Saturday, 30 November 2013

Tilda Easel card

Hello there

I have been looking at these beautiful cards on Pinterest and have really struggled to get one to work for me at my desk...

I love them when I see them on line, but then when I try to put them together myself, they seem "too much" if you know what I mean?

I have gone rather bright with this one which is not anything like the ones I admire, but hey, it seemed to have a life of its own!

Here is how I put this together.
First I coloured her in, then I chose paper to match and found this cup cake paper which is YEARS old, then I found flowers to go with the cupcakes and inked up the die cuts to match the lot...This in itself took nearly the whole morning to go through my stash.  Not a bad thing as I am now reminded of all the stuff that lurks...

I cut the pink mat and drew round it on the back of the paper, cut out a square 1/8" in and mounted it on the mat to line up with where it was cut out.

Then I added all the bits and bobs I had gathered together and made the easel, mounted the card front and added the sentiment to anchor the easel.
This was so far out of my comfort zone it just isn't funny, but I learned a lot in the I need more flowers in my stash and next time I will chose my paper first and colour her accordingly!

Thanks for the visit

Please give me your opinion, crits and comments on  this card


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Whats on my workdesk Wednesday 234? Fake Phone

Hello fellow Desker
Welcome to my Desk over in Cape Town, South Africa, where the weather is winter one day and scorching summer the next...

Here is my desk in all its glory, full of new toys and cards I have just completed for this weeks orders.
It was my birthday a few weeks ago and I got a gift voucher for a local shopping centre where I recently spent an hour and a half perusing the stores...looking for that one thing I would never spend MY money on, but would dearly love.  I finally settled on the phone from TYPO...When is a phone not a phone dear desker?  When it is a light and a clock!  The handle is a light (and a bright LED one at that) and the dial is the clock.  It makes me smile every time I look at it.

Then there is the MS circle doily maker.  I have wanted one of theses since they came out at CHA...I got money from my Wednesday morning class of students and decided to get one of these and another punch.  Again, something I would not normally be able to afford.

These are such treats and I am really enjoying using them.

Here are the cards cluttering up my desk, fulfilling 2 of the 5 orders I have had for this week.
  I love the challenge of bespoke cards and it pays for my crafting addiction...
so that is my desk, please have your say, as I am off to find your desk  at Julia's place and do the same.


Wednesday, 20 November 2013

What's on my Workdesk Wednesday 233? Christmas stuff

Hello Fellow Desker!

Welcome to the beginnings of a Christmas village!  This is the prototype in cardstock and then I am going to build the rest in pretty paper.
I also have the die cuts from samples for my store lying in wait of inspiration as to what to do with them now that I have got them this far.  I did do a card with the wreath as seen below which is already in store...but the rest have to wait for me to find the time and the inclination...
So there we have my desk in all its chaotic glory!

See you at your desk if you have linked up with Julia on her new fancy pro designed blog!

Thanks for the visit


Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas isn't a Season, its a Feeling

I just love Tim Holtz's dies...they can be so dimensional.
From this angle you can see how the holly leaves lift up 
I used the negative shape left from the wreath die cut to ink the shadow onto the base card after I stamped it with Tim's wood grain stamp in coffee archival ink.

The wreath itself has pearl paint dabber on the tips and red stickles for the berries.

The sentiment is by Kaisercraft and is stamped in vermillion archival ink.

Thanks for the visit

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Cappuccino Anyone?

I have been given these cute little silicone cups to bake "cup"cakes in...
This takes Cupcakes to the next level!

I have a THING for cupcakes...always have and always will.
This was a gift from my scrapbook store business partner Alison...I guess she knows me well which is why we get on so fabulously.

Now I have turned them into little next favourite thing!

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Pinterest button

So I created this card for my Mom in Law who likes to sew.  I got this idea from Kezzys Craft Journey which I pinned to my Pinterest board.  Please pay her a visit to see the original inspiration for this card.

I am trying to get a Pin it button working on my blog...according to the preview available...It might be working!  Lets see...go on give it a try for me please and let me know!


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

What's on My Workdesk Wednesday 231? Tim Stencils

Hello fellow desker, sorry I was AWOL last week but it was my sons birthday on Thursday and somehow time ran away with me...

Welcome to my desk over in Cape Town, South Africa where you can see front and centre, the three latest stash acquisitions.

Apparently these are still not available from our wholesalers to purchase here yet, but a friend and I got into cahoots and ordered these on line.  I could not wait any more.

I have already used the measuring tape one in class last Saturday and the ladies really loved it.

So this is me, short and sweet as the rest on my desk is debris from projects and classes that is waiting to be put away.

Now I am off to see what you are up to on your desk over at Julia's place on Stamping Ground.