Sunday, 28 August 2011

From "Owl" House to your House....

Hi everyone. Yes, I am still around.. I know it's been a while since my last post but things here at Pinnacles have been a little hectic of late and finding time to blog has proved a little difficult.. But, I'm back now and I hope to share some of the projects I have been working on over the past few weeks with you on a bit more of a regular basis...
So, here we go with Today's offering...Back in January I was asked by Liz from Cricutolics to be a guest designer on her website.. Obviously, I said yes, as I think it's such an honor to be asked to showcase my work other than here on my Blog... As Cricutolics is a forum for those of us who have been bitten by the Cricut bug my project obviously had to be Cricut relate..So, here is what I came up with.I cut out the Birdhouse shape from the Stretch Your Imagination Cricut Cartridge @ 3.75". Cutting the shape in Grey card stock using the Blackout and Silhouette functions and the "normal" image in Pink card stock..Layering the images together with some Pinflair Gel to give them some dimension..I then punched a border in White card stock using the Martha Stewart Drippy Goo Punch,adding it to the base of each of the 3 Birdhouses that I had cut to act as snow...I then cut out a few Branch shapes using the Mariannes Creatables Pine Tree Branch die (LR0181) using some Green Glitter card.And then added them to my base card which I had already placed my Birdhouses onto.Next, I cut out these little Go Kreate Owl figures adding some googlie eyes to give them some character,before popping each one on it's perch and finishing off with a "From Our House" peel off as my sentiment...So, there you go.. Not only a Christmas card but I think the concept could be used as a New Home / Moving card too?!.. And, for all you Cricut fans out there, just look at all the new Cricut Cartridges that will be winging their way to us at Pinnacles very soon...
Anyway, it's good to be back and hope to see you again soon.
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Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Fizzy Moon...

Hi Blogland. I've got a couple of quick & simple Christmas projects for you today!!
Both using similar products, but end up looking totally different.This is the first one using one of the new Fizzy Moon Stamps...After stamping with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, colouring with Copic Pens and glazing with Glossy AccentsI matt and layered the image with some Purple and White card stock.I then highlighted a piece of pre embossed card stock using Milled Lavender Distress Inkand applied it to my base card which had been backed with a piece of Design Paper also from the Fizzy Moon range, and then mounted my stamped image on top. I also added some Crystal Stickles for some Christmas sparkle.Finishing the project off with a simple piece of ribbon.This next one took no time at all.I embossed a piece of White card stock with the Spring Flowers Embossing Folder from Craft Concepts. Spring Flowers!! I see Snowflakes... It's great to try and get an additional use out of a product other than it's intended purpose I think! I highlighted the embossing using Weathered Wood Distress Ink.The embossing was matt and layered onto some Slate Grey Mirror cardand applied to my base card to which I added some ribbon and my Fizzy Moon Die cut image...And there you go.. Another Two Crimbo cards done for this year.
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See you soon.