Saturday, 18 June 2011

Send A Smile 4 Kids challenge #12 Teddys challenge

Hi there its time again for another challenge over at as its the third Saturday of the month and our challenges are for the first and third Saturdays of each month.
This challenge the theme is Teddys and I am using one of the digital images from our sponsor for this month who happens to be
Their prize to the winner of the draw will receive from them a $10.00 to spend over at their store.

My recipe for my design is as follows
Cardstock is pink and from the Flying Colours range availabe at The Warehouse
Designer paper used is from the Kaisercraft 6 x 6 paper pad range called Home made.
Digi stamp comes from our sponsors for this month who happen to be
Ribbons used is from a raqnge called Celebrate and can be purchased from any New Zealand Spotlight store
I used my nesties scalloped squares and the copic ciao markers used are as follows
E33,RV23, and G05
Ink used on the card is Stamp it ink Hot Pink and the punch used is a Sampin Up scallop punch.

Please do pop over and see the samples that the over design members have come up with as well and dont forget the challenge ends on July 3 2011.

Sunday, 12 June 2011

card class cards from 9th June 2011

I was able to go to card making classes at my local stamp shop this last week.
We did 3 cards during the 2 hour class.
The first one was a variation on a pocket card which I really enjoyed doing.
The second card was a different fold card kind of like a gatefold card with a twist is what I would call it and then the last card we did was a technique card using the versamark ink and chalk resist technique.
I did another card when I got home using one of my flower stamps and that came out really well.
Hope you enjoy my cards

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

thinking of you/sympathy card that I made today

A Australian friend of mine's husband has just died so I have made this thinking of you card to send to her.
I used my new CheeryLynne lattice die #2 as the main focal point of the card. The I'm thinking of you is a Cuttlebug die that i haven't used in a very long time and I used the snowflake punch to make the flowers this time. The Cross that I used was part of a Religious sticker sheet that I had on hand.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Cling wrap background technique

Had another afternoon playing with different background techniques. This time I was using crinkled up cling wrap as we call it in New Zealand and of course using my chalk inks.
I only have 3 different coloured chalk inks and so at the same as making this card i stamped up another couple of backgrounds with the same technique for future cards.

This is the completed technique again I am really enjoying trying the back to basic techniques just now.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

been playing with wax paper resist techniqes

Hi all have been playing today with this wax paper resist technique that i am doing as a swap on one of my internet groups.
I am more than happy with the finished project and like doing backgrounds like this.Only problem I had to buy the waxed paper for it as I only had baking paper in the house and that didn't work and crumpling the paper as seen on   website I liked this effect a whole lot better.
Here is my sample of the card as well

Friday, 3 June 2011

Send A Smile 4 kids challenge #11 Cats and dogs

Hello and welcome our next challenge over at
is called Cats and Dogs challenge and we are lucky to be spnosored by

their prize for the random winner draw this time is a $10.00 gift certificate from
The design team have been lucky to use some of their images for our cards this week and this is what I have chosen to do. I just love the cat and the butterflies
Card Recipe as follows
Cardstock is white A5 from
green cardstock is from the Flying colours Warehouse staionery range
Digi stamp is from
Cuttlebug folder used is Divine Swirls
Punch used for the flowers is the carl snowflake that i turned into the flowers
Kaisercraft green pearls
Copic markers used are as follows: G05.E33,Y08

Now pop on over to the other design team members to see their inspiring
examples as well.
This challenge ends on the 18th June 2011