31 July 2011

A card a day - day 31...the final day.

Today is the final day.... what a big month it has been. I hope you have enjoyed the month of cards i have shared with you, and i hope you have been over to the ANZ fiskars blog during the month to check out some of the great cards and projects shared over the month also.
The stamp i have used today is a penny black stamp from last xmas. i have coloured with copics and then added tim holtz rock candy stickles to santas beard. i also used distress inks to create santas background. made a flower and used my fiskars trimmer and fiskars corner rounder.

Do not forget  that i will be posting all next month on the ANZ Fiskars blog as i am Guest Author all month.
I will be sharing with everyone some great projects fabric and card alike!

30 July 2011

A Card a day- day 30

So it is the second last day for a card a day challenge and boy it has made me really try hard to create everyday. i think i need to do this again in November so i have lots of Xmas cards!
so here is today's card.
A cute little get well card. i have used K and Company papers, a bella stamp a felt flower and my Fiskars trimmer. i have also coloured the card with my copic markers.

29 July 2011

A card a day- day 29

here is a quick card today as i have to take my daughter Zoe to a funeral. it is very sad. one of her cub friends passed away last week. he was only 8. so young. Zoe wants to go and has decided to wear her full cub uniform to honour him.
so todays card was a quick one i whipped up this morning. using my slice machine.

28 July 2011

A card a day - day 28

here is today's card. I made these cards in a set for a friend of mine. she loves VW's and the digital stamp was perfect. The stamp is by Jessica Weible. I coloured with copics and used Helmar liquid 3D dots. the Sentiments are from Lawn Fawn. I used my fiskars fingertip knife to cut out the VW.

27 July 2011

Tuesday Tutorial.....on Wednesday.....

OK......I am well aware that today is not Tuesday but i normally pre write my tutorial on a Monday ready for publishing on Tuesday, but my little girl Poppy decided to have a fight with the baby gate on Monday and the day involved my rushing her to the docs with a bloody face. She is OK apart from a split lip bruised gum and a hole in her lip where the tooth went through it. I don't think she will be fighting the gate again!
So today will be "Tuesday"  tutorial on Wednesday!

A lot of people don't know this but the Fiskars shape templates are great for cutting fabric to appliqué. It is quite simple! Here is how you do it....

Firstly, Make sure you have a new blade in your Fiskars shape express tool. The blades are not expensive and you can pick them up at Spotlight or Abiscraft on the web. Abiscrafts shipping is only $1 worldwide which gives you more money to spend on Fiskars tools!!!
Once you have a sharp blade. choose your fabric and iron on  vliesofix to the back. bondaweb also works. i have even used that iron on interfacing. What you need is to make the fabric stiff so it will cut like paper cuts.
Once you have it ironed on. using a FISKARS mat ....and i CANNOT emphasize  this enough ( your shapecutter will not work on one of those cheap green self healing mats) cut out your shape as you would a paper shape. The blade will glide though like butter.

Once you have cut your shape off attach it to what ever you want to use. I am using body suit for Poppy.
Once you have attached it where you want it, using a sewing machine if you are lazy like me, or hand stitch around the shape.
And there you have it! a personalize bodysuit!
All the Fiskars templates work I even used the butterfly one on a body suit. The butterfly template is quite detailed but it cut it no dramas. Here is Poppy modelling the finished item for you!
All i added on this bodysuit was a few buttons on the wings.

I hope everyone out there gives this a go! I just love the Fiskars Shape templates!!!!

a card a day- day 27

Only 5 days to go! boy it has been a busy month. Along with doing the card a day challenge, i have been preparing for GUEST AUTHORING on the ANZ Fiskars blog getting some sewing projects ready and thinking of new ideas to use the Fantastic range of Fiskars tools.
 Anyway here is todays card.
This card uses Fiskars efferescence punch and also one of Fiskars corner punch. A Bella stamp and some Prima flowers The stamp was coloured with copics.

26 July 2011

A card a day - day 26

Well only a few more days to go till the card a day finishes!
todays card i used a great stamp from penny black. i coloured with copics and used my Fiskars shape express to cut the pic out with the rectangle template. a few flowers and my card was finished!

25 July 2011

A card a Day - day 25

here is today's card. almost the whole months cards are up!
Can you believe it! i have made 25 cards so far. dont forget that there is still a chance to win some goodies on day 7 post! enter your card HERE.
Today's card i have used the threading water punch from fiskars. This punch makes great paper lace !
I have used a stampin up stamp and coloured with pencil and gamsol.

24 July 2011

A Card a day- day 24

For today's card i have used a Bella stamp image, some great basic grey paper my Fiskars corner rounder and some dynmo tape.Again i have coloured with copics!

23 July 2011

A Card a day- day 23

Here is a cute little card i have made using Fiskars apron lace border punch, my trimmer and a Dustin Pike image. i have coloured with copics and to make the dragon look a little my like a dragon i have put crackle accents on him to he looks all leathery!

22 July 2011

A Card a day - day 22

A quick card for day 22. this card used the Fiskars threading water punch, hero art stamps and the fiskars Fingertip knife. I have coloured with pencils and gamsol.

21 July 2011

A card a day - day 21

Another little card today using the Fiskars threading water border punch. As i said in another post i just love this punch! I have used a Stampin up stamp and coloured with pencils and gamsol.

20 July 2011

A card a day - day 20

O.K. this photo really doesn't do this card justice but i love this card anyway! i have a lot of larger patterned papers and sometimes it is hard to get them on to a card and look ok so with this card i cut out the pattern with my Fiskars fingertip knife and layered it onto the card with 3D foam dots. the card has a real 3D feel to it but it is hard to see in the photo.

do not forget to check out the ANZ fiskars blog for more great ideas!

19 July 2011

Tuesday Tutorial.... Using the I-Top.

I have this great gadget called the I-Top. I brought it as i was sick of not having the matching brads for projects. And since i have got the
 I-Top i LOVE it!

It is quite simple to use but i thought i would show everyone how to use it and if they want to buy one by the end of this tutorial you can get them and all the accessories at Simon Says Stamp
Apart from making brads, the accessories that are now available let you make hair clips,badges,magnets and headbands. so cool!
This is the I-Top gadget.
Here is how to use it.
First you pick your paper and size of brad you want to make. they come in 3 sizes. i am using the medium one as it is a good size to see when photographing it.
Once you have decided what size you want. you need to get a brad shell(there is 2 parts top and bottom-braddy bit) Then you need to cut out your paper to match the size of the brad. The tool comes with little stencils for you to trace and cut out. but i am lazy so i brought the punches that match the brad size. so punch out a piece of paper or cut one out by hand.
once you have done this i like to put a little bit of dry glue onto the middle of the back side of your shape. i find it easier to line up when you are making the brad(as you will see in a few steps down) I used herma dotto.

Stick the top part of the brad to the glue you put down.

put into the metal side of the I-Top and push down with the handle.
It should look like this.

Push down the bits of folded paper into the top part of the brad.

Place the bottom part of the brad into the little hole in the metal part of the I-Top and line up with the top part of the brad that is still in the white sucker part.(you will see mine is not straight i only did this so you can see where it was going)
Press with handle again.

Open the handle and the brad is pushed together in the white sucker part.

Pull the Brad out and there you have it a customized brad!!!
You can use any paper and then make sure specific patterns are lined up like i did with the little cat. or you can even pring pictures and put them on brads as i did in my other post today. I used sticky back fabric and printed on it to put my niece's face on the brad!

A card a Day - day 19

Todays card I just love! I used my great gadget the I-Top which you can make personalized brads, and i put one of my nieces on the brad. I used a Pink cat studio stamp and some old heidi grace papers!
don't you just love the stamp. Pink Cat Studio make some fantastic rubber and digital images to colour!

18 July 2011

A card a day - day 18

The card i have created today is a good way to show you how great Fiskars threading water punch really is! I just love it! I think out of all my border punches i always come back to this punch.
I have coloured in a hero arts stamp with pencils and gamsol to give the muted effect you cannot really get from copics. I quite like this effect and is really simple to do. Then i have layered several colours of punched borders together on the card.

Don't forget to check out the  ANZ Fiskars blog for more great ideas!

17 July 2011

A card a day - day 17

With today's card i have stamped and coloured with pencils to give a more pastel look on my card. I have also used Cuttlebug to emboss the card and used my Fiskars fingertip knife to cut out the stamped image to give a 3D effect. The stamp is Stampin up from a few years ago i  think it is retired now.

16 July 2011

Fiskateers July colour challenge

I just entered the Fiskateers colour challenge for July. I had to pick my favourite ice cream flavour and create a project using those colours.
 I just love Mint choc-chip ice cream!
so i created an scrapbook layout using those colours. it was easy as i had just the pics! Zoe eating a mint choc chip ice cream!!!

I used some core card stock with green as he core, different kaiser-craft papers, Fiskars notebook and upper crest border punch, lawn fawn stamp(for the ice creams) my Fiskars fingertip knife to cut out Zoe and the ice creams and of course my Fiskars trimmer!!

A card a day- day 16

Today's card Is a cute cupcake card. I have used Basic Grey paper and my Fiskars cupcake template. I have also used my Fiskars cupcake Border punch to zazz up the edge. the sentiment is from lawn fawn.

check out the  ANZ Fiskars blog for more great ideas and cards this month.

15 July 2011

A card a day- day 15

This is one of my favourite stamps! I have coloured with copics and cut out with my Fiskars trimmer and scissors. i have used a dustin pike image and fancy pants papers.

Don't forget to check out the ANZ Fiskars blog for more great cards and inspiration.

14 July 2011

A Card a day - day 14.

Hello there! Another card today. this one using Hero arts Poppies stamps and coloured in with pencils and perfect pearls. I have also used the Upper crest Fiskars border punch on one edge. and my I-Rock to add some bling.
do not forget to check out the ANZ Fiskars blog for other great cards this month.
Also i will be guest author on the blog for the month of August so check out some of the great inspiration that i will share!

13 July 2011

A Card a day - day 13.

Almost another week has gone, and we are also now into the second week of the school holidays. i will be glad when zoe it back to school as keeping a 9 year old and a 9month old occupied at the same time is hard work!
But i am managing to keep up with my card a day!
Here is todays card. I have used the Fiskars Effervescence border punch my fiskars corner rounder and trimmer. I have used kaisercraft papers and making memories embellishments.

do not forget to check out the ANZ Fiskars blog for other great ideas.

12 July 2011

Tuesday Tutorial.... making tags with punches

We all want to add a little sentiment to our cards when we make them and sometimes just do not have the right bit of card to stamp it on, or even the bit of card needs jazzing up a little. Sometimes like me i just do not want to take out my cuttlebug ,dies and the rest of the stuff that goes with die cutting a tag for a card. As you can see on my card for day 12 i have used a different technique to create my tag for the sentiment. I have used my Fiskars border punch. It is very easy to do and takes like 2 mins!
First line up your card with the edge of the design. it doesn't matter if it cuts in the middle of the paper we will correct it in a minute.

Punch. Then take your card to the other side and line up again.
Punch. you will note once all punched the pattern starts at the edge of your card.
flip the card over and do the same to the other side. Ensuring that the pattern lines up with the opposite  end.

Once you have done this, you can cut along the end of the pattern. If you need a bigger tag cut after 2 patterns.
And there you have it! a little tag for your sentiment. i added a little dotted line around the edge for my card and stamped my sentiment in the middle(as seen in last post)
 This technique also works well with the new Fiskars corner lever punches. You can take out the corner part and then punch in the same way. I have used 2 different Fiskars corner lever punches in the pics below.

this one i have added some card to show how you can use the photo corner punch.
Don't forget to check out the ANZ Fiskars blog for more great ideas and also don't forget my give-away this month. just load up a card to this post and be in the chance for some goodies!

A card a day - day 12

Another day another card.....
todays card i thought i might make a male card.
to create this card i used patterned papers(i cannot remember what brand!) lawn fawn stamp from critters in the burbs and my upper crest border punch to make the tag. It was very easy to make the little tag. i punched the upper crest on some card and then flipped over the card and punched the other side. as long as the 2 border are lined up you can trim them to make this little tag for sentiments. Easy huh!

Don't forget to check out the ANZ Fiskars Blog  for more great fiskars ideas!

11 July 2011

A card a day - day 11

And now for a card for day 11.......

This card is using K and Co papers, Pink cat studion stamps and my fiskars flowers border punch.
I just love the colours of this card, a real happy card.
Don't forget to go to the ANZ Fiskars Blog for more great card ideas.
Also remember i am having a little giveaway this month so dont forget to link you cards to my blog on day 7's post.

10 July 2011

A card a day - day 10.

Day 10 already!
Here is my card for today....

I have used basic grey papers,some heidi grace embellishments,stampin up coffee stamp i have also used 2 different border punches in this card i have used fiskars scalloped border punch and a martha stewart one too.
don't forget to check out the ANZ Fiskars Blog for more great card examples. AND don't forget I will be GUEST AUTHOR in the month of August on the ANZ fiskars blog.