Thursday, February 25, 2010


I made my first Xmas card of the year for a challenge which stipulated 2 layers, 3 buttons and glitter.  As it was my first challenge ever I thought it was one I could cope with.

The background paper was bought locally at The Deckle Edge, the background stamp is Magnolia Winter Night Background. the buttons and embroidery thread are from my stash and the border punch is an EK Success one.  The skiing moose is Morris from Motivet and he is stuck on with thin dimensionals to raise him off the background just a little.

The background stamp is coloured in using Copics, however, I messed up the mountains and ended up paper piecing them.  Quite a mission, but I thought it was worth it.  The moose is coloured in using SU crayons and the glitter part is Diamond Stickles on the rim of his hat.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


As per usual, I cased this idea from another blog.  Yes, I do sometimes have original ideas but it is just so much easier to look at other people's work for inspiration.  Anyway, the background houses are a SU wheel, the fence is from my Slice machine, the grass is a MS Icicle border punch (trimmed) and the leaves and flowers are from my stash.  The rabbit is made with SU punches and Nestabilities (the ears). 

Monday, February 22, 2010


This card was originally white, sponged with Tattered Rose distress ink and stamped with a Hero Arts bamboo image.

The layers of papers are from bottom to top, CM, SU Close to Cocoa using the SU Top Note die, a pink paint swatch (picked up free from the local hardware store) with a design cut from the Slice and a Nestabilities Circle cut from white cardstock.  On the circle I took another circle I had cut from the Slice and used it as a template to sponge on the inside with distress ink.  Then the deer was stamped onto the circle.  It seems rather long winded but this card had been sitting on my craft table for quite a while giving me the chance to tweak it a couple of times.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


This template was given to me and I was thrilled it turned out so well.  I used a locally obtained brown and yellow cardstock for the holder and cartons and CM papers (all from the same pack that is why they go so well together) to decorate it with.

The scalloped circle on the holder is SU as is the swirly image.  The sentiment is Penny Black.  On the cartons I sponged all the sides with Distress Ink and glued the papers on before assembling them.  On the top of the cartons I used an EK Success border punch with co-ordinating papers.  The labels are SU scalloped oval and plain oval and the wording is using a magnetic alphabet I have - think it is a Making Memories one.  I then punched 2 holes through the top and fed the raffia through.

When needed I plan to get some chocolates and nuts, put them into a celphane packet and pop them into the boxes.  The project can also be duplicated by making 2 holders and 4 milk cartons.  You can then glue the 2 holders back to back thus making it more stable as my ones need to be supported from underneath when you pick it up.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


This could well be me in a couple of years time !  I coloured in the image using Smooches and Copics and then cut it out.  The frame is from a my Slice and the papers are from my stash.

I recently went on a flower buying spree so decided I better start using some of them on my projects, hence the flowers.  Not too sure where the sentiment came from.

Sunday, February 14, 2010


After watching a 2 part video on how to construct this project I knew I had to give it a go.  It is a quick and easy box to make and perfect to keep photographs in until you are ready to scrapbook them.  Gina even offered a free template to download for a card you can use to journal relevant info on the photo's.

The main colour is SU Old Olive and the dotted paper is also SU.  I used Nestabilities labels in Old Olive and a yellow cardstock I buy in bulk.  I then punched out a SU scalloped oval and a normal oval.  The dolphin is from SU Silly Sealife and is coloured in using Copics which I think I am finally getting the hang of.

Thursday, February 11, 2010


This stamp is from a new company in the US and I was a bit disappointed that their stamps arrive on a thin rubber sheet.  Luckily I had the foam backing which I could stick it onto.

Anyway, that aside, the stamp is cute and I do like their images.  I used Nestabilities petite scalloped circles and the Fleur de Lis pendant (yet again) to layer the image onto.

The background paper is CM and the sentiment stamp is a Penny Black one which I seem to be getting a lot of use out of lately.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


When I stamped and coloured this image it was very plain so I decided to jazz it up with a few Nestabilities.  The image is cut out with the Petite circles scalloped die, then comes the Fleur de Lis die and finally we have the scalloped square.

The background paper is CM and the label was made on the Slice.  I think the sentiment is a Clear Dollar one.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I've had these stamps for a while now and thought they needed to be used.

The background paper is CM and I used Nestabilities labels to cut both papers out.  The image is coloured in using SU markers.

Can think of a couple of ladies who could get this card for their birthday !

Thursday, February 4, 2010


I saw this cute box on a blog and decided to copy it (something I'm rather good at !).  The hearts are all Nestabilities and for this project I used the largest and 3rd largest sizes.  The Valentine's stamp is a SU hostess set called Holiday Best and the flowers underneath on the largest red heart are from an Inkadinkado stamp set.  The box sizes are 1 x 4 and one eighth inch square and 1 x 4 inch square, both scored at 1" on all sides.  The larger of the boxes goes on the upper side.

I'm so proud of my bow which I made with my new Bow Easy.  Either you can make bows or you can't and I fall into the latter category with it always being very much a hit and miss affair.  With the Bow Easy (don't I sound just like the Shopping channel ?) my bows are consistently good, once I fathomed out the instructions and watched others on You Tube !

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Just love this Penny Johnson image, but then again, I am a teddy bear fan.

I stamped the image onto watercolour paper and coloured it in using SU and Tombow markers.  I then used a Nestabilities label die to cut out the image.  Leaving the die on after embossing I used Tattered Rose (my favourite at the moment) distress ink to sponge on a border.  The pink die just peeking out is also Nestabilities, Fleur de Lis which I just love and it is fast becoming my favourite die.

The background paper is SU.  Not sure about the pink paper - I think it was bought in bulk from the local stationers.

Monday, February 1, 2010


The Cute Critter stamp set which arrived with my last parcel from the States is very sweet.  I stamped out a couple of the ducks, coloured one in in yellow then decided I did not like it.  I then experimented with grey on the other ducks and thought they looked better.  All 3 were left on my craft table and with moving things around they landed up in the position which I ended up with on the card.  I thought it was quite cute !  Must have been the inspiration fairy who did it !

The sentiment is from an Inkadinkado set.