Thursday, March 25, 2010

Little Monkey!

Last week I made a card for a little monkey who turned 2!  I loved making this one, I smiled the whole time I was creating it.  I call him 'a little monkey' all the time so I thought this was appropriate!

And heres the inside...

A real combination of SU products here... A border from a Scrappin Kit, stamps from various sets, and the vines from a sizzlitz die for the big shot...

Fun Huh?

Stamps:  'Monkey' from Fox and Friends, Words from Wild About You and Vintage Labels.  Frame from Vintage Labels.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. (SU)
Ink: SU! Close to Cocoa and Pumpkin Pie.
Border strip from Confetti Scrappin Kit, Sizzlits Small leaves (?) die.

Back soon,

C xx

Friday, March 19, 2010

New Moon! YAY!

Well, today is a good day!...  Ive had one of those mornings that I will remember for a long time!  I went to a friends house for some scrapping and chat and one of the girles had been away during the week for her birthday.  Not one to be left out of a celebration I had secretly made a cake, and a card and got some pressies...  She is a Twilight nut like me  (although team Jacob... - but I can forgive her for that!) so what better card than a New Moon theme...  We are both going out tonight at midnight to get our copies when they are released too....  !!

So heres the card...

And a little close-up on Edward and Bella...

Can you see Edward sparkling!?

And this is the most precious thing I will remember... Karens reaction to the card when she yelled "And look - he sparkles!"  Priceless!

We luvs ya babe!!

C xx

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Purple Flowers

Really quick post today, as Im typing weeks worth of posts in advance and losing the will to live!

Card made with Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (weeely pwetty!) and pale plum ink (from SU!) I stamped the background and lightly coloured with blender pens and ink pad. Stamped the main panel and coloured with more ink to give extra depth. The dots are just my doodling!

Cardstock is Pale Plum, Perfect Plum and Confetti White (?)from SU!

Off to clean/paint/unpack/organise/throw away/SUMMAT!

I hope to craft something soon!!!!


C xx

Monday, March 15, 2010

Hybrid Card

WHAT???? I hear you, I hear you!!!

"Hybrid" is a scary word to alot of us. As is "Digital Scrapping". BUT!... Im a recent convert. I bought the My Digital Studio from SU! last year and mainly wanted to just get my photos organised, into something, and printed. However, Ive been having SOOOOOOOO much fun! Im putting together a whole 8X8" book that covers about 3-6 months from last year and will send it off to be printed professionally and everything! In the meantime Ive been just playing with cards... I havn't figured out the settings for my printer yet to print straight onto cardstock and theres the finished result but, I thought, how about just printing some background images?

I have the Extreme Guitar stamp in my stash but not the background set. I DO however now have it on MDS (I got brave and paid for some downloads~ super easy!) So now not only do I have the stamp set but I can print it in any colour I want and make it any size I want too!

So thats exactly what I did! HA!

The main image was stamped over the printout and then I just stamped again for the shadow effect without cleaning my stamp... Looks cool huh? (although Ive just realised he looks like hes levitating in mid-air... hmmm will have to fix that later!)

Again all products SU!


Not sure what I will be doing today! Typing this 2 weeks ago... I think the kids are on spring break so I might actually be realxing with a nice hot cuppa! We can only hope!

C xx

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Joy Fold

I know alot of you will know this style of card.. Its called the Joy Fold. I think most of us first saw it after SU Convention when it was demod by someone (Maybe Shelli or Pam?). Much as I liked it ~ Im not one to jump on the bus just cuz(!) so its taken me till now to try it.

Again I used the Fab Speciality Papers from SU (Yes I have ordered some now!!) and all other products are SU! OOOO APART FROM! D'ya see the button? Ive been doing the old DIY button made from cardstock for a while but I saw this punch in my craft store and its amazing... Its from Martha Stewart and not only does it punch the button shape and the holes in the middle but it embossed around the edge so you get the raised look of a real button! SO this one I punched out several times and stacked on top of each other and just look at my chunky button! WOWZER! Would look even better with some crystal effects on top huh?

And the stamps - Pocket Silhouettes of course!

Probably off the clean and sweep the old house today.. (I dont really know as Im typing this last week... ha ha!)


C xx

Monday, March 8, 2010

Pink and Friendly

Another quickie for you to enjoy!...

The layout for this one I got from (I believe) Splitcoaststampers (if you dont know it~you should) or maybe it was a layout challenge from somewhere... Anyways! My lovely SU demo & friend Karen, GAVE me (yes - for free! shes FAB!) some of these gorgeous Speciality Papers from the spring Mini catty and they are Lushious! all glittery and girlie... Yummo.
Again all products from SU!... If you look close enough on the main panel you will see some little glistening bits... I used some of the Champagne Mist painty stuff that was in the Christmas Mini (way back when...) and mixed with alcohol in a spray bottle its amazing! Just a quick spray and it makes everything sparkle...

Another box is calling my name... Back soon!


C xx

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Home!!!

YAY!!!!  We are in!

The moving truck has gone... We still have a few boxes to unpack ~ most importantly the one with my coffee and creamer in it ~ but things are looking good.
So heres our new house!

And this is the back...  Lovely covered porch...

The downstairs is nice and open...  HUGE lounge and behind the little 1/2 wall is a seating area and the kitchen is off on the left with an island and a bar...

And the main draw for the kiddos. This is the view from our front porch... Theres more park-idge tucked behind the houses. Theres a total of 6 parks, batting cages, tennis courts and bbq areas all over the community. So far we are loving it. Cant wait for the summer!

For those of you who dont live in Texas this wont be a big deal...
If you do live in Texas... Look!  Stairs!!!

Anyway, Im off to unpack another box... Not sure why but this time round the unpacking is going much faster, we only have a couple left in the living room and I just have a "mystery box" in the kitchen then we are done... In 3 days!..  Probably because Im purging as I am unpacking each box (OMG it feels good!) and we have more space to actually put things away!!  Yipeee!

Do y'all want to see photos of the house after unpacking?  Bit of a nosey round?  Let me know!.....


C xx

Friday, March 5, 2010

Silhouette thanks

Pretty huh?

I think Ive made about 20 of these design over the last couple of months. Its a nice stand-by card to have in your ansenal huh? Really simple, the colour in sponged on through a template just made with a piece of card with a 2" circle punched out. Keep this in place while you stamp the silhouette over. Remove and stamp your greeting...

One of my favourite sets this... You should all know it by now! Pocket Silhouettes from SU!

Move going well... Off to unpack another box....


C xx

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Coral Butterflies...

I seem to be on a butterfly theme at the moment. Maybe its because spring is on its way... Hopefully anyway!

This card I wanted to keep fairly simple - although my cards never seem to finish fairly simply - heres what we ended up with.

Im liking the monochromatic style on this. Cameo coral is NOT one of my favourite colours but I think it looks quite pretty.

I know you want to know all the details but bear with me... All crafting supplies are stacked neatly away waiting for the packers to come tomorrow and then move to the new house on thursday... Can you say EXCITED!!! I will be posting regularly for the next week or so but will be keeping things short and sweet as Im typing all the posts in advance and I have things to sort before the move.... If you have specific questions about a product used just leave me a comment with your email or blog address and I will eventually answer you, I promise!
Im gonna go to the house and take photos for you all today too! Looks lovely and empty and clean... give it a week and I'll show you the difference a family of four + dog can make! ha ha !


C xx