Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Xmas Acetate

Evening all!

Here is a very quick Xmas card. I have used a Bazzill red base card with a Kaiser Paper overlay and finally an acetate layer which has been stamped in black StazOn ink. PHEW!!!!!! Say that three times backwards! Studio G stamp...hohoho....was stamped in Cotton White StazOn on black Bazzill and used to cover the acetate join to the DP. The main image is a Stamp It stamp...from one of their UM Xmas sets.

Here's hoping you all had an enjoyable day!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Still In Xmas Mode

Yes, I am still living. It has been pretty much a wipe out week, this last one! Here's hoping this new one will be full of creation!

I pulled out my SU Snowflakes this morning and here is what I have come up with. The little wording is a G Studios acrylic stamp and I have added some red bling from Kaiser to some of the flakes. The clue to its origin! All cardstock is Bazzill. Stamping was done using Colourbox Lipstick Rad and StazOn Black. I am looking for a nice, quick and easy Xmas card which I can make lots of, so am playing around a bit seeing what looks good and what doesn't.

I am watching over my little dog this afternoon. She is very woozy and not herself after having been knocked out to investigate a sore leg. Luckily, there is no need for surgery.

Friday, 25 September 2009

More Xmas Traditional This Time!

Remember me?

What a blitz of a week. I came down with a migraine on Monday afternoon which has ruled everything since then. Definitely no stamping done in that time.

But I am back on deck after calling everything quits for the rest of the time.

I am playing with my new Photoshop Elements 7. I am going to need lots of encouragement to keep having a go at this. Christyne...You PROMISED it was easy! I am going a bit ga-ga here.

I have managed to get this one uploaded, though, so brownie points to Shell! (It is an awfully BIG file ... like over 900kb)

I am hoping the next week will bring lots more production from me...fingers crossed!

Sunday, 20 September 2009

Secret Sister Card for September 2009

Hi there,

This is my very first picture through Photoshop Elements 7 !!!!!!!!!! I think I have a ways to go in the learning curve but I couldn't resist trying it out.

This card was made for a Secret Sister programme (I am pretty sure the intended recipient does not know about my blog!). The requirements were to use one or more of the following: paisleys/swirls/flourishes....monochromatic....and/or a piece through the Cuttlebug. I had great intentions of doing all three just for the heck of it...but as I was constructing ....I felt I had to stop before getting to the Cuttlebug.

I have used the gorgeous Stamp It stamps for the flourishes and swirls on the background piece and for the butterfly and
worked with tones of blue throughout. The wording is from Hero Arts. I thought the little bit of ribbon with the swirl pattern suited pretty well so I added it too....raised the butterflies with pop dots and added a few diamantes for effect.

I have spent most of my day becoming up to date with the farm accounts. Tomorrow we are going to town to pick up my new double oven, check out the kitchen plans and maybe pick out the cooktop and rangehood. Tuesday, I have designated to nobody better interrupt that thought pattern!!!!!!

Have a good one!

Saturday, 19 September 2009

On a Roll With Xmas

Good morning everyone on this fine, hot Saturday!

Here is another little Xmas card. I am edging closer to Xmas colours, I see. It IS very simple but actually looks quite OK IRL. I have brushed off the paper distresser and used it on each of the Bazzill red layers and raised the centre piece with pop dots.

I made the background with repeat stamping and have added Kindy Glitz to all the little dots. I couldn't find a red star in amongst my VERY vast supply of brads, so inked another one with StazOn. I have used SU Festive Favourites as the stamps of choice. to tackle some farm to pay the piper! Me...I would like to string the piper over a very large ant nest!!!!!! Whoever invented all this paperwork??.Bet your bottom dollar it wasn't a woman!

Friday, 18 September 2009

September Challenge for Ladies, Ink Part 3

Here is the third and last challenge for my blogging group this month!

This card is very similar to one I found in one of the Stamp It catalogues. I wanted to see if it looked as good IRL as in the catalogue, mainly because with a little tweaking it could become a good base for all my Xmas cards! The stamp used, of course, is by Stamp It. The cardstock is Bazzill and the DP is Kaiser.

My apologies for my absence. I have been taking time out camping with my family. September is such a lovely time to here....1. In September I do not usually get carried away by sandflies, so I don't mind going....and 2. The oppressive heat hasn't quite settled yet.

Again, we saw some whales breaching and playing in the shallows not 600 metres away from our little tinny. It is quite special to see these glorious animals in the wild. Also saw heaps of huge sea turtles, a few sharks on
the end of our lines and a few good sized grunter ....yum...yum! We only scored the one mud crab......I have a couple of photos of where we went, but I do need to do some stuff around the house before I can sit to edit and upload.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

September Challenge for Ladies, Ink Part 2

Good morning everyone,

Here is my second part of the September Challenge. I have used the same stamp as yesterday - Stamp It Xmas stamp (Christmas Round 3681F) as the focus. This time, I pulled out a very old technique, so simple as to be silly!

Did you think I MADE that background?.... Well, I did...but NOT how you might think!

NOPE! I merely put rice paper on to cold laminate (on the sticky side, of course!). ...AKA The Cold Laminate Technique...anyone remember this one, from years ago?? Then I stamped the image with StazOn black ink. I did stamp the image three times, to get all the layering done and added some Kaiser diamantes to the middle.

Again, I have ventured away from the "normal" Xmas colours and really, I am enjoying the trip. Now, the question is....Will I do a traditional one for tomorrow??????

Monday, 7 September 2009

September Challenge for Ladies, Ink Part 1

Good morning everyone,

Here is the first part of a three part challenge for September with the Ladies, Ink Blogging Group. This month we are to make 3 Xmas cards......So, here is my first one! Very non-traditional. I reckon this one would look pretty in the usual Xmassy colours too, but I wanted to try it in something different!

What do you think?I have used a gorgeous StampIt Xmas stamp here (Christmas Round 3681F) which I have stamped multiple times in order to get all the layering. The Merry Xmas in the middle is raised with dimensionals. The paper is by Kaiser as are the fancy brads and the little buckle by Finishing Touch Ideas. The grosgrain ribbon, I think is SU. The rest is Bazzill. I laid the card on a blue background so you could see the white base card clearly, just for the photo opportunity!

For anyone who is interested and cannot source any of these things, I do sell them :). Just whizz off an email and I can see if I can help you out.

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Change of Pace

Afternoon all,

I have the afternoon to myself on this fine Father's Day, so have decided to try and get to some stamping. I found this stamped Liquid Appliquéd piece in my image box and decided to put it to card after tearing around the edges and inking with India Ink.

For those unfamiliar with Liquid Appliqué, there ARE other things you can do with it besides Santa's beards and this particular technique is one of my favourites. Simply brayer on to white cardstock and get faux suede very neatly!

The stamps are My Stamps and Kunjani is an African greeting for those not in the know. I have had the lovely tassel for ages and thought it would suit this card very well and I am thinking I was right.

I am still using up some DCWV card as you can see with the Cuttlebugged and sanded piece. I think I will be making cards into the next century before I DO use all that stash!...But we have to have it for the rainy day that is acomin, don't we now?

Friday, 4 September 2009

Connolly Wedding Card

Ok. I have broken the drought for this week. YAY!

I have managed to sit at my stamping table for at least half an hour and come up with this for the wedding I will be attending tomorrow. I have stamped and embossed the lovely Judikins Wedding Couple stamp in black and added a few pearls from Kaisercraft. The background layer is DCWV flocked paper which is very, very pretty! To finish off, I have tied a ribbon to the side with the aid of the SU little window punch (probably NOT what it is called!)

And, wouldn't you know soon as I sat to do up this post, I was required to go help shift gear from one farm to the other. Some days, I just can't win!

We are having Father's Day at our house tonight as the weekend is loaded for everyone any other time with weddings, parties and football will all taking precedence. So, tonight wins. I wonder if I have stuff for them all to eat...LOL....My next mission!

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Brayered Rubber

Just a quick brayered background here using Kaleidacolour Inkpads - Spectrum, I think, with rubber bands tied around the roller. Overstamped with SU Cone Flower in India Ink. I stamped this in Canberra and just found it! Lucky, for it has been a dry week for me, so far, stamping wise.

Hopefully the weekend will bring on some creative time...or I just may have to hole up in the dungeon and lock the door!