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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Penny Black Wishes for Kisses Christmas swing card

Good morning! a swing card today, using Penny Black's "wishes for kisses".  DP is by K&Co called Holly Vine Printed embossed. Flowers are from Wild orchid Crafts.  I have scattered some rhinestones around the flowers, added a handmade hat pin.  The ribbon is from my LSS Arnolds, and the adhesive rhinestone is by Queen & Co.  The swing part is cut using spellbinders labels four and the image is cut using spellbinders Gold Labels Four.

copics used:
N 1, 4, 6
E 000, 00, 42
B 000, 14, 91, 95, 97
G 09
YG 03, 97
R 00, 11, 20, 24, 27
YR 12

Flower soft was added to the scarf for added texture.

Thanks for stopping by, Take care XOX Tania

Friday, July 26, 2013

A christmas verse swing card

Hi there (again!)  I have gone with something a little bit different here by just using a sentiment and no image. The beautiful verse is by Verses Rubber stamps called "Magic of holidays" and I have silver embossed it.  I have used no DP here, instead using a cuttlebug embossing folder on white card - swiss dots. I have matted it with  purple glitter cardstock.  Now, one problem I encountered here is that the cuttlebug folders do not emboss a 15cm square card... so what I had to do for the inside was to emboss two pieces of card and hide the join under the ribbon! No one ever knows (unless you're a crafter lol)  I bought a new spellbinders die called elegant labels which I just had to use here... it does overhang the card a little, but still manages to fit in my boxes I make.  I glued the die cut to the glitter paper and handcut around the base... I guess you could use JAC paper in the same way and sprinkle the cut out parts with glitter too!  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts sprinkled with loads of glitter and I made the angel charm myself.  The little crystal and ribbon is from my LSS Arnolds Scrapbooking at Rothwell.

Here's my tip.... glitter paper is expensive and doesn't tend to glue anything to the top very well.  what I do is cut the matting (glitter) piece, then cut the centre out (so it looks like a frame)  the back of the glitter card glues perfectly to your base card, then you can stick you white  piece directly onto the actual card as well (I usually cut the frame about 1.5cm wide around... my top card goes over the top of the glitter paper to give a clean edge, but you can still stick the top piece directly onto the base card through the window section).  this way you can use the inside of the glitter window for things like snowflakes or butterflies etc. You could even "pop" up the top card onto some foam dots for dimension!

Wild Orchid Crafts is asking to see blue or purple, so would like to enter a second card into their challenge

Thanks for stopping by, Stay Safe XOX Tania

Penny Johnson 'Shhh' christmas card

Hello! Another Christmas card here... this time using a Penny Johnson image called "Shhh". The paper came out of my stash, so I cant tell you the name, and the glitter card I picked up from the craft expo a couple of months ago.  So sorry, but there isnt really much I can tell you about this card... think of it as eye candy LOL!!!!  The flowers are WOC of course.... and I made the hat pin myself.  ribbon is also from my stash.

TIP: I buy a lot of white or cream flowers so I dont have to store so many different coloured flowers and hit them with glimmer mist to suit the colour card.  I usually spray my lighter colour, then I unscrew the bottle and dab my darker colour on the edges...  If you do this while the lighter colour is still wet, your darker colour will be dragged into the lighter part a little and blend nicely.

Copic colours used:
R 27, 29, 89
G 09, 99
YG 03
Y 38
E 000, 00, 21, 29, 34, 42
N 1, 4, 6
B 12, 28, 93, 99

I would like to enter this card into the Top Tip Tuesday Challenge who would like to see spooled items

Thanks for stopping by, Stay Safe XOX Tania

Penny Black Here comes Christmas

Good morning, thanks for stopping by.  Here is another christmas card I have done up this week, and I must admit, it is probably my favourite card I have done in a LONG time!  I think the colours are pretty, and I just love this image... which is of course a Penny Black stamp called Here comes Christmas.  The DP is by Anna Griffin.  Flowers are of course Wild Orchid Crafts, and I have made the hat pin myself and added some dangle snowflakes to the end of it.  I have also scattered around some diamonte buttons amoungst the flowers, which I just love and have been doing to my cards since I saw what a finishing touch it makes.  I left the crystals in the button for this card, but I also have some claw set rhinestone buttons where I pulled the rhinestone out of its claw and glued them on... Let me tell you, the sparkle is divine!!!  The swing part is cut using spellbinders labels four die and the image is cut using spellbinder Gold Labels four die

Copic colours used were:
R 24, 27, 59
RV 95 (cheeks)
N 1, 4, 6
E 21, 25, 30, 34, 50, 53
YR 12 (moon)
B 000, 12, 28, 93

 I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Penny Black Saturday Challenge: Christmas in July
Ribbon Girls: Blue and White

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Lili of the Valley Little Trumpet

Hi there thanks for dropping by.  Long time since I have posted a card... I have been making loads, I promise..  I just haven't had time to upload them :-(   I have made a few christmas cards for a lady at the craft market I go to, so be warned... over the next couple of days, you are going to be inundated with all things Christmas!!! 

Its been a long time since I have pulled out my LOTV stamps, so I thought I would ink this cutie up.  Her name is Little Trumpet, and I have done a swing style card.  This style card is super easy to make but is really effective!

I have used Making Memories paper called Je tÁdore... not really a christmas paper, but the music notes fitted well with the trumpeting!  Flowers are of course Wild Orchid Crafts and made the little angel charm myself.  The die is labels one by spellbinders.

Copic colours used:
R 20, 81, 85
RV 95, 99
YG 03
E 000, 00, 01, 25, 30, 34, 53
Y 18, 35, 38
B 000 for shading

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:
Lili's Little Fairies Challenge: Christmas in July
Creative Inspirations Challenge: Bingo (Ribbon, stamped image and flowers)
Bearly Mine Challenge: Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. Stay Safe XOX Tania

Friday, July 12, 2013

No spooled items for the Southern Girls Challenge... a Christmas card

Good morning! well its challenge time over at the Southern Girls Challenge and this fortnight, the challenge is to not use and spooled items (thats ribbons, twine or cotton) on your projects.  WOW that's a hard ask for me, as I love big bows and gorgeous ribbons .... but I have come up with this Christmas card I hope you like :-).  We have fabulous sponsors this fortnight and I have showcased dies from Marianne design.  I am in envy of the winner of that prize, as I those gorgeous snowflakes would've been perfect for this card LOL!!!!!  Anyway, enough of me sobbing, I have used the following Marianne Design dies:
LR0184 (baubles)
 LR0178 (sleigh) 
and LR0176 (trees)

I dont have the reindeer that matches the sleigh, so have used a Sizzix one, but there is definitely a Marianne Design Reindeer die!
 I also used the snowflake punch outs from a Martha Stewart edger.

It's a shaker box card, and I have stuck thick card from officeworks between two pieces of acetate so the beads, glitter and silver snowflakes don't get caught among the die cuts.  The silver snowflakes are just tiny bead spacers that people use for jewellery... quite cheap, but effective all the same!  The backing DP is a digi paper from Pink Gem designs.  I have cut three baubles, two the right side of glitter paper (which will get folded in half with the glitter side in the centre), one with the glitter paper flipped over to the wrong side.  Take the two baubles folded in half and place them side by side, and then stick the third bauble over them... the baubles will align perfectly!  then you have a three dimensional bauble :-)  For the third bauble (the one on the top) you can back this prior to cutting with some JAC paper or run it through a sticker maker so it sticks down without the mess of glue.

so pop on over to the Southern Girls Challenge, and show us your creations!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Morayfield Handmade Expo

I attend the Morayfield Handmade expo on the first sunday of each month.  Love to see you there.
XOX Tania

Photo: We love Australian Markets and Fairs Magazine.  We have been advertising for many many years - they are amazing to deal with and so supportive of The Handmade Expo :) II