Thursday, September 29, 2011

GBCE Athlone 2011 30th Sept 1st & 2nd Oct - an update

 Just to let everyone know about this fantastic event happening in next few weeks, its going to be a fantastic weekend!!
Click on the blog post heading for a link or here to be taken to the GBCE blog.
Classes and booking should open in the next few days on the new An Siopa Bui Website, so keep a look out.
update - 31st Aug 2011 - Booking for the event is now open, and I will be doing a Penny Black themed Christmas card class .........lots of sparkle... :)

Saturday, September 17, 2011

some more makes

 a few more bits to show you in today's post, first of which are some 2 - 5 - 7 - 10 favour boxes, done in a butterfly theme.. the original tutorial you can find HERE.

these boxes are really easy to put together and lend themselves to decorating for all seasons, so I am sure I will be making more of them.. 
here are some closeup photos, and I used the nestabilities beyond the edge technique on them too..


next is a wedding card made with last year's Lily of the Valley Wedding / Occasions release..
you can find the stamp here, and the punch used is an EK success one. the partial cuttlebug embossing was done with a hallmark / country companions embossing folder I think it was (a recent release from last few months)

here are some closeups to show the embossing

and the Marianne Creatables leaf / branch die.

 my last one to share is a baby card made with a Funky Kits' Sugar Nellie Stamp called Pringle.. so cute for children's birthdays or baby birthdays even...


the lettering on this one is cut out using a Quickutz alphabet called moxie - the first alphabet dies I ever bought about 5 yrs ago!! that seems like ages now (!!)

and another closeup to show the nestabilites beyond the edge.

Monday, September 12, 2011

First Di's Digi Challenge Blog DT card

Just a quick post to show a card made with one of Di's Digi Downloads which you can find here, and to announce the start of Di's new Challenge blog

The first challenge runs for two weeks and the theme is ANYTHING GOES, so pop over and play along!
So here are the bits I used and the promarker colours:
Martha Stewart punch for green border
EK Success Deep Edge Swiss Cheese punch
Cuttlebug wood grain embossing folder
Computer generated sentiment
Nestabilities labels dies
card candy
Ivory, Satin, Sandstone, Tan, Caramel, Cinnamon
Khaki, Marsh Green, Olive Green
Soft Green, Lush Green, Emerald, Pine
Blush, Saffron, Gold
Satin, Ginger, Spice, Burnt Orange
Satin, Ruby, Crimson, Burgundy
Warm Grey 1, Warm Grey 2, Warm Grey 3, Warm Grey 4

    that's all for today, hope my fellow bloggers enter the challenge!!

    Friday, September 9, 2011

    Another LOTV Lilac floral girly card

    I just love this stamp since I got it from Lili of the Valley, and I have made a similar more simple card than the one in this post before in previous post, but this one is more fancy and for a special person!!

    Wild Orchid flowers and EK success punched leaves decorate this one

    the writing is cut from funky foam and with the cuttlebug Hippie Chick alphabet (quite large so good for short names on cards or large cards / scrap LO's)

    and another closeup of the flowers...

    Wednesday, September 7, 2011

    Making it With Meslyn Challenge and new DT members!

    Today I am sharing an 'unusual' card - ok its got all the punching and stickles I could fit on it (you know me!) but it isnt a birthday card, it doesnt have a sentiment and its just a blue and white swirly glittery dolphin one for any occasion and especially for someone who loves dolphins!!

    the stamp used is from Creative Expressions and is called OASIS696E. I found it on ebay if I remember correctly and have used it before.. ages ago.  
    The image is very detailed, so only light colouring with twinkling H2O's was what it needed and then dolphins shine too, which you can see in the photo below which I took at an angle

    and another image of the embossing and glittered edges and colouring below:

    PS the flourish / swirly blue bits are from a quickutz 12'' flourish die, and I will be back with the promised LOTV card in the next couple of days..

    Please hop over the the Making it With Meslyn Challenge blog to welcome all the new DT members and take part in the challenge too which runs until the end of the month - click on the post title and you will be redirected to the challenge and the challenge blog.

    Sunday, September 4, 2011

    a mixed bag..

    .. bit of an odd bunch of cards to share with you.. realised that I had not posted a couple so they're all in the one post!
    the first card is using a Stampavie stamp from Lelo Design and some paper piercing - after piercing the corners I also pierced holes where the stamp image had 'dots' and also in the sentiment - this little dragon was busy with his teeth!!

    Coloured with the following promarkers in this order:
    • Blender, Orchid, Amethyst, Purple, tiny bit of plum for depth
    • blender, Meaow green, Leaf Geen, Grass, Emerald
    • Berry Red, Blender

      the sentiment on the dragon card is from LOTV set called Dreamy Days found here.

    the next card is coloured with twinkling H2O's, and the image is from the Doodle Pantry and is called Ducky Duck found here

    the punch is a Martha Stewart one, and the papers are from Cuddly Buddly but I cant find it on their site.. have to go back and search but it was rainy days or something similar (they have loads of downloadable papers!!)

    the last card is a Forever Friends congrats card, where I used Partial Cuttlebug embossing and the stars folder, and coloured with the following promarkers in this order:
    • Ears - Cocktail Pink and pale pink
    • Teddy - Ivory, sandstone and caramel
    • Bottle -  Blender, Vanilla, Saffron and Gold and Blender, Emerald, Lush Green, Pine and Holly
    thats all for today, as I have a good few things to do, but will be back with more to post in next day or so, and it will include another Lili of the Valley Feminine card