Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Water is FUN!

Second post from the weekend - 

I have had this Chipboard film strip laying around in my stash since March last year ( I bought on my first day out by myself after having my little boy),  and I finally took some perfect photos to use it.  Mr F put this new app on my phone and I gave it a try - it takes the photo's in sequence and then does the film strip thing for you which is quite handy, it does many other fun things that I had a great time playing with while master S played in the pool, just love some of his facial expressions - even better to have them on camera.

I printed the photo's out in vintage tones to match with all my other embellishments. I sponged the chipboard with Tea Dye Distress Ink, and used a border punch and Scattered Straw Distress Ink to make the borders around the frame.  The bunting banner is chipboard pieces also died in the Distress Ink. The rest is all little pieces of "junk" I had in the junk box - I knew I kept these crazy things for a reason, they include; a button of a jacket, material tag from jeans, a shell, random piece of cardboard and a couple of other bits.  But I think it came together nicely. The paper is from My Minds Eye paper Stack.

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Busy weekend

Morning everyone,

I got a huge delivery of supplies last week,  so I was very busy creating over the weekend and finally have a bit of time to upload photo's.

I would like to thank the 3 lovely ladies who came to my North-side Paper Crafters Meetup on Sunday afternoon, I don't know how much crafting was happening but we had a great time getting to know each other.  Hoping to make this a monthly meetup, to share ideas and create together.  Meetup is a great website that I have only just discovered and is an awesome resource for meeting like minded people no matter what you are interested in, you can find more information on my meet up here.

So now onto the creations:

Little Bird Told Me...

This card was not created for anyone in particular but I'm sure someone will be having a baby soon enough so I can put it to good use.  I just wanted to play with the bottle caps as they are new item I have not played with before.  I used Crystal Effects on the little booties to let them stand out a bit. I used the layout sketch below from Create with Connie and Mary Challenge # 239.  I flipped this one around and made a landscape card.  I used the Vine Street Embossing folder along the bottom but it isn't showing up so well in the photo - I think its all the ghastly weather we are having making it overcast all day.

 My Interpretation.

Created with: (All Stampin’ Up!)
Calendar Alphabet & Numbers (retired)
Collage Curios
Baby Bundle
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight
Card stock & Paper: 
Gumball Green (leaves), So Saffron (Card Base)
Birds of a Feather DSP
Bird Builder Punch, 1” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch, Big Shot, Blender Pens, Vine Street embossing folder
Calypso Coral Ruffles Ribbon, Soda Pop Tops, Crystal Effects

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

An Easter gift

I have a cute little Easter Gift bag to share with you this evening, 

This will be featured in one of my up coming classes.  It is filled with valentines heart chocolates at the moment - and that is only because I refuse to purchase Easter goodies in February and give the stores more money.  So come Easter it will have some yummy candy eggs in it.

Created with: (All Stampin’ Up!)
Pool Party, Versamark
Card stock & Paper: 
Pool Party, Crumb Cake,  Birds of a Feather DSP
Labels Collection Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Large Oval Punch, Heat Gun, Big Shot
Calypso Coral Ruffles Ribbon, Silver Embossing Powder

Entered into the following challenges:


Friday, 8 February 2013

Happy Dirtday!

Today I have a bit of a masculine card for you today,  I Bought this stamp set a while ago and finally used it today, to create this cute card for a young boy.

I have used the sketch challenge #28 from Paper Craft Crew.  

I used a couple of techniques for this card, distressing the edges of the Crumb Cake card-stock to give it a bit of a male feel (rugged and messy).  I made the little button with coordinating card-stock and a circle punch, then dyed the white bakers twine with Chocolate Chip ink to match with the card base.

My inspiration:

My Creation:

Products I used:
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Basic Black and Very Vanilla Card Stock, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango and Old Olive Ink pad, I Dig You Stamp Set, Labels Collection Framelits, 3/4" Circle Punch, Handheld punch, White Bakers Twine.

I have entered this into the following Challenges:

Monday, 4 February 2013

For someone Special

Challenge 3

This is a nice easy simple and yet I think elegant card, with the help of the sketch challenge at CAS(E)

and now for my take on the challenge:

Products I used: 
Stampin' Up! Basic Black and Primrose petal card stock, Wonderful Mother stamp set, Primrose petal ink, Prima Marketing Flower, Ice Stickles, and a metallic envelope (have to up-cycle).

Entered into:

My Fair Lady

Challenge number 2

Loving this card - inspired from one of my favourite movies 'My Fair Lady'. 
And the lovely ladies at Mad for markers, with their Oscars themed challenge. 

Products I used:
Kaisercraft Tigerlilly 6.5" paper pad, American Crafts Black ribbon, Pink Satin Ribbon, Kaisercraft Paper Blooms - Fuchsia and Amethyst,Sassy Studio Designs Digi Stamp 'my fair lady', Prima marketing leaves, misc lace ribbon and bead trim. Copic Markers E50, E51, E53, E71, E77, R32, R35 and multiliner.

I have entered this into the following challenges:


I had a very busy weekend and managed to get in a lot of crafting the next few posts will be my entries for current challenges.  I am really getting into the challenges at the moment and with some fantastic inspiration out there it's hard to resist entering them.  Which also means I have completed heaps of cards and layouts (more than I normally would) so I think it's a win win!

A2Z Scraplets February Challenge:

My interpretation:

Products I used:
Stampin' Up! Crumbcake Cake and Basic Black cardstock, Kaisercraft Red card stock, and Jewel Rhinestones - red and black, Grace Taylor Sticker and miscellaneous paper scraps.

Entered into the following challenges:

Sunday, 3 February 2013

New Seasonal Mini Catalogue

Good afternoon,  

I know this post is 2 days late but I have had a super busy weekend, I won't bore you with the details but I will be posting some photos of finished projects.

Well the Seasonal Mini Catalogue is finally here, and I am super excited to finally share it with you all. Stampin' Up! has outdone themselves with this one, there are some awesome products that i'm sure you will all want to get your hands on.  I have been able to have a play with a few items already (Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Hearts a Flutter Bundle and Artisan Embellishments kit to name just a few) and you can see examples of these in previous posts.

You can view the new catalogue by clicking on the image below, or if you prefer a hard copy I can post one to you for only $3.50 (inc P&H).

Don't forget you can order online by clicking here and every $100 you spend qualifies you for  Sale-A-Bration promotion and you can select 1 free item from the brochure.