Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch

I think this sketch will soon become one of my favorites. I can see many cards with this sketch in mind. There may even be a scrapbook page or two.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Onward to 2011


My New Years Resolution for 2011 is to spend the year getting myself and household 100% de cluttered and organised. Although I remember saying that last year, this year I am really serious. I thought I would post (on a different page) my journey. Starting with my craft room and my blog. Hopefully you will notice some changes.



This was the last card that my class made for 2010.

We used a digital image from Bugaboo Stamps and everything else from Stampin Up. Including the alphabet stamp set.
Must give heaps of credit to the Stamp a ma jig. Couldn’t have done this without you. No Seriously, I couldn’t have. Those who use the stamp a ma jig undertand. This is the inside of the card by the way.

My First Ever ATC


I thought after seeing a lot of Artist Trading Cards on the internet that I would have a go at making one of them myself. I think that these, along with all the other papercraft are going to be yet another addiction of mine. They are fun to make and also a great way of using up some scrap paper. The image I have used here is from Bugaboo Stamps, the markers I have used are Pro Markers and the cardstock I have used is from Stampin Up.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Magical Birthday

P1020001Here is another digital stamp from Dustin Pike. I used Microsoft word to create the sentiment for this card. I Coloured the image using Photoshop elements and I am trying to blog from my iPad. Not sure how this is going to work...

Okay, so I needed a few minor alterations in the blog, but all in all it was pretty successful I think. All cardstock and Designer Papers came from Stampin Up. Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Kenny K Downloads









Here is another card for the girls that I have made (just in case my son is invited to another girls birthday). It’s always handy to have a stock pile ready to go. These downloads are from Kenny K. He has awesome digital images, especially for teenagers. I coloured the stamp in using photoshop 9 and all the cardstock and designer papers is from Stampin Up. I have taken a closer photo of the image so you can see it better.

Ahoy There–I’m back


Wow. I didn’t realise it had been so long since I had been in my craft room. Any wonder I am so grumpy. LOL. So here is the latest card I made yesterday. The image is from Bugaboo Stamps its another digital stamp. I must confess, I am addicted to digital stamps. All of the cardstock and patterned paper is from Stampin Up (naturally). The greeting is also from Stampin Up.

I again used Photoshop Elements to colour the image in and used the dodge and burn tool for the shading. I CASED this card from Paul Ford, who is on the designer team for Bugaboo Stamps, and I suggest you check out his work. He is another extremely talented artist. If you click on his name on the Bugaboo site, it will take you to his blog. Worth checking out.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Colour Throwdown #119


Here is the latest throwdown colour challenge. Using the colours above, this is the card I came up with. (Although it did take a bit of time to grown on me). I quite like it now. If you want to play along the site is
The Color Throwdown


Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze designer papers, including co-ordinating cardstock. Very Vanilla cardstock, Cajun craze ink pad. Circle of friendship stamps and the scallop border, 1” circle and 1 1/4” circle punch.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just Believe - Project Sheet - Free Download

Well finally after so much procrastination, I have finally developed a project sheet. But first let me explain. A project sheet is not a tutorial, it does not give you a step by step guide to creating the set of cards above. Although it does give you exact measurements to create four cards using the Just Believe stamp set from Stampin Up and a bonus card holder in portfolio style. All using just a few Designer Papers from Woodland Walk paper range. If you can use a ruler and some adhesive tape, then this down load is for you.

Just one thing. If you do download this file. Could you please, please, please let me know how it goes. I am working on more down loads, but I would like some feedback first before I put them on my blog. Thank you.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Class Project November



Here is the project my Stampin class made last Monday. It’s a little box with an acetate cover for the lid.
We then had some fun stamping and punching to make little gift tags to place inside the box.
Here is the link for the tutorial for the box we made: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/tagbox/

We made a few minor alterations, basically to keep it to Stampin Up products and some ribbon I had and wanted to use. It is a bit hard to see the inside tags, but they are all made with punches that matched the stamps. i.e. Delightful Decorations etc.

Challenges, Challenges everywhere


The first Challenge I found was from The Colour Throwdown using the Stampin Up colours pictured left. Really awesome colours. This is Challenge number 118. So I think I am about 117 behind. OOps.

The Second Challenge comes from my beloved Mojo Monday sketch number 164. Where would I be without my mojo. Loved using this sketch. I think it will be one that I use quite often.

Last but not least. Here is my finished product. Yet another Christmas card out of the way for 2010. I used a 5'”x5” white card. All cardstock and Designer papers are from Stampin up. The image in the middle of the card is another one from Bugaboo stamps. Awesome.



Tuesday, November 9, 2010

One for the Girls

My son was attending a girls 16th birthday party on the weekend and I, not only had to provide him with a ‘customary’ birthday card, but a GIRL card. You can probably tell from my blog that I am a mother to two boys. Not much room really for any girlie stuff in this household, it’s all planes, trains and automobiles. Here is the card I came up with, with a little help from Kenny K Digital Stamps.

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So the report that came back, was that Nathan got a great big hug and was told that his mum is awesome. I was really happy with that, and so was Nathan.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

More Christmas

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This would have to be the best Christmas card I have made thus far. Again I have used the Dress Up Christmas bundle from stampin up. I brought this bundle (Delightful Decorations) because I hate cutting around stamps. Punches are heaps better than scissors. My opinion of course. Click on the link above and check out the other bundles available.
I used all the same products as the previous card, although this time I found a few tiny red buttons.
The card size is 5 x 5. The larger squares measure 2 1/8  x 2 1/8 and the whisper white measures 2 x 2.

More for Christmas

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Here is another Christmas card ready to go. I purchased the new decorations bundle from stampin up which includes, 7 stamps, punch and selection of FREE ribbons. (Click on the link and check out the other specials).

I used the Ski slope designer paper, real red cardstock and old olive.

I even hung the ornaments from silver (not quite what you call this stuff), sort of like string maybe, and tied some baby bows to finish the card off.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Another Christmas card

P1010785 Here is another Christmas card I whipped up this morning. Once again I have used the digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps. I have also used Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip card stock.
I have used Real Red and Old Olive Designer Papers from Stampin Up.
I am really impressed with this digital image. It is so cute. I am sure I will be posting more cards made using this digital stamp.

Happy Halloween

Okay, So we don’t have Halloween in Australia, but I couldn’t resist using this Digital Image from Dustin Pike to make a Halloween Easel Card. So to all my American followers who look at my blog.   Happy Halloween

I used Stampin Up cardstock, Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black and Whisper White.

First Christmas cards


I found this brilliant digital image from Bugaboo Stamps and thought it would be perfect for my first Christmas card for 2010. I have soooo many to make, and sooooo little time to make them. Apart from the Digital Image from Bugaboo Stamps, I also used Stampin Up’s Designer paper called Birthday Bash, Pacific Point cardstock and Bashful Blue cardstock. I actually liked the way this one turned out.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Still Colouring

I opened up my digital stamp image from my computer. This is what the image looks like when you open it in Photoshop Elements. (My favorite program of all time). Use this even for Digital layouts and templates for scrapbooking.

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Then, using photoshop, I bucket fill the image with the RGB colours that match the Stampin Up cardstock. This ensures me that the colour will match the cardstock I want to use for the card or scrapbook page. Still looks a little Blah. Just like a colour in page.

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Now, with a little burn and dodge tool included in Photoshop Elements, I add shading and light to make the image look more blended and water coloured. I will post the card I made using this process when I stick it all together.

Before I colour an image, I make sure that I have saved it under another name.  EG ‘girl’ was the original file name, so I save another one called ‘girl coloured’. That way you can colour in as many images as you like.
Most importantly, have fun. This process becomes very addictive when you get the hang of it.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mojo 160


Mojo Card 160

Here is my submission for Mojo Monday sketch number 160. I made a few tiny alterations to the sketch, but all in all it is pretty much the same. I have used another digital stamp from Dustin Pike and again coloured with RGB’s to match the Stampin Up cardstock.

Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White.

Clowning around


clowning aroundThis card is another example of the Mojo Monday sketch number 156. I have used a digital stamp from Dustin Pike and used Photoshop to colour the image. More on that later. All other supplies are from Stampin Up, including the Birthday Bash Designer Papers, real red, pacific point, old olive and whisper white cardstock.

Hope you like it. :)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New Mojo Sketch

Here is the latest Mojo Sketch for this week. Sorry I have been a little bit slack getting the pictures on my blog.

I really like this layout, and I think I will be using it quite a lot. I am also going to try and create a 6 X 6 album page using this sketch. Gotta love versatility.

I will post my card when it is finished.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I’m Back



Boy, it has been so long since I have Blogged anything. I think I am having withdrawals. This card sketch is (naturally) an older one of Mojo Mondays’. I basically copied the colour scheme of the one that Mary Fish has on her site for the example sketch.

www.stampinpretty.com (I hope that is the right one) She has amazing work on her blog. So very talented. And her scrap room! I am so very jealous…...lol.


Real Red designer paper – Bright Collection Designer Pack Daffodil Delight designer paper – Bright Collection Designer Pack Brights buttons – Chocolate Chip cardstock and ribbon Clear button – Penny Black Stamp (my favourite)

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Just Believe 156


Just Believe Mojo 156

Here is my submission for the latest Mojo Sketch 156.

I have used all stampin Up products including:

Basic Grey ink and cardstock

Baja Breeze cardstock

Pear Pizzazz cardstock

Greenhouse Gala Designer Paper

Clear buttons and ribbon

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Homework finished



So, I thought it may be easier to show you what the finished product looks like, before you start scratching your head in confusion, as I did when I re read my previous post. You can click on the picture to enlarge. I have finished the left hand side of the sheet, and whenever I make a card using the sketch, I will include the colour on the right hand side. A bit of a reference sheet really.

Hope it makes a little bit more sense now. Have a play, you may find it useful!

There is a mouse in the house

For this weeks class, I made some handouts with a mojo sketch and an example of a card I had previously made printed on it.
My class then had to reproduce the card, using the sketch supplied.
For homework, aah, I asked them to make two other cards using the same sketch. I will place a download link for the handout I made, in case you want to give it a go as well. When you download the sheet, you will find it blank. The first large square is to cut out a sketch and adhere it for a sketch reference. (I use mojo) and the second large square is to either place an example of a finished card for reference, or you could include another sketch if you want to. The smaller squares on the bottom of the sheet is for a 3/4” circle punch. I punched out the colours I used from the scrap card stock and stuck them on the sheet also. So now my class has: a sketch of the card, an example of the card and a colour combination which was used to make the final card. When the first sheet is finished, there are three different colour combinations that they can use, (whenever they make a card). Hope this all makes some sense. The download link is  Click Here Have fun. Oops almost forgot, when you print the document above, either print as is for a normal size binder, or as I do, my desk is too messy for a large folder, so I print and change the settings to multiple pages, cut them in half and insert them into my little folder. Just another option. Oh yeah, and if you do download the document and try it out, please let me know how you went. Thanks

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Mojo Sketch week 75

Here is my submission for the February 2009 Week 75 Mojo Sketch Challenge. I think I missed the deadline. Oh well, there really is no time limit. Just have fun. The photos here show the sketch on the left, the front of my card in the middle, and the inside of my card on the right. I really like this sketch and I think I will be using it a lot more. I also used one of my Penny Black stamps. Naturally, all paper is from Stampin Up. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My Mojo 155

Here is my Mojo Sketch 155 card. I have again made a card using the new stamp set called Baby Bundle. I really like this stamp set. I have also used some of the Hostess Paper Pack designer papers and some of the papers out of the Simply Scrappin kit for girls. It almost looks like the sketch on the left.....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Backpack School Album part 2

Here are a few more pages from the Backpack School Album. I really like this project. Fun and easy to do, although a touch of 'trickyness' about it. 

Backpack School Album

Here is the tutorial that I finally finished this morning from, you guessed it. Demo to Demo. And I might say, another fantastic tutorial. All I need to do now is to find some photos, and away I go. There is a link on the right hand side bar of my blog. If you click on that, you will go straight to Andrea’s site. She has many more tutorials available as well. Not just the ones I have done.


Here are a few of the pages I have made for the album. The front cover is really cool, although I am having some blogger problems as the moment It is not letting me add photos. Really annoying. Anyway, if you check out demo to demo, you will see the finished album. Really must see what the problem is here.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

T Slider Card

Here is my attempt at a T Slider Card. The instructions for making this card can be found here:
It's a lot of fun to make, and can be adapted in several ways. I used a digital stamp image from Dustin Pyke. I really like his images, really great for using the blender pen and ink pads. I forgot to mention that I made one small alteration. I put another tab punch on the T Bar slider so I can pull on this, instead of relying solely on the one that closes the flap. I really hope that this makes sense. I think it will when you make one.

Tart and Tangy

This little set here is one from Demo to Demo. There is a link on the right hand side of my blog to direct you straight there. It used the Tart and Tangy set from Stampin Up. Andreas' tutorial gives you exact cutting instructions for each card (wasting very minimal papers) and includes instructions for a little storage box as well. I use Andrea's tutorials a lot as they are so easy to follow.