Saturday, 22 December 2012

16th Birthday

Its one of my son's mates 16th Birthday today and he is having a Pizza Pool Party for a couple of his friends and family. I find it hard to come up with ideas and get a card done for males but especially for young guys but this is what I have come with and hopefully he will like the end result!!

 Cream card base with yellow cardstock matted with a piece of navy cardstock. The patterned paper is from My Minds Eye Moments collection. A piece of light grey cardstock for the scalloped border running down the right hand side. The image is from Google Images called "neku sakuraba"  coloured in with my Spectrum Noir markers. Happy Birthday stamp is unknown - was a one off that I bought not from a set and the string is natural paper string from Spotlight. The little 16 square embellishment is a piece of  cream Shrink plastic stamped with the number 16 in Permanent black ink and shrunk. Three yellow droplets complete the card
It amazes me what difference light can make to a photograph. The first one was taken during the day and the second one at night with the light on! It gives you two complete different feel to the same card!!!

Thank you for looking

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Review on the completed 21st Burlesque theme invites

My niece has sent me a photograph of the completed Burlesque themed 21st invites. I cut out the base for each invite with a inner patterned layer and the tag to write on and with my Mum's help the invites where completed and posted. Here are the photos I received of the completed invites:

 This is the complete invite
 This is on the front of the corset shaped tag:
Info written on the back of the corset shaped tag:

Thank you for looking

Friday, 14 December 2012

Tim Holtz Distress Ink

I was looking at Youtube videos this morning and came across this lady that makes her own Tim Holtz blending tools. Her name is Luvleescrappin and she has some really cool ideas for saving money by making your own tools and things.  But what I wanted to mention is that she directs you to the Tim Holtz distress ink website/blog where you can download and print your own colour ink chart and name labels for all your distress ink pads.

Go to:

This is the colour chart that I printed for myself and I stamped each ink colour I have with a butterfly stamp.Sorry about the photo being on its side but for some reason it will not rotate.

I did not have the labels that the website suggests you use to print on so I printed on to normal white cardstock and cut them out with my paper trimmer. Adhered to the ink pad with double sided tape.

If you like what you see go and look at the youtube videos posted by Luvleescrappin and follow her links. You will not be sorry!!

Spectrum Noir update

Christmas came early for me today!! The two sets of Spectrum Noir markers, Partels and Brights, arrived by courier this afternoon. I am super super excited about finally getting these two sets. 

 This is the pastel set.

and this is the Bright set.

I have sorted them and placed them in colour and number order in the storage that my husband made for me.

There is still quite a few gaps as you can see on the picture but it makes it easier to find the colour you are looking for.

Saturday, 8 December 2012

Egg shell mosiac

I was in Auckland last weekend for the Nickelback concert, which was awesome, but while I was there I decided to search the craft shops for Alcohol ink. I managed to find 6 different colours but to get tones and shades that complimented each other I had to take Light colours. This meant that the colours are still not fibrant on the egg shell mosiac technique. But with another 21st Birthday coming up I figured I would try the new Alcohol ink and see what I came up with. I could not find the Perfect pearls spray that I need for this technique but managed to find Tattered Angels Glam glitter paint which a copper tone to it so I have used this on the end result which gave it a slight shimmer.

 I originally cut out the shape in Spellbinders label but it ended up to big for the card that I was planning to make so I cut out an oval with an oval scalloped shape to mat it with. Handmade roses, pearls, organza ribbon and 21 covered with Glossy Accents finished the card.
Please let me know what you think by leaving comments

See ya

Monday, 3 December 2012

Spectrum Noir Markers

I am sooooooooooooo excited. A package arrived this afternoon from the UK and it was the 5 sets of  6 Spectrum Noir marker sets  that I did not have and the Light Spectrum Noir marker set that I had bought on EBay!! I have sorted them into colours and numbers and arranged them in the storage that my husband made for me. I am waiting for the Pastel marker set and Bright set to arrive from Australia and then all I need to complete the set is the Darks which will have to wait until the new year now. Here are pictures of them placed in the storage and the gaps are for the pens that must still arrive