Saturday, 31 July 2010

Moody Night

This card is going to be winning me a lotto ticket...Thanks very much Miss Judy! This IS my card.....Miss Judy didn't believe that her secret sister card was not made by me, so the bet was made. In truth, it wasn't...but I DID make one very similar and here it is!

I love this card. It has attitude...all dark and gloomy. I just love the Stampscapes. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you like and they still look great.

It is almost midnight here, so no waffling on. My son and his partner have been for tea and have just left. I had quite forgotten to post and don't want to spoil my good record, so had to pop this on before the day turns into Sunday.

Friday, 30 July 2010

Flap Fold Card in Pink


Hi all,

Here is the Flap Fold Card done in pinks....which, in my opinion, is so much prettier than the purple! I guess, though, given the right circumstances, both would suit really well.

The little sentiment is by Hero Arts. Hero Arts have some wonderful stamps out there, at present. I am so glad they are keeping up with the other big leaders in stamping.

I scrounged this paper off Cheryll...again...I took Bazzill with me...Just didn't think to take DP too.

Have a good weekend everyone!

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Metric Flap Fold

Hi there,

I am a wee late posting today, as I was called away to help move equipment to the next farm for planting. This took ages...Like half the day!

Anyway, here is a little Flap Fold Card I made using the instructions on the Scor-Pal site. Naturally, this can be made without the aid of the Scor-pal, but, again, I wanted to see if it was easier. You know, it is! The biggest draw card is that you don't need to get out ruler and pencil to measure everything. I tell you, this cuts a fair swag of time off construction part.

The only stamping with this is the sentiment on the front! The DP, I
scrounged off Cheryll :)

(And I know she does not like this one. I liked hers the best!)

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Trying to Post

Oh Yuck.

I am trying to post the bag we stamped at camp and it is not doing well. The photo does not show the pretty Lumière paints at all well. It is quite pretty IRL. All stamps used are My Stamps by Cathy Daulman, who was our lovely instructor for the weekend. Unfortunately all the frayed overlapping bits are a wee hard to see too....Darn It!

I might try again in the morning and edit it back into this post.

Wonder what else I have photographed ready....Now is not a good time to take piccies...They never look good when I take them at night!


Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Deer in Forest

This scene does come from one of Kevin's tutorials on the Stampscapes site, but doesn't look like his much at all anymore. He is so magnificent doing them...

One day!

In the meantime, I am aspiring to those heights!

All Stampscapes this time...No wording. We decided this one did not need anything along that line. The sketch is not my own. I have seen it around and most recently in the gallery of Stampscapes.

Monday, 26 July 2010

On The Beach

Hi there,

Wow! It sure doesn't take any time at all to go through all your reserves! I see I am already up to where I preposted everything last week!

Here is another Stampscapes scene. This one I really DO like, which is no mean feat for me, as I am my own worst critic.

It makes me smile....and today is not a smiley day!!! I have already been on the phone to Telstra for over an hour and just got hung up on! Grrrr!!!!

Sunday, 25 July 2010

Sending Smiles

This is the card Closed

Fully open laying flat.

And standing.
Hello there,

We go on a little break from trees...Phew, you all say!

This horizontal Z card was made using the Scor-Pal and instructions from their site. I can make them without those directions, of course, but I wanted to see how efficient the tool was. I am happy to say that I quite like it.

In effect, this is a really simple card, but becomes a little special because of its orientation, I think.

I tried it in olive as well, and they both set quite a different mood.

Saturday, 24 July 2010

Take a Walk on the Wild Side (3rd and Last in the Series)

This is the last in the series of the "forest" look using the Stampcapes tree. I found it interesting to challenge myself to actually make all three attempts up into cards! I see so many Stampscapes scenes online, but a great deal of them are not carded, which is a shame.

The extra bits of stamping and wording are by Darkroom Door and of course the tree is Stampscapes, as I have previously mentioned.

I do hope you have enjoyed my forests!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Adventure (2nd in the Series)

G'Day everyone,

This is the second in the series of the "forest" look using the Stampscapes tree. The wording is from Darkroom Door. As with the first scene, Marvy Matchables were used and a water spritzer.

It was helped out a bit by various punches and the Cuttlebug. I don't mind how it turned out when put to card.

Thursday, 22 July 2010

Dream (1st in the Series)

This is the first in the series of the"Forest" look using the Stampscapes tree. I was trying to achieve a watercolour effect, but alas, with the paper being used, just wasn't getting it to the stage where I was liking it.

I was using Marvy Matchables and they were fading quickly. Overstamping in the black has rescued the whole thing and now I am thinking it is not bad after all.

What do you

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Back From Canberra

Hello All,

I am now back in the land of little or no winter and have a swag of things for show and tell.

My time in Canberra was wonderful and rejuvenating. Between the three of us, this time, as a couple of others could not come, we spent a lovely week prior to camp stamping up a storm. I did spend quite a deal of that time working on perfecting the Stampscapes scenes, but in between I managed to do some construction cards.

This is one of them. This is called a hidden message card. I found the directions over at the Scor-Pal site. One of our varying missions over the course of our visit, was to try out some of the wonderful tutorials Scor-Pal has to offer. I have both the metric and imperial boards, so it was a good excuse to get into it.

One thing I found I did not like, was that the message pulls straight out. I have "fixed" this by putting stoppers underneath.

I have used Grace's (Grace being my gorgeous hostess for the last 12 days!) stamps, some of her papers and her watercolours to achieve this card. The backing card is my own Bazzill.

I am so very tired now all the excitement has disappeared, but am really pleased to have spent some time with my mates Cheryll and Grace and to have had the opportunity to meet up with lots of other lovelies from Canberra. Judy in particular...and others...too many to name!

Saturday, 3 July 2010

Another Easel

Hi there folks,

I am back from playing in the dirt, way out at Rubyvale. I did not find very much of note, but my lovely hubby bought me two rings....two...because I just could not decide between the two!

I meant to post this as an auto-post for when I was away, but, alas, I ran out of time.

This is a card I made for an online Yahoo group and is a secret sister card. I tried to photograph it from a few angles so the dimensional aspect can be seen. The jury is out on how well I managed that! By now, she will know who gave it to her, so all is sweet.

Here is a funny story for you:- (Though, I would have been hopping mad, had it happened to me!)..... One of the girls received her secret sister card...neatly addressed, stamps attached, in an neat space of time. The weird thing was, that it was also neatly slit across the top and the envelope was empty....minus the card! How cheeky is that????

Six ATCs down, forty to go. I think that may have to be my mission tomorrow!