Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Christmas 2013

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and I wish everyone a wonderful and happy New Year!

Now Christmas is over I can post some of the Christmas Cards I made.
I bought big packs of Red, White and Green (Lime was all I could get) from office works. 
The stamps are various from magazines I read the most recent acquisition were some beautiful stamps from Australian Simply Cards (Issue 61); Beautiful Spellbinders Christmas Ornaments stamps and a Christmas embossing folder that I embossed using my Cuttlebug then brayered over with a Versa Mark Watermark ink and then gold embossing powder then melted. *phew*
The holly is cut using Heartfelt Creations Spellbinders Holly-Ornament dies and then embossed using a stylus.  The backgrounds are embossed through my Cuttlebug using Holly Ribbons Embossing Folder; Christmas Ornaments Embossing Folder; Allegro Embossing folder; Three Kings Embossing Folder; Dots and Snowflakes Embossing folder;

As you can see from the above picture the focal point of the card is two sided which actually is removable and a hangable decoration ;-)

Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Diamond Anniversary!

Well it is Nan and Granddad's 60th Anniversary tomorrow... so time to celebrate!  
I have used Fancy Grace Open Book by Amanda Davis (join her Facebook group to purchase and get some great inspirations and friendly advice) cut on my Silhouette Cameo of course.  
The heart is made using a Silhouette File "2 Doily Hearts" by Lori Whitlock from the Silhouette shop. Design ID #37917
The card is a mix of matt white cardstock, "diamond glitter" cardstock and gold mirror-card.
We had a little celebration when our modifications on the Sketch Pen worked - Mr Tom drilled a perfectly sized hole in the lid of the Red Sketch Pen (that never worked) which now fits normal sized gel pen innards.
I hope they like it!

This one shows the glitter a little better... its so hard to photograph lol...

Ok Happy Crafting



Monday, September 30, 2013

Sweet boxes and envelopes!

Well my not so tidy desk got invaded and all my skinny bits of paper were stolen with a trill-lil-lil and a flipperty flap of "you are not having this back it is all MINE" from Spinny our Black Faced Wood Swallow.

I have been busy making some little sweet shoppe's for my Grandparents since they both love getting post.  One I played with the Tim Holtz Brick embossing folder.  The Sweet Shoppe was a design from the Silhouette Online Store, cut out and modified a little with the Silhouette Cameo.  
In the foreground of the photo you can see the individualised envelopes for Nanna and Granddad since they are all going into a mail box we were able to add a little bit of fun and interest.
So Lollies (including sugar free for Granddad), letters, cards and photos all ready to go!

 Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah x

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Hello Granddad!

Another quick card that took way too long to make (silly mistakes causing start overs lol)...

My Granddad is having a stay in the hospital so aside from calling every day we are sending love and happiness by post :-)

Hello Granddad was done with my Silhouette as were all the cuts (because I cannot cut a straight line to save my life lol) the background folder is a Tim Holtz.. Alterations, Texture Fades Rays (A2)... embossed through the Cuttlebug... then inked in Memento Dye Ink Dandelion.  The sun is embossed in Swiss Dots by Cuttlebug.
The inside is written by my Silhouette... found the right settings now ;-) hehe.  De-bossed then embossed to give more texture through the Cuttlebug using a home made defuser plate made from a self healing mat.  The Embossing folder was Christmas Stars but seems to lend itself to bright and cheery :-)

If you need information on how I made my Defuser - to leave an oval un-embossed in the centre... click here ;-)

Happy Crafting *hugs* Sarah

Twit T-Woooo

It's a family thing... Owls say Twit T-Wooo... ;-)

My Family has been having a hard time of it at the moment... so I am sending some LoVe in the mail... first card is for Nanna...


The Front is debossed with my trusty Cuttlebug with the folder Owl Flourish.  The inside is embossed with the mpress folder called Tulips Windows.  The writing is done with my Silhouette Cameo... so glad I have it because there are no stamps that say Twit T-Wooo hehehe

Ok Onward to Granddads card so he has something nice to open too :-)


Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Not a card!

 Today is Tom's Birthday!

Angry Birds was the idea and since cake making is NOT my thing! (Obviously) So Dairy Free, Egg Free chocolate cake with cherry drizzle covered in marzipan and green royal icing (natural food colours made from Chlorophyl) ... Dairy Free, Egg Free chocolate biscuits similar to TimTams.... and the boys angry birds toys stuck with royal icing.

The top two photos are after I stuck the edging on with Soy Cream... below are the half way through :-) before the edging :-)

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Alan!

It's a CAMERA :-p  Alan loves his photography so I decided to send him a new camera ;-)

The design is from the Silhouette Shop... as is the Happy Birthday circle.  The embossing came from my lil Cuttlebug... I will have to check the name of it ;-)
Sorry for the limited updates at the moment I am busy in the garden as we have cool weather!
*hugs* Sarah