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

WIP Recipe Book Class

On 11 May, my birthday, I treated myself to a class at Wrapped in Paper.  The class was a "Recipe Book". My friend Pam joined me for this class (& my birthday celebrations), and we both really enjoyed the class. Of course we then had to have all the tools we didn't already have to make this project again.  My friend Pam has already made some more, well at least commenced more books, whereas I have yet to pull out my stuff and make some more. This class has inspired me to get cracking with my craft catalogue, as originally inspired by Christie of "Creations by Christie".

 View One - Cover of Recipe Book
View Two - Inside of Recipe Book
Cheers FiLoMa

Wedding Card - Kv & Shantha

I really enjoyed making the "spinner" card in the Wrapped in Paper card class (see previous post), that I decided to make the same style card for my friend Kv, who got married in mid April.  To make it easier on myself, I kept the colours of the card simple, black, white & grey.  I'm pretty happy with how this card turned out, given I only made it the night before I flew out to Queensland for the wedding.

Cheers FiLoMa

WIP Card Class - Mother's Day Card

On 9 April, I attended a card class at Wrapped In Paper to make this Mother's Day card.  My friends and I refer to it as a spinner card, as the picture spins around via the spin option to the right.  These are not colours I would normally work with, they are what came in the kit, but I really like them and love how the card turned out.

 View One with word stamped
View Two with Flower stamped
Cheers FiLoMa