Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny Hideout UStamp inspired

This is my take for the Bunny Hideout project of Lynn Pratt at UStamp. I wanted a bright box for spring, so I used taken with teal, and decorated it using whisper white and certainly celery. I didn't have all the punches for the bunny, so I did some freehand cutting for some parts. I am making at least 5 boxes of chocolates to give away as treats for Sunday. Hope I finish these in time. I have added a door which hides the basket of carrots form the bunny (a twist of the bunny hideout). Check out my next post, my other box, another Ustamp inspired one by Natasha Zandbergen. Thanks for looking and happy crafting!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

JAI10 post it cover

I have been learning some vintage this week, thanks to Swap Sisters, they have inspired me to do something new, and I just loved it. For this week's challenge, I thought of using this technique in this week's colour combo. I have used the new Vintage Vogue (set, coming out this Aptil 1) and the Summer set from the past spring mini catty. The SU cutter was very handy in roughening up the edges, and the sponging also helped.

Hope you like what I came up with. Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

UStamp Master plan challenge

I haven't done a scrapbook page in ages. I am glad that the challenge at UStamp motivated me to get back to it again. I have recorded a special occasion marking my stepfather's 80th birthday. It was a great time to come together as a family.
Cardstock: cameo coral, baja breeze, black, brocade blue, whisper white
Stamp: always friends (retired from the spring mini)
Accessories: 2 way glue, SU hardware bards, white gel pen, boho punch scallop edge and punch
non SU: title (stamp)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

JAI7 Spinning card

For the JAI challenge, I thought to myself that after doing this project, anything that's IMPOSSIBLE could be POSSIBLE with perseverance and creative thinking. My niece is having her 4th birthday soon, so I thought that this challenge could be good to give her. I only used that prescribed colours with cardstock, but no ink (except for so saffron) as I am not a bold fan. Luckily, the pastels are a big help for this challenge which I used on the girl. I like cards with movement so I made a spinning birthday card that shows the 4 colours when you turn the wheel each time. I embossed the party hats, the gift, and the cupcake on the inside card.

I just made the inside simple, but still clear embossed it and added dimension to it for greater effect.
Stamps: Party hearty, Vintage labels (happy birthdy), Kids at play (retired).

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sponged March calendar

I tend to forget birthdays, and to help me get organised, I decided to make a calendar which will help me remember those important dates. I have been experimenting with sponging and masking and using different tones of colours to create the background. I don't normally use purple, but now am convinced that any colour will do, just depends on the colour combo used. I was a bit lazy changing my post it mask and used the same tear to layer the horizon. I think it still created a nice background. Lovely as a Tree still is my favourite, and this time, I embossed it the clear EP, and am surprised with the textured effect.
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Exploding box of Goodies

Thanks Paula for introducing this box, i had fun making it this afternoon, hope this is the start to keep my mojo going. I have decided to use the good neighbours stamp set as I really love this set from the SAB. I also complimented it with the Kids at play (retired) set as I thought of kids on the tree or hiding at the back of the hedge using the green strip of paper. I used mainly markers to add colour to the house, and used the sentiment Happy Birthday from the Vintage Labels set (anothe SAB). To decorate the top of my box, I just used the tree stamp without the trunk from the Good Neighbours set as well.