Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Well hello there!!

It's been way too long. I don't know why I stopped blogging. It all just kind of petered out..... But I'm wanting to change that. I love paper. I love card making. I love blogging. So here's a card made for Mother's Day. The coloured paper is all the way from Japan. Hubby bought it back for me about 5 years ago after a work trip. I finally opened the pack yesterday :)

Monday, January 28, 2013

Another vinyl anniversary project.

Here's another frame I did for my dad and his wife for their 2nd wedding anniversary coming up. My step mum loves butterflies and they featured in their wedding so I chose this butterfly flourish for their frame.

The antenna on the flourish is hair fine in some places but the cougar didn't miss a beat and cut this whole design perfectly in one go.


Hope they like it!

50th wedding anniversary gift

I made this for my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. The words and flourish we're all cut out of vinyl and mirrored so when they are stuck onto the glass the cast a shadow on the picture behind giving a 3D effect to the whole thing. The photo behind I created using Craft Artist to make the image a black and white one and to wash out the image. I am thrilled at how my cougar cut this and how the finished product turned out.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Paint Chips!

I have a new love! Paint chips!! Colour coordinated and usually FREE!! My local paint place gave me a box of about 500 they were just going to throw out. SCORE!!

Here's a quick punched card I did. I did plan on sticking the butterflies on in a rainbow formation but it was just too fiddly. The book mark was stamped in versa mark and heat embossed. So cheap and easy and a quick to make little thank you token to the lady at the paint shop!

Have a great day!

Shell xoxo

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Winter wonderland :)

I have officially finished making cards for the card swap I'm in!! 2 months ahead of schedule!!! WOOT!!

Here's the card I made for next months theme which is "Winter Wonderland".

I LOVE this card. It's so sparkly and shiny and BLINGY!!

Everything was cut out on my gazelle and the word 'sparkle' was done with my foiler. If you want to know what a foiler is and what it does just check out this site www.de-signsmadebyme.com.au . It's an awesome gadget to own if you're a cardmaker!!

Stay safe everyone and thanks for visiting my blog.

Shell xoxo

Monday, June 25, 2012

Boys will be boys!

After a delightful, and very rare, long week end for me I managed to get a couple of cards done for the card swap I'm in. This months theme is 'boys will be boys'. This is a case of another lady's card I saw somewhere on the interweb but I didn't book mark it!! So if this is you please let me know so I can credit you with the original idea :)

Everything was cut out on my gazelle then just layered up. The stars and the rocker outline are coated in a really thin glossy accents that you paint on with a nail polish brush. I really like using it for larger areas as it dries quickly and doesn't add a lot of glossy bulk but just a nice smooth, shiny glaze.

Have a great day!

Shell xoxo

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Hi All!
Please excuse my photography skills today. It's too cold to go outside and take a photo so the next best place to do it was my desk!
I've recenly discovered a wonderful site that sells the most amazing cut files for a very reasonable price. Make sure you check out svgcuts.com. The Christmas tree above is one of their files and while it looks a little hard to assemble it was very, and surprisingly, easy to do. An added feature of this amazing site is the how to videos that show you exactly how to put together the item. Takes all the guess work out of it and you get the bonus of watching the lovely Mary in action :) Make sure you also check out their blog for some freebies and instructions for how to claim the free files they offer.
Hope everyone is staying warm and dry!


Shell xoxo