Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My first consigned job!!

Good evening all, today I have been busy doing my first ever consigned job. A lady I work with, who I just happened to give a birthday card I had made to last month, has asked me to make some cards for her twin Granddaughters. She likes to give them individual personalized cards and has in the passed purchased cards from the shop and then stuck their names on them or changed them in some way. This year she has asked me to make them with a few guidelines. She wanted the wording on the front of the card, she also wanted their names and "3 years old today. " I sent her some images to chose from and she requested purple for Sophie and Pink for Maddi, the rest was up to me. With this much happening on the FRONT of the card it was only natural that I make them in easel style. You all know I love this style because of the extra room it gives you to add elements.
I coloured using both Pro Markers and Stampin Write Markers
Dazzling Diamonds adds a nice effect on the wings

Anyway this is what I came up with using the ever so cute Anya and Kiki images.
I hope you like them. Till next time happy crafting.........Luv Dani xoxox

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Robins fetish digi......

 Today I am going to share two cards that i have made for some family birthdays coming up. The strawberry card features Farrah fancy, a digi image I got from Robins Fetish. I have softly coloured her dress using Stampin' write markers and my aqua pen. It is the first time I have coloured like that with those markers and i actually quite like the outcome. The colour builds nicely and I found it blended well without leaving the shadowy water marks that this technique can sometimes do. The card is from the Nana's Nusery, It's a Girl pack.

Inside the card
The next card is another digi image called "Chelsea and her chicks". Unfortunately I haven't save some of my earlier images very well so I can't remember from which sight I got this one from. I had a stripe of the lovely striped paper in my scraps folio so decided to use purple for this card.  I coloured her dress using the Distress Ink refill, water and a paint brush and the rest of the image i have used a combination of Pro Markers and Disress ink pads. The saying and flowers on the front are from the Stampin' Up set "Cottage Garden". The flowers on the inside are a clear stamp gifted to me by my sis. This is really a very simple card but I like the result.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

ATC inspiration

Today I am going to share a light bulb moment I had whilst recently getting busy in my room. I had to make some ATC for my group swaps that I am in and it had to be in the colour theme of Dark brown, Light brown and cream. I decided to use this delightful Hero Atrs stamp that I picked up at Paperific last year ( and might I add, had never used!). Anyway, the stamp has both bold and fine script on it going in all directions so I inked the bold in Vivid Coffee Bean ink and the finer script in Vivid Taupe ink. Making sure I got the scrolly flower bits in just the right possition I stamped the image and then restamped (without reinking) to give it that shadow effect. I then clear embossed the whole lot.All that was left to do was distress the cardstock so it wasn't so cream and mount it onto natural card stock and then dark choc cardstock.
Inside the card again I inked only a corner section that I wanted to use and stamped this on, and then added the sentiment.


Lucky gifted clear stamp matched perfectly.
Hi again, I told you I have been busy in my room with no time to post so here goes, I am about to make up for it. I have had this red and black spotty paper in my stash for a while now and never got around to using it. When I received my new Stampin Up " A flower for all seasons" stamp set and saw that cute little ladybug climbing up the side of the sunflower, I couldn't resist!!! So I quickly foraged through my stash and pulled out this sheet of paper and off I went.Naturally the ladybug was the whole inspiration for the card and anyone who knows me, knows it doesn't take much for me to be inspired by ladybugs...I LOVE THEM. Anyway because of that it is only artistically natural for my sunflowers to be of course red instead of the traditional colour of yellow. Yellow just would not work! The paper had a few blue grungy bits so this was the perfect highlight colour to add to the layout. Luckily I was given a clear stamp set by my lovely sister who no longer was using them and it just happen to have the sunflower that I have used on the base of, yep you guessed i, the easel card. I cut a tag from the Red Tag Sale cuttlebug alpha set after printing my saying on the computer, and added the oh so cute ladybug to finish. My niece was the lucky recipient of this card on Monday. She loved it! Cheers Dan xoxo

Monday, August 02, 2010

Baby Card for Harry

Here it is....... do you like it?? I decided to try out one of these side step cards. I have seen them used especially on Magnolia blogs and thought I would give it a go. I think I still need to work on the folds for the steps because it doesn't quite sit right but all in all I like the result. The card stock I have used is from the Peek-a-Boo range by Kaiser. I really love the soft mint colours in this so used that as my highlight colour. I coloured the very cute digi image using Stampin Up markers and a blending pen. The Bundle of Joy is from a foam stamp set that I picked up off a throw out table for about $2. I can't even remember what shop!! Anyway again I used the Stampin Up marker to ink it so everything coordinated nicely. I simply stitched around all the peices on my sewing machine before I mounted them just to add that little extra something.
Inside Card
I really like the idea of this kind of card so will have to investigate some more and maybe find a template so I can get my folds to sit a little better.
Now I just have to get over this cold so I can go and visit our new little bundle of joy.

Keep on crafting........Dani xoxox

40th Birthday Card

Hi, I know I know it has been ages since I last posted. Sorry about that, no excuses, I just haven't made the time to do it. Mid July to early September is an extra busy card making time for me. I have 9 family birthdays in about the space of 5 weeks, not to mention Fathers Day and I have officially decided to try and make sure every one of my work collegues receives one of my handmade cards for their birthdays. So that adds about 6 more to the list....phew. No wonder there has been a lot going on in my craft room.
The first card I am going to share with you is one I did for my sister-in-laws 40th birthday. I used the watering can image from the Stampin Up Nice and Easy Notes. I have been using this set a bit lately because the images work well with my colouring techniques. The chocolate cardstock I stamped with the Seeing Spots set also from Stampin Up. The flowers, butterfly and numbers are from Cuttlebug and the leaves are from Sizzix. This image I coloured using a number of different mediums including my Pro Markers for can, distress ink for flower center on the image and blending on the flowers and butterfly and then Stampin Up markers for the petals and heart and flower centers. I then used my distress ink to colour the inside cardstock so it all matched in together. Yep I know another easel card!! Until next time........... Dani xoxox