29 December 2012

Bizzy Becs Design Team Card - Saturated Canary Wendy

Hello there! It's been a while since I last popped in, but it's been a crazy few weeks here with the lead up to Christmas, hubby's return home and my mother in law's arrival.  And I don't know where this year has gone but it has certainly whizzed right by me that's for sure!

So here is what will most likely be one of my last cards of the year. This is for Bizzy Bec's Design Team and I have chosen the gorgeous Saturated Canary - Wendy image from Bizzy Becs Online Store. And you can currently get her for 20% off!!  And as an added bonus, the gorgeous Carta Bella papers I used called Paris Girl are also on sale ... for a whopping 33% off! I just love these papers, the colours are so soft and I just adore anything to do with Paris.

The embellishment on the ribbon came from one of Bizzy Bec's gorgeous card kits,and there are now a whole bunch of new ones that were added this month! Be sure to check them out, they are gorgeous and make it so easy to put your cards together because everything matches perfectly.

I chose to leave a sentiment off this card for now, because I don't know what I will use it for but I figured I could easily add one when I need to.

Image: Saturated Canary
Cardstock: All papers from Carta Bella's Paris Girl 6x6 pad
Other: Embellishment from Bizzy Becs card kit, stitching, ribbon, copic markers

I hope that you had a fantastic Christmas with your loved ones, and I wish all of my blog readers a very Happy New Year. May 2013 bring you only wonderful things.

14 December 2012

Just Add Ink #148 - Just Add Christmas

I am sad to announce that this is our last challenge for 2012 over at Just Add Ink.  So we are giving you TWO WEEKS to play along with this challenge which is ...


But in more exciting news, we will be back Mid January with a fun blog hop to kick off the new year.

Here is my card for this week's challenge - one of my more clean and simple cards.

Stamp: Papertrey Ink
Cardstock and Patterned paper: Stampin' Up!
Other: Ribbon from Spotlight, and silver bells.

06 December 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge #147 - Just Add Balloons

Well just for a change from all of those ornament pictures, I thought I would share my card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week the challenge is to add balloons. And if you're looking for some inspiration be sure to check out the JAI blog, because the girls have some great projects up this week.

For my card I pulled out a really old stamp (well over 10 years old!) from my stash. I used a combination of copics and paper piecing on the image.

A couple more ornaments

I have been having so much fun making these ornaments that I have created a couple more.  I think the Bermuda Bay coloured one is my new fave :)

05 December 2012

Bizzy Becs December Challenge - Christmas

Wow, can you believe it's December already? So what better time to get into some Christmas challenges, and that's exactly what we have for you over at Bizzy Becs this week.

The months prize for Decembers Challenge will be a ....
 kindly sponsored by..Artii Craftii Creations .
They have a huge section of charms, casts, washi tapes and
 lots of arty whimsical style embellishments,  Ok...lots of fabulous goodies for your creations.

I made my card using this adorable Little Santa digital image from Bec's online store.
You can find him HERE. 
I have coloured him using my copic markers, and left the rest of the card pretty simple. I have used some various Kaiser patterned papers and some green ribbon. And although it's hard to see, I have added some texture and glitter to the furry parts of his Santa outfit.

Thanks for stopping by :) 

04 December 2012

One more ornament

I think this is my favourite one yet, love the navy/silver combination.

02 December 2012

Christmas Ornaments

I have had fun making some Christmas ornaments this weekend. Some simple ones using rosettes and a couple of the fancier ones that were featured on the Stampin' Up! Christmas Catalogue. I did one in the traditional colours at a workshop and then came home and made one in pink/purple for the little girls who live next door as that is their favourite colours.  Here are a few photos.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! 

28 November 2012

Cherished Friend

Hello friends!  I just thought I'd pop in and share a card I made for the Bizzy Becs Blog, and to remind you there are still a couple of days left of the sale over at Bizzy Becs Online Store! You can currently get 10% off storewide until midnight on 30th November.

And this is the card I made.  I coloured the Magnolia image with Copic Markers (except for her dress which I paper pieced) and put the rest of the card together using one of the card kits available over at Bizzy Becs.

23 November 2012

Just Add Ink #145 - Sketch Challenge

Hello ... remember me?  I know it's been a while. Life has taken me on a bit of a detour, as I have been away down on the south coast for a work retreat and then on to spend a couple of days with my bestie :)

But now I'm back and trying to get back into some sort of routine! Although I probably picked the wrong time of year to do that, since the lead up to Christmas is always a little crazy.

I did find time to make a card using this great sketch for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink.  We would love it if you would play along, this is the sketch.

And here is my card. I love that this sketch lends itself to a clean and simple design but can also be 'dressed up' if you want too. And it's a great way to use up those little strips of leftover patterned paper.

Paper by My Minds Eye.
Stamps: Bauble by Stampin' Up!, Sentiment by Papertrey Ink
Other: Cotton thread, stitching, gold embossing powder.

08 November 2012

Just Add Ink #143 Colour Challenge

It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink and these week it's a gorgeous colour challenge!

And here is my card. I have used a cute new set I got from There She Goes Clear Stamps called Donkey University. Isn't that donkey adorable?

I stamped the donkey directly onto Sahara Sand card stock with black pigment ink before adding clear embossing powder. I then just added some shading with the Copic Warm Neutrals.

Stamps: There She Goes Clear Stamps
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White. Marina Mist DSP by SU!
Other: Stitching, Copic markers, Nestabilities, brads, ribbon

05 November 2012

Bizzy Becs November Challenge

Hello friends! It's time for a new monthly challenge over at Bizzy Becs and this month it is:

...theme by DT Francy

The prize for this months challenge is..... 

This Fantastic New style Embossing Folder from  Nellie Snellen " Scenes" 
The whole picture gets embossed..amazing hey!!!! 
This one is  called - Snowy Village 2 and is donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store.

And here is my card for this month.

I have used Card Kit #6 from Bizzy Becs but swapped the clock out for a black one as I really like the dramatic look that it has against the gorgeous papers.

Be sure to stop by the Bizzy Becs blog and check out the gorgeous creations from the rest of the Design Team.

04 November 2012

Just Add Ink #142 - Sketch Challenge

Oops! Sorry I am so late with my post this week. I was sure that I posted this at the end of the week but obviously not.  I just put it down to 'one of those weeks'.

Anyway, this week we have a great sketch challenge over at Just Add Ink and would love it if you would play along!  Here is the sketch:

And here is my card. I coloured the adorable perfume bottle with copic markers and then spritzed it with Glimmer Mist to give it a nice sheen.

Stamps by There She Goes Clear Stamps
Card/Paper: Cardstock by SU! and Patterned Paper by Bo Bunny
Other: Copic markers, glimmer mist, rhinestones, ribbon, stitches.

Keep Calm and Stamp On

Just a quick and very simple card share.  Happy Sunday :)

All supplies by Stampin' Up!

02 November 2012

Simple Christmas Cards

Well it's that time of year again (hard to believe I know!) when I need to start thinking about Christmas cards. I always leave it to the last minute and despite spending a fortune every year on new Christmas stamps, papers etc I just never seem to make enough cards to justify it.

Anyway, last night I whipped out a bunch of very quick and simple designs so I just thought I would share them with you.

The papers are from the small SU! Christmas pad and the stamps and die are from My Favorite Things. And they were all done using the same colours, however some have photographed much brighter. The colours were Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla.

Happy stamping!

01 November 2012

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #170

Here is a card I made using this weeks sketch from Karen for the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.  

This is the sketch:

And here is my card :)

Images: Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things
Paper/Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Flower die by My Favorite Things, Banner by PTI, Copic Markers, Sitching.

Clean & Simple Stamping FTL214

It's been a while since I have had time to do a lot of stamping but I managed to get a few cards done last night and one of them was for this week's sketch over at Clean & Simple Stamping.   Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Stamps: There She Goes Clear Stamps
Cardstock: Stampin' Up!
Other: Copic Markers, twine, dimensional magic, impressions plate by Papertrey Ink.

26 October 2012

Just Add Ink #141 - Colour Challenge

Hi everyone!

It's time for another challenge over at Just Add Ink and this week it's a beautiful colour combination.

But I am sad to say that I have royally stuffed up my entry this week! It has just one of those weeks that I wish I could permanently erase from my memory if you know what I mean!

It went a little something like this:
- A death and subsequent funeral
- Some bad news about the status of a friends illness (breast cancer), the end is near and it is just devastating that a young family will lose it's mother and wife.
- A scared call from my daughter after their school was put in lockdown because a large gang with knives and other weapons entered the school and was threatening teachers and students.
- On the way home from aforementioned funeral, someone threw a large rock or a brick at our car while we were travelling at 100km/h on the freeway narrowly missing the window where my daughter was sitting! Luckily we are all okay but my car will need significant repairs and will be off the road while that's done.
- All this while suffering a 4 day migraine, worse than any I've ever had before!

But even after all of that, I know I am so lucky and should be so thankful that we are all healthy and safe because others are going through a much harder time right now, and my heart is just breaking for them. So I guess it's true (and sad) that no matter what you are going through, there is always someone worse off than you are.

Anyway, enough of my drama! Here is my card for this week. And only after finishing it, did it dawn on me that I used white instead of very vanilla!  So stay tuned as I hope to have another card to share with you soon using the correct colours! In the meantime, I thought I would share this one anyway.

Happy stamping!

13 October 2012

Just Add Ink Challenge #139

Hi there!  Sorry I have been MIA this week, it's the last week of school holidays here and work has been crazy so it has left me little time for crafting or blogging.

But I'm back with this week's challenge from Just Add Ink.  And this week the challenge is ..


It was hard for me to pick because I have bought a few new things lately that I have not had a chance to use yet, but I couldn't go past this adorable little Pure Innocence stamp.

Stamps: Pure Innocence by My Favorite Things
Cardstock: Early Espresso by SU!, DSP by Bo Bunny
Other: Button and ribbon by SU!, image coloured with Copic markers, glitter, stitching

07 October 2012

Christmas Cards

Yesterday was World Card Making Day, and I hope that you all found time to do some fun crafty stuff.  We were pretty busy but I did manage to make some quick and easy Christmas Cards before heading out to christen our friend's new pizza oven.
I think I HAVE to get one of these outdoor pizza ovens, they cooked the pizza's so quickly and they tasted amazing! And after we were done making pizza's and while it was still hot they put a lamb roast in and cooked it up. Yep, have to get one of these.  Here is a pic I took of Madison and their son Jackson about to make their pizza's.

Anyway onto the cards!

I got the idea for the first card from THIS one which I saw on Pinterest. I just decided to add some layers and more colour to some of mine. The tree is a digital stamp from Hero Arts which I bought online from Two Peas in a Bucket and I added the sentiment in Word. These were honestly so quick to put together!

This next one is a total case from a card that I had seen done by Debbie Olson last Christmas. I had saved the idea but never got around to getting it done before. I omitted the stitching on mine just to save on time (so I could make a few) and went with more traditional xmas colours.  I also tried them with different coloured ribbons. Personally I think I prefer the more muted tones of the kraft seam binding rather than the red. And it's a great way to use up all of that patterned paper I seem to be hoarding.

And now I think I will head back to the craft cave and see if I can't find my own mojo and get some more cards done.