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Friday, 28 June 2013

21st Guest Album for Darcie

Not long after I finished the 21st album for Danielle, I received an email request for another one! The design of the album was based on the original one I did last year for my niece Sarah. The album contains 14 concertina pages (15x15cm) for signing and it is totally handmade! The specifications for Darcie's album is the same 'Tiffany' colours as Danielle's album but with more pinks and no lace and not too busy. It took me a long while to track down the wooden number laser cut-outs as I bought the last '1' in the Kaisercraft shop last time! Two Spotlight shops later, I found some in Bunnings and bought 2 sets (just in case, for next time)!!
I used the Kaisercraft True Romance 6x6 papers for the album pages inside and Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose on the front cover. I just love these Kaisercraft collections! I'm submitting this project to Simon Says Stamp's Anything Goes challenge and Simon Says Stamp and Show's Anything Goes challenge.
Here is my album, hope Darcie likes it!

The front and back were covered with 12x12 and the cover with 6x6 paper.

Close up of the key and the embossing on the numbers and name.

The front 4 pages on opening is made with one sheet of cardboard and scored at intervals.

The next 4 pages is on another sheet, joined in the middle, plenty of room for signatures and messages.

The back of the album consists of 6 pages, the join in the cardboard is hidden by using a patterned paper banner.

The rest of the back of the album - more room for lots of messages and signatures for Darcie!

Ingredients (I think I covered everything!)
Cardstock - Canson heavy weight 320gsm
Papers - Kaisercraft True Romance 12x12 (covers) and 6x6 pad (inside pages), Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose 6x6 (cover)
- Kaisercraft Pocelain Rose, lace
- Tim Holtz Butterflies
- Simon Says Stamp Moms The Best
- Hero Arts Leafy Vines, Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Classic Tea Flower, It's Your Day
- Designs by Ryn Flower lace 2
Inks - Ranger Archival Jet Black and Brown, Tim Holtz Distress Tea Dye, Versamark, Hero Arts Soft Granite
Dies - MFT DieNamics tall alphabet, MFT DieNamics Fishtail Layers STAX, Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies
DieCuts - Kaisercraft True Romance and Porcelain Rose
Others - Kaisercraft Seabreeze paint, Silver EP, Kaisercraft grosgrain ribbon, Twine from The Twinery, Tim Holtz Ideology key, Viva Decor silver paint, Kaisercraft pearls, White gel pen

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Twine Flowers for Maddy

I'm back with a very quick card, well sort of.. I was going to post last night but got involved with watching the television. We had a change in the leader of our country last night due to a ballot within the Labor Party. The elected Prime Minister who was overthrown three years ago was voted back in by the same Members - go figure. Our first female PM resigned last night and a newly elected PM was sworn in today... just in time for our up coming elections!
This card was inspired by the sketch on CAS(E) this Sketch and the colours of the current Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger - Scene in Tangerine. I'm also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge and I'm also sending this card to Maddy. Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White
Stamp - Hero Arts CL661
Ink - Hero Arts Green Hill
EF - Sizzix Tim Holtz bricks
Others - Twine from The Twinery, Enamel dots from My Minds Eyes

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

PTI June Blog Hop

I had a quick 21st card to make and I wanted to use the inspiration photo from Runway Inspired Challenge #38 Burberry Prorsum Resort and the sketch from Retro Sketch Challenge. The theme for the June Blog Hop on Papertrey Ink is to use gold. Here is my card! Since there is a mixy-matchy patterns and colours, I'm putting this into the Moxie Fab World Mixy-Matchy challenge and Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes challenge. Come back tomorrow as I have made another 21st Guest Book to share with my fellow bloggers. Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Metallic gold
Paper - Kaisercraft True Romance
Stamps - Paper Smooches Digits
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black
Dies - MFT DieNamics By the Numbers, Papertrey Ink Birthday
Others - Kaisercraft  pearls

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Happy 8th birthday!

I had a day off from work yesterday and arranged to have lunch up with two online bloggers - Jenny from My Paper Epiphany and Lyndal from Dreams and Other Realities. It was great to meet in person rather than over our blogs and we had fun comparing notes. I was in the mood for making a card when I got home last night and wanted to make one for the Paper Smooches Cool Shades challenge. This is my card I made with my one and only Paper Smooches stampset and dies. I wanted to do a washi tape card and I have picked up a lot of new followers on Pinterest due to a discussion on Splitcoast Stampers forum on Washi Tape.

Well, I had a sleepness night as I was not happy with the card. So the next day, when I got another chance, I made another card, see below. I must admit I am much happier with the square format as I can fit the sentiments onto the card. 
Just a quick mention, my Graduation card got a Red Carpet Spotlight this week! Yay, my first submission to Red Carpet and it got spotted!!
Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White
Stamp and die - Paper Smooches Digits
Ink - Hero Arts Field Green and Pool
Others - MT Tape, The Twinery twine, enamel dots from My Minds Eyes, Kaisercraft rhinestone

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Timely Bird Tag Card

CeciliaCards_2013Feb26 by CeciliaHsieh

I made this card for a publication a while back and have not had a chance to blog it. When I saw the Tag challenge on A Blog Named Hero this week, I dug this card out so that it can be seen by everyone. The bird and the flowers have been paper pieced using Basic Grey Serenade. Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Natural White
Stamp - Hero Arts Big Postcard, Timely Bird and Florentine Message
Paper - Basic Grey Serenade 6x6
Inks - Ranger Archival Jet Black, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Gathered Twigs and Evergreen Bough
Others - Kaisercraft rhinestones, ribbon and twine from The Twinery

Friday, 14 June 2013

Graduation Card

This is the first of many graduation cards that I have to make over the next few months. I used my favourite collection of the month - Fancy Pants Park Bench for this card. I made the cap using the ends of the fishtail banner diecut and the tassel was made out of twine. It was fun to make! I'm submitting this card to The Twinery's Twine Madness challenge, CASology Yellow challenge, A Blog Named Hero's It's a Man's Man's Man's World challenge and Red Carpet Studio's The Graduate Card challenge. Thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate all your comments!

Cardstock – Neenah Solar White, Black Bazzill card
Paper – Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6
Stamp – Hero Arts CL498
Die – MFT DieNamics Fishtail Layers STAX
Ink – Ranger Archival Jet Black
Others – Francheville brad, Twine from The Twinery

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Ombre Card

I tend to struggle when there is an 'Ombre' challenge. After watching Nicole's video on Papertrey Ink's 'Make it Monday', I decided to give it a go. I don't have a lot of PTI stamps and after going through the stamp sets I do have, I decided to use the flourish stamp on the Big and Bold Wishes. I also don't have many PTI inks and decided to use my Hero Arts inks instead. Here's my card and I'm also linking it up to The Twinery's Twine Madness challenge and A Blog Named Hero's It's a Man's Man's Man's World challenge!. Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White and Desert Storm
Stamps - PTI Folk Art and Big Bold Wishes
Ink - Hero Arts Soft Granite, Pool and Navy, Versamark White Chalk Ink
Others - Enamel dots from My Minds Eyes, Midnight Blue Twine from The Twinery

Monday, 10 June 2013

Father's Day Card

It's a public holiday for Queen's Birthday today (it's been a productive crafting weekend). After doing a Vintage 21st album, I'm in the mood for CAS cards. I just submitted 5 cards to the latest Papercrafts Card Creations for Men publication call! So while I'm in this masculine mode, I decided to make this very quick and easy Father's Day card. The colours and the design is drawn from the latest Runway Inspired challenge (photo below). I'm also submitting this card to Simon Says Stamp Masculine Father's Day Challenge, A Blog Named Hero's It's a Man's Man's Man's World Challenge and Die Cut Diva's Guys and Boys challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White, Red cardstock
Stamp - Hero Arts CL498
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black, Hero Arts Soft Granite
Die - MFT DieNamics tall alphabets

Danielle's 21st Album and Card

I received an order for a 21st album a few weeks ago. Danielle liked the album I made for my niece Sarah and wanted something similar for her 21st party and she wanted the theme colour to be turquoise and vintage style and also enough room for about 80 guests to sign. I added pink as the contrast colour. The album is done in the same way I did Sarah's but this time, I used Kaisercraft papers and they are sightly larger than the My Minds Eyes papers I used last time. The numbers were painted and then embossed with silver (I love this effect).  Quite a variety of stamps we're used - I think I have covered them all in the list below. I also made a card to match for Danielle. As this is going to be a lengthy post, the card is shown first. The card will be submitted to Inspired Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday, CAS-ual Fridays Banners and Flags and the album for Simon Says Stamp's S Challenge (S for Stamping) and The Twinery's Twine Madness challenge. Thanks for dropping by!

Ingredients for Card:
Cardstock - Neenah Solar White
Paper - Kaisercraft Bonjour 6x6
Stamp - Papertrey Ink 
Die - MFT Numbers
Others - Kaisercraft rhinestones

Ingredients for Album:
Cardstock - Canson cardstock
Paper - Kaisercraft Bonjour 12x12, Bonjour 6x6, TigerLilly 6x6, Porcelain Rose 6x6
Dies - MFT tall alphabets, Spellbinders Rose Creation
DieCuts - Kaisercraft Collections Bonjour
Stamps - StampIt Butterfly, Hero Arts Antique Flowers and Butterflies, Tim Holtz Butterflies, Kaisercraft Porcelain Rose, Papertrey Ink Birthday Sentiment, Hero Arts Leafy Vines, Simon Says Stamp Moms the Best, Paper Smooches Digits, Hero Arts Classic Tea Flower, DesignsbyRyn Flower Lace 2
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Inks Worn Lipstick, Peacock Feathers and Tea Dye, Hero Arts Soft Granite, Ranger Archival Brown, Versamark
Others - Tim Holtz Ideology Key, Kaisercraft wooden numbers, Kaisercraft Seabreeze paint, Hero Arts Silver Embossing Powder, Kaisercraft ribbon, Pink Paislee lace, Kaisercraft blossoms and pearl brads, Twine from The Twinery, Viva Decor Silver

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Casing Lisa Spangler

Another great muse at CASE Study this week - the wonderful Lisa Spangler. The card is a great one to case but I don't have any ink daubers, so I used my new banner stamp from Simon Says Stamp and also a new PTI stamp which was inked for the first time. I'm also submitting this card to CAS-ual Fridays - Banners and Flags challenge and the ColourQ challenge. I would also like to welcome new followers on my blog and Pinterest account from Splitcoaststampers - thank you for all the comments and repins! Thanks for dropping by!

Cardstock - Neenah Solar white, Navy and green cardstock in my stash
Stamps - Simon Says Stamp Best Mom Ever and Papertrey Ink Sentiment
Ink - Hero Arts Soft Granite, Pool, Field Greens and Navy
Others - Enamel dots from My Minds Eyes

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Sending a hug for Maddy

I wanted to send another card for Maddy after sending one two weeks ago. Details of the Card Drive for Maddy can be found here on Simon Says Stamp. This card was inspired by Dawn's Make it Monday tutorial on Papertrey Ink this week. Although I do not have many PTI dies, I used my MFT DieNamics dies instead. The colours of my card are also loosely based on this week's Moxie Fab World Tuesday Trigger. By the way, have a look at who is the Moxie Fabber this week - none other than a fellow Melbournian, Jenny Martin from My Paper Epiphany! Congrats Jenny!
Another quick mention before I go. My washi tape blogs have gone viral tonight over a thread at Splitcoast Stampers! Thanks Carolyn for starting the thread!
I am also entering this card to CAS-ual Fridays CFC104-Banners and Flags challenge.

Cardstock - Neenah Solar White
Paper - Fancy Pants Park Bench 6x6
Stamps - PTI Bold Wishes and Folk Art
Die - MFT Dienamics Fishtail Flags STAX
Ink - Ranger Archival Jet Black, Hero Arts Tomato, Pool and Field Green
Others - Fancy Pants Park Bench Button, Twine from the Twinery, Enamel dots from My Minds Eyes

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Published in Cards May Issue

I'm finally able to blog my card that was published last month in Northridge Publications CARDS magazine. You can find my card on page 34 of the magazine. The category for this card submission was under 'Style Challenge'- Chevrons, Yellow, Turqoise and Coral.
I don't have the actual magazine yet, but managed to download the online version so that I can see my card (this is my first publication in Cards magazine, Yay!). I have another card in the July issue of Cards on pg 30. I won't be able to share it until August.
An update on my Kaisercraft DT submission. I found out that I was not successful in Round 2 but was elated to find out that I was in the Top 20 to get into Round 2 in the first place! Nevermind, I had fun making the projects which I can't share yet until the collections are released. Stay tuned!
Big Hugs to Lin for sending me a scan of the magazine!

Cardstock: Neenah Solar White
Paper: My Minds Eyes Howdy Doody 6x6

Stamps: Hero Arts CL272
Die: MFT DieNamics chevron
Ink: Hero Arts Pool
Others: Kaisercraft rhinestones and pearls, Twine from The Twinery, JAC double sided adhesive paper

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