Tuesday 26 November 2013

Floral Basket

Hi, I tried to upload some cards last night but my internet is VERY slow and couldn't do it. So I'm up early before work and it is onlyslightly better. We're on satellite broadband and I think there's some problems with over subscription to the service. Have to see what happens.

I stamped this basket on the weekend at my sister's, it's an old Penny Black stamp. The flowers are Heartfelt Creations and the greenery is Memory Box Madeira corner cut from snippets of green card. I cut up and positioned the tendrils with glue at the back of the basket

I'm linking up to the challenge at Addicted to Stamps & More, where the challenge is to Make Your Mark.
I used Prismacolor pencils to colour the basket and tombows to colour the flowers.

Using snippets means I can visit the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop, there's always lots of fun things going on over there!

At Inkspirational it's an anything goes challenge this fortnight.

At Seize the Birthday, there's an option of using pink and 2 images or embellishments to celebrate the arrival of  Jenny's twins,

or to create an anything goes birthday card. 

Materials used: Heartfelt Creations flower and Penny Black basket stamps; Versafine ink & clear embossing powder; Memory Box Madeira corner die;Punch Bunch tiny flower punch for the flower centres; Kaszazz vine border embossing folder; tombows; prismacolor pencils; sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

Thursday 21 November 2013

White on White Snowflakes

Hi, there are so many beautiful snowflake dies available at the moment! I bought this Memory Box one a while ago and this is it's first use.

I'm linking up to the White on White challenge at Inkspirational, there's a day or so left to join in.

I cut each snowflake from a scrap of white glitter paper and stuck it onto one I'd cut from white card to give it more body. The small flowers are the centres from the snowflakes. Using up snippets means I can visit the playground over at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Materials used:Memory Box Rizza snowflake die; Swiss dots embossing folder; sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday 17 November 2013

Daisy Anniversary

Hi, I've seen quite a few folded daisy cards on blogs over the past little while, including Stamping with Loll  and  Birgit's blog, and I really wanted to have a go at making one.

I recently discovered Selma's blog, she makes the most amazing paper flowers. I've made this card using her daisy tutorial which you'll find here. It's very easy to follow. I didn't have a daisy die but I have an EK Success punch which punches out half a daisy. It was $2.50 at the craft show I went to recently and I thought it was so cheap!.Mind you, it does only cut out half the daisy, which I don't think I registered at the time!
I punched out 2 daisy halves for each flower, shaped them, then glued them together. I followed Selma's tip of using part of the tiny oval scallop die to create the flower centre and to cover it with flower soft.'

My stems are cut from the Simon Says Stamp Fresh Daisies die.

I'm going to link up to the challenge at Addicted to CAS where they are celebrating their first anniversary! Congratulations, hope there are many more to come!

Addicted to Stamps & More has an Anything Goes challenge.

I used heaps of snippets punching my daisies and cutting my stems, so I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Materials used: EK Success punch; Spellbinders scalloped oval, oval & floral oval dies: Simon Says Stamp fresh Daisies die; distress ink; flower soft; sentiment sticker, ribbon & bling from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday 16 November 2013

Cactus Birthday

Hi, I stamped this cactus image at my sister's a few months ago. The stamp belongs to a friend near her, thanks Amanda :), so I'm not sure of the brand.
I used Versafine ink and clear embossing powder then fussy cut it. I coloured the cactus with distress inks then used my Prismacolor pencils and gamsol to add some shading. The base card is embossed with my Tim Holtz Sizzix woodgrain folder. 

I'm linking up to these challenges:
Addicted to Stamps & More, anything goes.
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge, Got ink. I used crushed olive and shabby shutters distress ink on my cactus and antique linen and tea dye ink on my layer behind the cactus.

Thanks for visiting :)

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Santa's Hat

Hi, I was inspired to make this card by the challenge over at Scrapbook Boutique
The theme is a bright Christmas and here is the gorgeous inspiration pic.

I used a Jolees Boutique hat sticker; Swiss Dots embossing folder; Spellbinder dies and a Memory Box label die. The sentiment sticker is from my stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday 12 November 2013

Silver & Blue Star

Hi, I wanted to create a card for the challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More where they have this gorgeous photo for inspiration.

I stamped a Judikins star stamp that I've had for quite a few years onto a glossy calendar page. The picture was a sailing boat with a cloudy sky, so I managed to fit the star onto the blue sky parts.
 I used Versacolor silver ink and fine detail silver embossing powder and  popped a sequin into the centre for some more sparkle. The embossing folder is one I used at my sisters, I think it's a cuttlebug snowflake one.

I'm also going to link up to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge where the theme is to keep your card Clean & Simple. The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to use ink.

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday 10 November 2013

Floral Fridge Magnet

Hi, it's finally raining here at last.
We need lots to fill up our water tanks so I hope it settles in for a while!

A work mate gave me some old 2012 calenders with small magnets on the back. I thought  I'd stick some flowers on them so we could put them on our filing cabinets at work!

I used the mini tattered floral dies and cut them out of watercolor paper. I coloured them with distress inks and shaped them using a paintbrush using a technique that I saw done by Amy Bowerman at Plucking Daisies. She has some fabulous tutorials on creating paper flowers.

I threaded 3 onto some florist wire and then wired up some leaves die cut from snippets of green card stock.  I twisted them all together and covered the wires with green florist tape.

The background is diecut using an Mpress nesting die and this is glued onto the calendar. It sticks to my filing cabinet at home, so it's not too heavy. I made another couple of flowers and will get some more magnets finished early this week.

I'm going to link up to the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies where the theme is to create a flower embellishment.
Since I cut my leaves from snippets I'm visiting the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop.

Materials used: Sizzix Tim Holtz Mini Tattered flower die; Memory Box Tender Leaves die; distress ink; beads & florist wire & tape; Mpress nesting die.

Thanks for visiting :)

Tuesday 5 November 2013

Cheeky Birthday!

Hi, I'm using a new stamp today that I bought while up in Brisbane.
 It's coloured with sparkle gelly roll pens.

Inside on the lining paper I've stamped the other part of the set.

I'm going to link up to the challenge at Seize the Birthday.

At Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, the theme is Anything Goes.

Materials used: Art Impressions how old stamp set; Versafine and clear ep; gelly roll sparkle pens; Tiny Bubbles embossing folder;

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday 3 November 2013

Christmas Lights

Hi again.
I stamped a few images using a friend's stamp when I was up at my sister's a while ago. Not sure what brand it is, and I finally got around to fussy cutting and colouring the images. Thanks again Amanda :)

I used my gelly roll sparkle pens, then covered them with a layer of glossy accents. Here's a better pic of the glassy look.

I'm going to link up with the challenge at CASology, where the cue card is black.

At Less is More, there's a photo for inspiration and the theme is to use a dark background with a splash of colour.

Materials used: borrowed stamp; Versafine & clear ep; sparkle gelly pens; glossy accents; Stately embossing folder; silver cord, brads and sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

Christmas Wreath

Hi, I've finally managed to make a card this weekend!
We went shopping to our largest nearby town (1 1/2 hours drive away) yesterday so there wasn't much free time by the time we got home. 
Sadly my last chicken was killed by a snake last week, so I thought we'd revamp our worm farm to put our veggie scraps into. While tidying up the garden to reposition the worm container I cut my pinky with the seceteurs, boy are they sharp!! It doesn't need stitches but it'll probably take a while to heal up. I don't think I'll be able to wash the dishes for a while lol!

I made this card to enter a few challenges. At Inkspirational  there's a photo for inspiration.

I used lots of snippets., so I can enter the playground at Pixie's Crafty Workshop. The circle frame for the wreath was a leftover from resizing a circle using a Spellbinder die. The autumn holly leaves are punched from the leftover sheet of watercolor paper I coloured with distress inks to create a couple of autumn themed cards. The green leaves and holly are cut from snippets of green card. It's amazing how you can manipulate a punch to get just one more cut out of a scrap!!

At Simon Says Stamp Monday Blog and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog  the themes are anything goes, and at Addicted to Stamps & More the challenge is to create a Clean & Simple card.

Materials used: Martha Stewart Branch and Holly punches; distress inks; Stately embossing folder; bling and sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)