27 October 2010

Flying Without Wings

Here's another tag I made for my friend's bon voyage gift. You can find the original post here. This is one of two matching tags - the other one says by learning you will teach. This set was ridiculously easy to make. Embarrassingly easy. All I did was sketch a couple of dozen hearts on the back of patterned paper off-cuts (a great way to use your scraps!), stick them to a piece of card and cut the edge with fancy scissors. Done!

Paper/card - assorted off-cuts, Bazzill
Other - decorative scissors

24 October 2010

Peace and Goodwill

Hi all :-) Hope you're enjoying your Sunday! It's wet, cold and miserable here in Newcastle. Not good if you had outdoor activities planned (read: we went to the Frocktober event at The Junction this morning and got DRENCHED) but great if you wanted to stay in and get crafty :-) This is the other tag I created for Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft's Christmas tags feature. I went with the more traditional red/green colour combination but jazzed it up with a touch of black and lots of bling. The snowflake is from a Christmas tree garland. I added the glitter and rhinestone for extra sparkle :-)

Stamp - Paper Artsy
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Bo Bunny Press
Embellishments - ATC Collection Santa clip art, snowflake, large silver rhinestone, ribbon, fabric
Other - hole punch, sewing needle, black embroidery thread, glitter glue

21 October 2010

Merry Little Christmas

The new issue of Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft arrived in my mailbox this week. I have two Christmas tags in this issue - the pink number below, plus a more traditional red and green design which I'll share later. I have to say I was thrilled with how this tag turned out! I love its shabby chic-ness. I used a sheet of beautiful double-sided Basic Grey paper and some ribbon scraps from my off-cuts box. But what I really think makes the tag is the red velvet leaf, which was one of my finds at the post-Christmas sales this year. FYI - Christmas wreaths and picks are a great source of fabric flowers and leaves. They look just as great as the store bought version and if you can restrain yourself until after Christmas, you can pick them up for a song :-)

Stamp - Paper Artsy
Ink - Briiliance graphite black
Paper - Basic Grey
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, velvet leaf, ribbon, lace, button
Other - hole punch, sewing needle, embroidery thread, sandpaper

15 October 2010

Heartfelt Happiness

A friend of mine moved overseas recently and I wanted do something special as a goodbye gift. I decided to make a collection of tags that she could give to her friends in South Africa. Over a period of two weeks I made two dozen little tags for all kinds of occasions. This is the first pair I created. The baby pictures are recycled from a printed gift bag and all the other embellishments are from my box of odds and ends. I have plenty more tags to share with you over the next couple of weeks so stay tuned for lots of ideas for using up your scraps!

Stamps - Making Memories, Darkroom Door
Ink - Brilliance
Paper - Darkroom Door
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Kaisercraft rhinestones, Prima flowers, ribbon
Other - hole punch, sandpaper, printed gift bag

11 October 2010

New York Diva

If I could go anywhere in the world it would be New York. It has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. I don't know what it is exactly about this city (okay maybe it's the shopping) but I find NY absolutely fascinating. This card captures a little of the drama and style of old-world New York. I've used the spot-light technique here because it involves little effort and is so effective. I went with a microscope slide but you could go the simpler route and trim the spot-light with decorative scissors or even swipe the edges with ink.

Stamp - Hampton Arts
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Card - Bazzill
Embellishments - Kaisercraft pearls, Collections rusty number tiles, ribbon
Other - microscope slide, copper tape, coloured pencils

02 October 2010


Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft released its first Christmas issue of the year last week. I was *so* excited to take part in the simple/advanced card feature! Never done one of these challenges before :-) For those unfamiliar with the concept, the idea is to create two versions of the same card: a simple one you can make 20 of a night, and an advanced 5-a-night card. This is what I came up with!

Stamp - Crafty Individuals, Catslife Press
Ink - Brilliance graphite black
Paper - Daisy D's
Card - Canson
Embellishments - Kasier rhinestones, buttons, silk flowers, gingham ribbon
Other - coloured pencils, glitter glue, embroidery thread, sewing needle, sandpaper