Thursday, August 27, 2009

Embossing frenzy

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
I have never been much of a fan of embossing but after using SU embossing powder I am a convert to this form of bling. Here are some cards I had fun creating. The christmas card I have made in several colour ways. The bird on the pink card has been cut out and attached with dimensionals to raise it up a little, this does not really show in the photo. What do you think? Thank you for stopping here for a few minutes.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Christening Card

Images:(c)1990-2009Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
This morning I am heading to Gosford, on the Central Coast, for a christening. Here is the card I have made for Kiera - all girly and pink. I have embossed her initial with white embossing powder. I have stamped the word "Cherish" on the front left. Really a very easy card to make. It is full circle as I was at her mother's christening not so many years ago. I hope that you all have an enjoyable day, no matter what you are doing. Margaret

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Viola - another Christmas card

Images:(c)1990-2009Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
Whilst blog surfing I came across the blog of Shell and I was instantly inspired with the ribbon over the shoulder of the chef on one of her cards. A little bit of watercolouring, some glue and contrasting paper - Viola complete.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Winter Post - but it is nearly Spring!

Images:(c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
Thank you to Fiona, a fellow INKling for the inspiration for this card. I love the simplicity of the brown and confetti cream card stock. Enjoy.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Spotlight on Christmas Card

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
This card uses the more traditional Christmas colours of red and green. I do not have this stamp set but I borrowed it at our stamping weekend and had a play.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Colour Challenge Christmas Card

Images: (c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
Another card I have made recently in non-traditional Christmas colours. The colour challenge was to use Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Sahara Sand and Pumpkin Pie.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Cyberchallenge No.3

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
Our 3rd challenge was to use a layout from page 126 of SU catalogue. As I was using 3 photographs, taken at Dollywood Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee I drew inspiration from several elements in the page layout - the scallop punch, the butterflies and torn edges.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

August Cyberchallenge 1 and 2

Images: (c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford.
The INKlings challenges this month are being set by Alison B. The first challenge is a Christmas card using no red or green. Here is my take on it. The stamp is from the just released Spring Mini set called Tree Trimmings. I have tried to make them look like they are swinging on the tree.
Our 2nd challenge was to use the colours Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, and Black or Gold. Now these are not colours I would normally use. I used another new set from Spring Mini - Sense of Time. I stamped the clock face on the blue CS and then with the orange strip and smaller second hand I crumpled the paper and then stamped over with Riding Hood Red Ink to get that distressed look.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Scrapbook pages

Wow 3 posts in one day - here are three completed pages of my visit to Dinosaur Ridge, Denver, Colorado. I searched high and low for dinosaurs (well paper) with no luck and my thanks go to Ryn for the chipboard dinosaurs and paper from her stash. Ryn I hope you enjoyed the chocolates.

3-D Flowers continued

This weekend, I demonstrated the 3-D flowers, shown in my earlier post, and I photographed, with their permission, the cards (and a box) completed by Michelle D and Fiona.

Images: (c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up (r) Artwork: Michelle D and Fiona P.

Sydney sunshine stamping and scrapping


Photography by Margaret L Crawford.
What an opportunity to spend a winter's weekend in beautiful sunny Sydney, surrounded by the great Australian bush.
I will be back later with some of the scrapbook pages I completed.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Scrapbook page swap - Just beaching summer fun

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
I took the photo at Manhattan Beach, California on my recent holiday. I had to get ready 25 of these for this weekends "card in a box" - okay not technically a card - but with 12 made up to swap and the remaining for participants to make up, I wanted something quick and easy. Enjoy.

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