Thursday, 24 February 2011

Lady By the Lake

The background to this gorgeous image by Rubber Poet was made using Kaleidacolour Ink, a brayer and gloss card. The sentiment is by Hero Arts.

It IS actually mounted on a white base card, which is quite difficult to see. The image and its immediate background has been raised from the Cuttlebugged piece using DSFT. Added for interest were the punched butterflies.

Watched a video of my niece jumping out of a plane last night, at 14 thousand feet. She tells me it was exciting, but I am wondering why anyone would pay more than 500 dollars to jump out of a perfectly working plane!!!! Hubby wants to go. I think we will buy him that for his upcoming birthday...and I will be on the ground with the bottle of wine and camera! Ugh....never ever...for me!

Sunday, 13 February 2011

With Sympathy

Hello again,

Just a quick card today. We all seem to need sympathy cards all too often, unfortunately, and I for one, do not like making them when I really have to. I find it much easier to have a few on hand.

With this in mind and the serene image from Darkroom Door, this card was born. The background I already had made is a Marvy Metallic one. (Yes, I was still checking out that background drawer.....There is lots and lots in there!)

Who remembers Marvy Metallics??? I still have them. They can make the most awesome backgrounds, so if you see some, grab them! I remember hosting an online class many years ago for an online Yahoo Group Stamphappy, and know that there are at least 8/9 different backgrounds you can make using these pens.

The wording is by Amazing Creations. Such a pity Jenny McNulty does not design anymore.

Have a great day!

Saturday, 12 February 2011

Joseph's Coat

Hi there,

Some doofus went and injured her back yet again, so life has been a wee steady.

I pulled out the Joseph's Coat piece from my backgrounds drawer, sat and looked at it for a few days and almost put it back again. (I just like looking at the colours that came through when I was making

In the end, I decided to sacrifice it and put it to card. The stamped featured is from Hero Arts. Gorgeous, isn't it? I love quite a few in their catalogue this year.

Remember, if in Australia, I retail Hero Arts stuff!


Sunday, 6 February 2011

Well, a deviation from flowers!!! As needs must, they say!

I have a 21st to attend tonight...well, I think so...It is pouring rain and I have not heard that it has been called off yet. The young man in question has a love of motor bikes, so this card is quite appropriate, don't you think?

The stamp is from Stamp It Australia and I have had a little play with my copics. (Which means...don't be too harsh on me!) They don't get dusted near as often as they should.)

I have to say that the two Cuttlebug folders used for this card are wonderful for anything manly.

Going to set this to post tomorrow......

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Just Saying Hello

Very appropriate!

I am just saying hello.

This card fully features Hero Arts stamps. I would have said quick and easy but I had mega troubles with the little flower piece. I could not, for the life of me, get the StazOn opaque cream to look good on any colour, so, in the end, ditched it altogether and we now have what we can see here.

All cyclones have now been and gone, with the uber big one a bit of a non event for us. Got enough tinned food to last a while now, though! Power did not go except for about a minute. For this, I am grateful! The last time, 4 days without power, was a bit of a trial in the middle of summer.

Am thinking of the rellos on the Atherton Tablelands, who won't get their power back for a while yet. Good thing is, they are all good with no damage to houses (just the gardens).