27 February 2015

Seize The Birthday Challenge - Make it masculine!

It's challenge time again over at Seize the Birthday!
And this week we have a fun topping option for you.

Make it Masculine!

That's right, we want you to make some masculine themed projects. 
But remember you don't have to use the topping option, 
just keep it a Birthday theme!

The choice is  yours.

Stamps: My Favorite Things 'Level Up' and 'Grid' background.
Dies: My Favorite Things Game Controller
Ink: Versamark, Red Ink
Cardstock: Red and Black
Other: Doodlebug Sprinkles, White embossing powder, black twine

24 February 2015

Saturated Canary 'Jeans and a Tee' Card - For The Scrapbook Store

How adorable is this Saturated Canary image? I just knew I had to make a card with her as soon as I saw her in the store! Supplies used on this card are available at The Scrapbook Store - individual links below.saturated canary birthday
I started by stamping the image with Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’ ink onto X-Press It Cardstock and then colouring her with Copic Markers. I chose the colours based on the paper I had decided to use from.saturated canary birthday closeup
I then decided I wanted to frame her and used the new Square Shaker Box frames from Memory Box. These are great even if you don’t want to make a shaker card! I chose black as I thought it would really stand out against the gorgeous coral colour of the papers.
Once I had stitched around the edge of my patterned paper, I added some ribbon that I had at home (as close a match as I could find) and then used some double sided foam mounting tape to pop her up off the card for a little dimension. I also added some clear Wink of Stella and some little Kaisercraft rhinestones to add a bit of sparkle.

Copic Marker Colours:
Hair: E31, E33, E35, E37.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20.
Lips: RV32, RV34
Eyes: G07, G17, G21
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Shirt: R20, R21, R22, R24
Rose: R24, R27, R29
Outline: BG10, BG11

22 February 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #251 - Thank You

Firstly I must apologise for my challenge post being late! I went away for a long weekend down south with my girls to visit my best friend and totally forgot to organise my post before I left.

But, better late than never right?  This is my card for this week's challenge over at Just Add Ink which is - JUST ADD THANKS. I have created a cute shaker card using the new Somebunny Stamps from My Favorite Things.

Stamps and Dies: My Favorite Things
Cardstock/Paper: Kraft and white card stock, paper by Doodlebug
Other: Copic markers, stitching, sequins

17 February 2015

Game Controller Card for The Scrapbook Store

This week I have a fun card that would be perfect for that little (or big) gamer in the family!
Game Controller card
To create my card I used the new ‘Game Controller’ die from MFT Die-namics, and because these dies are so full of detail I have kept the rest of the card pretty clean and simple.
For more detailed instructions on how I created this card and to purchase the products used, please pop over to The Scrapbook Store Blog. 
Game Controller card closeup2
Dies: MFT Die-namics ‘Game Controller’
Cardstock: Bazzill Marshmallow - blue, light grey

16 February 2015

My Favorite Things Sketch AND Colour Challenge

I have been so busy that I haven't had time to play along with the MFT challenges the last couple of weeks but this week I was determined to make time to play!

And I even managed to combine the two challenges to create my card this week.


I also busted out some of my new MFT goodies which arrived on Friday! Loving all the music themed stuff this month, perfect for my family. I know these will get a LOT of use :)

All stamps, die-namics and stencils are from My Favorite Things. 

13 February 2015

Seize The Birthday - Hearts and Arrows challenge

Welcome to another great challenge over at Seize the Birthday!

Our "Toppings" option this time is...

Hearts and/or Arrows

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!

For my card I have gone with the heart theme and  used some of the cute new products from the January release over at My Favorite Things. 

I created the background by stamping the hearts in Versamark ink onto white card stock and embossing it with clear embossing powder. I then sponged over it in various shades of distress ink. 

Dies: Blueprints 15, Stitched Rectangle Stax all from My Favorite Things.
Stamps: My Favorite Things 'You Have My Heart', Pure Innocence Heart Banner
Other: Tiny Hearts background stamp by MFT, Copic Markers, clear embossing powder, Versamark Ink, Doodlebug Sprinkles in white

12 February 2015

Just Add Ink Challenge #250 - Just Add Hearts/Pink

With Valentine's Day just a couple of sleeps away I am sure you are going to see a lot more heart themed projects popping up around here!

I created this card for the new challenge at Just Add Ink - Just Add Hearts. I used texture paste to create my background and coloured it with worn lipstick distress ink, although for some reason it dried a real coral colour but I like the effect.

Stamps: My Favorite Things
Other: Heart stencil by My Favorite Things, Vellum, Wendy Vecchi embossing paste, Ranger distress ink in worn lipstick, platinum embossing powder. 

10 February 2015

Be My Love Bug card - for The Scrapbook Store

Here is a card I created for the blog over at The Scrapbook Store. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I thought these adorable little bugs in the Lawn Fawn ‘Bugs & Kisses’ set would make a sweet little Valentine.

For full instructions, including a list of Copic colours and supplies please pop over and check out the post HERE at The Scrapbook Store.

05 February 2015

Just Add Ink #249 - Sketch Challenge

This week we have a super fun sketch challenge for you over at Just Add Ink! And remember you can substitute the hexagons for any shape you like, get creative! And be sure to pop over to the blog and share it with us :)

Here is the sketch.

For my card I chose to use the Mosaic Madness stamps from Stampin' Up! I started off by watercolouring a piece of Ranger water colour paper with various colours and once it was dry I stamped and punched out my mosaic shapes.  I then splattered the water colours onto the white background.

cardstock: Ranger Watercolour paper, white card stock
Stamps: Mosaic Madness by Stampin' Up! Sentiment from My Favorite Things
Other: Watercolours, Mosaic Madness punch, circle die from My Favorite Things, sequins.

03 February 2015

City Skyline Cards for The Scrapbook Store

Hello! I am so excited to be joining the wonderful design team at The Scrapbook Store, and am looking forward to sharing my cards with you.

For these cards I have used the Skyline border die-namics by My Favorite Things and created a fun night sky background using distress inks, water and perfect pearls. (A full supply list is below).

To create the background I started with a piece of American Craft white cardstock which I cut with a die from the My Favorite Things Blueprints 20 set.
I then applied three different shades of distress ink using the mini ink blending tool by Ranger. You will notice I’ve created two different effects, one was more of a sunset sky and the other more of a starry night effect.

I then spritzed a little water onto my background, which reacts with the distress ink to leave a gorgeous pattern. I then also mixed a little perfect pearls with water and sprinkled a little on to add some more defined spots with a little shine.

Once I was happy with my background I mounted it onto some black cardstock before cutting the skyline die from black cardstock. I layered the diecut border onto silver paper to create sparkly windows. I used foam tape to add this to the card for some dimension.

I then mounted the whole piece onto the silver card which was cute using another piece from the Blueprints 20 Die-namic set. This was all layered again on foam tape onto some coordinating cardstock (one purple and one more of a raspberry colour).

I finished the card off by stamping the greeting in Hero Arts unicorn white embossing ink and setting it with some white embossing powder and then added a few silver sequins.


Stamps: Birthday Greetings and Celebrate You by My Favorite Things

Ink: Hero Arts Unicorn white embossing pad , Ranger Distress Ink  in Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire.
Paper/Card: American Crafts white card stock and POW glitter paper in silver, black cardstock.
Other: Perfect pearls powder, silversequins 

02 February 2015

Exciting news!

Just popping in to share some exciting news!  You will notice there is a new blinkie in my sidebar.

Yes, I am thrilled to be joining the talented design team over at The Scrapbook Store! So be sure to pop over and check it out. There is a great gallery, a blog and of course the online store which stocks a huge selection of great products! They have a physical store in Perth too if you are local :)  They also run regular scrapbooking challenges and we would love to have you play along!

Stay tuned for my first projects which will be up on The Scrapbook Store blog soon! I will also be sharing the projects here.