Saturday, May 26, 2012

Another House

Good morning, evening or whatever, wherever you are!  I want to share with you this card I made using  another favourite MIC image , an oldie but a goodie, the Fairy Tree House .  This  really caught my eye when someone used it on a card and I've loved it ever since!

I added a chipboard swirl, coloured with pencil then stickled , and some delicate corner chipboard in its natural state.

I used some MME paper distressed on the edges, flowers and mesh/ribbon from my stash. The  digital image is printed onto SU Kraft paper and coloured with Faber Castell polychromo pencils. I added and merged a piece of the Daffodil Dell background , just to add some more flowers to the scene.

The MIC products used are

Friday, May 18, 2012

Boys in Training

We're all set for a long weekend of jumpers agility in Wanganui this weekend, just hope it doesn't rain. Riley doesn't like getting wet! LOL!  And he's my main man at agility now as Vinnie has got pretty slow in old age and Brodie....welll Brodie  has a style all of his own. He switches off his ears and run willy nilly around the course, jumping whatever he sees, and tunnels...well he can't resist tunnels, sometimes going through them multiple times ! LMAO! And what makes it worse, I can't yelll at him as I'm still on half voice mode , so he'll be running FREEEEEEEEEEEE! Yipeeeeeeeee!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Metallic Chippies

We all know and love the MIC chipboard bits and pieces and there are so many ways to use them. You can colour them with inks, paints, stickles etc but one of my favourite techniques is heat embossing them. They look so cool and are great for finishing off any project.  Embossing powders come in all sorts but my favourites are the metallic look ones, which turn your chippies into little metal embellies! Yay!

For this project  I've created a basic tutorial

Firstly, very carefully cut down through the tiny tabs on the chipboard with a craft knife, don't try to push them out

I'ved used a versamark stamp pad to ready the chipboard for the powder

As you can see, my versamark pad is marked and stained, but all I use it for is embossing, so its not a problem!  Make sure there is a good coating of versamark or embossing pen or whatever you use on the pieces.  Then either pour the powder over the surface or as I prefer to, put them face down into the powder, which I keep in small flat containers for this purpose and it makes clean up so much easier.

Then turn on the heat!   I use a heat gun, as do most people. Make sure to hold the pieces down with tweezers or something similar or you'll lose them.

Aren't they cool? !!!

Now I made a little box following a You tube  tutorial by Tracy  Loves to Scrap so I won't go into the details but I used black card stock and some Graphic 45 steampunk paper, some nestability dies for some shapes and this is what it looks like.

Added the chipboard corners

And I used a chipboard filigree centre that I don't think is available anymore but you could use one of the fancy ribbon sliders or a mix & match centre. This I also embossed, then stuck a dew drop on it.   To make it act as a closure, I glued on a magnetic clasp underneath

Then finally some coloured chippie leaves, flowers, some mesh ribbon, and some butterflies also heat embossed.

And there we have a gorgeous little gift box !

MIC chipboard used

Thursday, May 10, 2012

All about the boys

Yep, this fortnight for Southern Girls, we have the dreaded boys cards/pages/whatever....always so hard to do, no flowers, frills , blah, blah. I find its best to go DIRTY cos boys are dirty right?!!!  LOL!
By that I mean distressing and inking, no matter what you were thinking.......hey that rhymes, aren't I clever!
So we have 4 sponsors this time around and I've used a cute stamp from Marianne Designs, called Soccer Don.   I'm loving these Marianne stamps !

I've used BG paper and embellies from my stash . Don is coloured with copics.

I'm entering this in Cards For Men- kicking back
Crafty Cardmakers- for the boys

Friday, May 4, 2012

MIC Giveaway!!!

Zoe is celebrating her new store with a fab giveaway!!!

6 MiC Rubber Stamps

Window Wall Elements
Tree of Love
Park Bench
Elven Hestia
Fairy Poinsettia

3 packets of paper flowers

4 chipboard sets

Butterfly Leaves
Butterfly Swirls
Ornate Corners
Delicate Corners

12 Ciao Copic markers

E21, E33, E57, Y06, Y17, YR23, YG03, YG06, G17, BG15, BG23, BG49

Head over here to find out how to enter.


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