Monday, 29 June 2015

Kaszazz Ocean/Coastal cards


As mentioned in my last post, here are another two cards in this ocean series. These cards have been created in the same way as the previous cards.

This card also uses stamps from Seahorse, Seagrass and Autumn Moments sets. The fish all have secondary images mounted above the original stamped images and have been coated in glossy accents.


The rocks at the base of the lighthouse have been stamped several times (stamp masking), and the pelican and the seagull are dimensionally mounted. The sun and the light on the lighthouse have been coated in glossy accents.

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Kaszazz Square Ocean Cards


Today we have another two cards in the Ocean series to share. Both cards again feature Kaszazz Coastal, Ocean Friends, River Bank and Seashells stamp sets, and have white card bases.  Images have been stamped with archival inks and coloured with watercolour pencils and a  waterbrush. Backgrounds have been sponged with distress inks and washed over with a waterbrush.


Schooner has been stamped in black archival ink on to watercolour card with riverbank stamped in dandelion ink. This has been matted on to ocean card which has been stamped with Bubbles. A seagull and the dolphin have been stamped a second time on extra watercolour card and mounted above the initial images. These images and the star shell have been coated with glossy accents, as has the schooner flags.
Stickles have been added to the splash and the waterline.


The image panel on this card is matted to Bermuda card which has been been stamped and clear embossed down the left side using the airbubbles stamp. This was wrapped with green twine threaded through an AIM coloured button before fixing to the card base. The turtle, the lower seagull and the far left star shell are mounted with magic mount and coated with glossy accents.
Sentiments used on both cards are from Live Life and Wishing you sets.
These stamp sets have endless possibilities and I will share a couple more ideas next time.


Sunday, 21 June 2015

Shell's Storage - Embellishments, Dies, Ribbons, Inks, Washi...

Good Morning,

We were off to the Markets this morning, but have been rained out... Oh well, the rain is lovely!

Today I am not actually sharing a creation with you, I have taken some pics of my Craftroom Storage ideas and would like to share these with you. Yay, yay I hear you say - if you are anything like me, I am always interested to see how other crafters store their goodies...

First photo - this is how I store some of my embellishments... bottles and bottles of flowers, buttons, smaller chipboard pieces, sequins, charms, pegs, flags, tickets, bells etc etc.  I have other flowers, chipboards and charms stored in other systems as well eg boxes and drawers. (I could have purchased matching bottles so they were all the same - but you know how I like to recycle! hehe, so my selection of bottles reminds me of coffee, olives and pasta when I am using my embellishments - no complaints here! )

Next photo - Inkpads...  Now, I am part of a Craft Club and we craft at least once a month, which means I need to have my inks portable - so I store them in containers like this...

I keep my everyday inks - versamark, black india ink and memento inks etc on my table for ease of use and all my other inks as above.

Next is sprays... I don't have many, and I find the ones I use the most at this stage are made by mixing Perfect Pearls Powders, Stampin' Up re-inkers and water mixed into Mini Misters - I have refilled these many times...

The Spice rack was made by my Son as a high school woodwork project - Love it! Perfect storage!

Moving on to Embossing folders and Dies.  I have four Darice Embossing Folder Storage Folders and in these I keep dies and embossing folders.  The Bigz dies, longer dies, larger embossing folders etc are stored in the pink containers in the left of the photo...

Washi Tape storage is next.  I found this container at K-mart, it is the perfect size for Washi Tape and  I like the fact that I can see through the sides.  I have also used one of these containers to store my smaller paper flowers.

Of course, these are organised in their colours and I also store my twine in the bottom tray.  (Once again - easily transportable for the Craft Club days).

Still with me? Hope so!

Ribbons - I have tried a few different ways to store ribbons - tins, boxes, drawers, but in the end decided this works best for me - when I need a ribbon I carry a hanger over to my project (or vice versa) and use it that way - not exactly transportable (so I generally just carry the smaller ribbon storage with me and hope there is a suitable colour on there hehe).

Before you ask - yes it is a clothes rack and yes I have used baby coat hangers (did I say recycle??) these work well because they have an intricate pattern which means the rings I have hooked my ribbons over don't slide all across the hanger (clever huh?!?) I originally had each ribbon neatly placed through individual pieces of card, but then found it easier to just slide it onto the ring instead.

Phew, feels like cup of tea time!

Coming soon , I will share with you how I store my stamps, papers, embossing powders etc - haven't photographed these yet... after a cup of tea, I now feel motivated to create!

Still raining outside!
Beautiful day!
Visit us again soon,

Friday, 19 June 2015

Cat and Dog Mini Albums...


Dogs and Cats, Puppies and Kittens... Wow, how many photos do you have of your furry friends??
If you are anything like my family - oh about a gazillion photos!!  Have a look at these cute mini albums I have created for storing such photos...

I have used a selection of products - Kaszazz - Stamps, Stampin' Up - papers. Impression Obsession - Dies. Assorted ribbons, embossing powders...

Do you have a special place to store your pet photos?

See you again soon with some more of our creations.

Monday, 15 June 2015

Kaszazz Ocean Friends cards


Today I have a couple of cards to share with you. These cards were created using Kaszazz Ocean Friends stamp set. Seagrass, Coastal, and Bubbles background stamps are also used.

Both cards have white bases with the images stamped on white card and matted to ocean card. The backgrounds have been sponged with distress inks and washed over with a waterbrush. Images were stamped with archival ink and coloured with watercolour pencils and a waterbrush

This card is a matchbook style. The spine is matted with ocean card, eyelets punched and added, twine threaded through buttons coloured with alcohol markers and knotted before taping to the card back section.
Seagrass has been stamped with olive archival ink and all other images with black archival ink.
The lower fish was stamped a second time on to white card, coloured, fussy cut and mounted above the stamped image. The mounted fish, one star fish and the bubbles have been coated in glossy accents.  The sentiments are from Live life set.

This card is tent style. Bubbles background was stamped to the lower half of the front panel and the turtle stamped. The seagull was stamped to the top right. The dolphins were stamped to the card and a second time on to white card, coloured and fussy cut before mounting above the originals. The dolphins and the turtle shell have been coated with glossy accents, and ice stickles added to the splashes and the waterline.
The sentiment from Birthday greetings is white embossed. Pewter brads and a star clip finish off this design.
These cards would be suitable for anyone and I hope you are inspired by them.
Till next time

Sunday, 14 June 2015

Kaisercraft Violet Crush Mini Album...

Good morning,

Glad to see you again! We have been busy creating, creating and more creating.... (probably in reality - working, running after children - sports, driving lessons etc etc, housework and all that sort of fun stuff - hehe!)  Here is a mini album created using Kaisercraft's Violet Crush Paper Pad and Collectables...

Gorgeous shades of purples and silvers...

Black and white...

and green for the back cover.

Hope you have had time to create, 
back again soon,