Monday, October 24, 2011

Purple Anemone Card

Here is another card for DownUnder Direct.

For all the details head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What's New Wednesday

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.

Here are the projects I shared on Nicole's Blog:

Bat Cage


Both projects are made using my own cutting files.  The Spider & Web Set is available now on my website as well as on Cut and Create and Diecut Designer.

I'm still working on the 3D Birdcage, but will be releasing that in the next day or two. 

Don't  forget to head over to Canadian Nickle Scrap'n and check out Nicole's blog.

I'm entering the bat cage in the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew-Spooky Fun
Hooked on Craft Challenges-Something Spooky
Craft Your Days Away-Halloween Colours

I'm entering the layout in the following challenge:

ABC Challenge-B for Boo

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Black & White Thank You Card

Here is another card I created for DownUnder Direct.

For a complete list of materials head over to the DownUnder Direct Inspirations blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 3

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.

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Pearl-ex Enhanced Impressabilities

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.

For the tutorial and list of materials head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations Blog.
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


Here is my latest project for DownUnder Direct.

For a complete list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge 2

It's time again for another challenge over at Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls.  This week we've picked one awesomely talented man to focus on:

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.

Here is my card.

The main image is from Simply Betty Stamps
For the frame of the mirror I've used a Spellbinder die and then added dots of black dimensional paint all around it.
The backing pattern is a clear sticker I've had for ages.
The mask stamp is from Stamp It Australia

Be sure to head over to the blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team has created.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends.

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.
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Friday, October 7, 2011

Petal Top Boxes

Here is another project I made for DownUnder Direct.

For a complete list of products used visit DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Thursday, October 6, 2011


Here is another card I made last night for DownUnder Direct. I'm loving the new Halloween papers now available from Bazzill.

For a full list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Card Makers- Anything goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Anything goes

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Beyond The Burtonesque Dolls

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.  
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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mini Cards

Today I have a set of two mini cards to share with you.

This is my latest project for DownUnder Direct.

For a complete list of materials used head over to DownUnder Direct Inspirations.
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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Christmas Cards All Year Round October Challenge

It's once again time for another challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round. I can't believe how fast this year is going.

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.    
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