Monday, August 30, 2010
Why I have an attraction to snowmen stamps I will never know. Perhaps it is because I have never actually seen a snowman in real life !
This Peachy Keen stamp is rather cute and I decided to paper piece his waistcoat. The balance of the image was coloured in using my normal mix of markers. I used Nestabilities ovals classic and scalloped to stick the cut out snowman onto. The background paper is SU with the edges sponged with Tea Dye distress ink.
The label is a Nesties die and I found the SU oval punch fits rather nicely onto it. The sentiment is also SU.
Friday, August 27, 2010
PUNCH ART - CHEERY FLOWERS
When I spotted this card on Kim Score's site Paper Punch Addiction I just knew I had to give it a bash. What makes it so delightful is the Peachy Keen face stamps. I have quite a few of them and they come in so handy.
The background papers are from a SU pad I got as a freebie, the ribbons (green one glued onto the beige) is from Flourishes, the grass is a MS border punch, the circles were cut using the CM cutting system and the punches used were a number of different ones.
I still have to add a sentiment and will do so when I want to use the card.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
FLOURISHES - BABY LOVE
As I have had to do two baby cards in the past week (one for a boy and one for a girl) I decided to do them with the same image just changing the colours.
This stamp from a Flourishes set is easy to cut out and simple to colour in. I paper pieced the frill and then used the same paper for the background. I put the image on rises and adhered it to a Nestabilities label, then added another label and finished it off with a scalloped rectangle. The buttons are from my stash and I have used embroidery thread for the cotton.
Monday, August 23, 2010
I have been wanting to do some quilting for a long while and when I saw this bag made using SU's Square Die on the Big Shot machine I thought it would not get any easier than this.
I followed the video on the Chic 'n Scratch website and could not believe how simple it was to cut out the pieces using the die. The material used is from discontinued swatches I picked up at a bargain from an interior design store and the handle is cord used in curtaining. The sides and underneath of the bag are one square's width and it turned out to be a decent sized bag for me.
Friday, August 20, 2010
CRAFTY INDIVIDUALS STAMP
Another plain and simple card (and quick) using an unnamed Crafty Individuals stamp and a Hero Arts sentiment. I was trying to decide what colour to use on the bird stamp and thought the black might be different.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
STAIR STEP FOLD CARD - ART IMPRESSIONS - EARL
I have been wanting to make another stair step fold card for a while and thought this was a good opportunity. DH has a golfing friend who is 70 this month and I was given the wording to be used. How good is it for our spouses to have a greeting card maker on tap for personalised cards ??
Anyway, I paper pieced the golfer's jacket and shirt and coloured in the rest using a combination of markers. The numbers come from a chipboard pack my sister gave me and the letters are from a CB alphabet die. The 'grass' is a MS punch, the trees in the foreground are from Clear Dollar and the flag and trees are from a retired SU set. Here is the rear of the card which can be written on :
Monday, August 16, 2010
CREATIVE MEMORIES PAPER
Well, this has to be the fastest and easiest card I have ever made !
I was looking through my considerable stash of CM paper and found this piece as is. I trimmed it to fit the card, stamped on a sentiment and the card was finished. Sometimes I really like easy and uncomplicated.
Friday, August 13, 2010
CRAFT UK - CHRISTMAS CUTE 2
This is the second large stamp in this set and is one of my favourite snowmen.
The card was cut from beige cardstock sourced locally and I used my Zutter corner chomper for the rounded corners. I stamped the image on 70g white bleedproof paper and coloured it in using Copics. It helps having the image coloured in on the stamp packet ! The snowflakes were made using a white gel pen.
The background papers are SU as is the sentiment and wide oval punch used to punch it out.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
HERO ARTS - SILHOUETTE GRASS
This is another wooden stamp recently purchased from Simply Creative. I only used the top of the stamp as it is rather large and would not fit onto the whole card. I'm thinking it would probably have more use for scrapbooking.
This is a very quick card - stamp the wheat with sepia ink, sponge the bottom with Tea Dye Distress ink, stamp the Hero Arts owl and cut it out. The only colouring in I did was on the owl's wing and eyes.
Monday, August 9, 2010
ART IMPRESSIONS - GOLFERS
I just love the Art Impressions stamps and this one is no exception. With DH being an avid golfer I have quite a collection of golfing stamps.
The background is from a thick pad of 12 x 12 paper which I am getting quite a bit of use out of, the fence is a MS border punch and the image was stamped onto cardstock and coloured in using Copics. I did paper piece the blue pants and the ladies top and skirt. After cutting it out the image was mounted on rises.
Friday, August 6, 2010
ZEBRA STAMP - ORIGIN UNKNOWN
I bought this rather large stamp in a craft store in Melbourne and it had no name on the packet. When I travel I have a habit of discarding all extra bits of packaging so perhaps I threw the details of the company away !
Anyway, for this card I took an A4 piece of cardstock and folded it in half, fortunately I had purchased a couple of really large envelopes, otherwise I would have had to make one up. I used sepia ink, stamped the image and mounted it on a scrap piece of brown paper. The label is a Nestabilities one using SU Word Window punch for the inside and the sentiment is from Clear Dollar.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
CRAFT UK - CHRISTMAS CUTE 2
This set of stamps is rather cute for a Christmas image and there is very little to colour in. I used thin locally purchased 70g bleed proof paper and Copics and did the scarf and hat speckles with a white gel pen.
The hole punch on the left hand side is from SU and the paper is CM plus from my stash. Snowflakes are from a MS border punch.
Monday, August 2, 2010
I have a pad of cardstock called Paint Strips in all different colours and I thought it would be perfect for small stamps.
The autumn shade Paint Strip was framed using a SU scallop border punch, the leaves have been cut using my brand new Cricut and the stamp is Hero Arts. The background paper comes from my stash.