Geometric for the guys!

This is one of the cards we created at my masculine card classes last month.  I designed it to showcase how colour choice and geometric shapes in repetition can pair together really well for masculine cards.

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Stamps: Geometric, Just Sayin’
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Prints DSP Stack
Ink: Sahara Sand, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze
Other: Chevron TIEF, Word Bubbles Framelit Dies, Regals Buttons, Linen Thread, Big Shot


Ribbon Shares!

Choose a little, or a lot!

With so many gorgeous new ribbons available in the 2014-15 Annual Catalogue, it’s time for another round of Ribbon Shares.

How does it work? Simply let me know which shares you would like to join.  Once I have enough people to fill the share, I make contact regarding payment and then order the ribbon.  Once the Ribbon arrives, I cut it all to length and send it out to you!

3/8″ (1cm) Stitched Satin Ribbon – $25
5 Colours (Blackberry Bliss, Tangerine Tango, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey) approx 2.2m of each colour

1 1/4″ (3.2cm) Striped Grosgrain Ribbon – $25
5 Colours (Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry) approx 2.2m of each colour

5/8″ (1.6cm) Satin Ribbon – $15
4 Colours (Silver, Gold, White, Vanilla) approx 2.2m of each colour

1/4″ (6.4mm) Cotton Ribbon – $25
12 Colours (Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White) approx 1.5m of each colour

1/2″ (1.3cm) Seam Binding Ribbon – $30
12 Colours (Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Wisteria Wonder) approx 1.5m of each colour

1/8″ (3.2mm) Taffeta Ribbon – $25
8 Colours (Basic Black, Bermuda bay, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky) approx 2.2m of each colour
I Want It All – $135 (save $10!)
A place in all 6 of the above shares! 




Kinda Eclectic Sea Shore

I hope those of you with children on school holidays are surviving!  The weather has been awful all week here which has meant lots of inside activities  - movies, lego, drawing and colouring. Hopefully we get a couple of fine days before the holidays end so we can get out and do a few activities!

Todays card is one I created for all of my team members who attended out recent team stamping day.  It was inspired by one I saw on Kimberley van Diepen’s blog, but after finishing mine, I decided it looked a little like the sea shore – sandy beach at the bottom, the ocean in the middle with the sun shining on it – what do you think?

Kinda Eclectic_Seascape_magpiecreates Kinda Eclective_Seascape Full_MagpiecreatesI have to say that the Kinda Eclectic stamp set is not one that I would have chosen from the catalogue but I am so pleased I received it at Convention because I really LOVE it!  I have lots more ideas coming with this set!  I coloured the rhinestones to match using my Blendabilities, and my sewing machine even got a workout on this card.

Stamps:Kinda Eclectic, Hello There
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Whisper White, Regals Patterns DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities
Other: Natural Chevron Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Rhinestones, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch

I’m clearing out my craft room!  Dozens of second hand stamp sets and accessories at bargain prices!  Check them all out HERE!



Feel Goods Lace

We were lucky enough to receive the I Love Lace background stamp at this years Manager’s Reception at Myer Mural Hall, which was a very fitting gift for the venue (the gift also included a beautiful lace scarf – we were definitely spoilt!)  This card was my first play with the stamp and in my mind I saw Emboss Resist with a masked oval, but it didn’t quite turn out how I envisioned so I added the die-cut ovals instead.  I love the elegance of the lace image, and then the little touch of Silver Foil paper on the large oval – pretty!

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I haven’t used much purple recently (other than Blackberry Bliss) so it was good to take Wisteria Wonder for a ride!

Stamps: I Love Lace, Feel Goods, Petite Petals
Cardstock: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Silver Foil
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant, Versamark
Other: Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelit Dies, Petal Punch, Pearls, Heat Tool, Clear Embossing Powder, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack


Work of Heart

It’s Friday!  It has been a long week here – it’s school holidays and we had lots of fun things planned but sadly both of my girls have been sick all week so we have been stuck at home.  We did manage to make some Salt Dough Beads on Wednesday though and then spent a good couple of hours yesterday painting them ready to thread into jewellery.  Crafting is always on the agenda at our house!

As soon as I started playing the Work of Art stamp set, the idea of using the long thin stamp with some kind of mask came to mind.  I got out several framelit shapes to try but quickly settled on the large heart, and then was trying to decide on a colour scheme when Miss 7 came in and showed me a picture she had done with a big rainbow – there were my colours!

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When I removed the mask after stamping, the heart looked great but it just felt like it needed ‘grounding’ somehow – a quick bit of faux stitching with my Black Stampin’ Write Marker and it looked much better!

Stamps: Work of Art
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Stampin’ Write Marker
Other: Big Shot, Hearts Framelit Collection