Sunday, 29 March 2009

Bewareth Ye...

This week on the High Hopes Challenge Blog, thanks to Ila, we are doing Creative Borders. I got this cute little Fiskars Cristina Re border punch on Saturday and I think its really sweet. This is my first border punch and I have only used it once but I am hooked... I love it! I also did some paper piercing (an old fave!) in each corner.

The knight and dragon are popped up on mounting tape and the flames from the dragon's mouth is popped up again so there are three layers to this card.

Remember to pop on over to the HH blog and if you would like to join in the fun, leave a link to your card under Kimmie's post and you will go in the draw to win the stamps that Ila used on her card.

Have a great weekend... boo... its over for me... Monday tomorrow and I have to go to the gym in the morning too... *groan*. At least its only a four day week... I want to go to the Townsville Craft Fair on Friday so Matt and I are taking the day off to go on a road trip and stay for a night or two.

Monday, 23 March 2009

How I watercolour...

I have had a few emails recently asking how I watercolour images... luckily for you, I have a tutorial! Click here to have a read.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Buttons Galore!

Introducing... JUGGLES! It's challenge time at the High Hopes Challenge Blog and this week it is Niki's turn and she would like us to go button crazy! I don't usually use buttons because I usually can't think of anything to do with them but this week I am really happy with how things turned out! So, if you want to join in, make sure you leave a comment on the HH Blog with a link to your card because each week a random person takes home some HH rubber from Tina... hop on over to see what is up for grabs this week!

Saturday, 21 March 2009

No Pattern Paper

This is my card for this week's High Hopes Challenge... yeah... there is only one day left but I still made it... technically! I started this one last night and it was partly Matt's idea. He wanted me to do a card with a hole in the front with the picture inside. I got the porthole idea in my head really quickly and knew straight away I wanted to make it look like a pirate had nailed his map to the side of the ship. I couldn't possibly be more happy with how it turned out. I thought not using pattern paper would be hard seeing how much I rely on it now but instead it just came together easily. I cut rough strips of paper and inked the sides for the ship walls and used brads as nails on the map and some boards.

This is the inside of the card... oh... how cute is Burnaby Beluga! I didn't even know what a Beluga was until only a few days ago... I was playing Zoo Tycoon and adopted a couple of them. I gathered from the game that they are white though... that was a bit hard to do on paper so he is a little grey here!

I put the brads through the map and then bent the backs near the ends so they didn't sit flush with the paper. Matt picked up the card and thought I hadn't finished it properly until I told him the pirate couldn't nail it all the way though the wood or he would get leaks! Hey, I was going for the push pin look!

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Look What I Found!

It is typical me to stop reading the magazine after I see my own cards in it. I get so excited and run off to take a picture before looking at the rest of the magazine. In this case, as usual, it's exactly what I did but for some reason I took a lot longer to come back and read the rest... my laziness resulted in a pleasant and exciting surpise... my sealife card was the preview photo for next month's magazine! I was flipping away looking at the pictures while I was talking to Matt and didn't expect in a million years that I would see my card in the back of the magazine too!

Thursday, 12 March 2009

Spot's Bots!

They are published! YAY... I have kept this one a secret for ages... I have been dying to post my piccies of my little robots. I made these months and months ago for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft... man was I excited too. This was my first commission project and it is for the Stampers Challenge that they feature every month. They pick some stampers, send a stamp set that we got to keep and we had to make two projects... I almost fell over when I got the email asking me to take part... it was such a privilege!

Here is Robot and Dog:

And here is Robot and Cat: