Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Special Occasion


I have a special card for you today.

My Grandmother is turning 90 next month!! How cool is that! She doesn't get around like she used to but she is still seeing her 5 great grandkids grow. I only just remember my Mum's grandfather. So it is pretty special.

We are heading up there this week for a early visit and a late Christmas. I start a new job end of Jan so I'm hoping this will make up for it because we will be there with all the boys for 4 nights, it is a long drive from home.

Sentiment is a Stampin Up from the up and coming Sale-A-Bration that starts on the 22nd of Jan through to the 22nd of March. Inside is another stamp from the same set  reading "There's only one of you" The Set is called Vintage Verses.

Flourishes is from Prima and I cut one in half as it was abit big for the card. I found the Washi Tape in a local shop. I can't remember who they were from. Like was the ribbon roses. I bought all of this back in Feb last yr is prep for this card, then promptly put it all away till inspiration hits!

The embossing of the sentiment didn't quite work how I wanted it but it was a experiment so next time I know I need a solider stamp to show it off, or use it in some UTEE.

It's hard to see but it has fine flicks of gold and white and some thick pieces which you should be able to see there is some bigger blops to the right of the image. The product is from Stampendous and is called "Shabby White Embossing Enamel" It certainly has a shabby look to it! Love it Can't wait to play on a bigger scale with that.

Over the top I sprayed some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Chalkboard and then sponged the edges with Whisper white ink, to soften the black.

What do you think?

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Summer Fun

Hi Everyone,

We have been having lots of fun with Summer, lots of trips to the beach and shops and movies and a few more fun trips yet to come.

I have a little card for you that I gave to a lovely lady for her birthday.

The red on the embossing isn't showing up too well. Embossing folder was by Stampin up. The sentiment is from Stamp-it and cardstock and ink is Cherry Cobbler.

This card I made a while ago but it was fun. I made up the card mats and front. At the time I only had a small flourish, unlike now... ;/ You then cut it up and sponge the edges and put back together, remembering where the bits all went- only tricky part!

The last one I have is an ATC I made. I'm pretty sure I haven't show you so here goes...

It was for fabric. Of course I didn't have any rectangle dies so I hand cut them all to make the frames. One of these days I will buy some rectangles! The flourish is a Stampin Up set that has now retired but I'm soo not getting rid of it!!

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, January 10, 2013


I was crafting with my middle son until he got  better offer to go play with a mate! So here I am with only one child in the house, Liam is still at my Mum's. I am missing him, mostly because you really can't talk to him on the phone cos he just clams up!!

So some unexpected me time...

Here is one of my rare Christmas cards I made.... it didn't make it to its home!! oh dear!

The only supplies I used was Graphic 45 paper and Dazzling Details by Stampin Up. Postage stamps were handcut- made people we are... ;)

For my kids at school I made a little present. All it is, is Die cut hearts glued together. The hardest part was tying the ribbon!

It's a great way to use up Christmas paper althou I discovered I didn't have alot of double sided paper. But a good deal of it is all gone! WOO HOO.

Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Smiles Across The Miles

Hi All,

I trust you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I hope you haven't lost any battles with your new year resolutions yet!

I have a few simple cards for you tonight.I have ALOT of relatives overseas so I made this DL card.

This little guy is soo cute. The card is photographed at an angle so the sentiment really isn't that crooked :) The is Whipper Snapper, I think. I have coloured him with Copics. I have put a mat under the image just in plain white as I think it gives it something and I also hated to see the marks on the back of the image.

Another little Whipper Snapper image. So love this guy, he belongs to a friend but I will soo be on the look out for him.

Thanks for looking.