Friday, September 18, 2009

Another orange day

I dont like making the same card twice... so this is just another version of the previous card... also.. with my twigs...>vbg<

Orange is IN

I mentioned a few days ago.. that I was in an orange mood... well it started out when I found the middle pre stamped imaage in one of my boxes. I decided to use it.. and came up with 2 similar cards... there was something missing... and whilst hangin up my washing.. i spied a small twig lying in the ground...and thought to myself..."that's gonna work perfectly with my current cards".. and with autumn colours.. the twigs just worked...

Orange Eternal Bliss card

I made this as a Birthday card for one of my stamping friends... it started out as a trial for one of my ATC swaps.. which I eventually made into a card...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Coast to Coast ATC

The light house is part of a much larger stamp - I chalked the sky background and painted in the red lines of the light house... the birds are also done free hand... at the bottom I used real minute pebbles to resemble sand.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Going Dotty

The first ATC I ever made.... I really enjoyed working only with black and white.

G is for Geisha Girl

It might not look like it, but this one had quite a bit of work to it. I stamped the Geisha Girl ( and masked her to stamp first the chinese writing on the one side and then the crackle design on the other.
I then foiled details in her hair and the top of her dress and chalked her eyes, cheeks and lips for colour... finally stamped and cut out the little fan. I don't particularly think this is my best work... there is definitely room for improvement....fortunately I only had to make 17 of these...LOL

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

F is for Fall

Now I am a sucker for punishment.... I stamped the word "fall" indivually and had to cut and mount them individually.... fortunately for me... if I remember correctly, we only had to make 17 of these...
the tree is one of hero arts ( discontinued stamps...

E is for Eternal Bliss

I just love this Paper Inspirations stamp ( the wording "Eternal Bliss" is a Penny Black stamp ( I added some Crackle Glaze to the Rose to add some interest

D is for Daisy

This daisy stamp is available from my shop at Kanje Krafts & Kreations. It is made by a local stamp manufacturer called Great Impressions. I used a Hero arts background script stamp as well as my cuttle bug script folder. This is one of my favourite ATC's

C is for Cowgirl

This image and the baby image I bought in a grab bag - it arrived just in time for me to complete my swap

B is for Baby (ATC)

I am currently participating in an ABC ATC swap - this is the B is for Baby which I submitted. We have reached H I J ( which I still have to complete) will add them as they are done.

Today's thoughts

I am frantically trying to catch up on my RSA group's birthday cards... it's been a busy year and I have neglected my stamping friends. Orange is my colour this week, and as soon as my recipients have received their cards I'll upload them for you to see. I have a strange method of creating... there never is a plan... I work with what I have at that moment in time.. and come up with an idea. I definitely don't like making loads of the same cards... that's boring, but when it comes to my ATC, MOO and other swaps, I definitely make an exception - the end result of getting back all those lovely ideas and creations from fellow stampers is worth the tedium

have a stampendous day all


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

watch this space

I'll be adding some of my ATC's soon... so watch this space!

Brown Guitar Congrats card

Distressing and paper tearing are some of my favourite techniques. A friend needed a card urgently.... guess they think it takes all of 2 minutes to make a card... it can happen when the creative fairy shines her little wand at you... anyway.... it had to have a guitar on the front and of course as luck would have it... i didn't have a guitar stamp. Stickers to the rescue... Anyway... the client was thrilled with the result and that's all that matters... I am stuck in a rut with colours though.... its brown again!


I just love Penny Black stamps. This is one of their older brush stroke stamps- the background is one of my favourite watercolour backgrounds. Its really easy to do on gloss cardstock with kaleidacolor ink pads. Background stamp is a scroll stamp from Hero Arts ( as well as the word stamp on the front.
I usually make a full A4 page of the background and when in a rush all you need to do is stamp layer and embellish. Voila!... all done.

Green Lady

I think I go thru phases with colours... this time round i was obsessed with greens & browns. I think I made this for one of my card making friends Birthday earlier this year. The elegant lady stamp was borrowed so I am not sure of the manufacturer. Background flower stamp is a penny black ( stamp.

High heeled shoe card

The template for this card was also found in the Australian stamping and papercraft magazine. I however used my Penny Black ( background stamps to stamp the black and grey image on white cardstock. I also added some ric rac to the edge and and off cut of black cotton lace to the top of the shoe. To finish off a little black and white flower, a tag and some bling!

Boot Card

I created this card for my niece's birthday.... the idea came from the Australian stamping and papercraft magazine. I was quite pleased with the result.