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Saturday, 28 January 2012

Nerdy Snowmen


Just popping in really quickly to share with you the card I sent to my beautiful friend Kelly Marie for Christmas. I forgot to show it :)

Nerdy snowmen

I made this card for her after we'd had a chat one day about being nerds in high school haha. I thought the googly eyes made the snowmen look kinda goofy. The sentiment makes me laugh because it's so perfect for a nerdy card. (even though it wasn't specifically meant for that kind of meaning)

Here's the inside:

Nerdy snowmen_inside

Here's what I used to make it:


That's it for me! Just a quick one today :) I"ll be back soon with my Project Life!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Linda x

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

i'm still alive!

Hi there!

Sorry it's been a few days since I've posted, I've been working furiously in my crafty corner to get my Project Life 2011 finished off and Project Life 2012 up to date (I'm almost there with both projects) I've also made about, oh 15 cards etc in the past few days, I'll be sharing them with you soon too.

Here's what we've been up to this past week or two:
 Teaching Isabella to write her name...
 Going to the shop/post office (apparently this requires a small suitcase for both girls LOL)
 Driving to the local city council and applying for Izzie's Kindergarten placement (she got in to the one we wanted :) Now time for Mama to start sobbing!)

 Reading The Gruffalo (best book :))
 Playing together
 Wishing the girls would be quiet for 5 minutes and we could escape LOL
 Hiding while they showed an eye surgery on Grey's Anatomy
 Getting dolled up and going to a wedding :)
 Taking a drive, having a picnic in the sunshine and feeding the ducks. PERFECT DAY
 The drive home :) This is what I want the view from my front door to look like!!
Having a special guest (Horsey) over for Breakfast. He even ate some grapes haha! Charlotte fed him a little bit of everything.

Anyway, now my mum and dad have arrived from Perth for a visit.  We haven't seen them in well over 6 weeks (which is a long time given that I used to live with them!) lol. SO, I'm stepping away from my craft table for a couple of days but I'll be back VERY soon with lots and lots of craftiness :)

My guest designer spot over at the amazing Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog will start on Wednesday and I'm SO excited andmorethanalittlenervous.

BUT for now, here is a card that I made for the recent Papercraft Magazine submission call but it wasn't picked up, so I can show you :)

and another 

You make me happy...

Both very different cards for me--that's what it's all about though right?!

Anyway, that's me off for tonight. I'll talk to you again real soon 

take care and thanks for stopping by!


Linda x

Friday, 20 January 2012

CAS card Class

Greetings and salutations!!
I'm back again today with some CAS cards I made after watching and being SO inspired by Julie Ebersole's card on Day 2 with her Perfectly Flat Cards tutorial in the Clean And Simple Card Class.

These cards aren't quite perfectly flat (there are a few gemstones in one corner) but they come close :) and I love em anyway.

I made a set of them, but only photographed them separately, so here they are :)

Chevron CAS_Heartfelt Thanks

Chevron CAS_Thank you

Chevron CAS_Fantastic Day

Chevron CAS_You are perfect

Chevron CAS_someone special

Chevron CAS_purple

SUPER simple to make (yay!). Here's how I did them:

  • Cut white cardstock to 6x4 and score down the centre (but don't fold yet) 
  • Using masking tape/paper or post--it notes, mask off about 2/3 of the front of the card and all of the back of the card (be sure to keep your post-it OVER the scoreline or that will get ink on it)
  • Take your chosen ink colour, ink up the Hero Arts Zig Zag cling stamp and press onto the cardstock that is still visible.

  • Remove your masks and the ink will only be on one portion of the card.
  • Using a scoreboard, score a little line right down the edge of the stamped area. This helps to really 'finish' off the image as it doesn't really have a border otherwise.
  • Round the edges of your card with a corner chomper
  • Stamp the sentiment on the bottom right hand corner of the card, in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
  • Add 2-3 gemstones as suits the sentiment.
  • Fold the card :)

That's it!!

So fun to make, NO stress, and you've got a perfect little gift for someone!! I'm going to box mine up and send them to my best friend. Everyone needs notecards and using various sentiments on each card, gives them a range of occasions to be suitable for.
Tools and products I used are linked below as always!

I'll have more for you VERY soon :)

Thanks so much for stopping by!!


Linda xxx