Saturday, 27 December 2008

My Christmas Presents

Canon PIXMA iP4600
Canon’s range-topping A4 PIXMA inkjet printer makes creating beautiful, long-lasting prints quick and easy, with extra media-handling features for added versatility.

* Photo prints with 1pl, 9600x2400dpi resolution*
* 10x15cm photolab-quality print in approximately 20 seconds*
* 5 Single Inks
* ChromaLife100+ system**
* Two paper trays
* Print on DVD/CD
* Easy-PhotoPrint EX software
* Print direct from a digital camera

The Fatal1ty USB Gaming Headset HS-1000 delivers the audio you need for a winning performance. Its powerful X-Fi technology brings you 3D positional surround sound so effective in combat that it's endorsed by ‘Fatal1ty', the world-famous gamer. With EAX support, the HS-1000 also makes hundreds of compatible games sound more realistic. Its light, flexible headband and soft earpads ensure ultimate comfort during long gaming sessions, aided by the fast-acting in-line volume control. USB connectivity makes for easy installation, while the detachable noise-cancelling microphone ensures optimum performance in intensive team competition. The HS-1000 is your best solution for ‘pro' quality gaming.
* X-Fi technology for EAX gaming effects and accurate 3D positional surround sound. Hear your enemies before they reach you!
* USB connectivity for easy installation.
* Creative ALchemy for 3D positional surround sound under Windows Vista.
* Designed for comfort. Cushioned earpads and light, flexible headband reduce listening fatigue during intensive gaming.
* Detachable noise-cancelling microphone for clear, precise speech delivery. Your commands will always get through!
* Developed with ‘Fatal1ty' - your assurance of ‘pro' quality.

Legendary Sound Blaster Audigy Sound Card
The Sound Blaster® Audigy™ SE is an excellent value upgrade to 7.1 surround sound on the PC. Featuring high quality audio specifications including 24-bit/96kHz recording and playback with 100dB signal to noise ratio and digital output, it's the ideal partner for surround music and movie playback. For realistic gaming, EAX® ADVANCED HD™ 3.0 support delivers acoustic effects and detailed 7.1 3D surround sound in gaming. The included Creative Media Source™ software is a comprehensive tool for creating MP3s, managing a music collection, adding effects and burning custom CD compilations.

* 7.1 surround output
* 24-bit/96kHz audio resolution.
* 100dB signal to noise ratio.
* Comprehensive Creative Media Source software provided.
* EAX ADVANCED HD 3.0 support for gaming.
* CMSS up-mixes stereo content to 7.1 surround.

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Christmas Book Cards

I have not yet made the boxes or stands for these yet. The pages have also not yet been shaped yet but thought I's show you how quick it is to make one of these. Remember that the template can be found on my blog with samples of other cards made using this templates.

More Christmas Cards

Here is just a few more that I have already scanned.

Iris Folding Christmas Cards

Yet another Technique to try.

Origami folded Chrismas cards

You can find a video here to find out how to fold these trees.

Stamped Christmas Cards

Here is some of the Christmas Cards I made for Christmas.

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Clearing out Craft goodies

Whispers Mini Stamp Sets
These sets feature 40 mini wood-backed rubber stamps,20mm square and 40mm high, which are perfect for stamping out words or making fun scenes with.
Everyday set 1 and Circle Upper Case Normally sells for £19.99 now only £10.00

Clearing out Craft goodies

These soft blending chalks can be used to add shadows, depth, texture and colour onto your cards, scrapbook pages and more. Each pack contains 16 co-ordinated shades of chalk and comes with a free applicator tool and reuseable pom-poms. Brights, Neutrals and Pastels Available Normal £6.99 now only £5.00.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Clearing out Craft goodies that I have never used

This stamp set normally sells for £9.99, yours for only £7.50. 2 Black inkpads and 10 coloured pencils included.

Clearing out Craft goodies

The CROP 'N SHAPE Cutting station for sale here consist of the interlocking frame with Self-Healing Cutting Mat, 4 interchangeable Template Shapes - Circle, Square, Rectangle and Heart and 2 PERFECT CUT craft knives, each with a spare blade.
I paid over £50.00 for this but you can have it at just £20.00. The templates work like coluzzle templates but are alot stronger.

Whispers Strokes Brush Marker

Introducing the Whispers Strokes Brush Marker caddy.
The set includes 36 dual end brush markers conveniently housed in a freestanding caddy. The caddy can also be folded flat for easy storage or crafters on the move.
The high quality water based and acid free ink make Whispers Strokes ideal for all your card making and Scrapbooking projects. The fine end of the pen is ideal for hand journaling or doodling directly onto your scrapbook pages or use the brush nib to define the edges of patterned papers, smudging the ink a little with your fingers for a softer look. Use the pens simply for directly colouring in your stamped images or Outline stickers. By adding a little water to the ink you can easily create subtle water coloured effects using a paintbrush. The pens are also ideally suited to rubber stamping projects. Simply use the markers to colour directly onto the rubber stamp using one or more colours and press down onto your project to reveal a wonderful multicoloured stamped effect. For a more subtle and artistic finish, spray a little water onto the inked stamp before stamping to allow the colours to blend together a little more. With 36 beautiful colours to choose from the Whispers Strokes Brush marker caddy will add colour to your projects for years to come! It normally sells for £39.99 for 36 colours, mine has 54 pens.

Just to let everyone know that this was posted in 2008.  So YES it was sold, thank you for your interest though

Clearing out Craft goodies

All in good condition and only a selected few have been used - comes with all of these colours: straw mat, whisper lilac, violet, whisper blue, cherry red, pine green, orange, port wine, green green, starry starry night, black, royal blue, chesnut, barn brown, whisper pink, azure seas, butterscotch, fresh eggplant, grand cranberry, green leaf, rich plum, savoy green, sepia, sugarloaf green, whisper sage, whisper vanilla, mossy stone, sunshine, caramel delight, rio purple (full sized Whispers pads).
• On-the-go stampers and scrappers love its convenient portability.
• Beginning stampers, scrappers and paper crafters are thrilled to get a complete set of inks with one easy purchase.
• Advanced stampers appreciate the quality of the inks and the space-saving design of the caddy – ideal for studios and scrap rooms of all sizes.
The Whispers Ink Pad Caddy also makes a perfect gift. Whispers archival inks are permanent, waterproof, non-smearing, fade resistent, fast drying and acid free. This set is worth well over £40 if you bought the inks individually but yours now for only £18.00! (Whispers inks retail at around £1.50 per colour)

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Ink and Rubber

A Challenge Blog for all things Stampin' Up! UK & Europe.

Go have a look for yourself and also find out where to buy stampin up goodies.

Sunday, 23 November 2008

Messages you might not understand

For those of you that do not know me I am originally from South Africa and from time to time you might see a post you do not understand, this is because Afrikaans is my mother tongue and some things can only be said in Afrikaans. If I had to translate it, it would loose its effectiveness.

Ek is voluit vrou!

Wat maak my swak?
My vrese.
Wat maak my heel?
My God.
Wat hou my staande?
My geloof.
Wat maak my goedhartig?
My vermoë om nie heeltyd aan myself te dink nie.
Wat maak my eerlik?
My integriteit.
Wat hou my gedagtes skoon?
My soektog na ware kennis.
Waaruit leer ek die beste lewenslesse?
My foute.
Wat hou my kop omhoog?
My trots, nie my arrogansie nie.
Wat as ek nie kan uithou en aanhou nie?
Dit is nooit 'n opsie nie.
Wat maak my suksesvol?
My moed om aan te hou met opstaan as ek geval het.
Wat maak my bevoeg vir alles wat ek doen?
My selfvertroue.
Wat maak my mooi?
My alles!
Wat maak my 'n vrou?
My hart.
Wie is ek?
Ek is voluit vrou!

Vir mooi oë, kyk altyd na ander se goeie eienskappe;
vir mooi lippe, sê net vriendelike woorde;
vir grasie, loop met die wete dat jy nooit alleen is nie.

Book Card

(Finished Card Size A6 Landscape)

You will need:

Good Quality A6 Base card (A5 folded in Half)
Decorative paper of your choice, up to 5 different Patterns
Heavy Weight for stand
Double sided tape
Scoring Tool
Peel offs and other embellishments of your choice

Assemble you card as follow:

1. Cut out you template carefully (I laminated mine to make them last longer).
2. Now trace around the page templates on patterned pages. Cut out.
3. Score and crease all pages. I also curve mine by rolling them around a small rolling pin (1 inch Diameter).
4. Now attach the pages with the spines directly in top of the each other. I use Double sided tape or Glue lines made by Glue dots. The Glue lines work really well, especially when you use vellums.
5. Now mount your book on the prepared Base Card with Double sided tape or Glue Lines. Allow ¼ inch on both sides of the base card and then attach the sides of the bottom page to the base, this give a bit more dimension to your card. You can also use double sided foam pads or silicon glue to support the bottom page.
6. Now that the book is assembled decorate as you wish

Assemble you stand as follow:
1. Cut out you template carefully (I laminated mine to make them last longer).
2. Now trace around the Stand templates on heavy duty card. Cut out.
3. Score and Crease down the middle. Decorate as you choose.

Special Dedication to Fathers

I lost my Dad (Johan) in 1997 and my father-in-law (John)a few weeks ago to cancer. I decided to make them a special card, that will always have a special place in my house as reminder of just how lost we sometimes feel with out them and what fathers mean to their children.
So here is a Card in their honor, hope they would have loved it as much as everyone else that has seen it does.

My Favourite Project

After trying the Bookatrix once I decided that I do not like the size, so I decided to design my own template to fit on a A6 card. It think you will like the end results as much as I did.

David's Memory Book

These are a few of the digital scrapbook pages I made in 2004.