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. 




Supplies:
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
Supplies:
Ink:  Versamark
Card/Paper:  Smooth white cardstock
Stocking embellishments


09 December 2015

Stampendous 'Bowl Bouquet' for The Scrapbook Store

I had a little break from Christmas cards this week to colour this gorgeous image from Stampendous, called Bowl Bouquet for The Scrapbook Store.Stampendous Bouquet
This was a very simple card to create with most of the work in the colouring. For full instructions and a list of the colours I used, please pop over to The Scrapbook Store Blog
  stampendous bouquet closeup
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  X-Press It Cardstock
Other:  Copic Markers


04 December 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Holidays Stamps

Welcome to another great challenge here at Seize the Birthday!
Our "Toppings" option this time is...

"To Use a Holiday Stamp 
to make a Birthday Card!"




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!




Supplies: 
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Copics, white embossing powder, distress ink, glitter

Just Add Ink Challenge #291 - Just Add C

This week over at Just Add Ink we have a different challenge for you; we want you to add something starting with C!

To clarify it can be a colour, a technique, a theme. Here are some ideas to get you going.... Christmas, cat, Cucumber Crush, chalk board technique.

For my card I have used Christmas and a cat :)



Supplies: 
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp 'Furry Christmas' and sentiment from My Favorite Things
Ink: Memento Black Ink
Other: Copic Markers, white texture paste, star stencil from My Favorite Things

26 November 2015

Crazy Bird Birthday for The Scrapbook Store

Since I last shared a card using the cute Crazy Birds stamps from Stampers Anonymous over on The Scrapbook Store blog, they have released some accessories, sentiments and coordinating dies! So I thought I would play around with some of these for this week’s card.

Crazy Bird 1
For full instructions and a list of colours I used to create this card, please pop over to The Scrapbook Store. 
crazy bird closeup
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  X-Press It Cardstock
Other:  Copic Markers


22 November 2015

Water coloured Magnolias

Well here is something I haven't done for a while ... make and post a card just for the fun of it :)

Things have been pretty crazy around here lately with the end of the school year, exams etc going on. But I received these gorgeous Altenew Magnolia's a few days ago and just had to sit down and play with them. So I got out a few different water colour sets and some different papers and just coloured them in. Last night I finally got to cut them out and make them into cards.



Supplies: 
Stamps: Altenew Magnolias, Sentiment from MFT Stamps
Paint: Sakura Koi Watercolour Palette
Dies: Simon Says Stamp
Other: Sequins, distress inks, sequins, smooch glitter



Supplies:
Stamps: Altenew Magnolias, Hero Arts sentiment
Paint: Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolours
Other: Distress Ink, sponge applicator, sequins
Dies: Simon Says Stamp



Supplies:
Paints: Peerless Watercolours
Stamps: Altenew Magnolias, MFT Stamps sentiment
Other: Glitter, dew drops
Die: Simon Says Stamp

21 November 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Vellum or Acetate

There is another fun challenge over at Seize The Birthday this week.
Thanks to everyone who played along with us last time,
we sure enjoyed looking through the gallery at all
the variations of Birthday greetings!

Our "Toppings" option this time around is to use...

"Vellum or Acetate"

somewhere on your card and or project.

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!



For my card I chose to use Vellum for the 'glass' in my window frame and also for the sentiment. 

I created the background using the MFT English Brick Wall stencil with embossing paste which I coloured with distress ink. 



Supplies:
Stencil: My Favorite Things
Dies: Cats from Impression Obsession, Window frame and curtain from My Favorite Things
Other: Texture Paste, Versafine black ink, clear embossing powder, distress ink, vellum

20 November 2015

Just Add Ink #289 - Just Add Music

I was so excited about this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink, given that I live in a very musical household (sadly that excludes me, I have no music ability whatsoever!).

I have used an adorable Pure Innocence girl from My Favorite Things along with a music background stamp. I heat embossed the music background in white powder and then sponged some inks over the top of it.



Supplies:
Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things
Other: Copic markers, white embossing powder, glitter paper, Memento black ink.

18 November 2015

Santa's Elves for The Scrapbook Store

I am slowly making progress with my Christmas cards, and these ones were so much fun to make! I mean, look at these cute elves! I have created one simple card and another with a little more detail. However it was so easy to put together thanks to some gorgeous new dies from My Favorite Things.
Christmas Elves 2
For more details please visit The Scrapbook Store Blog.
Christmas Elves 1
Supplies:
Stamps:  MFT ‘Santa’s Elves’ (coming soon!)
MFT ‘Hand Lettered Holiday’ (Coming Soon!)
Dies:  MFT ‘Santa’s Elves’ (coming soon!)
MFT ‘Fireplace’
MFT ‘Blueprints 15′ 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Card/Paper:  X-Press It Cardstock
Kaisercraft 6×6 Christmas Paper pad
Other:  Copic Markers
Doodlebug Sprinkles
MFT ‘English Brick Wall’ stencil

09 November 2015

Sending Love ... and sharing handmade kindness

Have you seen the new challenge over on Jennifer McGuire's blog?  She is encouraging us to share handmade kindness this month, and I think it is such a wonderful idea! I don't send out nearly as many cards as I should, aside from birthday cards.



Week one focuses on sending kindness to family and friends and I have created these three cards which are on their way to both family and friends.




My cards feature some new Stampendous daisy stamps which I picked up last week over at The Scrapbook Store.  I have stamped and embossed them in white powder onto kraft card stock and coloured them with Prismacolour pencils. I then just added the sentiment and some paint splatters and some glossy accents to the centre of the flowers and mounted them onto a white card base.

Masking these flowers was so easy because the stamp set comes with pre-cut masks and stencils for you to use. I love that!

I also added some coordinating flowers to the envelopes just to make them more matchy/matchy :)







Supplies:
Sentiment from My Favorite Things 'You've Got Mail' 
Hero Arts Unicorn White Paint
Ranger Glossy Accents


06 November 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Anything Goes!

This week over at Seize The Birthday it's challenge and this week it's an ...

"Anything Goes" Challenge 

(With no Topping!)

Just remember to keep it a Birthday Theme!



With Halloween just last week, I decided to use some of my halloween themed stamps. Since they don't get much ink otherwise (we don't really celebrate it in Australia!).

I mean seriously, how cute is this little witch?


Supplies:
Stamps and Dies - My Favorite Things
Ink: MFT Black Hybrid Ink, Distress inks (for the pumpkins & background), Versamark
Other: Copic Markers, white embossing powder, Vellum. 

Just Add Ink #287 - Inspiration Challenge


Hello folks!  I hope you are well, especially considering it is FRIDAY! :) Hope you have some fun plans for the weekend.

If you're heading to the craft room you may want to play along with our fun inspiration challenge over at Just Add Ink.  This is the image we are using:


I have gone with the autumn leaves theme, since the sunflower stamp I had on order didn't arrive in time :(

I created the leaves using Brusho watercolour powders.  I just made a large sheet of water coloured card stock and then cut all of the leaves from the one sheet. I love that the Brusho powders give you such dramatic differences.


Supplies: 
Stamps: My Favorite Things
Other: Brusho Watercolour powders, twine, button. 

04 November 2015

Remember You Are Loved - for The Scrapbook Store

This week’s card over on The Scrapbook Store Blog is quite simple in that it is just one focal image, but it is such a gorgeous image from Indigo Blu that I felt it didn’t need any further embellishments.
For a full list of the colours I used for this card, pop over to The Scrapbook Store Blog.
Becca
Becca closeup
Supplies:
Card/Paper:  X-Press It Cardstock