Saturday, 21 July 2012

Christmas in July Challenge at Scrappy-go-Lucky

Hi Everyone,
I am entering this card in a challenge at  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 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
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  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 - 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