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The last few.........

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As we are about to head off on a family holiday for a couple of weeks, I have managed to squeeze in a few more cards from the Online card class. This card was one of the inking techniques from Day 7 cards with reverse stamps, where JJ Bolton encouraged us to think outside the box with our stamps and use the back of a clear stamp for a solid image if we don't have a stamp that will do the trick. Here I have used a Kaisercraft stamp from the pack your bags collection to stamp the bauble colour and then white embossed with the snowflake image from the free HOTP Enchanted Christmas collection that came with the Simply Cards magazine last month. The greeting is and added club member freebie from The Stamps of Life.

This card is from the same day of lessons and an idea from Jennifer McGuire showing us how to do "inner masking" with a background stamp. Now I had to use her second option to create the same effect as the post it note did not work like her eclipse masking paper.…

Holiday cards on the brain......

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Well I feel like I've been dreaming holiday cards lately with all the wonderful ideas from the Online class. Wish I had time to try them all. This is Day 5 share with a design from Shari Carroll using stamps and die sets but I didn't have any of those so I used a die-cut from the Paper Dolls Cricut Cartridge and stamped on it and on the scraps of paper. It still worked.  Bonus day2 saw some ideas from Debby Hughes to use stamps and/or die-cuts that didn't relate to Christmas and use them for holiday cards. Above is a cut from the Beyond Birthdays cartridge that I have cut apart and glittered, then below is a lily stamp from The Stamps of Life froggy2love set. I white embossed on plain vellum and coloured the back with Whispers markers. An old flourish from Accu-cut that I have had for several years and rarely used along with a little bling came up with a nice card I reckon. The greeting is a magazine freebie by HOTP.  Last but not least is a design from Bonus Day 1 whi…

And the holiday cards keep a comin'.....

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It's just a couple of shares this time. I am up to day 5 and have duplicated Kristina's card share for the day using perfect pearls. I have taken the word stamp from the Kaisercraft Be Merry collection and used perfect pearls with it and then cut it out using Spellbinders nestablilities Labels 8 that I bought not long ago. As I didn't have any background stamps I used my new embossing folder also - Cuttlebug, Victoria. On the green card I used some versamark over the pattern and then embossed it with a polysparkle embossing powder which is clear with a hint of glitter and I love the way it looks IRL. The second card is from Day 3 - idea from Julie Ebersole. I used the one and only Christmas word embossing folder I own and distressed  the image with markers, white acrylic paint, distress ink - antique linen and finally sprayed it with perfect pearl spray. I should have stopped before adding the spray because it sprayed really blotchy this time and kind of distracted from t…

Having fun with the holiday cards.........

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Making some time to play and get a card a day made is actually quite a challenge for me considering I am working from my stash and have to work around ways to create a card with things I don't own. This first card is a design from Jennifer McQuire where she showed us how to make a window card and stamp with a background stamp over all the layers. I didn't have a background stamp but I played with the Kaisercraft music background just stamping several times. The bauble is from the Gingerbread Cricut cartridge which I have not long ago bought and the card, and front are cut using the Cricut Craft Room to design and then the edges of the card base are carefully done with my Fiskars Scalloped edge border punch. Greeting from the Stampin' Up Contempo Christmas set.

 This second card Kristina had us playing on Day three with making our own backgrounds using a scoreboard. I don't own one so I used my trusty Fiskars trimmer and embossing stylus to create my background on white…

Started my holiday card class........

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As I mentioned in my previous post I signed up for the Online Holiday Card Workshop with  Jennifer McGuire and Kristina Werner which you will see the result starting  towards the bottom of my post. I thought, "no worries", a card a day, I can handle that...... LOL! Well we get a few more than a card a day of ideas and I'm already not keeping up. It's a good thing it will be accessible for a long time to come as I could still be working on them post Christmas for next year and beyond. Last weekend I went to a Friday night crop and spent the weekend doing a Cybercrop over at Home and Scrapped. It was the last for the year and I really enjoyed taking some time out for myself.  Suzanne challenged us to make a background that had to emphasize the theme of our photos so I have some great stamps from Stephanie Barnard that looked similar in design to the paper flowers that were at King's Park so I played along with those and coloured them with Whispers markers to make…

A creative go slow.....

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In recent weeks I have been busy with life.... My eldest sister visited with our family from Adelaide and we spent a lot of our spare time showing her around Perth.
The boys have been on school holidays and whilst I have been working 3 mornings a week, Dad has stayed home to look after the boys and take a well earned holiday break.

Mojo has been absent so I have done very little of interest in the crafting arena for the month. I did get a new stamp set out that I bought earlier in the year and actually put it to use. I just stamped a number of images without any plans on how to use them and then decided to put them to use when I had time to play. This is the Contempo Christmas set from Stampin' Up which I have teamed with some other greetings from The Stamps of Life - several sets and some rub-ons and sticker greetings also. The top left is a lift of a card by Darleen Adamo and the rest are just playing around with old scraps and magazine freebies.


On Friday night over at Home a…

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Back to share when I have done some more crafting.... been busy with my big Sister here visiting me. It's been fun sharing some of Perth with her.

Catch you all soon.....

Just a couple of cards.....

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Just a couple of shares playing with my new Hero Arts Wildflowers stamp. The first if done with Whispers markers and of course uses some Fiskars border punches: Apron Lace and Starburst. The second card is white embossed and uses the resist technique with tempting turquoise Stampin' Up ink. The label is a Criut cut from the Storybook cartridge and the butterfly is a really old stamp from Paper Pleasure Plus who are no longer in business. The butterfly is coloured with twinkling H2O's  and looks really pretty IRL.
Thanks for visiting and Happy Craftin'

Back so soon......

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Just a few more shares from the last couple of weeks. I have been trying to catch up with a few more of Heather's sketches but it is a long slow process now that X Factor is back on. I truly should not be roped into watching so much TV but alas I do need to just sit and do nothing sometimes when the brain becomes foggy. This is MWS 28-12 with photos of the boys at Scitech. We took Masaki there when he was visiting and the boys loved it. They always enjoy interactive science shows.
Next is MWS 29-12 with photos of the boys as Piney Lakes where we went for a wander during the last school holidays. This is not too far from home and a nice walk on a pleasant day.  At Home and Scrapped during September Kerri has challenged us to create a layout using paint and layers. This is a Colorbok paper with some brown paint stamping and a little extra cream spread about with a credit card edge. This is based on a Pagemaps sketch from April 2012, I think. A great way to use up tags and scraps…

The monthly update.......

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In my last  post I told you to join us at Home and Scrapped for the Cybercrop in August. Here are the layouts that I completed.



I sent everyone to this link: http://holykaw.alltop.com/30-dr-seuss-quotes-that-can-change-your-life
I asked everyone to choose a quote from the list and make a layout using it as the title or in the journaling. I kept my example very simple and chose a quote that I really like and suits Keelan down to the ground.


Next I gave them a magazine cover that was very busy and asked all to gain inspiration for a layout from it.  Above is my example using lots of paint splashes and designs from the inspiration.


Angie wanted us to create a layout using fabric in our background and include at least three handmade embellishments. The butterfly using the Fiskars funky heart punch, the two grey based flowers and the hat pin were my handmades and apart from the background cardstock therest is pretty much fabric.

The last challenge from Angie was a colour challenge using …

Come Play at a Cybercrop.......

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If you get a chance to scrap this weekend, come drop by Home and Scrapped for a Cybercrop to get your creative juices flowing. Angie and I are running it this weeked and we have a couple of interesting challenges for you to play along with.
I've been continuing to make my Christmas cards and bought a kit the other week from Scrapbooks from the Heart in Canning Vale with some lovely Graphic 45 papers in it and some designs by a team member. I started with the cards from the kit and with the little bits left over made a couple of extras of my own. There was lots of fussy cutting to be done so was glad when I finally finished them. The end results are lovely though even if I do have to admit to it after all the cussing. The two cards at the bottom row of the first photo are my own design and the other 6 were the kit design.

Managed to get to the Craft shed last Saturday for a crop night and completed Josie's colour challenge from Home and Scrapped for August. She even gave us a…