Friday, November 29, 2013

Hey Turkey!

A relatively quick card I sent my eldest who wasn't able to join us for Thanksgiving this year.  I'm thinking now I should have either split the sentiment to make a "ground" or stamped it in the leaves corner. 

I'll update my supplies list later when I'm atat my craft table. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Thanks Lindsay!

So the background to this is that whilst re organizing my mother's garage I came across s 3 pairs of knitting needles that had been forgotten.  One had a practice set of stiches cast on but I really don't know whose work it is. So I was able to use the video to cast off that piece (in case it was something sentimental) and to start learning how to knit.  I have an aunt, mother-in-law and auntie-in-law who all know how to knit and have made some beautiful pieces. So I was thrilled to have a go The Frugal Crafter 

This is what I managed to do with the leftover yarn.

I started another bit to actually make something but I've pulled it apart as I didn't like how loose some of the stiches were compared to others.

So thank you Lindsay! I'm now able to add yarn to my craft supplies hoarding!!!!!

I'm planning on trying to make a scarf or two for my lot. We shall see how it goes. FWIW my DH is thrilled, which I find shocking, but I think it is because it is something his mum does.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Inspired T.A.R.D.I.S. earrings

Completely inspired by Lindsay's post at the Frugal Crafter I have attempted my own T.A.R.D.I.S. earrings for the 50th anniversary show tonight.

The funny thing is if the T.A.R.D.I.S. were real you would see this in plenty of time to make your own.  

Materials - Shrink Plastic
Stamps- VivaLasVegastamps: Police Box
Ink - Stazon
Color - Prismacolor pencils
Accessories - findings

Friday, November 22, 2013

A card of firsts..

So I was cruising Pinterest and I saw a pin about doller bill origami.  Now I had to find more just to look at and found a fighter plane. Eureka! I thought. I can do that for my cousin's birthday. So I found the instructions in video form and did! Woohoo I love it when a plan comes together don't you? Of course I then had to have a background to mount the plane and this is what I came up with.

I wasn't worried about realism, but it is funny how the plane looks like it is camouflaged.

So being rather proud of myself I show it to my youngest and get told "it's not an F-14, that's his favorite".  Sometimes you just can't win!

Card size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah; US Currency
Stamps - Gina K. Designs: Lots of Letters;
Ink - Versamark
Color - Copics
Accessories- Zing! Embossing Powder white; dimensionals.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ewe-nique Birthday Wishes

I made this card for my mother's birthday as she grew up on a farm and when she was small they raised sheep.  After I finished I thought it would probably have made a nic3 baby card. 

I am by nature a really slow card maker so I was really pleased with myself for getting this one done in just over an hour. 

Card size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in;
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth; Bazzill;
Stamps - High Hopes Sheep, High Hopes"have a happy birthday"; Gina K Designs Lots of Letters;
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud;
Color - Copics;
Accessories - Polka Dots embossing folder; Spellbinders Circle Dies; American Crafts Ribbon; Liquid Applique

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Modern Birthday Bloom

I wanted to do something really clean, bold and graphic for this card. I think I succeeded. On a do over I think the bloom needs to be slightly higher on the card.

Card size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth; Recollections Black;
Stamps - Kitchen Sink Stamps Pretty Petals, 1/2 Pint-Playful Alphabet Buddy
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves
Color - Copics
Accessories - Stickles Diamond

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Bee happy Birthday!

This is a card for our dear auntie...I know I'm 2 years late for the hexagonals trend but that doesn't mean I did love makong this card! I am pretty certain I had the Clear Dollar Stamp set well before hexagonals were a trend. 

Card size - 8.5 in x 5.5 in
Cardstock - Neenah classic crest solar white; Recollection Kraft;
Stamps- Clear Dollar Stamps Home Sweet Hive;Viva Las Vegastamps; Kitchen Sink Stamps Whole Family
Ink - Memento Rich Cocoa, Canteloupe, Bamboo Leaves; Versamark
Color - Copics
Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder; Spellbinders Oval dies

Monday, November 18, 2013

Stay Strong!

So I needed to send my eldest some snail mail just because and this is what I came up with.

Hope it conveys to stay strong with such a hard course load.  We always knew this year was going to be tough. Everything we have read about engineering talks about how tough the 2nd and 3rd years are. It is so hard being a a parent sometimes when you just want to make it better.


Card size - 5.5 in x 4.25 in
Cardstock - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Smooth
Stamps - Hero Arts Formula Fun; Stampendous School for Changito
Ink - Memento tuxedo black, Bahama Blue; 
Color - Copics
Accessories - Dimensional tape