Saturday, 29 January 2011

A Golden Birthday

I'd never heard of this until I read about it in Sarah's INKURABLE STAMPERS" challenge blog, and it happens to be the current theme for the month, too.    You can check out the challenge HERE.
I started by stamping the images, "Jolies Fleurs" by Lizzie Anne Designs (a prize from INKURABLE STAMPERS)with gold ink and heat-embossing them with gold EP.  I then carefully lined up the card over a nestie and cut out the shape.     I stamped the three images (from Stampotique Originals) onto some acetate, and coloured them in using acrylic paints, and then stuck the acetate to the underside of the card using some ds tape.  
I used a TH Alterations die to cut the flower shapes out of some gold cs, which I then distressed and joined together with a rhinestone brad. 
I then added the tiny Kaiser letter stickers (from HERE) I just hope I got the correct age : )

I also made a golden ATC, using mostly Collections chipboard (from HERE, and HERE) and the words are from a Collections word sheet, I also used lots of yummy Stickles     The base was dry-embossed using a Cuttlebug folder.   

Thanks for having a look, and feel free to leave me a comment, a question, or just a "hello"
And, Happy Golden Birthday, Sarah, I wish you a most wonderful & exciting day : )

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

True Love

I wanted to join in with SANDIE"S monthly prompts to use our stash, and this is what I came up with...  It's an ATC return (long overdue!) but it's on its way : )      The actual prompt was to use rub-ons (an oldie from Imaginisce), and for extra points, use another item starting with R, so I chose ribbon! (this one's from CRAFT QUEEN, and you can find it HERE) the word is from a word sheet by Collections, and you can find it HERE.

 I also wanted to decorate the envelope, so I painted a portion with black acrylic paint, and added the rub-on (another oldie from Sassafras Lass), the sentiment is from Cat'sLifePress , and the bird is from THIS set by Darkroom Door

I hope you're all having a wonderful Australia Day today, now I'm off to "throw another shrimp on the barbie" : )

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Happy Australia Day!

Nicole, over at CRAFT QUEEN, will help you celebrate Australia Day, go HERE to find out more : )
Happy Australia Day!

Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Masks Anyone?

The first theme over at the Stampotique Challenge blog is "masks", and I got to use a new toy : )    I first stamped HEAD using black StaZon ink onto my envelope, I then covered him with a mask (one which I have used a few times LOL) and placed another mask over the area where the address is meant to go (I cut this out of some packaging I was throwing away) and then placed another mask (a new Prima stencil) over the top of that, and gave the whole area a good GMist spray.

I took all the masks off and coloured HEAD with wc pencils, adding the "hi" which I had stamped onto white cs, and cut out.      Head is now somewhere on his way over the Pacific Ocean as we speak : )

Friday, 14 January 2011

A New Craft Queen Card Kit

Have a look HERE and HERE for details on this new "Spring Fun"card kit made by yours truly and available now from Craft Queen.

A Christmas Card Again?

I just realized I forgot all about one of my New Year resolutions, to do a Christmas card a week!    Visit Hazel's Blog to find out more...
Anyway, here is my first Christmas card for the year...

I used a dark chocolate piece of cs as my base, some Prima pp, some pink ribbon, and both the sentiment and the deer are from THIS Darkroom Door set I used a 2" square shaped Stampbord tile, painting it with a variety of Twinkling H2Os wc paints, allowed to dry,  and stamped the image using  black StaZon ink, I then scratched the edges of the reindeer to add the highlight.    I then carefully worked out the placement of the tile and stamped the image onto my base pp, adding the Stampbord tile and some KG as a finishing touch.   
Thanks for visiting my humble abode : )

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Button Up

First project to welcome the new year...

Have a look HERE to see the details  : )