make this card I embossed Sanded background stamp in clear on black card. I then sponged on some copper ink (retired) around the edges. When dry I tied brocade blue ribbon around the piece and mounted on a brocade blue card base. The sentiment from Occasional Greetings I stamped after colouring with markers (Brocade Blue and Choc Chip) and then mounted on whisper white, copper (Oh, how I love this card!) and brocade blue. It was pretty easy and quick to make, and luckily dad seemed to like it.
Stay tuned for a terrific special for September...I'm excited, it includes free stuff!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Glittered initial

It's major birthday month in our family in the next few weeks, which will keep me very busy. I find once you make a card for someone, thats it for are never allowed to purchase a card again, without a great deal of disappointment from the recipient. So, here's the card I made for my sister Mel. I used the Letters Sticky Cuts and pink glitter to create a focal point inital, with baroque motifs stamped several times in the background. The card stock is taken with teal and pink passion.
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A Candy Lane Wedding

I usually spend hours labouring over wedding cards, after all they are for a very special day. But this card did not take long at all. It actually uses a sheet from the Stampin' Up! Candy Lane pack. The birds are printed on one corner of the sheet - so you could only make 2 of these cards with a pack. I just added a little colour to the birds with an ink pad and aqua painter, and then added a veil I created with a scrap of lace I gathered up and adhered with a glue dot. The only stamping is the Mr and Mrs which comes from the Occasional Greetings set.
Thanks for stopping by, I'll be back tomorrow with the next class.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Male card class on Sat 22nd and Wed 26th August

The classes this week are all about cards for the other sex. Personally I really enjoy creating male cards, they make me think more about the design aspect and not just using the old flower stand by to make it pretty.
Now, in this class you will be making four cards, you are welcome to choose which cards you would like to make from the options given.
You could make the card above which uses a faux leather technique for its background. This card is general enough to use as Father's Day card for a husband or son, not just a Dad. It's a little bit messy to make, but lots of fun!

I have included these cards due to many requests. They are simple relying on the strong graphic of the stamp which we will clear emboss for texture.

I had to include a little watercolouring, and these are easy and quick to re create, suitable for a male of almost any age.

And then we have another faux leather technique and lots of faux stitching...

And lastly another simple stamped project with lots of stamp layering.
The class cost is $20 and includes all materials and tools. All welcome, but you must email me to reserve your spot. Remember you will be making four cards from the options above so have a think about which cards you would like to make before the class. (Sorry Margaret, I know thats stressful.)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Single stamps

Do you know that Stampin' Up now offer some single stamps in the new mini? The one I have used here is called Fun Flowers. It can easily be the focus of an entire card, when used with some Parisian Breeze designer paper, a gemstone brad and taffeta ribbon.

And here I have used the same stamp in a repetitive fashion with colours from the bold brights family. I don't use these colours nearly enough, and they really are lovely.
Thanks for looking, I'll be back soon with the male card class.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Sympathy card

While its never great to need a sympathy card, I do love using the 'Thoughts and Prayers' stamp set. It contains very elegant images and lovely sentiments. For this card I used it with Baha Breeze designer papers and some of last years retired Sky Blue cardstock. It goes so well with Baha Breeze I just had to use it again. I also used some pretties kit beads, pearls and a flower. I raised some of the flowers with dimensionals for some added interest, and incorporated some dazzling diamonds, because I just love glitter and the sparkle it adds to any card.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Training night

Last night I attended a Stampin' Up! training session, and this is one of the two cards we made using the brayer. It uses pale and perfect plum ink to create the background, and the matching cardstock and markers to complete. Training nights are lots of fun. Imagine a room full of people, whom all love paper crafting, sharing there recent creations and learning new techniques, and there you have it. If you would like to be involved in nights like this why not consider joining Stampin' Up with me. I am always happy to answer any questions you have.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Xmas card class - Saturday 8th and Wednesday 12th August.

Can you believe it's August already. It will be Christmas before you know it.
In preparation for the big day, the next classes will once again focus on Xmas cards with a traditional slant using lots of heat embossing. The first is a simple wreath card, with lots of texture inspired from the work of Rachel Capps. (Rachel is a mother of three, all under five, a lawyer and still finds time to stamp!)

The second card uses a fun new stamp set, I just had to have. This card was also inspired from Rachel's work.

This is a really simple, but hopefully you will think elegant card, you could create quickly at home.

And the last card and matching tag uses a blue and silver theme, and a beautiful stamp set 'A wish for peace'.
The class is offered on Saturday the 11th of August at 10.30am and Wednesday the 12th at 10am. The cost is $20 and includes all materials and tools. All welcome, but please email me to reserve your spot.

The oval scallop punch has arrived!

This is a card I made recently for a very special lady for her birthday. It uses the new fantastic scallop oval punch and co ordinating 'Oval All' stamp set. The paper is also from the new mini - 'Parisian Breeze'. If you are wondering why this paper is a little more expensive than the others, it is because it is textured cardstock weight. This means you can contruct the entire card from it, and in fact would end up saving you money, as you have less layers in the card. The paper is two sided, with one side suitable for a female and the other for a male. So clever!

This pic shows the inside of the card. I put lots of tags inside it, so everyone could sign their own tag. It just makes it a little different from the run of the mill card, and is great when the card is from many people.