24 November 2008

Fairy Nice

One of the pieces that really caught my eye in the new Somerset Studio was a Christmas ornament by Marsha Williams. I can't explain why but it jumped out at me. I thought to myself, that's a great idea, I can make one of those! Well, my hanging dolls didn't turn out like I expected - they're not the least bit Christmasy! But they were fun to make and I finally made use of some great clip art and reduced my (ridiculously huge) bead collection. Also, I think it's useful to vary your routine once in a while... it gets the creative juices flowing!

Embellishments - Christina Re brads, Kaisercraft pearls, clip art, prism beads, bells, button, lace, fibre, silk flowers, ribbon, safety pins, tassels, pearls beads
Other - core board, sewing thread and needle

21 November 2008

Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft Vol.14 No.5

Oh happy mail day! The new issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft arrived today. I'm in the adapt a stamp feature using a great new set by Darkroom Door. I made two samples for this challenge and had a blast with both of them. But I think the second one is my favourite :-)

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - StazOn jet black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishmnets - Collections rusty numbers, Kaisercraft pearl, Darkroom Door photobooth lady, black ric rac
Other - sandpaper

Stamps - Darkroom Door
Ink - StazOn jet black
Paper - Collections
Card - Bazzill
Embellishmnets - Kaisercraft rhinestones, lace
Other - antique brass jump ring, sewing needle or paper piercer

17 November 2008

Darkroom Door Guest Artist Part 3

Rachel has uploaded my final projects over at the Darkroom Door blog. I'm a bit sad it's all over! Thank you again Rachel for the opportunity, I've had a *fabulous* time playing with my Darkroom Door goodies :-) Please head over to the Darkroom Door website and support this great Aussie company. As Rachel says, unlock the artist within!

16 November 2008

Darkroom Door Guest Artist Part 2

The second batch of projects I created for Darkroom Door have been uploaded! Here's a little teaser. Boy did I have fun with the new robot line! My third and final set of samples will be online tomorrow. So, 'till then, have a brilliant Sunday!

15 November 2008

Darkroom Door Guest Artist Part 1

Hey everyone! Just wanted tell you - I'm the guest artist over at Darkroom Door. About a month ago Rachel surprised and thrilled me by asking if I'd like to participate in the monthly feature. My reply? Heck yes! lol. I had so much fun playing with Darkroom Door's scrumptious stamps and embellishments; I hope I've done them justice! My first two projects are over there now - but here's a little sneak peek. Stay tuned because there's lots more to come over the next couple of days.

11 November 2008

Together Forever

My final project for The Stamping Queen this month is a card that uses lots of odds and ends, including an old escutcheon I found at a garage sale (20 cents - what a bargain!) And I must give a tip of the hat to Sue - I'd forgotten about my collection of old postage stamps 'till I noticed Sue used some on her cards. They really do make great embellishments!

Paper - Creative Imaginations
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Designs Galore clip art, Darkroom Door photobooth gentleman, Darkroom Door wordstrips, Collections chipboard heart, vintage tape measure, found keyhole, silver brads, used postage stamps
Other - sandpaper

07 November 2008

Somerset Studio Nov/Dec 2008

I was sooooo excited to receive my copy of the new Somerset Studio in the mail yesterday. I raced through the pages to find my card and there is was, photographed with several other gorgeous pieces. I've done a quick scan of the page below. My card, "Naughty or Nice", is in the top left-hand corner. This issue really has some stunning ideas for Christmas. I think I might try out a few things this weekend. It's overcast and raining here, perfect weather for creating!