22 October 2010

Sweet bear

There's a little story to go with this card.  When my hubby first started having lessons with his current piano teacher, it seemed that without fail, it would rain on the day that he had a lesson, and he would arrive dripping wet.  She still has fun telling the story.  For his most recent birthday she wanted a special card to give him, and so asked me to make one, preferably with a rainy theme.  We had fun with this sweet bear from Bugaboo, who's expression says it all!  Raining yet again!?!

Here are the specs:

  Image: Rainy Day Bears by Bugaboo stamps
  Colouring: Crayola & Prismacolors colouring pencils & baby oil 
  Embellishments: Flowers from my stash, thread, homemade copper dots.

I've submitted this to Bugaboo's Sweet challenge here.


21 October 2010

Fairies and Music

I made this card for my beautiful Aunt.

Here are the specs:
  Image: It came from the Dover Sampler for this book: http://store.doverpublications.com/0486996921.html.  
(I regularly receive an email from Dover Sampler, which has samples from books / CDs they sell.  The samples are only available for a limited time.  Check it out here.)
  Colouring: Crayola & Prismacolors colouring pencils & baby oil 
  Embellishments: The little roses I made myself, as I did the copper "dots" along the bottom.  I don't know what they are called, but the little bead things were purchased.

I'm submitting this to Bizzy Bec's October competition, which has a theme of Grunge.  I know this isn't really grungy looking, but I did distress the background papers quite a bit. 


17 October 2010

Beware of Dragons

I made this card for my friend's son, who is turning 10.

I was inspired by the card made by Cindy and shown here, for Dustin's design team sample:

And you can read more about the card on Cindy's blog:

And since we don't use "ketchup" here in Australia (it's "tomato sauce"), inside the wording is:
          "For you are crunchy, and taste good barbecued!"

I'm submitting this to the challenge at Doodle Dragon Studio Challenge Blog.  Hopefully I can sneak in - the due date is the 16th, and while it is now the 17th here, I think it's still the 16th there!


Here are the specs:
  Image: by Dustin Pike
  Colouring: Crayola colouring pencils & baby oil
  Paper: Kazazz (formally known as Crafty Kids)
  Sentiment: Computer generated
  Embellishment: taken from a pair of shorts my son can no longer wear.  It was the cover of a button, which I smashed flat!

13 October 2010


Recently I had to make cards for two 18 year olds.  One was for a girl from my work, and the other was made for a friend to give to her niece.

I'm quite happy with how they turned out.

Inspiration: I was inspired by a card my mum made, which was inspired by this card:
Stamp: http://rustypickledigis.blogspot.com/2009/10/girls-gotta-have-it.html
Punches: Sullivans shoe, Carl CP2 Ume

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