Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Welcome new baby card

Goodness - so long between posts!  It is amazing how work can get in the way of creating.  Have been dabbling with a few things, but nothing else finalised as yet.

Here is a card I have made and finally took to the Post Office and posted today!


This is the front of the card.  The digital image is from Sweet & Sassy and is titled 'precious baby'


This is a close up of the front


This is part of the inside of the card.  Did not want to include the message I wrote on the card, so this photo looks a little out of sync


Trying to capture the 'bling' on the little message.  I mixed Stampin Up Shimmer Paint (Champagne) with Isocol (rubbing alcohol) in a small spray bottle and sprayed the cardstock to create the shimmer.  Unfortunately cannot get a really good idea from this photo, but it is just amazing!

Precious baby card was made up as follows:

Pink and White American Craft cardstock
Cuttlebug embossing folder for the dots
Misc flowers
Tim Holtz 'Hanging Sign' for the inside of the card
Martha Stewart border punches
Spellbinders Labels 1
Kaisercraft flower rhinestones
Doohickey die cut to size
Rose embossed ribbon from stash

Coloured with Copic markers:
Leaves: G40/G24/YG63 and G20
Flowers: R30/R32/35 and Centres: YR20
Clothes/Bows: R81/R83/R85 and R20
Tree Trunk: E50/E51/E53
Shading: N1
Stardust stickles for Copic flowers and 'real flowers'

TFL x




Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Owl Project - 2nd Birthday

A friend asked me to make a birthday card for her daughter who is turning two this week.  She is obsessed with owls, so that was the theme. 

I used a pattern from PaperShapez for the Owl box and decided to make the card into an interactive book with owls, butterflies, trees and animals throughout.  The designer paper is from 3 Bugs in a Rug - Savannah - Land of Make Believe.  Love the soft colours in this range.

The gift box is on the left and the 'card' on the right
Side on of the 'Owl' gift box

Close up of projects

As you open the pages of the card, there is a letter on each page spelling out her name


This is a view of the spine.  Made the book so that it would 'stand up' on a shelf



Ready for the birthday girl :)

Looking forward to getting back to some Copic colouring soon.  More on that later.




Wednesday, October 27, 2010

T2T Retreat

Hi everyone

These are a couple of more photos that Tamara took at the retreat.  It is great seeing works in progress in this way

This is a Stampin Up project I did.  An easel card 'box' with the beautiful 'Love Letter' range of papers.  I added some extra trim (which is hard to see).  The brads and pearls to the right of the box were coloured with a Copic marker to match the project. 

This is a photo of my workstation with some completed and part completed projects.  Started the gorgeous My Minds Eye card at the Scrapbook City Retreat but didnt get it finished.  It is a slight variation on the original design (because I couldnt remember what it looked like (LOL).  Tamara must have been everywhere with her camera :)


Monday, October 25, 2010

Tilda at the T2T retreat

I stamped the Longing Tilda Magnolia stamp and coloured her with my Copic Markers. I used a new digital stamp from Make it Crafty and also coloured with my Copics.

The Tilda card was photographed by Tamara amongst the renovations at the Retreat.  The next time I visit the extensions will be finished.  It is a great spot to get away with your group. 


Unfortunately, have to head off and get some housework done now.  Thanks for looking and happy crafting


Lili of the Valley (LOTV) card at T2T retreat

Hi, back again with another card I coloured with my Copic markers at the retreat at the weekend and the end result.

The photos were taken by  Tamara who runs the retreat at Esk - what a picturesque way to display  our work :)

'Lazy Days' on the 'drawing board' . . .




almost finished



The finished card




The twigs were from the property and the leaves were kindly punched  and given to me by Pam.  I just coloured them with my Copic markers to match the theme of the card.  Once again was happy with the result.


Twilight 2 Twilight Retreat

I had previously coloured this cute little image with my Copic markers.  The stamp is from Lili of the Valley.  I made the card at the Retreat and Tamara took this fabulous photo from the verandah.



Here are a couple of more views of the card - I loved the end result




Friday, October 22, 2010

A Scrapping Weekend

Hi, I am sooo excited.  Heading off to a mini scrapping retreat early this afternoon.  I hope to turn some of my Copic coloured digital images into cards and projects over the weekend.

Check back next week when I upload my finished work.

Have a great weekend everyone!


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gift Voucher 'box'

For a bit of fun, made this little box to hold a gift voucher for a 50th birthday present.  Could have refined it a little more if I had the time, and would make more than  a couple of improvements next time round - but it looked good in real life.

Put together with:

Cricut cartridge - - Tie the Knot - Groom Box
Black and white Bazzill cardstock
Pink ribbon from stock
White pearls from stock coloured with a Copic sketch pen to match the ribbon
Part of a Prima swirl

Catherine's Birthday Card

I really enjoyed colouring this image.  For once, I was happy with the final hair colour.  Once again, will need to improve on my photography because the colours are much nicer 'in the flesh'.

View 1

View 2

Put together with:

Digital Image from Michelle Pirkett Studio called Willow the Autumn Fairy
Cardstock - Vanilla Bazzill and Silver Best Creation
Papers - My Minds Eye - Lost & Found

Coloured with Copics:
Face: E000; E00; E02 and  R20
Hair: E31; E35; E37 and E57
Flowers: R81; R83; R85 and R89 (berries) Y38 and Gold Spica pen for flower centres
Leaves: G20; G24; G20; G40; YG63 and G85
Dress: E50 and E51
Wings - BG10

Ink: Distress Ink - Broken China for the sky
Misc: Spellbinders Lacey Circles and Doohickey die for Flourishes; Ranger Startdust stickles and Stampin Up Shimmer paint - Champagne (for the sky)







Thursday, October 14, 2010

Quick Birthday card

Here is a quick card put together for a last minute request


Front of card - the colours are nicer in 'real life'

simple on the inside because a  number of people will be signing the card

To put it together:
Cardstock - Vanilla Bazzill
Paper - My Mind's Eye - 'Lost & Found'
Flower punches x 2
Martha Stewart Butterfly punches (x2) and border punch
Doohickey Die for Swirl
Basic Grey Brad
Black Spica pen for top of butterflies
Misc: Dimensional Dots; Double Sided tape; Pink Copic pen to colour cream pearls and Ranger Star Dust stickles



Handmade Flowers Card - Blog Challenge - Scrapbook City

Hi everyone

Had so much fun creating this card.  I saw something similar a little while ago (had 3 flowers in the pocket) but cant remember where I found it now.  Because the front of the card became 'heavy' I decided to add a 'back' if that makes sense.

Front of card


Close up of front

Since I took this photo, I punched a couple of small branches and added a little pearl to cover up my stamping error above the word 'birthday'.  I forgot to take a photo of this when  finished. This photo also has a view of the inside of the card with the bottom flap dropped down

This is a side on view.  The ribbon wraps around to hold the top and bottom 'flaps' closed on the back of the card



This is the back of the card when flaps are folded and tied with the ribbon to keep them together

and last . . . but not least . . .
this is how the card opens out to create a door hanger!




Recipe for Handmade Flowers Card:

Cardstock: White and Vanilla Bazzill
Paper: Prima
Spellbinders dies - Nestabilities - Beaded Circles.  Lacy Squares to use as template to sponge around outside of card; Shapeabilities - Ribbon Tag Trio 2
Tim Holtz - Sizzix die - Tattered Florals
Heartfelt Creations - stamp and die for lily petals
Punches: Circle; flower and Martha Stewart for small branches on inside of card
Cuttlebug embossing folder for large petals
SEI - Metal Accents for front of card
Distress inks: Bundled Sage; Shabby Shutters; Peeled Paint and Broken China
Ribbon: Scrapbook City
Misc: Pritt Gel Glue; small dimensional squares; Basic Grey brads; individual pearls, Prima Pearls; Glimmermist - Dazzling Diamonds, Hot Glue gun



Copic - Part 7

The Mo Manning images are just great
yep - pink, green (and yellow :)


I was trying to make her hair look curly - so soaked the edge of a face cloth with Blender ink and then patted it on the hair

this was a lot of fun to colour

was trying to make her apron look 'lightweight'


Copic - Part 6

The photography wasnt up to scratch for this one.  I used silver Spica pen on her wings.

Copic - Part 5

I  could hardly wait to get started with my pens for this cute image


The image is called I've got you covered