Wednesday, August 25, 2010

August Calendar page- Remember

For this layout, of the 2 moms/ grans of the family, I used Ebony and ivory paper range on the bottom and the dots are from the Merry Christmas range. I absolutely love our new large fabric daisies and this maroon one is just so rich and beautiful. I paired it up with the pomegranate SB essentials cardstock and a smidge of ivory card.I used the scallop circle punch to highlight the flowers in either black or pomegranate. Accents were added from the Sticky Bling flourish pack.
Hope you have a happy week.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Di's Birthday Card- cute teddy...

Here's another Tri-fold card! I made this for my sister's birthday. She's very partial to cute stamps and teddies. The teddy stamp and punches are Kaszazz. I coloured the teddy using copics that Di gave me. They are awesome for creating a beautiful shading effect. I used some shimmer cardstock that has been retired from Kaszazz but I had some of. I CB the paper to create that lovely texture. I used the scallop punch for the base of the card - layered always looks good. In each scallop, I put some little sticky bling. The rest is quite self explanatory. The only hint I have when making cards like this, is, use magic mount for the front(scallop) section so the card resists moving forward.
These cards are really fun to make. All you do is,with the card in a landscape position, score about 1 " on the right side of the white card, fold it on the score. Then fold the actual card to the 1" score line. Have a second piece ready, size 3 .5" by width of card. Adhere to the 1"fold.
I hope these instructions are good enough. Give it a try and email me your beautiful cards.
I"ll post them on the blog and then do a little draw for some FREE STUFF !!
Entries must be in by 29th August.
Happy Creating!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Tri-Fold Leaf Card

I made this card for Nicole's birthday. I was doing a workshop with the Leaf Rollagraph and then got inspired to make a card with it. She loves owls, so I simply had to put an owl on it!! This one is our newest - Oliver Owl. The piece behind the owl is a corrugated card made by Cuttlebug and then inked. The leaves were rollagraphed and then cut out and placed in a arrangement. They were coloured using the Lyra watercolour crayons and the aqua brush. The sparkles on the leaves are dew drops! You may not be able to see, but on the dark brown bazzill , I"ve sprayed gold smooch spritz. It is so beautiful in real life. If you haven't used the smooch spritz yet, you do need to give it a whirl - it just highlights your work. I finished it off with some antique embellishments and flourish bling rhinestones.

On a business note, if you host a workshop with me in August and have 6 people there, I will give you a pack of free Kaszazz products to the value of $50 !!!!! So, check your diaries, and get back to me quick!!

Have a great day !!


Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Birthday Cards from VERY TALENTED PEOPLE!!!!

Nicole's Card- Just love it soooo much!
Di's Card- Love the humourous side- gotta laugh!

Cards from Monica, Kristen, Glenda and Karen- all super impressive !!

Cards from Julie, Nicole and Ann-Maree - Sparkly and fab....
I just had to share all these remarkable cards I got. I think, sometimes, I get much more excited about seeing card designs and what people have created for me, than actual presents!! Although, I do so love a present! I was really spoiled on my birthday with many fabulous things which I really love. Thanks to all who gave me a present as well- I just loved every one...
Hope this beautiful array of cards, stimulates your creative juices .... off you go and create!
Take care

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cherish - Funky Blooms!

This is a photo of my niece, Bron's little girl, Jasmine. I really wanted to use our new range- Funky blooms for it and had lots of fun. AS you can see, I used bling words , rubons and the butterfly punch, all Kaszazz products. The patchwork look is from a page of the blooms range. What I like about that page is that you can come up with many different card designs using one page! One of the nicest, aside from the Romance pack, card making packs, is the Funky blooms. Such great card ideas and sooo simple. We have some new flyers with new christmas stamps. Have a look at the Kaszazz website and see what's new.
Thanks for looking!