Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Watercolouring Fifth Avenue Floral

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford

Watercolouring is so much fun. As many know, I am an INKling group member and Jayne recently shared with us some of her techniques for using re-inkers (the bottles of ink that you can use to re-ink your stamp pads). I put this card together rather quickly - the longest part is waiting for the watercoloured flower to dry completely before adhering it to the card. This technique is found in many places on the web, but Jayne's instructions made it all clear. Enjoy.

Christmas Classics

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford
Here is a card I designed and created today. I have gold embossed the baubles and attached some small bows. The background paper and adhesive red/green strip are from the "I Wish" SU scrap pack. Enjoy.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thank you card

Images:(c)1990-2009Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
Whilst I had the blue ink/ribbon out this weekend, I decided to make this card. It uses the Fresh Cuts stamp set. I like monochromatic cards - how about you? Thanks for stopping by, Margaret

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Winter Post.

Over the weekend I have been busy making cards. Here is a Christmas card using Winter Post and the greeting is from God's Blessing. We do not snow here in Australia at Christmas however this image evokes olde world charm. I will be back later with another blue thank you card I created this weekend.
Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork:Margaret L Crawford

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Images:(c) 1990-2009 Stampin'Up! (r) Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
I have been busy creating various cards over the past few days. This one drew inspiration from SU catalogue p53. I have added more texture using Weathered background stamp and twine.

Also, on Friday I went to NSW Government House via David Jones. David Jones had their spring flower show, their windows and ground floor were decorated in Australian Native Flowers. The waratahs in bloom were just magnificent. And at Government House, the tulips were on show. Enjoy these photos - spring has come.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

When life gives you scraps.


Photography:Jayne Mercer
What can you do with your scraps of cardstock? The INKlings group of which I am a member has recently started volunteering at Westmead Childrens Hospital Play Therapy unit and recently Jayne saw one of the staff members cutting out shapes and offered to make up a stack of already punched out shapes for them to use. You can help as well, why not punch out shapes, using any papers or punches(just not Stampin'Up!) that you have, then post them to me - if you email me I will give you my address. Off to do some punching myself.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Crazy for Cupcakes

Images:(c)1990-2009 Stampin'Up!(r) unless indicated Artwork: Margaret L Crawford
My sister is heading overseas shortly and part of her holiday is a culinary tour of the great restaurants of London. She will get to cook with some amazing chefs. My sister is a great cook herself and she loves to make cupcakes. Whilst looking at a magazine recently I read of a great bakery/restuarant in Bloomsbury, London so I have made her a bon-voyage card and put inside some money to have a treat (maybe some cupcakes or meringues) on me.
As well as the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes (note I have amended the greeting to say "hope your holiday is the sweetest ever") I have used my Cuttlebug - yes I succombed and got one and die-cut/embossed a frame from Spellbinders. Blue is her favourite colour as well so a little bit of watercolouring and I think it is a sweet card.
Happy holidays Heather.

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