Thursday, October 19, 2017

Ewok Know How

Here is how I made my pop up box EWOK card.
Start with just a simple pop up box base.  I used SU window sheet (acetate) .  Make sure you put 3 Z fold cross pieces in the middle.  Just gives your card a bit more dimension and the chance to add more embellishments.  There are many patterns on the internet, all different sized ones.  I chose to make mine a tad smaller than normal.  Here, in Australia we have C6 envelopes (standard size).  This one fits this.  But choose a size that suits you.  :-)
Next you will need to die cut some greenery.  I used my SU dies.  This pine tree frond is from the current Occassions Mini Catalogue, Christmas Staircase Thinlits dies.  This set has 2 of these fronds which makes cutting out for this card twice as fast! Who doesn't love that!  I cut out approx. 20 from SU Garden Green cardstock.  You could also use the Pretty Pines thinlits for the bigger greenery behind the "EWOK" word. 
I cut out a panel of white cardstock for the back. The top half I stencilled clouds and the bottom half I sponged with Garden Green ink to fill in behind the fronds I then stuck on it. 
I die cut the letters from White card using my SU Large Letters dies.  Then used my copics to give it a wood grain look.  E23 E25 E27.  glue to window sheet (acetate) cut around the word and adhere to the middle cross pieces with double sided tape. 
Stamp the log and stump from the MFT set Happy Hedgehogs ( as many as you require)  and colour using the same colours as the EWOK word.  the leaves I used YG13 and YG17.  Hand cut these.  One log I shortened and used a black marker to hand draw and shorter edge. 
Ewoks.  Gotta love them right? Yes!  All I did was google search pics of them.  And chose my colours from there.
 I stamped these from the Kindred set, Galactic Adventures-The Sequel.   Once coloured I hand cut them all out ( would love a scan n cut.  Maybe Santa might me nice to me?  Fingers crossed).   
Then it is just a matter of adhering everything to the card wherever you  want them.  I had so much fun with this card.  As soon as I seen the ewok stamp, this is the card I envisioned.  My favourite is the little one hanging upside down...hehe.
So a recap of things used.
Stamps- Kindred stamps Galactic Adventures-The Sequel
MFT Happy Hedgehogs
Stampin' Up- Pretty Pines Thinlits
Christmas Staircase Thinlits
White Card
SU Garden Green card
SU Window Sheets
Inks SU Marinas Mist, Garden Green and Momento Tuxedo Black
Copic Markers
I think that is all.  I hope you enjoyed this little show and tell.  Till next time....Happy Crafting!

A small interlude

A tech hitch is stopping me from posting pics at the moment.  Could also be my  Ewok tutorial up shortly....I hope!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October Release Kindred Stamps

Hi and welcome to the October release for Kindred stamps.  This is my first (ever!) guest designer role.  And I can tell you I had a ton of fun!  My stamp set was Off to see the Wizard set. 

 I just hope I have done this classic justice.  I love the stories from our childhood, so it was nice to revisit this one.  The first card I have for you is the actual first one I created.

Using my SU Large Alpha dies I spelt the word OZ out.  This technique is all the rage at the moment.  The Eclipse technique. (Dorothy even has her glittered ruby shoes on).
The next photo is a CAS card.  I really love this style.

I love the grey scale colouring with that "pop" of red.  He is just so cute. 

I am a sucker for a good background technique.  So this card had to have something different.

Using my Colorburst powders I made this eerie background behind the little witch.  I intended on purple but my powder seems to have too much pink in it and that is not the look I was going for.  Black and purple would have been great but I have not gotten the black  There is always something in our stash we do not have. 
Last but not least........

I had to do a card with the whole crew together.  They look fantastic next to one another.  
I would like to thank Kindred for the opportunity they forwarded to me/  I have had the best time coming up with designs.  Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with. 
Here are the links for the rest of the blog hop.  Enjoy the ride and I hope it inspires you to create. 
Kindred Stamps is excited to award a winner to our blog hop! By visiting all of the links below, and commenting on their post you'll be eligible to win the stamp set of your choice* at Kindred Stamps! Remember, you must comment on all the posts. *The stamp set of your choice can be from any previous release, including this one, and is limited to a value of $15.99. Good luck!

Paper and Me  (you are here)
 Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Yes. It is Dr Who again

There was a challenge on the Kindred Fan page to make something that is "not a card ".  This was my entry.

I found a pattern of the T.A.R.D.I.S.  on pinterest and printed it out and put it together.  Stamped out a doctor and 2 daleks.  The Daleks have been added to the side with acetate and the doctor is just adhered to the front.  I was having a bad copic hair day.  Nothing was working for me.  :-(  But happy with how the whole thing turned out. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Ewok you a lot

I will do up a blog post on this card next week, as I have so much going on for the next few days.  But I thought I would share the photos anyway as I am in love with these Ewoks!  I grew up with Star Wars and now my kids are doing the same.  It is nice to share something with the younger generation.  Stay tuned  💚

Friday, September 22, 2017

New Stamps

After a stamp company a little different to the others?  What about stamps that relate to your fav tv show or movie?  Kindred has you covered (if not then they release new sets every month!).  Here is this months release.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Colourful Wedding

I have in MIA in the b=cyberspace world for a bit lately.  So busy with orders, markets and family life, that my posting has been nil.  I am here to day to share my latest card.  The request was 1. Wedding. 2. Colourful  3.  Their names on the card.  I believe this hard hits the brief.  This was my second attempt.  I was not happy with the first one.  But I am very happy with this one. 

Stamps - Altenew Peony Bouquet , Simon Says Stamp Congratulations
Inks - Versamark, SU Powder Pink, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Pear Pizzazz, Lawn Fawn Sugarplum and Fresh Lavender
Dies - Heartfelt Creations
Card- SU gold foil, whisper white
others - Gold embossing powder and my laptop and printer for the names. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

New Kindred Stamps release

Sharing Kindred Stamps new release.....some witches just in time for those who love everything Halloween.  Released this Friday 18th August.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Pretty Pink Posh Stamp Challenge

A while back now a magazine gave some of us cardmakers a stamp challenge using this set from Pretty Pink Posh.  Once published, we made this in one of the classes I teach.  I had forgotten all about it until looking at one of my ladies blogs.  I love the background.  Bright colours and gives the effect of washed out rain.  This really started my love for stencils.  They can bring such an unique element to a design. 

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

More On Facebook

If you want to see a real history of my are more than welcome to visit my Facebook page.  Just love creating.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Dr Who Again!!!

Seriously someone needs to take this stamp set off me!  I am having too much fun.  Different doctor, different "time".  Kindred stamp set....Time Traveler. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Paper Smooches Guest Designer Entry

Now that I have a blog it is time to start entering some challenges.  Here is my very first entry.  This one is for Paper Smooches.  I have had this owl set for a few years now.  One of my favourites in my ever growing stash.  :-)

T.A.R.D.I.S. Fun

Just playing around with the T.A.R.D.I.S.  Can imagine some great father's day cards coming from this set. 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Whovian in Me

Calling all Whovians!!!!  Finally a stamp set out there.  Kindred Stamps have such a fantastic selection of pop culture themes.  And the "Doctor" stamp can be made into a few different generations with the help of the accessories in the set.  Can you guess which one I done?

Monday, July 31, 2017

Kindred Stash

OMGAWSH, OMGAWSH!!! I just received my first ever Kindred Stamps in the mail today!!!  They have fantastic themed sets.  As you can see....I bought a few.  Cannot wait to get them inked! 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Oxides again

Had a great class this weekend.  We had another play with the Oxide inks.  A mix of the first and second release colours.  None of us can get enough of this product.  So much fun to play with.  Stay tuned, as the next set of cards use the letters we had left from this MFT Celebration Speech Die, which is from their latest release.  :-)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Bullet Pen

Hi all.  It has been a while since my last post.  Life has just gotten the better of my timetable lately.  Anyhoo, thought I would put up a link to hubbies little endeavour.  He makes Bolt pens.  Pens from bullet shells.  They are very popular in my weekly stall and on his ebay site.  Just thought I would give him a free plug here too!

Will include a pic as I am not sure how blogs work and if they put a picture in or not.  Hopefully everything displays right...hehe. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Hug and Kisses

Here is a second card from our Distress Oxide class.  Turns out this was a bit of a favourite.  Me, I just love the not so normal colours used.  MFT Stamps and dies used. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Cover Happy

I got a card on the cover of the latest issue!!  Talk about stoked!  Thanks Lawn Fawn for designing a cool stamp set. 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Market Life

I am slowly but surely trying to catch up at my local market stall.  I have a few holes ( still doesn't look too shabby, but "I" know!).  Between teaching classes, family life and weekly market. it can get hard to keep up.  Still I love what I do and I will get there....oh yes I will!! 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Believe in your Selfie

Here is my very first post.  So please forgive me while I work out (with my IT illiterate brain) how to navigate a blog.  These cards are from my Distress Oxide class. 6 cards in total but this is the first one. The ladies get to choose a boy or a girl card to make.  It shows how the oxide pools in different ways on the die cut background.  Just love this product. 

Owl-some Owls

  Today is  Ink N Splatter time. I had the privilege of playing with the new release Owl-some Owls stamp set.  I also used the paper pack ...