Saturday, 7 March 2009

A Good Egg and some chit chat...

Today I have been a busy bee...making my swap cards for the SOS swap I am taking part in. The idea is to use only things from the current IBC that are NOT retiring, and this is my card:

As I only had to make five of these cards I decided to add lots of layers and fiddly stuff. I am very happy with they way they turned out.

Here is the full list of ingredients:

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Pretty in Pink and Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Basic Brown, Close to Cocoa and Pretty in Pink Classic Inks
Stamps: A Good Egg
Accessories: Crimper, Stampin' Sponges, Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Choclolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Aqua Painter, Watercolour Paper, Crystal Effects, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals, SNAIL and Sticky Strip.

I made a second card in the same theme, but in a large, square layout, and this is how it turned out:

Also, I mentioned to you last week that we were going to the Canberra Show, and that I'd grab a shot of one of my favourite bovine friends for you. Et volia, Belted Galloway, or Humbug Cow ;-)...isn't she cute?

I have also been meaning to show you one of my first attempts at jewellery making:

The focal beads are hand made, glass beads, made by Melissa Rediger. The rest of the bracelet comprises Sterling silver bali beads and Swarovski crystals. I had so much fun making this bracelet, there will definitely be more ;-). I call it my 'Fiesta' bracelet because it is so bright and happy. I can't stop looking at it when it is on my wrist (and yes, I have walked into stuff because of this ;-)!

Thanks for dropping by!


Ange Kelly said...

Hey Sam, Fabulous cards! love the crystal effects and that bracelet is just gorgeous! well done! Ange :)

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Hi Sam!!! Gorgeous cards and beautiful jewellery!! You are so clever. Oh and you are most definately the 'Crystal Effects' Queen!!!!

xx Sarah

Debbie Pamment said...

Gorgeous cards Sam - I thought they were for Kristina Werner's challenge - similar colours!
Stunner of a bracelet too - no wonder you love to look at it!

Cheryl Joshua said...

The cards are so sweet,I love the use of crystal effects!!! The bracelet is absolutely beautiful!!

Kristie said...

Love that bracelet's GORGEOUS! The Chicky cards are the egg with the crystal effects...looks like CHOCOLATE :)

tracy said...

The cards are beautiful and I just love the bracelet Sam :) Multi talented? Now you are just showing off! lol..... oh and I can now see how you call the cows 'humbugs' *grin* I think you need to start an Etsy page so people can buy your stuff....