Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Non Tradition Colours - Christmas

Christmas definitely seems to be my theme at the moment. I have had this paper pack by Kaisercraft for a while now and whilst i love the colours, i have never really seem to find an idea that works. This one came out pretty well and i must admit i am quite happy with the final card.

Papers and sentiment by Kaisercraft
Spellbinders Snowflake Die
Gems, Silver Card, White Cardstock, Silver ribbon all from my ever increasing stash.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenge

DRagonfly Dreams Challenge

A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge

A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge

Craft-Dee Bowz Challenge

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge

CCC Digi Creations Challenge

LeAnns World Challenge

Thanks for visiting!

Non Traditional Christmas Card

Hi Everyone,

I purchased a paper pack a while back and whilst the paper is super pretty i have been scratching my head at combinations to use on a card. Does anyone else purchase paper packs and then just stare at the different designs because you can't figure out which combinations work LOL.

As Christmas is now approaching i thought this would be a good theme to start, Pinterest is also my best friend when it comes to getting card and layout inspiration so i had a good look around. Plus lets be honest you cannot go wrong with Tartan. Hope you like what i have come up with.

For this card i used.
White & Black card stock and Black Gems from Stash
Sentiment Stamp - Kaiser Craft
Dies - Spellbinders
Gold Embossing Powder
DCWV Winter Wonderland Paper Pack
We R Memory Keepers punch board

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Jan's Digi Stamps Challenge

Stamps & Fun Challenge 

Get Creative Challenges

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends

Addicted to Stamps Challenge

The Corrosive Challenge

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Playing with Distress Inks

I have recently discovered Distress Inks and am loving playing around with them. I was looking at Pinterest for different colour combinations and this one seemed bright and fun, seeing as i am looking in to making a few Birthday cards it seems a good choice. The stamps used i got as a free gift from Papercrafter magazine and they were a good excuse to play as i have been looking at purchasing some Lavinia stamps so it was a good excuse to play. Initially i was going to stick the blended image straight on to the white card stock but in the end mounted it on black first and think it looks much better.

Items Used
White 280gsm Card stock for base
Neenah white card stock for ink blending and image
Stamps - Free with Papercrafter magazine
Black Ink - Momento Tuxedo Black
Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry & Wilted Violet

I would like to submit this card to the following Challenges:

Thanks for visiting

Rose Card Birthday Card

My youngest Niece is turning 8 soon and i needed to come up with some Birthday card ideas for her. She loves Unicorns and last year i made her a card with them but using rainbow colours. For this card i thought i would try something different and i live the end result. I recently purchased a mixed Rose Gold card stock pack and the colour is fantastic, i really love it.I used the glitter card stock and the pearlescent cardstock and i really love the effect.

Apologies, the card didn't photograph well so its hard to see how glittery the end result it.

Items used:
White 280gsm Card stock
Glitter & Pearlescent Rose Gold card stock -  Crafters Choice
Unicorn Die - Free gift in Papercrafter Magazine
Happy Birthday Sentiment Die - Whimsy Stamps
Double sided Tape & glossy accents

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -

The Fairy and the Unicorn Challenge

Sweet Stampin Challenge

Crafty Catz Challenge

Crafters Castle Challenge

Gem of a Challenge

Allsorts Challenge

Thanks for visiting

Simple and Sparkly Christmas

I recently brought a mixed pack of silver card and was itching to make a card with them. The pack contains glitter card, pearlescent card and mirror card and i thought these would be prefect for a Christmas card. I spend ages on Pinterest trying to get ideas but this one was simple and came together by itself,  but i think it came out pretty effective.

Items used:

White card stock 280gsm for base
Glitter & Pearlescent silver card by Crafters Choice
Reindeer Die - Uniquely Creative Geometric Deer
White card 210gsm for sentiment
Sentiment Die - Kaisercraft i think
Double sided tape

I would like to enter this card in the following projects:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge

Crafters Castle Challenge

Gem of a Challenge

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge

Allsorts Challenge

Thanks for visiting.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Where does the time go?

I knew i had not posted for a while but i didn't realise just how long it has been. Although my company moved offices and i moved house during this time. Moving went smoothly but packing up the craft room was a challenge, i kept finding things i had forgotten i had and then wanting to make stuff but i couldn't.
All settled in but lost my mojo for a while there but just been playing around with a few things and the idea for this card formed.

This started off because i was playing around with my Distress Inks, i have had them for some time but not really had a chance to do much with them. I was playing around with different combinations and practicing blending. I loved this combo and decided i wanted to make a card with it.

Distress Ink combo - Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry.

Its so sunny and bright, i remembered i had gotten some free tropical stamps with one of the Australian Card magazines a while back and thought they would go perfectly.

I have also recently gotten a Brother Scan N Cut and i am loving it, i am really not good at fussy cutting. I used this to cut out my stamped images and to cut the shape from my ink blending. Black card stock them just seemed to make the whole thing pop more.

Items Used:
Black Card Stock - From Stash
White Card Stock - X press it blending card
Stamped Images & Sentiment - Free with Australian Card Magazine
Brother Scan N Cut - Used to cut out stamped images and blended shape
Distress Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry
Copics - G05, Y17, Y18, YR09, RV09
Adhesive - Double sided tape and foam dots

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges:

Colour Crazy Challenge
Crafting with Attitude
Creative Fingers Challenge
Crafty Creations Challenge
Crafters Castle Challenge
Digi Choosday Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge
Papercraft Challenges
Through the craft room door
Crafting Happiness Challenges

Thanks for joining me

Saturday, 6 October 2018

Double Z Fold Card

Hi Everyone,

I have seen so many amazing Double Z Fold cards on Pinterest and really wanted to give this a try but at first glance they looked fairly tricky to create. I looked around online and found a tutorial on The Stamp Witch Blog and it was super easy to follow and i cannot thank her enough for posting this.

I wanted a fun and different card but because this is one i plan to be sending overseas i needed to be aware of posting it and costs etc. This folds fairly flat and is 41\2 in squared so a really good size.

For this card i used:

Black Cardstock - American Crafts
Sentiment Stamp - KaiserCraft
Ink - India Ink - Black
Square Die - Uniquely Creative
Christmas Tree Die - Free in Issue 123 Australian Simply Cards Magazine
Digital Papers - Nitwits Collections - Christmas Roman
Tutorial - Stamp Witch Blog Tutorial

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges

Crafty Creations Challenges - Anything Goes

LeAnn's World Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafters Castle Challenge - Anything Goes - Optional Winter/Christmas

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Winter Wonderland Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes

Creative Fingers Challenge - Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting & Commenting :)

Not a square card!

I tend to prefer square cards for some reason so decided to step out of my comfort zone with this next card and went with rectangular. I have a bit of a Nitwits Collections addiction going on and instantly loved their Enchanting digital kit. It isn't colours i would normally choose but the are so fresh and bright that i couldn't resist. The other difference i wanted to try was a card without an image, focusing on words or a sentiment instead. It isn't something i do very often. This kit is fantastic as you get so many wonderful items in it so i also used their circle sentiment too.

For this card i used:

Blue Cardstock, Blue Gems & Mini Gems - From my stash
Digital Papers and Sentiment/Wording - Nitwits Collections - Enchanting
Circle Die - Uniquely Creative
Butterfly Die - Spellbinders
Adhesive - Double sided tape & Dimensionals

I would like to enter this card to the following challenges"

Catch the Bug Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Friends Challenge - Use more than one die

Crazy 4 Challenges - Any Card

QKR Stampede Challenge - Anything Goes

Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting :)

Friday, 5 October 2018

Neon Halloween

This card came about purely from playing around and I think because I didn't over think it, it all seemed to come together by itself. I like the outcome as it all just seemed to flow. Because I realised on a previous card that I had printed four digital stamps on to the wrong card stock it was a little tricky to use my normal go to colouring medium my Copics, so I figured I would be a little experimental.

Then it just came to me....Neon Sharpies :)

so I coloured my image with these and really loved the bright fun outcome that was the end result but then I hit a coloured paper, card or embellishments that would match my colour scheme. I figured I could go with your basic black card but I really wanted patterned papers on it also, I went looking through my stash and at my digital papers and then I thought I wonder what would happen if I printed a paper with a black background with a white image and then coloured it in, this is how my to patterned papers came to be. I really love the neon pink cobwebs.

But then I wanted to add a bit more colour to the layout so I cut a piece of white card stock to mat the cobweb paper on and before adhering the patterned paper I went around the edge that would show with my neon orange sharpie and it makes everything pop but you wouldn't know I coloured it in and the card stock wasn't that colour.

I then took a piece of white ribbon and coloured this with my yellow neon sharpie just to give it a bit more colour and used some super cute spider embellishments from my stash. Sadly the picture didn't pick up just how bright this card is but I love it because it is just a little bit different!

Digital Stamp - Vixie by Hannah Lynn
Inks/Pens - Neon Sharpies in Pink, Orange, Green and Yellow
Embellishments - Mini Gems, Spiders and Ribbon all from Stash
Cardstock - Kaiser Craft in Black and White

I would like to submit my card for the following challenges:

Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, 30 September 2018

Oriental Style Card

I have been going through my stash and trying to use items i have had for sometime but not done anything with. A lot was purchased when i first got into crafting and before i found my style etc. I brought these beautiful Asian papers at a craft show years ago but never got around to using and it was a shame because they are really beautiful!

I haven't added a sentiment yet because i haven't completely decided what to use her for and to be honest i think this could be used for multiple occasions.

Paper, Card Stock, Ribbon & Gems all from Stash
Digital Stamp - Sassy Studio Designs
Copics - Sorry forgot to note down numbers
Dies - Both Spellbinders

I would like to add this into the following challenges :

The Colour Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes

Art Impressions Stamp Challenge - Vibrant Colours

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Little Miss Muffet Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by :)

Starting on Christmas Cards

Well i figured it was time i at least started to contemplate Christmas Cards as the year i rapidly flying past. I wanted to make something simple and classy, nothing too fancy and without any images or digital elements (as challenge for me that's for sure) and that's how this card came to be. I figured you couldn't really go wrong with black and white.

Has a little incident with my white embossing but i am going with it adds to the christmasy feel :)

For this card i used:

Black Cardstock & Gems - From my Stash
Paper - Pretty sure this is by KaiserCraft (it has been in my stash a wee while)
Adhesive - Good old double sided tape
Embossing Power - Nuvo
Bow - Made on my We R Envelope Punch Board
Versamark Ink
Stamp - Wonderland by Kaisercraft

I would like to enter my card in the following Challenges:

Thanks for visting :)

I Loooovvvveeee Halloween!

Its no secret i looovvvveee Hannah Lynn Images and this was one i haven't played with for some time, i love digital papers and stamps because you can set them to the size you need them. Although Etsy can be like a candy shop to crafters :)

I really enjoyed making this card and it turned out like i visioned which i was happy about, although i did make a rookie error as i put the wrong card stock in my printer when i printed my image so although i coloured it with my Copics there is no blending. But i am still happy with it.

For this Card i used:

Cardstock - Bazzil  - Raven
Digital Stamp - Kara by Hannah Lynn (Etsy)
Digital Papers - harlowlanedesigns - Etsy
Spooky Sentiment - KreationsbyKrise - Etsy
Green Flowers, Black & White Twice, Spider Charm, Spider - From Stash
Black Flowers - White KaiserCraft coloured with a black Sharpie
Dies - Couture Creations
Mini Rhinestones - The Stencil Specialists
Adhesives - Double Sided Tape, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents

I would like to submit my card for the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge - Halloween/Halloween Colours

Crafters Castle Challenge - Anything Goes with Option Fall/Halloween

Hiding in my Craft Room challenge - Anything Goes

Crafting with Friends - Just for fun

Crafty Catz Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Birthday Card for my Niece - Who doesn't love unicorns

My youngest nieces Birthday is coming up and i wanted to start playing with some ideas for cards for her and this one is my first. She loves pink so that had to play a part and i wanted something a little different and that's why i chose to go with a shaker card.

For this card i used:

Stitched Circle Die - Uniquely Creative
Gelly Roll - Clear Star to give the unicorn a bit of sparkle
Digital Paper - NorthSeaStudio on Etsy
Digital Stamp - Unicorn Love - Isabelcristinastamps on Etsy
Sentiment - Unicorn Word Art - Carriestephensart1 on Etsy
Sequins, Stars, Cardstock, Gems - All from my stash
Copics - RV19, YG05, Y17, BG49, B16

I would like to submit my card for the following challenges:

A Perfect Time to Craft - Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenge - Anything Goes

Digi Doodle Studios Challenge - Mythical/Magical

LeAnns World Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for Visiting :)

Saturday, 15 September 2018

No Posts in ages and then two in one day

To be honest this card came about with more playing around with my stash, specifically my new toy a Mini Minc Machine. I have been looking at tutorials online and seeing how other people do it. Mine didnt come out right (i clearly did something wrong) but i actually really like the effect it has if anyone asks i did it this way on purpose ha ha.

For this card i used:

Flamingo & Sentiment Stamps - Both from free Tropical Delights Stamp set in Issue 25 Cardmaking in Easy Steps.
Pink & Black Cardstock - From my Stash
Digital Paper - NorthSeaStudio (Etsy) Tropical Paper
Circle & Tag Dies - Both Uniquely Creative
Mini Minc Machine
Fine Clear Embossing Power & Heatgun
Couture Creations GoPress & Foil - Gold in Light Matt Finish
Adhesive - Dimensionals & double sided tape

I would like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes

Crafty Gals Corner Challenge - 3+ Layers

Creative Moments Challenge - Anything Goes with Optional Tag/Label twist

The Crafty Addicts Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting!

Seriously, Where does the time go

I can't believe it has been so long since i last posted, i have still been crafting on and off but nowhere near as much as i would like.

This card was well outside of my normal but i got the stamp free with a magazine (Thank you Cardmaking in Easy Steps) and this was the source of my inspiration. I actually enjoyed working outside my comfort zone and am pretty please with the outcome, although clearly fussy cutting isn't something i excel at ha ha.

For this card i used the following:

Flamingo Stamp - Free with the Tropical Delights stamp set with Cardmaking in Easy Steps Issue 25
Copic - RV32 (sorry didn't try shading)
Black Cardstock - From my Stash
Tag Die - Uniquely Creative
Digital Papers - NorthSeaStudio on Etsy - Tropical Paper Pack
Image Stamped with Momento Ink in Tuxedo Black
Stamped on X-Press It Blending Card
Enamel Dots - Whimsy Stamps
Adhesive - Mix of Dimensionals & Double sided tape

I would like to submit my card for the following challenges

Brown Sugar Challenge - All Creatures Great and Small

Crafting With Friends - Anything Goes

Crafting With An Attitude - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting :)

Monday, 23 March 2015

Male Card

Hi All,

I dont know about you but i always struggle with Male cards, i have had this Kenny K image for quite some time now and this is the first time i have used it. I have tried to keep the card itself fairly simple as the image really is such fun and being a male card i didnt want to overload it with embellishments.

Image: Kenny K
Papers: These are a British set i think i purchased from Do Crafts stockists ( i have had it for some time and not gotten around to using it)
Colouring: Copics
Gems & Card stock from stash

I would like to enter her in the following challenges"

Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to leave some love :)


Oh how i love Hannah Lynn Images - Love Yellow it is so cheerful and summary

Hi All,

Back with my second post of the day. All of you will know that my love of Hannah Lynn images borders on obsessional but i just love them. They are fun and funky and a dream to colour, i like that you can colour them in a variety of different ways depending on the look you are going for. I also love the colour scheme of Yellow, Grey and Black that i have used on this card and i am really pleased with the way she turned out. Which for me is a big thing because i often find i am my own worst critic when it comes to my card making.

Patterned Paper: Shiny Bright by Kaisercraft (i think its quite new so grab it whilst you can, there are soooooo many gorgeous papers in the range)
Image: Hannah Lynn
Colouring: My trusty Copics
Ribbon & Flowers from stash, all were white but coloured with Copics
Card Sock and gems all from stash

I would very much like to add her to the following challenges

Thanks for dropping by :)


Sunday, 22 March 2015

Seem to have found my card making mojo :)

Hi All,

Hope everyone has had a great weekend. I have been quite successful (at least i think so ha ha) and made a few cards that i would like to share with you over my next few posts.

The first surprising thing about this card is it isn't a square, thought i would try going with rectangular for a change and really pleased with how she turned out.

Paper & Card Stock, Ribbon and gems all from my ever growing stash :)
Image: C C Designs (had her for a while now and she is always such a joy to colour)
Colouring: My trusty copics

I would like to enter her in the following challenges:

Thanks for taking the time to check my card and i appreciate any comments left, it is always nice to hear from you all


Sunday, 8 March 2015

Sassy Studio Designs - Fun Card

Good Evening everyone,

Hope you all had or are having a great weekend. Cannot believe mine is almost over already, blink and its over.

For this card i wanted to keep things a little simple but still have a fun and classy card. This digi i purchased from Sassy studio Designs instantly came to mind, she is a lot of fun. Although i must confess i am not 100% happy with my colouring on this one but i know i still need a lot of practice. Speaking of colouring with Copics i am looking into doing one of the classes at Kit and Clowder as i have read a few peoples blogs that have done one and their colouring is awesome...definitely have colouring envy :)

I decided to go with a more traditional colour scheme of Black, White and Red, i really think it is a colour combo that you simply cannot go wrong with.

I keep looking at this card and whilst i am very happy with it, i cant help thinking it just needs a little more. Because i cannot place what it needs i have left it as is as i figure it is better than trying to add more to it and ruining it entirely, does anyone else experience this?

For this card i used

Paper, Cardstock, Ribbon and gems all from Stash.
Embossing Folder - Couture Creations
Image - Sassy Studio Designs
Colouring - My trusty Copics

I would be honoured to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thank you for taking the time to visit and i really appreciate any comments that you leave :)

Friday, 6 March 2015

Halloween Hannah Lynn - Can't decide if i am early for next Halloween or terribly late for the last one

Hi Everyone,

Well after three cards using the same patterned papers i felt it was time i changed it up. I went with a Halloween Theme this time, i actually can't remember the last time i made a Halloween card so it seemed the obvious choice.

Anyone that has been following me for a wee while will know that i utterly adore Hannah Lynn images, they are funky and a joy to colour. This is a new Hannah Lynn i had purchased and i thought i would go with the traditional Purple, Orange and Green colour scheme for my card.

For this card i used:

Image - Hannah Lynn (Purchased at Crafts & Me)
Papers & card stock - All from my stash
Flowers - Kaiser Craft
Gems, Charm and Twine from Stash
Copics - 100, G28, YR09, B14, BV08, W7, C2, E50

I would very much like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Thanks for taking the time to stop and look, it is always nice reading your comments and feedback.

Have a great week end everyone