Thursday, July 12, 2012

Stockings for Soldiers


3000 Christmas cards made/pledged as at 1st August 2012

Many of you know that I make cards and contribute to the military that are deployed overseas. This year I am going onboard and coordinating the card section of  
Stockings for Soldiers Project 
co-ordinated by Selena Smith and Michelle Potter
on behalf of our Soldiers based mainly in Townsville, Queensland.
Last year they sent out 1550 boxes to our Military.
This year they are sending 3000. In the small way that I can contribute, I will be making Christmas Cards for the deployed.

You are very welcome to contribute as well. You can send your cards to me no later than the 31st August 2012 so they can be forwarded onto Selena and Michelle to start the public signing process.

The cards need to be 10cm x 10cm single sided, i.e no folds  so they can be hung on metal walls/lockers with magnets (do not attach magnets to them-the recipients will put it on themselves). Decorate the front only. 

Here is a video via Channel 9 about the boxes that were sent in 2011 which is the first year this has been done.

Feel free to EMAIL me if you have any questions
A huge THANK YOU to contributors to date

Aileen Flynn
Anna Holcroft
Anne-Marie Slattery
Carolyn Passfield
Dell Armistead (for organising 8 July stamp up day) with Sara Wise, Marcela and Elisa Bonilla, Shirley Gerrard and Bridget 
Dianne Slade
Evelyn Poole
Grace McAndrew
Jean Considine
Jenny Hubbard
Kathy Duffy
Laisie Murphy
Linda Aldred
Nola Murdock
Penelope Dickens
Shirley Gerrard
Wendy Camplin
Mystery contributor
Virginia Purdey

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thursday 10 minute card challenge Nov 23rd

A few of you have been coming to this blog via WOYWW by mistake and commenting. The blog I do WOYWW on is PHOTOGRAPHY AND ME 
and my craft blog is 
but thank you for visiting this blog and saying Hi!

I know it's not Thursday but I forgot to release this
on Oct 22 and kept advising everyone that
it was up on my blog hee hee sorry about that.

This is a very cool Scrapbook Tag Book
that I first saw here

If the above link is broken or doesn't work for the
video tutorial then click HERE

only half this project qualifies for the 10minute challenge

do each week


You will need 1 piece of sturdy 12"x 12" double sided
paper, I used Parisien Breeze Specialty Designer Paper
cut one at 6" x 11 1/2" and scored at 4", 5 1/2", 7", 8 1/2" & 10"
cut a second one at 6" x 7" and score at 4", 5 1/2"
then on plain cardstock to complement the dsp
cut 3 pieces at - 3 3/4" x 4 1/4"
cut 3 pieces at - 3 3/4" x 1 1/4"


fold the dsp pieces at the score point

overlap the left to the right piece at the folds
and adhere with red liner tape, this
strong tape will hold it together better

this is what it looks like joined together

I lay the cardstock pieces to see how much room I needed,
ok now you see the paper and cs has changed
because the original 12 x 12 paper I used wasn't
as thick and I tore it when scoring
that is why it is better to use a thicker
dsp for the concertina pieces

view from the end

using the corner rounder on two sides of
it took 10minutes up to this point of adhereing etc

from here on end it was downhill LOL
and took me all day to design and position the
rest of the decoration

Stamp on the vellum and adhered the
top with brads
Notice I left a piece on the left to overhang

The underside piece was stamped and embossed in clear

I put double sided tape on the overhang vellum and
adhered it to the back so you cant see the tape

stamped additional star images on vellum

rest of pieces decorated and assembled

adding brads to the words and middle of each snow flake

inside of scrapbook assembled and adhered
again using red liner strong sticky tape

decorating and assembling front of book

view of front of finished scrapbook

view from the top of opened book

Voila!! this was a gift to friends Norma and John
who were very kind in sharing their
hospitality with us earlier on in the year

Stamps used: Snow Swirled and Solemn Stillness (retired)
Paper: Parisien Breeze and Baja Breeze, paper vellum
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Not Quite Navy and White brads,
5/8" Baja Breeze striped grosgrain ribbon
Filigree designer brad

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Thursday Oct 29 10 minute card challenge, Mini Card Holder

It's Thursday again and the 10 minute card challenge
do each week keeps my mojo going.
Click on each photo to see a larger view

I just had to make one of Jan Farring's Mini Magazine File.
I've seen these being paraded around the web
and put it in the too hard basket because I'd never seen
a tutorial before hers.
She was so correct when she said they looked
confusing but once you've done one
they are easy peasy!!

Here's Blythe's version

I made 13 in 2 hours.

Now I had to alter mine abit because it would
not fit our card size which is slightly larger
than US size. Jan kindly gave me permission
to post up my version of the tutorial.

Ingredients: 1 of 12" x 12" textured cardstock
1 of dsp 1" x 12"
1 of dsp 1" x 5 1/2"
1 of dsp 1" x 4"
Red liner tape

Score 1 1/2"and 6 1/2"

Turn around and score 5" x 7"

Cut the 1 1/2" and 6 1/2"lines up to the 5"mark
turn cardstock and cut to the 7"line

This is what it should look like,
Score the middle piece at 2", 3 1/2", 8 1/2"and 10"

Make a pencil mark 1"up the top part
and 1 1/2"on the right side of the 7" score

Cut that triangle off

Do the same on the other side where the 5"
score is
Cut just a small piece off the middle section

...............and the other side

Make your folds with the middle piece
valley, valley and mountain fold as shown

Fold the 1 1/2"part up as in photo

Tuck the middle piece over like this

Turn around and do the other side, no tape needed for this

Flip over and lay red liner or sticky strip
tape as shown, if you don't use
the sticky strip it will pop open
believe me I was being stingy
with the first one and everything
fell apart LOL

Remove sticky strip backing and hold
the section and shown and slowly
let it stick to the smaller section

Lay it down and smooth it out

...turn over and do the other side

Stick the 5 1/2"dsp to the back of the card holder
you can be stingy here and use the snail

Take the 4"dsp and place it on the back as shown

Lastly place the 12"dsp over

Here are some of the ones I did

ok I skipped lunch to do these
it's now 2.30pm and my stomach is rumbling hee hee