20 December 2013

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Hello stamping friends!

It's time for another Seize The Birthday Challenge, and although this month we don't have a topping option I would like to give a special shout out to one of our fellow Seize The Birthday DT members JoAnn who is celebrating her birthday this week!  So please pop over to check out JoAnn's gorgeous creation for this week and leave her some birthday love :)

And here is my card for this week, which I made for my nephew's recent birthday.

Stamps: My Favorite Things and Papertrey Ink
Guitar Die: My Favorite Things
Ink: Stampin' Up Bermuda Bay and Brilliant blue.

19 December 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #196 - Just Add Christmas!

Hello my friends!

By the time you are reading this (I hope, if my blog scheduling was successful!), I will be in Singapore on my way to spend Christmas in Cambodia.

Over at Just Add Ink we thought this would be a perfect time for you to share your Christmas projects with us so that is what this challenge is all about!

The project I have chosen to share with you are some little goodie bags I made for the four little girls that live next door to me. I always make them reindeer food and this year I decided to add a few more little gifts to their bag, which was hand stamped and individualised with their names.

Bags: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Other: Inks by SU!

08 December 2013

Bizzy Becs December Challenge - Christmas

WELCOME to another Bizzy Bec's Challenge and the last one for 2013.. and the last one from me as I have made the difficult decision to step down from the Bizzy Becs Design Team. 

The Challenge for the month of course just has to be...


and the Fabulous prize for this month is this gorgeous DIE....

Joy Crafts Die - Snowflake  donated from Bizzy Becs Online Store.....

To create my card this month I have used the adorable Little Santa Image from Bizzy Becs which you can find HERE.  I have coloured him with Copic markers and added some white sparkle to his jacket and some glossy accents for his cute little glasses which is a little hard to see in the photo. I also sprayed the background with a good coat of sparkle adhesive spray.

I also used this sketch from the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for the layout of my card, although I have flipped it on it's side to suit my image better.

Thanks for stopping by, and thank you so much to Deb and all of the girls over at Bizzy Becs for having me as part of their Design Team!

06 December 2013

A wintery Seize The Birthday Challenge!

Welcome to another Seize the Birthday challenge everyone!
Since at least half of the US is having a major blast
of Winter right about now, we thought it might be fun to incorporate
 that as our " Toppings" option this week.

Our "Toppings" option is 


So break out those winter stamps, die cuts and or punches and let 
us see how you interpret the winter season!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

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

The choice is yours!

And here is my card:

Stamps: Papertrey Ink
Paper: Aspen Frost by Basic Grey
Other: Ribbon by Stampin' Up!, nestabilities, kaiser pearls

05 December 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #194 - Just Add Santa!

It's getting so close to Christmas now, and I love seeing all of the different Christmas themed cards and challenges around!  And this week we have a fun one for you over at Just Add Ink.  This week we want you to add Santa to your projects.

I chose to make a tag this week instead of a card.

Stamps: Santa Image by There She Goes Clear Stamps, sentiment from My Favorite Things
Other: Sizzix embossing folder, nestabilities, copic markers, banner die by MFT.

29 November 2013

Just Add Ink #193 - Inspiration Challenge

Happy Friday!

I hope that all of my friends and blog visitors from the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration. From all of the photos I have seen it looks like it was an awesome day.

I am just popping in today to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink.  Here is the picture we are using for inspiration this week.

And here is my card. I have taken my inspiration from the wreath in the bottom right as well as the red stars in the top right image.

It was so hard to get a photo of my card because I kept catching my reflection in the silver mirrored cardstock!

All stamps and dies all from My Favorite Things.  I used the tiny stars from the Peek-A-Boo stars die.

22 November 2013

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Welcome to this fortnight's Seize the Birthday Challenge
And this week it is a very special challenge!

 In honor of Jenny,(one of our design team members) who just recently had twin girls,
 we thought it would be fun to SURPRISE Jenny and incorporate Twins as our
 " Toppings" option for this go around!

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!

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

The choice is yours!


Here is my card, featuring two flowers and of course lots of pink. 

Greeting stamp from Stampin' Up!
Chevron Die: My Favorite Things
DSP: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! 
Other: Doilie die by Papertrey Ink, White satin ribbon, flowers by Kaiser, leaf punch.

Just Add Ink Challenge #192 - Colour Challenge

Happy Friday everyone!  I am just popping in to share with you my card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink.  I really love these colours and decided to try a non-traditional coloured Christmas card for this week's challenge.

I created the pattern on the bottom with my new stripey stamps from My Favorite Things. And when it was all finished, I sprayed it with a good coat of glitter - I love how it makes everything so sparkly, perfect for Christmas :)

Stamps: Stampin' Up! sentiment and ornaments, stripes by MFT
Cardstock: SU!
Ribbon: SU!

21 November 2013

Christmas Cards - No Stamping Required


Things have been crazy busy around here but I managed to find some time to make a few Christmas cards a few days ago.  And I didn't even use any stamps!

All of the products I have used came from a card kit I purchased from PAPER DAYS. Although they specialise mostly in scrapbooking kits they do some great card kits too!  A couple of these cards are directly from the project instructions and a couple are based on some of the tags that came with the kit but I turned them into cards instead.

Once they were all finished I sprayed them with a good coat of spray glitter to give them that Christmas Sparkle :)

15 November 2013

Just Add Ink #191 - Sketch Challenge


I am back with a card to share, for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink. This week we have a fun sketch challenge for you and this is the great sketch that we are using.

And here is my card.  I have used some old Stampin' Up! Rub-Ons for my sentiment and all of the other papers are also from some SU! Christmas paper I had left over from last year.

I hope that you have time to play along with us this week, and be sure to pop over to our blog and check out all of the Design Team's beautiful creations using this sketch.

08 November 2013

Seize The Birthday Challenge ... with some Texture!

It's time for another great challenge over at Seize The Birthday.  And this week we have a fun "Toppings"option to add......


to your card, project, scrapbook page or whatever you decide to create,
as long as you keep it Birthday related!

Any type of texture...let's see how creative you can be!

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

The choice is yours!

For my card I have used two different embossing plates to create texture on my card, but left the design fairly clean and simple.  I have also combined the challenge with this week's sketch from Seize The Sketch

Stamp: My Favorite Things
Embossing Folders: Hexagons by Stampin' Up!, Spots by Sizzix
Other: Silver glitter paper, cool Caribbean ink.

07 November 2013

Just Add Ink Challenge #190 - Just Add Masking

Hello friends!

It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink and this week we have a fun technique challenge for you!

I have to admit that the card I am sharing is not the one I originally had planned on posting. After spending quite a bit of time masking images and colouring them with Copics, I had just about finished putting my card together when I smudged it with ink! Don't you hate it when that happens? Tell me I'm not the only one that has stamping accidents like this. It's so frustrating.

So I then created this card, by creating a masked focal background for my card. I added a little sparkle and dimension by using glitter glue in the centre of the flowers.

All supplies are Stampin' Up!

05 November 2013

Bizzy Becs November Challenge - Tag It!

WELCOME everyone to another Bizzy Bec's Challenge.
For the month of NOVEMBER the theme  is ..

      TAG IT..     
theme by DT Michelle...
"Can be a stand alone Tag or a Tag somewhere on your card creation..." 

Now do we have a Fantastic prize for this challenge......Yes we do....

Tiddly Inks Stamps are just the most cutest stamps and are available at
While your there check out the great specials and other crafty goodies available...

and here is my Tag

Image: Bizzy Becs Little Santa With Present Coloured with Copic markers.

28 October 2013

Seize The Birthday Challenge

Hello! Long time no see ... sorry I am a bit late with my card this week but it has been crazy busy around here and to top it off I have had modem issues and haven't been able to upload from my computer to my blog.

All sorted now though and I'm glad to be back on board and able to share my card for this fortnight's challenge over at Seize The Birthday.

There is no topping option this week, so just show us your birthday creations ... anything goes!

Here is my card.

Stamps: Pure Innocence Owl Costume by My Favorite Things
Papers: Graphic 45 6x6 paper pad
Other: Nestabilities, Copic markers, black ribbon.

18 October 2013

Seize The Sketch Challenge #6

I thought I would play along with this week's challenge over at Seize The Sketch. I really love how versatile this sketch is!

For my card, I have flipped the sketch onto it's side as it worked better with my image. 

Stamp: My Favorite Things
Paper: Prima Sun Kissed Collection
Other: Copic Markers, white embossing powder, fishtail flag die by My Favorite Things

Just Add Ink Challenge #187 -Sketch Challenge

Hello my stamping friends!

It's challenge time again over at Just Add Ink and this week we have a fun sketch for you to play along with.

And here is my card. I have made a pretty clean & simple Christmas card in neutral colours using this week's sketch.

All stamps and cardstock are from Stampin' Up!
Other: Kaiser pearls

14 October 2013

More Poinsettias :)

Here is another card using the gorgeous Spellbinders Poinsettia die.  I have used the larger layer and the big leaves for this one, so it turned out to be a much larger card than the previous ones I posted.

Stamp: My Favorite Things
Die: Spellbinders. Punch: Carl. Fishtail flags die by MFT.
Other: Cardstock and Ink by Stampin' Up!, Kaiser Pearls.

Poinsettia Christmas Cards

Here are a couple of different coloured variations on a Christmas card I made using the beautiful Poinsettia die by Sizzix.

After cutting out the poinsettias I sprayed them with glitter spray to add a bit of sparkle to the cards.
The greetings are stamped and embossed in clear embossing powder.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Die: Sizzix
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery.
Other: Kaiser Pearls, Fishtail Flags die by My Favorite Things, Leaf punch by Carl