Wednesday, July 15, 2015

I've Been A BuZZy LIttle Beeeeeeee! ;)

So I promised you more cards in the last post didn't I!! well here they are. I have been busy playing and have created a few more shadow box cards as I build up a range of these designs to hopefully start up my Etsy Shop soon...

I'm really enjoying creating these beautiful cards using NitWit Collections Scrap booking Kits. I have always enjoyed digital scrap booking and so it's fantastic that I have found a way to combine my digital scrap booking skills, my computer skills and my paper craft skills to create these new and unique designs. I cannot wait till I have a few more designs ready so I can start selling!! SO EXCITED!! and then I can bring my customers cards ranging from One of A Kind (OOAK) cards, hand painted or coloured by myself or beautifully designed unique cards that I will be able to reproduce in some what number larger numbers... though still small enough numbers that they will be special. :) I'm also hopeful that I will be able to bring in the future products such as party invites, thank you notes, Birth notices, Shadow Box Name Plaques and a heap of other things!!!! but for now... I'll stick with just getting my cards started!! 

And with that in mind... you'll probably want me to stop waffling on and show you my two new cards!! LOL... and the customer is ALWAYS RIGHT!!.. Teehee!! well... future customers... Maybe!! ;) 

 I LOVE this card... It's just so happy and sunny and CHEERFUL!.. plenty of sunny flowers and the most gorgeous bees collecting the pollen to make there honey... you can almost Smell the hay fever!! *AhhhhChooo!*... teehee

For my second card I still see spring, but instead, you have moved out of the sun, and walk down towards a lake, perhaps sitting under the cool shade of a tree and you see the insects coming out to enjoy the cool air! Ahhh.. just bliss!!!... 

Both cards feature shadow box, layering on the front giving the a 3D appearance, while the inside features a coordinating panel with blank area for you to write you messages to your loved ones. The cards have been left without Sentiment so that you can use the cards for any occasion you see fit. 

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and hope to bring more to you soon.
Happy Crafting.

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Magical Restoritive Powers Of RESPITE! - And The Completion of My Wizard

So after some extremely stressful few weeks in my house I had the absolutely pleasure of going away for the first time on my OWN for the weekend, while some respite worker came in stayed at my house for two nights with my son... and boy did I not only need it, but it did me so much good... I have come back invigorated and refreshed and really understanding that this is what I need if I am to not only survive being a single mum with a child with multiple disabilities and behavioural challenges but to thrive... for his well being as well as my own, which is also challenging as my own health is also not good... but anyway... I had a marvelous weekend away at my parents on site caravan in the glorious bushland setting of Daylesford, in the middle of Winter and literally missed out on it snowing at my camp site by 5km!!! I was thoroughly ANNOYED!! I WANTED SNOW!!.. LOL

But anyhoo... 

You will ALL be probably happy to hear that in my time away I Got back on my pencils and managed to do a little colouring.. in between my eating of gorgeous local produce down at the Local Cider Mill, of course matching that with a bottle of their organically brewed cider, and getting my Tarot cards read... something I had never had done before, and was BLOW AWAY by how accurate this gentleman was...

but I diverge!!! ;) 

I got out my delightfully magical Wizard digital stamp called "Wiz" by Mo Manning, which you can purchase HERE, (oh, and enabler alert, Mo has a SUMMER SALE ON!!! 20% OFF ALL STAMPS)  I had started but not finished and decided he looked rather sad half coloured and that it was time I stopped procrastinating and coloured him up!!... So without further Ade!! my gorgeous Mr Wiz!!

The Digital Stamp is called "Wiz" and was created by Mo Manning
This image has been coloured by in Polychromo Pencils Only
No Blending solutions of any kind was used
No blending stumps were used
Just pencil on pencil blending
The paper is Arches 300gsm HotPressed Smooth Watercolour Paper
I'm Sorry but I cannot provide a list of colour for anyone as I did not keep track of them all... there were just tooooooooo many!
The sentiment is my own creation so please credit me after the sentiment (A. Jensen) if you use it in your own works, with a link back to my blog in your post if possible. I appreciate your honesty in this regard. :) 

Well that's all from me for this post... I might have something else tomorrow. I have been a busy little beaver!!!
Happy Crafting!!
And remember to check out that 20% off Summer Sale at Mo's Digital Pencil!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

A Little Bit Buggy!!

Hey there.. Long time no Create!!

Well as promised in my last post, I had an inkling of motivation and a sprinkling of inspiration lately, and with a cleaner house than usual I sat myself down and created this super adorable shadow box style card. Now this will be my first card I think I have created without a coloured digital image on it and I LOVED creating it... so expect more of these. 

I know I mentioned many blog posts ago that I might like to try my hat at selling some of my creations and so these style of cards I have created I think will be a great addition to my list of cards I'd like to sell... "when I get my bottom around to it".. LOL... I'll definitely post about it when I do get my butt into gear and start selling these cards I make. :) 

Anyhooo I hope you like it. :)

If you haven't checked out NitWit Collections Digital Scrapbooking kits, then I encourage you to do so. I have created this card utilising images, background ect from there wonderful kits :)

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION!!!..... but still alive!!

Just a quick post to say I"M STILL ALIVE!! lol... I know I have been awfully quiet on the blog front lately since I left Mo's as a DT member. While my chronic illness has been "problematic" I've been dealing with it quite ok and if that was the only thing going on then I think I would have been back to my cards and painting and drawing already, but lately have been dealing with some family stuff and being a mum of a special needs teen is a whole lot harder right at this moment then it has been in quite a while, and I just haven't had the physical, mental or emotional capacity to do anything "extra" at the moment other then get up... get through a day... go to bed... and do it all over again. So all of my card making and art had been put on hold.

That being said, we are getting some wonderful supports being put in place and I have been reminded of the value and importance of keeping ME happy and healthy too...and so in these last few days I have started cleaning my house, one room at a time, all I can mange with my illness and even that, only on a good day... and I can actually say that I have cleaned up my craft stuff and have felt a tinkering of motivation!!!... so with my son going on some respite tommorrow, I'll see what the day brings...

Baby steps. 

To all those still crafting!!
Happy crafting!!
and to those like me who are unable for the time being...
Take some time to enjoy relax and do SOMETHING you enjoy... no matter even if its 5 minutes.. just something!!!