Monday, 21 August 2017

More Australiana - Kaszazz

Hello

Some more Aussie cards for you to enjoy


For this card the Farmhouse (from Kaszazz) was stamped on to ivory card with Archival ink and coloured with pencils. The kangaroo, grass and gum tree were then stamped on to the background with coloured ink and touched up with pencils.  The windmill and wombat (also from Kaszazz) were stamped, coloured with pencils and fussy cut. These were then mounted to the card front.






These cards all have background papers and stamps from Kaszazz. The animals and gum leaves were stamped, coloured and fussy cut then mounted to the background.
The kangaroo card has the windmill stamped on to a panel of card , the background masked and coloured with distress inks then added to the card. The kangaroo was then added on top.
Stickles was added to the gum flowers and brown pearls finished the designs.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Kaszazz Boho Elephant and Elephant Cards...

Hello,

Todays fabulous cards all feature elephant images from Kaszazz. Elephant and Boho Elephant have been coloured with markers and glitterpens, mounted on patterned paper (a selection from Kaisercraft) and layered on coloured card.

Boho Elephant...




and Elephant...



Elephant cards seem to be popular at the moment!
Enjoy the rest of your day!
Shell
xox

Monday, 7 August 2017

Australiana Cards

Hi

We have some Aussie cards for you today




























Background papers and the emu stamp  are from Kaszazz Australian collection.
The grass tree, rocks, grass, butterfly and shadow stamps are from Stamp world.
Dies used are from Ultimate Crafts Australiana collection.

I hope you enjoy this little touch of home.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Monday, 31 July 2017

Forest Fairies and Friends

Good morning

What do the forest fairies and their friends do at night do you think?
All stamps used on these cards are from Kaszazz.


I first masked and coloured the backgrounds with distress inks.


Images were then added using archival inks.


Touches of  wink of stella and stardust pens were added.
More shading round the edges to draw the eye inwards, then a coat of distress glaze.


The finished panels were taped to the card bases, glitter glue highlights added, and a glitter glue frame applied.
Stamps used were Kaszazz Forest Fairies, Forest Friends, Forest Floor, Fairy Dust,  Asian Botanicals, Doodle design flowers and stems, Fern Leaf, Springtime, Sea Grass, Grass, Silhouette Leafy Branch  and River Bank.

Add a little whimsy to your inspiration.

Till next time
Be happy
BaRb




Friday, 28 July 2017

Mannequin Cards

Hello

For these cards I have used Kaszazz Mannequin and Notions stamp sets.


For this card I stamped and white embossed oatmeal card with sweet florals background then stamped the mannequin and fussy cut it out. It was then mounted over the stamped base.  The flowers are coloured with watercolour pencils.


Here, the notions have been stamped on to oatmeal card with black ink and the panel embossed. The mannequin is stamped on to patterned paper then fussy cut and mounted.


The background panel is treated the same as previously. Diamond background was stamped to ivory card then the mannequin stamped and fussy cut. Lace border was stamped to pink card then cut out and fixed over the ivory piece. Washi tape, ribbon, brads, pearls and gems were used to finish off.

I hope you find these designs inspiring.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb


Monday, 24 July 2017

Angled Easel Cards

Hello

This time I am sharing a couple of angled easel cards, recently created







This card is a double angled easel design.

Stamps used are Poppies from Kaszazz.

A panel of paper has been added inside to write your message.





For this card, the paper and stamps are from Stampin'up,

The flourish die is from Kaszazz and the flowers have been created using Tim Holtz tattered florals die.

Again, a panel was added for a message.
A little inspiration for when you want something different.

Till next time
be happy
BaRb

Monday, 17 July 2017

Pretty Cards

Hello

On going through my paper drawer I discovered this small pack of Melissa Frances papers and a die cut sheet. These pretty cards are the result.


 


 




After punching a few paper edges and adding a couple of die cut shapes
I  simply added ribbons, lace, flowers & leaves, brads, gems and Stickles glitter glue.
Finished

Till next time
be happy
BaRb



Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Spiral Notebooks...

Hello,

Today I am sharing with you a selection of covered spiral notebooks, different sizes and styles. I have used a variety of dies, stamps, papers and embellishments to decorate the covers...

Spirals on the side - various themes...



Spirals at the top - masculine themed...


Cats...


Owls...


These are a quick and easy project. I keep the embellishments fairly flat, so you can easily carry the notebook in your bag/purse etc.

Hope you have a great day planned,
visit us again soon,
Shell
xox

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Fairy Cards

Hello

I do not usually do fairies, but I absolutely love the woodland critters. Of course they really go together.
These cards have been created with the adorable Forest Fairies and Friends from Kaszazz. Who could resist them?




 All stamping has been done with archival ink, and shading with distress ink.  Stamped panels are matted on to silver foil card and fixed to coloured card bases. Stickles glitter glue has been used on all cards, and rhinestones and ribbon add to the detail.                                         Each of the cards has an image stamped, fussy cut and mounted above the others. The first card has the squirrel and the squat mushroom. The second has the squirrel and the coloured mushroom cap. The third has the fox.                      



This fourth card is along the same theme but in a different colourway.
All cards have stamped corresponding inserts and envelopes.

I hope you enjoy this little trip to the fairy forest.
Till next time
Be happy
BaRb

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Darkroom Door Blue Butterfly Cairns/Australia Cards...

Hello,

Following is a selection of Butterfly cards I have created using Darkroom Door's Butterfly stamp set. After stamping the butterflies with black ink, I have coloured them using Copic B29 Ultramarine, then covered them in glossy accents.









These cards are fantastic for visitors to Cairns and have been great for Thank-you cards for when travelling overseas.



Hope to see you again soon,
Shell
xox