Saturday, May 21, 2011

Playdate Cafe Challenge

There is nothing better than a little bit of fresh air....oops no.... that's second best thing after,
 time spent at my craft LOL
Yesterday was beautiful here in my little part of the world ( Warragul, Victoria, Australia ), Today not so nice, but i have had a nice morning outside with my hubby and kids tidying a much need part of the garden...the one straight outside my workshop....wish i had taken a before and after to show you all!
Hopefully this afternoon i can indulge in a little craft and that would make today near to perfect!

Today i would like to share my take on the The play date cafe Challenge PDCC82
This was a real hard one for me, my first two attempts went into the recycle bin!
This is what i finally came up with
I was very proud of myself for eventually putting something together that dint belong in the recycle
did i mention i  struggled with this challenge !

Product From Kaszazz
Paper - SB essentials Powder, SB essentials Chestnut, SB paper foundations olive/vanilla Flourish,
Stamps- 4416KR Love birds Border , sentiment from the 4476M Express Yourself  occasions set, and the bird
is from the 4128KO Love and cherish set.

And here is the promised second dragon cards for all those ( prob just my mum lol) who popped back today , just to see it!

This one i masked the dragon and blended colour all around and then added a stamped flourish as fire.

Thanks for popping in

Products kaszazz
Paper - smooth white, SB essentials Raven
Stamps - 4481L Dragon , 4426KJ Leafy Flourish
Ribbons -black and red organdy

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge CFC3

Wow What a busy week, things here don't ever seem to slow down! Between Beths kinder activities, and all the other little mum things, as well as prepping and teaching a workshop, there was not to much times left.
But his week i made an effort to get out to my workshop, as soon as the kids are in bed of i would run, and get in a hour or two of card making or scraping! ..... even thought I'm nearly frozen into a ice block out in there......its worth it ,  it makes me HAPPY.

The new challenge at CAS-ual Friday is announced...... every Friday .(duh)  If u haven't had a chance pop over there and see what all the goodness is about! 
This week we are all challenged to use Rhinestones, Pearls, Glitter, Stickles... Gee that should be easy! Don't we all just love a bit of bling! OH and we must keep it Clean And Simple ( CAS)   Ok so that made it just a little harder lol.

I sat down and put this card together....then when it came  to photographing  it , i realised that may just be a bigger challenge!  so please forgive the  photos!  Every photo the glitter didn't sparkle and show up right until it was on this unusual angle!
Oh and if any ones got a hint on how to  take better photos bring it on HEHEHEH

This was so much fun and really simple to make.
Started by blending a piece of card with a mix of stormy sky and Victorian velvet distress!.
I used a Kaszazz design adhesive they come in a great range of designs, and can be used with embossing powder, glitter , foils, perfect pearls and more! This design is called Butterfly swirl ( 10140) 
On top of the adhesive i sprinkled Fairy dust glitter , Pralines and cream !   mmmm nearly good enough to eat lol Unfortunately the pic doesn't do it justice it is so yummy!
Stamped believe underneath and put on just a little more bling with a row of sticky rhinestones.

Hope you all enjoy my take on the challenge!

If you like, stick around as i share another card i made this week.

With the new release of products from Kaszazz just a week ago , i have been so busy trying out the new stamps. Straight away i was drawn to one in particular
4481L Dragon
Here is the fist card that i made with it...
Please tune in tomorrow for another card made with this same stamp @ my take on the Play date cafe challenge.

I simply stamped and embossed the image then filled in the details with smooch inks using a water brush blending the colours. The cut out and matted on the bahama2200 and black card stock. The coloured mat is a combination of distress inks blended.

Supply list for this card is
Distress Inks Black soot, Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Barn Door.
Smooch pearlised Ink Siren, carrot, Ocean Soul, 111111111111
Gold Embossing Powder
Cardstock White smooth, SB essentials Raven, and Bazill Bahama.

Till then Natalie

Monday, May 16, 2011

Another Challenge and more!

Hello Everyone ! ( or the one or two who read my blog lol)

I have Lots of fun things going on today a great challenge card and some great new products to share!

The challenge that i completed was for the Play date cafe The challenge was to produce a project using the  colour palette bellow.

This is the card that i came up with.....its not the most original thing in the world but I'm happy with the results!
and here is a close up of the butterfly......

The butterfly was stamped and embossed with clear embossing powder, this allowed for the beautiful Jasmine Lee paper to show through, then added colour to the areas i wanted, with the Dusty concord distress ink. See Below for all the details.

And Now The Excitement Continues

Our May Release is one of the best yet...see all the wonder full new products and projects here Here
The New fairy dust is just Divine ...and along with all the fab stamps there is something for everyone in here!
Look out for more projects using these great stamps coming soon!

The stamps i used are ...
914LJ Butterfly Large
4222KK Fancy Flourish ( this is my fav flourish)
and a brand new celebrate stamp from the set of 8
 4476M Express yourself - occasions Un cut
The Paper is
1692 Jasmine Lee
1035 Plum SB Essentials
and 1350 Silver SB Essentials bling.
As always all the products used are Kaszazz products !
If your interested in these products i can help you with a consultant close to you!

Friday, May 6, 2011

CAS_ual Friday Challenge

Hi Each week the CAS-ual Friday group post a challenge, CAS stands for "clean and simple!"
This week the challenge was Text.
Here is my take!

Using the Reason Season Lifetime stamp i stamped the text (YAH got that bit out of the way), then embossed the bride and groom using clear embossing powder, used the blending tool and highlighted the image, sentiment and ribbon ......done!
Cant wait to see what everyone else came up with u can check them out here
As always i have used only Kaszazz stamps and ,want to know more about this range, leave a comment
 and i will get back to you

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New workshop

Hi Girls & guys
I am working on some amazing things for next weeks new products release, The Kaszazz design team has produced some fantastic samples and new workshops.  The products go on sale Monday the 16th guessing you are all holding your breathing waiting for me to give u a sneek peek.....well im sorry to say...... you have to wait ....good news its only 9 more sleeps.  YAH
I can tell you there are some pretty amazing new stamps!

I am taking bookings for the Ebony and Ivory workshop on the 20th of May just $30 everything included!
This class is a great! Created by Tracey Franklin it has all the basic techniques of stamping , trimming , measuring and scoring. It is suitable for any level card maker. We will make 3 beautiful cards, they have interesting folds, and on top of all that, it uses the fantastically( im not sure that is a word) versatile ebony and ivory papers.
If you are interested in this or any of the Kaszazz workshops please message me and i will get back to u with further details.
Thanks all for tuning in till next time happy scraping!