Wednesday, November 16, 2011

With Love

Boy oh boy is it heating up! This has to be the most unpleasant time of year in the 'Great' South East... it's 30 degrees celsius up here in my craft room and it's only 11am. Yuck!

I'm sharing a card I created earlier this week for AnnaBelle Stamps' latest challenge - Say it in Lime, Black and White. It's such a fantastic colour combo (though I don't think I did it proud) I just had to play along...

With Love (1)

As a standalone stamp, this background chevron style pattern from Backgrounds by Design 3 rocks! I'm going to use this one similarly again, I'm sure of it. I stamped it using Kaiser pigment ink in 'Splice'.

With Love (2)

The buttons are cheap white ones I found at a bargain shop, coated with Versamark to make them sticky, then covered with the Splice ink, dipped in clear embossing powder and finally heat set to seal. I left the bigger button overnight after coating it with the pigment ink and rubbed off the excess in the morning to make it a lighter shade. I got the idea when the pigment ink stained my clear stamp a lovely shade of green. ;)

I used some embroidery floss to finish off the buttons and adhered them to the front of the card using mini and micro glue dots.

The sentiment is from the Squared Mother's Day set from Annabelle stamps using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

Don't forget to email me your address so that I can send you a Christmas card! I'll be taking names and addresses until the 5th of December.

That's all for now. I'm going to go downstairs now and cool off under the fan :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Christmas cards

Hello there! I hope everyone had an awesome weekend - it was quite hot here in Sunny Queensland as we are unfortunately heading into Summer...

I don't have a card to share today, but I just wanted to drop in and ask if any of my readers would like to receive a Christmas card from me this year. Handmade by me of course!

If so, please send an email with your name and address. If you want to return the favour let me know in the email and I'll send you my address.

It takes a while for things to get from here to America etc, so I'll take names and addresses until the 5th of December just to be on the safe side :)

Hope to hear from you soon, and have a great day!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wishing You the Peace and Joy of Christmas

Good evening! Just checking in to say that I'm still alive and well, though it's frustrating to say the least that I can't craft or get out in the garden the way that I want to right now. I just have to keep telling myself that a bit of rest now means I will heal and be able to do the things I want to later. But I'm impatient so that hasn't been a whole lot of consolation unfortunately.

I've been watching lots of movies lately. Bad '80s ones. Does anyone have any suggestions as to occupations which will keep me busy without using my hands?

I can sort of craft - as long as there isn't much wrist work involved, and if I'm careful. I have created the following card for AnnaBelle Stamps' Say it with Sentiments challenge, and CAS-ual Fridays want us to go over the edge, so I did!

Wishing you the Peace and Joy of Christmas (1)
Sorry this isn't going to be too descriptive. I'll just leave you with a list of supplies:

Background by Design 3 - Annabelle Stamps
Christmas Wish - Annabelle Stamps
Kraft cardstock, ribbon, Helmar glue runner twine.

Wishing you the Peace and Joy of Christmas (2)

Thanks for looking, and have a fantastic day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Guest Designer post at Lilypad Cards!

I'm still resting these troublesome hands of mine - my left hand wanted to get in on the action too so I'm trying to use the computer as little as possible as moving the mouse seems to be the real culprit!

I just had to share this though - I was selected to be a guest designer for Lilypad Cards! You can read my post here.

Hopefully I'll be back up and running (well, typing really) very soon. Thanks to everyone who left comments on my last post. You guys are wonderful :)

Have an awesome day!