Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kayak Yak: Harbour Celebration Sunday April 17

This is a little aside from paper crafting for my local friends.  And if you haven't checked ou the Kayak Yak blog, you're missing out!

Kayak Yak: Harbour Celebration Sunday April 17: "Here's a note forwarded from SISKA -- the South Island Sea Kayaking Association -- about next weekend's Celebration of our Harbour. This eve..."

Monday, April 11, 2011

Simple and white

Last week I seemed focused on very simple cards on a white background.  One of the reasons I was focused on super simple cards this week is because I had a request for a friend for a whole set of cards.  I was super flattered and I hope she'll like some of these.  Next up, much more complicated ones to balance them out.

I made these first two at my friend Glenda's place at our semi-weekly craft night.  I like the balance on these cards.

 I then moved onto using some stickers from my favorite store - The Dollar Giant. 

I made one more, but must have forgotten to take a photo.  They're OK, but nothing to write home about. ;)

I also had a set of really pretty rub-ons from the Dollar Giant that I've been hoarding.  I thought I'd give them a try on a couple of cards.  I haven't used rub-ons before but it was super easy!


Monday, April 4, 2011


OK, so I'm a little behind.  These cards were inspired by Paper Crafts Magazine - see the original challenge post and the challenge winners post.  That was only almost a month ago!  Opps!  Obviously the inspiration stuck in my mind - so when I finally sat down to make some cards last week, I got down to it.  For some reason, my mind was stuck on night time cityscapes. 

I started with some DP I found on sale at Micheal's - just after seeing the blog post and thinking it was perfect for it.  I also dug out some scraps of paper for a mixed Japanese scrap pack I've had for ages (read: I've been hoarding). 

I wasn't really happy with this card.  Somehow it didn't come together well.  Still inspired, I moved onto another one with more scraps and a vellum sentiment from the dollar store.  I used my Creative Memories star punch and some gold paper (more from the scrap pack) to finish off the night sky.  What do you think?  I like it much better.  I don't usually like having to cut things out, but drawing and cutting the skyline silhouette was kind of fun.
Today my friend Glenda's blog challenge was to use four of anything on a card. The card above fits (four brads), but I had to make another one just for Glenda.  It didn't seem right to pull out last week's card and recycle it for the 04/04 challenge, but I liked it, so tried again - and even tried my hand at stamping on vellum.  It has four brads and, if you count the gold layer under the stars, four layers.