Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Stylish Radiant Rectangles

Here's a simple yet stylish card using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles:



The shoe is by Stamp It and the words are from the 1920's Chic set by Darkroom Door. The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for looking!


Friday, 15 August 2014

Mixed Media Canvas Class at Paperific

Here's a little lookie at my Mixed Media Canvas class:


Darkroom Door stamps together with a bunch of products from X-Press Graph-X. Lots of floral action too :)

This class as well as my Radiant Cards Class run daily at the Paperific Expo from 29-31 August. Bookings can be made on the website. Bring apron and gloves - everything else will be provided.

Getting excited now! Hope to see you there.



Thursday, 14 August 2014

Radiant Card Class at Paperific

Here's a sneak of the card class I'll be teaching at Paperific this year from 29-31 August:


We'll be using the gorgeous Radiant range of papers from Authentique - so bright and cheery! We'll also be using Darkroom Door stamps and a bunch of dies and punches from a variety of companies. I must also acknowledge the very generous sponsorship of X-Press Graph-X who will be donating the awesome Foam Tape we will use on all the cards.

There are still some spots left if you're interested in booking in. All bookings can be done through the Paperific website (see class 4 on the list).

I look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, 8 August 2014

Framed Fridge Magnets

A busy family means lots of notes going back and forth. In an attempt to keep things a little more organised, I made these magnets with Spellbinders dies - now we're sorted!


We can claim one door each for reminders to and from each other. Ever so striking in black with red and yellow!

Strong magnets are needed (our children take after me - they are prolific note writers!):
 

The full materials list is on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.  Thanks for looking!


Sunday, 3 August 2014

Simple and Sparkly

A very simple card, made extra special with a layer of glitter paper:



The shapes are Spellbinders In'spire dies, and the full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for dropping in!

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Butterfly for hope

Butterflies are a symbol of hope, and I had occasion to make this card of encouragement for a male:

The butterfly body is stuck down within the frame, with the wings allowed to hang outside it.  Here's a side view:

 The word is from a Darkroom Door wordstrip, and the background is embossed using one of the new 3D embossing folders from Spellbinders. The detail you can achieve is amazing!

Whoever said butterflies can't be used on masculine cards? 

The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog. Thanks for dropping in today.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Coming soon!

This magazine will be out soon:


...and guess who designed the free stamp!!


Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Strawberry Lady

Hello crafty friends! I have a card to share today that I made with one of Darkroom Door's new Line Art stamps. She's called Strawberry Lady (for the obvious reasons LOL):


I coloured her with my Copic markers, cut her out and mounted her onto some woodgrain patterned paper by KaiserCraft. The words come from the  Just My Style stamp set, and with the help of a stamp positioner (and several magic words I just can't repeat here), I made the sentiment into a straight line. I reckon anyone brave enough to wear strawberries in her hair deserves to be called remarkable!

The background was stamped with another new release - the Splatters Texture stamp. Love that you can stamp in repeatedly to get a big background and yet you can't see any overlapping lines :)

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 26 July 2014

Modern Layout

Great balls of fun! These photos were taken on my Hipstamatic app on my iPhone a couple of years ago at the Dandenong Show. The children were inside those inflatable balls in a pool of water. Talk about almost setting off a panic attack - water, confined space, no air.....add fire and a boogey man and I would have run off screaming! The children thoroughly enjoyed it - completely oblivious to my hyperventilating in the corner LOL.

I kept the layout simple and bright, and added little die cuts here and there for interest:


I've had my square Spellbinders dies for ages, and I still use them all the time. Love my basic shapes!

Here's a side view:


The full materials list can be found on the Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for dropping by - have a great weekend!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

A Vintage Card using Radiant Rectangles dies

I just love all the intricate layers I can cut using Radiant Rectangles set of dies by Spellbinders. Here's a multi layer card making the most of this set's capabilities:


The lovely photograph is from a 12 x 12 sheet by Pion, and the flowers are I am Roses. It's ok to use flowers on a card featuring a boy, isn't it?


The full materials list can be found on Down Under Direct Inspiration blog.

Thanks for looking!