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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Juliana's Next Challenge

Juliana set our next challenge. Our task was to create different cards that featured different folds and are for kids. With the challenge at hand I decided to start with my new Silhouette Cameo cutting machine. I found some cards I wanted to make so I cut them out and got to decorating them. So here they are :
I had fun making these cards. I loved using the new in colours and some of the new DSP. I will tell you more about this another day. Cheers Nicky

Monday, September 2, 2013

The Next Challenge

It was my turn to set the next challenge. I had always wanted to have a go at creating a chalkboard card. Chalkboards are quite in fashion at the moment. There have been lots of samples on pinterest. So our next challenge was to create 3 chalkboard projects. Here is what I came up with :
It was not as easy as I thought. Trying to place the stamped images was tricky. I used the new Wildflower Meadow stamp, Papaya Collage and a single stamp that is no longer available.
I used basic black cardstock and whisper white craft ink. Before I stamped I rubbed the embossing buddy over the black card to make it look dusty like a blackboard.
You can visit my shop to purchase these stamp sets. Click here.
So now I wait for Juliana to set the next challenge. I wonder what it will be ??

Let the challenge begin

As you all probably know I am really good friends with Juliana Main from Juliana's Obsessions. She is responsible for signing me up to Stampin' Up and starting my addiction. We decided that we needed to a bit of motivation to get creative so Juliana came up with the idea of having a challenge. The first challenge was to make make 3 different items using some of the new Seasons of Style Designer Series paper from both the pack and the stack.
So obviously we had a Christmas theme going on. We thought this would be a good way to introduce the new Holiday Catalogue.
Click here to see this new catalogue online.
So we both got to work. Here are the cards that I made :
I am happy with what I created. If you would like to purchase any of these papers click here to go to my shop.
I'd love to know what you think of my cards. Please leave me a comment.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

First Birthday Card

Tomorrow it is a the first Birthday of a special little girl. My girls and I are going to visit her after school. We will watch her enjoy her first Birthday cake. I made this flip card for her first Birthday. I think it looks really cute. I especially love the Strawberry Slush cardstock and the silver glimmer paper. I used my new Shilouette Cameo cutting machine to cut out the card. It makes it so easy. I hope she likes the card and has a great first birthday.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Just a quick one ....

I found this pattern for this cute card. It sort of looks like patchwork. It reminds me of this cushion my mum made called Cathedral Windows. I used the DSP Epic Day This and That and the new Baked Brown Sugar card stock. Better go things to make. Cheers Nicky

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

A new card..

Here is a card that I made when my Mum was visiting during the school holidays. It is based on a card that is in the new catalogue. The card is made from crumb cake card stock and features the DSP Modern Melody.
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper 126926 Price: $18.95 Classic patterns in classic styles . . . with a little splash thrown in! Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla. * 12 sheets, 2 each of 6 double-sided designs * 12" x 12 * Acid free, lignin free
The card features the stamp set Happy Days and a cute paper clip from the Hung Up Cute Clips. The bling on the card is cut from silver glimmer paper. The card is finished off with some punching and white baker's twine.

Monday, August 5, 2013

Giving scrapbooking a go ...

Yesterday I was encouraged by a friend to give scrapbooking a go. I have never done it. I usually make cards and 3D projects. Anyway I thought I might as well take up the challenge, considering I have all the equipment. It was also an excuse to use my new Shilouette Cameo digital cutting machine. So here are the first pages I have made. Let me know what you think.
I used the Designer Series Paper called Storytime from Stampin'Up. This paper is not available anymore, however I still love it. The stamp set Storybook Friends is still available.
If you would like a free tutorial to make the following card, email me and I will send the tutorial to you.