Monday, April 30, 2012

Bella’s Birthday :-)

Hi all :-) I am back with another card using one of the gorgeous new stamps from the Wild Rose Studio :-) This one is called Bella’s Birthday, isn’t she CUTE !! :-)

I followed the fab layout on the Sketch Saturday Challenge, thanks Jo :-)

I stamped the image twice onto neenah card using memento ink, coloured with copics, paper pieced the present and layered the balloon and bow, popping these up on pop dots. I used Bella’s Papers and purple SU card for layering, for one of the panels I used plain white card embossed with a Swiss Dots folder and some yellow mesh that I have had in a drawer for ages. I added faux stitching, a heart swirl and some flowers that were a gift from Debby, some yellow ribbon and a few Card Candi dots. the sentiment is from a WRS Greetings Set and I added the compulsory star dust stickles for sparkle :-)

I would like to welcome my new teamies, Kate aka Downright Crafty and Vicky aka Vixx Handmade Cards to the Wild Rose Studio Design Team :-) Congratulations girls Smile xx

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Challenges :

Sketch Saturday ,,,, Sketch

Sentimental Sundays ,,,, Cards for Kids

Craft Your Days Away ,,,, Just for Children

Crazy 4 Challenges ,,,, Paper Piecing

Stamp Scrap and Doodle ,,,, Birthday

Crafts and Me ,,,, Embossing

eek ,,, midway reminder for the House Mouse ‘Grab some Tea for an Anything Goes Challenge :-)

Hi all :-) did you have a nice weekend ?? I hope so :-) I had a nice time experimenting with my Silhouette Cameo machine, I didn’t make very much but I was learning how to use it and I just LOVE it ,,, my new bestest friend ,,, :-)

Tea and Sympathy ,,,for our Anything Goes Challenge :-)

To join us on the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge you must use a House Mouse, Happy Hopper or Gruffie image :-)

I used this very cute ‘Color Me Better’ image, coloured with copics and I inked the edges with Vintage Photo DI. I used paper from Karen Foster and 7 Gypsies, a Martha Stewart border punch, some Hero Arts ribbon and a few Robins Nest Dew Drops. The sentiment is from LOTV and I finished with Star Dust Stickles :-)

My sister fell off her bike and broke a bone in her foot so she is now off work and having to put her feet up so I made this card for her ,,,

Next up is a Tea Bag Dispenser that I made using the Silhouette Cameo machine.

I downloaded the design , cut it out, stuck it together, I used a Tim Holtz Typeset Alphabet die to cut ‘TEA’ and stuck those on the front using glossy accents, I added a TH Hitch Fastener to the top to make the lid handle,, simples ,,, :-)

We are sponsored by House Mouse Designs so a fab $25 gift certificate on offer


Pizzazz Aplenty will be giving away a fab pack of embellies worth $10 ! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) Please visit the HM&F Challenge blog to see what my fellow meece sisters have made too ,,, sooo cute !! Smile

Challenges :

Come and Get It,,, Anything But a Card

Crafty Ann’s ,,,, Stitching

Crafty Catz ,,,, Anything Goes

4 Crafty Chicks ,,, No Stamping ( on the tea dispenser)

C.R.A.F.T ,,,, Animals

Craft Us Crazy ,,, Fave Stamp Company ,,,,, Smile

Cute Card Thursday ,,,, Animal

Crafting For All Seasons ,,, Anything But a Card

Top Tip Tuesday ,,,,, Anything But a Card ( thanks Samantha :-))

Friday, April 27, 2012

Saturated Colours on the Totally Papercrafts ..

OK ,, time to get out your shades ,,,, Caroline has chosen the theme this week ,,,,


We are sponsored by the lovely Krista Smith aka Saturated Canary so the theme is really fitting eh ! :-)

All the DT were given a choice of image and I chose this very cute Party Hardy , isn’t she cute ! :-)

I printed the image twice, coloured her with copics and inked the edges with Spun Sugar DI. I cut her out, leaving the banner and her legs in the background. The papers are from a Bo Bunny Ambrosia pack and I used purple SU card ( from Mandi) for layering. I used a Grand Calibur, Grand Circle and Grand Scalloped to cut her out. I used my Silhouette Cameo machine to cut out the banner , coloured them with copics and stamped designs on them to funky them up a bit ,, :-) I added oodles of star dust stickles, some pink vintage tape from The Ribbon Girl, to finish I cut out the star with a MFT Stacking Stars die, coloured with a copic and then sprinkled with yellow glitter.

Krista will be giving one lucky entrant a choice of 2 fab digi images !! :-)

Thanks for looking :-) The DT have made some fabulous cards for you to see and EVERYONE has used a Saturated Canary image,, that just shows how much we all like them eh ! I think this is the first time that no one opted out ! :-)

Challenges :

Saturated Canary ,,,, Happy Birthday

Crafty Creations ,,, For Little Girls ( my 6 yr old niece b’day)

Crazy Amigo ,,,, Bunting

Paper and Such Design,,,, Just for the Girls

Tuesday Throwdown ,, Use some sparkle

Digi Makeover …… Birthday

Ooh La La ,,,, Bold and Bright

The Crazy Challenge ,,,, Girly

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Playtime with my new Silhouette Cameo :-)

Hi all :-) its time to take Jessie walkies so this will have to be quick ,,, she’s biting me and dragging me off my chair as we speak ,,, it is 20 past 4 so am already 20 mins late !! :-)

There is a fab online course at the mo ,, called ‘A Cut Above’ and it is going through all the things you can do with your dies and die cutting machines, Cuttlebug, Big Shot etc and the Silhouette Cameo, if you would like to join in you’re not too late :-)

I made my first card to join in with the Less Is More Challenge whose theme is ‘Charming’ :-)

I used a fab ‘Hugs’ text from Ali Edwards,this was cut out of black card on the Silhouette Cameo machine. I used a Hero Arts Eggshell Notecard for the base, I inked the edges of this with Peeled Paint DI, stamped with a Hero Arts Flourish stamp, inked with a Snow Cap paint dabber and then stuck the die cut frame with text over it, I used a Martha Stewart Burtterfly punch, coloured with Mustard Seed DI and added some gems and then doodled the antennae and flight path with a black pen. I added a little charm on a twine bow and finished by stamping the word ‘sending’ using part of a Unity sentiment stamp.

Next I made this card following the brief on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge ,,, Yellow, Pink, Orange :-)

The starting point was the flowers … I was playing with my machine and I wanted to make some flowers ,,, so I cut several using a 12x12 sheet of Tim Holtz Shabby Vintage paper and then inked them with Victorian Velvet DI. I then sprayed with water, scrunched and fixed together with a brad. The yellow card was made using plain white card, inked with the Mustard Seed ink and then brushed with Sunflower Sparkle Perfect Pearls.

I embossed the background using a Sizzix flower folder, added a Tim Holtz Elegant Flourish, made a panel using a Martha Stewart border punch, added some orange twine and used a MFT Button Quartet die to make the button.

thanks for looking ,,, time for walkies ,,, see ya later Smile

Challenges :

Fab n Funky ,,,, No DP

Paper Pretties ,,,, CAS

Shopping Our Stash ,,, Starts with ‘B’,,, Blooms, Button, Butterfly

Simon Says Stamp and Show ,,, Your Favourite Word ,,, ‘Hugs’ ! :-)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Wish I was there ,,,,,,,, :-)

Hi again :-) I am back with a card I made for the Penny Black Saturday Challenge whose theme is No Patterned Paper :-)

I have recently bought these fab London themed stamps, Miniful and The Tower Bridge so I wanted to use them :-)

I stamped the image and coloured with copics, I then inked the edges with Stormy Sky DI and glittered the edges with star dust stickles. To make the background I used the stamp resist technique, I used a Hero Arts Distressed Stripes stamp, inked with versamark and embossed with white EP. I then used several colours of distress inks to create a weird looking night sky ,, well London does have pollution and it creates all sorts of reflective colours Open-mouthed smile I then sprayed the whole thing with Lindy's Gang Long John Silver glimmer spray ,,, soo gorgeous and shimmery IRL ! I then stamped the London Bridge with Archival ink and coloured slightly with Distress Markers.

The signs are from a Unity ‘Along for the Ride set and I added a strip of ribbon to finish :-)

Thanks for looking :-) I appreciate your comments so please leave me one :-)

Simon Says ,,,,,, Anything Goes ! :-)

This week we have the ever popular theme ,,,, your favourite ,,,


We have a very special week this week :-) Not only is Heidi providing a $50 Voucher to spend in the Simon Says Stamp Store

We also have the lovely Kim Hughes, the designer of the lovely Paper Smooches range of stamps giving a 2nd lucky winner a choice of 2 stamp sets ! :-)

This week we are showcasing Paper Smooches stamps and we would like to thank Kim for providing our Guest Designer Mandy and all the DT with a stamp set each to use for the challenge :-)

We are also joined this week by 2 lovely designers from the Paper Smooches DT so there is LOTS of inspiration for you this week :-)

Of course you don't HAVE to use Paper Smooches stamps to join in but if you have them we would love to see them used :-)

For my card I used a fab Paper Smooches Spiffy Scooters set

While looking for inspiration for this card I found THIS fab one Diane Zechman’s blog and loved the way she made the floating clouds and the paper piecing so I CASE’d it :-)

I used my Grand Calibur and Grand Scalloped and Grand Circle dies to create the shape. I used My Minds Eye On the Bright Side papers and layered and paper pieced areas of the scooter,the plain parts were coloured with an E51 copic marker. I used the triple line stamp from the set to create the white paper design and I stamped the clouds from the set and embossed them with a Swiss dots folder, I then used thin strips of acetate to ‘float’ them. I used some Hemptique twine and a shaped button that I thought looked like a puff of exhaust ? ,, :-) I added a little Star Dust Stickles to the ‘lights’ to finish ,,,

Thanks for looking :-) Mandy, the Paper Smooches DT girls and the DT have all made some fabulous cards for you to see so hop on over to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to see them :-)

Challenegs :

Paper and Such Design ,,, Just for the Girls

Shopping Our Stash ,,,, Starts with ‘B’, Button, Blue, Beep Beep :-)

The Crazy Challenge ,,, Girly

That Craft Place ,, Anything But a Square or Rectangle

Crafty Emma ,,,,, Button It