Friday, 31 December, 2010

January Kids Class

I've just finished putting together the cards for my January Kids Class.  Each set consists of 3 cards and 3 gift tags.  There is a girl and a boy version and I have taken individual photos of each of the cards so you can see them in more detail, scroll down to see them all. 

You can get all the details for the classes if you go to my home page and click on the Calendar of Events.

For the boy version I've gone with stars, blues and green...

And for the girls, I've used the Priceless set because it's full of everything girly - a butterfly, flowers, a love heart and flourishes. 

Contact me if you are interested in attending a class.

Have a great day,

Thursday, 30 December, 2010

Animal Stories Gel Card

We made this card at my Animal Stories class awhile ago and it was quite a hit.  My kids love it, they squish the gel with their fingers (which I don't really recommend, because the plastic might pop and gel will go everywhere).  In between the Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point cardstock I have attached a tiny bag filled with ordinary hair gel in front of the whale image to make it look like he's in the water.  I rolled the Spot On Wheel over the Tempting Turquoise to resemble bubbles and punched out bits of circles from the top to make it look "wavy".  A really simple card to do but still has the "wow" factor.  Let me know if you have any questions.

Stamps:  Animal Stories, Spot On Wheel, On Your Birthday
Paper:  Pacific point, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point
Accessories:  1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Word Window Punch
Non SU:  Small snap lock bag, Hair Gel

Thanks for looking and I hope you like this card.

Wednesday, 29 December, 2010

Long Fellows Tiger - Looking Cat

This card started out as an attempt at the last Just Add ink sketch challenge but I didn't think it was good enough to enter.  Thankfully you can't really tell in this photo, but the colouring is atrocious.  I just cannot colour on non watercolour paper.  Lots of people seem to be able to do it - but not me.  I keep trying and failing so I think I should just give up.  I just can't get the colour to blend and it turns out looking like a two year old did it!  Anyway, as I was making this card, Lila came into the office and said "You know that's a cat, right?"  and I said "Yeah, I know"  and she said "So why are you colouring it orange like a tiger?"  And I did not have an answer for that.  I think I was trying to make it look like a ginger cat but I'm not really sure what I was doing.  But hey, it's a nice bow that I've tied and I like the colour combo even though my cat / tiger is a bit too orange :)

Stamps:  Long Fellows
Paper:  Peach Parfait, Tangerine Tango,  Whisper White, Brights Patterns Stack DSP
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon,  Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  1 1/4" Circle Punch, Peach Parfait Poly Twill Ribbon, Blender Pen

Thanks for dropping by,

Tuesday, 28 December, 2010

Stamp a stack Adult Male and Teen Cards

I've had a few requests for a male cards class (that's a class to make male themed cards, not males making cards, just in case you were wondering - can you imagine??) So, this is what I have come up with for my January class.  It's a Stamp a Stack of 8 cards - 2 each in 4 different designs  Two of them are teen cards and two of them are suitable for older males.  If you would like to come along and make these cards, click here  to take you to my home page and then click on the Calendar of Events in the bottom right corner for all the details.

Contact me if you would like to make a booking.  Have a great day,

Vintage Vogue Birthday

Another of my favourite sets that I've been neglecting... Vintage Vogue.  It's such an easy set to use, I have it in clear mount so I can see where I'm stamping my flowers in relation to the leaves, that makes a big difference.  Not too sure if you can see it, but I've wheeled the background with the Very Vintage Wheel which coordinates with Vintage Vogue.  I also pulled out my Top Note Die - which I never seem to neglect - I can always find ways to incorporate it into my projects.  I've cut one Whisper White and one Pretty in Pink, then I trimmed around the  white one (which was really easy to do because there are perforations that you can cut straight along), sponged around the edges and mounted it onto the pink one.  I stamped the large flower onto scrap white in Regal Rose ink, cut it out, added a brad from the Silver Styled Hodgepodge Hardware and mounted in the corner with dimensionals.  Looks pretty good - I think the brad just "makes" it.

Stamps:  Vintage Vogue, Very Vintage Wheel, On Your Birthday
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink:   Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Die, Styled Silver Hodgepodge Hardware

Thanks for looking and have a great day,