Shout out…

Just a quick shout out for my lovely friend and upline Deb Fearns who recently had some cards published in the Australian Cardmaking Stamping and Papercraft Magazine.  The magazines are still available in your local newsagent (in Australia) so why not pop out and grab yourself a copy.  Deb’s fabulous cards are on Page 12 and also featured on the front cover.  Congratulations Deb!


You can see more of Deb’s work on her blog.

Happy Stamping!
Chris

Time to share…..

My computer was out of action for such a long time that I have quite a few photos here of things to share with you, so I will post up a few now, and perhaps some more in another post tomorrow.

This is a really pretty project I made using the Envelope Punch Board – I’m not sure what you would call it, an Envelope Card perhaps…..


Anyway, it’s just making the envelope and then putting a flat piece of stamped cardstock into the centre, then making a belly band to go around to hold the envelope part closed.

I have used the Gingham Garden papers, the Mixed Bunch and  Morning Meadow (Hostess set) stamp sets.
I love how bright and cheery this card is, especially now that the cooler Autumn weather has arrived here.  Still, it’s a good excuse to stay out of the chilly wind and do some crafting!

I am entering this card in this week’s challenge at The Paper Players – they are looking for a clean and simple card celebrating spring!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Freshly Made Sketches #127

Another cool sketch again this week at Freshly Made Sketches…….

I thought this one would be great for a masculine card, and since I haven’t played much with the Harvest Blessings stamp set, I decided this would be the perfect opportunity.


My background paper comes from the Soho Subway DSP and I only noticed after the card was complete that there is a little blob of blue at the bottom.  No, not an ink blog, it is definitely part of the paper, I just didn’t quite manage to get the paper cut so that it was off the edge.  I’m not sure if my faux stitching around the edge hides the blob, or actually highlights it, but never mind!
The tractor from Harvest Blessings is stamped in Pumpkin Pie, the flag in Early Espresso run through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder and then sanded to get that lovely effect with the Coordinations cardstock, and I have used a retired paperclip with a knot of twine at the top.  Nice and simple!
Make sure you check out all the talent at Freshly Made Sketches!
Happy Stamping!
Chris

Freshly Made Sketch #126

Yes I am still here….. I have had a few other things to deal with recently with all of us in our household coming down with the dreaded cold bug that is around in Canberra at present.  We are all on the mend, and getting back to “normal” – not sure that “normal” really describes our familyin any way……
I think my computer also came down with it, I had to take it to the doctor to get it fixed too.
Anyway, yes I have done some stamping! Yay…. :)
I love this week’s card sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, and just had to have a go.

I have used the gorgeous Watercolour Wonder papers along with the Springtime Hello stamp set.  Lots of layers in this one, and of course some faux stitching as a finishing touch.  I just love the different angles of the layers in this sketch, they really create some interesting lines. The card may look crooked in this photo, but it’s not…. not really :)
What do you think?  I enjoyed using some different colours for this card, yellows and oranges are not colours I use a lot, but I felt like something bright and cheerful!
Happy Canberra Day for those of us in the nation’s capital, it has been a glorious autumn day, but definitely feels like summer is still here.
Until next time, Happy Stamping!
Chris

It’s been a while….

I didn’t run away, but have had some issues with my computer which has made it really difficult to post here.  So I do apologise for the break in sharing my creations.  Don’t alarmed though, that doesn’t mean I haven’t been creating :) it just means I have lots of blogging to catch up on.
Here is a set of cards I made recently with a stamp set that I have just got, the Giggle Greetings set.  I have kept the cards simple so that the image and greetings are the main focus.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I enjoyed making this set,  sometimes simple is good :)  but I think I am feeling the need to get into some vintage / shabby style creations, but I still lots of other things to share with you first. :)
In the meantime, happy stamping!
Chris

Very quick post today, just to send out details about next week’s stamp-a-stack……

 

We will make 6 cards using the Timeless Talk stamp set.
Wed 12th Feb at 7.30pm at my place.  Please bring your own adhesives and envelopes are not provided.  Cost is $18 per person.
Places are limited, please contact me to book your place by email.

Back soon with some new creations!
Happy stamping!
Chris

Wetlands Sympathy Card

It’s never easy having to come up with a quick Sympathy card, so I went looking for inspiration on Pinterest…. lots of inspiration on Pinterest for all sorts of things!
I liked the idea of the watercoloured background and the simplicity of the card, but as usual I have made my own modifications.

I have used a sheet of watercolour paper and the Aqua painter to colour the background over the stamped image from the Wetlands stamp set, which was stamped, along with the greeting, in black Stazon ink.  Pretty simple really, just use lots of water, and keep on adding ink and blending until you are happy.

Happy stamping!
Chris