Thursday, September 30, 2010


Using Dabbers and water to splat
Using a splattered part to make a card face.

Using a splattered part to make a flower. I used 2 punches for the flower.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

RAK from Libby

This lovely card was sent to me from Libby. It came on a day when I was having a bad week. Thanks Libby.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Birthday Card from Sharon

This is the lovely Birthday Card Sharon gave me for my birthday this year.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Birthday card from Margaret

This lovely Birthday card was sent to me from Margaret. How thoughtful and kind is she.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Birthday Cards

Birthday Card from Libby
Birthday Card from Glenda

Friday, September 24, 2010

Birthday card from Carol in NZ

Birthday Card from Carol
Close up of Butterfly

Celebration day

Me as a Deutsch Frau
Me with a Deutsch Stein
Vanillekipferl that I made to sell
These German biscuits I put pink icing between them.
Besides the biscuits I made Black Forest Cake and did frankfurts on a  roll. Maxine made potato salad and made up Gummie Bear packets and Pretzels. She also did Bratwurst and onions on a roll.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wedding Layout

Tearing, creasing, folding, inking.
Close up of folded, inked and ribbon threaded border.
Notice the flowers that I got from Cropworks.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Basic Grey Flower

Another version of the oval petal flower
A double layer of petals formed this flower.
I used Basic Grey patterned paper which had oval shapes on the paper. I just cut around the lines. The flower was made the same way as the previous one.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Paper Flowers

Showing the paper flower.
Close up
1. Punch 5 oval shapes from patterned paper.
2. Scrunch up and unscrunch each petal.
3. Pinch 2 folds at the base of each petal.
4. Glue in place.
5. Decorate centre any way you wish.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


Brian and me in Singapore.
Close up showing the ribbon that I wove in a circle.
Another close up.
For a detailed method on how to do this with the ribbon visit Ribbon at Cropworks blog.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Color Wash backgrounds

Color wash sprayed over lace
Color Wash sprayed over Doilies
Color Wash sprayed onto mat and then cardstock laid on top.
Color Wash sprayed over  punched out strips.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Color Wash and Spellbinders

I sprayed the Spellbinders Impressabilities with Color Wash
A close up
I don't mind that it is a little blobby in parts. It is only a background in which I can add items.
Now that I have found a few new uses for these I am very happy with them.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mixed Media and Spellbinders

Butterfly Impressabilities inked in various Tim Holtz Distress Inks
A close up showing the glitter from Chrystallina Kindy Glitz.
Showing the spread of Texture Paste over the metal die.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Gesso and Impasto and Spellbinders

Spellbinders Impressabilities-Flowers with a thick coat of Gesso over the top.
Take the metal template off carefully and wash it immediately. Allow the Gesso and cardstock to dry before painting, inking etc.
Same as above but with Impasto.
This is slightly thicker than the Gesso but still much the same effect.
I cut the shape out with a curved, freehand line. I also inked with a cloth the area in different parts with different Tim Holtz Distress Inks.

I rubbed Chrystallina Kindy Glitz over the top and allowed to dry. I can now do anything I like with this.
I have not been happy with these Spellbinders Impressabilities and thought that I needed to do something with them to justify spending money on them. I decided to use them like I do stencils and I am more than happy now. Don't worry about being messy, it adds to the finished result.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

A Family Birthday

Some of my favourite foods Melanie organised for my birthday.
Cooper, me, Jessica, Chloe
Melanie and I
My Grandchildren and I

Birthday cake

My Birthday cake Libby made me.
Me cutting my birthday cake

The girls at my crop always make me feel special on my birthday. Thank you girls you help to make my birthday special.

Mixed Media Tag

Here is another tag I made using a variety of different media.
1. Cuttlebug some scraps of painted cardstock.
2. Draw on the back a leaf shape.
3. Cut leaf out.
4. Crease up the middle to give dimension.
5.Glue in place.
1. Cut 3 circles by hand from calico.  
2. Rub Gel Medium over front and back of the flowers and allow to dry.
3. Spray each piece of calico with the Tim Holtz Color Wash and crinkle up while damp.
4. Pinch up the centre and spray with Espresso Colour wash while holding the nozzle close to the calico.
Impasto technique with the Cuttlebug
The Gel Medium gives the flower a shine and it allows the moulding of the fabric to occur. I LOVE Gel Medium.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Color Wash Technique

The equipment used to make the background. These mats are awesome. Just wipe and it is clean.
Spray the mat with one colour
Spray the mat with the second colour
Lay a piece of paper on the top and gently pat.
Pull the paper off and let dry before you use it.

Elissa Rose

In loving memory of my granddaughter Elissa Rose