Thursday, 20 May 2010

An Siopa Bui Class News with sneak peeks

My next An Siopa Bui class in now only just over a week away and I'll be busy with my class kits next week. Kerry has really set me a challenge and I'm cramming in 5 totally unque and new projects in over the course of the whole day.
Sunday 30th May starts 10.30am and we'll be there til it's done!
The day has 2 quite distinctive halves with the morning session being dominated with Tim Holtz distress inks - I love, love, love Rusty Hinge from the new range but there will be a choice of colours for you to find your favourite.
The morning kicks off with a 6 inch square clock. Richard made the blanks for these and I have to say, made a super spanking job of them - they have a lovely bevelled edge and the clock is well set into the square ( I couldn't get it apart for love nor money!). Super smooth surface takes the ink really well and you can the layer the colour up and then overstamp like a dream. Adorned with Sizzix die cuts using more distress and smooch it up with some spray inks and of course there's some pearls and flowers, there's always flowers ..... and a bit of embossing - and oodles of creative freedom to make your own thing.... then we "flow" into an inky distress card with more die cuts, more ink and flowers with yummy Tim Holtz adages.
At this point you might be thirsty - so there might be time for tea and a biccy, just one mind....
While we have the ink out we'll lash into the new sixxiz cut and score dies - I can't wait to see this one - a nifty ATC/business card holder and cut from chipboard with clear embossing means it will be strong enough to cope with the rigours of handbag life!
Do you want your lunch now? Ok - go on, be quick.....
A different direction with a desktop box and 4 cute little cards then a really cute giftbox and card from the divinely lovely and cute Plush Pals dvd.
Now is that enough for you or are you staying for more.....

Monday, 17 May 2010

Bee Crafty - new challenge

Hurray Bee Crafty extended their challenge or I'd have missed the deadline - I made the stuff but never found time to post it.
I've used the oh so nifty plush pals dvd and my fave editing option Publisher to customise my box top and make the little t shirt transfer thingies (my vocabulary is shot today - what's the word I want?).
As well as being packed with ready to print cards, decoupage and projects there is also a folder containing the files in jpeg and png format, so the options are truly endless.
The T-shirt transfers are a really cute and cheap way to customise baby and kids gifts - I cut mine down to A5 size which then easily fits 2 fairly large motifs - yay, that's the word! So at €7.99 for 10 A4 sheets, that's a lot of customising for not a lot of dosh.
The box top is simply printed and then I decoupaged some of the letters and added a bit of glmour dust for sparkle - the flower is from MME decoupage pad with distress inks to alter. There is room in the box for another little gift but I haven't made that yet, so watch this space for more soon!!!
A few more challenges for this little box and vest - ribbon challenge
RES Q challenge - my kiwi green cat!
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge Cut it out.

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Paperplay challenges - brown and ....

A quick post - I was distracting myself from the fact that I need to sit and tie 160 bows..... so I did my Paperplay entry for this week with a digi background and then overlaid the Mami Doodles image. Matted onto gold and then a brown cardbase, with 3 heart pearl "danglies" using acetate strips and a piece of brown and aqua patterned ribbon across the bottom of the card. Super quick - so is it back to the bows? Hmmmm. No not tonight.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Just a quick Mami Doodles

Elisa's latest release is the super cute girl with balloons - I'm not sure if Elisa found time to christen her, so for purposes of my post I am going to call her Skye.... except she is quite grounded on my ca rd. The card and flower are all MME with some little rose ribbons to embellish. I coloured with promrkers with and cut her out nesties - I desperately need new cutting plates they are starting to leave marks on my card....breakfast but they just want to get involved, so 2 ruined invites and 3 spilled juice later I gave up....
I've a cute Plush Pals make to share when I get time and some cute tiny button cards - an siopa bui had a myriad of gorgeous buttons to choose from and thanks to dd trying to eat a block of Fimo soft, I am now getting to grips with this lovely clay - although my first efforts crumbled away, I made them too thin - so now it's chunky cakes and flowers. I need to find my pearl-ex so that I can add some sparkle to them. I'll let you have a peek at my efforts soon.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

New Mami Doodles "Love Tree"

I have 160 wedding invitations and a deadline of Sunday which are seriously eating up all my spare time. I even went to vist a friend for dinner with gold mats and names to mount on them, thankfully I can talk, eat and manage double sided tape at the same time and my friend is a good, understanding one!
I still sneaked a few minutes (ok an hour) to play with Elisa's new image love tree. I adore this image, it has to be my favourite so far - and it will be a great go to image for engagements, weddings and anniversaries. I added the digi circle and flowers myself - I'd love to learn more digi techniques, I find it saves time when using digi images to add some of your details before printing. I made a double sided white box with lid - I love double sided boxes, they have a much more professional finish to them and used polka navy card from an siopa bui, with hexagonal nesties and a big navy satin bow (although I then had a total forgetful moment and used squares and circles on the card! duh). Made a little 4 inch easel card all using DCWV metal stack and coloured the image with promarkers, finished with a bit of bling and scalloped DCWV metal stacks card again. So this is my Paperplay entry for this week.
tfl and I'll be back with a big post full of cards once I get the invitations finished....

Monday, 3 May 2010

Mami Doodles Best friends

These 2 little girls are best friends and perfect for this week's Res Q challenge, which wants "fancy folds". I coloured the image with promarkers and used a spring card as my base. Keeping up with my use stash resolution, the flowers are oddments layered together - the larger one is a red scalloped nestabilities circle, a Daisy D die cut and a Prima pearl centre, the second is Daisy D die cut with a button. And I added some Sizzix wedding foliage cut from green card.