Monday, November 30, 2009

Poinsettia Christmas Card

I couldn't help myself and have done 2 cards for the one challenge. I was half way through this one when the challenge came up and so have finished it for the Cuttlebug Challenge.
Be Inspired #59

I like this new folder from Oh My Crafts. It makes such a nice background. I have made several cards using it that I will show later on in the week. I found this great tutorial on the net on how to make these Poinsettias. I love all types of flowers, real ones and paper ones and so here is my version of the Poinsettia from the tutorial.
SALT white cardstock
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Brown Versa Color Ink
Ribbon, flower centre and sentiment-source unknown.
Cuttlebug Folder from Oh My Crafts

Diorama Christmas.

A close up of the inside of the diorama. Showing I have used a variety of Cuttlebug folders. How many can you see? If you said 4 then you are correct. The star, background and both larger trees.

SALT white textured cardstock
Basic Grey double sided patterned paper
Green and Brown Versa Color Inks
Cuttlebug Embossing folder from Oh My Crafts -Christmas Trees
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders
Martha Stewart border punch
Sentiment unknown source.

Be Inspired #59 This is the direct link to Cuttlebug Challenges Blog that I have entered this card in. I love Christmas cards and decorations.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Week

I have put a lot of cards on today as I have had a bad week this past week and couldn't get them up.

I had a cold all the previous week, it flared up on the Friday and lasted all weekend and I felt so miserable. Monday I had no voice and had to have the day off school. Tuesday I found my voice and battled at school all day. Wednesday was the year 12 Formal and I had a fabulous night. Thursday morning at 4am I woke up with a crack in my head and an instantaneous migraine. I spent from then till 2pm in agony and vomiting that many times I lost count.After that it took until 7pm before the dull pain went.
Friday I had to go down and have my heart monitor attached to see why my heart is palpitating and making me feel strange. Luckily it played up while the monitor was on. All I wanted to do on Friday was rest but I was told I needed to do things. So I did 4 loads of washing and other things. Yesterday I had the monitor off and it was so hot all day. Woke up this morning feeling awful again. I am run down.

Metallic Christmas Tree

This shows you the technique I used to make the Border Punched Christmas Trees.
This tree has been made the same way as the previous Tree. Notice I inked (Silver Versa Cube) the bugged background and used 3D Kindy Glitz without the glitz on the tree as decorations.

You don't have to put a star on the top of the tree all the time. A bow looks fine.

Christmas Tree-Punched Border Tree and Kaisercraft Stamp

I used Martha Stewart border punch for this tree. I was playing with the leftover bits from other cards and laid them on top of each other.I glued them in place then cut the tree from a triangle.Easy as.

The stamp is a wooden Kaisercraft Stamp and the background has been bugged with an Oh My Crafts Embossing folder.

Christmas cards

This one was made using the pleated ribbon on wide double sided tape. Very easy.
Here are some more Christmas cards made with the same products as the previous ones. Very easy and quick to make.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christmas cards

Here are a variety of cards I have been playing with from the same cardstock and patterned paper. I have made about 10 and will share more during the weekend. Very simple and easy to make. It's been like a production line.

Year 12 Formal 2009

Seems like mauve was the in colour this year at the formal. Lots of the guys had mauve shirts on. I don't have many mauve things.

The formal was fantastic with views over Darling Harbour. The students looks beautiful and handsome all dressed up and grown up. I had a fabulous night and danced most the time. It is always sad to see a group leave especially when they are as special as the 2009 year 12.

Cuttlebugged Angel

Phrases Christmas Sizzix and Holly Ribbons Cuttlebug Angel

I was asked to show how I made my Angel in this link.
1.Cut square piece of paper.
2. Fold it from corner to corner so the hill fold is on the side that will face outward.

3. Fold it from the other corner to the other corner, once again a hill fold.
4. Open up and this is how the folds should look.
5. Turn the paper over and fold down the middle. This should only be done once.
6. Turn over and squeeze the ends inwards.
7. Fold the top flap down.
8. Fold the other top flap down.
Then decorate as desired as an angel or Christmas tree etc.
I bugged it when I had done all the folding.

Peace and Joy Christmas Card

Close up of the Holly and other embossed parts.

SALT cardsock
Basic Grey Patterned Paper
Season's Greetings and Wreath Embossing folders
Ribbon unknown source
I bugged the Basic Grey patterned paper and lightly sanded it then lightly inked it with red Versa Color Ink.
The Holly was a template that I cut out and then bugged with an Oh My Craft Embossing folder-The Wreath.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Cardinal Snowflakes Card from Carol Jeffrey

Look at the beautiful card Carol sent me for Christmas using the new HSN folders. It is so beautiful. Thank you carol.

Cuttlebugged vellum

I have had an awful cold the past week and lost my voice yesterday. I almost have it back now.

Here is a card i made using Vellum. I like the way it turned out.
SALT cardstock
Cathy B Vellum
Oh My Crafts Cuttlebug folder
Martha Stewart Border punch
Brown Versa Color Ink
Ribbon and Brad source unknown
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle Die
Sentiment a silver metallic word

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Christmas Ornaments Christmas Tree Card

I made these cards the same way as the black ones I showed on here previously. I love these ornaments and it is now my new favourite folder.

FOIL embossed card

I have these sheets of metallic foil that has a sticky back. I bugged the foil, pulled the sticky back off and laid it on my cardstock. I then lightly sanded it. The metallic film has a star design on it already and embossing it with the star folder made it more " starry."

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Gatefold Christmas Tree 2

Here is another version of the Christmas Tree Gatefold card.

SALT cardstock in green and silver metallic
Ornaments Folder HSN
Winter border folder
Brown Versa Color Ink
Ribbon unknown source
I drew the tree on paper, transferred it to cardboard and then cut out. This is my template to use over and over again. I used this template on the card that is a free stand tree.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gatefold Christmas Tree

Here is a Gatefold Card shaped as a Christmas Tree.

It was fun to make.
SALT cardstock
Christmas Trees and 25 Days till Christmas Embossing Folders
Brown Versa Color Ink
Kaisercraft Stamp for sentiment
Ribbon -source unknown
I drew the tree on paper first and when I was happy with it's shape I transferred it to cardboard and sliced it down the centre. This is now my template. I use cereal boxes as templates.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Ornaments Christmas Tree Card

This card can stand on its own because it is a Christmas tree cut on the fold.

SALT cardstock
HSN Ornaments Embossing Folder
Star Cuttlebug Embossing folder
Green Versa Color Ink
Chrystallina Kindy Glitz.
The star has been cut from an embossed piece of cardstock and glued onto the top of the tree.
The tree was drawn as a triangle with a rectangle at the bottom as the trunk.
The fold is on the left hand side.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tartan Embossed card

I quite like this folder. I have always loved tartan. My school uniform was the Gordon Tartan. We were the first school in Newcastle to have a tartan uniform. When I went teaching one of the schools also had the Gordon tartan.

SALT cardstock
Bought Poinsettia
Tartan Ribbon source unknown
Sentiment Source unknown.
Green Versa Color Ink
Tartan and Ornaments Folder from HSN
The ribbon was pleated onto the cardstock with double sided tape. The flower centre was punched from the embossed metallic cardstock of the Christmas Ornaments.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Circular Card

Here is the card I made for The Pink Elephant Challenge. I love the circular sketch.
Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Circles Dies
Holly Ribbons Folder
Winter Borders Folder
SALT Cardstock
Chrystallina Kindy Glitz
Foam stamp, brad and sentiment-source unknown.

Season's Greetings and Star Card.

Unscripted Sketches 31

This sketch is fantastic. It has so many possibilities. Here is my version of the sketch.
Cardstock by SALT
Kaisercraft Christmas Stamps
Brown Versa Color Ink
Cuttlebug folders-Season's greetings and Stars
Ribbon unknown source
Pop Dots

My Precious Grandchildren

Here is a photo of my grandchildren taken in the weekend when we went to a fun day for the kids for Christmas through Brian's work. It was fantastic. There were horse rides, farm animals, jumping castle, face painting and balloon shapes and relays. The Santa came.

Tartan Folder

I wasn't too sure of this folder when I first received it but once I played with it, I loved it.

SALT cardstock
Tartan Folder
Poinsettia Flower
Circle Punch
Green Versa Color Ink
Ribbon and Sentiment source unknown
I punched the circle from embossed cardstock to match the background. Also these Poinsettia's were bought as a bunch and I pulled them apart.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose