Friday, December 27, 2013

Double Card

This is a Double Card - it has a smaller card attached to the larger front card on the inside of the card.

I think this would be a lovely gift to give with your photographs on the smaller card inside.

This is the front of the full size card.

This is the Double Card Opened revealing the smaller card inside.

This is the Double Card Opened.

This shows the Double Card inside the back cover - the lady was highlighted with a Zig Gold Pen.

Products used on this project:
Cardstock: Kaisercraft CD113 Vanilla Weave.
Paper: Kaisercraft P1097 Stroller.
Roses: Prima - front of larger card.
Roses: Enthaily - inside on smaller card.
Zig Pen: detail on lady - Gold.
Butterflies: were punched out using the Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch.
Pearl Flourish: Sullivans.
Own Stash: Ribbon, Lace, Leaves, Die Cuts and Pins.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Acetate Card

Acetate Butterfly Card

This is my Design Team Card for "Challenges 4 Everybody"

December 2013

The link to this challenge is at the bottom of this post.

This is my Acetate Card

This is easily achieved by measuring your Acetate Sheet to be 1.5 inches wider than your card front - then score 1/2 inch on each side.

Apply double sided tape on your score lines and apply to one side of your card front first making sure it sits neatly into your card side, then put the other side into your card front and glue firmly. As you have originally allowed 1.5 inches you will still have a .5 inch allowance so it's like a balloon effect on the front of your card - so you can easily put large flowers on your card - with this card though you would have to make a matching box as it will not fit in an envelope.

If you need anything clarified to make this card please ask in the comments section.

Hi to all my visitors and followers - to show my appreciation if you become one of my followers I will most certainly return the favor and join yours!

Products used to make this project:
Digi Stamp: Butterfly was from Oak Pond Creations - see link below.
Acetate: Sheet of Acetate cut to size, my card was a 7x5 inch card so the acetate was 7x6.5 inches.
Cardstock: Kaisercraft - Grape CD144.
Cardstock: White - Premium Textured Snow Cap - Core'dinations.
Embossing Folder: Craft Concepts - "Secret Garden".
Roses and Lilies: Enthialy.
Stamp: "For You" - Grace Taylor.
Memento Ink: I used Sweet Plum Memento Ink for the stamp "For You".
Stickles: Black Diamond was used on the circles on the butterfly.
My Stash: Purple Ribbon, Heart embellishment and Hat Pin.
Copics: I coloured the butterfly digi using my Copic Markers:
Upper Wings: V000, V01, V04.
Lower Wings: BV00, BV02, BV04.
Body: C3, C5.
Centre Wings: V000, V01.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

"All About Me" DT Scrapbook Layout

This is my Design Team Layout for 
"The Scrapbooking Hut" December 2013

The theme for this layout is "All About Me"

It's not very often we tend to scrapbook about ourselves.
This was a real challenge for me as I immigrated from 
England in 1964 aged 5 years and have very little earlier
family photos as unfortunately most were destroyed on 
our voyage on "The Fair Star" in 1964 to Australia.

This particular layout was created with items I had in my own personal stash.

This particular photo was taken of myself aged 3 years
just before going on stage to do my ballet performance.

Please take the time to visit "The Scrapbooking Hut" site
and have a go at the challenge - December 2013.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

BW2 Scrapbook Challenge

This is my entry for the BW2 Scrapbook Layout for December 2013

You will find there link at the bottom of this post

This is the layout I created for the challenge

This is a close up of the flower cluster - I love doing these.
I used 17 flowers for the cluster including the large centre flower.

Products I used on this project:
Roses - Enthialy
My Stash - Cardboard, Chipboard Names, small blue embellishments.
Centre Flower - Pinelands Cottage - 8cm Damask Fabric and Organza Flower.
Die Cuts - Kaisercraft Collectables Collection - "Remember Me".

The challenge was to create a Scrapbook Layout using these colours:
Black background with candy apple red and crystal blue +5% white.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Sketch Challenge

This is my sketch challenge for - "Soul Scrappers"

The link is at the bottom of this post why not give it a try - it's lots of fun!

This was my take on the sketch challenge over at "Soul Scrappers"

All the products used were from my personal stash.
I did try some stenciling with some White Gesso and painted with blue paint
and sprayed my flowers with Mist Spray.

Just highlight the below link and copy and paste it into your browser.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Easel Drawer Card

This is my Easel Drawer Card
My first DT project for "Challenges for Everybody"
The coloured image has been designed by the very
talented Sherrie Baldy
Easel Drawer Card - Open - Ready for Display

Easel Drawer Card - Closed
Stamp Image lies flat
Easel Drawer Card with
Drawer Open

Products used on this project:
Digi Image - Digi Stamp "The Girls"  by Sherrie Baldi.
Cardboard - Pink - Kaisercraft Blossom CD145.
Paper - Kaisercraft - English Rose Collection - Florence P596.
Printed Chipboard - Kaisercraft - English Rose Collection.
Collectables - Kaisercraft Collection "Sweet Nothings"
Pink Pearls - Adhesive pink pearls - Molossi.
Handle - was made with cardboard and attached to the drawer with brads and covered with Prima Antique Lace.
Own Stash - pink bow, brads, lace, flowers and small embellishments on the easel.
Mod Podge - several coats of Mod Podge were applied to the large die cut butterfly and the rose on the easel.
Copics - Image was coloured by Copic Markers as detailed below:

Skin - E000, E00 and lightly E02 for shading.
Eyes - B000.
Lips - RV10.
Hair - E25, E50 and blend with E31.

Small Girl

Shoes - E41, E43 with a small amount of Jo Sonya Titanium White paint.
Dress - RV02, RV04, V01, RV000.
Hat - V000, V01, G00.
Beads - RV21, RV10, RV000.

Tall Girl

Dress - G000. G00, G02 and some Green Stickles.
Shoes - E41, E43 and small amount of Jo Sonya Rich Gold on shoes.
Jacket - Y02, Y06, B000, B12.
Hat - G000, G00, BG01, B000, B12.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Double Rolled Easel Card with Pocket Insert

This is my latest card 

It is a double rolled easel card with pocket insert
above the double rolls

This is the card opened

This is a close up of the double rolls and the pocket insert 
which is above the double rolls under the "You are Beautiful".

Products used in this project:

Cardstock - Kaisercraft CD145 Blossom.
Paper - Kaisercraft Chanteuse Collection P642 Soprano.
Paper Pad Paper - Chanteuse Collection.
Distress Ink Pads - used for distressing the edges of the torn paper 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Festive Berries, Tattered Rose.
Mod Podge - Plaid - used to coat "You are Beautiful".
Perfect Pearls Mists - Perfect Pearl - Ranger.
Glimmer Mist - Tattered Angels - Pink Bubbles.
Roses - Enthialy.
Handbag charm - Craft Affair.
My Stash - charms, crochet doilies, pearls.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Snowglobe Layout - Soul Scrappers

This is my layout for the Soul Scrappers Challenge
"Snow Globe"

I have put their link to the challenge at the bottom of this post
make sure you check it out as you still have plenty of time
to enter - give it a go!

Scrapbook Layout for Snow Globe Challenge Sketch

This is my handmade embellishment in the top
left hand corner made from paper
using the teabag fold method and sprayed
with gloss spray.

I made this layout with all items from my personal stash!

Soul Scrappers Challenge - December 2013

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Portrait Layout of a Child

"Child Portrait Scrapbook Layout"

Products used in this layout

Paper - Kaisercraft English Rose Collection - PS130 "Vera".
Blue Roses - Kaisercraft Roses - Summer Breeze.
Black Adhesive Rhinestone Runners - Molossi.
White Pearls - Molossi.
White Flower - Tara Collection - "The Pine Cottage".
Own Stash - Chipboard, Lace, Ribbon, Die - cuts, Flowers and Cars.
Butterflies - These were punched out using the Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch.
The paper I used for the butterflies - Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Collection Specialty Paper - PS140 "Fruity Galaxy Paper" and coated with 3 coats of "Mod Podge.

Handmade Box Tutorial for Cards

I have been asked  to do this tutorial on card boxes.
When I make a card that is heavily embellished
and it won't fit into a envelope  I make a box
from corresponding card papers to present
the card in as a gift.

My customers that order cards from me like this idea as
it finishes off the card presenting it in a box ready for giving.

The concept is the same for all size boxes so I am going to try
and give you some general measurements. If you have any questions
please don't hesitate to leave a comment at the end of this blog.

1. You will need 2 pieces of cardstock - one for the lid of the box and one for the bottom of the box. The lid of the box you will need to make slightly bigger so it will fit over the bottom of your box - I usually just add another 1/4 of a inch on top of my measurements as exampled below so the lid fits nicely.
2. Firstly, you will need to measure your finished card and allow 1 inch around the card so it fits nicely in the box. e.g. if your card was 6x6 inches that would make your measurement 7x7 inches.
3. Then you need to add for the depth of your card, I usually add another 3/4 of an inch - so still working on the 6x6 inch card that would make your measurement 7.75 inches now including the depth. I sometimes will add more for the depth depending how heavily embellished the card is.

Note: I suggest you use some scraps for the first one you make and experiment with the sizes to enable your card to fit.
You will need to score on the uncut lines as named on the template and
cut on the corner cut lines, then you will be able to fold and glue
your corners which will form your box or lid.
I usually glue the corresponding card paper to my cardstock that
will make the lid before cutting any corners. I find this will give you
a neater finish. Also, I like to finish my boxes off with a bow or
some corresponding embellishments.
These are some of the boxes I have made to
correspond with my card orders.

I hope this tutorial helps you, please let me know how you go with them.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Criss Cross Card

This is my card for Molossi monthly card swap for December.
It is a Criss Cross Card

Criss Cross Card with Greetings Insert

Criss Cross Card showing Insert

Products used for this project:

LaLa Land Stamp - Digi Stamp and Sentiments - Snowflake Garland Marci
Cardstock - Kaisercraft Cherry CD133.
Insert - White Premium Cardstock embossed with Christmas embossing folder.
Paper - Inside of card - Allison Ellis Design "Bush Christmas"
Red Gum RG04-414.
Paper - Outside of card - Kaisercraft PS130 "Vera" English Rose Collection.
Rhinestone Runners - Adhesive Red Rhinestone Runners - Kaisercraft.
Copics - these were used to colour the stamp image as detailed below:

Skin - E000, E00.
Hair - E25, E50 and blend with E31.
Dress and Bows - R22, R24, C1 and red glitter.
Boots - R22, R24, C1.
Snowflakes - B000, B00 and blue rhinestones.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Double Pocket Card

This is a Double Pocket Card and it was so easy to make and looks so effective.
The one thing you must do is to choose a double sided Scrapbooking paper with a design on both sides that can be any way up as when you do the folds, parts of  your paper will be upside down.
It's important to have some very heavy duty brads as these have to go through
several layers of cardstock.
"Double Pocket Card"

"Double Pocket Card with Inserts"

This was a real fun card to make and I was amazed at the effect if the right
 Scrapbooking paper is used.

You can put in the pockets whatever you like, I decided to put some friendship
messages but you could put money or a letter in the pockets.

Products used in this project:
Paper - American Crafts double sided "Letterbox Faithfully".
Brads - Kaisercraft Chocolate Pearl Brads.
Tags - were made from items I had in my stash.
With Love Sentiment - was from my stash.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Decorated Frame

This is one of my decorated frames
This one was made for a specific order,
but I love the roses.

Friday, November 15, 2013

"Scrapbooking Hut" November Challenge

DT Challenge piece for "The Scrapbooking Hut"
This is my "Design Team Challenge piece"
Scrapbooking Layout for November.

The theme was reflective - we had to incorporate
something reflective in our layout.
I chose to use some silver mirror card.

Scrapbooking Layout with the DT challenge to incorporate something "Reflective"

This shows a close up of the silver mirror
 card I used in my challenge piece.

Close up of corner cluster
of embellishments

Products used in this challenge:
Paper - Bella HandiKraft Paperz - "Orbit".
Paper - Bella "Chatterbox" Kinda Krafty Paperz.
Lace Paper - Black lace paper- Melrose Black - Vintage Lace.
Tag- Bella Kinda Krafty Paperz.
"Cherish" - Bella Chip Titles.
Rhinestone Runners - Adhesive black runners - Molossi.
My Stash - flowers, felt square, lace, hearts, butterfly and white flat
Please join us and enter this challenge
created by Nicole Knopke
Check it out on the link below "The Scrapbooking Hut"                                                       

Decorated Box

This is one of my decorated boxes
I love doing these for that special gift!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Handmade Tags

Here are a couple of Handmade Tags I have made
using Scrapbooking Paper and Embellishments from my stash.

These are a great small personalised gift to give
and I have a ribbon at the top so they can hang
from a door knob.

Trifold Card - Fairy

This is a Fairy Trifold Card and any little girl would love it!

These are a great quick card to make and very versatile.

"Fairy Card Closed"

"Fairy Card Opened" - showing the Trifold Card.

Products used for this product:

Cardstock - Pink - Stampin Up.
Paper - Kaisercraft Bubblegum Hills Collection P633 "Calipso Punch".
Front mats - I made up the front mats of cardstock with left over pieces from my stash.
Fairy Embellishment - my own stash.
Fairy - I put 3 coats of Mod Podge on the fairy - it's quite effective and gives her a high gloss and if you put on enough coats it comes up like glass.
Embellishments - the embellishments inside the card I had in my craft stash.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Trifold Card - Owl

This is a Owl Trifold Card and any boy would love it!

These are a great quick card to make and very versatile.

"Owl Card Closed"

"Owl Card Opened" - showing the Trifold Card.
Products used in this project:
Cardstock - Red - Stampin Up.
Paper - Tiny Woods Collection - P791 - "Cypress".
Sticker Sheet - Kaisercraft Tiny Woods Collection SS126.
Congrats Stamp - Inside of card - Stampin Up.
Owl - Is from the Kaisercraft sticker sheet and I have put 3 coats of Mod Podge on the owl.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Decorated Frame

I made this frame for a 50th Wedding Anniversary

I was asked to make this frame for a 50th Wedding Anniversary.
I made it using a 10" Frame from Kaisercraft and I had
all the embellishements in my stash.
The Wedding Embellishments I painted with Jo Sonya paints.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Stepper Card

This is my card for the Molossi November Card Swap
                                                   "Stepper Card"


 This is the front view of the "Stepper Card"

 This is inside the Stepper Card - I like to put a pocket inside these types of cards, then the customer can write a note or just put something special in the pocket instead of writing on the actual card.

I find customers really like this idea.

  Products used for this project
Image - Fairy Tangles
Cardstock - Pink - Stampin Up - Subtles Collection.
Paper - Kaisercraft Lakehouse Collection - P866 "Spa".
Pearl Runners - Molossi.
Butterfly - "The Summer House".
Dies - Spellbinders Nestabilities Floral Ovals.
Happy Birthday Stamp - Stampin Up Oval All Set.
Just for You Stamp - Stampin Up Oval All Set.
Pink Flourish Swirls - Sullivans.
Copic Markers - Image was coloured with Copic Markers detailed as below.
Hair - E25, E50 and blend with E31.
Skin - E50 and shade with E21.
Eyes - E000.
Lips - R20 very lightly.
Under Hat's Brim - BV00, BV02.
Hat - BV02, BV04, B23, B24.
Armour - V01, V04, V12, V15.
Owl - V01, V04, BV02, V06, E31, B02.
Flowers - Y06, G00, G02.
Leaves - G00, G02.

I have entered this card in the card challenge at:

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Wedding Box

This is the Wedding Box I made for a couple for their wedding,
this is it completed - thought I would post it
so you all could see - I think it looks lovely and am very
happy they liked the finished project!
It's always nice when the customer you make something for gives you such positive feedback.

This is the Wedding Box I made for the couple

This is the Wedding Box completed at the Wedding