Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Hubby's First Fathers Day Gift

This year will be my Husband, Duncan's first Fathers Day. He's going to do pretty well out of it. He already knows about the major gift which is a retro 1970s Surfboard that he has been trying to get for his collection for ages. He's very spoilt...i know! But he is an amazing husband and father. We are having to wait for the board to be couriered from Sydney to the Gold Coast and eventually up to us when a family member is travelling up our way. Due to the wait I wanted something for Emerson to give his Daddy on the big day.
I saw this cute little box on the Linsey Rickett Blog. I then printed off a selection on Bubby and Daddy photos and created a little concertina fold album . After creating the album, I then used a white gel pen to finish the sentence.......My Dad... After that I added special words with rub-ons.

The album fits perfectly into the little box.

I hope Dunc loves it . Some of the photos of them together are just so precious.
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August Card Challenges from Gina

You may have previously seen on my blog that I regularly enter the colour and sketch challenges that Gina from Stampin with Gina puts out each month.

This month for the colour challenge we weren't told what colours to use. We were given a photo and from there we had to decide what colours we thought were in the we had to use one button. I decided on Orange, Black and White but my friend Helen used brown in her creations also. When i took another look at the photo, there definately was quite a bit of brown that i hadn't seen. Next time I'll think outside the square! I ended up making this pocket card (a first for me) using several different stamps (I'm addicted to scrolls!) combined together and then used a white gel pen to create the stitch lines. Finally I added the punched flowers, button and some orange jewellery making wire.

Then for the sketch challenge I used the layout given by Gina to make this baby card (So many people I know are having babies!). I usually stamp my own backgrounds but I found this beautiful pack of Stampin Up card that I had intended to use for Emerson's Scrapbook (must get to that one day). I then used my pastel pencils to shade the middle image. I've only just started using this technique and i'm loving how versitile it makes stamps.
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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Just playing around!

I've been a bit quite of late. We've decided to buy a house on five acres which has meant organising our home for sale. This has meant always having the house ready for people to look through. I'm always generally tidy but now I have to put everything away after using it. But i've finally got back to my (now tidy) craft area.

Years ago I purchased some jars of embossing powder. I've just recently dug them out of my (bomb site) craft cupboard. I thought I would have a bit of a play with them. I used puffy white on the dots for the green card and purple embossing powder for the large circles on the background of the purple card. I used my toaster to melt the powder, it did an ok job but I think I'll be investing in a craft heat gun soon....just to make life easier (and also it will be a good excuse to start trying out a new product that I just love the look of - called Opal).

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Friday, August 15, 2008

The same card 2 different ways

I was asked to make this card for a friends Mother in-law. She requested the colours Pale blue and silver with a little black and white. I wasn't totally happy with my first card so I decided to make another and I'll let her chose when she comes to pick it up.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Weekend Project

I was asked to make these for a friend who needed acceptances for an engagement party and a wedding.

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