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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wedding - Lemon and Cream


I had a request from my boss to make a Wedding card with a Lemon and Cream theme. I have been fumbling around with it for days now and really had no more time to put it off. (I hope you didn't notice that I did the other two cards below, that I don't need for weeks, first!!)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: NIL
Colouring: NIL
Card Stock: Bazzill, Shimmer Card
Patterned Paper: Francheville
Inks: NIL
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Scalloped Circles, Circles
Embellishments: White Opal Liquid Pearl, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Prima flowers and Pearl Bradz

Now I am wondering why I put it off for sooooo long!! Maybe it was the colours not the traditional?!

Happy Crafting
Sam x

Hippy Chick


As I am still inspired to create I completed another card that I do not need for a couple of weeks. It is for my daughter to give a friend at a dress-up party!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Hippee Anya
Colouring: Triarts Markers
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Vivid Pink
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Ida Lou's flower Box font
Embellishments: Lace, Crystalina KindyGlitz, Prima flowers and Pearl Bradz, 3D Crystal Lacquer

I think I have to buy more glitz and more of these papers very soon!!

Happy Crafting
Sam x

Fairy Delight


I made this for my friend's daughter as her first birthday is coming up and I am trying not to leave my cards until the day before the occassion (I have even been known for making them the day I require them...bad!!)

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Fairy Chloe (I think)
Markers: Triarts
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles and Scalloped Circles, Sizzix Wallflower and Ida Lou's Flower Box fonts
Embellishments: Lace, Crystalina KindyGlitz, Prima flowers and Pearl Bradz, 3D Crystal Lacquer

Happy Crafting
Sam x
Thursday, September 23, 2010

I deserve to win a cricut image because...


I deserve to win a Cricut Imagine because.. it is the best thing since sliced bread. You wouldn't find any to argue with that!
I have been making cards for almost 7 years and for a good part of that I have owned both an original cricut and an expression machine. They have both added fantastic new dimensions to my many cards and projects that the possibilities with the Imagine will be endless. To allow colour and pattern changes to our much loved cuts will be sensational that I can not wait to own one some time.

For those that do not know about imagine and you dont have time to follow the link read the below quick information quoted from the cricut website....

"Cricut Imagine as a combined system for both printing and cutting for use in the craft industry. You can choose to use the Cricut Imagine as printer only, cutter only or both printer and cutter. With the Cricut Imagine, the user will no longer need to purchase separate machines to perform each function individually. You will be able to print the design in any color you want, than automatically run it again on the same machine to cut.

Here are some of the functions of Cricut’s Imagine machine:

  • Creates Multi-Colored, Layered Designs In One Cut
  • Give YOU Total Control Over Patterns, Layers, Specific Design Elements
  • Allows You To Easily Create Professional-Grade Crafts Right From Home
  • Puts All the Design Control At Your Fingertips – With a New Touch Screen
  • No More Wheel Adjustments Needed
  • Uses White Paper But Hewlett-Packard Inkjet Printing Technology
  • Prints and Cuts Complex Designs
  • Features Artist Suggested Patterns and Colors For Professional Crafts!
The Cricut Imagine, unlike any other available machine at this time, allows you full control over your images. If you want to use a cute filigree but don’t like the color, you can change it, or change the size. The other benefit of the Imagine is that you have full control over the individual image elements.

If you have an image where you love all but one design feature – it just has to go! – normally you would be left trying to manually replace the image by cutting it out and gluing something in its place (so long as the size was just right) or you had to just settle for what you didn’t want, or use another image altogether.

The situation has completely changed with the Cricut Imagine cutting machine! See, all you have to do is edit the image. Don’t worry, it’s all built-in to the machine, all you need to do is use the easy touch screen and select the image you want. Then you can edit either the entire image (flip it, re-size it, change colors) OR you can edit every layer, every element in the picture!

Not to state the obvious pun – but can’t you just imagine the possibilities? What does this mean for you?

  • You can create 3D effects.
  • You can manipulate and customize every image to suit your theme.
  • Get MORE USE out of your existing cartridge library!
  • Have 100% control over your art projects.
  • Increase customer satisfaction if you use your Cricut for business purposes."

  • It will be a long wait to December until the lucky winner of this competition is drawn but for the winner it will be a wait worth having!!

    I thank you Cricut for this wonderful opportunity and creating all your fantastic products for us to love (and become additcted to). Keep up the sensational work in bring us new fantastic products!

    Thanks
    Sam xx

    Wednesday, September 22, 2010

    Surprise Mid-week post! 50th Birthday


    As I don't normally get time to post mid-week I thought I would give you all a SURPRISE!! I made this card late last week for my boss to give to a mate and I scrap-lifted the idea from my fab friend (click on fab firend to check out her blog).

    Card Specs
    Stamp/Image: NIL
    Colouring: NIL
    Card Stock: Bazzill
    Patterned Paper: DCWV PP and my word processor program to make the "Happy Birthday George" and the Number 50!
    Inks: NIL
    Die Cuts: Spellbinders Circles, Sizzix Hunky Dory Decorative Strip
    Embellishments: kindyglitz and Glossy Accents, ribbons and staples from my stash

    Thanks Suze for the idea and inspiration ooxo

    Happy Crafting
    Sam x
    Sunday, September 19, 2010

    S+S Challenge Week 34 - Cupcake Kiki


    This one I made using a sketch from my S+S Challenge (now I am up-to-date).

    I used a CC Design Stamp that I could not go without I just neeeeeded her! The stamp is called Cupcake Kiki from the Kiki La Rue Range. I coloured her using both Triart and Alpha Markers. I used PPs from DCWV "Kids" and "Blossoms and Butterflies" stacks. I used my old faithful Hero Arts "Happy Birthday" stamp with a little staz-on. I used my spica and misc ribbons and gems from my stash.

    I think I will be baking cupcakes this afternoon!!

    Happy Crafting
    Sam x

    Aussie Card Swap - September - DONE!!


    This card I made for the Aussie Card Swap that I participate in monthly. The theme this month was Thinking of you or Just Because. I choose to do Thinking of you. I also used a sketch from my S+S Challenge that I hadn't done as yet.

    I used a Swiss Pixies stamp called Laying Nora. I coloured her with my Triarts. I used inque boutique PP, bazzill, spica pen and misc flowers from my stash.

    The sentiment is from Stampendous Friendly message set that I get sooooo much use out of!

    I should also mention that I used my cricut on the box the "Thinking of You" sentiment is in. It was from the Going places cartridge and the shape is the highway sign...I just though it looked better as a box than a sign!!

    Eeeek - caught a bug?


    I made this card recently using a DigiStamp Boutique Image I just had to get when I saw some-ones elses fab card.

    I coloured the image with Triart markers and then Glossy Accents. I used DCWV PP, Bazzill card, ribbons from my stash, embossing folder, spellbinders and MM staples.
    Sunday, September 12, 2010

    365 Cards - Day 195 - This or That


    This is a for many occasions - birthday, thinking of you, get well and even as a sympathy!

    I used Hero Arts - Sketched Lilies, coloured with Triarts. I used DCWV PPs and misc ribbon and pearls from my stash. I bit of gloss and jobs done!

    I should mention my much loved Spellbinders for the ovals!

    It's one of my fav cards - simple and elegant if I say so myself.

    365 Cards - Day 192 - Wild Wild West



    Here is my little bit of Western.

    Both cut out on the Cricut using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge (My favourite). Unsure what papers I used! :-(

    Sorry about the blurr!

    365 Cards - Day 191 - All creatures great and small


    This is a stampendous Stamp called "Olivia Sunslower" I made this for my fab friend for Mother's Day using Bazzill, KindyGlitz, Gems and Misc punches.

    Birthday Cupcake


    Once again I made this one some time ago. I used Basic Grey PP, Hero arts stamp (coloured with pencils this time) and misc ribbons and buttons from my stash.
    Sunday, September 5, 2010

    If only every day.......


    With Monday fast approaching I am already wishing that every day was a holiday!

    I made this card some time ago using a sketch my fab friend sent me for our Challenge! I used the Whimsey Owl stamp, Kaiser Patterned papers, Bazzill card stock and misc items from my stash.

    I used the Design runner for the writing when I was going through my "I better use that!" phase....I don't think it has been out since!

    Sorry the pic is a bit dull and really doesn't show the colours.

    Happy Craftying
    Sam