Monday 24 June 2013

A Wedding Card

Hi there,
I'm back today sharing a wedding card I recently completed for my nephew's wedding. As I'm writing this, the card is winging its way to South Africa (albeit a bit late) LOL

The stamp is by Tiddly Inks. I stamped the image in Memento Tuxedo Black, and used Copics to colour it. I followed this Kit & Clowder tutorial (by Alyce Keegan) for the colouring.

I absolutely adore this image! It is super cute and just perfect!

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday 23 June 2013

Hello There

Well hi there and welcome back!
I know things have been very quiet on the blog front but I'm back today with some very exciting news! My friend Jody from Treasured Times Rubber Stamps & Scrapbooking has asked me to be on her DT and I have accepted. So without any further delay, here are two projects I created with some of Jody's stamps:

The angels were designed by Karen Strubel and is entitled "United We Stand". This is available as a clear rubber stamp.  I decided to use the images to decorate some treat boxes (which I cut out using my brand new Silhouette Cameo).
I coloured the angels with Copic markers and added ribbon, twine and buttons.

For this box I fussy cut the stars and overlapped them before gluing them together.

I also created a set of small notecards, using a stamp designed by Terrye French entitled
'Pot of Swirley Flowers':

I stamped the notecards using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and used my Copics to colour the image. I also sponged some Tim Holtz distress ink over the background. Lastly, I added some Stickles in green, red and blue before mounting the images on some BoBunny paper (Alora Collection).

Thanks for popping in!

Sunday 28 April 2013

A Mixed Bag

Hi there and welcome back!

Today, I have various projects to share with you and I may as well get into it straight away!

My first project goes back to Easter, and I used some of the latest Easter stamps by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. The set I used is entitled 'Easter Blessings'. I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured the image using Copic Markers. The background is sponged with Tim Holtz distress inks in 'Tumbled Glass' and 'Peeled Paint'.

The following two creations were made with the 'Wild About You' stamp set by GinaK Designs. This stamp set is one of my all time favourites and I can't use it enough! I copied Theresa Momber's background technique, sponging the sun and the other colours using various Memento inks. Lastly, I stamped the tree and the giraffe images in Memento Tuxedo Black. The burlap twine is from my stash and the button and trinket accompany the BoBunny 'Zoology' collection.


A while ago, a friend asked me to make a Bob the Builder card for a great nephew's 4th birthday, and this is what I've come up with:

I printed a BTB colouring sheet onto Xpressit Copic Blending Card and coloured Bob and Pilchard using Copic markers. I sponged the background using a cloud die cut and some distress ink. After fussy-cutting them, I mounted Bob using an Action Wobble and added googly eyes to both images.
I cut the tree (leaves part) and the grass with cloud and grass dies by My Favourite Things.The tree trunk is paper-pieced and stamped with the 'Home Is' stamp set by GinaK Designs (illustrated by Tami Mayberry).
I also added glossy accents to Bob's hat, belt buckle and tools.

Lastly, I'd like to show you my entry for this week's Mix it up Monday Challenge over on StampTV. My friend Lee is our host this week, and she challenged us to either create or re-make a box project and add something with wings. I've had these little hexie boxes sitting in my craft cupboard for a while now and they are ideal!! For this project, however, I forgot to add the 'wings' element :( but its cute anyway!

I used the 'Sweet Strawberries' stamp set by GinaK Designs and combined it with Gina's 'Berries and Vines' DP. I stamped the strawberries using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured them with Copic markers. The red card is 'Red Hot' also by GinaK.
I cut the hexie shapes for the lid using a set of hexagon dies by the Sweet Stamp Shop. For the sides I measured and cut the paper and card with my paper cutter.
The swirls were punched with my wave flourish punch and the ribbon, pearls and tulle are from my stash. I also added Stickles in 'Fruit Punch'.

Although these boxes are really small, they are ideal for small little gifts! Think Mother's Day! Here are some gift ideas:

If your Mum is crafty:

If your Mum has a sweet tooth:

I ended up creating another little box for the Mix it up Monday Challenge, using the butterfly image from the 'Nature's Greeting' stamp set by GinaK Designs, paired with the Parisian Garden DP:

Thanks so much for popping in and leaving some love!

Sunday 14 April 2013

Hello there!

Hi there and welcome back!
Yes, I know things have been very quiet on the blog front but alas that goes with the territory of trying to run a household, work part-time and try and upskill on the side! LOL I've had very little crafty time lately and the projects are piling up (not to mention the pent up craftyness).
Anyhow, I have a couple of projects to show you today. The first one is a girly card I made using the 'Thank You' digi from Saturated Canary:

I seriously loooove the digi! She is super cute! I coloured her with Copic Markers and added some Stickles and Glossy Accents. The ribbon is from the Ribbon Carousel and the flowers are from my stash.

For my next project I had to think outside the square. I also entered these into Paper piecing challenge over on StampTV. I used a butterfly stamp from the StampTV Spring Silhouette Kit. After stamping the butterflies, I fussy cut each one and then cut the wings off the butterflies and turned them into flower petals instead.


Lastly, I added some Stickles and rhinestones from my stash.

Thanks for popping in! I'm hoping to show you some layouts in the not too distant future!

Saturday 16 March 2013

Newest Creations

Hi there,

Welcome back! This week I'm showcasing a range of recent creations. At the moment I'm just creating as I have time and as inspiration hits. As a family, we've had a very busy and stressful 4 months and at the moment I'm taking the time to have a breather and just create for the fun of it.

My first card is a little pink donkey I've had sitting on my computer for ages! I'm so pleased that I printed her out and had a go at colouring her. I love the final result so much, that I printed another one and turned that into a little blue donkey LOL. These images are by Meljen's Designs and they are super cute for that perfect baby card!


I coloured both donkeys with Copic Markers. And cardstock are all from GinaK Designs.
The DP for the pink donkey is a little scrap from my stash.
The DP for the blue donkey is from the 'A Boy's Life' collection by Echo Park.
The salmon coloured ribbon is Crushed Silky Ribbon by the Ribbon Carousel and the blue twine is by The Twinery.
All the other embellishments are from my stash.

I've also been very busy making thank you cards for a number of people, and have been inspired by one of Melanie Muenchinger's latest creations (click on the link to visit Melanie's blog and see her fab tutorials):



Again, all cardstock are by GinaK Designs.
The image and sentiment are from the 'Nature's Greetings' set by GinaK Designs and were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.
I used Copic markers to colour the images and added stickles to the centre of each flower.

Lastly, I just had to use this Fairytale Princess digi image by Saturated Canary. This image reminds me of all the fairy tales I read as a child and I'm entering it into this week's challenge #39  "Read All About It". I'm also entering this card into this month's challenge over at the Ribbon Carousel (RCC #78 - Spring).

 Cardstock is by GinaK Designs. The DP is from the 'Lost & Found 3' collection by My Mind's Eye.
I coloured the princess using Copic markers and added stickles to her dress. I cut out the image using my Cuttlebug and a circle die by Spellbinders. I sponged some TH distress ink in Faded Jeans around the image.
The ribbon is by the Ribbon Carousel.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Sunday 3 March 2013

Eclectic Ellapu - Purple Team Challenge

Hi there, and welcome back to another Purple Challenge with Eclectic Ellapu. It is my turn to play host this week, and your challenge is to ...

create something for a child

I was asked to create a birthday card for a little girl turning 2, and this is what I've come up with:

Cardstock is GinaK Designs pure luxury in White and Passionate Pink.
DP is from the Garden Girl Collection by BoBunny.
Twine is by The Twinery
Ribbon is seam binding ribbon from the Ribbon Carousel
Pearlies, flower & doilie are from my stash.
I rubbed some Tim Holtz distress ink in Spun Sugar over the doilie.
I added Glossy Accents, Stickles & Sharpie Poster-Paint dots on her cheeks.
The image is by Saturated Canary and coloured with Copic markers:
E000, 00, 01, 93, 31, 35, 50, 59
W1, 2, 5, 7
B95, 93, 97
BG02, 000, 01, 05
RV06, 04, 02

Thanks for looking!

Saturday 2 March 2013

The Outlawz - Paper a la Mode

Hi there,
Thanks for popping in! Its my turn again to host this week's challenge for the Paper a la Mode team over at The Outlawz. For this week's challenge I decided to use a picture inspiration as part of the challenge. This is my interpretation:

Cardstock by GinaK Designs pure luxury in White & In the Navy.
DP from the Lost & Found Collection by My Mind's Eye.
Image from Saturated Canary, coloured with Copic Markers:
E59, 35, 31, 50, 11, 000, 93, 23, 25, 27
C0, 1, 2, 3
B91, 93, 32, 34
Y8, 6, 11
Ribbon is Crushed Silky Ribbon by the Ribbon Carousel
Flowers, brads & pearlies from my stash
My Favourite Things Large Scallop die & Cuttlebug
Sewing machine & thread

Nice to see you! Do hop over to The Outlawz and have a squizz at the inspiration picture - I'd love to see you play along this week!