Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Whoooo's 21

This card is for my Qld great-nephew's 21st birthday.  Yuk...great-nephew makes me sound soooo OLD LOL!!  His mum, my niece, is only 10 years  younger than me...we're more like sisters :)  When her & her sister (who is only 8 years younger than me!) were younger they used to take great delight in introducing me to people as their Aunty Lynne...just to raz me lol! They still do it sometimes :)

The challenge at JAI this week is a colour challenge of River Rock, Choc Chip & Wild Wasabi...great boy colours and perfect to use with my gorgeous little SU owl punch, which I've had for a couple of months and not used :(  I LOVE owls and had to have this as soon as it was available in Aus :)  Bad that it's taken me so long to put it to use!

Here's the card:
and I made an envelope to go with it, with another owl:

On the inside I created a pocket to hold his birthday money and the greeting.  I've seen some wonderful ideas using the owl punch...must find some more time to sit and play with him :)

Thanks for looking....have a wonderful day :)

CS:   SU Choc Chip, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Close to Cocoa (retired)
DP:   SU Elegant Soiree
Other:   SU Owl Punch, glitter pen, Opals thick EP, foam dots, KNK Maxx (to cut branch & leaves), SU Wild Wasabi chalk, SU River Rock ink, Fiskars texture plate

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Glittery, Snowy Christmas :)

I've made another Christmas card...I guess by the time I'm finished my list of Chrissy cards for the year, I'll be well over them, but for now I'm really getting into the Christmas spirit :)  I LOVE Christmas and usually put the tree up (a little one these days as we don't have kids at home anymore) on 1st December but this year I think I'll put it up a bit early...we're babysitting the grandbabies next weekend and I thought they'd enjoy it if we do the tree and decorations while they're here.

This is the very cute Cherry Kisses with Christmas Tree from Pollycraft. I've used very non-traditional Christmas colours for the first time and I can tell you it was VERY hard to put this card together...nothing seemed to 'work' for me...maybe next time I'll stick to red & green lol!  I've used Makeesha's sketch for the Inkspirations challenge this week, which you can see HERE.

She's standing in sparkly 'snow' that I added using puff paint & glitter. The background mat has been embossed with the Swiss Dots CB folder...thought it looked a bit like snow :)
Here's a close up:
It's hard to see in the photo but I've stamped a little Christmas tree at the top & bottom of the left side panel and heat embossed with polysparkle EP

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Inkspirations   -   #49 Sketch
Paper Play   -   Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow
Pollycraft   -    A Glittery Christmas

CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Whisper White, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
DP:   DCWV glitter pad
Stamps:   Cherry Kisses with Christmas Tree from Pollycraft, SU Fun & Fast Notes
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens
Other:   SU border punch, KNK Maxx, puff paint, glitter, stickles, SU Crystal Effects,  polysparkle EP, ribbon & button from stash, Kaiser rhinestones, foam dots

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Deck the Halls

This is my second Christmas card for the year...and if I don't get a move-along I'll be making cards to send on Christmas Eve!!! I like to send my cards out on 1st December but the last couple of years I've been a bit late...this year is shaping up the same way! I'm going to have to decide on a design and mass produce most of them, just making individual ones for the really special people in my life :)

I've been wanting to make an open book easel card since I first saw one a few months back, so decided to go with that for this card:

I've used Santa from Pollycraft to make a 6 x 4 card...he's been sitting patiently in my stash for a little while, just waiting to be used :)  I really love this image and have been looking forward to colouring him.   The easel cards I've made previously have been 5 1/2" square, so the image was a tad smaller than I'm used to working on lol!  I used some puff paint on his fur trim, the pom-pom and the snow, to give some dimension.  His boots and belt have been glazed so they are all shiny :)  The 'song' is computer generated and printed onto the panel. The sentiment is a Kaiser rub-on.  I've hand drawn the border around the sentiment panel...a FIRST for me :)

A view from the top:
 I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Inkspirations  -  Colour Challenge:  Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Pollycraft   -   Doodling
Digital Tuesday   -   Something from stash that's never been used before
Stamp Something   -   Digi Day  (anything with a digi image)

Thanks for looking...have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press It blending card, SU Kraft, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp:   Santa from Pollycraft
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens
Inks:   SU Creamy Caramel, Sahara Sand
Other:  Puff paint, SU Crystal Effects, Kaiser rub-on, Sprinkles, fine glitter, Copic multi-liner

Monday, November 8, 2010

Pressies for Me :)

The challenge at Pollycraft this week is "It's Chill Time".  I've interpreted this as relaxing time...not chilly weather...although the way our weather is going today, I could probably have done a winter card!!  It's been blowing a gale, with a thunder & lightning show, and bucketing down.  We're supposed to be nearly at summer here!

Anyhow, on to my project.....While my lovely friend Helen was here for a visit in August, she made me a set of cute Kaiser drawers for all my little embellie bits & pieces.  Thank you so much Helen...*waving*   I've been going to blog it ever since and not got around to it.  Recently Kaiser released an organiser kit so I thought I'd make one to go with my cute drawers...and I really needed to get my tools out of the boring ice-cream container and into something a bit more practical...and attractive lol!!  Because they both sit on my table and not against a wall, I thought I'd decorate the backs of both units.  I used two of the gorgeous Lillybean Fairies from Pollycraft, cut them out and mounted them on the DP...along with a few more elements from the same paper collection.

This is the 2 units:

The photo on the left, of the drawers, was taken in daylight so the colours are more accurate...I really must get over finishing my projects at silly hours of the night and having to photo in lousy light!!!! As you can see I'm putting the organiser to good use already :)

The back of the Drawers:
  And...the back of the Organiser:

I LOVE both of these units :)  They look very cute on my table and are sooo handy...and MUCH nicer than an ice-cream container!!!!  I made a couple of modifications to the organiser, with the help of my wonderful hubby.  Note to self:  DO NOT try putting one of these things together on your own again...unless you grow another pair of hands!!!!!

This is a first for me, I think...I don't make things for myself...most things are made as pressies for my near-and-dear...might have to do this more often :)

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

CS:   X-Press It blending card
DP:   All from the Hey Birdie collection by Kaiser
Stamps:   Lillybean Fairies from Pollycraft
Colouring:   Copics, glitter pens
Other:   SU Crystal Effects, SU Dazzling Diamonds, Liquid Pearls, foam dots and...scissors for LOTS of fussy cutting LOL :)


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