Tuesday, 4 December 2012

You had me at Hello entry for StuckOnUSketches November Sketch challenge

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to share a scrapbook layout of my granddaughter Claire.  I am posting it for the StuckOnUSketches November Sketch Challenge here:  http://stuckonusketches.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/november-23-2012-sketch-challenge-and.html
The paper I used is My Little Shoebox Garden Party - Easy Breezy and Buttercup.
List of supplies:
My Little Shoebox Papers
Die-namics Ring Me dies and stamp set (love these coordinating dies and stamp sets)
Cheery Lynn Designs Borders, Flourishes & Edgers Dies #B181 Build a Flower #1
Spellbinders Rose Creations dies
Spellbinders Nestabilities Resplendent Rectangles
Tim Holtz Alterations on the edge die "Doily"
A free bird svg file that I cut on my cricut (not sure where it came from)
Glossy Accents
bugle beads
20 gauge wire
Tim Holtz distress inks
Chalk inks

All of my flowers are hand made using the Rose Creations die, the Build a Flower #1 Die, and a fiskars tiny 6 petal flower punch.
Thank you for looking!  

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Happy Birthday Card For Mom

This is a Birthday card that I made for my mother for her birthday in December.  I was inspired by the beautiful card that Aly Dosdal Designed here:  http://scrapbookandcardstodaymag.typepad.com/scrapbook_cards_today_blo/2012/09/chevron-tutorial-with-aly-dosdalland-one-more.html 
She also includes a pdf file for the paper bow that you can download.

The card base is approximately 5 1/4 by 7 7/8".  The papers that I used were from DCWV "The Linen Closet Stack".  I also used My Minds Eye Hazel "Special" Dotty Damask Paper because the paper from the Linen Closet Stack is not double sided and I needed a doubled sided paper for the Chevron Design.  I also used a scrap of beige ribbon on the card.

The label is from Die-namics called Polka Dot Greetings - it includes the label die and three different stamps that stamp a pattern on the die cut and 3 different greetings.  I love their die/stamp sets.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.  Happy creating!

Two additional Xmas Cards for my friends and Family 2012

Hi Everyone,
Just adding more Xmas cards that I made to mail out this year.  I started out making the Xmas card for everyone that I have posted below with the Sleigh but I needed to make 26 and I got tired of piecing the sleigh together after card number 7!  So I decided to make another card that would not be so involved for the rest of them.

I took white bazzil cardstock and embossed it with a snowflake design but I used my brayer and rolled beige and green chalk ink on the debossed side of the embossing folder so that when it embossed the design, the snowflakes would remain white.  I used a chipboard frame on both cards and placed a Collections Elements scrolled label with a small piece of cheesecloth behind it on top of the chipboard label.  I stamped the word Joy on the label.  The snowflakes were cut using my Cricut personal die cutter and a Penny Duncan free svg cut file.  I cut two different styles of snowflakes out of thin chipboard, painted them with white acrylic paint and then painted glue over the top and added fine white glitter to them and then touched white paint to the edges and added a rhinestone in the middle.

To finish them off, I added a white satin bow and some rick rack trim across the bottom.  

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Anything goes Challenge at Cardz TV & Crafts & Me

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to post a Birthday Card that I made for my son's birthday this Oct 31st and this years Xmas Card.  I am entering it into the CARDSTV "Anything Goes" challenge and the Crafts & Me Anything goes challenge.  Here is the challenge rules for Cards TV: Challenge#118 Use your Cricut to make a card, Layout or craft project using any cartridge(s), any theme and any colors you'd like.  My son's birthday is on Halloween so I used a halloween theme and this is the Xmas card that I am sending out this year for Xmas.  The challenge at Crafts and Me is Challenge#105.

Products used:
For the Halloween Birthday Card:
Paper Doll Dress Up Cricut Cartidge
Free Printable Halloween Papers from here:  http://www.sherykdesigns-blog.com/2011/08/free-scrapbooking-digital-papers.html
Puzzle piece shapes I bought from the Dollar store here and covered with some of the printed paper
Die-Namics Die and Stamp Set called "Polka Dot Greetings"
Free Spider Web border SVG Cut File from Penny Duncan
Orange Bazzil Cardstock
Orange with Black Polka Dot Ribbon
And Various Tim Holtz Distress Inks to distress the edges of the diecuts.

For the Xmas Card:
A Quilted Christmas Cricut Cartridge that I won in the Xmas in July Challenge on Scrappy Go Lucky blog
George and Basic Shapes Cartridge to cut squares for the frame
Snowflake Embossing folder (this has no name on it so not sure where it is from)
Burgundy Check Ribbon
Burgundy Bazzil Cardstock
White Embossing Powder
Happy Holiday Stamp from Katie & Co
VersaMark ink pad
Snowflake stamp (Not sure where this is from - it doesn't have the name on it any longer)

That's it.  Thank you for looking!

Saturday, 22 September 2012

You Are So Beautiful

This is another scrapbook page of my granddaughter Suri taken on her 2nd birthday.  The paper collection I used was from Kaisercraft the Dancing Jewel Collection - this paper is double sided called Quartz.  I used both sides.  I love the colours in this paper.  I started out on the background paper by using a 12X12 template (stencil) by The Crafter's workshop called Flutterby.  I used texture paste to put the butterfly design on the right side of the paper.  The texture paste is somewhat transparent when it dries so you can still see the paper design through the butterflies.  I then used a free svg cut file called "Gothic Gate" that I got from svgcuts.com and I painted the base of it plum and after that dried I painted crackle medium on it and let dry, then painted cream on top and you can slightly see the plum colour through the cracks in the paint.  I designed the svg cut files for my fuchsia flowers and the svg cut of my granddaughter Suri.  I put the paper doll behind the wheelbarrow to make it look like she is sitting in the wheelbarrow.  The wheelbarrow was stamped with "Stamps Happen, Inc." stamp #60024 wheelbarrow and then I cut it out and added some handmade flowers to it.  The "You are Beautiful" label is from a die cut and stamp set by Die-namics called Polka Dot Greetings.  I really love the De-namics sets because you get several mix and match stamps that can be used on the die cut made from the die that comes with the stamps.

Friday, 14 September 2012

My Best Friend and My #1 Inspiration

This is a scrapbook layout of Tim Holtz and my best friend.  Tim Holtz had come to Australia in June and had attended the Scrapbook and Paper Expo doing demonstrations and promoting new products.  He is my #1 inspiration and I was able to talk to him and get his autograph on my craft apron.  When he left Australia, one of his stops was Severn, MD and my best friend volunteered to work the night he was there.  She told him that I had met him in Brisbane and that I said HI! so he took this photo with her and the sign says "Hey Debbie, remember me?  I love it!  It was a scrapbook layout waiting to happen!
Cratepaper Random Collection Vintage for the fussy cut flowers.  
Grace Taylor Vintage Elegance Paper Pack for the base page  
AG124paper by Anna Griffin 
RMSCB306 Rosebud by Abby Simone Designs  
Tim Holtz Antique Linen, Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Fired Brick.  
EK Success Corner Punch
Tim Holtz Como15 Paris Stamp
Tim Holtz Como 23 Optimist
Hero Arts Stamp Set AC007 - Past Times
Texture paste for the chicken wire design top left
Glossy Accents by Ranger
Beads and bead findings
Cricut cut file for Tag
Bird, birdcage SVG cut file from birdscards.com

Thanks for Looking!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

This is a scrapbook layout of my son at his graduation from college.  I used My minds Eye Hazel "Fancy" lots of dots paper (using the design by Ali Dosdall that I saw at the following link for the chevron design:  http://scrapbookandcardstodaymag.typepad.com/scrapbook_cards_today_blo/2012/09/chevron-tutorial-with-aly-dosdalland-one-more.html
She made the most beautiful card with the chevron design and she shares how she made it.  I used  Crate Paper Random Collection "Modern", "Graphic" and "Denim" papers.  I used Tim Holtz rosette die cut for the rosettes.  I used sizzix die for the book, and "Graphically Speaking" Cricut cartridge for the rolodex card that I used as a photo "Frame".  You can see a video on my youtube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/user/horsewhisprr

Sunday, 26 August 2012

You are Loved Beyond Measure

This is a scrapbook Layout of my granddaughter Gabby.  My Minds Eye Paper Collection "Life Stories", Kaisercraft  Paper collection Sweet Nothings - Falling for you.  Sparrow SVG cut file from ebate.com , Gothic Gate from SVGcuts.com, vines SVG cut file from Penny Duncan, video on how to make the flowers by charliejones2686 on youtube.  I used Tim Holtz Bird Branch Die, Tattered Florals die, distress ink colors: antique linen, vintage photo, fired brick, tattered rose, pine needles, chrushed olive.  The small flowers from Fiskars small daisy punch, cheesecloth, hat pin I made with glass and silver beads.  Close up photos on my blog:  dkjones-fledlingartist.blogspot.com.  I also have some svg cut files for sale in my zibbet store:  SVGDesignerCuts.  Thanks for watching - please like my video.  Thank you!

Friday, 24 August 2012

Hi Everyone, another card that I made for my son who graduated from college.  The supplies I used: Black Cardstock, My Minds Eye Everyday Fun "Admit One" paper, My Minds Eye Everyday Fun "Streamers Paper"  I cut the tickets with a sizzix die, I cut the two clock faces with QuicKutz Clock die, I stamped the image with Tim Holtz Components Collection "Como 23 Optimist" stamp.  The Butterflies were also cut with a sizzix die and edged with Tim Holtz Black Soot distress ink.  I used glossy accents on the birds on the wire at the top of the stamp image and on the number 13 and distressed some cheesecloth with antique linen distress ink and put it behind my sentiment.  

Tim Holtz message to Me

Hi Everyone,
I just had to share this photo with you.  I Met Tim Holtz at the Scrapbook and Paper Expo in Brisbane Australia in June and a friend of mine (featured with him in this photo) was lucky enough to meet him at some classes near her home in Severn, Maryland and I asked her to tell him that he met me in Brisbane and that he talked to me and signed my craft apron for me - this was his response!  I just love it!!!!  This will have to be my next scrapbook page!  Thank you Tim for being so sweet.  You are my biggest inspiration!

Saturday, 21 July 2012

Christmas in July Challenge at Scrappy-go-Lucky

Hi Everyone,
I am entering this card in a challenge at  http://blog.scrappy-go-lucky.com.au/  and the challenge was for Christmas in July celebration.  You were to create a card with your cricut machine and you had to use something on the card that you wouldn't normally see on a xmas card.

I had been speaking on facebook recently with a friend that I made while on a trip in Morocco in June and we talked about our Camel ride and that was my inspiration for this card.

The camel and reindeer antlers was cut from the Paper doll dress up cartridge and the ovals were cut from George and basic shapes.  The scallop was cut using a free svg file I got from a search on the internet a while back from Cafe expressions.  Believe it or not, I even pieced together the string of lights woven through his antlers using tiny ovals and rectangles that I welded together for the base and then just using the ovals I cut them in different colors.  I cut double for each light and glued a piece of heavy uphostery thread in the center.

My little camel is dressed up as a reindeer and has a string of lights and a wreath to celebrate the season!  I cut an oval of cardstock in green and cut a smaller oval out of the center for the wreath.  Using the stamp set "Floral Wreath SFL 34011 (which I believe is from www.rubberstamptapestry.com but I purchased it at my local store here near me in Aspley - they no longer have a physical store - only an online store.)  I stamped all of the images in different colors and fussy cut them out and then glued them randomly to my wreath.  I then added glitter glue to the lights and some of the flowers on the wreath.

The paper set is from Reminisce - it was a xmas paper I got several years ago and had some leftover.  One paper was called St Nick's sweater - not sure what the other was called because it was a scrap and the edge was cut off.

I would love to win the challenge because I would love to have the cricut xmas cartridge that is the prize!  Thank you everyone for looking!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Scrapbook Page for My desk

 This is a "Scrapbook Page" for my desk.  I made all of the flowers and leaves, the bead sprays and the stick pin.  The frame was a plain wooden frame stained brown so I sanded it and painted it pale rose then put a crackle medium on it and then painted white over that.  I then tore pieces out of the top layer of a paper napkin and decoupaged them to the frame.

Friday, 13 July 2012

"Mr & Mrs" Wedding Card

Hi Everyone, just wanted to share a card I made for my cousin's wedding.  The supplies:
Free SVG Bride and Groom from adamsacres.com
Cricut diecutter
Free scalloped circle SVG (don't remember where I got this one)
George Basic Shapes cartridge for the white circle
Swiss dots embossing folder for the white circle
Tim Holtz distress inks (I inked all of the pieces before I adhered them to the background shadow piece)
Filigree label
A foiled black/white/silver paper (from scraps I had - not sure what paper line)
Martha Stewarts fine glitter (the brides dress overlay is covered in white glitter)
White and black grossgrain ribbon
White and black cardstock
Flower bouquet made out of "confetti" I made with my 1/7" hole punch and glued to tiny circles
leaves cut with a sizzlit die 
Thanks for looking!

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to share a card that I made for my cousins wedding.  I don't remember what pack the paper came from, it was a scrap leftover from another project a while ago but the card base is white with a black mat and then the foiled black and silver and white patterned paper.  Then I cut a black scalloped circle about 3 1/2" and a white circle about 2 3/4".  I ran the white circle through my cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder.  The Bride and Groom are free cutfiles I found on adamsacres.com.  I cut the shadow in black and then cut the other pieces in different colors on my Cricut.  I highlighted the black tuxedo pieces with white ink, covered the white dress overlay with a thin layer of glue and sprinkled fine white glitter on it and inked the body pieces with antique linen (Tim Holtz), the Brides hair with a dark gold ink, and the grooms hair with vintage photo (Tim Holtz).  I then cut 3 small circles as a base and then using my 1/8" hole punch I punched out "confetti" in different colors and glued to the circles for the bouquet.  The small leaves are from a sizzlits die that I have had for ages.  I glued on white pearlescent seed bead on her ear and strung 4 more on thread and glued at the back of the neck.  The sentiment is mounted on a filligree label - these were printed on white on a sheet of cardstock.  I got them at a class I took and I scanned the label page and print them on cardstock and use them frequently on my cards.  I printed the Mr and Mrs on my computer using white cardstock, glued the label to black cardstock and then cut around the label leaving about a 1/4" border of black.  I cut slits on both sides of the swiss dot circle and threaded grossgrain white/black ribbon through it and tied a knot.  The only things I put on pop dots were the Bride and groom and the label.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Feel the Rush Scrapbook Page Layout

Feel The Rush!  Class with Jane Tregenza - owner of seriously scrapbooking using Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers from Graphic 45 and Imaginarium Designs chipboard.  Here is a link to the video:  Feel The Rush   I haven't added a photo yet as I want to put a picture of my husband riding his motorcycle and I don't have the perfect picture yet.

Patchwork Pieces Wall Art

Patchwork Pieces - Class with Jane Tragenza - Graphic 45 Papers Olde Curiosity Shoppe and Imaginarium Chipboard - here is a link to my video showing this wall art:  Patchwork Pieces Wall Art

You 3 are my favorite Memory Page layout and Cards

Class taken at the Brisbane Convention Centre with Cathy Cafun.  Paper collection used:  Kaisercraft Lush Collection - Lotus, Kaisercraft Lush Collection - Soprano and Prima Pixie Glen -Dartmoor, Tim holtz dress form die cut.  The rest of the products came from Craftqueen.  Here is a link to the video I made of the Scrapbook page and then the cards (her design - with a few of my own embellishments added in) made with the leftover paper.  You 3 are my most favorite Memory

Just Me at 23

This is a photo of a Letterpress tray that I made in another class at the Expo.  The Instructor was Julie Van Oosten using Collections papers and chipboard and Craft Queen trims.  I did not get this one on video before I sent it to my son - I made it for him for his birthday and since I was sending him a package of things that I got for he and his family from our trip to Italy and Morocco, I included it in the package so didn't get a chance to video it.

Antique Cards

This is another class that I took - Antique Gift Card set with Julie Van Oosten  using the Creative Folder, Papers from the Artists Collections and Antique Rose Extra Pack, Chipboard Plaques, Elegant Labels & Ornamental Sheets, Tissue paper, (she got them from www.collectionselements.com - wholesale only) but you can browse.  Here is a link to my video showing a little more detail.  I also am adding a card that I made using the same design style and some of the leftover paper.  It is a congratulations card to my step son for graduating his masters program with honors.
Antique gift card set

Pretty Paper Craft Cards and Scrapbook Pg with Leftovers

This was a class that I had taken at the Brisbane Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo - I had told the teacher that I would never have chosen the paper but it made some beautiful cards.  I'll be more open when looking at paper now.   The first 3 cards were Jane Clark's (the instructor's) designs - the last two cards and the scrapbook page I designed with the leftover papers and die cuts.  Here is a link to the video with a little more information:    Pretty Paper craft cards and Layout