Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Art Pieces - Numbers

The ATC challenge this week at Art Pieces is all about Numbers.

My ATC looks like this:

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I wanted to give it some extra dimension but was worried I would ruin it.  I actually like it the way it is.

I cheated really.  This is a cutting file from Silhouette America that I re-sized to 2.5 x 3.5 inches.  I then “filled” the design with graduated colours and cut ii using the Print and Cut technique for my machine and backed it with textured black cardstock.

Tuesday Trigger - Retro

What an awesome trigger this week at Moxie Fab World.


I’m not sure if the trigger was using Napkins or the Retro take that I picked up on.

Whatever it was supposed to be – this is what I did and I really rather like it, lol

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The dancer and letter stickers were done on my Silhouette.  The gold border is peelcraft and the pp is a digital one from my many downloaded free files.  The gold glittered card base was hiding in my stash.

Bombshell Stamps

I came across some awesome stamps while blog-hopping.  Needless to say, I have ordered some and am patiently (not) waiting for them to arrive.


Check them out here

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Lace Up Feet

In February this year, while in Blenheim for the weekend, my mother made Liam a Ronald McDonald costume – much to Dad’s disgust!

Following that weekend Liam sent a txt to Nana asking for a “Red Ronald Afro”.  This Mum dutifully made and posted to Liam.

Next thing we know, he has txt Nana again asking this time for “Huge Ronald Feet”

This was proving a dilemma. How was Nana going to come up with the goods this time?

“It’s easy”, came the next text. “You start with some white shoes, paint them red, put in yellow laces!” Duh! Of course! “Oh, and the soles need to be black”.

Mum came over for the second week of the holidays to be with Liam while Dad and I were at work. I came home on the Monday to this:

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When Dad came home, I was not sure how he would react to the full costume, not being so thrilled at the idea in the first place.

Liam came rushing in from greeting Dad at the door and said

“Dad was so pleased to see me in Lace-Up-Feet!”.  Ah, Bless Him!

Art Pieces ATC – Pearls

After a break for Easter, the challenges are back to running weekly at Art Pieces.

This week the theme was PEARLS


It was nice to make shaped ATC for a change.  This one was based on some swap pins I made for Scrapfest back in January.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Tuesday Trigger Card

Gosh those Tuesday’s come around fast!!!

I have struggled to find the time to put this week’s card together although I have had the elements of it shifting around my craft space all week.

The Trigger at Moxie Fab World was this card:

C38 Blue Bow Thank You Card by Heidi Van Laar

I made mine based on the colour combinations but completely forgot about a bow! Duh!

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The lace was hand-made by my Mum and I have had fun making my own paper flowers.  The patterned paper was a digital one that I printed onto kraft cardstock.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday Trigger - Easter

Easter Cards are not really much of a tradition in New Zealand – at least, not that I have noticed.

That made it a bit harder to be inspired by the theme this week at Moxie Fab World, although the colours in the Trigger image were fabulous!


I really struggled, to be honest but finally, after spending time with Anna today, cutting bits and pieces out on the Silhouette to make cards, I came up with a very simple card for any occasion.

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A lousy photo taken inside, at night but I was running out of time to upload it before the next trigger arrives in my inbox tomorrow.