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.