Monday, December 31, 2012

Favourite 5 of 2012

Today is the last day of 2012 and it is fun to look back on the past year of creating. It certainly looks like I have been in party mode with the several 21st and engagement cards that I have made this year. 
This first one is made with a free stamp that was on a magazine.
                                           This one is made with a circle flit it die from sizzix.
                                                                     Posted in April

                                          I love the vintage look of this one posted in February.
                                                    This one was made in March
                                                        Lastly one made in December

Here's to hope for a more creative 2013 and I hope everyone has a safe and happy year.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012

Xmas Snowman

For this card I have used the My Favorite Things Holiday Hugs Snowman. He is coloured with copic pens and the scarf paper pieced. The die on the top is Memory box frostyville border and the trees at the bottom are Tim Holtz sizzix tree line die. To which I have added glitter and polar white flower soft.

Have a great day

Friday, December 28, 2012

Xmas Acetate

Here is one of Christmas cards that I made for this year.
On the base card I used a border punch and folded it over and finished the rest of the card with acetate. I die cut the trees twice, one for each side of the acetate and added glitter.
 I finished it off with string, button and a snowflake punch.
 The image inside can easily be seen through the acetate.
Stamps: Heroarts
Paper: white and green card stock
Other: Martha Stewart border punch and snowflake punch, Tim Holtz sizzix tree line die, string, button glitter.

Thanks for looking

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Twisted Gift Card

I hope that everyone had a wonder Christmas and a cherished time with family and friends. I have had a busy morning, all the Christmas decorations and crockery are packed and boxed ready for next year. I have some time along here before I head out to the boxing day sales so I thought I would share with you this gift card that I made.

Earlier this year I learnt how to make this twisted gift card holder. Using a strip of card with just a the right fold was quick and easy to make at the last minute.
Using red, black and white for a male theme and kept the embellishments simple.
 The trees were die cut and embossed before adding a snow marker.{liquid ink after it has dried and heated with a heat gun it puffs up to look like snow}. I also added some the the punched snowflake in the top corner.
Inside is the perfect pocket to add the gift card.

Stamps: CBG 2011
Paper: Kaiser craft shaken not stirred collection
Other: Brilliance ink, craft concepts embossing folder leafy flourish, MFT die-namics layered label die, sizzix Tim Holtz tree line die, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Marvy snow marker

Thanks for looking

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy Birthday

Summer is well and truly summer here in Queensland and many of our flowers are in bloom.
For this card I used the MFT hibiscus and fancy flourish die-namic to create the flower. The stamp is the free on that I received last month. The papers are from DCWV citrus stack and is one of my favourites, although I have used the red card the photo shows up a bit pink.

 I even splashed out and created something for the inside of the card using MFT layered label die-namic.

I started out using a MFT sketch but altered it to fit the stamp used.
Inspiration : MFTWSC101

Stamps: Papermania strictly party stamp, MFT Big Greetings
Paper: DCWV citrus paper stack, cream card stock
Other: Oval & oval scallop nestabilities, hot glue, copic pens, MFT die-namics, forever in time glitter gems


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Classy and Fabulous

I am always on the lookout for stamps that make great cards suitable for young adults. I couldn't believe my luck when this stamp came free with the docrafts creativity magazine, in fact the set contained 8 free stamps. The text is also new and will go with a lot of my other stamps it is from Art Impressions girlfriends range.

Card Challenge: C4C164 - Put a bow on it

Stamps: Papermania strictly party stamps, Artimpressions
Paper: DCWV citrus stack, cream base card
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder, nestabilities, ribbon, button, copic pens, MFT crown border die-namic

Friday, November 23, 2012

Baby Bear

For today's card I used Alota Rubber Stamps sketch 95 for the layout inspiration. This image is one of my favorites for creating baby cards, it is wood mounted fern gully stamp made in Australia, I have had it for some time. The ribbon is from my supplies I have also had it for years and it was still brand new. The little embossed pieces are so cute.
Thanks for looking

Monday, November 12, 2012

Imogen Birthday girl

I needed a card for a little girl who had just turned 2 and is having a rainbow party. I hope she likes this. I have used the cherry lynn flourish and MFT PI stamp and some very bright card and ribbon.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Celebrate being sporty

This is Easel card that doubles as a gift card holder made for a young man. I don't have many suitable young male stamps so I have a few 3D layered images. You may wonder where is the gift card, well it was bright yellow and it certainly did not match the colour scheme, so I made an insert and taped the card to the back.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Faux pressed flowers

This card was inspired by a new technique that I found on Splitcoast stampers called Faux pressed flowers. In the tutorial they have used stamps and paper flowers but all the items I have used on the centre card have been die cut, glued in place and the whole card is then embossed using a folder. This gives it a very interesting look, I will be sure to try out some other folders to see how they turn out.
MFT die-namics, cherry lynn flourish, Nellie Snellen die, cuttlebug embossing folder, ribbon, designer paper, cream and pink card stock.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Sponged Dye leaves

I had some supplies still on my table from a card I made last month. This card is created with masking, sponged dye ink and assorted leaf images.
Have a great day

Monday, October 29, 2012

Black and gold cheers

This card was created for a Goddess Party, while this isn't a goddess stamp I don't think you can go wrong using a MFT A'la mode stamp.
I tried something new for this card I wanted to use  nestabling. Nestabling is self adhesive bling desgined to coordinate with spellbinder nestabilities.The image is better suited to a round die but I only had gold nestabling in oval so I stamped the image and cut around the legs and positioned the oval nestability die so that it would cut off the legs. The dress and the shoes were coloured with twinkletts glitter pen the colour matched perfectly with DCWV glitter card.
This is also the first time I have used two ribbons for the bow it is so easy to make bows using a bow maker. The cream designer paper is from chatter box artsy.licious collection
Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Paint Chip Gift Card Holder

My daughter's friend just got married this is what I made to hold the gift card. The young couple just purchased a house, my daughter came home from the hardware store with a gift card, a paint brush and some sample paint chips and asked Mum can you make something with this here is what I came up with.
 I cut the large paint chip samples smaller keeping the paint names in the corner and layered them along with spellbinder die hearts and punched letters.
 I scored the card to make a folder and attached the paint brush so it wouldn't fall out. Then using a black panel with punched edges I created a pocket for the gift card. And finished it off with a bow.
Spellbinders heart die, letter punches; paint chip samples,Martha stewart punches, ribbon, DCWV card.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Here comes the bride

This card was made for a bridal shower, in the same colours that will be in the bridal party. I used MFT die-namics perfect petal trio and cut each flower out twice, I sponged the edges, scrunched each petal several times then attached the brad in the centre and crinkled each layer. This has to be the easiest way to make paper flowers.
Stamps: Stampin up
Paper: DCWV green and Stampin up very vanilla
Other: sizzlits little leaves, MFT Die-namic, Fiskars border punch,grosgrain ribbon, brad, adirondack ink juniper, nestabilities oval & lacey oval.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Sweet Petals

We have had a busy time here creating, my daughter who is studying marketing had a group assignment where they had to create an item and a marketing campaign and sell their item at market day. The group decided  they liked the idea for the cuppa chup flowers that I had found on line but also wanted to use chocolate hearts for those who don't like lollies. They liked the sample I created using a Martha Stewart border punch, scor pal and hot glue.
 I donated the paper and tools and the group had a workshop to create 170 sweet petals which were a great sucess at market day.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Creativity takes courage

For today's card I tried a technique that was posted in one of my online groups. Here is a link to the source for instructuions. It uses crayons and a embossing folder. Now it took me some time to hunt up the crayons it has been along time since we have used them in this household.
I use chocolate base card with the leaf embossing folder and various autumn colour crayons. Then Adirondack inks to sponge and brilliance pearlescent ink to add the reflective light. As you add the crayon the embossing just pops out and then when you add the ink is gives the card a seude texture. I finished it off with bakers twine and the MFT Prima Donna Petals die-namics flower.
Stamps: MFT Clearly Sentimental about art
Paper: Chocolate, orange and red card, DCWV designer paper
Other: crayons, cuttlebug embossing folder, adirondack and brilliance ink, MFT Die-namic, hot glue, bakers twine.

Have fun

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Add a splash of colour to everyday

I have seen this sketch several times, the cards have been amazing so I thought I would give it a try. I just kept telling myself to keep it simple. I have to be one of most dissatified card makers when it comes to clean and simple cards, I just can't seem to stop adding just one more thing.
The colours I have used are for an autumn challenge, red brown and orange, although in the photo the red looks more like pink.
When I look at my card, my only thought is blah. I really don't like this it just needs something so out comes another die cut template.

Stamps: MFT - Clearly Sentimental about art.
MFT Die-namic, square nestabilities, hot glue, red ink

Sunday, September 16, 2012

It is all about the ring

I played with Martha Stewart border and corner punches to create the doily base for this card, I have done this using 12 x 12 papers but this is the first time I have used the instructions that come in the pack for smaller squares.
The lace oval and flower were made using Marianne dies, I used 3 different size flower dies, with card and several layers of tissue paper to make the flower.The image and ribbon were coloured with copic pens. I usually add kidy glitz on the diamond for some sparkle but I must be out of it so I used papier glass finish and glitter, it gave 3d dimension to the diamond. 
Stamps: MFT A'la Mode
Paper: two shades of purple card, white card and designer paper, white tissue paper
Other: Marianne die, martha stewart punches, spellbinders oval nestabilities & fancy tags die, ribbon, copic pens, brad, glitter, papier glass finish.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Let's Celebrate 21

Hi All, I am back creating another 21st card, this time pink is the theme.
I have made a centre step card with My Favorite things A'la mode Cheers stamp as the focal point. I used copic pens to colour the image, I also used the same copic pen to colour a white ribbon pink, this is great if you have trouble matching colours. The copic ink actually make the ribbon alittle stiff when it dries, so the bow keeps it shape really well.
 Inside I used the MFT's well worn greetings die-namics
Stamps: MFT A'la mode
Paper: papercraft designer paper, white and pink card
Other: ribbon, copic pens,spellbinder nestabilities, MFT die-namics, gem stones


Thursday, August 16, 2012

Triple Time stamping

For today's card I thought I would try a technique that is very popular at the moment it is called triple time stamping or seamless tiers. For this I used some very old supplies, wood mounter stamps from PSX and Lucy stamps, Adirondack inks, butterscotch, latte, current, terracotta and a skeleton leaf. In fact the PSX leaf is one of the first stamps I purchased 13 years ago.
 While I found this fairly easy to create I found this link on do stamping with Dawn that explains it with a video tutorial.
Have fun creating, I know I will be making more perhaps even as a quick Christmas theme cards.
Take Care

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

21st flip it

Today's card is another 21st one, made with the sizzix flip die. A great card to make when you want something special without a great deal of effort. The stamped image is from My Favorite Things I am certainly getting to use is alot this year.

 I used my bow maker for the bow, the ribbon and buckle and gems stones are from my stash of supplies. And the card is double sided card stock that I have had for years. The verse inside is from stampin up.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Happiness always

This is another stamp that I purchased from the show. It is from stamp it Australia. I used a background stamp for texture then stamped the butterfly in black ink and highlighted the wings with h2o's.

Friday, August 10, 2012


Yeah it is time to celebrate, I have a new computer notebook this time, my old one was only 5years old, but wow so many things have changed. None of the programs that I am used to are on this one, so it has taken me ages to get work out how to do things. This is the first photo I have downloaded from my very old camera, the kodak program was not compatable, so I am trying windows live photo gallery.
This a Penny Black stamp that I purchased at the papercraft show back in June. I have coloured it with copic pens and dressed dit up with ribbon and a button.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

computer down

Hello there, just a note to say that my computer has crashed and I have lost all my files and photos. Hopefully I will be up and running soon sharing my card designs with you.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

La la Land make and take

Today I had a wonderful time at the Brisbane Scrapbook & Papercraft convention. I managed to see Tim Holtz although it was 4 deep to see him at work. I stopped stand 31 to see 
Irina Blount from La La Land Crafts, conducting make and takes. With some perfect timing and a vacant chair, I was invited to make and take a 3D box card. This was the best make and take I have ever made, although I was a bit nervous using copic pens in front of an audience, as I know I don't use them the way that are meant to be used, and I take quite some time to get the colouring the way that I like it.
 I couldn't resist adding a few more Marci and Luka stamps to my collection.
 and a some flourishes stamps, penny black stamp, Marianne dies, and copic refills and a few other things.
Thanks for looking


Saturday, June 9, 2012

Hawaiian Thankyou

I  needed a couple of thank you cards, a very simple layout design using Martha Stewart border punch and My Favorite Things Hibiscus Die-namic.

Stamps: Stampin up
Paper: Stampin up and Kaiser craft seaside collection 6" stack
Other: MS Border punch, MFT die-namic, pearl, gem stone.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Welcome little one

We will soon be welcoming a new little girl into the neighbourhood. 
For today's card I used My Favorite Things sketch MFTWSC75 
 I could only find white ribbon to use, so I used my copic pen to colour the ribbon. In 2seconds I had a nice ribbon to match my card.
Stamps: MFT A'la mode
Paper: Cream and Purple card, DP - around the block
Other: Marianne dies, MFT die, copic pens, ribbon, brad.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Follow your heart

I saw this layout some time ago on Debby Yates blog A Scrapjourney now finally I have had the chance to case it. The main image is Upsy Daisy set from Stampin up, it may even be discontinued now, which is a bit of a shame. The text is an unmounted clear set that I have had for some time and of course I didn't write down the manufacturer.

Thursday, May 31, 2012


Here is the card I have created using My Favorite things Wednesday sketch  mftwsc73. As you can see I am still working my way down the list of 21st birthdays that my daughter gave me, thank goodness they are all girls. I have used A'la mode cheers for the image and text. The designer paper is from My Minds Eye 6 x6 paper stack "everyday flair".
Stamps: My favorite things
Paper: white & Blue card and My Minds Eye DP
Other: ribbon, copic pens,ms border punch, nestabilities.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring Flowers

I have had this image stamped out for some time, I can't remember what company it is from but it is a wood mounted stamp. Sketch layout the sweetest thing sweet sunday sketch challenge 157 the flower in the corner is made with MFT Die-namics.
Thanks for looking

baby shower

I made this card for a recent baby shower. The layout is inspired by the
Stamps: Whipper Snapper baby girl bear
Paper: white, pink card, DCWV baby girl stack
Other: nestabilities, MFT die-namic, ribbon, copic pens