Saturday, 14 December 2013

Non traditional Stockings

Hello friends,

Today I have a Christmas card in non traditional colours.

The image is called Stockings by Saturated Canary.  Coloured her with copics in non-traditional Christmas colours.
For the layout I followed the current monthly sketch over at Bearly Mine Challenges.
Lastly I embellished the card with a snowflake die cut, some hemp cord, a button, and a mini tag with a tiny sentiment that reads "Merry Christmas".  Hmm... perhaps I should have stamped the sentiment the other way.  It looks a little upside down.

I hope you like my non-traditional Christmas card.
Thank you for visiting today.


Crafty Sentiments Designs - Christmas
Bearly Mine Challenges #116 - Monthly Sketch
Saturated Canary challenge #58 - Untraditional Christmas Colours
Just For Fun Challenge - Merry Christmas
One Crazy Stamper December challenge - Winter/Holiday
Allsorts #237 - Snowflakes
Sweet Stampin - Last minute Christmas
Crafty Catz #211 - Anything goes
Polkadoodles Wk50 - Anything goes
Totally Papercrafts #197 - non traditional Christmas
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #155 - Whatever is urgent to make
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas extra for December - anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #214 - Special Christmas
Christmas Cards All Year Round December challenge - Stockings

Woo hoo I'm a winner at Bearly Mine Challenges

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Friday, 29 November 2013


Hello crafters,

I'm joining in the shout-out.
Crafty Ribbons is having a Christmas Advent Event!!
Runs from 1st December through to the 24th December.
Lots of prizes to be won.
Click HERE for further details.

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Christmas Gossmere

Hi hi,

It has been a while since I've picked up my copics and coloured something.  For this card I jumped right in.......and it took me forever to colour.

The image is called Gossmere from Tiddly Inks.  I have adapted her for a Christmas card and coloured her in traditional Christmas colours.  Replaced her spooky sceptre with mistletoe (leaf punchies)
The papers are freebies from Simply Cards magazine by Hot Off The Press (Vintage Christmas range).  The sentiment reads "Merry Christmas" and along with the swirl stamps, are also freebies  from the same magazine.

Copic colours used:
Dress:  R20 R24 R27 R29 E19
Crown:  Y15 Y35 Y38
Skin:  E00 E01 E02 E11 E25 R20
Hair:  E13 E15 E18
Whites: C0 C1
Ground:  W1 W2 W3 W5

The mistletoe and mini poinsettias are made with punches.  Added some rhinestones for the mistletoe berries and also to add some bling.  Added some liquid pearl for the center of the poinsettias.
I've seen many cards out there using frantage and love the effect it gives.  I would have loved to use it for the snow on all the layers of the card but as I don't have any I've used white embossing powder instead.
All layers of the card were distressed with TH Vintage Photo and a pair of old scissors.
That's all from me today.
Thank you so much for visiting my little blog.
Hope you liked my card
Inky Chicks #17 - Pearls and Swirls - I've used liquid pearl and swirl stamps, papers are also covered with swirls.
Designed to Color #23 - Christmas/Winter
Vintage Stamping Challenges #14 - Traditional Christmas Time
Deep Ocean Challenge #65 - Favourite colour combo - Red, green, brown (fave colour combo for Christmas)
Tiddly Inks Challenge #122 - Anything goes
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #70 - Anything goes with Ribbon
Charisma Cards Challenge #45 - Vintage

Yay! This card won challenge #70 at Crafty Ribbons.
Fashionista ChallengesFashionista Challenges
Woohoo!! Won top 3 at Inky Chicks challenge #17
Top 3 badge

YAY!! Featured at Tiddly Inks!


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Colleen Bow

Hello friends,

I have just learnt how to tie a "Colleen Bow" and wanted to show it off on this gift card holder I made. As soon as I knew what I wanted to do, this card took 10 minutes to put together.

First I stamped and embossed some small snowflake on cream cardstock.  Then stamped the sentiment in red. I glittered the edges with chunky glitter I had in my stash for over a year and have not used.  Then comes the bow.  To see how to tie this bow, click on the link above.  This bow is so gorgeous I didn't think the card needed anything else.  To finish, I stuck the cream panel, bow and all, onto white card.

On the inside I created a little pocket for a gift card to sit.  Used cream cardstock and matching ribbon to finish off.
And there you have it.  A pretty little gift card holder.  It's so easy and quick to put together that you could easily make a heap in no time ready for Christmas.
Thanks for stopping by today.
Inspired by Stamping WHW#122 - Make a Colleen Bow
Inspired by Stamping IBSIC #69 - Colour challenge - Cream, Baby blue, Red
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Keep it clean and simple
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Snow and Ice - blue and cold colours
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - CAS Christmas (Old stash - chunky blue gilitter)


Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Birthday Pocket


Today I'm sharing with you a pocket/gift card holder I made.

The sentiment I have added with the chalkboard technique. 
The layout I have followed a sketch #3 from Inspired by Stamping.
The colours were chosen to match the #2 colour challenge from Inspired by Stamping (white, pink, teal).
To finish off the pocket, edges were inked, lace, twine, and a button were added.
A very quick post from me today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Inspired by Stamping colour challenge - Colours #2 - white, pink, teal
Inky Chicks #15 - Favourite Sentiment

Monday, 30 September 2013

Birthday Balloon


Just popped in to share a cute little window card with you today.  I followed a sketch from the Less is More blog.

Balloon and background are from Kaiser Craft papers.
Dies used:
Quickutz - nesting circles
Memory Box - Puffy clouds
Memory Box - Modern Landscape Border
Clouds were also embossed with Sizzix embossing folder (Swirls)
Sentiment reads "Happy Birthday". Stamped with Dovecraft alphabet stamp set.
Hope you like my window card.
Thanks for stopping by.
Cuttlebug Mania - Flying high
Less is More #139 - Sketch #10
Crafty Catz #200 - Birthday

Yay!! I made runner up for the Cuttlebug Mania Flying High challenge.

Friday, 13 September 2013



Today's card contains a technique called ghosting which I have learnt from Shea Marshall from the Inspired by Stamping site.  Please click here if you wish to see the tutorial.

For the background I "ghosted" the leaves in a random fashion then flicked some water for the little splashed effect.  I had so much fun with this new technique and I think it looks great.
For some added interest I stamped and embossed some butterflies in the corner with clear embossing powder.  Then stamped and embossed some more butterflies in white for the little popped up panel.  The sentiment is also embossed in white and reads "always".
Stamps used:
Butterflies - Grace Taylor (sorry, don't know which set it came from, lost the packaging)
Leaves - BasicGrey, Dainty set
Sentiment - Stampin Up, Small Script set
Hope you enjoyed my card today.
Thank you for stopping by.
Less is More #136 - Colour challenge  - dark green and rust
Allsorts #223 - Butterflies
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything goes
BasicGrey challenge #102 - Anything goes - BasicGrey, Dainty stamp set
Anything Goes Challenge blog #100 - In the garden + add some butterflies
Just for Fun challenge #2 - Colours of Autumn
Vintage Stamping Challenge #12 - Anything from your garden

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Butterfly Baby

Hello Bloggers,

I am so excited to be sharing this card with you.

I created a subtle background by stamping some word stamps in versamark, from a stamp set called Favorite Features by See-Ds.  Then embossed it with clear embossing powder.
Hopefully this picture shows the lovely sheen on the embossed background.
Ribbon, button, and cloud die cuts were added to the card.  Also added a mini handcut butterfly.  Glitter was used to highlight the butterfly and the heart on the baby wings. Faux stitching was added to the clouds to make it stand out a little more.
I kept the whole background white as I really wanted to show off my little coloured image. 

The image is called Butterfly Baby by Krista Smith and is coloured with copics using the no-lines technique.  This is my first attempt at colouring this way and seriously I didn't know what I was doing half the time.  Not an easy way to colour my friends. Needless to say I went super slow.  Thankfully, there is a super talented lady called Zoe from Make it Crafty.  I have watched her colouring videos many times before I felt ready to try this awesome colouring technique.  Quite a long time later I ended up with this little cutie.  I know I have a long way to go before I can colour like Zoe but oh! was I proud of myself.  Not bad for a first try.  Not bad at all!!  If you ignore some wonky bits and squint your eyes then this baby is just perfect...LOL.

The inside of the card is subtly decorated with clear embossing and a another handcut mini butterfly.  The words read "Darling dimples".
Thank you for stopping by.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today.
Goodnight everyone.
Saturated Canary #51 - Colouring technique - No lines.
Crafty Ribbons challenge #60 - Anything goes with ribbon
Allsorts #223 - Butterflies
Inky Chicks #12 - Real or faux stitching
Totally Gorjuss #200 - Anything goes
Created with Love challenge #57 - Tic Tac Toe - Ribbon, Glitter, Buttons
Cuttlebug Mania - Back to nature - Memory box Puffy Clouds die
Dream Valley Challenge #65 - Purple and Green

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Red Patches

Hello Everybody.

Today I'm sharing a monochromatic card featuring Patches the Fairy by Saturated Canary.

As you can see, the image is coloured in all shades of red.  This was a challenging card to put together as I don't often use red.  I don't know about you but red copics really scare me.  I hope I pulled this one off.
I added handmade party banners across the top on some red and white twine.  Also added glitter on the wings.  The sentiment reads "it's your birthday, make a wish!"
Dies used:
Spellbinders - Label three
Spellbinders - Fancy Framed Tags One
Stampin Up - Word window punch

This is a closeup of Patch the Fairy.
Hope you enjoyed looking at my monochromatic card.
Thank you for dropping by.
Sweet Stampin' - Bold and Beautiful.
The Ribbon Girl - August colour challenge - RED
Saturated Canary #50 - Winged things
Just for Fun Challenge #1 - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss #197 - Die cuts and punches
Divas by Design - Use some twine

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Dorothy Envelope card

Hello Bloggers.

Wow, its been a while.  I've managed to squeeze a bit a of time to check in on some of my favourite blogs and even comment on some.  But just cannot manage to make and post anything of my own lately.

I have finally put something together and boy does it feel good to hold a finished piece in your hands.

This is an envelope card featuring one of Sherri Baldy's Besties of OZ.  This one is Dorothy and she's coloured with copics. 
The two larger flowers are handmade.  Until I made these, I was actually afraid to wet my papers with water.  But now that I've made these and they turned out so well, I'll be pulling out the water spritzer every chance I get.
Piercings were added to the edges to create some faux stitching since I don't have a sewing machine.  Would have loved to put some real stitching there.
Pearl strings, lace, and ribbons were added to make it all pretty.  Last but not least I added two gate die cuts.  I love this gate die, so delicate.  It's my latest and candy won from Annie's blog - thanks so much Annie.

When the tag is pulled out of its envelope you can see the sentiment, and it reads "happy birthday Special Friend".

Dorothy was pieced together with a few layers.  However the layers were propped up with only some thin card between the layers.  Foam tape propped up the pieces too much and I was aiming for a subtle 3D effect.  I'm not quite sure if you could see the layering very well but they are there.

Sorry about all the pictures.  As always I can never decide which pictures to post and I end up posting too many.
I really hope you like my card and come back to visit me often.  Even though I've been a very bad blogger.
Thanks for stopping by.
Joining the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - Besties from OZ
Totally Gorjuss #195 - Anything goes with pearls
The ABC Challenge - S for Stitching
Just for Fun Challenge #1 - Anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 #16 - Tic Tack Toe - Flowers, Lilac, Pearls
LEJ Designs #65 - Lovely lace
Inky Chicks #10 - Lovely lace

Tuesday, 18 June 2013


Hi hi,

Another card from me today.

The image is called 'Lovely' by Krista Smith and is coloured with copics.  She is gorgeous and a joy to colour.  Struggled a bit with the hair so had to go real slow.
The sentiment reads "Adored".  Added a doily, double bow, and a rolled rose.

Here is a close up of Lovely.
That's it for me tonight.
Goodnight to all.
Saturated Canary #45 - Show us your 'Lovely'
Sister Act #11 - Anything goes
Crafty Catz #187 - Let's go Pink
The Hobby House #1 - Anything goes
The ABC Challenge - P for Pretty in Pink
Colour Me Creative Classroom #70 - Gorgeous Brunetts

Sponging with Nestie Dies

Hello Crafters.

Here I have a simple but cute card to show.

To make this card I first cut a heart in the middle of a piece of cardstock using Classic Hearts Spellbinders nesties.  I then use the negative piece as a stencil and sponged three hearts side by side (using the cut out of the heart to mask the middle heart so the side hearts doesn't overlap the it).
Made little bows with twine and stuck it down with some glue on top of the hearts.  Now the hearts look like hanging ornaments.  The whole panel is popped up with foam tape.
The sentiment reads "heartfelt wishes".  This is from two different stamps from Stampin Up!.
This card will be sent to Maddy for the "Send a card to Maddy drive".
A very CAS card from me.
Hope you like it.  And most of all hope Maddy likes it.
With this card I would like to enter the following challenges:
Inspired by Stamping WHW #105 - Sponging with nesting dies.
Inspired by Stamping Inspiration Challenge #57 - White, Rose Pink, Lime green.
The Hobby House #1 - Anything goes
Eureka Stamps #44 -  Anything goes

Friday, 31 May 2013

Queen for a day

Hi hi.

This is my card for today.

The image is by Sherri Baldy (image 668) and is coloured with copics.  For the layout I followed  sketch #77 from Papertake Weekly Challenge.  In the background I added some blue lace and some white lace, then topped with a blue ribbon with lace prints on it.  To two corners I added some metal corners.
Added some flourish die cuts and ribbon roses.

The  sentiment reads "Queen for a day on your Birthday".  Added some faux stitching around the sentiment banner.
This is a close up of the coloured image.  Some blue mini rhinestones were added to the crown for some bling.
I hope you like what you see.
Thanks for stopping by and visiting.
Have a lovely weekend.
Would like to put this card to the following challenges:
Allsorts #208 - Happy Birthday
Crafty Sentiment Designs - Real or faux stitching
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #46 - Anything goes with ribbon
Papertake Weekly - Sketchie free for all - Using sketch #77 turned anticlockwise 90 degrees.
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
Hobbycutz Challenge #7 - Flowers / roses
Sarah Hurley Challenge #81 - All that glitters is gold - gold metal corners.
Besties Challenge #19 - Add something Metal or metallic
Totally Papercrafts #169 - Anything goes

Friday, 24 May 2013

Green, Yellow, and a big button

Hello everyone,

My son comes home from school today and tells me one of his helper teachers is leaving.  He needs a goodbye card stat.  So I rushed to put one together for him.

I kept it pretty CAS.  The background was made with a border stamp by BasicGrey (Crumpets set).  I inked the stamp with Yoyo Yellow ink (Stampin Up!) and stamped it three times, reinked it and stamped the next three lines and so on.  I was really pleased with the outcome and had so much fun.
The sentiment reads "You will be missed". 

The "washi tape" under the sentiment are actually stamped from an Inspired by Stamping set called Washi Tape.  I love this stamp set.  Never run out of washi tape again AND have them in any colour you want.
Added faux stitching, a flower die cut, a huge wooden button, and some satin ribbon and the card is done.  Quicker than a boy asking "Is my card ready yet" 50 times.
Thanks so much for visiting.  I have enjoyed making this simple card.  Hope you have enjoyed seeing it.
Have a lovely weekend.
This card is going into these challenges:
Sentimental Sundays #155 - Clean and Simple
One Crazy Stamper - May flowers challenge
Crafty Ribbons Challenge #46 - Anything goes with ribbon
BasicGrey challenges #94 - Inspired by a song - Yellow by Coldplay (My background using the BasicGrey stamp is very very yellow)

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Lilac and Lavender

Hello crafters and friends,

Today's card is a pretty monochromatic one.  One that's all shades of purple and lilac.

The image is one by Sherri Baldy who kindly shared it as a freebie.  They are the prettiest little darlings.

To the card I added some purple trimmed lace and sheer purple organza ribbon from my stash.  Also attached a purple butterfly charm and some paper flowers and leaves.  A paper doily was also added to the background but as you can see its almost completely covered by the image.

A close up of the girls.  They were coloured with copics.
Copics used:
Hair - E18 E15 E13 E30
Skin - E000 E00 E21 E11
Clothes - V91 V93 V95 V99, V0000 V000 V01, BV0000 BV00 BV01 BV02 BV04
Shoes - E40 E42 E44
Background / floor - BV20 BV23 C0 C1

The inside of the cards is also decorated with the same papers, lace and doily.
I hope you enjoyed my card and thank you for visiting.
I would like to put this card to the following challenges:
Besties Challenge - Monochromatic
Bearly Mine Challenge #86 - Lucky dip - I used lace, pearls, ribbon
The ABC Challenge - N for Not Just One (3 or more embellishments)
Mad for marker May challenge - One for the girls - something for females
Live & Love Crafts #11 - 50 Shades of Lilac
Polkadoodles Week 20 - Spring Colours / Pastels
Crafty Catz - 3-2-1 - 3 die cuts (frame and 2 leaves), 2 bows, 1 image

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Thanks Mum

Hi hi.

A quick post today.  I have a card to show you.

The image is Olivia Oddsocks by Sherri Baldy and she is coloured in with copics.  For this card I followed a sketch for the current challenge at Bearly Mine Challenges.
Dies used:
Quickutz nesting circles
Quickutz nesting doily circles
Memory box - fancy blossoms

A close up of Olivia Oddsocks.
Copics used:
Hair - E19, E18, E07, E15, E13
Skin - E000, e00, e21, r20
Bow - BV00,BV01, B21, B93
Cardigan - r20, r22, r30
Pants - c1

The sentiment reads "Thanks for being my MUM".
That's it from me today.  Better hurry if I want to make it for the current Besties Challenge.
Thank you for stopping by.
Challenges I would like to put this card to:
Besties Challenge - Mother's day or thank you card
Penny's Paper-crafty challenge #126 - Diecuts and /or punches
Mad for marker May challenge - One for the girls - something for females
One Crazy Stamper - May flowers challenge
2 Sisters Challenge #143 - Mother's Day
Crafty Calendar Challenge (May) - Blooms and Blossoms
Sentimental Sunday #154 - For a special woman plus a sentiment