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 /

 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




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