29 November 2012

ELF! and Y's and YR;s

Hello there! so we are coming to the end of this months challenge at mad for markers challenge blog with the yellows.
This was not an easy challenge especially if you are wnating to make a bunch of xmas cards!
but you can add a bit of Y into your craft cause gold is always good on xmas cards.
And that is exactly what i did!
Isn't she cute! she reminds me of the movie Elf ! As you can she this is an Some odd girl image. You can purchase a variety of Some odd girl stamps over at Mad for Markers.

Here are the colours i used.

and here is the finished card. I also used some kaisercraft papers and 2 fiskars border punches called upper crest and lacy doubles.

 Do not forget to enter the challenge over at the Mad for Markers challenge blog

Tara :)

25 November 2012

A card a day - 7

This card i am sharing with you today. is using a Fiskars border punch called bubbles. It is such a cute design.
Took several co ordinating patterned papers and then punched them each using the Fiskars bubbles border punch. After layering them on my cardstock i them stamped my image. trimmed with my Fiskars trimmer and then placed the image on my card. I threaded some red ribbon through the back of the card tied a bow, and the card was complete.
I jsut love making simple cards for christmas. it is great to put a lot of detail into a card but when you are making christmas cards for the masses you want an effective card that wont take you forever or break the bank!
Using a couple of key fiskars tools you can achieve this.
Tara :)

23 November 2012

A card a day - 6

Today i have a great card that even your kids can make this christmas.
This card used one of my "can not live with out"punches from Fiskars. THe Fiskars roung n round XL squeeze punch.
I made an car by folding and A4 sheet of card stock then punched 4 circles out of different patterned paper. then using 3D foam dots i popped them onto the card. with a sentiment stamp from a 2011 Fiskars stamp set i stamped the sentiment in red then added some glitter glue.
A quick and simple card for christmas.
Tara :)

22 November 2012

Acard a day- 5

hello there! Well another day and another christmas card. I have really enjoyed putting together some cards ready for xmas.
Here is my card for today. A simple but effective card.

To make this card i jsut grabbed an A5 bit of cardstock folded it in 1/2, layered with some patterned paper. then with my Fiskars corner punch i punched the top right corner of my card and the cardstock i used in the middle. I then used a Fiskars christmas stamp i brought for the USA last year and a epoxy sticker. finished it off with some faux stitching and there you have it. A greeting card made in only 5 mins. A great way to quickly make a buch of cards to post out to friends and family if you are short on time.
Tara :)

18 November 2012

A Card a Day - day 4

Today i have used a few different Fiskars tools to make this card.
I love washi tape and with this card i placed washi tape in stripes over the front of the card then punched through both the washi tape and the card stock. I used my Fiskars interchangeable border punch and the lacy doubles cartridge. these are available in Spotlight or your local SSS.
I also used my Fiskars extra large round n round squeeze punch to make the sentiment.
I coloured my stamped image and trimmed it with my Fiskars trimmer, and the card was made.
I look forward to sharing my next card with you all!
Tara :)

17 November 2012

A Card a Day - -day 3

Hello there!
My next card is up and i love how this has turned out!

Happy wishes (Medium)
Again a simple card which involved several fiskars tools.
This time i used my Fiskars interchangeable border punch and the X marks the Spot cartridge. You can get the starter pack and the cartridges from Spotlight or your local SSS.
I love how you can lace ribbon through this punch. though if you do not have ribbon you could just cut thin strips of paper and thread them through or even layer onto a different coloured card to give a different effect.
See you soon with my next card,
Tara :)

16 November 2012

A card a Day - day 2

Hello again!
Today i have brought you another simple card for you to make for xmas.
As you can see it is really simple to make. i took a 5 inch square card and covered the front with christmas patterned paper. THen stamped an image coloured and cut out with my Fiskars Trimmer. Then mat and layered the image.
Then to add some extra effect, i cut some co-ordinating papers and using my Fiskars Jester border punch made some creative edges to layer the image onto. A couple of stickers and the card was made.
It took no more than 10mins to whip together and if you are making a bunch for christmas this is the way to go. simple but effective.
Tara :)

15 November 2012

Y and YR copic marker challenge with Mad for markers

Hello there!

So i did not know what i wanted to create today until yesterday i received an email from a  friend at Fiskars telling me about another fiskateer and leader who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer
. It was quite a shock because she is a young and healthy person. Anyway a bunch of us at the fiskars blog are getting together to make cards to post to her and i thought i would love to make one and share it with you all here as well as send it to her in America.

Some odd girl has a bunch of great stamps, which you can buy at Mad for Markers. this particular image is actually a digital image but i had to use it as it has the Breast Cancer awareness ribbon her dress.

As you can see the Y and YR colours go great with the pinks!.

here are the colours i used.

I really hope she likes the card.
You can enter the challenge for this colour combo over at Mad for Markers monthly challenges. just link your pic in the right sidebar.

Tara :)

A card a Day - day 1

I am really excited with the Card a Day this month.over at the Fiskars blog It is a great way to get all my xmas cards done in one go and also share them all with you.
Today's card i have actually made to use as a gift card on a pressy.
It is a very simple use of some fundamental Fiskars tools.
This card was made by cutting an A4 piece of card stock to a 5inch square card. i did this using my Fiskars trimmer.
Then i stamped coloured ,then mat and layered the image using my Fiskars trimmer again.
Lastly i use one of my Favorite Fiskars border punches called Upper Crest. You can buy this Fiskars punch at most Spotlight stores or if you cannot get to one be sure to ask your local SSS to get one in for you. This punch has so many uses i love it!

Tara :)

12 November 2012

Getting gifts ready for Christmas- plushies.

Christmas is only just over a month away...i know right!!! can you believe it! and as this year i am trying to be a bit more creative with my pressies i thought i would make some plushies.
One of the exciting things i have taken part of this christmas is a Secret Santa over at a Facebook group i am involved in called Aussie Nails. this is a group of Aussies Gals who love to collect nail polish and well basically be addicted to nail polish. I am one of these girls! so with out Secret Santa due to be posted in a couple of weeks i wanted to make something really special for the parcel. We have a $25.00 limit which really does not buy you a whole lot of polish, so with this in mind i thought i would make my Secret Santa a nail polish bottle plushie!. Yep you heard right! a Giant bottle of nail polish.
Here is my inspiration.

And here is the finished plushie.
I Started out with this plushie by making the pattern. This involved many of my Fiskars tools!
To make the pattern I used a large bowl to make the semi circle for the bottle with my Fiskars shape express and circle templates to make the top of the bottle,the bottom of the bottle and the top and bottom of the lid. I also cut out a white circle with my shape express for the label on the bottom of the bottle. it have to be true to life right?!

I then cut everything out with my Fiskars scissors.
Once cut out i hand sewed the label with secret santa and a bar-code on to the white felt. then sewed it onto the base of my bottle felt.
I then punched out felt letters and had stitched O.P.I on to the bottle front along with all the other writing on a OPI bottle.
Next i made the lid. i machine sewed the felt together then hand stitched the gap once filled with stuffing.
I took the lid and sewed it to the top of the bottle piece of felt. Then joined all the bottle pieces together turned the right way in and filled with stuffing.

I sewed up the hole i filled with and it was made!
Cute huh! The bottle stands 25cm tall and looks almost like the real thing. It only took a couple of hours to make and i am sure my Secret Santa will love it!
Tara :)