Wednesday, 30 April 2008
Tuesday, 29 April 2008
The 1st one is by Bonnie B. and features Mt Fuji. Bonnie did a lovely job in colouring this image!
The 2nd one is by Kathy M. it almost looks like a Willow Pattern Plate coloured in shades of blue. Beautiful!
The 3rd one is from Chryss W. Chryss has used an octagonal shaped card and the image in the centre is raised on dimensional foam tape. Very unusal card!
Sunday, 27 April 2008
Sunday, 20 April 2008
The 2nd card is in my current favourite colours of Pink Pedigree Paper and Mocha Bazzil. I've used my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder for the background piece.
Thursday, 17 April 2008
I'm happy to say that it hasn't cost me a cent! I used the recycled acrylic packages from my Cuttlebug folders, some scraps of cardboard and I already had some metal rings, so I didn't even have to buy those. I used the cardboard holder tags for the thin organza type ribbons and the clear acrylic holder tags for all the others. I think I may have to do some more of these to store my lace pieces on too. I'll probably need to make a wider template for some of the lace, but that will be easy enough to do.
I've even cut 1 metre lengths from my ribbon rolls, so I have all my ribbons stored together and the rolls are put away in the cupboard. Now that I can see how much ribbon I have, I really must stop buying more and actually use some of my stash up!
For my shorter scraps of ribbon, I'm storing them in this Kaiser ribbon box that I decorated last year. It's the perfect size for that, and I can check out what's there first, before using the longer pieces............well that's the theory anyway!
Wednesday, 16 April 2008
This is a card I did for the Asian Scenery Swap on my OSA group.
I used an image from Art Neko stamps, which I've stamped onto white card using black Staz-On ink. I've then coloured the image with chalks. I like the subtle colour that the chalks give to the image, and I use little eye-shadow sponge applicators to get the colour just where I want it.
I've layered the stamped piece onto aqua, then turquoise coloured cardstock, punched the corners of the turquoise card, then wrapped a metallic thread around the whole card. I've layered this to another aqua card, then adhered it all to a beige coloured folded card.
Thanks for looking.
Sunday, 13 April 2008
Saturday, 12 April 2008
First of all, my apologies for not posting anything new for a while. I haven't been totally idle though, it's taken me a while, but I've finally finished these cards I made for the Hanafuda Swap on OSA.
What's a Hanafuda you ask? Well it's a japanese card game using 48 cards that are divided into 12 suits, with each suit of 4 representing a month of the year. We were each given 4 stamps (one suit) to use, kindly donated by About Art Accents stamps. The stamps I was given represented June and featured the Peony flower, I might add that each month features a different flower or plant depicting the season it represents.
Now, onto my card! I decided to make the gated tag card that was featured in the Feb/Mar 2008 Technique Junkie newsletter. On the front of the card I've used stamped one of the images onto black shrink plastic using Galaxy Gold Brilliance Ink, I've also stamped 'Good Luck' from a See-D's set - I figured that was appropriate seeing that Hanafuda was a card game!
The 2nd picture shows the inside of the card. I've stamped each of the four images onto a cream tag and coloured them with markers. Thanks for looking!
Monday, 7 April 2008
PICTURE TO PAGE: "The FRIENDLY Scrapbook and Paper Show"
Traders, Product Demonstrations, Make-and-Takes, Drinks, Bar Available, Snacks, Free Kids Card-Making Area, Free Parking.
Sat 3rd May 9.00am - 4.30pmSun 4th May 10.00am - 4.30pm The Whitehorse Club, 298-336 Burwood HwyEast Burwood Reserve, East Burwood, VicMel Ref: 62 C7 Entry Fee $8.50 Adults Kids Under 12 Free Entry.
This will be our 8th show and we look forward to seeing you. Around 34 Traders - many whom you will not see at the bigger shows will be offering all sorts of goodies. Many traders have free demonstrations and make-n-takes at their stands as well as show specials at bargain prices. If you have children, drop them off at the 'kids corner' for free card making.The staff at the venue are very friendly and the lunches are fantastic value. We receive lots of comments about how good the coffee and the food is and how reasonably priced it all is compared to the food at other shows. We hope that you will come for a few hours, grab some bargains, learn a new technique and enjoy a cuppa and a snack with all your scrapbooking friends.
Classes are available for both Saturday and Sunday however spaces will be limited to 12 per class. Further details will be updated as they come to hand. Please watch this space.
Special Guest Artists will be demonstrating Hot New Products and techniques. Watch this Space!
Info: Shirley Dougan
For details of our discount entry offer please email at the above address"
Here is the blog address so you can find further updates - http://mouser.bigblog.com.au/index.do
Tuesday, 1 April 2008
She said it means
This is an ATC swap that I was in recently at the Scrapper's Stash forum. The title of the swap was 'Dreams'. My ATC is the top left one. I used a Lynn Perrella Stampington stamp, the background is a Technique Junkies Technicolor Dye Ink background tech. I've also used German Scrap and a tiny Collections scrabble 'dream' word.
My friend Sandie has tagged me!! Arrgh! O.K Here are the rules:1. Link to the person that tagged you and leave a comment on their Blog.2. Post the rules on your Blog.3. Share 7 random facts about yourself on your Blog4. Tag 7 random people , linking to their Blog. Let each person know by leaving a comment on their Blog.
OK, here's 7 random facts about me.
1. I'm left-handed.
2. I'm the mother of identical twin girls, who are now aged 33. Neither my DH or I have any family history of twins, so we're still wondering how that happened. It was great though, they always had each other for company, and I got my family with only having to go through one pregnancy.................we were never quite game to try a 2nd time.
3. I'm terrified of heights and spiders! I have flown in a plane, but I can't look out the window when we take off............I also suffer from motion sickness which doesn't help. As for spiders....I cant' go to bed if I see a spider inside the house, until DH has removed it. If he's not there to do it, I have to do it myself, but it really freaks me out!
4. I'm a bit of a sports nut. I love AFL footy...........my team is Richmond, a bit tragic at the moment 'cos there not very good, but I do remember the glory days of the '60's and '70's. Also love tennis and cycling, and the Olympics when they're on.
5. I spent the first 40 years of my life in Bendigo, a large country town in central Victoria (Australia). I thought I would always live there, but 11 years ago we moved to the big city of Melbourne. I enjoy living here, but the traffic still freaks me out!
6. I'm going to become a grandmother later this year!
7. I'm normally a very quiet, shy, private person and I can't believe I'm telling you all this stuff about me!
OK, that's it! Now, I'm supposed to tag 7 other people, but I'm going to take the cheat's way out 'cos I can't think of 7 people who haven't already been tagged...............so if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged.