Monday, 15 December 2014

Happy Birthday to my Sisters

Hello everyone, I hope this finds you well and enjoying posting a beautiful Sunday at the weekend. I have some images to show you of our 2014 winter trip overseas. Not too many as I do not want to stay out my welcome! I have included the start of our journey. Currently, I am writing this Whilst having a wonderful time with my Brother and Sister in law in Germany. Last night we had a wonderful family get together in Kerkrade, Holland - I have more pictures to show - theywill Appear at another time.

So here is how our journey began:

Here you can see Frits enjoying his Eggs Benedict with Salmon breakfast. Mine was good too! There was a terrific storm with torrential rainfall Which We were so lucky to miss, this all happened the evening synthesis werewolf pictures taken. Which is why the Opera House and The Bridge look a little on the gray side!

The next part of our trip was to New York. More on what we did and a few pictures in my next post.

I wanted to acknowledge the birthday of my two sisters today. Before I left Australia I sent them Their birthday cards; I know they arrived far too early, I wanted to Ensure They would have them in plenty of time to open today. I made ​​two similar but different cards. This fits as Although They are very different people They Are Actually twins!

Here they are:

Here is the lilac / pink version. It was the first of the two did I made.  I used a few Sue Wilson dies including this background, a striplet die, the the faux quilled leaves die and the open and closed daisies dies.

The Happy Birthday sentiment is an Elizabeth Craft Design die.

I placed wide double sided tape around the outside of the card and then sprinkled some fine art institute glitter and burnished it into the tape.

On this version of the card I used a  double sided sticky sheet then Applied Iced Snow on the outer edge and some pale green fine art institute glitter under the background the.

The cardstock I used for both cards came from an American Crafts 12 x 12 cardstock pad.

I mixed and matched the colors of the layers making the cards look a little different.

Here you can see a closer view of the Sue Wilson striplet love and how I layered everything together. The oval in the center is from one of the Austrian this. In Sue's collection of the same name.

The flowers are so simple to make and look so effective. The faux leaves make searching a nice finishing touch! Hardly Surprising that this is what Sue Wilson called this collection.

So here are the main ingredients if my earlier descriptions didn't provide you with all the information you needed:

Thanks for stopping by today to take a look at my blog, I hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend wherever you are in this word of ours!

Friday, 28 November 2014

A White and Gold Christmas Card

Hi there, how you doin'? Any Joey fans from friends may even say that like he does! I hope your Friday is going/has gone well. I have been really busy finishing a work project so I cannot believe how quickly the week has gone! Foe those of my blogging friends from the states may I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Today's card was a last minute make as my neighbour wanted some cards to send overseas.
Here it is:

I began with a piece of gold metallic card stock from American Crafts. Then layered a piece of white card stock which I paper pierced on top of that. The top piece of white card stock I firstly cut with one of Sue Wilson's French Collection Auvergne dies - the largest frame, then put it through a Sue Wilson A4 Art Deco embossing folder. I then coloured the edge with a gold metallic pen.

I used two dies from the same die to create a frame, I put that to the side for the time being. Then I used the Creative Expressions Arched Swirls stamp and a Ranger Perfect Medium ink pad to create the central image which I coloured using Gold Perfect Pearls, and I then sprayed fixative on it so the image wouldn't smudge.

I then used the Austrian collection tag die, cutting this twice layering them together and adding a Happy Christmas peel off on top. Next I put all the bits together. Adding the frame first, then the stamped image (again cut out with the Auvergne die) and then the tag in the centre.

Then I made the poinsettia flower using the medium and small die combined, making it from white and gold card stock.

Having created it I glued it in place with some gold Tulle.

Then using the three petal tiny dies I created the small flower and added that to the left hand bottom edge of the card then added rhinestone to the centre of the flowers.

Here are the main ingredients that I used to make this card:

Thanks for stopping by today to read my blog, I hope you have a great Thanksgiving day if you celebrate it, other than that have a Fantastic weekend.

A Silver Christmas Bauble Card

Hello there my blogging friends and family. How have you been today? It's been a really strange day here, rainy, very overcast and then it went very dark, but cleared up a little just before evening set in. Frits managed to get out on the tractor just before the rain set in to slash the paddocks to tidy them up. He did a great job!

I have one of my favourite cards to show you today. I loved making it and I think it looks gorgeous - let me show it to you....

Don't you think this card is just yummy?

I first cut a silver metallic piece of card stock from an American Crafts 12 x 12 card stock pad to fit onto my white card stock base. Then I cut a white card stock mat on top of that which I paper pierced.

Then the top piece of white card stock I cut multiple times with an Elizabeth Craft Design Sprig with Berries die. Then I used the Sue Wilson Vintage Bauble die, some more white and silver card stock to create the centre piece of the card.

I used the Sue Wilson Austrian Border, Corner and Tag die to create the sentiment piece, using a Just Rite stamp, memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and some more silver card stock. I die cut it again in white card stock and fussy cut it out placing it on foam pads on top of the silver tag I had previously die cut out.

I used all the pieces of sprigs that I had cut out, added glue to them then covered with Cosmic Shimmer Iced Snow before placing in the top left area of the card. I then used a Deco pearl paint pen to add faux pearls all over the spaces around the leaves. Then added the Bauble, sentiment, a ribbon tied into a bow on top of which I placed a sparkle thingy I had in my stash.

The main ingredients I used to make this card were:

Thanks for stopping by today and checking out my blog, I hope your day is going really well
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