Friday, December 24, 2010

MERRY CHRISTMAS !!!



MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Well it's a warm Christmas Day here in sunny Perth, and we are on our way to a traditional family BBQ followed my a swim in the pool to cool down.  The kids have opened there prezzies and the house looks slightly disheveled but that can wait till boxing day!

I would like to wish all of my friends and family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

This is the card I will be delivering to my bestie today, it is also my very first Step Ladder card.  Every year we try to out WOW each other with our birthday and christmas creations and I think this time she might be slightly blown away as I had decided that if I as going to struggle through making this type of design for the first time I was definitely going to add all of the trimmings!!

I used two of my new Christmas digis from Tiddly Inks along with a free clip art tree, the sentiment is also a freebie from Pollycraft Designs.

Once I had the template worked out this card was a joy to decorate and hopefully it will be putting a huge smile on my besties face this Christmas.

Materials Used; Digis from Tiddly Inks & Pollycraft Designs, SU Season of Joy set, SU Riding Hood Red, Garden Green & Chocolate Chip Card stock, Kaiser Craft Christmas Carnival DP, Copic Caio markers, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, SU Rhinestone brad, snowflakes, Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter, button from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Paper Sundaes; Cut It Out
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday; TREEmendous!



Thursday, December 23, 2010

What Cookie??


What Cookie??
This is the card design I made for my husband from my two boys Nicholas & Jake, especially as they already take after there Dad and always have their fingers in the cookie jar!

I used one of Pollycraft Designs cute little monsters; starring as the abominable snowman, along with a tree from my clip art collection and a sentiment I made up just for this occasion.

Materials Used; Pollycraft Digi image, Copic Caio markers, SU Bashful Blue with other blue card stock, Kaisercraft Christmas carnival DP, white Flower Soft for the snow, glitter on the monsters belly and snowflake & gingerbread buttons from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Pollycraft Monday Challenge; White Christmas
Simon Says Stamp; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday; TREEmendous 
Paper Sundaes; Cut It Out

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A Musical Card




Santa Baby....

This card was an epic adventure, but I had this crazy idea to make my DH a musical card in the theme of 'Santa Baby' and I could not get the tune out of my head.

The hardest part of this creation was extracting the musical piece from a $2 Christmas bag and working out how to attach it to its new home, luckily I had bought 2 of the gift bags, because I totally destroyed the first one, at least i got to see  the inner workings of how it was put together.

Once attached to the card I set to work with the layers using Cheeky Christmas from The Greeting Farm, the perfect image for my 'Santa Baby' theme.  The idea was that she is sitting under the tree in the dark waiting for Santa to come down the chimney and turn on the lights....SURPRISE!!

Once the card was finished I recorded a verse of the Santa Baby song.

Materials Used; TGF Cheeky Christmas set, SU Season of Joy Stamp, SU Chocolate Chip, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi card stock, DP; Bo Bunny Crazy Love Collection, Copic Caio markers, Kaiser Craft rhinestones, Martha Stewart Crystal Glitter.

Challenges Entered;

Paper Sundaes; Cut It Out
Simon Says Stamp Challenge; Anything Goes
Stamptacular Sunday; TREEmendous!


Merry Spookimas.....


Merry Spookimas and a Scary New year!

I am sooo happy that I had this week available to get ready for Christmas, I don't know what I would have done if I had to work!  I have spent the last few days pent up in my craft room toiling away, only to be let out for meals and present wrapping (even this card comes with a little Christmas wrap!

This is the card that I made for my son Nicholas, not the conventional Christmas card but then he's not a conventional kid!!  I think he will just love Jack....

Material used;  free digis from Tiddly Inks, SU paper, Christmas Wrap, button, silver elastic & snowflakes.

Challenges entered;
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes

Monday, December 6, 2010

Let It Snow!



 Let It Snow!

I just loved participating in the latest Farm Fresh Friday challenge on Splendid Stampings blog.  Living in Western Australia, the closest I ever get to seeing snow is on the TV, so it was fun to imagine playing in the white stuff while making these wintry cards on a hot summers day!

I made two versions ready for Christmas, I used Toby and his sweet little twin sister Tabitha, they are having sooo much fun cutting it up on the slopes!


Material Used;  Snowboarding Toby digi from TGF, Tree stamp from Stampin Up's Loads of Love set, digi sentiment freebie from Pollycraft Designs,  copic caio markers, card stock from Stampin Up, DP from TGF & Kaiser Craft, glitter on the beanies, Crystalina Kindy Glitz and Polar White Flower Soft for the snow.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Another Birthday Card!


A Sparkly Kind of Birthday!
I have another birthday next weekend for my lovely friend Louise who will be turning a young 40!  I can upload this card in the full knowledge that she will not see it as, by her own admission' is completely computer illiterate!

I have added a touch of sparkle on this card by using a mix of elements, Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist has been sprayed on the numbers and sentiment,  rhinestones in the corner and on the head band and a beautiful sparkly ribbon buckle to hold up the card.

Materials Used; TGF Freaky Flutter digi, Pollycraft free digi sentiment, Copic Caio's, SU Basic Black, Kraft, Basic Gray & Melon Mambo card stocks, Kaiser Craft After Five DP, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, kraft board numbers and buckle from my stash pile.

Challenges entered;

Splendid Stamping; Farm Fresh Sparkly Birthday
Club Anya; Sketchin' It Up
Flutter By Wednesday; #131 a sketch
Simon Says Stamp; Simon Says....Sparkle!
Meljen's Designs; Sparkle & Shine

Happy Birthday Kirsty


Happy Birthday to my Bestie!

This last Wednesday was my besties birthday and this is the easel card that I made to celebrate.  Every year we try and out-do each other in our creations, it's becoming quite a challenge!!  But loads of fun...

Materials Used; TGF Creeper Crew Friday, Copic Caio's, SU Basic Black & Kraft card stocks, Kaiser Craft Konstruct DP, Stephanie Fizer Take Note digi DP, SU button, twine from my stash pile.

Challenges entered;

Party Time Tuesdays; An Easel Card

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Our little champion


 Happy Birthday Jake!

It's our son's birthday next weekend, Jake will be turning 7!!  I have spent nearly the entire weekend getting things ready for his 'MONSTER Birthday Bash', he is having a Halloween themed birthday party with his friends here at home.  We have lots of spiders, cobwebs and scary candy for the loot bags, there will also we some slimy green goo with floating eye balls as part of the obstacle course that Jake has designed.
 


I have also finished his card, I stayed away from the monster theme for this as Jake had already asked for a basketball card for his big day, he loves to shoots hoops in the back yard or go down to the local court with his Dad and brother to play some ball.

Materials Used; Altered TGF stamps, Handy Ian and Dylan with sentiment from TGF's Roll Call set, SU Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie card stock, Cuttlebug Bubble embossing folder, DP from Kaiser Craft Konstrukt and Making Memories, Kaiser Craft chipboard number, Making Memories Rub-On Alphabet, tape and brads from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Club Anya WTW: Distressing
Simon Says Challenge: 3 types of Embellies, 2 Patterned Papers and 1 Image.
Paper Sundaes: Challenge #40 For Someone Little

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Take a LOOK at this Candy!!

Got Candy!

If you haven't been to visit Tiddly Inks yet you'll be crazy to wait any longer, you will not only see some of the cutest digi images you'll ever set your eyes on, Christy is also giving everyone a chance to win this awesome blog candy as well!! 

This blog candy has a bit of everything:

3 sets of acrylic stamps, stacks of paper, cardboard, bits and pieces of goodies, mirrors and magnets, some card stock and envelopes, a few finished cards and most important a CD of Tiddly Inks images worth $50....you pick the ones you want up to $50!!!
 
So hurry on over to Tiddly Inks now and take a look around you wont be disappointed!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Congratulations.....


Introducing the Happy Couple

As I mentioned in yesterdays post we attended our friends wedding on the weekend, it was a lovely spring day for a garden wedding and the bride, Annette, was truly blushing!

This is the easel card that I made for the happy couple and you will notice if you scroll down a few posts I made it to match the wedding chest I had made for them earlier.

Material Used; TGF Cake Topper set, Copic Ciao markers, SU Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip & Old Olive card stocks, embossed paper, vellum, flower, large pearl brad and small gold brads from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary!






A Cheeky Anniversary!

This weekend we celebrated our 18th wedding anniversary, boy how time flies when your having fun!  Our friends beautiful garden wedding yesterday brought back so many memories and even a few happy tears and then we celebrated with a family meal at a lovely Italian restaurant.

This is the cheeky little card I made my wonderful DH for the occasion, with a little bit of Halloween as it is the month of Spooktober.  I used two of my TGF Hallo digi's with a little alteration,  the idea is that if he unwrapped the old 'mummy' he would still find a cheeky little devil hiding inside!

Materials Used; TGF Hallo She Devil , Spook Mummy & Sentiments from the Roll Call set, copic ciao markers, SU Basic Black card stock, Kaiser Craft DP, Creative Impression Rub-On, sticker and button from my stash pile.

Competitions entered;

Meljens Designs; Halloween
Pollycraft Monday: Challenge #64 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp; Halloween 
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges; Challenge #43 use a digi image 

Sunday, September 19, 2010

The finished set


Including my favorite recipe....

Today was my friends bridal shower and we were all asked to bring our favorite recipe for her recipe file.  I went one better and also included a sample of my Raspberry Coulis.

I used my TGF Forest Friends owl and papers to match the card I had made earlier.  The label on the front of the bottle is one of my free digi's from Meljens Designs.

Materials Used; Squirrels and Owl from TGF Forest Friends set, Digi from Meljens Designs, Copic Ciao markers, SU Chocolate Chip &  Rich Razzleberry card stock, Kaiser Craft Hey Birdie DP, SU Felt Flowers and brad.

Challenges Entered;
Slendid Stamping; Kickin it Old Skool
Stampin' For The Weekend; Tag It!
Meljens Designs; 1 Ribbon, 2 Flowers, 3 Brads



Thursday, September 16, 2010

I Like To Move It! Move It!


It's time to MOVE IT!!

This card is for my friends Bridal Shower and it is inspired by the FFF challenge at Splendid Stamping; Move It!.  There has to be an element on the card that moves so I made a slider card so that these cute little Squirrels can take their acorn up and down their tree.

Materials Used; Squirrels from TGF Forest Friends set, Kids Quotes from Inkadinkado,  Copic Ciao markers, SU Chocolate Chip card stock, Kaiser Craft Hey Birdie DP, SU Felt Flowers, SU ribbon, Maya Road Heart Pins, brads and 2 x 5c pieces for the slider.

Challenges Entered;

Spendid Stamping FFF;  Move It!
Paper Sundaes; Three or more embellishments (flowers, ribbon, brads, pins)
Pollycraft Monday; Autumn
Simon Says Challenge; Move It!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Pearls and Lace


It's Been a while...

Since my office was moved into the city for work a week and half ago I have been to darn exhausted with the extra travel to even turn on my laptop lately, I was shocked to see I hadn't posted anything on here for over three weeks......... eek!!!

Time to do something so I made a couple of cards inspired by this weeks latest challenges this one is for the Simon Says Challenge; Pearls and Lace.

Material Used; Kaiser Craft digi sentiment, SU Lavender Lace & Elegant Eggplant card stock, SU Cottage Wall DP, Kaiser Craft paper flowers and pearls and Fiskars Lace Edge punch.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Glimmer Mist & Bubble Wrap


Playing with Glimmer Mist & Bubble Wrap

This week at Club Anya they are 'Tootin' About Spray Ink!', after a great tutorial by Traci it was time to get inspired and use my Glimmer Mist in a whole different way!  This morning I had a few minutes before work and as I was grabbing out some bubble wrap to wrap some breakables in (we are moving offices this week), the inspiration hit me, why not use my bubble wrap to create a bubbly patterned DP, so I quickly grabbed my Taffy Pink spray and some Melon Mambo card stock to experiment.

I simply sprayed the ink straight onto the bubble wrap and then pressed the card stock on top, left it somewhere to dry and hurried off to work.  To my surprise when I got home today and took a look the effect was quite something, lots of sparkly round bubbles just shimmering there little hearts out reflecting the light.  All I had to do then was put it together with Amazing Duo Anya and Hey Presto!  Here it is....

I just wish it would photograph a little better because it looks 200% better in person.

Materials Used;  TGF Amazing Duo Anya, Copic Ciao markers, SU Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Soft Suede card stock, Kaiser Craft Hey Birdie DP, Kaiser Craft large pearl brad, SU Chocolate glitter, diamante trim from Lincraft

Challenges entered;

Crazy For Challenges; C4C51 a Sketch

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Wedding Chest

The Wedding Chest

One of our long-time friends came to me quite a few weeks ago and asked me if I could decorate her wedding chest for their reception.  I must have looked a little blank on what that would be  ( I have not been to a wedding in years ) so she explained to me that is was a box to put the wedding cards in which would hold their gifts of money.  Annette had already bought a chest but it was looking quite plain and had no opening to post the cards.

It has taken me a few weeks to start this project, firstly because the wedding is not until October, but the main reason was because I was petrified that I would ruin the box when I attempted to cut the card slot!

This weekend I decided to be brave and start on the chest, and since it ended up being alot easier than I first thought to transform a plain box into something suitable for a wedding, I decided I would blog about the event step by step.  So I guess this would make this my first tutorial!


This is the chest I started with, it's more than just an ordinary chest but it is a little plain for a wedding, so I started by using a binding around all of the edges just to give it a little class, the binding is just glued on with some all-purpose glue.  As you can see by the picture below, it has made a world of difference to the chest already.


The next step was the scariest part for me, but I revved myself up and took to the box with a stanley knife and my trusty scissors.  Annette had given me the largest envelope she could find so that I could measure the size needed for any card situation!  The slot I finished with measures 8 x 1 inch, and although the edges are a little rough they are not visible as I lined them with some more binding.

The next step was to pretty the chest up to match the colour design of the wedding.  I found some gorgeous silk flowers at my local scrap shop and had picked up some satin ribbon when I purchased the binding at Lincraft.  I made a bow with the ribbon and attached that to the top of the box with the all-purpose glue, I then added one of the silk flowers to the bow and another to the side of the slot.  I finished the main decoration by adding a gorgeous pearl and diamonte ribbon slide to look like a little knob handle for the front of the chest with some more of the same glue.  It was at this point that I thought the chest needed binding along the sides as well and luckily I bought enough to do what I needed.



Next came the part I was looking forward to the most because I had already decided what stamp I was going to use and I knew it would be the perfect choice.  I inked up my Cake Topper Anya & Ian from TGF with my black memento and coloured them to match the bride and grooms suit and wedding dress.  The DP I used is just a wedding print from a generic pack I bought along time ago, but it works beautifully.  I printed the Bride and Grooms name along with the wedding date on some clear vellum and used some latte card stock as the backing, then I added the four gold brads and attached it to the front of the chest.


Now we have a beautiful wedding chest, one that I think Annette and Jeff with be very happy with and one that they will be able to display long after the wedding ceremony is over!



Materials Used; Basic Cardboard Chest, 4 Meters of Braided Binding, 24mm Satin Ribbon, All-Purpose Glue, Copic Ciao R00, E00, E02, RV02,W3, W5, W7, E51, E53, YG67, TGF Cake-Topper Stamp, DP from Stash, Clear Vellum, Latte Card Stock, Gold Brads and Large Pearl Ribbon Buckle.

Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Stamp: Make A Gift

Friday, August 20, 2010

flowers, flowers, flowers


My Love...

This little card is inspired by this weeks recipe challenge at Paper Sundaes: 4 Flowers, 3 Buttons and 2 DP.  I have used my Love Birds digi from Meljens Designs.  It was a great excuse to use some of my SU felt flowers.

Materials used; Love Birds digi from Meljens Designs, Copic Ciao markers, SU Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede and Whisper White card stocks, 2 x DP's from Kaiser Craft Hey Birdie collection, SU Felt Flowers, SU Brad, 3 x matching buttons and rub-on sentiment from my stash.

Challenges entered; 

Paper Sundaes; A Recipe! 4 Flowers, 3 Buttons and 2 DP
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges; Flower Power 
Stampin' for the Weekend: Anything Goes!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Another Musical Card...


You Rock my World!

As promised here is my second Kenny K card using Download Diva, and like me she loves her music.  I have paired her with some of my new Stephanie Fizer; Take Note digi paper which I absolutely adore.

Material Used;  Kenny K digi, Bugaboo digi  sentiment, Stephanie Fizer digi paper, Copic Ciao markers, SU Basic Black, Basic Gray and Core'dinations Raspberry Cordial card stocks, Tattered Angels Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist and some Kaiser Craft rhinestones for the bling.

Challenges Entered;

Crazy 4 Challenges;C4C50 Music 

Inspired by one of the Greatest!


Three Little Words.....

...I Love You!  This is my card for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday challenge at Splendid Stamping and it is inspired by one of the greatest musicians of all time, Nat King Cole.  The challenge is to incorporate any number into the design.
I have used my Chibi Trumpet digi for the card with my SU Three Little Words rubber stamp set, I have replaced the word THREE with the number instead and stamped the words ' i love you' on the inside.

Material Used; TGF digi stamp, SU Three Little Words stamp set, Stephanie Fizer; Take Note digi paper, Copic Ciao markers, SU Riding Hood Red and Basic Black card stock, chipboard number, Kaiser Craft ribbon, rhinestones and pearls.

Challenges entered; 

Splendid Stamping; FFF - Lucky Numbers
Crazy 4 Challenges;C4C50 Music
Bee Crafty; Ribbons n Bows
Simon Says Challenge; Summertime Blues! ( wearing blue jeans and playing the blues!)

Monday, August 16, 2010

It's A Girl Thing!


My very first 'Kenny K' Challenge

Here it is, my very first Kenny K image made for my very first Kenny K challenge, why did it take me soooo long to find these little gems?

I have used 'Troublemaker' and isn't she just!  Looking like butter wouldn't melt in her pretty little mouth.  The card style is inspired by Kenny K's Kraft Girlz challenge - Bold and Bright.

I bought two images to start with and I am in the middle of constructing my second Kenny K card but I know there will plenty of shopping going on soon to get more!

Materials Used; Kenny K Troublemaker digi, copic ciao markers, SU Melon Mambo and Gable Green card stock, core'dinations raspberry cordial card stock, Doodlebug DP, SU Sparkle Brad, star paperclip, SU sentiment

Challenges entered;

Kenny K's Kraft Girlz; Bold & Bright
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge; What Are Little Girls Made Of?
Simon Says Challenge; Summertime Blues!
Party Time Tuesdays; Anything Goes

Sunday, August 15, 2010

I See Double!


Monkeying Around

This card was inspired by another great challenge at Meljens Designs; I See Double - You just have to use the SAME image twice on the one card.  I used the adorable Monkey Toes digi from Meljens for this challenge and I had my own personal challenge getting the baby monkey to look like he was sitting in his mummy's lap, but after a bit of snipping here and reattaching there I seem to have the two of them snuggling happily together.

Material Used; Monkey Toes digi from Meljens Designs, Copic Ciao markers, SU Kraft, Chocolate Chip and Gable Green card stock, DCWV Animal Crackers DP, SU Baja Breeze Grosgrain ribbon, SU sentiment stamp, buttons from my stash pile.

Challenges entered;

Meljens Designs; I See Double

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Happy Birthday DH!

Happy Birthday!

Today is my DH's birthday and he was woken up with our two wonderful boys beaming and ready for school (of course DH was not ready to wake up yet!)  While the young bots are at school we will both be relaxing at home after being able to co-ordinate our days off together which seems to be a very rare occurrence.



As you can see by looking at earlier card posts I had a theme going on with his birthday cards this year and this is the one from me.  I am loving the fact that I have been able to add some real hardware to my embellishment stash!

Materials Used; Pollycraft Designs Digi - Cog Girl, Copic Ciao's, SU Basic Grey, Pacific Point and some other generic green card stock, DP from Kaiser crafts Konstruct Collection,  Sakura Glaze pens, metal flower bead spacers, twine and hardware from my new hardware stash.

Challenges entered;

Pollycraft Monday Challenge; Photo Inspiration 
Paper Sundaes; Metal  
Bee Crafty; All About The Image (alternative craft item is the hardware) 
Creative Inspirations Challenge; Recycled Element (that would be the nut and washers)
Ooh La La Creations; Spots and Dots

Just A Little Bot!


Just A Little Bot!

Here is my favorite little robot starring on a card inspired by this weeks challenge at Pollycraft Designs, it is a photo inspiration challenge and here it the photo that inspired him!


Image: renjith krishnan / FreeDigitalPhotos.net


 Materials Used; Tiddly Inks digi stamp, copic ciaos, SU Orchid Opulence, Lavender Lace, Tempting Turquoise and Green Galore, DP from Kaiser Craft's Konstruct Collection, Creative Imaginations rub-on and star stickers from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Pollycraft Monday Challenge; Photo Inspiration 
Party Time Tuesdays; Anything Goes 
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails! 
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge; It's A Mans World 
Ooh La La Creations; Spots and Dots
Stamp Something; Photo Inspiration (birthday)
 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Big, Bad, Dad!


Big Bad DAD!

It is my DH's birthday this week so I have been busy making his cards while he is at work, then hiding the evidence again when he is home!  This is his card from our two boys...

This fantastic stamp and sentiment set is from Tiddly Inks, isn't he the coolest Dad you ever saw.  I even made a quick rummage with the kids in the garage for some shiny nuts and washers!

Material Used; Digi stamps from Tiddly Inks, Copic Ciao's, SU Kraft, Basic Black and Riding Hood Red card stocks, DP 'Be A Man'  and Rub-Ons from Creative Imaginations, nut and washers from the garage.

Challenges entered;

Meljen's Designs; Clean and Simple
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge; It's A Mans World
Bee Crafty; All About The Image (alternative craft item is the hardware)
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails!
Creative Inspirations Challenge; Recycled Element (that would be the nut and washers)
Paper Sundaes; Metal 

Sunday, August 1, 2010

THE GREETING FARM's TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY Blog Hop!


YOU ROCK!

THE GREETING FARM turn's TWO!

Just TWO short years ago, Marie, founder of The Greeting Farm had a couple of 4x6 sets for sale, a brand new blog, and watched her Pink Poison become The Greeting Farm.  
Just look where she is now, a milestone trip to CHA, some amazing designers, a fantastic blog and this year the TGF shop got a revamped to make it even bigger and better, TGF is here to stay!
I am so looking forward to the celebrations this weekend,  blog hops, exclusive digi's, prizes, challenges, I just hope I have time to fit it all in considering it's already Monday morning here.
Now to my card, this is for the combined Splendid Stamping/Club Anya Sketch Challenge by the wonderful Pam.
I have used my Creepy Crew Jack for this card as it will be for my nephews birthday which is coming up soon, I have tried to give the card a grungy look suitable for a teen boy!

Material Used;  TGF Digi CC Jack, Copic Caio, SU Rich Razzleberry, Kaiser Craft DP, Sakura Glaze Pens (shoes and wrist cuff), Diamond Glaze (eyes), stickers from my stash pile.

Best Friends....



Best Friends

This card was inspired by this weeks Scrappy Saturday Challenge (WMC16) over on the Wee Memories blog.  The challenge is to incorporate some chipboard into the design.  I have limited chipboard embellies in my stash but I do have a few packs of chipboard letters.  So here is my friendship easel card dedicated to my bestie.

The gorgeous little tree that I have incorporated is from Pollycraft Designs and the sentiment is from Kaiser Digital, just about everything else is on this card is from Stampin Up.

Material Used; SU Vintage Vogue stamp, Love Tree Digi from Pollycraft Designs, Copic Caio markers, SU Soft Suede, Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry card stocks, SU Cottage Wall DP, SU Felt Flowers, SU Certainly Celery ribbon, SU Sparkle Brads, chipboard letters and pearls from Kaiser.

PS: Make sure you check out the wee Memories blog, it's well worth the visit.  This week Jenny is having a special giveaway to celebrate 300 followers, she is giving away $15 worth of Hero Art stamps to one of her followers, how groovy is that!

Other challenges entered:


Daring Cardmakers; It's A Girl Thing

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Creeper Thursday


Give Some Attitude

My new Creeper Crew Thursday arrived in the mail last week from TGF so I just had to use her.  I came up with this birthday card with attitude.  I am looking forward to using Thursday on so many projects in the future she is such a cool chick!

Materials Used; TGF's CC Thursday and sentiment stamps, Copic Caio, SU Kraft, Pink Passion and Melon Moss card stocks, Diamond Glaze (Thursdays eyes, shoes & buttons), ribbon and stickers from my stash pile.

Challenges entered;

The Crazy Challenge; All About Birthdays

Ribbons and Flowers


Ribbon Challenge

Better late than never, this is my entry for Maire's Ribbons and Bows Monday Mania challenge at Club Anya.  I used my new Fleur Anya who arrived in a timely manner in my letterbox this week along with CC Thursday who's is on a card that I will post soon.

I wanted to make a simple card with Fleur so that she really popped on the card.  I used some strands of satin ribbon behind her to match the colours in the DP.  I quite like how this card has turned out considering how simple the layout is.

Material Used; Fleur Anya from TGF, sentiment stamp from SU, Copic Caio, SU Kraft and Melon Mambo card stock, My Memories DP, satin ribbons, Kindy Glitz, Kiaser rhinestones.

Challenges Entered;

Club Anya; Monday Mania Ribbons & Bows
Flutter By Wednesday; Open Challenge #115
Paper Play Challenges; Anything Goes

Friday, July 30, 2010

Wild About You!


Wild About You!

I used this cute little Lion from Meljen's Designs for this weeks sketch challenge over at Meljens blog.  

He may be running wild on the open Savannah, but he's a real softy at heart and likes nothing more than a big cuddle!

Material Used; digi stamp from Meljens Designs, Copic Ciao, SU Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie, DP DCWV Animal Crackers, SU sentiment stamp, ribbon and buttons from my stash pile.

Challenges Entered;

Meljens Designs; Sketch Challenge #18
C.R.A.F.T; Challenge #61 Hot & Spicy Colors