Saturday, July 31, 2010

One for the Boys

This is my submission to the latest Mojo Sketch.
I had a lot of fun with this card. Even managed to use my stamp set totally tools.

Basic Grey
Basic Black
Whisper White
Real Red

Checker plate embossing plate - Cuttlebug
Watercolour technique
SU Markers to match card stock
Aqua Pen
Real Red Buttons
Miscellaneous Rub Ons

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Mojo Sketch 148 & 149

Here are the last two sketch challenges from Mojo Monday. If you are ever stuck for an idea for a card, simply check out their site and give a sketch a go. They are really good fun, and very addictive.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Technique Instructions

I have included a free download for the Technique Classes I run every fortnight with my class. If you go to the Techniques page it is located there. When we finish some more, I will add those too. Happy Stamping.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Mojo Sketch 148 More Fishy Birthdays

Here is my submission for Mojo Mondays Number 148 Sketch. I love doing these sketches, they make card making a little easier when you have a layout.

I used the Fish stamp again. Love it. Never going to sell it. I used some glitter on some of the scales, to give the fish a bit of bling. A little bit like the Rainbow fish.

I used some old designer paper as well.
I will be making a tutorial for the fish cards I have on my blog. So watch out......

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Colour my World

Colour my World Swatch Booklet Download

I made this little colour swatch booklet a while ago now, and it has been pretty popular on Splicoast Stampers. I thought I would plop it on my blog for everyone who doesn't know about Splitcoast.

Page 6 has the instructions of how to put the booklet together and page 7 has dividers (that you can place where ever you like). Please do not think that you have to follow any specific rules when using downloads from my blog. Thanks for looking, have fun building and, please let me know what you think.
When then new colours arrive from Stampin Up, I will be updating (or rather) making a newer version.

Class Tutorial - Easel Card

Free download available here

Just a quick note about my Class Tutorials. These are guides only to creating cards with basic measurements. You can change the measurements, card colours, stamp sets etc. They are not a (you have to do this tutorial), feel free to do what you want with them. Just don't reproduce them...Y'all know what I mean.

I have included samples of my cards with the guides as an idea of what can be done with the tutorials. They are not designed to reproduce my cards, but feel free if you wish to. Most products I use are Stampin Up naturally, who in no way endorse my end product.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Side Step Card Tutorial

Download Here

Side Step Card

Wow, I had a lot of fun doing this card. I am trying really hard to post the tutorial on this blog, but alas I am having a little bit of trouble. If you keep checking back, it will be here soon. The tutorial has examples of two different step cards. I have spent all morning typing them up, so fingers crossed, I will be able to post it here.
A lot of the materials used in this card is 'old stock' from Stampin Up. Although only being a demonstrator of a little while, everything is still pretty new to me.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Mojo Monday Sketch 147

Finally after years of following Mojo Monday s' sketches, I have finally made a card. I have used some of the discontinued patterned paper and alas, discontinued stamps. Although, I really don't think that any of the supplies I have are really discontinued. If you want to have a go at this sketch, check out the Mojo site. It really is a fun way of making a card.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Get Well Soon Shirley

I made this card while the girls were playing with their Buckle Cards this morning.

I used one of Dustin Pikes digital images for the main image and Stampin Up designer papers just finished off the card nicely.

I think I will be using more of Dustins' digital stamps in the future. He is an extremely talented artist. Oh I  am so jealous of talented people. LOL

Buckle Card Technique

Here is the 'Buckle Card' the class made this week.
Measurements for the card base are as follows:
Chocolate Chip 7" x 5 1/2 " (score on left hand side @ 2 3/4")
Bashful Blue cut enough to fit inside the chocolate chip back.
Bashful Blue 'Buckle' measures 1 1/2" x 5" (scoring @ 3 1/2")
Stamps:  En Francais and Spring Song
Border punch