Well it's been a while since my last blog post. I haven't been crafting at all since my return from overseas on the 3rd of December. I managed to pick up a bug on the flight home and it's taken me ages to get over it...The joys of air travel.
Anyway I just wanted to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
Be safe and enjoy the holidays.
Thank you to all who have visited my blog this year. I'll be back posting again very soon.
Today I have the last of my pre-scheduled blog posts. At the moment I'm in LA having a few days of rest before getting on that long flight home. I'll be back in Australia in a couple of days,and hopefully back to some crafting not long after.
Here is a gift box I made using one of the boxes that JustRite Stamps were originally packaged in. If you've been a fan of these stamps for as long as I have, you're sure to have some of these boxes lying around.
Today I'm sharing a couple of projects that are being featured on a fantastic blog Canadian Nickle Scrap'n. I've been following Nicole for some time now and I'm very excited to be her guest for What's New Wednesday.
It's time again for another challenge over at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls. This week we are being challenged to create a project inspired by the works of Guillermo del Toro.
I must admit when I saw this week's challenge I was a bit aprehensive. Once I did a bit of a search I found that I had in fact seen a number of his movies.
My project this week is a tag inspired not by one of the movies I was familiar with, but a movie I have never seen, or until this week even heard of. My inspiration comes from the movie poster of Cronos.
Here is my tag:
The stamps are from a clear set I bought in Canada last year, so not sure who made them. The bug is made from a button that has been painted black and then rubbed with Pearl-ex.
Here is my card for today's tutorial over at DownUnder Direct. I've created a card using a technique that has been around for some time. I've been using this one for years with rubber stamps. I think that it is always good to bring back old techniques as they can sometimes be pushed aside and forgotten.
Today rather than using rubber stamps I have used Impressabilities to create a textured background.
Terry Gilliam, is a wonderful Artist/Animator, Actor, and Director. I'm sure many of you will know him from the Monty Python team, but since then he's directed some of the most fantastical fantasy films ever made.
The Challenge is to Create a Card/Project based on any of Terry Gilliam's Work.
For my card this week I chose to create a card based on the Movie The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus. I absolutely love this movie.
This is my centrepiece that I bought many years ago on a trip "home" to visit my family in Canada. I don't use it every year but as we are still in the middle of painting the house, it was a quick and easy touch for our Thanksgiving table.
Enjoy your day. I'll be back tomorrow with some more crafty stuff to share.
Introducing the brand new challenge blog Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls. Our very first challenge has now been posted. The theme this week is...
'Halloween' we want you to create a card/project inspired by your favourite Halloween film, book or memory
My card is inspired by my favourite memory.
We don't really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, so in 2009 my daughter and I attended the Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in Disneyland. We had also attended the party the year before, but in 2009 we decided to dress for the occassion. My daughter dressed as snow white and I decided I was going as Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas.
Well lets just say I don't really have the figure to pull that one off, but I wore the costume and we had a blast.
The Sally image was one provided by Betty from Simply Betty Stamps as a follower freebie last year.
The printed paper is from the new Halloween range of printed papers from Bazzill.
The flowers are from my stash and the leaves are cut using the Spellbinder die - Foliage.
Seeing it is coming up to Halloween, the challenge this month is to use a Halloween colour for your card. I decided to keep it pretty simple and used black as my Halloween colour. The other part of the challenge is to use a die cut on your card. I've used one of the newest released Spellbinder dies-Picot Edge Circles. The stamp is from Stamp It. The ribbon and snowflake button are from my stash. It's a bit hard to see but I've added some tiny Swarovski crystals to the tiny snowflakes on the stamp.
It's challenge time once again over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. This month the challenge is to use only items that are at least a year old to make your cards.
So for my cards I decided to remake a set I made a couple of years ago. I designed these for Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft and they have always been some of my favorite Christmas designs.
All the stamps I've used are from Sunshine Designs. The papers are from my scrap box and the embellishments I've had for ages. I even pulled out the Tombows to colour the images. I haven't used these in ages.
Good morning everyone. It's been quite a while since my last post, but it's been a pretty hectic month for me. First I had my daughter's 16th birthday to organise, then as soon as that was over we started to paint our house. I've had to completely move out of my craft room, so until the painting is finished I'm working at the dining room table. Not the best creative environment, but we will see how we go.
Anyway I did manage to get a tutorial done for DownUnder Direct this week. The tutorial is on how to make a three panel card (in one continuous piece) using a spellbinder die.
It's time to announce the winner of my Christmas in July Challenge. I've drawn the winner at random using random.org.
The winner is Sandy G. Congratulations Sandy. Send me an email to claim your prize.
Now I promised to feature the top three cards here on the blog. As I only had four different participants I decided to feature a card from each here. So in no particular order here are four cards from the challenge participants. Be sure to head over to their blogs and have a look at more of their wonderful creations.