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Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Lawnscaping card challenge #22!!


just a quick post tonight as it's getting late and I'm starting to droop!

here is my (very last minute) entry for the current Lawnscaping Challenge #22!! 

At first, I'll admit, I couldn't think of anything at. all. I love apples, I love autumn...but nothing came to mind. So I just let it stew for a bit (pardon the pun!) and this is what I came up with.
Apple tree + sack card

A cute little card, mostly very self explanatory. The only part that I can think might need explaining is the apple sack, which is an ATC sized piece of Sticky back canvas that I 'painted' with Frayed Burlap Distress Stain and then stamped on using Momento Ink and Lawn Fawn Sally's ABCs (my new favourite alphabet!!)  As you can see, I couldn't resist using my new Houndstooth stamp from Hero Arts on the tree either :)

 apple sack_closeup

I tied some jute twine around the corners of the canvas to make it look like a tied sack, but that ended up being removed because I had to re-size it. I still feel the twine would be a cute look so I might attempt it again on another card.

Here is the inside:

Here are the products I used:


One last thing before I go, a big thank you to my gorgeous friend Joy who helped me re-snazzy up my blog and bring Christmas to it too--thanks so much for all the time you spent on it honey! (make sure you pop over to her blog too to see what she's done there!)

Anyhoo that's it for me!

I hope you like it :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!



Saturday, 26 November 2011

Houndstooth notecard set.


It's a rainy old day here in Melbourne--which I can't believe since the city I've lived in for the last 6 years (and almost 23 years a few years prior to that) is almost always in the high 30's by now (that's Celsius too by the way!)

I would firstly like to say a very big thank you for all of your comments--I can't tell you how exciting it is to hear my phone chime and I get to read your kind words! They truly do bring a smile to my face.

Second of all, I want to wish my sweet complicated wonderful little Isabella a very very happy 4th birthday for yesterday! She had a lovely day surrounded by family and there were quite a few presents this year so she was so so excited. Happy birthday baby! (I'd also like to add that despite the fact that she turned 4, I haven't aged a day ... NOT)

OK! Onto the cards,,, I saw a fabulous Copic Colouring tutorial by the gorgeous Danielle over at her blog Neat and Tangled and decided I HAD to give it a go.

At first I just coloured a few butterflies in using Danielle's techniques: 

Quelle surprise!! it worked perfectly! I still need a lot of practice, but just using her tips and techniques made SUCH a difference to my image.   So next i cut all those babies out.

At first I was only going to make one for my granddad, who I'm missing terribly, but I liked the one so much I thought I'd go for a set.  

sorry for the bad photo, I'm going to need a bigger photo tent!

Here they are singularly---I'm totally crazily in love with this houndstooth stamp.
Butterfly Houndstooth thank you card

Butterfly Houndstooth Miss you card

Butterfly Houndstooth thank you card

 I made the detail on each butterfly a bit different for a point of interest: 

On Miss Purple, white Enamel Accents on the dots and body.
 On Miss Red, some sparkles (because red has to be sparkly :))
 On Mr Blue and Green (because they're clearly boys lol) I kept it simple, white gel pen on the dots.

Here are the products I used:


If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

One last thing--I'm so excited to be a part of the Lawnscaping Challenge Blog Bloghop on December 9, so make sure to pop by then, because there are prizes and some AMAZING people participating!

Speak to you soon and thanks so much for popping by!


Linda xx

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

You turn my world...


I'm here today to show you a card I made that I'll be entering into the Wee Memories challenge, to use a Woodland Animal!  Its my first Wee memories challenge entry, so wish me luck!

here he is

Basically, make your card front (image) turn it upside down, stamp your sentiment and adhere! (Making sure you don't lose your mind for a moment and adhere it the right way up--which would of course be, upside down).

Here are the goodies I used:



Hope you like!

Take care and speak to you soon!

Linda x