Friday, May 28, 2010

Some creations

A Canvas I have created for a class at the shop, it uses Glimmer Mist, Texture paste, paper, ribbon, felt, grungeboard and more.
Ok I am obsessed with Glimmer Mist, but really it's hard not to!!
This was may layout for the May monthly challenge at Fat Cat. It uses lots of yummy Basic Grey Nook and Pantry papers.

This is a class sample for the shop, using core'dinations vintage cardstock.

Another class sample, featuring lots of Glimmery goodness.
Hopefully i'll have more to share soon!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

A sympathy card

Two cards in two days! Eekk I think I am becoming a card maker!
I had to make a sympathy card today for a customer/friend who lost a loved one.
I kept it really simple, while and cream colours. Made with metallic paper the bottom layer was embossed with one of the A2 Cuttlebug folders, the block section is raised and stamped with a sentiment and Basic Grey flourish in cream pearl embossing powder. I have also added some cream grosgrain, prima flowers, a Heidi Grace pin and a brad, which I embossed with the same powder as the flourish (this works well, but be very careful of your fingers the little brad gets awful hot quick!!)
Hopefully I will get some pages done soon!!

Me and the Little Rascals Give Away

Ok you need to head over to Samantha's blog, she is on the design team for Imaginisce and is giving away a huge pack of the new 'to love and cherish' line.
I have to say I am in total love with this range, it was marketed as a wedding range, but it's black and white, think of all the possibilities!

There's not much time left, but all you have to do is follow her blog and leave a post on your blog about her giveaway! Easy hey - so go sign up, you never know!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sandie's Challenge Card

Sandie has a challenge on her blog, and there is still a few more days to enter. You have to create three handmade flowers using a recycled product, give them a handmade centre, then make a card using them.
The colours are a bit off, the card is so much more vibrant in real life. The flowers are make using paper towels, that I use when Glimmer Misting. I go through lots and it is good to have a use for the towels now!
Sandie also asks for a tutorial on how to make the flowers, and like Vickie I think eww! But I will try! There is a video on the Glimmer Mist Blog, but I could not get it to play!
Step one: After you towels are dry, flatten them out, and cut into evenish strips, how deep you make them will alter the size of your flowers. You can use as few or as many strips as you like, mine all used 3.
*If you are in the Gippsland area, check out the Fat Cat Scrappin' blog for information on our Glimmer Mist Workshop. After the workshop, you will have plenty of paper towels to make flowers with (Sorry I just had to plug the shop!!!)
Step two: Place double sided tape along one side of your strip, it wants to be on the non Glimmer Misted side (or the least!)
Step three: Place a wired steam, (or steal some wire from hubby's shed!) on the edge of the strip, turn it so it sticks. Then begin to gather, turn and stick, as you roll the strips onto the wire.
Step four: Attach another strip and just keep going, you can make the roses as open or closed as you like, by the amount of gathering you use.

I cut off the steams as close as possible and you have gorgeous paper flowers.
I have added some stickles to the centre of my flowers, I hope this will qualify for Sndie's add a handmade centre (it would be pointless giving these a centre, other than a bit of extra sparkle, as you would not see it!!)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Too Long Between Posts

Warning: Long Photo Filled post ahead!
The above card is the card I made for Mum for Mother's Day. I used all scraps (these ones where from my Fancy Pants Class in Queensland, all I added was some ribbon, a button, a rub on and some glimmermist!
This was the card I made for my Nan for Mother's Day. Mum, Nan, Imogen and myself had a lovely afternoon tea at a bed and breakfast in the hills behind Trafalgar. It was lovely and hopefully I will share some photos soon! Nan's card was made with scraps again, some old rub ons and Glimmermist. (Ok so the class with Wendy might have furthered my Glimmermist obsession!)
This little wall hanging, was the only thing I did for myself at our mad National Scrapbook Day! In my defence I was doing demos, make and takes and serving as well! It is a combination of Tattered Angels and Tim Holtz products, I was in pure heaven creating this!!!
A close up pf the top portion, the clock charm has been coated in the new Glimmer Glaze, I love this effect, it has made a new charm look a little older.
Imogen outside the WGAC after seeing the Gruffalo, she really liked the play, I didn't know how she would like it, seeing as how it had to be changed and added to for it to become a stage show. But she loved it, but was very unsure of the 'gruffao' when he ran into the audience - right past her!
It's funny because it looks like she is reading the book, but it's really only that she knows the book off by heart. She reads it nearly every day and just loves everything about it.
It's football season here, and we are really not a huge football family, we don't even watch it, but Pa has been buying Ethan football cards and they came with these Essendon tattoos. Imogen knows the Essendon theme song off by heart. I need to try and catch her on the movie camera one day, she sings the right words, but some like premiership come out so wrong!
Ethan had a play date at his friend Harry's house last weekend, he made this picture at Harry's house.
Ethan with his tattoo, I think it suits him, seeing as we call him the Mozzie!
Imogen the diva reading the Coles free beauty magazine on top of our class tables at work, she was so impressed with this 'make up book This is so Imogen!
Ethan had his lapathon at school not that long ago, he wanted to dress up as Buzz Lightyear, I couldn't go because of work, but Pa went and took some photos for me, Ethan did 7 laps of the school oval.
Dad said he was so funny, he would speed up as he got near where Pa was standing, then slow back down when he got away from Pa. This is so typical Ethan, he is not the sportiest kid ever!!
Mystified class in Melbourne with Heidi and Wendy was amazing I just loved it! I learnt so much and have heaps of knowledge to pass on to customers at the shop. It was a great chance to spend time with Mum and Sam too.
The lovely Arlington, this was the same venue as Create 08. It is lovely, and Wattle Park (where the Chalet is) is lovely and I would love to get the chance to walk around and see the gardens one day.
Us with the beautiful and talented Heidi Swapp. I love taking classes with her, and just wish I could get to more!
Us with the lovely Wendy, owner and inventor of Tattered Angles and all their glimmery goodness! She was a joy to learn off, and I love my mist so much more now!
Embrace the Seepage!!
The lovely glimmermist we got to complete Heidi's project, note all the paper towels in the background!!

Our inky, glimmery hands after 3 classes! (I didn't think they were too bad actually!)