Monday, September 26, 2011

A Friend's Birthday Card

Hi there

Sadly our long weekend draws to an end, hope you all got lots done, not me :( I have had a very lazy weekend all my plans went out the window for some reason!!!!

Today I have for you a card I made out at our Raincliff Scrap Camp back in August for Bo (who actually had a helping hand in its making as I was sitting beside her, so Bo was my sounding board for my ideas, at least I knew she was going to like it :) )

This is my first real attempt at using my Spectrum Noir pens and I was very slow at the colouring, but on the whole pretty happy with the result! The stamped image is from Lily of the Valley called Best Friends sooo cute (but then they all are!!!)

A few close ups, I think I followed a layout of one of my favourite card makers Bev Rochester

The Spectrum Noir pens are new on the market and are available at Crafters Companion from the UK, they had an awesome special release price which came to only $NZ2.00 each so I had to get the whole set for that price, in comparision the Copic Sketch pens cost approx $NZ8-10.00 each you can see why it was a no brainer :)

The inside of the card....

The papers are from Magnolia which I also love such pretty delicate patterns.

Close-ups of the insides......

The dragonfly and swirl above and the border die below are Magnolia Doo-Hickey Dies

and the back.......

The circle die is from Cheery Lyn and is the French Pastry Die and my personalised stamp fits perfectly in the middle.

I hope you have injoyed looking at this card, thanks for stopping by.



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Glentui & Steph Devlin

Hi there

A few weeks ago Dianne & I ventured up to Glentui to Scrappin' Patch's Retreat where we were spoilt rotten with lots of goodies and had the very talented Steph Devlin teaching us two classes Steph also made us a self paced kit along with another one we could purchase if we wanted. I must admit I hadn't seen any of Steph's work before I went to this retreat but I loved it all, she does lovely girlie girlie stuff which is soooo me!!! :)

The first class on Friday night was an off the page canvas sponsored by Websters' Pages and Imaginarium Designs Chipboard which was very cool, there was also lots and lots of left over goodies for us to use at home!!!

Here is my canvas, note there is supposed to be a photo in the middle but I didn't like the ones I had with me so am still deciding what photo to put in!!! Arrrrgh the decisions!!!!

The Eiffel Tower and frame are very delicate and look much better in real life!!! They are painted with gesso which was very thick, sooo lots of blowing the gesso out of the tiny holes!!!!

Some close ups.....

Short and sweet this blog post, will show the others at a later stage.

Thanks for stopping by, love reading your comments so please leave one even if it just says "Hello"



Cute Cupcakes

Hi there

Hope you haven't given up on me, I see it has been 3 months since I last made a post, very naughty of me and I do have lots to share, so will try to be more pro-active in blogging.

This weekend as South Canterbury's anniversary weekend, so no work tomorrow yippee!!! :)

Yesterday at about midday Rach phoned to say she was all ready to do the cupcake course we purchased from the UK, which was all good except I hadn't made my cupcakes at that stage YIKES!!!!

So after a mad panic rush to get my 2dzn cupcakes made, an hour and half later I was at Rach's all ready to go, here are how they turned out.....

Not bad don't you think????  Well I think they are really cool as I haven't played with fondant icing before, not sure how they will taste, but as long as they look good eh.

Some close ups....

The flowers were all handmade and a few improvisions had to be made as we didn't quite have all the right tools. But scrapbooking does come in handy, if you look closely at the middle cupcake in bottom row above you can see it is embossed, Rachels cuttlebug folders worked a treat!!!

So that was how we spent yestderday afternoon!!! I soon got sick of the taste of icing, I guess you shouldn't lick your fingers clean, but I was getting tired of getting up to the sink all the time!!!

Well hopefully I will get some more pic's of my other creations on here for you soon.

Take care everyone!!!