Friday, April 27, 2012

Tags I did with Hilda - updated!

I have now added the finishing touches to the tags I did with Hilda when I visited her in the UK a couple of weeks ago.

I have not changed the tag on the left as I was happy with the way it came out. I added some crackle paint to the bird as well as a little black bling dot for the eye. I also added some distress stickles to the branch the bird is standing on.

I attached a metal flower and leaves to the bottom of the tag. Both of the tags are inspired by Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of 2012.

Hilda went to a class with Hels Sheriden who is a designer and contributor to the Craft Stamper magazine. She had done this tag and folder at the class and thought I would enjoy doing a similar one. This picture shows the finished folder with the tag inside it.

The picture below shows the folder open, with the tag sitting on top of the folder.

This was a fun project to do and I am so grateful to Hilda for allowing me some of her precious time to be with her and for sharing very generously the materials and the lovely goodie bag that she gave me, filled with lots of lovely crafty things including lace, fibres, a little star box to decorate, stamped images, tags (lots of them!) paper napkins and die cuts. Thanks so much Hilda!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Reminder April Showers Challenge

This reminder card for the current challenge over at Paper Crafting World was made using the Bears under Umbrella digi stamp which I coloured using copic markers.

I cut the image using a circle die and layered it on a yellow circle.

The card was made using a scalloped circle die and topped with a black scalloped circle to which I attached the layered image.

The sentiment is from the same image which can be found here at PCW. I cut this with a fancy tag die from Spellbinders and attached it at the bottom of the card.

I entered this one at the Paper Creations Ink Blog as well because their theme related to April Showers!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Some new stash

Well, this travelling has been great. Over the last two weeks I have been in England, Scotland and the USA. Of course, the craft shopping is great and things are generally quite a bit cheaper than in New Zealand.

This is some of the stuff I bought at the Craft Barn and Blade Rubber Stamps in England. I also bought some stuff at Michael's and Joann's in Los Angeles. Can't wait to get home to try it all out.

When I went to "play" inky stuff with Hilda, I made some tags. They are not quite finished but here is what they look like at the moment:

Looking forward to getting them all finished.

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Location:Los Angeles

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

April Showers

This is my take on the April showers theme for the PCW challenge this fortnight.

The image is a digi stamp (Bears under umbrealla)  from PCW which I coloured using copic markers.

I cut the image using a spellbinders labels die and layered it on a larger black card cut with a die from the same set.

The sentiment is from the same digi image which I cut using a tags die from Spellbinders.

The background layer was cut from red card and embossed using the cuttlebug.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Meeting Friends

Today I spent the afternoon with a new friend - Hilda from the Lots to Do Forum.

To celebrate our meeting, I made her a little something to hang in her craft room. Hilda is a keen crafter with inky stuff as well as a sewing enthusiast.

This was cut using the Black Cat Cougar and some new files from SVG Cuts.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reminder post for PCW Easter Challenge

Just a reminder that there is still a week to go in the PCW Easter Challenge!

For this wee reminder card, I downloaded the bunny in overalls digi stamp and coloured it with pencils, using an odourless mineral spirit solvent to smooth out the pencil lines. The result is a very soft colour effect.

I layered the image onto a black die cut oval (Nellie Snellen) and green die cut  and added it to an easel card base that I cut with the Cricut. I added faux stitching to the layer and the base card and a ribbon to pick up some of the colours in the image.

Love to see your entries in the challenge!  Hop on over to Paper Crafting World to check it out!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Last practical day for Creative Chemistry

Used distress Stickles and distress inks for this one. Different effects but needs a bit of trialling!

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THCC101 Day 9 Homework

These are the tags I made for my homework using pearl powders and distress inks. Love the effects of the combinations of inks and powders!

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Day 3 THCC101

These are my tags for day 3 of the Creative Chemistry 101 class.

Loved these techniques!

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THCC101 Day 8

Day 8 for the Creative Chemistry Class was all about paints - paint dabbers and crackle paint.

My paint resist tag was a bit disappointing but I think this was because the paint was not thick enough - still, you can see the effect.

I love the jewelled  effect of the heart on the tag. The crackle paint and the distress stain works so well together!


It is Easter - goodness how the year is flying by!

Because I was going to be away from the family for Easter, we had a family get together last weekend instead. To celebrate, I made all the family an Easter Egg using the wonderful files from SVG Cuts.

Everyone had an egg with goodies inside. For our Grandaughter, I had a little easter bunny instead of chocolate as she is still a little young to be eating chocolates!

For the labels on each egg, I designed the writing and the shapes using a Penny Duncan Shaplies file in the Funtime software. I then did the writing using a gold pen in the Black Cat Cougar, before cutting out the shapes.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

PCW Easter

The theme for the challenge this week over at Paper Crafting World is Easter, given that it is coming up at the end of this week!

For this card, I used the medallion cutting file which I broke apart before cutting so that I could cut it in layers. I separated the central cross from the image using SCAL then  created a shadow layer as well.

I coloured the cross using Adirondack Paint Dabber in Gold which gave it a textured appearance.

I finished the card off with peel off shapes - elegant corners and wavy strips along the sides. Added the sentiment using peel off words too.

Happy Easter everyone!