Sunday, December 19, 2010

Oh My Gosh! Soooo Busy!

 We have been so busy with school and dancing presentations and concerts. Plus I'm a last minute shopper AND just this week we've been told that our home is on the market!! So all I have is just a quick couple of Chrissy cards to add. 

 All 3 were made mostly with the goodies from my MYO Merry Christmas Card Kit.

And I don't know how I managed without the Bow Easy.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas Canvases For The Teachers.

Remember this? All the supplies to make the teachers gifts?

Well, this is what it all became! (WARNING: Glitter ahead!)

I made these bows with my newly acquired Bow Easy. If you don't have one, get one. What a great investment!

And this bow too!

This one has a spotty Xmas button from Purple Pumpkin.

They can either be hung or stood on a plate stand or easel.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Birthday Card For A Tomboy.

My 10 year old daughter was invited to the birthday party of one of her classmates this weekend. This friend is quite a tomboy and I didn't think would appreciate a girly girl card so I compromised by using red, black and white with only a teeny bit of bling. The music theme was because she was getting a set of drums and lessons for her birthday.

That spotty button round is a Purple Pumpkin one of course and the two music buttons are lovely ones sent to me from Vanessa at The Clip Cafe

The sheet music I found on Google and printed onto shimmery cardstock to make my own DP. Not toooo girly, just a little!

My entry in the Fab 'n' Funky Challenge - Go with the flow.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

2 More MYO Cards.

For those of you that are regular lookers of my blog you'll already know about MYO Card Kits. If this is your first visit you can check out what it's all about here.

PS: More glitter too!

And a glittery close-up!

Monday, November 22, 2010

I Love Glitter!

I love how it looks in the little bottles I keep it in. I love how it ends up everywhere no matter how hard you try to be careful. Most of all I love how it changes the whole look of an embellishment.

This is the first card I've made using my MYO Card Kit that I mentioned here yesterday and my entry into Cards For Men - Challenge No. 24 Christmas Cards.

Apart from having a whole heap more Xmas cards to make I have the teachers gifts to make as well. I have all the supplies ready and plan to make a start on them tonight.

Can you see what all those goodies might become?

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Little Parcels

I love coming home and seeing little parcels at my front door.

I received my P{l}ay It Forward parcel from Vanessa over at the Clip The Cafe some time ago.

Lots of sweet goodies in there. Thanks Vanessa!

And my MYO Card Kit arrived on Tuesday! 

You can grab your own MYO Card Kit from Liz at MYO Cards. I can't wait to see what Liz will do for her next kit.

It's Been So Long........

since I've posted a card! I always have such GRAND plans for the evenings and weekends and it never, ever works out that way. Life just keeps getting in the way of my cardmaking! It doesn't help that I'm the sort of cardmaker that doesn't just stick and go. I put it together (without the glue), take it apart, put it get the drift. It takes me ages to make one card and even then it never looks like the one in my mind!

Well, here it is. A Christmas card with a Purple Pumpkin button taking pride of place on my little red rosette (1/2 a rosette actually because I couldn't quite get it right). The image is from the Graphic 45 Christmas past Deluxe Collection and the PP is from the Kaisercraft 'Tis The Season 6' x 6' paper pad.

A closeup of the Purple Pumpkin button.

Happy papercrafting everyone.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Arrhhh! Bad Photos.

My entry in the 2 Sisters Challenge - No designer paper.

Such a nice card, such a bad photo! 
Some of you may know I haven't had a computer for a week, yes a WEEK!! By the time I uploaded these photos from the camera, which by the way looked perfectly fine on the camera, the card had been packed up and sent off to my lovely friend. So no opportunity to retake a better photo. Oh well, my friend and I know how nice and sparkly it really is.

As you have no doubt guessed it's a wedding card, with sparkly entwined hearts, which are Kaisercraft wood flourish hearts, Modge Podged and glittered.

And my new, new favourite bow to do.

Again, the detail is really hard to see but the card was truly beautiful!

Moving on......

I want to tell you about a lovely new blog by Liz Weber. Some of you may already know Liz from her blog I Love Creating Cards. Well she has combined her cardmaking love with her love of coordinating card kits and come up with Make Your Own Cards. Please visit and have a look at her very first Merry Christmas card kit!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Ho Ho Ho, Another Christmas Card.

This time I have incorporated two of my favourite designers. Kaisercraft, from their 'Tis the Season 6" Paper Pad and a Graphic 45 image from their Christmas Past Deluxe Collection.

And here is another of those Prima flowers I have rediscovered.

This time I added glitter to the petals and I also glittered the snow line on the image and mounted it with foam tape.

 And one more close up, just because!

You can see in this one that I have inked the edges of the Kaisercraft paper flowers.

I'm entering it in the 2 Sisters Challenge - Anything Goes.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Check Out This Great Doily Flower Tutorial.

Tracy over at Just the 4 of Us! has made a great little Box Flower how-to video using paper doilies.

Head on over here to have a look.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Free As A Bird And A Couple Of Others.

Wouldn't this make a great card for someone who is retiring . I found it in my stash of cards, along with a couple of others I've never posted. For this one and the next one I've used Kaisercraft Loire Valley papers and a little bit of bling.

The next one is one of the very first cards I ever made, using an Anna Griffin paper and a Prima flower, I think.

One of my favourite, simple cards.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quick! Have A Look At This!!

If you head on over to Me and the Little Rascals you just might win this awesome blog candy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Forgotten Papers.

Hi Everyone.

When I was looking for some paper to make the card for my Mum's birthday that I almost, yes only almost, forgot. (Remember? This one here). I came across a little stash of forgotten Kaisercraft papers. I've left them on my desk so they don't get forgotten again. Amongst them were these papers from their Blushed collection and this afternoon I whipped up a couple of quick cards.

A closeup of the lollypop flower. I'm sure that everyone knows how to make these but if you don't there's a little tutorial over at Scrap A Little.

And another one using the reverse of the papers above.

Have a great weekend, or whatever's left of it. :)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

A Birthday Card For My Princess.

My 1st baby girl, the kidlet in the middle, turned 10 today! Double digits! I wonder if that means double attitude. God, I hope not, she already thinks she's 13!

I made her card using some Junkitz paper I have had in my stash for ages and ages and there's a Purple Pumpkin birdy button as the flower centre.

And a close up of that gorgeous button.

You should pop over to here for a little sneaky peek at what she will be putting up for sale on Friday.

This ones going in The Shabby Tea Room - Pearls and Pastels Challenge.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

A Very Quick Card.

OMG! I nearly forgot my mum's birthday!

I have my son's birthday today, the big 18, an adult now and my daughters birthday on Tuesday. Sandwiched in between is my mum on Monday. I've been so concentrated on my kids birthdays that I almost forgot Mum! I even rang her to ask if she could watch the girls while I was at the dentist tomorrow and still didn't twig. Of course Mum, being Mum, didn't didn't say anything.

So I whipped up a card this afternoon and it'll be a mad dash to the shops in the morning before the dentist.

1 sheet of Kaisercraft "Birdsong", a couple of rhinestones and a paper flower. Phew! Done!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Le Wedding Card.

Now I wonder if that should be "le" or "la" wedding card? Feel free, anyone out there in the blogasphere, to correct my ignorant French!

Anyhoo, this is the card for the wedding of the acceptance I made here.

See that little image? That's from a Graphic 45 (surprise, surprise) Le Romantique paper. I scanned the sheet, then printed it onto white Bazzill for a little texture and used a gold gel pen to accent a few of the folds in the brides dress. You can see the result  in the closeup photo further down.

And here's that closeup. 

I'm feeling particularly clever, as I would usually buy that sort of thing, but gave it a go myself because I wanted a quite small one. Sooo easy! I don't know why I've been scared of them!!

I wasn't sure about using black card for the base, thought maybe it was a bit funeralish, but I'm pretty happy with overall look. Pretty formal looking I think.