Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Buckle Up......

Safety First, I always make sure my blades are protected after each use so I don't stab myself. Even iin my tote bag everything sharp and pointy is covered and protected so that when I reach blindly into it I won't be stabbed.   And my guilotine is uniformly almost always put back in the down position, mostly because I know my eldest ""kitty kid has a habit of being able to open the heavy mind you sliding doors and jumping up where my guilotine is and it always has me thinking what if he pushes the lever down on his tail one day?

But with these cards we don't have to worry much about safety.  I love these buckles from
Spellbinders shapabilities collection.  I should have used more shim though to create a deeper impresion of the patterns on the buckles.  As time was of the essence I forwent the unique and detail of the design....I choose to let the buckles slide on the ribbon rather than affix them to the card.  Perhaps because I am tactile and it gives my hands something to do.  The buckle does look more finished off with bling added to it which was the suggestion of my non crafting dearest and fondest friend, who simply loves to watch other cpeople raft than actually craft herself.  I don't get it, but she assures me she is fascinated....

A5 Cream Cardstock - Mountin Fold
Die - Spellbinders - Shapeabilities Collection - Ladies Fashion Buckles
Embossing Folder - A2 QuicKutz - Flowers
Ribbon & Bling

Have a safe day, have a fun day everyone

Maree Long

Swiss Dots II

Working on so many cards with a deadline to meet - keeping my swiss dots out was a quick help in deciding the background texture.  Putting the gift pack together it also looked better in sets of a three minimum of each design.  This way I was able to get a production line going, of course what was in the scrap pack determined what colors and style I would create.....especially if you only a had a minimum of an embellishment, ribbon or paper design.......

A5 Cream Cardstock - Mountain Fold
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots - Cuttlebug
Punch - CP I & 2
Punch Border - Punch Border Eyelet - Stampin Up
Ribbon & papers

I worked on most of the remaining cards during a Christmas Eve in July Event.  A sleepover for us ladies to get together have some fun crafting, feasting and boy did we eat well.  A table laden with honeyed Julienned carrots & inted peas, crunchy golden baked spuds with spicy plum basted chicken and gravy.  For desert christmas pudding and custard of course - and everything was made from scratch and particularly pleased how well the pudding turned out.....You will be able to find the pudding recipe in my recipe section or use the link http://wildoppycraft.blogspot.com/p/recipes.html  I also hope to show you some of the cards for the card challenge where each lady had to supply an element....

Oh and I can't wait to show you some of the decorating accessories I have been working on for my crafting room......keep you posted

Maree Long

Swiss Dots

I found that by the time I got to my 50th card, I was actually the one encouraged by the words of scripture that were intended as a collection gift pack for a Minister and his wife who had kindly served as a locum or interm pastor.  I noticed during their service to our church during their six months,  the care, love and humility of everyone.  The idea of creating so many cards as a gift pack was spurred on by Shelley who does the same.....so I thought the Pastor and his wife would be the perfect recipient as they travel back to New Zealand.

I also found that I was able to memorize the scripture verses, how easy such memorization comes to you when you create the cards in sets of 4 or six.  Spend time cutting out, inking, mounting and decorating around the verses.

One of the things I love doing is  raiding my scrap packs which are all sorted into various colors.  The blue matting and ribbon on these cards came from my friends', grand daughters wedding invitations that were left over. 
Embossing Folder - Swiss Dots Cuttlebug
Label - Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Three
Sun Punch - CP11  & L-EM
Daisy: CP 1 & CP2
Leaf:  unknown - maybe someone will let me know?
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink - ""Stormy sky by Ranger from Kaszazz

Have an awesome day everyone knowing that indeed you are inscribed in the palm of the Masters hand....

Maree Long