Each month, my sister Nadine and I do a Card Swap. We try to stick to a theme and make a card or two to send each other. We started doing this when I moved to Perth in February 08.
The theme/idea of the latest swap we have done was “Suspension Cards”. This is where you cut out your image and suspend it within a shape on the card. The image then spins around to show another image in the back. This is what I came up with.
Forever Friends Card – Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant – the girls spin around to show more girls.
NZ Card – Basic Black, Basic Gray, Whisper White. Kiwi is the same on both sides.
Here is what Nadine sent me.
June 23, 2008 at 6:45 am
Well I decided it was time to try something new….. so I entered into a Build-a-Layout Challenge.
This means that I get given a set of instructions, slowly over about 4 – 6 days. Each day you get one small task to do such as – choose a base colour and a photo. Then by the end of each week, once you have completed all tasks you have a completed Scrapbooking page.
So here’s the first one I did. I think it came out OK – for my first one. I am looking forward to doing some more. Hopefully I will get better at it as time goes by. The next one starts tomorrow.
June 15, 2008 at 1:03 pm
I’ve also been Challenging myself to use colours that I would not normally put together.
This card is using Cameo Coral, Blue Brocade and Certainly Celery – colours I would not usually put together. But I was pleased with the outcome. Unusual!
June 9, 2008 at 12:24 pm
Within the SU Team that I belong to – we have started doing Weekly Challenges. We start by being given a card lay-out or sketch. Then each of us have to make a card according to that lay-out. These are loaded onto the Team Web-site for us all to see.
This is what I created for the first Challenge. I used Lovely Lilac and Elegant Eggplant card, Certainly Celery Designer Paper, Bodacious Bouquet – the flowers I did using Chalks – which is a new technique to me. Finished it all off with a bit of White Gel Pen here and there.
June 9, 2008 at 12:13 pm
Today I showed the ladies the SU Wheels. They had great fun having a go with them. For all of the ladies they had not used a SU wheels, glitter or punches before – so it was great to be able to share these products with them. It was neat to see the cards coming together and the small personal touches that each of the ladies added.
Both of these cards were inspired by Jacque Pedersen. I love Jacque’s creations. I miss Jacque, her classes and the ladies that attend her classes very much.
Card One uses – Whisper White & Real Red Card, Real Red Ink, Glitter, Wonderful Words Stamp Set and the Basic Outline Jumbo Wheel.
Card Two uses – Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Ruby Red & Very Vanilla Card and Inks. Glitter. Seeing Spots & So Many Sayings Stamp Sets and the Scribble Jumbo Wheel.
June 8, 2008 at 10:19 am
Today was so cool … I ran my first Stamping Card Class and really enjoyed it. I’m sure the ladies did too – cause they all booked in for the next class.
We made two projects based on basic stamping and layering techniques.
The first card was made with Old Olive, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip and the Wild About You set. Some of the ladies cut their card while others used a ripped edge technique.
The second card used the two-step stamping technique. The stamps in the Heartfelt Thanks set are perfect for this. We used Lovely Lilac, Pink Passion card and Wild Wasabi ribbon.
Bring on the next Class!!
June 1, 2008 at 10:58 am