Sunday, March 23, 2008

Sketch this card

This is a card I made for Sketch this card. I used stampendous Feather Flourish, DCWV spring stack paper, Papermania paper shapes. I have kept it simple and hope you like it!



Saturday, March 22, 2008

Wednesday stamper challenge

I am taking part in a challenge after so long! Because of the long week end I thought I would give this a go as I really liked the brief.

Here is it:

This week’s challenge is to make some artwork with the first letter of your first name. That should provide us with very many different things. You are completly free to use this letter as you want, for example make a feature of the letter itself, or use a word that starts with the same letter as the first one of your name. We are very curious how this challenge will turn out.

My name starts with the letter 'T'...I thought for a while, which adjectives can I associate with it. Then all of a sudden I remembered I had that beautiful stamp set from See D's which I haven't used for a while, and I wanted to use my Hampton Art stamp won in a raffle over at Sheila's blog, and all the ideas came together and I thought it fits the bill.Hope you like it!

You can find more out about this HERE.

Warm wishes....

I have made this card when I made my video about alcohol ink. All the instructions about the background can be found under short video clip on the right hand sidebar on my blog. Main image is from Tanda Stamps.

Sweet and simple Friendship

I told you , there will be a few cards from me...

When I made my Nestabilities card, I used a Hero Arts stamp. It is an image which comes with a frame and a middle message. I have used the middle message for my previous card so I thought I should still use the frame. I made this card by stamping the image sweet and simple on dotty paper(DCWV glitter stack), then I used the frame(I already cut the middle section out) and used foam pad to layer on top of my image. I used a corner rounder and did some matting and layering. Finished off with another Hero Art stamp 'friendship'. I kept it simple and I like it!


Believe it or not, but , I was thinking about why we don't have a system in the Die cutting world where we could cut out scalloped shapes since these little scalloped have taken the world of cardmaking and scrapbooking by storm...To buy punches for them, including the plain circle to mat and layer, would cost an arm and a leg, so it was out of the question.I would have had to buy how many punches? 5? 6? and witht the right plain shapes to go with it, another 5? And then, where do I keep all these as I do not have plenty of storage.So I wondered and wondered and even thought I had a brilliant idea as to think why a Die company isnt doing it! Little did I know that there is already a company(spellbinders) doing it and I wasn't the first person to have thought of that 'brilliant' idea! How sad is that? I was so happy to find out about Nestabilities but so disappointed with myself for not finding this out any sooner..(what was I thinking? I would make a fortune by coming up with this idea and giving my port folio to one of the comapanies?).Anyway, what is done is done, I have to make sure, I am the first one to come out with a super idea....I have to tell you this before I move on, when the crop-a-dile came out, I thought, there should be another one which will allows you to punch in the middle of a 12x12 page...and what happens next? I heard cropadile has got a big brother!!!So again, I failed in my attempt of coming up with what I thought was my bril idea!! day, one day.........

So , I ordered my Nestabilities and let me tell you, I didnt think that you get a set of dies for the price, I thought ,they are sold separately.So I thought they are still expensive but they are not bulky at all. When I found out they are sold by set, I couldnt believe how cheap they were.Look at them, just look at them!!!Little cuties.
And because my birthday is soon, I had a treat!!I love them.I had all the information I needed HERE. This blog is so inspiring and besides all the info on these cuties, you will be able to get 'eye' candy...

So, I have been able to do a something I have been wanting to do...A card with the scalloped circle, matting and layering, embossed, and keep it simple.And this is what I have achieved..

An old fashioned girl.....

I have promised to show you my latest cards I have made but never found the time to upload.In fact my memory card reader went missing...oh yeah, missing! Can it walk? NO!so how come?Because someone keeps moving my things around....and that someone is ME.I would like to blame it on someone but honesty prevails my conscience and I have to admit, I am the culprit.I had to go get a new one and when the new one turns up, I will go a bit mad but I think I will give it to my sister, or maybe keep it in case the new one goes missing?? Good lets get started!

I have made this card using a technique on Technique Junkies website. I have used one of the cuttlebug embossing folder and the image is from Crafty Individuals. I have used Dee Grenig Blending box inkpad in shades of blue for the background embossed image. The stamped image has been inked with Distress ink(dark blue) and with a aqua flo brush, I have watered part of the image to give a suble effect. The colourful flowers are prisma pencils and sansodor. Finished off in a Basic Grey embellishemnt and some organza ribbon.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Papercraft Junkies Secret

This is a note to let you all know that the PCJ's secret is out now. If you want to know what it is then pop over to PCJ to have a look-see. Psst, the word you need to look for is E-mag....!Now if you are not that nosy, then wait until the 6th of April to know exactly what I am talking about....!

That's all from me for now. I have so much to do, so much to do.....and also, this is my last few weeks at work, as I will be starting my new job after Easter. I am very excited about it but so much to doooo, so so much to do! Will I ever be able to finish it all and do my handing over in a dignified way? Hmmm some food for thoughts here.And right now , I need food, I want food, i must have food. So, see you later. I have some work to display but I do not think I will upload them today.
Thanks for looking,

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Just for a joke....

Hi again, I do not have anything to display at the minute so I thought I would show this up....Okay some of this are true but the rest are, well, not true!But I do not think I can be the best judge of myself, so I would like to know what my close ones who really know me think about this.Lets see.....(Am I digging a hole for myself?)LOL.

What Taslimah Means

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.

You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.

You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.

You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.

You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are the total package - pretty, smart, and strong.

You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.

You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are confident, self assured, and capable. You are not easily intimidated.

You master any and all skills easily. You don't have to work hard for what you want.

You make your life out to be exactly how you want it. And you'll knock down anyone who gets in your way!

You are truly an original person. You have amazing ideas, and the power to carry them out.

Success comes rather easily for you... especially in business and academia.

Some people find you to be selfish and a bit overbearing. You're a strong person.