Friday, September 28, 2012

Give yourself a Challenge

Happy Friday everyone:

So excited to share this little card with you today!  As you may have noticed I am taking the Kick Start online card class over at Online Card Classes, one of the lessons' challenge is to team up with a fellow stamper to make a card using the same stamp!  Isn't it fun?!  So I teamed up with the talented Barb Engler whom I got to know from the Hero Arts flickr group, we've decided to use the Large Flower Background stamp from Hero Arts.  You could check her blog here and her Flickr photostream here.  So here's my card:

I stamp the Large Flower Background on acetate with StazOn (Cotton White), then coloured the flowers with glaze pens and adhere to mustard yellow cs as shown.  The faux Washi tape on the bottom is stamped with the same stamp with Distress ink (Wild Honey), and the ink used for the sentiment on top. 

Thanks for looking and have a great weekend.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Enjoy a cup of tea (PPC85)

Good day everyone, I am so excited to share this card today.  You see I am taking the Kick Start online card class over at Online Card Classes right now, needless to say I am having so much fun, I have learnt to look at things differently too.  Long story short I used one of my stamp which has never been used on a card before, it really need some love, and I was inspired by this photo found here.

My card:

And I am going enter it to the current Playing in Paradise #85 - have a Cuppa challenge.

Stamps:  Hot Off The Press (Fancy a Cuppa  HOTP-1042); Paper Parachute; Technique Tuesday (Simple Sentiments)
Inks:  Hero Arts Chalk (Iris), Heritage Dye (Old Gold), Memento Dye (Tuxedo Black)
Copics: RV63, RV66, YG00
Others:  glossy accent

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Entry to MFW TT and SSS

Hi there, welcome back! 

Are you enjoying your day?  Today I review the lessons from the Kick Start class, did a mini reorganization and clean up my craft space.  And made a few cards.  If you would like to check them out, click on my 'homework' page. 

And one of them I am entering to the Tuesday Trigger - Envy Becomes You over at Moxie Fab World and to the current Simon Says - Emboss It challenge.  So here it is:

Stamp from Hero Arts (C2155 Calligraphic Thank You)
Embossing folder from Cuttlebug (37-1153 Textile)
Ink: Ranger Distress (Peeled Paint)
card stock: white, green, and baby blue

Thanks for looking.  Enjoy the rest of the day.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Home Work

Happy Monday everyone!  Yeah I know it's a little late to use this greeting, it's very close to Tuesday... but I had a great day today. 

It's the first class of the Kick Start Online Card Class, and I've learnt so much about gathering inspiration, and cataloging them.  To take notes or catalogue the ideas/inspiration I made a little note book from a "Nothing Book" I bought a long long time ago.  I used some pages to write (eh hem..) poems, but that didn't last long, and the rest of the pages has been left alone for the longest time.  And finally today I found a purpose for it, thanks to my teachers Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner.  So I altered the covers, and bind them and the empty pages with a book ring.

 Before:                                                                    After:

Thanks for looking.  Come back again to see more of my home work.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Faux Washi

Hi, a quick card to share today.  I use some faux Washi Tapes (made by moi), and the colours from the Hero Arts September challenge.  I made it for the Hero Arts September colour challenge and the Simons Says Stamp - Put a stamp on it  Challenge.

Photo taken with artificial light

Photo taken with natural day light
Are you wondering why 2 photos, I can't decide which one is clearer.  What do you think?

All stamps from Hero Arts:

LL673 Small Leaf Impression
LL764 Playfull Lowercase
CG405 Leaf & Floral Background
CG192 Floating Garden
CG269 Happy Definition

Thanks for stopping by, have a fab day!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Folding card

Hi, welcome back! 

Today is the birthday of my little guy and I've made him a 'never ending' card!  He likes to fold paper, a lot ... a picture is worth a thousand words, I'll show you what he made for me for Mother's day, and you'll see what I mean.

Mother's Day 2012

He used lined writing paper, torn, folded, coloured and assembled to make this 'pointed sphere'!  So I made this card for him.

'Front' of card

after open vertically

flip horizontally
flip veritcally, flip again you're back to the 'front', and you start over...

open flag to reveal secret messages

view of half open card

This card is really fun because you could just flip and flip and flip; thus the name.  If you want to make a 'never ending' card, just so a search on the web.  There are many sites/blogs that provide instructions of the 'how to'.

Have a wonderful day!