Decorated twig

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I borrowed this idea from an item I saw in the window of a giftware store over Christmas. The twig was sourced during an evening walk, then I bound it in white yarn. The decorations were cut using the Cricut. The idea is to change the decorations depending on your mood or the occasion – it doesn’t have to be just for Christmas!

Using: Kaisercraft Turtle Dove papers; Bazill Bling card stock; Cricut Paper Lace cartridge.

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Art

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For the Anna’s Craft Cupboard February 2014 Sketch Challenge.

In this project I had fun with my corner rounder on some paint sample chips to make petal shapes. Believe it or not, this set of papers was one of the first I ever bought! I got the paint sample chips a while ago without knowing what I was going to use them for. I love the sumptuous oranges and blues and they match these gorgeous Cherry Arte papers perfectly.

Using: Cherry Arte Morocco papers, rub-ons and chipboard; Bazill card stock and Taubmans paint sample chips – in Indian Spice, Orange Relish and Salem Blue!

Us

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I have been reading and drawing inspiration from the beautiful book Art of Layers by Ronda Palazzari. In this layout I have played around with a few of her ideas for crafting flowers. I have used book paper and sewing pattern paper as well as patterned paper to create a cute posy.

Believe it or not mum and I didn’t mean to wear the same colour shirt that day, but I’m glad we did because it made colour matching a breeze! The pic (taken by my granny) is slightly fuzzy, but still a good one of the four of us.

Using: Blue Cardigan Designs Anthologie papers; Kaisercraft Timeless papers and bling; American Crafts Shadow alphas and pearl brads; Stampin’ Up card stock and brads; Fiskars punch; Marvy Uchida punches; book paper; sewing pattern paper; fabric.

1st place Woolorama 2014

Hopman Cup

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Depicting our trip to the Hopman Cup tennis tournament in Perth in December 2013.

For the Color Me Scrappy February 2014 Design Challenge #55.

Using: Bazill and Stampin’ Up card stock; Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go papers; Cherry Arte Morocco papers; Basic Grey Picadilly papers; Echo Park This and That papers; Color Box ink; Portacraft alphas

For You card

For You card

For this card I experimented with the Versamark relief technique. I stamped the butterflies on glossy card stock with Versamark clear ink, then used a brayer to apply Stampin’ Up Brocade Blue and Chocolate Chip inks over the top. Then I embossed the sentiment at the top of the card. I like the result and am looking forward to experimenting some more!

Using: Stampin’ Up card stock, stamp, ink, ribbon and brads, Kaisercraft Cocco papers and Stamp It Liquid Platinum embossing powder