Saturday, 27 July 2013

Sear's & Son Card #3

Hello and welcome to my blog.
I have another male card I'd like to share with you.  The paper's I've used are, again from Kaisercraft's Sears & Son Collection.   I think I might be stuck in a rut (hehe), but I really do like these papers for male cards.  All the papers were  distressed with my Ingvild Bolme Distresser Tool and then inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  I also stamped them with the same ink and Kaisercraft's Attitude Background Stamp.
Used brown cardstock for the base and matted it with kraft cardstock.  This one is an Easel Card, and I've made it so the back drops away to give it a totally different silhouette.
The cogs and the clock shape were cut with my Silhouette Portrait and were coloured with Walnut Stain and then lightly swiped with a Kaisercraft Stamp Pad in Silver.  
 The image was obtained from the net.
Made a tag from Kraft cardstock, stamped it with the same background stamp in Walnut Stain and then with the greeting in Memento Tuxedo Black.  I  also made a small pocket out of some of the dp and placed it behind the image to hold the tag.
 The strips of DP are mounted onto  pieces of paste board to give them some height so as to hold the front in place. 
That's all for now.
Thank you so much for stopping by and please take care.
God Bless.
oxox Marg

Monday, 22 July 2013

A Milestone Birthday

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog especially to each of my followers.  
Thank you ladies, I really appreciate your support.
My brother celebrated his 70th Birthday this week.  Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, we were unable to join him (He lives in Victoria and we're in S.A.) but he's having a party later on and we will certainly be there for that.  Anyhow, I'd like to share with you the card I made for him.
It is another Tag card.  I found this design on Astrid Maclean's Blog (You can find her blog here) and I really love it.  Will definitely make more of these.
The base of this card is Kraft Cardstock.  I layered some brown cardstock on top of it and then used the same papers that I used for my contribution to the YSMY Challenge, that is to say, Kaisercraft's Sears & Son.  Really love these papers, they are perfect for male cards.   All the papers were distressed and then edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The border was punched with Martha Stewart's Optic Dot Border Punch.

 The bracket for the clock is from Scrapmatts but, unfortunately the clock which was attached to it was too small, so I cut it off to use another time and attached a free printable clock I found on a Blog called Dianaz Creations.  I wanted to give you the link but it must have been closed down because I cannot find it again.  The postcard is from my stash.
 The penny farthing bicycle is also from Scrapmatts and I coloured that with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 I used the Mini Windows Screen Template from TCW and Walnut Stain Distress Ink to add a little interest to the edge of the paper here.  The panel was cut from another sheet of the Sears & Son Collection.
 Stamped some bubbles (Kaisercraft) and a bit of script (Prima) with a Kaisercraft Stamp Pad in Brown.  The die cut is from the same paper collection.
 On this side I've used the same stamps and stamp pad and added two more die cuts from this collection.
Some more stamping and die cuts and I made a tag for the sentiment.  Printed the greeting on some paper from Simple Stories' Documented Collection and made it into a little banner.
I was really pleased with how this card turned out but you always wonder, don't you, if the recipient will like it too.   Well, I'm pleased to say he did.  I received an email which simply said  'Got your card. WOW.  Going straight to the pool room.'  For those of you who don't get it, this is a reference to the movie 'The Castle' where all the good stuff went straight to the pool room.
Thank you so much for visiting and I hope the weather where you are is better than here.  It is really cold and really, really wet here in Adelaide at the moment.  A good time to stay inside and in front of the fire.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Sunday, 14 July 2013

You Show Me Yours Challenge #2

Hi everybody and welcome to my blog.
The photo Lucy Muraca chose for this month's YSMY Challenge is of the totally gorgeous Hugh Jackman.  
All I can say is "YUMMO!!". 

Had a bit of a problem with this one.  Apart from the fact that I kept finding myself just drooling over the photo (hehehe) I really didn't know where to start.  How do you make a card with a male photo.  Do I add flowers?  Do I make it Steampunk? For a little while there, I was lost, but once I chose my papers it all seemed to come together almost by itself.
The papers I chose are all from Kaisercraft's Sears & Son Collection.  Love these, they are very much a male oriented line and I think they fitted in very well with the photo.  I distressed and inked all the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The ornate corner chippies are from Make'it'Crafty and I coloured them with the Walnut Stain as well.
For the embellies I thought  'Film strips and cannisters', I mean. he's a Movie Star, right?  It fits,doesn't it?  So, I made the film strips out of plain black cardstock ... 

... and obtained the image of the film canister from the net, printed it twice and fussy cut the second image, and layered it on top to give a little more dimension.
 This is just a close-up of the layered papers.
So, this is my contribution to this month's Challenge.  If you are interested in joining us  (and I can tell you, with photo's like this one, it's a lot of fun) please visit Lucy's Blog to get all the details.
Below are listed the ladies who have already joined in.
Lucy Muraca -   Red Chi Chi
Emma Stafrace -  Just a Girl with Ideas
Debi -   Debi's Joy
Val Thorpe - Val-Belle's Ramblings
Annette Gearside -  Moment in Time
Kerry-Jean Watson -  KJWstudio
Heather Jacobs - Art and life
Jennifer Waugh -  My Creative Journey
Thank you so much for visiting. Please take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Booklet Tag Card

Hello everyone and a very warm welcome to my blog.
I'd like to share a card I made based on one I found on Astrid Maclean's blog.  She called it a Booklet Tag Card, hence the title for my post.  
 You can find Astrid's Blog and her wonderful creations HERE.
I made this card for my Granddaughter's Birthday, she turned 11 today and, as you can probably tell, she loves all things pink.
For the card base I created a cutting file for my Silhouette Portrait from one of their Doily SVG files.  Needed a little help with that from my Daughter-in-Law Kerry-Jean Watson.   She's very clever with all things computer based.  Very handy for little old me who is not so cluey about such things.  Kerry has a blog where she shares her own fabulous creations and you can find it HERE.

From the picture below you can see that this is similar to a gatefold card except that the front actually overlaps.

Inside left - The paper is from My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found.  Stamped and fussy cut the little heart and attached it with foam dots.  Also stamped the little vine and coloured it with textas. 
The centre - Made a pocket from a half doily also cut with the Silhouette Portrait.  The paper on the pocket is from a free pack which came with a Scrapbooking Magazine and the paper on the base is again from My Mind's Eye.  The Die cuts are from Kaisercraft's On This Day Collection.  Cut out the tag from cardstock and covered it with paper from My Mind's Eye.
The inside right - The paper is again from My Mind's Eye and the small doily and the flower die cut are from Kaisercraft.
The stickers below are from Kaisercraft's These Days Collection. 
 The flowers are mainly from Kaisercraft.  I lightly gessoed them and also added some Stickles for a bit of glitter and placed them on top of a bit of gauze.  The leaves were cut with the Silhouette.  I also placed some small gems around the doily.  The die cuts in the centre are from Kaisercraft.

You can see the glitter a little better here.
I really like the style of this card.  I like the idea of the tag for the sentiment and there's a lot of space for decorating.

Thank you so much for visiting and I do hope you enjoy your weekend.
Take care and God Bless.
oxox Marg

Monday, 1 July 2013

A 'Girly' Card

Hello again everyone.  Welcome to my blog.
My niece turned 14 a few days ago and I'd like to share the card I made for her.
The papers I used are My Mind's Eye's Lost & Found and Howdy Doody and Kaisercraft's Sweet Nothings.  Distressed all the edges of course and inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
Placed a couple of torn and distressed paper pieces in between the layers for extra dimension.   The flower cluster is made up of  Kaisercraft and Prima roses.  The larger flower I made myself and I placed it all on a piece of gauze which was lightly coloured with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  The leaves were cut using my Silhouette Portrait.  
 The large initial is an Alpha Thin from Papercraft which I covered with some of the paper, and the banner I made myself using a Kaisercraft Stamp.  The doily was very lightly edged with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.
 I quite like the colours on this card and am happy with how it turned out ...
... hope my niece was happy with it too.
Thank you so much for visiting and I'd also like to thank those of you who have left me such heart warming comments in the past.  I really appreciate the support you give me.  Thank you so much.
Take care and enjoy the rest of your day.
God Bless.
oxox Margy