Posts Tagged 'Lovely as a Tree'

Happy Brithday Balloon Card

Good morning, today I would love to share with you a hot air balloon birthday card I made for my mother in law’s birthday last month. for her birthday she wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride so I thought it fitting to make a card to match. I found this card on a google search and I am really sorry I didn’t take note of the designer.

There was a lot of detail in this one, and a lot of brayering. the sky is brayered to give the light to dark effect, but the balloons are sponged from the outside in to also give the light to dark effect.  I have used my markers to colour in the trees, then stamped the same image three times without re-inking the stamp.

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here is a close up of the balloons, as you can see I have made them 3-D by  folding them in half, then gluing them together:

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This is another angle of how they look with fully popped out:

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Its nearly Friday, doing the happy dance, we have our Auckland extravaganza this weekend.

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Try Stampin’ On Tuesday and Sneak Peek

Good Afternoon,

It is a very windy day outside today and from what I hear a lot of NZ has had snow this morning, very exciting for them.

For today’s card I have done a sketch challenge for Try Stampin’ On Tuesday. At first I had no idea what I would do and then I thought why not use one of my new stamp sets (to be released on September 1st) and use my heat and stick powder with some beautiful glitter that I have had for a while now but have not used it. I love the out come and no this is not my first Christmas card for the year, but I can’t show you the other one just yet. I have used my border punch around the outside of the oval and cut nicks in it so I could bend it around the oval.

Now before you see the card, some of you may think this is not a sneak peek as I’m showing you the whole card, but I figured since you cant see the whole images I can call it a sneak peek.

Here is the sketch:

https://handmadebynarelle.files.wordpress.com/2011/08/project27-001.jpg?w=231

Here is my card:

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close up of the tree, you can see the texture the glitter gives:

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Inside:

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And last of all with the envelope:

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Stamps
  • Lovely as a tree
  • Delicate Dolies
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock
  • Very Vanilla
  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler
Inks
  • Basic Black
  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Ribbon
  • Heat and Stick Powder
  • Super Fine Glitter
  • Word Window Punch
  • Scallop Border Punch
  • Basic Pearls

Try Stampin on Tuesday #10

Good afternoon, it’s a cold and very windy day outside today so what else could I do but make a card, and perfect timing as I was running out of time to make this weeks Try Stampin on Tuesday challenge. I have two sick family members in bed and fast asleep so I managed to get a few hours to create.

I thought my card suited the day outside perfectly, its Autumn here in New Zealand so all the leaves are starting to fall off the trees, which my daughter loves, her bag is often filled with them when she comes home from day-care.

for the leaves I have used Whisper White Cardstock then sponged in Pear Pizzazz and then very carefully lightly sponged in Cajun Craze around the edges to give the changing colour effect you get in Autumn. For the sky I have used scallop ovals and a sponged around them to create the clouds. The grass is also sponged on.

Here is the Sketch:

Here is my card:

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close up of centre piece:

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And a close up of the leaves so you can see the colours:

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Stamps
  • Lovely as a Tree
Card Stock
  • Whisper White
  • Marina Mist
  • Basic Black
Inks
  • Staz On
  • Cajun Craze
  • Pear Pizzazz
  • Marina Mist
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Embossing Folder

dont forget to check out the other entries here: http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/2011/04/challenge-10.html

In the weekend I had a very good friend of mine over and we scrapbooked, I did a record 5 pages, One double layout and three singles, check  back for those later in the week.

Yay Top Pick Again

Good evening, tonight I checked out Try Stampin’ on Tuesday’s Blog to find I have been selected for top 3 again, That’s two weeks in a row. Now I just have to think of what card I am going to make for this weeks challenge. Well here is my badge Im allowed to post.

And the card I won it for:

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check out my last post for the details on this card.

Here is this weeks sketch for you to think about and maybe have a go yourself. It’s a nice easy one so give it a go.

you can check out the blog here. http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/

Try Stampin’ On Tuesday #5

Good afternoon, last night I sat down and made a card for this weeks sketch challenge for Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. As soon as I saw the sketch I knew what I wanted to do, I love brayering but I haven’t done it for a while so this card was perfect for that technique. I finished it with some Linen thread as I thought it needed just something else to complete the card.

After it was made I showed my husband the end result and a got a WOW from him, which is always lovely to hear, he said he loves the look of brayering, and with this stamp works perfectly. I just wish the glossy paper showed up better in a photo.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

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A close up:

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And the inside:

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Stamps
  • Lovely as a Tree
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card Stock
  • Whisper White
  • Glossy Card stock
  • Old Olive
  • Pacific Point
  • Basic Black
Inks
  • Staz On
  • Pacific Point
  • Old Olive
  • Chocolate Chip
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Sponging
  • Linen Thread
  • Brayer
  • Postie Notes
  • Stamp-a-ma-jig

Have a great day and don’t forget to check out the other entries or give it a go yourself here. http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com/

JAI MEETS CLEAN AND SIMPLE

This morning I had a lovely friend over for a few hours and we made some cards together, well I made one and Julia made a few, but it is so much nicer having someone to discuss ideas with and not just talking to the card stock, which of course doesn’t seem to talk back.

Anyway I made this card for this weeks Just Add Ink #43 and also this weeks Clean and Simple Challenge #116.

If I was to do this again I would do the card smaller so there wasn’t as much open space.

Clean and Simple Sketch:

and Just Add Ink this week is Just Add CHRISTMAS, so here is my card:

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The trees are stamped in VersaMark then clear embossed. the the stars or snow flakes are VersaMarked then embossed with a mix of Dazzling Daimonds and Clear embossing powder. The shape is cut out on my cricut using the new and limited release, Christmas Cards cartridge, and is placed on dimensionals.  The ribbon is one of the free ones that Stampin Up are offering at the moment.

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Stamps
  • Lovely as a Tree
  • Snow Burst
Card Stock
  • Old Olive
  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Very Vanilla
Inks
  • VersaMark
  • Cherry Cobbler
Extra
  • Dimensionals
  • Cricut Machine
  • Christmas Ribbon
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Dazzling Diamonds

Lovely as a Tree Masculine Card

Good Morning,

Wow what a fantastic weekend, My sister Sharna came up from Hamilton to look after my two children so hubby and I could go and have a weekend away. I organised this over the last couple of months as a surprise to Nick for his birthday last week. When I picked him up from work on Friday he was surprised that the kids were not in the car with me, I then took him to his favourite restaurant in the city, after we went to a hotel, (which he expected to go home) the next day we went on a three hour cruise on the Waipa Delta that served up a lovely 4 course dinner, and stayed in the hotel another night. Thank you so much Sharna it was lovely to have some quality adult time and no time restrictions to hurry back to.

Here is a card I promised to put up on Friday but the day just got away. I made this for Nick for fathers day, he calls it his favourite card so far.

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I have brayered the top piece with Old Olive and Tempting Turquoise on glossy cardstock and placed it on dimensionals. The rest is layered but all pieces are framed. The chocolate chip strip is stamped using VersaMark.

Stamps

  • Lovely as a Tree
  • Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Card Stock

  • Whisper White
  • Chocolate Chip
  • DSP Old Olive Prints
  • Glossy Card stock

Inks

  • Basic Black
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Old Olive
  • Staz On

Extra

  • Dimensionals
  • VersaMark

Have a great day, tomorrow I will try and post the card I have made for this weeks Mojo Moday, but after the trouble I have had today trying to upload this post may make it very hard.


About Me

Hi my name is Narelle Hoggard and I live in Auckland, New Zealand. I am married to a wonderful and very supportive man Nick and together we have two gorgeous children, Caitlyn and Bradley. I love to scrap and make cards, I find it very relaxing at the end of the day to create a page or a card.

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