Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Rock n Roll

My Mum has requested a rock n roll card for a family friend.  So in the middle of Christmas card frenzies I had to change gear and create a male themed card.  I do hope the recipient likes the card.
I used the November range of Kaiser craft "Off the Wall".

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas cards for my family

Yes I finally got around to making my families Christmas cards.  I have been very slack with my copic colouring these past 6 months but finally got motivated and got 3 cards made.  I must say not my best colouring but after being missing in action the last 6 months I guess they are going to have to do as my time is running out.

Firstly my parents card which always has to have a Santa on it for my Mum.

Secondly is my brother's card as he is a dark kind of character so I coloured this Tiddlyinks image mainly black and used some green and black bat paper from Graphic 45.

Third is my sister's card, which was another Tiddlyinks image and reminded me of two sisters together at Christmas time.  One with blonde hair to represent me and the other with black hair for my sister.

I do hope all my family members like their cards.

Saturday, 13 December 2014

3D Christmas Cards

Last Monday night I held a card class for my ladies and I thought I would challenge them in some 3D card techniques.  We made three cards in total, all with a christmas theme.

# Step card

# Tri-fold card

# Cascading card

Here are all 3 cards together.  Two of these cards I had never made before myself but felt like I did alright.

Monday, 17 November 2014

November Card Class

Last night I had a class with my two ladies to create a few more Christmas related projects.  Firstly we did a shaker card which I haven't done one of these for years and was inspired by Stampin' Up! demonstrators with the Bright & Beautiful stamp set from Stampin' Up!

The second project is another inspiration from Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I created one of these last year for a secret Santa gift and decided to show my ladies how to make a Holiday Gift Tags & Gift Box.

Shaker Card

Holiday Gift Tags & Gift Box

Friday, 7 November 2014

November Card Club

Today is Card Club at Scrapbook Fantasies so I thought I would share with you my demo and card swaps.  One of the ladies who attend card club requested an exploding box demo with a Christmas theme.  

Then our swap this month is Christmas.  I did have something else planned but ran out of time so following inspiration from a Stampin' Up! demonstrator this is what I created.

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Love My Choo Choo Train

Yes it's November and time for another Copic Challenge at Scrapbook Fantasies.  The theme for this month is Child.  So I chose a Sweet Pea Stamp "Love My Choo Choo Train".  I have had this stamp for quite sometime but have not had the opportunity to use it and thought this as the perfect chance.  And I am very happy with end result.

Copic colours used:  Skin - E50, E51, E53
Hair/Yellow - Y35, Y38, E15, E18
Overalls - B93, B95, B97, B99
Shirt/Background - W0, W1, W3, W5, 0
Black - W5, W7, W9
Red - R22, R24, R29, R59, C-5

Friday, 24 October 2014

World Teacher's Day

Today is World Teacher's Day being celebrated at my sons' primary school.  I found this desk idea when I googled teachers gift ideas.  Then using Tanya Bell's matchbox gift box idea, I created a desk for each of my boys to give to their teachers.

Here is Brandon's teacher desk -

Here is Benjamin's teacher desk - 

I used Stampin' Up! DSP Flashback as the first desk, the pattern paper reminded me of paperclips and the second of maths grid paper.  I filled the top drawers with staples, paperclips and sticky notes. The other drawers with lollies and chocolates.  The teacher's thought they were great.

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

October Card and Page Competition

Here today to share 2 cards I have created with card and page competition kits from my local scrapbooking store, Scrapbook Fantasies.  Firstly the card competition, I have created a card with a stamp from Sweet Pea Stamps.  I haven't done much copic colouring lately so trying to get back into the swing of it.

Card Kit

Copic colours used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - R22, R29, R59, C-5
Butterflies - G21, G17, G28, G29
Y11, Y15, Y19, E15, E18
Eyes - G21, G17, G28, G29, W9

The card I have created with the page kit is using a Gorjuss Girls stamp.  I absolutely love the Gorjuss Girls images.

Page Kit

Copic colours used: Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair/Socks - W5, W7, W9
Dress - YG03, YG63, YG67, G99
Book/Socks - W0, 0w1, W3, W5
Blue - B00, B32, B34, B37
Red - R22, R24, R29, R59

Monday, 20 October 2014

Santa Staching

Sharing with you some Christmas cards I have made for my Mum to give her siblings.  There are 10 children in my Mum's family with my Mum being the eldest.  I have used a stamp set from Stampin' Up! called Santa Stache.  I didn't order this set when first saw the Stampin' Up! holiday catalogue but I love nutcrackers so therefore I eventually bought the set with matching mustache framelits.  Then after purchasing the set I realised that I could use the Santa stamp for my Mum's cards as she only gives cards with Santa Claus on them.  So every year I have to find a new way to invent a Santa card.

I used some of my retired Stampin' Up! stache (hehe) of designers series paper and ribbon and teamed it with the new white glimmer paper.

Don't look too close at my photography as they are a little blurry.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Bats about you

Today I am sharing with you my card club swaps for October with the them of 'Card in a Box".  I have made a few of these now, so I decided to go with a new theme and being October, I chose Halloween.  I created a ghost and an owl using punch art.  Also using spider web embossing folder to create a different look on the outside of the box.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Happy Birthday Aunty

Today I am sharing with you a card my Mum asked me to make for her sister who likes owls.  Yes I coloured the same image recently for one of Mum's other sisters but they both like owls and this is the only stamp I have with owls.  This Aunty's favourite colour is blue so I changed it up a little from the previous one who liked purple.  Hope you like.

Copic colours used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E43, E57
Owls - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29
E13, E15, E17
Blue - B000, BG13, BG49, BG78

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Skeleton Bones

It's October!  And what does that mean?  Halloween!  That's right, for the month of October, the Scrapbook Fantasies Copic Challenge is Halloween.  I love the colours of green, orange and purple.  I have chosen a Sweet Pea Stamp image "Halloween Trio".  I haven't copiced very much over the last few months so I think with that in mind, I was pleasantly surprised with then end result.

Copic colours used:  Skin - E50, E51, E53, V95, R11
Hair - Yr21, YR14, YR07, E08
Cloak/Skeleton - BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29, 0
Dress/Eyes - YG11, YG03, G94, G99
Grass - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99
Cross - W0, W1, W3, W5
Sky - YR20, YR21, YR61

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

My Christmas card class

Yesterday I hosted a Christmas card frenzy with two ladies that I have classes for.  We got busy and created 10 cards in total.  I made some star boxes as decorations for the table and lots of other things but forgot to take photos.

Here are the star boxes.

We made these five gift note cards.

These are the five cards using Stampin' Up! paper stack 'Trim the Tree'

Love this Nutcracker!

Created snow hills with oval punch.

Santa Stache-ing!

The stars here are created with Stampin' Up! Stars Thinlits.
I love stars!

This is my take on the card in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalogue on page 25.

This gift note card was created with some left over scraps.

Hope these get you motivated to start creating your Christmas Cards.

Sunday, 14 September 2014

All is Calm

I have a class project of mine to share with you with the new Designer Series Paper 'All is Calm' from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalogue.  The patterned paper is designed with Christmas in mind but I love the colours so I created some regular projects - a card, a matchbox gift box and an exploding box.  I hope my ladies enjoy making these.

Exploding Box

Matchbox Gift Box

Best Kid Ever

Today I am sharing with you my card club swap cards for the month of September with the theme being 'kids cards'.  So I couldn't pass up the opportunity to use a new stamp set from Stampin' Up! called 'Boys will be Boys'.  I really love this set and its not very often I used green as a colour for my cards but love the effect with the army man and his parachute.

September Copic Challenge

I am rather late with this post but better late than never.  The theme for the month of September is 'Male' for the online copic challenge at Scrapbook Fantasies.  I have used a La La Stamps image of Luka.

Here are the copic colours I used:

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E21, E11, E04
Hair - E11, E13, E15, E18
Crown - Y35, Y38, E15, E18
Cape - R22, R24, R29, R46
Black/White - W0, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9

Monday, 4 August 2014

August Copic Challenge

Hi everyone! Yes it's me and yes I have been missing in action for a couple of weeks trying to get back into the swing of things of school and work after the school holidays.

Today I am sharing with you my card for the August Copic Challenge at Scrapbook Fantasies.  The theme for August is 'HAIR', yes all about the hair.  So I would like you all to join in and colour up an image but using a completely different hair combination or technique.  For my card using a gorjuss girls stamp, I have coloured the hair in aqua colours.

Here is my card:

Copic colours used:  Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - BG000, BG13, BG49, BG78, W5
Dress - Y35, Y38, E15, E18
Socks - BG70, BG72, W5, W7, W9