03 February 2016

Bonjour! For The Scrapbook Store

My card over at The Scrapbook Store this week features the gorgeous French themed stamp set from My Favorite Things called ‘Mon Cherie’.  This little cutie is so fun to colour!
Mon Cherie
You can find full instructions and a list of Copic colours I used over on The Scrapbook Store Blog
Mon Cherie closeup
Stamps:   MFT ‘Mon Cherie’
Dies:  MFT ‘Wonky Stitches Rectangle Stax’ – coming soon … but these dies would also work well on this card.
Ink:  Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’ Ink
Card/Paper:   X-Press It Cardstock
Ranger Watercolour Cardstock
Other:   Double sided foam tape
Copic Markers
Distress Inks
Stampendous White Detail Embossing Powder
Spectrum Noir ‘Sparkle Markers’

28 January 2016

Seize The Birthday Sketch Challenge

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played last time.

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

A Sketch

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just
stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

I used some hot pink and gold for my card this week, featuring stamps, dies and paper from My Favorite Things. 

Just Add Ink Challenge #296 - Just Add Nature

Hi friends :)

It's time for a fun challenge over on the Just Add Ink blog, we are adding a bit of nature to our cards this week!

I decided to use some leaves for my nature card and I created them by using some fun dies from My Favorite Things. I created the backgrounds to the leaves using distress ink and water before overlaying the skeleton of the leaf.  I had so much fun that I did the same card in two different colours. 

I hope you will play along with us this week and I look forward to seeing your creations!

16 January 2016

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Clean & Simple

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!
Our "Toppings" option this time around is...
"Clean and Simple"

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

If you're not a toppings kinda person, well.....you can just

stick with our usual "Anything Goes"Birthday!

The choice is yours!

My card this week features a cute little image from My Favourite Things. To create the background I sponged some yellow ink through a grid stencil, also from My Favorite Things.

14 January 2016

Just Add Ink Challenge #294 - Just Add Something New Blog Hop

At Just Add Ink we always like to start the year off with a blog hop to showcase the first challenge of the year.
This year Rochelle has suggested we all "Just Add Something New". Now I know that won't be hard for the Stampin Up! demonstrators out there as the new Occasions catalogue and Sale-a-bration promotions have started! If you don't have anything new from SU! please join us using whatever new product you have and be sure to let us know what it is.
To make the blog hop extra special the design team have donated new SU! SAB items as prizes to the winner and two honorable mentions participants. Please note, to be eligible, you must create a "NEW" project using "SOMETHING NEW TO YOU" and leave a comment on all the design team blogs, be or become a JAI follower and blog your project exclusively linked to Just Add Ink. Any entrants that link to additional challenges will be disqualified. (The prizes are open to both international and AUS/NZ participants).
We look forward to kicking the year off with a celebration of new crafty goodness and inspiration and hope you will join the challenge with us.
You can begin the blog hop here on my blog or at any of the other design team members blog posts. Just follow the hop by clicking on the back or previous buttons you will find at the bottom of all the design team posts. Or you can start Here at the beginning.

For my card I have used some brand new goodies from My Favorite Things. Thanks to Fedex last week's new release was on my doorstep on Monday .. perfect timing for this challenge! This gorgeous stamp set is called Sketched Blooms and was so fun to colour using distress inks. I have also used the new wonky stitched rectangle dies.

If you didn't come from Kim's blog you can go back and visit her post by clicking below.


Next on the blog hop is Shona, just click on the link below to visit her site.


13 January 2016

Waffle Flower 'Potted' - for The Scrapbook Store

I love the gorgeous new Waffle Flower stamps available over at The Scrapbook Store.  This stamp set is called ‘Potted’ and is particularly fun to colour using my Copic markers.

Waffleflower Potted
Waffleflower Potted closeup
Copic colours used:
YG17, YG21, YG23, YG25, YG93, YG95, YG97, YG41
BG09, BG53, BG57,
G000, G00, G20, G24, G28
RV000, RV10, RV55, RV66
E08, E21, E37, E97,
W00, W0, W1, W3, W5

31 December 2015

Seize the Birthday Challenge - Anything goes

Happy New Year!  

Welcome to the final sketch for 2015 over at Seize the Birthday!
Thanks to everyone who played last time!

I used some simple masking to create my card this week using some cute new images from My Favorite Things. I started with the Moose, and then masked him off before stamping the rug and cushions. 

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Dies: My Favorite Things
Embossing Folder: We R Memory Keepers
Other: Dew Drops, Copic Markers 

30 December 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #294 - Just Add A Gift Card

Well, I am certainly more than a little bit late posting this! I thought I had scheduled it but clearly I hadn't. And with Christmas festivities and house guests I haven't been online much to notice I had even missed it!

Our latest challenge over at Just Add Ink is to add a gift card and I used a simple three fold card design for my project.

Because of the holidays, this challenge will last for TWO WEEKS and whilst there will be no judging by the Design Team, we ask you to share your gift card holders so that we can all enjoy your lovely creations.

I also made a couple of other smaller personalised gift card holders for my nephews, but unfortunately only  managed to get a photo with my phone so the quality is poor. But you get the idea :)

15 December 2015

Quick and easy Christmas cards for The Scrapbook Store

Please tell me I’m not the only one that left their Christmas cards until the last minute again this year? I don’t know why, but December really crept up on me and now it is a mad rush to get some cards in the mail! But today I have some quick and easy Christmas card ideas featuring some gorgeous embellishments available now over at The Scrapbook Store.

Xmas Set group pic
I created these four cards in less than half an hour, thanks to these cute embellishments and a sentiment stamp. And you can find the instructions over at The Scrapbook Store Blog

Xmas Set 1Xmas Set 3
Xmas Set 4Xmas Set 2
Ink:  Versamark
Card/Paper:  Smooth white cardstock
Stocking embellishments