Monday, December 7, 2009

stay tuned.....

I promise to add something to my blog BEFORE Christmas!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Christmas cards

This first card I cased from Yvonne Campbell's website (see links).

Stamp set: Season of Joy, So Swirly (wheel)
Cardstock: Whisper White
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou
Accessories: markers (for faux string), hold punches, Whisper White grosgrain, dimensionals, sponging
This next two cards I did at a workshop tonight, held by Leonie and Philippa. Both cards were designed by Philippa and Leonie.

Isn't this first one a cute chrissy card?! Let me know if you would like to see a tutorial of how to do this card on my blog.

Stamp set: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Grosgrain, sponging
Technique: Reverse masking
This last card is very clever. The second photo shows the front of the card and the first photo is the inside - its a pop up card!

Stamp set: Crazy for Christmas, unknown retired set (for trees), Season of Joy (sentiment, coloured with Real Red marker)
Cardstock: Real red, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, River Rock
Ink: Stazon, Old Olive
Accessories: markers, aqua painter, two way glue pen, dazzling diamonds, tearing ruler, Crystal Effects


This is our new family cat, Fred. He (we think he's a he not a she!) is 9 weeks old. Very cute!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

New blog name!

I have decided to change my blog name, to "CreativeLea Made" and give it a new look. The name is a slight play on words, incorporating my name. With all of the great cards that everybody has been making, and now I have some time that exams are over (yay!), I am really inspired and thought this new name will reflect the cards I will be posting. I am very excited to get into posting some new creations.

My boyfriend, Luke, helped me with taking the photo etc for the header, as well as the name, layout and design. Don't you think he did a great job?

Let me know what you think!

Corset Card

This is one of my most favourite cards I've ever seen, created by Leonie Hegarty. Good on you Leonie, this is so beautiful.

Leonie (see link to the right) has finally joined Stampin' Up! as a Demonstrator, as she should! She is very talented. You have to check out her blog.

BTW, I know I've been very slack with blogging lately and I apologise for not updating my blog and checking out my usuals. I've been flat out with exams, working and my other usual stuff. I'll post something in the next couple of days, as I'm going to be stamping and making up for lost time, yay!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Another great blogger!

My friend Philippa, who is also a fellow SU demonstrator (and one of my downlines!) has started a blog also. She is one of the funniest people I know and has an excellent eye for colour coordination. Check out her blog and you can subscribe to her posts:

Well done Philippa. I can't wait to see your stuff on your blog, and I'm sure you'll keep us entertained too!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Check out this great new blog

I am very excited, a friend of mine, Lovely Leonie, has started a blog. She truly is an up and coming talented stamper! If I were you, I would bookmark her blog site and check it regularly:

I have also included Leonie in my links to the right of the screen.

I would also recommend you checking out Gabbie's website. She is incredible! You know people who just ooze creativity with whatever they touch! She is now making incredible candles which look like cute cupcakes. I actually saw some tonight in the flesh. If I hadn't been told they were candles I would have eaten them! Great ideas for Christmas pressies (my kids' teachers will love me!). Check it out:

Take care, I will post again in the next day or two, I promise!!! (I have been told off 3 times today for not posting anything recently - sorry!!!!)