Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Favourite five for 2014

 For my Final post for 2014, I thought would share my favourite five creations and also join in this   challenge that Debby from A Scrapjourney does each year.

My cards are in no particular order other than a process of elimination.
                                                     October - Breast Cancer Awareness

                                                      September - Word Play hug

I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy new year and many thanks to each person who has looked or left a comment on my blog.

Happy New Year

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Purple Pivot

I created this card for a 30th birthday, to match a wine glass with purple flowers painted on it. Don't you just hate it when the photo just doesn't do your creation justice. I chose a deep purple card base, now it just looks like muddy brown.
For the base card, I used the Katie Pivot die from Elizabeth Craft designs, designed by Karen Burniston.
I then embossed the front panel and used daisy peel off stickers designed to match the Kaite Label die and micro fine glitter to make them all sparkly, then coloured them with copic pens and added gems stones to the flower center.

The Happy Birthday words were cut out twice on purple card and once of sparkly washi tape then joined to create 3D look. Inside I added the die cut glitter numbers and another daisy.

Thanks for looking

Friday, December 26, 2014

2014 Christmas Favourites.

It is time to play to play along with Debby from A Scrapjourney  and share our top five Christmas cards for 2014.
Each year I promise myself that I will work on Christmas through out the year so I have a lovely stash to choose from when it comes to this time of the year. However when I looked through all the cards that I have made there were only a few Christmas ones, by accident all the cards I have chosen have been challenges as part of CCEE Stampers design team.

Christmas puppies and Pivot Trees

inside view

                                                                      Staring Santa

Herringbone background

                                                               Telescoping image

                                                                Christmas Tic Tac Toe

Hoping everyone had a very Happy Christmas day.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Happy Birthday cupcake

Here is a quick card using DCWV card stock and Elizabeth Craft Designs products.
Cupcake peel off sticker, micro fine glitter, shimmer sheetz for the flourish using MFT die-namic die and inside the Happy Birthday Pop it ups designed by Karen Burniston. Have a look at Karen's blog to see her tutorials on how to use her dies.

Have a Great Day

Monday, December 22, 2014

From Under the Sea

I made this card for my Daughter's friend whom she met when they worked at DisneyWorld in Florida.

The card base was made using Sizzix stand up die "Elegant" designed by Stephanie Barnard.  I then used Elizabeth Craft Designs shimmer sheetz cutting it to fit before embossing it with waves embossing folder. To fit the panel in the folder, I had to place it on its side that gave the impression of seaweed, I then used a sanding block to reveal the white core and highlight the embossed area.

Ariel ( EK Success DMMCS princess set) was stamped on white card, I then added double sided tape over the image and added micro fine glitter to the sticky side. She was then coloured in with copic pens and fussy cut. The background behind Ariel was embossed with a bubble folder, highlighted with light blue copic pen and wink of stella glitter pen.

Here is the card ready for posting.

Thanks for looking

Monday, December 15, 2014

Looks like Metal

This card is for an Boomerang Stampers Special Sister challenge, to use metal/foil. I have used Elizabeth Craft Designs shimmer sheetz and embossed the rose leaf, I then sanded off the top coat to reveal the silver underneath. The flowers and leaves with die cut out of foil paper.
ECD Shimmer Sheetz, MFT Rolled roses, Sizzix words and dies, ribbon


Thursday, December 11, 2014

CCEE 1450 Staring Santa

This is our final CCEE Stampers challenge for 2014 and it is a simple one just make Santa the star of your card design.
 I chose the Art Impressions tri-fold Santa set, Three main images used to create a tri-fold card. How ever for my card I used the Karen Burniston designed Lorna label pop-up die from Elizabeth craft designs to create the 3D effect. I also used the Katie Label smaller dies to create a mat on the floor.

The card front was embellished using the tag die set.

Here is a closer look at Santa snoozing in the chair, by the time he gets down under he needs a bit of a rest not that he needs the fire place but more like he needs a dip in the swimming pool.

I would like to thank everyone who has followed and looked at my blog as part of the CCEE Stampers design team.
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and remember to return in January for the fun list of design team challenges in 2015.

Take care

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Pop up Box

I recently made this pop up box for a work friend who was celebrating her 50th Birthday. Using a sheet of A4 card I scored it into eighths. The embellishments that popup were created with assorted dies and stickers. All visible panels were also decorated card stock.
The card folds flat for postage.

Elizabeth Craft Designs, butterfly dies, flower dies, shimmer sheetz, peel off stickers, microfine glitter, happy birthday die. Gem stones.

I had a great time making this and can easily see the need to make another some time.


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Farmer Viv

This is the card that I made for my work friend Viv who has recently retired. Viv and her husband Peter will be spending their time on their hobby farm, with the cows, chickens and crops. This gorgeous couple is a Art Impressions stamp and I have used Karen Burniston designed dies from Elizabeth craft designs to create the popup. 

On the front of the card I have also used several dies and stamps.

Happy Retirement
Take care

Monday, December 8, 2014

Farewell Janet

 Recently I said farewell to a work colleague actually there were two girls leaving having worked together for 23 years, they decided to leave at the same time.
This card is custom made for my friend Janet's personal interests. Over the 11 years I have know her Janet has always been on some sort of diet. Her pet chickens are her pride and joy, I remember her saying once, after sharing a funny story " OMG I even sound like my chickens when I laugh" which set us off on another round of laughter. When I saw this Art Impressions stamp recently I knew I just had to make her a card.

I have used the Lorna label die from Elizabeth craft designs to make the centre of the card popup. The inside has another Art Impressions chicken stamp and text. I have also add some felt clouds.

My sentiment was computer generated and matted using the Katie label die. The chicken wire is a mft die cut onto double sided adhesive sheet to make a sticker.

Take care

Thursday, December 4, 2014

CCEE1449 Christmas tic tac toe

On CCEE Stampers this week it is time for some Christmas fun with a game of Tic Tac Toe. 
 Choose any row you would like across, down, or diagonally in the photo below and include those three things on a holiday card. You may add more items, if you wish, but you must use the three in the row you have chosen!

I have chosen Snow Embossing and Glitter. 

Elizabeth Craft Designs: Out door edges die, Holiday House die, micro fine glitter, Wink of Stella glitter pen, ultimate crafts winter trees, holly embossing folder.
This card also completes the FGM Challenge that I play with my friends, Frances and Gai, this month our challenge was to use any of the house dies from Elizabeth craft designs.


Thursday, November 27, 2014

CCEE1448 telescoping image

 It is the last week of November and my final week for Hosting challenges on CCEE Stampers. I have had a great time hosting and hope everyone has enjoyed my challenges.
For this final challenge I have decided on another technique challenge, this one is Telescoping Image technique, have a look at the link it is lots of fun.

I have decided to make two cards using this technique, the first the image is telescoping away from you.
The little bird is a Penny Black image and I have used spellbinder nestabilities dies for the layers. Each layer was then highlighted with gel glitter. The pine and holly dies and the glitter dot stickers are from Elizabeth Craft Designs.

The second one had the image telescoping towards you. I have used an Art Impressions image, Nestabilities and Memory Box dies.

Take a look at the wonderful design teams cards for inspiration at the CCEE Stampers Blog.

Take Care

Thursday, November 20, 2014

CCEE1447 Photos & Photography

This is my 3rd week of being hostess on CCEE Stampers for my challenge I have asked everyone to create a card using photos & photography.
For this challenge I want to use stamps that I have had for some time. This set is from Oxford Impressions, Bathing Beauties.

For the base card I have used The Stamps of Life step ups die. I created by background paper by clear embossing seashells on white card and sponging with Adirondack inks. The photo stamps are stamped with dye ink and matted and attached to the card with foam dots.

Here is what the card looks like laying flat for decorating.

I just may become a bathing beauty this year, it is still a few weeks until we hit summer in Australia, it has been very dry and hot and already we have had several days where we have had temperatures in the mid forties (43ºC = 109.40ºF) This is the highest November temperatures we have had since 1944.

Trying to keep cool.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

CCEE 1446 Bargello Technique

Hi it's time for a CCEE Stampers challenge many years ago when I was new to stamping I saw this card with a fantastic background of pieces of paper to create a pattern. It was something I never would have attempted then. With the wonders of online tutorials I came across this one on splitcoast stampers and it has been on my mind to try it.
Here is the link I hope you give it a try

Don't forget to go over to CCEE Stampers to see all the other design teams creations.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

FGM spiral circle pull card

This is the card I made for my FGM Challenge, love Frances's name for this. I get together with two friends  Frances and Gai and each month  we set a challenge for November we decided to use the spiral circle pull die from Elizabeth craft designs and designed by Karen Burniston.
Christmas is approaching fast, for me it is always a panic to get some cards made, every year I promise my self that I would get some made through out the year but of course I never do.
When I found this double sided designer paper at the craft store and thought the Santa image would look great in the circle. The poinsettia in the corner is a store bought. 
On the inside I used acetate for my spiral piece and attached holly leaves cut with the Elizabeth Craft designs holly leaves and berries die.

Have a great day

Sunday, November 9, 2014

FGM Keep it cool

The card that I am sharing with you today is the one I made in October for our monthly challenge with my friends Frances and Gai. I had a busy month and wasn't sure I could get another card made that I hadn't put onto my blog yet, but in the late hours on the night I came up with this. I wanted to use this designer paper and embellishments with ice-cream in mind but I spent along time trying to locate the stamps that I wanted and it was getting so late that I settled with this My Favorite Things pure innocence set.
The FGM Challenge ( love the name Frances came up with) we had to use the Katie Accordion die, designed by Karen Burniston for  Elizabeth craft designs.

Everything was going along really well until I had to do the joining of the panels, if you have ever watched Karen's tutorials you know about the mountain and valley folds that create this card. It was after midnight when I was finishing it and for the life of me I couldn't remember how to join it, so I ended up with a way that really shows the last panel, and that was double mountain and double valley, that way the last panel is not hidden behind the mountain.
I was going to undo it all when I discovered it but the longer I looked at the card the more I liked the result.  Here is a close up of the felt embellishments.

It may not look like any other accordion fold card but for me it works.


Saturday, November 8, 2014

Immy turns 4

The card I am sharing with you today is the card I made for my Great Niece Imogen's 4th Birthday. Imogen had a Halloween costume party.
For the front of the card I used an Alota rubber stamp that is years old and fussy cut it out and placed it a designer paper background. The tree is the all seasons tree die from Elizabeth craft designs.

On the inside I have used the lots of pops die, designed by Karen Burniston  and some more fussy cut Alota stamps, with the designer papers and the all seasons tree and the Katie label die for the senntiment. The look on Imogen's face when she opened the card was just priceless.

Here we are together and one of her cake that her Dad made. And yes that is a giant spider on my head with parts of its web.


Thursday, November 6, 2014

CCEE1445 Moustaches

It is a new month and a new CCEE stampers hostess, I have been on the design team since June and this is my first time hosting. I hope every-one enjoys my challenges.
This week my challenge is to create a card that features a moustache to celebrate Movember - A Global Movement raising funds for Male issues.

When I was at our local craft store I found this fantastic wrapping paper that I just had to have. 
For my card today I have used the Katie Label Accordion Die, Designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth craft designs.
The main photo image of this gentleman is from an Oxford Impressions set, that I have had from the years when the only unmounted stamps were available in red rubber.
The middle panel was die cut and embossed and while the die was still in place I used a fine black marker to define the embossed area. The sentiment is a from My Favorite Things.
On the last panel I layered the Katie Label pieces to write my own message and I think this gentleman really needs a hat, so I used the hat from the props 1 set.

Now pop on over to CCEE Stampers blog to see what all the others have created and don't forget to add your own creation for us to see.

Have a great day

Thursday, October 30, 2014

CCEE1444 lets make a scene

Welcome to another CCEE Stampers challenge, this time Liz and Lynn have asked us to make a scene. They say "  It can be a beautiful sunset, skyline, desert, or even a view from your window that you might enjoy on a daily basis. Whatever is scenic to you!!"

In the corner of my garden I have this garden bench under a Poinciana tree which looses most of its leaves each winter, I can imagine mice playing in the leaves.

 To Create this scene I have used an assortment of Elizabeth Craft Designs dies designed by Karen Bruniston. Agatha EdgesGarden Bench pop upAll seasons tree. The House Mouse stamps I have used I have simply had for ages, they are so cute that they never loose their appeal, have a look at the newest range at House Mouse Designs.

 For the front of the card I have kept is very basic with some designer paper, adhesive lace tape and MFT sentiment and Katie Label die.

A close up of the top and one of the bottom.

Have a great day