Friday, February 22, 2013

No stamp was harmed in the making of .....

this badge ;-)

I attended a Stampin' Up event today in New Plymouth with a 5 am start, well actually the event didn't start then but that was the time that I had to get out of bed to be organised and at the event at 9.30.

We were asked by the lovely Emma (Stampin' Ups NZ Manager)to bring a card to share and make a name badge. As I couldn't decide what stamp to use I decided to use none. Yip thats right no stamps at all.

Out came the big shot, an embossing folder a couple of flower dies and 20 minutes or so later I had a name badge made. Now 20 minutes is a record for making a name badge in my house as I have been known to spend hours and hours on a badge.

A sponge with some ink, a printer to print my name on cardstock and a few pearls and hey presto it was done.

So as I said no stamp was harmed in the making off this badge! An early night tonight and off to the craftroom tomorrow to put into practise all the amazing ideas that were shared today.
Till next time
Happy crafting

Monday, February 18, 2013

A card doesn't just bring a smile it may also bring a giggle....

My sister in law was given digital camera recently and took some amazing photos at my sons wedding. She however had no idea on how to download them, email them and in fact is quite terrified of her computer.

I talked her through things on the phone and sent her a "cheat sheet" via email so she can do it again and again until such time as she no longer needed it.

I then set her the challenge to follow the cheat sheet and email me with a photo attached twice. I joked on the phone that once she had completed the tasks I would give her her L plates.

On the weekend I decided that she had passed and should be issued with her L plates so made her a card. The background was chosen as it resembled a stop sign. I hope she has a giggle (am sure she will) when she gets her card in the mail and I am looking forward to our next chat on the phone. Next step is to get her a restricted license!
Till next time
Happy crafting

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Get well soon card

I had an order for simple 4 x 4 inch cards on the weekend so I whipped up this little card which when the recipient received the order today was very happy. She specifically asked for green and orange (not a colour mix I have been known to use in the past but just a hint of orange worked).
Till next time
Happy crafting

Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentines card number 3

Red, black and white was the colour choice this time. I think I like this one the most out of the three. Black and white are such safe colours as no matter what you add to the mix it always works and the new dies and matching stamps make it so much quicker to make a card. I have a special someone in ind to send this card to (no not hubby but daughter) so i better get off the ipad and get the envelope decorated to put her card in.
Till next time
Happy crafting

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Valentines cards number 2

Still sticking with pretty in pink and cherry cobbler this card was stamped with the sentiment from you are loved, then embossed with the lacy brocade embossing folder and finished off with the hearts and flutter stamps and dies. A few bling added and it was finished and mounted onto cherry cobbler cardstock.
Till next time happy crafting.

Valentines cards number 1

Well it appears I now have blogging sorted out rom my ipad (yahoo!) but one thing I have learnt is that the photos all come at the bottom of the text so less waffle Tee-Jay and only a couple of photos with each post lol

So here is the first of three cards (the other 2 will be further posts this week). Tis card was made using dsp from the Patio party pack, the hearts a flutter stamps and die set and the wording is from the my little valentine set. Quick and easy to do and uses pretty in pink and cherry cobbler ink and cardstock.

Till next time happy crafting

Wedding page

Well it's been 2 months since I last posted and a lot has happened. My daughter has been home from school 8 weeks and returns tomorrow, I became a mother in law (yay!!) and I am on a steep learning curve on how to drive an ipad and learn about apps.

So I think I have now sorted out how to load photos from the ipad to my blog (a few mutterings along the way getting it all sorted but hopefully I have hit the jackpot and got it all sorted for this post)

For those that are particular/pendantic about spelling bear with me as I am not quite used to a touch screen yet and keep forgetting the caps key so occasionally things that should have a capital letter don't. But really you are not here to spellcheck me are you, you've come to look at the pictures ;-)

So here we go with a pikky or two. My son and daughter in law asked if we could display a wedding photo of our wedding and our parents weddings at the wedding venue. Now given that I left everything to the last minute with these photos (I thought oh that's easy, just dig them out and throw them in a bag and we will be off)

Problem 1 my parents photo wasn't in a frame, my wedding photo was in an oval frame so I had to find a smaller copy of it and lastly I didn't have a photo of my in laws wedding. A quick call to my sister in law in Gore who brought thru an original photo which I scanned and cropped, a search thru the 100's of photos I have and I now had the three photos required.

Problem 2 was they were all different sizes and taken over three decades. How on earth was I going to display them.

So at 6.15 am on the day of the wedding I was in the craftroom making the most Basic scrapbook pages you have ever seen ( no star pages in this lot I'm afraid). By 8 am they were finished, not flash, but finished and I had to be happy with them as it was time for more important things such as hair and makeup. I also did a page in the retired Mocha morning dsp using a photo of the bride and groom taken at xmas. The heart complete with pearls was used on the invites, as were the pearls and tags.

Thank goodness Stampin up have a great range of papers. I had 4 sheets of this paper which was perfect as I did a page the same of my son and beautiful daughter in law. Hopefully my next pages will be a bit less basic in structure.

Till next time happy crafting

Colourful Seasons

The weather this weekend has been absolutely miserable and I  didn't feel guilty  for once popping into the craftroom to create. With th...