Monday, 11 December 2017

Country

Hello

I have had this post sitting in my drafts for a while, so we will have a non Christmas bonus post for today.

This group of country themed cards was created with the guys in mind.





For this card I used paper and stamps from Kaszazz Australian collection.
The tractor was stamped with archival ink on to patterned paper, then masked.
The windmill was then stamped over the top.
The farm dog was stamped in black on to reddish coloured card then fussy cut and mounted in front.
Brads were added to the windmill centre and the top left corner, and the panel then layered on to brown card.











On this card I stamped the horse (Ink a dink a do) on to white card and then masked it.
The canyon and the eagle (Stampscapes) were then stamped over the top. The background was shaded with dye inks.
The image panel was layered on to blue card, brads added to the corners of the image panel, twine knotted across the lower section, and candy dots added to the lower right. The whole panel was fixed to a white card base.



These cards use the Country Livin stamp set from Stampin'up. The sentiment, tree and bird are stamps from Kaszazz.
The left card has washi tape (Kaszazz) placed across the top of patterned paper which was layered on to the green card base. The sentiment, boots and guitar were stamped on to card, fussy cut then mounted to the card. The second card has the ute stamped on white card, masked, and the tree and bird stamped on top. The background was coloured with dye inks, and the panel added to blue card.

A little inspiration for those country lovers you know.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

More Christmas boxes

Hello

These are some more of the Christmas box cards we created, for you to enjoy.  A variety of stamps and dies were used to create these cards.









Plenty of inspiration available here.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 4 December 2017

More Aussie Christmas - Kaszazz

Hello again

Some more of our Aussie Christmas cards for you today.






I have again used the Australian Animals, Kookaburra and Gum leaves, and sentiment stamps from Kaszazz. The holly leaves and joy word dies are from Tim Holtz, and the gum tree die is Ultimate crafts.

Enjoy
Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 27 November 2017

Bags for the Girls

Hello

I first created these smaller bags after several comments  that the larger bags were too big for the younger girls, and requests for a smaller size.



 The bags are approx. 15 cm square, are wadded and fully lined as are the larger bags, and have a velcro closure and a longer strap for cross body wear.

The bags are sized to hold a mobile phone, a small money purse and keys if carried.







The older girls spotted them, but of course needed a longer strap, so I now make a longer strap with an adjustable slide buckle, suited to girls of any age.

Suitable for any occasion when you need to only carry the essentials.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Aussie Christmas Cards - Kaszazz

Hello

Our most popular Christmas cards this year have been the Aussie themed ones,(especially the box cards, which will be another post), which have mostly been purchased  to go overseas.

The stamps used are Australian Animals, Kookaburra, Possum and gum leaves, and the Merry Christmas sentiment, and along with the background papers are all from Kaszazz.








All images were stamped with archival inks, coloured with watercolour pencils and fussy cut.
The poinsettia is a die from Heartfelt Creations.
Stickles, Wink of Stella pens and rhinestones finish the designs.

I hope you enjoy these cards as much as I do.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Sunday, 19 November 2017

Mermaids - Lavinia

Hello

How is your day going?  As a treat today, we have a second post of a few non Christmas cards to cheer you.


These cards were created using  mainly Lavinia stamps. Smaller images (crab, starfish and small shells) are stamps from Kaisercraft.
Backgrounds were first created on white card using Distress and Distress oxide inks.
Images were then stamped over the top using Versafine inks.
Completed panels were fixed to coordinating  coloured card bases and highlights added with wink of stella glitter pens and stickles glitter glue. Stickles  was used around the edges of the panels to create a frame.

Add a little magic to your day.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Australiana Box Cards - Kaszazz

Hello

Here are some real Aussie box Christmas cards





Kaszazz Aussie animals stamps, and Ultimate Crafts Australiana dies  have been used for these cards.

I hope you are enjoying your Christmas crafting

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Christmas Box Cards - Stampin'up

Hi Everyone

Here is the first of this years box cards





The main characters in these designs are cookie cutter Christmas from Stampin'up
A variety of other dies and stamps have also been used.
These boxes all fold flat and fit into a 160mm square envelope.
They are such fun to make

How are your Christmas makes coming along?

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Wednesday, 1 November 2017

Card Set Stampin' Up Everything Eleanor...

Hello,

The following set of 4 Birthday cards are featuring the beautiful Everything Eleanor stamp set from Stampin' Up. Using a green card base and a single white layer, here is a great way to use the same stamps in a variety of ways for a totally different look...

Mask and bunch the main image on the bottom left corner...


Stamp them in a row with the edges touching...


Same again, trimming around the bottom edges of the flowers...


Randomly stamp the flowers all over the card front...


Adding a faux stitched edge and rhinestone flower centres complete each card. The Happy Birthday wording is from Stampin' Up's Happiest Birthday Wishes set.

Hope you are finding the time to create something beautiful today,
Shell
xox

Monday, 30 October 2017

Winter Wonderland Cards, Kaszazz

Good morning,

Today we have a set of Christmas cards created from a sheet of Kaszazz Winter Wonderland paper. The paper has six image panels, so here is an idea for each of the panels.


This first panel has die cut pine leaves and a sentiment banner added and is embellished with stickles and sequins.


This panel has painted paper flowers added above the original flowers on the panel, and stamped and die cut trees. The sentiment is part of a stamp and has been cut up and mounted. Stickles , rhinestones, sequins, gemstones, glitter tape and a sparkly pen are used for highlights.


This panel was cut and the Alice section taped to gold foil card. This was then mounted over the remaining section which was stamped with the sentiment and has gold tape across the bottom. A small die cut deer has been added. Sequins, stickles, flower soft for snow, and a sparkly pen have again been used.


On this panel the snowman was die cut into a circle and layered on to a silver foil die cut scalloped circle. The remaining section of panel was then reversed and the snowman mounted on to the circle aperture. A sentiment, some stars and a couple of die cut trees were added. Glossy accents were added to the snowman hat and scarf, a sparkly pen to highlight the image and stickles for snow, finished off.


The deer section and the trees were cut from this panel.The deer piece was matted to card.The card base was covered with a panel from reverse side of the paper. This was wrapped with burlap ribbon and the fussy cut trees taped in  place. The deer section was then mounted.The sentiment was white embossed on to the patterned paper. Stickles and sequins were again used.


Part of this panel was die cut from the original, added to glitter card, then mounted above the aperture. The whole panel was matted on to a glitter card frame then added to the base card. A button knotted with gold thread, and some rhinestones were added. The sentiment was stamped directly on to the patterned paper .Stickles was added for snow.


This is the same panel as the previous card, made into a shaker card.

I hope this gives you some inspirational ideas on how to use your panels.

Till next time 
be happy
BaRb