Monday, August 16, 2010

New toys.....

Today I got my self a new camera.  Just a point and shoot.... A Canon SX120 IS .  I mainly got it because it has 10x optical zoom, can be use in manual or auto modes and is compact for travelling.  I got an 8G memory card so can take heaps of photos without having to download while we are away.  Now just to test drive it .... I did take a card photo tonight -
I had made a small card ( 3.25x 4.5 inches) with the watercolour piece I did the other day.
Watercolour flowers

I used distress inks stamped onto an acrylic block as I only have 2 re-inkers.  You start by embossing the image and then wet it, add a drop of ink and it moves about in the water.
 I was pleased with the result.

And this card is one I made for Jenny ( Wee Memories) challenge.  "buttons, brads or bling"   I made the red flower from some hand made paper ( almost fabric) using a Spellbinders die and cutting out a petal from each layer and gluing together.  I added a brad to the centre - after colouring it with a Copic to change the colour to red.  I found these cards already cut with the window in my stash.... The bird is from a Inkadinkado set and I coloured it with Tombow pens and spritzed with water to give a watercoloured look.  I edged the frame with a grey Copic to give some depth.  Have also sent it off to Cards Blog for this week challenge - hand made flowers.

Finally I am so thrilled to say my stamps from the USA arrived.  I ordered some from Simons Says Stamps - and boy were they fast getting here and soooo reasonable. Their postage is so much cheaper than a lot of the online sites in the USA.  It took 7 days for them to get here.  I did a comparision with a NZ online site and I saved $22NZ and that included the postage!!!!   Got 4 stamps - Hero Arts Large Flower ( cling) Delicate Blossom (clear) Music Background (cling) and an Inkadinkado set  Tell it Like it is ( clear) - this one is a set of kids quotes - very cute.  I won't have time to play before I leave so something to look forward to.

Thanks for visiting.... only 2 more sleeps till I'm away.  Sooo excited in case you hadn't guessed!!!!

10 comments:

Lin said...

LOVE both your cards, Dawn! So exciting to get new stamps in the mail, I'm waiting for some, too. Sounds like you are all better?

Tiffany said...

So excited for you with the new camera and just in time for your trip! I always love the clarity of a new camera...so nice! Beautiful cards you shared today!

Barb said...

Woo, hoo! A new camera AND new stamps! How fun! Love both cards today, Dawn! So pretty!

AnitaRex said...

I am glad you got a new camera! Can't wait to see some photo's of your cards you take, is the top one with? Not sure but I would love to be able to see the difference! Also what a savings on postage! Crazy and glad it came so fast! It's fun to have new stamps waiting for you, you'll be thinking of what to make while your away!

Heather Maria said...

These are gorgeous Dawn! Such beautiful colours and I love the effects you achieved with the great techniques! You must be so excited to have your new stamps - have fun!

Monika Reeck said...

wohooo so much HA stamp dear wooow...happy to hear your package from USA arive...and I think you are more better no cough anymore right...love your new card the one with flower is so sweet and with bird is so elegant..both are beautiful my dear..yeah you will fly soon to Europe....cant see your comment again my dear...will miss you....hugs

Nancy said...

Dawn, your cards are gorgeous...such wonderfully inspiring designs and watercolor technique! Looks like your new camera is a real gem too, I'll be looking forward to your travel photos (make sure you include lots of pics of you).
Only 2 days and you're off on a wonderful adventure...with fabulous stamps to come home to, what could be better?!
Bless you, sweet friend!

CinnamonSally said...

Great cards Dawn, Your camera is the same as mine, I got it in March and am absolutely thrilled with it. The picture quality is fabulous.Thanks for the tip about Simon Says Stamps will have to see what the cost is to the UK.
hugs
Sally

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Dawn! Enjoy your new toy! Sounds like a nice one! Love your cheerful cards! I haven't tried using Distress Inks like watercolors... but you got great results! :-)

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous cards! Love the orange flowers. Enjoy your vacation! Looking forward to pictures when you get back!