Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kaisercraft and Treehouse Memories

This quick and easy card was made using Treehouse Memories paper and a Kaisercraft flower and a wooden Kaisercraft Stamp. I used Charcoal Versa Color Ink to shade. A circle punch was used to cut the centre of the flower out in patterned paper.

Layout using Nestabilities and Kaisercraft

The circles in this layout were made using Nestabilities. The dragonfly is a chipboard one from SALT with Kaisercraft pearls. One circle has a stamped image from Kaisercraft.The ink is Pinecone from Versa Color and the ribbon is unknown.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kaisercraft and 5 Embelishments

We had to make a card with 5 embellishments. Mine are:-

Ialso used a wooden Kaisercraft stamp and the paper is Basic Grey again.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Stripes and Spots

This is a great combination to put together. I love stripes and spots together both in cards and layouts. I have decided to use my old tools. I have used a punch to punch the decorative edges top and bottom. The patterned paper is Scenic Route. The sentiment is Kaisercraft and the gems are also Kaisercraft.The flower has been stamped with a Maya Road stamp onto Bazzill cardstock and cut out. The centre of the flower has been bugged with the snowman folder onto metallic card from SALT.The ribbon is from a shop and unknown source.

Kaisercraft Card- With Love

Here is the card I did for The Pink Elephant Challenge. I used A Kaisercraft card and the sentiment is also Kaisercraft wooden stamp. I used Apple Blossoms LilyKate Basic Grey patterned paper inked in Candy Versa Color ink. The scalloped cardstock is Bazzill. The small flowers are from SALT and the bigger ones unknown. There there are those Kaisercraft Pearls again. The whole sentiment area and the centres of the blossoms on the patterned paper have been Kindy Glitzed-hence the shine.
Seems like I am on a roll with Lily kate basic Grey paper. I love this Apple Blossom paper and have used it now on several cards and a layout.

Cuttlebug card by Jess

I bugged the candles for Jess but she did the rest. She coloured the candles with watercolour pencils. i thought I was going to show her a trick or two. So when I pulled out these watercolour pencils she informed me she knew all about them and how to use them. She did. She will be teaching me cardmaking soon. LOL. She wet and then dried and then used my Kaisercraft stamp to stamp the sentiment. Jess loves inks. I will have to watch that. LOL.

Kaisercraft and Treehouse Memories

This was a quick and easy card to make. I used scraps of Treehouse Memories Papers, a Kaisercraft stamp for the sentiment and and a cheap foam stamp for the flower that has been stamped and cut out and inked with Versa Color Scarlet. The blackish colour is Charcoal Versa Color. So quick and so easy.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Fiskars Ruler Card by Jess

Here is another card made by Jessica last week. I gave her this Fiskars ruler and the Kaisercraft stamp and a box of colouring pencils. This is what she created. She made 2 cards like this. She had a lot of fun.

Another Card for Unscripted

Sorry girls but I couldn't help myself yesterday. I made 2 cards for your sketch using most of the same products. It was so much fun to do.

The flower has been cut out using my hand QuicKutz Machine. The sentiment is a Hero Arts stamp and the bottom stamp is a Stamp World Stamp called Jill's Flower.The ribbon is a Bobbin Ribbon.The heart is a brad and i have used Kindy Glitz-Chrystallina all over the flower and on some of the dots.

Kaisercraft Stamps for Challenge Card

Here is the card I made for Unscriptedsketches. they have the most amazing sketches and so different and the team is so talented. Go and have a look.
The stamps in this card are Kaisercraft, the patterned paper is so old and off cuts that I have forgotten whose it was and the ribbon is an old piece of unknown source also.
I punched a while out of one of the circles and stamped Love. This shows the background card colour. The other sentiment is a wooden Kaisercraft stamp. I have used Charcoal Versa Color Ink for stamping and shading.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Kaisercraft and Basic Grey

Here is the card I did for the Basic Grey Challenge. I used Apple Blossom - Lilykate. The cardstock is Bazzill. I used Kaisercraft pearls for the big flower centre and highlights on the scallop. I used 2 different Fiskars punches for the squares in the middle.The sentiment is part of a wooden Kaisercraft stamp but i only used the Love part.

Indian Food-Kadhai

Look what one of my precious students bought me back from India. 4 Kadhai to cook my food. How lucky am I?Now I have the real thing to cook my Indian in.I even made the Chapatis that both Brian and I love with our Indian meal.This was our dinner last night with a bottle of white.

Karma Award

Christina has awarded me this lovely award. Thank you Christina for always thinking of me. You are a valued craft friend and i am thankful both you and your Mother have come into my life.

The wording for this award is as follows:-The Karma Award: These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in self-aggrandizement.Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers.Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.I now need to pass this award on to 8 more bloggers. There are so many wonderful bloggers out there, so this is pretty hard! However Here are 8 I choose...
1. Gail
2. Haylee
3. Michelle
4. Laura
5. Mari
6. Kathy
7. Michelle J
8. michelle M

Diamond Fold Based Card-red,black,banana colour

I made this card based on the Diamond Fold Card-a tutorial will follow on how I made it.The banana cardstock is Bazzill, the red is SALT, the ric rac is Basic Grey and the tape is unknown. I used charcoal Versa Color to ink the edges and to stamp the flowers. The flowers have been highlighted with Chrystallina Kindy Glitz.

Please Check Libby's blog for her dedication to ANZAC Day.I wish I had of written this yesterday. Thanks Libby for the idea.
My Grandfather Arch Cox fought in WW1 and came home with 2 wooden legs. He was an inspiration to me. He got no counselling back then and had to cope the best way he could-sometimes through a bottle.Granddad and I were very close and he would tell me many a story about his time in the war.He would ride his bike to the bus stop and double me home from school-with his wooden legs. He drove a car for over 50 years and never got booked-far better than me.He married his love Ruby who waited for him to come home from the war. She accepted him as he was 2 wooden legs and frost bite all over his body(pink amd white skin) from lying in the snow dying. He was in the trenches in France and got gangrene in his feet. He was found luckily and by coincidence by a fellow Stockton dweller and sent to England to recover.
Thank you Granddad for putting your life at risk to make my country a better place. I appreciate what you did for not only me but for us. Australia is one of the best countries to live in and I am proud to be an Australian.
To my Granddad my HERO who I loved with all heart.Thank you Granddad for giving me my wonderful Father whom I miss everyday of my life. 2 of my favourite men who have shaped me into the person I am today.My Father was not allowed to go to WW2 because he had a trade hence he was stationed at Evan's Head in NSW. While he was boarding here he developed a dislike for Bread and Butter Pudding but soon changed his mind when my Mother made it for him.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Award from Michelle.

Thank you Michelle for nominating me for this award. It made me feel good to know you like my blog and you acknowledged me. Thank you so much. Your blog is lovely also and you have had an interesting life.
Here are the rules for the award.
1. Thank the person who nominated you for this award.2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.3. Link to the person who nominated you for this award.4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.5. Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.6. Post links to 7 blogs you nominate.7. Leave a comment on each of the blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
Here are the 7 things about me that you might fins interesting.
1.I have been teaching High School for 33 years.
2. I am a wife to Brian since 1982.
3.I am a mother to Melanie and Amanda.
4. I am a grandmother to Jessica, Cooper and Chloe.
5. I am a mad scrapbooker and cardmaker.
6.I have taught craft, sewing at evening college to adults.
7.I have a mobile scrapbooking store with my daughter Melanie and we do camps and fundraiser and I teach papercraft.(Cropworks)

Cuttlebugged Canvas and Dies with Mixed medium Tutorial

1. Run a piece of canvas through the Cuttlebug to emboss it.
2. I have used Tim Holtz Crackle Paint in the green and yellow areas. The blue is an Adirondack Dabber.Apply these thinly and thickly in a rough way on the various parts of the embossed areas.
3.Allow to dry naturally. The thick areas of crackle will crackle and the thin areas will have thin cracks or no cracks.

4. Shade the flower die cuts using the Pearl Dabber.
5. Using the dies from the previous tutorial that have been crackled and dabbered glue them to the canvas in desired locations using Matisse Gel Medium.
6.Place Kaisercraft Pearls in the centres of desired flowers.

7. Note the flower with the 6 pearls. I used my Crop-o-dial to punch the holes in the flower. I then set the pearls into the holes so they were not raised as much.

8. Paint a thin layer of Gel medium over the top to stop any paint peeling off and to give it a shine.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Tag for Change of Address

The sentiment and the house were done on the computer. The cardstock is from SALT and the patterned paper is Basic Grey.The patterned paper has been bugged and inked with Pinecone Versa Color.
This was fun to do. The new address will be on the back of the card eventually.

Kaisercraft Cupcake Stamps and basic Grey

Here is the card I made for the Cuttlebugspot Cupcake Challenge. I love cupcakes and have made heaps of cards with them on now. The Candle have been bugged and inked with Candy Versa Color inks and some Kindy Glitz for the flames has been added.
The sentiment and cupcake are Kaisercraft Stamps.

Kaisercraft With Love Card

Here is a card I made using the sketch on Unscripted Sketches. Naturally i bugged it a few times and used Basic Grey which is from the pack and is the sheet that advertises what is in the pack. "Waste not want not" is the saying and I go by it. LOL.
The heart is wooden and the "With Love" is a Kaisercraft stamp.

CuttlebugDies and Medium Card Tutorial

1.Place the dies onto the chosen cardstock. Any colour will do as you will be altering it and the original colour may not be seen again.
2.Don't use your B plates as the dies will mark it. I have used 2 Fiskars A5 mats to cut my dies.

3.This is what the flowers look like when the die has been run through the Cuttlebug.

4.These are some of the products I have used to alter the coloured cardstock.Tim Holtz Crackle Paints and Adirondack Dabbers.

5.The Crackle Paint has a brush inside. Make sure you give the flowers a thick coat so it will crackle more. The thinner the coat the less and finer it will crackle.

If the Crackle Paint becomes too thick then just add some water. The water will not interfere with the crackle.

6. This is what the flowers will look like when altered with the different mediums.

7.Allow to dry naturally.While this is happening make up the card ready to glue your altered flowers onto using Matisse Gel Medium. This is a strong glue and dries clear.

8.Tim Holtz Distress Ink matches the Crackle Paint. Take the Distress Ink and ink around all the edges of the dies and if you want a more pronounced look ink the whole die.(the leaves have been hand drawn by me)

HINT. I noticed with some of the small leaves and flowers some of the crackle began to lift so I used a thin layer of Gel Medium over the top to stop any more lifting off and it secures the peeled off bits also.

9.Here is the finished card. The patterned paper is Apple Blossom Basic Grey. I chose this as it is yellow and had pink apple blossoms over it to tie in with the flowers.

10.I bugged the paper and then ran Tim Holtz Tattered Rose Distress Ink over the raised bits and edges.

11. I used gems brads for some of the flower centres and crackled circles for others.

12. Using Gel Medium I glued the flowers and leaves into place.
13.The bow was taped on using XPress-it tape.

Close up of some of the flowers.

The leaves and yellow and dark pink flowers have been Crackled using Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed and Fired Brick Distress Paints.The pink flower has Pearl Dabber painted over the top to tone it down.The yellow flower has Tattered Rose Ink around the edges.

The blue has been painted using Adirondack Dabber Stream with Pearl over the top.

Go and create and please let me know what you make.I love to see other people's work that I have inspired.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose