Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I received this in an e-mail today and had never seen it before. I found it pretty amusing and wanted to share. It is an old clip of Hugh Jackman from SNL, if you are easily offended I suggest you don't watch, it's not particularly offensive but thought I would add a warning for those of a more sensitive nature :)
Friday, December 18, 2009
So much for keeping it quick... lol, waffles! I made this card earlier in the week but am only now getting a chance to post. Unwrapped Tilda is getting a little more love as well as my magnolia wreath, with some crystal bling. the sentiment is a kaiser rub on, the flowers I got from spotlight (what a find) and the star charms I found amongst my sewing stash. The Green DP and card stock are from my stash and all other papers are magnolia (yep, I finally cut into them). Ticket sentiment is from Bizzy becs, and I think that is everything :) Card top up a bit closer:
Phew, not off to tackel the next task on my never ending list...
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
My unwrapped Tilda is finally getting some action, I have had her coloured for a while and i finally got around to creating something with her, and yes, it is another easel card. I LOVE easel cards, they are so much fun to make and it so much more impressive than a normal card. This actually did not begin life as an easel card, but evolved when I decided something was missing :)
The papers and ticket are from Bizzy Bec's digi store (again, I love this stuff)
I'm thinking of now giving this card to my mum, but if I make another card then I might change my mind again, lol, I'm hopeless. I wish you all could see this card in real life, the pictures just do not do it justice.
Here is the top of the card:
A shot of the full card:
Cupcake Craft Challenges - Sing a Christmas carol
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I have kept this card pretty simple, a few snowflakes with my MS punch, the smaller ones come from a random small punch in my collection, and a large blue sequin snowflake. The digi ticket is once again from Bizzy Bec's, I am loving these, they are a new addiction. The large pearl brad I picked up from Target a few weeks ago when they had reduced a heap of stuff to clear stock. The ribbon I got from spotlight ages ago. The papers are all from the stash too. The fur trim on the hat and white snowflakes have all been glittered and I whipped out the sewing machine and did a little stitching. I finally got the tension right on my zig zags :) The large snowflake and small snowflake on the base and Tilda have been raised with foam adhesive for a bit of dimension.
Here is a full shot of the easel card: A close up of the top of the card:
A close shot of the bow with the snow flake (you can almost see the glitter) and the digi ticket:
Thanks for taking the time to look and I appreciate all of your wonderful comments.
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Anyways, on to the card. I have had this magnolia wreath stamp for a while and have not had the right stamp to sit in it... until now! I cannot get enough of this little cutie, I love her more and more every time i ink her up. The holly paper and ticket and from Bizzy Bec's digi store, the snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch, I have glittered the white snowflake and sort of weaved it together with the red one. I have added glitter to Tilda's fur trim and red crystal berries to the wreath. I doodled with a white gel pen a little and the ribbons and crystals were from my ever growing stash.
I would have finished this card a day earlier than I did but I could not find the ribbon I was looking for, so I went ahead and used some different ribbon and which meant I could not do exactly what I had in mind, oh well, it came out ok anyway, but as soon as I had finished I stuck my hand in a box for something else and pulled out the damn ribbon I had spent AGES looking for! Don't you hate when that happens!! I cannot tell you how annoyed I was.
So, here is my card (after extensive waffles):
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
So, I had the idea to make a Christmas cracker in the back of my mind for several weeks but I had not gotten around to finding a template yet, then the other day the wonderful and very talented Debbie made up a template and posted it, talk about great timing, perhaps she can read my mind, lol.
i have used Santa's little helper Tilda from the new so jolly range, you can still get some HERE, I am resisting the urge to get a few more for myself. The more wonderful project I see around the more stamps I want.
The ticket sentiments are from Bizzy Becs digi downloads, I am LOVING them! The one on the card says 'wishing you joy this Christmas' and the cracker says 'sweet wishes for Christmas' which I thought was appropriate as the cracker is designed to hold chocolates, it looks about the right size for Lindt balls, but they are too yummy to give away :) on an unrelated note, I went to chadstone the other week and the Lindt store there had peanut butter chocolate balls, YUM, unfortunately they are exclusive to them, bugger!
It does not show up in the photo but i have glittered all the fur trim on tildas hat and the small fluer de lis die cut. It had a lovely sparkle in real life. Something you also don't see in the photo is that Tilda on the cracker is actually slightly bent at the waist and placed on one of the sides so she looks as if she is actually sitting up on there.
Monday, November 30, 2009
I'm back with another post, 2 in one day, I don't know what has gotten in to me. I think it's the general Christmas rush and panic rubbing off on everything else, I am already feeling like there are not enough hours in the day and i guess it will only get worse.
I'm back with my Xmas Sweeties, I think by Christmas the rubber might be worn away on these little darlings, they are definitely getting a work out!
So, every white surface on this card has been glittered. It shows a little in the photos but in real life it is amazing. I have stamped a 'Be Merry' sentiment next to Anya in silver and then went over the lettering in glitter, and then stamped a small 'Merry Xmas' sentiment across the front of the card, also in silver. The snowflakes are a Martha Stewart punch and the other 'snowflake' shapes are a spellbinders Fleur De Lis Die. Here is my sparkly little Ian, I am experimenting with a new colouring technique so he is a little bolder and brighter that he has been in the past.
Anya and a glimpse of the previously obscured 'Be Merry' sentiment
Unfortunately it is another overcast and crappy day so the photos are looking a bit washed out and you cannot see the obscene amounts of glitter I have used (but that is nothing compared to the card I have just finished!) I'm a bit over this weather, it's either overcast or terribly hot, sometimes both at once. I have had these ornaments sitting waiting to be photographed for a couple of days and I just gave up waiting for good lighting, it's not going to happen. I thought this was going to be a simple project but I had several small disasters along the way which meant something I could have otherwise knocked out in an hour or two took me days!!
Anyways, the snowflakes have glitter around the edges, it is deliciously sparkly in real life, I have also glittered the white stripes on Tilda's stockings, the red ribbon in her hair, the fur trim on her hat and the holly leaves on the noel.
Sigh, I really wish you could see the glitter, these photos are depressing me. Bring on some clear skys!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I have used Anya from my Xmas Sweeties set. I Inked and slightly distressed all the edges of my card stock, you cannot see it in the photo but I went over the brown ink around the edges with copper ink so it has a gorgeous metallic sheen in real life. I have used my brand new spellbinders die under Anya and inked the edges the same as the card base. I stitched around the edge of the DP as I thought a vintage card should have some sewing on it. The Noel stamp is Magnolia from the So Jolly collection (I have more of those to show you soon!)
There are crystals in the center of the snowflakes on the base and on the holly berries on the noel. I also got to use my new Martha Stewart punches, the large snowflake and the doily border punch. Here is a closer shot of the top
and a side view
Thank you everyone for looking and leaving your lovely comments, I appreciate every one!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
i cane up with this for Simon Says Challenge - Animal Antics, and Stamp Something Challenge - Thank you somethings (it's intended as a thank you gift, so I hope it fits the criteria without actually saying 'thank you')
I have used my adorable Hilda from Motivet, and don't you just love the little tea pot button, i think it is so sweet. Here is a closer shot, you can see the crystals either side and in the center of the flower.
With this award I am required to tell you 5 interesting things about myself, I cannot guarantee they will all be interesting, but here goes;
- I have 7 piercings. They are very addictive and I would have more but I am running out of places that I am willing to pierce.
- I was nearly 20 when I first dyed my hair, now it changes on a regular basis, blonde to black and everything in between, depending on my mood.
- I also love paper, and did not realise how deep the paper thing went until something Stephanne said about wrapping presents made me stop and go 'wow, it's worse than I thought'
- I love The Little Mermaid, it is my favourite Disney movie EVER! I have a crystal cabinet with an entire shelf devoted to little mermaid snow globes and figurines, but I am still hunting for a snow globe I saw probably 10 years ago.
- I love Terry Pratchett novels, I am halfway through his latest book. My fave would have to be 'The Thief of Time', which is also the first one I read (that's not why it is my fave, it's just a coincidence)
Well, there you go, I'm not sure they are interesting, but I did think of 5!
I am going to pass this on to;
Tracey - I especially love her work with Magnolia and Greeting Farm stamps, I think I will have to hold her responsible for my growing love of the Greeting Farm, I bought a couple on a whim and now I can't get enough of them!
Sammi - Another friend of the farm who consistently produces beautiful work
Debbie P - Debbie makes some of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen, I'm still stalking :)
Please visit these wonderful ladies blogs, you will not be disappointed when you see their amazing creations!
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
When I started making this card I was following a sketch but I thought Tilda and Edwin were getting a little lost amongst all the papers and mats, so I left this one pretty simple, in fact, I have not used any DP's (I only just noticed this) but I did use my cuttlebug folder to emboss the mat the images are sitting on. The monthly challenge this month at Just Magnolia is distressing so I have distressed the mats under Tilda and Edwin with ink and scissors and inked the edges of the base card and the circle and scalloped circle of the sentiment.
The brads in the corners are glittered but it had not shown up in the photos and the lollipop in the middle of the sentiment is a brad, I bought some of these just to go with this Tilda. The hearts are actually shapes punched out when I was punching my border, they were so cute I wasted to use them somewhere. i am also entering this into Simon Says Challenges who's theme this week is 'Thinking of you'. This is a photo I took a few hours later when there was a bit more sun, the colours are a bit more true to life and you can see that the sentiment and Tilda and Edwin have been mounted with glue dots to give them a little dimension.
On a completely unrelated topic, my other half came home with this today.