Saturday, 31 October 2009

Parchment Craft Cards

A very good afternoon to all!

Here is two parchment craft cards that I made in the last two days. I just love making these even though they take much longer to make than rubber stamped cards.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Hope you will enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Crafty Secret Stamps

Finally! I've had some time to play with my new Crafty Secret 'Sew Special' stamps today! They were part of my prize at stamp camp and I just love them.  I make cards for the ladies in my Mom's quilt group and I think they will like these. Tomorrow will be to try some of the stamps using vellum.

Cold weather is forecasted for our region for tomorrow so I guess I will be sitting in my little craft room playing all day.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a great day.

Sunday, 25 October 2009

Cricut cartridge or stamp candy over at Holly's Blog

Go check out this great candy that Holly is offering over at her blog! If you don't have a Cricut, she's offering a stack of stamps (25 in total) instead. The draw will take place once she's posted her 222nd project. She's on 171 now.

Click on the title of this post and you will be taken directly to the post on Holly's Blog.

Saturday, 24 October 2009

Stamping on vellum

A week ago this time we were busy with classes at camp and it was so nice. Can't we have camp more often? It does not matter, we don't have to have goodie bags and prezzies at meals - just classes will do fine :-)

I have finished the cards I still needed to do from Jowilna's class and I am rather satisfied with them. I am just having a royal battle to photograph or scan them. Will have a go at it again next week.

This card I finished on Thursday already.  Used my trusted ole stamp from Flourishes again. Stamped it on vellum with Versamark Watermark and embossed with Sea Foam White powder. Did some embossing and did the border on one of the PCA grids. It was colored on the back with Tombows. The ribbon is one of those that has the little string attached that you pull to make a bow. The rhinestone is actually a light pink.

That's it for this weekend.

Hope everybody will have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Last of stamp camp cards

Good morning to all!

This is the last of my stamp camp cards. Again, the stamp used in this sweet pea card is from Flourishes. This is the other part of the stamp set. As you can see here I have used my favourite Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder as well. Again it was colored with Tombows and some Stickles were also added.

This last card is again the Poinsettia stamp from Inkadinkado. This time I have used only the flower part. The background paper was printed on vellum and the flower was colored with Twinkling H2O's.

Okay, that's it for today. I'm busy finishing off my cards from Jowilna's class and am enjoying using the glitter technique she taught us.  Sometimes I just wish that there were more hours in a day to sit and play.

Thanks so much for visiting! To those friends leaving such kind comments - it is much appreciated!

Have a great day.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Some more stamp camp cards

A very good day to all! Hope you all had a very productive day yesterday.

Here are some more cards that I made for stamp camp. The rose card stamp is from a local company, Great Impressions. The orchid stamp is from Stampendous, the flowers on the acetate card as well as the daisies on the daisy card is from another local company, Country Crafts.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a great day.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

More stamp camp cards

Good day to all!

I am now well rested and everything is back in it's place after the weekend away.

This is another one of the cards I made for the camp. The stamp is from one of our local stamp manufacturers - Great Impressions. Again it was colored with Tombows and I added a little bit of Pergamano Pinta-Perla over it for just that slight shimmer. Unfortunately it is not seen on this picture.

I thoroughly enjoyed doing this Poinsettia card. The stamp is from Inkadinkado. It has five layers. This card will definitely be re-created a couple of times soon.

And the last card for today is this one. The stamp is from Micia and the sentiment from Flourishes. Here I've used the 'negative' from a Nestability cut-out to frame the flowers. The flower in the middle is also 3D.

Enough for today. Now I am off to start playing with all the goodies we received at camp and practice some of the techniques we were taught this weekend.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Hope everybody will have a wonderfully productive day.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Stamp Camp

A very good day to all!

We are back from a very successfull and enjoyable stamp camp! Exhausted, but with lots of enthusiasm and new knowledge. Thanks to all the ladies who did a marvelous job with organising it and also to all the teachers who shared their knowledge with us. It was wonderful to see some of our RSA group members and 'old' friends, but also to meet so many new people who have now become friends.

As mentioned in a previous post, we had to make some cards for the camp with a floral theme, with which we also stood the chance to win some prizes. Much to my surprise one of my cards won first prize!! This is the card. Sorry about the quality of the picture, I never scanned it before I left and had to take a photo of it there at camp after the announcement. I made this card Wednesday last week, only because I had some time to kill before camp and when it was done I liked it so much that I decided to take one of my others out and enter this one. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would be a winner though.  The stamp is from Flourishes and was colored with Tombows. The little buckle was bought at Just Imagine. Some Crystal Stickles were also added.

I will post some more of the cards that I made for camp over the next few days, also some of the things we made in the classes.  Now it is back to unpacking, looking at all the goodies we received and planning how and where they can be used.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

Wedding card

Good morning friends! It is a lovely cool morning here but according to the weather forecast we are going to have a very hot day today.

A friend asked me for a card for her stepson's wedding which is towards the end of the month, but she wanted it today. As this is a card that I have made many of, specially for weddings, I decided to go with 'old trusty' again. I love doing this card as it looks never looks the same, depending on what colors and ribbons you use. This time they don't know what the wedding colors will be and I decided to go with just a hint of color and gold. The inlay is pearly white board.  I really hope she is going to be happy with it.

Well, that's it from me for today.  I am off to get ready to meet her for coffee a little later.

Thanks so much for visiting!

Have a great day!

Saturday, 10 October 2009

Card for a friend

I have not written a post for quite some time! Been busy making parchment craft cards and enjoying it thoroughly. I originally started doing cards in parchment craft and later got interested in rubber stamping whilst on holiday in the Eastern Cape. Blanche from Great Impressions (one of our local stamp manufacturers) kindly gave me a basic class in rubber stamping, and I've been hooked since! Since I joined the RSA Rubber Stamp group I have not had much time for parchment cards with taking part in all the swaps. I am now done with all my swaps for the year, thus having time to do some parchment craft again.

Our Card Making Retreat weekend starts next week Friday. I cannot wait for it. This is where I get to learn new techniques and enjoy the company of our fellow stampers.

Todays card is one I made for a friend who owns a small craft shop in town. The stamp is from Flourishes. I love this Sweet Pea stamp set! You will see lots more of it in future.

Thanks for visiting and I hope that you will have a wonderfully creative weekend.