Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Fun projects to while away the afternoon .........

Hi there,

As I mentioned in my previous post, I had a lovely relaxing day last Saturday and while trying (and I say 'trying') to clean up my craft desk, I found some scrapbook papers that just 'grabbed' me and gave me some ideas for a few quick, fun cards to make.

These cards were just made using various papers, embossing folders, stickers, etc. and the only stamping on them is the Birthday greeting.

This first card was made with some lovely Owl paper - the image was big enough to just cut out and filled the front of the card. I just sponged some green ink around the edges of the owl and the tree outline to give it a bit of definition and shading.

I added some lovely copper adhesive rhinestones for the owl's eyes and cut out a little orange beak which I attached using some 3D foam dots and added some adhesive gems in the corners to match the base card.

The black embossed card in the background features a vine and birds design which goes so well with the main image.

Still on the Owl theme, I decided to decorate this little gift box that I had lying around. I had cut out the template a long while ago and hadn't done anything with it until now.

In one of my many plastic bags of ribbons and laces, I found this lovely cream lace so attached it to the bottom of the box underneath the lovely green patterned paper.

The little owl was cut out from one of the other papers I had and I cut the tree branch by hand and using my embossing stylus, embossed some 'knots' in the tree branch - you can't see them very well in the photo but it looks good in real life.

The little mushrooms on the back of the box were also cut out from some patterned paper.

I thought they were cute and added to the 'woodland' theme I was thinking about.

Still on a roll, I decided to make a Halloween card with some cute felt stickers I had bought last week in one of our local craft shops.

I know we don't celebrate Halloween in a big way here in Australia but I just love the cards that our overseas designers make and I love the traditional combination of the orange, black, purple and bright green used on these cards and so mixed them on this card.

I used some embossing folders for the purple and green pieces of card and attached the cute adhesive letter tiles to a strip of black cardstock and added some gold brads at each end.

(The purple card actually looks quite blue here in the photo, but it is definitely purple in real life.)

The lovely striped ribbon came from my bag of Stampin' Up! ribbons - it was a perfect match for this card.

As I collect all sorts of images from magazines, boxes, leaflets, etc. I couldn't resist making a card using this cute little Meerkat wearinig a pink Tu-Tu.
(Meerkats are one of my favourite wild animals and I love watching their antics at the zoo and also in documentaries - e.g. Meerkat Manor which was on TV here awhile ago.)

I added some glitter glue to the little Tu-Tu and also on the lovely floral paper (from Stampin' Up!) then added some sheer pink ribbon and used a rub-on for the greeting.

This was just a fun card to make - the image just tickled my fancy so I had to do it !! LOL

Well, I hope you like these - it's nice to just make something quick and easy and a little bit different every now and then.

Thanks for dropping in - come back soon for my next creations.

Have a great week everyone!


  1. OMG Your owl projects are devine!!! lovely work!!

  2. WOW Ramona - love these projects!! That owl is sooo cute!! And I'll be asking you where you got the template for this box next time I see you - LOL - fabulous!

  3. Hi Ramona! Love your owl with his beautiful big copper eyes! And your "spooked" cat with his fuzzy tail! Great colours and details! We loved "Meerkat Manor" too- made for strange but compulsive viewing!! (but couldn't find your meerkat in a pink tutu!!)

  4. Wowie, have you been busy!! What fun creations you've made, love that hOOter bag, and your meerkats tutu is too too cute, and meowzers, what a fun Halloween card, lovin the little rhinestone eyes!! Have you seen Sandra Dry's digi stamps? She has a series of meerkat images I think you might enjoy :)


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about my creations - I appreciate every one. Cheers, Ramona.