Thursday, October 29, 2009

More Christmas Creations!!

Promise, I'll put something other than Christmas up again soon!! The top card was inspired by a fellow consultant who's name escapes me. The squares are from the ebony and ivory stamps set. The squares were embossed using the "wine" embossing powder and the ink used was once again Aged mahogany distress ink.
The second card has a white layered look. The cuttlebug was obviously used here for the white background as well as the baubles. The baubles have been coloured using the Fired brick distress ink and the blending tool (love that tool!). The sticky bling flourish has been used for the sparkly string and the "merry Christmas" words are from our mini messages Christmas set. The mini messages are fantastic as they have about 8 different sayings (sets are birthdays or Christmas) and they only cost $15 !! Bargin. Right, I"m off to make something that is NOT Christmas, although, I've just made a 5 projects quick workshop - Christmas cards that's actually quite nice. I might have to post that- it's a current Kaszazz workshop. I'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Christmas pamper box.

This year, I'm making the teachers a pamper pack! It will contain aromatherapy products - destress roll on, lip balm, choccies, soap and a beeswax essential oil candle- all made by me!! I decided to decorate a noodle box to house all the goodies, so this is my idea. I just traced around the box to get the size of paper and stuck it down. I punched the large and medium circles out of embossed card to create baubles. These are mounted. I also wrapped the ribbon around the wire handle - a little time consuming, but, all fun!!! The paper is once again from the "merry christmas" range.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Christmas cards

I ran a Christmas workshop today, so made up some cards for some loyal customers. I used our 'Merry Christmas' range of papers, as well as sticky bling flourish, ribbon, daisy punch and stamps. The ink that I used here that goes really well with a maroon coloured paper is -aged mahogany. I had a great time using the cuttlebug today, even though we don't sell it, it's a great asset to creating.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wonderful Waterfall album.

A customer booked in the waterfall workshop but wanted some other techniques encorporated. So, in this workshop, I've used the blending tools, distress inks and jeweltone chalks to create a background as well as the dragonflies. If you've not seen this waterfall album before, it is a fantastic one to make for family or friends as it is really quite quick and easy, once you know how! When you do the workshop, you get full instructions and also instructions on how to make a smaller version for a card. I've done one for the other 2 children so thought I'd better complete it and do a 3rd one, so no-one would feel left out!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Sunshine Fun...Layout.

Yay, I'm back!! I finally sourced another camera from one of the kids and now I can retrieve photos. These layouts are actually a Kaszazz workshop that I'm going to be running next week. The original has never been chosen by my customers and I suspect it's because it's in red, blue and yellow. I thought these colours were more peaceful. The single photo on the left page actually opens out to reveal more photos, so it's a great one to do when you've got quite a few photos that you want to put in a layout. The thong image along the bottom is actually a stamp - really fun and versatile for beachy photos or cards. The words are from one of our sheets of vellum. The vellum is so versatile and useful. Check out our vellum as there are so many quotes and words that can be used in layouts! Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Concertina Card carrier...

Today I've been having a bit of fun making this card carrier. It was originally called Accordion File purse. I found it on this blog: . Maria has the tutorial for it, just bear in mind, I altered it to fit cards. The dimensions of it were smaller, but I wanted to make is so that you can store cards in. I made it so it's width is 9.5" and height 5". I did take other photos, but am having a little trouble with uploading them to my computer. I'll post more when I've sorted the problem. I also need to grab some velco dots to secure it properly! Once you work it out, it's actually quite quick to make.

Monday, October 12, 2009

New product challenge!!

I've been away for a while, sorry to my loyal followers! I'm back. I set myself a challenge today. I wanted to use some of the newer products that we have. In the card above, I used the design adhesive called Daisy daze. It is the large central daisy. I love the design adhesives, they can be used as a row, like the rollagraph or as singles. They can be embossed onto or glittered. I also used sticky bling flourish and double sided sticker paper on this card. The striped paper is from the "my girl" range. If you'd like to check out the design adhesives, go to and click on the products. They can be found in the July and Sept flyers, as well as some great new glitters. Just a tip, when using glitters onto cardstock, to prevent glitter from sticking everywhere, dust over the area with your puff static pillow first. This will minimize the spread of glitter!!
On the weekend, I had a great chat to my sister, Di. I had a layout in mind, but no photo, so I naturally decided to dedicate it to my sister. In this layout, I used paper from the Merry Christmas range as well as the Ebony and Ivory range. I, in keeping with my challenge, used rubons (relatively new) and chipboard popouts. I also used a product called 'smooch' that we sell. I just love the gold one in particular. I also stamped the scallop edge around the paper. Now, I know I sell Kaszazz stuff, but I've got to say, the rub ons from Kaszazz are really good. I've used many different ones and you get some really inferior products, however, the Kaszazz rub ons are top quality and easy to apply.
There, I hope I made up to my loyal followers. I shall try to remain inspirational throughout the week!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Birthday card and tag album

It was my friend Jude's birthday today! Happy Birthday loyal follower. I made her a tag album. The tags are from Kaszazz and I used my zutter bindall to create the hinges. The paper isn't from Kaszazz. When making a tag album, it is important to use simple ideas and not to make it too complicated with embellishments, otherwise it is physically too difficult to look at!!

This was the birthday card. I used Lyra watercolour crayons to create a green tone background as green is one of her favourite colours. Obviously blending with an aquabrush. I used the crayons to "ink" up the flourish stamp, then re-wet it to create a distressed stamped image
I used our new mini messages for the greetings, the small daisy punch and used the white gel pen to highlight various bits!