Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Tag - Kaszazz Jumbo Rollagraph - Skyline

When I was last in Australia visiting my sister I sat in on a class she gave using this jumbo rollagraph.  It was one of those items I thought "yes, I'll definitely order one of those" and when I got home it went straight into the drawer after I had made just one card.

I used this rollagraph to make a card the other day and had spare a couple of trial runs I did.  I thought it would make an interesting tag, though not entirely sure what occasion it could be used for. I coloured the image in using variety of SU, Tombow and Marvy Le Plume II markers plus Distress ink for the sky and road.  The Nestabilies used is from the Deckled Edge Long Rectangle set and I cut a rectangle to fit behind it.

Monday, June 27, 2011

CottageCutz / Peachy Keen - Bunnies

I really do like the collaberation between CottageCutz and Peachy Keen stamps.  This little bunny was cut from bits of scrap paper which also included paint swatches from the local hardware store.  The only downside to the swatches is you are unable to use ink on the surface as it is a bit glossy.

The bunny was popped onto a Nestabilities Deckle Edge small Rectangle which I had embossed with a SU folder.  The next rectangle (pink) is from the Deckle Edge large Rectangle set and the background paper has been stamped with a retired SU background stamp.  The sentiment is a Clear Dollar one which I placed on a label made from a Cuttlebug die.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Tag - My Mind's Eye

I picked this doily stamp up locally.  The set is called My Mind's Eye - Stella and Rose - Gertie "Girly" Stamps.  As it was relatively cheap I wondered how it would stamp and was most surprised with the result.  I used Archival Cobalt Blue ink for the doily as well as the sentiment which is from a Clear Dollar set called A Friend in Need.

The Nestabilities used are Classic and Scalloped Circles.  The outside die is Nellies Choice Frame Dies Multi Flower.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Tag - Birthday Boy Kaisercraft

Kaisercraft are one of the few readily available stamps in my part of the world.  I usually am not attracted to them but I thought this little Clear Stamp CS 910 had potential.

I stamped the airplane in Archival Cobalt Blue, cut it out and once it was fixed onto the cardstock I added the vapour trail stamp.  The Nestabilities used were Long Rectangles, Classic and Scalloped.  The sentiment is from an unnamed Inkadinkado set.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Tag - Punch Art

A while back I did a few of cards with a Mr Acorn punch art I had cased from a craft site.  As I often do, I made a couple more which I kept one side.  So when it came to making this tag it was really easy just to select a couple of leaves, from the Marianne D die called Frames / Leaves, and put it altogether.  I did use Antique Linen Distress Ink on the edges of the tag, which is a Nestabilities Labels Twenty.  Just can't remember where I found that sentiment - sorry !  You will have to forgive me this week but I am posting only tags.  I have recently not spent as much time as I normally do at my craft table even though I am back in the moonboot with another injury to my foot - just for 4 weeks this time.

Instead, I have been devoting time to a special project - I was asked to become the godmother of a white Bengal tiger, Angelo who is only 3 years old and he is going blind.  How could I say no to a face like this :

He is such a big boy and even though he does not live close by, DH and I travelled 4 hours to meet him and his companion, Mich.

Their story is best told on the Jukani website.  To meet Angelo and Mich and all their companions at Jukani up close and personal was a very special experience and one which we will never forget.  Most of us with animals in our care know the feeling of how they worm their way into our hearts.  I just never counted on a 250Kg white Bengal tiger having the same effect on me !


Friday, June 17, 2011

Bildmalarna - Little Mimosa

Using Cryogen paper I stamped the image using Momento Tuxedo ink and coloured it in with Copics.  I am still experimenting with Copics and hair so it is not the best.

I used Nestabilities Labels 18 to frame Mimosa and Distress ink to accent the die.  The balance of the card is simple with a Martha Stewart border punch and a Cuttlebug border embossing folder.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tag - Art Impressions Painting Rabbits

This is a front and back tag which turned out cuter than I thought it would.  I had done the bunnies ages ago and put them one side after cutting them out.  I seem to recall I used a combination of markers - Marvy Le Plume, Tombow and Stampin Up to colour them in.

The tag is a GoKreate Concentric Tag #1 which I left on the cardstock whilst shading in with various Distress Inks.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  This is the back of the tag :

Monday, June 13, 2011

CottageCutz - Duck w/Egg card

This dear duck is so cute and he also comes with accessories.  I find using a square card for some of the larger CottageCutz dies works rather well.  The rest of the card and colours just seemed to happen from a few bits and pieces on my craft desk.

The dies used were Nestabilities large scallop squares and GoKreate Wavy Frame #1.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Stampin Up - Two Tags Bookmark

I recently saw a similar bookmark on one of the blogs - not sure where so I am unable to give credit where it is due.  Anyway, I decided to fiddle around with it as the person had used only one of the die, folding it in half.  I decided to rather cut the die using cardstock scored and folded over at the top to make it longer. 

I had also seen a technique where you 'ink' up your stamp with paint, stamp and wait till it is dry.  You then blend various colour Distress Inks over the card.  When completed you wipe over the image to get any ink off - it is a resist technique.  Pop a piece of magnet on the underside and the bookmark is complete.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Tag - CottageCutz - Bunny and Butterflies

Another one of those so cute CottageCutz dies.  DH suggested the bunny hold a heart and I think it works well.

The bunny is shaded using Antique Linen Distress ink, the heart is a Nestabilities one, not sure about the sentiment, though.  Using Nestabilities Classic & Scalloped Circles, I embossed the first one with the SU Square Lattice folder. 

Monday, June 6, 2011

Penny Black Sympathy Card

When I was looking for a stamp to go onto a stencil background I had created I thought this image from Penny Black Enjoy Life would be perfect.  As the card evolved and I was looking for a sentiment I saw the irony in using this stamp set.

Nearly a year ago I had bought a couple of stencils and had never quite known what to do with them.  All I used was Antique Linen Distress ink and a sponge - really easy !  Using Curved Rectangles I die cut the image and a Creative Memories background paper then I placed the die on the card and sponged around it on the outside, also using Antique Linen.  This gives a subtle border frame.

Friday, June 3, 2011


This dear little bunny image is so cute and super easy to colour in.  I used Distress inks for the colouring in and also used them for the area surrounding the bunny.

The two top layers of Nestabilities are Labels Seventeen with Labels Eight being used for the white layer.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Tag - CottageCutz Stylzed Owl

Yes, I know I should have used a darker background to show off this tag - apologies !

The tag is a Nellie's Choice one called Frame Dies Multi Rectangle on which I used Antique Linen Distress ink in the centre.  I had the owl already cut out so I just had to Distress ink the edges and assemble.