Wednesday, 28 November 2012
I am entering a competition at Britta Swiderski's blog, http://brittaswiderski.com/birthday-fun, Britta has made a beautiful birthday cake and is having a giveaway, asking for comments on what you found this past year. I bought a Big Shot and am having so much fun making cards for my family and friends.
Saturday, 24 November 2012
I made the wheels out of circles where Jim had lovely flourishes. and I put a piece of heavy cardboard ribbon holder on the base to hold it up.
Monday, 19 November 2012
This is a male card, I have need of a lot of male cards and used a new embossing folder, Spellbinders M Bossing "Kickn Rubber" I heat embossed the image with Tim Holtz distressing ink and powder "Silver" and used a Marianne cutting die for the sportscar. It seems to work, although I had trouble with the stack in the Big Shot, and instructions they gave did not suit my machine so I had to play around until I got it right.
Here is another Christmas Card I made today with a Sizzex Embossing folder "Snow and Trees", together with the free Gingerbread Man cutting die that came in this set, I also used a merry christmas cutting die from the Quickutz Jolly Christmas set. The colours seem to work even though this card was also made from scraps from my scrapbox.
Saturday, 17 November 2012
www.stampwithtami.com she has a video on her site, and I covered the front of the card with some scrap pink christmas paper and used the largest cutting die from Spellbinders Nestabilities small classic scalloped rectangles for the sparkly pink square, I cut one of Tim Holtz "Reindeer Flight" and edged it with Vintage Photo distress ink and used a kaisercraft basic stick on pearl for the eye. I used a quickutz die for the Merry Christmas and the paper at the back of that was a scrap from 6 x 6" paper pad from a "Hot off the Press" "Forever Christmas"
pad, for the inside I used the green card stock, to Tami's instructions and used scrap paper for each side of the inside of the card, I will probably make some more of these where I get the tree less crooked.
www.sizzex.com site where they use a special cutting die, but I don't have that so tried to cut the tree etc., by hand, and here it is. I used the Tim Holtz embossing folder " Holiday Words" to emboss the front of the card and used some scrap paper for the left hand side of the card front. On the inside I used a piece of green paper for the tree and used a smal scissors to cut it out. I used a piece of paper from a 6-1/2" paper pad Kaisercraft "December 25th" for the left hand side and I used a stamp Christmas Joy from a Christmas Kit "Cardmaking in easy steps" I enjoyed making this and will probably make some more.
Sunday, 11 November 2012
www.graphic45.com using the graphic 45 papers "Bird Song" as suggested except I used Harmony instead of Happiness. I am happy that this is such a lovely card, I love using the Graphic 45 papers.
Saturday, 10 November 2012
www.sullivans.net and I am entering it into Our Creative Corner challenge, make your own backgound
Friday, 9 November 2012
this is a "flip it" card made from instructions on "Darlene's Designs" I used Tim Holtz distressed ink pad "Vintage Photo" to shade around the edges and used a variety of stamps to ink the images, I am not too keen on this style of card, but it did work this time.
This is the second card I made today, it is a standup card. I got the inspiration from the Stamping, Papercraft and Cardmaking magazine , vol 18, No.11, and the instructions from Creative Cardmaking Issue 40. I embossed the base with a floral cuttlebug embossing folder and cut the tag from a template for a tryptch card that I got from Milo Lilja http://milolilja.net, I cut a window with a Sizzix Movers & Shapers die "window panes" that I have had in my stash of cutting dies for a long time, I used the Marianne die "Pointsettia" to cut out the flower and backed the window with small christmassy images.I used red Kindy Glitz for the sparklearound the edges, it was an interesting card to