Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Don't over think it Myrtle

This is what happens when you don't overthink it. 
Continuing along with the one layer idea I whipped the starfish number up in no time at all.  I just sponged over a cut out template with some glimmermist, took the template away and let it dry then stamped with brown versamark.  Tied some satin binding around the edge and voila!

This then lead to this which I love. 
Base card is Kraft.  Next layer is watercolor paper sprayed with glimmermist (the colors of which I have temporarily forgotten) then run through the big shot, sanded and with the scrap paper left over I stamped Darkroom Door Butterflies and the word Harmony in brown versamark (cos it just happened to be there) added a pin and Bobs your Uncle!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A card for Shirley

Well here you go, a one layer card, not very Australian but I think you all know where I'm coming from.  Christmas right? ....Rudolph the red nose??

Sunday, July 10, 2011

A card for Tracey

My niece Tracey has just turned 40!  I know I can't believe it myself.  She gave herself a rip roaring party with a theme of black, white, red and silver.  She had this amazing birthday cake which consisted of Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese icing and edible rose petals.  I tried to get a photo but I think I had too much to drink by this stage.  I will post it anyway along with the card I made for Tracey.  The photo of the card isn't great either but the background scrolls are embossed silver and the butterfly's are from Darkroom Door.  I have just bought this stamp and have already used it heaps.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Kindly Reminder

You'd think I'd get a sick of making these little guys wouldn't you??  But they're just so quick and I am not so inclined to be in the studio for too long on these cold cold days.  As I was cruisin some other blogs I came across someone who cruelly reminded me that it maybe time to start some Christmas cards! (you know who you are).  Don't get me wrong, I lurve Christmas, but you're talkin to someone here, that although I made some lovely cards last christmas, I just didn't get round to sending out any!!!!  Thanks for the reminder Shirley!  If I start now I should be finished in time to post by 24th Dec.  Meanwhile......

Monday, July 4, 2011

Tobie Me and the Good Food Show

 Chicken Prawn in a Thai Broth from Jill Dupleix
 Salmon & Wonton Stack from Jill Dupleix
Came home tired but happy.  What a wonderful day at the Good Food Show at Darling Harbour.  Yeah you can argue that it was expensive to get in but what with all the generous give aways it was worth it.  Got to see some great chefs in action and some great products tasted, and didn't have to buy lunch, great wine.  Best of all I got to snuggle up to Tobie!