Friday, July 31, 2009

Self Embossed Christmas in JUly

This card has been made from the papers I self embossed om Wednesday using my own embossed plates. Check out Wednesday's tutorial on this.

Products Used
SALT black cardstock
Basic Grey patterned paper
SALT Metallic star
Rosie's Embossing Plate
Olympia Green Versafine Ink
Foam stamp unknown
Bronze Kindy Glitz
Ribbon and Best Wishes source unknown
Gel Medium

3 fold card

This card is a variation to the cards I designed earlier. The difference is the rounded edges at the tops of the 3 parts. There are so many variations to these cards that I am working on at the moment.
Products Used
SALT pink cardstock
Bronze and ChrystallinaKindy Glitz
Flower Stamp source unknown
Vintage Sepia Versafine Ink
Fancy Scissors
Fiskars Border punch used as a stencil
Love foam stamp source unknown
Foam mounting tape.
I punched cardstock with the Fiskars Border Punch and used a gel pen to outline the design. See bottom part of the card under the 3 stamped flowers.
The middle flower has been popped up using foam mounting tape.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SALT card

This card is made using the same shaped template as the last one but rotated.
Products Used
SALT blue cardstock
FTI Ribbon
EK Success Foam stamp
Flower stamp source unknown
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Blue Versafine Ink

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cuttlebug Self Embossing Technique

1.Black SALT cardstock and Brialliance Pearlescent Purple Ink-any metallic ink or paint looks great on a dark cardstock. 2.SALT Black cardstock embossed with no added colour medium.

3.Wendy Irving Patterned paper from her Christmas range, Vintage Brown Versafine ink.The stars are embossed upwards.

4.The same products as before but the stars are reversed,indented.

5. Same as above but Basic Grey Dasher paper and Olympia Green Versafine Ink.

6. Same patterned paper as previous but Kaisercraft Olive paint dry brushed over the entire piece.

7.This is the embossing plate I made from a Weet Bix carton and chipboard stars.I glued the pre-bought SALT chipboard stars onto the cardboard with Gel Medium.This is the size of the A plate.
This technique has been inspired by Mel from Mel Stampz.You have to visit her blog and check out the awesome embossing folders she has made.
Depending on which way you want the embossing depends on which way you face the patterned paper.
Plate A, PlateB, Hand made embossing plate,paper/cardstock, silicone mat, Plate B.
When the patterned paper is facing upwards the embossing is raised on the patterned part of the paper.
When the patterned paper is facing downwards the embossing is indented on the patterned part of the paper.
HINTS-other mediums
2.Embossing Ink and powders
3.Metallic Cardstock
4.Metallic card or patterned paper with a white back and then sanded
5.Coredinations Cardstock
6.You are limited by your imagination.

Basic grey Challenges-They are back

I am so happy that Basic Grey Challenges are back. They are one of my favourite challenges. Check out their link to see all about their Blog Candy and what they are offering. Also learn about their challenges etc.


This card was made using a variety of SALT products plus more. I noticed I have accidentally got some blue ink on the side that i will have to fix up.
Shape drawn freehand by me.
Products Used
SALT blue cardstock
Treehouse Memories Patterned Paper
SALT chipboard Stars
EK Success Foam stamp for sentiment
Blue and Yellow Versa Color Ink
Whote Chinagraph pencil

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kaisercraft goes with anything.

Products Used
SALT cardstock
GinX patterned paper
Fiskars Punch
Cuttlebug border embossing folder
Kaisercraft bling
Ribbon unknown source
Versa Color Inks-Lapis lazuli, sky blue and yellow to colour the flower
Versafine Ink-Vintage Sepia
Hero Arts Flower Stamp

Monday, July 27, 2009

Recycled Project

This container was bought to add lollies for a birthday party. The lid is broken so I cut it off and added all the bits. I also cut the handles off.
I used Spellbinders and Cuttlebug folders for this challenge.

Premo Meme Award

Look what I received from Rita. She wrote the nicest things about me. I want Rita to know how much I appreciated those kind words and value her online friendship.

7 things about me.

1.I have been teaching for 34 years and still love it but not the paper work.

2.I only started making cards last year prior to this I was an avid scrapbooker-still am but juggle cards as well now.

3.I was born in Newcastle NSW Australia by C-section. Both my mother and I almost died beforehand.

4.My favourite flower is a red rose.

5.My favourite food is Indian then Thai then Italian.I love eating out at authentic restaurants.

6.I am still a big kid at heart-I love reading and watching Anne of Green Gables and Heidi, I love opening presents at Christmas and birthdays but like them to be surprises.

7.I love chocolate especially chocolate bullets-the taste of licorice and chocolate especially dark chocolate makes me feel very happy.

Smile Card

I love this sketch from Unscripted Sketches.
Products Used
Salt Cardstock
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Spellbinders Labels Four
Fiskars Border and Embossing Punch
Ribbon Unknown source
Stamp World Jill's Flower
Silver Versa Color Ink
Sentiment Stamp Unknown

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Kaisercraft and SALT Metallic Cards

For this weeks challenge we could chose any challenge from the past. I have chosen bows and other materials other than cardstock or paper.
These 2 cards I made last night as wedding cards for my girlfriend's 2 children who got married this year.
Products Used
SALT blue and green metallic cardstock
SALT gold metal
SALT white cardstock
Kaisercraft bling
Gold Versa Color Inks
Kaisercraft Wooden stamp
EK Success Foam Heart stamp
Sanding Block from Cropworks
Ribbon from Cropworks

SALT chipboard Card

The word animal congered up a few connotations. LOL. I thought of putting a photo of my husband on the card LOL. Only joking. He is a good husband to me-most of the time.
This card would be good for a child either a boy or girl. It can be given to an older male also.
Products Used
SALT red cardstock
Bazzill Blue cardstock
SALT chipboard Dinosaur
Kaisercraft bling for eye
Ribbon and sentiment stamp source unknown
White Chinagraph pencil
Blue Versafine Ink

Card Sketch

This card would make a good male card for a birthday, anniversary or Valentine's day.
Products Used
SALT red and black cardstock
Gold Versa Color Ink
Black Staz On Ink
Gold circle stickers
EK Success alphabet stamps
Cuttlebug and folder

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bugged Plastic Tablecloth

I found this heavily designed plastic in a shop that you buy by the metre. I bugged it and you get a light design that is more apparent when inked etc.
The sandwich I used was: A plate, B plate, cardstock, plastic material, silicon mat, B plate.
I made a card out of the yellow and brown and used a Glaze Pen to outline one of the embossed flowers.It looks more pronounced in real life.
The other is a creation in the making. I outlined the heavier card in waterwash pencil and spritzed it and then added some Chryatallina Kindy Glitz.I haven't decided what to do with it yet.

Kaisercraft papers and mini album Designed by Me

This mini album is based on a few cards I made recently.Both links below look the same but they take you to 2 different cards.
I chose the size I wanted and made up 2 versions of the same card and glued the 2 longest pieces together.
Products Used
Kaisercraft Patterned Paper
SALT cardstock
The Crafters Workshop Stencil-Perky Letters
Brown Versa Color Inks
Brown Gel Pen
Ribbon and eyelet Unknown Source
Spellbinders Flower Bouquet Miniabilities
7Gypsies Plastic heart tape
Martha Stewart Border Punch
Brown and Pink ribbon FTI
I assembled the book together before I put the photos and embellishments in. This way I selected the photo to suit the page.

Monday, July 20, 2009

More of Mel and Me

I chose to leave the background paper on this one otherwise I would have lost most of Mel. I can see Chloe in Melanie and I can see Melanie in me.
Notice my long thick hair-Melanie has long thick hair also.
I will share more of both of us when I have done more.

Rose-Anne and Melanie

I have spent a lot of today getting family photos off floppy discs and trying to salvage some early photos of Melanie when she was a baby.I unfortunately left them in one of those horrid albums for too long before I knew better in 2000. Then from my early scrapbooking days cut and did awful things to the photos like cutting them into stars etc. So I got my digital camera out and took photos of many of them-still a long way to go. I have then cropped them and have many of them back to normal.

Card made from 2 Spellbinders

Here is my orange and pink theme again. I have used 2 different Spellbinders folders to make this card. I had so much fun making it.
Products Used
SALT cardstock
Ribbon and sentiment unknown
Kaisercraft pearls
Brown Versa Color Ink
Spellbinders Flower Bouquet Miniabilities and Labels Four
Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug folder

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Kaisercraft and SALT card

Here is another card in the colour combo of 2 blues and white.
Products Used
SALT cardstock
Kaisercraft pearls
Treehouse Memories Patterned Paper
Nestabilities Labels Four
EK Success foam stamps for hearts and sentiment
Cuttlebug and hearts folder
Fiskars border punch
Blue Versa Color Ink
The patterned paper is only partially bugged.

SALT and Basic Grey

This card I was playing with colour combos.

Products Used
SALT cardstock
Basic Grey Lilykate patterned paper
EK Success foam stamp for sentiment
Blue and green Versa Color Inks
SALT brad
Ribbon unknown source
Cuttlebug and folder
Only part of the patterned paper is bugged and inked.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose