Friday, December 30, 2011

Slider Card

This is such a clever card & can be found on youtube, hero arts... The slider is on a separate ribbon, even though it looks like the same... will be using this technique again...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Telescope Card

I was inspired to make this telescope card by Barbara Kelley in Sacramento, she sent me her version for the November Just One. So much fun making and assembling, will make a few more for Christmas as I am sure children will love them.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Calendar 2012

I have finished the month of April for the Calendar 2012 through NZ Stampers. I chose to use serviettes and after applying with Jac paper to cardbord, I embossed them with my Cuttlebug, the letter are cut from glitter cardboard with my Tim Holtz alphabet die.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Just One for November

I used double embossing and cut technique for my Just One November card... the first two attempts didn't work but realised that Ann had posted a tip and turned it up the other way and it worked perfectly. The scrolls and flower are all cut from Tim Holtz dies... hope my partner likes it as much as I do.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Angela's BDay Card

Made this card this morning for my niece's birthday... Used Tim Holtz's die to cut the birdcage and bird and spellbinders dies to cut out the sentiment and surround... Happy Birthday Angela

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Christmas Card 3

I have had these Impression Obsession stamps for many years but this is the first time I have used them together. I coloured them with copic markers and then ripped some cuttlebug embossed cardstock to give the snow effect, thought a cheery surround of yellow and red would look good, very happy with the look.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Christmas Card 2

This card evolved, I coloured the Holy Images with copics and then added Tim Holtz stickles to give lift. I bought the scroll from the craft shop and coloured with copics and added down the middle strip of card. Cut the sentiment by Montarga with my spellbinders dies and I am pleased with the outcome.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Christmas Card 1

Woops, what do you do when you cut the oval the wrong side and go eek, I did a recut and ended up with extra framing, thought it looked great though. Image coloured with Copic Markers and Sentiment by Montarga.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vittoria's Birthday Card

This card, I made for Vittoria, my granddaughter, she was 17 this week. I sprayed two different Spray Mist colours on the white card stock, stamped the cats with black StazOn and mounted jewels as embellishments. The round circle had love across it, but unfortunately it just went into one circle when I embossed it, so mounted the jewel over the top to cover. She was delighted with it so always encouraging when you get good feedback.

Sunday, September 25, 2011


This is my new cuttlebug embossing folder and my first attempt at using it. I coloured a plain black piece of cardstock with three of my opalite stamp pads, then put it through the cuttlebug using the embossing folder. I ran my finger over with copper buffing cream to lift up the embossing, tied a ribbon and then slipped the stamp image down inside, finally stamped the sentiment. Voila, a simple card!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Grungy Wings Shrine

Really pleased with the look of this, we assembled our shrines, painted with gesso and then stuck a photo inside. I chose a picture of two men standing beside an old steam train, we coved with different colour inks to give it an antique look and attached the wings. The bullets below, we glued together and the wrapped a cigar wrapper around them to cover the join. Oh forgot to mention that the chain went in as I assembled it. To the door we attached a door knob and screws to attach it to the hinge and I glued it to the shrine and covered the holes with two little pearls.

Just One September

For my September Just One I decided to do an early Christmas Card. My Partner lives just out of Perth and the technique I chose is called Colour Pop. I mixed glue with each paint colour and applied with baking paper, sprinkled glitter in places and it looks shiny and a bit lumpy, really cool and so easy. The image is by Montarga in Christchurch and I coloured it in with my copic pens.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Heart Shrine

Went to this amazing camp last weekend at Forest Lakes and was challenged by the projects but one by one I am managing to get them completed. Annette Husband came from Humpty Doo, 45 kms from Darwin and taught us all some amazing things. This is the heart shrine and the little room inside the doorway is a matchbox.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Charms for Stamp Camp

Off to Stamp Camp next week and finally all my charms are made. I bought dominos at the $2 shop and altered them with opals which I stamped into. The backs of the charms have stick on felt and I bought the hooks from Mitre 10 and Murray added them this morning.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

From Sue Jeans

My return Just One for August arrived on Friday and my partner Sue Jeans used one of the latest techniques, vellum sentiment. So love getting mail from the US, increasing my geography skills by looking up where they live. Love your card Sue!

Just One August

Monday, August 15, 2011

Birthdayday Card Double Emboss

I found the background technique on YouTube and like the effect it gives with part of the background embossed with the cuttlebug folder and then embossed again without cutting with the spellbinders die. I masked the BG and then stamped the cups, cut out another lot of cups and glued over the top to extend the centre border, then carefully cut the steam and glued on top, fiddly but worth it. The images were coloured with my copic markers...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Just One August

This is my card for August Just One through Technique Junkies... the technique is called Colourful Silhouettes and it is in the latest Newsletter August/September 2011. It is on it's way to Omaha, Nebraska, googled this morning to see all about this area of USA.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

RAK for my friend Shirley

Shirley Ross has been my very good friend since I joined Technique Junkies and this is a return RAK to her. I was looking at youtube and found this technique for double embossing, coloured the outside with chalks and stamped and coloured with copics a butterfly on the blank piece of the embossed background, sending away tomorrow.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Tim Holtz die Card

So pleased with the look of this card I made recently. I started with plain white cardstock and coloured with Tim Holtz distress inks. The scrolls and flowers were all cut from two of Tim Holtz's dies and finished with glitter centres and a dragon fly embellishment. Lots of work but worth the effort, one of my better cards!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Alcohol Ink Press

This is one of my favourite techniques from Technique Junkies. I stamped onto acetate and embossed, then applied alcohol inks to the back of the acetate, gives a rich colouring and looks so great on collage stamps. I recently bought the cogs and the keys from America so just had to use them to set the card off. The letters ART were cut from my Tim Holtz alphabet die, love the look.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Birdcage Birthday Card

For the BG of this card I used a piece of white cardstock, spritzed it with a light coating of water and coloured with Tim Holtz worn lipstick distress ink. Waited until it was dry and then crumpled it into a small ball, unfolded and then coloured the ridges with the same colour stamp pad. The stand is made with spellbinder's dies and the birdcage and bird is from a TH die.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Butterfly Card

I just so love this card, made with a cuttlebug BG and a medallian spellbinders die to set the butterfly off. I highlighted the butterfly with a white gel pen to give it a greater impact...

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Vintage Art Just One

This is my card for the Just One Swap through Technique Junkies in America. The BG was done with Tim Holtz distress inks in old paper and tea dye, then stamped with music. I love the ballerina image which I stamped with Chocolate Ancient Page onto plain white cardstock. The flowers were coloured with gold buffing cream and pearls applied, the ticket came through an image google search. Sending to America today!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Vintage ATC's

This month's theme is Vintage Man, I downloaded this image, added a bit of Gold and mounted on an old book page I found.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Bookmark Swaps

NZ Stampers run regular swaps and one of the latest was a bookmark for your partner with their interests on. I had just seen this corner page technique on Technique Junkies so decided to make one of those as well.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Yahoo I have solved it

Have spent two days off and on trying to solve how I can get blog posts to transfer to my facebook... at last success!

Swap Card NZS

I love slicing up backgrounds, I started with white cardstock, coloured with Kaleidacolor browns & then embossed with my circle cuttlebug folder. I cut the background into 1 inch squares (yes I am a quilter also), mounted on jac paper and sprinkled gold glitter in between. The image and sentiment are by Impression Obsession and I coloured the coffee cup with copics and then covered with dimensional glue.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Glenda's Birthday Card

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This card was made with Tim Holtz's distress inks which I coloured white cardstock with. When dry I masked with a plastic mask given by friend and fellow stamper Jinny and coloured over top with more distress ink. The bird and birdcage were cut with a Tim Holtz die, I added pearls and a swirl also from a TH dies and the sentiment was added last.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Open Window Card

Had a 40th Birthday card to make... Stamped scrolls on scrap booking paper and then embellished with tiny rhinestones... the handbags were stickers mounted on the same scrap booking paper and I added a Happy Birthday sticker, 40 cutouts and a large bow to set it all off. This is a TJ technique from their fancy folds & Motion Paper Cards CD, really excellent.