Saturday, 31 August 2013

Inks & watercolour pencils [in progress]

Was mucking round with distress inks in blues & greens on a pale blue card base - when I lay it down on my work desk it was beside my watercolour pencils and I started to see the scene take shape so I gave it a go....

Now am thinking if I have a quotation or sentiment to suit... will think about it overnight and see what happens... so not hooking up to any challenges at this time...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

White Blossom Dreams

Borrowed Stamp It sentiment in navy blue, Pale green base card distressed with Versa color in Aquatic Splash & Green Oasis, baby paper blossoms from stash, freebie dp strip, Stampin Up Beautiful Wings butterfly, green bling from stash.


 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
Rhedd and Rosie 14th Challenge - Something for the Ladies
 
 
Less is More - Use a rubber stamp
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Shining Moments

I cut this Giant Butterfly from a Memory Box die a long time ago and used it as a template for painting - so now I decided to use the actual cut out... I highlighted the body and some veins on the wings with Diamond Glaze...

Using freebie dp strip on top of white card base distressed with Versa Magic Aqua Splash & Oasis Green as my background and a PTI sentiment with green versacolor ink.

I am linking to the following challenges with this creation

Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes - sharing creativity...

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes...

Make It Monday - Anything Goes - sharing creativity...


Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Friday, 30 August 2013

Lovely Day Duo

The background paper on these creations was actually a bag used when I bought something at a craft shop and I have used it as a bookmark for a couple of years... I decided before it get wrecked I would use it...

Memory box butterfly dies, Papercraft Hub Label Duo die, stamp unknown & white ep Purple bling & bronze cardstock from stash...

I am entering into the following challenges with these creations

Eureka Stamps - Be Sentimental

Muse - inspiration - I chose butterflies...

 Rhedd and Rosie 14th Challenge - One for the ladies...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Fairy Floss

Pink fluffy version of a creation using Hero Arts flower stamp embossed in white ep, coloured with peppermint taffy, playful peony & pear blossom Twinkling H20's, Memory Box butterfly coloured with H20's, corrugated & plain pink card stock, bling and gold sticker from stash.

 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
 
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes - Die Cuts
 
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges #182 - You can stick it! Use stickers or peel offs ...
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Licorice Allsorts

When I use purple black and yellow [or pink] I always think of licorice allsorts hence the name for this creation...

Ugh solid stamps always cause me issues - but this looks fine IRL - so its just the camera that picks up the flaws...
 
Materials used; Hero Arets floral stamp, black ink & clear ep, Twinkling H20's in yellow and Faber Castell Art watercolour pencils in green & purple, Memory Box butterfly die, corrugated card, bling and lilac card base from stash.
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
 Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
 
Craft Mojo - Butterflies
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Thank You & Get Well Soon

Purchased pre-cut cards from SU over a year ago and finally spent an hour taking out all the fiddly bits - by the time that was done I only made up 2 of them...




One Get Well card and One Thank You card - same patterned paper but located differently under the cut outs....

There are 13 more die cuts to use but they will have to wait...




I am linking to the following blogs with these creations

Word Art Wednesday - #95 - Anything Goes

Make It Monday #155 - Anything Goes - sharing creativity

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Striped Birthday

Freebie dp used for this creation - Black sticker, red brad and Stampin Up Pinwheel Die cut...

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
 
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes - Die Cuts
 
Dutch Dare Card Challenges - Birthday Wishes
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

WOYWW #221

Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday...??

Here is mine... we just got back mins ago...

6 sheets of dp, 7 bling in colours I don't have - who knew there were so many?? 4 pks of cards - 6 for $1 with envelopes... bargain, white paper flowers to replenish my stash and a mini sentiment stamp pack - total $20...


I know I know - why do I need more? Because she who dies with the most wins!!! LOL...


On the left of this lot of goodies is some pre cut Kraft cards that I got from SU over a year ago and took me over an hour to remove all the fiddly bits...

Above the new stuff is a red stripey card in progress, stamped butterflies and baby images ready to be fussy cut, a colour wheel which was stored with the set of Faber Castell Artists Watercolour pencils which I won in a magazine contest 17 years ago and only just used yesterday on this POST...

That was quick you say - for me anyway - well yup - not a lot happening in my little corner of the world at this stage...

If you attend T for Tuesday at Altered Book Lover hosted by the fabulous Bleubeard & Elizabeth you can see another desk as well as the below...
I got a nice little surprise from a friend when she found out about my work situation:

"The Happy Bag"
A marble for those days when you think you have lost yours...
A piece of string to hold it together when everything seems to be falling apart...
A heart to remind you that someone loves you...
A teddy bear for a nice big hug when you need one...
An eraser to make all those little mistakes go away...
A coin so you will never be completely broke...
Attached to the bag was a smiley badge - what a lovely thing - I gave her a big cuddle...
made me feel all warm & fuzzy!!

If you want to join in this fabulous WOYWW blog hop pop over to Stamping Ground where hostess Julia Dunnit has all the goss...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Blue Butterfly Birthday

Well I see lots of butterflies over the next few posts cos I am finally breaking out some NBUS - Kaisercraft butterfly stamps I have had for at least a year... and Faber Castell Artist watercolour pencils I won in a magazine competition almost 17 years ago - honest never used - but then the stash I won there was three sets of watercolours and pastels and stuff - my sister uses water colour pencils so well I thought it was about time...

Materials used: Kaisercraft Tigerlilly stamp inked up with versacolor royal blue, embossed with polysparkle ep, coloured with Faber Castell watercolour pencil, sentiment using EZCut paper dies, bling and white linen card base from stash.

I thought about using a flourish or something else to fill up white space but nothing I tried looked any good so I left it well enough alone... there is always the opportunity to create another card!!

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Flutter By Wednesday #249 - Emboss It! You can use wet or dry embossing along with your butterfly or fairy! My butterfly is wet embossed...

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Die Cuts...

Oldie but A goodie Challenge - Embossing - I have used wet embossing and my pencils and stamps are way older than 6 month...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx



T for Tuesday #7

Hi everyone... a little earlier than usual for me... I came straight home and dumped everything down to get a cool drink... its fruit punch cordial with plain mineral water.... if you would like to join everyone for a cuppa and a natter pop over to Altered Book Lover and see Elizabeth for the details...

I'm not officially clearing out my desk at work - but its amazing the stuff that gathers over the years...
Someone gave me a glass chess set cos if I didn't want it it was going in the bin - I don't own a chess set so I gladly took hold of it... the shoe box full of cards is my stock that sits near me at work - when someone needs a card they pop on over for a gander... as I am away for a few days I thought I would bring it home and see if anything needs "freshening up"... the white nag has promotional stuff - water bottle, lanyard, earphones... the usual stuff will give to Daughter when she next visits... this is the table where my big shot dies &ef's live in the middle of my loungeroom... looks like a pig sty but its hiding all the dust!! Another job on the list lol...

By the way if you read Elizabeth's blog this week she pointed out how the naked eye doesn't always pick up what the camera does by showing us her fabulous roses in the front garden... 
Well her comment reminded me of a post I made - not that long ago - where right in the middle of the photo - albeit in the background my cat had left a deposit... I didn't notice until I was reviewing comments  - eeeeyyyyoooowwww  and no-one has noticed - of course I shared with my sister and now she checks all my posts very carefully - I don't think I will ever live it down... but I am lazy cheeky enough that its still posted... lol

Our morning bus has a driver named Brad and he always has a cheery greeting for everyone - especially the "girls" - we have called ourselves Brad's Harem - I only told them yesterday about my work situation and today one of the lovelies gave me a little surprise today - a purple [my fave colour] organza gift bag with the following contents and this lovely note:
"The Happy Bag"
A marble for those days when you think you have lost yours...
A piece of string to hold it together when everything seems to be falling apart...
A heart to remind you that someone loves you...
A teddy bear for a nice big hug when you need one...
An eraser to make all those little mistakes go away...
A coin so you will never be completely broke...
Attached to the bag was a smiley badge - what a lovely thing - I gave her a big cuddle...
made me feel all warm & fuzzy!!

Have a great week everyone - Thanks for stopping by... Mxx




Sunday, 25 August 2013

NBUS Stickertime #5

My final effort with sticker peel offs and Twinkling H20's - for now anyway... this reminds me a little of a stained glass window - but I do love purple...

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 87 - whew almost my time to leave this week...
 
Inspired by Stamping WHW #114 - Anything Goes
 
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes - sharing creativity
 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

NBUS Stickertime #4

Again sticker peel offs and Twinkling H20's - for a Christmas theme this time...

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Rudolph Day at Stamping for Pleasure - Always Christmas

Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 87 - follow the leader is very popular...

Rhedd and Rosie 13th Challenge - Use red

Crafty Hazlenut's Christmas Challenge Extra for August - Always Christmas

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

NBUS Stickertime #3

A little more detailed this time with sticker peel offs & Twinkling H20's... applied to a snippet of white card on a yellow card base...

No sentiment as it can be used for so many different occasions...
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 87 - parsnip and I are becoming firm friends... 
 
Rhedd and Rosie 13th Challenge - Use Red
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

NBUS Stickertime #2

My 2nd creation using sticker peel offs... this time for a little girl birthday - rainbow stickers and coloured with Twinkling H20's ...

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes 
 
Paper Pretties PWC272 - Girly Girl
 
Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes
 
 Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

NBUS Stickertime #1

While sorting my stash of stickers / peel offs I decided to put some to use... starting off with a very basic birthday concoction as I already put the frame stickers onto squares then couldn't think of what to do with them LOL...

 
No other ingredients - just stickers & cardstock...
 
I am linking up to Seize the Birthday with this creation
as well as Word Art Wednesday Challenge #94 where its just sharing creativity as well as
Make It Monday #154 which is also all about creativity...
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Welcome Yani

Was asked to create a card to welcome a new little boy to the world - with a name of Yani Nate Joachim Ionniades - it was a bit of time before I wrapped my head around what to do...


I decided to use a watermark effect on the pale blue card base made up of the letters in his first 3 names, I used Memories Baby Blue ink pad and old MUMS letter stamps I have had forever...
My Moon Baby is a PSX stamp embossed in ultrafine silver ep, coloured with Twinkling H20's then fussy cut and placed with double sided dots to raise it up. Silver alphabet stickers used to make up the sentiment...

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes

Make It Monday - sharing creativity

Sister Act Card Challenge #21 - always Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Thinking Blossoms

Borrowed Fern Gully Stamp - Daisy Border, embossed in gold - coloured with Twinkling H20's, gold stickers, white card snippet & pink card base from stash.

 
AUD Sentiments Challenge 87 - Anything but a Birthday Card
 
CAS on Sunday Challenge #15 - Floral Fantasy
 
Crazy for CAS Challenge #25 - use wet or dry embossing on your creation
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 

Christmas Robin

More Freebie dp and images... highlighted with solver & clear Kindyglitz... sticker and pale blue card base from stash...

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #139 - include something cute on your creation...
 
 
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Christmas - Winter Animals...
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Baby Dino

Foraging through my stash I found some freebie paper and Dino images - so I decided to make another baby boy card...

 
Materials used: Nitwits image, stickertape, clear Kindyglitz highlights, tumbled glass DI on white card base.
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
Addicted to Stamps and More CAS with a Twist Challenge #59 - I have gone straight CAS theme...
 
Make It Monday - sharing creativity
 
Simply Create Too - For A Child
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Burlesque Love

Up-cycling a party invite from 2009 - I was inspired to enter the below challenge with this creation as the theme called for Carnival Craze... the silhouette of the horse & rider plus the colours scream carnival...

 
Curtain Call - The theme is Carnival Craze...
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

WOYWW #220

Another one bites the dust!!! Wednesday that is - time to trek around the globe visiting crafters...


I am lucky enough to stick in peoples minds when they are clearing out - a friend handed me these sheets of cardboard - they may not be card bases but they will certainly take to embossing and die cutting... The red & yellow striped cards were Work Christmas party invites from 2009 which I found in one of my garage crates - some deconstruction is in the cards [pun intended] I love it so much I also used in in my T for Tuesday post LOL...

The pad of papers is what is left of my freebie with craft magazine stash... slowly using it up!!

That's about it for this week - I have been busy making cards but they are all in previous posts - if you would like to know what WOYWW is all about then pop over to Stamping Ground where our hostess Julia Dunnit takes very good care of us all!!

Welcome to Gloria Shirr - my newest follower...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Sympathy Owl

Had a request for a sympathy with an owl on it - the recipient loves owls so the requester thought it would be nice...

In amongst all the borrowed stash I found this Stampin Up owl but thought it was a bit cheerful - so embossing white on white and then distressing with different shades of brown I thought helped bring things down a notch...

 
The sentiment stamp is from Our Daily Bread Designs 
"May time heal your heart and memories comfort your soul" 
The flowers and pearls are from my stash.
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
AUD Sentiments Challenge Blog 87 - Anything but a Birthday Card...
 
Country View Crafts Challenge #6 - Quotations & Sayings
 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 
 

T 4 Tuesday #6

Hi there - cruise on over to Altered Book Lover and enjoy a cuppa while visiting crafty people sharing stories, crafts and a cuppa thanks to our hostess Elizabeth...

Vanilla Latte this week - I probably shouldn't at 10 to 10 at night but its sooooo cold....

 
I had just finished making the card in the background which is a with sympathy including an owl - and I guess the colouring is what led me to believe I needed a coffee LOL...
 
On the right are some "work" party invitations I snaffled a couple of years ago and just found in one of my garage crates - looks like some deconstruction is on the cards [pun intended]...
 
Finally apologies for the blatant "product placement" under my cutting mat but the big paper bag makes things so much cleaner when I get a bit messy... and if you didn't notice it sorry for drawing your attention!!!
 
Work wise no changes - careers management interview with an external company tomorrow to see what I want to do next - at 50 - sleep would be nice...
 
Thanks again for all your lovely comments and have a great week - Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 


Peace Smile

I picked up a craft magazine for the first time the other day - they are a bit out of my budget usually - but there was queue at the pharmacist so I browsed while I waited - anyway - attached was a fabulous 6x6 ef of peacocks - there was also a tiny stamp set but the stamps weren't moulded properly so I am thinking of discarding them.... As soon as I was able I ran it through my machine using "aqua" coloured card stock - and I just loved it... but 6x6 - I needed a card base!! Luckily I had a white one and stuck it on the front - then I decided it needed distressing so I used DI Tumbled glass and versa colour Navy - finally my goodness what am I gonna stick in the middle - raiding my stash I came up with some NBUS - so here I have a brand new item and a NBUS item I have had for years....


Materials used: ef from Australian Simply Cards Magazine issue 58, Unity Stamps sentiment, Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass DI, Navy Versa colour, foam tape and Aqua card stock from stash...

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Muse - inspiration pic - I chose the word Smile

Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 220 - use your new stash - my friend Darnell coined the acronym NBUS [never before used stuff] and I have seen it pop up in a few places LOL...

Country View Crafts Challenge #6 - Quotations & Sayings

Thanks for stopping by.... Mxx

Monday, 19 August 2013

Zig Zag Birthday

Borrowed my sisters chevron die which she received as a prize from the lovely Di at Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground, cut from snippets of freebie dp received with a craft magazine, add silk flowers, a brad and sticker from my stash all laid on a bronze card base.... my only dilemma then was what background to photograph on and it makes a huge difference.... I think I prefer the black...

I am linking to the following challenges with this creation...



Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 86 -
come on over and play...

Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday!!

Make It Monday - Sharing Creativity

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx



Sunday, 18 August 2013

Snowflake Flurry

I was inspired by a few challenges to make this card...

 
Materials used: Silver & White stickers, Inkadinkadoo snowflake clear stamps & white versa cube ink on a Navy base card.
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
 
Great Impressions - Square Card
 
Just Add Ink #178 - Just add Snowflakes
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Elegant Floral Birthday

Snippet of freebie dp, Kaisercraft stamped flowers embossed in gold, black pearls, gold ribbon,  sticker and black card base from stash...

 
I am linking up to the following challenge with this creation...
 
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 86 - Trampolining with Parsnip!!
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Elegant Birthday

Freebie dp once again - I have heaps of it - considering I get at least 2 cards from each 6x6 sheet LOL

I used clear Kindyglitz to add sparkle and of course took the pic while its still wet as once it dries it almost disappears in photography!! I quite like this dp - and I have a stamp very similar but I don't think the paper deserved to be covered up!!

I am liking up to the following challenges with this creation

Crafts And Me Challenge #139 - Anything Goes

Sister Act Card Challenge #20 - Anything Goes sharing creativity

Seize The Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday Challenge

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Saturday, 17 August 2013

All Boy

Using dp snippets from my stash, stamped cars from one of my sisters stamps I think is a hero arts - birthday sticker from stash on Navy card base...

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
 Great Impressions August 2013 - Square Card
 
Make It Monday - Sharing Creativity
 
Oldie but A goodie Challenge - Boy / Male Card - you must use something at least 6 months old - I have had this dp for years!!
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Black Floral Birthday

Finally did a stamped image - feels like ages LOL - Fern Gully Stamps Daisy Border embossed with gold ep on snippet of black card, gold ribbon & sticker sentiments from stash on white card base.

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 86 - Parsnip is so cute and give fabbo cuddles!! 
 
Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes
 
Eureka Stamps Weekly Challenge #52 - Blooms & Blossoms
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Thought Away

Using some paper snippets, ribbon, bling and a Stampin Up sentiment with green versacube ink I attached a Memory Box butterfly...

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Make It Monday - sharing creativity
 
Word Art Wednesday #93 - Anything Goes
 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Friday, 16 August 2013

Flighty Butterflies

This creation is all sticker tape, stickers, distress inks and Twinkling H20's on white card base...

Funnily enough the colours are way different IRL - top & bottom of the card are the same dark colour using Lipstick & Spun Sugar distress inks with a strip in the middle of Mustard Seed over the top of Spun Sugar which looks orange... the card stock has bowed with the inks so when photographing the inks look graded dark at the bottom to light at the top...

I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Craft Mojo - the theme this month is Butterflies

Crafting By Designs - Anything Goes

Challenges 4 Everybody #26 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Leather Butterfly

I found this butterfly in the street years ago and just added it to my bits & pieces box - well I decided it was time to use it - I split it in two and used the top half on this creation...

Along with the sticker tape of roses & hearts also had for years , a brad & blingy stuff on a white base - colouring done with Twinkling H20's...

I am linking to the following challenges with this creation

2 Sisters Challenge Blog #156 - Favourite Embellishments - bling [& butterflies & flowers] are my favourites to use...

Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes

Craft Mojo - the theme this month is Butterflies...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Girlie Birthday

Another card using a scrap of freebie dp received with a craft magazine - honestly the little paper stacks jus go on & on - some very pretty some a bit garish but all very usable...

This one has one of my newly bought doilies in the background and silk flowers, bling brad and sticker from my stash...
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Monochromatic - pick a colour & use it...

Sister Act Card Challenge - Always Anything Goes

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Oh Scrap - use a scrap of something on your creation - my scrap of designer paper is ideal...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Boy Baby Rattle

Quick baby card using Sizzix ef, Memory Box label die,Tumbled Glass DI, 3D Rattle embellishment, silver sticker and white card base...
  
 
I am linking to the following challenges with this creation
 
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes: embossing

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make the cut - use a die

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Monochromatic - pick a colour and stick to it...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Girl Baby Rattle

Quick baby card using Sizzix ef, Memory Box label die,Spun Sugar DI, 3D Rattle embellishment, silver sticker and white card base...



I am linking up to the following challenges using this creation...

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes: embossing

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Make the cut - use a die

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Monochromatic - pick a colour and stick to it...

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Red Anniversary

Freebie dp from a crafty magazine, ribbons, silk flowers, a brad, a memory box die cut label, bling and a sticker - toss in imagination...

Happy Anniversary!!
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 85 - come on over and join in the fun...
 
AUD Sentiments Challenge 87 - Anything but a Birthday Card
 
Crafting by Designs - Anything Goes
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

WOYWW #219

If you want to know more about WOYWW [Whats On Your Workdesk Wednesday] pop on over to Stamping Ground where Julia Dunnit hosts the best blog hop around creative desks of the world!!

I am cheating big time here and using a pic I took this morning - but posted for T for Tuesday hosted by Bleubeard & Elizabeth at Altered Book Lover... another fab blog hop...

Anyhoo - here is my wrokdesk [this is my most common typo converting work to wrok... lol]


This is how my desk looks sometimes - when I have finished a project and am ready to start again on something new... Left my carousel with doublesided tape in view, then some kindyglitz and liquid pearls I have been using this week, a couple of cards I am working on, on top of my mini drawers is some paper doilies I scored - 50 for $2 at a bargain shop - not very intricate but doilies none the less, right is a plastic box with handles at each side and a clasp in front - I reckon it looks good enough as a pseudo pirate chest which my 17 yr old daughter wants to take to the Oz version of Comicon - called Supernova she dresses up and has a ball... there are also two bags of baby rattle embellishments got at the bargain shop, and finally stickertape that I forgot I had was dragged out of my stash... The black tape has already made it onto the black & white card you can see, the blue was used on a baby card see previous post HERE - and a nice hot caramel latte - which was delish...
that's it for me this week .. looking forward to globe trotting now...

Oh before I forget again - welcome to some new followers - Trisha Too & Monica - glad to have you visit!!

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

T for Tuesday #5

Whew - its been a hectic week - interview feedback, discussion with career planners, the word spreading around work and people stopping by for a chat - so I really needed this one...

 
This is the first photo on T for Tuesday I have actually taken on my "workdesk" - and it shows things in progress as well as the view I have every day when doing my crafting... yes it is my lounge room - being on my own my home is my craft place LOL... and the caramel latte was delish!!
 
If you would like to catch up over a cuppa head on over to Altered Book Lover where Bleubeard and Elizabeth will greet you with open arms and a friendly smile...
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Monday, 12 August 2013

Congratulations Baby Boy

Looking for my spare roll of 3mm adhesive and lookie what I found... Stickertape - forgot I had it... Craft Kingdom adhesive tape borders to be precise LOL

Such a simple concept - just unroll and stick it down... have some black as well but will use that another time... and a silver sentiment sticker and all done...

So pretty - I am linking up to the following with this creation

Make It Monday - just sharing creativity

Word Art Wednesday - just sharing creativity

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Heart Butterfly

Snippet of freebie dp from craft magazine, Memory Box butterfly dies, Stampin Up Sentiment & razzleberry ink, bling & card base from stash...

 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground Week 85 - come along and play with us...
 
Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Girlie
 
Craft Mojo - Butterflies
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 

Scene

Highlighted with Kindyglitz and coloured with distress inks one of my favourite techniques - I started with freebie green dp from a craft magazine & the Stampin Up image borrowed from a friend... mounted on Kraft card...

But it just looks too pale... so I added more distressing using versa colour cubes in purple & green and I think that made all the difference... then I chose my sentiment sticker and it was one of those that gives you grief trying to get the negatives out of the a & b etc... so this took way longer than planned...

Happy with the end result though...


I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Fab n Funky Challenges - Anything Summer

Perfect Sentiments Challenge PSC86 - use your favourite technique + sentiment on front
Favourite technique is using distress inks to border & highlight a focal point...

Sister Act Card Challenge #19 - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx

 
 

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Christmas Tree

Wow I seem to be on a Christmas Card blitz at the moment...

Materials used: Stampin Up Lovely as a Tree image & Tuxedo Black Tsukineko ink, Green paper snippet is coloured using Tim Holz Shabby Shutters DI, gold, red card base & stickers from stash
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation
 
Pixies Crafty Snippets Playground  Week 85 - looking forward to another round of fun...
 
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra for August - Anthing Goes as long as its festive...
 
Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge #137 - picture inspiration - I have chosen the traditional colours and the tree for my creation... the inspiration photo is below:
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by... Mxx
 
 
 


True Friend

This is a very summery & bright creation using freebie dp from a craft magazine, Nellie designs die, Spellbinder scallop circle die, paper flowers coloured with Twinkling H20's, Stampin Up sentiment using olive versa colour ink, plastic sequins, card snippets & bling from stash..
 
Here is a close up...
 
I am linking up to the following challenges with this creation

Challenges 4 Everybody #26 - Anything Goes

Cuttlebug Mania - Anything Goes Girlie

Make It Monday #152 - sharing creativity

Thanks for stopping by... Mxx