Wednesday 23 September 2015

Robot Girl

Hello again,

Today I am sharing the card I made for my niece's birthday, she has turned 10 this week! She celebrated with a special breakfast at home with her Dad making pancakes for breakfast... pancakes were not classified as breakfast when we were kids, pancakes where lunch time fare usually a school holiday treat...mmm maybe tomorrow for my lunch ;-)

Anyhow back to the card I made, my niece is currently enjoying science-y things and I decided to create my second shaker card featuring Bugaboo's Robot girl digi image and some patterned paper which I thought looked like radio waves.

Here's my card:-

What I used:-
White 12.7cm x 17.8cm card blank
Bugaboo Digi 'Robot Girl'
American Crafts Cascade cardstock
Dark yellow cardstock (generic)
Echo Park 'style essentials' paper pad
Fiskars scalloped border punch
Silver sequins and stars from stash
Balloon Punch
Black pen
Adhesive backed bling
Memory box Parker Number set
scrap silver glitter card
Lifestyle crafts nesting circle dies
Impression Obsession Happy  Birthday top edger die
Double sided tape, Foam tape, scissors, craft mat, P.V.A. glue
I drew around the inside of a washi tape to round the corner

I would like to enter this card in:-
Bizzy Bec's Store Blog Challenge- September Anything goes
C.R.A.F.T. #329- Add some bling
QKR Stampede Challenge #157- Three's a crowd- Three Balloons
Craft your passion #280- Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge #155- Use Punches and Die cuts Border and balloon punches, circle, number and sentiment dies

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enjoy the rest of the week...

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Monday 21 September 2015

Angels, Fairies and Christmas trees

Hello again…

I have made another Christmas card today featuring a Christmas tree for the current challenges over at The 12 Months of Christmas link-up, Sparkles Christmas Challenge, Christmas at Sweet stamping and few other challenges.

Here is my card:-

What I used:-
14cm square card blank
Marianne craftables Christmas tree die
Marianne Design Star Banner die
Marianne craftables Angel with star die (star die used)
Couture Creations nesting rectangle dies
Antique gold glitter card
Kaisercraft ‘Yuletide’ paper
Merci Collections paper (wood grain paper)
White card
American crafts ‘Leaf’ card stock
Sentiment from Cottage Market website
Kaisercraft 3mm Pearls
Star single hole punch
Red ribbon bow

I would like to enter this card in:-

I am also sharing with you today a couple of decorations I have created,  two angels in the first picture and a fairy complete with a wand (hope you can see her wand). For the purposes of the picture I unearthed a pre-decorated tree I made years ago and could do with a renovation on all sides in various places you can see the florists foam peeking through... I have lots of beads from left over beading glut when I was selling other angels, fairies and decorations at a local shop several years ago... and I've forgotten how much the wires can hurt!!!

I would like to enter the fairy above in:-

Winter Wonderland A Christmas Fairy 

I really must dig out some more beads making these three was very relaxing...

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Have a wonderful week

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Sunday 20 September 2015

Hello Pumpkin...

Hello again...

Today I am sharing a card featuring From the heart stamps monthly challenge image called Pumpkin Patch girl which is ever so cute you can purchase her from the shop for $3.50 or buy $10 worth of stamps and enter this months code found here on the main page, I have used some Doodlebug Design paper from my stash called 'Nature's garden' and several sparkly blue glittered and blinged up flowers from my stash

Here's my card:-

What I used:-
Pumpkin patch girl Digi (From the Heart Stamp of the Month- September)
White card blank 10.5cm x 14.9cm
Doodlebug Design paper 'nature's garden'
blue flowers from stash
white cardstock
brown cardstock
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
My Favourite Things Die Pierced squares
My Favourite Things Die Stitched circles
Adhesives:- Double sided tape and P.V.A. glue

I would like to enter this card in
From the heart Stamp of the Month Challenge- September
C.R.A.F.T.- #329 Add some Bling
CCC Digi design- Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments- Anything goes
Hiding in my craft room- #217 Free style
Simply Papercraft for all occasions #13 Anything goes
613 Avenue Create #142- Anything goes or use a free sentiment

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have a wonderful week...

p.s. Many thanks to each and every one of the kind ladies who take the time to leave me a comment, I truly appreciate them all!!

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Thank you

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Well I was asked to create a thank you card for a friend to give a physio she has been seeing for many years. As always I made two cards so she had a choice, and also because I looked at the first card and decided it needed something a little bit more, it was just to plain for my liking. 

I used a freebie embossing folder for the first card and cut away the bottom section and filled it with patterned paper, before adding the flower stamp to the central oval.

So here's my first card:

I added the border from my stash and some bling to finish it off, and then I was happy. 

As I was unhappy with the first card I created a second one which I had a basic plan for. I went with a completely different colour scheme and this one looks like the club colours for a team of some sort.

my second card:

As I had a plan for the second card it came together much more quickly than the first one which lay on my table for several days while I thought of some way of finishing it off. 

What I used:- Card 1
White 14.8 x 10.5cm card blank
Fancy Flourish Embossing folder and Stamp set (Australian Simply Cards issue 81 cover gift)
Pink card stock
patterned paper from stash
scrap of lilac card
Memento Tuxedo black ink 
bling from stash
Thank you stamp from a Bebunni stamp set
Paper border from stash
Adhesives: P.V.A. glue, double sided tape, foam tape
Stanley knife, craft matt, steel rule, scissors

What I used:- Card 2
Blue card blank
yellow card stock
Spellbinders Embossing folder 'splendid'
Bling from stash
MFT pierced Oval die
Butterfly die from Ultimate Crafts Jadene: Happy Thoughts Butterfly set
White card stock from scraps
Printed sentiment
Corrugated card
mulberry paper flowers from stash
Adhesives: P.V.A. glue, double sided tape, foam tape
Stanley knife, craft matt, steel rule, scissors

I would like to enter these cards in:-

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p.s. Many thanks to all the kind ladies who leave me a comment on my cards, I appreciate each and every one of them...

Saturday 12 September 2015

Reindeer Games

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I made this card with inspiration from a number of the different Christmas card Challenges out there just now, over at ABC Christmas Challenge R is for, Case-ing Christmas where Mynn made a lovely Christmas scene featuring a snowman and over at Jingle Belles the lovely ladies have teamed up with another blog called Shopping our Stash and they would like us to use some of our long held crafty items.

So here it goes my blue background paper is from a DCWV paper pack which was one of my first ever Christmas paper packs, it came from Kmart many moons ago I managed to find an image (below) and unsurprisingly it has been discontinued, I teamed this with my first ever doodlebug design paper pack called ‘north pole’ (below) is no where near as neon looking in real life, my bling came from a $2 shop and it has been over five years since the store left town and saving it up for last is…

The stamp set- (made in 2011)

I first saw this stamp and die set when it was featured on the cover of a British Isles Card making magazine and I really really really had to have it… but sometimes these things can be hard to find here in Australia so I waited for nearly two years, bought my Cuttlebug and eventually found the set on-line in the far north of New South Wales. Needless to say it arrived soon after ;-) I've never really been great at stamping and so it lay around the craft/computer table and this week I decided it was time for it to see ink for the first time ever… I will confess that I have occasionally used the tree dies…

Here’s my card:-

Edited:- new photo taken in daylight

and with some of the scraps I made another tag

What I used:-

White 14cm square card blank
Impression Obsession dies top edges set 3 Christmas Sentiments
Kraft card from Officeworks
Brown, green, lime and red Colorbox inkpads
White card from my scraps
Lime Kindyglitz glitter paint
Fiskars Corner rounder
Bling from Stash
Merry Christmas stamp on tag from stash
Stanley knife, craft matt, pencil, scissors, black fine-liner pen
Adhesives- Double-sided tape, foam tape and P.V.A. glue
Kraft tag and twine

I would like to enter this card in:-

Shopping our stash - Jingle Belles bonus Challenge

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Have a wonderful week…

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Wednesday 9 September 2015

More Wine...

Hello again…

Today I am sharing a card I made for my Mum’s birthday later this week, I again coloured first and then had to find papers in my stash suitable to use, I had envisaged a more bold colour scheme but like how it has turned out…

Here’s my card:-

What I used:-
12.7cm x 17.8cm white card blank
Derwent pencils
Lily of the Valley ‘Bonnets’ and Bowties’ paper pad (by Nitwit Collections) from Magazine
Lily of the Valley Birthday stamp from Magazine
Fiskars daisy border punch
Pink border from stash
White card from scraps
Bella! Droplets enamel dots
White brads from stash
Sullivan’s Paper flowers
White Self-adhesive pearls
MFT Stitched Rectangles die
MFT Royal leaves die
Circle Die brand unknown
Adhesives:- foam tape, double-sided tape, P.V.A. glue
Stanley knife, Steel ruler, Craft matt, scoring board

I would like to enter this card in:-
613 Avenue Create- Create your own Challenge take one from each column 1. image/patterned paper, 2. Die-cut/Sentiment, 3. Solid coloured paper, 4. Flowers, 5. Paper Punch 

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Sunday 6 September 2015

Teacup posy

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I made this card for an avid gardener, well at least avid when able, this year seems to have been colder than usual and she has not been able to head out to her cold climate garden as often as she likes to. As spring has begun and the first blossoms have appeared on our peach tree it won't be long before she will head out back to her garden from the fire-side warmth, which today is incredibly necessary, it's freezing...

Here’s my card:-

What I used:-

White 14cm square card blank
Generic sea green card
Paper Echo Park ‘Style Essentials’
Silver self-adhesive rhinestones
Lace border from Lincraft
Ribbon from stash
Happy Birthday sentiment and butterfly stamps magazine freebie
Fiskars scalloped border punch
White card
Lifestyle crafts nesting circle dies
Mpress nesting oval die
Faber-Castell and Derwent pencils
Black pen for doodled border
Tuxedo Black Memento ink
Adhesives:- Double-sided tape, foam tape, P. V. A. glue

Stanley knife, cutting matt, steel rule, scissors, scoring board, clear nail polish to seal lace ends

I would like to enter this card in:-

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