Saturday, January 31, 2015

Photo A Day Simple

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 Photo A Day Challenge
January 25th - Simple
Here is a CAS (clean and simple) card.
 I am enjoying using Moon Lake Stamp Set.
I stamped the tree and boat first them masked it, I made another mask using Apothecary Accents Framelits to mask the whole card, I sponged the sky and grass.
 Then I used Stampin' Write Markers to colour the stamp.
To finish the card I used my Paper Piercing Essentials to pierce around the masked area and Old Olive Candy Dots.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Wednesday Team Meeting Swap

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Sorry that I haven't got back here before now, it's the last week of the school holidays and we have been making the most of it.
Wednesday evening 1st Kiwi Stampers had a team meeting.
Here is my swap.
It was inspired by Brian King's card using Sheltered Trees. 
Brian is demonstrator in the states, go and check out his blog Here.
I used the Butterfly Basics stamp set, I just love this stamp set, the fern is so New Zealand.
The colours I used are Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Mossy Meadows.
For the swap we only do card fronts, but in my first card I made this is the inside.
Photo A Day Challenge has been a bit of a struggle this week, but I will get there.
January 23rd - Favourite
My handbag
 January 24th - Shiny
DD new pot plant.
 January 25th - Simple
Was a simply card I will show you in another blog post.
January 26th - Jump
On Tuesday we went into town to have a ride on the trams, around town there are lots of gap fillers.
This is a giant lounge suite, Samuel wanted to have a sit on it so I got him to jump backwards and forwards to get a good shot, the funny thing is that the 1st photo was the best.
 January 27th - A Challenge
It was a bit of a challenge, I thought of doing a card challenge but ran out of time.
When I was talking to my niece she suggested challenge service station.
So thanks to Jessica here's my photo.
I am 2 days behind so hopefully today I can make it up.
See you real soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Moon Lake

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The other day I got a chance to put ink to  a stamp.
I was playing with Moon Lake a new Stamp Set in the Occasions Catty.
 I stamped the goose then masked it, so I could sponge the lake and sky on a panel od Whisper White Card Stock.
I used Stampin' Write Markers to colour the goose and reeds.
 I added a strip of Washi Tape to the ends of the panel.
To complete the card I scored to lines either side of the panel and added some Rhinestones.
It was a very quick and simple card to make.
Today's is - From where you stand.
This is the view from my front door towards the park.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Birthday Bash

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Here's another birthday card I made yesterday.
Using the Birtyhday Bash Specialty DSP from the Occasions Catty.
The Stamp set is Big Day with is a from Sale A Bration, spend $110 and get it for free.
I used Window Frames Thinlits.
I used Blendabilities to colour th cake and birthday.
The colour combo is Night of Navy, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay and Whisper White.
Photo A Day - Noise
This was a card Darian got from his Oma and Grandad yesterday for his birthday.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Darian

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Today our eldest son Darian turned 19 years old.
Where oh where have those years gone.
He has new adventures of starting CPIT (polytech), doing a diploma in networking.
Here's his card I made him.
The DSP is Birthday Bash Specialty from the Occasions Catty.
The colour combo is Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow and Whisper White.
 The stamp set is Big Day from SAB, which you can earn free with an order of $110.
The front panel is cut using the Top Note Die, you cut it once then you turn it 90 degrees and cut again.
 Photo A Day Challenge January 20th - Imperfect.
There is beauty even imperfection, that is especially to true in papercrafting some time our mistakes end up being our best work.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Butterflies Framed Art

I made this piece of art using Basic Butterflies and the matching Thinlits.
I was inspired Tami White's card.

 I just love this set especially the fern.
The butterfly was cut out of Brushed Gold Card Stock, then I inked it and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder about 5 times.
 This will go in pride of my in my new craftroom, Samuel and I are planning on swapping room.
It was a busy weekend for me work wise, so I have 3 days of photos.
Photo A Day Challenge January 17th - In my Home
This the new tractor seat that I bought last week for my craftroom.
January18th - Exercise
Yesterday I worked a double shift so I didn't manage to take a photo. Samuel and I walked over to the shops today.
 Today's photo - Icy / Ice
Now here in New Zealand we are in the middle of our summer and today's high was 27 degrees Celsius which is too hot for me, so I had to think about it.
So I had to have a vodka on ice so I could get the photo, oh the sacrifices we have to make.

Friday, January 16, 2015

3rd Butterfly

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Here's another butterfly card I have made using the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.
 I cut the butterfly out of Whisper White card Stock, then sponged it with Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss.
Then I inked it with VersaMark then embossed it with 50/50 of Dazzling Diamonds and Clear Embossing Powder.
 The DSP is Painted Blooms from the Occasions Catty.
The grass is a piece of Wild Wasbi Card Stock.
The sentiment is from Crazy for you Stamp Set in the Occasions Catty.
 I finished the butterfly with a embellishment from Something Borrowed Embellishments also in the Occasions Catty.
 I completed it by making a wee collage in Blackberry Bliss ink using Butterfly Basics Stamp Set.
Today's Photo A Day Challenge was Happy.
Lots of thinks make me happy, Family, friends and creating in my craftroom to name just a few.
So I made a collage photo today.
 My craft table, 2 of my boys number 1 son is in Timaru and Savannah.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I'm Loving the Butterflies

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I have been busy playing with some new toys in my craft room.
I'm loving the new Butterflies Dies.
 For this card I used Around the World Stampin' Up Challenge sketch, which closed before I finished the card. 
Never mind that I liked the sketch.
SUO Challenge #114 this week is Dots, Dots and More Dots.
So I chose Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks which in turn dictated the colour palate.
I also played with Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper which you can get for free when you place an order of $110.00 NZD.
It is white paper with glossy patterns, so you can colour it.
I coloured the Dots with the Basic Grey Blendabilities Markers.
 The butterfly is one of three in the Butterflies Thinlits Dies.
The hello is from the Hello You Thinlits Dies from the Occasions Catalogue which you can get it in a bundle with Crazy About You Stamp Set and save 15%.
I saw a video on using dryer sheets when using these dies by Deb Valder which you can watch HERE.
Today's Photo A Day Challenge January 15th - Candid.
We went to the swimming pool today and I got this nice shot of our Samuel.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

BBB has Arrived

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Yesterday a big brown box arrived from Stampin' Up.
It was filled with lots of goodies from the new Occasional Catty and  some SAB in there too.
So I got to play.
I got inspiration from 3 blogs.
I cased Shelly Gardner CEO of Stampin' Up, that she did in a video with Dawn Griffith.
I got my colour combo from Can You Case It #52
 I used the sketch from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 
 I used the Embossed Resist Technique on the base and main body of the card.
 I have used Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and matching Butterflies Thinlets Dies, which you can buy in a bundle and save 15%.
It's a very nice Stamp Set of 11 stamps and the butterflies dies are to die for.
This today's Photo A Day Challenge January 14th - Close - Up
I love the butterfly.
The gold  striped DSP is from Lullaby DSP, I embossed with Gold Embossing Powder the sentiment from the same stamp set and added some gold sequins to finish it.
I'm hoping to get back into my craft room later today to play some more, so I will be back soon.

Day 8 - 13 Photo A Day Challenge

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I have been managing to take my Photo A Day and posting it on Facebook, but struggling to get it blogged.
January 8th - From a low angle.
Savannah (DD) and I went for a drive (she is learning to drive).
She drove to Governors Bay, so she could do some hill practice, we had a lovely lunch at She Chocolat.
 January 9th - Colourful
We went to Imagination Station, were you can play with all the Lego.
Best of all it is free and well worth a trip into town, there is lots of lego and they are waiting on a huge shipment.
 January 10th - Bright
In Christchurch there is a Giraffe trail, we are having fun seeing all the giraffes.
This one we saw from the Tram, he was such a lovely bright orange.
 January 11th - In between
I nearly forgot the photo, when I remembered I was at work.
So I went outside and took this photo of the green tree between the 2 red trees

January 12th - Texture
We had a ride up in the Christchurch Gondola, we had a walk around outside up the top and I found this bush growing amongst the grasses.
 January 13th - Ordinary
I struggled with this photo.
Yesterday was the night back at Quiz night, I go every Tuesday so I took the photo of the booklet that we write answers on.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Catch up

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I did try to write my blog post on the 2nd January using a new app on my phone but it wouldn't load, so I deleted the app.
Photo a Day Challenge has been going well, I'm enjoying the challenge.
January 2nd - Change
I took 2 photos of me changing the calendar, yeah I hear ya a day late.
 January 3rd - Organize
I was working Saturday so I took this photo of the work diaries and my own diary.
January 4th - Black and White
So I was playing with my phone and found I had a black and white setting.
It was such a beautiful day I took the ladies I support to Scarborough for lunch and a walk along the beach.
The Rata looked so gorgeous.
 January 5th - Clean
My glasses were very dirty, so DH cleaned them for me.
 January 6th - Outside
This photo is taken from the summit up above Sumner, looking down towards Diamond Harbour.
 January 7th - Dark
Today Samuel and I went for a bike ride, I took this photo of the dark clouds.
Have a great day.