Saturday, 21 February 2015

Now one for a little boy...

With a 5 year old boy in the house it is always a great idea to have a few spare cards suitable for little boy birthdays. After the latest run of birthday parties I thought it was time to add a few more to my stash.

So it was time to get out the "Boys will be Boys" stamp set, my blendabilities and get it to work once more. This is what I came up with today. Hope you like it.

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Monday, 16 February 2015

A Block of Chocolate On Your Birthday

Who doesn't love chocolate on their birthday? Not too many people, right?

While scrolling through Pintrest awhile back I can across a very cute chocolate card by Gabby from ErziArt and had to make one. Of course I put a little Aussie twist on it with some well known colours.

Using elegant eggplant card stock, gold embossed writing and some good old aluminium foil from my kitchen pantry.
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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Little Valentines for my little people

As today is Valentines Day, I made a card for both of my two children (I run out of time for hubby, but I'm sure the chocolate made up for it). In our house we don't make a huge deal about February the 14th, but I thought it would be nice to let them know we love them in card form.

This one was made for my daughter.


This card was made for my son.
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Friday, 13 February 2015

Loving the butterfly

Today I needed a quick card at the last minute. The kids have not long started back at school and life still seems to be crazy busy, so a quick but pretty card was needed.

This card uses the Butterfly Basics stamp set which is one of my favourites out of the 2015 Occasions catalogue. The ferns were stamped with old olive, three times without reinking. I love this technique. It allows one ink pad to make so many different shades.

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Sunday, 8 February 2015

The Crazy Crafters Blog Hop - Celebrating Love

Valentine's Day is in less than a week, so what would be more fitting than Celebrating Love as this months Crazy Crafters Blog Hop. It worked out perfect for me this month, as my card making class also requested a "love" theme this week. So I had no excuse but to pull out the hearts and get cracking.

As I tend to do for my class, I had to make a few different styles so my members had choice. Some may call me crazy (I guess I'm in the right team), but I usually give them options and then let them put their own twist on my examples.

This first one uses layers of hearts, which I cut out on my big shot, using heart framelits. The owl is quick and easy to make, using the owl punch. I wanted my cute little owl to sparkle, but I had no glimmer paper. Instead I used dazzling details to give it the extra something I was after.

This next card uses all the same colours, but is a standard size card. I decided that I would make my own sentiment "Happy day of love", just to be a little different from the standard Happy Valentines Day, after all that's part of the fun of handmade. I used the Little Letters framelits to give this card a little dimension.

The final card is a Z fold card, my first in fact. I used my heart emboslits and heart punches to create my decorations. I also used the "You brighten my Day" stamp set for all the stamping in this one. This stamp set is one of the freebies available during Sale-a-bration this year, when you purchace $90 AUS of Stampin' Up! products. If you haven't had a chance to look at the Sale-a-bration catalogue yet, feel free to click the link on the side of my blog and have a look.

I hope you enjoy the blog hop.

Please note: The Hop will be live from 8pm EST Sunday 8th February 2015