Thursday, September 24, 2015

A Bowl of Cherries

 Challenge day on CCEE Stampers and Lois asks us to celebrate National Cherries Jubilee Day, make a card with cherries on it; or, if you don't have any cherries, use any fruit.

I love cherries and can't wait until they are in season at Christmas time. When I saw this challenge I knew I just wanted to use this cute Penny Black set. I used this fabulous designer paper and the lots of pops die for this fun pop up card.

Elizabeth Craft Designs
Lots of pops
Katie Label
Paris Edges
Penny Black clear stamps

Take care

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Jingle all the way

Here is another card that I made for our FGM challenge using Karen Bruniston designed Elizabeth craft designed products.

Paris edges and tag
Merry Christmas pop it up
Pop it up Sleigh


Friday, September 18, 2015

Very Merry Christmas

This week I caught up with friends and this is my card for the FGM Challenge ( Frances, Gai and Maryann)
Each month we have a shopping trip and last month we purchased Christmas supplies so our challenge was to make a Christmas card.

For the Front I used the outdoor edges die to make a snowbank and made a snow man with Stampendous create winter stamp set.

Inside I used the Karen Burniston designed Pop it ups sleigh gift card and the evergreen tree for Elizabeth Craft designs.
I have used printed designer paper for the background.

Our favourite store in Brisbane to purchase Elizabeth Craft Design products is Craft Giraffe


Thursday, September 17, 2015

CCEE1538 Patriotic

For our Challenge on CCEE Stampers, Lois asks that we make a patriotic card or a card indicating out heritage.

I have used Stampendous and La la land stamps to create an Australian outback scene that could be seen near our local Air base.


Thursday, September 10, 2015

Double pop up idea

It is Swap ideas on CCEE Stampers challenge day. We were asked to make a card using a technique you've learned and want to share.  Either describe the details of the technique or link to a tutorial on the web.

With so many dies out there I thought I would share the way I have combined two pop up dies created by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I am a great fan of the Lorna label pop up die whether it is as a single platform or a double pop up.
I thought if I like the double pop up why not use the Happy Birthday pop up die and the Lorna Label pop up die together. I may even try this with the new Merry Christmas pop up die.
 Here is what I did after die cutting the Happy Birthday die, I removed the die and while the card was still lined up on my big shot platform plates I lined up the Lorna Label lining up the nubs on the fold. I then lined up the top plate so that it just cut out the bottom part of the Lorna label and not the box part as it over lapped the area already cut from the Happy Birthday die.

I then decorated each panel with more dies and stamps, before attaching the pop up panel to the base card.

Adding the white parts to the pop up was as simple as die cutting them again and fussy cutting them and attaching.

For the front of the card I have used a sizzix die and .... with the inlaid die technique that I learnt earlier this year.

You can watch Karen's videos with these links
Lorna pop up die
Birthday Pop up die
Merry Christmas pop up die


Thursday, September 3, 2015

Word Play Challenge

 Today's challenge is a Word Play challenge.  Include on your card something that starts with each of the letters in CITY. Today's Challenge on CCEE Stampers is the first for Lois as hostess. Today's challenge is a Word Play challenge. Louis H. Sullivan (born Sept. 3, 1856), an architect credited with designing the first skyscraper. Please include on your card something that starts with each of the letters in CITY.

Well this was a bit of a challenge, finding 4 lettered items that all match to create a card was really hard.
Well here goes
C -  Chilly the Penguin, cold, christmas
I - icicles
T - trees
Y - yellow scarf

I used my favourite dies at the moment, Karen Burniston designed dies for Elizabeth craft designs

The Merry Christmas pop up is a new release die and you can see Karen's tutorial here. It will be much easier to follow than my explanation.
After making the pop up I added the trees, trimming them down to so that they fitted when the card was closed. I then made Chilly the Penguin and his girlfriend, today I am calling her Chelsea. I reversed the black and white colours so that they look like they have so warm winter coats on with all the accessories.  I added some snow flakes and the Icicle border is a Martha Stewart border punch.

Here is the front of the card all dressed up with some more dies.

Dies used
Chilly the Penguin
All Seasons Tree
Merry Christmas pop up
Props 1
Accordion Oval

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