Thursday, October 16, 2014

Christmas Cards for the Troops 2014

I can't believe it's that time of the year.
But it is and here are the designs I came
up with this year. I made multiples of each card.
I decided to keep it simple this year. 
Stampin Up Whisper White cardstock,
 a little embossing, add an image and
some sparkle. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Creative Blog Hop

This week I was invited to be part of The Creative Blog Hop by the talented Nerida Carter.   This is a fun way for bloggers to "pass the baton" and help showcase the blogs of other's whose work we admire.  Lots of different people both here in Australia and also overseas have taken part in the blog hop.

Part of the task involves answering several questions that let you know a little more about my work.  So here we go...

1. What am I working on now?
At the moment I am trying to get a head start on Christmas, whether it be cards or crafty gifts.
I love getting in early and decorating boxes and bags so when Christmas rolls around I just need to pop the gift in. I have just finished a stack of Christmas cards for Cards for the Troops.

I have also nearly finished a large Project Life album. I have used around 400 photos from a holiday and to my delight it was really quick to do. I started it pretty much straight away after our holiday.
I saved all bits and bobs so I could pop them in the album. It is such a pleasure reliving the holiday through the photos and the funny stories I have written about.

2.    How does my work differ from others in my genre?
As I am a Stampin Up demonstrator I like to showcase different ways to use their stamps and supplies. My work varies all the time.
My preferred style is Vintage. I use lots of layers, cream tones and not much colour.
If I am submitting pieces to magazines I work around what will work best in photographing
the colours in the card.

3.      Why do I create what I do?
It’s time for me. Time to do something I love and it makes me happy.
I can zone out and forget the day’s worries (most times).
I love to create things to give for gifts. To spread happiness through handmade items.
Hopefully one day my many scrapbook albums will be interesting records of our lives.
I truly believe there is some kind of hobby for everyone, you need something to get you

4.      How does my creative process work?
I think of the recipient and what they like i.e. colours, style.  
I always start with a layout and the size of the card.
Funny enough sometimes stamps are chosen last to see which will fit best.
I make one thing at a time. I don’t start another project until I have finished.
If I am not happy with the end result I do start again.
After all it’s a learning process and you do quickly learn what you like and don’t.

This is the spot I should be introducing to you another blogger to keep this going but at this stage I am waiting to hear back from a few so hopefully before next week I will be able to do this.
If you would like to be a part of this Blog Hop leave me a comment and I will get in touch.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Today & Everyday SU Cards

When I was a child one of my favorite toys
was my nestling set of  Babushka dolls.
I would play with them for hours.
Unfortunately I don't recall what happened to them.
I now admire my daughter's set.
So when I saw the Today & Everyday
Stampin Up stamp set I had to have it.
These cards are off to very dear friends.
I was inspired to make these cards
from Pinterest but cannot recall from who.
 All supplies Stampin Up

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Beautiful Packaging

I recently received a beautiful candle but not
only was the candle amazing but so was the packaging.
I didn't want to throw it out and so I cut it up
and went about making cards with it.
There was so much beautiful card from one box.
I still have plenty of gold left to make more.
I will be back soon with some cards that I 
have made using soap wrappers. 

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Dad's Day Cards

I am either getting older, much much more busier or
the days in the months are going quicker.
Years ago, even with small children I was
always organized and on top of things.
This year special occasions keep popping
up and I am not ready. Plain ran out of time.
Father's Day is this coming Sunday and
I have made 2 cards, one more to go,
at least that's a start I suppose.
I am pleased with how these cards have turned
out. It was good making something outside the box.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Quick Birthday Cards

A quick couple of Birthday cards.
I layered the butterfly 4 times to give the
simple layout a focus.
 Blackberry Bliss cardstock as the base.   

I love the Stars embossing folder.
A very quick technique to give
plenty of definition.