Tuesday, 26 August 2014

More Christmas for Combat Cards SA......

Just a few mores shares using the Kaisercraft Gingerbread 6.5" x 6.5" paper pad and a few different stamps. I'm liking how these are turning out after not really liking the papers to begin with. So much easier to come up with quick ideas when you limit yourself to a few items to use.

Thanks for stoppin' by and Happy Craftin'.............

Saturday, 23 August 2014

A quick share......

The last of my card order, two cards with no particular theme for females. Stamps are from the Stamps of Life and a free stamp with the Craft Stamper magazine. 

Another card for Combat Cards, this Gingerbread pad is actually quite cute for cards without much effort. 

Don't forget next weekend is the day for my Combat Cards get together so we can make some more Christmas cards to go with my small batch. 

Happy craftin'.................

Chrissy cards for Combat Cards SA.....

For those who are interested in coming along to a crafting afternoon at my home in Golden Grove to make cards for Combat Cards South Australia - Australia, I have planned the following two dates to start with:

Saturday August 30th - 12.30pm - 4.30pm
Sunday September 21st - 12.30pm - 4.30pm

August will be a focus on Christmas cards. BYO tools, cards bases and anything else you wish to use. I will have my stamps and paper scraps available for use and will supply, tea, coffee and water with a light afternoon tea. 
If interested please PM me for address details. I am limited to 8 attending so booking with me would be appreciated.

N.B. I am not affiliated with any shops or direct sales companies I am purely doing this for the purpose of having crafting time with like-minded people whilst producing cards for a cause.

At the SA papercraft fair in April I purchased a retailer's kit with a Kaisercraft Gingerbread paper pad, rub-ons, stamp set and card and envelope set with a list of instructions for 6 cards. Well I bought it with the intent of using it for Combat cards so got to and made some of the cards from the kit altering some just a little. This is what I ended up with so far.

Thanks for looking and please feel free to join me for some crafting.

Happy Craftin'..............

Friday, 22 August 2014

Catching up with August.........

Just a few layouts done so far for August as my focus has been on cards and procrastination.

The first, a layout from Heather's challenge to pull a range of strips of paper out of your stash and make a layout with them and to include a bird somewhere. This was inspired by a Pagemaps sketch from Feb 2014.

Next a layout for a colour challenge using a photo of a person on a beach holding a red and white umbrella on an overcast rainy day. You can imagine the tones of grey in that sky and beach scene.

Jewels took us out of our comfort zone with an SBS using patterned papers. I'm not a big mixer of patterned papers, I'm a plain cardstock user with a hint of pp thrown in for good balance. I am really happy with how this turned out and used up some old papers that have been in my stash for about 6-7yrs.

A card for my Sister's request for a person who likes red, aqua and doing mosiacs. I love how this ended up after lots of cutting up of scraps. 

Card order - teen girl birthday cards. The right one was a lift of a design I saw on Pinterest one day and I loved the colours that I made the second with the same colours. 

Card order - female card with no theme.

Card order - older female birthday card.

Card order - female card with no theme.

That's all for today, thanks for dropping by.......
Happy craftin'......

Friday, 1 August 2014

School holiday slow down......

I have been getting a few things done during the school holidays but it does slow my creating time down and I have also been busy applying for jobs. That is a slow process in itself by the time you search and work out if the job is suitable for you, then write a cover letter and go through the application process. Wow, I didn't realise it had become so challenging just to negotiate the process.

Well at Home and Scrapped we were challenged by Angie to decorate a monogram and use it on our page. This was my very boring effort at decorating a monogram but it works as a page so I am happy. It uses some old TLC Runway papers that I have sitting around in my stash. Love the bright colours of them so you will probably see them appear on a few more things as I go along. 

Heather gave us one of her lovely sketches to play with and I used the sketch for the 8" x 8" section in the middle and decided to frame it with the other papers to finish off the layout. Was very happy with how it turned out in the end and used up a few scrap bits and an old American Crafts paper. Title is a Creative Memories sticker from at least 5 years ago. Flowers are from Heather's Flower Shop.

My Sister held a Kaszazz Make and Take night at her place and this was the result created in a very short time with a few stamps and Distress inks. I added a few little bits to finish it off when I got home so was quite pleased. Now to await my order arrival...... ;-)

Some more of the card order I have been working on:

A card for my niece's belated wedding dinner:

Then over at Home and Scrapped in July, Heather challenged us to create some Christmas cards using 2 pieces of  white 12" x 12" card stock. So, 6 - 4" x 6" cards. I didn't have enough thick white card to use so I used my standard card blanks and here is what I achieved.
Criteria 1 - 2 cards fun, modern and funky in aqua, lime or scarlet colours:

Criteria 2 - 2 cards suitable for males

 Criteria 3 - 2 cards white on white with texture.

Thanks for dropping by and Happy Craftin'..........