Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Win Some Stamps!

Hi All,
I thought I'd share with you an opportunity to win some stamps from the wonderful Annnabelle Stamps range.
It's Annabelle Stamps Blog's 2nd birthday and they are celebrating with this little giveaway. All you need do is post their blinkie in your sidebar, post about their birthday and link yourself up on their inlinkz to win.

Annabelles have some wonderful products, recently I was lucky enough to be chosen a favourite and won some gorgeous chocolate sprinkles. I've also won an awesome stamp set with Annabelle Stamps. Believe me, If I can win - so can you!
So what are you waiting for - get on over to the Annabelle Stamps Blog and get your own blinkie for a chance to win :)

Trish Munro

Baby Dress Card

My girlfriend Vicki Fraser and I decided to make a dress card. We didn’t have a pattern, just an idea. I made this using obviously very thin cardstock because when I tried to make another in a different colour I would have had to use my Spellbinders circles, but with this card I used my punches for the neckline and produced this gorgeous one layer card and I think it is just adorable. I put some dimensional magic on the collar to give it some depth and by using two embossing folders gave it contrast and interest. Sweet and simple and I’m very happy with the result.

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Have a wonderful day

Trish Munro

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

With Sympathy

When I made this card I really wanted to have a cross on the front. A template would have been an excellent help but I just hand drew it and cut it out as I was keen to keep going to get the result I had imagined and visualised in my head. I love the metal brad I used with the flower it really anchored the card design. An extra layer of darker ribbon subtly popped the soft lace detail trim at the bottom edge of the card. I made my own Shabby Chic designer paper  which I distressed and have included a detail description so you can also have a go. I inked all the edges in Denim Adirondack Ink with a Stamp It Sponging Block to complete my distressed look.

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Shabby Chic Designer Paper Technique

  • I chose some designer paper and clear embossed (wet) some swirls and curls, always use your anti-static bag over your paper before embossing.
  • Then brushed over some white gesso paint when almost dry, removed paint off embossed area. Then waited for all this to dry.
  • Protect your ironing board with a heat proof sheet like the Tim Holtz one.When paint is finally dry, place a sheet(or a few) of brown paper (not newspaper) over your designer paper and iron off the clear embossing until it vanishes, absorbed into a few layers of the brown paper. Best to use a sheet of baking paper as the top layer before you begin to iron as this will protect your iron base from any potential mess.
  • It leaves this amazing effect as you can see by my close up.

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Have a great week

Trish Munro

Monday, August 15, 2011

Shabby Chic Tag

One of the Mum’s at my daughter’s Dance Studio is an ex-police officer and now teaches Child Safety & Protection at Bond University on the Gold Coast, Australia. She is someone who makes a huge difference  in this world we live in and I admire her because she has devoted her life and career to protecting children and teaching others to be like herself. I was inspired to make her something and I decided a bookmark for her text books at work would be perfect!

The unusual wet embossing technique I used to make the designer paper shabby chic I will put the instructions in my next post!

Darling Daughter has had a busy few days and competed in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod.

The school choir routine of a melody of 3 songs was cute and all the kids dressed up like orphans, they didn’t win this year but just being in choir really improves my daughters quality of voice and she seems to sound crisper, not to mention has learnt so much.

Then she competed in her group dance routines. Under 10’s in 4 sections and she won 1st place in all 4 sections.I am so proud of her and all the effort she has put into her dancing this year, she has a work ethic to be envied. I am now thanks to you tube an expert hair dresser & make-up artist. I’ve also now perfected the art of applying False Eyelashes of which I am so proud of myself.

Yesterday at my daughters Year 5 Church service all the Year 5 kids did a play and sang. I looked everywhere but darling daughter wasn’t an actor or singer ….what the …..Anyway I spot her she is down at the back of the church coaching the year 5 choir on stage with all the actions and expressions for the kids on the stage.. I was great to see her Year 5 teacher use her talents in such an unusual way.

After church we headed out to watch hubby coach and my gorgeous son who is 15 play in the Under 19’s Youth Soccer game. I took 100’s photos and really enjoyed watching them both in action . I really enjoyed my weekend!


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Trish Munro

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Hair Bow

I really enjoyed making this bow for my daughters hair and I finally got the chance to share this after she has already worn this in 20 shows. The wardrobe assistant asked me to sew this onto a comb as it was the perfect green to match one of her costumes. I thought I could just see myself making a mess of that, so I bought a glue gun and used lashings of glue along the top edge of a hair comb and the pre tied bow stuck like a dream to the hair comb. The glue line is completely concealed once in her hair. There is nothing like having to do something that pushes you outside your normal boundaries and I now feel I could certainly expand on this idea,time permitting! The best part about the bow is my daughter loves it, and she can put it in her hair on her own.
I’m entering this bow in a challenge at Reasonable Ribbon 1st 2011 Bow 017
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Have a great week
Trish Munro