Saturday, May 7, 2011

Tutorials Main List

Greeting Card, ca 1900.Image via Wikipedia
When I first started out with card making a couple of years ago, I marvelled at the beautiful and creative handmade cards that people would regularly create, and I started to think there was more to card making then just cutting up and sticking down pices of coloured paper with greetings I printed out on my computer.

And so began my journey into the wonderful and incredibly jouyful world of papercrafting, rubber stamping and card making.

This post is the main list that contains the links to all my articles on this topic. Enjoy!!

  • Introduction - Why I decided to make cards.
  • Equipment
    • Paper and Card
    • Rubber stamps
    • Inks and colours
    • Glitters and powders
    • Basic Tools
    • Advanced Tools
  • Workshops
    • Design principles and layouts
    • Sketches
    • Using the stampa-ma-jig
    • Hot embossing

Note: This is a work in progress so keep an eye out for the articles fresh out of the oven, by subscribing to my blog. Cheers and have fun!!

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Saturday, April 16, 2011

I've got the Flu :(

Took a day off from work this friday, because I started feeling quite poorly. I have come down with a massive case of the flu. Ah well, I suppose I could a) Clean up my craft room! (I have tried doing this several times.)
b) Write up a blog post about a very interesting artistic concept on the Golden ratio, and how it pertains to cards and scrapbook layouts, or

c) Make some more cards.
Any guesses as to what I did first? :) I really have to get my craft room cleant, it really is annoying when you can't find the scissors, even though you've just used them a moment ago!!

Hope to get better soon, Thanks for reading my moan.
Till next time,

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mother's day cake and card.

To share the joy of Mother's day and to thank her for all the goodness and love, I baked my mum a cake and made her a handmade card to go with it.

My dad and brother also signed and wrote little messages for her inside the card, because she calls all of us her babies, including my dad!

The cake turned out soft and spongy, I really do love Betty Crocker cake mixes :)

I've entered this handmade card into the wagsnwhiskers challenge.
Till next time,

Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm a Stampin' Up demonstrator!

I've joined Stampin' Up. Initially I was tempted by the Starter Kit which is great value for money! Check out my detailed post about the kit here. But really, it was the allure of being an outsider and viewing the Stapin up family with great interest. These ladies always seem to be having a ball. Besides getting a nice discount, and the ability to earn a spot, there's also the added benefit of making loads of new friends all the while doing something you love! Crafting!!

So I caved in, as a present to myself for being such a good girl :) Will keep you posted on how the journey progresses, for I'm sure its going to be a lovely one!
Till next time,

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Winter Birthday Card.

I decided to make a Winter Birthday card to enter in the DCD Christmas Club Challenge.

As usual, I looked through my stash, and found a beautiful image in my Snowman paper collection. So I decided to use it as the topper in my card.

After cutting out my image, I realized that I wanted the hug to be highlighted as the background wasn't central to the emotion of love I wanted to convey in this card. So I used my distress inks, walnut stain, peeled paint and broken china to gently distress the edges, leaving the central area bright as compared to the edges, thus drawing in the focus.

I then used the IC card sketch to guide my way.

Here's the finished card, I hope you like it!

I have entered this card into the following challenges;
  1. DCD Christmas Club Challenge
  2. IC card sketch

Till next time,

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Spring and distressed looks.

I am absolutely loving my Tim holtz distress inks, they are absolutely versatile and give amazing distressed effects to even the simplest of cards.

Can you see the hidden rabbit? I love this topper, and I wanted the rabbit to look shy :)

Multi embossed grasses in black and silver, with a dash of peeled paint distress inks complete the look. I also misted the topper with Glimmer mists for a delicate shimmer.

Hope you like this card, A glimpse of the spring to come!!

I've entered this card in the following challenges.
  1. Quirky crafts Spring garden challenge
  2. Card Patterns Sketch Challenge

Till next time,