Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Poinsettia Christmas Card

Hello Everyone,

I’m back with another Christmas Card, this time I’ve used a poinsettia digi from Beccys Place, thank you Beccy it’s perfect!


After downloading the digi image I printed it in a couple of different sizes, coloured them in with Copic Pens (R22, R24 & R29) and then fussy cut them out.


Above you can see the two different layers. The top layer I selected just the inside petals and cut everything else away. Before sticking it down I ran a shaping tool under the petals to give them a little height.

It’s finished off with some little beads in silver & red stuck to the middle to emulate the berries.


I also used a stamp I purchased recently from my favourite local scrapbooking shop J.A.M CreationsThe stamp set is a Do Crafts - Daisy & Dandelions Clear Stamp set and it has 7 different Christmas sentiments that you'll be sure to see all of over the next week or so.

I stamped directly onto the DP with SU Cherry Cobbler ink and layered with red mirror card onto a white base along with a little red mesh style ribbon.

Hope you Like it, I am going to share it with the following challenges:):-

p.s Don’t forget my Blog Candy 
– All you need do is add your name to the linky list at the bottom of this post HERE and follow me. Easy Peasy.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Star Ornament Tag

Hello Everyone,
I have been having a wonderful Friday at home, after a little operation I had yesterday. Far be it for me to “rest”, I spent the day making these wonderful pop out Star Ornament Tags that I found a tutorial on.


The tutorial was at Stamp with Tammi who has some absolutely amazing projects! Thank you Tammi Smile

I made three of these today, this is how they look all closed up….


Then you loosen off the bead, and this happens…..


Open the whole thing up and re-tighten the bead to get this….


Each square is 3 inches and it all folds down to one of 1.5 inches.
Very cute, and they will be attached to lots of my Christmas presents I think!

Here’s the other two opened up for you to see my stamping, there’s plenty of wreaths, stars & snowflakes galore.

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I have used a combination of stamps from several different Christmas sets, from both Kaiser Craft and Hot off the Press, as well as Boho Backgrounds from Stampin Up.

All the inks are Stampin Up: Garden Green with Poppy Parade , Marina Mist with Rich Razzleberry and Marina Mist with Cherry Cobbler, and stamped onto Very Vanilla Card stock.

Both sides of the card paper are stamped, and you can see the pattern on the other side at the edges of the star when it is open…


This project has been a world of fun, thanks so much to Tammi for sharing her wonderful tutorial Smile

I’d like to share this in the following challenges:-
Charisma Cardz Challenge Blog – Snowflakes
Little Red Wagon #108 – Christmas Theme
Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Tag
4 Crafty Chicks – Snowflakes

Thanks for stopping by - don't forget to enter my Candy while your here - Here is the post - just put your name in the linky list and follow me as it'll be drawn when I reach 133 followers. 

Ciao for now :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Merry Christmas Card

Hello Everone,

I missed the Mojo Monday sketch a couple of times now, but I really liked this one and wanted to get it done, so here it is…


I’ve used a Kaiser Craft 6” paper pack for the purples – One of the Christmas ones, and the yellow paper with purple & gold baubles on it was from a pack of special papers that I collected from somewhere. I only have one little sheet of this particular paper so it is good to use as an accent.

Merry Christmas was stamped and embossed with Gold, this stamp is from Kaiser Craft too – again, one of the Christmas ones obviously! lol .


I decorated the inside of the card with my favourite quick cuts corner die cuts, and the golden bell was an item in one of my swap bags from Paper Mates club.

Here is the Mojo Monday Sketch that I used….


Hope you like it…. if your interested – I have Candy to give away – check out my Sidebar, right at the top.

I'd also like to share this with the girls at Creatalicious Challenge who want some Christmas Sparkle on our projects, also with Shopping our Stash, who have a Winter or Christmas theme and with Creative Craft Challenges it's a Free for All!

Be back in a couple of day, Ciao for now Smile

Thanksgiving Card

Hello Everyone,

I was recently out to dinner at one of the big hotels in Surfers Paradise and found a postcard advertisement for their Thanksgiving Dinner this month on the counter.

I loved the images and knew I could make a card of them, so I took one!

Here’s what I made….


The ribbons remind me of a 1950’s kitchen, and I added a little blue ribbon for her apron tie.


I added a little tag to open the card by stapling some of the checkered ribbon onto the bottom corner and added a litlle button for interest.


Isn’t this image adorable! 1950’s family with their Turkey Thanksgiving dinner -  is that a Stepford mum or what?

I’ll enter this into a few challenges I think…

Please help yourself to my Candy give away – there’s a link on my sidebar to the post.

Thanks for looking

Ciao for now Smile

Christmas Card Cased

The Case Study Challenge calls for us to “Case” a card made by their Muse of the month. Caseing involves using a subject as inspiration.

This is my Case of Kryssie’s card on the Case Study Challenge #66.


I absolutely loved all the elements in Kryssie’s card and as luck would have it, I managed to find all the elements I needed to emulate it. They say copying is a form of flattery, so I hope Kryssie sees it that way – although my card is a bit of a poor cousin to hers!

It grabbed my attention because it is a wonderful new use for my Stampin Up Roller Stamp called “Neighbourhood”.

There was embossing to do first with the snowflakes, blending of colours for the night sky and then stamping of the background stamp. My little houses were stamped, coloured with copics and cut out then stuck onto the card. 

Below is the card I have cased which was done by Kryssie Ng. She has some amazing work!

Case Challenge #66

I really love how the light kinda shines from the buildings and highlights the snowflakes.

That was fun, it’s been a while since I got inky fingers so thanks to Kryssie and the Case Study girls for challenging me yet again!

Ciao for now Smile

Sunday, November 20, 2011

One Year of Blogging CANDY !

Hello Everyone,

It’s now been a year since I started this blog.

How crazy is that! One whole year!

As mentioned in my previous post, I received the new desk (on my 1 year anniversary) that my Mother had given me – the catch was that I had to help her move all her other stuff too!

My whole day was taken up with this task, and the whole next week just slipped by as I attempted to get organised in Girl World each night after work. 

Enough with the excuses – it’s simply taken me 2 weeks to get organised and now my Girl World is complete, and I have some Candy to share with you.

The Candy items are all from my stash, all in new condition, or made by myself in the case of the paper flowers, and I will post them wherever they need to go to get to the winner at my expense.

Here’s a pic of my new desk…

desk Pretty cool huh!

and here’s a pic of the Candy I have to give away to one lucky random winner, share it on your blog’s sidebar if you like.


What’s in the Candy, you ask?
  • 1 x Hot Pink Hat Box full of random bling, brads and a couple of homemade flowers.
  • 1 x Papermania Build a Cupcake Layered Die
  • 1 x Kaiser Craft sheet of Rub On borders.
  • 1 x Wooden Butterfly
  • 7 x Tags for you to decorate
  • 1 pack of Handmade Sticker embellies
  • 2 x sheets of Sentiment stickers.
  • 1 x sheet of mini alphabet stickers
  • 4 x sheets of “inchie” style picture stickers
  • 1 x Packet of Petaloo Flowers in Lime Green, White & polka dot.
All you need to do to win is…
jump a few hurdles ha no, seriously

1. follow me 
2. link up to Mr Linky widget below
3. Leave a comment - if you want to
4. Put me on your sidebar to advertise my candy - if you want to

[edit 25/11/11 - The only thing you need to do to win is get your name into Mr Linky & Follow me ]

Very simple really!

Trish (my very good friend from Trish & Treasure) is so very competitive, and she is very pleased with her Blog Stats and the number of followers she has. (at my last look it was 133)

At this point I would like to thank those of you who do follow me now – as I said to Trish in my own defence – at least my followers are genuinely following me because they like me. You are all welcome to enter this Candy :)

Trish had joined a linky party some time ago where everybody on the list had to follow everybody else and her follower numbers skyrocketed overnight. I deemed this as cheating at the time, but as they say – all is fair and love and war. So now it’s my turn to cheat!

I will draw my Blog Candy as soon as I have the same number of (or more) followers as my lovely cheating friend Trish
edited 21-11-11 - We'll draw it at 133 followers to be fair to Trish :)

ps. to her credit – she is now doing You Tube Tutorials and totally surpassing my abilities. Check her out if you get the chance, she’s amazing!

Well, without further ado,,, here is Mr Linky…

Friday, November 11, 2011

Twisted Easel Rose

Hello Everyone,

I’ve made this card using an old Mojo Monday sketch (#204?) Either way, I didn’t like how it looked at first, so didn’t post it at the time. I’ve now fixed the problem – it was too plain before and I added some stitching and embossing to help it out a bit.


It is actually a twisted easel card, as you can see here….

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I hadn’t made one of these before and having lost the instructions I just kind of winged it with the construction. I did get a little lost as to placement of the sentiment ‘anchor’ on the base of the card and it’s a little skewed.


I hope you like it, I am going to enter it into the following challenges and see how I go…

I’ll be back tomorrow with a little more to tempt you, I do believe that tomorrow is a whole 1 year since I started this blog!

Tomorrow I am also receiving a new desk, 
which means I will have to clean up the mess on the old one, 
which means I may find some goodies I can live without, 
which means I may challenge myself to work out Mr Linky Widget, 
which means I may post some CANDY !!!

Stay posted!

and...Ciao for now Smile

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas Snowman

Hello Everyone,

Here is another of my Christmas Bits in a Bag cards from the November Paper-mates meet up. I love this snowman, he was so easy to colour in – I’ve used my stampin’ write markers to colour him in a bit.


The layout was easy to do with this one as all the pieces provided were pre-cut and it pretty much fell together without having to think too hard.


The ribbon is my favourite part – it has bendy edges – which made it so very easy to manipulate into a folded pattern. It has quite a bit of dimension to it.


The snowflakes were cut from metallic paper and are really shiny too.

I really enjoyed making this, which is just as well, because it was the bag that Trish put together and if you haven’t figured it out yet, she’s one of my best friends Smile thanks Trish, it’s always amazing what comes out of your stash!

I’ll enter this into the following challenges….

I Did It Creations challenge is  Christmas/Winter ,  of note is the free digi they are giving away if you want to use it on your entry. I didn’t this time, but I will next time!

Last but definitely not least as it fits this challenge perfectly….

Well that’s it from me tonight, do have a couple more cards to blog for you but will save them until tomorrow, Ciao for now Smile

Mad Mick Strikes Again

Hi Everyone,

This is a card I made for Trish’s son on his 16th Birthday recently. You should see her card though - it suited him perfectly as he is a soccer player. I thought I’d better post mine up before Trish does! lol


I used my spellbinders of course for the scallop and circle. Mad Mick is a Kenny K digi and I’ve coloured him with a combination of copic pens and glitter gel pens, I think you can see the glittery part below - just on the red. I've then sponged over the edges (leaving the spellbinder in place to create a white border).


There are a few different embossing folders used here and the orange & red photo corner are from my lovely friend Trish. 

Perfect colours thanks Trishy!


I liked this idea for the inside of the card and it used up the whole sheet of that wonderful cubic paper, which is from a Kaiser 6” pad. the sentiment is from a stamp set that I received with a magazine, the other stamps in the set are Dinosaurs. It fitted perfectly here.

I hope you like it as much as Trish’s son did, and as much as I liked the Toblerone Cheesecake Trish made for his birthday! lol!
I will enter this into the following challenges, wish me luck!

Kenny K Krafty Girls Challenge (of course)
– Theme is Celebration time

Crafty Cats Challenge – Theme is Anything Goes

Incy Wincy Designs Challenge – Theme Dots & Stripes

Card Makin Mammas Challenge – Cut it Out

Ciao for now Smile

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Mojo Icicles

Hello Everyone,

Papermates club was this week-end just gone and my club mates and I swapped a bag full of bits for Christmas Cards with each other, so everyone got 5 bags of goodies with enough to make a card or two.
I took advantage of these lovely bits in the bag and made this card to the Mojo Monday Sketch this week.


Here is the sketch…


I really love the image which I've coloured with Stampin Write markers and the different combination of colours (instead of the usual red & green). The flowers were lovely to layer, I’ve added some glitter and pearls to their centres.


The thing I loved the most though, was bits of card cut with an “Icicles” punch. They are simply wonderful and would also make great grass! There is definitely one for my wish list.


I am also still loving my new Tim Holtz embossing folder too – yes I know – it’s an old release, but it’s new to me Open-mouthed smile

Hope you like my Mojo for the week, I’ll be back with more to share throughout the week, including both a Boy and a Man’s birthday card, along with the remaining Christmas Cards from the Bits in a Bag swap.

Ciao for now Smile

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

CASE of the Blushing Rose

Hi Everybody,

Well it was Melbourne Cup day here in Australia and it gave me an opportunity to take some time out and wallow in Girl World, which is always good for the soul.

Don’t you just love it when you have all the elements to make a card that you’ve seen somewhere, and even better – when you’ve seen it on the Case Study Challenge blog and are allowed to copy it! lol

This is my entry this week…


I embossed my Rose from Stampin Up’s Fifth Avenue Floral set and coloured it in with a single Copic pen – R20 – otherwise known as Blush for Cheeks! (lol) It was just the right colour to match up with the cardstock I had – which is from a DCWV stack.

The cream base card was stamped with Clings Leaves and one of the other flowers in the SU set. I also cut with my Big Shot a Nellies Frames die to layer the rose onto, as well as a new leaf die that I picked up recently. I’m sorry I don’t know what brand it is. The leaves were cut from cream cardstock and sponged with Kiwi Kiss and Always Artichoke SU inks.

This is Niki Estes card which is being “Cased”…

CASE Challenge #63

...and you can see more of her work at her blog HERE.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my Blushing Rose.
Have a great day Smile