Wednesday, February 23, 2011

My Art Space !

Recently I did a major tidy up and created my own space to create! Not the dining room table! Now I can create without tidying up the mess each time. I just thought I'd share my creative space with you, although it certainly doesn't show how much craft stuff I have - whew!  I've also posted some pics of up and coming workshops.

 French Provincial Frame workshop - $30

 Adorable Fairy Princess layout - $30
Please send me an email if you want details of either of these two fantastic workshops!
Take care

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Simple sunset card

This card grew out of a sunset card I spotted in a magazine. I then used distress inks- fired brick, marmalade and mustard with the blending tools to create the background on plain white card. Using ancient page coal black, I then stamped the tree, bird, flowers and butterflies on the front and inside. I finished it off with a black organdy ribbon and 3 peach coloured diamantes. All products are from Kaszazz, but some are only available as a hostess!!
I'd love to see what you create with the sunset colours, so come on, when you've made your card or page, please take a photo and email it to me so I can pop it on the blog for all to be inspired by ! Don't keep your creation to yourself- share!!!
Anyway, hope you have a great week and create something fantastic.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Erin's birthday cards

Today was Erin's birthday, and these were her made cards. The Butterfly one was made by me. It's quite self explanatory really. I used the cuttlebug for various embossed effects. I layered the butterfly with black under- the trick is if you want the card to look like it is see through, punch out the same colour as the background and layer it under the punched shape. I then used sticky bling to bling it up!
The second card is from my sister, Di. Her style is more cute than mine. She obviously also used the cuttlebug for texture, but made the fence using the cricut - very cute. Not sure I agree with the sentiment, but she felt safe saying it as she is miles away! My kids love getting Aunty Di's cards because they are always of such high standard and meticulously done. Thanks
I hope these have inspired you just a little to pick up some card, a stamp and a punch and create something wonderful this week.
Take care till next time.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Love that Smile Layout

I had a great time designing this page using our newest products. I set myself a challenge to use the rubons and then it grew from there! I haven't done another page, but easily could as have the other half of the rubons left. So, this is quite a simple design using blocks of paper. Some of the paper is edged in dark brown chalk ink. The little green rectangle bazzill piece has been stamped all over using the small owl in the stamp set listed. I then punched out 4 holes and thread ribbon in a criss cross fashion and tied the centre together in a bow. The tree is stamped then cut out. Once stuck down , punch out a number of small circles to use as "leaves" and then add a small flower or two. I felt I needed to bring in the orange but didn't want it overpowering. I did stitch lines all around the rectangles and the base page to bring it together.
I hope this inspires you to create this week! Pick one product and see if you can create around that.
Take care
PS The photo was taken by Sarah Bates who runs a photography business. She comes to you... It's quite unique. Let me know if you want her details.