Sunday, July 17, 2016

Kaisercraft cards

Wow, it's been a while since I entered the Kaisercraft challenge. I've used 100% Kaisercraft products to create these two cards.  The July 2016 is a sketch. Here it is.

KC JULY SKETCH


I'm also entering these cards in the Archiscraps July challenge.  Here is their inspiration image.



The Kaisercraft Base Coat ranges are some of my absolute favourites and a perfect fit to meet both challenges.

Here are my two cards.


Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Challenge to make a project celebrating your own culture

At Unstampabelles this month we challenge you to make a project which celebrates your own native culture.

One of the most popular pastimes in Western Australia is fishing.  I've created a square card (to incorporate this month's twist) which features fishing. My Mum, Dad and two brothers all LOVE to fish. I like it too but don't go often any more. I used to love going out with Dad to fish when he had his boat. He swapped it for a caravan, which Mum prefers as she gets seasick. They are currently enjoying a warmer climate travelling in their van and more than likely doing some fishing.



Check out what the other Designers have done. Each Monday new inspiration is released. Why not enter?  Here is the prize you could win.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Two thank you cards

For CC52 challenge over at Soul Scrappers you have to use embossing folders on a card.

I chose to make two cards using two similar embossed thank you images.


The ribbon on each is velvet in a lovely sage green colour which I am really loving atm.

The flower is a tulle one with copper rhinestones by Webster's Pages. Just gorgeous.

These are nice, smallish cards which can be tucked in with a gift.

Music card



I have made an elegant card for the TTT17 challenge at Soul scrappers.

Hope you are having a wonderful day.  Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

My first Pocket Letter

I've noticed this pocket letter/page craze happening for a while now. I've always thought that it would be fun to make one.

June's challenge at Unstampabelles is to make one or make a gift holder. The twist is to include a crown.

I started out by deciding to use pink and green as my main colours. I collected lots of items that were these colours and selected a few sheets of complementary papers as well.  I already had the trading card sleeve to put them in as I keep my ATCs in them.

For the letter portion I made a kind of envelope using my WRMK envelope maker.  I had a pretty butterfly clothing label which I added two paper circles to with some embroidery thread as the closure. I used a small tag to write on (from Kaisercraft).




This is the finished product. I am quite pleased with it.


I hope you will consider joining in this month's challenge. Remember not to use any stamps on your entry in order to be in the running for this prize.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Masculine birthday card

Look at this wonderful inspiration photo provided for this month's challenge at Archiscraps. I decided to have a go.



It is my son's 19th birthday this Sunday and I needed to create a card for him.

I chose the colour of the potted plants as my background and created a diamond pattern using my 1"square maker and some complementary patterned paper.  I added a die-cut with a vellum word and I was done. Teenage boys like simple card.


Monday, May 9, 2016

Unstampabelle's May challenge - Created my own photo frame

I've got my creation done for the first week of Unstampabelle's May challenge.

Here is the criteria and the prize.

May - Creative Upcycling TWIST use something you have had in your craft room for a year or more


Prize is a word die and 4 metal girls with balloons.

Mother's Day in Australia falls on Sunday, 8 May. Happy Mother's Day to all Mums. We deserve a special day to be appreciated for all that we do.

I made my Mum a special hanging frame. The photo was taken of us last month on her birthday. I have created a frame using the card board that comes with Creative Memories page protectors. This satisfies the upcycling criteria.  All materials are definitely over a year old. I've used Webster's Pages papers and American Crafts ribbon.




Mum loved it. She had wanted a copy of the photo and got a fair bit more than that.