Monday, February 6, 2017

Chinese New Year card for 2017 - Year of the Rooster

It's the first challenge for 2017 at the Unstampabelles challenge blog.  You will be very happy with this one.

February - #65 Anything Goes.........TWIST use something new

Easy, right?

I went to Riot Art & Craft this morning. They had a sale on. I bought 80 card and envelope sets for just AU$14.99. A very good deal. There are lots of colours to choose from in the pack.



The next thing I did was go to google images and find a picture of Chinese New Year 2017. It is the year of the rooster. All the images were gold and red.  I chose this one which looks like a postage stamp. I printed it on photo paper and trimmed it.



I chose a yellow card to match the gold in the image and then added some red and yellow Japanese papers which I have layered.

I gave this card to my friend Corene. She invited me to a Chinese Restaurant to celebrate the Chinese new year with her. We had a 9 course banquet and the food and the company were fantastic.  Corene loved her card very much.

Thanks for looking and I hope you join in. There is no reason not to. You can make anything and you need to use something new. Who doesn't like shopping for new craft supplies?

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

5 different birthday cards

Today I have made a total of five different birthday cards, all for challenges set by the DT at Soul Scrappers to celebrate the 7th birthday of the site.  Happy Birthday Soul!


Add a banner.

Add a number.

 Add the word birthday.

Add a cake. I've added lots of cupcakes.

 Add balloons. I made this one using a large circle punch and a small square punch.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Travel layout


Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 168 Inspiration Piece (image)


This is the magazine cover insp for week 168 at Papercrafter's Corner.


I took inspiration from the word travel, the boats and the photo on my layout in the bottom left hand corner is very similar to the cover picture, the way the colours are blocked and there is a word at the top and white space.

I am determined to make more time to scrapbook this year so stay tuned for more from me in 2017.

Thanks for looking and happy crafting.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Warm Wishes card



Here is a card I have made today for Week 167 at Papercrafters Corner. Here is the magazine cover we have to take inspiration from. I picked out the red and the fish. I have also used Japanese Yuzen paper and done some paper folding, which is distinctly Japanese.  A very cute cover. The sentiment on my card reads "Warm Wishes" and has two flowers, all in gold. They're rub ons.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 167 Inspiration Piece (image)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Thank you card

Hello and Happy New Year to my readers.
I've been feeling crafty lately. 
Did a bit of tidying in my craft space today and I've made a card.
The colour scheme is taken from the picture below, which is the inspiration for this month's Archiscraps challenge. Grey, yellow, cream and white. The criteria is to add lace.  
I had a new roll of lace ribbon I wanted to use. I have made a tag and a little paper flower for this card.






Thanks for looking.

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Candle for Christmas

Unstampabelles always has unusual challenges.  This month is no exception.  Our goal is to have Flickering Lights with the TWIST  to have a candle in the item made.

I took myself off to the charity store and bought myself a small glass container that would fit a white candle I already owned.  I had great success on my first visit. The container cost me 50c. 

Next I chose an almost sheer white ribbon and a pretty dark red ribbon. I glued these together and then glued them to the glass container.

A few years ago I made a whole batch of small Christmas banners. I attached this around the red ribbon. 

Last of all I glued on some Christmas decorative nature items.

In went my candle and voila, it was finished.


What do you think?  Would you like to try it?

Now, just for fun, here is a pic of my 3 year old cat Georgia on top of the Christmas wrapping paper box.


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Thank you card - Fall colours

I have made a thank you card using fall colours for this week's challenge a 165 at Papercrafter's Corner.

Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 165 Inspiration Piece (image)

Twas a beautiful image with very stylish ladies on.

Here is the card I made.