Thursday, March 26, 2015

Sweet Birthday Wishes

It Fabby Friday time again! My favourite time of the week! The design team at Tiddly Inks have done an A-Mazing job on their creations, make sure you visit us all! For my card I chose Cupcake Bug. This is one of my favourite Tiddly Inks stamps. I use it on a lot of little girl birthday cards. I originally made it with a grey background with pink splatter, but it seemed a little dull, so I decided to go with the yellow background. Much better I think! You can see I've used a piece of vellum over the yellow paper. I often do that if I find the paper too bright or distracting from the main image. Its a great way to still use some fabulous prints without looking too full on.
Now head on over to the challenge blog to see the other inspiration, and add your own! I can't wait to see what you make :)

Stamps: Cupcake Bug (Tiddly Inks). Sweet Birthday Wishes (My Favourite Things)
Ink/Colouring Tools: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic Markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Grey, Rose Red (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Honey (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up button and dazzling diamonds, Kaisercraft crystals, Lawn Fawn stitched party banners die, doily.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Just A Little Slow

I don't very often miss birthdays, but I do like to have a few belated birthday cards on hand just in case. This particular card is featured in this months Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft magazine, with three other adorable belated birthday cards. I used stamps from Taylored Expressions for all of the cards, and "Just A Little Slow" for this card. I coloured the turtle with copic markers and added some crystal effects to his shell. The papers are Teresa Collins - Family Stories.

Stamps: A Little Slow (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento)
Cardstock: Whisper White, basic Grey (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Family Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Fancy Pants red button, Stampin Up crystal effects, aqua button and chevron ribbon, MFT Stacking Stars die, Spellbinders classic circles die

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby Makes Three

If you're looking for my Tiddly Inks "For The Boys"card, please scroll down, it's right after this one :)
If you follow my blog, you probably know I loooove to make baby cards. Boy or girl, I'm not fussed! Believe it or not, I haven't made a shaker baby card before though, so I decided I would for this one. I used the Pretty Pink Posh stitched film strip die. Love this! And some crushed glass from the Papertrey ink Shakers and Sprinkles kit. The adorable images are from mama Elephant. I coloured them with copic markers and hand cut them out. I also stamped the banner on pink dotted paper (not sure if you can see the dots on the flags in the photos), and finished it off with a few sequins. So simple and quick to make, I think I'll make one in every colour!!
Stamps: Nursery Deco (Mama Elephant)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It
Papers: Daily Stories (Teresa Collins)
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, Pretty Pink Posh stitched film strip and stitched borders dies

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

DAD - You're My Hero

Hi there! There's a new Tuesday Challenge up over on the Tiddly inks blog. And this one is "All About The Boys." Tiddly Inks have so many great images for boy cards. For mine I chose Big Bad Dad. My husband works a lot. A LOT!!! And only really gets to see our kids on the weekends. I wanted to make a card for our son to give him as a "just because" to show him that he knows how hard he works and how much he admires him. I coloured big bad dad with copic markers and added some spots to his tie with a white marker. The DAD letters are American crafts chipboard and I loooove them. I have used them a lot so I think I'll be buying a few more packets. And silver sequins and washi tape are great ideas to use on male cards (well I think so!), for those of you who, like me, love everything lacey, flowery and pretty :)
Stamps: Big Bad Dad (Tiddly Inks)
Ink:   - (I printed the You're My Hero sentiment in a word doc and printed it out).
Cardstock: Silver cardstock (WRMK Metallic collection). Pacific Point (Stampin Up)
Papers: Die cut from Kaisercraft Blast Off collection 6 x 6 pad. Vellum (stampin Up)
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, American Crafts Thickers, Stampin Up washi tape, Lawn Fawn tag die, The Cat's Pajamas twine, MFT stacking stars die, edge distressor

Monday, March 16, 2015


Hi there! Here is a card I made a while ago, with a technique I'm not sure where I saw, but it popped up in my mind for this card. I stamped the flowers in black ink randomly on white cardstock. Then I turned the stamp over on the acrylic block so that the smooth side would receive the ink. I then inked them up and stamped over the co-ordinating flowers so it had a solid colour over the top the same shape. It's a pretty unique idea, and makes it super easy to create some fun and bright cards.
Stamps: Doodle Flowers – Janes Doodles.  Birthday Greetings – My Favourite Things
Ink: Tuxedo Black (momento). Sqeezed Lemonade, Peeled paint, Picked raspberry, Dried Marigold (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Melon Mambo (Stampin Up)
Papers: Silver Glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up white thread and button, WRMK hole punch

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Lets Hang Out

I just adore this stamp set, and although I'm more of a dog person than a cat person, I could help but stamp and colour these cuties. I used copic markers and added some detail to the sides of their faces. I stamped out the line and cut it out and adhered with folded mini glue dots to pop it up a little. I thought it looked so sweet on the wood paper background - love that paper collection, Emporium by Teresa Collins. I added a few extra splatters of white paint too.
Stamps: Hanging Around (Newton's Nook)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Smokey Slate (Stampin Up). Sweet Blush ( Papertrey ink). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Emporium (Teresa Collins). Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper (Stampin Up)
Accessories: Stampin Up chevron ribbon and button, Spotlight lace, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Pretty Pink Posh stitched border die

Friday, March 13, 2015

Good Luck

Yay! It's Fabby Friday time again at Tiddly Inks. My sister requested a good luck card and I just had to use this oh so cute image - Chloe - Good Luck. It's only $1.00 in the Tiddly Inks store. How can you resist!!! For my card I used background papers My Mind's Eye's Milo collection. I layered the image on some black scalloped cardstock and a small doily I bought from my local cheap craft store, they're the perfect size for smaller cards. The orange to the left is the Scribbles die from Papertrey Ink, and I used some black and orange sequins, and white ink splatter to finish it off.

Stamps: Chloe Good Luck (Tiddly Inks Digital). Simply Said (The Cat's Pajamas)
Inks: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Basic Grey (Stampin Up). Copic X-Press It
Papers: Milo (My Mind's Eye)
Accessories: Prima flowers, Stampin Up white thread, Spotlight sequins, House 2 Home doily, Kaisercraft white acrylic paint, pPpertrey ink Circle Scribbles die, Pretty Pink Posh, stitched borders die, Edge distressor

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Happy Birthday Jack

My son's 5th Birthday was a couple of weeks ago. he loves dragons, and I showed him a few pictures of dragons I was thinking of using on his card (without mentioning I was going to use it for his card!), and he liked the look of this one. It's from Pretty Grafik Design. I found them on Etsy and they have a great collection of clip art/digital stamps and digital papers. I bought this dragon set and a couple others on sale for less than $2! I coloured this dragon in with copic markers and hand cut it out. He's loving my shaker cards at the moment so I decided to turn this one into a shaker too. I used crushed glass for the shaker elements.
Stamps: Dragon Defender (Pretty Grafik Design), Birthday Messages (Simon Says Stamp)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Momento). Copic markers
Cardstock: Copic X-Press It. Night Of Navy (Stampin Up)
Papers: September Skies (
Accessories: My Mind's Eye button, The Cat's Pajamas twine, Stampin Up navy marker, crushed glass, Heidi Swapp navy colourshine spray

Friday, March 6, 2015

Thank You

So I had another go at watercolouring, and I'm so into this trend. I can't say I'm fabulous at it yet, but I'm keen just to experiment and learn as I go. I used the Altenew Persian Motifs stamp set and lightly stamped the flowers in Old paper Ink, so I can only just see the outline. I used the Kuretake Gansai Tambi Colour set and used a Papertrey ink thanyou die for the sentiment.
Have a great weekend everyone x

Stamps: Persian Motifs (Altenew)
Ink: Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 COLOR SET
Cardstock: Tim Holtz watercolour cardstock, Basic Black (Stampin Up)
Papers:   -
Accessories: Spotlight sequins, Papertrey Ink Thank You die

Tuesday, March 3, 2015


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

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


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!

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
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