Saturday, 22 October 2011

Birthday Card - Dad

Here is the birthday card/album that I made for my dad. It is based on the Build-A-Page Wallet tutorial by Paper Phenomenon.  The Wallet tutorial was available on YouTube for free, but I purchased the Build-A-Page tutorial that forms the bases of this card/album.  However, the tutorial doesn't seem to allow enough space for lumpy bumpy embellishments, so I had to redesign it slightly to ensure that it didn't come apart due to how I had decorated it.  The majority of paper used was Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" series.  The photos of this card/album were taken before I put any photos inside, but I filled it up with old photos for a trip down memory lane. My dad absolutely loved the card/album. I had fun making it and plan to do a few more.  The album really lends itself to the Graphic 45 paper series.

 Front Cover
 Inside Flap of front cover
 Inside first flap
This flap opens up to the right
 Inside right flap
Left side, piano keyboard, flap opens up to the left
 Inside left flap
Centre flap that folds down
Photo taken before I modified the centre piece
 Modified the bottom border of this centre piece
This was to stop the feather lifting the doublesided taped
 Inside second left flap
 Inside second right flap
 Inside top flap
The underside of the theater decorated piece
Top of bottom flap just visible
The bottom flap has a chipboard love heart painted red
I think I forgot to take a full photo of the bottom flap
 Other side of bottom flap
 Centre/base of card
A photo was placed here
 Tag One
A photo was placed on the other side of this tag
 Tag two
This is where I wrote my birthday message to my dad
 Tag three
Stamp and rub-ons
 Tag four
Stamp and rub-ons
 Tag five
Stamp and rub-ons
 Mini Tag one
Stamp and rub-ons
 Mini Tag two
Stamp and rub-ons
Tag six

Most of the flaps had a top loading pocket and a half flap. The tags with stamped/rub-on images had some photos and the tags (not shown) that go in the top loading pockets had the main photos on them with the back left blank so my dad and write what he remembers when he trips down memory lane.
Cheers FiLoMa

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Farewell Card - Nizhoni

Back in August I was asked by a work colleague to make a farewell card for someone in her team.  I wasn't given much to go on, but was told she liked owls and the colour blue, specifically turquoise.  I didn't really have any turquoise card stock or paper, but I did have several owl images, such as stamps, papers and embossing folder. The card is like a mini album, with a few flaps that open up. I'm very happy with how the card turned out and I know that Nizhoni, who the card was for, was very happy with it and thanked me for such a beautiful card.

 Card Front
 Inside Front flap
The paper was so pretty, I didn't want to cover it up
Opening first flap
 Opening second flap
Opening the widows under the owls
There are several tags inside a couple of pockets
These tags were for her team members to write their farewell notes
Cheers FiLoMa

Cards - Inspired by Praire Paper and Ink

Back in August I made a dozen cards that were inspired, almost CASED from Praire Paper and Ink blog.  I loved what Amy did and couldn't wait to get into my craft room to make these cards.  I used several products I have rarely or never used, such as buttons and my stamping bella stamps.  

I used the following copics:

  • Skin: E51, E21, E11
  • Hair: E31, E35, E37
  • Jeans: B00, B02, B05
  • Table & Chairs: C1, C3, CT
  • Flower, Top, Shoes: RV10, RV13
  • Dress, Shoes: R32, R35, R37
  • Vase, Coffee Cups: E49
  • Belt: R85
Cheers FiLoMa

Monday, 15 August 2011

Kanban stamps cards

The Canberra Quilt and Craft has been on this weekend. I went to the fair on Friday and really enjoyed it. One of my craft fair purchases is the Kanban 2010 Christmas Urban Belles (Stamp9033) set. As soon as I saw this set I thought it was fantastic to practice my copic colouring, as well as other colouring mediums.  I didn't actually buy this set on Friday, but a friend of mine went to the fair Sunday, the last day, so I asked her to pick it up for. I collected the stamp set from her place this afternoon and when I got home I decided I wanted to play straight away.  I have used all three of the 'belles' but kept the colours the same when using my copics. I'm really happy with how all the cards have turned out.

Copics used:
  • Skin = E51, E21, E11
  • Checks = R32
  • Dresses, Socks, Top, Hat & Hairpiece = R32, R35, R37
  • Jeans & Jacket = B00, B02, B05
  • Hair & Shoes = E31, E35, E37
  • Belts = C1, C3, C5
  • Blender = 0
Here are my cards:
 Card 01
 Card 02
Card 03
Cheers FiLoMa

Embossed Butterfly Card

Lately I've been watching scrapbooking and card tutorials offered by Two Peas in a Bucket.  The tutorials I have been watching are free. Anyway, after watching one the other night it motivated me to get into my craft room and make a card using my embossing powders. I think it's been nearly a year since I've done any embossing. I've kept the card simple, in line with the tutorial, but I really like how it has turned out.  Here is my card:
Cheers FiLoMa

Halloween Cards

While I was in Queensland earlier this year I purchased a We R Making Memories Halloween Designer Card Kit from Arnolds Scrapbooking. Well, after watching Creations by Christie putting together her designer card kit, I got motivated to put mine together. Even though I don't celebrate Halloween and don't know anyone here in Australia who does, I still really like all the craft halloween stuff.  These cards were really quick and easy. Christie, from Creations by Christie did her cards within an hour, but it took me about two hours.  Here are my cards:
 Cover of Designer Card Kit
 Card 01
 Card 02
 Card 03
 Card 04
 Card 05
 Card 06
 Card 07
Card 08
Cheers FiLoMa

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Birthday Card - Nicole

I'm a bit late with getting my birthday cards done, and the one for my friend Nicole was no exception.  I posted earlier about a card class that I did at Wrapped In Paper, specifically the "Birthday Surprise" card. Well, I decided to make this card for my friend Nicole, but I wanted to do it in a 6"x6" size instead of the 4"x6" size that we did in the card class.  It took a few hours, and I think a good hour was just the mistakes I made. Anyway, I got the card finished and I'm really happy with how it turned out. It is also my second card using my copics.  My friend Nicole was very happy with the card.

 Front of Card
 Inside of Card
Close up of my Copic colouring
Cheers FiLoMa

Sunday, 5 June 2011

WIP Card Class - Birthday Surprise

This morning I did another card class at Wrapped In Paper.  This card class was called "Birthday surprise".  The card is just beautiful, and Gail did a fantastic job coming up with this design.  We all had lots of fun. Many of the ladies at yesterdays class were also there today.  The colours are beautiful and even though I said I'd exhausted my craft budget, I decided that I could spare a few extra $$$$ to buy the "gog" punch used.  The scallop circle was done using a punch, but Gail said you could easily do it using your Nestabilities, so that is what I will be using since I have many nesties.  For WIP class time tables, check out their web site, which I've hyper linked above.

 Card Front
Inside Card
Cheers FiLoMa

Saturday, 4 June 2011

WIP Card Class - Cuttlebug 07

This morning I attended the Cuttlebug 07 card class at Wrapped in Paper.  We made three cards using either the Cuttlebug or the new Tim Holtz "Vagabond".  We also used a combination of Cuttlebug embossing folders and Spellbinders Nestabilities. These cards were fun to do and have given me more ideas for my Cuttlebug and of course I couldn't resist purchasing some more craft items. Oh well, at least I'm having fun, but no craft budget left now until next pay.

 Card 01
 Card 02
Card 03
Cheers FiLoMa

Friday, 3 June 2011

Birthday Card - Elle - My First Copic Card

My friend Elle recently celebrated her birthday.  The birthday card that I gave her was my first ever Copic card and my first ever easel card.  I'm very happy with this card.  I don't usually work with so much purple, for me I generally use it as an accent colour, but because purple is her favourite colour I decided that it was going to be shades of purple. The colours came together really well and even if I do say so myself, I'm very proud of how my copic colour came out.

Recently I'd done a class at Wrapped In Paper, as well as a quick lesson from my friend Robyn, she works for Arnold's Scrapbooking, when I was recently in Queensland and absorbing all the information from the Lime Tart Copic Club tutorials.

I've taken two photos, one of the card and the other a close up of my copic colour. The photo doesn't look as good as the real thing, but it is a pretty good reflection of my effort. I also know that Elle, and everyone else I showed it to, loves the card and appreciates the work gone into it. I'm so hooked on copics, it's just so much fun.

If anyone is interested, it is a Loralie stamp that I purchased from my friends shop, Keep It Simply Stamping and I used the following copic colours:
  • Skin = E51, E21, E11
  • Hair = E25, E29 and a touch of E49 then removed a bit with the blender '0'
  • Cuttlebug = YG00, YG03, W1 and W3
  • Top/Pants/Ribbon = BV000, BV02 and BV08
  • Shoes = W1, W3 and W7
  • Jewellery/Handbag & Lips = R11 and R17
  • Tote = V12 and V17
  • Items in Tote - various and I forgot to record

 Elle's birthday card
close up of my copic card
Cheers FiLoMa

Scrapbooking Class with Ann Craig

Each month, commencing in March, I have been attending scrapbooking classes held by Ann Craig. I'm really enjoying these classes and have been stretching myself to select colours that perhaps I wouldn't normally work with.  Ann is very talented and I get a lot of inspiration from the work she does, both her scrapbook pages and her cards. Below are the four pages I have done so far. My pages don't have photos, as I am using these as sketch pages. My main reason for this is that I have so many Creative Memories albums to use, the albums before they introduced "true" 12"x12" albums, that these pages I have been doing at Ann's would require me to cut them down and I just can't be bothered doing that.

 March class
 April class
 May class
June class
Cheers FiLoMa