Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Ornament - Origami paper folding

If you have a good half a day spare, then this is the project for you. They turned out fabulous, but sooooo time consuming! Luckily I have all year to make them for my work colleagues for next years Christmas pressie! ;)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas Santa Sack

I made this for my neice as this is her first Christmas and I've already made one for all of my sisters family members. I particularly liked the colour combination on this one. It's just bright and ... happy!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Christmas Ornament Pinecone Ball

I've updated these pictues as the first ones didn't show just how pretty these Christmas pinecone baubles actually are. Using pieces of folded papers and glue/pins, & ribbon this is the end result. They truly are very cute.

Graduation Owl - Punch art card

It's that time of year and a work friends daughter has just finished her exams and will be graduating soon. She's not a really girly girl so I made her this card in light blue & brown tones. Think she'll like it?

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas card - Joy - Stampin Up Illuminations 2

Another of my Christmas cards for this year in my favourite Stampin Up colour, Rich Razzleberry and my favourite stamp set Stampin Up Vintage Vogue.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Christmas card - Joy - Stampin Up Illuminations

I've finally decided on a design for my Christmas cards this year using the 'Joy' stamp from Stampin Up Illuminations stamp set. I just love this stamp set. I'm sharing these early so family and friends - please be surprised when you get one in the post :)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Housewarming card

Products used: Stampin Up Taken With Teal cardstock, SU Scallop border punch, SU Boho punches, SU Vintage Vogue stamp set, Cuttlebug and embossing folder; SU Scallop Oval punch; SU Whisper White ink pad.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Stampin Up - Medallion #2

It's hard to see but using the circle cutter, I've cut out and raise mounted the middle circle to add dimension.

Products used: Stampin Up Medallion stamp set; Stampin Up Tempting Turquoise ink pad; Stampin Up Elegant Eggplant ink pad.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stampin up - Upsy Daisy #4

Products used: Stampin Up Upsy Daisy stamp set; Stampin Up Vintage Vogue stamp set; Stampin Up Butterfly Prints stamp set; Stampin Up scallop oval punch; Stampin Up Butterfly punch; Stampin Write Chocolate Chip, Eggplant Envy & Rose Romance markers; Stampin Up Rich Razzelberry ink pad; Stampin Up Rich Razzelberry cardstock; white card; brown ribbon.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Stampin up - Medallion

Products used: Stampin Up Medallion stamp, Stampin Up Vintage Labels stamp set, Stampin Up Night of Navy ink pad & card, navy ribbon, Cuttlebug machine and embossing folder

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Stampin up - Echoes of Kindness

I achieved the large black scalloped circle by using my Stampin Up Scallop border punch on a straight strip of black card. Under each scallop loop I snipped half way through the bottom of the card, then overlaped the little snipped pieces of card at the bottom while adhering it with double sided to the white circle.

Christmas card - Fabric poinsettia and pinecones

This was the theme for my Christmas cards a few years ago. The poinsettia's are actually fabric which I'd picked up in the after Christmas sales the previous year. I used an iron on paper (can't remember what this is called but bought by the metre at Spotlight) as the backing which allowed me to cut out the image, and fine detail, using fabric scissors. Very easy yet different and effective. I get bored easily with Christmas cards as it's often the same design repeated over and over. I liked this idea as each card was slightly different on the fabric and only doubled up each metre.

Wedding or Engagement card

I made this card ages ago as a wedding card. It was sooo easy! No stampin involved as I used some beautiful wrapping paper.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Stampin Up - Fifth Avenue Floral - Ruffled ribbon

Graduation Owl - Punch art

Punch art Owl

I've seen many versions of these owls but I modified it slightly to suit the Stampin Up punches I had. I've tried to show how I achieved the owls head using the SU Circle Scallop punch and SU large circle punch. By punching out 3 of the scallops from the Circle Scallop head, it achieved a better shaped owl head and the removed sections became the owl wings.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Congratulations - Tiger Lily Easel card

Stampin Up Kiwi Kiss card stock, Stampin Up Vintage Vogue Stamp set, Cuttlebug & Embossing folder, Stamp It Congratulations stamp.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Stampin Up - Fifth Avenue Floral

I absolutely loved this card created by very talented Tenealle Williams. I've seen lots of CASE'd versions of this card, it's just so beautiful. The main rose is stamped using Black Stazon and I watercoloured the petals using Stampin Up Pink Pirouette ink pad. The background card is SU Pink Pirouette using the same colour to randomly stamp images from Stampin Up Vintage Vogue stamp set. The ribbon technique is called 'double ruffled ribbon' which creates a stunning feature on it's own.
I had stamped the rose image at my last watercolour technique class with Charmaine Black so if I'd had a spare image, I would have added another layer to the rose to add dimension. I feel it really needs this to finish it off. (I will probably add this later if I can sweet talk someone into letting me borrow their set ... hint hint sis!!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Expectant Mum Baby card

A work mate asked me to make a baby card which she wanted to give the expectant mother a few months before baby was born. You could also use this for a baby shower card. I have had these stickers for a while so it came together really quickly.

Baby card for Twins

I made this card today for a work mate who is having twins next month. The stamps used are from a Hero Arts unmounted stamp set which belongs to my sister. I stamped the images ages ago and finally had a reason to use them. The only Stampin Up product used was the Stampin Up Certainly Celery ribbon.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Paper Sculpture - Swans

These beautiful Swans were the creation of the most amazingly talented Artist, Designer and Paper Sculpturist - Greg Sukendro. His work has been published numerous times in the Australian Stamping & Papercraft magazine. He is amazing! Mine are cheap knockoffs and this card is still a work in progress. As my holidays finish today and I return to work tomorrow, (boo hoo!!!) my posting will be a bit random so wanted to share these now. The patterns and instructions for the Swan is outlined in the S&P Magazine.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Stampin up - Sale-a-bration Happy Moments

Tip: This card could easily be converted into a male card by changing the ribbon to a simple thick black ribbon.
Card idea & design CASE'd from Tenealle Williams whose beautiful blog I visit regularly for ideas.

Stampin Up - Flower Fancy flower pot card

These Flower Pot cards were on all the blogs early this year (so I'm lagging a bit behind!), but I thought I'd give them a go. I used the Stampin Up Vintage Vogue set (which I think is a little 'busy', and the Stampin Up Flower Fancy stamp set (which turned out lovely). I've also seen this done brilliantly with the SU Petal Pizzaz.

One thing I didn't like about the flower pot cards is that you couldn't stand them upright. So to fix this I attached a little easel on the back which folds down flat to fit in an envelope (see piccy below). Problem solved!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Punch art Sunflower

This card was CASE'd (Copy & Share Everything) from Tami White.
Materials used: Stampin Up Small Oval punch (petals); SU Scallop Circle punch; SU Scallop Border punch; SU Large & Small Circle punches (layers in middle of sunflower); SU Vintage Vogue Stamp Set; SU Vintage Labels Stamp Set.

Punch art Owls on a branch

I saw these owls using various Stampin Up punches and just loved them. Although I only had a couple of the required punches, I was able to easily make do with what I had. As per the blog where I CASE'd the idea (click here to view Sarah Makin's design), I've also included a picture of the punches I used. I copied the first card almost completely, then came up with my own layout (square card).

This is another great way of using the Stampin Up Curly Label punch which I what I used to create the top of the owls head. Note Sarah Makin used a different punch for a similar effect. The 2 Stampin Up circle punches used were sizes 3.5cm and 1.3cm.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Punch art Tigerlily & Tiger

Okay, I definately bit off more than I could chew with this project. A good work friend asked me to design a baby card as her son and partner had a little girl last week. Bubby's name is 'Faith Tigerlilly' - Tiger because her son is crazy over tigers (the grrr type) and Lilly is a family name. Therefore I decided I would try to incorporate both themes ... there was my 1st mistake!

As time consuming as punch art is - I love it. It's cute and great for baby/kids cards however to make them reasonably quickly and easily - you need all the punches ... and there's mistake #2 - I don't have all the punches. So I adapted what I had and free drew shapes to create the tiger. Fiddly yet very cute I think. (The tiger design credit goes to Marie from Stamping Inspiration). Both websites credited in this post were random websites found doing a google search.

Speaking of which, after much searching for punch art lillies (and I'm talking hours), I found an online video tutorial (all credits go to Valita's Designs and Fresh Folds site). I won't explain how to make the lillies as the video is really good. After all this research, these tigerlillies are going to pop up on a few future cards! Anyway mistake #2 was repeated for the lillies as again I didn't have all the punches but made do with what I had.

Regardless of this, I'm really happy with it. Not a traditional baby card I know, but cute huh?

Monday, June 7, 2010

Side-step card

I decided to give these 'Side-Step cards' a go today. I had some pretty designer paper (non-Stampin Up) which I thought would be perfect for this fancy fold card. I was really happy with the final product.

The large red flower (attached to the last fold) was cut from the designer paper. I used the Stampin Up Large Circle and SU Circle Scallop punches for the flower, and the SU Small Oval punch for the leaves. SU Butterfly punch and SU 'Best Yet' stamp set for the words in the flower stamped with SU Riding Hood Red.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Stampin up - Vintage Vogue

Howdy all - hope you've had a superb Sunday. After cleaning the house, then taking the dogs on a bush walk, I've been a busy crafter today - inbetween basking in the sun and heading back inside to continue on with today's project.

A few weeks ago I posted some cards which I'd made for some work mates as some ladies asked to have a look. I'm pleased to say they got snapped up, however as my stocks are so low, so I'm making some more of the ones that were really popular. Even non-crafters appreciate how beautiful Stampin Ups Vintage Vogue stamp set is, and as this is one of my favourites, I was thrilled to pull it off the shelf first and have a play.

I used Stampin Up Vintage Vogue stamp set, SU Sage Shadow ink (green), SU Orchid Opulence (Purple), SU Night of Navy (Dark Blue). To get the textured coloured card, I used my Cuttlebug machine (just love that machine!!!).