Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I Won Challenge 17 at Let’s Ink It Up

I won Challenge 17 at Let’s Ink It Up with my Flower Bookmark. I am so excited ….Yes I’m doing the happy dance! I set myself a goal this year to win a challenge with something I created, and finally I won! I can now tick that off my bucket list! My next challenge to myself is to make it onto a Design Team.

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Trish Munro

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Noel Christmas Card

I made this Christmas card that folds out like like a banner which becomes not just a Christmas card but a decoration too. I looked up the dictionary  meaning for Noel : Noël [nəʊˈɛl] 1. (esp in carols) another word for Christmas 2. (Music, other) (often not capital) Rare a Christmas carol . I kept the colour palette simply sticking with red, green and gold for a touch of class. I stamped the background using Versamark Ink and Gold Mica Powder. To get the letters I used a scrapbooking letters sheet like a template and traced out the letters in pencil (remember to pencil on the reverse side by flipping the stencil over) hand cut the letters in red and green and have saved the scrapbooking designer paper letters for when I finally get to do some scrapbooking. I edged all the letters with my Gold Krylon pen and finished by attaching all the circles with some sheer red  ribbon I found with with gold stars on it to match perfectly. There is plenty of room on the back of the card for the whole family to write their own personal message.
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Trish Munro

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Christmas Tree Gift Card

Here is a super simple card to make and the snow is 11 am snow. Early morning snow is hard and icy and very blue and the after lunch snow can start to melt and sometimes gets slushy (like the drink), but this is perfect snow…. 11am snow…not too hard and not too soft and glistens with the sun, it shimmers like a layer of glitter! To make your very own 11am glimmering snow firstly perfectly cut a rectangle of white cardstock at approximately two thirds the height of the base card now rip at an angle, at proportions one third & two thirds. Now layer the highest one at the base of your card and the smaller second piece over the top and liberally apply glitter glue for perfect 11 am snow! Australia's Got Talent  November 2011 004

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My Golden Retriever Honey came home from hospital on Thursday night and she is heading for a speedy recovery, this time last week we thought the worst at the words spinal injury but every day her ability to do more and more is amazing and every step towards recovery is very positive. We got her back swimming and she is so happy as she normally swims up to 4 times a day and I think she is actually smiling. I am very relieved to have her home! Thank you, I really appreciate all your well wishes for Honey. All of a sudden that song “All I want for Christmas is YOU" is so true!

Hope you have all had a great weekend.

Trish Munro

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

hAnglar stAnglar Christmas Card with Snow

My perfect holiday involves snow and I really enjoyed making this card with snow. My daughter recently commented on my stamp collection and said  “if I really want to enjoy my colouring in, I‘ve got to get some images I really want to colour in”, so I have recently added some new stuff to my collection that visually appeals to me and I got myself some Copics so I can really enjoy myself.The Copics are really my Christmas present early so I will have to wrap them up and put them under the tree on Christmas Eve. I added a railing behind as her background to set the scene and coloured with Copics and added a thick layer of snow(Ice Stickles) because that’s just how it sits on the fence, when it really snows. I love this embossing folder because it looks like swirling snow , yet still pretty and feminine like the soft subtle curves of fresh flowers, and I slightly distressed the edges to add some interest like the way the snow plough clears a slightly uneven path. I used my new Martha Stewart Snowflake Border Punch which was a wonderful find at the recent craft fair. I added the white stars and snowflakes to finish off the card, and to add a (Ice Stickles Glitter Glue)shimmer of blue and coldness to the card to help set the scene. I love these pastel non traditional colours I used in this card with some inspiration from the Shabby Tearoom.

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SHABBY TEA ROOM -create a card or project inspired by the above photo using these pretty PASTEL COLORS AND A HOLIDAY THEME!









On a personal note my Golden Retriever ‘Honey’ had a dog version of a stroke on Sunday afternoon and poor Honey is at the Veterinary Specialist Centre with hope for rehabilitation, only time will tell. Here is the technical stuff off the internet. In Honey’s case it’s one rear leg. I’m spending as much time as I can at the hospital with her as possible, and went twice yesterday. It’s such a shock to see her so unwell, she is only 7.5yrs old and the words spinal injury are never words you want to hear. She was just playing on the grass when it happened casually sniffing around and then yelped about 20 times, just like that… fine one minute and her life changed the next.

Fibrocartilaginous Embolism. In this condition, a small amount of disc material ruptures and gets into one of the blood vessels leading to the spinal cord. As the vessel narrows, the disc material obstructs it, depriving a certain segment of the spinal cord of its blood supply. Without proper blood supply, that segment of the spinal cord dies, resulting in paralysis. Surgery will not help these dogs because there is no pressure on the spinal cord. Often, paralysis involves only one rear leg, or one rear leg is more severely affected than the other. Complete recovery may occur in a few days to weeks, or there may be permanent damage to a portion of the spinal cord. Diagnosis of fibrocartilaginous embolism is based on the correct clinical signs and a normal myelogram. Definitive diagnosis can only be made after death by performing a spinal cord biopsy.

Keeping positive is essential!

Trish Munro

Monday, November 14, 2011

hAnglar stAnglar Christmas Card

In an effort to be prepared for Xmas I made this Christmas card for one of my son’s teachers. I wanted to use non traditional colours and decided on pink and green. I’m in the process of mastering the fine art of colouring using Copics and it’s harder than it looks, I thought I was an expert when I was 8yrs old at colouring ! This is the first time I’ve used this image and it’s kind of weird for us Australian card makers to make wintery Christmas Cards as it’s the hottest time of the year for us ,so the thought of be rugged up makes me hot.. so I popped a butterfly,a park bench and some greenery behind my hAnglar  stAnglar Christmas girl and sat her in her own field of pretty pink  flowers. I’d love to have a white Christmas once in this lifetime and for the meantime I have white flower brads instead of snowflakes to embellish my card and it’s hard to see by this photo I added sparkly glitter on the flowers and the fluffy white sections of her coat and hat and it was just the extra touch this card needed!Cards November 2011 002

Here’s the part that makes, making this card - a little more exciting………

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Trish Munro

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Magnolia Birthday Card

As you can see I got carried away and embossed two layers on this card and then used my sponging block with some chalk ink to highlight the embossing. I adore this cute Magnolia stamp she is so versatile and had a ball colouring her with my new Copics. I saw the balloons inside the card idea on Valita’s Fresh Folds ages ago and finally tried it out and it adds a real cuteness to the Happy Birthday card!Cards November 2011 004

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Trish Munro

Friday, November 11, 2011

Martha Stewart Scoring Board Gift Box

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I made this box with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board and I wanted to be a bit tricky and made it slightly angled as you can see by my last photo. This necklace is a gift for my sisters birthday and I wanted to present it in something I had made myself rather than a pre purchased gift bag, just to challenge myself and see what I could do.

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Trish Munro

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Toblerone Swirl Cheesecake

I made this Toblerone Cheesecake for my son’s 16th birthday and naturally it didn’t last long. I used Malteasers to decorate and I had heaps of fun getting the swirl effect.Vincenzo's 16th Birthday November 2011 005
It was so yummy!!!
Trish Munro

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Flower Birthday Card

I’m a huge fan of lime green and pink together and by having the lime green underneath as my base card it really popped the pretty pink flower off the card . I wanted to create some interest in the flower and add another pink layer so I punched a plain white flower and then stamped baby butterflies on it and then edged it with pink ink so that the flower has lots of layer but kept it’s pinkness. I feel  in this creation I have achieved - less is more! Vincenzo's 16th Birthday November 2011 030

Keep smiling

Trish Munro

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Flower Bookmark

I made this extra wide bookmark for my sister as part of her birthday present because she loves to read and loves art. I wanted to create a bookmark in relaxing colours ,but not too busy to distract you from reading your book. I used my Colorbox Chalk inks with my Stamp It Sponging Blocks to create an arty background, a technique I have been trying to perfect for a while and I am so pleased with my morning mist look for my background .The stamp is from Stamp It called Grevillea (an Australian Flower). I added the silky smooth ribbon to contrast with the embossed  texture band I placed at the bottom of the bookmark, so it not only looks good but feels good too!

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Trish Munro

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Soccer/Football Birthday Card

I made this for my son for his16th Birthday using a new product I picked up at the Brisbane Craft Fair Anita’s Quality Essential- Die Cut Toppers-Football.Thank goodness my friend Vicki talked me into buying this die cut, it’s great.  I really need a set of Oval Spellbinders as I feel it would have been perfect for an extra layer (something else to tell Santa I really need!) . My son is an amazing soccer player for his age and played in two teams this year , so this was the perfect card for him. This is my first finished easel card and I used up more bits and pieces from my stash and my best find was this ball that I had originally purchased about 3yrs ago with very good intentions to do something  Soccer/Football and finally it has made it onto a card, and the beautiful red embossed cardstock was a hand me down!  Cards October,2011 013

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Trish Munro

I Won…Creations By Shirl Blog Candy

Wonderful Shirl from Creations By Shirl sent me this fantastic gift and beautiful card all the way to Australia by Air Mail from Hawaii ..I will treasure these goodies and will make something special to show you. I love to check out Shirl’s blog as often as I can because she makes the most wonderful cards and is so full of inspiration!

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It was such a delight to receive this beautiful handmade card by Creations by Shirl

Have a great day

Trish Munro