Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Charming




It's time for a challenge at Tiddly Inks! You have to add a charm to your card or project. I actually didn't have any charms, but did have a nautical charm die that I used to create the shell charm on my card. If you don't have a charm, you could easily make your own with a small die and hole punch! I decided not to tie it on my card like a traditional charm would be added, rather I just added it in to top right corner with a glue dot.
This image, Fairy Wishes, is one of my all time favourite Tiddly Inks images. Such a sweet picture to colour. I added some dazzling diamonds to her wings, and some flowers I've had for over 5 years but never used! gotta love old stash stuff ;)
Pop on over to the challenge blog to see what the lovely design team ladies have created. I can't wait to see what you make too! Happy Tuesday, and have a great week xxx


Stamps: Fairy Wishes (Tiddly Inks - digital), Zig Zag background (Hero Arts), Sweet Birthday Wishes (My favourite Things)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), White hybrid ink pad (My favourite Things), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pale Plum (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Dazzling Diamonds (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Prima flowers, kaisercraft pearls, Spotlight lace, Stampin up clear button & Dazzling diamonds, MFT nautical charm die, Ellen Hutson doily, Sewing machine, Edge distressor

Friday, February 27, 2015

Monstrous Party



Hi there! It's Fabby Friday time again over at Tiddly Inks. And for my card I decided to use one of my favourite Tiddly Inks images - Monstrous Party. I have ALWAYS used this for boy cards, and coloured it with "boy" colours. And as I sat there wondering how I could make another card with it, I thought I would go completely different and make a girl card! After all, girls can like monsters too right?? I hunted out some paper first so I could decide what colours to do the monsters. I found this cool dot paper (it has a glossy finish over the dots), in a paper pad by Kaisercraft - Cherry Blossom. No I must confess, my lightest pink copic that I was using for the middle monster was too dry and I could barely colour the whole monster in. It looked streaky and horrible, so I decided to cover the worst parts with dots from the next two shades up. I was happy enough with that so after I coloured the green one in, I decided to add some stripes to him too! Now I wanted to make this card as girly as possible, so I thought, lace, sequins and a doily would be perfect :) The sequins in the shaker are from Papertrey Ink's shakers and sprinkles card kit, they matched perfectly! And, I won't keep you much longer, the only other thing to note, is that I was unsure where to put my sentiment. I originally thought over the monsters, but my husband said it covered too much of them. Do you often ask your husbands for card advice!!! Haha! I still liked the idea so I trimmed it as small as it could go, and cut around the green monsters hand with a craft knife and put the sentiment under there so he looks like he's holding it!
Anyway, enough about me, go and check the other design team girls creations on the challenge blog for some more Tiddly inspiration!!
Have an awesome weekend xx

Stamps: Monstrous Party (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Cherry Blossom (Kaisercraft), Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Papertrey Ink sequins, Lil Inker stitched rectangle die, Spotlight lace & doily, Kaisercraft crystals, dazzling diamonds, Taylored Expressions Pennant Border die

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kick Back And Relax


Hi everyone, just wanted to share a quick card I made for a spare. I always get asked for a spur of the moment male birthday card so I try to make an extra one every now and then. For this one I used the tool belt image from the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set from Taylored Expressions. Now I have to say, this is the very first time I've used washi tape!!! As much as I've wanted to catch on to this craze, I haven't been able to. I haven't accumulated hundreds of rolls like I see some of you out there have! I have only 5 rolls! This stripy one I've used in this card is from Stampin up too! But I think it works well on this card. I MIGHT look into a few more rolls, but with caution :) haha!

Stamps: Boys Will Be Boys (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Notable (We Are Memory Keepers)
Accessories: Stampin Up washi tape, Spotlight button, My Mind's Eye black enamel dot, Lil Inkers stitched rectangles die, The cat's Pajamas twine, edge distressor

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Tiddly Inks Sketch Challenge


It's time for a sketch challenge over at Tiddly Inks! I love sketches. They're a great way to get started when you're stuck for ideas. I do tend to add a few extra layers or bits and pieces to my sketches, but I think you can still see the original sketch under there! For my card I used the very sweet Wryn - Eat More Cake. I coloured her with copic markers and paired her with some gorgeous Teresa Collins papers. I splattered white paint over the card and the sentiment is from My favourite Things. Hop on over to see what the other design team girls have made, I'm sure you'll be inspired to get your craft on this week! Enjoy the sketch!

Stamps: Wryn Eat more Cake (Tiddly inks - Digital), Sweet birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink/Colouring Tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper Whiye, Basic Black (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Something Wonderful (Teresa Collins), Glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, dazzling diamonds & button, Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, white paint, edge distressor 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Fabby Friday!!


It's time for another Fabby Friday over at Tiddly Inks! For this one, I've used the My batty Hero digital stamp. I asked my son what colour to do his cape and he said aqua, so this is as close as I could get it. Turns out, he loved it! It's his birthday soon, and he has a lot of friends birthdays that are coming up so I'm in need of a lot of 5 & 6 year old boy cards soon! I thought this would the perfect image! And it's a great one to colour if you're a beginner too. I sprayed the circle he's on with Heidi Swapp teal color shine spray. It's my new obsession. Years ago I bought a heap of sprays and I have NEVER used them! But this collection of colours from Heidi Swapp is amazing, and they're easy to spray, and come out evenly, not in globs. I'm a huge fan! Anyway, this teal colour matched perfectly to my batty Hero :) The sentiment I just typed in a word doc and printed out from the computer. Too easy!! Now be sure to head over to the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog to check out what all the other design team ladies have created. You'll be truly inspired!
Have a lovely weekend
x

Stamps: My batty Hero (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers, printer ink
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Silver glitter paper (Stampin Up), Record It (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Spotlight buttons, Whimsey Farm twine, MFT stacking Stars die, Jillibean Soup star sequins, Lawn Fawn journaling card die


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tingo!

 
Hi there! It's time for Tingo over at Tiddly Inks. The rules are simple, just follow any row on the board but be sure to pass through the middle so you can add your Tiddly Inks image. Feel free to add more embellishments too!
 
 
 
Here's a look at what I came up with!
 


I decided to make a boy shaker card. It's my son's birthday in a few weeks, and a lot of his friends have birthdays around the same time too, so I always need several cards. I love how this one turned out. This adorable little robot is Roboto, and I also used patterned paper, distressing, buttons and dies from the Tingo board. I made the shaker element out of two circle spellbinders dies and the shakers are a mixture of Papertrey Ink, Jillibean soup, and my local craft store.

Stamps: Roboto (Tiddly Inks), Beep Boop Birthday (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: September Skies (Heidi Swapp)
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons, The cat's Pajamas twine, Teresa Collins & My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Spellbinders circle die, Lawn fawn Stitched Party banners die, Papertrey Ink shker elements, Jillibean Soup aqua star shaker elements, Silver stars (My local discount craft store).



But I couldn't stop at one card and made two for Tingo! Here's my second one...


I used Sweet Tooth - Goody Gumdrops. Such a gorgeous image. I used the full Tingo board for this one too! I coloured her with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to her dress. The clouds behind her are from glitter paper, and I used Fancy pants paper for the background.
Have a wonderful week everyone, and happy Tingo-ing!

Stamps: Sweet Tooth - Goody Gumdrops
Ink: Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Be Loved (Fancy Pants)
Accessories: Prima flower, Fancy Pants button, Stampin Up white thread and Chevron ribbon, Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, MFT flat bottom cloud die, Spellbinders circle die, Dots embossing folder




Friday, January 30, 2015

Tiddly Inks - Fabby Friday!


Hi there! It's Fabby Friday time over at Tiddly Inks. I'm still obsessed with the new release. I can't stop making cards with these gorgeous images! Here, I used Sweet Tooth - Cute As A Cupcake. I was inspired by this beautiful floral paper and decided to colour Sweet Tooth to match. The yellow is a bit out of the box for me. I don't often use yellow on cards, but I think it works with this one. I added some dazzling diamonds to her dress and shoes, and couldn't help but add some of my favourite chevron ribbon! Thanks for looking, and don't forget to pop over to the Tiddly Inks Blog so see all the amazing creations from the DT. Have a Fabulous weekend!

Stamps: Sweet Tooth - Cute as A Cupcake (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/colouring tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, So saffron (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Stitched (American crafts - Amy Tangerine)
Accessories: Teresa Collins enamel dots, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 dies, Stampin Up chevron ribbon, button and white thread

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Tiddly Inks New Release

Hi there! I am back with some exciting news! My last post was my submission card for the Tiddly Inks designs team, and I am completely surprised and super excited to say that I won a spot!!!!! I have been a big fan of Tiddly Inks for some time now, and can't believe I get to work with Christy and her amazing team for the next few months.

Some more super exciting news is the new release from Tiddly Inks today!

http://www.tiddlyinks.com/categories/Whats-New/


You have to check out all the fabulous new images, and creations from the design team.

Here's a look at what the four cards I made :)

 

First I used Wryn - Smart Cookie to create this card and pillow box set. I was thinking it would be perfect, with this sentiment, to give to a little girl who's doing well in school so I had that in mind when I chose the colours. I love creating co-ordinating tags and gifts to match my cards. It's why I love these digital stamps because I can print them in whatever size I need!

Stamps: Wryn's Cookie (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Corrugated Kraft (Fancy Pants)
Papers: Kneehighs (Basic Grey). Glimmer paper (Stampin Up - Dazzling Diamonds)
Accessories: Ellen Hutson doily, Spotlight buttons, sequins and lace, Stampin Up white thread, button and tag die, Prima flower



Next I used this adorable image, Wryn - Have Heart.

 
I only recently purchased the green copic markers I used with this stamp, and they are now my go to greens for a lot of things. They combine perfectly with the soft pink. I wanted to keep the layering relatively simple and the majority of the card white, to really make the image stand out. I often like to cut out the main image and layer it on something else, but I couldn't resist keeping all the little hearts on Wryn's left.
 
Stamps: Wryn's Heart (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers. Stampin Up black marker pen
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Just Splendid (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Heart Trio die (The Cat's Pajamas), Stampin Up button and white thread, Spotlight sequins
 
 
 
Next is my card using the Sweet Tooth - Semi Sweet image. I wanted to try something a little different so I watercoloured the background, very loosely, and only used two shades of colour for the girl, grey and a grey/purple.
 
 
Not sure if you can see in the photo, but I added some sparkle to the cupcake icing. I had fun making this card as it's a bit more "Clean & Simple" than I'm used to, but the image is soooo adorable I couldn't resist colouring it up! I used the little skulls and crosses that come with the girl to make a tag at the top.
 
Stamps: Semi Sweet (Tiddly Inks)

Ink/Colouring tools: Copic Markers, watercolour paints
Cardstock: Tim Holtz watercolour paper. Copic X-Press It
Papers:  -
Accessories: Kaisercraft red pearls, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, The Cat's Pajamas grey twine, Simon Says Stamp Bundle Of Stitched Shapes die
 
 
 
And finally I have this card featuring Sweet Tooth - Let Us Eat Cake. I loooove this image. I know that in the future I'm going to make some birthday invitations and party favours with this. But for now I couldn't resist colouring her in a sweet peach for this card. I added some dazzling diamonds to her dress and crown too.
 
 
Thanks for looking! And be sure to check out what the rest of the design team have made, you're going to love them all!
Have a great weekend
x
 
Stamps: Birthday Queen (Tiddly Inks)
Ink/Colouring tools: Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers: Save The Date (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Pretty Pink Posh stitched film strip die, Stampin Up dazzling diamonds, chevron ribbon and white thread, Kaisercraft flower, My Mind's Eye button and enamel dots, Spotlight lace, edge distressor 

 


Sunday, January 4, 2015

Tiddly Inks Design Team Call




I'm so excited it's time for another design team call at Tiddly Inks! I was unable to enter last time, but I certainly can this time! I am a huge fan of their stamps. I have so many favourite images that I couldn't decide what to use so I thought I'd just show a card I made a few days ago with a digital image I recently chose from a challenge win - Fairy Fae! I wanted to make this card for an older girl, and so I used grey/black for most of it, and a gorgeous peach for her wings. And what fairy wings wouldn't be complete without a little sparkle ;)
For more cards with Tiddly Inks, scroll down and check out the rest of my blog!

Stamps: Fairy Fae (Tiddly Inks - digital)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink), Copic X-Press It. Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Save The Date (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Kaisercraft flower and pearls, Stampin Upbutton and white thread, Spotlight lace, Doily, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hello Sweet Girl


Here is a card I made for the current edition of Australian Cardmaking Stamping & papercraft magazine. It is for their feature on watercolouring and mine shows a watercoloured scenery. I think baby cards are my favourites to make :) This stamp set from Lawn Fawn caught my eye for these two particular bunnies. I just thought it was adorable to have them facing each other with the mummy one looking down on her little one. This would be a great mothers day card too, and you could add more bunnies as well! I used Tim Holtz inks for this background, and copic markers for the bunnies.
I think this will be my last post before Christmas, so I hope you all have a wonderful one, filled with lots of love, smiles and happy memories x

Stamps: hello Baby (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up)
Papers: Mildred (My Mind's Eye), Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper (Stampin Up), Watercolour paper (Tim Holtz)
Accessories: Stampin Up scallop edge punch, chevron ribbon & buttons. The Cat's Pajamas twine & Heart Trio die. Doily, Spellbinders circle die

 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Birthday Wishes


Gold again!!! I can't get enough of it! I wanted to use some of the gold vellum I had as the background for this card so I adhered it to some gold cardstock. I liked that I could use adhesive under the gold chevron lines and finally adhere a piece of vellum properly!!! This gold cardstock is amazing too. It's We Are memory Keepers metallic collection, and the gold is not bright, it's just perfect to use on a card you don't want to be TOO bright!

Stamps: Wonderful Words Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Gold (We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection)
Papers: Dorothy (My Mind's Eye), Chevron vellum (We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection)
Accessories: Spotlight lace, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Papertrey Ink birthday die, Stampin Up button & white thread, Kaisercraft blossom

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

It Seems Only Fitting


I wanted to make a super girly birthday card using a pearl flourish. I have not used one in so many years. I feel they're a bit out dated. Yet I never seem to get rid of them when I go through my supplies making way for new stuff :) I think I originally bought so many because I wanted to do some scrapbooking and they were so in then! But I only had my son then, and pearls just didn't suit a page on him! Needless to say, I only ever made three pages. I thought after those that I better stick to cardmaking! Haha! I had my daughter last July so now I have a reason to keep them in my stash :)
Annnnnyway, I just used ink pads to create this background. I covered the stamp in the lightest pink first, and added some dibs and dabs of darker pinks and green over the top. And I just used paper from the Kaisercraft Be-YOU-tiful collection to do it on. I added the flourish, then coloured the image with copic markers and popped it up on some dimensionals with some chevron ribbon behind.

Stamps: Feminine Charm (Flourishes), Moroccan Background (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry, Pistachio Pudding (Stampin Up)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Be-YOU-tiful (Kaisercraft)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon, and button. kaisercraft pearl flourish. Whimsey Farm twine.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas


Oooo isn't this image just adorable!!!! I love Penny Black hedgehogs. Christmas ones are my favourites :) I think this will be my last Christmas card I show for the year! I've made all my ordered ones, and I'm sending my own off next week! I can't believe I was so organised this time! This one I coloured with copic markers and hand cut it out. I adhered it to a piece of vellum before layering it on the doily. The papers I used are So This Is Christmas by Carta Bella. The blue in this collection is such a sweet colour and matches so well with the traditional reds and greens.

Stamps: Star Struck (Penny Black), Rustic Wreath (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (momento)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: So This Is Christmas (Carta Bella), Glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons, scallop border punch & Dazzling diamonds, The Cat's Pajamas twine, MFT stacking stars die, Doily

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Christmas Reindeer


When I had a request for a cute reindeer card, I found I had none in my stamp stash, so I bought this digi from Whimsie Doodles. I still love clear stamps, but I am definitely a digital stamp convert this year! I coloured this reindeer in with copic markers and hand cut it out. I added a little bit of dazzling diamonds to his nose. I hand cut a hill behind him in glitter paper, and used the Simon Says Stamp falling snow stencil with white embossing paste to create the snow.

Stamps: Little Reindeer (Whimsey Doodles digital), Keep It Simple Christmas (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Whisper White, Real red, Basic Black, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: Fresh Prints (Stampin Up)
Accessories: My Mind's Eye buttons, Whimsey Farm twine, My Favourite Things stitched rectabgle die

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas Shaker Card


I love all the Christmas shaker cards that I'm seeing this year. With sequins being so popular right now it's almost impossible not to make one! I have a couple in the works right now but have decided to share this one first. I used the Stitched Film Strip die from Pretty Pink Posh for the frame. I just love this die, and it provides a different look to the plain circle or square shaker cards. I used some very small crystal beads from my local discount store for the shaker elements. For the three pictures I used the Simon Says Stamp poinsettia Parade die using gold and dark red cardstock for the poinsettia, a bauble in glimmer paper and the trees and sentiment are from an older Impression Obesssion stamp set I always seem to use in some way each year! I'm sorry Paulina, the sequins are not Pretty Pink Posh :( My very first order I placed was just dies. But I'll be sure to grab some sequins in your Black Friday Sales!!! The striped red paper has a border using the Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders 2 die.

Stamps: Christmas Mini's (Impression Obsession)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Santa's List (Teresa Collins), Silver glimmer paper (Stampin Up), Gold cardstock (my local discount store)
Accessories: Stitched Borders 2 and Stitched Film Strip dies (Pretty Pink Posh), Christmas ornaments die (My Favourite Things), Sequins (Spotlight), Shaker elements (my local discount store)


First Holy Communion


I was asked to do a first Holy Communion card for a friends daughter. She requested an image of a girl praying. I immediately thought of Di's Digi Stamps. She has the most adorable images for this sort of occaision. I coloured this girl with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to her veil. I toyed with the idea of the light green background, but I think it turned out very cute. I didn't have a communion sentiment stamp so I just typed "First Holy Communion" in a word doc and printed it out!

Stamps: Communion Prayer Girl (Di's Digi Stamps)
Ink:    -   , Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Memorable (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon & clear button, Doily, Spellbinders circle die 

Christmas Notecards


I still can't believe how much I'm loving gold and silver. I thought it was just going to be a phase, but I'm totally hooked! I'm particularly loving Teresa Collins' Tinsel and Company line. I have used it here in the background circles for these very cute notecards. I think we have all heard now about the passing of Teresa's husband. I do not know her, but have been following her blog for a few years now. I have to commend her for being so open and honest with what has happened. Very few of us will experience a love like she had with him. I think about her and her family almost every day now and send my love and thoughts as I know everyone in the crafting world is doing.
Now these cards do look simply gorgeous in the flesh. I have such trouble photographing & editing gold, silver and shimmery pieces. On my Christmas wish list this year is a photography course!

Stamps: Festival Of Trees (Stampin Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Metallic gold and Silver (We Are Memory Keepers)
Papers: Tinsel & Company (Teresa Collins), Silver & Dazzling diamonds glimmer paper (Stampin Up), Gold glitter paper (Spotlight) 
Accessories: Stampin Up Christmas tree punch and clear buttons, Spellbinders circle die, Taylored Expressions Scallop Notecard die

Friday, November 21, 2014

Wishing You A Speedy Recovery

 
My friend asked me for a speedy recover card on short notice. I was itching to use my Lawn Fawn On The Mend set anyway so it was perfect timing. I coloured the turtle with copic markers and wanted him to really stand out against the background so I chose this bright pink paper. Love it when cards come together so quickly. Very simple but very cute :)
 
Stamps: On The Mend (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Copix X-Press It
Papers: Splendid Sunshine (Echo Park)
Accessories: Spotlight lace and button, Stampin Up twine, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Lawn Fawn Stitched Banner die


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Watercolouring


I am very new to water colouring. I'm a little frightened of it to be honest! I see videos of people doing it so effortlessly with stunning results and I am in awe. But I am forever wanting to learn and improve so I bought a good set of water colour paints, and this gorgeous stamp set from Altenew to give it a go. I think I did......ok. It'll definitely take a lot of practice but I really enjoyed doing it. I white embossed the flowers so the paint did not run, and used glimmer paper for the sentiment.

Stamps: Persian Motifs (Altenew)
Ink/Colouring: Zig Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It, Tim Holtz watercolour paper
Papers:   -
Accessories: Happy Birthday Die (My Favourite Things)

Friday, October 24, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Notecards


I had a request from a friend to make some teacher appreciation cards for her sons teachers as she and her family are moving interstate next month :(
I had recently bought the Teachers Pet stamp set from Clearly Besotted and used it to create these adorable notecards. I coloured the pencil, cup and apples with copic markers and used paper from Studio Calico for the background.

Stamps: Teacher's Pet (Clearly Besotted)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Whisper White (Stampin Up)
Papers: Snippets (Studio Calico)
Accessories: tailored expressions scallop notecard die

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Define Good




 
I love fun Christmas cards that have sentiments that are a little out of the ordinary. This Define Good sentiment is just perfect and sure to make the recipient smile. I always try to over colour things like presents, so for these ones I knew I would do them all green. I only used two copic markers for them. I coloured the bunny with copics too, and added some dazzling diamonds to hit Santa hat. I don't normally buy websters pages paper, but this christmas collection was too good to pass up. And the quality of the papers is excellent. The stars are the perfect Christmas backdrop :) Oh, and behind the bunny is a rectangle of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper. This photo does not look as good as the real thing!
 
 
Stamps: Define Good (The cat's Pajamas)

Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Green (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It, Vellum (Stampin Up)
Papers: It's Christmas (Websters Pages), Dazzling diamonds glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Spotlight lace, Fancy pants button, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up chevron ribbon

Boo!


I'm from Australia, and although each year there is more and more Halloween stuff in the shops, I still don't think it's quite caught on here. We had our first trick or treaters last year and I wasn't prepared! I had to give them muesli bars (probably similar to a granola bar?)! Not very exciting for the kids! Haha. I have already bought some treats this year so I'll be ready this time! Regardless of our lack of Halloween experience here, I do always enjoy seeing all the Halloween cards and crafts you guys make over there in the US. When I saw Tiddly Inks had a unique Halloween challenge I decided to enter, and make my first ever Halloween card!!!! As you can imagine I was a little low on Halloween supplies, but I think it turned out ok? I love those monsters. I think they are adorable. I coloured them with copic markers, and added some silver dazzling diamonds to the balloon. I have no Halloween sentiments so just made a BOO with some die cut letters :)

Stamps: Monstrous Party (Tiddly Inks digital)
Ink:    -
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Basic Grey, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up)
Papers:    -
Accessories: Lawn Fawn speech bubble border die, Stampin Up Silver dazzling diamonds & Smokey Slate marker pen, edge distressor

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas Delivery

 
So many people are hard to buy for and gift cards are a great way to give them exactly what they want! I don't mind giving them, or receiving them. But if I do give one I like to package it nicely! I made this card holder using some Fancy Pants papers. I don't remember the name of the collection, I think it was from 2 Christmases ago! I just had these scraps lying around :) 
 
I used a Spellbinders label die to create the pieces, and attached them with a brad. I die cut a label in the dotted paper and cut it in half and added adhesive to the edges to make the pocket.The adorable image is from Verve stamps and I coloured it with Copic markers.
 
 
Stamps: Santa's Helper (Verve)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (Stampin Up), Copic X-Press It
Papers: Fancy Pants
Accessories: Stampin Up buttons & Chocolate Chip marker pen, Fancy Pants button (green), Hemptique twine, Prima lace, Spellbiners label die

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Celebrating With You


The last time I used this stamp set I did the flowers in pink. I found it a little difficult to line them up perfectly, but it was a bit easier with the darker colours. I think I like them in blue more! This was such a simple card to put together. I'm still really into the gold trend, and I used some spotted gold vellum with the Lawn Fawn Stitched Journaling card die to create a simple yet stunning backdrop for the flowers.

Stamps: Delightful Dahlia Additions (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White (Stampin Up), Gold cardstock (We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection)
Papers: Spotted vellum (We Are Memory Keepers metallic collection)
Accessories: Lawn fawn Stitched Journaling card die

Friday, October 17, 2014

Thinking Of You


Hi there! This card I made was for a feature in Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine. It was from a set of 4, but this was my favourite one. I coloured this adorable image with copic markers and added some dazzling diamonds to the hearts. Behind the circle is a vellum scallop circle and I used an edge distressor on the crumb cake cardstock.


Stamps: Love Grows Here (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento), Copic markers
cardstock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Ruby Red (Stampin up)
Papers:   -
Accessories: Stampin Up lace, crumb cake marker pen, dazzling diamonds& Fancy Fan embossing folder, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up buttons & white ribbon, My Mind's Eye enamel dots, Spellbinders label, classic circles & scallop circle dies, edge distressor