Tuesday, 29 March 2011

gift pack

This is a gift pack I did up for my sister-in-law who'd been having some treatment and deserved some spoiling and treating herself. It was fun thinking of all the little things to send then placing them with coordinating papers and ribbons so each showed the thought and care that had gone into choosing them.

The paper is the retired Raspberry Tart DS paper. Such pretty designs. The ribbon also retired Rose Red Double stitched Ribbon and the box was one I'd been given with something else in it but fit everything nicely and was easy to post.
She loved it.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Extreme Guitar

My nephew (another one  - I have 18 nieces and nephews) loves guitar and I bought this stamp with him in mind so had fun making this card. I used some of the Christmas DS paper for the background and stamped "Mr Rock star" on it and embossed it with black Embossing powder. Then using the star from Season of Joy with Versamark and adding some dot and blobs here and there with the Versamarker I clear embossed it and brayered over it with Concord crush ink. Wiping away the excess revealed a rocking dude.
The alphabet die cutting set for the Big Shot gave the perfect personalised sentiment. 

 I really like this card and so did he which is the most important thing!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

lovin' the alphabet die cut set

I am loving the alphabet die cutting set for the Big Shot. It makes cards so easy to make. This is the card I made for my nephew's 21st. As usual it was finished 5 mins after were were supposed to leave for the party hence the terrible photo of it.
But the idea came from wanting to tell him what we think of him and why we are proud to be related to him. So coming up with "21 reasons why we think you're cool" was easy and quite quick to put together. Some Dotto along the cardstock makes it easy to stick letters as the excess just rubs away with the Adhesive remover.

There'll be more cards using it coming up soon.

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Jenson Button winked at me today....

Sorry it's been a while but life has been very full lately. Jake turned 5 and parties ensued plus my nephews 21st and my birthday next weekend it's one party after the next! But today was something just as exciting but quite different.
Yes I like motor sport - in particular Formula1. Quite unusual for a girl I know but there are more of us card making chicks who like speed than you may think. My SU! team is testament to that!
So today I headed off to Bathurst with my brother to see Jensen Button and Craig Lowndes swap cars for a few  laps around the track.
It was pretty exciting to see a F1 car live for the first time and at the best track in Australia = very cool. There were plenty of people there so I was most impressed that I managed to get this

and not only that but a wink - yes it's true - (he was giving me a thumbs up at the same time as the wink but that sounds much less exciting) My hubby was most impressed that i managed to get his shirt signed by Button so didn't mind when I told him "we had quite an interlude"  :)

(Does anyone else know that movie quote?)

I also managed accidentally to get this fabulous shot of two fellas with Jenson.
Their camera didn't work which they were bummed about and I didn't realise I had this one until I was walking to the car so if by some completely random chance you know these fellows point them in my blogs direction.

It was a beautiful day and was so thankful that I was able to go thanks to my sister in law and friend who picked the boys up from school and Nan who looked after Josh while were at the track.
Now I'm really looking forward to Saturday when we go to Melbourne to see all 24 cars racing around the track. Ear plugs packed!
Back with Jakey's round up party and some cards soon!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

a convert

 A good friend who has never ventured into the land of Scrapbooking asked for some help with her idea for her family's Christmas gifts.She had found some rare photos and wanted to give them in a special format so asked for some guidance. These are her creations.

Now this is a pretty big deal really. It may not seem like it but it is quite momentous.

A lot of my closest friends don't "get " Scrapbooking. And it is often the source of much amusement to them that I do. So it was a vindication, may I just say, when the email came through along the lines of .... " I know I always bag you out about scrapbooking BUT..."

just as well I'm thick skinned and forgiving :)

I've always told them they are repressed!

I won't name her as I'm not sure she's ready to "go public" yet but she did give me permission to show them here.

 SO I hope you enjoy her creations - I'm sure her Nan, Mum, Dad and sisters (and brother-in-laws:) ) all do - right Thomas!?!

Friday, 4 March 2011

monsters in the dark

This card didn't quite work out as well as I had hoped but the idea is cute. Monsters eyes popping out of the darkness. I stamped the eyes from the Make-a-Monster stamp set from the big Stampin' up! catalogue in bright colours and Versamark then embossed with clear embossing powder.  I also used the VersaMarker to fill in the eyes so that the whites of the eyes would show through after brayering over the entire thing with black ink and then wiping off the excess with a tissue.
 For the edging i used the scallop edge border punch and punched it twice slightly adjacent to the first punch so instead of a scallop it has a more jagged "teeth " like look.
 The alphabet set was Short order which is now retired but one of my must keeps.


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