Monday, 27 January 2014


Back again already!  I just had to share my take on a technique I saw demonstrated by Pam, on Outside the Box - the blog for Memory Box products.  It involved two techniques using stencils and other stamps, plus dies of course, and you can find the genuine article here.

My card incorporates inking up the stencil open space, then overstamping that space with a text die, and then adhering a die floral image over it all.  I used a stencil by Heidi Swapp, used a Kaisercraft text stamp, and then cut two Chloe stems, by Memory Box (or possibly Poppy Stamps - same company) - I love how it turned out.  What do you think?

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Less is More - sketch #11

Oh my gosh!  It has been ages since I posted, but I thought what better way to start the New Year, than with a challenge at Less is More.  I feel so challenged with the CAS style of card-making as it is, but always enjoy looking at the projects others are able to create.  I can't bear to look before I make my own however, as then I would not be able to think of anything myself - so in awe I would be of others' creativity!  

So, with much trepidation (like jumping into the water, and expecting it to be colder than you'd like!) here is my card:

I'm using the Stampin' Up! stamp set:  Follow My Heart, for both the focal image and the sentiment.  I embossed the panel of hearts using a SU mini embossing folder, and instead of making a mat for the panel - I wasn't sure if another layer was OK - see how committed I am to CAS lol! - I drew a line with the Memento marker used to colour the stamp and the heart.  Wink of Stella on the heart in the Eiffel Tower, and that is it - Clean and Simple!

It's Australia Day here in Oz, and a beautiful day it is too!  Sunny and bright - a bit too much sun coming in the window for my photo sadly - but a gorgeous summer day.  Off to the park near the Bay now, to mingle with the crowds who come out to enjoy this special day with others.  We're pretty laid back here in Australia, so there was only a small march this morning (not so many attend) but there will be fireworks tonight once it's dark - about 9.00 pm, and that is always exciting for the little ones.