Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Thanks much , Rachel , for your lovely words !
Er ,no I don't do die cutting yet nor hand cutting for that matter . Still resisting the "impulse" to join the die cutting machine wagon - my instincts now tell me I oughta go with a machine like the Cuttlebug - ' cos I love the idea that you can cut ( & a lot of different type materials , not just paper ) & emboss ...however I do not love the idea that alpha dies cost way too much per set - even if we're disciplined enough to buy them when they are half priced ! So I am thinking now that the latest Quickutz Digital cutter - Silhouette may have to be acquired ( but it only cuts paper & no embossing ) if for the love of alphas ( we can cut true type fonts ! ) & one other machine like the Cuttlebug or QK Revolution for the cutting & embossing abilities . I'm still sitting on this idea for now .... lol ....
I'm thinking I'd rather acquire some new clear Alpha( sooo many wonderful brands out there ) & other patterned stamps & a heat gun to emboss anywhere & everywhere if it so strikes my fancy - I think that would cost way less & yet be a lot of fun ! Just like I'm sitting on the fence on acquiring a DSLR to take better people pics ! lol - I think I would need to read a few books on the technical aspects of photography more before I run out & acquire these gadgets ( even if they seem like gotta haves ! ) Just my own thoughts ....would still love to hear others' on these ....
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The challenge this week is to make something small and tiny.It can be a lo, a card, an atc…whatever you choose to make is fine, as long as it is tiny.Size is not the only requirement for this weeks dare… you are only allowed to use 1 colour only. It can be different shades of the same colour, light or dark…but use just 1 colour only. Of course the photo can be any colour you want.
well hard to pass up on the chance to make more monogram cards ! lol
Made these with Mother's Day in mind altho' I havent added any sentiments as I would like to get hold of some Mother's Day sentiments - rub ons if I come across them later on - never made Mother's Day cards before .
I haven't also decided if I would use them as Monogram cards per se ...
Trying out the latest BG Perhaps ( bought by mistake - I was thinking they were the Phoebe collection - love that best - can't say I'm terrbly excited about the latest BG papers )
Not wanting to cover up a lot of the design I simply added Prima Say it With Crystals to it .
I'm not very good at handling these patterned blings I have to say ! they all went awry !
M Monogram is Tinkering Ink .This card is making use of the remaining DCWV paper that I had cut up for the other DCM 20/20 vision card
Tag is BG Phoebe
M monogram - Tinkering ink
CS is DCWV
Monday, February 26, 2007
& So Inspired by sketch no 3 & cards over at
Right smack in the middle of our Chinese New Year festive season here - adding on to the joy of the season ! lol
Thursday, February 22, 2007
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
I'm daring you to make a card that has to have more than one fold -
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Now, for our extra little dare this week we thought it would be fun to step back in time and make a card inspired by a particular decade - so we'd like you to think "the 70s" - remember all that brown and orange wallpaper? Flower Power? Hippy Chicks through to the beginnings of Punk Rock?
Definitely my best crafting year in history ! 2007 !
Wahoo wowie ! Fancy winning a RAK from the fantabulous Carole Janson of 3Dimensional Me fame ! lol - thank you sooooooooo much , Carole! A girl can never have enough stash ,what can I say !
This side of the Asia Pacific, she sure is one tour de force of dimensional , textured work for me ! Love her use of colour & glitter as well !
& always breathtaking.....you must see to believe .... lol
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Whether the weather be fine
Or whether the weather be not
Whether the weather be cold
Or whether the weather be hot
We'll weather the weather
Whatever the weather
Whether we like it or not.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Our dare is 'On the cards' - we challenge you to make a scrapbook page that is also a card, any size you like as long as it will fit in one of your albums - we have made ours to give as valentines cards, but you can chose another theme if you wish.
I wanted a large format to keep in the album .
Celebrating my little ( often funny ) Valentines with this one .