Friday, November 27, 2009

Bingo Blast

This card was so much fun to make & the technique is one from Technique Junkies. Using three different Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabbers & misting water on the sponge applicators, blast the paints onto plain white cardboard. I found it was best to do each one indivually & let each colour dry before applying the new one. Some of the blasts didn't splatter, so I reapplied the water & repeated, so much fun... an overstamped and embossed swirl for a lift and one of my favourite sentiments mounted on top. Voila, an easy, fun card.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

18th Wedding Anniversary

This card would not scan well so I took a photo, our son Damien and our beautiful daughter-in-law Jamie celebrated their 18th Wedding Anniversary yesterday - what an achievement!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Our front garden

When we first moved into our house the front garden was full of grasses and flaxes... Murray removed them all and we have put in mainly roses, ground covers and other flowering plants. We have had a very wet winter which seems to have agreed with the roses, as they are all out in masses of colour.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Birthday Card

Murray's cousin Stella has her birthday tomorrow so before going into Wellington I made this card with my spellbinders pendant and using stampin up paper and stamp.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

WTA Card for November

Love this card, like the way it turned out... the BG was done with distress inks, overstamped with white embossing and the heart was painted with H2O's.

Monday, November 16, 2009

WTA flip side

This is the flip side to the page I did, wanted to create something really different to the first... again I used matt card and coloured it with my Kaleidacolor Cappuccino Delight stamp pad and then went over it with Brilliance coffee bean to give the pattern a lift, coloured the coffee cup image with tombows.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

November WTA

This month we have two Winner Take All... the first is a double page to make into a book, the second is a Card... this is page 1 of the double page. I coloured with blue ink on matt card and then masked the crown and the swirl and went over with distress blue, then overstamped with white embossing.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glitter Tree

This card was made with a stamped and embossed bakground and the tree image was done with one of the green plastic templates and glitter, has a nice effect... the glitter sparkles.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Vada's RAK to me

I love my stamping friend Vada's cards and what a thrill to receive one last week... I love the sentiment and it made me very happy receiving such a work of art.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Dublin Bay

So good to see our roses all coming out and the garden does look a picture... Dublin Bay is always the first out and the wet winter must have agreed with it as it is a mass of buds.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

My New Stampin Up Stamps

Yahoo, was so thrilled, I won these stamps on trade me, lots of sparkle on this card, doesn't come through on the scan but really thrilled with the look...

Monday, November 2, 2009

Christmas Card

Created this Christmas Card with a cuttlebugged background, I used to cover with a white stamp pad but now sandpaper the snow flakes and take off the ink, have more success doing this. I stamped the ornament image, masked it and over stamped it, a ribbon and two little hearts and I am very happy with this look.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

TJ Rainbow Double

It is Christmas Card making time at the moment and I do so like this technique. The image is by Montarga, Christchurch, NZ and I used diamond sparkle embossing powder to give my card a lift.