Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Maja Design Papers

*NEW*

Just arrived are these stunning papers from Maja Design.The paper quality is amazing - thick and smooth and the designs are gorgeous!Priced at $2 per sheet they will make some beautiful cards or scrapbook pages. These images don't do them justice come in store to see them in person or jump on the Maja Design website to see them better. 


Vintage Baby Boy

Vintage  Baby Girl


 Denim & Friends


I Wish & Vintage Frost


Vintage Summer Basics


Sofiero & Vintage Romance


Summertime


Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sketchy Paint Spills



In the last edition of Australian Simply Cards I had a coffee break feature. In this feature was this simple stamped card. It has been a very popular card, I guess partly for it's simplicity and partly for it's versatility. I really can be used for any gender and any age group just by swapping some colours. 

Here is how I made this card - for those who may have missed the magazine.

Instructions


1.        Cut an A4 sheet of white cardstock in half at 14.8cm x 21cm.  
2.      Score and fold in half at 10.5cm.
3.      Cut another piece of white smooth cardstock to 14.3cm x 10cm.
4.      Stamp the sentiment with the Versafine ink in the bottom right corner.
5.      Stamp the various paint spills and drips with the coloured inks, to your liking.
6.      Die cut the Sketchy Rings from black cardstock
7.       Glue the Sketchy Rings die cut in place.
8.      Attach the front panel with foam tape to the card front.


Requirements

Memory Box – 99149 – Sketchy Rings
Prima Stamps – Spills
Prima Stamps – Paint Drips
Penny Black – Heartfelt Thanks
Versafine Ink – Onyx Black
Versacolor Inks – Canary, Scarlet, Mountain Lake, Lilac & Fresh Green 








Saturday, October 22, 2016

September Challenge

Hi everyone,
Our Challenge for September was flowers and once again we received some magnificent entries.
Well done everyone. You don't make it easy to pick a winner. In fact we had a 3 way tie between these three entries....see below.

The only fair way to pick a winner was a random draw and the winner of the people's choice went to Shakerah for the purple card. (The top card was also hers). We gave the judge's choice to Pam for her little tin that she made. Aren't they all gorgeous!!

Well done girls. 

  


  



There was also a tie for second place, but all of the cards had a few votes. 
Here they all are...


Shirley




Rhonda





Maralene




Rhonda




Rhonda




Pam




Rhonda



Thanks everyone for your entries. 


June Challenge - Under the sea

Hi everyone,

It seems I neglected to put up the photos for the June challenge, which was under the sea.
We had some wonderful cards and great ideas for this one.
Here are all the cards and as best I can remember the makers. If any are wrong, let me know and I'll fix them up.


Sharon



Maralene - Winner




Rhonda




Rhonda




Rhonda




Glenda




Glenda




Glenda - front




Glenda - Inside




Glenda






Glenda - Winner





Shirley




Sue


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

August Challenge - Acetate



Congratulations to our winners for the August challenge. 
The challenge this month was acetate and it was a bit tricky, but the cards that were entered were all great. So many different ways to use acetate.


Maralene won the People's Choice prize for her lovely easel card.
Maralene used an Amy Design die for the top section of this card and the new Sue Wilson Christmas Rose for the flowers and leaves. 





Lyn recieved the Judge's Choice prize for her lovely embossed sticker card. 
It's a bit hard to see in the photo but Lyn applied Stickles all over the embossed area and has added glitter behind the red sticker in the centre. 




Here are the other entries:

Lyn




Shirley 



Glenda M



Glenda M



Glenda M
I don't often have or mention personal favourites but this is my personal favourite - just because of the style and colours, but also I love the way Glenda placed acetate over the front, which is also embossed. A very clever idea.



Shaon




Well done everyone and thanks for joining in the fun of the challenge.
The next challenge is flowers - a nice easy one! 





Tuesday, August 16, 2016

July Challenge


Hi everyone,

Here we are again with the cards for the challenge. The challenge for July was 
Christmas in July
What better way to get you in the mood to start your Christmas cards for the year :)

As always the card were outstanding and again I thank you all for participating. 

Congratulations to our winners

Shirley

received the judges choice for this wonderful easel card. 
The centre is vellum and you can't really see it but there is a battery operated tea light candle behind this, which looks fantastic in dim light. 



Rhonda

received the voters choice for her lovely silver, white and blue card. 
A lovely technique on the dove that I've been itching to try - it's a distress bleach technique.



Congratulations girls you both receive a voucher for your creations.

Congrats again to everyone else too....it's so hard to just pick one winner.

Maralene



Rhonda




Glenda M




Rhonda




Maralene




Glenda M





Glenda M





New Maja Design Papers

*NEW* Just arrived are these stunning papers from Maja Design. The paper quality is amazing - thick and smooth and the designs are gorg...