I just bought a circle cutter today! Very exciting, I felt like I needed to make a card. It's very easy to use, basically like a protractor but instead of drawing circles, it cuts them out.
I wasn't sure what to make, I cut a circle in the middle and little circle right next to it to create a window. I stuck some transparent paper behind it which can be seen in the picture below. Due to my very limited stamps, I used a magazine-cut-out of a cat and stamped Happy Birthday. Used some blue ribbon as embellishment, made a little ribbon at the top left hand corner. Very simple card.
Hint: If you write a lot of words inside, it can be seen through the window which gives it a nice effect.
Tilt-shift style photos are real life photos that are manipulated by this online editing tool called Tiltshift maker. You can upload your photos for free and you don't have to sign up or anything. Some of the photos make the objects look like miniature toys. Have a look at the photo gallery to know what I'm talking about. The picture above is one I manipulated, took it in Sydney. Below is the original!
Here is another one I did of a photo taken at Sandalford Wines, Caversham.
This is a picture of a baby booby bird I took at Lily Beach, Christmas Island.
I didn't take this picture, found it on my brother's computer. But Christmas Island :)
I've been looking around online for some cute paper doll print-outs to give to Rob's little sister, Monica and I found this particular one that I liked. Zoe Paper doll found on 'Play at Playhouse'. There are three costumes available and they come in colour and black and white. I remember making my own paper dolls as a kid and it was heaps of fun!
It's Moni's Birthday tomorrow! I bought this card from 'Thingz' for $1 and decided to customise it. The Glitter letters matched the card because of the glitter that was on the bus. I added a flower bloom with a blue rhinestone of it. There was already a yellow rhinestone on the giraffe's bow. I'm thinking of getting alphabet stamps but for now I wrote our names with a black pen. I like the kiss stamp, it's really cute!
My really longgg present! It's one of those poles you stick into the ground and it has a tennis ball attached to it and you whack it around!
I've been working on a 21st birthday card, seeing as everyone is turning 21 this year. I'm bound to give this out sometime this year! I was cutting out some green numbers but it just didn't look right, so I went in search of green glitter numbers and I found them straight away at ClazyClarks!!! (How does the saying go? If you seek, you shall find!)
I've made yet another card today with some of my new accessories! Using a similar design to the first wedding card I've made, the aqua inked butterfly swirl with black sentiments stamped on top of it as the centre of the card. The bag of blooms flowers have been added to the corners on the centrepiece. Using the butterfly stamp from the Papercraft Clear Cling stamps from Big W, I used pink ink to stamp on some white cardboard. Glitter glue was used on top of it to create the butterfly patterns, it was then cut out and stuck on the card! I hole-punched some blue paper to create the trail of the butterfly!
Seriously they do, I went to get some stuff from Big W (Success) and decided to visit the craft section...BIG MISTAKE!!! The stuff they have, and the prices are so low!! ARgh.. I was looking for a paper trimmer and I found one at Stamp Deco for $42 bucks. Although it's a fancy one, but at big W I got one for $4.98!!! and there's also a better one for around $20 I think. However, I'm a student with a budget on craft accessories. Anyhoos, I bought a rainbow stamp ink pad for $15.87 whereas it's about $30 at Stamp it. They also have a variety of unmounted clear cling stamps for only $5.67! Bargain! You can also get a small+a big acrylic block for $5!!! Below are some items I bought today!
Unmounted stamps - $5.67
Rainbow stamp ink pad $15.87
Bag of Blooms - $5.98
Paper trimmer - $4.98
I also used the self checkout counters for the first time. Pretty snazzy :D
Don't you just love it when you check your mail box and find a parcel in there?!!! My Apple Cherry rubber stamps from Japan/Ebay has arrived!! Hurray!! I don't really care about the apple but I thought I could use the cherries as blueberries! Haven't thought of anything fancy for my label just yet, so made a quick one to stick on the back of the card I've made!
Finally after a week of test&assignments, I got to visit the Stamp-it store located in Victoria Park. The place is huge! They've got everything craft related, I never knew there were so many craft things! I ended up buying:
An unmounted Butterfly Swirl Stamp
An medium-sized acrylic block
Aqua-colour stamp pad
Teal-coloured A4 card
There are a large amount of mounted and unmounted stamps available at the store. The usually wood-mounted stamps cost a few dollars more than the unmounted. The unmounted stamps come with a clingy back and you can stick it to an acrylic block and remove it as well. It's fairly straight forward and saves you a couple of dosh.
I'm planning on making a wedding card for a wedding I'm attending next weekend. Nothing too fancy, just excited about using my new butterfly stamp! This is a fairly expensive hobby!
I'm eye-ing the heat gun and embossing powders after watching this video on Elegant embossing:
I was surfing on ebay for some rubber stamps to make some handmade cards and I discovered the Stamp It -Eden 2009 Set and to my surprise, the shop is available in PERTH!!! So happy!! Also, it's in Victoria Park, so it's a 15 minute drive, not in woop woop land! You can also buy them online.
Here are some of my favourites, although there are soo many pretty ones, I couldn't show them all: Click here to see more.
I've decided to create this blog and dedicate all the crafty sections here. You can find my previous lifestyle blog on here. I've made a couple of cards and jewellery but nothing serious, just more of a hobby than anything. Hopefully I will be making more craft projects and will write about them and perhaps even some freebies. The next few posts are from my other blog - just because they're craft-related and what motivated me to create this blog.