Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I'm really pleased with the colour combination on this card. What do you think?
Saturday, April 26, 2008
The rules are:
1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Well, here's my 7 things:
1. I truly was "Sweet Sixteen and never been kissed".
2. When I was a child, we cat a ginger cat who was named Ginger Meggs. I had never heard of Ginger Meggs so my Dad had to explain the reference to me.
3. If I had a choice between going to the park and reading a book, the book would win every time.
4. I have tried most crafts at one time or another.
5. I need, but don't have, a separate very large room for all my crafting gear.
6. My husband and my daughter are the most precious things in the world to me.
7. My nickname at school in Grade 6 was Brainwave.
Now I have to tag 7 other bloggers:
I haven't spoken to all these ladies but I do visit their blogs every day and they always inspire me.
I'll be back later today or tomorrow with a new card I've made using the new textured cardstock from SU.
Friday, April 25, 2008
As I don't have any more recent holiday photos left to scrap I decided to start on my husband's Ministry Album. He has been ordained for a bit over 10 years (it might even be 11) and I though it was about time I started the album.
I began with just before his Ordination. This is the first page I have complete - it won't be the first page in the album but it was as good a place to start as any. These are the 4 seasonal stoles that he designed and my mother and I made for Alan just prior to his ordination. For those who are unaware, the red stole is used for Pentecost and Baptism/Christenings, the white is for celebrations such as Easter Sunday and Christmas, the purple is for the seasons of preparation (being Lent and Advent) and the green is for all the other Sunday's in the year.
The paper I used is from the new True 12x12 Power Palettes - Jewel and Primary. I just love these new Power Palettes. They are so versatile on their own but in the collections and with the Power Palettes Seasonal Additions, it is sure easy and super fast to create beautiful pages. For more details you can go to http://www.mycmsite.com.au/sharonwilliams.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
This next card is one I've been wanting to try out for a while - the Big Buckle card. It was CASEd directly from the tutorial on SCS. My changes were using Stampin' Pastels to colour the images on the "belt" and the rhinestone brad in the centre of the large flower. Colours are Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and Chocolate Chip.
Lastly, another card with using a brayer. The multi-coloured stamp pad is the Country spectrum pad from Kaleidacolour. The tree is from Lovely as a Tree. I inked it with Versamark then used the SU markers (Choc Chip, Old Olive, Always Artichoke) to colour it by "Thumping". It was then stamped and clear embossed on the brayered glossy cardstock. I cut it and the 2 mats (Pumpkin Pie and Ruby Red) using my CM Oval templates. The Base card is Always Artichoke which I stamped with a small stampe from Lovely as a Tree using Versamark. The ribbon is Olive Organdy and Moss Gingham.
All these cards will be on there way to Alan soon for our troops.
Thanks for looking. Catch ya next time!
Friday, April 18, 2008
How hard it was to take a photo of this card! I tried at least 10 times and finally gave up trying to get one that showed the true colours and had no flare from the flash.
This was my attempt at the Reflection technique using acetate on a glossy brayered background. The reflection is very faint on this one!
The colours are from a colour challenge in SCS - Only Orange and Ballet Blue. I stamped the group of trees from Lovely as a Tree on a background that was glossy white brayered with the Celebration Spectrum ink. I embossed the image in gold then applied the reflection using a piece of acetate. The sentiment is from Warm Words and is stamped on Only Orange and layered on a scrap of the brayered background. I added the Orange ribbon for just a bit more orange.
I am disappointed that the reflection is so faint but otherwise I quite like this card.
By the way, I shall be sending another parcel to Alan this week so if you have any cards you would like to send (see previous post) please contact me ASAP.
Bye for now.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I think this is OK. What do you think?
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Anyway, I have made a few cards during the time I have been silent. This one was for a friend for her surprise baby shower. She knew she was having a boy so I didn't have to choose a neutral colour scheme. I used Greetings Galore set from SU for the main image. The background is stamped with the "baby heart" from Tagger's Dozen in Bashful Blue on the same colour cardstock. I watercoloured the main image and cut the arch using a CM circle template for the rounded top. It is mounted on Night of Navy and more Whisper White which has the edges sponged with Navy. I used 2 ribbons - white organdy and blue gingham to tie the bow. I've discovered that you can use the SU horizontal slot punch on the very edge of the folded edge of the card to make a small slit to thread ribbon through. It does make it easier than adhering the ribbon just on the card front.