Sunday, September 30, 2012

Baby card

I am slowly getting back into my cardmaking again. I needed a big break to get some creativitiy flowing again. I now realise that I just want to make cards for the pure enjoyment of it and not because I have to meet design team schedules which became a struggle.

I created a card for my sister in law who recently had her first baby.

I used my Hanging Out Stamp Set from Papertrey Ink stamped on some October Afternoon Thrift Shop DP and Theresa Collins Spring Fling paper. The grass was cut with my MFT grass die using more Spring Fling paper. The card was inked around the edges with my Chamomile tea dye ink.
My posts may not be as regular as they were prior to my break, but I will be creating much more and will update my blog whenever I have the opportunity.
Thanks for visiting,

Stamps: Hanging Out (PTI)
Ink: Chamomile Tea Dye (PTI); Tuxedo Black (Memento); Crumb Cake (SU)
Cardstock: Rustic Cream (PTI); Spring Fling DP(Theresa Collins); Thrift Shop DP (October Afternoon)
Accessories: grass die (MFT);  foam tape; dimensionals (SU)

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Taking a break

Hi there,

Well another month has passed with no cards published. I have decided to take a break from my blog as my family life with sporting and work commitments has increased hugely and I am finding no time to create, let alone publish on my blog. I am undertaking study in the near future to improve my Auslan skills so time will be even more limited.

I am still going to be creating from time to time - I am just waiting for my motivation to come back with my cardmaking as I am struggling to find ideas at the moment. I am sure I will be back in blogland in time, however I probably won't publish as regularly as I have in the past year. I guess my priorities have changed and I need to spend more time with my kids as they are growing up so fast.

Please keep checking in - I will be back!


Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June Challenge Spots

Long time, no see!! I have finally had the chance to get back into posting so here is my latest creation for The Stamp Spot using their June Challenge Spots:

I needed to create a card for my nephew's 3rd birthday, so I thought the Challenge Spots would work perfectly to create a boy's card. I used So Saffron cardstock for the base and a layer of Kraft for my mat. I printed Liam's name out on my computer and above this I stamped my sentiment from Birthday Basics using Lemon Drops ink. The stars were die cut using MFT's Stacking Stars die set and each popped up on dimensionals.  Some Lemon Zest buttons were added under the name and some white grosgrain ribbon used as a border for my main layer.

On the inside I kept it really simple printing the message out on my computer and adding another Stacking Star die cut underneath.

The challenge over at The Stamp Spot is for the month of June, so make sure you link up your entry here for your chance to win this month's prize.

Good luck!!

Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Real Red (SU); Stampers Select White, Kraft (PTI)
Ink: Jenny Bowlin Lemon Drops (The Stamp Spot)
Accessories: MFT Stacking Stars Dienamics, white grosgrain ribbon (The Stamp Spot); Lemon Zest buttons (PTI); dimensionals; Glossy Accents

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hi again,
Here is another one of my cards I have made over the past few weeks but not had the chance to post until  now. I had just received the Think Big Favorites #13 stamp set from Papertrey Ink and just couldn't wait to ink up that gorgeous font.

I stamped my sentiment in Kraft ink and then stamped my dark pink flower from Beautiful Blooms II in Autumn Rose ink, masking it before stamping my other two flowers in Blush Blossom ink. The leaves from Stitches and Swirls were stamped in Kraft ink and then this layer was run through my Cuttlebug with my Linen impression plate. 

Finally I filled in the leaves with glitter and added silver rhinestones to the flower centres. This layer was then added onto an Autumn Rose mat and then onto a white base.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Think Big Favorites #13 set in Kraft ink and added the leaves on either side  with Autumn Rose ink.

I am slowly catching back up with all my cards so will be back soon with more. 

Finally I just wanted to add that the fabulous Colour Create Challenge blog has had its last challenge this fortnight. A few of us have had so many commitments or family issues that we have decided to close it for the time being. Thanks to all the great girls on the team for the opportunity to create with you and all your inspiration.

Stamps: Stitches and Swirls, Beautiful Blooms II, Think Big Favorites #13 (PTI)
Cardstock: Stampers Select White, Autumn Rose (PTI)
Ink: Autumn Rose (PTI); Blush Blossom, Kraft (SU)
Accessories: Linen impression plate (PTI); silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft)

Monday, May 14, 2012

11 Year Old Card

I'm back with a very quick card that I made for my son's friend's birthday.

For my main layer I embossed it with my Argyle impression plate and then die cut the number 11 from it. I adhered some Sugar Plum paper behind the numbers and then layered this on some Pure Poppy cardstock and onto a white card base. I stamped my sentiment from Birthday Basics in Ripe Avocado ink and then cut the strip into a banner. Finally I sewed on some Pure Poppy buttons to either end. The main layer was then popped up on foam tape.

Back soon with more...

Stamps: Birthday Basics (PTI)
Cardstock:  Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Sugar Plum DP (PTI)
Ink: Ripe Avocado (SU)
Accessories: By The Numbers dies, Argyle impression plate, Pure Poppy buttons (PTI); red thread; foam tape

Monday, April 30, 2012

Rainy Day Emma

Its been a long time I know - I have been making cards but just not having the time to upload them to my blog. With Harry playing Under 9s AFL, Rohan playing both Under 11s and also Under 12s and Bethany doing her gymnastics, I am busy, busy, busy!!! For 6 months of the year, footy rules our life but I wouldn't have it any other way! Anyway I have made time tonight to post my card, so hopefully there won't be such a long absence between posts from now on.

I have made my card as part of my Design Team role over at The Stamp Spot and have chosen to work with an adorable CC Designs image - Rainy Day Emma. The Stamp Spot blog has a monthly challenge and prize for the winning creation. Here it is for the month of April:

Here is my card:

I stamped Emma onto some cream cardstock in Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her in with Copics. She was paper pieced with some paper from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop Collection. I stamped Emma again on some scrap card using this as a mask to stamp my Chevron Backdrops along the bottom of my card in Chocolate Chip ink. Above this I pierced some holes and cross stitched with some Kraft thread. 
The sentiment was stamped in Kraft ink onto a MFT Chat Bubble die cut and popped up in the centre with dimensionals. The main layer was matted on some Chocolate Chip cardstock and then adhered to my Kraft base.

On the inside I stamped my sentiment in Kraft ink onto an oval nestie die cut and this was matted with a scallop nestie die cut.

Tomorrow will  be the first day of the May Stamp Spot Challenge - make sure you take a look as the spots for this challenge are gorgeous!!

Also The Stamp Spot has Sarah Kay stamps discounted by 30% for a limited time!!

Stamps: Rainy Day Emma (CC Designs); Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn); Love You With All My Heart (MFT)
Cardstock: Kraft )PTI); Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip (SU); Thrift Shop DP(October Afternoon)
Ink: Kraft (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Oval nestabilities, Scallop Oval nestabilities (Spellbinders); dimensionals (SU); paper piercer; Kraft thread

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Shopping Girl


I have made another card for The Stamp Spot blog using one of their Leere Designs stamps - Shopping Girl. This fits in with their April Challenge Spots:

I used some Chocolate Chip cardstock for my base with some gorgeous DP (unsure of the name). I stamped my Shopping Girl image directlly onto a MFT Open Scallop Doily Oval. I then stamped parts of the image again onto more paper which was then paper pieced over the top. Her skin and hair was coloured with Copics. I used a sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Inside and Out Birthday, stamping it onto the main layer in Chocolate Chip ink. 

I machine stitched around the edge and along the Chocolate Chip strip before tying some brown and white gingham ribbon around the centre and finishing it off with some twine. Finally I added some silver rhinestones under the sentiment and attached my main image with dimensionals.

There is a monthly prize up for grabs for entering this month's challenge so be sure to take a look here.

Back soon!

Stamps: Shopping Girl -Leere Designs (The Stamp Spot); Inside and Out: Birthday (PTI)
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip (SU); Neenah Solar White, Designer Paper (The Stamp Spot)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Silver Rhinestones, Brown and White gingham ribbon, Open Scallop Doily Oval die (The Stamp Spot); Copics; twine; dimensionals (SU)

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Colour Create Challenge #93 - Deep Purple, Cream and Bright Green

It's time to see what Julie has come up with for the challenge over at Colour Create this fortnight. Challenge #93 is to used Deep Purple, Cream and Bright Green with the option of extra bows. Here is the inspiration picture:
29 March - Challenge 93 - Julie -Deep Purple, Bright Green and cream 

I have to say that this is one of my all time favourite colour combos and I loved working on this challenge. Here is my card:

I used Rustic Cream cardstock for my base and main layer. I stamped the different flowers from Beautiful Blooms II in Sweet Plum ink and then masked them and stamped my leaves in Old Olive ink with the flowers.  Once I had stamped my flowers I used my Chevron Backdrop stamp to lightly stamp over the images with Chamomile tea dye ink. Finally I added some finishing touches to the flowers with  my purple and clear Atyou Spica glitter pens.  It was hard to get a clear picture but here is a close up of the glittery flowers. They look much better IRL:

I used some Plum Pudding satin ribbon to create my loops behind my sentiment. The sentiment was created by die cutting two Mat Stack 1 die cuts - one from Rustic Cream and one from Plum Pudding cardstock. I handcut the cream die cut a little smaller so the Plum Pudding could be used as a mat. The frame was stamped using my Round and Round frame in Plum Pudding ink. I then used my Thank You sentiment from Scattered Showers additions in Old Olive ink.  I stamped another flower and leaves, which I hand cut and adhered to the edge of my frame. Finally I added some silver rhinestones underneath my sentiment and a border around the edge of my card with my clear Atyou spica glitter pen.

The other girls in the team have created some stunning cards so hop on over and have a look at the Colour Create blog.

Stamps: Beautiful Blooms II, Round and Round anniversary set, Scattered Showers additions (PTI); Chevron Backdrops (Lawn Fawn - from The Stamp Spot)
Cardstock: Vintage Cream, Plum Pudding (PTI)
Ink: Chamomile tea dye (PTI); Sweet Plum (Memento); Old Olive (SU)
Accessories: Plum Pudding satin ribbon, Mat Stack 1 die (PTI); dimensionals; Clear and Purple Atyou Spica glitter pens (Copic); silver rhinestones (Kaisercraft - from The Stamp Spot)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Stamp Spot - Woodland Lucy

Hello again,
I have another card to share using the cutest stamp - CC Designs Woodland Lucy which can be found over at The Stamp Spot.

I coloured her in with my Copics on Neenah Solar White cardstock. I then masked Lucy and stamped my CC Designs bench.  Her dress has been paper pieced using some Teresa Collins Spring Fling designer paper. My main image was matted with Kraft cardstock and then layered on some more Spring Fling paper. Some white ribbon was added to cover the join. I stamped my sentiment from Jolinne Birthday Balloon in Kraft ink and added some MFT Upsy Daisy die cuts which were sewn on to the card with clear buttons.

On the inside I used another sentiment from Jolinne Birthday Balloon with Kraft ink and some more Upsy Daisy Die cuts. Spring Fling paper was added for my mat layer.

I am entering this card in the CR84FN50 challenge which is to use these gorgeous colours:


Back soon!

All supplies are from The Stamp Spot unless otherwise noted
Stamps: Swiss Pixies Woodland Lucy; Jolinne Birthday Balloon; Bench seat (CC Designs - stash)
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White; Kraft (PTI); Pumpkin Pie (SU); Teresa Collins Spring Fling DP
Ink: Tuxedo Memento Black (stash); Kraft (SU)
Accessories: Upsy Daisy die set; ribbon; felt (PTI); Copics, buttons (stash)